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GK SERIES FOR SSC,IAS,PCS,HAS,HCS AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS (HISTORY-7)

GK SERIES FOR SSC,IAS,PCS,HAS,HCS
AND OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMS
(HISTORY-7)
POST GUPTA PERIOD

THE CHALUKYAS OF BADAMI (543 – 755 AD):
·         The Chalukya kingdom was established by Pulakesin - I in 543 AD.
·         The capital of the Chalukya kingdom was Vatapi (modern Badami).
·         The Chalukyas of Badami ruled over all of Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh.
·         They were the earliest known proponents of Kannada and were important contributor to the growth of Kannada language.
·         Inscriptions from Chalukya period are mainly in Kannada and Sanskrit.
·         Pulakesin - II, the son of Pulakesin - I, was the most famous Chalukya emperor.
·         Pulakesin - II defeated Harshavardhana on the banks of the Narmada and halted the southern expansion of Harsha’s kingdom.
·         Pulakesin - II also extended the Chalukya kingdom up to the northern portions of the
·         Pallava kingdom in the south.
·         Pulakesi - II is famous for the Aihole inscription, which gives details regarding defeat of Harsha.

Architecture
·         The architecture of Badami Chalukyas marked an important phase in development of South Indian architecture. Their style of architecture is also called Karnata Dravida style architecture.
·         Important temples include: Lad Khan Temple (Aihole), and Meguti Jain Temple, Durga Temple, Huccimalli Gudi Temple at Badami, Bhutanatha Temples at Badami, Sangameswara, Virupaksha and Mallikarjuna Temples at Pattadakal.
·         Chalukya architecture is known for its fusion of Nagara and Vesara architectural styles.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ –17,18 OCTOBER

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ –17,18 OCTOBER

1. Recently, around 25 people were killed and various were injured in a stampede near Rajghat bridge during a religious procession. The bridge is located in which city?
a) Faizabad
b) Varanasi
c) Lucknow
d) Gorakhpu
ANS B

2. Russia's Rosneft Oil Company and its partners in October 2016 acquired which Indian company?
a) GE Oil & Gas Limited
b) Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd
c) Essar Oil Limited
d) Petronet Limited
ANS C

3. Who was appointed as Brand Ambassador of Valvoline Cummins India recently?
a) Virat Kohli
b) PV Sindu
c) MS Dhoni
d) Sachin Tendulkar
ANS A

4. What was the theme of the 2016 World Standards Day?
a) Climate Change and Healthcare
b) International Standards Represent the Consensus View
c) Standards Build Trust
d) Industry Sectors Ranging from Energy 
ANS C

5. Who was selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016?
a) M Mukundan
b) M P Veerendra Kumar 
c) P V Chandran 
d) C Radhakrishnan
ANS D

6. Who won the men's singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton?
a) Daren Liew
b) Sourabh Verma
c) Hsu Jen-hao
d)  Parupalli Kashyap
AMS B

7. What was the theme for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty that was observed on 17 October 2016?
a) Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
b) We Can End Poverty
c) Ending the violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace
d) Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty
ANS A

8. What was the theme for 2016 BRICS Summit?
a) Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions
b) Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions
c) BRICS: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation
d) BRICS Partnership – a Powerful Factor of Global Development 
ANS B

9. Who headed the expert committee that in its report suggested that the Saraswati River was not mythical and it existed?
a) KS Valdiya
b) Madhav Chitale
c) AK Singh 
d) Shashi Shekhar 
ANS A

10. With which country India signed an agreement for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology.
a) Brazil
b) Russia
c) South Africa
d) Hungary
ANS D


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18TH OCT 2016
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1. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY OBSERVED ON OCTOBER 17
i. The United Nations' International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993.
ii. The theme of the day is moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms.

2. ASHOK LEYLAND LAUNCHES FIRST INDIA-MADE ELECTRIC BUS
i. Ashok Leyland  group owned by Hinduja bros. launched - Circuit - the first “Made in India” electric bus.
ii. The bus with maximum seating capacity of 65 can run up to 120 kilometres on a single recharge under standard test conditions.

3. ICC ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S WORLD T20 IN 2020
i. The International Cricket Council has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women's World T20 event in 2020.
ii. Australia is going to host the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20 in 2020.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17TH OCT 2016
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1. BRAZIL WON INAUGURAL BRICS U–17 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Brazil has wonthe 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2016 held at Goa.
ii.Brazil defeated the South Africa in the final  with 5-1.
ii.The 3rd place is grabbed by Russia after defeating China

2. FINLAND IS THE SAFEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD A REPORT BY WEF
i According to the report by the World Economic Forum on ‘Safety and Security,’ has revealed that the Finland is the safest place in the world.
ii.Finland is followed by  Qatar and UAE ranked second and third respectively.

3. INDIA-RUSSIA SIGN AGREEMENT TO PRODUCE KA-226T HELICOPTERS JOINTLY
i. India and Russia formally inked the agreement for five S-400 Triumf air defence systems and four stealth frigates and a joint venture to manufacture Kamov-226T helicopters in India.
ii. The venture is held on the birthday of India's Misssile men A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
iii. The S-400 is considered one of the most advanced long range missile system in the

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH OCT 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16TH OCT 2016
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1. WORLD STUDENT DAY OBSERVED ON OCTOBER 15
i.October 15th is observed as World student day in the remembrance of Dr. Abdul Kalam's birthday.
ii.Th eday is observed as World Student Day by United Nations Organization annually.
iii. He was the 11th President of India and as a scientist a great personality.

2. PM NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATES SHAURYA SMARAK IN BHOPAL
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 'Shaurya Smarak', the war memorial in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

3. AJAY KUMAR BHALLA APPOINTED NEW DGFT
i. Ajay Kumar Bhalla was appointed as the Director General of Foreign Trade .
ii. He has been appointed to the post in place of Anup Wadhawan, who has been appointed as additional secretary in the commerce ministry.

4. MIZORAM'S PACHUAU DECLARED INDIA'S OLDEST WORKING JOURNALIST
i. The Mizoram government and the Mizoram Journalists' Association declared Lalbiakthanga Pachuau as the "oldest working journalist in the country".
ii. The 90-year-old former soldier is the editor of 'Zoram Tlangau', a Mizo daily, started by him in 1970.

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