Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gunter Grass poem creates waves...

Outcry as Gunter Grass poem strongly criticises Israel...

During his long literary career, Gunter Grass has been many things. Author, playwright, sculptor and, unquestionably, Germany's most famous living writer. There is the 1999 Nobel Prize and Mr. Grass's broader post-war role as the country's moral conscience — albeit a claim badly undermined in 2006 when it emerged that the teenage Mr. Grass had served in the Waffen SS. But at the ripe old age of 84, Mr. Grass has triggered a furious row with a poem criticising Israel.
Entitled What Must Be Said and published in the Suddeutsche Zeitung, the lyric warns of a looming Israeli aggression against Iran. It argues that Germany should no longer deliver nuclear submarines to Israel that might carry “all-destroying warheads.

One more achievement for DRDO

Achieving a major milestone, India has successfully carried out the maiden test flight of its second indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System(AEWACS) aircraft in Brazil.
DRDO chief V. K. Saraswat complimented the team working on the project and admired its efforts.

There is no need to spend so much on LHC experiment

Father of String Theory and noted physics scientist Holger Bech Neilsen of Denmark has said that contributions from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN are over-rated and that there is no need for spending so much on the experiment.
Interacting with the students and faculty of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, Prof. Neilsen said that he discouraged spending huge funds on such research projects.
CERN- European Organisation for Nuclear Research

First Indian woman wrestler in Olympics

Geeta created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics after she reached the final of the Asian qualifying event in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Cheques, DDs valid for 3 months

Banks will stop honouring cheques and draft if they are not presented within three months of the date of issue as against six months earlier. The decision to reduce the validity of cheques, bank drafts and other instruments to three months announced by RBI earlier came into effect from April 1.

SBI - IBPS - Model-question-paper-Clerk-PO-Computer-Only-Sample-question-paper-6-previous-question-paper-sbi-clerk-2008

   SBI - IBPS - Model question paper Clerk PO(Marketing Aptitude and Computer Only ) - 6 (Previous                      question paper) :

       This will be useful in SBI, IBPS clerical and probationary officer(PO) exams...

       Practice these papers and do well in the exams... Good luck... Enjoy the exam...


       1.      Compiler is the
a)      Name given to the computer operator
b)      Part of the digital machine to store the information
c)      Translator of the source program to object
d)     Part of arithmetic logic unit
e)      Operator of Boolean Algebra
       2.      Main memory is
a)      Random Access Memory
b)      Read Only Memory
c)      Serial Access Memory
d)     None of these
e)      Both a and b
       3.      Which of the following is the smallest and fastest computer imitating brain working?
a)      Supercomputer
b)      Quantum Computer
c)      Param-10000
d)     IBM chips
e)      None of these
       4.      A compact disc (CD) is a data storage of the type
a)      Magnetic
b)      Optical
c)      Electrical
d)     Electromechanical
e)      None of these
       5.      Which of the following is not a language for computer programming?
a)      WINDOWS
b)      PASCAL
c)      BASIC
d)     COBOL
e)      All of these
       6.      What are the two basic types of memory that your computer uses?
a)      RAM
b)      RW/RAM
c)      ROM
d)     ERAM
e)      POST
       7.      The term gigabyte refers to
a)      1024 bytes
b)      1024 kilobytes
c)      1024 megabytes
d)     1024 gigabytes
e)      None of these
     8.      Computer with CPU speed around 100 million instructions per second and with the word length of   around 64 bits is known as
a)      Super computer
b)      Mini computer
c)      Micro computer
d)     All of these
e)      None of these
       9.      How many digits is required to form binary numbers?
a)      0
b)      1
c)      2
d)     3
e)      None of these
       10.  To locate a data items for storage is
a)      Field
b)      Feed
c)      Database
d)     Fetch
e)      None of these
       11.  Off-line operation is the operation of devices without the control of
a)      Memory
b)      CPU
c)      ALU
d)     Control unit
e)      None of these
       12.  A type of line printer that uses an embossed steel band to form the letters printed on the paper is
a)      Golf ball printer
b)      Dot-matrix printer
c)      Laser printer
d)     Band printer
e)      None of these
       13.  A software used to convert source program instructions to object instruction is known as
a)      Compiler
b)      Assembler
c)      Interpreter
d)     Language processor
e)      None of these
       14.  The IC chip used in computers, is made of
a)      Chromium
b)      Iron oxide
c)      Silica
d)     Silicon
e)      None of these
       15.  Name the first general purpose electronic computer
a)      UNIVAC
b)      FORTRAN
c)      ATLAS
d)     IBM 360
e)      None of these
       16.  The size of commonly used Floppy disk is
a)      4.5”
b)      3.5”
c)      3.25”
d)     5.5”
e)      None of these
       17.  Which of the following statements is wrong?
a)      Windows XP is an operating system
b)      Linux is owned and sold by Microsoft
c)      Photoshop is a graphical design tool by Adobe
d)     Linux is free and open source software
e)      None of these
       18.  Operating system of a computer
a)      Enables the programmer to draw a flow chart
b)      Links a program with subroutine with references
c)      Provides a layer, user friendly interface
d)     None of these
e)      Both a and b
       19.  The term ‘Operating System’ means
a)      A set of programs which controls computer working
b)      The way a user operate the computer system
c)      Conversion of high level language to machine language
d)     The way computer operator works
e)      None of these
       20.  Wild card operator specifies
a)      Can be used when writing into multiple files
b)      Allows several files to be read simultaneously
c)      Provide an easy way of groups of related files
d)     Are only used when printing the contents of a file
e)      None of these
       21.  Which of the following is not a broadband communication medium?
a)      Microwave
b)      Satellite
c)      Modem
d)     Optical fibre
e)      None of these

       22.  Which of the following performs modulation and demodulation?
a)      Coaxial cable
b)      Satellite
c)      Modem
d)     Optical fibre
e)      None of these
       23.  Which of the following is not an application software package?
a)      Redhat Linux
b)      Microsoft Office
c)      Adobe Pagemaker
d)     Open Office
e)      None of these
       24.  Who is the father of computer?
a)      John Mauchly
b)      Charles Babbage
c)      Victor Poor
d)     John Backus
e)      None of these
       25.  The function of the key F4 is
a)      To repeat the last action
b)      To cut the text
c)      To locate the word
d)     To check spelling and grammar
e)      None of these
       26.  Which of the following is not a computer language?
a)      BASIC
b)      FORTRAN
c)      COBOL
d)     DOS
e)      None of these
       27.  The 0 and 1 in the binary numbering system are called binary digits or ______
a)      Bytes
b)      Kilobytes
c)      Decimal bytes
d)     Bits
e)      Nibbles
     28.  A monitor’s _____ is the distance between the holes in the mask behind the screen. This helps to determine how sharp the dots appear.
a)      Refresh rate
b)      Dot pitch
c)      Resolution
d)     Colour depth
e)      None of these

       29.  S directly accessible appointment calendar is a feature of a _____ resident package.
a)      CPU
b)      Memory
c)      Buffer
d)     ALU
e)      None of these
       30.  Perforated paper used as input or output media is known as
a)      Paper tape
b)      Magnetic tape
c)      Punched paper tape
d)     Card punch
e)      None of these
       31.  The invention of the slide rule is attributed to
a)      Babbage
b)      Oughtred
c)      Pascal
d)     Napier
e)      None of these
       32.  Which of the following is not an advantage of magnetic disk storage?
a)      The access time of magnetic disk is much less than that of magnetic tape
b)      Disk storage is longer lasting than magnetic tape
c)      Disk storage is less expensive than tape storage
d)     All of these
e)      None of these
      33.  The memory size in mainframe computers and advanced technology micro computer are expressed as
a)      Bytes
b)      Kilo-bytes
c)      Bits
d)     Megabytes
e)      None of these
       34.  A prefix for billion which is equal to _____ is called as billi.
a)      100
b)      10000
c)      1000
d)     10
e)      None of these
       35.  Each model of a computer has a unique
a)      Assembly language
b)      Machine language
c)      High level language
d)     All of these
e)      None of these

       36.  One kilobyte = _______byte.
a)      1250
b)      2088
c)      1024
d)     1000
e)      None of these
       37.  Which of the following circuit is used as a ‘memory device’ in computers?
a)      Rectifier
b)      Flip-Flop
c)      Comparator
d)     Attenuator
e)      None of these
       38.  To move the cursor to the end of the document, press
a)      Ctrl + End
b)      Ctrl + Alt + End
c)      Page Down
d)     Ctrl + Alt
e)      None of these
       39.  In Word Processing, the red underline indicates
a)      Spelling mistakes
b)      Grammatical mistakes
c)      Punctuation mistakes
d)     None of these
e)      Both b and c
       40.  The short cut key to print documents is
a)      Ctrl + P
b)      Ctrl + F
c)      Ctrl + S
d)     Ctrl + H
e)      None of these

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