General Knowledge

General Knowledge often neglected, forms an important part of any MBA entrance exam. Apart from MBA entrance exams there are other exams like Civil Services, SSC, Bank PO etc. General Knowledge section comprise Static GK and Current Affairs. Under Static GK, there is political, financial, strategic, world history, geographic and other sections as well. The Current Affairs comprise of all the news in the last 2 years. Often GK proves to be the deciding factor in exams like XAT , IIFT and SNAP as students can’t clear sectional cut-off despite clearing overall cut-off. It is advised to prepare this section by playing GK games like quiz up and practice the section while playing online games rather than preparing on the one go.

How to Prepare for G.K-IIFT,SNAP,TISSNET,XAT,MICAT,CMAT

general knowledgeHere are some useful tips for preparing general knowledge for competitive exams.

1. Read Newspapers Daily

We all know that “Old is Gold”, same factor is applicable here too. We need to create a habit of studying newspapers consistently. I’ll recommend you to study more than one paper.
It will be better if you study one paper of your mother language and other of English. Some useful news papers are “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The Telegraph” etc.
Reading newspapers daily can make life easy in learning General Knowledge. Keeping an eye on what’s happening around may find it interesting in looking out for news daily.
We all know that staying updated is always a good idea, as it will stand you apart from the rest.
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2. Watch Current affairs special programs on News

Watching the news channel regularly is not an option, anyone can agree for improving General Knowledge, but you can watch special current affairs programs of your favorite news reporter for arousing interest in this section.
You will need to watch news programs at least once a day. Now, most of the top information programs are effective for 24*7. You need to choose up an appropriate time for yourself to watch any favorite news channel of yours.
You can watch ABP News, NDTV, Times Now, ET Now, Zee News etc. Try to go through all the breaking and highlighted news, and make a habit to watch regularly.

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3. Notes for Exam

Always try to write short notes of what you think is important in terms of exam perspective so that your important record is maintained for exam day.
If you want to learn something, Always try to write down in your note book as it will help you to memorize it in a better way.
As we know that a lot of activities are happening in the nation and all over the globe, so it is simple to understand that it is not easy to memorize everything. It’s always a fantastic concept to sustain a note book of current events.

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4. Internet

Google, YouTube, and Wikipedia are our best teachers, so you should use all the available internet sources to search current affairs and GK for examinations.
So you can study from our blog of “Current Affairs”, by signing up for us (check the below section for registration options).
You can definitely take part in some forums that are concentrating on current activities. The excellent aspect is you can follow to the sites of all major newspapers online if you don’t have plenty of time to read newspapers.
You can always join online groups of Current affairs to keep yourself updated and if not so, go like some pages of current affairs on Facebook and other social networking sites.

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5. Read Magazines / Books thoroughly

Various General Knowledge books/ Magazines are always a good option to have the knowledge quickly and effectively.
There are many major publications that concentrate on present matters and Common Information. You need to buy it from your regional journal supplier and begin studying it thoroughly.
Some of the useful magazines are Pratiyogita Darpan and Manorma etc.
Try to study business magazines and sports magazines too along with a common journal. This will increase your possibilities of breaking the aggressive examinations with convenience.

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6. Participate in Online Quizzes

You should get involved in some free mock tests that are available on the internet to evaluate yourself.
This provides you with appropriate concept whether you are prepared for the examination day or not.
As an added aspect it will also offer you assurance. You can also download Monthly-wise current affairs questions from here.

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7. Make Your Strength Your Plus Point

We generally find it very complicated to study the whole thing at a glance so in this way we chiefly study a lot, but memorize a little in mind. So we require to first measure out our tough parts for our preparation. If you are planning for Bank exams, then you must focus further on banking related terms, sports, awards & honors, etc and should create this division as your strongest weapon. Attempt and participate in several free of charge online quizzes that in order to evaluate yourself.

8. Discussion Forums

There are abundant debate forums on the internet today through which you can increase your general knowledge. These forums engage knowledgeable negotiations in innumerable fields and going through them and taking part in them can help you and progress your general awareness.

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Donald Trump- Bright Future Of America

Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States of America was born on June 14, 1946 in Queens New York. He was a successful billionaire and a huge television personality before entering the politics. He is the supporter of the Republican Party. He was standing against Hillary Clinton for the final round of elections.

He has brought many new rules and regulations which have created a massive impact all over the world. He won the elections on November 8, 2016. Donald Trump is the first who has won without any military or government service. He is the oldest and wealthiest President.

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Scheme

Gold Monetisation Scheme- to help receive better returns

What is Gold Monetisation?

Gold Monetisation Scheme is the scheme where a citizen can deposit their gold in return for interest or dividend.

Why is this scheme brought into action?

Normally, people keep their gold in the bank locker which turns out to be beneficial when they sell that gold to the present higher prices but along with that they also incur bank locker charges i.e. carrying cost, it is charged for the time the gold is kept in the banks locker. This scheme helps citizens to avoid such charges and earn interest on the gold deposited.

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demonetization

Demonetization- For Dark Indian Future

Demonetization is a process where the current currency loses its status. The recent demonetization that took place India on 8th November 2016 was a change that brought drastic changes in all the sectors on a global level.

The launch of new 2000 and 500 rupee notes caused a real chaos in the minds of the public and in the business market. The idea behind this step was to remove black money once and for all, and to expose whoever had this black money hidden with them.

The situation that occurred in the company were extreme. Daily there would be a long queue of public depositing their old 1000 and 500 rupee notes in exchange of the new ones. There were problems when money was not available in the bank and people who have been standing in line for the whole have been disappointed.

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Mission To Make India Clean-(Swachh Bharat Abhiyan)

SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN.

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mission launched by the Government of India under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The objective of the mission is to have clean roads, cities and villages. In turn having a clean and hygienic India. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched on 2nd October 2014 by the Prime Minister.

Another objective is to build community toilets to eliminate the problem of open defecation. They have also taken the initiative of monitoring the latrine use.

THE ONE FROM WHERE IT ALL BEGAN:

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4 P’s of Marketing Mix (product, price, place, promotion)

The Marketing mix is a set of four decisions (product, price, place, promotion) which needs to be taken before launching any new product. Marketing is simplistically defined as ‘putting the right product in the right place, at the right price, at the right time.’ Though this sounds like an easy enough proposition, a lot of hard work needs to go into finding out what customers want, and identifying where they do their shopping. Then you need to figure out how to produce the item at a price that represents value to them, and get it all to come together at the critical time. But if you get just one element wrong, it can spell disaster. You could be left promoting a car with amazing fuel economy in a country where fuel is very cheap, or publishing a textbook after the start of the new school year, or selling an item at a price that’s too high or too low  to attract the people you’re targeting.

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What is the Suwalki Gap? Why it could be the flash point between Russia and Nato?

It’s one of the most tranquil corners of Europe. Quiet country roads lead through pristine and unsoiled towns, glide past lakes and wind their way around virginal forests bespeckled with oak and spruce.

But defence watchers say this thin strip of land, fully within the European Union, could be a flash point of future military action between Russia and the US. A strategic affairs analyst has even raised the prospect that an emboldened Russia, intent on pushing the Washington-led NATO military alliance away from its territory, could drop a nuclear bomb on the isolated sliver of land.

Known as the ‘Suwalki Gap’, this 80 km patch of relatively flat, difficult to defend countryside, straddles Poland and Lithuania.It is the only land connection between the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — all of which are in the EU and NATO — and their European allies.

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What’s happening in UEFA Champions league?

Today, the Uefa Champion’s League semi-final draw took place at Uefa headquarters in Myon, Switzerland. For the fourth straight year, the bitter Madrid rivals have been drawn against each other. Both the teams were finalists in 2014 and 2016 and also faced one another in the 2015. The Madrid derby is a repeat of two of the last three finals, both won by Real in dramatic circumstances: they prevailed on penalties in 2016, while Atletico were moments away from winning the 2014 edition, before Real came back to claim the trophy in extra-time with the famous Sergio Ramos header in the 93rd minute. The Whites will play the first leg of the tie at home on the 2nd of May, and the return leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón on the 10th of the same month.

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Unconventional Entreprenuers Around The World

Entreprenuer, the word always gives the idea of all those hard working buinessmen or business women, who after getting relevant degrees from the top notch Bschools venture into their own businesses. While there are some successful entreprenuers  who never went to any Bschool, they are just driven by their seer passion and became a brand. Let us read about some of those unconventional entreprenuers.

1.Tucker Max

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Tucker Max

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