Power of Apti - Lesson 2


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Power of Apti - Lesson 2


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Power of Apti - Maths / Arithmetic Questions


Basics of calculations # 2


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Power of Apti - Language / Vocab / RC     


Grammar and Vocab # 2


Choose the correct alternative from those given within brackets in each sentence.


1. I love to walk in the fresh morning (air/airs).

2. I shall spare no (pain/pains) to give the complete information to you.

3. Please submit your income-tax (return/returns) immediately. 

4. This stool is made of (iron/irons).

5. I shall shift all my household (effect/effects) from here.

6. I have booked my (good/goods) by passenger train.

7. He struck the ball with great (force/forces).

8. You have to pay your (custom/customs) duty.

9. He has gone to the (wood/woods) in search of his lost cattle.  

10. He has built a small temple in the (premises/premise) of his new house. 





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SOLUTIONS (view video above to understand in depth)

1. air
2. pains
3. returns
4. iron
5. effects
6. goods
7. force
8. customs
9. woods

10. premises.







Power of Apti - DI / DS / LR 

Data Interpretation # 1


DIRECTIONS: The following pie chart shows the monthly expenditure of a family on various heads. Complete the entries in the table provided after the pie chart and then answer the questions that follow.


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1. The amount spent on food is 
(1) Rs.510          
(2) Rs.600 
(3) Rs.710
(4)Rs. 810

2. The money spent on rent and entertainment together amounts to
(1) Rs.1200 
(2) Rs.1150 
(3) Rs.1050 
(4) Rs.900

3. The angle subtended at the centre by loan repayment is
(1) 5° 
(2) 18° 
(3) 40° 
(4) 35°

4.What is the angle subtended at the centre by rent?
(1) 126° 
(2) 90° 
(3) 35° 
(4) None of these

5. What is the angle subtended at the centre by clothing and electricity taken together? 
(1) 40°
(2) 68° 
(3) 83° 
(4) 112°






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SOLUTIONS (view video above to understand in depth)







Power of Apti - GK / Current Affairs
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1. Kashmir special status under a cloud : A Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice J S Khehar asked the Union government - in response to a petition - to explain whether Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was a temporary provision that is no more valid. The chief justice also questioned the Centre’s decision to delegate matters such as citizenship to the state government and the state’s decision to have a separate Constitution, when it had ratified its accession to India unconditionally. Read all about all the India - Pakistan conflicts, here.

2. New names for stations, once more : Proposals for changing the names of Hazaribagh Road Railway Station as Saria, Mumbai Central Railway Station as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Grand Trunk Railway Station as Nanashankar Sheth have not been received from the respective State Governments by the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for changing the name of Mughalsarai Railway Station as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Nagar has been received and approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The resetting of historical "wrongs" is the normal logic proferred for such exercises, which in many cases, seems justified.

3. New Housing Schemes : Ministry of Labour & Employment has released guidelines for the Revised Integrated Housing Scheme (RIHS), 2016 for workers. The scheme provides housing subsidy of Rs.1,50,000/- per worker for construction of house to be paid in three installments directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries. Ministry provides housing subsidy to the workers for construction of houses. The fund allocated for this purpose in the Financial Year 2017-18 is Rs. 60,95,54,000/- and during current year 8000 houses are proposed to be sanctioned. Read more about various schemes, here.

4. Start Up India : India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility, a venture between the $2.5 billion Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd., was inaugurated near Hyderabad. The Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant will make anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) Spike and the production is expected to begin in a few weeks. Besides supplying to the Indian Army, the plan is to export to South East Asian countries. The local is 90% and most of the vendors are in and around Hyderabad. Read many more insights on Indian defence here.

5. Study NCERT right at home : Students will now get NCERT books delivered to their homes with the National Council of Educational Research and Training launching an online portal for this purpose. Schools can log onto their official website by entering their board's affiliation number and other details to place orders for the 2018-19 session. They are also, not required to make the payment at the time of placing orders. The portal will ensure distribution of NCERT books across the country and will also address the doubts of schools and parents about their availability. This compilation & quiz prepared by Team Civils Tapasya - PT's IAS Academy

6. Ahmed Patel against the wave! In an epic Rajya Sabha election, Congress leader Ahmed Patel was declared elected from the Gujarat Assembly. BJP president Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani were also declared winners at the end of counting of votes. Ahead of the results, the BJP received a setback, with the EC accepting the Congress demand to invalidate the votes of its legislators Raghavji Patel and Bholabhai Gohil, who cross-voted and showed their ballots to the BJP polling agent in violation of the rules. Fine margins require not making mistakes like these. Read about Ahmed Patel in our Personality of the Day here

7. I will blow Guam out of this Earth : North Korea's dictator and military said they are planning to strike areas around the US territory of Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic missiles. The base is very close to North Korea and represents the westernmost stretch of US. Guam's governor reassured the island's rattled residents that there was no change in the threat level resulting from North Korea. Guam is home to thousands of American service members and their families. US officials are urging calm, and not reading too much into it, thereby precipitating it into something unnecessarily dangerous. Read insights on North Korea and the dangers it poses to the world

8. Made in China : The government said anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products including chemicals and machinery items imported from China. In addition, 40 cases concerning imports from China have been initiated by the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties. Countries like India impose anti-dumping duties to guard domestic industry from surge in below-cost imports. Anti-dumping steps are taken to ensure fair trade and provide a level-playing field to the domestic industry, which is severely needed in India. Read more on trade here.

9. Putin, NATO, friction : NATO's jets intercepted three Russian military aircraft near Estonian airspace recently. Finnish jets also scrambled to intercept the Russian aircraft which were identified as two MiG-31 fighter jets and an AN-26 transport plane. NATO's Air Command has explained the incident to the Finnish Air Operations Centre to improve future coordination. Read more on NATO here.

10. Visa-Free into Qatar, courtesy the Arab ban! Citizens of India can now enter Qatar visa-free. The countries include India, the UK, the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Citizens of  80 countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa. Qatari officials announced in a release said. The waiver will either be valid for 180 days, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry); or it will be valid for 30 days and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, a rare moment for Indian passport holders, a very few countries are really visa-free for Indians. This compilation & quiz prepared by Team Civils Tapasya - PT's IAS Academy





Power of Apti - Quiz on GK / Current Affairs

Q1. Which of the following countries does not allow visa-free travel to Indian passport holders even for a small period of stay?
(Treaties and Protocols, Dynamic)
(1) Indonesia
(2) Jamaica
(3) Qatar
(4) Monaco 

Q2. Which of the following statements is true about the island of Guam?
(World Politics, Dynamic)
(1) It is located in Africa
(2) It has a number of US military bases
(3) The people of Guam are not granted US citizenship
(4) Guam does not have its own flag as it is a colony under US

Q3. Which of the following old government schemes have not had their names changed, or were not closely related to schemes launched under the Modi government?
(Indian Politics, Dynamic)
(1) Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG
(2) National Optical Fiber Network
(3) National Manufacturing Policy
(4) None of these

Q4. When is the 'International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition' celebrated? 
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(United Nations, Static)
(1) 23rd August
(2) 2nd November
(3) 4th April
(4) 22nd September

Q5. National Rural Development Institute is situated at
(Governance and Institutions, Static)
(1) Patna
(2) Shimla
(3) Hyderabad
(4) New Delhi






Q6.  What is the basic purpose of Artical 370 which grants a 'special' status to Jammu and Kashmir?
(Constitution and Law, Static)
(1) The powers given to the central government would only be applied with the concurrence of the state's assembly
(2) Jammu and Kashmir is to be under full control of the president for an indefinite amount of time
(3) Conducting a plebiscite vote for or against autonomous rule in Kashmir
(4) None of these

Q7. Economics of the Third World was written by
(People and Personalities, Static)
(1) S.K.Ray
(2) S.P.Dalvi
(3) Dr.S.Radhakrishnan
(4) Dr.Karan Singh

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Q8. The treaty of Seringapatnam (Srirangapatnam) was between Cornwallis and .. ? This compilation & quiz prepared by Team Civils Tapasya - PT's IAS Academy)
(History, Static)
(1) Haider Ali
(2) Chand Bibi
(3) Tipu Sultan
(4) Nizam of Hyderabad

Q9. Which of the following missile/missile systems was completely locally manufactured by Indian state industries?
(Science and Technology, Dynamic)
(1) Brahmos
(2) Akash
(3) KS-1
(4) DH-10

Q10. The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected for a time period of
(Constitution and Law, Static)
(1) 1 years
(2) 3 years
(3) 5 years
(4) 6 years 






ANSWERS TO THE QUIZ

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