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Thursday, July 31

TNPSC Engineering Services Results 2014 Written and Oral test Marks Out

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TNPSC Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission has published the written test marks date of exam 02.03.2013 and the oral test marks for the candidates those who have appeared for the Oral test held from  2/07/2014 TO 25/07/2014 and 28/07/2014.

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Tuesday, July 29

[Quiz] World Geography - South America

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  1. Eastern Cardillera is located in
    1.  Brazil
    2.  Colombia
    3.  Chile
    4.  Argentina

  2. Pampas
    1.  Brazil
    2.  Argentina
    3.  Peru
    4.  Bolivia

  3. Guina Highlands is located in
    1.  South East of South America
    2.  Southern Part of South America
    3.  Northern part of South America
    4.  Western part of South America

  4. Which country among the following do not have coastal area?
    1.  Uruguay
    2.  Venezuela
    3.  Ecuador
    4. Paraguay

  5. Atacama Desert is located in
    1.  Chile
    2.  Brazil
    3.  Ecuador
    4.  Paraguay

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Monday, July 28

[Quiz] World Geography - North America

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  1. River Mississippi drains into
    1.  Gulf of California
    2.  Gulf Of Mexico
    3.  Bay of Fundy
    4.  Chesapeake Bay

  2. Great Salt Lake is located in
    1.  Florida
    2. Washington
    3. Utah
    4.  Arizona

  3. River Colarado
    1.  Bay of Fundy
    2.  Hudson bay
    3.  Gulf of Mexico
    4.  Gulf of California

  4. Appalachian mountains is located in
    1.  Western Side of  Canada
    2.  Western side of USA
    3.  Eastern Side of Canada
    4.  Eastern side of USA

  5. False Cape is located near
    1.  Florida
    2. Lower California
    3.  Alaska
    4.  Baffin island

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Thursday, July 24

[Answer Key]TNPSC Group 1 Exam 2014 Answer key [20.07.2014] - TNPSC Civil Service Exam 2014 Prelims Answer Key

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TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2014 Answer key Download

TNPSC - Tamil Nadu Public service commission has scheduled the Group 1 Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2014 on 20th July 2014 at various centres throughout Tamil Nadu. Over 1.65 Lakhs of candidates have applied for the Group 1 Preliminary Examination 2014. The number of posts this year is 79.

The candidates will be very eager to check the Answer Keys for Group 1 Preliminary Exam to know their TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2014 Cut Off marks.

Latest: TNPSC Group 1 2014 Official answer Key Published Check soon.  TNPSC Group 1 Preliminary Exam 2014 Cut Off marks. Plus 1 to get Latest Information.

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Official Keys

TNPSC Group 1 2014 Preliminary Exam Expected Cut Off Marks

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Wednesday, July 23

[Quiz] World Geography - Africa

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  1. Atlas Mountains is located in the
    1.  North Eastern Africa
    2. North Western Africa
    3.  South Eastern Africa
    4.  South Western Africa

  2. Kalahari Desert is located in
    1.  Congo
    2.  Botswana
    3.  Angola
    4.  Libya

  3. St. Helena Bay is located Near
    1.  South Africa
    2.  Somalia
    3.  Niger
    4.  Angola

  4. Suez Canal passes through
    1.  Somalia
    2.  Ethiopia
    3.  Egypt
    4.  South Sudan

  5. Which among is the Cold Current that passes through the coast of africa
    1.  Guinea Current
    2.  Benguela Current
    3.  Mozambique Current
    4.  Peru Current

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Tuesday, July 22

Current Affairs - July 2014

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  • Rajasthan Government Officially announced the Camel as its state Animal.
  • Mt. Sinha which is located in Antartica was named after the Indian-American scientist named Akhouri A. Sinha.
  • Five persons died in the gas leak accident while dismantling the Chemical Tanker MV Perin docked at the Alang Ship Breaking yard (Gujarat).
  • The 359 m rail bridge being constructed over the river Chenab will become the world's tallest rail bridge on its completion. It connects Baramula with Jammu. The present Tallest rail bridge is located in China's Guizhou province over Beipanjiang River with 275 metres height.
  • World's Tallest rail pillar is to be constructed in Manipur (141 m). The present tallest pillar is in europe 139m height.
  • Books in News:
    • A room of one’s own - Virginia Woolf
    • I am Malala - Yousafzai Malala
    • Aurat Ke Haq Mein - Taslima Nasrin
    • Viwaah Samasya, Arthat Stri Jiwan- Mahatama Gandhi  .
    • The Hindus: An Alternative History - Wendy Doniger
    • One life is not enough - Natwar Singh
  • CBSE issued circular to all its affiliated schools to celebrate 2nd week of August as Sanskrit Week.
  • Chandi Prasad Bhatt founder of the Chipko Movement (1973) was awarded the Gandhi peace prize. 
  • MH17 - a malaysian airline which was shot down near the Russia - Ukraine Border.
  • A non stop daily air service between India (New Delhi) and Russia (Moscow) has resumed after 15 years
  • Shiksha Bachao Andolan was headed by Dinanath Batra.
  • Nandankanan Biological Park located in Odisha became the first zoo in the country to have a black tiger cub born in capitivity.
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[Hall Ticket] TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2015 Download - www.tnpsc.gov.in

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We hope you all have successfully applied for the TNPSC Combined Engineering Services exam 2015 well before the last date for applying TNPSC Engineering Services Exam which is on 23rd April 2014. Lakhs of candidates have applied for TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2014 this time. The total vacancy for this year is 98.

TNPSC Combined Engineering Services exam 2014 Date as published in the TNCES notification is 27th July 2014. 

When you can Download your TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2014 Hall Ticket?

Two weeks before the TNPSC Engineering Services Exam, the hall ticket of each candidates will be uploaded in the official site of TNPSC. The Exact link to download your TNPSC CES 2014 hall ticket will be updated below to download easily. This time we can expect the TNPSC Engineering Services Hall ticket will be published between the First week of July 2014 to Third week of July 2014.

Latest: TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2014 Hall Ticket Published Download Soon. Exact Link updated below. TNPSC Engineering Services 2014 Expected Cut Off Marks.


TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2014 Hall Ticket Download Links

Exact Link 1 http://tnpscexams.net/callletter/tnpsc_082014/index.php

You can also download your TNPSC CES Combined Engineering Services Exam 2014 Hall Ticket from the below address

How to download TNPSC Engineering Services Hall Ticket 2014-15?

Step 1: Visit http://tnpscexams.net/ 

Step 2: A new page with options like below image opens. Select download for the Engineering Services Section. 
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Step 3: Enter your register number and select Submit Option

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TNPSC Engineering Services Exam 2014 Application Status Download Links

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Step 1: Visit :  http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/Appstatusget-ces12k14.html
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Wednesday, July 16

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy Details 2015

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Dear candidates check here the Vacancy details for all post, name of the service, scale of pay for TNPSC Group 1 services 2014-15 Exam Date: 20.7.2014.

TNPSC Group 1 Vacancy Details 2014

Name of the Post and
Post Code
Name of the Service and
Code No.(001)
No. of
Scale of pay
Deputy Collector
(Post Code: 1001)
Tamil Nadu Civil Service
Rs.15,600-39,100/- (PB3) + 5400/-G.P.
Deputy     Superintendent           of
Police (Category — I)
(Post Code: 1002)
Tamil Nadu Police
Assistant             Commissioner
(C.T.) (Post Code:1003)
Tamil Nadu Commercial
Taxes Service
Assistant    Director       of                  Rural
Development Department
(Post Code: 1006)
Tamil Nadu Panchayat
Development Service

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Tuesday, July 15

[Quiz] Geography - Interior of the Earth, Lithosphere

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  1. The Average Depth of Lithosphere
    1.  100 KM
    2.  150 KM
    3. 200 KM
    4.  250 KM

  2. Which of the following is also known as nife layer?
    1.  Crust
    2.  Mantle
    3.  Core
    4.  Aasthenosphere

  3. Which one of the following is not one among the indirect sources which helps to get information about the interior of Earth
    1.  Meteors
    2.  Gravitational force
    3.  Volcanoes
    4.  Magnetic Field

  4. Which of one of the following has the property of sound in terms of travelling medium
    1.  Both P-wave and S-wave
    2.  Neither P-wave nor S-wave
    3.  S-wave
    4.  P-wave

  5. The Volcanic eruptions has its source from the
    1.  Crust
    2.  Core
    3.  Mantle
    4.  Both Core and mantle

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Friday, July 11

TNPSC Group 2 2014 Results, CV,Counselling Date Details upto Phase 4 [4.11.2012]

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Tamil Nadu Public Service has published the phase 4 results for Group 2 exam held on 04.11.2012. As per the vacancy notification at the end of the 3rd phase of Group 2 counselling, the number of vacancy to be filled is 276 in the fourth phase of the TNPSC Group 2 Non interview post counselling

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Wednesday, July 9

National Telecom Policy 2012 Highlights

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The important objectives of the National Telecom Policy 2012 are as follows
  • To provide secure, affordable and high quality telecommunication services.
  • Providing affordable and reliable broadband-on-demand by the year 2015 
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Friday, July 4

[Quiz] Modern India - British Conquest of India Try Free Online Test 3

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[Quiz] Modern India - British Conquest of India

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Tuesday, July 1

[Modern India]India in the 18th Century Study Materials 1700 - 1800

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Bahadur Shah (1707 - 1712)
  • After Aurangazeb's death Bahadur shah came into power.
  • He was more tolerant towards the Hindus.
  • No Destruction of Temples during his reign.
  • Bahadur shah did not recognize Shahu, the grandson of Shivaji as the rightful king of Maratha.

Jahandar Shah (1712-1713)
  • After the death of Bahadur Shah, the nobles played  a great role in the Mughal Politics.
  • Among the nobles, Zulfiqar Khan was the most powerful one.
  • Jahandhar shah one of the sons of Bahadur shah, was supported by Zulfiqar Khan to capture the throne.
  • Jahandhar shah was a very weak ruler,  the entire administration was under the hands of Zulfiqar Khan who later become Jahandhar Shah's Wazir.
  • Jizyah was abolished during his reign.
  • Ijarah - a revenue farming system was implemented in which the intermediaries are required to pay a fixed amount to the government at the same time they can demand any amount from the farmers.
  • On seeing the Zuliqar Khan's position the fellow nobles developed hatred reactions between him and Jahandhar shah. At last Zulfiqar khan was Killed.

Farrukh Siyar
  • Farrukh Siyar was the Nephew of Jahandhar Shah.
  • Farrukh siyar defeated Jahandhar Shah in a battle at Agra with the help of Saiyid Brothers : Abdullah Khan and Husain Ali khan Barahow.
  • Farrukh siayar wanted to control over the Saiyid Brothers because of his weaknesses he failed.
  • Later the Saiyid brothers killed the incapable ruler Farrukh siyar.
  • The Saiyid brothers was called as the King Maker by the historians.

Muhammad Shah (1719-1748)
  • The Saiyid Brothers made Muhammad shah the emperor after two successors of Farrukh siyar.
  • Muhammad shah was weak minded and fond of luxury life.
  • The Saiyid brothers granted the right to chauth and sardeshmukhi of the 6 provinces of Deccan to Shahu.
  • Shahu also agreed to support the Mughals.
  • A group of nobles headed by Nizam-ul-Mulk and Muhammad Amin khan roused against the Saiyid brothers.
  • They also got the support of Muhammad shah to overthrow Saiyid brothers. As a result Nizam-ul-Mulk got the viceroyalty of Deccan.
  • First the younger Hussain ali Khan was killed and later Abdullah Khan was also killed.
  • Nizam-Ul-Mulk tried to introduce reforms in the administration and he was not given support by the emperor. So he left the empire and went towards south where he found the state of hyderabad in Deccan.
  • Nadir Shah was the ruler of Persia whose financial position became weak due to his continuous war campaigns. He saw India as an opportunity to relieve his financial crisis. The position of weak mughals was also seen as a favorable thing for looting India's wealth.
  • In 1739 Nadir Shah's army and Mughal army met at karnal in which Muhammad shah was made a prisoner.
  • It was during this campaign the Koh-I-Noor diamond and Peacock throne of Shahjahan was taken away by Nadir shah.
  • The plunder was estimated to be 70 crores which made Nadir shah to be Tax Free reign for 3 years.

Impact of Nadir Shah's campaign
  • It severely affected the financial position of Mughals.
  • Exposed its weaknesses to the foreign trade companies and rival Marathas.
  • Administration was not able function.
  • The rich nobles who lost their wealth become more vigorous towards the farmers.
  • Kabul which was considered as a strategic place for defense was lost.
  • Mughals empire began to shrink rapidly.
  • Ahmad shah abdali general of Nadir Shah repeatedly plundered delhi.

Ahmad Shah(1748-54)
Alamgir II (1754-1759)
Shah Alam II (1759-1806)
  • He was an able and courage emperor after a long period of time.
  • Battle of Buxar - 1764
    • Fought between British and Three allies
    • The British forces are led by Major Munro.
    • Three Allies: Shah Alam of Mughal empire, Mir Qasim of Bengal and Shuja-ud-Daula of Awadh.
    • The Mughal Allies was completely defeated.
Akbar II (1806-1837)
  • He have the title 'Raja' to Rammohan Roy.
Bahadur Shah II (1837-1857)
  • Proclaimed by as the Emperor of India during the Great Revolt of 1857.

Succession States
  • Bengal, Awadh and Hyderabad.
  • These states are termed as succession states because the governors of the former mughal provinces claimed themselves the ruler of the respective provinces.

  • Founded by Nizam-Ul-Mulk. (for more info please refer Muhammad Shah)

  • It was a feudatory of hyderabad and later became independent.
  • Nawab Saadutullah Khan was succeeded by his nephew Dost Ali.
  • In 1700 Murshid Quli Khan was made dewan of Bengal and later 1717 its governor.
  • After the death of Murshid Quli khan in 1727 his son-in-law Shuja-ud-din came to power .
  • In 1739, Alivardi Khan removed Shuja-ud-din from the power and also claimed himself the ruler after killing Shuja-Ud-din's son Sarfaraz khan.
  • Alivardi Khan granted taccavi which means agricultural loans to the poor cultivators
  • Alivardi khan established Thanas and chowkies for the safety of roads and rivers.
  • Alivardi Khan asked british and french to dismantle their forts at Calcutta and Chandernagore.
  • Siraj-ud-daulah succeeded the throne after Alivardi Khan.

  • In 1722, Saadat khan Burhan-ul-Mulk was appointed as the governor.
  • He was a bold and intelligent person.
  • He introduced a fresh revenue system to relieve the peasants from the money lenders.
  • Safdar Jang nephew of Saadat Khan succeeded  him.
  • Safdar jang was a person of high morality . He also made an agreement with the Peshwa to help the mughal against Ahmad shah Abdali.

Haidar Ali
  • Though uneducated he recognised the advantages of western military training and adopted it his own troops.
  • In 1755, with French's help he established a modern arsenal in Dindigal.
  • He also occupied Malabar. He fought with British repeatedly and died in 1782.[Second Anglo Maratha War]

Tipu Sultan
  • In 1782, Tipu sultan succeeded his father Haider Ali.
  • He is an innovator, introduced a new calender, coinage and weight and measures.
  • He was very much inspired by the french revolution and became a member of Jacobian club.
  • Planted a 'Tree of  Liberty' at Srirangapatnam.
  • "better to live a day as a lion than a lifetime as a sheep"
  • Tried to establish a trading company in European fashion.

  • King Marthanda Varma Was the most famous king. He constructed a modern arsenal and modernized his army.
  • King Rama Varma The Successor of marthanda varma was a great Scholar.

  • Raja Sawai jai Singh was the most  famous king.
  • He was a great astronomer and reformer.
  • He established many the astronomical observatories.
  • Zij Muhammadshahi - a set of tables given by Raja Sawai to make astronomical observations.

The Jats
  • A caste of agriculturalist who lived around the regions of delhi, agra and Mathura.
  • Bharatpur a Jat state set up by Charuman and Badan Singh.
  • Suraj Mul was the most famous Jat King who was also referred as the plato of the jat tribe.

The Sikhs
  • The Sikh religion was founded by Guru Nanak in the 15th Century.
  • During Guru hargobind's period the transformation of sikhs to a militant started.
  • During Guru Govind Singh's period it became a political and militant power. He was the 10th and the last Sikh Guru.
  • Banda Singh who is also called as banda bahadur was the most famous leader of Sikhs.
  • Ranjit Singh the leader of Sukerchakia Misl rose to power at the end of the 18th Century.
  • In 1707, Shahu the Grandson of Shivaji was released after Aurangazeb's death.
  • On Shahu arrival civil war broke out between Shahu and his aunt Tara bai.
  • It was during shahu's Period a new system of peshwaship emerged under Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath.

Balaji Vishwanath

    • In 1713 King Shahu made Balaji Vishwanath his Peshwa.
    • He influenced Zulfiqar khan to grant the Chauth and Sardeshmukhi of the Deccan.
    • In 1719, helped the saiyid brothers to overthrow Farrukh siyar.

Baji Rao I
  • In 1720,Balaji Vishwanath died and his son Baji Rao I became the Peshwa.
  • Referred as the Greatest exponent of Guerrilla Tactics after Shivaji.
  • He is the one who is responsible for changing the kingdom of Maharashtra to an empire.

Balaji Baji Rao (Also Called as Nana Saheb)
    • In 1740 Baji Rao I died and his son Balaji Baji Rao became the Peshwa.
  • In 1749, King Shahu died.
    • Balaji Baji Rao captured punjab from the hands of the agent of Ahmad shah Abdali, which later paved they way for the Third battle of Panipat.

Causes for ignorance of the real power of the British Companies by the Indian rulers
  • The Indian Rulers thought them as a mere trading companies which is good for their economy.
  • Lack of contact with the rest of the world.
  • Indian rulers fought themselves , looking the fellow contemporary ruler as their enemy and failed to look British as a capable opponent in the early stages.
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