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Sunday, August 30

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India and its Location, Year of Establishment

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At Present the total number of Nuclear power Plant in India is 7. Very Important details about the Nuclear Power Plant in India is given Below.

                        List of Nuclear Power Plants in India and Its Locations
Nuclear Power Plant
Year of Establishment
Tarapur Atomic Power Station
Thane, Maharashtra
October 28, 1969
  1. First Nuclear Power Plant in India.
  2. Also the largest nuclear power plant in India with a capacity of 1400 MW.

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
Rawatbhata, Rajasthan
December 16, 1973
  1. Second Nuclear Power Plant in India

Madras Atomic Power Station
Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
January 24, 1984
  1. First Indigenously Constructed Nuclear power plant in India.

Narora Atomic Power Station
Narora, Uttar Pradesh

January 1, 1991

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
May 6, 1993

Kaiga Atomic Power Station
November 16, 2000

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station
Kudankulam, Tirunelveli,Tamil Nadu
October 22, 2013

Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant
Under Construction

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Friday, August 28

TNPSC Asst Civil Engineer 2015 Hall ticket download (Highways Department)

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Friday, August 21

TNPSC VAO Basics Study Materials Ebook PDF Download Online - Basics of Village Administration Study Materials - TNPSC VAO Study Materials

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Basics of Village Administration

Topics for Objective Type

1. The role, functions duties and responsibilities of a Village Administrative Officer in VILLAGE and REVENUE ADMINISTRATION.

[Questions may be on topics including VAOs role in assisting the police, reporting birth and death, implementing various schemes of the Government,
recommending / furnishing inputs for income, Community, Destitute Widow,
Marital Status, Patta and other adhoc and miscellaneous certificates]

2. Records of revenue administration dealt with or handled by the VAO including ‘A’ Register, Patta, Chitta Adangal etc.

3. Accounts maintained and furnished by the VAO at the end of every FASLI YEAR.

4. Basic Principles / Information relating to classification of lands.

5. Basic information on rates of assessment and annual revenue collection

6. Basic information on forms of irrigation of land including those belonging to the Government

7. Jamabandi-object, Officers in charge of conduct, time of completion of Jamabandi, scrutiny of inspection work, correction of pattas, issue of new patta, disposal of jamabandi check memo, closing of Village and Taluk Accounts, Village Statistical Registers, inspection of Karnams instruments maps and Registers (RSO- 12) scrutiny of accounts relating to Panachayat revenue.

8. Role of VAO during calamities

9. Basic information relating to assignment of lands / house sites in Villages and Towns.

10. Grant of lands for cattle or dairy farms

11. Levy of rents (Ground Rent / Quit Rent) etc.,

12. Exemption from land revenue.

13. Unauthorised occupation of Government land basic information about Land Encroachment Act 1905. Memorandum ‘A’, Memorandum ‘B’ etc.

14. Title of lands (RSO 27) form, renewal, issue and entry of joint names in patta

15. Rights and obligations of Ryotwari holder.

16 Procedure relating to conduct of inquiries in relation to age, marital status, income, domicile.

17. Procedures relating to entering particulars into maintaining and issuing extracts of Adangal, Chitta and other revenue Registers.

18. Basic principles of and procedures involved in survey, sub-division of a survey field and knowledge of Field Management Book.

19. VAO’s role in enforcing the fundamental duties of a citizen under article 51A (g) of the Indian Constitution to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life and to have compassion for living creatures”.

20. Direct Revenue collections made under various heads by the VAO.

21. Specific duties during festivals and common Village functions

22. Basic information about Revenue Recovery Act

23. Basic information relating to forest lands and resources.

24. Basic information about sale of sandalwood and other valuable tress

25. Basic information relating to Adivasis / Tribals and the role of a VAO in extending special protection and support of the Government to them.

Other Suggested Readings:

  • Pothu Arivu Ulagam VAO Special Edition 2014 by Nakkeeran Publications (TNPSC VAO Materails in Tamil)
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Sunday, August 16

[Quiz] History - Free Online Test (8th STD) Term 3 Full

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  1. What does the term ‘Sadar Diwani Adalat’ refers to?
    1.  Supreme court
    2.  Criminal court
    3.  High court
    4.  Civil court

  2. What does the term ‘Sadar Nizamat Adalat’ refers to?
    1.  High court
    2.  Supreme court
    3.  Civil court
    4.  Criminal court

  3. Which language was used as the court language till the period of Lord William Bentinck?
    1.  Persian
    2.  Spanish
    3.  Sanskrit
    4.  English

  4. Who was made as the first law member in the executive council which was formed under the Charter Act of 1833?
    1.  Lord Dalhousie
    2.  Lord Hastings
    3.  Lord William Bentinck
    4.  Lord Macaulay

  5. With whose help was the ‘Sati Prohibition Act’ passed in India?
    1.  Lord Macaulay
    2.  Lal Bahadur Sastri
    3.  Lakshmi rai
    4.  Raja Ram Mohan Roy

  6. Who promoted English as a medium of instruction in India?
    1.  Lord Macaulay
    2.  Lord William Bentinck
    3.  Lord Hastings
    4.  Lord Dalhousie

  7. How was the Great Revolt of 1857 called as?
    1.  Anglo-Sikh wars
    2.  Burmese wars
    3.  Vellore Mutny
    4.  Sepoy Mutiny

  8. Who was credited for the introduction of railways in India?
    1.  Lord Dalhousie
    2.  Lord William Bentinck
    3.  Lord Macaulay
    4.  Lord Hastings

  9. Pick out the youngest Governor-General of India from the following.
    1.  Lord William Bentinck
    2.  Lord Macaulay
    3.  Lord Dalhousie
    4.  Lord Hastings

  10. Who was known as the ‘Maker of Modern India’?
    1.  Lord William Bentinck
    2.  Lord Dalhousie
    3.  Lord Hastings
    4.  Lord Amherst

  11. Which war was called as the ‘First War of Indian Independence’?
    1.  Anglo-Sikh wars
    2.  Burmese wars
    3.  Vellore Mutiny
    4.  Sepoy Mutiny

  12. Who was the first soldier to protest against the ‘greased catridge’?
    1.  Bhagat Singh
    2.  Tantia Tope
    3.  Nana Sahib
    4.  Mangal Pandey

  13. Which of the following Mughal Emperor was declared as the ‘Emperor of India’ during the great revolt of 1857?
    1.  Bahadur Shah – II
    2.  Shah Alam
    3.  Akbar - II
    4.  Shivaji

  14. How was the Governor General of India called as after the great revolt of 1857?
    1.  President of India
    2.  General of India
    3.  Minister of India
    4.  Viceroy of India

  15. What does the term ‘Nayak’ means?
    1.  King
    2.  Poet
    3.  God
    4.  Leader

  16. Who was the last Nayak ruler of Tanjore?
    1.  Ragunatha Nayak
    2.  Vijayaraghava Nayak
    3.  Achutappa Nayak
    4.  Sevappa Nayak

  17. Which means of tax was the main source of income during the period of Nayaks?
    1.  Road tax
    2.  Income tax
    3.  Water tax
    4.  Land tax

  18. Which Nayak ruler provided the ‘golden roof’ for the Meenakshi Temple?
    1.  Krishnappa Nayak
    2.  Vijayaraghava Nayak
    3.  Ragunatha Nayak
    4.  Thirumalai Nayak

  19. Which one of the following buildings is built with a classic fusion of Dravidian, Islamic and European style?
    1.  Pudhumandapam
    2.  Meenakshi temple
    3.  Nayak mahal
    4.  Suriya mandapam

  20. Match the following writers along with their books.
    • Thirumalai Nayak - 1 Kandar Kali Venba
    • Umarupulavar - 2 Chidambarapuranam
    • Kumaraguruparar - 3 Meygnana vilakkam
    • Thiruvenkatam - 4 Seerapuranam
    1.  4-3-2-1
    2.  2-4-1-3
    3.  2-1-4-3
    4.  4-1-2-3

  21. At which year did Kattabomman was hanged to death?
    1.  1879
    2.  1899
    3.  1789
    4.  1799

  22. Where was ‘Veera pandiya Kattabomman’ hanged
    1.  Virapandiya puram
    2.  Thirukutralam
    3.  Kallarpatti
    4.  Kayatharu

  23. Which British collector compelled ‘Virapandiya Kattabomman’ to pay the cash arrears?
    1.  Jackson
    2.  Bannerman
    3.  Agnew
    4.  Johnson

  24. Name the year when the Vellore Mutiny took place?
    1.  1807
    2.  1808
    3.  1805
    4.  1806

  25. What did the sepoys from Tamil and Kanada speaking regions exchanged themselves to group together for the mutiny?
    1.  Palm Leaves
    2.  Trunks
    3.  Chappati
    4.  Betel leaves

  26. By whom was the sepoys influenced by to undergo a revolt?
    1.  Kattabomman
    2.  Tipu Sultan’s family
    3.  Marudhu Pandiar
    4.  Shivaji - II

  27. By whom was the uprising Vellore Mutiny came to an end?
    1.  William Bentinck
    2.  Caron Wallis
    3.  Robert Clive
    4.  General Gillesby

  28. Who caught Kattabomman and Marudhu Pandiar and handovered them to British?
    1.  Thondaiman
    2.  Nediyamaan
    3.  General Agnew
    4.  Major Coots

  29. Where did the ancestors of Kattabomman belong to?
    1.  Kerala
    2.  Karnataka
    3.  Andhra
    4.  Tamil Nadu

  30. Who pasted the proclamation to call Indians to unite against the British on the walls of the gate-way of Nawab’s  palace?
    1.  Kattabomman
    2.  Marudhu Pandiar
    3.  Tipu Sultan
    4.  Shivaji – II

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Monday, August 10

[Quiz] History - Free Online Test (8th STD) Term 2 Full

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  1. Which act was considered as the first landmark act in the constitutional development of India?
    1.  None of these
    2.  Charter Act
    3.  Pitts India Act
    4.  Regulating Act

  2. By whom was the Governor General to be appointed?
    1.  Viceroy of India
    2.  Commander-In-Chief
    3.  English East India Company
    4.  British Crown

  3. When did the Treaty of Madras signed on?
    1.  1769
    2.  1789
    3.  1799
    4.  1719

  4. Which British official was named for the sentencing of a man in the false name of forgery?
    1.  Wellesley
    2.  Cornwallis
    3.  George Barlow
    4.  Warren Hastings

  5. Who were more benefited by the Permanent Settlement of Bengal?
    1.  Peasants
    2.  English East India Company
    3.  Governor General
    4.  Zamindars

  6. By whom was the new code of regulations called as ‘Cornwallis Code’ given in 1793?
    1.  Warren Hastings
    2.  George Barlow
    3.  Wellesley
    4.  Cornwallis

  7. Who was called as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’?
    1.  Shivaji
    2.  Sher Khan
    3.  Baji Rao
    4.  Tipu Sultan

  8. For how many years did the Charter Act renewed the trading rights of the East India Company?
    1.  20
    2.  25
    3.  7
    4.  15

  9. Who among the following officials showed more interest in education to Indians?
    1.  Lord Cornwallis
    2.  Lord George Barlow
    3.  Lord Hastings
    4.  Lord Wellesley

  10. Who is called as the ‘Father of Indian Civil Service’?
    1.  Wellesley
    2.  Cornwallis
    3.  Hastings
    4.  John Shore

  11. The Governor General of Bengal became superior to
    1.  Bombay and Central Provinces
    2.  Delhi and Bombay
    3.  Madras and Delhi
    4.  Madras and Bombay

  12. Who was appointed as the first Chief Justice at the Supreme Court in Calcutta?
    1.  Sir Cornwallis
    2.  Sir Macauley
    3.  Sir Collins
    4.  Sir Elijah

  13. By whom was the Pitts India Act regulated in India?
    1.  British Prime Minister
    2.  Governor General of India
    3.  Chief Justice
    4.  British Queen

  14. Who was made as the Commander-In-Chief of the British troops in India?
    1.  Mughal Commanders
    2.  British Queen
    3.  British Prime Minister
    4.  Governor General of India

  15. By whom was the dual government introduced in India?
    1.  Warren Hastings
    2.  Cornwallis
    3.  Wellesley
    4.  Robert Clive

  16. By whom the dual government in India came to an end?
    1.  Robert Clive
    2.  Warren Hastings
    3.  Cornwallis
    4.  Wellesley

  17. Where was the Board of Revenue set up by the British in India?
    1.  Bombay
    2.  Madras
    3.  Delhi
    4.  Calcutta

  18. By whom was the Calcutta Madarasa founded for the promotion of Islamic studies?
    1.  Warren Hastings
    2.  Wellesley
    3.  Robert Clive
    4.  Cornwallis

  19. When was the Treaty of Mangalore signed?
    1.  1769
    2.  1776
    3.  1784
    4.  1793

  20. By whom was the Permanent settlement of Bengal introduced?
    1.  Bentinck
    2.  Cornwallis
    3.  John Shore
    4.  Thomas Munroe

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