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Jun 30, 2015

Facts about Kerala

DR. PALPU

1. Whom Sarojini Naidu dubbed as 'The Immortal Personality among The Great revolutionaries in India'?
2. Who is regarded as the connecting link between Swami Vivekananda and Sri Narayana Guru?
3. The first member of Ezhava community in Travancore to become medical graduate.
4. Who was advised by Swami Vivekananda to establish an organisation for the upliftment of backward communities in Travancore?
5. The third signatory of Ezhava Memorial?
6. Who gave financial assistance to Kumaranasan for his studies in Bangalore and kolkata?
7. The first leader to make an attempt to organise the members of Ezhava community in Travancore?
8. Who authored the treatise 'Treatment of Thiyyas in Travancore?
9. The founder of Travancore Ezhava Sabha.
10. Who took initiative to submit The Ezhava Memorial of 1896?

KUMARAN ASAN

1. who was called 'Viplavathinte Sukra Nakshathram' by Joseph Mundassery?
2. The first General Secretary of SNDP Yogam?
3. Who translated the 'Light of Asia' of Edwin Arnold in to Malayalam with the title 'Sri Buddha Charitam'?
4. The Malayalam poet of 20th century with profound Buddhist influence?
5. Whose final resting place is 'Kumarakodi'?
6. Who established Sarada Book Depot?
7. Whom Dr. Palpu called 'Chinna Swamy'?
8. The Malayalam poet who passed away in Redeemer Boat Tragedy in 1924.
9. Whose memorial is established at Thonnakkal in Thiruvananthapuram district?
10. Whom Thayat Sankaran called 'the poet of Renaissance?

THYCAUD AYYA

1. The leader of renaissance in Kerala whose real name was subbarayan.
2. Who was respectfully called 'Suprend Ayya'?
3. To whom Chattampi Swamikal introduced Nanu Swami (Sri Narayana Guru)
4. The leader of renaissance who was the Manager of Thycaud residency?
5. Who initiated the lessons of yoga to Sri Narayana Guru?
6. The leader or renaissance who was born at Nagalapuram in 1814.
7. The leader or renaissance who pioneered Sri Narayana Guru, Chattampi Swamikal and Ayyankali
8. The leader of renaissance who was invited by Swathi Thirunal to his palace?
9. From whom Chattampi Swamikal Practised 'Hatayagu'?
10. Who established 'Saiva Prakashika Sabha' at Thiruvananthapuram?

AYYAN KALI

1. The found of sadhujana paripalana sangham
2. The leader of “Kallumala samaram”
3. Whom Mahatma Gandhi called “Pulaya Raja”?
4. The first belonged to depressed classes to be nominated to Travancore assembly.
5. Who led perinad strike?
6. The leader of kerala renaissance who was born at venganoor in thiruvananthapuram in 1863.
7. Who led the first organized strike of agricultural labourers in Travancore?
8. The leader of renaissance related to the controversial “Villuvandi Yatra” in Travancore history.
9. Whose statue is erected at vellayambalam junction in thiruvananthapuram?
10. Who established a “Kudippallikkoodam” for the depressed classes at venganoor in 1905?

CHATTAMPI SWAMIKAL

1. Who introduced Narayana Guru to Thycaud Ayya?
2. The social reformer who was known as ‘Shamukhadasan’?
3. Who was known as ‘Saint without saffron’?
4. Who was born at Kannammoola (Kollur) in 1853?
5. The social reformer whose real was ‘Ayyappan’?
6. The social reformer who was fondly called ‘kunjan’ during his childhood and later came to be known as ‘kunjan Pillai’
7. Who wrote ‘Vedadhikara Niroopanam’?
8. Who was known as ‘Sarva Vidhyadhiraja’?
9. Whom Narayana Guru met at aniyor temple near vamanapuram?
10. Who gave satisfactory explanation about ‘Chin Mudra’ to Vivekananda while he visited kerala?

Jun 29, 2015

General Science - Practice Questions and Answers

VITAMINS

  • A vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism needs in limited quantities.
  • In 1912, Sir HG Hopkins first identified vitamins in milk.
  • It was Casimir Funk who named Vitamins.
  • Vitamins are of two types- Water Soluble Vitamins and Fat Soluble Vitamins.
  • Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C are Water Soluble Vitamins.
  • Vitamin A, D, E and K are Fat Soluble Vitamins.

Vitamins and Scientific Names

  • Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3 - Niacin
  • Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B12 - Cyanocobalamin
  • Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin A - Retinol
  • Vitamin D - Calciferol
  • Vitamin E - Tocopherol
  • Vitamin K - Phylloquinone


Vitamins and Deficiency Diseases

Deficiency of vitamins causes the following diseases.
  • Vitamin B - Beri Beri, Pellagra,
  • Vitamin C - Scurvy
  • Vitamin A - Night Blindness, Xerophthalmia (Dry eyes)
  • Vitamin D - Rickets
  • Vitamin E - Sterility
  • Vitamin K - Delay in Blood Clotting.


Diseases and Causative Organisms

Bacterial Diseases
  • Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis
  • Whooping Cough - Bordetella pertussis
  • Botulism, acute food poisoning - Clostridium botulinum
  • Tetanus - Clostridium tetani
  • Diphtheria - Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Diarrhea - Escherichia coli
  • Peptic Ulcer - Helicobacter pylori
  • Leprosy - Mycobacterium leprae
  • Tuberculosis - Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Gonorrhea - Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Viral Diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • AIDS
  • Influenza
  • Common Cold
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Varicella, etc are examples of infectious diseases caused by virus


HUMAN BLOOD- SOME FACTS

  • Blood is a kind of connective tissue.
  • Around 55% of the blood is constituted by blood plasma and the remaining constitutes the blood cells.
  • Albumin, Globulin and Fibrinogen are the major plasma proteins.
  • Fibrinogen is plasma protein needed for the clotting of blood.
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC- Erythrocytes), White Blood Cells (WBC- Leucocytes) and Platelets are the three types of blood cells.
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC) are the most abundant of all the cells in blood.
  • In mammals, RBC does not carry the nucleus.
  • RBCs contain an oxygen carrying pigment called Hemoglobin.
  • WBC has nucleus and of five types- Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
  • Platelets are associated with the clotting of blood.
  • Karl Landsteiner first distinguished different blood groups.
  • A, B, AB and O are the four types of blood groups.
  • O group is termed as "the universal donor".
  • AB group is termed as "the universal recipient".

Jun 28, 2015

Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871)

Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara
1. Kuriakose Elias Chavara is called the father of literacy in Kerala.

2. He was the first to establish a printing press in Kerala without foreign support.

3. It was started at Mannanam in Kottayam. Deepika, the oldest daily in Kerala was printed for the first time in this press (1887).

4. He was the co-founder and first Prior General of the first congregation for men in the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, and of a similar one for women, the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel.

5. He was born Kuriakose Chavara on10th February, 1805, at Kainakary in Alappuzha, the son of Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil.

6. He was baptized on February 17, 1805, at Chennamkary Parish Church in Alappuzha.

7. In his childhood,he attended the village school. There he studied language and elementary sciences.

8. He entered the seminary in 1818 in Pallipuram where Father Thoma Palackal was the Rector. He was ordained on November 29, 1829, at Arthunkal and presided over the Holy Qurbana (Eucharist) for the first time at Chennamkary Church.

9. Desirous of living in a religious community, Chavara joined with two other priests, Fathers Thoma Palackal and Thomas Porukara, in order to live in a community following Carmelite spirituality.

10. The name of the community was the Servants of Mary Immaculate of Mount Carmel. The foundation for the first monastery at Mannanam was laid on May 11, 1831, and the trio took vows to form a religious community.

11. Chavara took the additional name of “Elias”, from the Carmelite tradition of his having been their founder. Palackal and Porukara died in 1841 and 1846, respectively.

12. Chavara became Vicar General for the Syro Malabar Catholic Church in 1861.

13. He defended the ecclesial unity of the Church, which was threatened by schism due to the consecration by Thomas Rochos of Nestorian bishops.

14. He worked to renew the faith in the church. He was a man of prayer with a devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary.

15. He was also a social reformer,an educationist and had played a major and significant role in educating women and people of lower sections of society.

16. He first introduced the system called “A school along with every church” which was successful in making education and knowledge available for everyone for free. Thus schools in Kerala are also called ‘pallikudam’(‘palli’ means church).

17. Chavara, in collaboration with Father Leopold Beccaro, O.C.D., founded the first native religious congregation for women in India, the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.), in 1866.

18. Chavara died on 3rd January , 1871, aged 65, at Koonammavu, of natural causes.

19. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was canonised by Pope Francis in 2014 November.

Books and Authors

1. Adam Bede - George Eliot
2. Adonis - P. B. Shelley
3. The adventure of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
4. Adventure of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
5. After the dark knight - S.M. Ali
6. Ain-i- Akbari - Abul Fazal
7. Ajat Shatru - Jain Shankar Prasad
8. Akbarnama - Abul Fazal
9. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
10. All the Prime Minister's Men - Janardhan Thakur
11. Amar Kosh - Amar Singh
12. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
13. Autobiography of an unknown Indian - Nirad C. Chaudhuri
14. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
15. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
16. Apple Cart - George Bernard Shaw
17. Arabian Night - Sir Richard Burton
18. Area of Darkness - V. S. Naipaul
19. Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw
20. As you like it - William Shakespeare
21. Asian Drama - Gunnar Myrdal
22. August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
23. Bermuda Triangle - Charles Berlitz
24. Bhagavad Gita - Ved Vyas
25. Bharat Bharati - Maithili Sharan Gupta
26. Autobiography of an Unknown Indian - Nirad C. Choudhary
27. Birth and Death of the Sun - George Garbow
28. Bisarjan - R. N. Tagore
29. Bitter Sweet - Noel Coward
30. The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson
31. The Bride's Book of beauty - Mulk Raj Anand
32. Brishbikkha - Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
33. Broken Wing's - Sarojini Naidu
34. The Bubble - Mulk Raj Anand
35. Buddha Charita m - Ashvaghosha
36. A Bunch of Old Letters - J. L. Nehru
37. Caesar and Cleopatra - George Bernard Shaw
38. Chandalika - R. N. Tagore
39. Chemmeen - Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
40. Chidambara - Sumitranandan Pant
41. Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare
42. Common Sense - Thomas Paine
43. Comus - John Milton
44. Continent of Circle - Nirad C. Choudhary
45. Coolie - Mulk Raj Anand
46. Crescent Moon - Rabindranath Tagore
47. Dark Room - R. K. Narayan
48. Das Capital - Karl Marx
49. Daughter of East - Benazir Bhutto
50. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
51. Decline of the West - O. Spengler
52. Descent of Man - Charles Darwin
53. A Divine Comedy - A Dante
54. Distant Neighbours - Kuldip Nayar
55. Discovery of India - Jawaharlal Nehru
56. Divine Life - Swami Sivananda
57. Doctor's Dilemma - G.B. Shaw
58. Don Juan - Lord Byron
59. Earth - Emile Zola
60. Emile - J.J. Rousseau
61. Essays on Gita - Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Indian History - General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Who was the founder of Amritsar?
Ans : Guru Ram Das

2. What was the court language of Mughals?
Ans: Persian

3. When was the first Atom Bomb exploded?
Ans: 1945

4. In which year was China attacked India?
Ans: 1962

5. Goa was liberated on
Ans: 1961

6. The first women ruler of Delhi was?
Ans: Razia Sultana

7. The Capital of Pallavas?
Ans: Kanchi

8. Who was generally known as ``Indian Napoleon''?
Ans: Samudragupta

9. Whose reign in Ancient India is known as ``The Golden Age''?
Ans: Shahjahan

10. The Slogan ``Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'' was launched by whom?
Ans: Lal Bahadur Shastri

11. The first Viceroy of India was....?
Ans: Lord Canning

12. Hampi was the Capital of......?
Ans: Vijayanagar Empire

13. Who founded Khilji Dynasty?
Ans: Jalaluddin Khilji

14. The first battle of Panipat was fought between?
Ans: Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi

15. Who was the author of Aithihyamala?
Ans: Kottarathil Sankunni

16. During whose reign Tansen lived?
Ans: Akbar

17. Who is called the ``Father of Indian Rupee''?
Ans: Sher Shah Suri

18. The first Muslim Ruler in India to introduce the standing army was?
Ans: Ala -ud-din- khilji

19. The founder of Arya Samaj?
Ans: Swami Dayananda Saraswathi

20. Who was the founder of Great Magadha Empire?
Ans: Bimbisara

University of Kerala Second Semester L.L.M Examination Time Table 2015

Time table for the second semester L.L.M degree examination (Kerala University) July 2015.

Examination Date : 08.07.2015 to 17.07.2015
Examination Time : 09.30 am to 12.30 pm

Examination Time Table

Day & DateSubject
08.07.2015 Paper IV – Legislative Process
10.07.2015Paper V – Judicial Process
13.07.2015Optional Paper I
1. General Principles of Criminal Law
2. Administrative Law Role & Relevance
3. Principles of International Law
4. Constitutional Principles
5. Basic Jurisprudential Aspects of SCT
15.07.2015Optional Paper II
1. Criminal Responsibility – Defences and Justifications
2. Legislative and Adjudicatory Powers of the Administration
3. Law of Treaties & Peaceful Settlement of International Dispute
4. Constitutional Structure
5. Science & Technology – Human Rights Perspective
17.07.2015Optional Paper III
1. Punishment and Crime Prevention
2. Discretionary Powers of the Administration
3. International Organisations
4. Constitution & Social Justice
5. Biological Diversity and Legal Order

Kerala Plus One (10+1) Second Allotment Result 2015 - Check Online

Kerala Higher Secondary Plus One tabbed entry 2015 second allotment result has published. Candidates can check their allotment result online.

Check Plus One Second Allotment Result 2015

1. Go to second allotment result link >> ALLOTMENT LINK
2. Enter your application number, Date of birth and select a district then click on submit link.
3. Now you can view your Plus One second allotment result 2015.

According to the list, admission will be held on June 29, 30 and July 1.

More Details 

Jun 22, 2015

Kerala PSC Municipal / Block Panchayat Secretary 2015 - Practice Questions

Kerala Public Service Commission has announced the exam date for Municipal Secretary Grade III & Block Panchayat Secretary (common test) exam, which will be conducted in July 2015. Kerala PSC Municipal Secretary Grade III & Block Panchayat Secretary exam will be held on Saturday, July 04, 2015.

Candidates who already applied for the posts, can download their hall tickets from Kerala PSC official website.

Practice Questions

1. Which Indian city is known as the ‘Cathedral City of India’ ?
Answer : Bhubaneswar

2. The Parashuram Express runs between :
Answer : Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalapuram

3. Burma was separated from India in :
Answer : 1937

4. The Chairman of the Governing Body of Kudumbashree Mission is :
Answer : Minister for Local Self Govt.

5. Podiatrist is a doctor who treats :
Answer : feet

6. Centre of Origin of Rubber :
Answer : Brazil

7. The fear of bees is :
Answer : Apiphobia

8. The chemical name of baking soda is : 
Answer : Sodium Nitrate

9. "Life is Good" is the tag line of which consumer durables company in India?
Answer : LG

10. The Chennakesava Temple is found in :
Answer : Mysore

11. Puralimala is situated in :
Answer : Thalassery

12. Edakkal caves are in :
Answer : Wayanad district

13. The Right to Information Act 2005, came into effect full :
Answer : 12th October

14. The first Malayalee appeared in the postal Stamp :
Answer : Sree Narayana Guru

15. Solid carbon dioxide is known as :
Answer : Dry ice

Jun 21, 2015

Where is the headquarter of KILA located?

(A) Thrissur
(B) Palakkad
(C) Ernakulam
(D) Alappuzha

Jun 19, 2015

Who was the first opposition leader of Kerala legislative assembly?

(A) K. Karunakaran
(B) C.H. Muhammed Koya
(C) P.T. Chacko
(D) A.R. Menon

Jun 30, 2015

Facts about Kerala

DR. PALPU

1. Whom Sarojini Naidu dubbed as 'The Immortal Personality among The Great revolutionaries in India'?
2. Who is regarded as the connecting link between Swami Vivekananda and Sri Narayana Guru?
3. The first member of Ezhava community in Travancore to become medical graduate.
4. Who was advised by Swami Vivekananda to establish an organisation for the upliftment of backward communities in Travancore?
5. The third signatory of Ezhava Memorial?
6. Who gave financial assistance to Kumaranasan for his studies in Bangalore and kolkata?
7. The first leader to make an attempt to organise the members of Ezhava community in Travancore?
8. Who authored the treatise 'Treatment of Thiyyas in Travancore?
9. The founder of Travancore Ezhava Sabha.
10. Who took initiative to submit The Ezhava Memorial of 1896?

KUMARAN ASAN

1. who was called 'Viplavathinte Sukra Nakshathram' by Joseph Mundassery?
2. The first General Secretary of SNDP Yogam?
3. Who translated the 'Light of Asia' of Edwin Arnold in to Malayalam with the title 'Sri Buddha Charitam'?
4. The Malayalam poet of 20th century with profound Buddhist influence?
5. Whose final resting place is 'Kumarakodi'?
6. Who established Sarada Book Depot?
7. Whom Dr. Palpu called 'Chinna Swamy'?
8. The Malayalam poet who passed away in Redeemer Boat Tragedy in 1924.
9. Whose memorial is established at Thonnakkal in Thiruvananthapuram district?
10. Whom Thayat Sankaran called 'the poet of Renaissance?

THYCAUD AYYA

1. The leader of renaissance in Kerala whose real name was subbarayan.
2. Who was respectfully called 'Suprend Ayya'?
3. To whom Chattampi Swamikal introduced Nanu Swami (Sri Narayana Guru)
4. The leader of renaissance who was the Manager of Thycaud residency?
5. Who initiated the lessons of yoga to Sri Narayana Guru?
6. The leader or renaissance who was born at Nagalapuram in 1814.
7. The leader or renaissance who pioneered Sri Narayana Guru, Chattampi Swamikal and Ayyankali
8. The leader of renaissance who was invited by Swathi Thirunal to his palace?
9. From whom Chattampi Swamikal Practised 'Hatayagu'?
10. Who established 'Saiva Prakashika Sabha' at Thiruvananthapuram?

AYYAN KALI

1. The found of sadhujana paripalana sangham
2. The leader of “Kallumala samaram”
3. Whom Mahatma Gandhi called “Pulaya Raja”?
4. The first belonged to depressed classes to be nominated to Travancore assembly.
5. Who led perinad strike?
6. The leader of kerala renaissance who was born at venganoor in thiruvananthapuram in 1863.
7. Who led the first organized strike of agricultural labourers in Travancore?
8. The leader of renaissance related to the controversial “Villuvandi Yatra” in Travancore history.
9. Whose statue is erected at vellayambalam junction in thiruvananthapuram?
10. Who established a “Kudippallikkoodam” for the depressed classes at venganoor in 1905?

CHATTAMPI SWAMIKAL

1. Who introduced Narayana Guru to Thycaud Ayya?
2. The social reformer who was known as ‘Shamukhadasan’?
3. Who was known as ‘Saint without saffron’?
4. Who was born at Kannammoola (Kollur) in 1853?
5. The social reformer whose real was ‘Ayyappan’?
6. The social reformer who was fondly called ‘kunjan’ during his childhood and later came to be known as ‘kunjan Pillai’
7. Who wrote ‘Vedadhikara Niroopanam’?
8. Who was known as ‘Sarva Vidhyadhiraja’?
9. Whom Narayana Guru met at aniyor temple near vamanapuram?
10. Who gave satisfactory explanation about ‘Chin Mudra’ to Vivekananda while he visited kerala?

Jun 29, 2015

General Science - Practice Questions and Answers

VITAMINS

  • A vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism needs in limited quantities.
  • In 1912, Sir HG Hopkins first identified vitamins in milk.
  • It was Casimir Funk who named Vitamins.
  • Vitamins are of two types- Water Soluble Vitamins and Fat Soluble Vitamins.
  • Vitamin B Complex and Vitamin C are Water Soluble Vitamins.
  • Vitamin A, D, E and K are Fat Soluble Vitamins.

Vitamins and Scientific Names

  • Vitamin B1 - Thiamine
  • Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
  • Vitamin B3 - Niacin
  • Vitamin B6 - Pyridoxine
  • Vitamin B12 - Cyanocobalamin
  • Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
  • Vitamin A - Retinol
  • Vitamin D - Calciferol
  • Vitamin E - Tocopherol
  • Vitamin K - Phylloquinone


Vitamins and Deficiency Diseases

Deficiency of vitamins causes the following diseases.
  • Vitamin B - Beri Beri, Pellagra,
  • Vitamin C - Scurvy
  • Vitamin A - Night Blindness, Xerophthalmia (Dry eyes)
  • Vitamin D - Rickets
  • Vitamin E - Sterility
  • Vitamin K - Delay in Blood Clotting.


Diseases and Causative Organisms

Bacterial Diseases
  • Anthrax - Bacillus anthracis
  • Whooping Cough - Bordetella pertussis
  • Botulism, acute food poisoning - Clostridium botulinum
  • Tetanus - Clostridium tetani
  • Diphtheria - Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Diarrhea - Escherichia coli
  • Peptic Ulcer - Helicobacter pylori
  • Leprosy - Mycobacterium leprae
  • Tuberculosis - Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Gonorrhea - Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Viral Diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • AIDS
  • Influenza
  • Common Cold
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Varicella, etc are examples of infectious diseases caused by virus


HUMAN BLOOD- SOME FACTS

  • Blood is a kind of connective tissue.
  • Around 55% of the blood is constituted by blood plasma and the remaining constitutes the blood cells.
  • Albumin, Globulin and Fibrinogen are the major plasma proteins.
  • Fibrinogen is plasma protein needed for the clotting of blood.
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC- Erythrocytes), White Blood Cells (WBC- Leucocytes) and Platelets are the three types of blood cells.
  • Red Blood Cells (RBC) are the most abundant of all the cells in blood.
  • In mammals, RBC does not carry the nucleus.
  • RBCs contain an oxygen carrying pigment called Hemoglobin.
  • WBC has nucleus and of five types- Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
  • Platelets are associated with the clotting of blood.
  • Karl Landsteiner first distinguished different blood groups.
  • A, B, AB and O are the four types of blood groups.
  • O group is termed as "the universal donor".
  • AB group is termed as "the universal recipient".

Jun 28, 2015

Leaders of Renaissance in Kerala - Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805-1871)

Kuriakose_Elias_Chavara
1. Kuriakose Elias Chavara is called the father of literacy in Kerala.

2. He was the first to establish a printing press in Kerala without foreign support.

3. It was started at Mannanam in Kottayam. Deepika, the oldest daily in Kerala was printed for the first time in this press (1887).

4. He was the co-founder and first Prior General of the first congregation for men in the Syro Malabar Catholic Church, now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, and of a similar one for women, the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel.

5. He was born Kuriakose Chavara on10th February, 1805, at Kainakary in Alappuzha, the son of Iko (Kuriakose) Chavara and Mariam Thoppil.

6. He was baptized on February 17, 1805, at Chennamkary Parish Church in Alappuzha.

7. In his childhood,he attended the village school. There he studied language and elementary sciences.

8. He entered the seminary in 1818 in Pallipuram where Father Thoma Palackal was the Rector. He was ordained on November 29, 1829, at Arthunkal and presided over the Holy Qurbana (Eucharist) for the first time at Chennamkary Church.

9. Desirous of living in a religious community, Chavara joined with two other priests, Fathers Thoma Palackal and Thomas Porukara, in order to live in a community following Carmelite spirituality.

10. The name of the community was the Servants of Mary Immaculate of Mount Carmel. The foundation for the first monastery at Mannanam was laid on May 11, 1831, and the trio took vows to form a religious community.

11. Chavara took the additional name of “Elias”, from the Carmelite tradition of his having been their founder. Palackal and Porukara died in 1841 and 1846, respectively.

12. Chavara became Vicar General for the Syro Malabar Catholic Church in 1861.

13. He defended the ecclesial unity of the Church, which was threatened by schism due to the consecration by Thomas Rochos of Nestorian bishops.

14. He worked to renew the faith in the church. He was a man of prayer with a devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary.

15. He was also a social reformer,an educationist and had played a major and significant role in educating women and people of lower sections of society.

16. He first introduced the system called “A school along with every church” which was successful in making education and knowledge available for everyone for free. Thus schools in Kerala are also called ‘pallikudam’(‘palli’ means church).

17. Chavara, in collaboration with Father Leopold Beccaro, O.C.D., founded the first native religious congregation for women in India, the Sisters of the Mother of Carmel (C.M.C.), in 1866.

18. Chavara died on 3rd January , 1871, aged 65, at Koonammavu, of natural causes.

19. Kuriakose Elias Chavara was canonised by Pope Francis in 2014 November.

Books and Authors

1. Adam Bede - George Eliot
2. Adonis - P. B. Shelley
3. The adventure of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
4. Adventure of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle
5. After the dark knight - S.M. Ali
6. Ain-i- Akbari - Abul Fazal
7. Ajat Shatru - Jain Shankar Prasad
8. Akbarnama - Abul Fazal
9. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
10. All the Prime Minister's Men - Janardhan Thakur
11. Amar Kosh - Amar Singh
12. An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser
13. Autobiography of an unknown Indian - Nirad C. Chaudhuri
14. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
15. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
16. Apple Cart - George Bernard Shaw
17. Arabian Night - Sir Richard Burton
18. Area of Darkness - V. S. Naipaul
19. Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw
20. As you like it - William Shakespeare
21. Asian Drama - Gunnar Myrdal
22. August 1914 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
23. Bermuda Triangle - Charles Berlitz
24. Bhagavad Gita - Ved Vyas
25. Bharat Bharati - Maithili Sharan Gupta
26. Autobiography of an Unknown Indian - Nirad C. Choudhary
27. Birth and Death of the Sun - George Garbow
28. Bisarjan - R. N. Tagore
29. Bitter Sweet - Noel Coward
30. The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson
31. The Bride's Book of beauty - Mulk Raj Anand
32. Brishbikkha - Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
33. Broken Wing's - Sarojini Naidu
34. The Bubble - Mulk Raj Anand
35. Buddha Charita m - Ashvaghosha
36. A Bunch of Old Letters - J. L. Nehru
37. Caesar and Cleopatra - George Bernard Shaw
38. Chandalika - R. N. Tagore
39. Chemmeen - Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
40. Chidambara - Sumitranandan Pant
41. Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare
42. Common Sense - Thomas Paine
43. Comus - John Milton
44. Continent of Circle - Nirad C. Choudhary
45. Coolie - Mulk Raj Anand
46. Crescent Moon - Rabindranath Tagore
47. Dark Room - R. K. Narayan
48. Das Capital - Karl Marx
49. Daughter of East - Benazir Bhutto
50. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
51. Decline of the West - O. Spengler
52. Descent of Man - Charles Darwin
53. A Divine Comedy - A Dante
54. Distant Neighbours - Kuldip Nayar
55. Discovery of India - Jawaharlal Nehru
56. Divine Life - Swami Sivananda
57. Doctor's Dilemma - G.B. Shaw
58. Don Juan - Lord Byron
59. Earth - Emile Zola
60. Emile - J.J. Rousseau
61. Essays on Gita - Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

Indian History - General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1. Who was the founder of Amritsar?
Ans : Guru Ram Das

2. What was the court language of Mughals?
Ans: Persian

3. When was the first Atom Bomb exploded?
Ans: 1945

4. In which year was China attacked India?
Ans: 1962

5. Goa was liberated on
Ans: 1961

6. The first women ruler of Delhi was?
Ans: Razia Sultana

7. The Capital of Pallavas?
Ans: Kanchi

8. Who was generally known as ``Indian Napoleon''?
Ans: Samudragupta

9. Whose reign in Ancient India is known as ``The Golden Age''?
Ans: Shahjahan

10. The Slogan ``Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'' was launched by whom?
Ans: Lal Bahadur Shastri

11. The first Viceroy of India was....?
Ans: Lord Canning

12. Hampi was the Capital of......?
Ans: Vijayanagar Empire

13. Who founded Khilji Dynasty?
Ans: Jalaluddin Khilji

14. The first battle of Panipat was fought between?
Ans: Babar and Ibrahim Lodhi

15. Who was the author of Aithihyamala?
Ans: Kottarathil Sankunni

16. During whose reign Tansen lived?
Ans: Akbar

17. Who is called the ``Father of Indian Rupee''?
Ans: Sher Shah Suri

18. The first Muslim Ruler in India to introduce the standing army was?
Ans: Ala -ud-din- khilji

19. The founder of Arya Samaj?
Ans: Swami Dayananda Saraswathi

20. Who was the founder of Great Magadha Empire?
Ans: Bimbisara

University of Kerala Second Semester L.L.M Examination Time Table 2015

Time table for the second semester L.L.M degree examination (Kerala University) July 2015.

Examination Date : 08.07.2015 to 17.07.2015
Examination Time : 09.30 am to 12.30 pm

Examination Time Table

Day & DateSubject
08.07.2015 Paper IV – Legislative Process
10.07.2015Paper V – Judicial Process
13.07.2015Optional Paper I
1. General Principles of Criminal Law
2. Administrative Law Role & Relevance
3. Principles of International Law
4. Constitutional Principles
5. Basic Jurisprudential Aspects of SCT
15.07.2015Optional Paper II
1. Criminal Responsibility – Defences and Justifications
2. Legislative and Adjudicatory Powers of the Administration
3. Law of Treaties & Peaceful Settlement of International Dispute
4. Constitutional Structure
5. Science & Technology – Human Rights Perspective
17.07.2015Optional Paper III
1. Punishment and Crime Prevention
2. Discretionary Powers of the Administration
3. International Organisations
4. Constitution & Social Justice
5. Biological Diversity and Legal Order

Kerala Plus One (10+1) Second Allotment Result 2015 - Check Online

Kerala Higher Secondary Plus One tabbed entry 2015 second allotment result has published. Candidates can check their allotment result online.

Check Plus One Second Allotment Result 2015

1. Go to second allotment result link >> ALLOTMENT LINK
2. Enter your application number, Date of birth and select a district then click on submit link.
3. Now you can view your Plus One second allotment result 2015.

According to the list, admission will be held on June 29, 30 and July 1.

More Details 

Jun 22, 2015

Kerala PSC Municipal / Block Panchayat Secretary 2015 - Practice Questions

Kerala Public Service Commission has announced the exam date for Municipal Secretary Grade III & Block Panchayat Secretary (common test) exam, which will be conducted in July 2015. Kerala PSC Municipal Secretary Grade III & Block Panchayat Secretary exam will be held on Saturday, July 04, 2015.

Candidates who already applied for the posts, can download their hall tickets from Kerala PSC official website.

Practice Questions

1. Which Indian city is known as the ‘Cathedral City of India’ ?
Answer : Bhubaneswar

2. The Parashuram Express runs between :
Answer : Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalapuram

3. Burma was separated from India in :
Answer : 1937

4. The Chairman of the Governing Body of Kudumbashree Mission is :
Answer : Minister for Local Self Govt.

5. Podiatrist is a doctor who treats :
Answer : feet

6. Centre of Origin of Rubber :
Answer : Brazil

7. The fear of bees is :
Answer : Apiphobia

8. The chemical name of baking soda is : 
Answer : Sodium Nitrate

9. "Life is Good" is the tag line of which consumer durables company in India?
Answer : LG

10. The Chennakesava Temple is found in :
Answer : Mysore

11. Puralimala is situated in :
Answer : Thalassery

12. Edakkal caves are in :
Answer : Wayanad district

13. The Right to Information Act 2005, came into effect full :
Answer : 12th October

14. The first Malayalee appeared in the postal Stamp :
Answer : Sree Narayana Guru

15. Solid carbon dioxide is known as :
Answer : Dry ice

Jun 21, 2015

Where is the headquarter of KILA located?

(A) Thrissur
(B) Palakkad
(C) Ernakulam
(D) Alappuzha

Jun 19, 2015

Who was the first opposition leader of Kerala legislative assembly?

(A) K. Karunakaran
(B) C.H. Muhammed Koya
(C) P.T. Chacko
(D) A.R. Menon