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What is SFIO?

 The SFIO(Serious Fraud Investgation Office)is a multi-disciplinary organization under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, consisting of experts in the filed of accountancy, forensic auditing, law, information technology, investigation, company law, capital market and taxation for detecting and prosecuting or recommending for prosecution white-collar crimes/frauds.
Satyam fraud was investigated by SFIO.


What are Luther L Terry awards related to?

Luther L. Terry Awards, created to honor exemplary individual and organizational achievements in the field of tobacco control and prevention throughout the world. The 2009 Luther L. Terry Awards ceremony was hosted by the American Cancer Society at the 14th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) in Mumbai, India, on March 11, 2009. Recently this award has been given to K Vishvanath Reddy.

What is STPF?

Special Tiger Protection force which has been set up for wild life conservation.STPF has been set up by following the directives of NTCA(National Tiger Conservation Authority). 13 sensitive area have been selected for creation and depolyment of Special Tiger Protection Force in India

What is India US MOU on Biofuel?

India and United states has signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which both country will cooperate in production and marketing of biofuels in a manner which is environment friendly. Mode of production and marketing will be in accordance with national priorities and in keeping in mind the socio economic developmental goal.
Importance will be laid down on production and development of quality planting materials and high sugar containing verities of sugarcane,sugar,sweet sorghum and cassava. 

Till which year English was authorized to be continued by Constitution of India Initially?

Part XVII of the Indian constitution deals with Official language and other languages. Part XVII consists for article 343 to Article 351. Article 343 (2) provides that for a period of fifteen years from the commencement of this Constitution, the English language shall continue to be used for all the official purposes of the Union for which it was being used immediately before such commencement. Thus the constitution of India authorized continued Use of English up to January 25, 1965. 

What is Sunday Best ?

Sunday Best is a colloquial term used traditionally for a dress code or clothes wearing to church on Sundays. However , the term is also applicable to any clothes which are someone's best

Who would discharge the duties of President , if seats of both President and Vice President are vacant in India?

Chief Justice of India. Justice M Hidaytullah acted a president in 1969 in his capacity as Chief justice of India as both the offices of President and Vice president were vacant at that time. Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah was holding the post of Chief Justice of India, the then Acting President of India, late V.V. Giri, tendered resignation in order to contest the Presidential Election. Justice Hidayatullah was thereupon sworn in as the Acting President of India on 20th July 1969 and served in that capacity till late V.V. Giri was sworn in as the duly elected President of the Republic. After his retirement as the Chief Justice of India, he was unanimously elected as the Vice President of India as a result of a consensus amongst different political parties and occupied that high office with distinction from 1979 to 1984.

How Time Zone Difference Helps Indian BPO Industry?

The timezone difference of US and Other developed countries and India is approximately 10-12 hours. This is of great advantage in BPO operations. This is because of the reduced turnaround time.
Turnaround time is the total time taken between the submission of a program for execution and the return of the complete output to the customer. In developed countries the processing services are perfomed at night and so India is able to provide round the clock services. This way India is able to leverage the Time Zone difference. 

Why Kesavanand Bharti Case of 1973 is famous?

The supreme court of India enunciated the doctrine of the basic Structure of the Indian constitution in this case. The honorable Supreme Court held that “There are certain principles within the framework of Indian Constitution which are inviolable and hence cannot be amended by the Parliament. These principles were commonly termed as Basic Structure.”
The case was Kesavananda Bharati v. The State of Kerala and Others. The essence of the judgment was that - It is the basis for the power of the Indian judiciary to review, and strike down, amendments to the Constitution of India passed by the Indian parliament which conflict with or seek to alter the constitution's 'basic structure'.
42nd amendment: The 42nd amendment of the constitution of India was basically to reduce the power of Supreme Court & high courts to pronounce on constitutionality of laws.

In which amendment of Indian Constitution, Fundamental Duties were added ?

10 Fundamental Duties of citizens were added by the 42nd Amendment Act in 1976.The 11th Fundamental Duty, which states that every citizen "who is a parent or guardian, to provide opportunities for education to his child or, as the case may be, ward between the age of six and fourteen years" was added by the 86th constitutional amendment in 2002.

What is Selective Retention?

A person tends to remember only those facts, thoughts, incidences and messages which are closer to their interests, values and beliefs. For example, over a period of time, a person may only retain those things in memory about his / her school days which were interesting, pleasing and good ones forgetting the bitter experiences. Selective retention studied as a part of consumer behavior in marketing also. Buyers tend to remember information inputs that support their beliefs and forget inputs that do not. 

In which year first Arjuna Awards were conferred in Archery in India?

Arjuna award was instituted in 1961 as the highest national recognition for outstanding performance in sports & games in Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth games, World Cup, World Championships etc. The first recipient of Arjuna award in archery was Krishna Das in 1981. Other awardeees are:
1989: Shyam Lal, 1991: Limba Ram, 1992 S Kumar Singh, 2005 Tarundeep Rai , 2005 Dola Banejee , 2006 Jayant Talukdar and 2009: Mangal Singh Champia



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