NPSC PRELIM EXAM CUT OFF MARKS FOR 2013 PRELIM
B/T = 75 out of 2oo marks
General = 83 “ “
Total number of candidates to be selected for mains=600.
Father of the Nation is an honorific title given to a man considered the driving force behind the establishment of a nation. As per Wikipedia, it was Subhas Chandra Bose who used the term for Mahatma Gandhi, in a radio address from Singapore in 1944. Later, it was recognised by the Indian government. When Gandhi was assassinated, India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, in a radio address to the nation, had announced that the Father of the Nation “is no more.”
One of the main objectives of Aurangzeb’s policy was to demolish Hindu temples. When he ordered (13th October 1666) removal of the carved railing, which Prince Dara Shukoh had presented to Keshava Rai temple at Mathura, he had observed ‘In the religion of the Musalmans it is improper even to look at a temple’, and that it was totally unbecoming of a Muslim to act like Dara Shukoh (Exhibit No. 6, Akhbarat, 13th October 1666).
Part of Mughal conquests
Subhash Chandra Bose was referred to as the “Nethaji” first by?Mahatma Gandhi.
1. The Indian currency system was converted into decimal system by the Indian Coinage Amendment act 1955 which was brought into force from 1 April 1957. The old system of Rupee, Annas, and Paise was replaced by Rupee and Paise system.
2. The first one-Paise coin under the decimal system was issued in March 1962 and the first one Rupee coin in July 1962.
3. All Coins and One Rupee notes are issued by the Government of India and Therefore, the one Rupee notes does not bear the signature of the Governor of the RBI.
4. The Current Series which began in 1996 is called the “Mahatma Gandhi Series”.
5. The Currency notes of Rs 500, bearing a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and Ashoka Pillar emblem were issued by RBI from 3 October 1987.
6. The Mahatma Gandhi Series of banknotes are issued by the Reserve Bank of India as the legal tender of Indian Rupee. As the name suggests, the series is so called because the observe of the banknotes prominently display the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Since its introduction in 1996, this series has replaced all issued banknotes.
7. Each notes has its amount written in 15 languages (English and Hindi and 13 other languages), illustrating the diversity of the country.
8. The Indian rupee symbol (officially adopted in 2010) is derived from the Devanagari consonant “र” (Ra) with an added horizontal bar. The symbol can also be derived from the Latin consonant “R” by removing the vertical line, and adding two horizontal bars (like the symbols for the Japanese yen and the euro). The first series of coins with the rupee symbol was launched on 8 July 2011.
9. D. Uday Kumar designed this Logo of Indian Rupee.
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