Demand Draft DD charges SBI (2016 - 2017) calculate online

DD (Demand Draft) charges SBI, PNB, ICICI, AXIS, HDFC, CANARA

Demand Draft (DD) or Bankers' cheque is bill issued by the bank to pay a certain sum in favour of specified party or an organisation. Demand Draft is most popular and preferred way of payment as the risk of non-clearance or cheque getting bounced is nil, because it is the responsibility of the banker to make the payment to the party. So, to make the Demand Draft bank has some fees usually known as Demand Draft exchange rates or the bank commission which one has to pay extra in order to make the draft, which varies between different banks.

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We have prepared the (State Bank of India) SBI Demand Draft charges calculator by following their service charge policy mentioned in their official web portal. Link to Demand Draft charges SBI is given below the calculator. Similarly, we have the Demand Draft charges PNB (Punjab National Bank), online DD charges ICICI, DD Remittance calculator online for AXIX Bank, Demand Draft exchange rate CANARA Bank, and HDFC Bank.

Disclaimer: The Online Demand Draft charges calculator for SBI, PNB, and other Indian banks  are prepared according to their service charges policies just for informational purposes, it is recommended to visit bank website to verify the charges as the bank policies keep changing with time.

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    The Hindu Metro Plus, Education Plus, Science and Technology supplement epapers

    The Hindu Education Plus

    It is targeted to students at different levels like schools, colleges, universities, professional courses, vocational courses etc. It is printed every Monday in Delhi  and Thursday in Chennai
    The Hindu Education Plus epaper also Includes The Hindu Science and Technology Section which consists the latest Science News, Technology News, Tech Reviews, Tech Analysis. UPSC IAS aspirants must read and prepare the notes from Science and Technology page of the Hindu for premims GS paper.

    The Hindu Metro Plus

    The various topics of discussion on this page include Lifestyle, Music, Heritage, People, Fashion, Dining Out, guess who and sport. It throws light on the most happening moments, places and events of the city and captures the pulse of the city’s changing lifestyle.
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    The benefit of this tool is that it gives only one or two must-read news at a time that allows you to dig the insight about it, whereas newspaper or social media news has the lot of materials that we tend to skip the story only by reading its headline.

    Secondly, the news is delivered to you by email thus consumes very less data, if you don’t have time to read at that moment you can just discard it and read it later whereas in social media you have to search the news scrolling up and down which will just waste your time and consumes lots of data. Since it is the breaking news it will boost your general knowledge, current affairs everything.

    So, in this digital era, I am going to share you an important information or let’s call it a trick or a tool which will keep you ahead without having to read daily newspapers, magazines or General Knowledge bulky books. If you have enough time then you can download the Hindu epaper free and enjoy reading it online.

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    IAS interview questions and answers (Best of 2016 by UPSC)

    The Civil Services Examination conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) India is considered the toughest among all the interviews in India and stands third toughest when considered globally. To illustrate some statistics about the level of difficulty the UPSC conducts it's IAS examination. Every year about 2 lakhs aspirants writes the preliminary examination out of which only about 12,000 candidates gets short-listed to write the mains which comprise 6% while 94% gets out of the race in the first round itself. Only 2000 among 12000 aspirants will be invited for the personal interview and about 1000 name will ultimately appear in the final list. So, only 0.5% success and 99.5% failure, what else can be the toughest examination than UPSC Civil Services Examination?

    UPSC interview questions are always tricky and require the presence of mind to answer them.

    UPSC IAS toughest personal interview questions.

    25 toughest UPSC IAS toppers personal interview questions and answers.

    Question 1:

    Interviewer: have a cup of sugarless tea adding a teaspoonful of sugar.

    Candidate: Initially he got bemused and thought for a few seconds, and added a teaspoonful of sugar into the tea cup and stirred well.
    Secondly, he took one more teaspoonful of sugar and ate it to sweeten his mouth.
    After sweetening his mouth, he started drinking the cup of tea which made the tea SUGARLESS.
    As we all know, we feel sugarless to tea/coffee after consuming sweets.

    Question 2:

    Interviewer: You have a choice. Do you want me to ask you one very difficult question or ten very easy questions?

    Candidate: Sir, ask me the difficult question.

    Interviewer: Okay, but still, this question must be bread & butter for you. Find and Pinpoint the Centre of gravity of this table (while pointing towards his workplace table, which had a highly irregular shape).

    Candidate: Sir, it's here (while pointing towards a random point on the table).

    Interviewer: Explain to me, how did you come to that conclusion?

    Candidate: Sir, you said that you will ask only one difficult question!

    Question 3:

    Interviewer: " What if I call your mother PROSTITUTE ? "

    Candidate: The Cool Guy answered with smile on his face " My father is the only one customer..!! He will give a lot of Love in return."

    Question 4:

    Interviewer: There is one scooter It has 2 tyres and one stepni (spare tyre). Each tyre can run 5 km How long a scooter can run?
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    Candidate: 3 tyres, each can run 5 km = total 15 km.
    However, at any time, you need 2 tyres. Hence, the total maximum distance that can be covered = 15/2 = 7.5 km. How to achieve the maximum distance?

    Let the 3 tyres be A, B and C. 
    Run on A and B for 2.5 km (remaining: A = 2.5, B = 2.5, C = 5) 
    Run on B and C for 2.5 km (remaining: A = 2.5, B = 0, C = 2.5) 
    Run on A and C for 2.5 km (remaining: A = 0, B = 0, C = 0) 

    Question 5:

    Interviewer: You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night,
    it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
    1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
    2. An old friend who once saved your life.
    3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
    Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?

    This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
    • You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first;
    • or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to ! pay him back.
    • However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
    The candidate who was selected had no trouble coming up with his answer. Guess what was his answer?

    Candidate: I would give the car keys to my Old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams."

    Question 6:

    Interviewer: Fill this cup with the water. 

    Candidate: Poured some water into a cup and it overflowed slightly.

    Interviewer: "nervous?" asked the interviewer.

    Candidate: "No sir, I always give my 110%".

    Q7. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?

    Ans. Concrete floors are very hard to crack! 

    Q8. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?

    Ans. No time at all its already built.

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    Q9. Approximately how many birthdays does the average Japanese woman have?

    Ans. Just one. All the others are anniversaries.

    Q10. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges on the other hand, what would you have?

    Ans. Very large hands. 

    Q11. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

    Ans, It is not a problem since you will never find an elephant with one hand.

    Q12. How can a man go eight days without sleep?

    Ans. He sleeps at night.

    Q13. Why is it impossible to send a telegram to Washington today ?

    Ans. Because he is dead.

    Q14. If you throw a blue stone into the red sea what will it become ?

    Ans. It becomes wet. 

    Q15. What often falls but never gets hurt ?

    Ans. Rain

    Q16. What is that no man ever saw which never was but always will be?

    Ans. Tomorrow 

    Q17. What looks like half apple?

    Ans. The other half. 

    Q18. What can you never eat for breakfast?

    Ans. Lunch & Dinner.

    Q19. What gets wet while drying?

    Ans. A towel. 

    Q20. What 3 letters change a girl into a woman ?

    Ans. AGE.

    Q21. What happened when the wheel was invented ?

    Ans. It caused a revolution.

    Q22. How is it easy to weigh a fish?

    Ans. Because it has its own scales.

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    Q23. Why does a bike rest on its leg?

    Ans. Because it is too tired.

    Q24. The Bay of Bengal is in which state?

    Ans liquid (UPSC)

    Q25. Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday or Sunday?

    Ans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

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    Which Came first? Hen or the Egg. [Solved]

    Chicken and the egg debate ends here

    Everyone must have indulged in this debate at least once which ended in the dilemma stating "which came first - chicken or the egg?" 
    hen or the egg which came first

    Yes, the egg came first.

    In nature, living things evolve through changes in their DNA. Chickens, as a species, became chickens through a long, slow process of evolution. At some point, a chicken-like bird produced an offspring that, due to some mutation in its DNA, crossed the threshold from mere chicken likeness into chicken actuality. That is to say, a proto-chicken gave birth to a real-life official chicken. And since that real-life official chicken came out of its own egg, we can say that the egg came first.

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    Another way to look at the question would be to ask which came first in evolutionary history. Once again, the egg takes precedence. Many characteristics of the modern avian egg - namely an oblong, asymmetrical shape and a hardened shell - were in place before birds diverged from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago. 

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    Chickens evolved from non-chickens through small changes caused by the mixing of male and female DNA or by mutations to the DNA that produced the zygote. These changes and mutations only have an effect at the point where a new zygote is created. That is, two non-chickens mated and the DNA in their new zygote contained the mutation(s) that produced the first true chicken. That one zygote cell divided to produce the first true chicken.

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    Prior to that first true chicken zygote, there were only non-chickens. The zygote cell is the only place where DNA mutations could produce a new animal, and the zygote cell is housed in the chicken's egg. So, the egg must have come first.

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    NIT Sikkim supercomputer PARAM Kanchenjunga, the fastest among all 31 NITs.

    PARAM Kanchenjunga, the fastest Supercomputer of North East India, housed at the National Institute of Technology Sikkim’s campus Ravangla, South Sikkim was formally unveiled by Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil at the NIT Sikkim campus, near Gangtok on 15th April 2016. The NIT Sikkim's supercomputer, ‘PARAM Kanchenjunga’ is a collaboration between Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C—DAC) Pune and the Ministry of Communications and IT.

    PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer at NIT Sikkim

    What is a supercomputer ?

    A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer. The performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS).
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    Points to know about NIT Sikkim's supercomputer, The PARAM Kanchenjunga.
    • The NIT Sikkim's supercomputer is named 'Param Kanchenjunga' because the word 'Param' means 'Supreme' comes from Sanskrit language and Kanchenjunga, as many of you would know, is the third highest mountain in the world located in Sikkim. 

    • The PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer is equipped with the latest Intel-based processor and accelerator technologies with a peak computing power of 15 Teraflops which will give a major boost to research at all levels. 

    • The PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer not only shares the distinct privilege of being the fastest supercomputer in the North East region, but it would also be the fastest supercomputer among all the 31 NITs. 

    • The entire system cost to establish the PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer exceeds over Rs. 2 crore while the related infrastructure to house it including electrical and air-conditioning has cost the NIT Sikkim Rs 50 lakh. 

    • Using the PARAM Kanchenjunga supercomputer , two faculty members of NIT Sikkim are already studying how to increase the efficiency of fuel movement through long oil pipelines such as from the Middle East to India. 

    • Another project deals with the measurement of ocean surface temperature for weather forecasting through simulation. 

    • Besides, a few student projects have also started running on the new supercomputer like an app for instant information system regarding road condition for the tourists.
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    Some Interesting must know facts about supercomputers in India

    • Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, houses the fastest supercomputer of India with the theoretical peak of 790.7 teraflops, called Aaditya, which is used for climate research and operational forecasting.

    • Tianhe-2 or TH-2 established by china is the world's fastest supercomputer with peak computing power of 33.86 petaflops while the second fastest supercomputer TITAN is housed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which achieved 17.59 petaflops.
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    Ever wondered why are School buses always painted yellow?

    Yellow is a color which was especially formulated for use on school buses in North America in 1939. The color is now officially known in Canada and the U.S. as National School Bus Glossy Yellow and was originally called National School Bus Chrome. The pigment used for this color was, for a long time, the lead-containing chrome yellow.

    The color was chosen because it attracts attention and is noticed quickly in peripheral vision, faster than any other color. Scientists describe this as follows: "Lateral peripheral vision for detecting yellows is 1.24 times greater than for red."

    Some facts about yellow cars, trucks and other moving vehicles:

    If there’s fog or any kind of bad weather, drivers will still be able to see yellow cars and any moving vehicle fairly well.

    Not only are school buses yellow, but also many earth-moving, road-building and other outdoor machines are yellow because you could get hurt if you accidentally run into one of them. Many accidents occur in farms and outdoors because the victim saw the moving object too late. If it’s yellow, you have a strong warning!
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    Ever wondered why milk overflows on boiling?

    milk overflows on boiling

    Milk is a pale liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals which primarily constitutes 
    • Water:   83-87% 
    • Protein: 3.5% 
    • Sugar:   5% and 
    • Fat:       4 - 7.4%.
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    Milk contains tiny globules of fat and casein which are not dissolved but suspended in water. On heating milk, there occurs a separation between fat and the water, fat being lighter than water floats as a cream leaving water below the fat (creamy layer). As the milk start boiling water turns into vapor in the form of steam bubbles, but is trapped under the fatty layer (milk cream). Further heating results in the formation of more bubbles and these bubbles expand and lift the creamy layer causing it to overflow.

    In the case of water, the steam bubbles break as they reach the surface and vapor freely evaporates. 

    This is the reason why milk overflows on boiling while water doesn't.
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    Ever wondered why are the testicles outside the male body?

    Many of you might not have ever wondered why the God or the creator have placed the testicles or the scrotum outside of the male's body, instead of keeping it inside. In fact, I too being a boy had never thought of it, but today when I googled "why a man should wear a boxer?" and read an article, I was amazed to know the scientific reason behind the fact, why the testicles are outside the male body which I would like to share with you here today.

    The testicles (also called testes or gonads) are the male sex glands. They are located behind the penis in a pouch of skin called the scrotum. The testicles produce sperm and testosterone. The testicles are located outside the body because sperm develops best at a temperature several degrees cooler than normal internal body temperature

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    Why should a man prefer a boxer over a brief?

    The study shows that for about one-half of couples with fertility problems, sperm count is the cause. But maybe something as simple as changing the kind of underwear a man wears can make a difference.
    As I said earlier, the temperature of the testes is at issue: In order for testes to produce sufficient quality and quantity of sperm, the temperature of testes must be lower than the core body temperature.

    Testes can overheat when a man wears brief underwear. If the testes are too hot -- several degrees above where they should be -- they are not able to produce sufficient sperm, resulting in low sperm count.
    According to a recent study, men who wore boxer shorts during the day and nothing to bed had significantly lower levels of damaged DNA in their sperm compared to those who wore tight underpants during the day and at night.

    To keep testes at optimal temperature:
    1. Don't wear tight pants -- particularly during sports activities. Wear loose clothing, especially if you sit for long periods of time.
    2. Wear boxer shorts at all times. "Of course, they just don't work under tight pants,"
    3. Stay away from saunas and hot tubs.
    Another tip: When you're at home, take off your pants, and stay free.
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