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August 25, 2016

Important Details you should know about 2016 Summer Rio Olympics (Highlights)

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Hi friends.. I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Rio Olympics completed.. So here I am sharing important details of Olympics.. Happy Readings :)

2016 Summer Rio Olympics
  • Held During : 5th  to 21st August 2016
  • IOC president : Thomas Bach
  • It is 31st Modern Olympics
  • 2016 Rio Olympic cauldron was lit by : Vanderlei de Lima
  • Venue : Rio de Janerio(Brazil)
    • Brazil capital : Brasília
    • Brazil currency : Brazilian real
  • Opening cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium
  • Closing cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium

August 24, 2016

Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 65

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  • Everyone is frightened when they see a tiger.  (wrong)
  • Everyone is frightened when he sees a tiger.  (correct)
    • Explanation : 'Every' is a singular word, which when attached to a singular man like 'one' refers to all individual members of a group. So, it will take a singular pronoun. 
  • None of us have seen him. (wrong)
  • None of us has seen him.  (correct)
    • Explanation : 'None' is a singular word, therefore it will take a singular verb. 
  • My books are better than my friend.  (wrong)
  • My books are better than those of my friend.  (correct)
    • Explanation : When comparing two things in a sentence, use 'that of', 'these of', 'those of'. 

English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 18th August 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 18th August 2016. Happy Reading :)

Indian Express  August 18, 2016  Playing the Baloch card.

  • Hyphenate – To join words, etc. with a hyphen.
  • Gambit – An opening move in chess in which a pawn is sacrificed.
  • Delusion – A misleading opinion, idea or belief.
  • Abet – To incite or help a person in crime.
  • Retaliation – Make an attack in return for a similar attack.
  • Escalation -  To grow bigger by stages.
  • Prick – To puncture.
  • Predilection – Preference, liking.
  • Contemplate – To gaze upon.
  • Stoic – One who bears pain and discomfort without complaint.

Latest Banking Awareness Quiz 2016 for IBPS PO VI and Clerks VI Exams

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  1. On 1 August 2016, RBI released guideline for 'on tap' licensing of Universal Banks i the private sector. As per these guidelines the validity of the in-principle approval issue for these banks will be ____________
    1. 12 months
    2. 24 months
    3. 20 months
    4. 36 months
    5. 18 months
  2. 'On tap' licensing of Universal Banks stopped current stop-start policy of RBI to issue licenses to Banks. The minimum paid-up voting equity capital for this bank shall be ____________
    1. Rs.100 crores
    2. Rs.1000 crores
    3. Rs.1500 acres
    4. Rs.5000 crores
    5. Rs.500 crores

National Emblems of some Important Countries

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Hi friends, I am Sindhu. Here I am sharing the General Knowledge topic, the list of National Emblems of some Important Countries. Happy Reading :)

National Emblems of some Important Countries
  • India - Lioned Capitol
  • Pakistan - Crescent & Star
  • Bangladesh - Water Lily
  • Netherlands - Lion
  • U.K. - Rose

16th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The first South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Youth Parliamentarians Conference on `Peace and Harmony for Development’ was started in Islamabad, Pakistan
    • The two-day conference will be held from August 16 to 18, 2016.
    • This conference intends to offer young Parliamentarians’ narrative as a prelude to the 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in November 2016.
  • The coastal state of Goa has been given the opportunity to host the BRICS summit.
    • Goa was picked ahead of other states because of its high hospitality standards, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said in a statement.
    • Note : The BRICS summit will be held in Goa in mid-October.
  • India has provided One million US Dollars grant to Zimbabwe in the wake of El Nino induced drought disaster.

National Affairs
  • The Union Government has allowed online authentication using Aadhar for new mobile connections. 
    • In this regard Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued guidelines for Aadhaar Electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC).
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