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February 25, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 23rd February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A battle lost ?"

  • Scotch - to prevent something from being believed or being done
  • The status quo - the present situation
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Endeavour - an attempt to do something
  • Yield - to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information
  • Eenthusiastic - very interested in something or excited by it
  • Reactionary - strongly opposed to any social or political change
  • Embark on something - to start something new or important
  • Resistance -  the ability not to be affected or harmed by something
  • Stepped down - to leave an official position or job
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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 15

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Friends, this is the 15th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'N'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 15

  • Catch or arrest someone who is doing something illegal
    • nab (verb)
  • A situation's worst moment
    • nadir (noun)
  • Complain continuously to someone about their behavirour 
    • nag (verb)
  • Lasting for a long time and difficult to remove
    • nagging (adjective)
  • Lacking experience and judgement and believing what people say
    • naive (adjective)
  • Someone having the same name as someone else or thing
    • namesake (noun)
  • Technology involving building structures with individual molecules of substances 
    • nanotechnology (noun)
  • A short sleep taken during the day 
    • nap (noun)
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February 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 10

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The Kalimpong subdivision of the Darjeeling hills became the 21st district of which state ?



The first e-commerce company in India listed with SEBI, has recently announced plans to merge operations with online payment gateway CCAvenue. Name it ?



The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has opened a first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in which Indian city for economic capacity building in South Asia ?



India's maiden sport-themed literary festival was recently held at Pune during February 21 and 22. Name it ?



The Indian women's cricket team captain has recently became the second woman player to cross 5,500 runs in ODIs. Name her ?

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Essay : Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

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Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

Overview
  • Early childhood and family background. 
  • Educational background. 
  • Started career in Google in 2004. 
  • Playing vital role in launching 'Google Chrome' 
  • His easy and focussed outlook and excellent performance in developing all Google products. 
  • Appointment as the CEO of Google. 
  • Great team leader, achieved success with passion, determination and motivation.
"I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There's a bit of time travel involved."
Sundar Pichai is an Indian-American business executive and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. He was born on 12th July, 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil Brahmin family. His father, Regunatha Pichai worked as a senior electric engineer in General Electrics and managed a factory that made electrical components and his mother was a stenographer before his birth. He belonged to a middle class family.

He completed his schooling from Chennai and earned his bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. After graduation, he pursued MS from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennyslvania.
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February 24, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The Saeed test"

  • Flurry - a sudden, short period of activity
  • Point of contention - the thing that people are arguing over
  • Terror - something or someone that makes you very frightened
  • Preventive detention - a situation in which someone is kept in prison in order to prevent them from committing more crimes, rather than as a punishment
  • House arrest - to be officially prevented from leaving your home, usually because you have been accused of a political crime
  • Authority - a group of people with official responsibility for a particular area of activity
  • Revoking - to officially say that something is no longer legal, for example a law or a document
  • Weapon - any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc
  • Backing - support
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24th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 24th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • To shore up bilateral ties, the 1st Strategic Dialogue between India and China was recently held at Beijing (capital of China). 
    • The meeting was co-chaired by India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and China’s Executive Vice Foreign minister Zhang Yesui.
  • The Afghan practice of 'bacha bazi', which involves the sexual enslavement of boys, is set to be criminalised for the first time.
  • A new round of United Nations-sponsored peace talks aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict has started in Geneva
    • This comes after the Astana talks ushered in a fragile ceasefire. 
    • The rebels are expected to feature in a "greater role" in this round of talks. 
    • Note : The last round of Geneva talks ended nine months ago after an escalation in hostilities.
  • Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marked his 57th birthday today by announcing that he is ready to become emperor after the expected abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito. 
    • Note : The Japanese government is considering steps on how to allow the 83-year-old Akihito, who wants to step down due to old age and illness, to abdicate as existing laws don't allow it.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
  • The cabinet also approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece
    • The delegations both countries in September 2016 had finalized the text of ASA. 
    • The agreement is as per latest International Civil Aviation.

National Current Affairs

  • The week-long Brahan Natyanjali, a dance obeisance to Lord Bragadeesvarar, began today on Mahashivarathri at the Big Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. 
    • Over 600 artistes from around the world are taking part in the festival, which is being organised by the Brahan Natyanjali Foundation. 
    • Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Mohiniyattam  and Kuchipudi are being performed during Brahan Natyanjali.
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