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October 31, 2014

31st October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The European Union (EU) has lifted its decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe in a move that will see the trading bloc extending 234 million Euros (about 300 million dollars) to support programmess in the country.
  • The government of Burkina Faso (a landlocked country in West Africa) collapsed as demonstrators protesting President Blaise Compaoré’s plans to stay in office after 27 years surged through the streets of Ouagadougou, the capital, overrunning state broadcasters, setting fire to Parliament and burning the homes of the president’s relatives.
    • President declares a state of emergency.
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Partnership (Aptitude) Practice Problems

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Friends, here are some Partnership practice problems of Aptitude section. Try to solve these on your own and check with the answers given below the questions. We will update solutions with detailed explanations soon.

  1. A, B and C enter into a partnership. A contributes Rs. 24000 for 6 months, B Rs. 18000 for 8 months and C Rs. 32000 for 4 months. If they receive a total of Rs. 39000 as profit, find B's share of money in that ?
    1. Rs. 12000
    2. Rs. 13500
    3. Rs. 18500
    4. Rs. 16800
    5. None of these
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SSC Examination Schedule for 2015 out

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Friends the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the tentative schedule / timetable of SSC Exams for the year 2015. According to this time table, the SSC CGL (Tier-I) 2015 Examination is scheduled to be held in the month of June 2015 (notification will be out by 14th March 2015) and the SSC CHSL 2015 Exam will be held during July and August 2015 (Notification will be out by 11th April 2015). You can download the pdf version of SSC Time Table 2015 form the Staff Selection Commission's main website www.ssc.nic.in or from here. Below you can find the detailed calender of SSC for the year 2015. That's all for now friends. We will inform you if there are any changes / modifications in this timetable. Now you better make your preparation plan accordingly. All the Best :)
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Solutions for Ratio and Proportion Practice Problems - Set 2

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Friends, here are the Solutions to our Ratio and Proportion Practice problems. Before checking these solutions, please read the practice problems from here and try to solve on your own. Happy Reading.  

1. 
Let the numbers be 4X and 7X

So, (4X - 4) / (7X - 4) = 2/5  =>  X = 2

So, First number is 4 x 2 = 8
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Ratio and Proportion Practice Problems - Set 2

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Lesson 1 : Check Shortcut Techniques to Solve Ratio and Proportion problems from here
Lesson 2 : Check Set 1 of Ratio and Proportion Problems with Explanations from here
  1. Two numbers are in the ratio 4:7. If 4 is subtracted from each of them, they are in the ratio 2:5. What is the first number ?
    1. 14
    2. 10
    3. 8
    4. 4
    5. None of these
  2. Find the third proportion of 72 and 32 ?
    1. 49
    2. 8√7
    3. 32
    4. 224
    5. None of these
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Reasoning Word Test Practice Problems - Set 2

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Read Set 1 from here

How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters ETMI using each letter only once in each word?
  1. Three
  2. One
  3. Two
  4. None
  5. More than three
How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters BGRA using each letter only once in each word?
  1. Three
  2. One
  3. Two
  4. None
  5. More than three
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Computer Knowledge Quiz

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  1. A collection of 4 binary digits is known as
    1. Half Bit
    2. 1/2 KB
    3. Byte
    4. Nibble
    5. None
  2. In MS-Word, a menu item in dim color (gray) indicate that the menu is ?
    1. Toggle Menu
    2. Unavailable for current context
    3. Not much required menu
    4. Over Used Menu
    5. None
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October 30, 2014

30th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The birth anniversary of first deputy Prime Minister of India, Sardar Patel will be observed as National Unity Day across the country tomorrow.
    • PM Narendra Modi will flag off the grand marathon the Run For Unity in Delhi from Vijay Chowk to India Gate early morning.
  • With an aim to restrict fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of GDP in 2014-15, and to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent, government has barred bureaucrats from traveling First Class on overseas visits and have been asked to use video conferencing as much as possible.
  • Special Investigative Team (SIT) on Black Money 
    • The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigative Team. This team will look into the black money cases.
    • Today this team announced that it will go after the offenders "big or small" but also made it clear that the confidentiality of account holders abroad will not be violated.
    • Chairman Justice M B Shah
    • Vice Chairman Justice Arijit
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RBI Grade B Officers (Phase II) Exam Results 2014 out

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the results of RBI Grade B Officers (Phase II) exam which was held on 13th and 14th September 2014. You can check the Roll numbers of shortlisted candidates for interview from the Reserve Bank of India's official website www.rbi.org.in or from below link. Cutoff marks details will be available after final selection. All the shortlisted candidates should take print out of the relevant proformae (you can get it from below links), duly complete them and send along with copy of your certificates to “The General Manager, Reserve Bank of India Services Board, Reserve Bank of India Building, 3rd floor, Opposite Mumbai Central Railway Station, Byculla, Mumbai 400008” by Courier/Speed Post so that it reaches the Board office within seven days. All the best. 
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Data Interpretation Practice Tests for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Exams

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Friends, here are some Data Interpretation Practice Tests (Line Graph and Pie Chart) for upcoming IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Exams. Happy Reading :)

Directions (Q.1-5) : Study the following graph carefully and answer the questions accordingly. Following graph shows the sale of two newspapers X and Y in five towns A, B, C, D and E of a state. The numbers are in hundreds.
  1. The sale of newspaper X in town B is approximately what percent of the sale of X in all the towns together ? 
    1. 17 
    2. 35 
    3. 25
    4. 29 
    5. 75 
  2. What is the average sale of newspaper Y in all the towns together ? 
    1. 58
    2. 40
    3. 53
    4. 57
    5. None of these 
  3. What is the respective ratio of the sale of newspaper X in town C and the sale of newspaper Y in town E ? 
    1. 10 : 13
    2. 11 : 15
    3. 12 : 13
    4. 13 : 10
    5. None of these 
  4. Which of the following statements is true ? 
    1. The average sale of Y in all the towns together is 5300. 
    2. The sale of Y in town E is 25% more than the sale in town C. 
    3. The sale of Y in town B is same as the sale of Y in towns A and E together. 
    4. The ratio between the sale of X in town A and town C is 12 : 17. 
    5. The difference between the sale of X in town B and the sale of Y in town D is 1200. 
  5. The sale of newspaper X in towns B and D together is what percent of the sale in towns A, C and E together? 
    1. 15
    2. 50 
    3. 10
    4. 25
    5. None
Directions (Q.1 - 5): Study the following pie chart and table carefully and answer the questions accordingly. The Pie-chart shows the distribution of Three lakh candidates who appeared for a Bank Examination from seven states.
  1. What is the number of female candidates qualified from state D ? 
    1. 15869
    2. 15632
    3. 19326
    4. 16450
    5. None of these 
  2. What is the ratio of male candidates qualified from state B to state G ? 
    1. 21 : 37
    2. 114 : 123
    3. 72 : 23
    4. 14 : 53
    5. None of these 
  3. The number of qualified female candidates from states D, E and F constitute approximately what percent of the total candidates qualified from these states ? 
    1. 35%
    2. 25%
    3. 40% 
    4. 50% 
    5. 65% 
  4. What is the total number of qualified male candidates from states A and C together ? 
    1. 25380
    2. 25752
    3. 26730
    4. 25790
    5. 24370 
  5. What is the percentage of candidates that have not qualified from states A and B together ? 
    1. 50.18% 
    2. 64.92% 
    3. 39.45% 
    4. 45.38% 
    5. None of these
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Computer Knowledge Online Practice Test

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  1. The Operatinhg System (OS) uses Which of the following protocols to generate error message ‘Host Unreachable’ over a TCP/IP network?
    1. HTTP/1.1
    2. ICMP
    3. PPP
    4. ICGM
    5. TCP/IP
  2. The process of checking the validity of information held in a transaction file is known as ?
    1. Verification   
    2. Test data   
    3. Validation   
    4. Updating   
    5. None
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Directions (Reasoning) Practice Problems - Set 1

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Friends, here are some practice tests on Directions. You can check the basics and Shortcut tricks to solve Directions problems from here. Happy Reading.

Directions (1-2): study the following information to answer the given Questions
Point P is 9m towards the East of the point Q. Point R is 5m towards south of point P. Point S is 3m towards the west of point R. Point T is 5m towards the North of point S. Point V is 7m towards the south of point S..

1. If a person walks in a straight line for 8m towards west from point R, which of the following points would he cross the first?
  1. None
2. Which of the following points are in a straight line?
  1. P,R,V
  2. S,T,Q
  3. P,T,V 
  4. V,T,R
  5. None
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October 29, 2014

29th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (29th October 2014) is World Stroke Day.
    • This day is observed to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.
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Solutions with Explanations for Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test (POs)

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Friends, here are the solutions with detailed explanations for our Quantitative Aptitude Practice Set for POs. Please check the practice test from here and try to solve them on your own before checking these solutions. Happy Reading :)

Set 1 :
1.
Let the number of days he present be "X" days

So, 50X -10 (30 - X) = Rs. 1200  => X = 25


2.
Let the distance between A and B be "X" km

So, ((X / (9-3)) + ((x / (9+3)) = 3 hours

=> X = 12 km
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Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test for IBPS and SBI Associates PO Exams

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Set 1 : 
  1. In a factory, a worker gets Rs. 50 per day. But on being absent he is fiend Rs. 10 per day. If after 30 days he gets Rs. 1200 in all, then for how many days did he present ?
    1. 16
    2. 22
    3. 5
    4. 19
    5. None of these
  2. A boat travels upstream from A to B and comes back from B to A in 3 hours. If the speed of the boat in still water is 9 kmph and the speed of the current is 3 kmph, then what is the distance from A to B ?
    1. 12 km
    2. 15 km
    3. 21 km
    4. 18 km
    5. None of these
  3. In how many ways a committee of 3 members be formed from 6 men and 3 women such that at least one woman is included in the committee ?
    1. 72
    2. 64
    3. 84
    4. 20
    5. None of these
  4. A room is 7.25 m long and 5.75 m wide. Its floor is to be paved with square tiles. What is the least number of tiles required ?
    1. 25
    2. 432
    3. 667
    4. 625
    5. None of these
  5. The average age of a husband and wife was 22 years, when they were married 6 years ago. Now they have a child of 4 years age. What is the average age of their family at present ?
    1. 19 years
    2. 20 years
    3. 23 years
    4. 18 years
    5. None of these
Set 2 :
Directions (1-5) : Study the following graphs carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Following graphs show the Number of articles Manufactured and Percentage of articles sold by two companies P and Q in various years. 

Number of Articles Manufactured (in Lakhs)

Percentage Articles Sold
  1. How many articles were sold by both companies together in 2008 ?
    1. 3026000
    2. 2765000
    3. 1562500
    4. 3025000
    5. None of these
  2. What is the average number of articles manufactured by company P over the years ?
    1. 2875600
    2. 4125460
    3. 2916670
    4. 2554000
    5. 2853000
  3. What is the ratio of number of the articles not sold by company P to that of those by company Q in the year 2005 ?
    1. 21 : 50
    2. 40 : 51
    3. 51 : 18
    4. 9 : 11
    5. None of these
  4. What is the percent increase in the number of articles sold by company Q in 2007 from the year 2005 ?
    1. 60.43%
    2. 78.45%
    3. 126.37%
    4. 152.78%
    5. None of these
  5. In which of the years was the maximum number of articles manufactured from both companies together ?
    1. 2007 & 2005
    2. 2008 & 2010
    3. 2006 & 2009
    4. 2008 & 2006
    5. None of these
Set 3 :
Directions (1-5) : Study the following table carefully and answer the questions that follow. 

Following table gives the number of students Appeared and Passed in an examination from five different schools A, B, C, D and E over the years.

A : Appeared
P : Passed


School
A
B
C
D
E
Year
A
P
A
P
A
P
A
P
A
P
2002
75
55
56
48
60
45
84
78
70
68
2003
83
60
78
56
85
75
98
80
85
75
2004
92
78
94
72
90
85
108
102
96
88
2005
110
86
85
70
102
90
112
102
108
98
2006
108
96
92
90
120
105
90
80
96
90

  1. The approximate percentage increment in the number of students appeared in school D from 2003 to 2004 was ?
    1. 20 %
    2. 30 %
    3. 25 %
    4. 10 %
    5. 40 %
  2. In which of the following years was the number of students appeared in all the schools put together the maximum ?
    1. 2003
    2. 2005
    3. 2002
    4. 2006
    5. 2004
  3. In which of the following years was the pass percentage of school B is the minimum ?
    1. 2004
    2. 2005
    3. 2002
    4. 2006
    5. 2004
  4. In which of the following schools was the percentage pass the maximum in 2005 ?
    1. E
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D
  5. In which of the following years was the number of appeared in school C same as the total number of students passed in school B in 2002 and 2004 together ?
    1. 2004
    2. 2003
    3. 2005
    4. 2002
    5. 2006
Set 4
Directions (1-5) : In each of the following number series questions, a number is wrong. You have to identify that number. 
  1. 21    533    876    1092     1217    1283
    1. 876
    2. 1217
    3. 21
    4. 1283
    5. 1092
  2. 17    22     45     142     57     2896
    1. 577
    2. 22
    3. 2896
    4. 45
    5. 142
  3. 5     16     88     506     2496     9960
    1. 16
    2. 9960
    3. 506
    4. 88
    5. 2496
  4. 2.2     3.7    6.1    10.9    20.5     39.7
    1. 2.2
    2. 39.7
    3. 3.7
    4. 6.1
    5. None of these
  5. 575    528    483     440    399    362
    1. 399
    2. 440
    3. 362
    4. 528
    5. None of these
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United India Insurance Company Recruitment of Administrative Officers (Scale I) 2014

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Friends, the United India Insurance Company Ltd, a leading Public Sector General Insurance Company wholly owned by Government of India is inviting online applications from eligible Indian citizens for filling up the posts of Administrative Officers in Generalist and Specialist disciplines for the year 2014. There are 323 vacancies in total (80 Specialist and 243 Generalist). You can apply online form 29th October 2014 to 18th November 2014. Check complete details below.
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How many meaningful English words can be Made / Formed ?

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  1. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters ELRU using each letter only once in each word?
    1. One 
    2. Two
    3. Three
    4. More than three 
    5. None 
  2. How many meaningful English words can be formed with the letters INATS using each letter only once in each word?
    1. One 
    2. Two 
    3. Three
    4. More than three 
    5. None
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October 28, 2014

28th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (28th October) is International Animation Day.
    • This day was proclaimed in 2002 by the ASIFA as the main global event to celebrate the art of animation.
    • ASIFA - International Animated Film Association (Association Internationale du Film d'Animation) 
  • UNESCO has threatened to put Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage in Danger list.
    • The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia.
    • It contains the world’s largest collection of coral reefs which are threatened with extinction.
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Deccan Grameena Bank released Final Lists and Reporting Details of Officers and Office Assistants

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Friends, the Deccan Grameena Bank has released the final list of selected candidates for the posts of Officers (Scale I) and Office Assistant (Multi Purpose). As you know, based on IBPS RRB Common Written Exam,  the bank has conducted interviews from 9th October 2014 to 13th October 2014 for Officers JMG Scale I and from 7th October 2014 to 11th October 2014 for Office Assistants. Now the bank has came out with the final result along with the date and time of reporting details. Check complete details below.
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Solutions with Explanations for Number Series Practice Tests

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Friends, here are the Solutions with Explanations for our Number Series Practice Tests. Check the Practice Test from here and try to solve it on your own before checking these solutions. Happy Reading :)
 
Set 1
1. Answer : 2. The given number series is based on the following pattern
12×0.5+0.5 = 6.5
6.5×1+1 = 7.5
7.5×1.5 +1.5 = 12.75
12.75 ×2 +2 = 27.5
27.5×2.5+2.5 = 71.25 and
71.25×3+ 3 = 216.75
So the ans is 216.75
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RBI Assistants 2014 Interview Call Letters and Marks Sheet / Cutoff Marks out

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Interview Call Letters for the recruitment of Assistants 2014. As you know, the RBI has conducted online exam for Assistants during 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 28th September 2014. It has announced the results of the same on 21st October 2014. Now it has came out with the Interview Call Letters along with the marks and cutoff details. You can check these details from the official website of RBI www.rbi.org.in or from below links. All the best.
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Number Series Practice Tests (Arithmetic)

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Friends, here are various types of Practice Problems on Number Series. Try to solve these on your own and check with the answers given below. You can check detailed solutions with explanations from here. Happy Reading :)

Set 1 
Directions(1–5): What should come in place of question mark (?) in the following number series ?
  1. 12, 6.5, 7.5, 12.75, 27.5, 71.25, ?
    1. 225.75
    2. 216.75
    3. 209.75 
    4. 236.75
    5. 249.75
  2. 16, 24, 36, 54, 81, 121.5, ?
    1. 182.25 
    2. 174.85
    3. 190.65 
    4. 166.55 
    5. 158.95
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Seating Arrangement (Reasoning) Practice Test

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Directions (1-7) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

A group of seven friends A, B, C, D, E, F and G work as Economist, Agriculture Officer, IT Officer, Terminal Operator, Clerk, Forex Officer and Research analyst, for Banks L, M, N, P, Q, R and S, but not necessarily in the same order. C works for Bank N and is neither a Research Analyst nor a Clerk. E is an IT Officer and works for Bank R. A works as a Forex Officer and does not work for Bank L or Q. The one who is an Agriculture Officer works for Bank M. The one who works for Bank L works as a Terminal Operator. F works for Bank Q. G works for Bank P as a Research Analyst. D is not an Agriculture Officer.
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October 27, 2014

27th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Brazil re-elects Dilma Rousseff as president for a second term.
  • The lawmakers of China are considering scrapping the death penalty for nine crimes, including illegal fund raising.
    • China has 55 crimes that are punishable by death, including murder, burglary, rape and drug-related offenses.
    • It is estimated to have put about 2,400 people to death last year.
  • Australia today announced that it was suspending migration from Ebola-hit West African nations to try to prevent the virus from crossing its borders
    • People who already granted visas have to undergo 3 health checks before departure
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North East Circle's Postal Assistants Exam Results out

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Friends, the Postal Department has announced the results of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants Exam of North Eastern Circle (25) which was held on 27th April 2014 (for which the Phase II exam was held on 21st September 2014). You can check your Final result along with the list of from the postal department's official website www.indiapost.gov.in or from the official website of North East Postal Circle www.northeastposts.gov.in. All the best.
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Statement and Course of Action (Reasoning) Practice Test

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Friends, we have already worked with the practice examples of Statement and Assumptions and Statement and Arguments type problems. Now we shall look at Statement and Course of Action. Check the statements given below and say which course of action we should take. Give answer
1 If only I follows
2 If only II follows
3 If either I or II follows
4 If neither I nor II follows
5 If both I and II follow
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SSC CHSL 2014 Admit Cards out

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Friends, the Admit Cards / Call Letters of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2014 (SSC CHSL 2014) are out. The Staff Selection Commission has been sending the admit cards to all eligible candidates through post. The SSC CHSL Exam 2014 is scheduled to be held during 2nd, 9th and 16th November 2014. Those people who have not received admit cards via post can download your admit card from the Staff Selection Commission's website of your Region. All the Best.
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Statement and Arguments (Reasoning) Practice Test

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Friends, in our last post we have worked with Statement and Assumptions Practice test. Now we shall look at Statement and Arguments. You have to check below statements and arguments and say which argument is strong, based on the given statement.

Give answer :
1 If only Argument I is "Strong"
2 If only Argument II is "Strong"
3 IF Either Argument I or II is "Strong"
4 If Neither Argument I nor II is "Strong"
5 If Both I and II are "Strong"
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Statement and Assumptions (Reasoning) Practice Test

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Read the following Statements. Give Answer
1 If only Assumption I is implicit.
2 If only Assumption II is implicit.
3 If either Assumption I or Assumption II is implicit
4 If neither assumption I nor Assumption II is implicit
5 If both Assumption I and Assumption II are implicit.

1. Statement : It is not always true that adoption of sophisticated technology increases production and efficiency.
Assumptions :
I. Adoption of sophisticated technology is not a difficult thing to achieve.
II. Production and efficiency can be increased by getting rid of sophisticated technology.


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How to answer the Interview Question "Tell us more about your City"

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Friends, A very common question which is asked in Interviews after "Tell me about yourself" is "Tell us more about your city".

So there is a particular way through which you must answer this question in order to get more marks.

You are in a Banking Interview and the panel members are highly experienced and they have traveled across the country. They are not much interested to know the tourist attraction of your city. Rather they want to check, do you know your city from a Banking point of view or can you judge your city from a Banker's eye.
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October 26, 2014

26th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Brazilians voted today for the next leader of the world's seventh-largest economy
    • Some 143 million people have chosen between leftist incumbent Rousseff and Social Democrat Aecio Neves, scion of a famous political family. 
  • Tunisians Voted today for First Permanent Assembly Since Revolt.  
    • Tunisia was the first North African country to topple its government in a popular uprising in 2010 and has been relatively peaceful since.
    • This parliament will be the first permanent National Assembly since Tunisia's historic 2011 revolution, an event that inspired similar popular uprisings across the Arab world. Presidential elections follow next month.
  • British troops and US Marines have officially ended their Afghanistan combat missions
  • Sri Lanka's Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Perera begins his 5-day visit to India
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Maharashtra Circle's Postal Assistants Exam Results out

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Friends, the Postal Department has announced the results of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants Exam of Maharashtra Circle (24) which was held on 11th May 2014 (Phase-I). The PA/SA Phase II exam of Maharashtra Circle (24) is scheduled to be held from 8th November 2014 to 13th November 2014. You can check complete details along with your results from below link (you should Login with your Registration Number and Password). All the best.
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English Language Practice Test for IBPS and SBI Associate Clerks Online Exams

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Directions (1-5) : Read each sentence and check whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5).
  1. He had worked hard (1)/ and had enough of a bank (2)/ balance to see him through (3)/ even in rainy days. (4)/ No error (5). 
  2. He was a great man. (1)/ He left not only impression (2)/ on our constitution (3)/ but also on our social life. (4)/ No error (5). 
  3. His daughter (1)/ never would write to him (2)/ so he never knows (3)/ what she is doing. (4)/ No error (5). 
  4. When ever his car has a puncture (1)/ his wife just sits in the car (2)/ and reads a book (3)/ while he changed the wheel. (4)/ No error (5). 
  5. Ravi, who has been (1)/ working all day (2)/ was very tired (3)/ and wanted to take rest. (4)/ No error (5). 
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Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 40

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The Reserve Bank of India extended deadline for banks to implement Basel III norms by a year to March 31?



Which is the first bank in India to launch EMI facility on debit cards?



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October 25, 2014

25th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in the restive North Sinai province after 31 soldiers have been killed in two different terrorist attacks.
  • The potentially fatal MERS virus that originated in Saudi Arabia two years ago has spread to Turkey for the first time, the World Health Organization announced.
    • MERS Virus / MERS Cov - Middle East respiratory Syndrome Corona-virus
  • Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing from 7th to 11th November 2014.
National Affairs
  • The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
    • It is a joint stamp issue of India and Sri Lanka.
    • Its the first joint stamp issue of India with any SAARC country.
    • Anagarika Dharmapala :
        • He is a Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer.
        • He was one of the founding contributors of non-violent Sinhalese Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhism.
  • The maiden Budget session of the new Telangana state Assembly will commence on 5th November 2014.
    • Chief Minister - K Chandrasekhar Rao
    • Finance Minister - E Rajender
  • Assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20 and counting of votes will take place on December 23, the Election Commission announced today.
  • The oath-taking ceremony of Haryana Chief Minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar will be held tomorrow.
  • Seventy-two chairmen and advisors of different organizations and institutions enjoying minister of state rank in Uttar Pradesh were on Saturday sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with immediate effect
Business & Economy
  • Giving a major boost to India's defense preparedness, the Government today cleared defense projects amounting to 80,000 crore rupees.
    • Cleared by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC).
  • For the first time in four months, finance minister Arun Jaitley has called for a reduction in interest rates, saying lower rates would trigger demand for homes.
  • The Tamil Nadu government today announced a rise in milk prices by Rs 10 a litre, following demands from milk producers to increase the procurement price.
New Appointments
  • India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps,  is the new chief of core Google products
Awards & Honors
  • Indian-American Attorney Anu Peshawaria awarded with  "Take Action against domestic violence Award" for her efforts to end domestic violence
Sports
  • Pankaj Advani wins World Billiards title.
    • This is his 11th world title
  • Sania Mirza and Cara Block enter the doubles final of WTA Championship.
  • Schedule for India-Sri Lanka ODI Cricket series announced.
    • Cuttack will host the opening match on 2nd November 2014.
  • India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited bought Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League (HIL).
  • The Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, University of Jammu will be hosting North Zone Inter-University Badminton Tournament from October 27 to October 31, 2014.
  • All India Football Federation (AIFF) suspends head coach of Kolkata team, Antonio Lopez Habas for four matches and two players, Robert Pires and Fikru Lemessa for two matches for breaching disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League.
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