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November 30, 2014

30th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • One of India's Greatest Scientist, Shri J C Bose's 156th Birth Anniversary today.
  • Railways Minster Suresh Prabhu has said that more women security personnel will be engaged for escorting trains.
    • He stressed the need for better coordination between Railways and State Police in investigation and control over crimes.
  • India's populous cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and property due to flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a United Nations report ahead of a key global climate conference in Lima, Peru.
    • The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned against extreme weather events like occurrence of heatwave, heavy precipitation, droughts, floods, cyclones and wildfire that cause damage to ecosystems and human systems in various regions, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that his government would utilise land transfer agreement with Bangladesh in a manner that although it might seem to be an immediate loss to Assam, it serves the long­term security interests of the State.
  • Pitching for 'SMART' policing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said intelligence gathering is the most vital aspect of the security essentials of the country which must honour its police martyrs and ensure welfare of police personnel.
    • He said, by 'SMART' policing, he meant S for strict but sensitive, M for modern and mobile, A for alert and accountable, R for reliable and responsive and T for techno-savvy and trained.
    • He stressed that security of the nation does not depend on arms but on intelligence gathering.
    • Centre working on a scheme to recruit youth from North-East in Delhi Police, he said.
  • The use of a bicycle pump to conduct laparoscopic tubectomy on 56 women at a sterilization camp organized by local authorities at Banarpal village, about 150 km from Bhubaneswar, has triggered public outrage in the area.
    • Although the surgeon defended the procedure saying that the use of such pumps was not new, it angered the local residents. 
    • The government has ordered a probe into the incident.
Awards & Honors
  • 45th International Film Festival of India concludes today
    • Russian Film "LEVIATHAN" (directed by Andrey Zvyaginstev) bags the Golden Peacock Award
    • Marathi feature film "EK HAZARACHI NOTE" (directed by Shrihari Sathe) wins special Jury Award and Special centinary Award.
    • 'Leviathan' star Alexel Serebriakov shared the best actor award with Dulal Sarkar of 'Chotoder Chobi'.
    • The best actress award was shared by Cuban actress Arina Rodriguez and  Israeli actress Sarit Larry
      • Both played teachers in their respective films.
    • The award for best director went to Nadaf Lapid for 'The Kindgarten Teacher'.
    • The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Hong-Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, known for his films like 'In the Mood for Love', 'Ashes of Time' and 'Chungking Express'.
Science & Technology
  • Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 750,000 km of cable is proposed to be laid over next three and a half years to provide broadband in every village of the country.
  • 40-seater Bio-Bus, the United Kingdom’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste, has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
    • Engineers believe the bus could provide a sustainable way of fueling public transport — cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities.
  • Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece
People in News
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Chief Dilip Trivedi today retired from service, government yet to name successor. 
  • US police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, triggering nationwide riots, has resigned.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers.
    • Joshua Wong, face of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, is placed third.
    • Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai (5.3 per cent) and Russian President Vladimir Putin are placed fourth and fifth respectively. 
  • Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto today launched a multi-level global campaign, ‘Girl Rising’, which includes a documentary film featuring the two stars and seven other Bollywood actresses, to spread awareness about importance of girls’ education.
Deaths
  • Veenapani Chawla (67), an acclaimed theatre personality and founder of the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts and Research, passed away.
Sports
  • Indian shuttler P V Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
  • India remain 6th while Pakistan dropped a place to 4th in the latest ICC Test rankings released in Dubai today.
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Afternoon Session's Reviews of Today's SBI Associates Bank PO Online Exam

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Review shared by Veena. B
Overall exam was easy to moderate

Reasoning
1) syllogism-3 were direct questions, 2 were possibility type
2) inequalities 5.. Al direct questions.. Easy
3) 4 from weaken and strengthening argument
4) 2 seating arrangement..1 circular facing center and out.. 1 facing north and south.. Tough
5) arrangement type- people living in different floors. Little confusing..
6) 3 questions were like people living in a hotel.. Q lives for 10 days.. P lives lesser than only Q.. R lives more days than two people and so on..
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Reviews of Today's ( 30th November 2014) SBI Associate PO Online Exam

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Review shared by Pranay Bhattacharya
Hello friends......... I am Pranay Bhattacharya. I want to share my thoughts on Today's (30th November 2014) SBI Associate PO (Morning Shift) Online Exam.

The level of the exam was from easy to moderate.

The level of sections are
  • Reasoning - moderate to difficult
  • Data Interpretation - easy to moderate
  • General Awareness, Marketing and Computers - moderate
  • English - easy to moderate.
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September 2014 Current Affairs - Pdf Download

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Friends, we've already shared the pdf version of October 2014 Current Affairs. Today we are giving you the September 2014 Month Current Affairs Pdf File. You can download it from below mediafire link. Happy Reading :)

We are working on the Current Affairs files of remaining months (including November 2014). You will get the complete set of current affairs pdf files within 2 days. All the Best.
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Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks

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  1. Which among the following constituencies has recorded highest turnout in the 16th Lok Sabha Election ?
    1. Kanthi
    2. Nagaland
    3. Bishnupur
    4. Dhubri
    5. None of these
  2. Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as the ____________ Attorney General of India on 28th May 2014 ?
    1. 12th
    2. 13th
    3. 14th
    4. 15th
    5. 19th
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November 29, 2014

29th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against him.
  • In Nigeria, at least 120 people were killed and 270 wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at a mosque in Kano.
  • The number of victims of slavery in the UK is much higher than previous figures, the British government said.
    • According to the latest Home Office analysis, there could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, as against the official figure of 2,744 for 2013. 
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Computer Knowledge Practice Tests for IBPS and SBI Associate Clerks Online Exams 2014

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Friends, here is a compilation of Computer Knowledge Practice Tests posted by us so far for upcoming IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams. Please read Basics of Computer Knowledge from here before taking these tests. We will update more sets soon. Happy Reading :)
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Banking Awareness Expected Questions for IBPS Clerks IV Online Exam - Set 44

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Which of the following banks has recently announced that the bank will try to spend 2% of its net profit for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in each financial year ?
  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. State bank of India
  4. South Indian Bank
  5. Bank of Baroda

The RBI panel, has recently recommended that the government should reduce its holding in public sector banks to below 50%. This panel was headed by ______________
  1. Urjit Patel
  2. Aruna Upadhyaya
  3. P. J. Nayak
  4. Chanda Kochhar
  5. None of these
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Today's SBI Associates PO Online Exam Review

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Hello friends this is Aakash again with the SBI Associates PO Online Exam (29.11.2014) Morning shift. Before going to share my review I want to say that today i got selected in SBI as Probationary Officer and i got Ahemdabad circle and I myself from  Haryana. Thanks to gr8ambitionz team for helping me to reach towards my goal. Now come to review.overall paper was ok. only marketing was tough.my attempts are
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Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams 2014

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  1. India born Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in which of the following categories ?
    1. Journalism
    2. Music
    3. Poetry
    4. Drama
    5. Travelogue
  2. Ryder Cup is associated with ?
    1. Badminton
    2. Golf
    3. Tennis
    4. Squash
    5. Horse Riding
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SBI PO 2014 Final Result out

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Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released the final result (written + Interview) of SBI PO Recruitment 2014. As you know, the SBI has conducted Online Exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (POs) during June and July 2014. Later it has conducted interviews for the shortlisted candidates in October 2014. Now it has came out with the final results of the  same. You can check the Roll numbers of successful candidates for the post of Probationary Officers from the official website of SBI www.sbi.co.in or from below link. The bank has been sending emails / sms with further details to all successful candidates. All the Best.
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November 28, 2014

28th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO today approved a trade facilitation pact while agreeing to India's demand for continuing the peace clause till a permanent solution is found to the food stockpiling issue, crucial for continuing food security scheme.
National Affairs
  • 24x7 All India Security Helpline for Train Passengers is Operational Now.
    • An All India Security Helpline ‘1800-111-322’ has been operational at railway Board to enable passengers to seek security related assistance round the clock.
    • On vulnerable and identified routes/section, on an average 1300 trains are escorted by Railway Protection Force (RPF) daily, in addition to 2200 trains escorted by Government Railway police of difference states daily. All the ladies special trains running in metropolitan cities are being escorted by lady RPF constables to ensure proper security to the lady passengers. 
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Computer Knowledge Quiz for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Exams

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  1. How many margins are on a page ?
    1. Two (header and footer)
    2. Four (top, bottom, right, left)
    3. Two (landscape and portrait)
    4. Two (top and bottom)
    5. None of these
  2. Which key is used in combination with another key to perform a specific task ?
    1. function
    2. arrow
    3. space bar
    4. control
    5. none of these
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IBPS RRB III Recruitment of Officers and Assistants 2014 (Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank)

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Friends, the Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank (Head office Dharwad, Karnataka) is inviting online applications from eligible Aspirants who have appeared and cleared the IBPS RRB CWE III which was held during the months of September / October 2014 for filling up the posts of Officers (Scale I, II & III) and Office Assistants. You can apply online from 5th December 2014 to 22nd December 2014. Official notification with complete details will be out soon.
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BOBCARDS Online Exam Review Dated on 26th November 2014 (Morning Session)

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Good  Morning Friends,

Myself Gaurav Adesara From Jamnagar.

I want to share My Experience About BOBCARDS Online Exam 26 11 14

Morning Session.

I Reached Venue at 8:45 A.M. And Exam Started 10:00 A.M. Exam Was Held In Ahmedabad.

I Attempted Total 171 Questions With 75% Accuracy.
  • G.A. 40
  • English 33
  • Q.A.29
  • Reasoning 29
  • Computer 40
Paper Was Easy Except General Awareness.
G.A. Section Quite Moderate. In, G.A. They Asked,
  • Capital of Myanmar
  • Fullform of PSDN, PDF, IFSC.
  • Kuwait Currency
  • World Mental Day Celebrated Which Date?
  • G 20 Summit
  • 1st State Who reach 1 crore opening Account Jhan Dhan Yojna.
Maths very Easy. They Asked
SI,CI,Time & Work, Distance, Series, Ages, Square & Cube Etc.

Englsih Too Easy.
Reasoning Easy.
Computer  Easy.

Best Of Luck for those candidates whose examination upcoming days. And Thanks to Gr8Ambitionz who helps me a lot who provides me a lots of daily update current affairs & Banking Terms & Computer Knowledge.

Regards,
Gaurav Adesara

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November 27, 2014

27th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • 18th SAARC summit concludes in Nepal today.
    • Next summit will be held at Pakistan
    • SAARC countries today managed to salvage their summit by agreeing to a last-minute deal to trade electricity among them after Pakistan torpedoed proposals for greater regional connectivity which India and other countries of the bloc were pushing for.
    • Foreign Ministers of all the eight countries signed the framework agreement on cooperation in power sector which will ensure electricity trading through grid connectivity but the two pacts on motor vehicle and railways could not be inked following resistance by Pakistan.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) suspends operations in Pakistan's Balochistan province after the murder of four polio workers.
  • Saudi Arabia today beheaded a Pakistani for heroin smuggling, bringing the number of Pakistanis executed in the country since mid-October to nine.
    • The oil-rich Gulf state saw the third highest number of executions in the world last year after Iran and Iraq, according to Amnesty International whose figures did not include China.
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Banking Awareness MCQs for IBPS Clerks Online Exam - Set 43

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  1. The Reserve Bank of India does NOT decide the __________
    1. Rate of Repo and Reverse Repo
    2. Marginal Standing Facility Rates
    3. Bank Rate
    4. Rate of Dearness Allowance to Govt Employees
    5. Statutory Liquidity Ratio
  2. What does the letter "P" denote in the term "PAN" as used in financial transactions ?
    1. Primary
    2. Partial
    3. Permanent
    4. Property 
    5. Provisional
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Current Affairs Quiz for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams

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  1. The 40th G8 summit was held during 4-5 June 2014. Which of the following countries hosted this summit ?
    1. Russia
    2. Belgium
    3. Canada
    4. France
    5. Japan 
  2. National Milk Day was observed on 26th November 2104 honoring the father of India's white revolution. He is also called as the "Milkman of India". Who is he ?
    1. Dr. M. G. Ramachandran
    2. Dr. Somasekharan
    3. Dr. Narasimhan
    4. Dr. Verghese Kurien
    5. Dr. Velupillai Prabhakaran
  3. Sebastian Vettel recently won the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award. He is related to which of the following sports ?
    1. Swimming
    2. Polo
    3. Football
    4. Formula One
    5. Chess
  4. Who of the following Indian woman player has become world's No. 1 in the 10 metres air pistol event ?
    1. Tejaswini Sawant
    2. Heena Sidhu
    3. Rahi Sarnobat
    4. Anjali Bhagwat
    5. Deepika Pallikkal
  5. Inaugural match of IPL - 7 in Abu Dhabi was played between whom ?
    1. MI-KKR
    2. DD-RCB
    3. MI-RCB
    4. RR-MI
    5. DD-MI
  6. Who of the following was named as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the year 2014 ?
    1. Virat Kohli
    2. M. S. Dhoni
    3. S. Tendulkar
    4. Shikhar Dhawan
    5. None of these
  7. Who of the following has recently appointed as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra ?
    1. Prithviraj Chavan
    2. Devendra Fadnavis
    3. Ashok Chavan
    4. Harish Rawat
    5. Vijay Bahuguna
  8. Who of the following has recently won the Cricketer of the Generation Award ?
    1. Shane Warne
    2. Sachin Tendulkar
    3. Jacques Kallis
    4. Rahul Dravid
    5. Kapil Dev
  9. Which of the following organizations won the Golden Peacock Award for 2014 ?
    1. Tata
    2. Reliance
    3. Wipro
    4. TCS
    5. Infosys
  10. 2014 Hockey World cup winner _____________
    1. Australia
    2. Newzealand
    3. Germany
    4. India
    5. South Africa
  11. Which of the following Indian Born Scientist won the 2014 World Food Prize ?
    1. Sanjay Bharu
    2. M. S. Swaminathan
    3. Pavan Sinha
    4. Sanjay Rajaram
    5. Nalini Ramachandran
  12. Which of the following sport person NOT won the 2014 Padma Shri Award ?
    1. Anjum Chopra
    2. Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu
    3. Dipika Rebecca Pallikal
    4. Yuvraj Singh
    5. Virat Kohli
  13. Which of the following is not a capital city ?
    1. Manila
    2. Lima
    3. Doha
    4. Turkey
    5. None of these
  14. "Yakshagana" is a famous dance in ?
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Tamilnadu
    3. Karnataka
    4. Gujarat
    5. Kerala
  15. Which of the following is India's largest warship launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Goa ?
    1. INS Vikramaditya
    2. INS Vikrant
    3. INS Rajput 
    4. INS Shivalik
    5. INS Kamorta 
  16. Which of the following states has bagged India's Best Project 2014 Award for implementation of skill development and employment generation.
    1. Arunachal Pradesh
    2. Andhra Pradesh
    3. Karnataka
    4. Gujarat
    5. Maharashtra
  17. Who is the new CEO of Infosys ?
    1. Nandan Nelekhani
    2. N. Ramachandran
    3. Vishal Sikka
    4. Kriss Gopal Krishnan
    5. N. R. Narayan Murthi
  18. Which of the following Indian selected as a member of UNO peace council ?
    1. Abhijit Guha
    2. N. A.  K. Browne
    3. Ranjeet Sinha
    4. Bikram Singh
    5. A. K. Dhowan
  19. Who is New Defence Minister of India ?
    1. Arun Jaitley
    2. Manohar Parrikar
    3. A.K. Antony
    4. Pranab Mukherjee
    5. George Fernandes
  20. The Book Being Modi is written By Nikita Parmar & _______________
    1. Arup Raha
    2. Sonakshi Sinha
    3. Paavani Sinha 
    4. Raghuveer Sinha
    5. Deepak Saha
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November 26, 2014

26th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • 18th SAARC Summit begins in Kathmandu today
    • India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka to participate
    • India says, its vision for SAARC rests on five pillars of trade, investment, assistance, cooperation and contacts between the people.
    • PM Narendra Modi holds structured meetings with Heads of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.
    • Pakistan stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its “internal process”, notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, who have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in the region.
  • India will soon set up a smart fencing mechanism along Pakistan and Bangladesh Border, BSF Director General DK Pathak said today.
    • This is as part of an over 4,500-crore rupees modernization plan being implemented by Border Security Force to plug loopholes in the porous and unfenced borders along Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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Recent Banking Updates (from June 2014 to November 2014) for IBPS Clerks IV - Pdf Download

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Friends, as you know, now a days the IBPS has been focusing on the latest events in banking sector. So apart from reading traditional banking awareness topics, you should also read the banking updates of last 6 months. So here we are giving you the pdf version of Recent Banking Updates 2014 for upcoming IBPS Clerks IV Online Exam. In this pdf file we have covered all important banking awareness updates from July 2014 to November 2014. This file will be helpful for your upcoming IBPS Clerks Online Exam. All the Best.

Please keep in mind that you need atleast a week to read and remember the topics covered in this file. So don't wait till the last day of your preparation to read it. Try to complete as early as possible so that you can revise it a day before the exam.

And we are assuming that you  have already completed reading our "Banking Awarenes Quick Reference Guide 2014" in which we have covered the Basic concepts of Banking. If not, then please download that file from here and read it before reading this file. Happy Reading :)
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Computer Knowledge Quiz for SBI Associates and IBPS Clerks Online Exams

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  1. What is the shortcut key to "Undo" the last action in a document ?
    1. Ctrl + X
    2. Ctrl + Y
    3. Ctrl + Z
    4. Ctrl + U
    5. Ctrl + W
  2. What is the meaning of the term DEBUG ?
    1. To remove virus
    2. To remove errors from the program 
    3. To improve the system performance
    4. To improve the language 
    5. None of these
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IBPS RRB III Recruitment of Officers and Assistants 2014 (Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank)

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Friends, the Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank, sponsored by Canara Bank, having it's head office situated at Bellary (Karnataksa) is inviting online applications from eligible Indian aspirants who have been declared qualified at the Online CWE III for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September / October 2014 for filling up the posts of Officers in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). You can apply online from 3rd December 2014 to 17th December 2014. Check complete details below.
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November 25, 2014

25th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The government today launched the 'Swachh Bharat Kosh', a fund that will be utilized to build toilets in schools, rural and urban areas to achieve the objective of cleanliness across the country
  • The Rajya Sabha has passed labour law amendment bill to bring about transparency in recruitment process.
  • Draft Bill for amending the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is expected to be brought to the Cabinet for approval soon.
    • The Bill will enable merger of the Person of Indian Origin, PIO and Overseas Citizenship of India, OCI schemes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a number of announcements for PIOs and OCIs recently.
    • In another major initiative, Visa-on-Arrival and Electronic Travel Authorization will be launched in respect of 43 countries on Thursday.
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Expected Current Affairs Bits from October 2014 - Pdf Download

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Friends, we've already gave you the pdf version of October 2014 Current Affairs. Today we are giving you the pdf version of expected current affairs questions from October 2014. This file was shared by our friend Saranya Sundar. You can download it from below mediafire link. This will be helpful for you for your upcoming IBPS and SBI Clerks Online Exams. All the Best :)
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General Awareness Practice Test for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks 2015 - Set 25

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  1. Expand the term ALM as used in Banking / Finance sector ?
    1. Asset Liability Management
    2. Asset Liability Maturity
    3. Asset Liability Mismatch
    4. Asset Liability Manpower
    5. Asset Liability Maintenance 
  2. What is the maximum period for which domestic term deposits are normally accepted by banks in our country ?
    1. 3 years
    2. 5 years
    3. 7 years
    4. 10 years
    5. 12 years
  3. Who is the winner of World Chess Championship 2014 ?
    1. Viswanathan Anand
    2. Magnus Carlsen
    3. Vladimir Kramnik
    4. Veselin Topalov
    5. Anatoly Karpov
  4. The Banking Ombudsman
    1. is in charge of bank loans for business
    2. fixes the rates of interest for loans
    3. resolves complaints of customers
    4. issues licenses for new bank branches 
    5. is the head of all nationalized banks
  5. Monetary policy as an arm of the economic policy is administrated by ?
    1. Government of India
    2. Reserve Bank of India
    3. State Bank of India
    4. Government of the respective states 
    5. none of these
  6. Savings bank accounts are opened by ?
    1. trading entities, manufacturing entities and individuals for savings purposes 
    2. traders and manufactures for business purposes
    3. individuals for savings purposes 
    4. limited companies and partnerships for savings purposes
    5. cooperative banks for savings
  7. Who is the new chairman of the central water council ?
    1. B. Pandiya
    2. Justice Radha Krishnan
    3. Narendra Kotari
    4. Rajiv Madhur
    5. None of these
  8. India's National Security Advisor has recently appointed as Special Representative of India to conduct boundary negotiations with China. Who is he ?
    1. Arvindh Ranjan
    2. K. Sarath Kumar
    3. Ranjith Kumar
    4. Ajith KUmar Dhoval
    5. None of these 
  9. 16th Loksabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan related to which constituency (She is the second woman to hold the office)?
    1. Gwaliar
    2. Indore
    3. Varanasi
    4. Pune
    5. None of these
  10. Which of the following countries is not a member of SAARC ?
    1. Myanmar
    2. Bhutan
    3. Maldives
    4. Srilanka
    5. None of these
  11. Which of the following cities is called as Indian silicon valley ?
    1. Chennai
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Mumbai
    4. Delhi
    5. Bangalore
  12.  On 8th May 2014, President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee dedicated ‘RuPay’, India’s own card payment network to the nation. This card was prepared by ?
    1. RBI
    2. NSDL
    3. CDSL
    4. NPCI
    5. None of these
  13. Golden revolution related to ?
    1. Oilseeds 
    2. Potatos
    3. Harticultural Crops
    4. Eggs
    5. Gold mines
  14. Which of the following companies has recently launched the white label Automatized Teller Machines (ATMs) named Indicash at CHandrapada in Thane district ?
    1. IBM
    2. Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL)
    3. Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. (TCPSL)
    4. Wipro
    5. None of these
  15. RBI has adopted the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the key measure of inflation on the basis of recommendations of which committee ?
    1. AdtyaPuri
    2. R. Gandhi
    3. Urjit R. Patel
    4. P. V. Bhaskar
    5. None of these
  16. Itanagar, capital of which state was recently put on the country's railway map ?
    1. Mizoram
    2. Meghalaya
    3. Arunachal Pradesh
    4. Sikkim
    5. None of these
  17. IVR2020 porgramme was recently launched by WHO India with an aim to protect and increase the population of which of the following ?
    1. Tigers 
    2. One-horned Rhino
    3. Asiatic Lions
    4. Bengal Tigers
    5. Indian Bustard
  18. The Third Nuclear Security Summit was recently held in which of the following countries ?
    1. Philippines
    2. Netherlands
    3. Turkey
    4. Russia
    5. None of these
  19. The 18th South Asian Association of Regional Countries, SAARC, Summit is going to be held during 26th and 27th November 2014. Which of the following countries is going to host this summit ?
    1. Nepal
    2. Bhutan
    3. Myanmar
    4. Bangladesh
    5. China
  20. India stood at 10th Place in the broadband market race as per Broadband Forum Report. Which of the following is at the top position ?
    1. China
    2. Mexico
    3. Russia
    4. US
    5. None of these
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November 24, 2014

SBI Clerks Interview Call Letter Download Link 2014 Activated

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Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has activated the Interview Call Letter download link for SBI Clerks 2014. You can download your SBI Clerks Interview Call Letters 2014 from SBI's official website www.sbi.co.in by entering your Registration Number / Roll Number and Date of Birth / Password. You can also check the Interview Preparation Tips and Interview Experiences of SBI Clerks from below links. All the Best.
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24th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Bangladesh's Supreme Court today cleared the way for the trial of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on corruption charges, rejecting appeals filed by her.
  • World Bank warns that Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe.
National Affairs
  • 333rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur observed today
  • Polling for first phase of assembly election in Jammu Kashmir and Jharkhand to be held tomorrow.
  • Chhattisgarh High Court has directed the state government to hold camps in villages across the state to seize medicines that were banned following the death of 15 women at botched sterilizations in Bilaspur district.
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IBPS RRB III Recruitment of Officers and Assistants 2014 (Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank)

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Friends, the Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank (Head office Rohtak, Haryana) has released the first ever notification under IBPS RRB CWE III. It is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants who have cleared the Online CWE-III for RRBs conducted by IBPS during September 2014 for filling up the posts of Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). There are 50 Officers (Scale-I) posts and 200 Office Assistants posts in total. You can apply online from 25th November 2014 to 9th December 2014.
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Computer Knowledge Practice Test for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams

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  1. Windows 7 is an example of a(n) 
    1. application software 
    2. browser
    3. operating system
    4. shareware
    5. none of these
  2. Which of the following are the most powerful type of computers ?
    1. mainframe computers 
    2. microcomputers 
    3. minicomputers 
    4. supercomputers 
    5. none of these
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SBI Associates PO Online Exam Reviews of 23rd November 2014

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Review shared by Rajasekaran

Hi Friends, I am Rajasekaran from Tamil Nadu – Chennai. Yesterday evening (23.11.2014 ) I attended SBI ASSO- PO exam in TCS OMR road.
Overall paper was easy to tough
  1. Reasoning – Easy to moderate
  2. Aptitude – Moderate to tough
  3. English – Moderate to tough
  4. General awareness– Easy to moderate
    • Computer – Easy
    • Marketing – Moderate
    • Banking awareness &
    • Current awareness      - Moderate to tough
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November 23, 2014

23rd November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Kathmandu for the 18th SAARC Summit will focus on enhancement of connectivity and people-to-people contact.
  • For the first time, former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has said what he has hinted at for years: that Pakistan’s leadership had demanded in bilateral meetings that India reduce its presence and aid projects in Afghanistan.
  • Tunisians voted today in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy.
  • The SAARC committee today decided to dissolve three regional centres, including one in India, and merge four others to end the duplication of work and reduce its budget.
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General Awareness MCQs for IBPS and SBI Assocaites Clerks Online Exams - Set 24

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  1. World TV day is observed on ?
    1. 21st November
    2. 21st October
    3. 21st December
    4. 21st April
    5. 21st August
  2. How many countries are members of APEC ?
    1. 19
    2. 20
    3. 21
    4. 22
    5. 25
  3. Which of the following is the Regulator of the Credit rating agencies in India ?
    1. RBI
    2. SBI
    3. SIDBI
    4. SEBI
    5. None of these
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November 22, 2014

22nd November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • A day-long joint secretary-level meeting began at Khatmandu today to set the agenda for the 18th SAARC Summit and give final touches to the Kathmandu Declaration.
    • The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on 26th November 2014.
    • This is the first time Kathmandu is hosting the summit in 12 years.
    • The theme this year is, 'Deeper Integration for peace and prosperity'.
  • The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice.
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RBI Assistants Interview Review 2014

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Hello friends, this is Aakash. Here I am sharing my RBI Assistant Interview Experience which was held on 21st November 2014 in Panchkula, Haryana. It was a nice interview for me. My interview was went on for almost 15 minutes. There were total 4 Persons (2 Men and 2 Women). The interviewers were very friendly. Here is my interview review.
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IBPS PO IV Online Exam 2014 Scores / Marks and Cutoff Details out

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Friends, now you can check your Scores / Marks of IBPS PO IV Online Exam 2014. As you know, yesterday the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the results of IBPS Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees Phase IV (CWE PO/MT-IV). Today it has came out with the IBPS PO IV scores and Cutoff Details. You can check your score from below link by entering your Registration Number / Roll Number or Password / Date of Birth. All the Best.
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November 21, 2014

SBI PO Final / Interview Results will be out on 24th November 2014

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Good news for those aspirants who have been waiting for the Final results of SBI Probationary Officers (PO) Online Exam 2014. Responding to a query in facebook, the State Bank of India has stated that it is going to release the final results of SBI PO on 24th November 2014. "The results will be declared on 24th November 2014. The site is facing some temporary technical glitch" it said. So keep your fingers crossed. All the Best :)
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21st November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • Government will provide free online education to all in the country and it is taking steps in this direction.
    • Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said that all government and University libraries will be digitized so that free education could be possible for all the people.
  • Karnataka Government has planned to free the state from open defecation by 2018.
    • To achieve this, the government has envisaged mega toilet building programme.
    • The Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj H K Patil informed that 50 lakh toilets have to be built to end open defecation.
    • Out of which the plan is to build 10 lakh toilets by March next year.
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October 2014 Current Affairs - Pdf Download

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Friends, here is the pdf version of October Month's Current Affairs 2014. You can download the pdf file from below mediafire link (size : 25.57 mb). In this file, We tried our best to cover all important events of October 2014 including Banking Awareness updates. We are working on the Current Affairs of Remaining months. You will get them soon. Happy Reading :)
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General English Online Practice Test for IBPS PO V and Clerks V Online Exams

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Directions (1-5) : In each of the following sentences, a word or a group of words has been printed in bold. From the five answer choices given below each sentence, pickout one which substitute the bold word / group of words correctly without changing the meaning. If no correction is required, your answer is 5, i.e., no correction required.
  1. The striking employees have made the management to accept their demands.
    1. accept their demands
    2. to have accepted their demands
    3. to have been accepted their demands
    4. to be accepted their demands
    5. No correction required 
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IBPS PO IV Online Exam Results 2014 out

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Friends, the IBPS PO IV Online Exam Results are out. As you know the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has conducted Online Exam for the Recruitment of Probationary Officers (POs) during the months of October & November 2014. Now it has came out with the result of the same. You can check your result status from IBPS's official website www.ibps.in by entering your Registration Number / Roll Number and Password / Date of Birth. Your Scores / Marks of IBPS PO IV will be available soon. The Interviews for the same will be held during January 2015. All the Best.
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November 20, 2014

20th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared snap Presidential election to seek a record third term.
    • Rajapaksa became eligible to call an election on Wednesday after completing the mandatory four years in his second term.
  • A female Chihuahua named Frida, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for a day as part of a campaign to support the city's animal shelter.
    • Last November, San Francisco transformed itself into the fictional Gotham City so that a little boy could celebrate his win against cancer by becoming "Bat Kid" for the day.
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You Can Download / Reprint your IBPS RRB CWE III Application now

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Good News Friends, those people who forgot to take the printouts of their IBPS RRB III Common Written Exam Application Forms can download the same now. As you know, the IBPS has released the results of IBPS RRB CWE III a week ago and it has made it mandatory the "Valid system generated printout of the online application form registered for Officer Scale (I,II & III) and Office Assistants. Many of us have been worrying as they lost their online application forms. Now no need to be tensed. All those people who have applied for IBPS RRB CWE-III online exam can Download / Reprint their Applications of IBPS RRB CWE Phase III  Officer Scale (I,II & III) now from the IBPS website www.ibps.in.  All the best :)
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SBI Clerks 2014 Online Exam Results out

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Friends, the wait is finally over. The SBI Clerks 2014 Online Exam results are out. Today the State Bank of India has released the roll numbers of candidates who have cleared the online Test (held during the months of July and August 2014) and eligible for the interview. You can check your result from State Bank of India's official website www.sbi.co.in or from below link. The interview for the qualified candidates is scheduled to be held from 8th December 2014. You can download your call letters for the same from 25th November 2014 All the Best :)
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SBI Clerks 2014 Results and Interview Dates out

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Friends, the State Bank of India has posted an advertisement in today's news papers about the declaration of the SBI Clerks 2014 results and Interview Schedule of the same. According to this notification released by the General Manager of SBI dated 20th November 2014, "The Roll Numbers of candidates who have qualified for Interview of SBI Clerks 2014 (for which the online test held in July / August 2014) have been posted on SBI's website www.sbi.co.in under "careers with us". Call letters for interview and the Bio-data form to be submitted at the time of interview can be downloaded from the Bank's website from 25th November 2014 onwards. The interviews are scheduled from 8th December 2014 onwards at various centres".
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SBI Associates Clerks 2014 Online Application Link Activated

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Friends, the online application link of SBI Associates Clerks 2014 has activated. As you know, 3 days ago the State Bank of India has release the recruitment notification of Clerks in Associate Bank of SBI. Today it has activated the apply online link. You can apply online from today (20th November 2014) to 9th December 2014. Its better to apply as soon as possible if you don't want to stuck in the eleventh hour traffic. Check complete details below. All the Best.

Name of the Organization : Associate Banks of State Bank of India

Name of the Post(s) : Clerks 
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November 19, 2014

19th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (19th November 2014) is World Toilet Day
    • This day is observed by the United Nations to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet - despite it is their basic right.
    • Of the world’s seven billion people, 2.5 billion people do not have improved sanitation and 1 billion people still defecate in the open.
    • India has highest no of people practising open defecation at 597 mln,says UN which adds political will at highest level needed to address it
  • Bangladesh has handed over a list of 51 criminals, 10 militants and 41 others to a National Investigation Agency (NIA) from India.
    • These criminals are believed to be hiding in India.
    • This list includes JMB chief Sohel Mahfuz, Anwarul Islam Faruque alias Jamai Faruque, Bomaru Mizan, Salehin, Tariqul Islam, Maulana Taj and Maulana Yahiya, said a source in Rab.
  • India and Fiji today signed three agreements to strengthen bilateral relations. 
    • Seeking stronger engagement with the Pacific Islands, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 5 million dollar fund to promote small business and village enterprises and a 70 million dollar line of credit to Fiji for setting up a power plant.
    • He also announced a visa on arrival for Fijians and assistance projects that included a parliament library and doubling the scholarships and training slots in India for people from this country. 
  • Sri Lanka has released five Indians who were given the death sentence after being convicted for smuggling drugs into the country.
Awards & Honors
  • Indian American Neha Gupta wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize.
    • The award is widely accepted as the most prestigious international award a young person can win.
    • She honored with this award for her exceptional work to raise money for orphans and other vulnerable children.
    • Along with the prize, a €100,000 grant will be given to projects closely associated with Neha’s area of dedication.
    • The list of projects includes opening libraries, developing paths to health care, and promoting education.
    • Netherlands King Willem-Alexander, former archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai presented Neha Gupta with her award during a ceremony at The Hague, Netherlands.
National Affairs
  • Indian Freedom Fighter Rani Laxmi Bai's 186th Birth Anniversary today.
  • Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda chaired an inter-ministerial meeting today to review the situation arising out of Ebola Virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
    • Health Ministry issued directions to strengthen preparedness and response management for this disease.
  • Centre has clarified that it is not considering any proposal to reduce the age limit for civil service aspirants.
    • The announcement came against the backdrop of news reports which suggested that the Modi government will implement the previous UPA regime's decision to bring down the upper age limit by four years.
    • Instead of reducing the age limit, the government has already announced that civil service aspirants, who may have lost out due to changes in the exam pattern, will get two additional attempts.
  • Self-styled ‘godman’ Baba Rampal was tonight arrested from his ashram, ending an over two-week tense standoff between his supporters and the police after close to 15,000 of his followers were evacuated from the sprawling premises.
    • He will produced in a Hisar court tomorrow.
  • The Karnataka High Court today allowed continuation of controversial “Made Snana” ritual in its traditional form at Kukke Subramanyaswami temple at Subramanya till the court decided constitutional validity of the ritual.
    • Made Snana is a ritual in which devotees roll over the food leftover in the leaves in which priests ate.
Business & Economy
  • Revamping its nearly two-decade old regulations on insider trading, SEBI today approved stricter norms, including new definition for connected people, to prevent the menace. 
  • The auction of first lot of coal blocks, whose allotment was cancelled by the Supreme Court, will start on February 11 and mines will be allotted only to specified end-users, government announced today.
    • The government will also ensure that power tariffs will not increase after the auction coal blocks, whose allocation were cancelled by the apex court terming the allotment of 204 mines since 1993 as "arbitrary and illegal".
Science & Technology
  • Scientists at European Organization of Nuclear Research announced that they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
  • Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a search engine to help users search through tweets.
  • According to a report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB International, The number of people online in India is forecast to touch 302 million or 30.2 crore by end of this year, overtaking the U.S. as the second-largest Internet market in the world.

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General English Practice Test for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams

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Important point to Note : Comprehension is the heart of the English section in IBPS and SBI Associates Clerical exams. A number of aspirants tend to leave this topic because they feel it is very time taking. But, with a little focus and preparation, you can easily grab full marks from this topic. Do read our techniques to get good marks in Reading Comprehension. And, luckily for clerical exam, they won't give you difficult passages which involves technical words.

Directions (1-10) : In the following passage, some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningful.
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General Awareness Quiz for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams - Set 23

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  1. For the fourth consecutive year, China has retained the top spot in the list of the world's fastest supercomputers. What is the name of China's super computer ?
    1. Pelswick-2
    2. Tianhe-2
    3. Changhe-2
    4. Tsingtao - 2
    5. Nexus - 2
  2. Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for the first time in the year 1937 and last time in the year 1948. How many times in between these two years he nominated ?
    1. 1
    2. 3
    3. 2
    4. 0
    5. 6
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ICICI Bank Probationary Officers Recruitment 2015 - May & August Batches

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Friends, the ICICI Bank, the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalization has released the notirfication of Probationary Officer recruitment for the year 2015 under Probationary Officer Training Programme for May 2015 and August 2015 Batches. Online test will be in the months of January / February 2015. As this is a private sector bank, NO IBPS Score required to apply and there is NO APPLICATION FEE either.You can apply online before 31st December 2014. Check complete details below.
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Assam Circle's Postal Assistants Exam Final Results out

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Friends, the Postal Department has announced the results of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants Exam of Assam Circle (12) which was held on 27th April 2014 for which the Paper II (Computer Skill Test) exam was held during 20th and 21st September 2014. You can check your Final result and the list of selected candidates along with the allotted division details from the official website of Assam Postal Department www.assampost.gov.in. All the best.
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November 18, 2014

18th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dissolving the lower house of Japan's parliament and calling for new elections in December (two years ahead of schedule), a move that came just a day after data showed the nation's economy had shrunk for the second consecutive quarter.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has concluded his 5-day visit to Australia, during which he attended the G-20 Summit and held talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott.
    • He presented the Man Singh Trophy, a prized possession of Sikh regiment battalions, to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the War Memorial to commemorate his visit.
    • He describes Australia as a vital partner in India's quest for progress and prosperity;
    • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott says two countries will have Free Trade deal by the end of next year.
    • Today he left for Fiji's capital Suva on a special Indian Air Force plane.
    • He will hold talks with his Fijian counterpart Frank Bainimarama tomorrow.
    • He is India's first premier to visit the Pacific country, after Indira Gandhi, who made a visit in 1981.
  • The Church of England today broke with a centuries-old tradition by paving the way for the appointment of female bishops.
National Affairs
  • Justice Nanavati Commission has handed over its final report on 2002 Gujarat riots to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today.
    • Though, the findings of final report have not been officially disclosed, according to sources, it has given clean chit to then Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi.
    • Earlier, the Commission had already handed over its interim report to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi in September 2008, which was later tabled in the state assembly.
    • The earlier interim report was related to introduction, proceedings, evidence and findings that led to setting on fire some coaches of Sabarmati Express Train near Godhra Railway Station, while the final reports is covering the violence incidents that took place after Godhra train carnage.
  • In Haryana, supporters of self styled Godman Rampal fired on police; Some media persons injured;
    • Rampal has been charged with interfering in judicial proceedings during the hearing of a case in the Hisar sessions court.
    • With Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday giving the government time till Friday to produce Rampal in contempt of court case, the police tried to arrest him today. Then his supporters have indulged in clashes with police. 
  • Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal has approved a plan of 20 Crore rupees to construct separate toilets for boys and girls in all government schools of the state by March next year.
    • He has also urged all the members of parliament to contribute 50 lakh rupees each from their local area development (MPLAD) fund for the Government Schools in their respective constituency
MOUs
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, IREDA and US-Exim Bank today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on clean energy investment.
    • US Exim Bank will provide one billion dollar medium and long-term loans to finance US technologies, products and services utilized during commercial development activities within the clean energy sector by IREDA.
Science & Technology
  • For the fourth consecutive year, China has retained the top spot in the list of the world's fastest supercomputers for its Tianhe-2
  • India successfully test-fires indigenously developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast. 
    • The missile was test-fired from launch complex number three of the ITR at 3.22, this afternoon.
Business & Economy
  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad relaunched the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) investment scheme today to tap household savings for funding infrastructure development in the country and to lure them away from ponzi schemes.
    • Here are some important points you should know about the Kisan Vikas Patra
      • The amount invested in Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) would get doubled in 100 months or eight years and four months. This means KVPs would be giving a return of 8.7 per cent annually. This is in line with 8.70 per cent per annum interest rate offered by another popular savings instrument public provident fund (PPF).
      • Investors would not get any tax benefit for their investment in Kisan Vikas Patra unlike in PPF.
      • The Kisan Vikas Patra certificates would be available in the denominations of Rs 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 50,000 and there is no upper limit on investment in KVPs.
      • Kisan Vikas Patra certificates can be encashed after a lock-in period of 30 months or 2 years and 6 months. Thereafter, investors can withdraw in any block of six months.
      • Kisan Vikas Patra certificates can be issued in single or joint names and can be transferred from one person to any other person/persons, multiple times.
      • The facility of transfer from one post office to another anywhere in India and of nomination will be available.
      • Kisan Vikas Patra certificates can also be pledged as security to avail loans from the banks.
      • Money to double in 8 years 4 months
      • Initially, the Kisan Vikas Patra certificates will be sold through post offices, but later on they will be made available to the through designated branches of nationalised banks.
      • Kisan Vikas Patra savings scheme was originally launched in 1988. The maturity period of the scheme when launched was five and half years and the money invested doubled on maturity.
      • Kisan Vikas Patra was very popular among the investors and the percentage share of gross collections secured in KVP was in the range of 9 per cent to 29 per cent against the total collections received under all National Savings Schemes in the country. Gross collections under Kisan Vikas Patra in 2010-11 were Rs. 21631.16 crore which was 9 per cent of the total gross collections during the year. 
      • Kisan Vikas Patra scheme was withdrawn in 2011. 
  • In a major decision, the Bihar cabinet today approved Rs 337 crore cement plant planned by Shree Cement Limited in Aurangabad district of the state.
Sports
  • Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was declared the winner of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement trophy while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was adjudged the best international cricketer for the eight annual BCCI Awards, which will be given away on November 21st. 
  • India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down.
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Solutions for Numerical Ability Practice Test

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Friends, here are the solutions for our IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Numerical Ability Practice Test. Please take the test from here  and try to solve them on your own before checking these solutions. All the Best :)

1.
37% of 1264 + ? = 999
467.68 + ? = 999
? = 999 - 467.68 = = 531.32
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Numerical Ability Practice Tests for IBPS and SBI Associates Clerks Online Exams

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  1.  37% of 1264 + ? = 999
    1. 467.68
    2. 531.32
    3. 492.92
    4. 512.68
    5. None of these 
  2. (23)2 + (41)2 = (?)2 + 94
    1. 48
    2. 49
    3. 45
    4. 46
    5. None of these
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General Awareness Quiz for SBI Associates Clerical Exams - Set 22

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  1. On 25th October 2014, the President of India Pranabh Mukherjee has released a commemorative Postage Stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala, a joint stamp issue of India and Sri Lanka. Dharmapala is ?
    1. Srilankan Poet and Singer
    2. Peace Maker
    3. A Buddhist Revivalist and Writer
    4. Film Actor
    5. Freedom Fighter
  2. 2014 Indian science congress summit was held in ?
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Jammu and Kashmir
    3. UP
    4. Rajasthan
    5. West Bengal
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United India Insurance Company Recruitment of Assistants 2014 - 684 Posts

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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 Assistants. There are 684 Posts in total. You can apply online form 18th November 2014 to 2nd December 2014. Check complete details below.
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November 17, 2014

17th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Indian Community in Sydney
    • He assured a visa on arrival facility for Australian tourists and announced a two-month deadline for the long-pending merger of OCI and PIO status to woo the Indian diaspora from whom he sought support for his ambitious Clean India campaign.
National Affairs
  • Nation Paid Tributes to great Indian freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai  (28 January 1865 – 17 November 1928) on his death anniversary.
    • He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari (The Lion of Punjab) also known as "Sher-E- Punjab" in Punjabi.
    • He was the founder of Punjab National Bank.
  • Delhi Metro is one of the six Indian projects to feature in the prestigious "Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report" compiled by the reputed international accounting firm KPMG.
  • Yoga exponent Ramdev Baba has been provided with Z-category security by the central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents".
  • The Supreme Court grants 4 more weeks to CBI, to collect details about all registered NGOs, in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authorities.
    • A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice A K Sikri asked the probe agency to write to the chief secretaries of the states which are not providing the details despite the court order in this regard.
    • The court in July had granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs.
  • The Department of Personnel and Training, DoPT, has issued an order including autism in the category for disabled children.
    • The order says the government employees who have children suffering from autism will be exempted from routine transfers and they will not be asked to take voluntary retirement on refusing such postings.
Awards & Honors
  • The Assam government has presented the First State Bravery Award to Gunjan Sarma in Guwahati today.
    • The 15 year old Gunjan, a resident of Sivsagar district has been selected for the first ever bravery award for showing exemplary courage in saving lives of 10 children from her school who was taken hostage by a gunman on December 4.
    • The brave girl volunteered to be taken hostage by a gunman but later left abandoned at dense forest along the Assam- Nagaland border.
  • Renowned classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj conferred with Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement by I&B Minister Arun Jaitley.
Business & Economy
  • In view of popular demand, the government will tomorrow relaunch saving instrument Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), wherein the invested money will get doubled in 8 years and 4 months.
    • The KVP, which will be relaunched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, will be available in the denomination of Rs 1,000; 5,000; 10,000 and 50,000. There will be no upper ceiling on investment.
  • Over 71 million bank accounts have been opened through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana so far in the villages in India and the money deposited amounts to Rs.5,000 crore, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Sydney in his address at the Allphones Arena today.
  • The Adani group’s proposed plan to build a 7 billion dollar coal mine was cleared by Australia’s Queensland state, which also announced a major investment in rail infrastructure to support the Indian conglomerate’s mega project.
Sports
  • Indian batsman Suresh Raina today joined the Hockey India League (HIL) franchise team, Uttar Pradesh Wizards, as its co-owner.
  • The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, which investigated the allegations of spot fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), gave clean chit to sidelined BCCI Chief N. Srinivasan.
    • The report said that Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was involved in betting.
  • World champions India consolidated its top rank on the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the series against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi.
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SBI Associates Clerks 2014 Notification out - 6425 Posts

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Good News friends, the State Bank of India has came out with the Recruitment Notification of Clerks for Associate Banks of SBI for the year 2014. This will be wonderful opportunity for those aspirants who desire jobs in State Bank of India and it's Associates.  Recruitment process will be completely similar to that of SBI Clerks 2014. You can apply online for SBI Associates Clerks 2014 from 20th November 2014 to 9th December 2014. Check complete details from the official website of State Bank of India or from below link. All the Best :)
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IBPS Specialist Officers CWE IV Notification 2014 out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification of IBPS Specialist Officers IV. The online exam for the recruitment of Specialist Officers will be held in February 2015. You can apply online from 18th November 2014 to 9th December 2014. Check complete details below. All the Best.
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IBPS Clerks IV Online Exam 2014 Call Letters out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has activated the download link of IBPS Clerks Online Exam Call Letters 2014. The Online Exam of IBPS Clerks CWE IV is starting from 6th December 2014 and is going to be held till the last week of December 2014. You can download your call letter of IBPS Clerks CWE IV from the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in or from below link. You can download complete study materials and practice tests for the exam from here. All the best. 
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November 16, 2014

16th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (16th November 2014) is the International Day for Tolerance & Peace.
    • Declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.
  • G-20 summit concludes with a commitment to work for economic growth and to strengthen global institutions.
    • In a communique, G-20 pledges to enhance the group's GDP by additional two percent; targets adding more than two trillion dollars to the global economy to create job opportunities. Strong measures to reduce global average cost of transferring remittances to five per cent also committed.
    • Russia faces criticism from Western leaders for role in Ukraine crisis.
  • PM Narendra Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi's Statue in Brisbane (Australia).
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) bans 5 Pakistan-based outfits among 86 terror groups, including the dreaded Haqqani network and the LeT. 
National Affairs
  • Nation pays tributes to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha (24 May 1896 – 16 November 1915), a national martyr on his 99th martyrdom. 
    • He was executed in Lahore central jail on November 16th, 1915. Kartar Singh was member of Gadhar party whose aim was to get freedom for the country in the early years of 20th century.
    • He was only 19, when he attained martyrdom for his role in the national movement.
  • Today is National Press Day
  • In consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Digital India' project, the New Delhi Municipal Council today launched Public Wi-Fi services in Connaught Place, the business hub of New Delhi.
    • It will cover about 4.5 Square kilometer inner and outer circle of the area.
    • The visitors can avail the facility by filling in details like email ID and mobile number.
    • After the free usage time is exhausted, they will have to conduct a recharge using scratch cards which will be available at various shops in the market area.
  • Punjab government has ordered intensive vigil on the functioning of the ultrasound centres to keep a check on the female foeticide and infanticide in the state.
    • Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab, Mr. Surjit Kumar Jayani today issued directions to all the Health officers including the Civil Surgeons to keep an eye on the ultra sound centres allegedly indulging in sex determination tests.
  • Government has initiated a move to bring a bill in Parliament to make marriage laws more women friendly and allow both parties to file for divorce on the ground of irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
    • The Law Ministry has circulated a draft Cabinet note on Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill for inter-ministerial consultations.
  • Gujarat government announces incentives to boost Information Technology sector; Targets one billion dollar turnover in IT Sector in next five years.
  • With a view to prevent fleecing of foreign tourists and creating a safe and secure environment for them, Tourism Ministry is set to roll out red carpet at airports to receive guests with garlands in a true 'Atithi Deva Bhavo' style.
    • A comprehensive plan is being worked out to provide end-to-end service to overseas tourists, new Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said. 
  • For the first time in India's history, a special squad of women troops has been deployed deep inside jungles of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh to undertake active and prolonged operations against Maoists.
MOUs
  • India and Nepal are likely to sign an agreement for the construction of a 900 MW power project and another one for starting a direct bus service between Kathmandu and New Delhi during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the upcoming SAARC summit at Khatmandu.
Deaths
  • Ian Craig, Australia's youngest Test cricket captain, has died aged 79.
People in News
  • Cricketer and MP Sachin Tendulkar adopted a remote village Puttamraju Kandriga in Nellore district of coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Science & Technology
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch Aditya in 2017, its first satellite aimed at studying the sun.
    • The satellite will be placed 1.5 million km away from the earth, at the Langrangian point of the Sun-Earth system.
  • Commercial operations of the first 1,000 MW unit of Kudankulam nuclear power project is expected to start by January 22, 2015, as an earlier deadline could not be met due to technical problems.
Sports
  • China Open 2014
    • Kidambi Srikanth beat home favorite Lin Dan of China to record the biggest win in his career and win the prestigious China Open Super Series men's singles title 2014
    • Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal beat Japan's Akane Yamaguchi to win the China Open Women's singles Title 2014
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