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February 29, 2016

29th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The Italian city of Verona has banned the opening of any new kebab or fried fast food shops in an attempt to preserve its "traditional appearance". 
  • Swiss voters today rejected a plan that called for the automatic expulsion of foreigners from the country for minor offences like speeding. 
    • Under the plan, foreigners could be deported immediately for major crimes and also for their second minor offence in 10 years.
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Syndicate Bank PO Online Exam 2016 Results out

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Friends, the Syndicate Bank has released Online Exam Results of it's  Probationary Officers recruitment 2016. Earlier, the organization has invited online applications from 16th to 31st December 2015 for tit's 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course in tie-up with Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. Bangalore (MaGE) and Nitte Education International Pvt Ltd. Greater Noida (NEIPL) and conducted Online Exam on 8th February 2016. Now it has came out with the results of the same. You can check the Names of the candidates shortlisted for Interview and / or Group Discussion from the official website of Syndicate Bank or from below link. All the Best :)
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Highlights of Union Budget 2016 - Pdf Download

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today (29th February 2016) presented the Union Budget for the year 2016-17. This is his 3rd Union Budget. ith an eye on supporting the small tax-payer and the small investor, the Minister announced a slew of schemes, and income tax exemptions. Here are the Highlights of Union Budget 2016. You can download the PDF File from below links. All the Best :)
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Union Budget 2016-17 Highlights - Live Updates

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been presenting his third Union Budget for the financial year 2016-17 in Lok Sabha now. Here are the live updates of some important announcements. We will provide the Pdf Version of Union Budget Highlights by today's evening. So keep hitting the refresh button for more live updates. Happy Reading :)
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Complete Winners List of 88th Academy Awards / Oscars 2016

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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony (commonly referred as Oscars 2016) honoring the best films released in the year 2015 was held at  Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Actor Chris Rock hosted the show for the second time (He hosted the 77th Oscar ceremony held in the year 2005).  Mad Max: Fury Road has won maximum number of awards (6). Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Best Actor award for his film "The Revenant". Alejandro G. Iñárritu has won the best Director award for the same picture. Brie Larson has won the Best Actress award for her movie "Room". Here is the complete list of winners.
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LIC AAO Online Exam 2016 Model Practice Paper - Part I

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Hi Friends, I am Shravan again. Today a local news paper published Model Practice Paper of LIC AAO Online Exam 2016. Here I am sharing the pdf version of that paper so that it will be helpful for you in your upcoming LIC AAO Online Exam 2016. You can download the paper from below link. This paper consists of 60 questions with key.  Try to solve these questions on your own and check with the key provided. I will give remaining questions tomorrow. Happy Reading :)
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February 28, 2016

28th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • Today (28th February 2016)  is National Science Day.
    • On this day, the nation pays tributes to the legacy of the great scientist, Dr C V Raman, who brought Nobel Prize in Science to Asia and India for the first time for his ground-breaking achievement of the Raman effect.
    • Professor Raman disclosed this discovery to the world on 28th of February, 1928 and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.
    • In 1986, The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) had urged the Indian government to declare February 28 as National Science Day.
    • Themes of National Science Day
      • 2011 : “Chemistry in Daily Life”.
      • 2012 : “Clean Energy Options and Nuclear Safety”.
      • 2013 : “Genetically Modified Crops and Food Security”.
      • 2014 : “Fostering Scientific Temper and Energy conservation”.
      • 2015 : “Science for Nation Building”.
      • 2016 : "Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation"
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 16

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World Rotary Day is observed on ?


Who has been recently appointed as the Director General (DG) of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) ?


The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh has recently announced free education for Scheduled Caste students in government colleges including, engineering and medical institutions. Who is he ?


Which team has won the 4th edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 ?


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February 27, 2016

27th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The 13th edition of World Spice Congress (WSC) began today at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
    • Theme of WSC 2016 : ‘Target 2020: Clean, Safe and Sustainable Supply Chain’.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee today declared Kerala as India's first fully digital state
    • Mukherjee also informed that the state has a mobile tele-density of 95% and internet access covering over 60% of the population.
  • Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today announced that the Centre is formulating a policy to reward school boys who behave well with girls
    • Maneka added that the government wants to include alarm buttons on mobile phones of women that will help them seek police assistance during distress.
  • Nation remembers Great freedom fighter ‎Chandra ShekharAzad (23rd July 1906 – 27th February 1931) on his Death Anniversary today.
    • He was a great Indian freedom fighter who was involved in Kakori Train Robbery, the attempt to blow up the Viceroy's train, and the shooting of Saunders at Lahore to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai.
    • He was the mentor of Bhagat Singh, another great freedom fighter.
    • After the independence, to commemorate Chandra Shekhar Azad, Alfred Park (Allahabad), where Chandra Shekhar Azad shot himself was renamed Chandra Shekhar Azad Park.
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-22 Sports Terminology (1-10)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-22 SPORTS TERMINOLOGY (1-10) we will learn various terminologies..

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 27th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 27th  February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Cautious optimism"
  • Cautious optimism - a ​feeling that there are some ​reasons to ​hope for a good ​result, ​even if you do not ​expect ​complete ​success or ​improvement
  • Reaffirm - confirm the validity of (something previously established)
  • Project - estimate or forecast (something) on the basis of present trends
  • Monetary -  ​relating to the ​money in a ​country
  • Ahead  - in front
  • Reform - an ​improvement, ​especially in a person's ​behaviour or in the ​structure of something
  • Road map -  a ​plan for how to ​achieve something
  • GDP - Gross Domestic Product: the ​total ​value of ​goods and ​services ​produced by a ​country in a ​year
  • Favourable - giving you an ​advantage or more ​chance of ​success
  • Domestic - relating to the running of a home
  • Insufficient  - not enough
  • Momentum  - the ​force that ​keeps an ​object ​moving or ​keeps an ​event ​developing after it has ​started
  • Liberally - given or used ​generously
  • Laud - To prise
  • Adhere - to ​stick ​firmly
  • Fiscal - ​connected with (​public) ​money
  • Deficit - the ​total ​amount by which ​money ​spent is more than ​money ​received
  • Robust -   ​strong and ​healthy
  • Accelerated - faster than usual
  • Uncertain - not ​able to ​decide about something or not ​known or ​fixed
  • Headwind - a ​wind ​blowing in the ​opposite ​direction to the one you are ​moving in
  • Malady - a ​problem within a ​system or ​organization
  • Becalmed -  to stop the progress of
  • Bold - ​strong in ​colour or ​shape, and very ​noticeable to the ​eye
  • Articulate - express or state clearly
  • Enormous -  ​extremely ​large
  • Sustain - to ​cause or ​allow something to ​continue for a ​period of ​time
  • Incapacitate - to make someone ​unable to ​work or do things ​normally, or ​unable to do what they ​intended to do
  • Venture - a new ​activity, usually in ​business, that ​involves ​risk or ​uncertainty
  • Momentum - the ​force that ​keeps an ​event ​developing after it has ​started
  • Sustained - continuing for an extended period or without interruption
  • Impaired - weakened or damaged
  • Indeed - really or ​certainly
  • Holistic - dealing with the ​whole of something (not just a ​part)
  • Payouts - a ​large ​amount of ​money that is ​paid to someone
  • Phasing out - to gradually (step by step) stop using something
  • Threshold - the ​level or ​point at which something ​starts to ​happen
  • Tariff - a tax to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports
  • Crunch - a ​difficult ​situation that ​forces you to make a ​decision or do something
  • Purposefulness - having a purpose.
  • Ascertained - to make ​sure of something
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 15

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International Mother Language Day is observed on ?


What is the Theme of International Mother Language Day 2016 ?


The Union government recently formed a Committee to look into the demand of the Jat community for reservation in central government jobs. This committee will be headed by ?


World Thinking Day is observed on ?


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February 26, 2016

26th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The central government today announced the extension of e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility to 37 more countries.
    • With this, the total count of countries under the scheme will reach 150.
    • The 37 more countries included in the e-TV scheme are,
      • Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 26th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th  February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Marshalling resources to stay on track"

  • Marshalling - to ​bring together or ​organize ​people or things in ​order to ​achieve a ​particular ​aim
  • Notable - worthy of attention or notice
  • Emphasis - special importance
  • Ushering - guiding
  • Viability - ability to ​work as ​intended or to ​succeed
  • Shortfall - an ​amount that is less than the ​level that was ​expected or ​needed
  • Exacerbated - make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
  • Freight - goods transported in bulk by truck, train, ship, or aircraft
  • Projection - a ​calculation or ​guess about the ​future, ​based on ​information that you have
  • Reflects - to show / express something
  • Austerity - a ​difficult ​economic ​situation ​caused by a ​government ​reducing the ​amount of ​money it ​spends
  • Contain - to control
  • Notwithstanding - in spite of something / but
  • Substantial - large in ​size / ​value / importance
  • Impact - influence
  • Paucity - not enough of something
  • Extensively - of great extent (having a ​great ​range)
  • Citing - to ​mention something as ​proof
  • Accruing - to ​receive something over a ​period of ​time
  • Prevailing - existing at a particular time / current
  • Lost ground - to ​become less ​popular or to be given less ​support
  • Haulage - the commercial transport of goods
  • Persistent - continous
  • Decline - decrease
  • Enunciated - to express something in clear manner
  • Rationalising - to make something more efficient
  • Posited - to ​suggest something as a ​basic ​fact or ​principle from which a ​further ​idea is ​formed or ​developed
  • Constraint - a limitation or restriction
  • Therapeutic - causing someone to ​feel ​happier
  • Hinge on - depends on
  • Execution - the ​act of doing or ​performing something, ​especially in a ​planned way
  • Spelt out -  to say or explain something very clearly
  • Initiative - a new ​plan to ​achieve something or to ​solve a ​problem
  • Enhancement - improvement
  • To bring them to fruition - to make them successful
  • Potential - having the capacity to develop something
  • Hard-pressed - having a lot of difficulties doing something (​especially because there is not enough ​time or ​money)
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IBPS Specialist Officers V Online Exam 2016 Results out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the results of IBPS Specialist Officers V Online Exam 2016. The organization has conducted online recruitment exams for I.T  Officers (Scale I), Agricultural Field Officers (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officers (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officers (Scale I) and Marketing Officers (Scale I) during the month of February 2015. Now it has came out with the results of the same. You can check your results of IBPS SO V from the official website of IBPS wwww.ibps.in or from below link by entering your Registration Number / Roll Number and Password / Date of Birth.  All the Best :)
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Economic Survey 2015-16 Highlights

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Ahead of the Union Budget (29th February 2016), the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today (26th February 2016) tabled the Economic Survey 2015-2016 in Lok Sabha, which outlines the broad direction of the Budget and the economic performance of the country. It has been revealed that GDP growth rate in India is seen in range of 7 to 7.75 per cent in 2016-17 (it expects Indian economy to grow 7-7.5 percent in the fiscal year to March 2017).

The Economic Survey, the basis for Arun Jaitley's budget for the fiscal year starting April 1, projected India to grow 8 percent in the next couple of years. The survey was prepared by the finance ministry's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian. Following are the highlights of Economic Survey 2015-16.
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 14

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently announced that India’s second International Finance Centre (IFC) will be set up at which place ?


Which video game has won the 'Game of the Year' award at the 19th annual DICE Awards held in Las Vegas ?


Who is the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh ?


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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-21 STADIUMS (21-30)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-21 STADIUMS (21-30) we will learn famous stadiums asked in exams..
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February 25, 2016

25th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today announced that the country is going to increase defense spending by nearly $21.6 billion over the next decade. 
  • India is going to host the 3rd edition of the Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation.
    • There will be 13 participating countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
    • All the participating countries will share their knowledge of tiger conservation and help each other through exchange of ideas.
    • Aim :  To promote awareness about tiger conservation across Asia and the world.
    • Important Points to Note : 
      • India's tiger count has risen up to 2,226 from 1,912 in the last few years. 
      • State-wise, Karnataka has the highest number of tigers (406).
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-20 STADIUMS (11-20)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-20 STADIUMS (11-20) we will learn famous stadiums asked in exams..
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Highlights of Rail Budget 2016-17 - Pdf Download

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The Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today (25th February 2016) presented the Railway Budget of the year 2016-17 in Lok Sabha. This is his Second rail budget. Unlike last year, Prabhu did not propose a hike in passengers fares or freight rates, and introduced three new superfast trains.

Prabhu also announced a slew of measures on improving train-travel such as on-demand cleaning of compartments, bio-vacuum toilets and WI-FI at railways stations.

This Budget focused on capacity creation in the rail sector, with an increased outlay of about Rs. 1.21 lakh crore, and on completion of the ongoing projects rather than announcing new ones. Here are some Major Highlights of Rail Budget 2016-17.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 25th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 25th  February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Restoring goodwill with Kathmandu"

  • Restore - to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position
  • Conclude - to end a speech, meeting, or piece of writing
  • Juncture - a particular point in time
  • Turmoil -  a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
  • Tacit - understood without being expressed directly
  • Agitation -  worry and anxiety
  • Blockade - the ​situation in which a ​country or ​place is ​surrounded by ​soldiers to ​stop ​people or ​goods from going in or out
  • Prolong -  to make something last a longer time
  • Vacillate - to be uncertain what to do, or to change often between two opinions
  • Amendments - a change to a law that is not yet in operation and is still being discussed
  • Yield - produced or provided
  • Ease - to make or ​become less ​difficult, ​unpleasant, ​painful, etc
  • Stir - to cause problems between people
  • Unrest - a state of dissatisfaction, disturbance
  • Perceived - become aware or conscious of something
  • Partisanship - strongly ​supporting a ​person, ​principle, or ​political ​party, without ​considering or ​judging the ​matter very ​carefully
  • Resurgence - a new ​increase of ​activity or ​interest in a ​particular ​subject or ​idea that had been ​forgotten for some ​time:
  • Resurgence - bringing again into activity
  • Jingoism -  the ​extreme ​belief that ​your own ​country is always ​best
  • Stand-off - a ​situation in which ​agreement in an ​argument does not ​seem ​possible
  • Drained - very ​tired / to lose something
  • Devastating - causing a lot of ​damage or ​destruction
  • Recalibrate - readjust
  • Cordial - friendly, but ​formal and ​polite
  • Landlocked state - a state, which is almost surrounded by land
  • Overstated - to ​describe something in a way that makes it ​seem more ​important or ​serious than it really is
  • Spillover affect - a situation ​begins to ​affect another ​situation in an unpleasant or unwanted way
  • Turmoil - a state of great disturbance, confusion
  • Consensus - a general agreement
  • Emphasis - special importance
  • Dissenting - to ​disagree with other ​people about something
  • Onus - something that is one's duty or responsibility
  • Embargo - an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country
  • Normalcy - the condition of being normal
  • Brinkmanship - the ​activity of ​trying to get what you ​want by saying that if you do not get it, you will do something ​dangerous
  • Detrimental - causing ​harm or ​damage
  • Dwell on something - to ​keep ​thinking about something
  • Deterioration - the process of becoming worse
  • Equilibrium - a stable / balanced situation
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66th Berlin Film Festival 2015 Complete Winners List

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The prestigious 66th annual Berlin International Film Festival (also called as "Berlinale"), one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events, was held in Berlin, Germany from 11 February to 21 February 2016. Gianfranco Rosi's refugee documentary 'Fire at Sea' won the Golden Bear Award for Best Film. Here is the complete list of winners. 
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 24th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th  February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Keeping it parliamentary"

  • Turbulent - moving unsteadily or violently
  • Unrest - a state of dissatisfaction / disturbance
  • Agitation - a state of anxiety or nervous excitement
  • Agrarian - relating to the ​land (​especially the use of ​land for ​farming)
  • Crisis - a ​time of ​great ​disagreement, ​confusion, or ​suffering
  • Strike - a sudden attack
  • In a bid - attempting or trying
  • Blunt - to make a ​feeling less ​strong
  • Anticipated - expected
  • Strategy - a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term aim
  • Confront - come face to face with someone / something
  • Sedition - the crime of saying, writing, or doing something that encourages people to disobey their government
  • Centrepiece - the most ​important ​par of something
  • Detracting - diverting
  • Vigilante - a ​person who ​tries in an ​unofficial way to ​prevent ​crime
  • Sympathiser - a ​person who ​supports a ​political ​organization
  • Discourse - written or spoken communication or debate
  • Threaten - to ​tell someone that you will ​kill or ​hurt them or ​cause ​problems if they do not do what you ​want
  • Customary - usual
  • Set the tone - to ​establish a ​particular ​mood or ​character for something
  • Disruption - disturbance or problems which interrupt an event or process
  • Obstruction - behaviour or ​actions that ​prevent something from ​happening or ​working ​correctly
  • Constructive - having useful or beneficial purpose
  • Delimitation - boundary line
  • Constituency - an area whose voters elect a representative to a legislative body
  • Eroded - to ​slowly ​reduce or ​destroy something
  • Seize - take (an opportunity) eagerly
  • Play to the gallery -  to ​behave in a way ​inorder to make ​people ​admire or ​support you
  • Etiquette - the set of ​rules that ​control ​accepted ​behaviour in ​particular ​social ​groups or ​social ​situations
  • Unyielding - completely ​unwilling to ​change a ​decision, ​opinion, ​demand
  • Posture - a particular approach or attitude.
  • Stall - to stop making progress
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February 24, 2016

24th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The fifth edition of IBSAMAR 2016 trilateral naval exercise between Brazil, India and South Africa kicked off in Goa. 
    • This is the for the first time the exercise is held in India as all the previous editions were held in South Africa since it began in 2006.  
    • IBSAMAR - India Brazil South Africa Maritime.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 23rd February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 23rd February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Referendum gamble for Britain"

  • Referendum - a ​vote in which all the ​people in a ​country or an ​area are ​asked to give ​their ​opinion about an ​important ​political or ​social ​question
  • Gamble - take risky action in the hope of a desired result
  • Counterparts - people who have the same job or purpose as you
  • Let it be - leave the situation alone as it is
  • Stitch something together - to ​create or ​form something ​quickly
  • Immense - extremely large or great
  • Significance - importance
  • Ravage - to ​cause ​great ​damage to something
  • Compelling - very ​exciting and ​interesting
  • Transnational - multinational
  • Sovereign - having the ​highest ​power or being ​completely ​independent
  • Confront - come face to face with each other
  • Perspective - point of view
  • Cumulative - increasing
  • Realities - facts
  • Overshadowed - to ​cause someone or something to ​seem less ​important
  • Midst - in the middle of
  • Influx - inflow
  • Immigrants - a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
  • Precise - exact / accurate
  • Safeguards - safety measures
  • Significant - important or ​noticeable
  • Wary - not ​completely ​trusting something / someone
  • Stance - a way of ​thinking about something
  • Reconcile - to restore friendly relations
  • Clout - influence or power
  • Implicit - something is understood but not clearly stated
  • Prospect - the possibility of some future event occurring
  • Bode - to be a ​sign of something that will ​happen in the ​future
  • Severely - very ​seriously
  • Dent - a reduction in amount or size
  • Diminish - to ​reduce in ​size or ​importance
  • Conversely - * used to introduce something that is different to something you have just said
  • Integration - to combine
  • Sceptics - people who ​doubts the ​truth or ​value of an ​idea or ​belief
  • Outright - wholly and completely
  • Concede - to agree that something is true after first denying it
  • Retention -  the ​continued use of something
  • Uncertainty - a ​situation in which something is not ​known
  • Notwithstanding - without being prevented by something
  • Frenzied - uncontrolled and ​excited (sometimes ​violent)
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Simple Trick to Remember Country Capitals

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SIMPLE TRICK TO REMEMBER COUNTRY CAPITALS

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INTRODUCTION

Dear Friends, Countries Capital & Their Currency is Very Important For Competitive Exams, Sure You Will be Getting One Question from Capital & One Question From Currency….Go through The Material Once It Will Be Useful For Exams.
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 13

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NatGeo India has recently launched an initiative, in association with online fund-raising platform Milaap to support girl-child education. Name it ?


U.S. President Barack Obama is going to make the first historic visit to an Island Nation next month. Name it ?


Bollywood actor Aamir Khan recently announced to join Drought Free Village Scheme. This scheme was launched by which state government ?


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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 22nd February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 21st February 2016.

Topic 1 : "Delivering on Make in India"

  • Face up to something - to accept that a difficult situation exists
  • Red tape - official ​rules and ​processes that ​seem ​unnecessary and ​delay ​results
  • Unviable - not capable of working successfully
  • Posing - causing
  • Threat - something likely to cause damage or danger
  • Heeded - pay attention to
  • Concern - worry
  • Impact - powerful effect
  • Intervention - to ​intentionally ​become ​involved in a ​difficult ​situation in ​order to ​improve it
  • Steer - to control
  • Roadblocks - something that stops progress
  • Ascertain - make sure of something
  • Billowing - ​spreading over a ​large ​area
  • Hub - central point
  • Reforms - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Delegate - a person authorized to represent others, sent to a conference
  • Glitzy - fashionable and attractive
  • Emerge - to ​become ​known
  • Deregulation - reduction or elimination of government power in a particular industry
  • Demography - the ​study of ​changes in a ​particular ​area during a ​period of ​time
  • Retrospective - dealing with past events or situations.
  • Spooked - frightened
  • Pertinent - relevant
  • Sustained - continuing for an extended period or without interruption
  • Intent - intention or purpose
  • Yardstick - a standard by which you can ​judge the ​success or ​value of something
  • Stalled - stopped
  • Rolling out - to make a new ​product available for the first ​time
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-19 STADIUMS (1-10)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC : 10 IN A DAY" Part-19 STADIUMS (1-10) we will learn famous stadiums asked in exams..
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February 23, 2016

23rd February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (23rd February) is World Rotary Day .
  • Pakistan's parliament today became the first in the world to fully operate on solar electricity
    • Note : The $55 million venture, which can generate 80 MW power, was funded by the Chinese government as an act of friendship. 
  • Nepal has officially stopped rationing fuel in the country, which was owing to supply being blocked for months due to the protests against the newly adopted Constitution. 
    • Indian supplies to Nepal resumed after the Madhesi protestors lifted the unofficial blockade.
  • The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), UN's aviation agency, has banned the shipment of Lithium-ion batteries on all passenger flights starting 1st April 2016. 
    • This move came after plane makers and pilots raised concerns that existing safety standards are not enough to manage lithium battery fires. 
    • The ban is mandatory for member countries of the ICAO.
  • According to a report by Greenpeace, Air pollution in India is higher than that of China.
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part - 18 CENSUS (51-60)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC : 10 IN A DAY" Part-18 CENSUS (51-60) we continue with Census .

Hope you Like it. Happy Reading :)
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 12

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Which state government has recently announced the Free bus travel scheme for senior citizens ?


Who is the new President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) ?


A Noida-based handset maker is recently in news for launching India’s cheapest smartphone for under ₹251. Name it ?


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February 22, 2016

22nd February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (22nd February) is Twins day.
  • Today is World Thinking Day.
  • Colombia's Constitutional Court has banned Oil, Gas and Mining operations in the country's high altitude ecosystems called the 'paramos'. 
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 20th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Apple stands up to surveillance"

  • Surveillance - close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
  • Revelation - a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others
  • Unprecedented - never done or known before
  • Pursuing - follow or chase (someone or something)
  • Jeopardising - to put (someone or something) into danger
  • Privileging - to give special importance to something
  • Former - the first of given two things (which were ​previously ​mentioned)
  • Latter- the first of given two things (which were ​previously ​mentioned)
  • Complied - met specified standards
  • Subpoena - a ​legal ​document ​ordering someone to ​appear in a ​law ​court
  • Warrant - an ​official ​document, ​signed by a ​judge or other ​person in ​authority, that gives the ​police ​permission to ​search someone's ​home, ​arrest a ​person, or take some other ​action
  • Protest - express an objection to something
  • Giants - very ​successful and ​powerful ​people or ​organizations
  • Defiance - behaviour in which you ​refuse to ​obey someone or something
  • Compliance - obeying an ​order, ​rule, or ​request
  • Peril - great danger
  • Inevitably - unavoidably (sure to ​happen and cannot be ​prevented)
  • Circumvent - to ​avoid something (especially ​cleverly or ​illegally)
  • Intend - to have as a ​plan or ​purpose
  • Discomfiture - a feeling of unease or embarrassment(​uncomfortable)
  • Lurking - hidden
  • Stirred up -  to ​cause an ​unpleasant ​emotion or ​problem to ​begin or ​grow
  • Entrusted - assign the responsibility for doing something to someone
  • Yielding - giving a product
  • Enforce - cause (something) to happen by force
  • Regimes - governments
  • Constrain - to ​control and ​limit something
  • Snooping - to ​try to ​find out about other people's ​private ​lives:
  • Adequate - enough or ​satisfactory for a ​particular ​purpose
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SIMPLE TRICK TO REMEMBER CURRENCIES
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Remembering currencies is very easy if you concentrate well.If You  Remember like continentwise Like North America - Dollar, South America - Peso, Asia - Rupee and Dinar, Europe - Euro and Krone, Australia - Dollar.

Here Some of the Clues to Remember Countries Currency Easily…..
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February 21, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 19th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Restore propriety in Arunachal Pradesh"
  • Propriety - correct ​moral ​behaviour or ​actions
  • Revocation - to ​officially declare that an ​agreement, ​permission, a ​law, etc. is no ​longer in ​effect (cancelled)
  • Ought to - have to
  • Paves the way for something - make it easier to do something
  • Proclamation - an ​official ​announcement
  • Prevailing - existing in a ​particular ​place or at a ​particular ​time
  • Uncertainty - a ​situation in which something is not ​known
  • Vacuum - lack of something (emptiness)
  • Tangles - disagreements
  • Tussle - to have ​difficult ​disagreements or ​strong ​arguments
  • Revived - restore to life or consciousness
  • Regime - government
  • Backing - help or support
  • Floor test - a test to prove majority (by head-count) on the floor of the Parliament for a crucial decision
  • Directive - an official instruction
  • Status quo - the ​present ​situation
  • Expedite - to make something ​happen more ​quickly
  • Clutch - to take or ​hold something ​tightly
  • Piquant - interesting and ​exciting
  • Imposition - the ​introduction of a new ​law or ​system
  • Reinstated - restore something to it's former position or state
  • Reposed faith in somebody - to ​place ​your ​trust or ​hopes in somebody
  • Unseemly - (behavior) which is not proper or appropriate
  • Dissident - a person who publicly disagrees with and criticizes their government
  • Unseat -  to remove someone from power
  • Incumbent -  the person who has or had a particular official position
  • Farcical  -  a ​situation that is very ​badly ​organized
  • Midst -  in the middle of an event, situation, or activity
  • Indisputable - true, and impossible to doubt
  • Travesty - something that fails to represent the values and qualities that it is intended to represent
  • Partisan - strongly supporting a person, principle, or political party (without considering or judging the matter very carefully)
  • Overshadows -  to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy
  • Constitutional - relating to an established set of principles governing a state
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with
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21st February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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  • Today (21st February) is International Mother Language Day.
    • This day is observed to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
    • First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
    • February 21 was specifically chosen to mark the day in 1952 when students demonstrated for recognition of their language, Bangla as a national language in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
    • Theme of 2016 : Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 18th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Right step on savings schemes"

  • Tenure -  period of time
  • Countless - too many to be counted
  • Retired - to leave your job or stop working because of old age or ill health
  • Risk-free - does not involve any risk
  • Parking - leave (something) in a convenient place until required
  • Hard-earned - achieved only after a lot of effort
  • Returns - profit from an investment
  • Pare - to reduce something
  • Vis-à-vis - in relation to
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Core - most important part of something
  • Constituency - the people who live and can vote in a particular area
  • Emerging - starting to exist
  • Partially - only in part; to a limited extent
  • Transmitted - to pass something from one person or place to another
  • Borrow - to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent
  • Peculiar - unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way
  • Predicament - a difficult, unpleasant or embrassing situation
  • On the mat - being formally disapproved by someone in authority
  • Encounter - to face something unexpectedly
  • Set the stage for something - prepare the conditions for something
  • Regime - a system or ordered way of doing things
  • Perspective - a ​particular way of ​considering something (point of view)
  • Roadblock - something that stops progress
  • Eventually - in the end
  • Distort - to ​change something from ​its ​usual, ​original, ​natural ​condition
  • Impact - influence
  • Inevitable - something that is ​sure to ​happen and cannot be ​prevented
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part - 17 Famous Temples (11-20)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-17 Famous Temple(11-20)  we learn various temple locations.
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 11

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently gave its approval to the controversial railway link between the Hubbali-Ankola of which state ?


The Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has recently ordered the amalgamation of the crisis-hit National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) with its cash-rich parent FTIL. Expand FTIL ?


Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently announced that the government is going to lower its stake in state-owned banks to what per cent ?

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February 20, 2016

20th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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  • Today (20th February) is World Day of Social Justice.
    • The United Nations General Assembly observe this day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment.
    • 2016 Theme : A Just Transition - environmentally sustainable economies and societies
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 17th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 17th February 2016. Happy Reading :)
  • Sustainable -  able to continue over a period of time
  • Lamented - to express sadness and feeling sorry about something
  • Stinking - having a bad smell
  • Squalid - a place extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
  • Urban - in a city or town
  • Landscape - scenery
  • Merely - just
  • Suburb - the outer area of a town
  • Quest - search for something
  • Steady - not moving or changing suddenly
  • Urbanisation -  the process by which more and more people leave the countryside to live in cities
  • Affluent - having a lot of money or owning a lot of things
  • Trash - waste material
  • Filth - dirt
  • Cosmetic - Corrective changes, etc. are intended to make you believe that something is better when, really, the problem has not been solved
  • Landfills - the process of getting rid of large amounts of rubbish by burying it
  • Sewage - ​waste ​matter such as ​water or ​human ​urine or ​solid ​waste
  • Staggering - very shocking and surprising
  • Pile -  a mass of something that has been placed somewhere
  • Take a leaf out of - to copy something that someone else does because it will bring you advantages
  • Reduction - the amount by which something is lessened
  • Segregating - to keep one thing separate from another
  • Tonnage- the size or carrying capacity of a ship measured in tons
  • Vested - fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a legal right, benefit
  • Imagery - visual images
  • Dwells - to live in a place or in a particular way
  • Garner - to collect something, usually after much work or with difficulty
  • Devoted - loyal
  • Bulwark - something that protects you from dangerous or unpleasant situations
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 16th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 16th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Owning without interfering"

  • Interfering - to ​involve in a ​situation when ​your ​involvement is not ​wanted or is not ​helpful
  • Extremely - very
  • Delivering - to ​achieve or ​produce something that has been ​promised
  • Time-bound - particular period
  • Walk the talk - to do what one said one would do, not just making empty promises
  • Acutely - in a very ​clever or ​detailed way
  • Ticking away - goes past
  • Dithering - to be ​unable to make a ​decision about doing something
  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Drastically - acting rapidly or violently
  • Impair - to ​spoil something or make it ​weaker so that it is less ​effective
  • Realising - become fully aware of something
  • Exceptional - unusual
  • Predicament - a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
  • Reforms - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Crisis - a time of great difficulty or danger
  • Hefty - large and heavy
  • Mounting - gradually ​increasing
  • Ordained - ordered (something) officially
  • Notwithstanding - although (in spite of)
  • Desperately - extremely (very much)
  • Legacy - money or ​property that you ​receive from someone after they ​die
  • Havoc -  ​confusion and ​lack of ​order
  • Assert - to say something confidently
  • Pull out - withdraw from an undertaking
  • Underprivileged - without the ​money, possessions, ​education, ​opportunities, etc. that the ​average ​person has
  • Oftentimes - on many ​occasions
  • Perpetuate - to ​cause something to ​continue
  • Coffers - the ​money that an ​organization has in ​its ​bank ​accounts and ​available to ​spend
  • Unburden - to ​free yourself of something that is ​worrying you
  • Conflict - a serious disagreement or argument
  • Replete - full
  • Subtle - small but ​important
  • Expedient - ​helpful or ​useful in a ​particular ​situation, but sometimes not ​morally ​acceptable
  • Implication - the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not directly stated
  • Ring-fence - to make ​sure that a ​sum of ​money is ​protected and only used for a ​particular ​purpose
  • Equity - the quality of being fair and impartial
  • Imponderables - something that cannot be ​guessed or ​calculated because it is ​completely ​unknown
  • To break new ground - to do or ​discover something new
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LIC AAO Online Exam 2016 Call Letters out

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Friends, the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has released the call letters of LIC AAO Online Exam 2016. As you know, the LIC has invited online applications for filling up of 700 Assistant Administrative Officers (AAOs) posts for the year 2016 from 15th December 2015 to 5th January 2016. Now it has came out with the Online Exam call letters for the same. You can download your LIC AAO Call Letters and Information Handouts from the official website of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) www.licindia.in or from below link by entering your Registration Number and Date of Birth / Password. All the Best :)
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-16 Power Plants (11-20)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-16 Power Plants (1-10)  we learn various Atomic Power plant locations.
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 10

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the 'Make in India' week at which Indian city ?


Which city of the UAE has recently confirmed plans to build the world's largest shopping mall named 'Mall of the World' at a cost of $22 billion ?


Google recently announced that it is going to shut down it's photo sharing service by May. Name it ?


Which country has recently announced that it is going to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran ?


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Important Games & Host Nations

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Friends, here is the latest list of Important Games and Host Nations. Happy Reading :)
  • Summer Olympics 
    • 2016 – Rio de janeiro(Brazil)
    • 2020 - Tokyo(Japan)
    • 2024 - USA
  • Winter Olympics 
    • 2018 – Pyeongchang(SouthKorea)
    • 2022 - Beijing(China)
  • Commonwealth 
    • 2018 - Gold coast(Australia)
    • 2022 - Durban(South Africa)
  • Asian Games 
    • 2014 - Incheon(South Korea)
    • 2018 - Jakarta(Indonesia)
  • World cup cricket 
    • 2015 - Australia/New Zealand
    • 2019 - England & Wales
    • 2023 - India
  • FIFA
    • 2018 - Russia
    • 2022 - Qatar
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February 19, 2016

19th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • U.S. President Barack Obama is going to make a historic visit to Cuba next month.
    • He will be the first sitting American president to go to the island nation in 80 years.
  • Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise SURYA KIRAN is being conducted at Pithoragarh.
    • During the exercise, an Infantry battalion each from Indian Army and the Nepalese Army would be training together and sharing their experiences of Counter Terrorism operations and Jungle Warfare in mountain terrain.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • The Surya Kiran series of exercises is a bi-annual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India. 
      • Aim : To enhance inter-operability between the Indian and the Nepalese Army units in Jungle Warfare and Counter Terrorism operations in mountainous terrain. 
      • The training will also focus on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief including medical and aviation support. 
      • Both the Armies will stand to benefit mutually from shared experiences.
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IRDAI Junior Officers Online Exam (Phase I) 2016 Call Letters out

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Friends, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has released the Call Letters of IRDAI Junior Officers Phase I Online Exam 2016. As you know, the organization has invited online applications for filling up of 24 Junior Officers posts from 18th January 2016 to 4th February 2016. Now it has came out with the call letters for the same. The Online Exam (Phase I) is scheduled to be held on 27th February 2016. You can download your Call Letters and Information Handouts from the official website of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India www.irdai.gov.in or from below link. All the best :)
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Andhra Bank PO Final (Interview) Results out

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Friends, the Andhra Bank has released the Final (Interview) results of it's PGDBF Course (Manipal) for the year 2016-17. As you know, the bank has conducted online test for 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course in tie-up with Manipal Global Education Services Private Limited, Bangalore during the 4th week of December 2015 and conducted Interviews for the same during 3rd February 2016 to 5th February 2016. Now it has came out with the list of selected candidates in Interviews. All the selected candidates are required to report at Manipal University, Bangalore Campus on 14th March 2016 at 09.30 AM for one year PGDBF course. You can check your result from the official website of Andhra Bank www.andhrabank.in or from below link. All the Best :)
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 9

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World Radio Day is observed on ?


The Prime Minister of Nepal is coming to India on a 5-day visit from 19th February 2016. Name him ?


Darwin Day is observed on ?


What is India's rank in USCC's Intellectual Property Index (IPI) ?

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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part - 15 Famous Temples (1-10)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-15 Famous Temples (1-10)  we learn various temple locations.

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February 18, 2016

18th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • A 12-member team of the Indian Army is participating in the “Cobra Gold” multilateral exercises, which is being hosted by Thailand, along with its counterparts from China and Pakistan
    • India has been invited to the exercises as an “observer plus” country. 
    • This is in keeping with the recent trend of India’s increasing regional interoperability with a series of multi-lateral exercises on land and sea.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 15th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Note : There were No Editorials in The Hindu on 14th February 2016.

Topic 1 : "State overreach on the campus"
  • Overreach - reach out too far (crossing the limits)
  • Betray - do not do what you promised
  • Disquieting - causing ​worry
  • Intent - determined to do something / aim
  • Rationale - The fundamental reasons for something
  • Execution - the ​legal ​punishment of ​killing someone
  • Convict - a person who is in ​prison because he did something wrong (crime)
  • Alleged - claimed (said without proof)
  • Sovereignty - the ​power of a ​country to ​control ​its own ​government
  • Incitement - to ​encourage someone t feel something ​unpleasant
  • Swoop down - attack
  • Slap - a ​gentle ​warning or ​punishment
  • Sedition - speech or behaviour directed against the peace of a state
  • Conspiracy - an agreement to perform together an illegal act
  • Cue - A signal for action
  • Tolerated - allowed
  • Draconian - strict
  • Constitution - supreme law
  • Affiliated - officially connected to an organization
  • Inexplicable - cannot be explained / Strange
  • Antipathy - strong dislike
  • Separatism - the belief of a particular group of people that they should be independent and have their own government
  • Disassociated - to ​consider as ​separate and not ​related
  • Like-minded - having similar tastes or opinions
  • Invoked - to use a ​law in ​order to ​achieve something
  • Cautioning - to say something as a warning
  • Pernicious - having a harmful effect
  • Tendency - a strong chance that something will happen in a particular way
  • Disorder - a state of confusion
  • Nurture - to care and protect something while it is growing
  • Legitimate - allowed by ​law
  • Dissent - a ​strong ​difference of ​opinion on a ​particular ​subject
  • Locus - center or focus of an activity
  • Inevitable - unavoidable
  • Eyesore - an ​unpleasant or ​ugly ​sight in a ​public ​place
  • Roiled - to ​cause something to ​stop ​working in the ​usual way
  • Upsurge - a ​sudden and large ​increase in something
  • Dispensation - exemption from a rule
  • Wielding - having a lot of ​influence or ​power over other ​people
  • Misconceived - fail to understand (something) correctly
  • Commemorated - to ​remember ​officially and give ​respect to a person or ​event
  • Provocation - action or speech that makes someone angry
  • Tarring - to cover
  • Treason - (the ​crime of) ​showing no ​loyalty to ​your ​country (especially by ​helping ​its ​enemies)
  • Distinguish - to ​​understand the ​difference between two things
  • Junked - to get ​rid of something because it is of no use or ​value
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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National Deworming Day is observed on ?


Nepal’s former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress, was recently passed away. Name him ?


The world’s largest solar power plant was recently opened in the Souss-Massa-Drâa area in Morocco. Name it ?


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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part 14 - Revolutions In Agriculture in India (1- 10)

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Hi This  is Chinna Again... Today I'm going to share Revolutions in Agriculture field in India... Happy Reading...

1.Black Revolution : Petroleum Production

2.Brown Revolution : Leather / Cocoa Production

3.Golden Revolution : Fruits/Overall Horticulture development/Honey Production

4.Golden Fiber Revolution : Jute Production
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February 17, 2016

17th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The French parliament has voted to extend the country's state of emergency by a further three months, allowing authorities to carry out police raids and put people under house arrest without prior authorisation of a judge.
    • French President Francois Hollande had pushed for the extension of the state of emergency, which has been in place since 13th November 2015, when armed attackers killed at least 130 people across various locations in Paris.
  • A Yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 51 people, in the first epidemic of the disease to hit the country in 30 years.
    • A total of 241 people were now infected. 
    • More than 450,000 people had been vaccinated in the capital of a target of nearly 1.6 million.
    • Important Points to Note
      • There is no specific treatment for the viral haemorrhagic disease which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes and found in tropical regions of Africa and Latin America's Amazon region.
      • The centre of the outbreak is the capital Luanda's eastern suburb of Viana, where 29 deaths and 92 cases have been reported over the past six weeks.
  • Sindh became the first Pakistan province to adopt landmark Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015 in order to allow the minority community to register their marriages. 
    • Note : This is for the first such a law is being passed since formation of Pakistan in 1947 to safeguard rights of Hindus, a second largest religious minority community in the country.
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part-13 Power Plants (1-10)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY" Part-13 Power Plants (1-10)  we learn various Nuclear Power plant locations.

Hope you Like it. Happy Reading :)

  1. Tarapur Atomic Power Station - Maharashtra
  2. Rajasthan Atomic Power Station - Rajasthan
  3. Kaiga Atomic Power Station - Karnataka
  4. Kakrapur Atomic Power Station - Gujarat
  5. Narora Atomic Power Station - UP
  6. Gorakhpur Atomic Power Plant - Haryana
  7. Chutka Nuclear Power Plant – Madhya Pradesh
  8. Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project - Maharashtra
  9. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant - Tamilnadu
  10. Kovvada Power Station - Andhra Pradesh

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58th Grammy Award Winners List 2016

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The  2016 Grammy Awards were heldat the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on on 15th February 2016. Taylor Swift has won this year's Album of The Year Award for her album 1989. Album of The Year is the most prestigious award in the music industry, and it’s Taylor’s second Album of the Year win (she first won in 2010 for Fearless). Record of the Year Award went to Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars for "Uptown Funk". Here is the Complete List of Winners of 58th Grammy Awards 2016.
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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The Safer Internet Day is observed on ?


Which country defeated Australia by 55 runs to win the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy ?


The union power ministry electrified 245 villages in India during the first week of February under which scheme ?


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Lakshmi Vilas Bank Recruitment of POs and Clerks 2016

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Friends, the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited, a very well-known and totally technology driven private sector bank, is inviting online applications for filling up posts of POs (Probationary Officers) and Clerks for the year 2016. No IBPS Score is required to apply. You can apply online from 17th  February 2016 to 1st March 2016. Check complete details below. All the Best.
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February 16, 2016

16th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today is President's Day of United States.
    • This day is celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
MOUs
  • Union Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector
    • Objective of this MOU : To develop cooperation activities in the Railway sector to promote efficiency and sustainability and to achieve concrete results with regard to bilateral trade, research, investment and technology transfer.  
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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY Part 12 - CENSUS (41- 50)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC : 10 IN A DAY" Part-12 CENSUS (41-50) we continue with Census and today mainly cover questions related with Population.

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 13th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "Banks ultimately need autonomy"

  • Ultimately - finally (used to ​highlight the most ​important ​fact in a ​situation)
  • Autonomy - the power or right of an organization to be independent and govern itself
  • Often - frequently
  • Fulcrum - something that supports or sustains
  • Robust - Powerfully built
  • Prerequisite - a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen
  • Orbit -  range of control or influence
  • Scary -  causing fear
  • Appraisal - the ​act of ​examining someone / something in ​order to ​judge ​their ​qualities, ​success, or ​needs
  • Conspired - To join or act together to commit an illegal or wrongful act
  • Messy - (a situation) confused and difficult to deal with
  • Cobweb - Confusion
  • Comprising - consist of
  • Asset - an item of property owned by an organization
  • Vicinity - the area near or surrounding a particular place
  • Yielded - produced or provided
  • Fallout - the unpleasant effects of something that has happened
  • Stewardship - the way a ​person ​controls or ​organizes something
  • Camouflage - to hide something
  • Precipitated - to make something ​happen ​suddenly
  • Potentially - possibly (possibility of becoming something)
  • Legacy - an amount of money or property left to someone in a will
  • Persist - continue to exist
  • Articulated - able to ​express ​thoughts and ​feelings ​easily and ​clearly
  • Retrieve - to ​find and ​bring back something
  • Viable - capable of working successfully
  • Holistic - dealing with the ​whole of something (not just a ​part)
  • Inevitably - unavoidably
  • Arm’s length relationship - to not ​allow someone to ​become too ​friendly with you
  • Pump into something - to ​spend a lot of ​money ​trying to make something ​operate ​successfully
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February 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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Japan is planning to build a skyscraper, which could be twice as tall as the current tallest building Burj Khalifa. Name it ?


Super Markets of which country have been recently banned from throwing away or spoiling unsold food ?


Which country is going to host the first ever Global Maritime Summit in April 2016 ?


China recently celebrated it's New Year on ?


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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY - Part 11 Festivals (1- 10)

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Hello everyone.... I am Meenakshi.

In this part of "STATIC : 10 IN A DAY" Part-10 Festivals (1-10)  we learn various Regional festivals of Indian states.

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February 15, 2016

15th February 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The Seventh Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) - LAMITYE 2016, started today at Seychelles Defence Academy (SDA), Victoria, Seychelles.
    • This exercise will be held from today (15th February) to 28 February 2016. 
    • The SPDF will be represented by 20 personnel from Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and 32 from Seychelles Infantry. 
    • The Indian contingent will comprise of an Infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces. 
    • Important Note : India and Seychelles have been conducting joint exercises since 2001 & ‘Exercise Lamitye’, which means friendship in Creole (local dialect), is conducted biennially with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the two countries. 
  • Russia has decided to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran
    • The Islamic Republic reportedly wants to buy more advanced missile systems like the S-400 system, but negotiations for their sale are currently not taking place. 
    • Following international sanctions, the $800-million missile contract, signed in 2007, had been frozen since 2010.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 12th February 2016

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Hi Friends, I am Kani. Here I am sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 12th February 2016. Happy Reading :)

Topic 1 : "TERI’s disgraceful appointment"

  • Disgraceful - shockingly unacceptable
  • Eminent - famous, ​respected, or ​important
  • Under a cloud of something - to not be ​trusted because ​people ​think you have done something ​bad
  • Charge - to ​publicly ​say that someone is doing something ​bad
  • Compunction - a feeling of guilt / deep regret (for doing something wrong)
  • Apparently - as far as one knows
  • Contrary - opposite in nature
  • Accords - give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
  • Enactment - the process of making something ​law
  • Misconduct - unacceptable or improper behavior
  • Interim - temporary
  • Tribunal - a ​special ​court which is officially ​chosen by the ​government, to ​examine (​legal) ​problems of a ​particular ​type
  • Wield - to have a lot of ​influence or ​power over other ​people
  • Untenable - cannot be ​supported
  • Dismay - a ​feeling of ​unhappiness and ​disappointment
  • Lapse - a ​temporary ​failure
  • Propensity - the  natural tendency to behave in a particular way (especially bad way)
  • Obligations - something that you must do
  • Complainant - a ​person who makes a ​formal ​complaint in a ​law ​court
  • Facilitated - make (an action or process) easy or easier
  • Discern - recognize or find out
  • Jurisdiction - the ​authority of a ​court or ​official ​organization to make ​decisions and ​judgments
  • Impeccable - perfect (with no ​problems or ​bad ​parts)
  • Credentials - qualifications / background
  • Doggedly - with strong ​determination to do something (​even if it is very ​difficult)
  • Incomprehensible - not able to be understood
  • Remedies - ​successful ways for ​dealing with a ​problem or ​difficulty
  • Tainted - affected with a bad or undesirable quality (polluted)
  • Laurels - praise for a ​person because of something they have done

Topic 2 : "After New Hampshire, Sanders in focus"

  • Stole a march on somebody - to get an ​advantage over somebody
  • Senator - a member o US Senate (assembly)
  • Scooped up something - to ​lift something with ​your ​hands or ​arms in a ​quick ​movement
  • Campaign - work in an organized and active way towards a goal
  • To the tune of - in the ​approximate ​amount ​mentioned
  • Preponderantly - mostly or ​mainly
  • Proclaimed - announce officially or publicly
  • Thumping - of an impressive size / amount
  • Cohorts - a group of people with a shared characteristic
  • Presumed - to ​believe something to be ​true because it is very ​likely (even-though you are not sure)
  • Unassailable - in such a ​strong ​position that you cannot be ​defeated
  • Snatch - to take ​hold of something ​suddenly and ​roughly
  • Sway - to ​move ​slowly from ​side to ​side
  • Outperforms - perform better than
  • Vigorously - forcefully / strongly
  • Courted - pay special attention to
  • Demographic - a particular sector of a population
  • Enforcement -  to make ​people ​obey a ​law
  • Racism - The ​belief that people's ​qualities are ​influenced by ​their ​race and the ​people of other ​races are not as good as the ​people of ​your own
  • Possibly - used when something is not ​sure (to indicate doubt)
  • Reverend - a ​title for a ​priest of the ​Christian Church
  • Amplify - to make something ​louder
  • Dividends - (a ​part of) the ​profit of an organization that is ​paid to the ​people who own ​shares in it
  • Manoeuvre - a ​cleverly ​planned ​action that is ​intended to get an ​advantage
  • Yield - provide
  • Antithesis - a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else
  • Albeit - although
  • Distrust - the ​feeling of not ​trusting someone or something
  • Jaded - losing ​interest because you have ​experienced something too many ​times
  • Firm - in a way that will not ​become ​loose
  • Radically - completely

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STATIC GK : 10 IN A DAY - Part 10 National Parks (41- 50)

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Hello everyone .. I am Meenakshi...

In this part of STATIC : 10 IN A DAY we continue learning static GK with National Parks (41-50). Hope you like it. Happy Reading  :)
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69th BAFTA Awards 2016 - Complete Winners List

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The 69th edition of British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, was held at the Royal Opera House in London, to honour the best British and international contributions to film for the year 2015. Leonardo DiCaprio starrer movie, Revenant (Directed by Alejandro G Iñárritu) has won big with five awards, including Best Film and Best Actor. Brie Larson has won the Best Actress award for her movie Room. Here is the complete winners list of BAFTA Awards 2015.
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