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June 30, 2016

30th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The California Secretary of State's Office today announced that the state will vote to decide if the recreational use of marijuana should be made legal, in November. 
    • The proposed "Adult Use of Marijuana Act" secured the required 4,02,000 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. 
    • The November ballot can legalise private recreational use and personal cultivation of marijuana.
  • World Bank President Jim Yong Kim met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Delhi. 
    • During the meeting, Modi emphasised the importance of adequate climate change financing for India
    • The two also discussed the progress of government initiatives like Smart Cities and Swachh Bharat
    • Note : Kim’s visit is reportedly aimed at understanding India’s efforts in the renewable energy and nutrition fields.
  • The 2nd BRICS Youth Summit will be held in Guwahati from 1st to 3rd July 2016.
    • Theme of the Summit 2016 :  ‘Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges’.
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 12

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 11, we learnt about the prefix autoAuto represent the meaning Self. With that lesson, we have completed all the prefixes starting with the letter A. Today we shall see the prefix, which starts with the letter B be. Happy Reading :)

Day 12 : Be

  • be - throughly; to make
Let's try to understand these with some examples....
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29th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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  • The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan as the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
    • These newly-elected countries will replace Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Angola and Venezuela.
    • These countries have two-year term starting from 1 January 2016 till 31 December 2018. 
  • The annual 11-day-long 'Summerfest' music festival begins today in Milwaukee, the United States.
    • Recognised as 'The World's Largest Music Festival' by the Guinness World Records, it attracts between 8-9 lakh people. 
    • Over 800 bands perform at Summerfest, which will feature performances by Selena Gomez, Pitbull and Paul McCartney this year. 
    • Note : The inaugural Summerfest was held in 1968.
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 75

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Where will one find the Machu Pichhu ?


What is the chemical name of Talcum Powder ?


What is the motto of the Paralympic Games ?

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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 22

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  1.  
    • I did not scarcely hear him. (wrong)
    • I did scarcely hear him. (correct)
      • Explanation : Scarcely means rarely and carries a negative sense. It is not used in a negative sentence. 
  2.  
    • He is most smart of the two. (wrong)
    • He is the smarter of the two. (correct)
      • Explanation : As only two persons are involved, the comparative degree is to be used. 
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June 29, 2016

SSC CGL 2015 Final Results out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Final results of SSC CGL Recruitment 2015. The Staff Selection Commission has conducted the SSC CGL Tier I exam during 9th August 2016, 16th August 2015 and Re-Exam on 30th August 2016, later conducted the Tier II Exam during 25th & 26th October 2015 and Interviews during the months of February and March 2016. Now it has came out with the Final result of the same. You can check the list of Selected Candidates in SSC CGL for Interview and Non Interview Posts from below links. All the Best :)
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Memory Tricks to avoid Spelling Mistakes

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Hi friends, this is Krishna again. Thank you so much for the wonderful response to my earlier video "Memory Techniques to Remember the Meanings in Dictionary". I have been getting a number of mails requesting me to continue these techniques. With this motivation, I have created a new video titled "Memory Tricks to Avoid Spelling Mistakes". After vocabulary (meanings), our biggest problem with English language is spellings. Now a days, spelling mistakes are quiet common in our lives. We may know that spelling of the word. But still we get confused to judge the right one.
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English Grammar Shortcuts for Competitive Exams in 60 Days - Lesson 5

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Friends, this is the 5th Lesson of our English Grammar Shortcuts Lesson series for Competitive Exams. You can refer to our previous lessons from below links.
In this lesson, we are going to discuss the following topics
  1. Kinds of Nouns 
  2. Nouns - Gender

Kinds of Nouns

There are five kinds of Nouns in English .They are :
  1. Proper Noun
  2. Common Noun
  3. Collective Noun
  4. Material Noun
  5. Abstract Noun
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 11

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 10, we learnt about the prefixes arch, archi, archaeoArch, Archi represent the meanings chief, ruler, first and Archaeo represents the meanings ancient, primitive. Today we shall see the prefix auto. Happy Reading :)

Day 11 : Auto

  • auto - self
Let's try to understand these with some examples....
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 74

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Who is the founder of Arya Samaj ?


What is the study of the earth's oceans and its interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical properties called ?


Which renowned scientist made a special appearance at the Paralympic Games in London ?


What is the common name of acetic acid ?


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United Bank of India PG Diploma Course Online Application Link Activated

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Friends, the United Bank of India's PG Diploma course online application link has activated yesterday (28th June 2016). You can apply online upto 12th July 2016. The bank is conducting this course in tie-up with NIIT-Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Limited, a pioneer academic & training institution. After successful completion of this one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance course Probationary Officer in JMG Scale I .  Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 21

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  1.  
    • Hardly had I left it snowed.  (wrong)
    • Hardly had I left before it snowed.  (correct)
      • Explanation : The two clauses 'I had left' and 'it snowed' need to be formally joined (as here by before). 
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June 28, 2016

28th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • India has been ranked 105th out of 130 countries on the World Economic Forum's Human Capital Index.
    • This Index measures countries’ ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth. 
    • Finland topped the index while other countries like China (71) and Bangladesh (104) were ranked above India.
  • The United States, Canada, and Mexico will this week reportedly pledge that they will produce 50% of their power from hydropower, wind, solar and nuclear plants by 2025
    • Leaders of the three countries will commit to this goal during a summit between them this week.
    • The nations will also reportedly agree on deals with regard to transmitting of clean energy.
  • A group of clerics in Pakistan has passed a fatwa (a religious doctrine) stating that marriage between transgender individuals is permissible in Islam
    • The Tanzeem Ittehad-i-Ummat Pakistan, a clerical body in Lahore, said that transgenders have full rights under Islamic inheritance law.
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English Grammar for Competitive Exams in 60 Days - Lesson 4

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Friends, this is the 4th Lesson of our English Grammar Lesson series for Competitive Exams. You can refer to our previous lessons from below links.

The Structure of a Simple Sentence

The Subject and the Predicate

When we make a Sentence, (1) we name some person or thing; and (2) say some thing about that person or thing. Hence, the PRINCIPAL parts of a sentence are two. They are (1) the Subject and (2) the Predicate.
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Meet N S Vishwanathan : The new Deputy Governor of RBI

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has today appointed NS Vishwanathan as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He is going to replace incumbent H R Khan, whose tenure will end on 3rd July 2016. Prior to this, Vishwanathan was an Executive Director at the RBI and oversaw banking and non-banking regulation departments.  The key departments under Khan are financial markets, external investments and operations, payment and settlements, information technology, foreign exchange and internal debt management
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st June 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st June  2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "The Centre’s big reform push"

  • Reform - make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it
  • Acknowledged - recognized as being good or important
  • Edging up - going up in a list
  • Ease - to make or become less serious, difficult, unpleasant, painful, etc
  • Time is ripe - correct time to do something
  • Open the door to something - to make something possible / to allow something new to start
  • Diluting - making something weaker
  • Precondition - a condition that must be fulfilled before other things can happen or be done
  • Norms - an accepted standard or a way of doing something
  • Stickier - difficult to deal with
  • Resilient - able to quickly return to a previous good condition
  • Mercurial - changing suddenly and often
  • Appetite - a strong desire or liking for something
  • Fiscal - relating to government revenue, especially taxes
  • Constraint - a limitation or restriction
  • Purring - making a soft vibrant sound
  • Evident - clearly seen or understood
  • Surge - a sudden powerful forward or upward movement
  • Merely - just / only
  • Liberal - respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour
  • Queuing up - a group of people eagerly waiting to do something
  • Domestic - related to one's own country
  • Booming - having a period of rapid increase in something good
  • Pharmaceutical - relating to the production of medicines
  • Bailout - an act of giving financial assistance to a failing business or economy to save it from collapse
  • Firm - a company or business
  • Entail - to make something necessary, or to involve something
  • Barriers - limitations
  • Deter - to prevent someone from doing something
  • Watering down - to make something less serious / stronger than it was
  • Stymied - to prevent something from happening or someone from achieving a purpose
  • Disputing - arguing
  • Irrespective of something - not taking (something) into account / regardless of something
  • Devil is usually in the detail - * used for saying that "something may seem simple, but in fact the details are complicated and likely to cause problems"
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June 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 10

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Who was recently elected as the Speaker of the 14th Puducherry legislative Assembly ?


An Indian Badminton player has recently won the Australian Open Super Series by defeating Chinese shuttler Sun Yu in the woman's singlers category. Name her ?


Who has won the Australian Super Series 2016 Men's Singles title ?

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17th IIFA(International Indian Film Academy) Awards Winners List 2016

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The 17th version of IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards ceremony was held from 23rd to 26th June 2016 at IFEMA, Madrid, Spain. This ceremony was jointly hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar.  Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali stood at top charts by winning most awards (13 awards in total) including best direction and best actor. Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijan has won the best film awrd. Here are some important names to remember.
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 10

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 9, we learnt about the prefix apoApo represents the meanings away, from. Today we shall see the prefixes arch, archi and archaeo. Happy Reading :)

Day 10 : Arch, Archi, Archaeo

  • arch, archi - chief; ruler; first
  • archaeo - ancient; primitive
Let's try to understand these with some examples....
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NABARD Main Exam 2016 Results & Cutoff Details out

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Friends, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has released the Results and Cutoff Details of it's Assistant Manager in Grade `A' (RDBS) and Manager in Grade `B' (RDBS) Phase II Main Exam. As you know, the organization has conducted preliminary online exam for the recruitment of above mentioned posts on 15th May 2016 and conducted main exam for the shortlisted candidates on 12th June 2016. Now it has came out with the results and cutoff details of the same. You can check your result from below link. All the best :)
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 73

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The newspaper 'Die Welt' is published in which country ?


Who won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the year award for 2015 ?


What is the chemical name of Engine Coolant ?

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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 20

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  1.  
    • Is this water fit to drinking ? (wrong)
    • Is this water fit for drinking ?  (correct)
      • Explanation : Fit means 'suitable' and is followed by 'for'. 
  2.  
    • He ran over the street in a hurry.  (wrong)
    • He ran across the street in a hurry.   (correct)
      • Explanation : Run across means 'pass quickly from one side to the other' whereas run over (in this context of driving) means 'to knock a person down and pass over his body'.
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June 27, 2016

English Grammar for Competitive Exams in 60 Days - Lesson 3

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Friends, this is the 3rd Lesson of our English Grammar Lesson series for Competitive Exams (You can read Lesson 1 from here and the Lesson 2 from here). In today's lesson, we shall discuss about The Sentence and Kinds of Sentences.
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27th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • India joins Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).
    • With this, India has became the 35th member of MTCR. 
    • This membership will enable India to buy high-end missile technologies and reportedly enhance its joint ventures with Russia. 
    • This marks India’s first entry into a multilateral export control regime.
    • Check complete details of this historical events from herre
  • Israel and Turkey announced a deal to end a six-year-long diplomatic standoff, which began when nine Turkish activists were shot dead by the Israeli Navy in 2010. 
    • The Turkish activists were on an aid vessel bound for the Gaza Strip in Palestine. $20 million will be provided in compensation for the families of those killed, as part of the deal.
  • Thailand is set to hold a referendum on 7 August this year on a draft constitution, in the first such vote since the National Council for Peace and Order assumed power in May 2014. 
    • Thailand's Prime Minister : Prayuth Chan-ocha
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cut short his visit to China by a day and returned today. 
    • He was on a five-day visit to China to attend the first meeting of the Board of Governors of the $100-billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 20th June 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated June 20th 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th June 2016

Topic 1 : "A strategic exit"
  • Strategic - helping to achieve a plan (in business or politics)
  • Dignified - having or showing a  controlled, serious, and calm manner that is worthy of respect
  • Fevered - unnaturally excited or active
  • Speculation - the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information
  • Apparent - clearly visible or understood
  • Continuance - the state of remaining in existence or operation
  • Varied - containing or changing between several different things or types
  • Trifling -- unimportant
  • Debatable - open to discussion or argument
  • Substantive - having a strong basis in reality and so important
  • Unwillingness - unable to do something
  • Despite - without taking any notice of or being influenced by
  • Indisputably - true, impossible to doubt
  • Ridiculous -  stupid or unreasonable
  • Alleged - said by some people, although you have no proof
  • Nudged - pushed something or someone gently
  • Repercussion - the bad effect that an actio has on something
  • Enormous - very large in size
  • Credibility - the quality of being trusted and believed in
  • Impact - effect / influence
  • Portfolio - a particular job or area of responsibility of a member of a government
  • Keenly - carefully
  • Reputation -  the good opinion that people in general have about someone
  • Inflation  - continuous increase in prices
  • Faltering - losing strength
  • Climate - the general development of a situation
  • Uneasiness - worry or anxiety
  • Stemmed - originated / started
  • Inflationary  - causing price increases
  • Moribund - not active or successful
  • Crackdown - to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more serious way
  • Evergreening - a variety of legal, business and technological strategies
  • Bad loan - a loan which is unlikely to be paid back
  • Friction - disagreement or unfriendliness caused by people having different opinions
  • Brought down the curtain - to end something
  • Successor - a person that comes after another person (in a job)
  • Remit - to refer a matter to someone in authority to deal with
  • Aspiration - a hope of achieving something
  • Imperative - very important / crucial
  • Has a free hand in something - * indicates that you are available and willing to provide some kind of help
  • Rubber stamp - approve automatically without proper consideration
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Memory Techniques to Remember the Meanings in Dictionary

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Hi friends, I am Krishna. One of the ardent followers and contributors of Gr8AmbitionZ.com. All of you know how important is English vocabulary for any competitive exam. We all read dictionaries to improve our vocabularies, but often fail to remember those words, sometimes we confuse and misuse one word to another. To get rid of these problems, I made a simple technique, by using which you will be able to remember the meanings in English Dictionary.
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Detailed Reviews of SBI Clerks Main Online Exam Process

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Review shared by Suk

Very good morning friends :)

Your dearest friend is once again in front of you with his exam experience of sbi clk mains exam @26/06/16
My exam's reporting time was 8 am

And as usual i reached there around 8:20am

Because i don't like to stand in the line ­čśŐ
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Important : India Joins Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

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The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has today officially declared India’s membership, stating that as a new member India will be entitled to “full participation” in organisational activities including the October 2016 plenary of the regime which will take place in South Korea. India’s foreign secretary S. Jaishankar signed the document of accession to the MTCR in New Delhi in the presence of  France’s Ambassador-designate Alexandre Ziegler, The Netherlands’ Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga and Luxembourg’s Charg├ę d’Affaires Laure Huberty.
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Important Instructions for SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Exam

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Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released new instructions for the candidates who are appearing for SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2016 which is going to be held during 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th July 2016. A number of SBI Clerk aspirants have suffered alot due to lack of awareness to these new instructions. Many people were not allowed to appear for the exam due to silly reasons like full sleeves shirt / mehendi. So, it is highly advisable to all the aspirants to read and follow these instructions carefully. You can read them from below link. All the Best.
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June 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 9

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A Former World Bank economist has recently won the Presidential elections in Peru. Name him ?


The Delhi government has recently announced to rename the Barapullah flyover in Delhi after which Sikh icon ?


An Indian short film has won the Audience Choice Award at the Seoul International Women's Film Festival (SIWFF). Name it ?

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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 19

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  1.  
    • Harry is confident on my success.  (wrong)
    • Harry is confident of my success.  (correct)
      • Explanation : One can show confidence in someone but be confident of something. 
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June 26, 2016

26th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (26th June) is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
    • This day  is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade.
    • The date 26th June chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : Listen First
  • Today is International Day in Support of Victims and Nature.
    • This day had been launched by the United Nations (UN) in 1997 and is a result of the UN-convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. This convention is binding according to international law, and aims to avoid, ban and prohibit torture.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : Fighting Impunity
  • India became the only country outside US’ formal treaty allies to gain access to almost 99% of America’s defence technologies
    • This comes after the US recognised India as a ‘major defence partner’ earlier this month. 
    • Under this, India will receive licence-free access to a wide range of dual-use defence technologies.
People in News
  • Gu├░ni J├│hannesson, a history professor, has won Iceland’s presidential election in a vote held in the aftermath of the Panama Papers leak in April, which implicated several top Icelandic officials.
    • J├│hannesson will now replace ├ôlafur Ragnar Gr├şmsson, who served 20 years as head of state.
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SBI Clerks Main Exam GK Questions dated 26th June 2016 (2nd Shift)

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  1. 2016 judo Olympics
  2. About money laundering act ?
  3. Australia capital ?
  4. Axis bank tied with which stock exchange ?
  5. Bangladesh central bank?
  6. Basel 3 norms are related to ?
  7. Central bank of Bangladesh ?
  8. Central bank of india hq ?
  9. Changuuu lake is  located in ?
  10. Double decker train ?
  11. Ecgc is subsidiary of ?
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GK Questions Asked in SBI Clerk Mains on 26-06-2016 (Morning Shift)

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    1. July 11 -  World Population Day
    2. Lima is Capital of -  Peru
    3. Malaysia Currency -  Ringgit
    4. IDFC Headquarters -  Mumbai
    5. IOB Headquarters -  Chennai
    6. Deutsche Bank Headquarters -  Frankfurt, Germany
    7. UNWTO Headquarters -  Madrid, Spain
    8. Kempagowda Airport -  Bengaluru
    9. Salt Lake Stadium - Kolkata, West Bengal
    10. Jayant Sinha Constituency Hazaribagh in -  Jharkand
    11. Kiran Bedi Lieutenant Governor of -  Puducherry
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    General Knowledge Quiz - Set 72

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    The Madhubani painting belongs to which state ?


    In which year did India reach the final of the Davis Cup for the first time ?


    What is the traditional dance of Odisha ?

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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 18

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    1.  
      • I had a long discussion by her.   (wrong)
      • I had a long discussion with her.   (correct)
        • Explanation : One has a discussion with someone on something. 
    2.  
      • I am very grateful for your family  (wrong)
      • I am very grateful to your family.   (correct)
        • Explanation : One is grateful to someone for something. 
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    English Grammar for Competitive Exams in 60 Days - Lesson 2

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    Friends, in yesterday's Lesson 1, we have discussed about the Alphabet, Vowels & Consonants, Syllables & Words, and Parts of Speech. In today's Lesson 2, we are going to discuss the following topics.
    1. Phrases
    2. Kinds of Phrases
    3. Clauses
    4. Kinds of Clauses
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    June 25, 2016

    25th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs
    • Today (25th June) is the Day of the Seafarer.
      • Seafarer means "person who travels by sea"
      • This day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world. 
      • The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.
      • Theme of the year 2016 : “At Sea For All”
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    Complete General/Financial Awareness Questions asked in today's SBI Clerks Main Exam 2016 (2nd Shift)

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    • 1st Asian nation to to launch mission to mars?
    • 1st state to launch open data portal?
    • A 3km under water tunnel was going to made in which state?
    • A scheme which was closed in 2011 and reintroduced in 2014.its name?
    • Amar Mahal is in which state?
    • ARCIL is a which type of company
    • Barabati Stadium Located in-
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    BSNL Junior Engineer (JE) Recruitment 2016 - 2700 Posts

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    Friends, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is inviting applications for filling up of Junior Engineer (JE) posts for the year 2016. There are 2700 posts in total. You can apply online from 10th July 2016 to 10th August 2016. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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    General Knowledge Quiz - Set 71

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    Name the science that studies microorganisms including viruses and bacteria ?


    In cycling, what does BMX stand for ?


    What is the chemical name of glycerine ?

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    Questions asked in Today's (25th June 2016) SBI Clerks Main Exam 2016

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    Hi friends, I am Neethu Nath. Here I am sharing the General Awareness and Remaining Questions asked in today's SBI Clerks Main Online Exam. Happy Reading :)

    General Awareness Questions of SBI Clerks Main Exam

    • Ahmedabad on the banks of which river?
    • Anant Geete from Raigad constituency of which state?
    • Chabbhar Port in which country?
    • Currency of Israel?
    • Defence park supposed to come at Ottapalam in which state?
    • Head office of Bank of India?
    • Highest mountain summit in India and third highest in world?
    • HPCA cricket stadium located at?
    • I in IRDF stands for?
    • International Development Head quarters?
    • July 28 which international day?
    • Kabul capital of?
    • KSE stock exchange of?
    • Largest nuclear power plant in India?
    • Loan amount given under Shishu scheme?
    • Lokpriya Gopinath Bardoli International Airport at?
    • Pinarayi Vijayan new CM of?
    • Scheme launched for LPG connections?
    • Valmiki national park at?
    • Wings of fire autobiography of?
    • Wular Lake located at?
    • CRR and SLR differ in?
    • Bond market means?
    • Reverse repo is used by RBI to?
    • Process of restructuring of debts and liabilities?
    • Buying goods from one market and selling in another market taking advantage of price difference?
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    Today's SBI Clerks 2016 Main Exam Review & Questions Asked

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    Review shared by Vishal Pathak

    Hi friends, I am Vishal. Sharing the reviews of Today's SBI Clerks Main Online Exam based on my friends and Whatsapp. I have having my exam tomorrow. Wish me luck. Thank you :)
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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 17

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    1.  
      • He struggled in the whole month.  (wrong)
      • He struggled for the whole month.   (correct)
        • Explanation : The whole month indicates duration without a starting pointy and needs 'for'.
    2.  
      • It gets very hot in the summers.   (wrong)
      • It gets very hot during the summers.  (correct)
        • Explanation : During is used for a period of time; it means 'throughout the duration of'. It expresses a point or point of time during which something happens. 
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    June 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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    India is going to open a new consulate in _______________ to cater to the Indian-American population living in the northwestern part of the US.


    Which Bank has recently launched India’s first internationally-listed certified green bond to finance climate change solutions around the world at London Stock Exchange (LSE) ?

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    English Grammar for Competitive Exams in 60 Days - Lesson 1

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    Friends, as a number of aspirants have been asking us to post lessons on English grammar basics, here we are posting Daily English lessons for competitive exams. These lessons are intended for those who want to learn English grammar from fundamentals in a specific time frame.
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    June 24, 2016

    24th June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs
    • The two day  annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 2016  is being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
      • This is a Eurasian economic, political and military organisation. 
      • Aim : Jointly preserving and safeguarding regional peace, security and stability and also establishing a democratic, fair and rational new international political and economic order.
      • SCO was established in Shanghai by the leaders 6 countries viz. China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in the year 2001.
      • Important Points Note :
        • India will sign a memorandum of obligation in Tashkent today to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
        • India will also sign about 30 other documents during the period of one year to become a permanent member of the SCO.
    • Nepali citizens were banned by their country from working in Afghanistan, after 13 Nepali people were killed in a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul. 
    • According to data from the European Environment Agency released today, the European Union achieved its 2020 greenhouse gas emission targets in 2014, six years ahead of the deadline. 
      • In 2014, greenhouse gas emissions were lower by 24.4% when compared to the 1990 baseline. 
      • Note : The target was to achieve a 20% reduction on the 1990 baseline.
    • Europe's Sweden opened its first ever electric road today to provide power for heavy hybrid electric transports on public roads on a pilot basis. 
      • The two-kilometre long electric road's technology is similar to the light rail, with contact lines 5.4 meters over the roadway. 
      • The lines can provide up to 750 volts DC of electricity to a truck.
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    Recruitment of Probationary Officers through 1 year PG Diploma in UBI

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    Friends, the United Bank of India, a leading nationalized Bank is inviting online applications from eligible graduates who will be appointed as Probationary Officer in JMG Scale I after successful completion of one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking & Finance course in tie-up with NIIT-Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Limited, a pioneer academic & training institution. You can apply online from 28th June 2016 to 12th July 2016. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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    English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 9

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    Hello everyone, in our Lesson 8, we learnt about the prefixes anti, antAnti, Ant represents the meanings against, opposed to. Today we shall see the prefix apo. Happy Reading :)

    Day 9 : Apo

    • apo - away; from
    Let's try to understand this with some examples....
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    The Hindu Vocabulary from March to June 2016 for SBI Clerk & PO Exams - Pdf Download

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    Hi friends, I am Anand Rana Balvantrai. Here I am attaching the pdf file of Hindu Vocabulary published by Gr8AmbitionZ.com from 1st March 2016 to 15th June 2016 along with the links to HINDU Posts. You can click on the title of the editorial to read it. It is an essential quick read for all upcoming SBI Clerks and PO Exam aspirants. I hope it will be helpful for my fellow aspirants. Happy Reading :)
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    Books & Authors 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 4

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    1. Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has recently released a boo, which highlights President Pranabh Mukherjee's contribution to the field of higher education as visitor to 116 institutions of higher learning in India. Name it ?
      1. The Education President
      2. The Visiting President
      3. President : 116 Still counting
      4. President as a teacher
      5. The President & Education
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    June 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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    What was India's rank in 2016 Global Peace Index ?


    According to the 2016 Global Peace Index, which country is world's most peaceful country ?


    According to the 2016 Global Peace Index, which country is the least peaceful country ?

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    SBI Clerks 2016 Preliminary Exam Marks Display Link Activated

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    Friends, the SBI Clerks 2016 Preliminary Online Exam marks display link has been activated. The  Preliminary Online exam for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre in SBI Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) & Junior Agricultural Associates was held in the months of May / June 2016. You can check your marks from the official website of the State Bank of India (SBI) www.sbi.co.in or from below link by entering your Roll Number and Date of Birth / Registration Number and Date of Birth. The exam will be held during 25th & 26th June 2016. All the Best :)  
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    Computer Knowledge Expected Questions (The Desktop & I/O Devices) - Set 2

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    1. TFT stands for __________ 
      1. Thin Film Transistor
      2. Tele Film Transistor
      3. Temporary Film Transistor
      4. None of these
    2. ELD stands for ________
      1. Electro Luminescent Display 
      2. Electro Language Display
      3. Elementary Luminescent Display
      4. None of these
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    Study Material for SBI Clerks & PO : List of New Appointments in May 2016

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    List of New Appointments in 2016 : May Month

    • A V S Ramesh Chandra - Indian Ambassador, Romania
    • Ajay Mittal - Secretary, Information and Broadcasting (I&B)
    • Anantha Radhakrishnan - MD, Infosys BPO
    • Anurag Thakur - President, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
    • AR Karve - Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command (SNC)
    • Ashok Chawla - Chairman, National Stock Exchange (NSE)
    • Ashok Lavasa - Finance Secretary
    • Atma Ram Nadkarni - Additional Solicitor General (ASG)
    • Baciro Dja - Prime Minister, Guinea Bissau
    • Bhupendra Kainthola - Director, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
    • Binali Yildirim - Prime Minister, Turkey
    • Deepak Gupta - Chief Justice, Chhattisgarh High Court
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    Current Affairs Expected Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016 - Set 5

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    1. Which of the following articles of the Indian Constitution deals with equality before law ?
      1. Article 13
      2. Article 15
      3. Article 12
      4. Article 14
      5. Article 16 
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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 16

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    1.  
      • Divide the clothes between all these children.   (wrong)
      • Divide the clothes among all these children.  (correct)
        • Explanation : 'Between' is used when only two parties are involved, 'among' when three or more parties are involved. 
    2.  
      • They divided the property between themselves.   (wrong)
      • They divided the property among themselves. (correct)
        • Explanation : If 'themselves' means more than two 'among' will be used.  See (1)
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    June 23, 2016

    23rd June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs
    • Today (23rd June) is the World Public Service Day.
      • This day is dedicated by the United Nations to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
      • Since 2003, this day is marked with UN Public Service Awards Ceremony wherein works of public servants are recognised and they are awarded for their contributions in the field.
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    SBI Clerks Preliminary Exam Marks out

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    Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI Clerks Preliminary Exam 2016 marks. As you know, the bank has conducted Preliminary Online exam for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre in SBI Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) & Junior Agricultural Associates, in the months of May / June 2016 and released the results of the same on 17th June 2016. Now it has came out with the marks secured by the candidates in the Preliminary Exam. You can check your prelims marks from the official website of the State Bank of India (SBI) or from below link by entering your Registration Number and Date of Birth / Password. All the Best :)  
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    Simple and Compound Interest Problems with Shortcut Methods - Introduction

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    Hi friends, I am Anonymous. The person who shared Mixture and Alligation Problems with Shortcut methods. Today I am going to share the Basics and Shortcut Methods of Simple and Compound Interest. Hope it will help you. Happy Reading :)

    P.S : Sorry for the bad handwriting :P

    Interest is the money paid for the use of money borrowed. The Sum borrowed is called the Principal. The Sum of Interest and Principal is called the Amount.

    If the interest is paid as it falls due, it is called the Simple Interest (SI).

    If P is the principal, R is the ratio; T is time and S.I is the Simple Interest, then,
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 18th June 2016

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 17th June  2016. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

    Topic 1 : "Nervous takeoff"

    • Nervous - worried and anxious
    • Takeoff - if an aircraft, bird, or insect takes off, it leaves the ground and begins to fly
    • Aviation - the activity of flying aircraft, or of designing, producing, and keeping them in good condition
    • Unveiled - show or announce publicly for the first time
    • Ado - trouble or difficulty
    • Ticks all the right boxes - fulfils all the necessary requirements
    • Intent - intention or purpose
    • Fast-track - the quickest route to a successful position
    • Harvest - the process or period of getting results of your work
    • Spurring - to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster
    • Reviving - giving new strength or energy to
    • Defunct - no longer existing, living, or working correctly
    • No-frills -  no extra or unnecessary details
    • Ambitious - having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed
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    Current Affairs Expected Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016 - Set 4

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    1. Who has won the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize ?
      1. Margaret Atwood
      2. Hilary Mantel
      3. Eleanor Calton
      4. Penelope Lively
      5. Penelope Fitzgerald 
    2. Eduardo Vargas scored four goals in a quarterfinal match in the Copa America Centenario in June 2016. He is a striker from ?
      1. Mexico
      2. Chile
      3. Venezuela
      4. Argentina
      5. Colombia 
    3. Who was elected Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in June 2016 ?
      1. Ratan Tata
      2. Mukesh Ambani
      3. Sunil Mittal
      4. Cyrus Mistry
      5. Satya Nadella 
    4. The International Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in ?
      1. London
      2. Madrid
      3. Tokyo
      4. Paris
      5. New York
    5. Who is the author of the book "Old History New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh" ?
      1. P. Chidambaram
      2. K. Chandrasekar Rao
      3. S. Jaipal Reddy
      4. Ch. Vidyasagar Rao
      5. Jairam Ramesh 
    6. John Pombe Magufuli became the President of which of the following African countries ?
      1. Zambia
      2. Malawi
      3. Tanzania
      4. Mozambique
      5. Burundi 
    7. Jimmy Morales, a comic actor, assumed office as the President of which of the following Central American countries on 14th January 2016?
      1. Guatemala
      2. Belize
      3. El Salvador
      4. Honduras
      5. Nicaragua 
    8. Who is the author of the book "The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath"?
      1. Raghuram Rajan
      2. Ben Bernanke
      3. Y. Venugopal Reddy
      4. Janet Yellen
      5. Mark Carney 
    9. National League for Democracy (NLD) is the ruling party in which of the following countries ?
      1. Germany
      2. Sri Lanka
      3. Canada
      4. Myanmar
      5. Pakistan 
    10. The Union Government imposed what per cent Swachh Bharat cess on services from 15th November 2015?
      1. 0.5%
      2. 1%
      3. 2%
      4. 1.5%
      5. 2.5%
    11. The bilateral naval exercise of India and Sri Lanka is called?
      1. SIMBEX
      2. Malabar
      3. SLINEX
      4. Exercise Livewire
      5. None of these 
    12. INDRA was organized in Rajasthan in November 2015. It is a joint combat of India and ?
      1. USA 
      2. Russia
      3. France 
      4. Thailand
      5. UK 
    13. National Hockey Academy will be set up at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in?
      1. Bhopal
      2. Patiala
      3. New Delhi
      4. Gandhinagar
      5. Kolkata 
    14. Which Indian city will host the 22nd Asian Athletics Champion-ships in 2017 ?
      1. New Delhi
      2. Pune
      3. Hyderabad
      4. Ranchi
      5. Raipur 
    15. The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) will offer an accidental death cover of ?
      1. Rs. 1 lakh 
      2. Rs. 2 lakhs
      3. Rs. 3 lakhs 
      4. Rs. 4 lakhs
      5. Rs. 5 lakhs 
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    Study Material for SBI Clerks & PO : List of New Appointments in April 2016

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    List of New Appointments in 2016 : April Month

    • A Ajith Kumar - Chairman, Rubber Board
    • Ajay Banga - Member, US cybersecurity Panel
    • Ajay Lalcheta - Captain, Oman's Cricket Team
    • Amitabh Coomar - CEO, Gojavas
    • Bhupendra Kainthola - Director, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
    • Bimlendra Jha - Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tata Steel UK
    • Bishwadip Dey - High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    • Bounnhang Vorachit - President, Laos
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    English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 8

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    Hello everyone, in our Lesson 7, we learnt about the prefix anteAnte represents the meanings before; preceding. Today we shall see the prefixes anti, ant. Happy Reading :)

    Day 8 : Anti, Ant

    • anti, ant - against, opposed to
    Let's try to understand this with some examples....
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    UIIC Assistants 2nd Selected List out

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    Friends, the United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIIC) has released the list of Candidates Provisionally selected from 2nd Contingency for the post of Assistants. As you know, the organization has conducted Online Test for filling up of 750 Assistants posts on 30th August 2015, conducted Interviews from 21st November 2015 to 12th December 2015 and announced the results of the same on 31st December 2015. Now it has came out with the 2nd List of Selected Candidates. You can check the state wise list of roll numbers and names of the selected  candidates from the official website of United India Insurance Company or from below link. All the Best :)
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    Current Affairs Expected Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016 - Set 3

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    1. First meeting of All India Handloom Board held in which city ?
      1. Hyderabad
      2. Mumbai
      3. Pune
      4. Delhi
      5. None 
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    Study Material for SBI Clerks & PO : List of New Appointments in March 2016

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    List of New Appointments in 2016 : March Month

    • Abdullah Ahmad Badawi - Adviser, Petroliam NasionalBhd (Petronas)
    • Ahmed Abul Gheit - Secretary General, Arab League
    • Amar Abrol - CEO, AirAsia India
    • Ashley Judd - Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    • Bhushan Patil - President, Paytm
    • BS Chauhan - Chairperson, 21st Law Commission
    • Eric Schmidt - Head, Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board
    • Faustin-Archange Touadera - President, Central African Republic
    • Fazle Kabir - Governor, Bangladesh Bank
    • Gautam Sinha - CEO, Times Internet
    • H C S Bisht - Flag officer commanding-in-chief, Eastern Naval Command
    • H Deep Saini - Vice Chancellor, Canberra University
    • H.L. Dattu - Member, International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions
    • Htin Kyaw - 1st Civilian President, Myanmar
    • Hung-Hsiu-chu - 1st Female Leader, Nationalist party of Taiwan
    • Jean Arnault - Head, United National Political Mission (Columbia)
    • Jitendra Jagota - Chairman, Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA)
    • Justice Ajit Singh - Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court
    • Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan - Chairman, 21st Law Commission
    • Justice Satish Kumar Mittal - Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court
    • Kangana Ranaut - Brand Ambassador, Reebok
    • Katsushi Inoue - President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL)
    • Lionel Messi - Global Ambassador, Huawei
    • Lori Robinson - 1st US Female Combatant Chief
    • Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Chief of Staff, Nepal
    • Merrick Garland - Justice, US Supreme Court
    • Michelle Yeoh - Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    • Mrugank Paranjape - MD & CEO, MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd)
    • Mukund Padmanabhan - Editor, The Hindu
    • Naina Lal Kidwai - Independent Non-executive Director, NBFC Altico Capital India
    • Nandita Bakhshi - President & CEO, Bank of the West
    • Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan - 1st Chairwoman, Vietnam
    • NPS Hira - Deputy Chief of Army Staff
    • Patrick Dupuis - Independent Board member, Wipro
    • Permod Kohli - Chairman, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)
    • Pramod Kumar - Registrar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • R. Ravindra - Next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
    • Rakesh Mohan - Independent Director, Nestle India
    • Red From "Angry Birds" - Honorary Ambassador For Climate Change, UN
    • Ritu Beri - Advisor, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)
    • Russell Adams - Director, Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL)
    • S. Sridhar - Managing Director, Pfizer India
    • Sanjiv Kapoor - Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Vistara
    • Sanjiv Kohli - next High Commissioner of India to Samoa
    • Shakuntala Doley Gamlin - Chief Secretary, Arunachal Pradesh
    • Sofia Qureshi - 1st Woman to lead an Indian Army contingent (Force 18)
    • Sudhakar Rao - Chairman, BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange)
    • Sudhir Raheja - Chairman (Extra Charge), Airport Authority Of India (AAI)
    • Sunil Shirguppi - Vice President, Ola
    • Suresh Senapaty - Chairman, Honeywell Automation India Ltd (HAIL)
    • Surya Deva - Adviser, UN Human Rights Council (human rights and businesses)
    • Sushila Karki - 1st Woman Chief Justice, Nepal
    • Tapan Kumar Chand - President, Aluminium Association of India
    • Theodore Theodoridis - General Secretary, Union of European Football Associations
    • Vishvas Vidu Sapkal - Next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji
    • Vivek Jain - CEO, CA Media Digital
    • Xie Xiaoyan - China's 1st Envoy to Syria


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      Tips to solve General English Section of SBI Clerks Exams 2016 - Sentence Completion Exercise

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      Friends, this Practice Exercise i s continuation of yesterday's Sentence Completion tips post. Please read that post from here, before taking this exercise. Happy Reading :)

      Practice Test

      1. In the current research program, new varieties of apple trees are evaluated under different agricultural __________ for tree size, bloom density, fruit size __________ to various soils, and resistance to pests and disease.
        1. circumstances, proximity
        2. regulations, conformity
        3. conditions, adaptability
        4. auspices, susceptibility
        5. configurations, propensity 
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      June 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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      World Oceans Day is observed on ?


      What is the theme of World Oceans Day 2016 ?


      The Government recently launched a campaign aimed at bringing about a behavioural change in people to make the villages along river Ganga open defecation-free. Name it ?

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      Current Affairs Expected Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016 - Set 2

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      1. The Prime Minister's awards given by the Excellency of which field?
        1. Public Administration
        2. Social worker
        3. Literature
        4. Arts
        5. None 
      2. The 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China was held in ___________ 
        1. Saint Petersburg
        2. Beijing
        3. Ahmadabad
        4. Moscow
        5. None 
      3. Which bank open to investing in startups in the financial technology space ?
        1. Axis Bank
        2. Kotak Mahindra Bank
        3. HDFC
        4. ICICI
        5. None 
      4. World Bank and UNICEF announced establishment of new alliance that aims to make ___________  programme a global policy.
        1. Primary Education Development
        2. Secondary Education Development
        3. Early Childhood Development
        4. Technical Education Development
        5. None
      5. Which state government made it mandatory to have a barcode and hologram on liquor bottles to eliminate the problem of spurious liquor?
        1. Maharashtra
        2. Gujarat
        3. Punjab
        4. Jammu and Kashmir
        5. None 
      6. Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy in India is headed by
        1. Kalraj Mishra
        2. Ananthkumar
        3. Piyush Goyal
        4. Chaudhary Birender Singh
        5. None
      7. Which of the following Hollywood actress died recently ?
        1. Doris Roberts
        2. Demi Moore
        3. Virginia Guynes
        4. Emma Heming
        5. None of these 
      8. Name the Indian-American nominated by US President Barrack Obama as the coun-try's next envoy to Chad?
        1. George Sudarshan
        2. V. Mohan Reddy
        3. Geeta Pasi
        4. Ruchi Shangavl
        5. None of these 
      9. What is India rank World Press Freedom Index in 2016 ?
        1. 138
        2. 123
        3. 134
        4. 133
        5. None of these 
      10. Which Indian diplomat has conferred with one of the highest awards of Cyprus by UK ?
        1. Ranjan Mathal
        2. Jaimini Bhagwati
        3. Nalin Surie
        4. Amitav Banerji
        5. None of these 
      11. Which of the following industries was recently acquired by JK tyres ?
        1. Ceat tyres
        2. Michelin
        3. Cavendish
        4. MRF tyres
        5. None of these 
      12. Which country has signed with India and Japan for trilateral scientific collaboration? 
        1. China
        2. Bangladesh
        3. Srilanka
        4. Malaysia
        5. None 
      13. In which city Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the second edition of 'Global Exhibition on Services' - 2016?
        1. Delhi
        2. Mumbai
        3. Ahmedabad
        4. Noida
        5. None of these 
      14. Panasonic India and AES India Private Limited announced an agreement to construct a 10 MW energy storage array at Panasonic's Techno park manufacturing facility in which state of India?
        1. Punjab
        2. Haryana
        3. Uttar Pradesh
        4. Assam
        5. None of these 
      15. Which of the following countries signed Memorandum of Understanding between them on Technical Cooperation?
        1. India & Nepal
        2. India & Srilanka
        3. India & Bhutan
        4. India & Bangladesh
        5. None of these
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      Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 15

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      1.  
        • Do you know the man I spoke with ?  (wrong)
        • Do you know the man I spoke to ? (correct)
          • Explanation : Speak to is a phrasal verb which means 'to talk in order to give or obtain information'.
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      June 22, 2016

      22nd June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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      International Affairs
      • Indian city Nagpur and the Chinese city of Jinan have became 'Sister Cities' after signing a pact which allows for the exchange of ideas and technology in the field of education, urban planning, youth affairs, and sports. 
        • Note : The agreement, which will be executed for five years, also allows Nagpur to seek financial assistance from Jinan to execute development projects.
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      Important : ISRO Successfully launched 20 Satellites in a Single Mission

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      The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully launched 20 satellites, in a single mission, the most in the history of India's ambitious space programme. They include satellites belonging to the United States, Canada, Germany and Indonesia. The launch took place from the Sriharikota space centre off India's east coast. A PSLV C-34 rocket (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) lifted off at 9.25 a.m. from the Second Launch Pad in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, and 16 minutes later placed a Cartosat-2 Series satellite about 505 km above the Earth's orbit. In the next 10 minutes, the remaining satellites were placed in the intended orbits. The payload included devices ranging in weight from more than 700kg to as little as 1.5kg. It is the largest-ever number of satellites launched by ISRO.  It may be recalled that ISRO, in 2008, launched 10 satellites in a single rocket. On April 28, 2008, PSLV-C9 launched a Remote Sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2A along with Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1) and eight nanosatellites. 
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      Tips to solve General English Section of SBI Clerks Exams 2016 - Sentence Completion

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      SENTENCE COMPLETION

      This is a vocabulary based question which forms a vital component of the verbal section. This question tests student's vocabulary skills as well as his comprehension abilities. Double blank questions can be expected and students will have to be prepared to deal with them.

      This test is, indeed, very interesting, intriguing and sometimes challenging. Quite often, the answer choices look almost the same and similar. Students should have shrewdness of thinking and soundness of judgement to answer questions of this kind. Most of these questions are based on the common sense approach and the feel of the sentence. This should in time become automatic.
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      Study Material for SBI Clerks & PO : List of Awards & Honors in February 2016

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      List of Awards & Honors in February 2016

      • Adele - Best Selling Artist of 2015
      • Afghanistan's national women's cycling team - 2016 Nobel Peace Prize (nominated)
      • Alejandro Gonzalez (Director of Revenant) - Directors Guild of America award 2015
      • Amitabh Bachchan - Lifetime achievement award (NDTV Indian of the Year Awards)
      • Anirban Lahiri - Hilton Asian Tour Golfer Of The Year Award
      • Asif Kapadia - 2016 Grammy Award for Best Music Film
      • Avinash Chander - Aryabhata Award
      • Beijing - Billionaire Capital
      • Ben Stiller - Guinness World Record (world's longest selfie stick to take a picture)
      • David Shulman - Israel Prize for Religious Studies
      • Dubai International Airport - World's busiest airport
      • Fallout 4 (video game) - Game of the year award
      • Father Agnel School - India's greenest school Award
      • Geetu Mohandas - Global Filmmaking award 2016
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      English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 7

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      Hello everyone, in our Lesson 6, we learnt about the prefix anaAna represents the meanings up; back; again; anew. Today we shall see the prefix ante. Happy Reading :)

      Day 7 : Ante

      • ante - before; preceding
      Let's try to understand this with some examples....
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      Current Affairs Expected Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016

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      1. International Day for Monuments and Sites observed on April 18th with theme for the year 2016 is__________
        1. Heritage, a shared wealth of humankind
        2. Heritage of Commemoration
        3. World Heritage Convenfion
        4. The Heritage of sport
        5. None 
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      Computer Knowledge Expected Questions (The Desktop) - Set 1

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      1. VDU stands for __________
        1. Video Display Unit
        2. Vision Display Unit
        3. Voluntary division unit
        4. All of the above 
        5. None of the above 
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      General Knowledge Quiz - Set 70

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      Who is called the Father of India's Nuclear Missile Programme ?


      In which country is the "Jerusalem Post" published ?


      What is the study of the earth, its structure and history called ?

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      SBI PO 2016 Preliminary Online Exam Call Letter Download Link is working now

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      Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has re-activated the SBI PO Preliminary Online Exam Call Letter download link. Those aspirants who were unable to download it due to error message can download it now from the official website of the State Bank of India www.sbi.co.in by entering your Registration Number / Roll Number and Password / Date of Birth. The link will be available upto 9th July 2016. All the Best :)
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      Books & Authors 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 3

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      1. "The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer", was written by a Bollywood Actor along with Bilal Siddiqi. Name him ?
        1. Amitabh Bachchan
        2. Aamir Khan
        3. Shahrukh Khan
        4. Emraan Hashmi
        5. None of These
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      General / Financial Awareness Questions for SBI Clerks and PO Exams 2016 - Set 3

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      1. Which state government approved the 'bicycle highway' which will run along the Agra-Etowah main road that cover various historical and tourism centres?
        1. Haryana
        2. Delhi
        3. Uttar Pradesh
        4. Jammu and Kashmir
        5. Uttarakhand 
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      Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations (Tenses) - Part 14

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      1.  
        1. Did he went yesterday ? (wrong)
        2. Did he go yesterday ?   (correct)
          • Explanation : In an interrogative sentence, the tense is carried by the auxiliary verb (i.e. do in the sentence).
      2.  
        1. Did you forgot what I asked you to bring ? (wrong)
        2. Did you forget what I had asked you to bring ?   (correct)
          • Explanation : There are two points here. Since 'did' carries the tense, the verb will be in the present form. Secondly, the content of the second sentence precedes the first, so it should be in the past perfect.
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      June 21, 2016

      21st June 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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      International Affairs
      • Today (21st June) is World Music Day (F├¬te de la Musique)
        • This day is celebrated  in an attempt to promote peace and spread goodwill through melodies. 
        • The day is originated in France in 1982 and is now observed in over 120 countries. 
        • Aim of this day : To encourage free and accessible concerts or events for the public.
      • The Chinese government has elaborated a plan to reduce meat consumption by citizens by 50%
        • The plan, outlined by the Chinese health ministry, recommended that people should consume between 40g and 75g of meat per person each day. 
        • Important Note : Should these guidelines be followed, China's carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from livestock could reduce by 1 billion tonnes by 2030.
      • According to a study by UK-based organisation Global Witness, 2015 was the deadliest year for environmental activists, with at least 185 being killed. 
        • This number is reportedly a 60% increase from the previous year's figures. 
        • Brazil had the highest number of killings, with 50. 
        • Philippines was second with 33 killings. 
        • Note :  India is also on the list, with six killings.
      • The European Union today agreed to extend sanctions against Russia by another six months, till January 2017, over its 2014 annexation of the Crimean peninsula. 
        • Sanctions were first imposed against Russia in this regard in July 2014 and have continued since. 
        • The action received the unanimous approval of the 28 member states and will now be approved by EU ministers.
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      English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 17th June 2016

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      Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 17th June  2016. Happy reading :)

      Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

      • Cracking down - to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more serious way
      • Idol- a picture or statue that people pray to as part of their religion
      • looters - people who steal something dishonestly by using force
      • Thriving - growing
      • Illicitly - illegally
      • Procured - to get something, especially after an effort
      • Exposed - made (something) visible by uncovering it / reveal the true, objectionable nature of (someone or something)
      • Wing - a group of an organization
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