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August 31, 2016

SSC CHSL 2015 Marks out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Marks of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2015 (SSC CHSL 2015). The organization has conducted  SSC CHSL Exam 2015 (for the post of Data Entry Operators and Lower Division Clerks) during 1st November 2015, 15th November 2015, 6th December 2015 & 20th December 2015 and the re-exam on 23rd July 2016. It has announced the results of the same on 29th July 2016. Now it has came out with the Marks secured by the candidates. You can check your marks from below link. All the Best :)
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English Language Model Practice Test for IBPS PO VI and Clerks VI Exams

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Directions (Q.1 - 5) : Four words are given in each of the questions of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the number of the correct letter combination.

1.
A) Burnished
B) Languid
C) Cajole
 D) Glossy
  1. A-B 
  2. A-C 
  3. A-D
  4. B-C
  5. C-D
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31st August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval to create a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries viz. Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam. 
    • The PDF will have corpus of Rs 500 Crore and shall be housed in Department of Commerce. 
    • It will be operated through the EXIM Bank.
  • Amid protests by the opposition, the Kerala government has prohibited Onam festivities in state-run offices and institutions during working hours. 
  • The Telangana Assembly today ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), becoming the 12th state or union territory to do so. 
    • The Centre seeks to roll out the nation-wide uniform indirect tax regime by April 1, 2017. 
    • The bill requires at least 15 states' assent before the President can notify it as a law.
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English Language Mock Test for IBPS PO VI and Clerks VI Exams - Part I

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Directions (Q.1-5) : Read each sentence to findout whether there is any error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sen-tence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). 

1. The traffic police have (1)/ repeatedly warned the people (2)/ against walking (3)/ in the middle of the road. (4)/ No error (5). 

2. The responsibilities must be distributed (1)/ between all the employees (2)/ for effective (3)/ implementation of plans. (4)/ No error (5). 

3. One must be sincere (1) / and upright in dis-charging (2)/ his duties if one wants the development of (3)/ one's country. (4)/ No error (5).

4. Had the candidate (1)/ performed satisfactorily (2)/ in the interview conducted by the board (3)/ he would definitely get selected for the job. (4)/ No error (5).

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30th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry is on a 3-day visit to New Delhi.
    • During this visit, he will co-chair the 2nd India-US Strategic and Commercial Dilogue along with US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker, Indian External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Commerce and Industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
    • Important Note : This is the first time the S&CD will be held in India. 
    • In New Delhi, Pritzker will also co-chair the second US-India CEO Forum alongside Jeff Zients, the Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

National Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the 1st phase of SAUNI-Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation yojana today at Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat.
    • Under the project, nearly 10 dams and reservoirs of Rajkot, Jamnagar and Morbi will be filled up with the water of Narmada river.
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General Awareness Quiz for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Online Exams : Part-2

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  1. "Setu Bharatam" is a central government program that aims at making all National Highways railway level crossing free by the year:
    1. 2019
    2. 2020
    3. 2021
    4. 2022
    5. 2025
  2. The Mesabi Iron Range is the chief iron ore mining district in:
    1. Brazil
    2. USA
    3. Australia
    4. South Africa
    5. Kenya
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29th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (29th August) is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
    • Aim :  To raise awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions.
  • Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey.
    • Earlier, Russia had banned such flights after a Russian air force jet was shot down by the Turkish military last November.
    • Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has since apologised for the incident and the leaders of the two countries have reportedly started restoring bilateral ties.
  • China has launched a cargo train service to Russia in an attempt to improve trade and commerce with the country.
    • This will reportedly save 30 days in transport time compared to shipping services and will cost 20% of standard air transportation. 
    • This is a part of China's multi-billion dollar project to revive the ancient Silk Route.

National Affairs
  • Today (29th August) is National Sports day.
    • This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905), the hockey legend who won Three Olympic gold medals for India (1928,1932 and 1936)
    • Note : The first National Sport Day was held in 2012.
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General Awareness Quiz for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Online Exams : Part-1

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  1. India was ranked 67th at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Which is the other country that was also ranked 67th?
    1. Bulgaria
    2. Venezuela
    3. Mexico
    4. Lithuania
    5. Mongolia
  2. The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in January 2017 in?
    1. New Delhi
    2. Bengalore
    3. Jaipur
    4. Hyderabad
    5. Mumbai 
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August 30, 2016

28th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The Tunisian Parliament today voted to approve the new government led by Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed, who backs the implementation of an austerity programme.
    • Chahed's proposal of public-sector job cuts and tax rises was backed by 167 of the Parliament's 217 members. 
    • Important Note : 40-year-old Chahed is Tunisia's youngest Prime Minister since the country became independent in 1956.

National Affairs

  • Nalanda University, one of the India's oldest institutes, conducted its first convocation in nearly 800 years today.
    • President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of the university in Bihar's Rajgir and awarded two gold medals and 12 Post Graduate degrees to the students.
    • Currently, 155 students are studying in the university.
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NABARD Development Assistants Recruitment 2016

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Friends, the National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) is inviting online applications from eligible Indian citizens for filling up the posts of  Development Assistants for the year 2016. There are 85 Posts in total. You can apply online from 30th August 2016 to 20th September 2016. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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GK : Important Tiger Reserves of India

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Hi friends, I am Sindhu. Today I am sharing the General Knowledge topic, list of Important Tiger Reserves of India and their states. Happy Reading :)
  • Kaziranga - Assam
  • Manas - Assam
  • Nameri - Assam
  • Namdapha - Arunachal Pradesh
  • Nagarjunsagar - Andhra Pradesh
  • Valmiki - Bihar
  • Indravati - Chhattisgarh
  • Bandipur - Karnataka
  • Palamau - Jharkhand 
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27th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Pakistan is going to host the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad and Murree during 9th & 10th November 2016
    • It will be the meeting of the head of states or head of government of the eight SAARC countries. 
    • Besides, nine observers of SAARC have also been invited to attend the Summit. 
    • Important Note : The 18th SAARC Summit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in November 2014.
      • Theme : Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity
      • Focused Area : Enhancing connectivity between the member states for easier transit-transport across the region 
    • SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
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26th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (26th August) is Women's Equality Day.
    • On this day in 1920, Women in the United States were granted the right to vote.
National Affairs
  • The first Children Court of South India was launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana to fast disposal of cases related to children. 
    • Important Points to Note :
    • With this, Telangana has become the third state to have a child friendly court after Goa and Delhi
    • This court is the 6th child-friendly court in the country.
  • The Odisha government has held investors' meet in Bengaluru today. 
    • It is part of the celebrations to mark 80 years of Odisha and birth centenary of its former Chief Minister BijuPatnaik.
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25th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Turkey launched its largest military operation into Syria, sending tanks, planes and ground forces into Jarabulus in an effort to clear the Islamic State from its last remaining frontier with Turkey.
    • The offensive, led by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels, came days after an Islamic State-linked suicide attack in a Turkish border town.

National Affairs
  • The Union Cabinet approved a revised Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and the
    Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income between India and Cyprus. 
    • The revised DTAA provides for source-based taxation of capital gains on transfer of shares instead of one based on residence. 
    • Thus, it is considered as a major step in the fight against tax evasion, round tripping and base erosion/profit shifting. 
    • It also allows India to have the right to tax capital gains arising in India.
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English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 22nd to 27th August 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 22nd to 27th August 2016. Happy Reading :)


Indian Express : August 22, 2016 -  "Paradox of plenty".

  • Pretty – Pleasing.
  • Plough – Farm tool for turning over the soil.
  • Viable – Able to exist.
  • Perish – To die.
  • Surplus – Something left over.
  • Shed – 
    • Roofed shelter.
    • To let something fall or flow.
  • Halve – To divide into two equal parts.

Indian Express : August 22, 2016 - "Resolute at last".

  • Enunciate – To state definitely.
  • Compel – To force, to oblige.
  • Subversion – The act of overthrowing legally constituted government.
  • Radical – Fundamental.
  • Robust – Vigorous.
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24th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The 2 day SAARC Finance Ministers’ Conference began at Islamabad.
    • The main aim of this conference is to discuss cooperation in different sectors of economy.
    • The meeting is also expected to discuss the South Asia-Free Trade Agreement and devise a mechanism for promotion of regional trade.
    • SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
  • India has figured among the top 10 wealthiest countries in the world with a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion while the United States topped the chart.
    • According to a report by New World Wealth, India was ranked 7th ahead of Canada ($4,700 billion), Australia ($4,500 billion) and Italy ($4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively.
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Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's 2012 Olympics Bronze Medal to be Upgraded to Silver

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Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal from the London Olympics 2012 is set to be upgraded to Silver after the silver medallist from the 2012 Games, deceased Besik Kudukhov of Russia, has been stripped off his medal for using banned substance.

Before the Rio games started this year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested Kudukhov’s dope test sample with better technology, and it was found that he tested positive. As a result of this, his silver will be suspended and Yogeshwar’s bronze will be upgraded to silver.
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23rd August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • United States has announced 138 million dollar new aid to South Sudan
    • US Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid is meant for food, water, and medicine for those in need.

National Affairs
  • Maharashtra became the first state in the country to draft its own internal security legislation The Maharashtra Protection of Internal Security Act (MPISA), 2016
    • It gives special emphasis on maintaining law and order and combating terrorism, insurgency, caste-related violence and communalism in the state.
  • In a major administrative revamp, the two-year-old Telangana government has issued draft notification on rearranging district borders to create 17 new districts
    • After the completion of the process, the number of districts in the State will go up to 27 from the present 10. 
    • The new districts will come into being in October.
  • The Chhattisgarh Assembly unanimously ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) constitution amendment bill becoming the fifth state to pass the bill.
    • First four states to pass the bill are, 
      • Himachal Pradesh, 
      • Assam, 
      • Jharkhand 
      • Bihar
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22nd August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ashraf Ghani have jointly inaugurated the renovated Stor Palace in Kabul through video conferencing.
    • About Afghanistan :
      • Capital : Kabul
      • President : Ashraf Ghani
      • Chief Executive Officer : Abdullah Abdullah
      • Currency : Afghani
      • Official language : Pashto Dari
  • Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' will embark on a 3-day official visit to India on 15th September 2016.
    • Important Note : This will be Prachanda's first foreign visit after assuming office earlier this month.
    • About Nepal :
      • Capital : Kathmandu
      • President : Bidhya Devi Bhandari
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21st August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • The 2 Day meeting of BRICS women parliamentarians concluded today in Jaipur, Rajasthan. 
    • Several issues related to climate change, gender equality, education and health were discussed at this meeting.
    • Parliamentarians of BRICS countries shared their experiences on these issues. 
    • Total 43 parliamentarians from BRICS countries including 28 MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, were participated in the meeting.
  • India today announced financial assistance worth Nepali Rs 3.9 crore for the construction of a new building and a hostel facility at a Sanskrit school in eastern Nepal.
New Appointments
  • Yogeshwar Sangwan has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to Georgia, with residence in Yerevan (Armenia).
    • He is currently working as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Armenia.
    • About Georgia :
      • Capital : Tbilisi
      • President : Giorgi Margvelashvili
      • Prime Minister : Giorgi Kvirikashvili
      • Official language : Georgian
      • Currency : Georgian lari
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 26th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials. 

Topic 1 : "Islamic State in Afghanistan"

  • Injured - hurt or physically harmed
  • Escalation - the process of becoming greater or more serious
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Chaotic - happening in a confused way and without any order or organization
  • Province - an area that is governed as part of a country
  • Flaunted - to deliberately try to make people notice your possessions, beauty, abilities etc, because you want them to admire you
  • Reckon - to believe or accept that something is true or exists
  • Chink - a small narrow crack or opening
  • Armour - strong covering that protects something
  • Fray - an energetic and often not well-organized effort, activity, fight, or disagreement
  • Worse - more unpleasant or bad than something else or than before
  • Potential - possible when the necessary conditions exist
  • Sustained - continuing for a long time
  • Variously - in different ways, by different people or at different times
  • Territory - areas of countries
  • Amidst - in the middle of or surrounded by something
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused
  • Exploited - make full use of and derive benefit from a situation
  • Uncertainty -  not knowing what to do or believe, or not able to decide about something
  • Substantially - by a large amount or degree
  • Mountainous - covered with mountains
  • Foothold - a strong first position from which further progress can be made
  • Sectarian - caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups
  • Narrative - a particular way of explaining or understanding events
  • Ethnic - relating to a particular race of people
  • Rivalry - a situation in which people, businesses, etc. compete with each other for the same thing
  • Whip up - to encourage strong emotions or behaviour in people
  • Persecuted - to treat someone extremely badly
  • Conflict - an active disagreement between people with opposing opinions or principles
  • Ideology - a set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based
  • Coalition - a temporary union of different groups who agree to work together to achieve a shared aim
  • Consequences - results or effects of something
  • Disastrous - causing a lot of damage or harm
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OICL Assistants Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) Postponed

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Friends, the Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) of the OICL Assistants got postponed. Earlier, the Oriental Insurance Company Ltd (OICL) has announced that the Compuer Proficiency Test (CPT) for OICL Assistants will be held on 12th September 2016, but this date is a national holiday (Bakrid), so the organization has now postponed the CPT to 24th September 2016 (Sunday). Check detailed notice released by OICL about this postponement from below. All the Best :)
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English Language Practice Test for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Online Exams

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words/phrases in the passage are given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. 

Banking sector reforms in India were introduced in order to improve efficiency in the process of financial intermediation. It was expected that banks would take advantage of the changing operational environment and improve their performance. Towards this end, the Reserve Bank of India initiated a host of measures for the creation of a competitive environment. Deregulation of interest rates on both the deposit and lending sides imparted freedom to Banks to appropriately price their products and services. To compete effectively with non-banking entities, banks were permitted to undertake newer activities like investment banking, securities trading and insurance business. This
was facilitated through amendments in the relevant Acts which permitted PSBs to raise equity from the market up to threshold limit (49 per cent) and also enabling the entry of new private and foreign banks. This changing face of banking led to an erosion of margins on traditional banking business, promoting banks to search for newer activities to augment their fee incomes. At the same time, banks also needed to devote focused attention to operational efficiency in order to contain their transaction costs. Simultaneously with the deregulation measures prudential norms were instituted to strengthen the safety and soundness of the banking system.


Recent internal empirical research found that over the period 1992 -2003, there has been a discernible improvement in the efficiency of Indian banks. The increasing trend in efficiency has been fairly uniform, irrespective of the ownership pattern. The rate of such improvement has, however, not been sufficiently high. The analysis also reveals that PSBs and private sector banks in India did not differ significantly in terms of their efficiency measures. Foreign banks, on the other hand, recorded higher efficiency as compared with their Indian counterparts.
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August 29, 2016

20th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (20th August) is World Mosquito Day
    • This day is a commemoration of Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
    India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption in the list of 53 Asia Pacific countries. 
    • It was revealed by the recently released report ‘State of ICT in Asia and the Pacific 2016: Uncovering the Widening Broadband Divide’. 
    • It was published by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). 
    • Top 6 Countries in the List :
      • Hong Kong, 
      • New Zealand,
      • Japan, 
      • Macao, 
      • Australia 
      • Singapore 
  • China and India held their 8th high-level Financial and Economic Dialogue to strengthen trade and economic cooperation between the two Asian economies.
    • This annual dialogue is aimed at facilitating exchange of ideas and status updates on common macroeconomic policies and problems faced by India and China.
    • This year's dialogue is being held ahead of the G20 summit in China next month and the BRICS summit in October in India.
    • India's Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das held talks with his Chinese counterpart, Vice Minister for Finance Shi Yaobin.
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19th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (19th August) is World Photography Day.
  • Today is World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
    • This day is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : “One Humanity”. 
  • India has ranked 66th in the 2016 Global Innovation Index (GII). 
    • In this edition, India has jumped up by 15 spots from 81st position in 2015 GII. 
    • The annual index was released by France-based international business school INSEAD and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. 
    • Top 10 Countries in the List : 
      • Switzerland
      • Sweden
      • UK
      • US
      • Finland
      • Singapore
      • Ireland
      • Denmark
      • Netherlands
      • Germany
    • Ranks of BRICS Countries in the list
      • 25th - China
      • 43rd - Russia
      • 54th - South Africa
      • 66th - India
      • 69th - Brazil
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18th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Australia has recently announced that it is going to close the controversial Asylum seeker detention centre in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
  • India and Bangladesh today agreed to jointly produce a documentary on the 1971 War which led to independence for Bangladesh.
    • The decision was taken after a meeting between Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu with his Bangladesh counterpart Hasanul Haq Inu.
  • The All India Radio (AIR) would begin an exclusive service for Bangladesh and the Bengali diaspora titled “Akashvani Maitree” on August 23.
National Affairs
  • The Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is planning to document stories and legends relating to villages and towns across India into an encyclopedia.
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English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 19th & 20th August 2016

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Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 19th & 20th August 2016. Happy Reading :)

You can Read the Editorials of 19th August 2016 from here
 
Indian Express  August 19, 2016  Don’t blame it on Rio.
  • Cohort – Part of army.
  • Hasten – Speed.
  • Inevitable – That cannot be avoided.
  • Assiduously – Diligent.
  • Largesse – Generous giving.
  • Sully – To stain or discredit.
  • Shenanigans – Secret or dishonest activity / Mischievous behavior.
  • Gravamen – That part of an accusation weighing most heavily against an accused.
  • Meager – Lean, thin. Too little.
  • Squander – To waste.
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Important : India's Rio Olympic Stars Conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards

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India's Rio Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai were conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards today. President Pranabh Mukherjee presented the awards at a sports awards ceremony in New Delhi. 15 sportspersons were honoured with the Arjuna Award and three with the Dhyan Chand Award.

Besides, the Punjabi University of Patiala was awarded the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2015-16.

Here are some major highlights
  • PV Sindhu received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after her silver medal winning effort in Rio Olympics
  • Dipa Karmakar receives the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after her fourth-place finish in gymnastics women's vault finals at Rio Olympics
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GK : List of Highest Waterfalls of India

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Hi friends, I am Sindhu. Today I am sharing the General Knowledge topic, List of Highest Waterfalls of India along with the River & State Names and their Heights. Happy Reading :)

 

List of Highest Waterfalls of India

Waterfall
Height (m)
River
State
Kunchikal
455
Varani
Karnataka
Jog / Gersoppa
260
Sharavati
Karnataka
Rakim Kund
168
Gaighat
Bihar
Chachai
127
Bihad
Madhya Pradesh
Keoti
98
Mahanadi
Madhya Pradesh
SIvasamudram
90
Cauveri
Karnataka
 
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August 28, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 25th July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 25th July 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 24th July 2016

Topic 1 : "Erdogan’s coup"
  • Coup - a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
  • Vengefully - expressing a strong wish to punish someone who has harmed you or your family or friends
  • Disproportionate - too large or too small in comparison with something else
  • Hardly - almost not
  • Authoritarian - demanding that people obey completely and refusing to allow them freedom to act as they wish
  • Streak - an often unpleasant characteristic that is very different from other characteristics
  • Capitalise on something - to use a situation to your own advantage
  • Purge - to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with them
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17th August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today is Independence Day of Indonesia
    • On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from Netherlands.
    • About Indonesia
      • Capital : Jakarta
      • Official language : Indonesian
      • President : Joko Widodo
      • Vice-President : Jusuf Kalla
      • Currency : Indonesian rupiah
  • Today is Independence Day of Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
    • Gabon, is a country on the west coast of Central Africa that had been under French rule till August 17, 1960.
    • About Gabon :
      • Capital : Libreville
      • Official Language : French
      • President : Ali Bongo Ondimba
      • Prime Minister : Daniel Ona Ondo
      • Currency : Central African CFA franc
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Latest List of Modern Phobias

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Hi friends, I am Abhisshek Raut. Many of you already know the importance of List of Phobias for competitive exams. All of us already learnt the names of traditional phobias like aerophobia, zoophobia, hematophobia etc. bt now a days in competitive exams, they have been asking about the latest phobias which are related to technology like fear of opening email, fear of call centres, fear of your boss, fear of not having the remote control etc. So here I am sharing the latest list of modern
phobias. Happy Reading :)

Latest List of Modern Phobias

  • Fear of bills - Versurphobia 
  • Fear of brands - Nomenophobia 
  • Fear of growing old - Senecophobia 
  • Fear of opening email - Aperepiphobia 
  • Fear of not having the remote control - Bulliphobia 
  • Fear of failure - Cadophobia  
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2016 Important Books & Authors List

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Hi iam Sarath chandra Reddy. Here I am sharing 2016 Important Books & Authors list. Happy Reading :)

Important Books & Authors List 2016

  • A Call to Mercy: Hearts to Love, Hands to Serve - Mother Teresa
  • A Kingdom for his Love - Vani Mahesh and Shinie Antony
  • A Life in Diplomacy - MK Rasgotra
  • A State in Denial - BG Verghese
  • Ace Against Odds - Sania Mirza
  • Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography - Bharathi S Pradhan
  • Beehmi Sadi Da Dogri Da Gadya Sahitya : Ik Jayzaa - Dr. Vijay Seth
  • Blood on my Hands : Confessions of Staged Encounters - Kishalay Bhattacharjee
  • Book Gujarat Files : Anatomy of a Cover Up - Rana Ayyub
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English Language (Spotting Errors) Practice Tests with Explanations for IBPS POs & Clerks

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 46) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if 11. any, will be in one part of the sen-tence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). (Ignore errors of  punctuation, if any)
  1. The minister never misses an opportunity (1) / to tell his aud-ience (2) / that many a man (3) / have been associated with this mission. (4) / No Error (5) 
  2. As monsoon failed this year (1) / drinking water will be supplied (2) / on (3) / alternative days. (4) / No error (5) 
  3. No sooner had he taken over the charge (1) / that the mischief ma-kers (2) / started (3) / their mischief. (4) / No error (5) 
  4. Having so long be without proper food and clothing (1) / I did not make (2) / a favourable impression (3) / on my teacher. (4) / No error (5) 
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GK : Important Indian Towns on Rivers

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Hi friends, I am Sindhu. Today I am sharing the General Knowledge topic Important Indian Towns on Rivers. Happy Reading :)

Important Indian Towns on Rivers

  • Ahmedabad – Sabarmati
  • Allahabad - At the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna
  • Ayodhya – Saryu
  • Badrinath - Alaknanda
  • Coimbatore – Siruvani
  • Cuttack – Mahanadi
  • Delhi - Yamuna
  • Firozpur - Sutlej
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August 27, 2016

OICL Assistants Selected Candidates list for CPT out

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Friends, the Oriental Insurance Company Ltd (OICL) has released the list of Shortlisted Candidates who have been provisionally shortlisted for the Compuer Proficiency Test (CPT). The Computer Proficiency Test will be held on 12th September 2016. You can check the statewise lists of selected candidates from the official website of OICL or from below link. All the Best :)
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August 26, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 : Expected Questions from Indian History - Part 4

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  1. How was Burma (now Myanmar) known to ancient Indians ?
    1. Malayamandalam
    2. Yavadwipa
    3. Suvarnabhumi
    4. Suvarnadwipa
  2. With whom is 'Junagarh Rock Inscription' associated ?
    1. Rudradaman
    2. Bimbisara
    3. Chandragupta II
    4. Gautamiputra Satakarni
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Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 66

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  • I have no any friends. (wrong)
  • I have no friends.  (correct)
    • Explanation : As 'no' means 'not any', we cannot use 'no any'. 
  • Both men have not come. (wrong)
  • Neither man has come.  (correct)
    • Explanation : When both is negated, it becomes neither. 
  • Open your book at six page. (wrong)
  • Open your book at page six.  (correct)
    • Explanation : A cardinal number (e.g. six) will always follow the noun (e.g., page) whereas an ordinal number (e.g. sixth) will always precede it (e.g. sixth page).
  • He is elder than I. (wrong)
  • He is older than I.  (correct)
    • Explanation : Though elder means older, it is used only when comparing two related people. 
  • He is more better than I. (wrong)
  • He is better than I.  (correct)
    • Explanation : Better itself in the comparative form for good. 
  • He is worst than I. (wrong)
  • He is worse than I.  (correct)
    • Explanation : 'Worst' is a superlative adjective for 'bad'. It cannot be used in a sentence where comparison is made between two people. 
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General & Banking Awareness Expected Questions for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Exams

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    1. ICICI bank is aiming to facilitate 30 lakh transactions through its inter-operable electronic toll collection facility on national high-ways by March 2017. It introduced ETC, which enables vehicles to pay highway tolls electronically without stopping at toll plazas In this context, ETC means ______________
      1. Entity Toll Collection
      2. End Toll Collection
      3. Electronic Total Collection
      4. Electronic Toll Collection
      5. Electronic Toll Consortium 
    2. For making an electronic payment at toll booths, a prepaid RFID tag, known as FASTag will be affixed on the windscreen of a vehicle as declared by ICICI bank. In this context, RFID stands for  ______________
      1. Radio Frequency Identification Device
      2. Radio Front Identification Device
      3. Rapid Frequency Identification Device
      4. Radio Frequency Idea Device
      5. Real Frequency Identification Device
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    RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Online Exam Call Letters out

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    Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has activated the Call Letters for it's RBI Grade B Phase I Online Exam. The exam will be held from 4th September 2016. You can download your call letters from 25th August 2016 to 4th September 2016. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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    UIICL AO 2016 Interview Experience (Generalist)

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    Disqus id - Unique

    Qualification- B. Ttech in ECE

    Date of Interview - 18/08/16

    Venue - Hotel The Peerless Inn, near Esplanade metro rly st., Kolkata

    Reporting time - 9.00 AM



    My interview started at around 1:40 pm and went on for 12-15 minutes. I was the last one in the list in my batch.
    In each batch 20 candidates were there( morning n afternoon).
    There were 4  members; 3 males and 1  Female(strict),  the panel was good as they laughed in some of my answers in between...

    M2- Tell me about yourself.
    Me - I m A( my name). I belong to Bhubaneswar. I have completed my btech in electronics and communication engg from B(clg name) in 2014.
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    August 25, 2016

    Important Details you should know about 2016 Summer Rio Olympics (Highlights)

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    Hi friends.. I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Rio Olympics completed.. So here I am sharing important details of Olympics.. Happy Readings :)

    2016 Summer Rio Olympics
    • Held During : 5th  to 21st August 2016
    • IOC president : Thomas Bach
    • It is 31st Modern Olympics
    • 2016 Rio Olympic cauldron was lit by : Vanderlei de Lima
    • Venue : Rio de Janerio(Brazil)
      • Brazil capital : Brasília
      • Brazil currency : Brazilian real
    • Opening cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium
    • Closing cermony Stadium : Maracanã Stadium
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    August 24, 2016

    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 65

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    • Everyone is frightened when they see a tiger.  (wrong)
    • Everyone is frightened when he sees a tiger.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Every' is a singular word, which when attached to a singular man like 'one' refers to all individual members of a group. So, it will take a singular pronoun. 
    • None of us have seen him. (wrong)
    • None of us has seen him.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'None' is a singular word, therefore it will take a singular verb. 
    • My books are better than my friend.  (wrong)
    • My books are better than those of my friend.  (correct)
      • Explanation : When comparing two things in a sentence, use 'that of', 'these of', 'those of'. 
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    English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 18th August 2016

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    Hello Friends, I am Pratik Ankar. Here I am sharing the English Vocabulary from Indian Express dated 18th August 2016. Happy Reading :)



    Indian Express  August 18, 2016  Playing the Baloch card.

    • Hyphenate – To join words, etc. with a hyphen.
    • Gambit – An opening move in chess in which a pawn is sacrificed.
    • Delusion – A misleading opinion, idea or belief.
    • Abet – To incite or help a person in crime.
    • Retaliation – Make an attack in return for a similar attack.
    • Escalation -  To grow bigger by stages.
    • Prick – To puncture.
    • Predilection – Preference, liking.
    • Contemplate – To gaze upon.
    • Stoic – One who bears pain and discomfort without complaint.
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