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September 30, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 29th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "Rescuing the Syrian truce deal"

  • Rescuing - save (someone) from a dangerous or difficult situation
  • Truce - a short interruption in a war or argument, or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time
  • Violence -  actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Collapsed - to suddenly fail or stop existing
  • Spectator - someone who watches a public activity or event
  • Strife - fighting or disagreement between people or groups
  • Spiralled - to continuously become worse
  • Regime - government
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SSC CHSL 2016 Important Update about Notification Date

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Friends, here is an important update about SSC CHSL Notification date for the year 2016. In a recently released notice, the Staff Selection Commission has intimated that the SSC CHSL 2016 Online Exam notification will be out on 8th October 2016. You can read the notice from below. All the Best :)
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SBI PO 2016 Final Results out

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Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released the Final Results of SBI PO Recruitment 2016. The SBI has conducted Preliminary Online exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers during the first and second weeks of July 2016 and main online exam on 31st July 2106. Now it has came out with the Roll numbers of successful candidates for the post of Probationary Officers. You can check your result from the official website of the State Bank of India (SBI) or from below link. Successful candidates are being informed by SMS. All the Best :)
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30th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (30th September) is International Translation Day.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : Connecting Worlds
  • The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in New Delhi from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers. 
    • The two day meeting saw the participation of the five major emerging BRICS economies viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

National Affairs
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that the state government will provide body cameras to traffic police personnel for their safety, besides announcing other measures for the welfare of the force.
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Computer Knowledge Practice Test for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Online Exams

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  1. "GUI" stands for ________________
    1. Gnutella Universal Interface
    2. Graphical User Interface
    3. Graphic Uninstall / Install
    4. General Utility Interface
    5. None of these
  2. A ________________ is a design tool that graphically shows the logic in a solution algorithm.
    1. flowchart
    2. hierarchy chart
    3. structure chart
    4. context diagram
    5. None of these
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English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 5

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Hello Gr8AmbitionZ readers, here are the set 5 of Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams. Happy Reading :)

Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams  with Letter 'E'
  • Eager (Adjective)
    • Meaning : wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable.
    • Synonyms
      • Desirous
      • Anzious
      • Fervent
      • Impatient
      • Zealous
      • Enthusiastic
      • Keen
    • Antonyms
      • Cool
      • Unconcerned
      • Indifferently
      • Apathetic
      • Loath
      • Disinterested
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Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 96

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  1. RIDF (Rural Infrastructure Development Fund) is managed and operated by:
    1. Reserve Bank of India
    2. Finance Ministry
    3. Commercial banks
    4. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
    5. None of the above 
  2. Scientific cultivation of fruit, vegetables, flowers and shrubs is called as:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Horticulture
    3. Sylviculture
    4. Sericulture
    5. Vermiculture 
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English Language Practice Test for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Preliminary Exams

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 5) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below. 

A) Securities and Banking firms spend 6% to 8% of their total revenues on IT, insurance companies in contrast spend around 3.5 %.
B) Wipro has over a dozen insurance companies as customers, he said, citing Aviva, Friends Provident and Allianz as examples.
C) The story with insurance companies, like their counterparts in the other industries, is the same - pressure to reduce cost and retain customers.
D) Echoing Mr. Ghosh's view, senior executives of software firms also say that disjointed IT systems, created by way of consolidation that swept the insurance industry,
E) Is proving to be opportunistic for Indian companies, for service offerings like consolidation of applications, maintenance and conversion from legacy to newer plat-forms.
F) Regulatory pressure combined with need to introduce new products and services are forcing insurance companies to seek external help to drive their business forward, says Soumitro Ghosh, vice president, BFSI, Wipro Technologies.
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GK : List of Important National & International Institutions and Founders

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Hi friends, I am Sindhu. Today I am sharing the important General Knowledge topic, list of Important National and International Institutions and Founders. Happy Reading :)

Important National Institutions and Founders

  • Arya Samaj     :      Dayananda Saraswathi     
  • Bahaism     :      Mirza Hussain Ali   
  • Bhoodan Movement     :      Vinoba Bhave
  • Brahma Samaj     :      Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  • Chinmaya Mission     :      Swami Chinmayananda
  • Dev Samaj     :      Siva Narayan Agnihothri     
  • Indian Association     :      Surendranath Banerji     
  • Jainism     :      Vardhamana Mahavira   
  • Peoples Education Society     :      Dr. B.R. Ambedkar   
  • Prarthana Samaj     :      Kesab Chandra Sen
  • Ramakrishna Mission     :      Swami Vivekananda
  • Sarvodaya Movement     :      Jaya Prakash Narayan   
  • Servants of India Society     :      Servants of India Society
  • Sikhism     :      Guru Nanak
  • Suddhi Movement     :      Swami Shradhanand
  • Theosophical Society of India     :      Annie Besant     
  • Vana Mahothsav     :      K.M. Munshi
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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 19

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  1. A fissure is 
    1. An explosion
    2. Protruberance
    3. The top portion of a palm tree
    4. A river bed
    5. An opening
  2. The meaning of flagrant is
    1. Very soft perfume
    2. Gentlemanlike
    3. Notorious
    4. Deceptive
    5. Honest
  3. A flirt 
    1. Is a philanderer
    2. Is a singer of patriotic songs
    3. Eventually becomes a teacher
    4. Does not like buttoning the front of his shirt
    5. Always falls flat
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September 29, 2016

29th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (29th September) is World Heart Day.
    • The World Heart Day is an international campaign held on 29th September by the World Heart Foundation to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death. 
    • This day promotes preventative measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
    • Theme of the year 2016 : “Power your Life
  • Today (29th September) World Maritime Day.
    • This day is observed to highlight the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment. 
    • Theme of the year 2016 : “Shipping: indispensable to the world”. 
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Computer Knowledge Quiz for IBPS Bank Exams (Programming Languages)

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  1. Make tea is an example of a ______________ instruction.
    1. 1 GL
    2. 2 GL
    3. 3 GL
    4. 4 GL
  2. ______________ is an example of a 4 GL (4th Generation Language).
    1. COBOL
    2. BASIC
    3. SQL
    4. JAVA
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th September 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 28th September 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Topic 1 : "Debating America"
  • Debating - argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner
  • Lived up to something - to be as good as what was expected or promised
  • Hype - to repeatedly advertise and discuss something in newspapers, on television, etc. in order to attract everyone's interest
  • Nominee - a person who is nominated as a candidate for election or award
  • Brash - behaving and talking in a loud and confident way that annoys other people
  • Tycoon - a rich and powerful person who is involved in business or industry
  • Numerous - many
  • Anonymous - f someone is anonymous, no one knows their name
  • Moderator - 1 someone who is in charge of a discussion, meeting etc between people with different opinions
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English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 4

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Hello everyone, here are the set 4 of Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams. Happy Reading :)
  • Dainty (Adjective)
    • Meaning : delicately small and pretty
    • Synonyms
      • Delicate
      • Charming
      • Elegant
      • Exquisite
      • Fine
      • Graceful
      • Neat
      • Petite
      • Pretty
      • Choice
      • Delicious
      • Palatable
      • Savoury
      • Choosy
      • Fastidious
      • Finial fancy
      • Sweetmeat
      • Tidbit
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Reasoning Practice Test with Shortcut Methods for IBPS PO VI & Clerks VI Preliminary Exams

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Hi, I am Manee from Vizianagaram (AP). I want to contribute reasoning problems with shortcut solutions for upcoming IBPS PO VI and Clerks VI Preliminary Exams. Happy Reading :)

1. A person starts walking from his office towards a party hall. He walks for 30 m towards East. He takes a 90° right turn and walks for 15m. He again takes a 90° right turn and walks for another 20m. He then walks for 25m after taking a 90° left turn. Turning 90° towards his right he walks for 10m to reach the party hall. How far and in which direction is the party hall from his office?
  1. 40m towards West
  2. 40m towards South
  3. 45m towards South
  4. 45m towards North
  5. 40m towards North 
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Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 95

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  1. Flow of credit to Agriculture targeted for 2016-17 is Rs. ___________  crores.
    1. 575000
    2. 700000
    3. 900000
    4. 850000
    5. 925000 
  2. What is the purpose of Loan Policy in a Bank ?
    1. Speedy and timely credit disposal
    2. To have uniform procedure of sanction/ review/ recovery of advances.
    3. To have standard bench marks for assessing loan proposals
    4. 1 and 2
    5. All the above 
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 44

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 43, we learnt about the prefix Mini, MinimumMini, Minimum represent the meanings small; least; shortToday we shall see the prefixes mis, miso. Happy Reading :)

Day 44 : Mis, Miso

  • mis, miso - bad(ly); hate
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • misbehavior (noun) = improper conduct
    • mis - Prefix = improper
    • be - Prefix = throughtly, intensive
    • haviour (have) - Root = to own 
  • misogyny (noun) = hatred of women,
    • miso (misein) - Prefix = to hate
    • gyn (gune) - Root =  a woman
    • y - Suffix = the quality of
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September 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 19

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The Cabinet has approved the scrapping of the ______________ year old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget and merged it with the Union Budget.



The Railway Budget was separated from the general government finances in which year ?



The 2 member committee on restructuring of the Ministry of Railways has recommended to discard the British era practice of a spearate rail budget. Who are the members of this committee ?



Which country topped the World Economic Freedom Index 2016 ?



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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 18

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  1. The plural of byte is 
    1. Byttes
    2. Bytes
    3. Byte
    4. Byties
    5. Bites
  2. Which of the following means travel time or permitted speed recorder ?
    1. Lexicograph
    2. Heligraph
    3. Seismograph
    4. Tachograph
    5. Cardiograph
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September 28, 2016

28th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • Today (28th September) is World Rabies day.
    • World Rabies Day is an international campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the US and UK. 
    • Theme of the year 2016 : “Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate”.
  • India's Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit over the Uri terror attack and gave him proof of "cross-border origins" in the terror strike. 
    • Jaishankar issued names of the Uri attackers and guides hailing from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.  
    • Note : This is the second time India has summoned Basit over the Uri attack in less than 10 days.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that "in the prevailing circumstances" of increasing cross-border terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not take part in the 19th SAARC summit which is going to be held in Pakistan
    • Note : Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan have also refused to attend the summit scheduled for November 9-10, after India called for a boycott.
  • China tops the World Health Organisation's (WHO) list for the world's deadliest air pollution, with over one million people dying in the country in 2012 from dirty air. 
    • China is followed by India (6,21,138 deaths), and Russia (1,40,851 deaths). 
    • Note : WHO claims that air pollution kills 30 lakh people worldwide every year.
  • India's ranking on the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2016-17 has improved 16 places to 39, making it the fastest riser among the 138 nations surveyed. 
    • India’s competitiveness improved across the board, particularly in goods market efficiency, business sophistication, public institutions, and innovation. 
    • Note : Switzerland topped the rankings, followed by Singapore and the US.
  • India and China have hold the first High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security.
    • This dialogue was held in Beijing (China).
National Affairs
  • Nation paid homage to great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 109th birth anniversary today.
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Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 94

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    1. Which bank has bagged four awards for inclusive insurance for 2016 from Skoch Group ?
      1. Telangana Gramin Bank
      2. Puduvai Bharathiyar Grama Bank
      3. Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank
      4. Andhra Pradesh Gramin Vikas Bank
      5. Pradham a Gramin Bank 
    2. India signed MoU with African Development Bank (AfDB) Group to host the next annual meetings at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from 22nd May to 26th May 2017. Where is the head quarter of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group?
      1. Algiers (Algeria)
      2. Cairo (Egypt)
      3. Port Louis (Mauritius)
      4. Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
      5. Victoria (Seychelles) 
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    English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 17

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    1. A Yuppie is a 
      1. Tropical fish
      2. Young professional
      3. Fashion model
      4. Board game
      5. Delicious food
    2. Glitch means 
      1. Decorative knot
      2. Elf
      3. Malfunction
      4. Flash
      5. Useless
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th September 2016

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 27th September 2016. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials.

    Topic 1 : "Positive signals from the GST Council"

    • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject, to represent a particular group, or to run a particular organization
    • Fortnight - a period of two weeks
    • Signing off - to announce the end of something
    • Constitution - the set of political principles by which a state or organization is governed
    • Amendment -  a change made to a law or agreement
    • Regime - a system of rules that control something
    • Flagging off - to inaugurate something
    • The nitty-gritty - the basic facts of a situation
    • Outcome - the final result of a process, meeting, activity etc
    • Doable - able to be done
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    Reasoning : Blood Relations Practice Problems with Explanations - Part 2

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    1. Pointing to a man in a photograph, a woman said, His brother's father is the only son of my grandfather". How is the woman related to that man in the photograph ?
      1. Mother
      2. Sister
      3. Aunt
      4. Daughter
      5. Grandmother
    2. Introducing a girl, Amit said, 'This girl is the wife of the grandson of my mother". How is Amit related to the girl ?
      1. Father
      2. Father-in-law
      3. Grandfather
      4. Husband
      5. None of these
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    September 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 18

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    India has recently test-fired a long-range surface-to-air missile from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) base at Chandipur in Odisha. Name it ?



    ‘Barak-8' has been jointly developed by India and which country ?



    Name the first person to run a marathon in space ?

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    English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 3

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    Hello everyone, here are the set 3 of Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams. Happy Reading :)

    English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 3
    • Cajole (Verb)
      • Meaning : to persuade someone to do something they might not want to do, by pleasant talk and (sometimes false) promises
      • Synonyms
        • Beguile
        • Inveigle
        • Coax
        • Flatter
        • Blandish
        • Wheedle
      • Antonyms :
        • Dampen
        • Cool
        • Flaunt
        • Dam
        • Dissiuade
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    Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 93

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    1. RBI updated KYC norms on 2 September 2016. In this context, KYC stands for _____________ 
      1. Know Your Copy
      2. Know Your Custom
      3. Know Your Customer
      4. Know Your Credential
      5. Know Your Cashier
    2. Which of the following statement is correct regarding KYC ?
      1. KYC is a process by which banks obtain information about the identity and address of the customers.
      2. KYC procedure is to be completed by the banks while opening accounts.
      3. Banks required periodically update their customers' KYC details.
      4. KYC process helps to ensure that banks' services are not misused.
      5. All of above 
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    English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 43

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    Hello everyone, in our Lesson 42, we learnt about the prefix MicroMicro represents the meanings small; minuteToday we shall see the prefixes mini, minim. Happy Reading :)

    Day 43 : Mini, Minim

    • mini, minim - small; least; short
    Let's try to understand this with some examples
    • miniature (noun) = an image on a small scale
      • mini - Prefix = small
      • ate - Suffix = cause to be
      • ure - Suffix = the action of 
    • minimize (verb) = to reduce something, especially something bad, to the lowest possible level. 
      • minim - Prefix - least
      • ize - Suffix = to make
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    September 27, 2016

    Quantitative Aptitude : Partnership Practice Problems with Solutions - Lesson 3

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    Hi friends, I am Aindree. In our previous lesson, we have learnt the Introduction of Partnership topic of Aptitude Section along with practice problem. Today we shall see some practice problems with explanations. Happy Reading :)

    Note : Before taking this exercise, I request you to read the Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 from below links. Thank you. 
    Example 16 : Varun, Sachin and Kowshi, enter into partnership. Varun puts Rs. 500 for 3 months. Sachin Rs. 650 for 8 months and Kowshik Rs. 300 for 11 months. They gain Rs., 840. Find the share of Kowshik.
    1. Rs. 260.20
    2. Rs. 277.20
    3. Rs. 300.80
    4. Rs. 126
    5. None of these
    Solution :

    Varun, Sachin, Koushik's investments 500, 650, 300

    Investment period = 3, 8, 11

    Profit ratio 500 x 3 : 650 x 8 : 300 x 11

    Total profit = Rs 840

    Share of Koushik  = 33 parts

    = (840/10) x 33 = 277.20
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    Reasoning : Analogy for Competitive Exams (Problems with Solutions) - Part 2

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    In our part 1 of Analogy lesson, we learnt the basic concepts of Analogy. You can read that Part 1 from here. Today we shall see some more practice problems with solutions. Happy Reading :)
    1. 'Hour' is related to 'Second' in the same way as 'Tertiary' is related to
      1. Ordinary
      2. Secondary
      3. Primary
      4. Intermediary
      5. None of these
    2. 'Fire' is related to 'Ashes' in the same way as 'Explosion' is related to 
      1. Sound
      2. Debris
      3. Explosive
      4. Flame 
      5. None of these
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    27th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs

    • Today (27th September) is World Tourism Day.
      • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
      • The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the year 1980.
      • This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism.
      • Theme of the year 2016 :  “Tourism for All - Promoting universal accessibility
    • Around 92% of the world's population is breathing bad air or living in places where air quality is below safe levels, a World Health Organisation report stated today. 
      • Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific region— including China, Malaysia, and Vietnam— are the most affected, the data showed.
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 26th September 2016

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th September 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 25th September 2016

    Topic 1 : "Falling behind schedule"

    • Falling behind schedule - to fail to do something on time
    • Attainment - the process of achieving an aim or particular level of success
    • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
    • Enhancement - the process of improving something
    • Well-being - the state of feeling healthy and happy
    • Immigrant - someone who comes to live in a country from another country
    • Disadvantaged - disadvantaged people do not have the same advantages as other people, for example because they do not have much money
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    Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe is the new CMD of Bank of Maharashtra

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    The government has appointed Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra with immediate effect. Currently he is working as the executive director of Bank of India. He has replaced the current CMD Sushil Muhnot. 

    Muhnot was due to retire on 30th September 2016, but the government has sacked him just four days ahead of his retirement due to the flimsy charges that he occupied two homes - one in Mumbai and
    the other in Pune - which are anyway owned by the bank itself.  Earlier this year, the finance ministry had served a show-cause notice to Muhnot, asking him to explain why he should not be terminated for allegedly occupying two houses.
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    Computer Knowledge Expected Questions (The Desktop & I/O Devices) - Set 3

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    1. ___________ is primarily used in CAD / CAM applications ?
      1. Plotter
      2. DMP
      3. Joystick
      4. Line printer
    2. Multimedia means ___________media.
      1. 0
      2. 1
      3. 2
      4. many
    3. One spot on a screen is called as a ___________ 
      1. Dot
      2. Pixel
      3. Character
      4. Point
    4. ___________  technology is used in multimedia ?
      1. TCM
      2. DCM
      3. PCM
      4. RCM
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    English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 16

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    1. An orthodontist is a 
      1. Physician
      2. Dentist
      3. Sports specialist
      4. General practitioner of medicine
      5. Psychologist
    2. To be a fish out of water is to be
      1. Happy with one's life 
      2. Thristy
      3. Ignorant
      4. A person in the wrong place
      5. Cunning
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    September 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 17

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    To honour legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar's contributions to Bengali songs, the West Bengal government is going to confer which award on her ?



    A Yazidi woman who was sold as a sex slave by the Islamic State before she managed to escape, was recently appointed as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on human trafficking. Who is she ?



    Which American television series has recently broke the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series, with a total of 38 Emmys ?



    ICICI Prudential Life Insurance's Initial Public Offering (IPO), the first ever by an Indian insurer,
    opened for subscription today and is the biggest local IPO in last six years. What is the expanded form of ICICI ?

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    English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 42

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    Hello everyone, in our Lesson 41, we learnt about the prefix MetaMeta represents the meanings to change; beyondToday we shall see the prefix micro. Happy Reading :)

    Day 42 : Micro

    • micro -small; minute
    Let's try to understand this with some examples
    • microgram (noun) = one millionth of a gram
      • micro - Prefix = small
      • gram - Root = a unit for measuring weight
    • microbiology (noun) = the scientific study of very small living things, such as bacteria
      • micro - Prefix = small
      • bio (bios) - Root = life
      • logy - Suffix = a subject of study
    Let's have a look at some more words with micro prefixes, for better understanding.
    • Micro light - a very small, light, one- or two-seater aircraft
    • Micro logy - the art of handling microscopic objects
    • Micro mania - a delusion that one’s body has become very small
    • Micro motion - relating to the study of microscopic motions
    • Microaudiphone - an instrument to make slight sounds audible
    • Microbarograph - an instrument for recording small and rapid changes
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    Latest Current Affairs Quiz 2016 for IBPS Bank Exams

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    1. The Union Health Ministry has announced a plan to eliminate Malaria from India by ?
      1. 2030
      2. 2025
      3. 2020
      4. 2028
      5. 2032 
    2. The "UDAY" scheme focuses on improving operation efficiency of ?
      1. Public sector banks
      2. Public sector insurance companies
      3. Public sector telecom companies
      4. Electricity distribution companies
      5. Public sector oil companies
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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 81

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    • Before long there was no one there.  (wrong)
    • Long ago there was no one there.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Ago' means 'counting from now'; 'before long' means 'soon'.
    • What for do you go to school ? (wrong)
    • What do you go to school for ? (correct)
    • Why do you go to school ? (correct)
      • Explanation : 'For what' (reasons) means why. As the question word moves to the beginning of a sentence, the preposition may be left behind. 
    • This book is too interesting. (wrong)
    • This book is very interesting. (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Very' is a neutral intensifier whereas 'too' suggests something excessive.
    • He behaved cowardly. (wrong)
    • He behaved in a cowardly manner.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Cowardly' is an adjective and cannot be used as an adverb.
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    September 26, 2016

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 24th September 2016

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th September 2016. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Topic 1 : "Jaw-jaw at the General Assembly"

    • Jaw-jaw - talking, especially lengthy and pointless discussion
    • Possibly - used when something is not certain
    • Castigation - to criticize someone or something seriously
    • Asserted - to speak or behave in a strong, confident way
    • Proxies - people authorized to act on behalf of another
    • Toxic - harmful
    • Accused - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
    • Hypocritical - saying that you have particular moral beliefs but behaving in a way that shows these are not sincere
    • Sermon - a long talk in which someone advises other people how they should behave in order to be better people
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    Quantitative Aptitude : Partnership Problems with Solutions - Lesson 2

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    Hi friends, I am Aindree. In our previous lesson, we have learnt the Introduction of Partnership topic of Aptitude Section. Today we shall see some practice problems with explanations. Happy Reading :)

    Note : Before reading these examples, please read the Introductory Lesson 1 from here for better understanding. Thank you :)

    Example 6 : A, B and C investment in a partnership in the ratio of 5 : 6 : 8. Ratio of their profit is 5 : 3 : 12. Find the ratio of time for their investment ?

    Solution :

    Required Ratio = (5/5) : (3/6) : (12/8)

    = 1 : (1/2) : (3/2)

    = 2 : 1 : 3

    Example 7 : Three people A, B and C invested money in a partnership in the ratio of 4 : 2 : 8 ratio of their time of investment is 3 : 3 : 2. What is the ratio of their profit ?

    Solution :

    Required ratio = 4 x 3 : 2 x 3 : 8 x 2

    = 12 : 6 : 16

    = 6 : 3 : 8
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    RBI Grade B Phase 2 Exam 2016 Results out

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    Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Results of RBI Grade B Phase II Online Exam 2016. As you know, the central bank has conducted Phase I online exam for the above mentioned posts from 4th September 2016 and conducted Phase II exam for the shortlisted candidates on 19th September 2016. Now it has came out with the results of the same. You can check the list of shortlisted candidates for Interviews from the official website of the Reserve Bank of India www.rbi.org.in or from below link. Interview Call Letters will be available soon. All the Best :)
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    26th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs
    • India-US joint military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2016' held at Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.
      • The bilateral military exercise was the 12th edition in the YudhAbhyas series which started in the year 2004 under US Army Pacific Partnership Program. 
      • This was the third time the exercise is being conducted at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand.
    • Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman is on a 3-day visit to Sri Lanka.
      • The aim of this visit is to expand bilateral trade relations between the two nations. 
      • The proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement between the two countries will be prominently discussed during the visit. 
    • Bangladesh has decided to erect a barbed wire fence along its border with India and Myanmar.
      • Earlier, Bangladesh had approved a project for a 282-kilometre road along Bangladesh's border with Myanmar and India. 
      • Note : India has already raised barbed wire fence along 79% of the Indo-Bangladesh border, which indirectly helps Bangladesh in monitoring cross-border crimes.
    • PM Narendra Modi today announced that India, which accounts for about 4.1% of the global emissions, will ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement on October 2. 
      • Note
        • The Paris agreement will take effect when at least 55 countries accounting for 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions ratify the pact. 
        • Currently, 60 countries accounting for 47.76% emissions have ratified the pact.
    • The 1st military exercise between Russia and Pakistan named Druzhba-2016 (Friendship-2016) has kicked off in Pakistan. 
      • With this, Pakistani Army and Russian Ground Forces (RGF) have come together for the first time in military exercises reflecting growing military ties between two former Cold War rivals.

    National Affairs
    • The 2nd meeting of the High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism was held in New Delhi
      • Delegations from all eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) member countries participated in the conference. 
      • SAARC  members are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 
      • About CSIR :
        • CSIR is an autonomous body and the largest research and development (R&D) organisation in India.
        • CSIR - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
        • Established on - 26th September 1942
        • Director General - Dr. Girish Sahni
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    Important : Government Appoints New Chiefs for CISF, NSG and NDRF

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    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has today appointed new chiefs of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the National Security Guard (NSG) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

    O.P. Singh from Uttar Pradesh, would be next Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the HAG+ pay scale (pre-revised) from
    the date of joining the post and up to the date of his superannuation i.e. up to 31.01.2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
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    English Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams - Set 2

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    Hello everyone, here are the set 2 of Synonyms & Antonyms for Competitive Exams. Happy Reading :)
    • Backward (Adjective)
      • Meaning : not advanced
      • Synonyms :
        • Posterior
        • Unwilling
        • Behind
        • Dull
        • Sluggish
        • Late
        • Tardy
        • Reluctant
      • Antonyms :
        • Willing
        • Ahead
        • Anterior
        • Quick
        • Alert
        • Early
        • Advancing
        • Forard
        • Prompt
        • Eager
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    Reasoning : Analogy for Competitive Exams - Introduction

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    Analogy means correspondence. The analogy questions test the ability to see a relationship between two words or symbols and to apply this relationship to another set of words or symbols.

    It is essentially a test of the ability to detect the exact nature of relationship. Many people, rather than examining the relationship, tend to use word association in their answer. One way to determine the best answer to an analogy question is to think of a word or phrase that links the first two words.


    Let us look at the example below :

    Ex :

    Clock is to time as thermometer is to :
    1. temperature
    2. degrees
    3. weather
    4. centigrade
    5. none of these
    A clock measures time; a thermometer measures temperature; hence temperature is the correct alternative. Verbal analogy questions usually appears in all levels of verbal ability, the important thing to remember is there is often more than one possible answer but you are looking for the word which best complete the analogy. 

    Examples :
    1. News paper : Press :: Cloth : ?
      1. Tailor
      2. Textile
      3. Fibre
      4. Mill
      5. None of these 
        • Ans : Just as newspaper is prepared in a press, cloth is manufactured in the mill. So, the answer is (4)
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    English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 15

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    1. To carouse is to 
      1. Live happily
      2. Debauch
      3. Abstain
      4. Love
      5. Have a noisy or lively drinking party
    2. A caustic remark is 
      1. Sarcastic
      2. Untrue
      3. Superflous
      4. Unwanted
      5. Glowrifying
    3. To cede is to
      1. Wait
      2. Follow the leader
      3. Relinquish
      4. Be impatient
      5. Play childish games
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    Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 92

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    1. In IPOs (Initial Public Offers), who decides the price ?
      1. Company decides the price and the collective secondary market discovers the true price post-listing after more information inflows/analysis.
      2. Finance Minister
      3. Governor, RBI
      4. Chairman, SEBI
      5. None of these 
    2. Give details on FPOs (Follow on Public Offers)?
      1. the price is already discovered;
      2. gains/losses can only be marginal;
      3. no new information for the market to analyze/process
      4. All the above
      5. None of these 
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    English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 41

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    Hello everyone, in our Lesson 40, we learnt about the prefixes Mega and MegaloMega; Megalo represent the meanings great; and largeToday we shall see the prefix meta. Happy Reading :)

    Day 41 : Meta

    • meta - to change; beyond
    Let's try to understand this with some examples
    • metabolism (noun) = a chemical process in living things that change food etc. into energy and materials for growth.
      • meta - Prefix = change, beyond
      • bol (ballein) - Root = to throw
      • ism - Suffix = the system of 
    • metathesis (noun) = a change in the order of sounds or letters in a word.
      • meta - Prefix = change
      • thesis (tithenai) - Root = to place
    Let's have a look at some more words with meta prefixes, for better understanding.
    • metamorphic = formed by the action of heat or pressure
    • metacarpal = any of hte five bones in the hand between wrist and the fingers
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    Latest Current Affairs Quiz 2016 for Competitive Exams

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    1. India and which of the following countries have signed the Rs. 58,363 crore deal for 36 Raf-ale fighter jets on September 23, 2016?
      1. Brazil
      2. USA
      3. Russia
      4. UK
      5. France 
    2. Which film has been chosen India's official entry to the Best Foreign Language category at the 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be held in February 2017 in Los Angeles ?
      1. Neerja (Hindi)
      2. Visaranai (Tamil)
      3. Airlift (Hindi)
      4. Sairat (Marathi)
      5. Tithi (Kannada) 
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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 80

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    • He losed a rupee. (wrong)
    • He lost a rupee.  (correct)
      • Explanation : There are verbs that do not take 'ed' for the past tense. The past tense of lose is 'lost'. 
    • When he comes you must wish him. (wrong)
    • When he comes you must greet (or welcome) him  (correct)
      • Explanation : As a verb, wish needs two objects (e.g. I wished him a good day).
    • This boy always needs poking. (wrong)
    • This boy always needs pushing along.  (correct)
      • Explanation : To poke means 'to prod' and is not appropriate here.
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    September 25, 2016

    25th September 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

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    International Affairs
    • Today (last Sunday of September) is World Deaf Day.
      • This day is observed to draw the attention of general public, politician and development authorities towards the achievements of the deaf people as well as deaf people community.
    • The UN Security Council has approved a resolution on Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), urging global implementation of the treaty that would ban tests of nuclear weapons. 
      • This comes after North Korea conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test recently, inviting condemnation from the UN and EU. Notably, the resolution marked CTBT's 20th anniversary on Saturday.
    • Vice-President Hamid Ansari will go on a 5-day visit to Nigeria and Mali from Monday.
      • The main aim of this visit is to strengthen India's bilateral engagements with the two West African nations.
      • Important Note : This will be the first-ever high-level visit to Mali from India.
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    General Awareness Questions asked in Today's (25th September 2016) Baroda Manipal PO Online Exam (Morning Shift)

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    GK QUESTIONS ASKED IN BANK OF BARODA MANIPAL  PO ON 25-09-2016 ( MORNING SHIFT )
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    1. World Humanitarian Day Theme - One Humanity
    2. HRD Minister - Prakash Javadekar
    3. Kawai Tiger Reserve in - Telangana
    4. Integrated Criminal Justice court launched in - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
    5. Bronze medal winner Wrestler in RIO Olympics - Sakshi Malik
    6. Monaco Garndprix Winner - Lewis Hamilton
    7. Household finance committee - Tarun Ramdorai
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    Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 91

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    1. The Reserve Bank of India has set up a working group to review the guidelines for hedging of commodity price risk by residents in the overseas markets during the development phase of our domestic commodity derivative market. Who is the chairman of the Working Group ?
      1. Shri Chandan Sinha, Executive Director, RBI
      2. Shri T. Rabi Sankar
      3. Shri P. K. Bindlis
      4. Shri VenkatNageshwar
      5. Shri AjitRanade
    2. Debit cards are issued by banks and are linked to a bank account. Credit cards are issued by whom ?
      1. LIC
      2. banks / other entities approved by RBI
      3. UTI
      4. SEBI 
      5. PFRDA 
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    Common Errors in English Usage with Explanations - Part 79

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    • Do not play mischiefs.  (wrong)
    • Do not get up to mischief.  (correct)
      • Explanation : To play means 'to take part in something'. To get up to means 'to be occupied in'. 
    • I stood second in my class.  (wrong)
    • I was second in my class. (correct)
      • Explanation : 'Stand second' is not wrong but in English, we rarely use it.
    • I am reading at the high school. (wrong)
    • I am at the high school.  (correct)
      • Explanation : 'To read' should be used to mean 'to peruse or to study books'. 
    • He did no fault. (wrong)
    • He committed no fault. (correct)
      • Explanation : To commit means 'to carry out'. We commit a mistake, fault or crime. The use of 'do' is inappropriate.
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