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October 31, 2016

GA for IBPS : October 2016 Weekly Current Affairs Round up - 3rd Week

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Hi Gr8Ambitionz readers, I am Shravan. Here I am sharing the Weekly Current Affairs of October 3rd week taken from News Papers. Happy Reading :)

Important Current Affairs of October 2016 3rd Week

International Current Affairs of October 3rd Week

Maldives Leaves the Commonwealth 
  • Maldives announced its decision to leave the 53-member Commonweal-th of Nations, less than a month after it was warned of suspension by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) if it failed to take further steps to encourage political dialogue, release its opposition lead-ers and improve democratic institu-tions. The Maldives has been under international scrutiny over its crack-down on opposition leaders, especially over the jailing of the most senior members of the main parties, including former President Mohamed Nasheed.
Security Council continues UN Colombia monitoring 
  • The Security Council agreed to continue the UN's monitoring of the government's ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after a failed ref-erendum to make the hard-fought truce permanent. President Santos and the rebels extended the ceasefire till Dec 31.
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Success Story of Hemnu Choudhary

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Hi Friends, Myself HEMNU CHOUDHARY, a regular student at PANKAJ DUBEY CLASSES ,for last 1 year, got selected for SBI CLERK, MP. A major contribution to my success goes to the hard work of DUBEY SIR. The way he teaches us tricks, logically explains reasoning and the competitive environment that he provided can't be found anywhere else.
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31st October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (31st October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 31st October 2016

International Current Affairs
  • Today is Halloween.
    • The word Halloween came from 'Hallowed evening', and is the day before All Hallows Day - also known as All Saints' Day.
  • Today (31st October) is World Savings Day.
    • This day was established on October 31, 1924, during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy.
  • Today (31st October) is World Cities Day.
    • Aim of this day : To promote international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world.  
    • Theme of the year : “Inclusive Cities, Shared Development“.
  • In a first, US President Barack Obama celebrated Diwali by lighting a diya in the Oval Office of the White House.
  • Iceland has been named the best country for adventure tourism according to a new research compiled by global trade network Adventure Travel Trade Association. 
    • Top 5 Countries in the List :
      • Iceland
      • Germany
      • New Zealand
      • Norway 
      • Switzerland
  • The 'Dynamic Tower', an 80-storey rotating tower proposed to be built in Dubai by 2020
    • When constructed, it will be the world's first skyscraper consisting of separate rotating floors attached to a central column. 
    • The tower aims to be 420-metre-high and consist of luxury apartments, as per the proposition in 2008 by architect David Fisher.
National Current Affairs
  • Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) is being observed today to mark the 141st birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. 
    • Theme of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2016 : 'Integration of India'.
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Meet the Miss Earth 2016 - Katherine Espin

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The 16th Miss Earth pageant was held on 29 October 2016 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Katherine Espin of Ecuador has won the Miss Earth 2016 title. She succeeds Angelia Ong of Philippines as Miss Earth title-holder. Katherine has defeated 83 delegates to win the coveted title of Miss Earth. 

This year's edition also features the newly-polished and modified crown created by Florida-based jeweler, Ramona Haar. A durable metal base and Miss Earth Logo was added to the crown's original design from the 2009 edition of the pageant to enhance the crown's general appearance and to have an intimate fit to the head of the winner.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 31st October 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 31st October 2016. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 30th October 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Get serious about fighting TB"

  • Owing to - because of
  • Lack of something - the fact that something is not available or that there is not enough of it
  • Tuberculosis - a serious infectious disease affecting your lungs
  • Galvanise - to cause someone to suddenly take action, especially by shocking or exciting them in some way
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Incidence - an event, or the rate at which something happens
  • Consistently - not changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities
  • Historical - connected with history or with the past
  • Uptick - a small increase
  • Ironically - in a way that is different or opposite from the result you would expect
  • Interim -  temporary
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Latest GA Quiz for IBPS Bank Exams - Set 2

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  1. The United Nations Secretary General has appointed Mary Robinson as his Special Envoy on El Nino and Climate. Mary Robinson was the President of which of the following countries ?
    1. Ireland
    2. Iceland
    3. Finland
    4. Netherlands
    5. Denmark 
  2. Who has been appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog ?
    1. Ashok Lavasa
    2. Ratan Watal
    3. Amitabh Kant
    4. Aravind Panagariya
    5. Sujatha Singh 
  3. Who was conferred the "Yug Kavi Siddhicharan" literary award by Nepal recently ?
    1. Vasundhara Raje
    2. Manik Sarkar
    3. Pawan Chamling
    4. Mamata Banerjee
    5. Harish Rawat 
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October 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 24

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The International Internet Day is observed on ?



_______________ was declared 'Open Defecation Free', becoming India's second state to get this status.



Name the first state in India to be declared 'Open Defecation Free' ?



The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of a depository, which will be a bank of all digitised education records from school onward. Name it ?

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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 49

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  1. The meaning of fragrance is 
    1. Unethical
    2. Illegal
    3. Perfume
    4. Stench
    5. Bleeching
  2. A frail person
    1. Walks with a limp
      English Word Power Quiz
    2. Does not like jokes
    3. Is weak willed
    4. Speaks in whispers
    5. Eats only non-vegetarian food
  3. The meaning of franchise is 
    1. An agreement
    2. Distrust 
    3. Comedy
    4. Privilege
    5. A kind of wooden mesh
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October 30, 2016

30th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (30th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 30th October 2016

International Affairs
  • The United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York celebrated Diwali for the first time, by beaming Diwali greetings on the facade of its building. 
    • The words 'Happy Diwali' were prominently displayed on the building below a diya. 
    • Note : From 2016 onward, Diwali was made an optional holiday for the UN.
  • UN member countries voted 123-38 in favour of starting negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons despite opposition from nuclear nations like US, UK, Russia, and Israel. 
    • Critics warned that without the support of the nuclear-armed states, the treaty cannot succeed. However, supporters of the treaty said it will introduce moral responsibility in them.
National Affairs
  • India celebrates Diwali, the Festival of Lights, today. 
    • People decorate their homes with rangolis and diyas during the festival, which celebrates the victory of light over darkness. 
    • In north India, people celebrate the return of King Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. 
    • Meanwhile, in south India, people celebrate Diwali as the day Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
  • The 47th International Film Festival of India will be held in Goa between November 20 and 28. 
    • It will screen 26 feature films, including 'Airlift' and 'Sultan', and 21 non-feature films. Award-winning films on 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' will also be screened during the festival.
    • The festival is being held jointly by the Goa Government, Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Directorate of Film Festivals.
  • Odisha is set to unveil a new tourism policy focusing on infrastructure development at tourist sites and promoting the hotel industry, state Tourism Minister Ashok Panda announced today.
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan today launched Paddy cultivation in about 56 hectares of land allotted for a proposed airport at Aranmula
    • Note : Tthe land had been lying vacant for about 20 years due to waterlogging.
General Knowledge
  • On this day (30th October) in the year 1961, the former Soviet Union detonated the 'Tsar Bomba' - world's largest nuclear weapon test in history
    • The 27-ton hydrogen bomb had a yield of 50 megatons of TNT, around 1,400 times stronger than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombs combined. 
    • The explosion generated a mushroom cloud 7 times higher than the Mount Everest.
New Appointments
  • Kristalina Georgieva, a former head of EU humanitarian affairs and vice-president of the European Commission, was today appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank
  • Spain's 350-member parliament today voted 170-111 in favour of re-electing People's Party's Mariano Rajoy as the Prime Minister after a 10-month deadlock following two failed general elections.
Banking & Economy
  • Ratings agency CRISIL has downgraded rating for UCO Bank's tier-II bonds from "AA-" to "A+". 
    • This comes following higher-than-expected deterioration in asset quality, which impacted the bank's June quarter profits. 
  • The country’s largest state lender State Bank of India is going to issue equity shares on preferential basis to the Centre for capital infusion of ₹5,681 crore.
    • The transaction is subject to the approvals by the Government of India and the Reserve bank of India.
  • The Labour Ministry has decided to fix the minimum wage at ₹350 per day for unskilled agricultural labour in C-class towns in the central sphere. 
    • Note : Currently, the national floor level minimum wage is ₹160 per day.

Sports
  • The trio of Dhanush Babu, Vikram Ingale and Nikhilesh Tabhane have won India’s first ever senior international roller skating medal, by securing the bronze medal in the 3000m team relay event in Lishui, China.
  • India defeated Pakistan 3-2 in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey final in Malaysia today, to win the title for the second time.
  • Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami has become the top-ranked female bowler in the ICC ODI rankings, seven years after she last held the spot. 
This is the end of today's Current Affairs session friends. You can check below links for more Current Affairs of October 2016 Month. All the Best :)
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Meet the 1st CEO of World Bank - Kristalina Georgieva

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Kristalina Georgieva is World Bank CEO

Friends, the World Bank has announced that the former head of EU humanitarian affairs and vice-president of the European commission, Kristalina Georgieva, has been appointed as the organization's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Georgieva will report to the bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, who has been reappointed for another five-year term.

Georgieva is currently European commission vice-president for budget and human resource, a post in which she oversees a €161bn (£144bn) budget. She served in a number of positions at the World Bank between 1993 and 2010, including director of sustainable development.
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Success Story of Rambabu

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Hai friends this is Rambabu , from Palakurthy, Peddapali, Karimnagar, Telangana. I have completed my M. Pharmacy from CVSR Hyderabad in 2013, I have selected in department of Atomic Energy and SBI Clerk.

My journey started at the end of my final year, i joined in a couching center for about one and half month then at last year i wrote SBI PO, but no use i was not qualified in that exam i disappointed with that result ,but i am confident My dream job is bank job, i went pre examination trainings, in 2014 i was qualified in IDBI MANIPAL interview goes bad experience from that experience i was familiar with About castes in our INDIA, interview over ,in the merit list name not there , next day of interview My maternal grand father was died ,on the next 3rd day My mother was met with an accident she was died on the spot with is incident i lost all my parents (my father died in 1996), at
that time I was in Hyderabad completed my IBPS RRB exam, in that situation i wrote IBPS PO,CLERK fortunatly all that came i attended all interviews, on the CLERK interview my PATERNAL GRAND FATHER died .all the results came but iam not in the merit list. 2015 exams were very bad experience all the wrote in roaming around the offices ,courts i lost the IBPS Exams . 
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October 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 23

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The Union Agricultural Ministry has constituted a High-Level Committee to monitor the bird flu situation and help state governments take steps to contain the disease. This committe was headed by ?



Summer Olympics has been named the second most valuable sports event brand by the Forbes, with a current brand value of $366 million (nearly ₹2,400 crore). _______________topped the list with a brand value of $630 million (nearly ₹4,200 crore).



Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Basant Pratap Singh was recently appointed as the new Chief Secretary of ?



The Union Ministry of Science and Technology has launched two new schemes in order to apply science to boost rural economy. Name them ?



National Ayurveda Day is observed on ?


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Success story of Vivek

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Failures are just the base for success.


And I know that anyone will realise it after reading the following.

I am a B Tech 2011 passout and I had to face plenty of ups and downs in my life.

My first job was in IT company on temporary contract basis but very lucrative. Then I got selected in Icici po and worked there till 2014 but resigned from the job due to senseless behavior of some senior and colleagues.

After that I tried my hands on business but failed and suffered a loss. This was the moment that pushed me towards what follows

My first exam was sbi po which I wrote in 2011 without preparation. Actually before getting into
Icici I didn't knew what is bank. Failed by 3 marks in ga section otherwise my marks was 40 above cutoff.
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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 48

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  1. An osteopath studies
    1. The effect of environment on man
    2. Water ponds
    3. The growth of mosquitoes
    4. The effects of manipulating the skeleton and nerves
    5. The size of the skull and its effect on intelligence
  2. To be a dark horse is to be
    1. Very suspicious
    2. Very cunnyng
    3. A person who can run long distances 
    4. A person who can deceive others
    5. A person who can spring a surprise 
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October 29, 2016

SBI Clerk 2016 Success Story (Mohan)

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Hi banking aspirants.My name is Mohan.Today iam going to share my journey of getting SBI clerk.

I had a very big story please excuse me. I am from a small village in Khammam district of newly formed Telangana state. My category is ST. My parents are doing Agriculture. I am graduated (Engineering) from a local college in my own district with 75% in the year 2014. Then as many my classmates I would also like to join GATE classes but due to some financial problems i was joined in Bank classes instead of GATE without any interest on banking sector.

After taking two months coaching i had left with no money to stay in Hyderabad. Then I moved back to home town and started my own preparation. My exams in 2014 are as follows
  • SBI clerk got 70 only written cut off was 108 for category.
  • RRB clerk got 99 but unable to clear both GA and English.
  • IBPS PO got 51 and english section went cut off was 56.
  • IBPS clerk got 80 cut off was 102
  • SBI associate PO unable to clear written cut off.
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Latest GK Quiz 2016

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  1. Who took charge as UCIL Chairman ?
    1. C.K. Ansari
    2. P.K. Asnani
    3. C.K. Asnani
    4. P.K. Ansari
    5. None
  2. Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Governor. He is the  _____________ Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
    1. 25th
    2. 24th
    3. 23rd
    4. 26th
    5. 27th
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29th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (29th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 29th October 2016

International Current Affairs

  • Today (29th October) is International Internet Day.
    • This was the year of 1969 when Charley Kline, a student programmer at the UCLA transmitted the first ever message on 29th of October in 1969.
    • Since the year 2005 the International Internet Day has been celebrated to commemorate this momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology.
  • Antartica’s Ross Sea was declared as World’s largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) to protect the Earth’s most pristine marine ecosystem. 
    • It was declared after landmark international agreement among 24 countries and European Union in Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart, Australia.
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Latest GA Quiz for IBPS Bank Exams

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  1. Jason McCracken will take over as Chief Executive Officer of the 10. International Hockey Federation (FIH) in February 2017. He belongs to?
    1. USA
    2. South Africa
    3. Germany
    4. Spain
    5. New Zealand
  2. Who won the 2016 Man Booker Prize ? (It was announced on October 25, 2016)
    1. Deborah Levy (UK)
    2. Paul Beatty (USA)
    3. Madeleine Thien (Canada)
    4. Ottessa Moshfegh (USA)
    5. Graeme Macrae Burnet (UK)
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th October 2016

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A bracing week for Nawaz Sharif"
  • Bracing - making you feel that you have more energy
  • Unpredictable - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Tempestuous - full of strong emotion
  • Threaten - warn
  • Come to a head - if something comes to a head, a situation reaches a point where something must be done about it
    English Vocabulary from Hindu News
  • Shutdown - an occasion when a machine or factory stops working temporarily
  • Protest - a strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval, or opposition:
  • Regardless - without being affected or influenced by someone or something
  • Outcome - a result or effect of an action, situation, etc
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October 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 22

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What was India's rank in Global Gender Gap Report 2016 ?



Which country topped the Global Gender Gap Report 2016 ?



According to the World Bank's latest 'Doing Business' report, ______________has dethroned Singapore and became the Easiest country in the world to do business.




What was India's rank in World Bank's latest 'Doing Business' report ?



Name the German tennis player, who was presented with the WTA Year-End World No. 1 award ?



The Home Ministry has come up with a proposal to raise the salary of the President from ₹1.5 lakh to __________ lakh a month.



The 4th Edition of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise was recently began at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka. Name it ?


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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 47

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  1. A changeling is a person who is 
    1. Dishonest
    2. A lover of beautiful things
    3. Liked by women
    4. Disloyal
    5. A pioneer
  2. A chant is a kind of 
    1. Small yellow flower
    2. Song
    3. Mat used in religious rites
    4. Incense
    5. Stone used in bridge-making
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October 28, 2016

Success Story - SBI Clerks (Aparna)

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Name : Aparna Pasupuleti

Qualification : M. Sc 

State : Andhra Pradesh

Hi, I am Aparna from Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh). I used to read so many success stories in Gr8 Ambitionz from last 2 years, but I never thought that I will be sharing mine here. I am very happy now. But I struggled alot during these past 2 years. I am going to share these with my fellow great ambitions brother and sisters. I will be happy if atleast one from you got motivated from my story. 

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28th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (28th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 28th October 2016

International Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi to visit Japan on 11th &12th November 2016.
    • During this visit, he is going to hold annual summit meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinzō Abe. 
    • Discussions on bilateral, regional & global issues will be held.
  • UN General Assembly committee approves resolution for treaty to ban nuclear weapons, despite strong opposition from nuclear-armed nations.

National Current Affairs

  • Today (28th October 2016) is National Ayurveda Day.
    • This day is being observed by the Ministry of AYUSH on the occasion of Dhanteras.
    • Theme of the Year :   'Ayurveda for Prevention and Control of Diabetes.'
    • Govt has also launched 'Mission Mudhumeha Through Ayurveda' on occasion of National Ayurveda Day. 
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List of Recent Schemes Launched by Indian States 2016

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Friends, here is the Complete List of Schemes and Plans launched by Indian States in the year 2016. This list was shared by our friend Vidya. Happy Reading :)

List of Latest Schemes India 2016

  • Andhra Pradesh  :  Chandranna Bima Yojana
  • Andhra Pradesh  :  first river linking project lift irrigation
  • Andhra Pradesh  :  National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Programme, & National Energy Efficient Fan Programme
  • Andhra Pradesh  :  Smart Pulse Survey
  • Arunachal Pradesh  :  AapnaLohit
  • Assam  :  Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2016
  • Assam  :  File tracking
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GK Questions Asked in Today's (28th October 2016) Bank of Maharashtra PO Exam

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  • "Apka Bhala and Sabki Bhalayi" is the tagline of which bank - Bandhan Bank
  • BARAK 8 missile was developed by India in collaboration with - Israel
  • Before Governor of RBI Urjit Patel are- Deputy Governor of RBI
  • Book "At The Close Of Play" is autobiography of- Ricky Pointing
  • Currency of Denmark- Krone
  • Deepa Malik is an Indian-Athlete
  • ECGC is funded by - Govt. Of India
  •  FSB stands for- Financial Stability Board 
  • Head Quarter of Indian Bank - Chennai
  • Headquarter of Bandhan Bank - Kolkata
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Today's (28th October 2016) Bank of Maharashtra PO Exam Review

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Hi friends, I am Vikash. Today I had my Bank fo Maharashtra Probationary Officers Exam. The overall exam was easy when compared to SBI PO. The General Awareness section is OK. But for the first time I saw more than 10 questions from General Knowledge section. English was tough for me. Remaining sections are moderate. The Data Interpretation question was tricky. I saw that for the first time. In my opinion the cutoff will be around 105-110. Here is my review. All the Best. 

General Awareness
Almost 10 to 15 questions from State GK.
The areas which they covered in GK are :
  • Currencies, 
  • Deserts, 
  • Lakes, 
  • Capitals, 
  • Institutions 
  • National Parks etc. 
  • 2 Questions about Food and Agriculture Organization
    • Head quarters - Rome
    • Food day - 16th oct
  • From remaining maximum questions are from banking.
Note : Around 4-5 questions from Abbreviations. They asked for middle letters, I mean RBI mein B ka matlab kya hain etc ... 
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Banking Awareness 2017 in Simple Language - Lesson 17

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, in our previous Banking Awareness 2017 Lesson 16, we have learnt about the Currency. In today's lesson, we shall learn about various Banking & Financial Organizations. Happy Reading :)

Banking Awareness 2017 : Banking & Financial Organizations

MDB (Multilateral Development Bank)


MDB are institutions that provide financial support and financial advise for economic and social development activities in developing countries.

The following are usually classified as the main MDBs
  1. World Bank 
  2. International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD)
  3. European Investment Bank (EIB) 
  4. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) 
  5. Asian Development Bank (ADB) 
  6. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
  7. CAF - Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) 
  8. Inter - American development Bank group (IDB, IADB) 
  9. African Development Bank (AFDB)
  10. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  11. National Development Bank (NDB)
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October 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 21

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Indian government is hosting the first Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). This meeting is scheduled to be held from 3rd November to 5th November 2016 in ?
The 22nd meeting of the Western Zonal Council was recently held at Mumbai. This meeting was Chaired by ?

The Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has recently inaugurated a helicopter maintenance plant in ________________ [This is a joint venture between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and a French company, SAFRAN Helicopter Engines].
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th October 2016

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 
 
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The comeback man"

  • Comeback - an attempt to become famous, powerful, or important again after a period of being much less famous, etc
  • Rehabilitation - to return something to a good condition
  • Exoneration - to officially state or prove that someone is not to be blamed for something
  • Mining - the process of getting coal or metal from under the ground
  • Corruption - dishonest or illegal behaviour by officials or people in positions of power, especially when they accept money in exchange for doing things for someone
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Various BRICS Summits & Meetings of the year 2016

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The 8th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) was hosted by India from 15th to 16th October 2016 at Taj Exotica hotel in Benaulim, Goa. The focus during India’s BRICS Chairmanship was on enhanced people-to-people (P2P) contacts of BRICS member states, especially youth. In this context, India has planned various activities like U-17 Football Tournament, Youth Summit, Young Diplomats’ Forum, Film Festival etc. In line of this 8th BRICS summit, India has also hosted various meetings, conferences. Here is the complete list. Happy Reading :) 

The theme of India’s BRICS Chairmanship : Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.

BRICS Summits & Meetings 2016

  • BRICS 8th summit  :  Goa
  • BRICS Agriculture Meeting  :  New Delhi
  • BRICS Anti  :  narcotics Meeting  :  New Delhi
  • Brics Convention on Tourism meet  :  Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
  • BRICS Drug control Meet  :  New Delhi
  • BRICS Education Summit  :  New Delhi
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October 27, 2016

SBI Clerks Result 2016 out

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SBI Clerks Results 2016

The wait is finally over guys. Here is a Diwali gift from SBI to all Clerical aspirants. The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the Final Result of SBI Clerks recruitment 2016. You can check the  Roll Numbers of Provisionally Selected Candidates for Appointment as Clerks in SBI from the official website of the State Bank of India www.sbi.co.in or from below link. All the Best :)
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27th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (27th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 27th October 2016

International Current Affairs
  • Today (27th October) is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
    • This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO in the year 2005 to raise of awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents (films, sound and video recordings, radio and television programmes).
    • Theme of 2016 : "It’s your story – don’t lose it"
  • Today is 25th Independence Day of Turkmenistan.
    • It became independent upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
    • About Turkmenistan
      • Capital - Ashgabat
      • President - Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
      • Currency - Turkmen new manat
National Current Affairs
  • Indian Army's 69th Infantry Day is being observed today. 
    • This day is observed to remember and honour all those members of the Infantry who made the supreme sacrifice fighting Pakistani Raiders in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.
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Latest List of Firsts in India (State / District / City)

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Latest List of Firsts in India (State / District / City)

  • Carbon free state-HP
  • e-Court- Hyderabad
  • First gender park & Digital state-Kerala
  • First liquor free state- Kachhabali, Rajasthan
  • First park(Shloka Beti Garden) for girl child- Udaipur.
  • First rural broadband service-Idukki, Kerala
  • First Tsunami centre-Hyderabad
  • Free wi-fi city- Kolkata
  • Free wi-fi railway station- Bangaluru
  • Fully organic state - Sikkim
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Computer Knowledge Expected Questions (The Desktop & I/O Devices) - Set 5

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  1. A floppy disk contains 
    1. Circular tracks only
    2. Sectors only
    3. Both Circular Tracks and Sectors
    4. Selection only
    5. None of the above
  2. CD-ROM is a 
    1. Semiconductor memory
    2. Memory register
    3. Magnetic memory
    4. Software
    5. None of the above
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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 46

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  1. An ottoman is 
    1. An auto-engine
    2. A sofa or chair without back or arms
    3. The person who drives auto-engines
    4. A stanza of eight lines
    5. A person who catches otters
  2. An eye for an eye means
    1. Revenge
    2. Deep hatred
    3. Blinding
    4. Lying
    5. Hiding
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Banking Awareness 2017 in Simple Language - Lesson 16

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, in our previous Banking Awareness 2017 Lesson 15, we have learnt about the Plastic Money. In today's lesson, we shall learn about the Currency. Happy Reading :)

Banking Awareness 2017 : Currency

Indian Rupee Sign (

The Indian rupee sign is the currency sign for the Indian rupee, the official currency of India. Designed by D. Udaya Kumar, it was presented to the public by Government of India on 15 July 2010. Indian rupee symbol is combination of Devanagri 'र' and latin 'R'. India is 5th country to accept the currency sign. Design of Bank note is approved by Central Govt. of India.

Types of Currency

  • Hard Currency : [Safe heaven currency]. This currency is any globally traded currency that serves as a reliable and stable store of value [UK Pound, Sterling, Euro, U,S. dollar]. 
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Committees 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 2

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  1. Ministry of Home Affairs has setup a committee under the Chairmanship of ______________ , for exploring other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons ?
    1. Ashok Kumar Gupta
    2. S K Sinha
    3. Narendra Kumar Sinha
    4. Shobhana K Pattanayak
    5. T V S N Prasad
  2. Utkal Alumina International Limited (unit of Aditya Birla Group) launched Saksham project for welfare of communities in which state ?
    1. Odisha
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Andhra Pradesh
    4. Rajasthan
    5. Madhya Pradesh
  3. Draft National Wildlife Action Plan (2017-2031) prepared by Committee under ________________ has been recently released. This Committee was constituted by MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) to review implementation of National Wildlife Action Plan (2002-2016) and to suggest a new Plan of Action for Wildlife Conservation ?
    1. G. Narayana Raju
    2. Upendra Tripathy
    3. JC Kala
    4. Devendra Chaudhary
    5. None of These
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th October 2016

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 
 
Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Running to stand still"

  • Renewal - an arrangement for something to continue for a longer period of time
  • Annual - calculated or considered over a period of one year
  • Ease - the ability to do something easily
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • For-profit enterprise - used to describe an organization or service that exists to make a profit
  • Notch - an imaginary point or position in a system of comparing values, where a higher position is better and a lower position is worse
  • Therefore - for that reason
  • Likely - probably going to happen / probably true
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 97

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`Bulls eye' is a sporting term for which sport ?


Which martial art form from Tamil Nadu uses sticks ?


Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna are famous artists. What are they famous for ?


Who played Mahatma Gandhi in the award-winning movie 'Gandhi'?

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APCOB Manager (Scale-I) and Staff Assistants Online Exam Results out

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Friends, the Andhra Pradesh State co-operative bank ltd (APCOB) has released the Online Exam Results of it's Manager (Scale-I) and Staff Assistants recruitment 2016. The bank has conducted online examinations for the recruitment of above mentioned posts on 15th October 2016 (Morning & Evening shifts). Now it has came out with the results of the same. The bank has shortlisted 52 candidates for Managers (Scale I) and 192 candidates for the Staff Assistants recruitment. You can check the list of shortlisted candidates for interviews to the posts of Manager Scale-I and Staff Assistants from the official website of the Andhra Pradesh State co-operative bank ltd (APCOB) or from below link. All the Best :)
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October 26, 2016

GK Questions Asked Today's (26th October 2016) in Bank of Maharashtra Clerks Online Exam (Afternoon Shift)

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  1. Engineers Day - September 15
  2. Indian Overseas Ban Headquarters - Chennai
  3. Among the options which is Manipal ,Karnataka Headquartered Bank - Syndicate Bank
  4. Myanmar Capital - Naypi Daw
  5. Current Bank rate - 6.75%
  6. Current Repo rate - 6.25%
  7. Jammu & Kashmir Bank CEO - Parvez Ahamad
  8. Tata Motors CEO - Guenter Butschek
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IBPS RRB Officers Scale I Previous Papers (Seating Arrangement)

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IBPS RRB Previous Papers

Friends, here we are giving you the Seating Arrangement questions asked in IBPS RRB PO (Officers Scale I & Scale II) Exam held on 13th September 2015. These questions will give you the basic idea on the pattern of Reasoning section of upcoming IBPS RRB V Online Exams 2016. Happy Reading :)

Seating Arrangement Problem 1

Directions (1-5) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. 

Eight persons E, F, G, H, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in two parallel rows containing four persons each in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent persons. E, F, G and H are sitting in row-1 facing north and W, X, Y and Z are sitting in row-2 facing south. (but not necessarily in the same order). Thus, each person sitting in row-1 faces an-other persons sitting in row-2. Each of the two rows consists of the one Professor, one Leader, one Technician and one Doctor (but not necessarily in the same order).
  • The Doctor of row-1 sits second to the right of H. E is an immediate neighbour of H. E faces the Leader of row-2. 
  • X sits to the immediate right of the Leader. X faces one of the immediate neighbours of the Professor of row-1. The Professor of row-1 does not sit at any of the extreme ends of the line. 
  • W sits second to the left of Y. Z does not face G. F faces the Professor of row-2. In both the rows, onlye one person sits between the Professor and the Technician. 
  • W is not a Doctor. 
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26th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (26th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Current Affairs of 26th October 2016

International Current Affairs
  • Global Gender Gap Report 2016
    • India's rank improved by 21 spots to 87th out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2016. 
    • Top 5 Countries :
      • Iceland
      • Finland
      • Norway
      • Sweden
      • Rwanda
  • Canada has been named the Best country to visit next year by Lonely Planet in its 'Best in Travel 2017' list. 
    • Top 5 in the List :
      • Canada
      • Colombia 
      • Finland 
      • Dominica 
      • Nepal
  • The 4th Edition of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Military Exercise MITRA SHAKTI 2016’ began at Sinha Regimental Centre in Ambepussa, Sri Lanka
    • The main focus of this edition of joint exercise is to enhance inter-operability while carrying out Counter Terrorism (CT) and Counter Insurgency (CI) operations under the UN Mandate.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is on a visit to India.
    • The main aim of this visit is to strengthen the relationship with India.
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Meet the Man Booker prize 2016 winner : Paul Beatty

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A contemporary U.S author, Paul Beatty has won the Man Booker Prize for the year 2016. He won this award for his novel "The Sellout". With this win, he became the first American to be awarded the prize in its 48-year history. The Sellout, set in LA and which includes the fallout from the unjust shooting of an African-American at the hands of the police, was described by judges as a "novel of our times".

About Paul Beatty :

  • Books :
    • The White Boy Shuffle (1996)
    • Tuff (2000)
    • Slumberland (2008)
    • The Sellout (2015)
  • Awards :
    • Winner of Man Booker Prize 2016
    • 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction), winner for The Sellout.[13]
    • 2016 Man Booker Prize winner for The Sellout.
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 57

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 56, we learnt about the prefix PrePre represents the meanings before; in advanceToday we shall see the prefixes pro, por, pur. Happy Reading :)

Day 57 : Pro, Por,Pur

  • Pro, Por, Pur - forward; forth
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • proceed (verb) = to continue doing something that has already been started.
    • pro - Prefix = forward
    • ceed (cedere) - Root = go
  • purpose (noun) = the intention, aim or function of something 
    • pur (pro) - Prefix = forward
    • pose (ponere) - Root = put
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NABARD Development Assistants Preliminary Exam 2016 Call Letters out

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Friends, the National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) has released the Preliminary Exam call letters for it's Development Assistants recruitment 2016. The preliminary online exam is scheduled to be held on 10th November 2016. You can download your call letters form the official website of NABARD or from below link. All the Best :)
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IPPB Scale I Officers Online Applications Last Date Extended

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Friends, India Post Payments Bank Limited (IPPB) has extended the last date for it's Scale I Officers recruitment 2016. Earlier, the last date to apply for Scale I Officers was 25th October 2016. Later the organization has extended the date to 7th November 2016. You can apply online by tomorrow from the  official website of India Poist www.indiapost.gov.in or from below link. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : India Post Payments Bank Limited (IPPB)

Name of the Posts : Scale I Officers

Total Number of Vacancies : 650/- 

Category Wise Vacancy Details :
  • General - 327
  • OBC - 176
  • SC - 98
  • ST - 49
    • Total - 650 
Qualification : Graduation  from the recognized Universities or Institutes recognized by the Govt. of India 

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    Banking Awareness 2017 in Simple Language - Lesson 15

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    Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, in our previous Banking Awareness 2017 Lesson 14, we have learnt about the Cheque and Demand Draft. In today's lesson, we shall learn about the Plastic Money. Happy Reading :) 

    What is Plastic Money ?
    Plastic money is a term to refer the hard plastic cards we use every day in place of actual bank notes. 
    • They can come in many different forms such as cash cards, credit cards, debit cards etc. Now let's have a look at the types of cards.

    Banking Awareness 2017 : Types of Card

    There are three types of cards : 
    1. Debit card
    2. Credit card 
    3. Prepaid card 

    Debit Card  

    It is also called bank card. Debit cards are used to withdraw cash from an ATM, purchase of goods & services at point of sale (POS)/E-Commerce (online purchase) both domestically and internationally. However, it can be used only for domestic fund transfer from one person to another.
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    New Appointments / Heads 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 7

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    1. Bykytzhan Sagintayev has been recently appointed as the Prime Minister of __________ ?
      1. Kyrgyzstan
      2. Turkmeinstan
      3. Bangladesh
      4. Afghanistan
      5. Kazakhstan
    2. Who has been recently appointed as the Director General (DG) of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) ?
      1. Aruna Sundararajan
      2. Jayant Misra
      3. Madhusudhan Prasad
      4. Rajeev Gupta
      5. None of These
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th October 2016

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

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials 

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The Samajwadi meltdown"

    • Meltdown - a sudden and complete failure of a company, organization, or system
    • Peacemaking - to stop people from arguing or fighting
    • Intent - giving all your attention to something
    • Patriarch - the oldest man in a family or organization, who is respected because of this
    • Summons - an order to do something
    • Warring - arguing or fighting with each other
    • Gathering - a group of people meeting together
    • Lapsed - no longer involved in an activity or organization
    • Tawdry - cheap and of bad quality
    • Spectacle - an unusual or unexpected event or situation
    • Blame-calling - the act of saying insulting things about someone
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    October 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 20

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    India has won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad. In the final match they defeated ____________
    An 8-member team of Indian Army's 2nd Battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles was awarded a __________ medal at the Cambrian Patrol organised by the British Army.
    Flying non-stop for 15,300 kilometres in 14.5 hours, the _____________________ has created the world record for longest nonstop flight. [The flight was from Delhi to San Francisco.]
    "The Sustainable Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform our World" is the Theme of which day in the year 2016 ?
    The United Nations Day is observed on ?
    The United Nations was formed on ?
    Who is the Secretary‑General of United Nations ?
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    English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 45

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    1. A furtive glance is
      1. Knowing
      2. Penetrating
      3. Surreptitious 
      4. Open
      5. Confused
    2. A gadfly is
      1. A pioneer
      2. A genius
      3. A person who annoys others
      4. An explorer
      5. A supporter
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    October 25, 2016

    Banking Awareness Quiz - Set 98

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    1. Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Limited has it's Bank note press at:
      1. Mysore
      2. Dewas
      3. Nasik
      4. Noida
      5. Hyderabad 
    2. There are several direct and indirect instruments that are used in the formulation and implementation of monetary policy. RBI's framework is based on a:
      1. Qualitative approach
      2. Selective approach
        Banking General Awareness
      3. Multiple indicator approach
      4. Quantitative approach
      5. Only a & b 
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    25th October 2016 Events - Important Current Affairs

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    Dear Gr8 Ambitionists, here are today's (25th October 2016) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Current Affairs of 25th October 2016

    International Current Affairs

    • Taiwan has announced a simplified group visa policy to encourage tourist groups from Southeast Asian countries, including India and Indonesia, to visit the nation. 
      • The group visa is free of cost for five or more people and is aimed at promoting Taiwan as a destination for exhibitions and conferences. 
    • Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha began his 6-day visit to Russia today.
      • The visit comes after India and Russia announced deals worth over $12 billion.
    • Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin is on a visit to North Korea.
      • This is the first visit by a high-ranking Chinese official since February.
      • This comes after the US urged China to agree on new UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, after the isolated state conducted its fifth and biggest nuclear test recently.

    National Current Affairs

    • Jammu and Kashmir has the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, barring life expectancy at birth, as per the latest data released by the Registrar General of India, custodian of census data. 
      • Important Points to Note
        • Until 2010, Kerala had the highest life expectancy in all ages. 
        • However, while Infant Mortality Rate in Kerala is 12, it's 34 in Jammu and Kashmir.
    • The Election Commission today announced that the pictures of candidates will be pasted next to their poll symbol on the electronic voting machines during elections in five states in 2017. 
      • The political parties had apprised the EC about the trend of fielding namesakes of opponent candidates to mislead the voters. 
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of Urja Ganga, the highly ambitious gas pipeline project in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. 
      • The gas pipeline project aims to provide piped cooking (PNG) gas to residents of the eastern region of the country and CNG gas for the vehicles.
    • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has deployed at least 100 women at 15 border posts along the Sino-India frontier, making it the first such posting of ‘mahila’ combatants in a forward area. 
      • Note : The ITBP earlier this year commissioned 500 women troops for deployment at India-China border after training them for 44 weeks in battle craft and mountain survival.
    • The government has allowed the Service voters, including armed forces personnel, to cast their votes in elections through e-postal ballot.
      • Under this system, service voters can now download the blank post ballot sent to them electronically, mark their preference and post the filled-up ballot back to their respective returning officers.  

    Books & Authors

    • India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parikar has released a book titled "Born to Fly". 
      • This book is about the life of fighter pilot M P Anil Kumar, who became an icon of armed forces through his prolific writings despite having been paralysed after an accident.
      • This book was authored by air commodore Nitin Sathe
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