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December 31, 2016

31st December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 31st December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • Oman today confirmed that it had joined the Saudi-led 'Islamic Military Alliance', a coalition of Islamic countries fighting terrorism.
  • Chinese Defence officials today announced that China will hold its first military drills with Nepal next year, a move that could unnerve India.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Singapore today signed the 3rd protocol for amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
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IBPS RRB IV Officers Scale I & Office Assitants Reserve Lists out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Reserve List for IBPS RRB IV Recruitment (both Officers Scale I and Office Assistants). You can check the reserve lists from the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) or from below link. The display links will be available from 31st December 2016 to 31st January 2017. All the Best :)
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New Appointments / Heads 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 27

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  1. United Nations (UN) appointed Mary Robinson and _________________ as UNs Special Envoys for El Nino and Climate ?
    1. Peter Tomka
    2. Ban Ki Moon
    3. Macharia Kamau
    4. Babatunde Osotimehin
    5. None of These
  2. Conservative party's Theresa May became Prime Minister of United Kingdom. She succeeded David Cameron, who resigned after Brexit referendum. With this, she became UK's second-ever female Prime Minister after _______________ (in office from 1979-1990) ?
    1. Gracie Allen
    2. Lenora Fulani
    3. Jill Stein
    4. Margaret Thatcher
    5. None of These
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Aptitude Practice Test with Solutions - Pdf

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Hi friends, I am Shravan. Today I am giving you the Aptitude Practice Test with solutions for upcoming bank exams. This test consists of 15 questions with key and solutions. Download the pdf file from below link and solve on your own. Later check with the given key and detailed solutions with explanations. All the Best :)
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December 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 21

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Italy's cabinet has approved a bailout for the world's oldest and the country's third-largest bank. Name it ?



PM Narendra Modi has recently announced that the _________________law, which directs up to 7 years of imprisonment for holding tax-evasive properties, will be operationalised soon.



Which state government has connected 100 villages with Wi-FI services and decided to rename all common service centres and E-disha centres as "Atal Seva Kendras", which will provide e-services to people ?



Indian national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' was first sung on which day in the year 1911, at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress ?



The American astronomer who helped find evidence of dark matter, was recently passed away. Name him / her ?



The government is planning a Ganga Act to penalise those found guilty of polluting the Ganga river. Who is the Water Resources Minister ?



The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched ______________ to directly engage with citizens in country and abroad, tourists and business travellers for speedy resolution of their visa and passport queries.



Which country has the most nuclear weapons ?



Which Arab state has recently announced that it is going to introduce an "expat levy" on foreign workers with dependents from 2017 ?



Which bollywood actor was recently conferred Honorary doctorate by Moulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad ?

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 31st December 2016

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 31st December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Managing risk in banks"

  • Biannual - occurring twice a year
  • Flagged - mark (an item) for attention
  • Elevated - high
  • Deterioration - the process of becoming worse
  • Profitability - the degree to which something is profitable (useful)
  • Liquidity - a situation in which a business has money or property that it can sell in order to pay money that it owes
  • Assessment - the act of judging or deciding the amount, value, quality, or importance of something
  • Harness - to control something
  • Crucial - extremely important or necessary
  • Productive - having positive results
  • Infrastructure - the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively
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SSC MTS Recruitment 2017 Official Notification out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for Recruitment to the post of Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in Different States and Union Territories. The last date for applications is 30th January 2017. The common recruitment examination will be held during 16th April 2017, 30th April 2017 and 7th May 2017

Name of the Organization : Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Name of the Posts :  Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff

Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Applications : 31st December 2016
  • Last Date of Applications :  30th January 2017
  • Starting Date of Fee payment via SBI Challans : 31st December 2016
  • Last Date of Fee payment via SBI Challans : 25th January 2017
  • Last Date of Fee payment via Online : 30th January 2017

Educational Qualification : ( As on 01.08.2017)

  • Must have passed Matriculation Examination OR equivalent from a recognized Board. 
  • Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2017 will also be eligible.
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December 30, 2016

IBPS Clerks VI Practice Test - General Awareness with Special reference to the Banking Industry

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  1. Who became the new Prime Minister of Italy on December 12, 91. 2016 ? 
    1. Sergio Mattarella
    2. Angelino Alfano
    3. Romano Prodi
    4. Mario Landolfi
    5. Paolo Gentiloni 
  2. The 2016 ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year award was given to Suzie Bates. She is from :
    1. England
    2. New Zealand
    3. Australia
    4. West Indies
    5. South Africa
  3. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India has how many members ?
    1. 4
    2. 5
    3. 6
    4. 3
    5. None of these 
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Awards 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 19

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  1. Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain has been posthumously conferred 2016 Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice, in Mumbai by NGO Harmony Foundation. He refused to leave his friends during the July 1 terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in ______________ ?
    1. Pakistan
    2. Afghanistan
    3. Bangladesh
    4. Myanmar
    5. None of These
  2. Former DRDO Director-General (DG) ____________ was honored with prestigious Aryabhata Award of Astronautical Society of India.
    1. A J Abdul Kalam
    2. Selvin Christopher
    3. Jagjivan Ram
    4. Avinash Chander
    5. None of These
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Gr8 Motivational Story of the Day - 8

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Today's Motivational Story : The Elephant Rope

Long ago, a man was walking in the forest, who was astonished by seeing an elephant along with trainer. He just wondered, by the fact of these big creatures of the earth were being held by a small rope tied in their back legs. And there are no chains as well as no cages to tie or hold them. The giant animal can break the rope anytime, but they did not just for some reasons.

He asked the trainer nearby the elephant, “why these beautiful and magnificent animals stood as such
and did not made any try to get away from the rope.” The trainer replied with a smile that “when these elephants at their younger age, we often use this type of small rope to tie their legs as they strength is lesser than now.“
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SSC CHSL 2016 Southern Region Admit Cards out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam 2016 Southern Region Admit Cards / Call Letters . You can download your admit card from the official website of SSC North Region (www.sscnr.net.in) by entering your Registration ID and Date of Birth or Name and Date of Birth. All the Best :)
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30th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 30th December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • The Beipanjiang Bridge in southwest China is now open to traffic.
    •  It is the highest bridge in the world at 1,854 feet.
    • The 1,341-metre-long bridge, soars over a river and connects the Guizhou and Yunnan mountainous provinces.
  • Colombian lawmakers have approved an amnesty law to protect Marxist FARC rebels from prosecution for minor crimes committed during the country's 52-year civil war. 
    • The law is one of the contentious parts of a peace deal signed between the government and rebel forces, and will not pardon people who have been accused of human rights violations or war crimes.
Banking & Economic Affairs
  • 50-day deadline to deposit old 500 and 1000 rupee notes in banks ends today.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a mobile payments application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money), in the honour of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.
    • Compatible with all Android phones, the app has a maximum limit of ₹10,000 per transaction and ₹20,000 within 24 hours. 
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Modi launches mobile payments app BHIM

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched an Aadhaar based mobile payments application named BHIM (BHarat Interface for Money), in the honour of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, at the Digi Dhan Mela event in Talkatora stadium in New Delhi. This is a rebranded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data).

Compatible with all Android phones, the app has a maximum limit of ₹10,000 per transaction and ₹20,000 within 24 hours. PM Modi purchased a shawl and a napkin from Khadi Gramodyog using the BHIM app.  The new app is expected to minimise the role of plastic cards and the point of sale machines once believed to be essential for a less cash society.
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Review 2016 : Banking & Financial Awareness Quiz - Set 4

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  1. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Working Group on Rationalisation of Branch Authorisation Policy, chaired by ______________ has proposed easing bank branch norms, like a building, number of employees etc to facilitate financial inclusion. Bank branches (including those having business correspondents) providing minimum 4 hours of service for 5 days a week, should be allowed to be treated as a full-service branch. Any other fixed point unit of the bank not complying with minimum working period should be considered a ‘part-time banking outlet’.
    1. Arvind Mayaram
    2. Amartya Sen
    3. Raghuram G Rajan
    4. G. Gurucharan
    5. Lily Vadera
  2. E-commerce Firm ______________ will launch its own map services in tie up with MapUnity, to better handle its shipping activities ?
    1. Flipkart
    2. PayTm
    3. Snapdeal
    4. Amazon
    5. None of These
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New Appointments / Heads 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 26

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  1. Who has been recently appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?
    1. Viraj Acharya
    2. NS Vishwanathan,
    3. SS Mundra,
    4. R Gandhi
    5. None of these
  2. Who was appointed as Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group in World Bank ?
    1. Upendra Tripathy
    2. Saroj Kumar Jha
    3. Ameising Luikham
    4. Naini Jayaseelan
    5. None of These
  3. Name the Cricketer, who has been re-appointed ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee chairman for second term of 3 years ?
    1. Virat Kohli
    2. M S Dhoni
    3. Sachin Tendulkar
    4. Anil Kumble
    5. None of These
  4. Who was appointed as Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) ?
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December 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 20

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Name the veteran Bengali poet and literary critic, who has been choosen for this year's Jnanpith Award 2016 - India's highest literary award ?



Shankha Ghosh is the ___________nd recipient of this award and _____________th Bengali litterateur to bag this prestigious literary award.



16-time World Champion Pankaj Advani has recently won the National title in __________ Snooker, the shorter format of the game.



Google India has partnered with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs for a campaign called ______________ to help protect consumer interest online.


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Shortcut Tricks to remember Headquarters

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Hi friends, I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Today I am sharing shortcut techniques to remember Headquarters of various important organizations. Happy Reading :)

Tricks to remember headquarters of Important Organizations

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W_O AND I_O ---- GENRVA EXCEPT IMO

World Health Organisation - Geneva---WHO

International Labour Organisation - Geneva----ILO

World Trade Organisation - Geneva---WTO

World Meteorological Organisation - Geneva--WMO

World Intellectual Property Organization - Geneva--WIPO

International Organization for Standardization - Geneva--ISO

World Economic Forum - Geneva, Switzerland----WEF

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - Geneva

(CAT(UNCTAD) attend Economic forum(WEF) in geneva)

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th December 2016

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 30th December 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sasikala rising"

  • Nominated - to officially suggest that someone should be given a job
  • 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
  • Elevation - the act of giving someone higher status or a more important position
  • Entreaties - a strong serious request that you make to someone about something that is worrying you
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Cult - extreme admiration for someone or something
  • Fractious - easily upset or annoyed, and often complaining
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people to try to win something
  • Backed - supported
  • Prominent - very well known and important
  • Rely on - depend on
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December 29, 2016

Gr8 Motivational Story of the Day - 7

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Today's Motivational Story : Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.
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29th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 29th December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • India has eased the process of procurement of Indian tourist visas for Bangladeshis by allowing those with confirmed travel tickets to submit their visa applications directly without prior appointment starting January 1, 2017.
  • To promote religious accommodation, the New York Police Department has decided to allow Sikh officers to wear turbans and maintain beards.
  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman has launched a fundraising campaign for Syrians displaced by the five-year civil war, including those evacuated from eastern Aleppo. 
    • Saudi is one of the main supporters of rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 
    • Note : Around 1.1 crore Syrians or around half of the population of the country have been displaced due to civil war.

National Current Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the 77th Indian History Congress at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala today. 
    • Governor Justice P. Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries have attended the inaugural session.
    • Over 3,000 historians and research scholars have attended the Congress. 
  • In a bid to enhance cyber policing and monitor social media content, the Haryana police have set up the country’s 1st Centre for Digital Investigation and Training in Gurugram
    • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated the facility today. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on December 31 through public broadcaster Doordarshan. 
    • Note : Modi had announced demonetisation through a similar address and had sought a 50-day deadline for the situation to normalise. 
  • The Gujarat government today announced a campaign, Karuna, to prevent birds from getting injured by the manja used while flying kites during Uttarayan festivities and tend to their injuries. 
    • Note : NGT had recently banned the use of glass-coated manja for flying kites.
  • The 4-day World Bhojpuri Conference began in Varanasi today. 
    • Bhojpuri Ratna and World Bhojpuri Karmayogi awards will be conferred on Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, among others.
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SSC CHSL 2015 (Descriptive Test) Result out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the result of SSC CHSL 2015 Descriptive test. As you know, the Staff Selection Commission conducted the Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination, 2015 (Descriptive paper) on 18th September 2016 for recruitment to the post of Data Entry Operators and Lower Division Clerks at various centres all over country. Now it has came out with the result of the same. A total of 46,125 candidates appeared in the examination. Based on the cut-off fixed in Descriptive Paper (Paper-II) by the Commission, 6446 candidates qualified provisionally for skill test for Data Entry Operator and 44,586 candidates for Typing Test for post of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Lower Division Clerk. You can check your result from the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) or from below link. All the Best :)
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RBI Assistants Preliminary Online Exam Result out

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Results of RBI Assistants Preliminary Online Exam 2016. As you know, the RBI has invited online applications for recruitment of 610 Assistants posts for the year 2016 from 7th November 2016 to 28th November 2016 and conducted Preliminary Online Exam during 23rd and 24th December 2016. Now it has came out with the result of the same. You can check your RBI Assassins Prelims result from the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) www.rbi.org.in or from below link. For those candidates who have been shortlisted, the Main online examination will be conducted in third/ fourth week of January 2017. All the Best :) 
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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 9

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Friends, this is the 9th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'H'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 9

  • A place where a specific plant or animal is naturally found
    • habitat (noun)
  • Familiar with something as one has done it in the past
    • habituated (adjective)
  • Look at or change information in someone's computer system without authorization 
    • hack (verb)
  • One who secretly sees information in someone's computer system and changes it
    • hacker (noun)
  • Used very often and boring
    • hackneyed (adjective)
  • Study of blood and its diseases
    • haematology (noun)
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Essay - Is Sex-Education Necessary in School ?

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Overview
  • Why sex-education in schools is necessary ? 
  • Sex education teaches the students the necessary things. 
  • Developing skills and self-esteem by it. 
  • Understanding the psyche of the children by their parents. 
  • Role of a school in child's life.
  • There are many pros and cons of sex-education.
  • Ensuring a safer, healthier life for the youth.
Introducing sex education in the schools of India is an important issue. Recommendations of the National Curriculum Framework 2000 focus on cultivating a proper understanding of issues like teenage pregnancies, drug addiction, adolescent education etc. Later in a report of 2007, Ministry of Women and Child Development study shows that over 50 per cent of children are sexually abused and in half of these cases, they are abused by persons in positions of trust, thus majority of them do not report it due to fear.

Sex is still considered a taboo in India. Parents feel embarrassed to talk openly with their children in this regard. Due to ignorance, children fall victim to AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies etc. So sex education is necessary to be introduced in the school for the benefit of the youth of our country.

Sex education should be introduced in schools and colleges. Sex education lays the foundations for students by learning the correct names for part of the body, understanding principles of human reproduction, exploring family and interpersonal relationships, learning about safety and developing confidence. These can then be built upon gradually, in line with the age and development of a student.

Sex education comprises sexual development, affection, body image and gender roles. In other words, it is about learning how we grow, reproduce and change over the years. It also includes a positive view of sex and the safety involved on sexuality.
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GK : World Heritage Sites in India

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There are 35 World Heritage Sites (WHS) in India that are recognised by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as of 2016. These places are of cultural and natural importance as described in the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, estab-lished in 1972. At the 7th Session, India's Agra Fort and Ajanta Caves was enlisted, in 1983, for the first time. The recent inclusion was that of three new sites - Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, Bihar, Capitol Building Complex - the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier in Chandi-garh and Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim in July, 2016. Of the 35 sites, 27 are cultural and 7 natural sites and 1 mixed. 

World Heritage Sites in India ( Name, Year-of-Award  and Locations)

Cultural (27)

  • Agra Fort (1983) - Uttar Pradesh
  • Ajanta Caves (1983) - Maharashtra
  • Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) at Nalanda, (2016 - Bihar
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989) - Madhya Pradesh
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004) - Gujarat 
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004) - Maharashtra
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Awards 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 18

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  1. 73rd Venice Film Festival (World's Oldest Film Festival) has given Golden Lion (Best Film Award ) to The movie Woman Who Left (___________) by Lav Dia ?
    1. France
    2. Italy
    3. Germany
    4. Philippines
    5. None of These
  2. ___________ Writer, filmmaker and photographer Lidudumalingani won 17th Caine Prize 2016 (referred as african booker), for his short story Memories We Lost” ?
    1. South African
    2. French
    3. Nigerian
    4. German
    5. None of These
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Complete List of Digital India Award Winners 2016

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Hi friends, I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Today I am sharing the Full List of Digital India Award Winners. The Digital India Awards, formally known as formerly known as Web Ratna Awards is an initiative to acknowledge the exemplary initiatives in e-Governance. The ceremony for the year 2016 was held on 19th December, 2016 in New Delhi. 28 awards were given under eight categories. The Minister of Electronics & Information Technology, Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad felicitated the winners. Here is the complete winners list. Happy Reading :)

Digital India Award Winners 2016


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1. Exemplary Online Service

Platinum Icon :VYAS- VarnijYakar Automation System for Department of Commercial Taxes, UP

Gold Icon :E-permit, Commercial tax department, Gujarat

Silver Icon :One Stop Clearance System, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion

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2. Open Data Champion

Platinum Icon :Offi ce of The Registrar General, India

Gold Icon :Health and Family Welfare

Gold Icon :Directorate of Marketing & Inspection

Silver Icon :Rajya Sabha

Silver Icon :National Crime Records Bureau
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General & Banking Awareness Model Test for IBPS Clerks VI Main Online Exam

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  1. The setup of RBI was based on the recommendation of which of the following committees ?
    1. Narsimham Committee
    2. Hilton Young Commission
    3. Mahal nobis Committee
    4. Fazal Ali Commission
    5. None 
  2.  The following bank was one of the presidency banks
    1. The Bank of Bengal
    2. Bank of Bombay
    3. Bank of Madras
    4. All of the above
    5. None of the above 
  3. In India, public sector is most dominant in ?
    1. Transport
    2. Steel production
    3. Commercial banking
    4. Organized team lending financial institution
    5. Mining 
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December 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 19

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US President Barack Obama signs National Defence Authorisation Act 2017 to recognise which country as America's major defense partner ?



National Consumers Day / National Consumers Right Day is observed on ?



What is the Theme of National Consumers Day 2016 ?



The Odisha Government has recently launched a scheme to nurture the orphan and HIV-infected children residing in different child care institutions and orphanages. Name it ?



T stands for ______________ in NITI Aayog ?

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

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Disunity in opposition"

  • Disunity - a situation in which people are not in agreement or are not working together to achieve an aim
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Majority - in an election, the difference in the number of votes between the winning person or group and the one that comes second
  • Resonate - to produce an emotional effect on someone
  • Rallying point - a place, event, or person that people are attracted to as a symbol of a political group or ideal
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December 28, 2016

Gr8 Motivational Story of the Day - 6

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Today's Motivational Story : Positive Attitude
A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy. 

Suddenly an old man appeared before him. "I can see that something is troubling you," he said. After listening to the executive's woes, the old man said, "I believe I can help you."

He asked the man his name, wrote out a cheque, and pushed it into his hand sayint, "Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time". Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. 
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Important Details (Capital, Currency, President, PM) of the Countries Recently in News 2016

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Hi friends, I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Today I am sharing another important post about the Capital, Currency, President and Prime Ministers of various countries, which are in recent news. Happy Reading :)

Country :Kyrgyzstan

Capital: Bishkek

Currency: Kyrgyzstani som

President: Almazbek Atambayev

PM : Sooronbay Jeenbekov

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Country:Tajikistan

Capital: Dushanbe

Currency: Tajikistani somoni

President: Emomali Rahmon

PM : Kokhir Rasulzoda
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28th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 28th December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • India has emerged as the Second largest purchaser of arms among developing nations.
    • The list was topped by Saudi Arabia.
    • Between 2008 and 2015, India purchased defence equipment worth $34 billion as compared to Saudi Arabia's $93.5 billion.
  • The foreign ministers of Russia and Turkey have agreed to push for a ceasefire in Syria and to prepare for possible peace talks planned in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
    • This comes after Russia's ambassador to Turkey was shot dead by a policeman during a televised speech in Turkey's capital Ankara.
National Current Affairs
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has inaugurated an Online Geospatial Platform for tracking the property tax collection across Bengaluru. 
    • This will enable residents to know the property tax they have paid over the years. 
    • The colour green on any property indicates tax being paid since 2009. 
    • Pink would mean a default for a year, and deep pink would indicate a long-term defaulter.
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Meet the new Deputy Governor of RBI - Viral Acharya

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has today appointed Viraj Acharya as it's new Deputy Governor. He is going to replace Urjit Patel who was promoted to Governor earlier this year. He will be in this post for 3 years. He is taking over at a time when the central bank is facing criticism for repeated changes in the rules related to deposit and withdrawal of money, post-demonetisation.

Before his appointment to the RBI, he has been serving as CV Starr professor of economics at the
New York University Stern School of Business since 2008. Acharya teaches at the Stern School of Business in New York university. According to his resume, he has research interests in regulation of banks, corporate finance, credit risk and asset pricing.
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Awards 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 17

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  1. Which of the following Banks has recently won CFBP (Council for Fair Business Practices) Jamnalal Bajaj award for fair business practices. ?
    1. Karnataka
    2. Karur Vyasa
    3. Lakhsmi Vilas
    4. Ratnakar
    5. None of These
  2. Who has been awarded 2016 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India ?
    1. Ravi Subramanian
    2. Salman Rushdie
    3. Akshaya Mukul
    4. Amish Tripathi
    5. None of These
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E-Governance : Initiatives and Challenges

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Overview
  • What is 'E-governance' ?
  • India's progress towards E-governance
  • Large number of E-governance initiatives taken by our government
  • Introduction of G2G project
  • Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) and different divisions
  • Some recent initiatives in the field of E-governance taken by the Government of India
  • Advantages of e-Governance
  • Challenges faced by e-Governance.
The term 'governance' is wider than the term 'government'. Governance may be defined as an activity of governing or controlling a country by its government, controlling of an organisation or a company by its CEO or Board of Directors or controlling of a household by the head of the house
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Latest GK One-Liners for IBPS Clerks Mains Exam

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Hi friends .. I am Sarath Chandra Reddy. Today I am sharing some recent current affairs updates of last 2 months in one-liner format. This collection includes important information about all states along with some miscellaneous stuff. Happy Reading :)

States in News in recent Months

Telangana
  • New law to protect the farmers against any crop loss due to spurious seeds
  • MoU with Microsoft Corporation India for helping the government explore cloud, machine learning
  • IDFC Bank---Telangana to enable cashless transactions
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Arunachal Pradesh

The state-level Chief Minister's Trophy for men's and women's football and volleyball after martyred jawan Hangpan Dada

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th December 2016

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Passport to reform"
  • Reform - a change that is intended to make a system work more effectively
  • Progressive - developing or happening gradually (slowly)
  • Overdue - if something is overdue, it should have been done before now
  • Impersonation - to attempt to cheat someone by pretending that you are another person
  • Bureaucratic - involving a lot of complicated rules, details, and processes
  • Impediments - something that makes progress, movement, or achieving something difficult or impossible
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Cumbersome - slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Severe - causing very great pain, difficulty, worry, damage, etc
  • Knock on the doors - to visit / to call for help
  • Remedy - a solution to a particular problem
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Indian Navy Recruitment of Chargeman - 121 Posts

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Friends, the Indian Navy is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for the recruitment of Chargeman for the year 2017. There are 121 posts in total.  Selected candidates will have to serve in the units under administrative control of the Western Naval Command. However,they can be posted anywhere in India, in Naval units / formations in case of any Administrative requirements. If you are interested, you should apply online on or before 14th January 2017 from their official website www.jobsuchi.com. Selection will be based on Written Examination. Check complete details below. All the Best. 
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December 27, 2016

Gr8 Motivational Story of the Day - 5

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Today's Motivational Story : Everything Happens for a Reason

In the ancient times, there was a king had a very close trusted advisor, a wise man with whom he was always conversing about the concerns of every problem occurs and all issues that require attention…but the king noticed that whenever there was an accident the minister says just one thing : Everything happens fora reason, and that’s great!  While the king liked the wise man, he was just not sure exactly what this should mean and how an accident can be great…..

One day, the king decided to go out hunting and he took the wise man with him, and during hunting a
terrible accident occurred to the king and he got one of his fingers chopped off.  The king helplessly asked the wise man why such unfortunate incident had befallen on him since he has ruled his country with love and be respected by all his people.  At that moment, the wise man just said “Every thing happens for a reason, and that’s great!”.
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IBPS RRB V Officers Marks / Scores Display link activated

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has activated the Marks display link of IBPS RRB V Officers Scale I, II & III Main Online Exams. You can check your IBPS RRB V Officers Marks from the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) www.ibps.in or from below link by entering your Registration No / Roll No or Password / DOB (DD-MM-YY) from today (27th December 2016) to 27th January 2017. All the Best :)
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New Appointments / Heads 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 25

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  1. Kersti Kaljulaid has been elected as the first female President of which of the following countries in Northern Europe ?
    1. Estonia
    2. Denmark
    3. Latvia
    4. Lithuania
    5. None of These
  2. Deepak Singhal appointed as Chief Secretary of which of the following states ?
    1. Mizoram
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Manipur
    4. Uttaranchal
    5. None of These
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27th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 27th December 2016

International Current Affairs
  • Saudi Arabia is going to introduce an "expat levy" on foreign workers with dependents from 2017, which was revealed during the country's budget announcement. 
    • The fee will start at $26 (₹1,760) per month in July 2017 and will rise each year to reach $106 (₹7,178) a month in July 2020. 
  • China's legislature has passed a law to levy environment tax on polluters, including heavy industries. 
    • This comes while the country's 24 major cities were on red alert due to heavy smog cover. 
    • The new law will reportedly improve tax payers' environmental awareness, reduce government interference and force companies to upgrade technology and shift to cleaner production.
  • China today re-established diplomatic relations with African island nation Sao Tome and Principe
    • This comes after Sao Tome cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan over the refusal of monetary help.
General Knowledge
  • Indian national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' was first sung on this day (27th December) in the year 1911, at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress. 
    • India had no official national anthem at the time of independence as 'Jana Gana Mana' was adopted as the national anthem by the Constituent Assembly on 24th January 24 1950. 
    • Note : The anthem was composed by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.
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IBPS RRB V Officers (Scale I, II & III) Main Exam Marks out

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IBPS RRB V Officers Main Exam Marks

Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to release the Marks of IBPS RRB V Officers Scale I, II & III Main Online Exams soon. As you know, the organization has conducted the Main Online Exam for the recruitment of Officers (Scale I, II & III) in various Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) during the second week of December 2016 and released the results of the same on 20th December 2016. Now it has came out with the marks secured by the candidates in the main online exam. You can check your IBPS RRB V Officers Marks from the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) www.ibps.in or from below link by entering your Registration No / Roll No or Password / DOB (DD-MM-YY). All the Best :)
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IBPS Clerks VI Main Exam Model Grand Test (with Solutions)

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Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Today I am sharing the model grand test for upcoming IBPS Clerks VI Main Online Exam (with solutions). This model test consists a total of 200 questions. You should solve them in 135 minutes. The allotted time for individual sections is, General Awareness with special reference to the Banking Industry (25 minutes), English Language (30 minutes), Computer Knowledge (20 minutes), Reasoning (30 minutes)  and Quantitative Aptitude (30 minutes). You can refer to the detailed explanations given at the end of the questions, if you have any doubts. All the Best :)
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Review 2016 : Banking & Financial Awareness Quiz - Set 3

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  1. Which of the following banks has received Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s permission to open its first international branch in Dubai ?
    1. Federal Bank
    2. Axis Bank
    3. HDFC Bank
    4. ICICI Bank
    5. None of These
  2. As per Union Budget 2016 - 17, Allocation of ___________ crore was for recapitalisation of Public Sector Banks ?
    1. 50,000
    2. 25,000
    3. 70,000
    4. 100,000
    5. None of These
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th December 2016

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

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Fire in the sky"
  • Ballistic missile - a type of missile that travels long distances and cannot be controlled after it has been launched
  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Credible - able to be believed or trusted
  • Deterrence - the idea that the possession of a particular weapon will make other countries afraid to attack the country that owns it
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Indigenously - naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place
  • Inching towards - to move somewhere very slowly and gradually, or to make something do this
  • Robust - strong
  • World-class - one of the best
  • Sworn - to promise
  • Reliable - trusted or believed
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IDBI Bank Executives Online Exam Call Letters out

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Friends, the IDBI Bank Ltd has released the call letters for it's Executives Online Exam 2017. As you know, the IDBI Bank has invited online applications for the recruitment of 500 Executive posts from 16th November 2016 to 30th November 2016. Now it has came out with the call letters for the same. The online exam for the executives is scheduled to be held on 6th January 2016. You can download your call letters from the official website of IDBI Bank or from below link. All the Best :)
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December 26, 2016

Top 100 Antonyms for Bank Exams

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Hi I am Uma Maheshwara Reddy. Today I am sharing top 100 Antonyms for Banking Exams. Happy Reading :)

Top 100 Antonyms for Bank Exams 

  1. Advanced  -  Receded
  2. Anxious  -  Carefree
  3. Asceticism  -  Luxury
  4. Audacious  -  Timid
  5. Barbarous  -  Civilized
  6. Bleak  -  Bright
  7. Blocked  -  Facilitated
  8. Brave  -  Timid
  9. Collapse  -  Rise
  10. Commence  -  Conclude
  11. Commotion  -  Tranquility
  12. Conclusive  -  Indecisive
  13. Concur  -  Disagree
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Gr8 Motivational Story of the Day - 4

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Today's Motivational Story : Not 'Just' a Pencil

Sam was a very short tempered boy. Every time he lost his temper he would go around breaking things. His parents tried their best to control his temper but he just would not listen. But Sam was very scared of his grandfather because he was a tall and heavy built man with a big moustache. 

One day in a fit of temper Sam broke his new pencil. His grandfatehr called him aside and asked him, "Is it fair to break such a beautiful pencil ?"

"But it is only a pencil !" said Sam.

"But you can learn so much from it. Come here. I'll tell you" ordered grandfatehr. 

Sam went and sat next to him with a puzzled look.
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Important General Awareness bits of 2016 (Q & A Format)

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  • Holkar Cricket Stadium hosted its first Test match in October 2016. It is situated in ?
    • Indore 
  • Who has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the United States of America? (He succeeds Arun Kumar Singh) 
    • Navtej Sarna 
  • Who assumed office as the Chancellor of Austria on May 17, 2016 ? (Chancellor is the head of government of Austria) 
    • Christian Kern 
  • Who was appointed as a global Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in May 2016 ? 
    • Cate Blanchett 
  • Jamie Vardy is a famous football player who plays for the national team of ?
    • England
  • Who was appointed as the new Chairman of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in May 2016 ? 
    • Ashok Chawla 
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Hot Topic - Black Money in India

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Black Money

Overview
  • What is black money ?
  • How does black money originate ?
  • Various sources to generate black money.
  • Transferring money into offshore tax heavens. 
  • To tackle the menace some laws are introduced. 
  • Various strategies to curb black money. 
  • Making no contribution to the development of the country.
Black money can be defined as assets or resources that have neither been reported to the public authorities at the time of their generation nor disclosed at any point of time during their possession. The menace of black money has not just infested Indian authorities, but has spread world-wide. Black
money can be generated by various sources which are both, illegal and legal. Not filing returns on the revenue through legal sources make it black. In India and across the world various legislations have been enacted to counter the menace of black money.
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26th December 2016 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 26th December 2016

National Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi today announced that the 'Benami' property law, which directs up to 7 years of imprisonment for holding tax-evasive properties, will be operationalised soon.  
    • What are Benami Properties ?
      • 'Benami' properties are those in which the real owner does not buy the property in his/her own name, but takes direct or indirect gains from it.
      • Properties bought in the name of a child or spouse, or joint properties with relatives can be 'benami' if it is paid for out of unknown income sources.
  • Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated eight public libraries constructed under the Swaraj Fund
    • These libraries have been built from the citizen local area development fund also known as Swaraj fund, and were taken up after people chose them as priority projects in mohalla sabhas conducted in various assembly constituencies.
  • Haryana government has connected 100 villages with Wi-FI services and decided to rename all common service centres and E-disha centres as "Atal Seva Kendras", which will provide e-services to people. 
    • Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar also launched 'Knowledge Warehouse', which will promote start-ups through video-conferencing.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Centre has signed a deal with the Infrastructure Architecture Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for developing ferry services at 18 locations across six cities. 
    • All these cities, including Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna and Kolkata, are located on National Waterway 1, the longest waterway in India. 
    • Note : India has approximately 14,500 km of navigable waterways.
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CWC Jr.Superintendent Officer Online Exam Result out

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Friends, the Central Warehousing Corporation has released the Result of CWE Junior Superintendent Online Exam (Post Code 06). As you know, the Central Warehousing Corporation has conducted online examination for the recruitment of above mentioned posts on 10th December 2016 (Saturday). Now it has came out with the result of the same. You can check your result from the official website of the Central Warehousing Corporation www.cwcjobs.com or from below link.  All the Best.
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NIACL AO Phase II Exam Call Letters out

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Friends, the New India Assurance Company Limited has released the Call Letters for NIACL AO Phase II Online Exam. As you know, NIACL has conducted Preliminary (Phase I) Online  Exam on 17th December 2016 for the recruitment of Administrative Officers and released the results of the same on 22nd December 2016. Now it has came out with the call letters for the Phase II Exam. The Phase II exam is scheduled to be held on 10th January 2017.  You can download your NIACL AO Phase II Exam Call Letters from the official website of the New India Assurance Company Ltd or from below link. All the Best :)
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New Appointments / Heads 2016 : Expected Questions - Set 24

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  1. Who has been recently appointed as the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd ?
    1. Preeti Saran
    2. Sanjiv Singh
    3. Hem Kumar Pande
    4. G Mohan Kumar
    5. None of These
  2. Who has became first Indian to be elected President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH). He succeeded Spaniard Leandro Negre ?
    1. Vidya Stokes
    2. Tapan Das
    3. Mariamma Koshy
    4. Mushtaque Ahmad
    5. Narinder Batra
  3. Former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ___________ was recently appointed as the first Chairman of Banks Board Bureau (BBB) ?
    1. V. K. Shunglu
    2. VN Kaul
    3. Shashi Kant Sharma
    4. Vinod Rai
    5. None of These
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SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Cards / Call Letters for North Region out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released Admit Cards / Call Letters of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2016 (SSC CHSL 2016) for the North Region. You can download your admit card from the official website of SSC North Region (www.sscnr.net.in) by entering your Registration ID and Date of Birth or Name and Date of Birth. All the Best :)
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December 2016 : Expected Current Affairs Quiz - Set 18

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Kisan Diwas (Farmer's Day) is observed on ?



Kisan Diwas is observed to celebrate the birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh. Who is he ?



Real Madrid forward __________ has beaten Barcelona's Lionel Messi to 2016's FIFA Best Player of the Year award.



Name the India's Test captain, who has topped Forbes India's Fame Rankings ?

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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th December 2016

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

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 25th December 2016 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A goods and services tangle"
  • Tangle - a situation that is difficult to deal with because things are not organized properly
  • Council - a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject, to represent a particular group of people, or to run a particular organization
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
    English Vocabulary from News Papers
  • Constraint - something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits
  • Deadline - a time or day by which something must be done
  • Turf battle - a battle in which one party seeks to obtain increased rights or influence
  • Administrative - relating to the management of a company, organization, or institution
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