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February 28, 2017

28th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (Last Day of February) is Rare Disease Day.
    • This day aims to raise awareness about relatively unknown diseases and their impact. 
    • Started as a European event, over 80 countries across the world have joined the campaign. 
    • Note : According to the World Health Organisation, a disease found in less than 6.5-10 people per 10,000 people is defined as rare.
    • Theme of Rare Disease Day 2017 : research
  • World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva is on the official visit to India.
    • This is her first official visit.
    • During this visit, she will meet senior policy makers and inspect projects assisted by the multilateral agency. 
    • She is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and RBI Governor Urjit Patel. 
    • In Mumbai, she will also visit the operations of the World Bank-supported suburban rail system and a school serving low-income households.
    • She will be accompanied by Annette Dixon, World Bank Vice President for South Asia.
  • Queen Elizabeth II today hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to launch the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 
    • Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is representing the Indian government. 
    • Former cricketer Kapil Dev, musician Anoushka Shankar and actors Kamal Hassan and Kunal Nayyar were also present.
  • US President Donald Trump's administration is considering to withdraw the country's participation from the UN Human Rights Council over its alleged inefficiencies and anti-Israel behaviour. 
  • Hungary has started building the second fence along its border with Serbia to stop migrants from freely entering the country. 
    • The decision has been criticised by human rights groups. 
    • Hungary earlier built a border fence at its borders with Serbia and Croatia in 2015.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (28th February 2016)  is National Science Day.
    • On this day, the nation pays tributes to the legacy of the great scientist, Dr C V Raman, who brought Nobel Prize in Science to Asia and India for the first time for his ground-breaking achievement of the Raman effect.
    • Professor Raman disclosed this discovery to the world on 28th of February, 1928 and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930.
    • In 1986, The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) had urged the Indian government to declare February 28 as National Science Day.
    • Theme of National Science Day 2017 : ‘Science and Technology for Specially Abled Persons’ 
  • Thiruvananthapuram has been ranked first among the 21 Indian cities that were tested on urban governance parameters, according to the latest survey by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy. 
    • Pune and Kolkata were respectively ranked second and third in the survey. 
    • Mumbai bagged the fourth spot while Delhi was ninth in the list. 
    • Chandigarh was ranked the lowest.
  • Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju today inaugurated India’s first integrated heliport in Rohini, New Delhi
    • The ₹100-crore project, built by Pawan Hans Limited, will feature nine parking bays, and an air-conditioned passenger terminal which can hold up to 150 people. 
    • The heliport is expected to reduce congestion at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.
  • India's largest paramilitary force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), has been rendered without a regular chief after its Director General (DG) K Durga Prasad retired without a successor being named. 
    • However, the Home Ministry has issued an order giving CRPF Additional DG Sudeep Lakhtakia an additional charge of the post of DG till the appointment of a regular successor.
Awards & Honors
  • Former Indian women's cricketer Shantha Rangaswamy has become the 1st female cricketer to be nominated for the BCCI Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Rangaswamy will receive the award at the BCCI Annual Awards 2016-17 on March 8. 
    • Note : She was the first Indian women's cricket team captain and the first woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award.
Science & Technology
  • INS Viraat, the second aircraft carrier in the Indian naval fleet, will be decommissioned on March 6, Vice Admiral Girish Luthra announced today. 
    • Important Points to Note about INS Viraat
    • INS Viraat holds a Guinness world record for being the oldest surviving aircraft carrier. 
    • It was first commissioned in the Indian Navy in 1987 after serving the United Kingdom's Royal Navy for 27 years.
  • The Indian Air Force is preparing a security web with the Israeli SPYDER air defence missile system on the borders with Pakistan to tackle any aircraft, cruise missile or drone that tries to violate Indian airspace. 
    • SPYDER is a low-level, quick reaction missile to neutralise hostile targets up to 15 km away and at heights between 20 and 9,000 metres.
  • NASA has kick-started a study to understand the feasibility of manned missions into deep space, farther than the Moon. 
    • With an aim to launch two astronauts by mid-2019 in a 70,000-km-orbit around the Moon, the study will assess the pros and cons of adding crew to a deep space mission, giving critical insights on future manned missions to Mars.
New Appointments
  • The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed the 1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer Gopal Baglay as the new MEA Spokesperson
    • He has replaced Vikas Swarup, who has been appointed as the Indian High Commissioner to Canada. 
  • The Spanish government has appointed a 'Sex Tsar' to combat Spain's falling birth rate. 
    • Senator and demographics expert Edelmira Diz, has been appointed as, is tasked with drafting a strategy against imbalances and identifying the reason behind the declining birth rate.
    • Note :  In 2016, Spain reported more deaths than births for the first time since World War II.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Indian shuttlers Tarun Kona and Alwin Francis have today won the Men's doubles title (Gold) at the 2017 Uganda International Series today. 
  • India's Jitu Rai won the Bronze medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in New Delhi today. 
    • Important Note : Earlier, Jitu had won the gold medal in the 10-metre air pistol mixed event alongside Heena Sidhu.
  • Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won silver in the men's Double Trap event at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi today. 
  • Military teams from around the globe are participating in the World Winter Games being held in the southern Russian city of Sochi.
    • International Military Sports Council, which is among the world's largest sporting committees, is organising the games. 
    • Over 400 military athletes from 26 countries will compete in seven disciplines, which include the biathlon, alpine skiing and indoor climbing.

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Result out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the result of SSC CGL Tier II exam 2016. As you know, the organization has conducted the SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination during the month of December 2016. Now it has came out with the result of the same. Candidates who have been eagerly waiting for the results can now check them from the official webiste of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) or from below link. All the Best :)
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 65

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 64, we learnt about the prefixes Semi, Hemi and Demi.  They represent the meanings half; partialToday we shall see the prefixes Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur and Sus. Happy Reading :)

Note : If you are new to these lessons, read the Introductory Lesson from HERE for better understanding.

Day 65 : Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur, Sus

  • Sub, Suc, Suf, Sug, Sum, Sup, Sur - under; from below
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • subject (noun) = the thing which is being discussed, considered or studied
    • sub - Prefix = under
    • ject (jacere) - Root = throw
  • success (noun) = the achieving of the results wanted or hoped for
    • suc (sub) - Prefix = close to 
    • cess (cedere) - Root = go
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Essay - India's Claim to Security Council of the United Nations

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India's Claim to Security Council of the United Nations

Overview
  • Introduction of UNSC.
  • Indian Government campaigns for reforming the Security Council. 
  • The position taken by the permanent members. 
  • The issues which are responsible as the roadblocks to India's permanent membership. 
  • Lack of democracy in the UNSC. 
  • India must modernise its military power to become at par with other super power.
United Nations Security Council or UNSC is one of the six organs of the United Nations, established under the UN charter. The primary objective of the UNSC is to maintain international peace and
security. It looks into matters related to disputes and settlements among the countries. The UNSC has fifteen members in all of which there are five permanent and ten non-permanent members. The United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and France are the five permanent members. Of the ten non-permanent members, each year, five are elected for a time period of two years. All these years the number of the UN member countries has quadrupled from 51 to 193. Post Cold War, the member countries have been pursuing the expansion of Security UN Council.
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GA Quiz for SBI PO 2017

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  1. Name the Beat poet who appeared an influential anthology in his early 20s passed away in Jan, 2017.
    1. David Meltzer
    2. Gary Snyder
    3. Michael McClure
    4. Joanne Kyger
  2. Which country has launched its first commercial space mission with new rocket on 9th January, 2017 ?
    1. Japan
    2. China
    3. North Korea
    4. South Korea
  3. Union Govt is adding more slabs to the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) and also raising the maximum age limit for entering the scheme to 50 years. Under APY, the age of exit and start of pension is
    1. 60 years
    2. 62 years
    3. 65 years
    4. 70 years
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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 17

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Friends, this is the 17th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'P'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 17

  • The speed at which one walks
    • pace (noun)
  • A device placed inside someone to enable regular heartbeat 
    • pacemaker (noun)
  • An animal with extremely thick skin
    • pachyderm (noun)
  • A belief that condemns war and violence 
    • pacifism (noun)
  • Calm someone who is angry and upset 
    • pacify (verb)
  • A small area where horses are kept 
    • paddock (noun)
  • A song that praises or talks of victory 
    • paean (noun)
  • Medicine dealing with children's diseases 
    • paediatrics (noun
  • Someone who is sexually attracted towards children 
    • paedophile (noun)
  • Someone who holds religious views that are not part of any major religion 
    • pagan (noun)
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February 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 11

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India and which country have agreed to build new cross-border power transmission lines during their fourth bilateral meeting on power cooperation ?



Who has been recently sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu ?



Tata Motors has recently announced a partnership with which technology major to develop India's first cloud-connected smart cars ?



Who has been recently appointed as the first ever Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WhatsApp ?



A 2-day mega event of Global Investor Summit was recently at Khelgaon of Ranchi. This summit was branded as ?



An Indian-origin constable with Scotland Yard, has been awarded 2017's Outstanding Bravery of the Year Award. Who is he ?


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RBI Assistants Main Exam Cutoffs out

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India has released the Category wise and Centre wise Cut-off marks in the RBI Assistants Main online examination of provisionally selected candidates. You can check your cutoff details from the official website of the Reserve Bank of India or from below link. All the Best :)
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February 27, 2017

Meet the new MEA Spokperson - Gopal Baglay

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Joint secretary Gopal Baglay was today appointed the Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Baglay who belongs to the 1994 batch of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), earlier worked as the Joint Secretary of Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran.

He earlier handled media at the embassy in Kathmandu from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as the Secretary at Embassy of India, Kyiv from 1996 to 1999, to Moscow from 1999 to 2002. In MEA he served as the deputy secretary (Central Europe) and deputy secretary and director (United Nations-Economic & Social) from 2005 to 2008.
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27th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesian President Joko Widodo have jointly agreed to restore full military cooperation between the two countries
    • Note : Indonesia's military had suspended military cooperation in January after finding material insulting Indonesia's founding principles at an Australian base. Australia and Indonesia are also in economic partnership talks to cut tariffs and promote trade.
  • 'Clicktivism' (a word for armchair activists on social media), 'otherize' (viewing a group of people as intrinsically different from oneself) and 'haterade' (excessive criticism) are among the new additions to oxforddictionaries.com. 
    • Note : The words emerged during the US Presidential elections.

National Current Affairs

  • Nation paying tribute to martyr Chandrashekhar Azad (23rd July 1906 – 27th February 1931)  on his 87th Death Anniversary today.
    • He was a great Indian freedom fighter who was involved in Kakori Train Robbery, the attempt to blow up the Viceroy's train, and the shooting of Saunders at Lahore to avenge the killing of Lala Lajpat Rai.
    • He was the mentor of Bhagat Singh, another great freedom fighter.
    • After the independence, to commemorate Chandra Shekhar Azad, Alfred Park (Allahabad), where Chandra Shekhar Azad shot himself was renamed Chandra Shekhar Azad Park.
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English Vocabulary in 365 Days - Lesson 64

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Hello everyone, in our Lesson 63, we learnt about the prefix SeSe represents the meanings apart; aside; withoutToday we shall see the prefixes Semi, Hemi, Demi. Happy Reading :)

Note : If you are new to these lessons, read the Introductory Lesson from HERE for better understanding.

Day 64 : Semi, Hemi, Demi

  • Semi, Hemi, Demi - half; partial
Let's try to understand this with some examples
  • semifinal (noun) = a match or round immediately preceding the final
    • semi - Prefix = half
    • final (finalis) - Root = final
  • hemisphere (noun) = half of the globe
    • hemi - Prefix = half
    • sphere (sphaira) - Root = sphere
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89th Academy Awards (OSCARS 2017) Winners List

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Honoring the best films of the year 2016, the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, popularly known as OSCARS 2017 was today held at Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California, U.S. This ceremony was presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). American television host, producer, writer, comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the first time. American drama film Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, has won 3 awards including Best Picture. With 6 awards, the American musical romantic comedy-drama film La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, has won most awards of the ceremony. Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for 'Manchester By The Sea' and Emma Stone walked away with the Best Actress Award for her performance in 'La La Land'. Here's the complete list of the winners :
Complete OSCAR Award Winners List 2017

OSCAR 2017 Winners List

  • Best Picture - 'Moonlight' by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role - Emma Stone for 'La La Land'
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role - Casey Affleck for 'Manchester By The Sea'
  • Best Director - Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 25th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 25th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A significant victory"

  • Significant - important or noticeable
  • Facile - too simple to deal with the difficulties of a real situation
  • Mandate - kjthe authority given to an elected group of people, such as a government, to perform an action or govern a country
  • Squeaked - succeed in achieving something by a very narrow margin
  • Affirmation - an action of support or approval
  • Reputation - the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is
  • Woo - to try to persuade people to support you, especially by saying and doing nice things
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General Awareness Quiz for SBI PO 2017

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  1. The World Bank has decelerated India's growth for 2016-17 fiscal to _________  per cent from its previous estimate of 7.6 per-cent. 
    1. 7 per cent
    2. 6 per cent
    3. 8 per cent
    4. 4 per cent
  2. During the 8th Gujarat Global Summit India has announced a $100 million Line of Credit for agricultural mechanization to ____________
    1. Nepal
    2. Kenya
    3. Brazil
    4. Uganda
  3. National Youth Day is celebrated in India on ?
    1. 12th April
    2. 12th March
    3. 12th February
    4. 12th January
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APPSC Group 2 2017 Key

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Hi friends, I am Srinivas Pitani. Here I am sharing the Answer Key of yesterday's (26th February 2017) Group 2 Exam conducted by Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC). Please keep in mind that this key is for the candidates' reference only. The official key will be released by APPSC soon. All the best.
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SBI PO 2017 Special : Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test

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Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Today I am sharing Quantitative Aptitude practice test for upcoming SBI PO 2017 and Clerks exams. This practice test consists a total of 14 questions from various important topics for SBI Probationary Officers like Data Interpretation, Time and work, Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportions, Taps and Cisterns, Mensuration, Ages and Compound Interest etc. Download this test and try to solve on your own. Later refer to the key with solutions given at the end. All the Best :)
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February 26, 2017

One Word Substitutions - Lesson 16

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Friends, this is the 16th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'O'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 16

  • Having smoke like taste due to storage in wooden boxes made of oak 
    • oaked (adjective)
  • A pleasant place or period of time in the middle of something unpleasant 
    • oasis (noun)
  • A formal statement asserting that something is true 
    • oath (noun)
  • Unwilling to change one's opinion or way of doing things 
    • obdurate (adjective
  • Doing what one is told to do 
    • obedient (adjective)
  • Respect for someone 
    • obeisance (noun)
  • Fat in an unhealthy way 
    • obese (adjective)
  • Make something less clear and difficult to understand 
    • obfuscate (verb)
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26th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Venezuela and Libya were suspended from voting in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the 2016-17 session for not paying dues to the world body. 
    • This is for the 2nd time in two years both countries have been suspended. 
    • Besides them other four other countries Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Vanuatu and Cabo Verde also may lose their voting rights for not paying their in past two years .
  • Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has made a rare visit to Iraq, meeting PM Haider al-Abadi.
    • It is the first visit of a senior Saudi minister since the US overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003.
  • The Mexican government today announced that it would not accept US deportees from third countries under any circumstances. 
    • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had asked Mexican officials during their Thursday visit if they would host deportees. 
    • Note : Most of the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border in recent years have been Central Americans.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 24th February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Life elsewhere"

  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
  • Exoplanet - a planet of a star that is outside the solar system
  • Extraterrestrial - relating to things that exist on planets other than Earth
  • Quest - a long search for something that is difficult to find
  • Dwarf - very small
  • Unlike - different from someone or something else
  • Habitable - a place that is habitable can be lived in
  • Goldilocks - used to describe a situation in which something is or has to be exactly right
  • Orbiting - to follow a curved path around a planet or star
  • Intense - very great or extreme
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Current Affairs Quiz for SBI PO 2017

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  1. The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas organized at :
    1. New Delhi
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Bengaluru
    4. Chandigarh 
  2. Recently India and Portugal signed defence and six other pacts to boost ties. Who is the present Prime Minister of Portugal ?
    1. Antonio Costa
    2. Duarte Leite Pereira da Silva
    3. Mario Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares
    4. Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
  3. The BSE's international exchange is to be opened in :
    1. Hyderabad
    2. Gandhinagar
    3. Kochi
    4. Patna
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Essay - Saina Nehwal Badminton Ace

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Saina Nehwal Badminton Ace

Overview
  • First prominent woman badminton player in India. 
  • Childhood and family profile. 
  • Career path and achievements. 
  • Awarded with different honours.
  • Ranked as world number one badminton player.
  • Performance in Olympics. 
  • One of the most celebrated sports personality of India.
Saina Nehwal is a badminton player from India who is among the world's top players in women's badminton. She is the first Indian badminton player to be the world's number one player in women's
singles.

Saina Nehwal, is a badminton legend and was born on 17th March, 1990 in district Hisar of Haryana state. Saina Nehwal got her sports genes from her parents. Dr Harvir Singh and mother Usha Rani, who were former state badminton champions. She is undoubtedly the best female player currently in India. Saina was initially coached by Nani Prasad. Subsequently she was coached by SM Arif, an award winning badminton coach. When her family relocated to Hyderabad. The Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy became her training ground where she developed her game and polished her skills.
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February 25, 2017

Reasoning Practice Test for SBI PO 2017 (Seating Arrangement)

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SBI PO 2017 Online Practice Tests

Directions (Q. No. 1 - 8): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions. 

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sit-ting in a circle equidistant from each other. Some of them are facing the cen-tre while some are facing away from the centre. Each person likes different colours like Red, Violet, Blue, Black, Pink, Yellow, Brown and Green but not necessarily in the same order. 

C is seated second to the right of A. The person who likes Brown colour is facing away from the
centre. B likes Blue and is seated between the persons who like Red and Green. Both the immediate neighbours of C face the same direction. Both the immediate neighbours of E face the opposite directions. D likes Yellow and seated between C and E. A does not like Green colour. A sits third to the left of D who is facing at the centre. A is the neighbor of H. E does not like Violet. The person who likes Pink colour sits third to the one who likes Brown colour. H is fac-ing away from the centre. The person who likes Black is seated between the persons who like Pink and Violet. A is immediate left of B. H sits second to the left of F whose immediate neigh-bours face opposite direction. G faces the same direction as A and E faces the same direction as C.
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25th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo has arrived in Sydney on his first visit to Australia as his nation’s leader.
    • Improving trade and investment will be a key focus of Jokowi’s two-day state visit with plans to finalize a bilateral free trade agreement this year.
  • Germany's Environment Ministry has banned meat and fish products at official functions, calling it a "matter of credibility" and citing a need to "to practise what we preach". 
  • US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to curb regulations and help businesses
    • The measure directs federal agencies to create "regulatory reform" task forces which will evaluate federal rules and recommend whether to keep, repeal or change them. 
  • Arizona Senate has approved a bill that expands police power to arrest anyone involved in a protest that is likely to turn bad. 
    • The measure would allow prosecutors to seize a person's assets while imposing additional criminal charges. 
    • Under the law, participating in or helping organise a demonstration that turns into a riot will be seen as an offence.
National Current Affairs
  • Sikkim became 22nd state in the country to join Union Government’s Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY)
    • In this regard, Central Government and the state government have signed MoU for operational improvement of Sikkim’s Power Distribution Department.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 23rd February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "A battle lost ?"

  • Scotch - to prevent something from being believed or being done
  • The status quo - the present situation
  • Progressive - supporting social and political change that aims to make a system fairer
  • Endeavour - an attempt to do something
  • Yield - to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information
  • Eenthusiastic - very interested in something or excited by it
  • Reactionary - strongly opposed to any social or political change
  • Embark on something - to start something new or important
  • Resistance -  the ability not to be affected or harmed by something
  • Stepped down - to leave an official position or job
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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 15

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Friends, this is the 15th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'N'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 15

  • Catch or arrest someone who is doing something illegal
    • nab (verb)
  • A situation's worst moment
    • nadir (noun)
  • Complain continuously to someone about their behavirour 
    • nag (verb)
  • Lasting for a long time and difficult to remove
    • nagging (adjective)
  • Lacking experience and judgement and believing what people say
    • naive (adjective)
  • Someone having the same name as someone else or thing
    • namesake (noun)
  • Technology involving building structures with individual molecules of substances 
    • nanotechnology (noun)
  • A short sleep taken during the day 
    • nap (noun)
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February 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 10

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The Kalimpong subdivision of the Darjeeling hills became the 21st district of which state ?



The first e-commerce company in India listed with SEBI, has recently announced plans to merge operations with online payment gateway CCAvenue. Name it ?



The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has opened a first-of-its-kind South Asia Training and Technical Assistance Centre (SARTTAC) in which Indian city for economic capacity building in South Asia ?



India's maiden sport-themed literary festival was recently held at Pune during February 21 and 22. Name it ?



The Indian women's cricket team captain has recently became the second woman player to cross 5,500 runs in ODIs. Name her ?

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Essay : Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

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Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

Overview
  • Early childhood and family background. 
  • Educational background. 
  • Started career in Google in 2004. 
  • Playing vital role in launching 'Google Chrome' 
  • His easy and focussed outlook and excellent performance in developing all Google products. 
  • Appointment as the CEO of Google. 
  • Great team leader, achieved success with passion, determination and motivation.
"I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There's a bit of time travel involved."
Sundar Pichai is an Indian-American business executive and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. He was born on 12th July, 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil Brahmin family. His father, Regunatha Pichai worked as a senior electric engineer in General Electrics and managed a factory that made electrical components and his mother was a stenographer before his birth. He belonged to a middle class family.

He completed his schooling from Chennai and earned his bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. After graduation, he pursued MS from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennyslvania.
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February 24, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 22nd February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The Saeed test"

  • Flurry - a sudden, short period of activity
  • Point of contention - the thing that people are arguing over
  • Terror - something or someone that makes you very frightened
  • Preventive detention - a situation in which someone is kept in prison in order to prevent them from committing more crimes, rather than as a punishment
  • House arrest - to be officially prevented from leaving your home, usually because you have been accused of a political crime
  • Authority - a group of people with official responsibility for a particular area of activity
  • Revoking - to officially say that something is no longer legal, for example a law or a document
  • Weapon - any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc
  • Backing - support
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24th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 24th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • To shore up bilateral ties, the 1st Strategic Dialogue between India and China was recently held at Beijing (capital of China). 
    • The meeting was co-chaired by India’s Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and China’s Executive Vice Foreign minister Zhang Yesui.
  • The Afghan practice of 'bacha bazi', which involves the sexual enslavement of boys, is set to be criminalised for the first time.
  • A new round of United Nations-sponsored peace talks aimed at resolving the Syrian conflict has started in Geneva
    • This comes after the Astana talks ushered in a fragile ceasefire. 
    • The rebels are expected to feature in a "greater role" in this round of talks. 
    • Note : The last round of Geneva talks ended nine months ago after an escalation in hostilities.
  • Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marked his 57th birthday today by announcing that he is ready to become emperor after the expected abdication of his father, Emperor Akihito. 
    • Note : The Japanese government is considering steps on how to allow the 83-year-old Akihito, who wants to step down due to old age and illness, to abdicate as existing laws don't allow it.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
  • The cabinet also approved the signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece
    • The delegations both countries in September 2016 had finalized the text of ASA. 
    • The agreement is as per latest International Civil Aviation.

National Current Affairs

  • Today (24th February) is Central Excise Day
    • This day is observed to  encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty all over the India in better way in order to prevent the corruption in goods manufacturing business as well as implement other rules to carry out best possible excise services.
  • The week-long Brahan Natyanjali, a dance obeisance to Lord Bragadeesvarar, began today on Mahashivarathri at the Big Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. 
    • Over 600 artistes from around the world are taking part in the festival, which is being organised by the Brahan Natyanjali Foundation. 
    • Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Mohiniyattam  and Kuchipudi are being performed during Brahan Natyanjali.
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Essay : Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - Missile Man of India

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - Missile Man of India

Overview
  • Known as 'Missile Man' of India. 
  • Family profile and educational life.
  • Joined DRDO, then transferred to ISRO. 
  • Awarded with many honours. 
  • Became the 11th President of India. 
  • Wrote many remarkable books. 
  • Always remembered for his ideals.
"Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success".
APJ Abdul Kalam
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as 'Missile Man' rose to the height of being the first citizen of India, the President of India. He was the architect of India's integrated missile development programme and a recipient of the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna. He is a rare example of honesty and social contributor in today's world, where most of the people are engulfed by mediocrity, hypocrisy, corruption. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October, 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. His father, Jainulabdeen was a boat owner and Imam of a local mosque and his mother, Ashiamma was a house maker Kalam was youngest of all in his siblings. In his early years of school, Kalam was an average student but a determined and hardworking one.

After completing his schooling from Schwartz Higher Secondary School, he earned a graduation degree in physics from Saint Josephs' College in 1954. He moved to Madras in 1955 to study aerospace engineering. In 1960, Kalam joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) but he was unconvinced with his choice of a job at DRDO. After nine years, in 1969, he was transferred to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) where he directed the creation of India's First Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-111) which successfully deployed the `Rohini' satellite in July 1980.
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February 23, 2017

23rd February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (23rd February) is World Rotary Day.
  • The UK government and the European Union have pledged £170 million (around ₹1,400 crore) aid to South Sudan following the declaration of the world's first famine since 2011. 
    • This came after warnings by the UN that about 40% of South Sudan's population is in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and people are already dying from hunger caused by famine.
MOUs & Agreements
  • The Union Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have signed an MoU to set up interventions for the welfare and economic development of scheduled caste artisans. 
    • This MoU was signed between Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles and National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), a CPSU under Ministry of Social Justice.
National Current Affairs
  • The Gujarat Assembly has passed Gujarat Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2017
    • This bill seeks to empower the state government to use Aadhaar number as the sole identifier for the delivery of various subsidies and benefits in an effective and targeted manner.
  • One of the significant biodiversity mega events of India, the National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 was recently held at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). 
    • The event is hosted by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board. 
    • The main aim of the event is to identify practical, evidence-based case studies at the regional level to support the plan of action.
    • Theme of National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) 2017 : Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”.
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SBI Specialist Officers Results & Interview Call Letters out

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Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released the  Results & Interview call letters of the SBI Specialist Officers 2017. As you know, the bank has conducted online examination for the recruitment of Specialist Officers in State Bank of India on 20th January 2017. Now it has came out with the Results and Interview Call Letters for the shortlisted candidates in Online Exam. You can download your Interview call letters from the official website of the State Bank of India (SBI) www.sbi.co.in or from below link. All the Best :)
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st February 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st February 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Guilty until..."

  • Guilty - responsible for a specified crime
  • Wrongful - unfair, or illegal
  • Introspection - the process of carefully examining your own feelings, thoughts, and ideas
  • Acquittal - an official judgment in a court of law that someone is not guilty of the crime they were accused of
  • Incarceration - to put someone in prison
  • Brings to light - to cause something to be known
  • Instance - an example of something happening
  • Unconscionable - more than a reasonable or acceptable level or amount
  • Miscarriage - an unsuccessful outcome of something planned
  • Acquitted - to decide officially in a law court that someone is not guilty of a particular crime
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February 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 9

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Who has been recently appointed as the new Prime Minister of Gaza ?



The Indian Air Force has inducted the country's first indigenous all-weather airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system on February 14, at the first day of Aero India 2017. This is also called as ____________



Aero India 2017 was recently held at which Indian city ?



Name the Australian batsman, who has the second-highest average in Test cricket, announced his retirement from international cricket ?



New Indian airline flew its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Durgapur on 14th February 2017. Name it ?



The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has made history by successfully launching how many satellites in one go ?



Before India, which country held the previous record of launching maximum number of satellites (37),launched in 2014.

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TSCAB Recruitment of Managers & Staff Assistants 2017

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Friends, the the Telangana State Co-operative Apex Bank Limited (a Govt. Partnered Bank) is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up of the posts of Managers Scale I and Staff Assistants. There are 41 Managers posts and 55 Staff Assistants posts in total. Selection will be based on Online Test and Interviews. You can apply online from 22nd February 2017 to 4th March 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : Telangana State Co-operative Apex Bank Limited (TSCAB)
Name of the Posts :
  • Manager Scale I - 41 Posts
  • Staff Assistant : 55 Posts
Important Dates :
  • Opening Date for ON-LINE Registration of Application : 22nd February 2017
  • Closing date for ON-LINE Registration of Application : 4th March 2017
  • Tentative date of online test :
    • For Managers : 25th March 2017
    • For Staff Assistants : 26th March 2017
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February 22, 2017

22nd February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 22nd February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The 9th BRICS Summit's first Sherpas Meeting will be held in Nanjing (Capital city of Jiangsu province of People's Republic of China), from tomorrow.
    • The 2-day meeting will attract more than 100 participants, including coordinators from all sides, foreign diplomats, and representatives from the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB).
    • Important Points to Note
      • The Sherpas Meeting, as a major channel to push forward BRICS cooperation, aims at political preparation for the leaders' meeting.
      • It is also routine for the BRICS chairmanship to hold several Sherpas Meetings before the summit.
      • The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen in southeast China's Fujian Province.
  • Pakistan's top Shariat court has legalised using 'test tube baby' method of conceiving for married couples with medical complications. 
    • It is lawful only if the sperm belongs to the actual father and the egg of the actual mother and the child is born by the actual mother, the court added. 
    • The court further declared the practice of surrogacy as "un-Islamic".
  • Turkey's army is lifting a historic ban on female officers wearing the Islamic headscarf in the officially secular country.
    • This move applies to female officers working in general staff, command headquarters and branches. 
  • Canada's second most populous city Montreal has voted unanimously on a legislation to declare itself a sanctuary city to allow undocumented immigrants access to city-funded services such as shelters, housing and food banks.
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RBI Assistants Recruitment Final Results out

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Friends, on the basis of performance of the candidates in the Main Online Examination (Phase II), the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Final Result of RBI Assistants Recruitment 2016. You  can check the Centre –wise list of roll numbers of the provisionally selected candidates from the below link. All the Best :)

Note : In a recently released notification RBI has announced that there will be no Interviews for RBI Assistants Recruitment 2016 and the selection of candidates shall be made on the basis of marks secured in the Phase II Main examination
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Essay - Role of Women in Nation Building

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Role of Women in Nation Building

Overview
  • Today's modern women. 
  • Women's role in freedom struggle. 
  • Women play the role of professional and homemaker successfully. 
  • Even today disparity exists between men and women. 
  • Participation of women in politics should be encouraged. 
  • Law should be introduced to check the crime against women. 
  • Literacy is a must for women.
Many women all over the world have proved themselves as dynamic, vibrant, sincere and perfect in many fields. Their efforts and role in shaping a nation's development have proved that women are in no way inferior to men. They are efficient and perseverant enough to face all odds, challenges and obstacles and prove their genius in a male dominated society.

Women such as Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Golda Hair, Shri Mayo Bhandarnaike, Vijay Luxmi Pandit, Kiran Bedi have proved themselves in all manners, better than their male counterparts. These women shaped their own destiny as well as their country's destiny in such an efficient manner that made the whole society proud of them.

Today's educated and modern women have shed away their inhibitions and fears. They have shown to the world that they are highly equipped to compete in personal and professional spheres. They are successful both as homemakers as well as professionals, academicians, bureaucrats and politicians.
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IBPS PO VI Interview Experience - Sourav Majumder

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Name: Sourav Majumder

Interview Location: Chennai, Indian Overseas Bank 

Time : 8:30

Panel : 3

Number : 5

Date : 02/02/2017 [1st day 1st show]
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February 21, 2017

21st February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st February 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (21st February) is International Mother Language Day.
    • This day is observed to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
    • First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
    • February 21 was specifically chosen to mark the day in 1952 when students demonstrated for recognition of their language, Bangla as a national language in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).
    • Theme of International Mother Language Day 2017 : "Towards Sustainable Futures through Multilingual Education"
  • According to a latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has been the world's largest importer of major arms in the last five years.
    • India, which received most of its arms from Russia, accounted for 13% of the total global arms import between 2012-16. 
    • Note : SIPRI also revealed that the US was the top arms exporter.
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Essay - Money is a Good Servant But Bad Master

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Money is a Good Servant But Bad Master

The above proverb is by Francis Bacon. This proverb emphasises on the fact that money should not be given so much importance that it starts ruling one's life. One must be wise enough not to run after money at the cost of the other important things of his life. Money shall come and go but an individual should not lose the most valuable things of his life just because of money. 

Money is an essential and in fact an indispensable component of today's life. Without money, it is
impossible to survive in this world as it is the money with which one can buy all the necessities and luxuries required to lead the life. If one has money, one can buy whatever one needs, wishes or desires. This is the reason that everyone is running after it and finding ways to increase their wealth. People want to fulfil their unfulfilled desires. This desperation has led to the rise of unethical practices and crime in many cases. Morals and ethics seem to be lost in the money- driven world. 
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IBPS SO VI Interview Call Letters out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Interview Call Letters for IBPS Specialist Officers (SO) VI Interviews. As you know, the IBPS has conducted Online Exam for the recruitment of I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I), Marketing Officer (Scale I) in various nationalized banks during the last week of January 2017 and announced the results on 7th February 2017. Now it has came out with the Interview Call Letters of the same. You can check Download your IBPS SO VI Interview Call Letters from the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) or from below link by entering your Registration No / Roll No and Password / DOB(DD-MM-YY). All the Best :)
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February 20, 2017

20th February 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 20th February 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (20th February) is World Day of Social Justice.
    • It is an awareness day which had been initiated by the United Nations (UN) in 2009 and it aims to bring back the approach of social justice to mind.
    • One of its basic principles is the fair dispersal of goods. Social Justice is the basic condition for peace and respect between the nations on a connected world.
    • Theme of World Day of Social Justice 2017 : "Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work
  • NATO is going to approve a plan to build its anti-terrorism headquarters in Italy to monitor terrorist activities spreading across Europe.
    • This will help in coordinating information on crisis countries like Libya and Iraq, and addressing terrorism.
    • Secretary-General of NATO : Jens Stoltenberg
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67th Berlin International Film Festival Winners List

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The 67th annual Berlin International Film Festival (also known as "Berlinale") was recently held at Berlin, Germany from 9th February 2017 to 18th February 2017. Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven acted as the President of the jury. French drama film Django, directed by Étienne Comar, was the opening film of the festival. The Golden Bear, highest prize for the best film, was awarded to the Hungarian drama film "On Body and Soul" directed by Ildikó Enyedi, which was also the closing film of the festival. Here is the full list of Berlin 2017 winners. Happy Reading :)

Berlin Film Fest 2017 : Complete Winners List

  • Golden Bear For Best Film - On Body And Soul By Ildiko Enyedi
  • Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize - FéLicité By Alain Gomis
  • Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize - Pokot By Agnieszka Holland
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Failures are the Pillars of Success

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"Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." 
Denis Waitley
On the journey of life, everyone have to struggle, face ups and downs. Obstacles and hardships are bound to be there in one's lives. But what is important is how we tackle them. It is the perception of an individual towards the same that defines the course of his life. It has been aptly remarked that "To be a champion, fight one more round". It is one's tireless pursuit that will lead him to success. Success and failure are the two facets of a coin. There are people who may give up or there are others who are ready to take the failure as a challenge. A brave person takes the failures as a challenge, to step up the ladder of success. Destiny also favours the brave.

It is our attitude towards the life that helps us to shape our destiny. Failures can be disheartening when one is unable to cope with the situation. At such times, one must remember that it is the cowards who run away from the situation.

It is seldom that a child can walk without tumbling or falling down. But these small failures do not deter his spirit. Slowly and gradually, he learns to stand on his feet and then walk It is because of the child's will power that he is able to stand upright. This gives us a lesson that we must try and try until we succeed.

Success is a culmination of hard work, dedication, and determination. It is not necessary that every effort bears fruit. But every step definitely gives us an experience and this experience is incomparable. Failures not only make us aware of our shortcomings but provide a learning lesson.
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