Search your Topic HERE....

April 30, 2017

IOCL Recruitment of Engineering Assistants & Technical Attendants 2017

Leave a Comment
Friends, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), is recruiting Engineering Assistants and Technical Attendants for the year 2017. There are 40 posts in total. Selection will be based on a written test which is scheduled to be held on 11th June 2017.You can apply online from 27th April 2017 to 17th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the organization : Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Name of the Post : 
Engineering Assistants and Technical Attendants Apprentices


Vacancy Details :
  • Western Region Pipelines - 22 Posts.
    • Engineering Assistant (Mechanical) - 01 Post
    • Engineering Assistant (Electrical) - 05 Posts
    • Engineering Assistant (T&I) - 04 Posts
    • Technical Attendant – I - 12 Posts
  • Northern Region Pipelines - 06 Posts
    • Engineering Assistant (Electrical) - 02 Posts
    • Technical Attendant – I - 04 Posts
  • South Eastern Region Pipelines - 06 Posts
    • Engineering Assistant (Mechanical) - 01 Post
    • Engineering Assistant (Electrical) - 01 Post
    • Technical Attendant – I - 04 Posts
Read More...

30th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

Leave a Comment
Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit India today. 
    • He is expected to meet prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
    • The two leaders are expected to discuss India's Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership bid and methods to further strengthen cooperation in counter-terrorism and trade.
    • Important Points to Note
      • Turkey is a member of the NSG and the two leaders are expected to have discussion on India's membership bid. 
        • Recep Tayyip last visited India in 2008 as Turkey's Prime Minister.
  • Mexico's Lower House of Congress today passed a bill to legalise the use of marijuana for medical and scientific needs
  • The 27 member countries of the European Union today unanimously agreed to the negotiating guidelines for Brexit talks with the UK in less than 15 minutes.
    • However, they suggested that they will demand Britain to agree on payments to the bloc before considering a new trade deal. 
    • EU-UK talks will begin after the country's general election on June 8.
  • Turkish authorities today blocked access to online encyclopedia Wikipedia without a court order.
    • Note : Turkey has temporarily blocked popular social media sites including Facebook in the past, in wake of mass protests or terror attacks.
National Current Affairs
  • In India, Anti-Child Labour Day is being observed today (April 30), a day before Labour Day (1st May).
    • Important Note : Don't be confused with World Day Against Child Labour which is observed on 12th June.
  • Starting May 1, prospective parents going for adoption would not be allowed to "pick and choose" but would only be given one option by the national adoption body. 
    • Till now, the government's adoption portal, CARINGS, referred up to three children to the prospective parents to choose from.
Read More...

One Word Substitutions - Lesson 47

Leave a Comment
Friends, this is the 47th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'W'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 47

  • Sing in a high voice in an unsteady way  
    • warble (verb)
  • Aggressive and eager to fight 
    • warlike (adjective)
  • Kind and friendly 
    • warmhearted (adjective)
  • Someone who encourages people to start a war 
    • Warmonger (noun)
  • Having strange and unpleasant ideas
    • warped (adjective)
  • Make something necessary and appropriate 
    • warrant (verb)
  • Guarantee to repair or replace the sold goods during a particular period 
    • warranty (noun)
Read More...

February 2017 Current Affairs Highlights (One-Liners)

Leave a Comment
Friends, here are the Major Current Affairs Highlights of February 2017. These one-liners cover all important International, National, MOUs, Indexes, Banking, Technology, Books & Authors, Committees and Sports affairs of February month (from 1st to 28th February 2017). We will  provide the pdf version soon, but we advise you to write these on your own so that you wont forget them again. All the Best and Happy Reading :)

February 2017 Current Affairs Highlights (One-Liners) 

  • 11th biennial edition of International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition - Aero India 2017 was held at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bangalore from February 14-18.
  • 14th Death anniversary of 1st Indian American woman in space Kalpana Chawla was observed on 1st February 2017.
  • 17th session of BIMSTEC senior officials’ meeting was recently held at Kathmandu. It has been announced that the 4th edition of BIMSTEC Summit-2017 will be held in Nepal
  • 2 new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will come up in Jharkhand and Gujarat.
  • 2nd International Women's Trade Expo was recently held at Kathmandu (Nepal). 
  • 31st Surajkund International Crafts Mela was recently held. Theme state : Jharkhand. Partner nation : Egypt.
  • 6th February is observed as 'International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation' each year to educate and spread awareness about its dangers.
  • 81st Senior National Badminton Championships. Mens Singles Winner : Sorabh Verma (by defeating Lakshya Sen), Womens Singles Winner : Rituparna Das (by defeating Reshma Karthik).
Read More...

April 29, 2017

29th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

Leave a Comment
Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (29th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 29th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (29th April) is International Dance Day / World Dance Day.
    • The day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Committee of the UNESCO International Theatre Institute.
    • The date was chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, who was born in 1727, a French dancer and ballet master and a great reformer of dance. 
  • Today is the "Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare".
    • This day is officially recognised by the United Nations (UN) and has been celebrated since 2005.
  • US President Donald Trump today completed his first 100 days in office, which he called the most successful timeline in the country's history.
    • In 14 weeks, Trump signed over 30 executive orders and 13 acts to roll back regulations, more than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. 
    • Trump also met various world leaders including leaders of Germany, Japan and China.
Read More...

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th April 2017

Leave a Comment
Hello I am Harsh and sharing English Vocabulary from the Editorial Section of THE HINDU News paper dated 29th April 2017. Happy Reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Facing up to IT: On visa rules posing challenge to Indian IT companies"
  • SPECTACULAR  -  beautiful in a dramatic and eye - catching way
  • PROTECTIONISM -  the theory or practice of shielding a country's domestic industries from                       foreign competition by taxing imports
  • SLEW - turn or slide violently or uncontrollably
  • PERSONNEL - people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service.
  • RHETORIC  -  language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • SCRAPPED  -  abolish or cancel (a plan, policy, or law).
Read More...

Essay : Narendra Modi - The Leader of New India

1 comment

Narendra Modi - The Leader of New India

Overview
  • Childhood and family profile. 
  • Early career as the regional organiser of BJP in Gujarat. 
  • As Chief Minister of Gujarat advocating pro activegood governance. 
  • Elected as Prime Minister of India. 
  • Improvement of India's bilateral international relations during his regime. 
  • Modi governments ambitious projects include 'Digital India' and 'Make In India'.
Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17th September, 1950 in Vadnagar, a small town in North Gujarat's Mehsana district. He was born three years after India attained freedom and within months of India becoming a Republic. Narendra Modi was the third of the six children of Damodardas Modi and Hiraba Modi. Narendra Modi's life journey to the Office of Prime Minister is inspiring. His formative years taught him tough lessons as he balanced his studies and non-academic life. Modi completed his studies against all odds. He did his schooling from Vadnagar and obtained a master's degree in Political Science from Gujarat University. His saga of struggle began when as a teenager, he, along with his brother, used to run a tea stall near a railway station in Ahmedabad.
Read More...

English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 82

Leave a Comment
  1. A person who hates anything new is known as a 
    1. Misologist
    2. Misoneist
    3. Misanthrope
    4. Misogynist
    5. Misogamist
  2. The olive branch is an offer of 
    1. Good remuneration
    2. A high position
    3. Well-earned reward
    4. Peace
    5. Care
  3. Match the lists 
    1. Internist
    2. Gynaecologist
    3. Obstetrician
    4. Paediatrician
    5. Dermatologist
      • a. Skin disease
      • b. Female diseases
      • c. Diseases of the childhood
      • d. Delivers babies
      • e. Diagnosis
Read More...

April 28, 2017

28th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

Leave a Comment
Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th April) is Workers' Memorial Day / World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
    • This is an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
    • Theme of Workers' Memorial Day 2017 : Good health and safety for all workers whoever they are
  • Kazakhstan has opened its honorary consulate in Chennai.
    • It will be headed by well-known businessman Suraj Shantakumar. 
    • This consulate will cover 3 states namely, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
    • Important Note : This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Kazakhstan.
  • Poland today assured India of its support to New Delhi's bid for membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council.
    • This was conveyed by Polish Prime Minister Beata Syzdlo to Vice President Hamid Ansari when the two leaders met here to discuss issues of bilateral and mutual interests.
Read More...

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 28th April 2017

Leave a Comment
Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 28th April 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "What’s cricket ?: On BCCI's approach to cricket"

  • Approach - a particular way of thinking about or dealing with something
  • Revenue - income from business activities
  • Chastening - to make someone feel ashamed or less confident
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Punctured the bubble - to destroy someone's illusion
  • Entitlement - the feeling that you have the right to do or have what you want without having to work for it or deserve it
Read More...

April 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 6

Leave a Comment
Indian bank has recently appointed _____________ as the new Managing Director and CEO of the bank.



Who has been recently sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court ?



What is India's rank in World Economic Forum Global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ?



The Uttar Pradesh government has given its clearance to the project of building a music village in Varanasi in honour of which legendary shehnai player ?


Read More...

Essay : AIDS - A Horrendous Disease

Leave a Comment

AIDS - A Horrendous Disease

Overview
  • What is HIV and AIDS?
  • C Origin of HIV infection.
  • Different ways of transmission of HIV infection.
  • 0 Symptoms of HIV in different stages.
  • HIV/AIDS in India.
  • India’s initiative to control it.
  • Available treatment for AIDS.
Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the most dreadful disease in the history of mankind, which has caused a great havoc in the minds of people. World AIDS Day, observed globally on 1st December each year since 1988, is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Government and health officials, non-governmental organisations and individuals around the world observe the day and are dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

What is HIV and AIDS?

HIV stands for ‘Human Immuno Deficiency Virus’. It is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells), which help the immune system to fight off infections. HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells (T cells) in the body, making the person more likely to get infections or infection-related cancers. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and diseases.
Read More...

One Word Substitutions - Lesson 46

Leave a Comment
Friends, this is the 46th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'V'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 46

  • Someone who does not eat animal products like meat / milk or eggs
    • vegan (noun)
  • Spend time without doing anything 
    • vegetate (noun)
  • Someone who does not eat meat or fish 
    • veggie (noun)
  • Showing extremely strong feelings 
    • vehement (adjective)
  • Something that prevents one from learning the truth 
    • veil (noun)
  • Not being expressed directly or clearly 
    • veiled (adjective)
  • Track used for cycle racing 
    • velodrome (noun)
  • Prepared to do dishonest and immoral things in return for money 
    • venal (adjective)
  • Someone who sells things 
    • vendor (noun)
Read More...

April 27, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th April 2017

Leave a Comment
Hello I am Harsh and sharing English Vocabulary from the Editorial Section of THE HINDU News paper dated 27th April 2017. Happy Reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Politics and the police: On reinstating Kerala DGP Senkumar"

  • RULED - pronounce authoritatively and legally to be the case.
  • TENURE - the conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied
  • ARBITRARY - based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
  • REGIME - a government, especially an authoritarian one
  • DISPENSATION - exemption from a rule or usual requirement
  • UNFETTERED - not confined or restricted
  • REINSTATING - restore (someone or something) to their former position or state
  • DISCREATION -  the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.
Read More...

BEL Probationary Engineers Recruitment 2017

Leave a Comment
Friends, the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), India’s premier Navaratna Defence Electronics Company, under Ministry of Defence, Government of India, is inviting online applications for filling up the posts of Probationary Engineers for the year 2017. There are 66 Posts in total. The selection will be based on a written test which is scheduled to be held on 2nd July 2017. The last date for online applications is 11th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Name of the Posts : Probationary Engineers

Vacancy Details :
  • Electronics - 33 Posts
  • Mechanical - 20 Posts
  • Computer Science - 10 Posts
  • Civil - 3 Posts
    • Total - 66 Posts
Read More...

27th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 27th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (27th April) is International Guide Dogs Day
  • India slipped three places to be placed 136th among 180 countries in the 2017 world press freedom rankings
    • India was just three places above Pakistan and a rank below Palestine.
    • Top 10 Countries in the List
      • Norway
      • Sweden
      • Finland
      • Denmark
      • Netherlands
      • Costa Rica
      • Switzerland
      • Jamaica
      • Balgium
      • Iceland

MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU on economic cooperation in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe. 
    • The MoU proposes Indian investment in a port, oil tank farm, highway and railway projects in Sri Lanka.
Read More...

RBI to release new Rs 10, 5 Coins

Leave a Comment
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced taht it is going to issue new Rs. 10 coins and Rs. 5 coins.

New Rs. 10 Coin Highlights :
  • The Rs. 10 coins have been minteed to commemorate the 125th year of National Archives of India.  
  • On the reverse of the coin, there will be an image of National Archives Building in the centre with inscription '125 YEARS' below the image.
  • It will also bear logo of 125th anniversary celebration. 
  • The year 1891 and 2016 in English shall be written on the upper and lower periphery of the coin respectively. 
  • The year 1916 and 2016 in international numerals shall be written respectively on left and right top of the image.
Read More...

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th April 2017

Leave a Comment
Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 26th April 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : " Murder at noon: On Maoists attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma"

  • Ambush - an attack from a hidden position
  • Battalion - a large group of soldiers that consists of three or more smaller groups
  • Tragic - causing or involving great sadness, because someone suffers or dies
  • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Neighbouring -  near each other
  • Precaution - something done to protect people or things against possible harm or trouble
  • Insurgents - someone who belongs to a group of people fighting to take control of their country by force
Read More...

April 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 5

Leave a Comment
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh was on a 4 day visit to India. Who is S/he ?



A noter author, who is famous for his novels Sarkarnama and Drohpar, was recently passed away. Name him ?



Name the first cricketer from Afghanistan to play in an Indian Premier League match ?



Which state government has passed a bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to legalise bullock cart races in the state ?



World Health Day is observed on ?



What is the Theme of World Health Day 2017 ?


Read More...

CPCL Recruitment 2017

Leave a Comment
Friends, the Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), a Public Sector undertaking and a group company of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, is inviting applications from eligible Indian citizens for filling up Non-supervisory positions (trainees). There are 56 Posts in total. You can apply online from 3rd May 2017 to 31st May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) 
Vacancy Details :
  • Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Production) - Trainee : 22 posts
  • Jr. Quality Control Analyst-IV (Quality Control)  - Trainee : 04 posts
  • Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Electrical)  - Trainee: 03 posts
  • Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Instrumentation) - Trainee : 02 posts
  • Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (Mechanical) - Trainee : 07 posts
  • Jr. Engineering Assistant-IV (P&U - Mechanical)  - Trainee : 06 posts
  • Jr. Technical Assistant-IV (Fire & Safety)  - Trainee : 04 posts
  • Jr. Marketing Assistant-IV (Marketing)  - Trainee : 01 post
  • Hindi Translator-IV - Trainee : 01 post
  • Junior Account Assistant (Finance) - Trainee : 03 posts
  • Jr. Office Assistant (HR)  - Trainee: 01 post
Read More...

Essay - Endangered Wildlife in India

Leave a Comment

Endangered Wildlife in India

Overview
  • Meaning of endangered species. 
  • Relation between the different species and the biodiversity of the world.
  • Classification of the species according to the IUCN.
  • List of the endangered species in India.
  • The causes of extinction. 
  • Initiatives taken by the Government of India to protect endangered species. 
  • The different programmes taken by the UNESCO.
  • Some important projects and laws launched by the Government of India to protect wildlife.
  • Main causes regarding the threats to wildlife.
  • Necessity of conservation.
Endangered species is the second most severe conservation status for wildlife in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red Data Book, after critically endangered. Any wildlife species is classified as endangered if any of the following criteria is met i.e. population size less than 250 mature members; reduction in population at the rate of 70% in the last 10 years; probability of extinction in wild is 20% in the next 20 years; facing high risk of extinction in the wild. 

Species are considered as the building blocks of biodiversity. However, due to unprecedented proportions of threat because of urbanisation, pollution and other authropogenic interventions, the biodiversity is shrinking.
Read More...

English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 81

Leave a Comment
  1. A flimsy argument is
    1. Abusive
    2. Vulgar
    3. Concerned with motion pictures
    4. Feeble
    5. Known to everyone
  2. To flinch is to 
    1. Cheat 
    2. Make a fool of 
    3. Decorate minutely
    4. Wince
    5. Sing loudly
  3. A flippant character is 
    1. Restless
    2. Careful
    3. Intelligent
    4. Religious 
    5. Frivolous
  4. To flounder is to 
    1. Find one's bearings
    2. Walk with confidence
    3. Grope
    4. Throw away unused things
    5. Collect flags
Read More...

April 26, 2017

SBI Specialist Officers Recruitment 2017

Leave a Comment
Friends, the State Bank of India (SBI) is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Specialist Officers for the year 2017. There are 12 posts in total. The selection will be based on Interview. You can apply online from 26th April 2017 to 12th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)

Name of the Posts : Specialist Officers


Vacancy Details :
  • Chief Manager (Cost Accountant) -  01 Post
  • Digital System Architect -  02 Posts
  • System/ Business Analyst -  02 Posts
  • Analyst (Analytics) -  02 Posts
  • WAS Administrator -  01 Post
  • UX Designer -  01 Post
  • IT Risk Manager -  02 Posts
  • Data Warehouse Architect -  01 Post
Read More...

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 25th April 2017

Leave a Comment
Hello I am Harsh and sharing English Vocabulary from the Editorial Section of THE HINDU News paper dated 25th April 2017. Happy Reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The best laid plans: On NITI Aayog"
  • DISDAIN - consider to be unworthy of one's consideration,
  • ERSTWHILE - former,
  • EMPHASIS - special importance, value, or prominence given to something
  • FEDERALISM - the federal principle or system of government
  • SUCCESSOR -  A person or thing that succeeds another.
  • RELEGATED - assign an inferior rank or position to
  • AGENDA - a list of items to be discussed at a formal meeting
  • ENVISIONED - imagine as a future possibility; visualize
  • ENSURE - make certain that (something) will occur or be the case
Read More...

WBSEDCL Recruitment of Office Executives 2017 - 247 Posts

Leave a Comment
Friends, the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) is recruiting Office Executive posts for the year 2017. There are 247 posts in total. Graduation (with 50% marks) is the minimum qualification to apply . The selection will be based on a written test which is to be held on 18th June 2017. You can apply online from today (26th April 2017) to 16th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL)


Name of the Posts : Office Executives 

Age : 18 to 27 years

Educational Qualification : Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks and certificate course on computer Or BBA/ BCA/ Bachelor Degree in Science/ MCA   
Read More...

26th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 26th April 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (26th April) is World Intellectual Property Day.
    • The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe".
    • 26 April was chosen as the date to celebrate this day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.
    • Theme of 2017 Innovation – Improving Lives.
  • Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe is on a four-day visit to India.
    • He is the third leader from India’s South Asian neighbourhood to be visiting India.
    • Prior to this, Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (from 7-10 April) and the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari (from 17-21 April) have visited India.
    • Note : Modi is expected to visit Nepal on 12 May and after attending the Vesak Day celebrations—which commemorates Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away.
Read More...

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th April 2017

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

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd April 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Tale of two sections: On vexatious criminal prosecution"

  • Vexatious - vexatious legal action has no purpose other than to cause annoyance
  • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
  • Revisit - to consider or discuss something again
  • Intervene - to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
  • Ordeal - an extremely unpleasant experience, especially one that lasts for a long time
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
Read More...

Banks in News 2017

Leave a Comment

Banks in News 2017

  • South-based Lakshmi Vitas Bank has had up with Centrum Group in which the bank will refer its High Net worth Individuals (HNI) to Centrum for wealth management and family office services. Centrum will conduct the busi-ness through its wealth management arm Centrum Wealth Management and will offer its existing portfolio of wealth management services to the bank's HNI clients. 
    • Note : This is the first time in the country that a private bank has given the charge to an independent professional wealth.
  • In a fresh push toward a less cash economy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has prohibit-ed non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) of all kinds from lending more than Rs.20,000 in cash against gold. 
    • Note : The NBFCs have been told to issue cheques for loan amounts above this prescribed limit. Earlier, NBFCs had been directed to disburse only high value loans of Rs.1 lakh and above against gold by cheque. 
  • iSelect term plan 
    • Canara, HSBC and Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance launched iSelect term plan to expand its online product suit with the meant for family protection. iSelect term plan provides enhanced protection cover for the family at an affordable premium. 
      • Note : It is a pure protection online term plan that provides life insurance cover along with the option to cover against accidental death/ disability. 
Read More...

Latest GA Quiz 2017 for Banking and Insurance Exams - Set 2

Leave a Comment
    1. Who was reelected as the Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 30. November 2016?
      1.  Guy Ryder
      2.  Sharan Burrow
      3.  Irina Bokova
      4.  Margaret Chan
      5.  Anthony Lake 
    2. Who was appointed the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in November 2016?
      1.  Dhanpat Singh
      2.  Sanjeev Kaushal
      3.  Yudhvir Singh Malik
      4.  Rajan Kumar Gupta
      5.  Sudeep Singh Dhillon
    3. Who was appointed the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) on November 28, 2016 ?
      1.  Shokin Chauhan
      2.  A.K. Bhatt
      3.  Praveen Bakshi
      4.  Birendra Singh
      5.  None of these
    4. Who was elected as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President for 2017 in November 2016?
      1.  Didar Singh
      2.  Malvinder Mohan Singh
      3.  Swati Piramal
      4.  Pankaj Patel
      5.  None of these
    5. India's first digital village Akodara is in Sabarakantha district of ?
      1.  Maharashtra
      2.  Goa
      3.  Rajasthan
      4.  Haryana
      5.  Gujarat
    Read More...

    Essay : Managing Work and Home - A Double Burden on Indian Women

    Leave a Comment

    Managing Work and Home - A Double Burden on Indian Women

    Overview
    • Indian working women try to balance job between home and workplace. 
    • In India, domestic front is regarded as women's responsibility. 
    • The daily routine of a working woman. 
    • The effects of double burden on their physical and psychological health. 
    • Double burden is for both urban and rural women. 
    • The way out to reduce 'double burden.
    The majority of Indian women are involved in regular economic activity or productive work. This is in addition to their domestic work which is defined as women's responsibility. The Indian menfolk in general are unwilling to contribute their part in finishing the household work. As a result women are entrusted with the double burden of doing household work, taking care of her children and husband and their official employment outside of home.

    The home is assumed to be woman's main place of work and working in an office or institution to be secondary. We find, therefore working women trying to do a balancing job between home and workplace which can be equated like balancing on a tight rope. It is common to see a working woman get up early, work in the kitchen, getting the children ready for school. After all this getting ready hurriedly and reaching office in time. At work also, they have to give 100% to accomplish the given task, work hard to qualify for promotion In the evening rush back home to attend to family duties, household work and children's studies. It is far worse than a 'rat race' men incessantly talk about.
    Read More...

    One Word Substitutions - Lesson 45

    Leave a Comment
    Friends, this is the 45th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'U'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

    One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 45

    • Emphasize or show that something is important
      • underline (verb)
    • Someone with a lower status or rank
      • underling (noun)
    • Important but not easily noticed or clearly stated
      • underlying (adjective)
    • Make something gradually weaker and less effective 
      • undermine (verb)
    • Form the basis of an agreement or claim
      • underpin (verb)
    • Make something seem less important while it is not so
      • underplay (verb)
    • Having less money and opportunities 
      • underprivileged (adjective)
    • Not recognize how important or good something really is 
      • underrate (verb)
    Read More...

    April 25, 2017

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

    Leave a Comment
    Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 22nd April 2017. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "AIADMK impasse: Divided they stand"

    • Impasse - a situation in which progress is impossible, especially because the people involved cannot agree
    • Conflicting - describes two or more things that cannot all be right or cannot all happen at the same time
    • Faction - a small group within a larger group, consisting of people with different opinions from the rest
    • Unmistakable - not likely to be confused with something else
    • Resentment - an angry unhappy feeling that you have when you think you have been treated unfairly or without enough respect
    • Allegedly - if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
    • Nephew - a son of your sister or brother, or a son of the sister or brother of your husband or wife
    Read More...

    SBI PO Previous Papers : English Language - Synonyms & Antonyms

    Leave a Comment

    SYNONYMS & ANTONYMS 

    Directions (1-3) : Choose the word which is most nearly the SAME in meaning as the word given in bold. (SBI Associate Banks PO Exam. 21.07.2002)
    1. PREDISPOSED
    1. Reluctant
    2. Unprepared
    3. Ready
    4. Hesitant
    5. Interested 
    2. STRESS
    1. Enforce
    2. Emphasise
    3. Pressurise
    4. Suppress
    5. Implement 
    3. AFTERMATH
    1. Devastation
    2. Disharmony
    3. Posterity
    4. Consequence
    5. Contemporary 
    Read More...

    25th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

    Daily Current Affairs of 25th April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (25th April) is World Malaria Day.
      • This day recognizes global efforts to control malaria.
      • Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
      • Important Note :
        • Wolrd Malaria Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns currently marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
        • Remaining days are,
          • World Health Day,
          • World Blood Donor Day,
          • World Immunization Week,
          • World Tuberculosis Day,
          • World No Tobacco Day,
          • World Hepatitis Day and
          • World AIDS Day.
      • Theme for World Malaria Day 2017 : End Malaria For Good
    • World Penguin Day is being observed today. 
      • This day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins, which happens each year around April 25, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). 
    Read More...

    24th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

    Daily Current Affairs of 24th April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (24th April) is World Day For Animals In Laboratories (also known as World Lab Animal Day).
      • This day was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS).
      • The date 24th April was chosen to observe this day, as it marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding.
      • Theme of the Year 2017 : Vivisectors and Animals
    • Today is Pinhole Photography day.
    • India has become the world's fifth-largest military spender, witnessing a growth of around 8.5% in expenditure in 2016. According to the figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India's defence expenditure stood at ₹3.6 lakh crore in 2016. 
      • Top 5 Largest Military Spenders in the World :
        • US 
        • China
        • Russia
        • Saudi Arabia
        • India
    Read More...

    IWST Bengaluru Recruitment of PAs & JRFs 2017

    Leave a Comment
    Friends, the Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST), Bengaluru is recruiting Project Assistants & Junior Research Fellows (JRF) for the year 2017. The selection will be based on Walk – In Interviews, scheduled to be held on 9th May 2017 and 11th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST)

    Vacancy Details :
    • Project Assistant (PAs)    - 10 Posts
    • Junior Research Fellows (JRF) - 9 Posts    
    Educational Qualifications :
    • For Project Assistants : B.Sc / B.Tech in relevant subject
    • For Junior Research Fellows : 1st class M.Sc in relevant subject   

    Age (as on 9th May 2017) :
    • Must not be exceed than 28 years
    • For SC/ST/OBC/Women/ PWD are relaxable by 05 years.
    Read More...

    Latest GA Quiz 2017 for Bank and Insurance Exams

    Leave a Comment
    1. Malcolm Turnbull visited India in April 2017. He is the Prime Minister of which of the following countries ?
      1.  Spain
      2.  Canada
      3.  Australia
      4.  New Zealand
      5.  France
    2. Who was named Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2016 on April 5, 2017 ?
      1.  Younis Khan
      2.  Virat Kohli
      3.  Ravichandran Ashwin
      4.  Misbah-ul-Haq
      5.  Chris Woakes
    Read More...

    Syndicate Bank Recruitment of Attenders 2017

    Leave a Comment
    Friends, the Syndicate Bank is inviting applications for the recruitment of Temporary Attenders in various districts. There are 54 Posts in total. A pass in 10th Standard is the minimum qualification to apply. Last date for applications is 5th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Bank : Syndicate Bank 

    Name of the Posts : Temporary Attenders 

    District-wise Vacancy Details :
    • Ajmer - 03 Posts
    • Alwar - 05 Posts
    • Baran - 01 Post
    • Bharatpur - 05 Posts
    • Bikaner - 02 Posts
    • Bundi - 01 Post
    • Chittorgarh - 01 Post
    • Dausa - 03 Posts
    • Dungarpur - 02 Posts
    • Jaipur - 09 Posts
    • Jaisalmer - 01 Post
    • Jhunjhunu - 02 Posts
    Read More...

    Essay : Chandrayaan 1 - India's First Lunar Mission

    Leave a Comment

    Chandrayaan-1 India's First Lunar Mission

    Overview
    • Introduction of Chandrayaan-1. 
    • Major initiatives of Lunar Mission. 
    • Description of Lunar Mission. 
    • The primary objective of the mission. 
    • The journey of Chandrayaan-1. 
    • The major discovery of Chandrayaan-1.
    • The data obtained by this mission. 
    • The important findings of this mission and its significance of Indian Space Mission.
    Chandrayaan-1 is India's first mission to the moon and was launched on 22nd October, 2008, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Shriharikota. It was launched using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The spacecraft orbited at a height of 100 km from the lunar surface for chemical, mineralogical and photo-geologic mapping of the moon. The scientific payloads from India included the Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC), Hyper Spectral Imager (HySI), Lunar Laser Ranging Instrument (LLRI) etc. It also carried scientific instruments built in the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden, and Bulgaria.

    The video imaging system was designed to take images of moon's surface, the radar measured the rate of descent of the probe, and mass spectrometer made a detailed study of the extremely thin lunar atmosphere. The idea of undertaking a scientific mission to the Moon was mooted by Indian Academy of Sciences. It was further discussed by the Astronomical Society of India. Based on the recommendations of the scientific community and as a first major initiative, a National Lunar Mission Task Mission was constituted by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
    Read More...

    English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 80

    Leave a Comment
    1. A misanthrope hates
      1. Wars
      2. Cultural activities
      3. Reasons
      4. Anything new
      5. Humanity
    2. To beat about the bush is
      1. To clear the wild growth around one's house
      2. Not to come to the point
      3. To play hide-and-seek
      4. To scare
      5. To offer less than one's due
    3. In case of eye trouble you should consult 
      1. An oculist
      2. An orthopaedist
      3. A cardiologist
      4. A neurologist
      5. A psychiatrist 
    4. To nettle is to 
      1. Annoy
      2. Catch
      3. Escape
      4. Achieve
      5. Incur
    Read More...

    April 24, 2017

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st April 2017

    Leave a Comment
    Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 21st April 2017. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : " Babri Masjid demolition trials: Ayodhya again"

    • Demolition - the act of destroying something, such as a building or other structure
    • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
    • Breathes new life into something - to provide something with new ideas, new energy etc, so that it improves and is more likely to be successful again
    • Moribund - not active or successful
    • Prosecution - the process or act of accusing someone of a crime and asking a court of law to judge them
    • A new lease of life - a change to something that makes it more modern or useful
    Read More...

    23rd April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

    Daily Current Affairs of 23rd April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (23rd April) is World Book and Copyright Day.
      • This day is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
      • This day is an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them.
      • Note : Conakry, Guinea chosen as 'World Book Capital 2017' by UN for promoting reading in underprivileged sections.
    • The 1st round of French presidential election began today with 11 candidates' names on the ballot including far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, conservative François Fillon, centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-left wildcard Jean-Luc Mélenchon
      • This will determine the top two from the 11 candidates, who will proceed to a final run-off on May 7.
    • According to the Federation of American Scientists (FAS), Russia, with 7,000 nuclear warheads, and the US, with 6,800 warheads, together hold an estimated 93% of the world's nuclear arsenal.
      • Other countries like France, China, and the UK account for 300, 270 and 215 nuclear warheads respectively. 
      • While Pakistan has a warhead stockpile of 120-130, India's warheads range between 110-120.
    Read More...

    22nd April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

    Leave a Comment
    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 22nd April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • 47th International Earth Day is being observed today.
      • The world's first ever Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April 1970, in the United States of America to increase public awareness about environmental problems. 
      • It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson.  
      • The aim of the day is to bring attention to environmental issues to spark changes that will result in a healthy, sustainable environment. 
      • Theme of 2017 : Environmental and Climate Literacy”.
    • For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain witnessed a full day powered by energy generated without the use of coal
      • Note : Britain will shut its last coal power station by 2025 to meet its climate change commitments.
    National Current Affairs
    • The Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation in Kerala has started an initiative wherein cloth sanitary napkin vending machines will be set up in public spaces such as public toilets, railway stations and schools. 
      • The first 1,620 pads will be available for free and thereafter people will be charged ₹10 for three sanitary pads. 
    • The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, which regulates sale and distribution of drugs in India, has reportedly found medicines like Combiflam, a pain reliever, and D Cold Total, a cold medicine, to be substandard.
      • Along with these drugs, the organisation issued an alert for 55 other drugs, all of which failed different tests in March, the report stated.
    Read More...

    21st April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

    Daily Current Affairs of 21st April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • India has won elections to two subsidiary bodies of a UN organ focussed on social and economic issues. 
      • India, along with 12 other members, was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 
      • India, along with 19 other nations, was also elected by acclamation to the International Narcotics Control Board for a four-year term beginning January next year.
    • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made sweeping changes to Citizenship laws unveiling tighter requirements for new applicants.
      • This announcement follows the recent scrapping of the 457 visa program for foreign workers, which was used majorly by the Indians. 
    • Iran's former two-term president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has been disqualified from re-running in Iran's presidential elections in May.
      • The list has approved six politicians to run, including the incumbent, Hassan Rouhani and excluded over 1,600 other nominees who had applied to run for president, including all 137 female candidates.
    • Saudi Arabia's Labour Ministry issued an order to restrict employment in shopping malls only to Saudi nationals
      • Note : Currently, Saudi's retail sector employs 15 lakh workers, of whom only 3 lakh are Saudis. 
    National Current Affairs
    • Today (21st April 2017) is Civil Service Day
      • It is observed by all Civil Services.  
      • Purpose of this day : To rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.
      • The day provides an unique opportunity for introspection as also for working out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the ever changing times.
    • All polling booths for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections have been declared tobacco-free by the Delhi State Election Commission, in a first in the country. 
    Read More...

    One Word Substitutions - Lesson 44

    Leave a Comment
    Friends, this is the 44th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'T'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

    One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 44

    • Natural ability to excel in something 
      • talent (noun)
    • Having a liking to talk a lot
      • talkative (adjective
    • Calculate the total amount
      • tally (verb)
    • Make something easy to control 
      • tame (verb)
    • Change something without permission 
      • tamper (verb)
    • Very strong taste or smell 
      • tang (noun)
    Read More...

    Nainital Bank Recruitment 2017

    Leave a Comment
    Friends, the Nainital Bank Ltd is inviting online applictions for the recruitment of various posts like Finance Head, Technology Head. Project Head, Marketing Head, Technology Architect, Digital Marketing Head, Head of Sales and Product Heads for the year 2017. Last date for submission of applications is 8th May 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Bank : Nainital Bank Ltd

    Name of the Posts:
    1. Finance Head
    2. Technology Head
    3. Project Head
    4. Marketing Head
    5. Technology Architect
    6. Digital Marketing Head
    7. Head of Sales
    8. Product Head
    Read More...

    Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2017 Winners List

    Leave a Comment
    The Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament 2017, sponsored by Rolex is an annual tennis tournament for Male professional players (Singles and Doubles) held from 16th to 23rd April 2017 at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. This year celebrates the 111th edition of the tournament. This tournament is important for us because Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has won the double's title. Here are the winners of this year's tournament. 

    2017 Monte-Carlo Masters Winners
    • Singles
      • Defending champion Rafael Nadal (Spain) successfully defended the title by beating Albert Ramos Viñolas (Spain) ion the final. 
    Read More...

    April 20, 2017

    20th April 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

    Leave a Comment
    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th April 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 20th April 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) will issue a set of stamps showing 10 yoga asanas (poses) to commemorate the International Day of Yoga on June 21 in New York. 
      • The stamps, to be issued only in $1.15 denomination each, depict a different yoga poses next to a large 'Om' in Devanagari script.
    • India has contributed USD 2,50,000 to the UN Election Assistance Division to help other countries to hold elections and develop their electoral systems. 
      • This is the second time that India has contributed USD 2,50,000 towards electoral assistance and capacity building. 
      • Note : The first assistance was made in 2012. 
    • Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a bill endorsing compulsory Quran education for all Muslim students studying in government schools from class 1 to 12.
    • The British Parliament today voted 552-13 in favour of a motion presented by PM Theresa May calling for a snap general election on June 8. 
      • May had said that a fresh mandate would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks and provide certainty for the future. 
    Read More...

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th April 2017

    Leave a Comment
    Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 20th April 2017. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "IMD forecast: Clouds of prosperity"

    • Forecast - predict or estimate (a future event or trend)
    • Prosperity - the situation of being successful and having a lot of money
    • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia
    • Galvanise - to cause someone to suddenly take action, especially by shocking or exciting them in some way
    • Make the most of something - to take full advantage of something because it may not last long
    • Meteorology - the scientific study of weather
    • Ecology - the study of the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
    • Consecutive - following one after another in order and with nothing else in between
    • Drought - a long period when there is little or no rain
    Read More...
    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...