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May 31, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th May 2017

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HINDU Vocabulary shared by Kani

  • Moderation - the process of checking that the marks given in an examination are fair and correct
  • Directive - an official order
  • Pose - to present a difficult or dangerous situation
  • Long-standing - having existed for a long time
  • Comparability - capable of being compared
  • Assessing -  to carefully consider a situation, person, or problem in order to make a judgment
  • Resort to something - to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something 
  • Offset - to balance the effect of something
  • Criteria - a standard by which you judge, decide about, or deal with something
  • Substantive - important or serious, or referring to the most important or serious issues
  • Quantitative - relating to numbers or amounts
  • Yield - to produce something
  • Elsewhere - in or to another place or other places
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31st May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 31st May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (31st May) is World No Tobacco Day.
    • This day is an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1987 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and encourage governments to adopt effective policies to reduce smoking and other tobacco use.
    • Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2017 : "Tobacco – a threat to development"
  • Narendra Modi became the first Indian PM to visit Spain in nearly 30 years, after he reached the country yesterday's night. 
    • The previous Indian PM to visit Spain was Rajiv Gandhi, in 1988.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Spain have signed 7 agreements following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace in the Spanish capital.
    • The agreements signed were :
      • Agreement for Transfer of Sentence Persons
      • Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports
      • MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain
      • MoU on Cooperation in Cyber Security
      • MoU on Cooperation in Organ Transplantation
      • MoU on Cooperation in Renewable Energy
      • MoU on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation
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Dena Bank PO Online Exam 2017 Postponed

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Friends, the Dena Bank Probationary Officers Online Exam 2017 has been postponed. As you know, the Dena Bank has invited online applications from 18th April 2017 to 9th May 2017 for Post Graduate Certificate in Banking and Finance course in Amity University for the year 2017. The online exam for the selection of the candidates supposed to be held on 11th June 2017. But in a recently released notice, the bank has announced the the exam has been postponed due to some administrative reasons. New date will be announced soon.
"The online examination which was supposed to be conducted by Dena Bank through IBPS on 11.06.2017 for admission for the course of Diploma in Banking and Finance through Amity University is postponed due to certain administrative exigencies.
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30th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 30th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • In a crackdown on child sex tourism, Australia will ban convicted paedophiles from leaving Australia and cancel their passports. 
    • The new laws, to be introduced in Parliament, will apply to convicts while they are on the offenders' register.
    • Paedophile meaning : a person who is sexually attracted to children.
National Current Affairs
  • Today is Hindi Journalism Day.
    • On this day in the year 1826, the first Hindi newspaper of India called Udant Martand (The Rising Sun) was edited and published. 
    • With this, the Hindi Journalism completed its 187 years in India.
  • Goa is celebrating its 30th Statehood Day today.
    • It was on this day in 1987 that Goa became the 25th state of India.
    • It was a Union Territory along with Daman and Diu from December 1961 onwards when Goa was liberated from the colonial rule.
  • The government is going to bring 14 new categories, including acid attack survivors, under the Disability Act, 2016
    • Currently, it provides benefits to seven categories including blindness, hearing impairment, mental illness and leprosy
    • The new categories which will be added include muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, thalassemia, multiple disabilities (two or more disabilities).
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RBI to issue Pink-Green 1 Rupee Notes

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In a recent press release, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that it is going to release the current notes of One Rupee denomination. The new note will have an overall colour scheme of pink and green on the obverse and reverse, in combination with other colours. The notes, which have already been printed by the Government of India, are legal tender under the Coinage Act, 2011.
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Andhra Bank Sub Staff Recruitment for Telangana 2017

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Friends, the Andhra Bank is inviting applications for the recruitment of Sub Staff Posts in Mahabubnagar Zone (Telangana State) for the year 2017. There are 5 posts in total. You can apply in prescribed application format (given in bank's website) by 9th June 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : Andhra Bank 

Name of the Posts : Sub Staff

Vacancy Details :
  • Mahabub Nagar District - 1 Post (OBC)
  • Wanaparthy District - 1 Post (SC)
  • Nalgonda District - 1 Post (UR)
  • Suryapet District -  1 Post (UR)
  • Jogulamba District -  1 Post (UR)
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SSC CGL 2017 Special : Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test

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Hello friends, I am Shravan again. Today I am giving you the Quantitative Aptitude Practice test for upcoming SSC CGL 2017 online exam. This practice test consists 20 aptitude questions with the same pattern as SSC CGL Exam. Download these questions and try to solve these on your own. Later check with the given key. If you have any doubts, you can refer to the detailed solutions given at the end of this practice test. Happy Reading :)


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Current Affairs 2017 : Personalities in News

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Persons in News 2017

National arena

Ram Biles Sharma
  • Ram Biles Sharma, the Haryana Education Minister has been nominated as Chairman of Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India (ACKFI) for the next four years. 
    • Note : The Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation of India (ACKFI) was formed in 1978. The Federation is Affiliated with Asian Amateur Circle Kabaddi Federation and World Kabaddi Federation. 
Srishti Kaur
  • Srishti Kaur (India) has crowned 'Miss Teen Universe 2017' in the event held at the Ruben Dario National Theatre in Nicaragua's capital Managua. Samantha Pierre (Canada) and Ary Trava (Mexico) were the runners-up in the event. Nelda girl Srishti Kaur studies in London College of Fashion, succeeds Nieveles Gonzalez (Puerto Rico). 
    • Xirelle Agustin (Philippines) has won in the Teen Popularity category, while Nicole Obando (Costa Rican) won the award for Teen Charm. 
    • Note : The Miss Teen Universe beauty pageant for teens aged 15 to 19 is held by the Miss Universe Organization.
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Essays for IBPS PO 2017 : Right to Information Act (RTI) - Revolutionary Tool in Democracy

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Right to Information Act (RTI) - Revolutionary Tool in Democracy

Overview
  • Definition of RTI. 
  • How did RTI movement develop ?  
  • RTI Act was passed.
  • RTI became a global trend. 
  • It is implemented at all levels, viz, union, state, local etc. 
  • Other similar legislative mechanism for strengthening RTI. 
  • Strong movements in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat help to apply RTI.
Citizen's participation is one of the main ingredients for a successful democracy. It is very important to make information available and put up government records for scrutiny under the control of public authorities. These factors led to facilitation of a legislative mechanism, the Right to Information (RTI) Act. 

RTI can be defined as an Act of the Parliament of India, "to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information for citizens". The act expressly mandates that every public authority shall provide reasons for its administrative and quasi-judicial decisions in order to promote transparency and accountability.
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May 30, 2017

Current Affairs 2017 : Science & Technology

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Science & Technology Current Affairs 2107

  • The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan has launched a new web portal called 'nakshe' to celebrate Survey of India's 250 Anniversary in New Delhi. The portal will offer Topographic maps for free download in a pdf format through 'Aaadhar' enabled user authentication process. The principal map-ping agency of the country The Survey of India' is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. 
  • Mongolia has launched its first satellite Mongol Sat-I part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy. It is 1227 Megahertz satellite. The satellite was launched in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS). The Satellite helps with space research, map making and preparing for natural disaster.
  • Indian Navy has successfully tested the land attack version of supersonic cruise missile Brahmos' from Indian Navy's ship Teg on a target on land. BrahMos Missile has been jointly developed by India and Russia and its anti-ship variant has already been inducted into the Nan. A majority of the frontline ships of Indian Navy (the Kolkata, Ranvir and Teg classes of ships) are capable of firing this missile. Land Attack variant of BrahMos Missile provides Indian Naval Ships the capability to precisely neutralize selected targets deep inland, far away from coast, from stand-off ranges at sea. 
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has successfully launched a stadium-sized, heavy-lift Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) from Wanala a scenic spot on New Zealand's South Island. The balloon will float for more than 100 days at 110000 feet across the globe in the Southern Hemisphere's mid-latitude band. The Super Pressure Balloon will detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth's atmosphere. 
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70th Cannes Film Festival Awards Winners List 2017

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The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival was recently held at Cannes, France from 17th to 28th May 2017. The festival was hosted by the Italian actress Monica Bellucci. Ismael's Ghosts, directed by French director Arnaud Desplechin, was the opening film for the festival. The festival's biggest award, Palme d'Or was won by the the Swedish director Ruben Östlund, for his film "The Square" which also served as the closing film of the festival. Here is the complete winners list of the year 2017.

2017 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners

  • Palme d’Or : “The Square” (Ruben Östlund)
  • 70th Anniversary Award : Nicole Kidman
  • Grand Prix : “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” (Robin Campillo)
  • Best Director : Sofia Coppola, “The Beguiled”
  • Best Actor : Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”
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May 29, 2017

29th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 29th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (29th May 2017) is International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
    • The day was established to :
      • Honour the memory of the UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace;
      • Pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage.
    • Theme of International Day of UN Peacekeepers 2017 : "Investing in Peace around the world"
  • The Russian parliament's lower house has passed an Anti-Suicide bill to combat the Blue Whale suicide challenge, which has caused over 100 teen deaths in the country. 
    • The bill proposes a maximum punishment of six years in jail for driving children towards suicide. 
    • However, the bill mandates that criminal cases against suspects can be stopped if they cease their activities.
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Complete General Awareness Questions asked in BOB PGDBF PO 2017

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Hi , I am Aarthi Verma. I am sharing complete GA questions asked in BOB PGDBF PO Online Test 2017 (both shifts). Happy Reading :)

GA Questions Asked in BOB PGDBF PO 2017

  • 100% Govt equity Payment Bank
    • India Post Payments Bank
  • 2017 Theme of World Intellectual Property Day
    • Innovation :  Improving Lives
  • AEBS stands for
    • Aadhaar Enabled Payment System
  • AFA stands for
    • Additional Factor Authentication
  • Airtel Payment Bank is the Joint venture of
    • Airtel & Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Allocation fund for NABARD in Union Budget
    • ₹ 40000 cr
  • APBS stands for
    • Aadhaar Payment Bridge System
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Latest GA Quiz 2017

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What is the ratio of Reliance Industries Limited and State Bank of India in the Jio Payments Bank?
  1. 50 : 50
  2. 60 : 40
  3. 80 : 20
  4. 70 : 30
  5. 90 : 10
In a medium enterprise the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs.5 crores but does not exceed?
  1. Rs. 8 crores
  2. Rs.10 crores
  3. Rs.12 crores
  4. Rs.15 crores
  5. Rs.20 crores
The World Employment and Social Outlook is a report released by which of the following organizations ?
  1. FAO
  2. UNEP
  3. ILO
  4. UNDP
  5. UNCTAD
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 29th May 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 29th May 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 28th May 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "New cattle trade rules: All animals are equal"

  • Cattle - cows and bulls kept by farmers for their milk or meat
  • Trade - a particular area of business or industry
  • Regulate - to control something, especially by making it work in a particular way
  • Livestock - animals and birds that are kept on a farm, such as cows, sheep, or chickens
  • On the surface - the way that someone or something looks or seems while their true feeling or character remains hidden
  • Span - the length of something
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Latest Banking & Financial Awareness Quiz 2017 - Set 120

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  1. Which of the following is / are not the functions of "India Post Payments Bank" (IPPB) ?
    1. It can set up its own outlets such as branches, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs),
    2. Acceptance of demand deposits, i.e., current deposits, and 7. savings bank deposits from individuals, small businesses and other entities, as permitted under Banking Regulation Act
    3. It is restricted to hold a maxi-mum balance of Rs.1,00,000 8. per individual customer
    4. Issuance of ATM / Debit Cards
    5. Can issue credit cards 
  2. Maximum number of shareholders in a Private Limited Company ?
    1. 50
    2. 200
    3. 7
    4. As per the Memorandum of Association
    5. No restriction
  3. If the award of the Banking Ombudsman is not acceptable to parties, within how many days they can file an appeal with Appellate Authority ?
    1. Within 30 days on receipt of the order
    2. Within 60 month on receipt of the order
    3. Within 90 days
    4. Within 45 days
    5. No such time limit
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May 28, 2017

GA Questions Asked in Baroda Manipal School of Banking Online Test 2017 (2nd Shift)

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General Awareness Questions Asked in Baroda Manipal School of Banking Online Test 2017 (2nd Shift)

Hi friends, I am Shashank Mishra (Disqus Id: sha2nk90). Here I am sharing the General Awareness questions asked in BOB Manipal exam. Happy Reading :)
  1. BHEL..E satands for..Electricals
  2. AEPS : E stands for...Aadhar enabled payment system
  3. STR: S stands for...suspicious
  4. SARFAESI:R stands for Reconstruction
  5. MUDRA: D stands for development
  6. One more was there ..I didn't remember..:(
  7. 14 June..Blood donors day
  8. Theme of world immunization week(24-30apr)..vaccineworks.
  9. BBPS developed by..NPCI
  10. RBI was nationalized in :1949
  11. One question on operational risk
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28th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 28th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th May) is Menstrual hygiene day.
    • This is an annual awareness day which aims to break taboos and raise awareness about the importance of good menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and
      adolescent girls worldwide.
    • Theme of Menstrual hygiene day 2017 :  “Education about Menstruation Changes Everything.”
National Current Affairs
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed India's first three cases of Zika virus infections, all from the same area in Ahmedabad. 
    • The first detection was made in February 2016, the second was reported in November 2016, and third in January 2017.  
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 27th May 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 27th May 2017. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Abolishing FIPB: Red tape herring ?"

  • Abolishing - to officially get rid of a law, system, practice etc
  • Red tape - documents, rules, or processes that cause delays
  • Red herring - something that is not relevant that makes you confused or takes your attention away from what you should be concentrating on
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Investment - money used in a way that may earn you more money, for example money used for buying property or shares in a company
  • Mechanism - a method or process for getting something done within a system or organization
  • Proposal - a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider
  • Abroad - in or to a foreign country
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May 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 13

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently released a two-part book series titled – M.S. Swaminathan: The Quest for a world without hunger. Swaminathan is also knwon as ?



Two Indian peacekeepers to be honored with United Nations medal awarded for courage & sacrifice in line of duty. Who are they ?



Who has recently won the presidential election of Iran ?



The committee on Desiltation of Ganga has recently submitted it's report to the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation recommending a slew of measures including study of reach-wise sediment transport processes. Who is the head of this committee ?



Which state government has announced the formation of 'Good morning' squads to monitor and stop open defecation across the state ?



Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on ?


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NCERT Recruitment of Computer Typists 2017

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Friends, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is conducting walk in sill test on 13th June 2017 for the recruitment of Computer Typists. There are 20 posts in total. 12th pass or Equivalent is the minimum qualification to apply. Check complete details below. All the Best :)


Name of the Organization : National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Name of the Posts : Computer Typists

Number of Posts : 20 Posts

Required Qualifications :
  • 12th pass or Equivalent or knowledge of Computer Application or Typing Speed of 35 wpm in English or 30 WPM in hindi.
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Latest Banking Awareness Quiz 2017 - Set 119

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Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das announced that Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be implemented from 1st of which Month, 2017 ?
  1. April
  2. May
  3. June
  4. July
  5. None of These
Which bank has recently launched Electronic Virtual Assistant (EVA), India’s first artificial intelligence-driven banking chatbot, for customer services. (It can answer millions of customer queries across multiple channels instantly) ?
  1. Yes Bank
  2. Axis Bank
  3. HDFC Bank
  4. Kotak Mahindra Bank
  5. None of These
_______________launched instant chat services for its customers, First such customer support service in India by a Bank ?
  1. Axis Bank
  2. Citi Bank
  3. HDFC Bank
  4. SBI
  5. None of These
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May 27, 2017

27th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 27th May 2017

National Current Affairs
  • Inaugurating India's first electric mass mobility system, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari flagged off 200 electric public transport vehicles in Nagpur today. 
    • The pilot project, comprising 100 e-taxis and 100 e-rickshaws with four charging stations, would run on Ola's app. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Assam’s Dhemaji district located on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. 
    • This will be the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). 
    • Note : Apart from IARI in the national capital, the work on setting up of second IARI in Ranchi, Jharkhand has commenced.
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May 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 12

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The Minister of Earth Sciences and Science and Technology has been given additional charge of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) after the demise of Union Minister Anil Madhav Dave. Name him ?



The 24th bilateral exercise involving Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy has recently commenced in South China Sea. Name it ?



Expand SIMBEX ?



Who topped the Forbes List of America's Richest Self-Made Women for 2017 with a net worth of $5.1 billion ?



The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed its "anti-Romeo" squad as ______________, which intends to curb harassment of women at public places.


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May 26, 2017

26th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Daily Current Affairs of 26th May 2017

National Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi today inaugurated India's longest bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya bridge, in Assam
    • The 9.15-km-long bridge located over the Brahmaputra replaced Mumbai's Bandra-Worli Sea Link as India's longest bridge. 
    • It will reduce Assam-Arunachal Pradesh travel time by four hours, and also boost defence along the border.
    • Note : Modi announced that the bridge will be named after Dr Bhupen Hazarika, a noted playback singer, lyricist, musician, poet, and filmmaker from Assam. 
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forests have come up with new regulations that bans the sale of cattle for slaughter
    • The rules have been notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960
    • Note : Slaughter of cows are banned in most parts of the country except parts of the north-east India and Kerala. The new rules will be implemented in the next three months.
  • As the Aadhaar ID for cattle process begins in Gujarat to prevent cow slaughter, a team of technicians in the state has started implanting GPS-enabled microchips in the animal's ears. 
    • The microchips will have details such as the animal's age, breed, milk yield, owner's name, cow's identification number, date of birth, health records, and migration status.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 26th May 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 26th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Bail or jail: on bail law reforms"

  • Reform - make changes in something in order to improve it
  • Deserves - if a thing deserves something such as your time or attention, you should give time or attention to doing it
  • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with
  • Exception - someone or something that is not included in a rule, group, or list or that does not behave in the expected way
  • Affluent - rich enough to buy things for pleasure
  • Influential - able to influence the way other people think or behave
  • With ease -  the ability to do something easily
  • Languish -  to remain in a difficult or unpleasant situation for a long time
  • Trial - the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent
  • Grimly - in a very serious or depressing manner
  • Inadequate - not good enough or too low in quality
  • Inefficient - not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way
  • Accomplish - to succeed in doing something
  • Administer - to be responsible for making certain that something is done according to the rules
  • Evidence - facts or physical signs that help to prove something
  • Custody - a situation in which someone is kept in prison until they go to court for trial
  • Detriment - harm caused to something as a result of something else
  • Accuse - to say that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind
  • Offence - a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Ethnicity - a large group of people who have the same national, racial, or cultural origins, or the state of belonging to such a group
  • Undertrial - a person who is appearing in a law court because they have been accused of committing a crime
  • Inconsistency - something that does not match something else
  • Onerous - difficult to do or needing a lot of effort
  • Avail - to use / get something
  • Bemoan - to complain or say that you are disappointed about something
  • Poverty - a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Significant - very important
  • Provision - a part of an agreement or law that deals with a particular problem
  • Languishing - to remain in a difficult or unpleasant situation for a long time
  • Decongest - to make something un blocked or less crowded
  • Overcrowded - containing too many people or things
  • Stipulate - to say what is allowed or what is necessary
  • Undergone - to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary
  • Remission -  the reduction of a prison sentence because the prisoner has behaved well
  • Cautions - warns
  • Magistrate - a judge in a court for minor crimes
  • In lieu of - instead of
  • Surety - someone who agrees to pay money if you do not go to court when you should, or if you do not pay money that you owe
  • Advocate - to publicly support a particular policy or way of doing things
  • Panacea - something that people think will solve all their problems
  • Unjust - an unjust decision, judgment, or action is not fair or reasonable, or is not done according to accepted legal or moral standards
  • Incarceration - imprisonment
  • Expedite - to make something happen quickly or easily
  • Injustice - failure to treat someone fairly and to respect their rights

Hindu Editorial Topic 2 : "Maduro’s excesses"

  • Relatively - in comparison with someone or something similar
  • Volatile - a volatile situation can suddenly change or become more dangerous
  • Brutally - in extremely violent way
  • Authoritarian - controlling everything and forcing people to obey strict rules and laws
  • Plunge - to fall quickly from a high position
  • Prosperous - rich and successful
  • Paralysis - the state of being completely unable to operate normally or effectively
  • Mend your ways - to improve your behaviour after you have been behaving badly for a long time
  • Controversial - a controversial subject, opinion, or decision is one that people disagree about or do not approve of
  • Nullify - to make something lose its legal effect
  • Rebuke - to tell someone that they have behaved badly.
  • Allies - supporters
  • Abort - to stop something before it is finished
  • Dissolution - the process of officially ending the existence of a group or organization
  • Rethink - to consider something such as an idea, plan, or system again in order to change it
  • Coldly - in an unfriendly way and without emotion
  • Disqualify - to stop someone from being in a competition or doing something because they are unsuitable or they have done something wrong
  • Contender - someone who competes with other people to try to win something
  • Reminiscent - similar to something else
  • Regime - asa particular government or a system or method of government
  • Unfazed - not surprised or worried
  • Groundswell - a growth of strong feeling among a large group of people
  • Resistance - the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something
  • Dictatorial - telling people what to do and refusing to listen to their opinions
  • Persist - to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way
  • Unleash - to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled
  • Terrorise - to make someone feel very frightened by threatening to kill or hurt them
  • Protester - someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Abduction - the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will
  • Activist - a person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen
  • Instance - a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally
  • Legion - very large in number
  • Contempt - a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something
  • Emergency - an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary
  • Ruthless - not thinking or worrying about any pain caused to others; cruel
  • Clampdown - a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
  • Constitutionally - according to the rules in a constitution
  • Enshrine - to officially record something such as an idea or principle in a document so that it cannot be ignored
  • Loyalist - a person or group that strongly supports the government or ruler in power
  • Culminating in something - if an event or series of events culminates in something, it ends with it, having developed until it reaches this point
  • Unsavoury - unpleasant, or morally offensive
  • Inflation - a general, continuous increase in prices
  • Chronic - (especially of a disease or something bad) continuing for a long time
  • Spotlight - if something spotlights a particular situation, it directs public attention to it
  • Ruinous - causing great harm and destruction
  • Counteract - to reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect
  • Collapse - to reduce suddenly
  • Overdue - not done or happening when expected or when needed; late
  • Ironical - happening the opposite of what you really think
  • Unrest - disagreements or fighting between different groups of people
  • Essential commodities - necessary or needed products for dailyi life
  • Turmoil - a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
  • Determined - wanting to do something very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you
  • Brazen something out - to act confidently and not admit that a problem exists
  • Intransigence - an unreasonable refusal to change your ideas or behaviour
  • Caracas - the capital and largest city of Venezuela
  • Unequivocal - total, or expressed in a clear and certain way
  • Criticism - the act of saying that something or someone is bad
  • Autocratic - ruling with complete power
  • Defiance - refusal to obey a person or rule
  • Isolation -  a situation in which a country or group is alone and without support because other countries or groups stop dealing with it
  • Chaos - a situation in which everything is confused and in a mess
  • Semblance - a situation or condition that is similar to what is wanted or expected, but is not exactly as hoped for
  • Normality - a situation in which everything is normal

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Latest Sports Current Affairs 2017

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Important Sports Current Affairs 2017

  • India has been ranked third for the third year in a row in a doping violation report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for 2015, with 117 athletes from the country being punished after testing positive for banned substances. 
    • India followed the Russian Federation (176) and Italy (129) in the chart, the same posi-tion as in the reports of 2013 and 2014. This is the first set of Anti-Doping Rule Violation statistics under the revised WADA Code and third such report in its history since 2013. The worrying sign for India is that the number of dope offenders has been increasing in the last three years. India had 91 and 96 Anti-doping Rule VidatiOnS (ADRVs) in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
  • National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand's daughter Gayatri Pulleln has bagged both the singles and doubles crown at the Penthangunan Jaya Raya Junior Grand Prix in Jakarta. Gayatri roamed up with Samiya to clinch the 'U-I5 doubles title', with a straight game 21-17, 21-15 win over Indonesian pair of Kelly Larissa and Shelandry Vyola. 
    • Gayatri and Samiya train together at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.
  • Brayan Jimenez, Guatemala 'former football chief has been banned for life over corrup-tion, bribery and other offences, making him the latest former executive thrown out of the sport in disgrace.
    • Jimenez last year pleaded guilty to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in a US court after accepting bribes worth several hundred thousand dollars in exchange for media and marketing rights for key matches.
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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 56

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Friends, this is the 56th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'I'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 56

  • Not honest or good
    • immoral (adjective)
  • Able to live forever
    • immortal (adjective)
  • Not affected by disease or something bad 
    • immune (adjective)
  • Lock up someone in a place 
    • immure (verb)
  • In a state that cannot be changed 
    • immutable (adjective)
  • Have a powerful effect 
    • impact (verb)
  • State of not working correctly
    • impairment (noun)
  • Not felt 
    • impalpable (adjective)
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May 25, 2017

25th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 25th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th May) is International Missing Children's Day.
    • Emblem of International Missing Children's Day : forget-me-not flower
  • Today is Towel Day.
    • This day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans.
    • On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or share their folded animal towels to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.
  • Mumbai has been ranked the world's second most densely populated city with 31,700 people per sq km, by the World Economic Forum (WEF) citing UN Habitat Data. 
    • Bangladesh's capital Dhaka topped the list with 44,500 people per sq km.
    • Rajasthan's Kota has been ranked the world's seventh most densely populated city with 12,100 people per sq km.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 25th May 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 25th May 2017. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Horror in Manchester"
  • Horror - a very strong feeling of shock, fear or disgust caused by something extremely unpleasant
  • Daunting - something that is daunting makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do
  • Radicalisation - the process by which a person or group comes to hold more extreme views
  • Injured - hurt in an accident or attack
  • Arena - a large area that is surrounded by seats, used for sports or entertainment
  • Concert - an event at which an orchestra, band, or musician plays or sings in front of an audience
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Shipping Corporation of India Ltd recruitment 2017 - 50 Posts

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Friends, the Shipping Corporation of India Limited is inviting online applications from eligible Indian national Males and Females for filling up the posts of Trainee Electrical Officers for the year 2017. There are 50 vacancies in total. The selection will be based on Online Examination which is scheduled to be held on 1st July 2017. You can apply online from 26th May 2017 to 25th June 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Shipping Corporation of India Limited

Name of the Posts : Trainee Electrical Officer 

Vacancy Details
  • UR - 24 Posts
  • OBC - 14 Posts
  • SC - 8 Posts
  • ST - 4 Posts
    • Total - 50 Posts
Educational Qualification :  B.E/B.TECH/Diploma- in Electrical or Electrical & Electronics
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Latest General Awareness Quiz 2017 for All Competitive Exams

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  1. Which is the first foreign country visited by Donald Trump after becoming the President of the United States of America ?
    1. Saudi Arabia
    2. Israel
    3. Italy
    4. Iceland
    5. Finland
  2. Who was re-elected as President of Iran on May 19, 2017 ?
    1. Ebrahim Raisi
    2. Hassan Rouhani
    3. Eshaq Jahangiri
    4. Mostafa Mir-Salim
    5. None of these
  3. Mumbai Indians defeated which of the following teams in the final to win the 2017 Indian Premier League title ?
    1. Kolkata Knight Riders
    2. Sun Risers Hyderabad
    3. Rising Pune Supergiant
    4. Delhi Daredevils
    5. Gujarat Lions
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May 24, 2017

24th May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 24th May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Taiwan's constitutional court on Wednesday ruled in favour to recognise same-sex marriage on the island.
    • Important Note : This is the first such ruling in Asia
  • The tiny island of Nauru (world’s smallest republic) has become the 6th country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pact
    • Important Points to Note :
      • 5 more nations namely the Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Somalia, Ghana and Djibouti have committed to ink the International Solar Alliance Framework Pact in the ongoing annual meeting of the African Development bank in Gandhinagar, India. 
National Current Affairs
  • India's first underwater tunnel, which was built under the Hooghly river for establishing a metro link in Kolkata, has been completed before the deadline.
    •  A giant tunnel-boring machine was deployed to dig the underwater tunnel that runs a length of 502 metres under the river. 
  • The Uttarakhand government is going to promote sites with a reputation for being haunted, as part of its ghost tourism project.
  • Cabinet approves setting up of new AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 24th May 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 24th May 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Continental ties - India's outreach to Africa"

  • Continental - relating to or belonging to any of the Earth’s continents
  • Outreach - the practice of providing help and advice to people in a community before they have to ask for it
  • Heavy-lifting - difficult work that needs a lot of effort
  • Transform - to make someone or something completely different
  • Strategic - carefully planned in order to achieve a particular goal
  • Forum - an organized event or meeting at which people discuss something
  • Minimal - extremely small in amount or degree
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NSIC Recruitment of Executive Assistants 2017

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Friends, the National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC), one of the leading Mini-Ratna Government of India Enterprises under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), is recruiting Executive Assistants on contract basis for the year 2017. There are 16 vacancies in total. You can apply online from 20th May 2017 to 9th June 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC)

Name of the Posts Executive Assistants 


Vacancy Details :
  • ST - 2 Posts
  • OBC - 6 Posts
  • General - 8 Posts
    • Total - 16 Posts
Age : Under 35 years
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Latest Current Affairs 2017 : Banks in News

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Hi, I am shravan again. Today I am sharing some important banking related current affairs from recent news papers. Happy reading :)
  • Karnataka Bank and SBI Card have launched co-branded credit cards for the customers of Karnataka Bank. Through this alliance Karnataka Bank and SBI Card will launch two variants of the co-branded credit card 'Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI Card' and 'Karnataka Bank SimplySAVE SBI Card'. 
  • A separate 'Enforcement Department' has been set up by the Reserve Bank of India to oversee possible breaches of rules and take punitive actions against those who violate them. It will serve as a centralized wing to deal with banks only for enforcement action. 
    • Note : The department will develop a broad policy for enforcement and initiate action against the regulated entities for violation consistent with such policy. 
  • Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy, the country's largest bank, State Bank of India has reduced its benchmark lending rate by 0.15% (from 9.25% to 9.1%). 
    • Note : The cut in SBI's base rate was effective from 1st April, 2017. With This reduction, the equated monthly installments, or EMIs for the bank's new as well as existing bor-rowers who have taken housing or car loans at the base rate will cone down by at least 0.15%. 
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English Word Power Quiz for Competitive Exams - Set 88

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  1. In cold blood means
    1. Deathly
    2. Deliberately
    3. Hesitatingly
    4. Secretly
    5. Openly
  2. Mark TRUE or FALSE, as the case may be.
    1. An orthopaedist studies stars
    2. Most of an orthopaedist's patients are children
    3. An orthopaedist can predict your future
    4. An orthopaedist specialises in bone diseases
    5. Only ascetic people can be orthopaedists
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May 23, 2017

NICL AO 2017 Phase I Online Exam Call Letters out

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Friends, the National Insurance Company Ltd has released the call letters for NICL AO Phase I Online Exam 2017. As you know, the organization has invited online applications from 30th March 2017 to 20th April 2017 for filling up of 205  Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I for the year 2017. Now it has came out with the Preliminary Exam call letters for the same. You can download your call letters from the official website of the National Insurance Company Ltd or from below link by entering your Registration No / Roll No and Password / DOB on or before 3rd June 2017. All the Best :)


Thanks to Pratik Shrivastava for the update


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SSC MTS Examination Cancelled

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that the SSC MTS Examination has been cancelled owing to leakage of papers. The orgnization is now going to conduct online exam during September / October 2017. Here is the notice released by Staff Selection Commission regarding the cancellation of SSC MTS Exam.

"The Commission has taken a decision to cancel the Multi-Tasking Staff (Non-Technical) Examination,2016 in the OMR based mode for all 5 days (viz. the examinations already conducted on 30.4.2017 and 14.5.2017, and to be conducted on 28.5.2017, 4.6.2017 and 11.6.2017). The said examination would now be conducted by the Commission afresh in the computer based mode, tentatively during the month of September-October, 2017. The details in this regard would be hosted on the website of the Commission in due course."

Check detailed notice released by SSC about cancellation of MTS Exam from HERE

Thanks to Abhinav Chouhan for the update
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23rd May 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd May 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (23rd May) is World Turtle Day.
    • The purpose of this day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect
      for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
  • The United States and 6 Gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE) have joined hands to curb financing of dreaded terror groups such as Islamic State, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Haqqani network and Taliban.
    • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed by the US and six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh.
  • Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a Women Entrepreneurs' Fund proposed by US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.
    • The fund, which Ivanka first proposed during her Germany trip, will be run by the World Bank to help female entrepreneurs with the capital and networking resources to start businesses.
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Paytm Payments Bank Launched - Important Details to Know

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma-led digital wallet Paytm today launched its Payments Bank operations in Delhi-NCR. With this, there are three payments banks now in India, including Airtel Payments Bank Ltd and India Post Payments Bank Ltd. Paytm received licence from the RBI to open payments bank in 2015 and was scheduled to commence operations around Diwali last year, but got delayed by several months. Here are some important points you should know about Paytm Payments Bank.

Important Points about Paytm Payments Bank :

  • The bank will offer 4 per cent interest per annum on deposits. Rival payments banks Airtel and India Post offer higher interest rates at 7.25 per cent and at 4.5-5.5 per cent respectively.
  • The first one million customers to open an account with Paytm Payments Bank and reach a deposit of Rs 25,000 will get a cashback of Rs 250 instantly.
  • Paytm Payments Bank accounts will initially be available on an invite-only basis. In the first phase, the company will roll out its beta banking app for its employees and associates.
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Can Fin Homes Ltd Recruitment 2017

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Friends, Can Fin Homes Limited, one of the top players in the housing finance sector, set up under the sponsorship of Canara Bank, the first housing company to be promoted by a nationalized bank in India, is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of  Jr Officers (contract basis) and  Specialist officers & Junior Management Trainees for the year 2017. There are 65 posts in total. You can apply online from today to 6th June 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Can Fin Homes Limited


Vacancy Details
  • Junior Officers - 30 Posts (for  Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh branches)
  • Specialist Officers - 5 Posts
  • Junior Management Trainees - 30 Posts
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 23rd May 2017

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 23rd May 2017. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Hack it if you can: EC's challenge on EVMs"

  • Under scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
  • Deploy - to use something
  • Standalone - not connected to anything else, or not depending on anything else
  • Firmware - instructions for a computer that are stored in a memory unit rather than in software
  • Tally - to match or agree with something else
  • Reliant - depending on someone or something
  • Component - one of the different parts that a machine or piece of equipment consists of
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May 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - set 11

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Who has been recently appointed as the new CEO of Paytm Payments Bank ?



India has overtaken the US to become the second-most attractive country for renewable energy investment. Which country topped the list ?



Which state assembly has recently passed an amendment to its public services law to appoint Olympics silver medal-winning shuttler PV Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government ?



The Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change was recently passed away. Name him ?



International Museum Day is observed on ?



What is the Theme of International Museum Day 2017 ?


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Tamil Nadu Postman and Mail Guard Exam Cancelled

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After so many controversies, the Tamil Nadu Postal Circle has recently announced that the circle's Postman / Mailguard Recruitment Exam 2016 has been cancelled. 

Below is the notice shared by the Tamil Nadu Postal Circle about the cancellation of the exam.

This is for information of all concerned that the Competent Authority has cancelled the Postman/Mailguard Direct Recruitment Examination for the vacancy year 2015-16 held on 11.12.2016


Check complete details from HERE 

Thanks to Mari Selvan for the update

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One Word Substitutions - Lesson 55

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Friends, this is the 55th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'H'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 55

  • Connected with the sense of touch
    • haptic (adjective)
  • Criticize something loudly and angrily
    • harangue (verb)
  • Say unpleasant things and pressurize people 
    • harass (verb)
  • A thing that indicates something will happen
    • harbinger (noun)
  • Someone who is determined to get what he or she wants 
    • hardball (noun)
  • Emotionless and not easily shocked
    • hardbitten (adjective
  • Not showing any emotion 
    • hard-boiled (adjective)
  • Not willing to change one's belief 
    • hard-core (adjective)
  • Getting after a lot of effort and work
    • hard-earned (adjective)
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