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June 30, 2017

RBI Grade B Officers 2017 Phase I Exam Marks & Cutoffs out

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the Marks and Cutoffs of RBI Grade B Officers Phase I Exam 2017. As you know, the organization has invited online applications for filling up of 161 Grade B Officers posts from 3rd May 2017 to 23rd May 2017 and conducted phase I online examination on  17th June 2017 (Sunday). Now it has came out with the Marks secured by All Candidates in that exam along with cutoff details. You can check your marks from the official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) or from below link by entering your Roll Number and Date of Birth. All the Best :)
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30th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 30th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Germany legalised same-sex marriage today, with 393 parliamentarians voting to approve "marriage for everybody" and 226 voting against. 
    • The reform gives gay and lesbian couples full marital rights, including child adoption. 
National Current Affairs
  • Railways authorities have officially changed the name of Mumbai's biggest station from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
    • The Centre approved the change last month after the Shiv Sena demanded the addition of 'Maharaj' as a sign of respect to the Maratha king. 
Places in News
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named UAE's Sharjah as the World Book Capital for 2019
    • Note : Sharjah, the 19th city to be named World Book Capital, has previously been named Capital of Islamic Culture and Capital of Arab Culture. 
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd June 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 22nd June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Jailing a judge: On Justice Karnan arrest"
  • Imprisonment - the punishment of being put into prison (jail)
  • Dignity - respect that other people have for you or that you have for yourself
  • Contempt - a failure to show appropriate respect for something that other people consider to be important
  • Culmination - the final result of a process or situation
  • Offence -  a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment
  • Unsubstantiated - an unsubstantiated argument, claim etc is one for which you have no evidence
  • Allegation - a statement that someone has done something wrong or illegal even though this has not been proved
  • Tactic - a planned way of doing something
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Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test (with Solutions) for SSC CGL 2017

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Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Today I am sharing Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test (with Solutions) for upcoming Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL Exam 2017. Download this pdf file and try to solve this on your own. Later check with the solutions provided below the questions. Happy Reading :)

Download SSC CGL 2017 Quantitative Aptitude Practice Test from HERE


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One Word Substitutions for IBPS Bank Exams 2017 - Lesson 62

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Friends, this is the 62nd Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'P'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 62

  • Do what one wants especially undesirable things
    • pander (verb)
  • A speech or writing that praises someone or something 
    • panegyric (noun)
  • Member of a panel who answers questions during a discussion 
    • panelist (noun)
  • A strong emotional or physical pain
    • pang (noun)
  • Someone who asks for money in the streets
    • panhandler (noun)
  • Fear that prevents one from thinking clearly 
    • panic (noun)
  • A large and impressive collection of something 
    • panoply (noun)
  • A view of a large area of land
    • panorama (noun)
  • Breathe with short breaths 
    • pant (verb)
  • A belief that God exists in all natural things
    • pantheism (noun)
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What is Goods and Services Tax (GST) : Highlights

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Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The government is going to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from tomorrow (1st July 2017). Being the major step in Indian Economy, the GST has became the most discussed topic nowadays. So you surely will get questions about GST in your upcoming competitive exams (especially banking exams). So here is a quick view on GST in questions and answers format. Happy Reading :)

What is Goods and Services Tax (GST) ? 

Article 366 (12A) of the Constitution as amended by 101st Constitutional Amendment Act, 2016 defines the Goods and Services tax (GST) as a tax on supply of goods or services or both
GST is a destination based tax on consumption of goods and services. 
In a nutshell, only value addition will be taxed and burden of tax is to be borne by the final consumer.
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June 29, 2017

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st June 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 21st June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Macron once more: On LREM's victory in National Assembly elections"
  • Victory - the fact of winning a competition or battle, or an occasion when someone wins
  • Majority - the number of votes by which a person or party wins an election
  • Heal - to make people stop fighting and have a better relationship
  • Rift - a serious disagreement that separates people who have been friends and stops their friendship continuing
  • Ambitious - an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed
  • Contentious - causing disagreement between people or groups
  • Ally -  a country that makes an agreement with another country that they will work together to help each other, especially in a war
  • Landslide - a situation in which a person or political party wins an election by a very big majority
  • Predict - to say what you think will happen in the future
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29th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 29th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • India has voluntarily contributed $100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues.
    • Important Note : With this, India has become the first country to voluntarily contribute. 
  • Iraqi government troops today declared an end of Islamic State's 'caliphate' in the country
    after recapturing the Grand al-Nuri Mosque where the militants proclaimed the creation of their state. 
  • PM Narendra Modi will become the 1st Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel with his three-day visit to the country starting 4th July 2017.  
    • During this visit, Modi will meet his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and address the Indian community in Tel Aviv.
    • Modi's visit is aimed at commemorating 25 years of diplomatic ties between India and Israel.
  • The Philippines' parliament today passed a law where singing the national anthem shall be "mandatory and must be done with fervour". 
    • Violators of the law could face up to one year in prison and fines up to $2,000.
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IBPS RRB VI Officers & Office Assistants Recruitment Notification 2017 will be out soon

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Friends, IBPS RRB VI Online examination has been released. The IBPS is going to conduct IBPS RRB VI Online Exam during September and November 2017. You can apply online from 24th July 2017 to 14th August 2017. Check complete details below.

IBPS RRB VI Notification 2017 Highlights


Name of the organization : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Name of the Exam : IBPS RRB VI Common Written Exam (Online)

Name of the Posts :

  • Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III)
  • Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 24th July 2107
  • Last Date for Online Applications : 14th August 2017
  • Download of Call Letters for Preliminary Online Exam :
    • Officers Scale I : August 2017
    • Office Assistants : September 2017
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Cooperative City Bank Recruitment of Assistants & Cashiers 2017

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Friends, the Cooperative City Bank Limited, a premier “ A” Class urban Co-operative Bank having 6 branches within the city of Guwahati, Assistant cum Assistant Cashiers for the year 2017. Graduation is minimum qualification to apply. There is NO ONLINE APPLICATION MODE. Your applications should reach the bank's headoffice by 15th July 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :) 

Name of the Bank : Cooperative City Bank Limited

Name of the Posts : Assistant cum Assistant Cashier

Vacancy Details : 2 Posts

Educational qualification : Any Graduate from a recognized University with 50% marks onward from HSLC examination and knowledge of Computer is essential.
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June 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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Who has recently won the Canadian Grand Prix title 2017 ?



The government has recently approved the Interest Subvention Scheme for 2017-18 under which it will give an interest subsidy of ________ % per annum to farmers for short term loans of up to ₹3 lakh.



ASEAN Dengue Day is observed on ?



What is the Theme of ASEAN Dengue Day 2017 ?



A water conservation model which is successfully adopted in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been chosen for the National Award for excellence in MGNREGP by the Ministry of Rural Development. Name it ?



Who has been recently appointed as the CEO of Prasar Bharti ?


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Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) PO Online Exam 2017 Call Letters out

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Friends, the Karur Vysya Bank Limited has released the Online Exam call letters for it's Probationary Officers recruitment 2017. As you know, the Karur Vysya Bank has invited online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Probationary Officers (Scale I cadre) from 10th June 2017 to 19th June 2017. Now it has came out with the call letters for the same. The online exam will be held on 15th July 2017. You can download your call letters from 28th June 2017 to 15th July 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
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June 28, 2017

Banking & Financial Awareness Quiz 2017 for IBPS PO VII and Clerks VII Exams - Set 124

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  1. The Government share holding in National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) is going to be ____________
    1. 40 %
    2. 49%
    3. 50%
    4. 51%
    5. 30% 
  2. Can nomination be made by an illiterate depositor ?
    1. Yes, by affixing his Thumb Impression without witness
    2. Yes, by affixing his Thumb Impression with one witness
    3. Yes, by affixing his Thumb Impression with two witnesses
    4. No, such nomination may be under influence may not hold legal validity
    5. At the discretion of the Branch Head
  3. EXIM bank was established in the year ?
    1. 1957
    2. 1992
    3. 1982
    4. 1981
    5. 1983 
  4. In 'Small Accounts' , balance at any point of time should not exceed  ____________
    1. Rs.50,000
    2. Rs.1,00,000
    3. Rs.10,000
    4. Rs.25,000
    5. None of these
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28th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 28th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • To combat rising pollution and climate change, China has officially started building the world's first 'Forest City'. 
    • The Liuzhou Forest City is expected to absorb nearly 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually and produce 900 tonnes of oxygen. 
    • Set to be completed in 2020, the energy self-sufficient city will house 30,000 people, 40,000 trees and nearly 1 million plants.
  • US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed the support of the United States for India's permanent membership on a reformed UN Security Council
    • The remarks were made following Modi and Trump's meeting at the White House.
  • India is drafting a policy to safeguard its interests in Antarctica and is going to present it at the winter session of the Parliament. 
    • Note : Being a consultative member of the Antarctic Treaty, it is important for India to have clear directives to guide its activities in the region.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and the Netherlands have signed 3 MOUs after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.
    • The signed MOUS are
      • MOU on Amending Social Security Arrangement
      • MOU on Cultural Cooperation
      • MOU on Water Cooperation
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th June 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 20th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "End the violence: On Darjeeling imbroglio"
  • Violence - actions or words that are intended to hurt people
  • Imbroglio - a difficult, complicated, or embarrassing situation
  • Empower -  to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something
  • Territorial - relating to the land of a particular country
  • Administration - the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution
  • Longstanding - having existed for a long time
  • Wished away - to do nothing and hope that a problem will disappear
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UPSC Recruitment Exam Schedule 2018 out

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Friends, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released it's annual recruitment calendar for the year 2018. In this calendar the organization has specified  the important dates (date of notification, last date of application, date of exam and duration of the exam) of various recruitment exams conducted by UPSC during 2017-18 for filling up various posts under different Ministries / Departments of Government of India and in the Union Territories. You can download this calendar from the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) or from below link and prepare accordingly. All the Best :)
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One Word Substitutions for IBPS PO VII & Clerks VII - Lesson 61

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Friends, this is the 61st Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you 20 one word substitutes of the letter 'O'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 61

  • A poem that speaks to someone or something 
    • ode (noun)
  • Very unpleasant 
    • odious (adjective)
  • Hatred that people have towards someone 
    • odium (noun)
  • A long journey with a lot of experiences
    • odyssey (noun)
  • A medical condition in which liquid collects and swells the body 
    • oedema (noun)
  • The study or knowledge of wine
    • oenology (noun)
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Current Affairs 2017 : Latest Economy and Finance updates

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  • Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership : India upset over slow progress on services talks : 
    • India, which is in talks for the proposed mega-regional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) along with 16 other Asia Pacific nations, has expressed disappointment over the inadequate progress in talks on services trade liberalisation especially for facilitafing easier movement of professionals for shortterm work in these countries. 
    • Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation to the 3rd RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting on 21-22 May 2017 in Hanoi in which Trade Ministers of 15 other RCEP countries participated. 
    • The negotiations for the FTA, officially known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), started in November 2012. 
    • It includes the 10 ASEAN member States and six nations that have existing FTAs with ASEAN — India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. 
    • These nations have a combined GDP of around $24 trillion and a population of around 3.6 billion. 
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June 27, 2017

27th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 27th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi, during his recent visit to Portugal, launched the India-Portugal International Startup Hub with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa. 
    • It will strengthen the connection between the startup ecosystem of the two countries and will be accessible through an app. 
    • It will also give information on subjects including government initiatives, policy, tax system and visa process.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had One-on-One and delegation level talks with US President Donald Trump.
    • Bilateral cooperation, counter-terrorism and defence partnership were the focused issues.
    • In a joint statement issued after their meeting, both leaders "called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries." 
    • They also called on Pakistan to "expeditiously" bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 and Pathankot attacks, among other cross-border attacks.
    • Trump has accepted Modi's invitation to visit India.
    • Modi separately invited Trump's daughter Ivanka to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th June 2017

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 19th June 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 18th June 2017 (Sunday)

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Contest vs. consensus: on selecting a presidential candidate"

  • Contest - a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage
  • Consensus - agreement among all the people involved
  • Default - the way that something will appear or be done if you make no other choice
  • Enlightened - someone who is enlightened has attitudes that are considered modern and reasonable
  • Overture - a suggestion or offer that you make to someone
  • Exploratory - done in order to learn more about something
  • Unfruitful - not producing good results
  • Respectively - used for saying that something happens separately to each of the people or things mentioned in the order in which they were mentioned
  • Contestation - the act of arguing or disagreeing about something
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June 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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Which country is going to offer manufacturing of Spike hand held 'fire and forget' Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) to India under Make in India ?



Who has been recently appointed as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ?



The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has recently launched a mobile Application aimed at raising awareness among people about female foeticide and sex selection. Name it ?



Prime Minister Narendra Modi has joined several global leaders at the inauguration of Kazakhstan's Astana World EXPO 2017 which showcases vital innovation and technological prowess of the resource-rich central Asian country. What is the Theme of Astana Expo 2017 ?



Name the first Indian IT firm to declare US President Donald Trump a potential threat to business, by officially mentioning it in its filings ?

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NABARD Assistant Managers & Officers (Grade A) Recruitment 2017

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Friends, the National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) is recruiting  Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) and Protocol & Security Service for the year 2017. There are 100 (91+9) Posts in total. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD)
 
Name of the Posts :
  • Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in RDBS
  • Assistant Manager (Grade ‘A’) in P & S
Vacancy Details :
  • Assistant Manager in Grade ‘A’ in RDBS
    • General - 46 Posts
    • Economics - 5 Posts
    • Agriculture - 6 Posts
    • Agriculture Engineering - 2 Posts
    • Plantation and Horticulture - 4 Posts
    • Animal Husbandry - 5 Posts
    • Fisheries - 3 Posts
    • Food Processing - 3 Posts
    • Forestry - 3 Posts
    • Environmental Engineering - 3 Posts
    • Water Resource Development & Management - 4 Posts
    • Social Work - 2 Posts
    • Chartered Accountant - 3 Posts
    • Company Secretary - 2 Posts
      • Total - 91 Posts
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June 26, 2017

26th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 26th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump to have One-on-One and delegation level talks in Washington tonight.
    • Focus to be on bilateral cooperation, counter-terrorism and defence partnership.
    • Note : This will be the first meeting between the two leaders. 
  • On the last leg of ​his three-nations tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit The Netherlands tomorrow. 
    • During this visit, he will meet Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte. 
    • The discussions between both leaders will cover whole gamut of bilateral issues including investments & trade, scientific & technical collaborations, and cultural exchanges. 
  • The Indian government has increased the visa fee for the foreign nationals visiting India by up to 50% across categories.
National Current Affairs
  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country.
  • India is going to build the world's highest railway line connecting Leh in Jammu & Kashmir to parts of Himachal Pradesh including Manali. 
    • Important Points to Note :
      • The 498-km-long line, to be built at an altitude of 3,300 metres will overtake the Qinghai-Tibet Railway. 
      • It will also help boost India's defence against China at the Sino-Indian border.
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Meet Miss India 2017 - Manushi Chhillar

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Manushi Chhillar of Haryana has won the Femina Miss India Title for the year 2017. Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir was the 1st Runner up and Priyanka Kumari of Bihar was the 2nd Runner up. Femina Miss India 2016 titleholder Priyadarshini Chatterjee has crowned the winner Manushi Chhillar. 

This is the 54th edition of the beauty pageant. The event was held at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai on
Sunday night. The pageant was organised by Femina, a women's magazine published by The Times Group.

Touted to be one of the most coveted beauty pageants in the country, actors Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D'Cruz, Abhishek Kapoor, Arjun Rampal were the judges who picked the final winners of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017.
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2017 Australian Super Series (badminton) Winners List

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The 2017 Australian Super Series was held during 20th to 25th June 2017 at State Sports Centre, Sydney, Australia. This was the sixth Super Series badminton tournament of the 2017 BWF Super Series. This tournament is important for upcoming competitive exams becaues India's Kidambi Srikanth has won this title in Men's Singles category by beating Rio Olympics champion China's Chen Long. This is his second consecutive Superseries title after Indonesia Open and 4th overall Super Series title. Here is the complete winners list of Australian Super Series 2017.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th June 2017

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Friends, due to some personal issues I was unable to post The Hindu Vocabulary regularly. From today onwards you will get vocabulary posts on regular basis. Happy Reading :)

Hindu Editorial Vocabulary dated 17th June 2017

  • Periodic - happening regularly though not frequently
  • Compile - to make a list by bringing together information from many different places
  • Swiftly - quickly or immediately
  • Quarterly - done or produced four times a year
  • Urban - relating to towns and cities, or happening there
  • Dossier - a set of documents about a person or situation
  • Workforce - the total number of people who work in a particular company, industry, or area
  • Statistics - a collection of numerical facts or measurements, as about people, business conditions, or weather
  • Assertion - a statement or claim that something is true
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June 25, 2017

25th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 25th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (25th June) is the Day of the Seafarer.
    • Seafarer means "person who travels by sea"
    • This day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world.
    • The observance of the day also acknowledges the risks and personal costs endured by seafarers while being in their jobs.
    • Day of the Seafarer (DotS) Theme 2017 : "Seafarers Matter".
  • PM Narendra Modi presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to Portugal's Indian-origin PM Antonio Costa during his visit to Lisbon yesterday. 
    • Important Note : During a visit to India in January, Costa was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President.
  • Pakistan has issued its 1st third-gender passport  to a transgender activist. 
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Portugal have signed 11 agreements after in-depth talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa.
    • Note : This is the first-ever bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Portugal.
    • Both countries agreed to set up a joint Science and Technology fund of four million euros.
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India's Srikanth has won Australia Open Super Series

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Indian badminton player Kidambi Srikanth has won the Men's Singles title of Australia Open Super Series 2017 at Sydney today. In the finals he defeated the Chinese Olympic champion Chen Long to win this title.

This is world number 11 Srikanth's second successive Superseries title in a span of eight days. Earlier he has won the Indonesian Open Super Series Premier last Sunday.

Srikanth had reached the final of the Singapore Open in April and Indonesia Open before this tournament and has thus become only the fifth player in the world and the first Indian male shuttler to contest three consecutive Super Series finals.
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June 24, 2017

24th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 24th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • PM Narendra Modi will become the 1st foreign dignitary to have dinner at the White House with US President Donald Trump
    • Modi, who is on a three-day US visit, will have a working dinner with Trump on Monday, after a one-on-one interaction followed by bilateral meetings. 
    • Note : Modi is on a three-nation tour to USA, Portugal and Netherlands.
  • The Pakistan government has tasked the country's National Council of Arts with the responsibility to rearrange the musical rendition of its national anthem 'Qaumi Taranah' using a world class orchestra in order to represent cultural diversity. 
    • The anthem, which is also called 'Pak Sarzamin', was written by Hafeez Jullundhri in 1952 and was officially adopted in 1954.
  • Egypt's parliament has approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's proposal to extend the state of emergency in the country for three more months
    • An emergency has been declared in Egypt since April after Islamic State-affiliated militant groups began targeting Coptic Christians, following which the government launched a crackdown on the attackers.
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June 23, 2017

23rd June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (23rd June) is International Olympic Day.
    • This day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.
    • The goal of this day is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.    
  • Today (23rd June) is the World Public Service Day.
    • This day is dedicated by the United Nations to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
    • Since 2003, this day is marked with UN Public Service Awards Ceremony wherein works of public servants are recognised and they are awarded for their contributions in the field.
    • Theme of World Public Service Day 2017 :  ‘The Future is Now
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Learn About the Latest Banking Awareness Online

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Banking awareness is key to success for aspirants who wish to make the cut in the banking sector. One of the most reliable sectors in the market, as far as jobs are concerned, banking is the place to be if you are looking at sailing through your career. The first step is to clear the exams in the least number of attempts. Aspirants with steely determination and the right preparation are not just confident, but actually clear the exams in the first attempt. Here is what you need to know about banking awareness online.

Indepth information on the banking sector

Banking GK, terminology, Banking Heads, committees, FDI Limits, Tax System and procedure, latest updates related to banking are part of banking awareness resources that need to be referred extensively. Sites that offer reference material in well segregated sections, touching upon the various aspects of banking are better equipped to assist aspirants.

Mock exams for better preparation

Some of the reputed websites offer mock tests to hone the preparations of aspirants. This prepares aspirants to appear for the exams with greater confidence and awareness of the patterns in the examinations. Patterns of exams differ and an idea of the exams will greatly help in preparing better, in addition to managing time better. Conducted in an atmosphere similar to that of the actual exams, mock tests are useful resources. 

Availability of extensive resources

Banking awareness is not limited to a small portion. It requires the collation of knowledge spread across various inter related subjects and topics that straddle other sectors. It is therefore important to be fully aware of the banking sector through the use of extensive resource materials. Interactive sessions that include quizzes help in boosting confidence and develop a positive approach towards the examination.

Sites that are respected among job aspirants offer rich resources to enable individuals to steer through exams with great ease. Proper planning, preparation, time management and the effective utilization of the right resources are always a winning combination. Choose success through the right combination that has helped countless aspirants land the best jobs in the country.
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How To Get Compiled Monthly Current Affairs Online?

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Aspirants for jobs need to have updated information on current affairs to be able to get in the best shot at competitive exams. Banking, civil service, railways etc, test the awareness quotient of aspirants on current affairs, and it is important to stay abreast of all information. While most of the information is in public domain, it is difficult to compile all information for easy reference. Here are a few tips on getting the best resources online for current affairs.

Downloadable content

It is important to be able to have access to downloadable content. Offline content will give the freedom to prepare even while travelling or when network coverage is unavailable. Preparation is a continuous process till success and aspirants need to have comprehensive information for ready reference, which will help steer them through the gateways of exams to careers in civil services etc.

Proper segregation of information

It is important to have access to information that is properly segregated. This will help in keeping a track of what has been completed. For instance, compiled information on important sections such as national affairs, international affairs, sports, state economy, banking, science and technology etc. are important. Rather than having resources that are all combined together, it would be a good idea to receive information neatly segregated.

Expert overview on assorted topics

Understanding current affairs can be made a lot easier if the context is understood better. It is not just learning be repeatedly reading out or memorizing, it is a process of understanding the underlying issues related to current affairs. This will make it easier to grasp the questions easier and choose the right answer. Competitive exams are turning complicated and trickier, with the inclusion of questions that may appear twisted. It is therefore important to understand current affairs fully.

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SSC CGL 2017 Special : Important Organizations Quiz from Previous Papers

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  1. Where was the first regular session of UN General Assembly held ?
    1. San Francisco
    2. New York
    3. London
    4. Paris
  2. Which among the following institutions is not related to United Nations ?
    1. Universal Postal Union (UPU)
    2. International Finance Commission (IFC)
    3. World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
    4. International Cofederation of Free Trade Union (ICFTU)
  3. The main function of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is ?
    1. enforcing of Uruguay Round Agreements
    2. facilitating multi-lateral trade relations of member countries and reviewing trade policies
    3. administering trade dispute settlement procedures
    4. none of the above
  4. The World Bank normally gives :
    1. short-term loans
    2. medium-term loans
    3. long-term loans
    4. medium and long-term loans
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Abhyudaya Bank Recruitment of Managers, Accountants & Special Officers 2017

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Friends, the Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank Limited, a leading Urban Co-operative bank, having branches in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, is inviting applications for the posts of Branch Managers / Accountants / Special Officers - Security for the year 2017. There are 12 posts in total. All eligible candidates should email their latest C.Vs to the bank's mail id within 7 days. Check complete details below. All the Best :) 

Name of the Bank : Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank Limited

 
Name of the Posts :
  • Branch Managers - 8 Posts
  • Accountants - 3 Posts
  • Special Officers - Security - 1 Post
Educational Qualification :
  • Branch Managers - Post graduate / Graduate from recognized university. Candidate with 2 years full time Master’s degree in finance / Banking will be given preference. JAIIB / CAIIB will be an added advantage.
  • Accountants - Post graduate/Graduate from recognized university. JAIIB / CAIIB will be an added advantage.
  • Special Officers - The candidate should be a Retired Police Officer (ACP or above) or ExServiceman (Captain and above).
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June 22, 2017

22nd June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 22nd June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Aimed at minimising the risk of injuries and casualties, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte today signed an executive order banning the private use of firecrackers in the country
  • According to the United Nations' annual population survey, the Global population will hit 8 billion in 2023.
    • The survey found that the world's population has been increasing by roughly 83 million annually, and the number of people aged over 60 will top 1 billion next year.
    • Important Note : According to this survey, India will overtake China to become the world's most populous nation by 2024.
  • New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed an anti-child marriage law to increase the marriageable age from 14 to 18. 
  • India and Russia are  celebrating 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
    • To commemorate this, a series of events has been planned in Russia and in India during 2017.
    • India will also be the Guest Country at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2017.
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Lakshmi Vilas Bank PO Final Result (GD & Interview) out

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Friends, the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited has released the Final (GD & Interview) Result of it's Probationary Officers (POs) Recruitment 2017. You can check the list of application numbers of the provisionally shortlisted candidates from the official website of the lakshmi vilas bank (lvbank.com) or from below link. The training programme for all the shortlisted candidates is scheduled to be held from 3rd July 2017 at Bangalore.  All the Best :)
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Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Recruitment 2017

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FIndian Coast Guard (ICG) is recruiting Assistant Commandants for the year 2017. Bachelors Degree / 12th class pass (based on the post you are applying) is the minimum qualification to apply. There is no application fee. You can apply online from 24th June 2017 to 2nd July 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Indian Coast Guard (ICG)
 
Name of the Posts
: Assistant Commandants (General Duty / General Duty Pilot / Pilot (CPL))

Note
: Only MALE Candidates should apply

Eligibility Criteria :

Education :
  • Assistant Commandant (General Duty) : Bachelor Degree with 60 % marks 1st to 8th semester for BE/B.Tech   
  • Assistant Commandant (General Duty Pilot) : Bachelor Degree with 60 % marks 1st to 8th semester for BE/B.Tech   
  • Assistant Commandant (Pilot) CPL : 12th class pass with 60 % marks and valid Commercial Pilot License   
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June 21, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Special : Books & Authors Quiz from Previous Papers

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  1. The author of the book 'Cosmos' is _______________
    1. Carl Sagan
    2. Issaq Asimov
    3. Arthur C. Clarke
    4. Michael Christian
  2. The author of the famous Indian book of astrology 'Panchsiddhantika' is ____________
    1. Varahmihir
    2. Bhaskar
    3. Aryabhatta
    4. Brahma Gupta
  3. 'Uttar Ramcharit' has been written by ____________
    1. Harsha
    2. Tulsidas
    3. Bhavbhuti
    4. Shudrak
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21st June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 21st June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (21st June) is World Music Day (Fête de la Musique)
    • This day is celebrated  in an attempt to promote peace and spread goodwill through melodies.
    • The day is originated in France in 1982 and is now observed in over 120 countries.
    • Aim of this day : To encourage free and accessible concerts or events for the public.
  • India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner, the Pentagon has recently announced in its first Afghan report.
    • The report further stated that India provides training opportunities for Afghan officers.
National Current Affairs

  • 3rd International Yoga Day is being celebrated today with participation of Crores of people around the world.
    • PM Narendra Modi participated in International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow along with UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik.
    • Speaking at the third edition of the festival, Modi said the UN had accepted his proposal in record time to celebrate June 21 as International Yoga Day.
    • Modi also described yoga as a "free life insurance".
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June 20, 2017

20th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 20th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Today (20th June 2017) is World Refugee Day.
    • This day is observed by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
    • The decision to observe the day, coinciding with Africa Refugee Day, was made by the UN in December 2000.
    • The first World Refugee Day marked the 50th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention.
    • Theme of 2017 : #WithRefugees
  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called up PM Narendra Modi today, with both leaders discussing the Paris Climate Agreement
    • Modi congratulated Trudeau on the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation this year, besides reaffirming India's commitment to climate change and implementation of the Paris Agreement. 
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 16th June 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 16th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Shoots take root: On Fed hike"
  • Traction - the fact of an idea, product, etc. becoming popular or being accepted
  • Takeaway - a main message or piece of information that you learn from something you hear or read
  • Assertion - a definite statement or claim that something is true
  • On course - likely to happen, or likely to succeed as planned
  • Warrant - a reason for doing something
  • Gradual - gradual processes and changes happen slowly and by small amounts
  • Emphasise - to give particular importance or attention to something
  • Underpinning - an important basic part of something that allows it to succeed or continue to exist
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Reasoning Practice Test for IBPS PO VII and Clerks VII

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Reasoning Practice Test for IBPS Bank Exams 2017

Directions (Q.No. 1 - 6) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

Eight people P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are sitting around a circular table, facing the centre. Each of them is from different place namely Tirupati, Cochin, Jamshedpur, Madurai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai, but not necessarily in the same order. Q is sitting second to the left of U. The person from Mumbai is an immediate neighbour of U. Only one person sits between the person who is from Madurai and P. The per-son from Cochin is on the immediate right of the person who is from Madurai. W is second to the right of U. S is from Mumbai. R and T are immediate neighbours. Neither R nor T is from Madurai. The person from Hyderabad is on the immediate left of Q. The person from Chennai is second to the right of person who is from Cochin. The person from Bengaluru is an immediate neighbour of the person who is from Madurai. R is second to the right of the person who is from Tirupati. 

1. Who is second to the right of P ?
  1. Q
2. Who among the following is from Bengaluru ? 
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SSC Stenographers (Grade 'C' & 'D') Examination 2017 Notification out

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for SSC Stenographers (Grade 'C' & 'D') Examination 2017. The computer based examination for the recruitment of Stenographer Grade 'C' (Group 'B' Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade 'D' (Group 'C' Non-Gazetted) in Ministries/Departments of Central Government, including their Attached/ Subordinate offices located in States and Union Territories all over India will be held during 4th September 2017 to 7th September 2017. 12th Standard or equivalent is the minimum qualification to apply. The last date for online applications is 15th July 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)
Name of the Organization : Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Name of the Posts : Stenographers (Grade 'C' & 'D') 

Age (as on 1st October 2017)
  • 18 to 27 years
Educational Qualification (as on 1st August 2017)
  • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
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June 19, 2017

19th June 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th June 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 19th June 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Nepal will measure Mount Everest over a period of two years, amid fears the April 2015 earthquake could have affected its stature. 
    • The government of Nepal is set to measure the mountain, even though both Indian and Chinese institutions have offered their help. 
    • Note : Everest's height is 8,848 metres but satellite images after the earthquake show the mountain may have shrunk.
  • The Australian government today announced that Indian nationals can apply for visitor visas online, starting July 1. 
    • This will offer benefits like 24/7 accessibility, electronic payment of visa application charges and the ability to check application status. 
  • French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority.
    • Weeks after his own presidential victory, With nearly all votes counted, his La République en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th June 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 15th June 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Unwise proposal: On Election Commission seeking contempt powers"
  • Unwise - stupid and likely to cause problems
  • Contempt power - power to punish persons who don't obey or respect rules
  • Alarming - frightening or worrying
  • Transient - temporary
  • Abuse - the use of something in a bad, dishonest, or harmful way
  • Unwarranted - not fair or necessary
  • Strident - holding strong opinions or beliefs and tending to express them frequently, in a way that offends some people
  • Accusation - a claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Partisan - showing strong and usually unfair support for one particular person, group, or idea
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Banking Awareness MCQs for IBPS PO VII and Clerks VII - Set 123

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  1. First bank started in India with solely Indian capital investment is :
    1. Bank of Baroda
    2. Punjab National Bank
    3. Punjab & Sind Bank
    4. Central Bank of India
    5. Canara Bank
  2. The banker acts as a Bailee and the customer as Bailor, this relationship is applicable :
    1. when a bank lends funds to a corporate customer
    2. when a bank accepts US$ FCNR deposits form a NRI customer
    3. when a customer operates a safe deposit locker
    4. when a customer keeps articles in safe custody with a bank
    5. None of the above
  3. Which of the following is not a financial intermediary ?
    1. Banks
    2. Financial institutions
    3. Mutual funds
    4. Non-bank finance companies
    5. Companies engaged in manufacturing of good
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