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July 22, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Special : Quiz on Important Decades, Years & Days (from Previous Papers)

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  1. How many months of a year, according to the Gregorian calendar, have been named after Roman emperors ?
    1. 0
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 3
  2. World Environment Day falls on 
    1. June 5th
    2. October 2nd
    3. November 10th
    4. November 19th
  3. National Science Day  is celebrated every year on 
    1. February 20
    2. February 25
    3. April 5
    4. February 28
  4. World Health Day is observed on ?
    1. June 5
    2. April 7
    3. June 7
    4. July 11
  5. In a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of brotherhood and peace, the UN General Assembly declared his birth anniversary, October 2nd as the
    1. International Day of Non-Violence
    2. International Day of Cooperation
    3. International Day of Peace and Cooperation
    4. International Day of Peace and Non-Violence
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 22nd July 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 July 2017. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The bind in Bihar: the challenges ahead for Nitish Kumar"

  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Forge - to develop a successful relationship, especially in business or politics, with another country, organization, or person
  • Self-interest - interest in yourself and how to gain advantages for yourself, often without considering other people
  • Long-term - continuing to exist, be relevant, or have an effect for a long time in the future
  • Togetherness - a feeling of friendship and happiness in a close relationship
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22nd July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 22nd July 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The United States today announced that the government will ban citizens from traveling to North Korea due to "the serious risk of arrest".
  • Insurance giant Swiss Re is preparing an insurance policy for the Mesoamerican Reef in Mexico to prevent its further deterioration.
    • Under the scheme, which is the first for a natural structure, the premiums will be paid by
      hotels and government, and money to pay for the repair of the reef will be released if a storm strikes.
  • The US Defence Department today announced that it will not make military reimbursements to Pakistan for 2016 fiscal. 
    • This comes after US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said that Pakistan had not taken sufficient action against the Afghan insurgent group Haqqani Network. 
    • Note : Earlier, the US Senate had voted to impose tougher conditions on defense aid to Pakistan.
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IBPS RRB VI 2017 Official Notification out

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Friends, the official notification of IBPS RRB VI Online examination for the recruitment of Officers (Scale I, II & III) and Office Assistants is out. You can apply online from 24th July 2017 to 14th August 2017.  The Preliminary (Tier I) online exam will be held during the month of September 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 2017
  • 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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July 21, 2017

Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd Recruitment 2017

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Friends, the Powergrid Corporation of India Limited, a Navratna Enterprise of Govt. of India, is inviting online applications for filling up the posts of Diploma Trainees, Junior Officer Trainees and Assistants for the year 2017. The selection will be based on written test. There are 38 posts in total. You can apply online from 20th July 2017 to 11th August 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Powergrid Corporation of India Limited
Vacancy Details :
  • Diploma Trainee (Electrical) - 34 Posts
  • Diploma Trainee (IT) - 1 Post
  • Diploma Trainee (Electronics)  - 1 Post
  • Jr. Officer Trainee(HR) - 1 Post
  • Assistant (Finance) - 1 Post
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Registration : 20th July 2017
  • Last Date for Online Registrations : 9th August 2017
  • Last Date of Paying Application Fee : 11th August 2017
  • Cutoff Date for Upper Age Limit : 9th August 2017
  • Availability of Admit Cards on Website : Will be notified in August / September 2017
  • Date of Written Test : Will be notified later
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21st July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 21st July 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The landmark India-Japan civil nuclear agreement came into effect from today. 
    • This deal would enable Japan to export nuclear power plant technology as well as provide finance for nuclear power plants in India. 
    • It will also assist India in nuclear waste management and could undertake joint manufacture of nuclear power plant components under the Make in India initiative.
  • The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90-90-90 targets', today revealed that India, China and Pakistan are among the 10 countries that accounted for more than 95 per cent of all new HIV infections in the Asia and the Pacific region in 2016.
National Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited a total of 49 countries in the last three years.
    • Modi's foreign trips as PM started with his visit to Bhutan in June 2014. 
    • Further, he has visited the USA five times in the last three years.
  • The Gujarat government has decided to celebrate the 'World Heritage City' status granted to Ahmedabad by UNESCO for a fortnight (a period of two weeks). 
    • The programme, starting on August 1, will include heritage walks, cultural events, lectures and seminars about the 600-year-old city. 
  • Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang won the vote of confidence in the state assembly today, garnering the support of 47 out of 59 MLAs.
    • Note : Zeliang was re-appointed the CM after former CM Shurhozelie Liezietsu was sacked for not appearing for the floor test. 
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Highlights of Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)

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The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today launched the much awaited 8% Pension scheme "Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY)". PMVVY is a Pension Scheme announced by the Government of India exclusively for the senior citizens aged 60 years and above which is available from 4th May, 2017 to 3rd May, 2018. The Scheme can be purchased offline as well as online through Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India which has been given the sole privilege to operate this Scheme.

Here are some important Points you should know about this Scheme

  • Under this scheme, there will be an assured return of 8 per cent p.a. payable monthly (equivalent to 8.30% p.a. effective) for 10 years.
  • If there is a shortfall between the actual return earned under the scheme and the guaranteed return of 8 per cent then the government will subsidise LIC for it.
  • LIC started offering the pension scheme since May 4,2017 and it will remain open for the next one year.
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SSC CGL 2017 Special : Indian History Quiz from Previous Papers - set 2

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  1. Which metal was first used by the Vedic people ?
    1. Silver
    2. Gold
    3. Iron
    4. Copper
  2. Arabs were defeated in 738 A.D. by 
    1. Pratiharas
    2. Rashtrakutas
    3. Palas
    4. Chalukyas
  3. In Mauryan dynasty Kalinga war took place in the year ______________
    1. 260 BC
    2. 261 BC
    3. 126 BC
    4. 232 BC
  4. The caves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are
    1. Hindu and Buddhist
    2. Buddhist and Jain
    3. Hindu and Jain
    4. Hindu Buddhist and Jain
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English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 21st July 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 July 2017. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The new President, Ram Nath Kovind"
  • Discretionary - based on someone’s judgment of a particular situation rather than on a set of rules
  • Safeguarding - to protect something or someone from being harmed or having problems
  • Constitution - a set of basic laws or principles for a country that describe the rights and duties of its citizens and the way in which it is governed
  • Democracy - a system of government in which people vote in elections to choose the people who will govern them
  • Predecessor - the person who had a job or official position before someone else
  • Stint - a period of time spent doing something
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DSSB Recruitment 2017 - 1074 Posts

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Friends, the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSB) is inviting online applications for recruitment of various posts for the year 2017. There are 1074 vacancies in total. You can apply online from 1st August 2017 to 21st August 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSB) 

Vacancy Details :
  • Lower Division Clerks - 34 Posts
  • Grade IV (DASS) - 480 Posts
  • Grade II (DASS) - 221 Posts
  • Statistical Assistants - 260 Posts
  • Junior Engineers (Civil) - 5 Posts
  • Draughtsman Grade III - 52 Posts
  • Field Assistants - 10 Posts
  • Food Safety Officers - 5 Posts
  • Librarians - 7 Posts
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July 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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A Chinese Nobel Peace laureate was recently passed away. Name him ?



Name the second Indian to win a gold at the World Para Athletics Championships, winning one in javelin at the 2017 edition ?



The astronomers of Pune-based IUCAA and IISER have recently discovered a supercluster of galaxies. What is the name of this supercluster ?



Name the Indo-Canadian YouTube personality, who has been named UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador ?



An 18-year-old ragpicker has been recently appointed as Srinagar's civic ambassador. Name him ?


World Youth Skills Day is observed on ?



What is the Theme of World Youth Skills Day 2017 ?



With 24.1 crore active users, which country has overtaken the United States to become Facebook's largest country audience ?


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One Word Substitutions for IBPS Bank Exams 2017 - Lesson 71

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Friends, this is the 71st Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you one word substitutes of the letter 'B'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 71

  • Confused and unable to think clearly
    • bemused (adjective)
  • A standard against which something is measured and compared 
    • benchmark (noun)
  • A reserve player of a team who plays if required 
    • bench-warmer (noun)
  • Money given as gift to someone to do some good
    • benefaction (noun)
  • Someone who gains due to some act 
    • beneficiary (noun)
  • Kind and generous 
    • benevolent (adjective)
  • Gentle and kind without hurting anyone 
    • benign (adjective)
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July 20, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Special : Books & Authors Quiz from Previous Papers - Set 2

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  1. Who is the author of the book Long Walk to Freedom ?
    1. Nelson Mandela
    2. Louis Fischer
    3. Aung Sang Su Kyi
    4. Mao Tse Tung
  2. 'Indica' was written by ?
    1. Justin
    2. Megasthenese
    3. Pliny
    4. Stabo
  3.  Who among the following has been awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for his
    outstanding achievement in their field and fostering understanding of India abroad ?
    1. Vikram Seth
    2. Ms. Indira Nooyi
    3. Laxmi Mittal
    4. Sunil Mittal
  4. The author of the book "Environmental Jurisprudence" is ?
    1. Justice Y. V. Chandra Chud
    2. Justice Ashok A. Desai
    3. Justice A. K. Sood
    4. Justice Prem Nagar
  5. Which of the following is correctly matched ? 
    1. "Do or die" - Jawahar lal Nehru
    2. "Dilli Chalo" - Mahatma Gandhi
    3. "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" - Lal Bahadur Shastri
    4. "Swaraj is my birthright" - Swami Dayanand
  6. Who is the author of Harry Potter Book Series ?
    1. Charles Dickens
    2. Nick Middleton
    3. J K Rowling
    4. Edward Klein
  7. Who is the author of the book Argumentative Indian ?
    1. V S Naipaul
    2. Vikram Seth
    3. Shashi Tharoor
    4. Amartya Sen
  8. The book "Unto the Last" which influenced Gandhi was authored by ?
    1. Boris Yeltsin
    2. John Ruskin
    3. Pushkin
    4. Ruskin Bond
  9. Which of the following books is written by A P J Abdul Kalam ?
    1. Developing India
    2. Science is Today's India
    3. Defence set up in India
    4. Guiding Soul
  10. "Gita Govinda" the famous poem was written by 
    1. Jayachandra
    2. Jayadeva
    3. Jayasimha
    4. Jayant
  11. With which of the following books is Hobbes associated ?
    1. Lectures on Jurisprudence
    2. Social Contract
    3. Republic
    4. Leviathan
  12. The book "Truth, Love and A Little Malice" is written by 
    1. Tarun Tejpal
    2. Vikram Seth
    3. Khushwant Singh
    4. Nirad C Chaudhuri
  13. The book "The Inheritance of Loss" has been written by 
    1. Salman Rushdie
    2. Arundhati Roy
    3. Anita Desai
    4. Kiran Desai
  14. Who is the author of Gandhiji's favourite Bhajan "Vaishnavajana to tene kahiye" ?
    1. Purandhar Das
    2. Shyamal Bhatt
    3. Narsi Mehta
    4. Sant Gyaneshwar
  15. The famous book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is written by ?
    1. J B Say
    2. J M Keynes
    3. Amartya Sen
    4. Cairncross
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20th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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

Daily Current Affairs of 20th July 2017

International Current Affairs
  • Uruguay has become the 1st country in the world to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use
    • The move comes four years after a law was passed under which cannabis trade was fully legalised. 
  • The United States has ended a four-month ban on flyers carrying laptops on US-bound flights from airports in North Africa and the Middle East
    • Note : The UK continues to enforce a similar electronics ban on flights from several Middle Eastern airports.
New Appointments
  • NDA's presidential candidate and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind was today elected as the 14th President of India
    National Current Affairs
    • The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDA) has launched 'mAadhaar', a new app for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phones. 
      • This app allows users to carry their Aadhaar information including name, date of birth, gender, address, and the linked photograph, on their smartphones. 
      • This app also allows users to lock or unlock biometrics data.
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    Meet the 14th President of India : Ram Nath Kovind

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    The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee and former Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind was today elected as the President of India. He defeated Congress-led Opposition candidate Meira Kumar by more than 65 per cent of the votes in the presidential election.

    With this, the 71-year-old will be the 14th President of India and the Second Dalit to hold the top constitutional position after KR Narayanan who served as the President of India during 1997-2002. Mr. Kovind will be the first BJP member to be elected President.
    Incumbent Pranab Mukerhjee's last day as president will be on 24th July Kovind's will take oath as India's President on 25th July 2017.

    Note : The Vice-Presidenti election will be held on 5th August 2017 for which NDA nominated Venkaiah Naidu as it's candidate and the opposition picked Gopalkrishna Gandhi (former West Bengal Governor).

    Important Details About Ramnath Kovind
    • Date of Birth : 1st October 1945
    • Age : 71
    • Education : B.Com Graduate, LLB Ffrom Kanpur University
    • Profession : Advocate, BJP POlitician
    • Past :
      • Former Governor of Bihar (appointed on 8th August 2015)
      • Elected to Rajya Sabha from UP for Two Terms (1994-2000 & 2000-2006)
      • Former President of BJP Dalit Morcha (1998-2002)
      • President of All India Koli Samaj
      • Enrolled as Advocate in BAR Council of India in 1971
      • Practice in Delhi HC and SC for nearly 16 years till 1993
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 20th July 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 July 2017. Happy reading :)

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    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Resignation drama: on Mayawati and BSP's struggle"
    • Resignation - the act of leaving a job permanently
    • Retrieve - to get something back
    • Viability - ability to work successfully
    • High drama - a very exciting and dramatic event or events
    • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India
    • Inadvertently - not deliberately, and without realizing what you are doing
    • Fightback - a situation in which you end by defeating an opponent who was winning before
    • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
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    Computer Knowledge Quiz from Previous Papers - Set 2

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    1. Non - Physical components of the computer are referred to as 
      1. CPU
      2. Software
      3. Hardware
      4. Program
      5. None of these
    2. Computers use the ________________ number system to store data and perform calculations. 
      1. binary
      2. decimal
      3. octal
      4. hexadecimal
      5. None of these
    3. A computer system includes
      1. hardware
      2. softawre
      3. peripheral devices
      4. all of these
      5. none of these
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    Essay : India's Missile Options

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    India's Missile Options

    Synopsis : The strategic position and situation demand that India develops and deploys its missiles at the earliest because time is the essence. The development and deployment of Prithvi is a right step but it is not enough. The Western Powers are never happy at the country's self-sufficiency in defence matters and have always been trying arm-twisting and are indulging in anti-India propaganda. India should never be pressurized and soon develop the strategic weapon Agni in the face of security
    dangersfivm missiles already deployed in Pakistan and China. Agni options need to be revived and the weapon be made operational. Such a deterrent is a must amidst missile proliferation in the sub-continent. India should also develop its own intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for future preparation weapons. India's deployable missile capabilities must be transformed into deployed capacities. India has a strong indigenous missile capability and it would be nothing short of a catastrophe if its Agni program is shelved or put on bold to be activated at some future date. 
    In view of its huge size, its very long international borders, coastline and strategic position in South Asia, India cannot afford to neglect, put on hold or abandon its missile development program. It should be continued and taken to its logical conclusion and missiles deployed. India has developed the Prithvi missiles which have a range of 150 km. to 250 km. This 8.5 metre short range surface-to-surface missile has now been inducted into the Indian army after its successful completion of trials in 1994. But there has been constant pressure on India from the West not to deploy it in spite of the fact that Pakistan has acquired Chinese M-11 missiles with matching capabilities.
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    July 19, 2017

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 19th July 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 19th July 2017. Happy reading :)

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    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Get real on Swachh: on manual scavenging"
    • Manual Scavenging - a caste-based occupation involving the removal of untreated human excreta from bucket toilets or pit latrines
    • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
    • Stringent - stringent rules or conditions are strict and make you achieve high standards
    • Penal - relating to the punishment of criminals
    • Provision - a part of law that deals with a particular problem
    • Ensure - to make certain that something happens or is done
    • Enforcement - the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule
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    SSC CGL 2017 Special : Indian Polity & Constitution Questions from Previous Papers - Set 2

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    1. The Drafting of the Constitution was completed on ?
      1. 26th January 1950
      2. 26th December 1949
      3. 26th November 1949
      4. 30th November 1949
    2. Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly ?
      1. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
      2. Sardar Patel
      3. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
      4. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
    3. The method of Impeachment of the President of India is adopted from ?
      1. USA
      2. UK
      3. USSR
      4. France
    4. Who was the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly ?
      1. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
      2. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
      3. Jawaharlal Nehru
      4. Vallabh Bhai Patel
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    19th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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    Daily Current Affairs of 19th July 2017

    Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
    • The Bank of England today unveiled a new polymer £10 note featuring 19th century novelist Jane Austen, in a move to replace paper £5, £10 and £20 with secure plastic notes. 
      • This makes Austen the only woman other than Queen Elizabeth to be featured on a polymer British banknote. 
      • Note : This note's introduction marks the 200th anniversary of Austen's death.
    International Current Affairs
    • India, US, and Japan have concluded the 'Malabar 2017' international naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal. 
      • As many as 16 ships, 95 aircraft, and two submarines from the three countries took part in the 21st edition of the annual exercise. 
      • The drill was aimed at increasing interoperability among the three countries' navies to counter shared maritime threats.
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    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Scientific Assistants Exam 2017 - 1102 Posts

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    Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to conduct a competitive examination for the recruitment of Scientific Assistants for the year 2017. Graduation is minimum qualification to apply. There are 1102 vacancies in total. The selection will be based on Online Test. You can apply online from 18th July 2017 to 4th August 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

    Name of the Posts : Scientific Assistants

    Important Dates :
    • Starting Date of Applications : 18th July 2017 
    • Last Date for Applications : 4th August 2017 
    • Date of Computer Based Exam : 20th November 2017 to 27th November 2017
    Educational Qualification (As on 4th August 2017)_
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics as one of the subject) / Computer Science/Information Technology / Computer Applications OR Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized Institution/University or equivalent.
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 18th July 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 18th July 2017. Happy reading :)

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    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Easing the rhetoric: on the India-China stand-off"
    • Easing - the action or process of making something less severe or difficult
    • Rhetoric - a style of speaking or writing that is intended to influence people
    • Stand-off - a disagreement or fight in which neither opponent can do anything to win or achieve their aim
    • Briefing - a meeting or document in which people receive information or instructions
    • Ongoing - still happening or being done
    • Overdue - if something is overdue, it should have been done before now
    • Strategy - a plan or method for achieving something, especially over a long period of time
    • Gravity -  the seriousness or importance of something
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    July 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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    American multinational retailer Walmart recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with which state government to invest ₹900 crore for opening up of fifteen stores ?



    Who has recently became the 1st female to lead the Iran National Airline ?



    Which country has played the most ODIs in cricket history ?



    Scientists from University of Cambridge, UK have recently discovered EBLM J0555-57Ab. What is it ?



    The Police of which state / UT for the first time are getting the 'super cop' belts which are widely used by the police in the UK, USA, and Russia ?

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    One Word Substitutions for IBPS Bank Exams 2017 - Lesson 70

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    Friends, this is the 70th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you one word substitutes of the letter 'A'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

    One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 70

    • Someone who is very interested in an activity or subject 
      • aficionado (noun)
    • The sweet dish that is taken after the main meal
      • afters (noun)
    • The act of treating old people unfairly
      • ageism (noun)
    • A person who indulges in illegal acts to catch suspected criminals
      • agent provocateur (noun)
    • The act of increasing someone's importance or power
      • aggrandizement (noun)
    • Make something, especially a situation, worse
      • aggravate (verb)
    • Someone who is not certain about the existence of Got
      • agnostic (noun)
    • The excessive fear of open or public places
      • agoraphobia (noun)
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    July 18, 2017

    Complete Study Material of Aptitude Free Download (PDF) : 35+ Files

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    Hi friends, I am Manish Kumar. A regular follower and contributor of Gr8AmbitionZ.com. Today I am sharing complete study material of Aptitude in pdf format. The below link consists of around 35 PDF Documents covering various topics of quantitative aptitude along with formulas, theory as well as example practice problems. I hope these will help all the aspirants who are preparing for upcoming banking and other competitive exams in getting good marks in Aptitude section. All the Best :)

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    18th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 18th July 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (18th July) is 'Nelson Mandela International Day'.
      • He was born on this day in the year 1918.
        July 2017 Month Daily Current Affairs
      • In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
      • Important Points to Note :
        • Mandela was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990 for his role in the anti-apartheid movement. 
        • Apart from Pakistan national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, he is the only non-Indian to have received the award. 
        • He was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1993.
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    Competitive Guidance : Indian Economy

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    What is services sector ?
    The services sector is not only the dominant sector in India's GDP, but has also attracted significant foreign investment flows, contributed significantly to exports as well as provided large-scale employment. India's services sector covers a wide variety of activities such as trade, hotel and restaurants, transport, storage and communication, financing, insurance, real estate, business services, community, social and personal services, and services associated with construction.

    What is the market size of the Services sector in India ?
    The services sector is the key driver of India's economic growth. The sector contributed around 66.1 percent of its Gross Value Added growth in 2015-16, thereby becoming an important net foreign exchange earner and the most attractive sector for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows.

    What is the level of Foreign Investments in the Services Sector in India ?
    The Indian services sector which includes financial, banking, insurance, non-financial/business, outsourcing, research and development, courier and technical test analysis, has attracted the highest amount of FDI equity inflows in the period April 2000-2016 December, amounting to about US $ 58.345 billion which is about 17.99 per cent of the total foreign inflows, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 17th July 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 17th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 16th July 2017 (Sunday)

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The past catches up"
    • Catches up - to reach the same quality or standard as someone or something else
    • Extra-judicial - not within the usual powers of the law
    • Overlook - to fail to notice or do something
    • Owing to - because of something
    • Lapse - a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way
    • Reiterate - to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people
    • Accountability - a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality
    • Essential - most basic and necessary
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    July 2017 Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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    A total of ______________ places in India are recognised as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, with the latest addition being the city of Ahmedabad.



    Who has been named the new coach of Team India ?



    For the first time, India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, is going to import crude oil from ____________



    Which state government has recently constituted a 9-member committee to study the possibility of designing a separate state flag ?



    _______________ has become the first Indian state to provide free injectable contraceptives to women under the state's family planning programme, Antara.



    World Population Day is observed on ?



    What is the Theme of World Population Day 2017 ?


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    One Word Substitutions for IBPS Bank Exams 2017 - Lesson 69

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    Friends, this is the 69th Lesson of our One Word Substitutions lesson series. Today we are giving you one word substitutes of the letter 'W'. Read and practice well. Happy Reading :)

    One Word Substitutes Practice Test - 69

    • Squeeze into narrow space to stop its movement
      • wedge (verb)
    • Someone who is not brave, strong and confident
      • weenie (noun)
    • A film or play that makes one cry
      • weepie (noun)
    • Sad and tending to cry easily 
      • weepy (adjective)
    • Very unusual and different
      • weird (adjective)
    • Hit someone extremely hard 
      • whack (verb)
    • An event that causes problems 
      • whammy (noun)
    • Breathe with difficulty and noise 
      • wheeze (verb)
    • Money, things and skill needed to do something
      • wherewithal (verb)
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    July 17, 2017

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 15th July 2017

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 15th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials


    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Unsurprising verdict: on TN's quota for medical students"
    • Unsurprising - something what you expected
    • Verdict - an official judgment made in a court
    • Unlikely - not probable or likely to happen
    • Survive - to continue to live or exist
    • Scrutiny - careful examination of someone or something
    • Striking down -  if a judge or court strikes down a law, they officially end it
    • Earmark - to decide to use something
    • Dental - relating to teeth
    • Laid down - to officially establish a rule, or to officially say how something should be done
    • Sole - only / single
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    Computer Knowledge Quiz - Internet (Set 2)

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    1. Which protocol helps to transfer files between computers ?
      1. FTP
      2. HTPP
      3. FTTP
      4. HTP
      5. None of these 
    2. Which of the following is related with 192.9.200.155 ?
      1. Hardware address
      2. Monitor address
      3. IP address
      4. All of these
      5. None of these 
    3. __________ contains the basic software you need in order to find, retrieve, view, and send information over the internet.
      1. Web browser
      2. Router
      3. Website
      4. Modem
      5. None of these 
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    17th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 17th July 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (17th July) is World Day for International Justice (International Justice Day).
      • This day is celebrated throughout the world as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
      • Important Note : July 17 was chosen to celebrate this day, because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court (ICC).
      • Theme of International Justice Day 2017 : “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work
    • Today (17 July) is ‘World Emoji Day’.
      • Emoji enthusiasts around the world have been celebrating this day since 2014.
      • The date was kept after Apple's emoji artwork for calendar, which displays July 17.
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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 14th July 2017

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 14th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Inflation conundrum: on the record low retail inflation"
    • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
    • Conundrum - a difficult problem that seems to have no solution
    • Retail - relating to the sale of goods directly to the public for their own use
    • Dilemma - a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision
    • Consumer - someone who buys and uses goods and services
    • Decelerated - to happen or make something happen more slowly
    • Understandably - clear and easy to understand
    • With regard to - in connection with
    • Urge -  to advise someone very strongly about what action or attitude they should take
    • Reboot - to start something again or do something again
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    Essay : Are Scientific Inventions Making us Happier ?

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    Are Scientific Inventions Making us Happier ? 

    Synopsis : As Dr.M.Swaminathan, the father of green Revolution in India put in his words, "Technology is neutral to people. It depends whether the technology is relevant': Any contribution in this field can have its own pros and cons depending upon the applicability of the same. There is no denying the fact that scientific innovations are in themselves manifestations ofthe seamless evolution of humans, be it social, economic, political or psychological. They may, prima facie seem to pave a road for progression. However, physical science divides the world into two halves. One halfis that which aids the swinging motion of the delivery mechanism in their favor or the so-called "haves" while the other halfis composed of those who resist it, the "have-nots': The higher orders ofscientific advancements in medicine, defense, space, etc. have an extremely low level of direct infiltration within the lower echelons of society. 

    Since the dawn of human civilization, homo sapiens, the wisest of all apes, have tried to exploit the resources of nature and put them to their own use. There are two key words which together constitute this question are — science and happiness. The topic concerned is ideological thus thoughts not facts would form a better armor against it. 

    Happiness, though an abstract and incomprehensively defined human emotion has always remained the goal of humanity. Happiness is sometimes achieved, sometimes earned. It is sometimes brought by bearing pain also. Happiness is measured and its measurement has no universal standards. However standards develop, as a part of zeitgeist, much like fashion, but still as fashion doesn't engulf all the spirits of the society. What is happiness is one's own quest. A religious person would point to God as its only source while Buddhists say there isn't anything like that in reality. What is Happiness, finds itself answered, but that answer however is subject to changes in either space or time or both. 
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    Repco Home Finance Ltd (RHFL) Recruitment of Branch Managers 2017

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    Friends, the Repco Home Finance Limited, a professionally managed housing finance company wholly owned by the REPCO Bank Ltd is recruiting Branch Heads for it's Mysore, Bellary and Tumkur branches in Karnataka. The selection will be based on Walk-in-Interview which is scheduled to be held on 21st July 2017.  Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : Repco Home Finance Ltd

    Name of the Posts : Branch Managers / Branch Heads

    Number of Vacancies : 3 Posts

    Location : Mysore, Bellary and Tumkur 

    Age (as on 1st August 2017) :
    • Not exceeding 28 years
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    2017 Wimbledon Championships Winners List

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    The 131st edition of Wimbledon Championships 2017 (Tennis) was recently held during 3rd July 2017 to 16th July 2017 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. Swiss Tennis player Roger Federer created record by winning Eighth Wimbledon Title in men's singles category. Spain's Garbine Muguruza has won the Women's singles title. This is his first Wimbledon title and with this she became only the second Spanish women's player in the history of tennis to win the wimbledon single's title. 

    Wimbledon Championships 2017 Winners List

    • Men's Singles
      • Roger Federer (Switzerland) by beating Marin Čilić (Croatia)
      • Important Points to Note :
        • This is Federer’s record eighth Wimbledon singles title.
        • Federer (35) became the tournament's oldest champion.
        • This is his record 19th Grand Slam singles title. 
    • Women's Singles
      • Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) by beating Venus Williams (United States)
      • Important Points to Note :
        • This is her career's first Wimbledon title. 
        • Her second Grand Slam title. 
        • She won her first Grand Slam last year, defeating Serena at the French Open.
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    July 16, 2017

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 13th July 2017

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 13th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Sorrowful song: on Assam's flood situation"
    • Sorrowful - feeling, expressing, or causing great sadness
    • Longer-term - continuing to exist, or have an effect for a long time in the future
    • Life-sustaining - serving to continue or support life
    • Stirring - causing strong emotions
    • Rendition - a particular way of performing a song, poem, piece of music etc
    • Grit - courage and determination despite difficulty
    • Furious - extremely angry
    • Plains - a large flat area of land
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    16th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 16th July 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • The US House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to Pakistan
      • The amendments make it conditional for Pakistan to show satisfactory progress in its fight against terrorism. 
    National Current Affairs
    • Matunga suburban railway station in Mumbai has become the first station in India to be run by an all-women staff.
    • Union Minister MJ Akbar today said that the government is working towards setting up a passport centre every 50 kilometres in the country.
    • The Mumbai railways is going to introduce a software which will help commuters book tickets through Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes. 
      • The software will make use of SMS services, which will allow commuters without smart phones to book tickets. 
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    18th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards Winners List 2017

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    Honoring the best Hindi films released in the year 2016, the 18th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards ceremony 2017 was held today at Metlife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA. It is first time that the awards held there. Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar jointly hosted the ceremony.

    Ram Madhvani's biographical thriller film Neerja won the best film award. Actor Shahid Kapoor earned the Best Actor award for his role in Udta Punjab, while Alia Bhatt bagged the Best Actor (Female) award for the same film. Music composer AR Rahman was honoured for 25 years of his musical contribution. Here is the complete list of this years winners. Happy Reading :)

    IIFA Awards 2017 FULL winners list

    • Best Film - Neerja
    • Best Actor (Male) - Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
    • Best Actor (Female) - Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab)
    • Best Director - Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (PINK)
    • Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) - Anupam Kher (M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story)
    • Best Actor in Comic Role - Varun Dhawan (Dishoom)
    • Best Debutant (Male) - Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)
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    Essay : Terrorism and its Effect on International Relations

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    Synopsis : All of us have been affected by terrorism at some point or the other in our lives. Terrorism has destroyed nations, homes and individuals the world over. There is no state, all over the world, that has not been effected by terrorism. This kind of widespread misery and devastation calls forsome action against terrorism. Till now we have been fighting our individual wars against terrorism, but the time has come when we need to join our hands and fight terrorism collectively. This essay explores the effects ofterrorism on international relations and how it has changed the global equation. 

    Terrorism is defined as an act of violence aimed at civilians with the intention of instilling fear, generating attention, creating political upheaval and at times, also trying to destabilize a government. Generally, terrorism is understood in the context of small groups that fight against powerful states. But, apart from this, even government can practice terrorism. Government supported terrorism can be directed either at civilians or at other countries. Directed either ways, terrorism can have an adverse effect on the country and can also raise doubts in the minds of the citizens about their security. 
     
    All through history, terrorism has taken various forms and directions. Just in the last two centuries, terrorism has been used by Russian nihilists, nationalists in Israel, Nazi forces, environmentalists worldwide, left-wing guerrillas in Europe, disgruntled radicals in the United States, Latin American death squads and Islamic fundamentalists. Unfortunately, terrorism is not tied to any particular philosophy or set of people.

    Take the example of the killings of Indians in Australia. Though called racial discrimination, is it not an act of terrorism? No Indian would feel safe in Australia. In fact, even Indians who want to visit Australia would have second thought about doing so. This act of pseudo terrorism has resulted in strained relationships between both the countries.
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    July 15, 2017

    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 12th July 2017

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    Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 12th July 2017. You can click on the Titles to read the Editorials. Happy reading :)

    Note : Click on the titles to read the Editorials

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Tough times: containing violence crucial for peaceful Kashmir"
    • Violence - actions or words that are intended to hurt people
    • Crucial - extremely important
    • Coordinated - to organize things into a system
    • Valley - a low area of land between mountains or hills, usually with a river flowing through it
    • Indication - a sign that something will happen, is true, or exists
    • Turn out - to develop in a particular way, or to have a particular result
    • Deadly - able or likely to kill people
    • Pilgrim - someone who travels to a holy place that is important in their religion
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    15th July 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th July 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 15th July 2017

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (15th July 2017) is World Youth Skills Day.
      • The United Nations General Assembly in November 2014, declared 15th July as World Youth Skills Day.
      • The 1st World Youth Skills Day was observed on 15th July 2015.
      • This day is celebrated all over the world to raise awareness about the issue of unemployment among youth.
      • Theme of World Youth Skills Day 2017 : “Skills for All
    • Indonesia today renamed part of the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea
      • Although Indonesia said it is a non-claimant state in the sea, it added that China's maritime boundary overlaps its exclusive economic zone around the Natuna islands. 
    • France has celebrated its 228th Bastille Day.
      • This is President Emmanuel Macron's first celebration as the President. 
      • Note : US President Donald Trump presided over the event as the guest of honour.
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