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January 23, 2019

23rd January 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd January 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd January 2019

International Current Affairs
  • India ranked 80th in recently released Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019.
    • This Index was released on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2019.
    • It was prepared by the INSEAD business school in partnership with Tata Communications and Adecco Group.
    • The Global Talent Competitive Index measures how countries and cities grow, attract and retain talent, ranking 125 countries and 114 cities across all groups of income and levels of development.
    • Top 5 Countries in Global Talent Competitive Index (GTCI) 2019
      • Switzerland 
      • Singapore
      • United States
      • Norway 
      • Denmark
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed out the Top 10 global health threats for 2019, ranging from vaccine-preventable diseases to drug-resistant infections, from obesity and physical inactivity to cancer and environmental diseases like heart and lung problems. 
    • According to the WHO, unless steps are taken to address these threats millions of lives are at risk.
    • The top 10 threats to global health in 2019
      1. Air pollution and climate change
      2. Non-communicable diseases
      3. Global influenza pandemic
      4. Fragile and vulnerable settings
      5. Antimicrobial resistance
      6. Ebola and other high-threat pathogens
      7. Weak primary health care
      8. Vaccine hesitancy
      9. Dengue
      10. HIV
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23rd January 2019 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 23rd January 2019. You can download PDF Version of the editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials from THE HINDU News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Inflation conundrum"
  • Inflation - an economic process in which prices increase so that money becomes less valuable
  • Conundrum - a difficult problem that seems to have no solution
  • Persuade - to make someone agree to do something by giving them reasons why they should
  • Retail - relating to the sale of goods directly to the public for their own use
  • Wholesale - relating to the business of selling large quantities of goods, especially to people who are going to sell them in a shop
  • Pose - to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty
  • Policymaker - someone who develops policies
  • Central bank - a national bank that controls a nation’s policies on money and interest rates (RBI in India)
  • Consumer Price Index - a measure of inflation (=the rate at which the cost of living is rising or falling). It consists of a list of the prices of some basic goods and services, which is published each month.
  • Blindside - to surprise someone, usually with harmful results
  • Projection - a calculation of the way that something will change and develop in the future, especially of how fast it will grow or become smaller
  • Pronouncement - an official public statement
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January 22, 2019

22nd January 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd January 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 22nd January 2019

International Current Affairs
  • According to the recently released 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer report, India is among the most trusted nations globally when it comes to government, business, NGOs and media.
    • The Index is the average per cent of trust in NGOs, business, government and media.
    • China topped the Trust Index among both the informed public and the general population segments.
    • India was at the 2nd place in the informed public category and 3rd place in the general population category.
    • In terms of trust in companies headquartered in each market, the most trusted are those from Switzerland, Germany and Canada.
    • However, as per the report, companies headquartered in India, Mexico and Brazil are the least trusted, followed by China and South Korea.
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ViratKohli becomes 1st cricketer to win top 3 ICC Awards : Complete ICC Awards 2018 Winners List

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Indian Skipper Virat Kohli today become the 1st player to win all three major annual ICC awards in a single year for his performances in 2018. Kohli was named Men's Test Player of the Year for the first time, while he also won Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the year awards 2018. In addition, he was also named the captain of the ICC Test Team and the ODI Team of 2018.

Kohli had won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year last year as well but went on to better his performances. He had also bagged the ODI player of the year award in 2012 and 2017. Here is the complete winners list of ICC Awards 2018

ICC Awards 2018 Winners List

  • Cricketer of the Year: Virat Kohli[15](India)
  • Test Player of the Year: Virat Kohli[15] (India)
  • ODI Player of the Year: Virat Kohli[15] (India)
  • Twenty20 International Performance of the Year: Aaron Finch (Australia)
  • Emerging Player of the Year: Rishabh Pant (India)
  • Associate Player of the Year: Calum Mcleod (Scotland)
  • Umpire of the Year: Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
  • Women's Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)
  • Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year: Smriti Mandhana (India)
  • Women's T20I Cricketer of the Year: Alyssa Healy (Australia)
  • Women's Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Sophie Ecclestone
  • Spirit of Cricket : Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
  • Fan's Moment of the Year: India win U19 World Cup
ICC Test Team of the Year
  • Tom Latham (New Zealand), 
  • Dimuth Karunaratne (SL), 
  • Virat Kohli (Ind, captain), 
  • Kane Williamson (NZ), 
  • Henry Nicholls (NZ), 
  • Rishabh Pant (Ind, wicket-keeper), 
  • Jason Holder (WI), 
  • Nathan Lyon (Aus), 
  • Jasprit Bumrah (Ind), 
  • Kagiso Rabada (SA), 
  • Mohammad Abbas (Pak)
ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year
  • Rohit Sharma (Ind), 
  • Jonny Bairstow (Eng), 
  • Virat Kohli (Ind, captain), 
  • Joe Root (Eng), 
  • Ross Taylor (NZ), 
  • Jos Buttler (Eng, wicket-keeper), 
  • Ben Stokes (Eng), 
  • Mustafizur Rehman (Ban), 
  • Kuldeep Yadav (Ind), 
  • Rashid Khan (Afg), 
  • Jasprit Bumrah (Ind)

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22nd January 2019 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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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 January 2019. You can download PDF Version of the editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on titles to read Editorials from THE HINDU News Paper

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Death by design: on jallikattu"
  • Regulation - an official rule or the act of controlling something
  • Element - a part of something
  • Intrinsic - being an extremely important and basic characteristic of a person or thing
  • Murphy’s law - the principle that if it is possible for something to go wrong, it will go wrong
  • Strong hold - a place or area where a particular belief or activity is common
  • Likely - if something is likely, it will probably happen or is expected
  • Activist - a person who believes strongly in political or social change and takes part in activities such as public protests to try to make this happen
  • Innumerable - too many to be counted
  • Ledger - a book in which things are regularly recorded
  • Survive - to continue to live or exist, especially after coming close to dying or being destroyed or after being in a difficult or threatening situation
  • Ordeal - a very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience
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January 21, 2019

21st January 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st January 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st January 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (21st January) is Squirrel Appreciation Day.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recognised Rio de Janeiro as the 'World Capital of Architecture' for 2020.
    • Having defeated Paris and Melbourne, Rio was selected to host the 27th edition of the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in July 2020.
    • Note : The "World Capitals of Architecture" initiative was launched by UNESCO and UIA in November 2018.
  • Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. 
    • Note : Indians other than those in the two age brackets will not be able to use Aadhaar to travel to these countries.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (21st January) is the 47th Statehood Day of 3 states Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya.
    • The three states attained statehood on this day in the year 1972 under the North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971.
    • While Meghalaya was a part of Assam before becoming a full-fledged state, Manipur and Tripura were Union Territories before 1972.
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SBI Clerks Waiting List released

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Friends, the State Bank of India has released the Waiting List for it's Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) / Clerks recruitment 2018.  Based on the SBI Clerks Main Examination held on 5th August 2018 the bank has already released the list of selected candidates for Clerical posts. But based on vacancies due to Non Joining and Resigned candidates, the bank has released waiting list now. You can check the Roll Numbers of the Candidates Selected Provisionally from Waiting List from the official website of the State Bank of India (www.sbi.co.in) or from below link. The bank has been sending SMSes to all the Provisionally selected candidates. Joining details along with dates and venues will be released soon. All the Best :)



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21st January 2019 Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - PDF Download

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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 January 2019. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 20th January 2019 (Sunday) 

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Clear the air: on Rafale deal"

  • Clear the air - to discuss a problem or difficult situation with someone in order to make it better
  • Fog - a confused or confusing situation or state
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Persist - to continue to exist
  • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
  • Compelling - interesting or exciting enough to keep your attention completely
  • Escalation - to rise or to make something rise
  • Bare-bones - the most basic features or details
  • Significantly - by a large amount, or in a way that is easily noticeable
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January 20, 2019

20th January 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th January 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 20th January 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has reached New Delhi today on a 7 day visit to India.
    • He will leave for Varanasi to take part in the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas tomorrow.
    • Important Points to Note
      • India is Mauritius’ largest trading partner and has been the largest exporter of goods and services to Mauritius since 2007. 
      • Eight Indian Public Sector Enterprises are currently functioning in Mauritius.
    • Over the past 40 years, India has extended several Lines of Credit to Mauritius to assist in the development of its infrastructure, human resource, skills development and capacity building.
National Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's first National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) in Mumbai today. 
    • The ceremony was attended by several Bollywood actors and filmmakers, including Aamir Khan and Karan Johar.
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January 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 4

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Who has recently joined International Monetary Fund (IMF) as its 1st woman Chief Economist ?



The Union Cabinet recently approved _______ % reservation for economically backward section in the General category in jobs and educational institutions.



The 4th edition of the Raisina Dialogue recently held at which Indian city ?



Who is the new Chief Justice of Pakistan ?



The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has formed a committee on "deepening of digital payments". This committee will suggest measures to strengthen the security of digital payments and assess current levels of digital payments in financial inclusion, among others. Who will be the head of this committee ?



A bill, which makes minority immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan who have entered India before December 31, 2014 eligible for Indian citizenship, has been passed in the Lok Sabha. Name it ?


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