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August 17, 2018

16th August 2018 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 16th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Making NHPM work: On Ayushman Bharat"
  • Vital - very important, necessary, or essential
  • Infrastructure - the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates
  • Upgrade - to improve the quality of a service or product
  • Campaign - a series of actions intended to produce political or social change
  • Unsustainable - not capable of continuing at the same rate or level
  • Household - the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit
  • Ambitious - an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed
  • Initiative - an important action that is intended to solve a problem
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RBI Recruitment of Specialists in Grade 'B' 2018

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Specialists in Grade ‘B’ in Common Seniority Group (CSG) Streams for the year 2018. You can apply online from today (17th August 2018) to 7th September 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Name of the Posts : Specialists in Grade B

Vacancy Details :
  • Finance - 14 Posts
  • Data Analytics - 14 Posts
  • Risk Modelling - 12 Posts
  • Forensic Audit - 12 Posts
  • Professional Copy Editing - 4 Posts
  • Human Resource Management - 4 Posts
Age (as on 1st August 2018)
  • Minimum : 24 Years
  • Maximum : 34 Years
Education (as on 1st August 2018)
 
Finance
  • Essential : 2 year full time Post Graduate Degree in Economics / Commerce / MBA (Finance) / PGDM (with Finance specialization) from an Indian University recognized by Government bodies/ AICTE or a similar Foreign University /Institute, with at least 55% marks
  • Desirable : CFA (USA), FRM, CA/ ICWA/ CS/ Charter holder from Actuarial Society of India/ IFRS Certification from ACCA   
Data Analytics   
  • 2 year full time MBA (Finance) / M.Stat from an Indian University recognized by Government bodies/ AICTE or a similar Foreign University /Institute, with at least 55% marks.   
Risk Modelling   
  • 2 year full time MBA (Finance) / M.Stat from an Indian University recognized by Government bodies/ AICTE or a similar Foreign University /Institute, with at least 55% marks.   
Forensic Audit   
  • CA/ ICWA with Certificate Course on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection conducted by ICAI.   
Professional Copy Editing   
  • Full time Post Graduate Degree in English from an Indian University recognized by Government bodies or a Foreign University /Institute, with at least 55% marks.
  • Knowledge of Hindi is desirable.   
Human Resource Management   
  • Full time Post Graduate Diploma/ Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management / Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour Welfare from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute with at least 55% marks.   
Note : Prior work experience required for all these posts.

Application Fee :
  • SC / ST / PwBD : Rs. 100/-
  • General / OBC : Rs. 850/-
  • Staff : Nil
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 17th August 2018
  • Last Date of Online Applications : 7th September 2018
  • Date of Tests (Paper I, Paper II Online Tests & Paper III Offline Descriptive Test) : 29th September 2018

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17th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th August 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 17th August 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today is Independence Day of Indonesia
    • On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from Netherlands.
    • About Indonesia
      • Capital : Jakarta
      • Official language : Indonesian
      • President : Joko Widodo
      • Vice-President : Jusuf Kalla
      • Currency : Indonesian rupiah
  • Today is Independence Day of Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
    • Gabon, is a country on the west coast of Central Africa that had been under French rule till August 17, 1960.
    • About Gabon :
      • Capital : Libreville
      • Official Language : French
      • President : Ali Bongo Ondimba
      • Prime Minister : Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet
      • Currency : Central African CFA franc
  • Seeking to promote tourism, the Indian government has extended e-visa facility for citizens of 165 countries at 25 airports and 5 seaports
    • Minister of Tourism : K J Alphons
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August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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Who has been recently appointed as the Director and General Manager of United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIIC) ?



Who has been recently sworn in as the new president of Colombia ?



The Ministry of HRD has embarked on a major and new initiative Project titled SWAYAM, which will provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses. Expand SWAYAM ?



Which country topped the 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ?



What was India's rank in 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ?



The 1st-ever Indian to win Gold Medal in javelin throw at Commonwealth Games, has been chosen as India's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games 2018. Who is he ?


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Best Books for IBPS PO VIII Exam Preparation 2018

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Friends, the official notification of IBPS PO / MT VIII  for the year 2018 has been released today. So here we are presenting you the list of useful books for your preparation. All the Best :)

Important Books for IBPS PO VIII 2018 (Preliminary and Main)

Quantitative Aptitude / Data Analysis & Interpretation :

  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra 
    • Reason for buying this Book : This book is helpful to learn new short tricks if you are preparing your self )
    • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by RS Aggrawal
    • Reason for buying this book : This has been a standard book for quantitative aptitude from many years. This book consists of a number of practice problems with detailed explanations. The problem with this book is, this book follows traditional approach and it doesn't focus on shortcut methods. Still I highly recommend this book for clearing basics of each topic.
    • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma (Arihant) Latest Edition 2018
    • Reason for buying this Book : This Book also consists lots of shortcut techniques for each topic, but you can't start your preparation with this book because the intro parts of the topics are not good. So you should buy this book after clearing the basic concepts.
    • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
    • Reason for buying this Book : Bit expensive book but worth the price. Useful for beginners as well as the people who want to practice DI problems of higher difficulty level. 
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August 16, 2018

16th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th August 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 16th August 2018


International Current Affairs
  • New Zealand's parliament today passed a bill banning the sale of existing homes to foreign buyers.
    • The government said the ban would lower the cost of homes, and supply would increase. 
    • The ban applies to all nationalities, except foreigners with residency status and buyers from Singapore and Australia.
  • On the occasion of its 72nd Independence Day, India gifted 30 ambulances and 6 buses to the hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions of Nepal.
  • The 24th World Congress of Philosophy (WCP) is being held in Beijing, China.
    • For the first time China is hosting the quinquennial (once in five year) event. 
    • This congress is being organized by the International Federation of Philosophical Societies, and Peking University. 
    • Theme of 24th WCP 2018 : “Learning To Be Human”.
National Current Affairs
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Centre for its approval to rename Bareilly Airport to 'Nath Nagri'.
    • Note : 'Nath Nagri' is believed to be an ancient name of the city which had worshippers of Lord Shiva. 
  • The first project under Swadesh Darshan Scheme North East Circuit: Imphal and Khongjom’ was inaugurated in Manipur. 
    • The project covers two sites i.e. Kangla Fort and Khongjom in Manipur. 
    • Under this project, the Union Tourism Ministry has carried out works such as restoration and improvement of outer and inner moat of old Govindajee Temple and rejuvenation of sacred ponds, reconstruction of old rampart, among others.
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3 Time Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passed Away

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Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee (25th December 1924 - 16th August 2018) passed away. He is one of the most respected politicians in India. He was the 10th Prime Minister of India. A senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was the first non-Indian National Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term. He served as the Prime Minister of India for three times (13 days in 1996, 11 months during 1998-99, Full term during 1999-2004).

During his second term as prime minister, Vajpayee ordered nuclear tests in May 1998 in a strategic masterstroke to blunt Pakistan’s nuclear ambitions. He followed this up with peace overtures to Pakistan, riding on the first direct bus from India to Pakistan in February 1999.

He is the only parliamentarian to have been elected from four different states at different times. He was elected to the Parliament from Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha for two terms and that of the Lok Sabha for ten terms.

He is also famous as a writer of a number of well-known books and poetry collections.
Some of his famous books are :
  • India's Foreign Policy: New Dimensions (1977)
  • Assam Problem: Repression no Solution (1981)
  • Atal Bihari Vaj Mem Tina Dasaka (1992)
  • Pradhan Mantri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ke Chune Hue Bhashana (2000)
  • Values, Vision & Verses of Vajpayee: India's Man of Destiny (2001)
  • National Integration (1961)
  • Dynamics of an Open Society (1977)
  • Kucha Lekha, Kucha Bhashana (1996)
  • Sekyularavada: Bharatiya Parikalpana (Da. Rajendra Prasada Smaraka Vyakhyanamala) (1996)
  • Rajaniti ki Rapatili Rahem (1997)
  • Back to Square One (1998)
  • Decisive Days (1999)
  • Sakti Se Santi (1999)
  • India's Perspectives on ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific Region (2003)
His famous poetry collections are
  • Meri Ikyavana Kavitaem (1995)
  • Meri Ikyavana Kavitaem (Hindi Edition, 1995)
  • Sreshtha Kabita (1997)
  • Nayi Disha – An Album with Jagjit Singh (1995)
  • Kya Khoya Kya Paya: Atal Bihari Vajapeyi, Vyaktitva Aur Kavitaem (Hindi Edition, 1999)
  • Samvedna – An Album with Jagjit Singh (1995)
  • Twenty-One Poems (2003)
He was honored with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna and Bangladesh Liberation War Honor in the year 2015. Earlier, he was honored with prestegious Padma Vibhushan in 1992.

Important Point to Note : Vajapayee's birthday, 25 December, was declared ‘Good Governance Day’.

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August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day) is observed on ?



DMK chief M Karunanidhi was recently passed away. He is fondly known as ?



The government recently appointed journalist S Gurumurthy and patron of Sahakar Bharathi Satish Marathe as Part-time Directors of which organization's board ?



The world’s first-ever Thermal battery plant was inaugurated in ?



UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President ___________ to be the world body's new High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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August 15, 2018

15th August 2018 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 15th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Currency crossfire: On the weakening rupee"
  • Crossfire - angry words or actions between two people that may accidentally affect other people who are not directly involved
  • Weakening - to make someone or something less powerful or important, or to become less powerful or important
  • Boost - to help something to increase, improve, or become more successful
  • Grappling with - to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem
  • Crude oil - oil that is still in its natural state and has not yet been refined for use by chemical processes
  • Heft - power or strength
  • On account of - because of someone or something
  • Lira - the unit of money that is used in Turkey and Syria
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15th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th August 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 15th August 2018

International Current Affairs
  • For the first time, Vienna (Austria's capital) has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index 2018, beating Australian city Melbourne, which had topped the list for the past seven years. 
    • Syrian city Damascus was placed at the bottom of the list, while Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, and Nigeria's Lagos were placed at the second last and third last position respectively.
    • Top 10 Cities in Global Liveability Index 2018
      • Vienna
      • Melbourne
      • Osaka
      • Calgary
      • Sydney
      • Vancouver
      • Toronto
      • Tokyo
      • Copenhagen
      • Adelaide
  • Australia has resumed the adoption of children from India after 8 years.
    • The sovereign country had suspended the adoptions over reports of trafficking of children. 
    • Not it has resumed the adoption as India had "improved its processes" to comply with the Hague Convention on Adoption.
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