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August 20, 2018

20th 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 20th August 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 19th August 2018 (Sunday)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Reality check: On simultaneous polls"
  • Reality check - to consider the true situation instead of the way you want it to be
  • Simultaneous - happening or done at the same time
  • Logistics - the practical arrangements that are necessary in order to organize something successfully, especially something involving a lot of people or equipment
  • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
  • Humongous - extremely large and impressive
  • Embark on - to start a new project or activity, usually one that will be difficult and will take time
  • Ambitious - an ambitious plan, aim, or attempt is difficult and will need a lot of effort to succeed
  • Venture - a new business or activity
  • Rule out - to stop considering something as a possibility
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August 19, 2018

19th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th 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 19th August 2018


International Current Affairs
  • Today (19th August 2018) is World Photography Day.
    • This day aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share single photo with world.
  • Today is World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
    • This day is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is going to visit North Korea next month at the invitation of leader Kim Jong-un to attend the 70th Anniversary Celebrations of the nation's founding.
    • Note : It will be Xi's first visit to North Korea since he assumed office. 
  • United States (US) State Department has announced creation of Iran Action Group (IAG) to execute President Donald Trump administration’s Iran strategy and pressure country to change its behaviors. 
    • Note : The creation of IAG comes in wake of US withdrawal (unilaterally) from the Nuclear Deal signed between Iran and P5+1 countries (P5: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and +1: Germany,) and European Union in Vienna (Austria) in July 2015.
  • The Union Ministry of Agriculture has written to United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) proposing declaration of year 2019 as “International Year of Millets
    • It has requested inclusion of this proposal in agenda of 26th Committee on Agriculture (COAG) meeting, scheduled to be held in October 2018 in Rome (Italy)
    • Important Note : India is celebrating 2018 as National Year of Millets to promote cultivation of millets.
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18th 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 18th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Kerala’s trauma"
  • Trauma - a bad experience that makes you feel very upset, afraid, or shocked
  • Stepped up - increased in amount or strength
  • Assist - to help someone or something
  • Unprecedented - never having happened or existed before
  • Deluge - a very heavy fall of rain
  • Unleash - to do or to cause something that has a very powerful or harmful effect
  • Brimming - to be full of something
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • Landslip - a small fall of earth or rocks down the side of a hill
  • Overwhelm - to exist in such great amounts that someone or something cannot deal with them
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August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 9

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Which city has emerged as the number one city in the Ease of Living Index 2018 ?



Who was awarded the prestegious Hindu Playwright Award 2018 for her play 'Untitled-1' ?



International Lefthanders Day is observed on ?



Who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) ?



Who has won the men's singles title in 2018 Vietnam Open badminton tournament ?



A recent report by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, has called for different weightage to different sectors of the industry by credit rating agencies, to ensure that banks don't deprive the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) of credit. Who is the head of this committee ?

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August 18, 2018

17th 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 17th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

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Hindu Editorial Topic : "Consensus-maker: On Vajpayee"
  • Consensus - a generally accepted opinion or decision among a group of people
  • Indeed - really or certainly, often used to emphasize something
  • Contrarian - someone such as a writer or politician who likes to disagree with other people and express opinions that are unpopular
  • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
  • Traverse - to move over or across an area
  • Ideological - based on, or relating to a system of ideas and principles on which a political or economic theory is based
  • Animosity - a strong feeling of disliking someone or something
  • Throwback - someone or something that seems to belong to an earlier period of time or that makes you think of an earlier period of time
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18th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th 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 18th August 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The 11th World Hindi Conference begins today in Mauritian capital Port Louis
    • The conference was inaugurated by Mauritian Prime Minister Praveen Kumar Jagannath
    • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Governor of Goa Mridula Sinha and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi are attending the conference.
    • Theme of 11th World Hindi Conference : "Hindi World and Indian Culture"
National Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced an interim relief fund of ₹500 crore for flood-hit Kerala after a meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today. 
    • Modi also conducted an aerial survey of the affected districts, which was earlier delayed due to heavy rains. 
    • At least 324 lives have been lost in the state's worst floods since 1924.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Insurance regulator Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) today notified insurance companies asking them to cover medical treatment for mental illnesses on the same basis as it is available for treatment of physical illnesses. 
    • The order is applicable to all insurance companies in India with immediate effect. 
    • Note : This order comes three months after the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 came into force on May 29.
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August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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A Nobel Prize-winning author, who is known for novels like 'A House for Mr Biswas' and 'A Bend in the River', was recently passed away. Name him ?



President of India Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit at ?



The Managing Director (MD) of Bajaj Electricals was recently passed away. Who is he ?



NASA recently launched a mission aimed to enter the Sun's corona. Name it ?



Who sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court ?



The government recently announced that carrying the original Driving Licence and car's Registration Certificate is not necessary, you can show a digital copy stored on the government's cloud storage app. Which app it is ?


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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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