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December 12, 2018

12th December 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (12th December 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 12th December 2018


International Current Affairs
  • The 7th Hand-in-Hand Military exercise between India and China is being held at Chengdu (China). 
    • Aim of this Exercise : To improve capabilities of the two armies in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding. 
    • Note : The exercise was held after gap of one year as both the sides were locked in 73-day standoff in Doklam in Sikkim sector of the border in 2017. 
  • Myanmar is going to provide visa-on-arrival to Indian tourists entering the country through the international airports of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.
  • The European Union (EU) has established India’s 1st Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (CoE) at Department of European Studies (DES) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in New Delhi. 
    • It comes with grant of €1,00,000 to pursue India-EU interdisciplinary studies in culture, literature, education and society.
  • Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) was adopted by 164 nations including India at Intergovermental Conference to adopt this compact held under auspices of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at Marrakesh, Morocco. 
    • It is 1st intergovernmental agreement to cover wide-ranging dimensions of international migration in holistic and comprehensive manner and agreed upon by all the UN member states minus United States.
    • This compat covers "all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner".
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TIME magazine's Person of the Year 2018 : Guardians (4 journalists and a newspaper)

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The TIME magazine has named 'The Guardians', a group of journalists and a news paper, as its 'Person of the Year 2018'.  This group of journalists' work has landed them in jail — or  cost them their lives. The group includes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, marking the 1st year TIME has chosen a deceased (dead) person as 'Person of the Year'. The others are Filipina journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters' jailed journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, and US newspaper Capital Gazette.

The magazine gave the title – which goes to the person they judge has been the most influential over the past year – to “the Guardians and the War on Truth”. TIME selected the group "for taking great risks in pursuit of greater truths, for the imperfect but essential quest for facts that are central to civil discourse, for speaking up and speaking out." The magazine said the four individuals and the lone newspaper symbolize something bigger than themselves.

About Time Person of the year

Every December, TIME features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year" as the person of the year. Last year The Silence Breakers (#MeToo campaigners) were Time’s ‘Person of the Year’. The Person of the Year is picked by Time editors from among world leaders, artists, corporate czars and organisations who most influenced the news, for better or for worse. 

Brief Intro of TIMES Person of the Year 2018 (Guardians)

  • Jamal Khashoggi : Washington Post columnist murdered for his criticism of the Saudi crown prince.
  • Maria Ressa : Editor of a Philippine news website renowned for its critical coverage of its president’s controversially violent policies.
  • Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo : Two Reuters journalists who were arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims.
  • The Capital Gazette : The news paper targeted by a gunman who opened fire into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a sales assistant.

Important Points to Note about Time Person of the Year :

  • Mahatma Gandhi featured as Times Person of the year for the year 1930.
  • The Protester (representation of many global protest movements) featured as the Times person of the year in 2011
  • Facebook CEO Features as Times Person of the year 2010
  • Barack Obama featured for 2008 and 2012
  • You (Represented by the individual content creator on the World Wide Web) featured for the year 2006
  • Time Magazine Person of the year 2017 : The Silence Breakers (#MeToo campaigners)  
  • Time Magazine Person of the year 2016 : Donald Trump (US President)

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December 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 2

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Who has been recently appointed as the MD & CEO of Bank of Maharashtra ?



Fortnight-long (Two weeks) UN Climate Summit recently held at ?



The government has constituted a 6-member committee to oversee the sale of 149 oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC, Oil India and other explorers. Who is the head of this committee ?



Yes Bank has appointed former IRDAI Chairman as an Independent Director for a period of five years. Name him ?



45th Navy Day was observed in India on ?



Who is the Chief of Naval Staff ?



As per the ratings released by Passport Index, which country has topped the Global Passport Power Rank 2018, emerging as the country with the most powerful passport in world ?



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12th December 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 12th December 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 11th December 2018 from HERE
  • Heartland - the central part of a country
  • Enthuse - to make someone interested in something or excited by it
  • Run-up - to make something very quickly
  • Wilderness - a period of time when you are not as successful as you were previously
  • Cheer - if you are cheered by something such as a piece of news, it makes you happier or less worried
  • Creditable - deserving praise, trust, or respect
  • Revival - the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again
  • Gear up - to prepare yourself, or to prepare something for an activity or event
  • Probably - used for saying that you think something is likely to be true or likely to happen
  • Exceed (someone’s) expectations - to be much bigger or better than expected
  • Massive - very large or heavy
  • On an even keel - operating or happening without problems
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December 11, 2018

Important Details you should know about new RBI Governor - Shaktikanta Das

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A day after the RBI Governor Urjit Patel stepped down, the government today appointed Shaktikanta Das, a 1980 batch IAS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). With this, he will become the 25th Governor of the central bank. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment for a period of three years.

Das, who is believed to be close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was the Economic Affairs Secretary when the prime minister announced demonetization in November 2016. He is currently a member of the Finance Commission of India, and the government’s representative at the Group of 20 summits.

He was India’s Sherpa to G20. During his career as an IAS officer, he served in various capacities for the Indian and Tamil Nadu governments. His appointment comes three days ahead of a crucial meeting of the RBI Board on Friday.


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11th December 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (11th December 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 11th December 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (11th December) is International Mountain Day.
    • This day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003.
    • Theme of International Mountain Day 2018 : “#MountainsMatter
    • This year's theme will highlight how mountains matter for youth, water, disaster risk reduction, food, indigenous peoples and biodiversity.
  • A UK court has ruled that 62-year-old fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India in ₹9,000 crore loan default case. 
    • Mallya, who left India in March 2016, challenged his extradition on grounds of "human rights conditions" in Indian jails in the past. 
    • Mallya now has 14 days to appeal against the order. 
National Current Affairs
  • Shi Yomi formally became 23rd district of Arunachal Pradesh.
    • This new district was formally inaugurated by Arunachal Pradesh's Chief Minister Pema Khandu in the presence of Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju. 
    • It was created by bifurcating West Siang district with its headquarters at Tato.
    • Note : In August 2018, Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly has passed Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the state. 
    • Two more districts Pakke-Kesang and Lepa Rada will be formally inaugurated in the state within taking the total to 25.
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11th December 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 11th December 2018. Happy reading :)

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

  • Resignation - the act of leaving a job permanently
  • Chief - highest in authority, position, or rank
  • Step down - to leave an official position or job
  • Embarrassment - a feeling of being nervous or ashamed because of what people know or think about you
  • Cite - to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened
  • Unseemly - unseemly behaviour is embarrassing or upsets people because it is not suitable in a particular situation
  • Tussle - a disagreement between two people who are both trying to get or to achieve something
  • Clutch of - a small group of people or things
  • Had a bearing on something - to be relevant/not relevant to something, or to have an influence/no influence on it
  • Autonomy - the power to make your own decisions
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December 10, 2018

RBI Governor Urjit Patel Resigns

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Just few days ahead of the curcial board meeting on 14th December, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Urjit Patel has resigned from his post today with immediate effect. With this he became the 1st RBI governor since 1990 to step down before his term ends. He is the fifth Governor to do so since Independence.

His 3 year term was to end in September 2019. He stepped down citing personal reasons, but did not offer any explanation. His resignation comes against the backdrop of increasing tensions between the Finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India.


On account of personal reasons, I have decided to step down from my current position effective immediately. It has been my privilege and honour to serve in the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities over the years. The support and hard work of RBI staff, officers and management has been the proximate driver of the Bank’s considerable accomplishments in recent years. I take this opportunity to express gratitude to my colleagues and Directors of the RBI Central Board, and wish them all the best for the future.” Patel said in a statement.

Urjit Patel took over as the 24th Governor of the central bank on September 5, 2016. He replaced Raghuram Rajan. He had the shortest tenure since the year 1992.

Governors who quit RBI before their Term
  • Benegal Rama Rau in 1957.
  • K R Puri in May 1977.
  • R N Malhotra in 1990 .
  • S Venkitaramanan in 1992.
  • Urjit Patel in 2018.
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10th December 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (10th December 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 10th December 2018


International Current Affairs
  • Today (10th December) is Human Rights Day.
    • On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ever since, Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. 
    • This year (2018) marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was the first global enunciation of human rights and a milestone proclamation of the new United Nations. 
    • The proclamation, which is a document translated in more than 500 languages in the world states that everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
    • Theme of Human Rights Day 2018 : “Stand Up For Human Rights”.
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NIACL AO Online Application Link Activated

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Friends, the Online Application Link for the New India Assurance Company Ltd (NIACL) Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I Recruitment 2019 has been activated. You can apply online from today (10th December 2018) to 26th December 2018 for 312 vacancies. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : New India Assurance Company Ltd (NIACL)

Name of the Post(s) : Administrative Officers (Generalists) Scale I


Important Dates :
  • On line Registration commences from : 10th December 2018
  • Last Date for Online Registration : 26th December 2018
  • Phase I Online Exam : 30th January 2019
  • Phase II Online Exam : 2nd March 2019
Vacancy Details :

Discipline
Total
SC
ST
OBC
UR

PwBD


HI
VI
OC
ID / Mul.
Company Secretary
2
0
0
0
2




Legal
30
4
3
7
16


1

Finance & Accounts
35
4
3
8
20
1
1


Generalist
245
29
20
59
137
3
2
2
4
Total
312
37
26
74
175
4
3
3
4

Application Fee :
  • SC / ST / PwBD : Rs. 100/-
  • Others : Rs. 600/- 
Educational Qualification (as on 1st December 2018)
  • Generalists : A   candidate   must   possess   the   minimum   qualification   of   a  graduate/post  graduate  in  any  discipline  from  a  recognised  University  or  any equivalent  qualification  recognised  as  such  by  Central  Government  with  at  least  60%  marks  in  either  of  the  degree  examination  for  General  candidates  and  at  least 55% marks for SC/ST /PwBD candidates.
  • Specialists :  A candidate must possess the minimum qualification as follows. The  qualification   should   be   from   a   recognised   University   or   any   equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government.
    • Company Secretary : ACS/FCS from ICSI  and Graduation/Post - graduation in any discipline with min 60%
    • Legal : Graduate/Post-graduate   in   Law   with   min   60%   (55%   for SC/ST/PwBD)
    • Finance & Accounts :
      • Chartered Accountant (ICAI) and Graduation/Post -graduation in any discipline with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD) Or
      • Cost   and   Management   Accountant   (The   Institute   of   Cost Accountants    of    India,    earlier    known    as    ICWAI)  and Graduation/Post-graduation  in  any  discipline  with  min  60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)Or
      • MBA   Finance/PGDM   FINANCE*   with   min   60%   (55%   for SC/ST/PwBD)Or
      • M.COM with min 60% (55% for SC/ST/PwBD)
Age (as on 1st December 2018)
  • Minimum : 21 Years
  • Maximum : 30 Years

Apply Online from HERE


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