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October 22, 2018

SSC Stenographers Examination 2018 Notification

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Friends, the Staff Selection Commission has released the notification of SSC Stenographers Grade (C & D) Examination for the year 2018. You can apply online from today (22nd October 2018) to 19th November 2018. The computer based examination will be held from 1st February 2019 to 6th February 2019. Check complete details below. All the best :)

Name of the Organization : Staff Selection Commission

Name of the Exam : Stenographer Grade C & D Exam 2018

Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 22nd October 2018
  • Last Date for Online Applications : 19th November 2018 (upto 5 PM)
  • Last date for making fee payment : 21st November 2018
  • Last date for payment thought challan : 26th November 2018
  • Date of Computer Based Exam : 1st February 2019 to 6th February 2018
Age (as on 1st January 2019) :

  • Stenographer Grade C : 18 to 30 years
  • Stenographer Grade D : 18 to 27 years 
Education (as on 1st January 2019) : The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Application Fee :
  • Rs. 100/-
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Persons with disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa for the update

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22nd October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd October 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 22nd October 2018

National Current Affairs
  • The Indian government's flagship Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme has crossed the one-lakh beneficiary mark within a month of its launch on September 23. 
    • The scheme's real impact at the population level will show in one-two years, Ayushman Bharat CEO Indu Bhushan said.
  • PM Narendra Modi hoisted the Tricolour at Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of Azad Hind government constituted by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
    • Azad Hind Government was founded in Singapore on 21st October 1943. 
    • It was inspired by ideas of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, who was leader of Azad Hind Government and also Head of State of this Government-in-exile.
    • It was India’s first independent government established by Indian nationalists-in-exile during latter part of WWII in Singapore with monetary, military and political assistance from Imperial Japan.
    • It was a part of political freedom movement originating in 1940s outside India with purpose of allying with Axis powers during Second World War (WWII) to free India from British Rule.

Bank of India Recruitment of Security Officers 2018

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Friends, the Bank of India (BoI), a leading Public Sector Bank having Head Office in Mumbai, is inviting applications for filling up the posts of Security Officers in Middle Management Grades / Scale II. There are 12 Posts in total. Last date for Online Applications is 31st October 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : Bank of India

Name of the Posts : Security Officer (MMGS I)

Vacancy Details :
  • ST - 1 Post
  • OBC - 6 Posts
  • General - 5 Posts
    • Total - 12 Posts
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 16th October 2018
  • Last Date for Online Applications : 31st August 2018

October 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was recently held at ?

What was India's rank in recently released Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2018 ?

Which country topped the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2018 rankings ?

Who has been recently appointed as the Managing Director of Harley-Davidson's India operations ?

International Day of Rural Women is observed on ?

India is going to host the 1st India-United States tri-services exercise in which year ?

Global Hand-washing Day is observed on ?


22nd October 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 22nd October 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 21st October 2018 (Sunday)
  • Disaster - something very bad that happens and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people
  • Avoidable - capable of being prevented
  • Tragedy - a very sad event that causes people to suffer or die
  • Spat - a short argument
  • Ghastly - shocking in a way that frightens or upsets you
  • Protocol -  a set of rules for the correct way to behave on formal occasions
  • Mass - a large quantity or number
  • Gathering - a group of people meeting together
  • Aftermath - the effects and results of something bad or important
  • Preventable - capable of being prevented
  • Carnage - a situation in which there is a lot of death and destruction
  • Spectator - someone who watches a public activity or event, especially a sports event

October 21, 2018

21st October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st October 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st October 2018

International Current Affairs
  • US President Donald Trump today announced that the country is going to withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. 
    • The treaty required elimination of short-range and intermediate-range nuclear and conventional missiles by both countries.
  • India has lost one spot to rank as the 9th most valuable nation brand in the world, according to UK-based consultancy Brand Finance's Nation Brands 2018 report. 
    • However, India's brand value increased by 5% to $2,159 billion. 
    • USA topped the list with a 23 per cent increase in brand value (TO $25,899 billion from $21,055 billion). 
    • China came in second with a 25 per cent increase in brand value (to $12,779 billion from $10,209 billion). 
  • India and US have agreed to elevate their bilateral ‘Cope India’ Air Exercise to trilateral format by including Japan
    • The next edition of this exercise is scheduled to be held in December 2018 for which final planning conference to finalise its modalities will held in Kalaikunda, West Bengal.
  • The 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 5th ADMM-Plus were held during 19th and 20th October 2018 at Singapore. 
    • ADMM and ADMM-Plus serves as key Ministerial-level platforms in regional security architecture for promoting strategic dialogue and practical cooperation between ASEAN and its partners. 
    • The conferences were attended by defence ministers from India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and US. 
    • India was represented by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
    • This was second time Singapore has chaired ADMM since its establishment in 2006 and first time to chair ADMM-Plus since its establishment in 2010.
  • The 7th meeting of Education Ministers of Member States of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Astana (Kazakhstan). 
    • The meeting was organised with assistance of Kazakhstan Government and its Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rector’s Office of University of SCO (USCO).
National Current Affairs
  • Today (21st October) is Police Commemoration Day.
    • Police Commemoration Day is bserved on October 21 every year to remember the sacrifices of ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a newly-refurbished National Police Memorial and a newly-built Police Museum in Delhi. 
    • A 30-foot-tall and 238-tonne heavy black granite sculpture honouring the slain troopers and a wall of valour bearing the names of over 34,800 martyred personnel were also unveiled during the event.
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj with immediate effect. 
    • The name 'Prayagraj' derives from a place in the city called Prayag, where three rivers flowing across the state meet.
  • Days after Uttar Pradesh government renamed Allahabad to Prayagraj, Himachal Pradesh government has announced that it is considering renaming its capital Shimla to 'Shyamala'
  • India’s longest river bridge with total length of 19.3 kilometers will be built on Brahmaputra river (Assam). 
    • This bridge will connect Dhubri of Assam to Fulbarani of Meghalaya.
    • It will reduce the distance between these two places by 203 kms and also travel time. 
    • Important Note : At present, India’s largest river bridge is Dhola-Sadia bridge, its length is 9.15 kilometers.
People in News
  • The Netherlands has issued its 1st gender-neutral passport to 57-year-old Leonne Zeegers
    • The 57 year old received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman.
Awards & Honors
  • 4 peaks of the Himalayan range near Gangotri glacier have been named after three-time Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away in August. 
    • A team of mountaineers recently scaled the peaks and hoisted the Tricolour on them. 
    • Note : Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj had announced the idea to name them after Vajpayee came in view of his love for mountains.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Ministry of Finance has imposed anti-dumping duties of up to $185.51 per tonne for 5  years on certain Chinese steel products. 
    • The duties have been imposed to guard domestic industry against cheap imports of straight length bars and rods of alloy steel. 
Science & Technology
  • The European and Japanese space agencies have launched a 7-year mission to Mercury titled BepiColombo.
    • The mission comprises two satellites launched together: the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and Mio (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter, MMO).
  • China’s first home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600 (code-named Kunlong) successfully carried out its first take-off and landing on water. 
    • In this maiden flight, the seaplane took off from Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Hubei’s province and stayed airborne for about 15 minutes
    • It is claimed to be world’s largest amphibious aircraft.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo became the 1st player to score 400 goals across the top-five European football leagues after getting on the scoresheet in his side's match against Genoa today. 
  • Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal reached the final of the Denmark Open after beating Indonesia's Gregoria Mariska Tunjung in the semifinal. 
    • The 28-year-old, who won her first and only Denmark Open title on October 21, 2012, will now face world number one Tai Tzu-Ying (Taiwan) in the final on October 21, 2018.
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    Best Books for IBPS Clerk VIII Preparation 2018

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    Important Books for IBPS Clerks VIII

    Books for English Language

    • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin 
      • Reason for buying this Book :  Explain everything from basics. All topics are explained with good number of examples for practicing. This book has very good number of exercises too, but please note that you have to buy the KEY for the exercises given in this book separately (check the link below). 
      • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book 
      • Link to buy the Key Click HERE to buy the key 
    • Objective General English by SP Bakshi (Arihant Publication)
      • Reason for buying this Book : Good book with all the concepts fully covered. But not useful for beginners. If you are good at basics, then this book is useful for brushing your knowledge. 
      • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book 
    • Word power made easy written by Norman Lewis
      • Reason for buying this Book :This book really helps you in improving your vocabulary. If you feel you don't have enough time to read this book, then simply go with the Daily Hindu Vocabulary series published by Gr8AmbitionZ. This will be enough for IBPS  Clerical exam point of view. 
      • Link to buy this book : Click HERE to buy this book

    October 20, 2018

    Bank Note Press (BNP) Recruitment Officers, Supervisors & Technicians 2018

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    Friends, the Bank Note Press, Dewas, one of the nine units under the “Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited” (SPMCIL), a Mini Ratna Category-I, Central Public Sector Enterprise Company, a wholly owned company of Government of India, incorporated on 13.01.2006 under the companies Act, 1956 with the objective of designing, manufacturing of Bank Notes & Security Inks etc, is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Officers, Supervisors and Technicians for the year 2018. Last date of Online Applications is 9th November 2018. Check complete details below. All the best :)

    Name of the Bank : Bank Note Press, Dewas (MP)

    Name of the Posts & Vacancy Details :
    • Safety Officer - 01 post
    • Welfare Officer - 01 post
    • Supervisor (Printing and Platemaking) - 15 posts
    • Supervisor (Electrical) - 01 post
    • Supervisor (Information Technology) - 01 post
    • Supervisor (Air Conditioning) - 02 posts
    • Supervisor (Technical Support-Civil) - 03 posts
    • Supervisor (Ink Factory) - 05 posts
    • Junior Office Assistant - 18 posts
    • Junior Technician (Ink Factory) - 30 posts
    • Junior Technician (Printing & Platemaking) - 09 posts
    Important Dates :
    • Starting Date of Online Applications : 13th October 2018
    • Last Date for Online Applications : 9th November 2018
    • Last date for printing your application : 24th November 2018
    • Tentative date of Typing Test : November / December 2018
    • Tentative date of Online examination : November / December, 2018

    Apply Online from HERE

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    20th October 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th October 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 20th October 2018

    International Current Affairs
    • The United Nation's World Statistics Day is celebrated at an interval of every five years on 20th October
      • This day was started in the year 2010.
      • It was last celebrated under the leadership of former General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon in the year 2015.
      • The United Nations analyses the statistical data of several countries under a specific theme at an interval of five years on World Statistics Day.
      • In the year 2010, World Statistics Day theme was 'Celebrating the many achievements of official statistics'.
      • In 2015, the theme was 'Better data, better lives', focusing on the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development.
    • India is going to host the 4th edition of Global Partners' Forum during 12th and 13th December 2018 in New Delhi. 
      • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) will unite over 100 countries' representatives to discuss issues, strategies and solutions to women's, children's and adolescents' health. 
      • It will be co-hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and PMNCH.

    October 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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    Which country recently elected to the United Nations' top human rights body for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019 ?

    An Indian surbahar (bass sitar) player of Hindustani classical music was recently passed away. Name her ?

    The 32nd edition of India-Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) was recently held at ?

    Which state Government launched an Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) ‘Kavach, to deal with security challenges ?

    World Standards Day is observed on ?

    What is the Theme of World Standards Day 2018 ?

    A Guadeloupean author was recently awarded New Academy Prize in Literature, an alternative award formed in protest to Nobel Literature Prize. Name her ?

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