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June 18, 2018

18th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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


International Current Affairs
  • Following the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Chinese envoy to India Luo Zhaohui today unveiled a 4-point vision for future cooperation with India. The four points are :
    • Sign a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation
    • Negotiate a bilateral Free Trade Agreement
    • Enhance connectivity a
    • Work for early harvest on boundary issues
  • Spiritual Guru Ravi Shankar inaugurated the largest ever celebration of International Day of Yoga in The Netherlands
    • Several thousands have assembled at the prestigious museum square in Amsterdam to experience the day-long wellness festival.
  • The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) is going to launch a Social Enterprise Development Programme (SEDP) as part of its social window. 
    • The programme will be implemented in all SAARC member states with objective of identifying and building social enterprises by using mix of grants and concessional returnable capital.
    • It intends to fund around 80 enterprises across the 8 SAARC member states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) annually.
    • SAARC - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
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Meet the Youngest President of Colombia - Ivan Duque

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Democratic Center Party's Ivan Duque was elected Colombia’s next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels.

Mr Duque will be sworn in as the country’s new leader on August 7, a week after his 42nd birthday, making him the youngest elected leader in Colombia’s 132-year history as a republic.

Duque captured almost 54% of the vote, putting him 12 points ahead of former leftist guerrilla Gustavo Petro in a tense runoff election that had appeared to be tightening in recent days. His running mate, Marta Lucía Ramirez, will become Colombia's first female vice-president.

Note : This was the first of three big presidential elections in Latin America this year, in the three most populous countries in the region. Mexico holds its election next on July 1 followed by Brazil in October.

About Colombia :
  • Capital : Bogotá
  • Official language : Spanish
  • Currency : Peso
  • President : Ivan Duque (from August)
  • Vice President : Marta Lucía Ramirez (from August)
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Reasoning Practice Test for Bank Exams 2018

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Directions (Q.No. 1-7) : Study the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow. 

There are four cartons 1, 2, 3 and 4 in a book seller shop. Each carton has text books of different standard viz, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th and of different subject viz, Biology, English Chemistry and Physics, and even the number of books in each carton is different viz, 50, 100, 150 and 200, but none of these are necessarily in the same order. Each carton contains only one particular subject text books which belong to one particular standard. 

Carton number one contains Physics text books. Carton number two contains 9th standard books but they are neither Biology books nor are they 200 in number. Exactly 200 books of English are in one of the cartons but it is not carton number three. Text books of 10th standard is not in carton number one. 8th standard books are more than 100 but they are not English text books.

The number of biology text books is not 50. 10th standard books are hundred in number. Chemistry books are not 100 in number. Carton numbered one contains more than hundred books. The text books of 7th standard are exactly twice the number of Biology text books.
  1. In Which numbered carton has Chemistry text books ?
    1. Two 
    2. Three 
    3. Four 
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these
  2. Biology text books are in which numbered carton ? 
    1. Two 
    2. Three 
    3. Four
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these 
  3. How many biology text books are there ? 
    1. 50 
    2. 100 
    3. 150
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these 
  4. How many 7th standard text books are there ? 
    1. 50
    2. 100
    3. 150 
    4. 200 
    5. None of these 
  5. In which numbered carton 8th standard text books are there ? 
    1. Two
    2. Three 
    3. Four 
    4. One 
    5. None of these 
  6. Which subject is of the Text books which are 50 in number ? 
    1. Biology 
    2. Physics
    3. Data Inadequate 
    4. Chemistry 
    5. None of these 
  7. How many 8th standard text books are there ? 
    1. 50
    2. 100 
    3. 150
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these
Directions (Q.No. 8 - 14): Study the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow. 

A, C, Q, R, S, U, V and W are sit-ting around a circle facing towards the center. each one is wearing a different coloured shirt like red, blue, green, violet, Indigo, yellow, orange and black but not necessarily in the same order. 

S, who is not wearing green colour shirt, sits third to the right of Q, who is wearing indigo colour shirt, who is not immediate neighbour of either the one who is wearing green colour shirt or W. R sits third to the left of U, who is not an immediate neighbour of S. The person who is wearing green colour shirt is third to the left of W, who is wearing red colour shirt, who is to the immediate left of the one who is wearing violet colour shirt. C sits on the immediate right of W. 

R, wearing a black shirt, is an immediate neighbor of the person who is wearing orange colour shirt. V is wearing neither yellow colour shirt nor green colour shirt. The person wearing indigo colour shirt is second to the right of the one who is wearing violet colour shirt. 
  1. Who sits second to the right of one who is wearing blue colour shirt ? 
    1. S
    2. None of these 
  2. Who is on the immediate right of Q ? 
    1. Data inadequate 
    2. None of these 
  3. What is the position of the one who is wearing indigo colour shirt with respect to R ? 
    1. Fifth to the right 
    2. Third to the left 
    3. Fifth to the left 
    4. Fourth to the left 
    5. Third to the right 
  4. Who sits second to the right of R ? 
    1. The person wearing violet colour shirt 
    2. None of these 
  5. The persons of which of the following pairs are immediate neighbours of U ? 
    1. QV 
    2. QA
    3. CQ 
    4. CW 
    5. None of these
  6. Which of the following combination is not correct ? 
    1. W - Red 
    2. A - Green
    3. C - Violet 
    4. U - Yellow 
    5. S - Blue 
  7. Who is wearing yellow colour shirt ? 
    1. Data inadequate 
    2. None of these
Directions (Q.No. 15-20) : Study the given information carefully and answer the questions that follow. 

There are six persons A, C, D, F, M and P are seated in a row in such a way that some are facing north direction and some are facing south direction. 

F is second to the left of P who is facing north. A is second to the left of M, and neither of them are at the extreme ends. D is the only one bet-ween A and C. Immediate neighbours of M are facing same directions whereas the immediate neighbours of A are facing opposite direction. (facing the same direction means if one person is facing north another person is also facing north, and vice versa. Facing the opposite direction means If one is facing north direction, another person is facing south and vice versa). 

P is not seated at any of the extreme ends. A is facing same direction as M and C is facing same direction as F. 

  1. Who is on the immediate right of F ? 
    1. Data inadequate 
    2. None of these 
  2. Who is second to the left of C ? 
    1. Data inadequate 
    2. None of these
  3. Who is third to the right of F ? 
    1. C
    2. Data inadequate
    3. None of these 
  4. Who are at the extreme ends ? 
    1. F, P 
    2. F, A 
    3. F, C 
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these 
  5. How many are facing north direction ?
    1. Two
    2. Three
    3. One
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these
  6. Who are immediate neighbours of P ? 
    1. M, A 
    2. M, C 
    3. Only M
    4. Data inadequate 
    5. None of these

Solutions :

(1-7)
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 2
  4. 4
  5. 4
  6. 4
  7. 3
Note : As the statement says "8th standard books are more than 100 but they are not English Text books", it can be understood that 8th standard text books are 150.

(8-14)
  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 4
  4. 4
  5. 3
  6. 5
  7. 3
(15-20)

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 3
  5. 2
  6. 1

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18th June 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 June 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 17th June 2018 (Sunday)

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  • Parched - (especially of earth or crops) dried out because of too much heat and not enough rain
  • Crisis- an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation
  • Reform - a change that is intended to correct a situation that is wrong or unfair, or make a system work more effectively
  • Acute - very serious or severe
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Composite - made up of separate parts
  • Contaminated - made dirty, polluted, or poisonous by the addition of a chemical, waste, or infection
  • Infinitely - very, or very much
  • Augment - to increase the size, amount, or value of something
  • Presume - to think that something is true because it is likely, although you cannot be certain
  • Hall of fame - a place where people go to learn about a particular activity
  • Foster - to help something to develop over a period of time
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 73

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The newspaper 'Die Welt' is published in which country ?


Who won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the year award for 2017 (announced on 18th Jan 2018)  ?


What is the chemical name of Engine Coolant ?



What is the study of genes, heredity and variation of organisms called ?


What is the study of the material remains of a culture called ?


Which is the ancient rock city in Jordon ?


Name the English scientist who discovered Hydrogen ?


How many knights are there in the game of Chess ?


Name the first Indian woman who entered the semifinals of the World Badminton Championship ?


Who is known as India's Picasso ?


In which country is the news paper 'Asahi Shimbun' published ?


In which country will you find the newspaper 'Al Ahram' ?


What is the study of the structure and organization of living things called ?


Which is the largest carnivorous marsupial that was once threatened by cancer ?


Who constructed Celsius Thermometer ?


Name the visible and the lowest surface of the Sun ?


What is the study of the physics of the universe called ?


Name the American Scientists who discovered the Positively Charged electron, the Positron.


Chandigarh is the capital of two states. Name them ?


Which musical maestro is known as the 'Poet of the Piano' ?
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June 17, 2018

Essay - Technology Cannot Replace Manpower

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Technology Cannot Replace Manpower

Overview
  • Technology has an important contribution to the progress of mankind. 
  • Technology can reduce manpower but cannot replace them completely. 
  • Technology and management both are needed for progress. 
  • Technology always needs technical expertise. 
  • Technology and manpower complement each other.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of hundred years, teach the people. 
Confucius 
We are living in a technology driven world. The technology has played an important role in the development of human civilisation. The electronic appliances, gadgets, faster modes of transportation have added to the comfort factor in our lives. Information technology has helped in improving the productivity of an individual. Science and technology has been successful in finding the cures for a different life-threatening diseases.

This has led to the increase in life expectancy and a considerable improvement in the health care sector. It is quite evident that technology has an important contribution to the progress that mankind has made over the years. But at the same time, we cannot deny the fact that the discovery of fire and invention of the wheel till the advent of smart phones, all are the outcome of man's intelligence and hard work.
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17th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th June 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 June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (17th June 2018) is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
    • This day is a United Nations observance with the purpose highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual celebration has a different theme. It should be celebrated all over the world.
    • Theme of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 : “Land has true value – invest in it
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today embarked on a 4-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium.
    • Aim of this Visit : Providing opportunity to hold in-depth discussions with the political leadership on a wide range of global, regional and bilateral issues, and advance India's growing strategic engagement with the European Union.
  • President of India Ram Nath Kovind reaches Athens (Capital city of Greece) on first leg of his 3 nation tour to Greece, Suriname and Cuba.
    • During this visit, he participated in a community reception and addressed the Indian diaspora in the European country. 
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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 72

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The Madhubani painting belongs to which state ?


In which year did India reach the final of the Davis Cup for the first time ?


What is the traditional dance of Odisha ?


Which country became the first in South Asisa to ban testing of cosmetic products on animals ?


In which year did India host Commonwealth Games ?


Teachers Day is celebrated on 5th September each year in the honour of which former Indian President ?


In which sport do the away team always bat first ?


What is the chemical name of quicklime ?


What is the science of classification of animals and plants called ?


Which country in Africa became independent after a long civil war in July 2011 ?


Where was the first branch of Bharatiya Mahila Bank opened ?


Name the 'Land of the Midnight Calm' ?


Who became the first recipient of the Mahathir Award for Global Peace' ?


In a game of chess which colour moves first ?


Who was the first home minister of India ?


Name the 12th & current President of Pakistan ?


Who became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee for a term of four years ?


Name the first athlete with disability to compete in the able-bodied games. He was a German American gymnast.


What is a building made of glass where plants are cultivated in controlled conditions called ?


What colour is the inntermost zone in an archery target ?
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June 16, 2018

Essay : Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

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Sundar Pichai - An Inspiring Story of an Indian Techie

Overview
  • Early childhood and family background. 
  • Educational background. 
  • Started career in Google in 2004. 
  • Playing vital role in launching 'Google Chrome' 
  • His easy and focussed outlook and excellent performance in developing all Google products. 
  • Appointment as the CEO of Google. 
  • Great team leader, achieved success with passion, determination and motivation.
"I have a secret project which adds four hours every day to the 24 hours we have. There's a bit of time travel involved."
Sundar Pichai is an Indian-American business executive and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google Inc. He was born on 12th July, 1972 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in a Tamil Brahmin family. His father, Regunatha Pichai worked as a senior electric engineer in General Electrics and managed a factory that made electrical components and his mother was a stenographer before his birth. He belonged to a middle class family.

He completed his schooling from Chennai and earned his bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering. After graduation, he pursued MS from Stanford University in Material Sciences and Engineering and MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennyslvania.
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16th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th June 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 June 2018


International Current Affairs
  • President Ram Nath Kovind left for a three-nation visit to Greece, Suriname and Cuba
    • As part of the nine-day tour, Kovind will first visit Athens (Greece), where he will meet Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and other senior members of the Government.
    • Later he will visit Suriname, where he will meet and hold discussions with President Desire Delano Bouterse. 
    • He will also be holding official level talks in the country. 
    • A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of health and medicine, elections, IT and Ayurveda are slated to be signed. 
    • The President will then visit Cuba, where he is scheduled to hold discussions with his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz – Canel Bermudez. 
    • A number of MoUs and Agreements in the areas of Biotechnology, Homeopathy and traditional system of medicine and medicinal plants are slated to be signed during the visit.
  • Commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu is on a two day visit to the United States.  
    • This is his first such high-level engagement since the US slapped duties on Indian steel and aluminum. 
    • During this visit, he held a series of meetings with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
    • India and the United States have agreed to hold comprehensive talks to address trade and economic issues.
National Current Affairs
  • People are celebrating the festival of Eid ul-Fitr with great fervour and gaiety.
    • Eid ul-Fitr, an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, marks the end of fasting month of Ramzan
    • The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar. 
  • The Bombay High Court recently approved the service of notice about a litigation in a PDF format through WhatsApp as valid.
  • According to the government think tank NITI Aayog's recent report, at least 21 major Indian cities, including Delhi and Bengaluru, are expected to run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting 100 million people.
    • It further stated that 40% Indian population will have no access to drinking water by 2030 and that India will lose 6% GDP by 2050 due to the crisis.
  • Tamil Nadu is going to ban electronic cigarettes, battery-operated inhalers that emit doses of vaporised nicotine.
  • Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has discontinued the tradition of giving ceremonial Guard of Honour to the Governor. 
    • With this he became the first Governor of the country who made big changes regarding this type of arrangements.
Science & Technology
  • NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson (58), retired today after a 22-year-long career. 
    • Whitson, who joined NASA as a researcher in 1986, has spent more time off Earth than any other American, totalling 665 days over three International Space Station missions. 
    • Note : She is the oldest woman to go into space and also the most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 missions.
Books & Authors
  • Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director Jackie Chan's memoir 'Never Grow Up' translated by Jeremy Tiang, will be released in November.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has started the mass rollout of WhatsApp Payments feature via UPI platform in India.
    • The feature was rolled out to select users in February, but now, besides invite-based access, users can also access it after updating the app. 
    • Note : WhatsApp will be able to send ₹5,000 in a single transaction.
  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has informed refiners that it won't handle payments for crude oil from Iran from November.
    • This comes after US President Donald Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal and pledged to impose "highest level of sanctions" within 180 days.
    • This move affect India's imports of Iranian oil from August-end. 
New Appointments
  • Flying Officer Meghana Shanbough MR (Karnataka) has become the 1st woman Indian Air Force fighter pilot from south India
    • Before her, only five other female fighter pilots have joined the ranks.
  • Snapdeal's Chief Strategy and Investment Officer Jason Kothari has resigned after 1.5 years at the e-commerce company and has been appointed President of Ahmedabad-headquartered Infibeam
    • Snapdeal CFO Vikas Bhasin will take over Kothari's responsibilities.
  • San Francisco is to get its after a knife-edge election, with the African American population in decline in the famously liberal Californian city.
  • American politician London Breed has been elected as the Mayor of San Francisco
    • With this she will become the first female black mayor of San Francisco.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India Women opener Smriti Mandhana is set to become the 1st Indian to play in the English T20 league after being signed by defending champions Western Storm.
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