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June 23, 2018

23rd June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd 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 23rd June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (23rd June) is International Olympic Day.
    • This day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris.
    • The goal of this day is to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.    
  • Today (23rd June) is the World Public Service Day.
    • This day is dedicated by the United Nations to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
    • Since 2003, this day is marked with UN Public Service Awards Ceremony wherein works of public servants are recognised and they are awarded for their contributions in the field.
  • Today (23rd June) is International Widows Day.
    • This day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the "poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries".
    • This day was established by The Loomba Foundation to raise awareness of the issue of widowhood.
    • The significance of 23 June is that it was on that day in 1954 that Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, mother of the foundation's founder, Lord Loomba, became a widow.

English Language Model Practice Test for SBI POs & Clerks 2018

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General English Practice Test

Directions (Q.No. 1-5) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical mistake/ error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. Mark the number of that part with error as your answer. If there is 'No error', mark (5) as your answer.
  1. Increase in penalties and effective awareness programs (1)/ would ameliorate the growth pollution levels (2)/ and there by global warming (3)/ it may have generated. (4)/ No error (5) 
  2. She never cared for abstract thin-king (1)/ and preferred the pragmatic world of business, (2)/ in which every action, ideally, (3)/ has an intention consequence. (4)/ No error (5) 
  3. Upon receiving his first Wall Street paycheck, (1)/he was so magnanimous (2)/ he not only bought a car his Mom, (3)/ he bought his Dad one too. (4)/ No error (5)
  4. The movie celebrity is not having good day (1)/ because he got another ticket for speeding (2)/ only two over and driving ostentatiously (3)/ in his new, cherry-red sports car. (4)/ No error (5) 
  5. Even though the advertisement claim the energy drink is benign, (1)/ customers may experience (2)/ some unwanted side effects (3)/ after consuming. (4)/ No error (5)
Directions (Q.No. 6-10) : Rearrange the following six sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in a proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.

A) Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson 30 years before in 1835.

B) Lincoln was shot once in the back of his head while watching the play Our American Cousin with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. at around 10:15 pm on the night of April 14, 1865.

23rd 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 23rd June 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 23rd June 2018 from HERE

  • Free fall - an occasion when a price or value suddenly becomes much lower
  • Press freedom - the right of newspapers to publish stories and articles without being controlled by the government
  • Inescapable - impossible to avoid or ignore
  • Penal code - a system of laws dealing with the punishment of crimes
  • Pertain to - to be directly related to something
  • Enmity - a feeling of strong dislike or opposition between people
  • Unspeakable - used for emphasizing how bad something is and how much it upsets you
  • Appalling - very unpleasant and shocking
  • Remark - a few words that give the facts or your opinion about someone or something
  • Roundtable discussion - a round-table discussion or meeting is one in which everyone has the same status and rights

Today's SBI Clerks Preliminary Exam Reviews (23rd June 2018)

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Hi friends, I am Vidya Sagar Ummadi. Here I am sharing today's SBI Clerks Prelims review. Happy Reading :)

Keeping previous years' exams (especially SBI Clerk 2016) in mind, all aspirants mentally prepared for a difficult paper pattern. But surprisingly the difficulty level was not as expected. We can say it is moderate. The level of the exam can be considered as Moderate.

Section-wise Good Attempts
  • English Language : 16 (I felt this is the easiest section among all)
  • Reasoning Ability : 12 (Difficult among three section)
  • Quantitative Aptitude : 14 (Easy to Moderate)

SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims Analysis (Section wise review)

Quantitative Aptitude

All are basic questions. No tricky type questions. Overall Easy to moderate level. Data Interpretation was based on Pie chart.

District Co-operative Central Bank Ltd, Visakhapatnam Recruitment of Clerks 2018

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Friends, the District Cooperative Central Bank Ltd., Visakhapatnam (DCCB Vizag) is inviting online applications for filling up the posts of Staff Assistants / Clerks for the year 2018. There are 61 posts in total (of which 19 posts are reserved for women). You can apply online from 22nd June 2018 to 2nd July 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : The District Cooperative Central Bank Ltd

Name of the Posts : Staff Assistants / Clerks

Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Registrations : 22nd June 2018
  • Last Date for Online Registrations : 2nd July 2018
  • Date of Online Test : 21st July 2018
Vacancy Details :
S. No
No. of Vacancies
Of which Women

Eligibility criteria : (as on 1st June 018)

Age :
  • Minimum : 18 Years
  • Maximum : 30 Years

June 22, 2018

General Insurance Corporation Assistant Managers (Scale I) Online Exam 2018 Call Letters out

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Friends, the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) has released Online Exam Call Letters for it's Assistant Manager (Scale-I) Recruitment 2018. As you know, the organization has invited online applications for filling up the above mentioned posts from 8th May 2018 to 29th May 2018. Now it has came out with the online exam call letters for the same. The online examination is scheduled to be held on 22nd July 2018 (Sunday). You can download your call letters form the official website of the General Insurance Corporation of India or from below link by entering your Registration No / Roll No and Password / Date of Birth. The download link will remain active from today (22nd June 2018) to 22nd July 2018. All the Best :)

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Recruitment of Engineers - 480 Posts

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Friends, the Bharat Electronics, India’s premier Navaratna Defence Electronics Company, is recruiting Contract Engineers to  be  posted  across  India on Contract  basis for FLC  of  EVM  &  VVPAT projects for  Elections  of  2019 (Loksabha/State  Assembly) for a  period  of ONE  YEAR,  in Marketing & Customer Support Division of Export Manufacturing SBU. There are 480 Posts in total. The selection will be based on Walk-in-Interview, which is to be held on 8th July 2018 (Sunday), but you should apply for it by tomorrow (23rd June 2018). Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Bharat Electronics

Name of the Posts : Contract Engineers

Discipline : BE / B.Tech (Electronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation & Information Technology)

Vacancy Details :
  • Bangalore (Karnataka) : 60 Posts
  • Hyderabad (Telangana) :  60 Posts
  • Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) :  60 Posts
  • Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) : 60 Posts
  • Panchkula (Haryana) : 60 Posts
  • Patna (Bihar) :  60 Posts
  • Jaipur (Rajasthan) : 60 Posts
  • Guwahati (Assam) : 60 Posts
    • Total : 480 Posts

Essay - Organised vs Unorganised Retail

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Organised vs Unorganised Retail

  • Introduction of retail sector. 
  • Division of retailers. 
  • Scenario in Indian retail market.
  • The evolution of Indian retail sector. 
  • Famous retailers of Indian market.
  • New organised retail in India.
Retail can be defined as the process of selling goods from a set location. In the process, the retailer functions as a facilitator between manufacturer and consumers. Therefore, a retailer can be termed as
a middleman or reseller acting as a bridge between consumer and manufacturer. Organised retailers or traders are those who are licensed by government for carrying out their business. They are bound by law to pay sales tax, income tax etc. The various forms of organised retails are hyper markets, super markets, departmental stores, speciality chains, malls etc.

Hyper markets store products of multiple brands comprising food items and non-food items. Super markets are self-service stores selling food and personal care products, e.g. Sabka Bazaar Departmental stores retails branded goods in non-food categories, e.g. Shoppers Stop. Speciality chains focus on branded product or product category, e.g. BATA, Addidas. Malls are huge enclosure which have different retail formats, e.g. Select City Mall in New Delhi.

22nd June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (22nd 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 22nd June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • The inaugural India, United States 2+2 Dialogue will be held on 6th July 2018 in Washington. DC.
    • US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
    • This dialogue will focus on strengthening strategic, security, and defence cooperation as both countries jointly confront global challenges.
  • The number of hungry people in the world has risen for the first time in more than a decade, according to a recently released UN’s Sustainable Development Goals report 2018.
    • According to this report, there are now approximately 38 million more undernourished people in the world.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with the President of European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani in Brussels on the last leg of her four-nation tour.

GK & Current Affairs Quiz of June 2018 - Set 8

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The International Albinism Awareness Day is observed on ?

What is the Theme of International Albinism Awareness Day 2018 ?

The government has set up a committee to bring in transparency in the jobs data calculation. Who is the head of this committee ?

India is going to host 1st military exercise of the BIMSTEC  Countries 2018 at which city ?

Which state government has raised the upper age limit of entry into government service from 40 to 42 years ?


22nd 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 22nd June 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Dangerous spiral: on global trade war"
  • Spiral - a situation that gets worse and worse
  • Trade war - a situation in which two or more countries raise import taxes and quotas (= limits on numbers of goods) to try to protect their own economies
  • Ongoing - still happening or being done
  • Hotting up - if an event or situation hots up, it becomes more exciting and more things start to happen
  • Impose - to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it
  • Tariff - a tax that a government charges on goods that enter or leave their country
  • Tit-for-tat - something that you do to harm someone because they have harmed you
  • Import - a product from another country, that is bought with money from your country
  • Retaliation - the act of doing something harmful or unpleasant to someone because they have done something harmful or unpleasant to you

Reading Comprehension Practice Test for SBI POs & Clerks 2018

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SBI PO 2017 : Reading Comprehension Practice Test

Directions (1-10) : Read the following pas-sage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are printed in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. 

John Maynard Keynes, the trendiest dead economist of this apocalyptic moment, was the godfather of government stimulus. Keynes had the radical idea that throwing money at recessions through aggressive deficit spending would resuscitate flatlined economies-and he wasn't too particular about where the money was thrown. In the depths of the Depression, he suggested that the Treasury could "fill old bottles with banknotes, bury them at suitable depths in disused coal mines" then sit back and watch a money-mining boom create jobs and prosperity. "It would, indeed, be more sensible to build houses and the like, "he wrote, but above would be better than nothing".

As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to throw money at the current downturn -a stimulus package starting at about $600 billion, plus the second $350 billion chunk of the financial bailout -we all really do seem to be Keynesians now. Just about every expert agrees that pumping $1 trillion into a moribund economy will rev up the ethereal goods-and-services engine that Keynes called "aggregate demand" and stimulate at least some short-term activity, even if it is all wasted on money pits. But Keynes was also right that there would be more sensible ways to spend it. A trillion dollars' worth of bad ideas -sprawl-inducing highways and bridges to nowhere, ethanol plants and pipelines that accelerate global warming, tax breaks for over-leveraged McMansion builders and burden-some new long-term federal entitlements -would be worse than mere waste.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Recruitment of Medical Consultants 2018

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Friends, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is inviting online applications from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Medical Consultants for the year 2018. There are 2 Posts in total (One unreserved and One reserved for OBC candidate). Your application should reach Regional Director of RBI by 17th July 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

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

Name of the Post : Medical Consultant

Education : MBBS Degree / Post Graduate Degree in General Medicine with 2 yrs experience  

Important Points to Note :
  • The applicant should possess MBBS degree of any recognized University in the allopathic system of medicine;
  • Applicants having post graduate degree in General Medicine can also apply for the post;
  • The applicant should have a minimum of 2 (two) years of experience practicing medicine in any hospital or clinic as Medical Practitioner;
  • The applicant have his/her own dispensary or place of residence within a radius of 10-15 Kms from the Bank’s Office/ Colony dispensary at the aforementioned location;
  • The contract for engagement will be for a period of three years. There will not be any renewal of engagement on completion of the contract.
How to Apply ?
Interested and eligible candidates can send their applications to the following address by by 17th July 2018.
Regional Director,
Reserve Bank of India,
Human Resource Management Department (Recruitment Section), 6,
Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110 001.

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General Knowledge Quiz - Set 75

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Where will one find the Machu Pichhu ?

What is the chemical name of Talcum Powder ?

What is the motto of the Paralympic Games ?

What was the most significant discovery made by Chandrayaan I ?

What is the expanded form of UNESCO ?

Name the embroidery that is done by sewing patches of coloured cloth ?

Who invented the indoor board game Scrabble ?

What is the name of the international sports event for athletes with disability ?

Who is known as the Metro Man ?

What do the five rings in the Olympic Flag indicate ?

Where were the first Paralympic Games held ?

Which was India's first satellite ?

Name the youngest Indian Woman to climb the Mt Everest ?

What is the study of climates and investigation of its phenomena and causes called ?

Give the chemical name of marsh gas ?

In which sport did Sushil Kumar win a medal in London Olympics ?

Name the first player to cross the 10,000 run mark in Tests ?

Jerk, clean & snatch are terms used in what activity ?

What is the longest race in Men's athletics ?

When was the national anthem first sung ?

Rajarajeshwari. M

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June 21, 2018

Essay - Yoga in Daily Life

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Yoga in Daily Life

  • What is yoga ? 
  • Origin and expansion of yoga. 
  • Contribution of Ramdev for popularising yoga. 
  • Yoga classified into four types. 
  • Benefits of yoga in our physical, mental and spiritual health.
  • Indian Government promotes yoga.
Yoga is an art and science of healthy living which focuses on creating a harmony between the mind and body. The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root `Yuy, which means 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. The practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the universal consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, man and the nature.

According to the modern scientists, everything in the universe is iust a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be in yoga and is termed as a yogi, having attained a state of freedom referred to as mukti, nirvana or moksha. Thus, the aim of Yoga is selfrealisation, to overcome all kinds of sufferings and leading to the 'state of liberation' (Moksha) or 'freedom' (Kaivalya).

21st June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st 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 21st June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (21st June) is World Music Day (Fête de la Musique)
    • This day is celebrated  in an attempt to promote peace and spread goodwill through melodies. 
    • The day is originated in France in 1982 and is now observed in over 120 countries. 
    • Aim of this day : To encourage free and accessible concerts or events for the public.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind today met Surinam’s President Dési Bouterse in capital Paramaribo and performed yoga asanas along with him to observe the International Day of Yoga.
    • Note : This is the first time that heads of two countries together participated in the International Day of Yoga
  • US President Donald Trump today ended the policy of separating immigrant families at the US-Mexico border after public uproar over it. 
    • More than 2,000 children have been separated from their family at the border between April 19 and May 31.
  • The Hungarian Parliament today adopted the "Stop Soros" law that criminalises helping migrants.
    • Hungary named the legislation after George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist it accuses of encouraging migration of Muslims to Europe. 
    • The law states that anyone "facilitating illegal immigration" in Hungary will be sentenced to one year in prison.

AR Rahman is the Brand Ambassador of Sikkim Government

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Renowned music composer and Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the Sikkim Government. As the government's brand ambassador, the music composer will promote and project the state’s achievements nationally and globally.

Sikkim, with its natural and pristine beauty, has over the last two decades emerged as a world famous eco-tourism destination, besides attaining a distinct identity as the first fully organic farming state of the country.

The state government had earlier this year made Rahman its Brand Ambassador of tourism and business at the onset of ‘The Red Panda Winter Carnival 2018’, which aimed at increasing the flow of tourists by promoting the state’s bounty.

Rahman’s appointment as brand ambassador is expected to give a huge thrust to boost the tourism of the state because of his global reach and paramount. 

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SBI Clerks 2018 Practice Tests : Reasoning Ability

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  1. In a row of boys facing North, Amit is 5th to the left of Ashok. Alok is 3rd to the right of Amit. Vilas is 3rd to the left of Ashok. Which of the following describes the position of Vilas ?
    1. To the immediate right of Amit
    2. To the immediate left of Alok
    3. To the immediate right of Alok
    4. 3rd to the right of Amit
    5. None of the above 
  2. What will come in place of question mark (?) in the following series ?
      • TG HU VI JW ?
    1. KY
    2. KX
    3. YK
    4. XK
    5. None of these 
  3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence form a group. Which one does not belong to the group ?
    1. Year
    2. Month
    3. Day
    4. Week 
    5. Time

GK & Current Affairs Quiz of June 2018 - Set 7

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Bandhan Bank has recently appointed former Reserve Bank of India’s Deputy Governor as the non-executive, part time Chairman. Name him ?

The 18th Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) summit was recently held at ? [It was India and Pakistan’s first summit as full members of SCO grouping]

Who has won French Open 2018 in women's singles category by defeating USA's Sloane Stephen ?

Who has been appointed as the Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), New Delhi for a term of four years ?

AnEnglish Actress, the first to be officially considered a 'Bond girl', has recently passed away. Name her ?


SBI's B Sriram is the new Head of IDBI Bank

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of B Sriram as the new Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of IDBI Bank. He is currently working as the Managing Director (MD) of State Bank of India (SBI). He has been appointed as the new head of IDBI Bank in place of incumbent Mahesh Kumar Jain who was recently named Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Sriram has been working as the MD (Corporate and Global Banking) in SBI since July 2014. He had been Managing Director of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur. He joined the country’s largest bank in
1981 as a Probationary Officer. During over three-decade-long career, he held several positions and also had a stint at SBI's Singapore office.

B Sriram is given three-month since he would retire by September end. In the meanwhile, the government is in the process of interviewing executive directors for a dozen of PSU post that would fall vacant this fiscal year.

The government will also need to decide on a replacement for Allahabad Bank MD & CEO Usha Ananthasubramanian, whose powers have been taken away by the government after she was named in the chargesheet relating to the Rs 14,000-crore fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB) involving diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. 

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21st 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 21st June 2018. Happy reading :)

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

  • Transmission - the act of sending or giving something
  • Inefficient - not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way
  • Foot the bill - to pay a bill
  • Inefficiency - a situation in which someone or something fails to use resources such as time, materials, or labour in an effective way
  • Lending rate - a percentage that a bank charges a customer who borrows money
  • Statement of intent - a formal or official statement that you intend to do something
  • Base rate - the rate of interest that banks use to calculate how much interest to charge on money they lend to their customers
  • Marginal - very small
  • Regime - a system of rules that control something
  • Harmonise - to make laws or policies similar to those of a different country, organization etc
  • Methodology - the methods and principles used for doing a particular kind of work, especially scientific or academic research

June 20, 2018

Complete SBI Clerk Previous Papers (Pdf Files)

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20th June 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th 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 20th June 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (20th June 2018) is World Refugee Day.
    • This day is observed by the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
    • This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
    • The decision to observe the day, coinciding with Africa Refugee Day, was made by the UN in December 2000.
    • The first World Refugee Day marked the 50th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention.
    • Theme of World Refugee Day 2018 : “Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees”
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is going to host the 7th OPEC International Seminar at the Imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria
    • Theme of 7th OPEC International Seminar 2018 : ‘Petroleum – cooperation for a sustainable future’.
  • The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, the health intelligence wing of the directorate general of health services in the Union ministry of health and family welfare, has recently released the National Health Profile 2018.
    • Maldives spends 9.4% of its GDP to claim the top spot in the list, followed by Thailand (2.9%).
    • Low-income nations like Bhutan and Nepal spend 2.5% and 1.1% of its GDP respectively on public health, which is more than India's 1%, according to this report. 
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