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August 14, 2018

RBI Grade ‘B’ Officers Previous Year Question Paper - PDF Download

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Friends, today we are giving you the previous paper of RBI Grade B Officers (Phase I) Online Exam 2017. This pdf file consists of all the questions asked in RBI Officers Grade B Online Exam held on 17th June 2017 with solutions. Download this and prepare well. This will be helpful for your upcoming RBI Grade B 2018 Exam. All the Best :)


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14th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (14th 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 14th August 2018

International Current Affairs
  • To reduce video game and social media addiction among teens, the Malaysian government is planning to ban internet from 12 am to 6 am daily for teenagers under 17 years of age.
    • About Malaysia :
      • Capital : Kuala Lumpur
      • Official Language : Malay
      • Currency : Ringgit
      • King : Muhammad V
      • Prime Minister : Mahathir Mohamad
      • Chief Justice : Richard Malanjum
  • Today (14th August) is the Independence Day of Pakistan
    • Note : Pakistan celebrates it's Independence day a day before India because the British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten transferred power to Pakistan on August 14, 1947, so that he could be present in New Delhi the next day for India's Independence Day celebrations.
National Current Affairs
  • The Supreme Court today accepted a proposal seeking to issue hologram-based coloured stickers for vehicles in Delhi based on the fuel used. 
    • While petrol and CNG vehicles will need to have a blue sticker.
    • Diesel vehicles must carry an orange sticker
    • Note : This plan is aimed at better tackling of air pollution-related issues in the national capital.
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2018 Rogers Cup / Canadian Open Winners List

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The Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament (also known as Canadian Open) for the year 2018 was held during 6th to 12th August 2018 at Canada. It was the 138th edition for Men and 127th edition for Women. The men's event was held at the Aviva Centre in Toronto and the women's event was held at the IGA Stadium in Montréal. This is the 3rd oldest tennis tournament in the world (1st is Wimbledon and 2nd is US Open). Here is the complete winners list.

Complete Winners of Rogers Cup 2018

  • Men's Singles : Spain Rafael Nadal
  • Women's Singles : Romania Simona Halep
  • Men's Doubles : Henri Kontinen (Finland) / John Peers (Australia)
  • Women's Doubles : Ashleigh Barty (Australia) / Demi Schuurs (Netherlands)

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14th 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 14th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Keeping dry: On Kerala floods"
  • Flood - to become covered or filled with water
  • Resilience - someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem
  • Catastrophic - causing a lot of damage, or making a lot of people suffer
  • Impact - an effect, or an influence
  • Grim - unpleasant and make you feel upset and worried
  • Vigil - a period of time, especially at night, when you stay in a place to wait for something or to give your support to someone
  • Unpredictable - changing often, in a way that is impossible to prepare for
  • Natural disaster - something that happens in nature and causes a lot of damage or kills a lot of people, for example a flood or an earthquake
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IBPS PO VIII Online Application link activated

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Friends, the online application link for IBPS PO VIII 2018 has been activated. You can apply online from today (14th August 2018) to 4th September 2018. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Name of the Posts (s) : Probationary Officers

Bank Wise Vacancy Details for IBPS PO VIII
  • Allahabad Bank - 784 Posts
  • Bank of India - 965 Posts
  • Canara Bank - 1200 Posts
  • Corporation Bank - 84 Posts
  • Punjab & Sindh Bank - 150 Posts
  • UCO Bank - 550 Posts
  • Union Bank of India - 519 Posts
    • Total - 4252 Posts
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August 13, 2018

State Bank of India (SBI) ranked as India's most Patriotic Brand

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India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has emerged as India's most patriotic brand, a survey conducted by UK-based online market research and data analytics firm YouGov revealed today. Around 16 percent of the respondents named SBI as the most patriotic brand. The bank was followed by Tata Motors and Patanjali with 8% votes each.

Top 5 in the List
  1. State Bank of India (SBI)
  2. Tata Motors
  3. Patanjali
  4. Reliance Jio
  5. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
In terms of sectors, the Financial sector topped the chart of the most patriotic brands with two leading names State Bank of India (SBI) and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), followed by Auto, Consumer Goods, Food and Telecom sectors.

In terms of food brands, Amul grabbed the top slot with one-third Indians considering it, followed by Patanjali.

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13th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th 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 13th August 2018


International Current Affairs
  • Today (13th August) is International Lefthanders Day.
    • This day was first observed on the 13th of August, in the year 1976.
    • People observe this day to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.
  • The North and South Koreas  today agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit in North's capital Pyongyang in September 2018. 
    • The leaders of the two countries had first met in April and agreed to sign a peace treaty to end the 65-year-long Korean War.
  • A special meeting of Senior Officials of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in Kathmandu (Nepal) today.
    • The meeting was organised as part of preparations for the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, which is going to be held in Kathmandu during 30th & 31st August 2018.
    • Senior officers from all member states and Secretary General of BIMSTEC attended the meeting.
    • A wide range of issues including BIMSTEC structure, mechanisms and procedures, enhancing visibility of BIMSTEC, collaboration with other regional and international organisations with similar aims and purposes and establishment of a BIMSTEC Development Fund were discussed in the meeting.  
    • About BIMSTEC :
    • BIMSTEC is a regional economic bloc comprising 7 member states lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity.
    • The group was formed in 1997 and it brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand
    • Nepal is the current chair of BIMSTEC.
  • India has handed over 404 houses built for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas at Dunsinane Estate in Nuwara Eliya city. 
    • This is first lot of houses built under Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas in Sri Lanka.
    • Note : With grant of over US $350 million, it is India’s largest assistance project in any country. 
National Current Affairs
  • Pune (Maharashtra) has emerged as the number one city in the Ease of Living Index 2018 released by the government of India today. 
    • The Index was launched by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
    • The Ease of Living Index help cities assess their liveability in relation to global and national benchmarks.
    • Top 10 Cities in Ease of Living Index 2018
      1. Pune
      2. Navi Mumbai
      3. Greater Mumbai
      4. Tirupati
      5. Chandigarh
      6. Thane
      7. Raipur
      8. Indore
      9. Vijaywada
      10. Bhopal
  • The Muslim festival of Bakrid (Id-Ul-Zuha), will be celebrated in India on August 23, the Jama Masjid in New Delhi has announced today. 
    • The festival includes the sacrifice of an animal which is feasted upon along with friends and family. 
    • It is celebrated in different countries on varying dates.
  • The Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal today announced a 50% reservation for women in the upcoming recruitment of up to 10,000 Railway Police Force jawans
    • He also announced that 13,000 jobs are also coming up in Railways for which a Computer-Based Test will be conducted and no interviews will be taken.
  • Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given in-principle approval to set up Water Aerodromes (a small airport or airfield for sea planes) in India. 
    • It has identified five states for development of water aerodromes. They are : 
      • Odisha, 
      • Gujarat, 
      • Maharashtra,
      • Andhra Pradesh 
      • Assam
Science & Technology
  • The Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan today inaugurated the National Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank in Hyderabad (Telanagana)
    • It is India’s first genetic resource bank where genetic material will be stored for posterity which will further the cause of conservation of endangered and protected animals.
  • The lander of India's second lunar exploration mission 'Chandrayaan-2', scheduled for next year, will be named 'Vikram' in honour of ISRO Founder Vikram Sarabhai.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is announced it plans to launch ISRO TV, a TV channel to promote scientific temper among people and conduct training camps for school students.
Deaths
  • Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee (89) passed away.
    • Chatterjee, who has served for over four decades in active politics, had served as the Lok Sabha Speaker from 2004 to 2009.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The Rrupee hit an all-time low of 69.62 against the US dollar today.
    • The ongoing financial crisis in Turkey and weakness in other emerging market currencies are the reasons for this decline. 
New Appointments
  • Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani today sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court.
    • With this, she became the third woman appointed to the position.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi today became the most decorated player in Barcelona's history, by winning his 33rd trophy for the club as defending La Liga champions beat Sevilla to win their 13th Spanish Super Cup today. 
    • Note : This match was also Messi's first as club's first captain. 
  • The 2018 Vietnam Open badminton tournament recently held at Nguyen Du Cultrual Sports Club in Vietnam. 
    • Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram finished as runner-up in the men's singles event by losing the final to Indonesian shuttler Shesar Hiren Rhustavito. 
    • 2018 Vietnam Open Winners List
      • Men's Singles : Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia)
      • Women's Singles : Yeo Jia Min (Singapore)
      • Men's Doubles :
        • Ko Sung-hyun (South Korea)
        • Shin Baek-cheol (South Korea)
      • Women's Doubles :
        • Misato Aratama (Japan)
        • Akane Watanabe (Japan)
      • Mixed Doubles :
        • Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (Thailand)
        • Savitree Amitrapai (Thailand)

 
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    Vietnam Open 2018 (badminton) Winners List

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    The 2018 Vietnam Open badminton tournament (also known as YONEX-SUNRISE Vietnam Open 2018) recently held from 7th to 12th August 2018 at at Nguyen Du Cultrual Sports Club in Vietnam. Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram finished as runner-up in the men's singles event. He lost the final to Indonesian shuttler Shesar Hiren Rhustavito. The women's singles title was won by Yeo Jia Min of Singapore. Here is the complete winners list of 2018 Vietnam Open.

    2018 Vietnam Open Winners List

    • Men's Singles : Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia)
    • Women's Singles    : Yeo Jia Min (Singapore)
    • Men's Doubles :
      • Ko Sung-hyun (South Korea)
      • Shin Baek-cheol (South Korea)
    • Women's Doubles :
      • Misato Aratama (Japan)
      • Akane Watanabe (Japan)
    • Mixed Doubles :
      • Nipitphon Phuangphuapet (Thailand)
      • Savitree Amitrapai (Thailand)
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    General Awareness Quiz 2018 for RBI & IBPS Exams

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    15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held at which city from 21st to 23rd January 2019 ?
    1. New Delhi
    2. Varanasi
    3. Mumbai
    4. Chennai
    5. Hyderabad
    The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Vojana (PMUY) launched at BaIlia, Uttar Pradesh on ?
    1. 1st May, 2016
    2. 1st May, 2017
    3. 1st September, 2016
    4. 1st December, 2016
    5. 1st August, 2016
    Which state has the highest beneficiaries who received free LPG connections under PMUY as declared on 3 August 2018 ?
    1. West Bengal
    2. Bihar
    3. MP
    4. Rajasthan
    5. Uttar Pradesh
    Some of the Beneficiaries of PMUY are identified through SECC List-2011. In this context, SECC stands for ?
    1. State-Economic Caste Census
    2. Socio-End Caste Census
    3. Socio-Economic Category Census
    4. Socio-Economic Caste Census
    5. Socio-Economic Caste Consortium
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    13th 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 13th August 2018. Happy reading :)

    Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 12th August 2018 (Sunday)

    Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 13th August 2018 from HERE

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "BCCI revamp: On Lodha panel recommendations"
    • Revamp - to change or arrange something again, in order to improve it
    • Panel - a group of people who make decisions or judgments
    • Pragmatic - involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas
    • Tweak - to make small changes in order to improve something
    • Norm - an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with
    • Aggrieved - feeling angry and unhappy because you think you have been treated in an unfair way
    • Rigorous - strict, or severe
    • Administration - the activities involved in managing a business, organization, or institution
    • Reasoning - the process of thinking about something in an intelligent sensible way in order to make a decision or form an opinion
    • Significant - very large or noticeable
    • Climbdown - a change of attitude in which someone admits that they were wrong
    • Former - used for describing someone or something that had a particular job, title, status etc in the past, but not now
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    August 12, 2018

    12th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (12th 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 12th August 2018

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (12th August) is International Youth Day.
      • The first International Youth Day was observed on 12th August 2000 by United Nations.
      • The purpose of this day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.
      • Theme of International Youth Day 2018 : "Safe Spaces for Youth"
    • Today (12th August) is World Elephant Day.
      • This is an international annual event, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.
    National Current Affairs
    • The Delhi Police today inducted an All-female Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team, making it the 1st unit of its kind in the country
      • The 36 women, all from Northeastern states, underwent 15 months of training under the National Security Guard (NSG)
      • The unit will be deployed when PM Narendra Modi gives his Independence Day speech at the Red Fort.
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    August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 5

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    China has launched a new generation supercomputer prototype that can execute a quintillion (a thousand raised to the power of six) calculations per second. Name it ?



    In a bid to end the taxi issue in Goa, the state government has launched its own app-based taxi service. Name it ?



    Name the first company to be given the certification to manufacture and personalise RuPay chip contact and contactless cards on the qSPARC v2 platform ?



    For the first time in the event's history, Facial recognition software is set to be used at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Name the host city of these games ?



    The 3rd India-Nepal Coordination meeting was recently held at which Indian city ?



    Which state topped the States’ Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index (SEEPI) released by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and NITI Aayog ?



    What is the motto of 2020 Summer Olympics ?

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    Nobel winning author V S Naipaul Passed Away

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    Indo-Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate V S Naipaul (17th August 1932 - 11th August 2018) passed away. He is 85 years old. He was born in Trinidad but lived most of his life in England. He is famous for his comic early novels set in Trinidad and tobago and his autobiographical chronicles of life and travels. Some of his famous books are :
    • A Bend in the River
    • A House for Mr. Biswas
    • Miguel Street
    • In a Free State
    • The Mystic Masseur
    • Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey
    • India: A Wounded Civilization
    He was honored with Man Booker Prize for Fiction in the year 1971 for his short story "In a Free State".

    He won the prestegious Nobel Prize in Literature in the year 2001 "for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories".

    When he was awarded the prize, the Swedish Academy praised Naipaul for combining genres into his own style that compels readers "to see the presence of suppressed histories. ... In a vigilant style, (he) transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony." The Nobel judges singled out as his "masterpiece" the 1987 work "The Enigma of Arrival."

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    August 11, 2018

    11th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Daily Current Affairs of 11th August 2018


    International Current Affairs
    • As part of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) initiatives, SCO Peace Mission Exercise is conducted biennially for SCO member states.
      • This exercise marks a major milestone in the multilateral relations of SCO member nations. 
      • The joint exercise for the year 2018 will be conducted by Central Military Commission of Russia from 22nd August to 29 August 2018 at Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
      • Important Note : This will be a historic occasion due to the maiden participation of India post becoming a full member of the SCO in June 2017.
      • About Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
        • Formed on : 15th June 2001
        • Headquarters : Beijing, China
        • Secretary General : Rashid Alimov
        • Member States : 8 (China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan)
        • Observer States : 4 (Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran & Mongolia)
        • Important Note : India and Pakistan joined SCO as full members on 9 June 2017 at a summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.
    • The United States has suspended the International Military Education and Training program with Pakistan as part of its decision to reduce security assistance to the country. 
      • Note : The US had suspended military aid to Pakistan earlier this year over its inaction to combat terrorism on its soil.
    National Current Affairs
    • The government today announced that carrying the original Driving Licence and car's Registration Certificate is not necessary, and a Digital copy saved on the DigiLocker or mParivahan app can be shown while checking by the traffic cops.
      • What is DigiLocker ?
      • DigiLocker is the government's cloud storage app, which will be used to store documents. 
      • This app can be downloaded on phones for free, after creating an account using Aadhaar, it displays all documents issued in the person's name.
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    11th 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 11th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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

    • Stooping - to do something bad in order to get what you want
    • Conquer - to gain control of a situation or emotion by making a great physical or mental effort
    • Tact - a careful way of speaking or behaving that avoids upsetting other people
    • Deputy - someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important person in some situations
    • Exhibit - to show a particular feeling, quality, ability, or form of behaviour
    • Superior - greater in size or power
    • Floor - a place where discussions or debates take place, especially in a parliament
    • Ruling - in control of, or having the most power in, a country, group, or organization
    • Ally - someone who is ready to help you
    • Fall short - to not reach a particular level or to fail to achieve something that you were trying to do
    • Majority - most of the people or things in a group
    • Lacked - to not have any or enough of something that you need or want
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    August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 4

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    The joint military exercise of all seven BIMSTEC countries MILEX-18 will be held at which Indian city ?



    Who was recently honored with Hindi Academy Delhi's prestegious Shalaka Samman Award for 2017-18 ?



    President Ram Nath Kovind recently gave his assent to a bill, which prevents offenders from evading legal process and fleeing the country. Name it ?



    The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-51) was recently held at ?



    National Handloom Day is observed on ?



    The Russian Foreign Ministry has appointed which Hollywood actor as its Special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties ?


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    August 10, 2018

    New Appointments / Who is Who 2018 : Expected Questions - set 6

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    The United Nations General Assembly has elected Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces as its next president for 73rd Session. Maria is 4th woman (and 1st Latin American) to be appointed UNGA President in its 73-year history. She is the Foreign Minister of which country ?
    1. Uruguay
    2. Paraguay
    3. Chile
    4. Argentina
    5. Ecuador
    Mukhammedkaliy Abylgaziyev has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of which of the followign countries ?
    1. Tajikistan
    2. Balochistan
    3. Uzbekistan
    4. Kyrgyzstan
    5. Turkmenistan

    Who has been recently appointed as the Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) ?
    1. Nripendra Mishra
    2. Shobhana K Pattanayak
    3. Gopal Guru
    4. S. K. Sinha
    5. Satpal Malik

    Michael McCormack has been elected as new Deputy Prime Minister of which of the following countries ?
    1. Australia
    2. Norway
    3. Sweden
    4. Spain
    5. None of These
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    July 2018 Monthly Current Affairs Quick Review - Pdf Download

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    Update : New PDF File of July 2018 Current Affairs (1st to 31st) has been updated. You can download it from below link. All the Best :)

    July 2018 Current Affairs PDF

    Friends, here is the Pdf File of July 2018 Current Affairs Quick Review Capsule. This pdf file consists of all important major news events of July 2018, including Important Dates and Themes, Awards and Honors, Obituaries, New Appointments in National and International organizations, Books and Authors, various Indexes and Reports released in July 2018 by government and private organizations along with India's rank with Top 10 and our special one liner current affairs updates of July 2018..  Happy Reading :)

    Download Updated Version of July 2018 Month's Current Affairs PDF File from here

     

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        10th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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        Daily Current Affairs of 10th August 2018


        International Current Affairs
        • Today (10th August) is World Biofuel Day.
          • This day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.
          • Since 2014, the Government of India has taken a number of initiatives to increase blending of biofuels.
          • The major interventions include administrative price mechanism for ethanol, simplifying the procurement procedures of OMCs, amending the provisions of Industries (Development & Regulation) Act, 1951 and enabling lignocellulosic route for ethanol procurement. 
          • Important Note : The Government approved the National Policy on Biofuels-2018 in June 2018.
            • Objective of National Policy on Bio-fuels 2018 : Reaching 20% ethanol-blending and 5% biodiesel-blending by the year 2030.
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        Meet the new Director of United India Insurance - S Gopakumar

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        India's 2nd Largest General Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIIC) has appointed S Gopakumar as it's new Director & General Manager with immediate effect.

        Gopakumar is currently working as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of GIC Housing Finance Ltd.

        He began his career with public sector National Insurance Company and has held various responsibilities in his more than three decade experience.

        About UIIC :

        • Founded on : 18th February 1938
        • Nationalized in : 1972
        • Headquarters : Chennai
        • Director & General Manager : S. Gopakumar
        • Note : The Government of India merged United India Insurance Company with Oriental Insurance and National Insurance CompanY Ltd on 2nd February 2018.
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        July 2018 Current Affairs Important Highlights (One-Liners)

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        Friends, here are the Major Current Affairs Highlights of July 2018. These one-liners cover all important International, National, MOUs, Indexes, Banking, Technology, Books & Authors, Committees and Sports affairs of July month (from 1st to 31st July 2018). You will get pdf versoin of this list by this evening. All the Best and Happy Reading :)

        July 2018 Current Affairs Highlights (One-Liners) 

        • 10th BRICS Summit was recently held at Johannesburg , South Africa with the Theme 'BRICS in Africa: collaboration for inclusive growth and shared prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution'.
        • 1st July 2018 was observed as 'GST Day' as the indirect tax regime completes one year on this day.
        • 10th edition of Delhi Dialogue (DD X) was recently held in New Delhi. Theme of 10th DDX : “Strengthening India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation”.
        • 11th July 2018 was observed as World Population Day with the theme "Family Planning is Human Right".
        • 15th July 2018 was observed as World Youth Skills Day with the theme  ‘Improving the image of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training)’.
        • 19th Kargil Victory Day (Kargil Vijay Diwas) was observed on 26th July 2018.
        • 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia emerged champion at the Tbilisi Grand Prix in the 65kg category by defeating Iranian wrestler Mehran Nasiri in the final in Georgia.
        • "The International Congress of Parliamentary Women's Caucuses" will be held at Dublin Castle, Ireland during 9th and 10th of September 2018.
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        10th 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 10th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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


        • Retreat - to change your ideas, opinion, or decision because of criticism or opposition from other people
        • Sought to - to try to do something
        • Address - to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem
        • Resolution - the action of solving a problem or dealing with a disagreement in a satisfactory way
        • Seek - to ask for something, or to try to get something
        • Legislation - a law, or a set of laws
        • Acknowledgement - something that you say or do in order to show that you accept that something exists or is true
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        Abhyudaya Bank Recruitment of Managers 2018

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        Friends, the Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank Limited, a leading Urban Co-operative bank, having branches in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka, is inviting online applications from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Dy.General.Manager –Treasury, Dy.General. Manager – Information Technology and Manager-Industrial Finance for the year 2018. You can apply online from today (10th August 2018) to 21st August 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :) 

        Name of the Bank : Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank Limited


        Vacancy Details :
        • Dy.General.Manager –Treasury (Mumbai) - 1 Post
        • Dy.General. Manager – Information Technology (Mumbai)- 1 Post
        • Manager-Industrial Finance (Mumbai & Pune) - 4 Posts
        Important Dates :
        • Starting Date of Online Applications : 10th August 2018
        • Last Date for Online Applications : 21st August 2018

        Eligibility Criteria & Other Details :

        Manager-Industrial Finance


        • Qualification : Candidate with 2 years full time Master’s degree in finance along with degree in Engineering from recognized University.
        • Experience : Preferably with 3 years experience of processing of proposals of projects/industrial finance in banking /financial institutions.
        • Age : Not more than 35 years. (Age criteria shall be reckoned as on 01/08/2018)
        • Location : Mumbai, Pune
        • Other Benefits : Bank will provide various loans such as housing, consumption, education at concessional rate of interest.
        • Salary & Emoluments : Salary in First Scale : 2250-80/3-2490-100/3-2790-125/6-3540-155/6-4470-185/6-5580-215/ 9-7515. (33 yrs). Starting salary of Rs.7,95,000/- CTC pa. (approx)
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        August 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 3

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        Who has been re-elected Zimbabwe's President ?



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        August 09, 2018

        General Insurance Corporation (GIC) Scale I Officers Exam 2018 Results & Marks out

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        Friends, the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) has released Results of GIC Assistant Manager (Scale-I) Recruitment Online Exam 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 and conducted online examination for the same on 22nd July 2018 (Sunday). Now it has came out with the results and marks secured by the candidates in that written test. You can check your result form the official website of the General Insurance Corporation of India (https://www.gicofindia.com) or from below link by entering your Roll Number and Date of Birth. All the Best :)

        Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa for the update


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        9th August 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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        Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (9th 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 9th August 2018

        International Current Affairs
        • Today (9th August) is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
          • This day is observed every year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
          • Theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2018 : “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement”.
        • Argentinian lawmakers today voted against a bill to Legalise elective Abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. 
          • Note : Argentina currently allows abortion only in cases of rape or risks to a woman's health.
        National Current Affairs
        • Today is Kranti Diwas (Quit India Day). 
          • This day observes the 76th anniversary of the Quit India movement.  
          • The iconic 'Quit India' slogan was coined by socialist Congress leader and then mayor of Bombay, "Yusuf Meherally"
        • The Centre today announced that Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) cannot file RTI (Right to Information) pleas and seek information on governance from central government departments.
          • The Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh clarified that only Indian citizens can seek information under RTI.
        • Ahead of Independence Day, the government has urged citizens not to use National Flags made from Plastic.
          • Since plastic flags don't decompose for a long time, ensuring its appropriate disposal commensurate with the dignity of the flag is a practical problem, the government added.
        • Bengaluru, the capital city of Indian state Karnataka, is going to launch a campaign to make people aware about the National Anthem and teach the correct lyrics and pronunciation on Independence Day.
          • This campaign will be led by Justice Santosh Hegde (former Karnataka Lokayukta and former Supreme Court judge).
        • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today exempted Ex-servicemen and Senior Citizens from mandatory dope tests for issuance and renewal of arms licences.
          • The decision was taken after a request from ex-servicemen and senior citizen groups, many of whom had been in possession of arms licences for decades.
        Awards & Honors
        • For the first time in 17 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, has added a new category to recognize popular films in the awards. 
          • The new Oscar will be awarded for "Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film". 
          • Note : The last category to be added to OSCARs was 'Best Animated Feature Film', which was first awarded in 2001 to the animated movie 'Shrek'. 
        • Polish-born scientist Marie Curie, the first person to win two Nobel Prizes  (and 1st woman to win one), has topped a BBC History magazine poll of top "100 women who changed the world". 
          • Albanian-Indian Nobel Laureate Mother Teresa was placed 20th on the list while former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was ranked 49th. 
        • Indian-American high school student Avi Goel has won the International Geography Bee world championship 2018 in Berlin.
        Recent Committees in News
        • Union Government has constituted 4-member Group of Ministers (GoM) to decide on 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations
          • This GoM was constituted to advise Prime Minister on whether to continue with or withdraw from RCEP negotiations.
          • It has been mandated to find way forward from current deadlock over issues of joining RCEP or not. 
          • Head of this GoM : Suresh Prabhu  (Union Minister of Commerce and Industry)
        Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
        • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)'s board has approved the transfer of a surplus amount of ₹50,000 crore to the government for the year ended June 30, 2018. 
          • Note : The RBI had transferred a surplus of ₹30,659 crore to the government for the fiscal ended June 2017, which was less than half of what it paid in the previous year (₹65,896 crore).
        • Swedish furniture giant IKEA today opened its 1st-ever store in India at Hyderabad (Telangana).
          • IKEA plans to open its second store in Mumbai in 2019, followed by Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR.
        • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) today approved US retail giant Walmart's proposed acquisition of Flipkart announced in May this year. 
          • Note : Walmart had announced acquiring a 77% stake in Bengaluru-based Flipkart in a $16 billion deal. 
        • Indian banks reported a total loss of about ₹70,000 crore due to frauds during the last three fiscals. 
          • The impact in 2017-18 at ₹36,694 crore was more than twice seen in the previous two years, each. 
        • Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched Niryat Mitra mobile application for exporters and importers of the country.
          • The app provides wide range of information required to undertake international trade right from policy provisions for export and import, applicable GST rate, available export incentives, tariff, preferential tariff, market access requirements – SPS and TBT measures. 
          • The app was developed by Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), the largest exporters organisation of the country.  
        New Appointments
        • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has chosen former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be the world body's new High Commissioner for Human Rights.
          • Michelle will replace Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, whose four-year term ends this month.
        • The BJP-led NDA's candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh was today elected new Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, which fell vacant after the retirement of Congress' P J Kurien on 1st July 2018.
          • US-based AI startup Cerebras Systems has hired former Intel executive Dhiraj Mallick as its Vice President of Engineering and Business Development
          • American politician and attorney, Rashida Tlaib is set to become the 1st Muslim woman elected to the US Congress after she won a Democratic primary election to represent Michigan's 13th district. 
          • Colombia's President-elect Ivan Duque has been sworn in as the country's 60th President today.
            • Duque, a 42-year-old former senator, defeated left-leaning candidate, Gustavo Petro, in a presidential election held in June with 54 percent of the vote.
          Sports Current Affairs
          • The Supreme Court today approved the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s draft constitution, discarding the 'one state, one vote' policy recommended by the Lodha Panel. 
            • Each state was allowed only one association as member, while those with multiple associations were allowed membership on rotational basis. 
            • Subsequently, the court has given full membership status to Mumbai, Saurashtra and Vidarbha associations, among others.
          • Veteran German striker Mario Gomez announced his retirement from international football.

           
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              9th 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 9th August 2018. Happy reading :)

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              Download PDF Version of Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 9th August 2018 from HERE
              • Optimistic - based on beliefs that are too confident
              • Monsoon - a period of heavy rain in India and Southeast Asia
              • Forecast - a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy
              • Assessment - the process of making a judgment or forming an opinion, after considering something or someone carefully
              • Meteorological - related to the scientific study of weather
              • Variation - the existence of differences in amount, number, level, form etc
              • Drought - a long period of time when there is little or no rain and crops die
              • Deficit - the amount by which something is smaller than it should be
              • Deficiency - a lack of something that you need
              • Witness - to see something happen
              • Massive - very large or heavy
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