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September 30, 2018

30th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 30th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (30th September) is International Translation Day
    • The observance of this day seeks to recognize contribution of unsung heroes behind international diplomacy who work as language professionals to facilitate dialogue and contribute to development and strengthens world peace and security. 
    • Theme of International Translation Day 2018 : "Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times"
National Current Affairs
  • India celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of Surgical Strikes as Parakram Parv during 29th to 30th September 2018.
    • The Parakram Parv celebrations were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at ‘Combined Commanders’ Conference in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 
    • Exhibition to highlight the valour and accomplishments of the Indian Army was also organised by Konark Corps at Jodhpur Military station.
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has partnered with Google to launch Loo Review campaign on Google Map. 
    • The joint campaign has been launched under aegis of Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM–U). 
    • This campaign aims to encourage all local guides in India to rate and review public toilets on Google Maps.
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General Awareness Questions asked in Today's IBPS RRB VII Officers (Scale I) Main Exam 2018

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 Complete GK Questions Asked in IBPS RRB VII Officers Scale I Main Exam 2018

  • P.V. Sindhu is an Ace shuttler and silver medalist at 2016. She is from which state - Andhra Pradesh.
  • An order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form. It is called- Cheque
  • Housing loan up to how much in metros will be treated as priority sector lending: Rs 35 lakh
  • In which city in Rajasthan 1.5 lakh people gathered to perform yoga:- Kota
  • Income tax complaint reward amount earn up to Rs 5 crore
  • Interest for the crop in PM Fasal Bima Yojana:- 1.5%
  • 'Livelihood and Water Security' CSR initiative of which bank - Yes bank (corporate social responsibility)
  • Loans to MSME comes under which organization:- SIDBI
  • Make in North East is focussed on HIRA sector. What is the full form of HIRA - (Highway internet railway airways)
  • Military exercise recently in Rajasthan:- Vijay Prahar
  • Mobile producing the position of India after - China, (India, Vietnam)
  • Non Performing Assets - 180 days
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Bank of Baroda & Vijaya Bank approve merger with Dena Bank

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As per the proposal made by the government of India earlier this month, the Boards of Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda (BoB) gave in-principle approvals for the amalgamation with Mumbai headquartered lender Dena Bank. This move would create the second largest entity in the PSU banking space after State Bank of India (SBI).

Earlier on 17th September 2018, the government announced the merger of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank to create India’s second-largest public sector bank by assets and branches. Dena
bank already gave it's stamp of approval on the three-way bank merger immediately after the announcement.
The government owns majority stakes in 21 lenders, which account for more than two-thirds of banking assets in the Asia's third biggest economy.

In April 2017, State Bank had merged with itself five of its subsidiary banks and took over Bharatiya Mahila Bank, catapulting it among the top 50 global lenders with over $550 billion in combined assets.

Post-merger, the asset size of the new entity would be over Rs 14.5 lakh crore. After the merger of BoB, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank, the number of public sector banks will come down to 19.

Important Points to Note :
  • The merged entity will make the 3rd largest lender of the country after State Bank of India and the HDFC Bank the 2nd largest Public Sector lender after State Bank of India (SBI). 
  • The Indian government is also planning to merge 3 more PSUs Andhra Bank, Punjab National Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) by 1st April 2019.
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September 29, 2018

29th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (29th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 29th September 2018


International Current Affairs
  • Today (29th September) is World Heart Day.
    • The World Heart Day is an international campaign held on 29th September by the World Heart Foundation to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which are the biggest cause of death.
    • This day promotes preventative measures to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
    • Theme of World Heart Day 2018 : "My Heart, Your Heart"
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to visit India from October 4-5.
    • During this visit, he will attend the 19th India-Russia Annual Summit.
    • Putin and PM Narendra Modi will discuss key aspects of the further development of Russian-Indian privileged strategic partnership and exchange opinions on current international and regional issues.
    • The main highlight of the meeting is likely to be the gifting of three Mig-21 fighter jets to Russia.
Science & Technology
  • India's first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory ASTROSAT has completed 3 years in Earth's orbit. 
    • Launched on September 28, 2015, ASTROSAT has helped scientists confirm the presence of younger stars in globular clusters, earlier believed to contain only old stars. 
    • The 1,513 kg satellite has observed over 750 sources so far and gathered data, which has resulted in nearly 100 publications.
  • China is planning to bring its Second Space Lab, Tiangong-2 back to Earth in July 2019 in a "controlled deorbit".
    • This comes six months after China's first space lab, Tiangong-1, went "out of control" and burned up in the atmosphere before hitting the Pacific Ocean.
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26th September 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 26th September 2018. Happy reading :)

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  • Cynicism -  the belief that people care only about themselves and are not sincere or honest
  • Dramatic - sudden and surprising or easy to notice
  • Interim - temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
  • Resounding - complete: used for emphasizing how successful or unsuccessful someone or something is
  • Incumbent - someone who has an official position
  • Usher in - to make an activity or process begin
  • Regardless of - without being affected or influenced by anything else that happens or exists
  • Affiliation - connection with an organization, especially a political or religious one
  • To begin with - used for introducing the first thing in a list of things you are going to say
  • Turnout - the number of voters in an election
  • Disprove - to prove that something is not correct or true
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September 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 10

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Who has been recently appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of State Bank of India ?



Which state has recently passed a resolution to declare Cow the 'Rashtra Mata' (Mother of the Nation) ?



Actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed on to promote and endorse which mission chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ?



All the six members of the Indian Navy's first all-women crew, who sailed across the globe aboard INSV Tarini in 254 days, have been honored with which prestegious award ?



Who is the head of Indian Bank ?



Which Indian lender is going to to run 10,000 ATMs on solar power in the next two years ?



The Chairman and MD, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., has been conferred with 'Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle'. Name him ?



Who has become the quickest Indian spinner to take 50 wickets in ODI cricket ?


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List of New Appointments (Who is Who) in September 2018

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Complete List of New Appointments September 2018

  • A. Gitesh Sarma - Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs
  • Ajit Mohan - Managing Director and Vice President, Facebook India
  • Akshay Kumar - Honrary Ambassdor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Memorial Foundation
  • Alok Amitabh Dimri - India's Ambassador to Kyrgyz Republic
  • Amitabh Chaudhry - MD & CEO, Axis Bank (from 1st January 2019)
  • Anil Kumar Chaudhary - Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL)
  • Anindo Majumdar - Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission
  • Anshula Kant - MD, State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi - 13th President, Pakistan
  • Arup Kumar Goswami - Acting Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court
  • Ashwani Bhatia - MD & CEO, SBI Mutual Fund
  • B. Vanlalvawna - India's Ambassador to Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Binoy Kumar - Secretary, Ministry of Steel
  • D Shivakumar - Chairman, Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)
  • Daniel Zhang - CEO, Alibaba
  • Dilbagh Singh - Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir
  • Dr VR Lalithambika - Head, India’s Gaganyaan project
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September 28, 2018

RBI bans Bandhan Bank from Opening New Branches, freezes CEO's Salary

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has withdrawn the general permission given to Bandhan Bank to open new branches. The central bank also ordered to freez the salary of Bandhan Bank's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) Chandrashekhar Ghosh for not complying with the promoter shareholding norms.

RBI’s licensing norms require a private sector bank to bring down its promoter shareholding to 40 percent within three years of operations.

About Bandhan Bank

Headquartered in Kolkata, Bandhan, which started as a micro-finance company in 2001, received banking licence by Reserve Bank of India in 2014. Bandhan Bank is one of the youngest private sector banks in India, completing three years on August 23.

Bandhan went for an initial public offering (IPO) in March this year, which resulted in the promoter holding falling to 82.28 percent from 89.62 percent.

Recently, the bank failed in concluding talks to acquire PNB Housing Finance, which could have helped in bringing down the promoter holding. As of now, Bandhan Bank has 937 branches across the country.  Now Bandhan bank can open new branches only with the prior approval of RBI.

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28th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (28th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 28th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (28th September) is World Rabies day.
    • World Rabies Day is an international campaign coordinated by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, a non-profit organization with headquarters in the US and UK. 
    • Theme of World Rabies day 2018 : ‘Rabies: Share the message. Save a life’.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives' President-elect, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
National Current Affairs
  • Nation paid homage to great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 111th Birth Anniversary today.
  • The 191st Gunners Day was celebrated today.
    • The Regiment of Artillery in India was raised on September 28, 1827 as 5 Bombay Mountain Battery as part of the Bombay Army in the Presidency of Bombay and it's now celebrated as Gunners' Day.
    • Note : They're known as gunners as they handled guns and artillery equipment.
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Bank of Baroda PO 2018 Recruitment Final Results out

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Friends, the Bank of Baroda has released the Final Results of it's Probationary Officers recruitment 2018. As you know, the bank has conducted Online exam (on 28th July 2018), GD & Interviews (during 4th to 10th September 2018) for a 9 Months Post Graduate Certificate course in Banking and Finance in Baroda Manipal School of Banking for the year 2018. Roll Numbers of candidates provisionally eligible for admission to BMSB. The bank has selected a total of 600 candidates for this programme. You can check complete details from the official website of the Bank of Baroda (www.bankofbaroda.com) or from below link . All the Best :)

Check the Final Result of BOB PO Recruitment 2018 from HERE

Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa for the update

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September 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 9

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Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of which country ?



International Red Panda Day (IRPD) is observed on ?



The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport was awarded Airports Council International Airport Service Quality World no.1 Airport Award in the 5-15 Million Passengers Per Annum (MPPA) category. This aiport is located at which city ?



Rajasthan’s 1st Lion safari was inaugurated at ?



India's first woman IAS officer post-Independence, was recently passed away. Name her ?



The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (International Ozone Day) is observed on ?



What is the Theme of International Ozone Day 2018 ?

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25th September 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 25th September 2018. Happy reading :)

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Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Long road ahead: on Ayushman Bharat scheme"
  • Roll out - to introduce a new product or service
  • Socio-economic - involving a combination of social and economic matters
  • Essential - completely necessary
  • General election - an election in which every adult in the country can vote for the people who will represent them in parliament
  • Census - an occasion on which government officials count the people who live in a country and record other information about them
  • Virtually - used for emphasizing that a statement is almost completely true
  • Avail - use, purpose, advantage, or profit
  • Adequate - good enough or large enough for a particular purpose
  • Implication - a possible effect or result
  • Pooling - to share something such as money, ideas, equipment etc with a group of people, especially so that they can work more effectively together
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Govt to Merge Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) - 56 to 36

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After plans of merging Dena Bank - Vijaya Bank Bank - Baroda (BoB) and Andhra Bank - Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) - Punjab National Bank (PNB) as single banking entities, the government is now eying on Regionnal Rural Banks (RRBs). It has already started consolidation of Regional Rural Banks and planning to bring down their number to 36 from the existing 56.

In this regard, the government has begun consultations with various states as they are one of the sponsors of the regional rural banks (RRBs) in the country. Besides, sponsor banks are also preparing road map for the amalgamation of RRBs within a state.


The proposed consolidation of RRBs and bringing down their number from the existing 56 to 36 will lead to better scale-efficiency, higher productivity, robust financial health of such banks, improved financial inclusion and greater credit flow to rural areas, the govt said.

This move will also enable RRBs to minimise their overhead expenses, optimise the use of technology, enhance the capital base and area of operation.

Important Points to Note About Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) :

Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) banks were formed under the RRB Act, 1976, with an objective to provide credit and other facilities to small farmers, agricultural labourers and artisans in rural areas.

The Act was amended in 2015 whereby such banks were permitted to raise capital from sources other than the Centre, states and sponsor banks. Currently, the Centre holds 50 per cent in RRBs, while 35 per cent and 15 per cent are with the concerned sponsor banks and state governments, respectively. In order to improve the financial health of RRBs, the government initiated consolidation of RRBs in a phased manner in 2005.

The number of RRBs came down to 133 in 2006 from 196 at the end of March 2005. It further came down to 105 and subsequently to 82 at the end of March 2012. Further consolidation brought down number of such banks to 56. Now again the govt is going to make them 36.

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September 27, 2018

27th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (27th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 27th September 2018

International Current Affairs
  • Today (27th September) is World Tourism Day.
    • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
    • The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the year 1980.
    • This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. 
    • The official celebrations this year's World Tourism Day took place in Budapest, Hungary.
    • In India, the celebrations began in Goa and are organised by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC). 
    • Theme of World Tourism Day 2018 : "Tourism and the Digital Transformation"
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IBPS PO VIII Preliminary Exam 2018 Call Letters out

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Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the Preliminary Exam Call letters for IBPS PO VIII 2018. As you know, the organization has invited online applications for  the  next  Common  Recruitment  Process  for  selection  of personnel  for  Probationary Officer/  Management  Trainee  posts  in various nationalized banks. for the year 2018. Now it has came out with the online exam call letters for the same. The preliminary exam will be held during 13th October 2018 to 21s October 2018.

You can download your IBPS PO VIII Prelims call letters & Information handouts from the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection  (www.ibps.in) or from below link by entering your Registration Number and Password / Date of Birth. The download link will be active from today (27th September 2018) to 14th October 2018. All the best :)


Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaaa for the update


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PM Modi gets UN's highest Environmental Honour

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded with the UN’s highest environmental honour, the 'Champions of the Earth' Award 2018 for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022.

The 13-year-old Champions of the Earth award recognizes outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector who have had a positive impact on the environment. So far the award had felicitated 84 laureates - ranging from leaders of nations to grassroots activists – in the categories of policy, science, business and civil society. Along with Modi, five other individuals and organisations were also honored with this prestegious award.

Six of the world’s most outstanding environmental changemakers have been recognised with this year's Champions of the Earth Award.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Modi have been jointly recognised in the Policy Leadership category for their pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and promoting new areas of levels of cooperation on environmental action, including Macron’s work on the Global Pact for the Environment and Modi’s unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022. 

Cochin International Airport has also been honoured this year with the award for Entrepreneurial Vision, for its leadership in the use of sustainable energy.

The other recipients of the award include indigenous activist Joan Carling, Food company Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, which develops plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products, and China’s Zhejiang’s Green Rural Revival Programme


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September 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 8

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Engineer's Day is observed in India on 15th September to commemorate the birthday of which legendary engineer ?



Who will be the next Chief Justice of India ?



The Executive Committee of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the Indian automotive industry, elected __________ as its new President.



An India-born woman scholar in the US, has been chosen for prestigious ‘Young Scholar’ award for her work to help detect potentially life-threatening health issues using smartphones. Name her ?



Who is going to be honoured with the prestigious ‘Sarala Puraskar’ for his poetry collection ‘Misra Dhrupad’ ?



Hindi Diwas is observed on ?


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September 26, 2018

26th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 26th September 2018


International Current Affairs
  • As part of it's 'Saudi Vision 2030' programme, Saudi Arabia today  inaugurated a high-speed rail line connecting the holy cities of Mecca and Medina
    • The distance between the two cities would be covered in less than two hours, less than half the time it takes to cover the same distance by road. 
    • The 450-kilometre Haramain Railway line is a part of the 'Saudi Vision 2030' programme.
  • South Korea's BTS band today became the 1st K-Pop group to address the United Nations
    • Kim Nam-joon, the leader of the seven-member band delivered a six-minute speech during the launch of UNICEF's 'Generation Unlimited' youth campaign.  
  • Moroccan Defence Minister Abdeltif Loudyi  is on a two day visit to India. 
    • This is the first ever visit of a Moroccan Defence Minister to India.
    • During this visit, he met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in South Block in New Delhi. 
    • India and Morocco have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the fields of Defence and Security
    • They identified fields of hydrography, peacekeeping, telemedicine, information technology and communications as well as counter Terrorism and counter insurgency as potential areas for bilateral engagement. 
    • They also discussed cooperation in defence industry including collaboration in ship building and manufacturing.
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Govt Planning to Merge Andhra Bank, PNB & OBC

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After deciding to merge Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda (BoB), the Indian government is now considering merging three more public sector banks by the end of the year 2018. Those 3 public sector banks are Andhra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and Punjab National Bank (PNB)

As part of it's efforts to clean up the Indian Banking system, last month, the govt has asked the to make a list of banks for mergers and set a time-frame for bank consilodations. Based on RBI's recommendations, it has announced that it is going to merge 3 top Indian state-owned banks, Bank of Baroda (BoB), Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank to make a single bank. The merged entity will be operational from 1st April 2019.
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Punjab National Bank (PNB), Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and Andhra Bank could be next in line for consolidation. The government is currently holding discussions with bank officials and analysing the feasibility of their amalgamation. An announcement in this regard will be released by this year end.

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24th September 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 24th September 2018. Happy reading :)

Note : There were no editorials in THE HINDU on 23rd September 2018 (Sunday)


Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "The plane truth: on Rafale deal row"
  • Plane - an aircraft with wings and at least one engine
  • Transparency - the quality of being done in an open way without secrets
  • Clear the air - to discuss a problem or difficult situation with someone in order to make it better
  • Heated - a heated discussion or argument is one in which people get angry and excited
  • Claim - to say that something is true, even though there is no definite proof
  • Counter - something that you say to reply to a criticism or argument
  • Broad - including many different things or people
  • Grossly - extremely
  • Overvalue - to give something a higher price than it should have
  • Tainted - something that is tainted is spoilt by an unpleasant feature or quality that often makes people not want to be involved with it
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September 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 7

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Who has been recently appointed as the new MD & CEO of HDFC Life ?


Russia recently began it's biggest military exercise since the Cold War at eastern Siberia. Name it ?


The 2 day Regional Conference on Good Governance with Focus on Aspirational Districts was recently held at ?


The government has recently appointed a panel under to select the next Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) in the finance ministry. Who is the head of this panel ?


United Nation's Day of South-South Cooperation was observed on ?


As a part of the Bay of Bengal initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation (Bimstec), a field training military exercise was recently held at Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune, Maharashtra. Name it ?


What is the Theme of MILEX 18 ?


Who has won the Men's singles title at Hyderabad Open 2018 ?

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Indian Bank PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Call Letters out

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Friends, the Indian Bank has released the call letters for it's PO Preliminary exam 2018. As you know, the bank has invited online applications for admission to the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB), which has been set up jointly by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd. Now it has came out with the online exam call letters (prelims) for the same. The preliminary online exam is scheduled to be held on 6th October 2018. You can download your call letters from the official website of the Indian Bank or from below link. All the Best :)

Download Indian Bank PO Preliminary Online Exam Call Letters 2018 from HERE

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September 25, 2018

25th September 2018 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th September 2018) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 25th September 2018


International Current Affairs
  • The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit was recently held at New York city. 
    • India was represented by Externatl Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj
    • Speaking at the Summit,  Sushma Swaraj said India is proud to call the late South African President a Bharat Ratna and considers him one of its own. 
    • She added that his values of "forgiveness, compassion and inclusiveness" are more relevant now than ever. 
    • Note : Mandela was awarded India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1990.
  • Around 129 countries at the United Nations today pledged to combat drug problem, signing a US-drafted one-page "call to action on the world drug problem". 
    • The countries pledged to develop national action plans to reduce demand for illicit drugs through education, strengthen international cooperation on justice, law enforcement and health, and cut off the drug supply by stopping production.
People in News
  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the 1st  female world leader to attend the United Nations General Assembly with a newborn.  
  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today  became the country's first leader to be ousted in a no-confidence vote.  
National Current Affairs
  • Andhra Pradesh has topped the 'Ease of Living Index' rankings released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) today. 
    • Top 3 States in the Index :
      • Andhra Pradesh 
      • Odisha 
      • Madhya Pradesh  
Recent Committees in News
  • The Supreme Court today set up a 3-member committee to look into issues afflicting Indian prisons and recommend steps towards prison reforms
    • The committee will be required to file its report to SC from time to time.  
    • Head of this Committee : Amitava Roy 
Science & Technology
  • American multinational technology company Microsoft today partnered with the Data Security Council of India to launch a three-year programme, called CyberShikshaa.
    • Aim of CyberShikshaa : To train 1,000 women from underserved communities in cybersecurity.  
  • Cab-hailing startup Ola today launched a safety programme called 'Guardian' in India to monitor rides in real time. 
    • It will track all trips by analysing ride indicators including route deviations, unexpected and midway stops, and will have a response team ready in cases of emergency.  
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • State-run Dena Bank's board today cleared a proposal suggesting a merger with two other state-run banks, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda
    • The government had last week suggested a merger of the three banks to create the country's second largest state-run bank, after SBI. If the merger takes place, the number of government-run banks will be reduced to 19.
  • US-based aircraft maker Boeing is setting up an electronics manufacturing and avionics assembly facility in Bengaluru at an investment of ₹1,152 crore. 
    • The 36-acre facility will be Boeing's second-largest after its Seattle, Washington unit and is said to create about 2,600 direct jobs on completion. 
    • President of Boeing India : Pratyush Kumar 
  • The European Union and Iran have announced to create a new payment system to enable legal trade with Iran in a bid to avoid the US' sanctions. 
New Appointments
  • American multinational technology company Google has appointed Keith Enright, as Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data. 
    • In his new role, Enright will be in charge of crafting Google's strategy on privacy issues. 
  • Australian Cricket Team has hired three Indian spin specialists to help with their training ahead of their upcoming series against Pakistan. 
    • One of the specialists is former India all-rounder Sridharan Sriram, who has served as the spin bowling specialist with the Australian team in the past too. 
  • American online social media and social networking service company Facebook today  appointed Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan as the Managing Director and Vice President of Facebook India.  
Awards & Honors
  • Three jailed Saudi human rights activists, Abdullah al-Hamid, Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani and Waleed Abu al-Khair, have been awarded the Right Livelihood Award for the year 2018.
    • Important Note : Right Livelihood Award is widely referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize'.   
  • Actor Irrfan Khan starrer 'Doob', titled 'No Bed Of Roses' in English, has been chosen as Bangladesh's official entry for the Oscars 2018 and will contest in the Best Foreign Language category at the 91st Academy Awards. 
    • Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, the film was initially banned in Bangladesh over reports that it was based on late Bangladeshi writer-filmmaker Humayun Ahmed.
Sports Current Affairs
  • India's 37-year-old wicketkeeper M S Dhoni became the oldest player to captain India in an ODI after he led the Indian team against Afghanistan in Rohit Sharma's absence in the Asia Cup today.  
  • Sandeep Kaur, an auto-rickshaw driver's 16-year-old daughter, beat Karolina Ampuska 5-0 to win a gold medal in the 52 kg category at the 13th International Silesian Boxing Championship in Poland.

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    IBPS RRB VII Office Assistants Preliminary Exam Scores / Cutoffs out

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    Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the marks secured by candidates in IBPS RRB VII Office Assistants Preliminary Online Exam. You can check your marks from below link. The score display link remain active from today (25th September 2018) to 7th October 2018. All the Best :)


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    China Open 2018 (badminton) Winners List

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    The China Open 2018 (officially VICTOR China Open 2018) badminton tournament was recently held at Changzhou, Jiangsu, China. This is the 17th tournament of the 2018 BWF World Tour. Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka has won the Men's Singles title by defeating Japan's Kento Momota. Spanish Shuttler Carolina Marin won the Women's singles title by defeating Chen Yufei of China. Here is the complete winners List. 

    Complete Winners of 2018 China Open

    • Men's Singles : Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
    • Women's Singles : Carolina Marín (Spain)
    • Men's Doubles 
      • Kim Astrup (Denmark)
      • Anders Skaarup Rasmussen (Denmark)
    • Women's Doubles
      • Misaki Matsutomo (Japan)
      • Ayaka Takahashi (Japan)
    • Mixed Doubles
      • Zheng Siwei (China)
      • Huang Yaqiong (China)
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    Meet the new Head of Facebook India - Ajit Mohan

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    American online social media and social networking service company Facebook has appointed Ajit Mohan as Facebook India's Vice-President and Managing Director. This is a newly created role of Managing Director for India, a VP-level role, and he will report into Menlo Park (Facebook's headquarters) instead of Asia Pacific. He will join Facebook early next year. 

    As part of his responsibilities, Mohan will be aligning teams and driving Facebook’s overall strategy in India. He will also drive the company's continued investment in India.

    He is currently working as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Star India's over-the-top video service Hotstar. Prior to Hotstar, Mohan also served as executive VP and Senior Vice President, Corporate, at Star TV Network.

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    September 2018 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 6

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    The Aero India 2019 will be held in which Indian city from February 20-24 next year ?


    Who was sworn in as the 13th President of Pakistan ?


    China is participating in Australia's largest maritime drill for the first time. Name it ?


    Which Indian naval ship has participated in Exercise Kakadu, Australia's largest maritime drill ?


    World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on ?


    What is the Theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 ?


    State-run telecom firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has appointed which Indian boxer as its Brand Ambassador ?

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    Can Fin Homes Ltd Recruitment 2018 of Jr Officers and Senior Managers (IT)

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    Friends, the Can Fin Homes Ltd., a leading Housing Finance Company having 186 branches/AHLC/Satellite Offices spread across various locations in India is inviting on-line applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Junior Officers and Senior Managers on contract basis for the year 2018. Last date for online applications is 29th September 2018. Check complete details below. All the Best :)


    Name of the Organization : Can Fin Homes Ltd

    Vacancy Details :

    • Junior Officer on Contract - 50 Posts
    • Senior Manager on Contract (Information Technology) - 1 Post
    Important Dates :

    • Starting Date of Online Application : 19th September 2018
    • Last Date of Online Application : 29th September 2018
    Education / Qualification :

    • Junior Officer on contract (JOC) :
      • A degree in any discipline from a recognized university, proficiency in data entry / computer applications is preferred. 
    • Senior Manager on contract – IT :
      • Retired officer of any Bank /Financial Institutions (On Superannuation) and not below the rank of Senior Manager (Scale III)and not above the rank of Chief Manager (Scale IV) at the time of retirement 
    Age

    • Junior Officer on contract (JOC) : 21 to 30 years
    • Senior Manager on contract – IT : Age not more than 62 years.
    Other requirements 

    • Junior Officer on contract (JOC) : The candidate must be able to speak, read & write in the local language (apart from English) of the  region/area of the branch for which he/she applies for. He/she should hail from the same region/area of the branch for which applications are invited. Others need not apply.
    • Senior Manager on contract – IT : The candidate should have worked in Banking –IT related areas / projects involving IT policy & planning / Implementation of HR and other packages. 
    Job Profile 

    • Junior Officer on contract (JOC) : Attending to the customers, documentation, scanning of documents, data entry operations in the computer, Marketing of Housing Loans, making phone calls to customer for business/recoveries, undertaking recovery visits etc. and such other work assigned by the Branch Manager from time to time.
    • Senior Manager on contract – IT : IT Department work/Implementation of packages for HR and other departments. 
    Application Fee : Rs. 100/-


    Apply Online from HERE

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    September 24, 2018

    22nd September 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  September 2018. Happy reading :)

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


    • Diversity - the fact that very different people or things exist within a group or place
    • Unity - a situation in which people, groups, or countries join together or agree about something
    • Alliance - an arrangement between two or more people, groups, or countries by which they agree to work together to achieve something
    • Allying with - if you ally yourself with someone, you work together to help each other
    • Take someone for granted - to expect someone to always be there and do things for you even when you do not show that you are grateful
    • Entertain - to consider an idea or feeling and allow it to develop in your mind
    • Rely - to trust someone or something to do something for you
    • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
    • Draw near - not long before a particular time or event
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