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April 25, 2019

English Language Model Practice Test for SBI PO 2019

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SBI POs Prelims Model Paper

Directions (Q.No. I - 10) : Read the passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words / phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions. 

Sustained fast growth of the economy requires a stable macroeconomic framework, policies that stimulate growth, and institutions (including laws and rules) that support competitive self- sustaining, job-creating business and promote employment opportunities. Though India's GDP growth rate has risen gradually to 7.6 per cent in 2015 - 16 (estimated), par-ts of the economy are being buffeted by global growth deceleration, capital market uncertainty and deflationary pressures. These have reduced nominal growth to 8.6 percent and put pressure on the globalised corporate sector, reducing the nominal growth rates of their sales and profits. The rural economy has been weakened by two consecutive droughts, the first such dual droughts since the end-1990s. In this article, we review the budget to identify what, if anything, it proposes to do about these issues.

The 2016-17 budget implicitly recognises that a growth rate of 7.5 to 7.55 percent does not require an expansion of government expenditure or wide tax incentives, by sticking to the fiscal deficit target of 3.5 percent of the GDP for the next year. The decision to stick to fiscal targets enhances the credibility of the government, reduces the risk of contagion from world turmoil and sudden stops in capital flows and provides the basis for a reduction in policy inter-est rates by the RBI of up to 75 basic points. The proposed amendment of the RBI Act to create a monetary pol-icy committee will formalise flexible inflation targeting, enhance the credibility of the RBI and allow better monetary-fiscal policy balance.
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April 24, 2019

24th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (24th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 24th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (24th April) is World Day For Animals In Laboratories (also known as World Lab Animal Day).
    • This day was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS).
    • The date 24th April was chosen to observe this day, as it marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding.
  • Today is Pinhole Photography day.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived today in Russia by train for his 1st meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 
    • Kim will meet Putin in Vladivostok, located a few hours from the Russian-North Korean border by rail, tomorrow.
  • US President Donald Trump has accepted Queen Elizabeth's invitation to make a state visit to the UK from June 3-5. 
    • Trump will also hold a meeting with UK PM Theresa May. 
    • Trump's state visit is an "opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead", May said.
  • Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left on a 9-day state visit to China
    • During the visit she will attend the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
National Current Affairs
  • Today (24th April) is National Panchayati Raj Day.
    • This date marks a defining moment in the history of decentralization of political power to the grassroots level.
    • Note : The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 has institutionalized Panchayati Raj through the village, Intermediate and District level Panchayats.
  • The Union home ministry, in an attempt to improve investigations into cases of rape and sexual assault, has distributed more than 3,100 special kits for collecting blood and semen samples in addition to other evidence in different states and Union Territories (UT).
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English Practice Test for Competitive Exams

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Directions (Q. No. 1 - 10) : In the following questions, four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct one out of the four 
  1. We were second - class citizens and they treated us as __________________.
    1. same
    2. such
    3. so
    4. like
  2. News papers are often guilty of  ________________ the truth.
    1. devaluing
    2. distorting
    3. degrading
    4. divulging 
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April 23, 2019

23rd April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (23rd April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 23rd April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day is being observed today.
    • This day is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
    • The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April 1995.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Sharjah named World Book Capital for the year 2019.
      • Kuala Lumpur chosen as the World Book Capital for the year 2020.
  • Today (23rd April) is UN English Language Day.
    • The event was established by the UNESCO in 2010.
    • April 23 was chosen as the date for the English language because it is the birth  anniversary of greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist William Shakespeare.
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English Language Practice Test for Bank Exams

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Directions (Q.1-5) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is (5). 
  1. You can rely on him (1)/ and entrust him (2)/ with any responsible work (3)/ since he is true to his words. (4)/ No error (5).
  2. Such phenomena (1)/ has never been experienced by anyone (2)/ and if one persists with all zeal and effort, (3)/ one can attain them. (4)/ No error (5). 
  3. The Board of Directors have selected (1)/ three hundred males and three hundred females (2)/ among thousands of candidates (3)/ who have attended the interview. (4)/ No error (5). 
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April 22, 2019

21st & 22nd April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the current affairs of 21st & 22nd April 2019. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st & 22nd April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • 49th International Earth Day is being observed on 22nd April 2019.
    • The world's first ever Earth Day was celebrated on 22nd April 1970, in the United States of America to increase public awareness about environmental problems. 
    • It was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, as a reaction to a massive oil spill in California in 1969.  
    • The aim of the day is to bring attention to environmental issues to spark changes that will result in a healthy, sustainable environment. 
    • Theme of International Earth Day 2019 : "Protect Our Species"
  • Iran and Pakistan are going to create a joint 'reaction force' on border between the two countries.
    • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said. The force, which was announced during Pakistan PM Imran Khan's visit to Iran, is intended to boost border security and foster bilateral ties. 
    • Note : Iran has been complaining for years about recurring attacks by Pakistani militants on its security forces.
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LIC AAO 2019 Preliminary Online Exam Call Letters out

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Friends, the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has released the call letters of LIC AAO Preliminary Online Exam 2019. As you know, the LIC has invited online applications for filling up of 590 Assistant Administrative Officers (AAOs) posts for the year 2019 from 2nd March 2019 to 22nd March 2019. Now it has came out with the Preliminary Online Exam call letters for the same. You can download your LIC AAO 2019 Prelims Call Letters and Information Handouts from the official website of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) www.licindia.in or from below link by entering your Registration Number and Date of Birth / Password. The download link will remain active from today (22nd April 2019) to 5th April 2019. All the Best :)

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Tenses in English Grammar with Examples

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Tense is a form of a verb which is used to indicate the time, and sometimes the continuation or completeness, of an action in relation to the time of speaking. The origin of the word Tense is the latin word Tempus, which means Time. In simple words we can say that the Tense is a method which is used to refer to time - past, present and future. Tense tells you when the action happens.
There are three main tenses
  • Present Tense
  • Past Tense and 
  • Future Tense
Each main tense is divided into sub tenses like
  • Simple 
  • Continuous 
  • Perfect
  • Perfect Continuous tenses.
lets have a look at the following table

Tenses Table :




Simple
Continuous
Perfect
Perfect Progressive
Present
Write
am/is/are writing
have/has written
have/has been writing
Past
Wrote
was/were writing
had written
had been writing
Future
will / shall write
will be / shall be writing
will have / shall have  written
will have been /
shall have been finishing



Now lets discuss the usage of tenses. I mean when, where and how to use tenses.

Usage of Tenses : 


Present Simple : A present simple tense is used,
  • to show a regular or habitual actions or a universal truth
    • Eg :
      • The sun rises in the east
      • He goes to school at 9.AM everyday
  • in future clauses of time and condition
    • Eg :
      • If it rains, I shall not come
      • I shall come as soon as I finish my homework.
Present Continuous : A Present continuous tense is used,
  • to show an action which is now in progress
    • Eg :
      • The servant is watering the plants
      • The children are playing outside
  • to show a temporary action which is not actually in progress at that time.
    • Eg
      • Now I am reading Gr8AmbitionZ.
      • He is staying with his uncle.
  • to show as already decided future action.
    • Eg :
      • We are going for a movie today evening.
      • The Prime minister is visiting the cities tomorrow.
Present Perfect : A present perfect tense is used,
  • to show an action completed in the immediate past.
    • Eg :
      • He has just left the class.
      • We have just decided to go for a movie.
  • to show a past action where the time of action is unknown or indefinite.
    • Eg:
      • He has gone to Bombay.
      • I have seen you some where.
  • to talk of a past action extending up to the present.
    • Eg :
      • Forty years have passed since India became Independent.
      • He has been in hospital since Monday.
Present Perfect Continuous :
  • A Present Perfect Continuous tense is used to show an action already started and still going on.
    • Eg
      • He has been waiting for you for two hours.
      • I have been staying here since 1985.
Past Simple : A Past simple tense is used,
  • to show an action completed in the past
    • Eg :
      • I got your letter last week.
      • He went to Bombay yesterday.
  • to show a discontinued past habitual action.
    • Eg :
      • We met in my house on every Sunday last year.
      • While in Bombay I went for a movie on every Sunday.
Past Continuous : 
  • A past continuous tense is used to show an action which was going on at a particular time in the past.
    • Eg :
      • When I saw him he was reading a novel.
      • He jumped out of the train while it was moving.
Past Perfect : 
  • A Past Perfect tense is used to show an action which was over at a past time.
    • Eg :
      • The train had left before we reached the station.
      • I had finished my work before the guests arrived.
Past Perfect Continuous :
  • A past perfect continuous tense is used to show an action started earlier and was going on up-to a particular time in the past.
    • Eg :
      • When I joined the college Mr. Sharma had been teaching there for three years.
      • When I met him he had been painting a picture for three days.
Future Simple : 
  • A Future Simple tense is used to show an action which is yet to happen.
    • Eg :
      • The classes will commence on next Monday.
      • I shall meet you next week.
Future Continuous :
  • A Future Continuous tense is used to show an action which will be over at a particular time in the future.
    • Eg :
      • When I reach home,. my friends will be waiting for me.
      • When you come tomorrow I shall be writing the notes.
Future Perfect :
  • A Future Perfect tense is used to show an action which will be over at a particular time in the future.
    • Eg :
      • By the time we reach there, the classes will have started.
      • Your uncle will have left for office before you reach there.
Future Perfect Continuous :
  • A Future Perfect Continuous is used to show an already started action which will be going on for a particular time in the future.
    • Eg:
      • By the end of this year, we will have been studying here for five years.
Thats all for now friends. You can download short notes on Tenses with examples form here
Read more English grammar tips from here

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April 20, 2019

20th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 20th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • US President Donald Trump is going to visit Japan next month and become the 1st world leader to meet Crown Prince Naruhito after he's crowned Japan's new emperor on May 1. 
    • Naruhito's 85-year-old father, Emperor Akihito, is ending his three-decade reign on April 30 by abdicating.
    • During his visit, Trump will also hold a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  • Egyptians are voting in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader. 
    • The 3-day plebiscite is expected to approve sweeping constitutional changes that will extend Sisi's term until at least 2024.
  • Malaysia has resumed a China-backed rail link project after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut the construction cost by one third to 10.6 billion US dollars.
    • The Malaysian government said it will also take up a multibillion-dollar property and transportation project in Kuala Lumpur involving a Chinese state company, calling it a contribution to China's global "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.
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Tips to solve General English Section of SBI POs and Clerks Exams 2019

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The banking sector attracts hordes of young unemployed people to its recruitment drives because of the security, handsome salary and great career prospects that it offers. As a result, the competition for bank jobs increases day by day. The present announcement of 2000 posts as Probationary Officers and 8593 posts as Clerks in State Bank of India (SBI) for the year 2019 has arrested the attention of the job seekers. All the aspirants have seriously started their preparation, but some of them are in a confused state of mind about how to prepare and solve the questions related to English language.
Here are a few tips and techniques that can help you prepare well and take the exam confidently. Though the exam is difficult and the competition is high, the right kind of preparation makes you dream come true. In order to achieve the goal of securing the job, the first thing that you should do is to have a good glance at the syllabus prescribed. Once you have familiarized yourselves with the syllabus, you can have a clear picture of the test. You can analyze which areas need more attention and which others you can handle easily. You can schedule your preparation according to the duration of the time avail-able till the exam date.

General English Part 

As far as general English part is considered, it poses 30 multiple choice questions for Clerks and POs in Prelims, 40 multiple choice questions for Clerks and 35 questions for POs in Main Exams comprising Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary in Context, Sentence Completion, Spotting the Errors, Sentence Improvement, Cloze Test and Rearrangement of Jumbled Sentences into a paragraph. If you keenly observe the previous question papers of SBI, you come to a conclusion that the above mentioned areas are the syllabus for the test.
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April 19, 2019

19th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 19th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Good Friday, which commemorates the crucification of Jesus Christ and his deat at Calvary, is being observed around the world today today.
    • Good Friday is also referred to as Black Friday, Great Friday, Easter Friday or Holy Friday. 
    • Note : Good Friday coincides with the beginning of the Jewish festival of Passover.
  • Today (19th April) is World Liver Day (WLD).
    • Theme of World Liver Day (WLD) 2019 : Love Your Liver
  • India and France are all set to hold their largest-ever naval exercise 'Varuna' with aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters early next month as part of their expanding strategic partnership.
    • The two countries will be deploying their aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya with its MiG-29K fighters and FNS Charles de Gaulle with its Rafale-M naval jets, and other warships for the “Varuna” exercise off Goa and Karwar from May 1.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is going to visit Russia for his first meeting with President Vladimir Putin later this month.
    • Kim is visiting Russia on Putin's invitation. 
    • The meeting between Kim and Putin comes as nuclear talks between North Korea and the US have stalled since the failed negotiations in Hanoi earlier this year.
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SBI Clerks 2019 English Language Practice Test

Hi friends, I am Shravan again. Here I am sharing English Language practice test for upcoming SBI POs, Clerks 2019 and other competitive exams, taken from news papers. Happy Reading :)

Note : Cloze Test is one of the easiest topics in the examination. These questions are easy and help you improve your performance. If you are confused between two options, then move onto to the next question, solve it and come back to the question where you are confused. You will now have a better idea about the correct choice. 

Directions (Q1-5) : Read each sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, It any will be In one part of the sentence. The number of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer Is (5). 

1. The celebrities that organised (1)/ the marathon were aiming (2)/ to create an awareness (3)/ about the treatment of diabetes. (4)/ No error. (5)


2. There will be several (1)/ new visa application centres opened (2)/ in metros across the country (3)/ to easy the pressure on embassies. (4)/ No error. (5)


3. The Director asked me (1)/ how I have not (2)/ taken his permission (3)/ before applying for the new job. (4)/ No error. (5)


4. Kiranmayi is too busy (1)/ in her present (2)/ programmes to take (3)/ up any new ones. (4)/ No error. (5)


5. Villagers want to build (1)/ a bridge crossed the river (2)/ to connect their village (3)/ to the highway. (4)/ No error. (5)


Directions (Q6-10) : which of the phrases (1), (2), (3), (4) given below each sentence should replace the phrase in bold to make the sentence grammatically correct? If the sentence is correct as it is, mark (5) as the answer. 

6. For centuries, undergoing a recession and large cuts in public spending seem to be the ordering of the day. 
  1. be ordering of the day 
  2. being the order of the day 
  3. be the order of the day 
  4. being ordering of the day 
  5. No correction required 
7. I had severe doubts about If I successfully run a company, but my father encouraged.
  1. if I am successful in 
  2. how should I successfully 
  3. whether I could successfully 
  4. that I would succeed to 
  5. No correction required 
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April 18, 2019

18th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 18th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (18th April) is International Day for Monuments and Sites.
    • This day also commonly known as World Heritage Day.
    • This day was established by UNESCO in the year 1983.
    • The main aim of this day is to  to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.
    • Theme of World Heritage Day 2019‘Rural Landscapes’
  • Navies of India and Vietnam held a 4-day maritime exercise off Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with an aim to boost operational cooperation.
    • Indian Navy's war ships Kolkata and iparticipated in the annual exercise, comprising a harbour and a sea phase.
  • Saudi Arabia is going to host the 15th annual G20 Leaders' Summit in 2020 during 21st and 22nd November 2019, in its capital Riyadh
    • Important Note : This will be the 1st G20 Summit to be hosted in the Arab world
  • Egypt's Parliament today passed amendments to the Constitution extending the president's term in office from 4 to 6 years and allow for a maximum of two terms. 
    • The amendments would also give the president more power over the judiciary and further increase the military's role in politics. 
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My Strategy to clear SBI PO - Aakash Arora

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Hi friends This is Aakash Arora again. Today I want to share my strategy how I did my preparation for bank exam as many of the aspirants asking me regarding my strategy.
My  strategy was like that:
On Monday I did two subject like Math and English
On Tuesday I did  Reasoning and Computer or Marketing.

Strategy and sites for every section:
General Knowledge:

I follow gk daily from various sites.

I made my gk strong because gk is the only subject where you can score maximum marks in mimimum time. So its my request to all banking aspirants to focus more on GK daily.

IBPS PO Arihant book is good book for practice.in this book there are practice set for each section. I practiced a lot to make my grip on every section.

For math ,Quantative Aptitude by M tyra is good book.Shortcut are provided in this book.friends practiced a lot only then can you can make strong grip on math.
Don't need to do all chapter.you can select some chapter according to your choice.i also choose some chapter and make my grip only on those chapter.i did the following chapter
  1. Data Interpretation
  2. Series
  3. Quardatic type question
  4. Simple interest,compund interest
  5. Speed boat,Pipe and cistern
  6. Work and distance
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April 17, 2019

17th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 17th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (17th April) is World Hemophilia Day.
    • This day aims at raising awareness about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.  
    • Haemophilia  - a ​rare ​blood ​disease in which ​blood ​continues to ​flow after a ​cut or other ​injury because one of the ​substances which ​causes it to ​clot does not ​work ​correctly.
    • Theme of World Hemophilia Day 2019 : “Reaching Out: The First Step to Care
  • India and Pakistan today held a technical meeting to discuss the modalities for the Kartarpur corridor
    • The two sides discussed the installation of a border fence and road design. 
    • India has postponed the second round of official talks, seeking Pakistan's response after it appointed Khalistani separatist Gopal Singh Chawla to the Kartarpur panel.
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Success Story - SBI Clerks (Aparna)

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Name : Aparna Pasupuleti

Qualification : M. Sc 

State : Andhra Pradesh

Hi, I am Aparna from Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh). I used to read so many success stories in Gr8 Ambitionz from last 2 years, but I never thought that I will be sharing mine here. I am very happy now. But I struggled alot during these past 2 years. I am going to share these with my fellow great ambitions brother and sisters. I will be happy if atleast one from you got motivated from my story. 

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April 16, 2019

15th & 16th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the current affairs of 15th & 16th April 2019. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 15th & 16th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The 29th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is all set to receive more than 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries. 
    • The Book Fair is scheduled to be held at the UAE capital from 24th to 30th of this month, where more than five lakhs title are expected to be displayed.
    • Important Note : India has been nominated as the “Guest of Honour” country at the Book Fair this year.
National Current Affairs
  • Himachal Pradesh celebrated 72nd Himachal Day on 15th April 2019.
    • The hill stat came into existence on this day after the merger 30 odd princely states in the year 1948.
    • About Himachal Pradesh :
      • Total Districts : 12
      • Capitals : Shimla, Dharmashala (2nd Capital in WInter)
      • Chief Minister : Jai Ram Thakur
      • Governor : Acharya Dev Vrat
      • Chief Justice : Surya Kant
      • Official Language : Hindi
  • The Supreme Court has banned all mining activities along the Kaziranga National Park and catchment area of rivers originating in Karbi Anglong Hills in Assam. 
    • The apex court has also banned new construction activities on private lands which form part of the nine identified animal corridors. 
    • The ban was ordered as per the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC).
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Bank Exams English Preparation Tips

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In many competitive examinations especially Bank Examinations these days as you blow, English is one of the subjects in which your knowledge is tested. In fact your proficiency in English comes handy and plays a decisive role not only in the written exam but also in the interview and in your job and career later. Therefore it is imperative on your part to have a good working knowledge of English. 

Generally in these exams questions are set to test a candidate's four language skills namely Reading, Writing, listening and Speaking While in the written exam his tier reading an writing skills are put to test, in the interview his/ her listening and speaking skills are tested Acquiring some sound knowledge in these skill needs a prolonged and well planned practice Again in the Preliminary exam, 30 questions in English language are to be answered in 15 - 20 minutes. Candidates need to have speed an accuracy here and a thorough practical knowledge of aspects like grammar and vocabulary immensely helps them. That "How t acquire these four skills and practical know) edge in them" may be a big question before you. In fact this is the problem of most of the candidates who appear for bank and other competitive exams.
  • According to one survey only 10 percent of Indians today can understand what is sal and written in English and just two percent o us are really proficient in this language Among us again there are many great writer than great speakers in English.
  • There are two ways in which you can acquire skills to use English effectively. First of all pick up the habit of reading English newspapers and magazines daily. This helps yo understand grammar, usage and vocabulary besides improving your levels of general awareness. Listening to people who speak i English and watching English programmes on T V will also help you understand belle the nuances in listening and speaking skill Secondly, learn English grammar and other aspects in an orderly and systematic way. One popular method is first of all to have thorough knowledge of Parts of Speech. This is essential as it makes learning about other things like the use of Articles, Tenses, Voice and Transformation Sentences easier.
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April 14, 2019

14th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (14th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 14th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted unanimously voted for the resolution to completely end its peacekeeping operations in Haiti on October 15.
    • The resolution also called for establishing a political mission to support government efforts to promote order and development in Haiti situated in Latin America.
National Current Affairs
  • Different harvest festivals being celebrated in several parts of India today.
  • They are Baisakhi, Odia New Year Maha Vishuba Sankranti, Tamil New Year Puthandu.
    • In Assam, Bohag Bihu is being celebrated across the state with traditional fervour and enthusiasm.
  • India is paying homage to the architect of the Indian Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar on his 128th birth anniversary. 
  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports.
    • The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning domestic sale and manufacturing of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) through law, it will be an infringement of global trade norms to put an import ban.
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Major International Awards Conferred on PM Modi

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Recently, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been declared the order of St. Andrew, Russia.” This honor will be given to Modi to strengthen the relationship between India and Russia. This was the 7th international award Modi has collected in the past few years. Last week, Modi was conferred the Zayed Medal, the highest decoration by the UAE, in recognition for his “pivotal role” in strengthening relations. Here is the list of International Awards Conferred on our Prime Minister. This list is very important for upcoming competitive exams. Happy Reading :)

Major International Awards Conferred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Saint Andrew The Apostle

Russia has conferred the Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle upon PM Narendra Modi on Friday. The highest civilian award of the Russian Federation was given to the Indian Prime Minister for
exceptional services in promoting special & privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India.

Zayed Medal of UAE

UAE announced its highest decoration for PM Modi on 4th Aril 2019, in recognition of his 'pivotal role' in strengthening ties between the two nations.

Seoul Peace Prize 2018

Conferred on PM Modi for his contributions to the growth of the Indian and global econoies crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.
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April 13, 2019

13th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (13th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 13th April 2019

National Current Affairs
  • The nation is paying homage to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the centenary of the incident today. 
    • On this day (13th April) in the year 1919, hundreds of people were killed by troops under British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, during a peaceful meeting at the park.
    • President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to the martyrs of the incident.
    • The Vice President has released a Commemorative Coin and Commemorative Postage Stamp.
    • British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith has visited the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial in Amritsar and paid tribute to those martyred by British forces. 
      • "The events of Jallianwala Bagh 100 years ago today reflect a shameful act in British-Indian history. We deeply regret what happened and the suffering caused," Asquith wrote in the visitors' book at the memorial.
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April 12, 2019

12th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (12th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 12th April 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (12th April) is the International Day of Human Space Flight / Cosmonautics Day / International Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics.
    • This day is observed to commemorate the date of the first human space flight in the history of mankind. 
    • On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet Union (USSR) cosmonaut undertook first successful first human space flight
    • Cosmonaut meaning = an astronaut (= a person who travels into space) from Russia
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced that India will be the Guest of Honour country at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) 2019, to be held from 24th to 30th April 2019. 
    • Aim of ADIBF 2019 : To highlight the UAE’s rich heritage, showcasing its authenticity and modernity, as well as its cultural and literary output.
    • The Indian Pavilion will host Indian writers, authors and literary scholars who will serve as ambassadors for the literature and art of their country.
    • India’s participation in the fair is expected to attract significant increase in the number of visitors with various events and activities which will be held throughout the entire duration of ADIBF.
    • Director of ADIBF : Abdullah Majed Al Ali
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English Language Model Practice Test for SBI POs & Clerks 2019

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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.
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April 11, 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 Notification out - 8593 Posts

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Friends, the State Bank of India has released the much awaited notification of SBI Clerks / Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) recruitment for the year 2019. The online application link will be activated on 12th April 2019. Last date for Online Applications is 3rd May 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)


Name of the Posts : Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)

Vacancy Details
  • General : 3646
  • EWS : 847
  • SC : 1357
  • ST :  793
  • OBC : 1950
    • Total : 8593

Eligibility Criteria (as on 31st August 2019) :


Education : Graduation in any discipline form a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age (as on 1st April 2019) :
  • Minimum : 20 Years
  • Maximum : 28 Years
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 12th April 2019
  • Last Date for Online Applications : 3rd May 2019
  • Tentative Dates for Preliminary Exam : June 2019
  • Tentative Date of Main Exam : 10th August 2019


    Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa for the update

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    11th April 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (11th April 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 11th April 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • The 3-day exercise, ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’, is being conducted between India and Singapore at Babina Cantonment (Jhansi).
      • The two countries had signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the defence ties between Indian Military and Singapore Armed Forces in November, 2017. 
      • As per the agreement, the Singapore military would undergo training and participate in firing exercise with their Indian counterpart. 
      • This will be the 12th in the series.
      • Aim of Bold Kurukshetra 2019 : To develop military technology, boost maritime security and bolster the nations’ fight against terrorism.
    • 43 days after the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Mohammed training camps in Balakot, Pakistan military today took a group of international media persons and foreign diplomats on a tour of the site. 
      • The visit lasted for about 20 minutes and they were shown three ditches on the way where Pakistan claimed IAF dropped the bombs.
    • UK PM Theresa May expressed regret over the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and called it a shameful scar on British Indian history. 
      • However, UK's Opposition called for "a clear and unequivocal apology" for the massacre. 
      • Around 1,000 people were killed after British troops opened fire on a peaceful gathering in Amritsar on April 13, 1919.
    • The UK and the European Union have agreed to extend Brexit until October 31. 
      • The decision was taken at an emergency meeting in Brussels yesterday where the EU leaders agreed to offer British Prime Minister Theresa May a six-month extension.
    • New Zealand Parliament has voted to ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks.
      • It is expected to become law within the next few days after receiving royal assent from the Governor General.
    • India has built a 25-bed maternity hospital in Nepal
      • The hospital has been built under the Government of India's Small Development Projects Scheme.
    National Current Affairs
    • Voting is underway in the 1st phase of general election in India. 
      • Polling is being held in 91 Parliamentary constituencies, spread over 18 states and two Union Territories. 
      • Simultaneous voting is also taking place to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly, 32-seat Sikkim Assembly, 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly and for 28 of 147 Assembly seats in Odisha.
      • All 25 parliamentary constituencies of Andhra Pradesh, 17 of Telangana, 8 in Uttar Pradesh, five each of Assam and Uttarakhand, four each in Bihar and Odisha, 2 each of Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, and one each of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep are going to polls in this phase.
    • In an annual tradition, Andhra Pradesh's Kairuppala village in Kurnool district, organised its 'Pidakala War', which involves two sides throwing cow dung at each other. 
      • The event, which signifies a mythological Hindu dispute, took place a day after the Ugadi festival. 
      • Villagers believe that the ritual brings health, prosperity, and rain to the villages.
    • The Supreme Court today imposed a fine of 20 lakh rupees on the West Bengal government for imposing a 'virtual' ban on the public screening of the satirical film Bhobishyoter Bhoot in the state.
      • The court ordered that the fine amount shall be given to producers and cinema hall owners as compensation for violation of their right to freedom of speech and expression. 
    • RailWire Wi-Fi by RailTel is now live at 1600 railway stations across the country, with Santacruz railway station in Mumbai becoming the 1600th station to become a RailWire Wi-Fi zone.
      • RailTel Corporation, a "Mini Ratna (category-I)" PSU, is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a pan-India optic fibre network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track.
      • RailWire is a retail Broadband initiative of the RailTel, which envisages extending broadband and application services to the public.
    • President Ram Nath Kovind launched ‘Veer Parivar App’, a mobile application for families of CRPF personnel killed in the line of duty. 
      • The application will act as an interface between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) authorities and the next of kin of the slain personnel.
    People in News
    • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London after his diplomatic asylum was withdrawn by Ecuador, in whose embassy he had been staying for the past 7 years. 
      • Assange faces several cases in the US, Sweden and the UK. 
    Awards & Honors
    • Telugu poet K Siva Reddy has been selected for Saraswati Samman for the year 2018.
      • He is being honored with this prestegious award for his collection of poetry titled 'Pakkaki Ottigilite'.
      • The award carries a cash prize of  15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
    • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) was awarded the distinction of “Public Water Agency of the Year” by Global Water Intelligence.
      • The Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide.
      • The awards recognise excellence across the international water industry and reward those initiatives in the water, waste water, and desalination sectors, which bring remarkable improvements in the lives of people.
    • India’s education technology startup ‘Dost Education’ has bagged a $25,000 Next Billion Edtech Prize 2019.
      • Ubongo (Tanzania) and PraxiLabs (Egypt) were the other two winners of the prize.
    Sports Current Affairs
    • Team India opener Smriti Mandhana has been named as the Wisden Almanack's 'Leading Women's Cricketer of the Year'
      • Note : Mandhana is currently the top-ranked player in women's ODIs and third in T20Is. 
    • In Badminton, P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma entered the quarterfinals of Singapore Open today.

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