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July 19, 2019

July 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 4

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Expected Current Affairs Questions July 2019

Who has been appointed as the new Director General (DG) in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)  ?



Name the 2nd Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to play 350 matches in ODI cricket ?



Which Indian movie was honoured with NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award for Best Asian Film at 23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea ?



To fortify Anti-Infiltration Grid along Pakistan border in Punjab and Jammu, the Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a massive exercise. What is the code name for this exercise ?



Which city of Rajasthan was recently declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO during the 43rd meeting of World Heritage Committee in Azerbaijan's Baku ?



Name the the 1st Indian firm to be granted a US patent for an anti-ransomware technology ?


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July 18, 2019

18th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th July 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 July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (18th July) is 'Nelson Mandela International Day'.
    • He was born on this day in the year 1918.
    • In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July "Nelson Mandela International Day" in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.
    • Important Points to Note :
      • Mandela was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990 for his role in the anti-apartheid movement. 
      • Apart from Pakistan national Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, he is the only non-Indian to have received the award. 
      • He was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1993.
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 25th & 26th July2019.
    • During this visit, he will participate in the Standalone meeting of BRICS' Foreign Ministers.
    • The Minister is expected to discuss amongst other issues, the preparation for the 11th BRICS Summit of the leaders to be held in Brasilia in November 2019.
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2019 Canada Open (badminton) Winners List

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The Canada Open Super 100 badminton tournament for the year 2019 was recently held at Markin-MacPhail Centre in Canada. China's Li Shi Feng has won the Men's Singles title by defeating Former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap (India). 17 year old rising Korean star, An Se-Young has won the Women's Singles title by defeating Wang Zhiyi of China. Here is the complete winners list. Happy Reading :)

Complete Winners List of Canada Open 2019

  • Men's Singles : Li Shifeng (China)
  • Women's Singles : An Se-young (South Korea)
  • Men's Doubles :
    • Mathias Boe (Denmark)
    • Mads Conrad-Petersen (Denmark)
  • Women's Doubles :
    • Setyana Mapasa (Australia)
    • Gronya Somerville  (Australia)
  • Mixed Doubles :
    • Ko Sung-hyun (South Korea)
    • Eom Hye-won (South Korea)
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July 17, 2019

17th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th July 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 July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Today (17th July) is World Day for International Justice (International Justice Day).
    • This day is celebrated throughout the world as part of an effort to recognize the emerging system of international criminal justice.
    • Important Note : July 17 was chosen to celebrate this day, because it is the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Today (17 July) is ‘World Emoji Day’.
    • Emoji enthusiasts around the world have been celebrating this day since 2014.
    • The date was kept after Apple's emoji artwork for calendar, which displays July 17.
  • The 8th meeting of India-Uzbekistan Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held in New Delhi yesterday.
    • The Group discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sphere of counter-terrorism through information sharing, mutual capacity building and sharing of best practices.
    • Cooperation in multilateral fora including UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure and EAG was also discussed.
    • Note : The next meeting of the Joint Working Group will be held in Uzbekistan on a mutually convenient date.
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Reasoning Practice Tests for SBI POs & Clerks 2019 : Seating Arrangement

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Seating Arrangement Practice Tests for SBI POs & Clerks 2019


Directions (Q.No.1-4) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : 

A certain number of persons were seated in a row facing the North. The information about the only few of them is known.

David was seated 3rd to the left of Mallika. Three persons were sea-ted between Babar and Gopal. Gopal was neighboring David. Number of persons seated to the left of David was equal to the number of persons to the right of Ajay. 3 persons were seated between Babar and Ajay. Cha-ran was to the immediate left of Ajay. Two persons were seated between Charan and Kavitha. Kavitha was seated at one of the extreme ends. Ba-bar was seated to the right of Gopal.

1. How many persons were seated in the row ?
  1. 12 
  2. 14 
  3. 15 
  4. 16 
  5. 17 
2. If Kumar was seated to the immediate left of Latha, then how many different arrangements are possible ? 
  1. None 
  2. More than 3 
3. How many persons were seated to the left of David ? 
  1. None 
  2. More than 3 
4. How many persons were there seated between Mallika and Ajay ?
  1. Four 
  2. Five 
  3. Three 
  4. Two 
  5. None of these 
5. How many such pairs of letters are there in the word 'SUCCESSFULLY' each of which has many letters between them as in the English alphabetical series on both forward and backward direction ? 
  1. 3
  2. None
Directions (Q.No.6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below : 

10 persons Naresh, Ramesh, Suresh, Siva, Mohan, Babu, Sujatha, Kumari, Uma and Vamsi live in 5 - Floor building (the bottom most floor is 1 and the top most is 5), where each floor has 2 flats. On every floor, one of the flats is to the east of other one. The building has 2 lifts, where lift Hitachi stops only on odd numbered floors and lift Mitsubishi stops only on even numbered floor.

Naresh and Babu Use lift Mitsubishi. There is no flat to the west of flat of Naresh and is no flat to the east of flat Babu. Only 1 floor is bet-ween the floor of Suresh and floor of Babu. No flat is to the west of the flat of Suresh. Siva lives on the floor im-mediately above the flat of Suresh and in the flat to the immediate west of the flat Sujatha. Only 1 floor is there between the floor of flat Siva and floor of flat Vamsi. No flat is to the east of flat Vamsi. Ramesh lives on the same floor as that of Vamsi. There are 2 floors between the floor of Mohan and floor of Kumari. Moh-an lives below Kumari and both live on the same side of the building. Ra-mesh lives on the floor adjacent to the floor of Naresh.

6. How many floors are there between the floor of Naresh and that of Ramesh ? 
  1. 0
  2. Cannot be determined 
7. Name the person, whose flat is on the same floor as that of Kumari 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Uma 
  3. Kumari 
  4. Mohan 
  5. Naresh 
8. ___________ 's flat is on the same floor as that of Babu's flat 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Uma
  3. Kumari
  4. Mohan
  5. Naresh
9. Find the odd one out ? 
  1. Suresh 
  2. Siva 
  3. Ramesh 
  4. Sujatha
  5. Vamsi 
10. What is the floor number of Uma and Suresh respectively ? 
  1. 2 and 4 
  2. 4 and 3 
  3. 3 and 1 
  4. 1 and 5
Key with Solutions :
1) 2
2) 3
3) 3
4) 2
5) 3


6) 1
7) 1
8) 5
9) 1
10) 5

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July 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 3

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Current Affairs Quiz July 2019

Which international fitness brand has recently signed Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif as its new brand ambassador in India ?



The government has raised the foreign aid to which country from ₹750 crore last year to ₹1,050 crore in the 2019-20 Budget, an increase of 40% ?



Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently presented the Union Budget 2019 in parliament. She broke the tradition by carrying the budget in a _________ instead of the usual leather briefcase.



Finance Ministers in the past have carried the budget in a leather briefcase.  The tradition was established by first Finance Minister of India. Name him ?



Which country has recently approved a small, pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook ?



Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently tabled the Economic Survey of India 2019. This survey projects GDP to grow at __________ per cent in 2019-20.



According to the Economic Survey 2019-20, the Indian economy is expected to grow at ________ per cent.

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July 16, 2019

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (16th July 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 16th July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • French politician Christine Lagarde today announced that she is going to resign as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) with effect from September 12. 
    • She has been nominated by the European Council as President of the European Central Bank. Her resignation has been accepted by the IMF Executive Board with effect from September 12. 
    • Note : David Lipton remains the IMF Acting Managing Director in the interim period.
  • Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has declared the end of Military rule in the country after he resigned as the head of the military junta.   
    • Prayut had led the coup in 2014 and served as junta leader and Prime Minister.
    • He will continue to serve as the Prime Minister with the support of the Parliament.
  • Around 140 days after the Balakot strike, Pakistan for the first time opened its airspace "for all type of civilian traffic", including that from India
    • The country had earlier claimed it would not open its airspace for commercial flights until India removed its fighter jets from forward Indian airbases. Several airlines incurred losses due to the shut airspace.
National Current Affairs
  • The government today cancelled the recent Postal Department Examination conducted for recruitment of postmen and other posts following the protest by the opposition led by AIADMK and DMK in the Rajya Sabha.
    • The opposition was protesting against the examination conducted on 14th of this month only in English and Hindi.  
    • The examination will now be conducted in all regional languages including in Tamil.
Science & Technology
  • Russia launched a Powerful X-ray space telescope called Spektr-RG from cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint project with Germany.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Indian Public Sector Lender Andhra Bank today launched a Chatbot named 'ABHi'. 
    • With ABHi, customers will be able to get the information instantaneously 24x7, anytime they want.
      Customers can connect and know details from ABHi through website www.andhrabank.in over Mobile/Desktop browser, Facebook Messenger and over voice using Google Assistant.
  • English mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi code, will appear on Bank of England's new £50 polymer note by the end of 2021. 
    • The note features a ticker tape of binary code that depicts his birthday (June 23, 1912). 
Awards & Honors
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi has named 4 eminent personalities in the field of performing arts for the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow or Akademi Ratna Awards. They are :
    • Zakir Hussain (Tabla Virtuoso)
    • Sonal Mansingh (Dancer)
    • Jatin Goswami (Dancer and Choreographer)
    • K. Kalyanasundaram Pillai (Bharatnatyam exponent)
Deaths
  • Bangladesh's former president Hussain Muhammad Ershad (91) passed away.
    • A former army chief, Ershad took over the state power in a bloodless coup in 1982 and subsequently ran the country for eight years until he was forced to quit in a pro-democracy mass upsurge in 1990. 
    • Despite being imprisoned subsequently on several charges, Ershad emerged as one of the most powerful political leaders in the 1990s after his Jatiya Party became the country's 3rd biggest political outfit.
New Appointments
  • BJP's Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has been appointed as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.
    • He took over from incumbent Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan who was additionally handling Andhra Pradesh.
  • Rajya Sabha MP Anusuiya Uikey was appointed as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh.
    • She succeeded Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who took the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following Balram Das Tandon's death. Harichandan
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Chairman Naresh Kumar was transferred and appointed as the Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh
Sports Current Affairs
  • Leading fitness brand Reebok announces Bollywood actor and fitness enthusiast, Varun Dhawan, as their Indian Brand Ambassador
    • The brand recently also signed in Katrina Kaif as the new face. 
    • With Varun, Reebok launches its biggest campaign Sole Fury, that aims to disrupt conventionality and celebrates those who dare to #SplitFrom the ordinary.
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    Sushri Anusuiya Uikey is the new Governor of Chhattisgarh

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    President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed Sushri Anusuiya Uikey as the new Governor of Chhattisgarh. She is going to replace present Governor Anandiben Patel who took office (Additional Charge) on 15th August 2018. With this Sushri becomes the 6th Governor of Chhattisgarh.

    Along with Chhattisgarh Kovind also appointed Biswabhusan Harichandan as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.Yesterday he appointed Acharya Devvrat and Kalraj Mishra as the new Governors of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

    About Chhattisgarh :
    • Formed on : 1st November 2000
    • Capital : Raipur
    • Total Districts : 27
    • Official Language : Hindi
    • Chief Minister : Bhupesh Baghel
    • Governor : Sushri Anusuiya Uikey
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    Meet the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh - Biswabhusan Harichandan

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    After Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed new governor to Andhra Pradesh state. Senior BJP Leader and former Odisha minister Biswabhusan Harichandan is the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh.The 84 year old is going to replace E. S. L. Narasimhan, who is the joint governor of states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Now Narasimhan remains the Governor of Telangana till further orders.

    The octogenarian joined Bharatiya Jana Sangha in 1971 and became its national executive member and its state general secretary till the formation of Janata Party in 1977. He was detained under MISA in 1975. He joined the BJP and was its President for State from 1980 to 1988.

    He joined the Janata Party in 1988 and became its vice-president for the state. He again joined the BJP in April 1996.

    About Andhra Pradesh :
    • Formed on : 1st November 1956
    • Bifurcated on : 2nd June 2014
    • Capital : Amaravati
    • Districts : 13
    • Official Language : Telugu
    • Chief Minister : Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
    • Governor :Biswabhusan Harichandan
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    15th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (15th July 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 15th July 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (15th July) is World Youth Skills Day.
      • This day was first observed by the United Nations General Assembly on 15th July 2015.
      • Aim of this day : To create awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
      • Theme of World Youth Skills Day 2019 :  ‘Learning to learn for life and work
      • Note : Short video platform Tik Tok has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to support skill development in India and celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019. 
    National Current Affairs
    • Meghalaya became 1st state in India to ensure conservation of water and have its own State Water Policy
      • Amid water crisis in country, this draft water policy of Meghalaya would work towards addressing water issues, conservation, and protection of water sources in state.
    • The Lok Sabha today passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
      • This bill gives powers to NIA to probe terror attacks targeting Indians and Indian interests abroad. 
    • The government today introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha.
      • With this bill, Commercial surrogacy will soon be banned and only close relatives will be permitted to act as surrogates to infertile couples for "ethical altruistic" reasons. 
      • This bill also provides for constitution of surrogacy boards at national and state levels, as well as that the intending couples should not abandon such a child under any condition.
    • The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa. 
      • Partnor Country : Russia 
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    Meet Andhra Bank's new Chatbot - 'ABHi'

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    To help it's customers, Indian Public Sector Lender Andhra Bank today launched a Chatbot named 'ABHi'. The Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  of Andhra Bank, J Packrisamy launched ABHi at a function held at Bank's Head Office in Hyderabad today.

    The word 'AB' is the acronym of 'Andhra Bank' and 'Hi' is a friendly greeting, hence the word 'ABHi'. This chatbot uses latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithm to understand the customer query and fetch the relevant information from possible knowledgebase in a matter of milliseconds. 

    With ABHi, customers will be able to get the information instantaneously 24x7, anytime they want. Customers can connect and know details from ABHi through website www.andhrabank.in over Mobile/Desktop browser, Facebook Messenger and over voice using Google Assistant. 

    Customer can ask ABHi the following details :
    • Digital banking
    • Loans
    • Banking Services
    • Govt. Schemes
    • Insurance
    • Senior Citizen
    • RuPay Offers
    • Aadhaar Services
    • Payment Mode
    • Deposit/EMI Calculator
    • Lodge a customer complaint
    • Know nearest Branch / ATM on Google map
    • Recharge Prepaid mobile etc.,
    'Andhra Bank has been proactively updating its technology and the chatbot-ABHi being the latest feather in the cap of Bank's technological advancement', Packrisamy said while launching the chatbot. 

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    Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Recruitment of Stipendiary Trainees & Scientific Assistants 2019

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    Friends, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is inviting online applications for filling up the posts of Stipendiary Trainees and Scientific Assistants for the year 2019. There are 43 vacancies in total. There is NO APPLICATION FEE to apply. You can apply online from 13th July 2019 to 3rd August 2019 from the official website  the website of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (www.npcilcareers.co.in). Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

    Vacancy Details :
    • Stipendiary Trainee (Scientific Assistant) - 40 Posts
    • Scientific Assistant/B - 3 Posts

    Eligibility Criteria & Other Details

    Stipendiary Trainee (Scientific Assistant)(Category-I)   

    Education :
    • B.Sc or
    • B.Sc (Chemistry) or
    • Diploma in Mechanical Engg. or
    • Diploma in Electrical Engg. or
    • Diploma in Electronics Engg.     or
    • Diploma in Chemical Engg.   
    Age :
    • Minimum : 18 Years
    • Maximum : 25 Years
    Salary : Rs 35400

    Scientific Assistant/B   

    Education : Diploma in Civil Engg.   

    Age :
    • Minimum : 18 Years
    • Maximum : 30 Years
    Salary : Rs 35400

    Important Dates :
    • Starting Date of Online Applications : 31th July 2019
    • Last Date for Online Applications : 3rd August 2019
    Check complete details and apply online for NPCIL Recruitment 2019 from HERE


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    July 15, 2019

    2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights for Competitive Exams

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    The 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was concluded yesterday (14th July 2019) at Lord's Cricket Ground, London. For the 1st time in World Cup history, the match went into Super Over wherein both the teams (England & New Zealand) scored 15 each after hitting 241 runs apiece in their respective 50 overs. This is the 1st time that World Cup final has been tied. England won this World Cup for the 1st time due to hitting more boundaries. Here are the major highlights of ICC Cricket World Cup for upcoming Competitive Exams. Happy Reading :)

    ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights

    • Hosts : England, Wales
    • Administrator : International Cricket Council (ICC)
    • Starting Date : 30th May 2019
    • Last Date : 14th July 2019
    • Participants : 10 Teams
    • Total Matches : 48
    • Cricket Format : One Day International
    • Champions England (1st title)
    • Runners-up :  New Zealand
    • Player of the series     : Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
    • Golden Bat (Most runs) : Rohit Sharma (648) [India]
    • Most wickets : Mitchell Starc (27) [Australia]
    • Man of the Match : Ben Stokes (England)
    • Man of the Tournament : Kane Williamson (578) [New Zealand]
    • Highest Individual Score : David Warner (166 runs against Bangladesh) [Australia]
    • Best Bowling Figures : Shaheen Afridi (35-6 against Bangladesh) [Pakistan]
    • Most Sixes : Eoin Morgan (22) [England]
    • Prize Money :
      • Winners (England) : $4.24 million (₹29.06 crore)
      • Runners-up (New Zealand) : $2.2 million (₹15.08 crore)
      • India (Lost in Semi-finals) : $1.08 million (₹7.40 crore)
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    New Governors appointed for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

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    President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed Acharya Devvrat as the new Governor of Gujarat. He will replace Governor of Gujarat O.P. Kohli, who retires on Monday. Devvrat is currently serving as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh. As the Govenor of HP, has been credited for taking concrete steps against a number of social evils, including drug abuse in the state.

    Meanwhile, Kovind appointed Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Acarya Devvrat.He had previously served as the Union Cabinet minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. He was elected as Member of Parliament from Deoria constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He has also served as a Member of Rajya Sabha three times.

    A Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said the appointments of Mishra and Devvrat will come into effect from the dates they will assume charge of their respective offices.

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    Union Budget 2019 : Allocations for Important Govt Schemes (Quick Review)

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    Hi friends, I am Varsha. I would like to share an important topic from Union Budget 2019. Below is the list of  Budgetary Allocations of some important Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Welfare Programmes. I compiled this list based on the latest Budget 2019-20 released by our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman. This list will come handy for you in your upcoming Banking and Insurance exams. You can download the pdf version of Budget Outlay on Major Schemes from the link given below the posts. All the best.

    Allocations for Important Govt Schemes in Union Budget 2019

    • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna - Rs. 6556 Crores
    • Blue Revolution - Rs. 560 Crores
    • Border Area Development Programme - Rs. 825 Crores
    • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna - Rs. 4066 Crores
    • Green Revolution - Rs. 12561 Crores
    • Integrated Child Development Services - Rs. 27584 Crores
    • Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits around specific themes (Swadesh Darshan) & PRASAD - Rs. 1106 Crores
    • Integrated Power Development Scheme - Rs. 5280 Crores
    • Jobs and Skill Development - Rs. 7260v
    • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) - Rs. 60000 Crores
    • Mid-day Meal - Rs. 11000 Crores
    • National Education Mission - Rs. 38547 Crores
    • National Health Mission - Rs. 33651 Crores
    • National Livelihood Mission - Ajeevika - Rs. 9774 Crores
    • National Rural Drinking Water Mission - Rs. 10001 Crores
    • National Social Assistance Progam - Rs. 9200 Crores
    • Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Rs. 25853 Crores
    • Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) - Rs. 518 Crores
    • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna - Rs. 9682 Crores
    • Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) - Rs. 2327 Crores
    • Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana - Rs. 19000 Crores
    • Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) - Rs. 822 Crores
    • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission - Rs. 800 Crores
    • Swachh Bharat Mission - Rs. 12644 Crores
    • Urban Rejuvenation Mission: AMRUT and Smart Cities Mission - Rs. 13750 Crores
    • White Revolution - Rs. 2240 Crores
    Note : Those people who wants to know the complete details about the budgetary allocations an download the full pdf version of Budget 2019 Outlay on Major Schemes from HERE.

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    Bombay High Court Recruitment of Personal Assistants & Stenographers 2019

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    Friends, the Bombay High Court is inviting applications from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Personal Assistants and Stenographers for the year 2019. There are 71 posts in total. Last date for applications is 25th July 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : Bombay High Court

    Vacancy Details :
    • Stenographers (Higher Grade)
      • Select List : 10 Candidates
      • Wait List : 10 Candidates
    • Stenographers (Lower Grade)
      • Select List : 7 Candidates
      • Wait List : 7 Candidates
    • Personal Assistants :
      • High Court of Judicature at Bombay : 47 Posts
      • High Court Bench at Nagpur : 2 Posts
      • High Court Bench at Aurangabad : 5 Posts
    Important Dates :
    • Starting Date of Applications : 11th July 2019
    • Last Date for Applications : 25th July 2019

    Eligibility Criteria & Other Details for Bombay High Court Recruitment 2019:

    Stenographers

    • Qualification :
      • University Degree
      • Qualify Government Commercial Certificate Examination or I.T.I. for speed of 100 w.p.m. in English Shorthand and 40 w.p.m. in English Typing   
      • Computer Certificate about proficiency in operation of word processor in Windows and Linux in addition to M.S. Office, M.S. Word, Wordstar­7 and Open Office Org. obtained from any of the Institutes specified in the notification.
    Age:
    • Minimum : 21 Years
    • Maximum : 38 Years

    Personal Assistants   

    Qualification :
    • University Degree
    • Possess Government Commercial Certificate or have passed examination conducted  by   Government   Board   or   I.T.I.   for     speed   of   120   w.p.m.   or   above     in   English
    • Shorthand  and 50 w.p.m. in English Typing.
    • Possess Computer Certificate about proficiency in operation of word processor in Windows and Linux in addition to M.S. Office, M.S. Word, Wordstar­7 and Open Office Org. obtained from any of the Institutes specified in the notification.
    Age:
    • Minimum : 21 Years
    • Maximum : 38 Years


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    Wimbledon Championships 2019 (Tennis) Winners List

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    The 133rd edition of Wimbledon Championships 2019 were concluded yesterday (14th July 2019) at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. Defending champion Novak Djokovic retained his title by defeating Roger Federer in Men's Singles category. This is Djokovic's 5th Wimbledon Title. With this win, Djokovic has equalled Bjorn Borg’s record.  World number 7 Simona Halep defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams in the Women's singles final to clinch her 1st-ever Wimbledon title. With this, the 27-year-old became the 1st Romanian to win the Wimbledon single's title. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the 1st Colombians to win a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title by defeating France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Here is the Complete Winners list of 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Happy Reading :)

    Winners List of 2019 Wimbledon Championships

    Men's Singles : Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
    Women's Singles : Simona Halep (Romania)
    Men's Doubles : Juan Sebastián Cabal (Colombia) / Robert Farah (Colombia)
    Women's Doubles : Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) / Barbora Strýcová (Czech Republic)
    Mixed Doubles: Ivan Dodig (Croatia) / Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei)

    Note : There are other categories like Boy's Singles, Girl's Singles, Wheelchair Men's Singles, Wheelchair Men's Doubles etc. But we are not giving them here because they are not important in the Competitive Examination point of view. 

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    July 14, 2019

    13th & 14th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the current affairs of 13th & 14th July 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 13th & 14th July 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • To discuss draft agreement and operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor and related technical issues, the 2nd round of India-Pakistan meeting on Kartarpur Corridor held today at the Attari-Wagah border.
      • The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which was established in 1522 by Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev. 
      • After this meeting, Pakistan has agreed to build a bridge across zero line of the Kartarpur corridor to provide all-weather connectivity and allow 5,000 Sikh pilgrims to travel daily after the corridor becomes operational.
    National Current Affairs
    • A 2- day Swachhata Campaign began in the premises of Parliament House in New Delhi today.
      • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Puri and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi participated in the cleanliness drive.
    • The government is going to impose a ₹10,000 penalty on individuals who fail to quote their Aadhaar number accurately in the documents related to high-value transactions from September 1, 2019. 
      • These transactions include buying a car or home, traveling overseas or making investments. A similar penalty may be imposed on the person supposed to authenticate the identification number.
    Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
    • To help visually challenged people to identify currency notes, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) planning to come up with a Mobile application
      • The app would be able to identify the denomination of notes by capturing the image of the notes placed in front of the mobile camera. 
      • It will also generate an "audio notification" of the currency note denomination.
    • A US delegation led by Assistant Trade Representative Christopher Wilson held bilateral talks with a team of Indian officials headed by Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Sanjay Chadha in New Delhi today.
      • The two sides discussed the broad contours of bilateral trade and commercial ties and agreed to continue discussions for achieving mutually beneficial outcomes.
      • Both countries have agreed to further grow their economic relationship and address mutual trade concerns.
    • The Allahabad Bank today announced that it reported fraud of ₹1,775 crore by bankrupt steelmaker Bhushan Power & Steel
      • Note : On July 6, state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) said it had reported an alleged fraud of ₹3,805 crore in Bhushan's accounts.
    Recent Committees in News
    • An internal working group of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on comprehensive review of market timings has suggested calibrated extension of currency market hours, from 9 am to 9 pm for both over-the counter and exchange traded.
      • Note : Presently, the markets close at 5 pm.
    Science & Technology
    • Glasgow University physicists have unveiled the 1st-ever image capturing quantum entanglement, or "Bell entanglement", depicting two photons interacting and sharing physical states for an instant. 
      • A pair of photons were shot from a laser, split and sent on separate paths before being captured by a special camera. 
      • The image shows the photons mirroring each other to form a ring shape.
    • An Agri-Business Incubation Centre has started in Chhattisgarh under the National Agriculture Development Scheme- RAFTAAR.
      • The centre is set up by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Indira Gandhi Agriculture University of Raipur.
      • About RAFTAAR Scheme
      • RAFTAAR : Remunerative Approaches For Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvination
      • The objective of the scheme is to make farming a remunerative economic activity by strengthening farmer’s efforts, risk mitigation and promoting agri-business entrepreneurship.
    • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded an over $73-million contract to Silicon Valley-based startup Made In Space to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, Archinaut One, to 3D print spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit. 
      • The spacecraft will print two beams extending 32 feet out from each side of the spacecraft.
      • It could launch as early as 2022.
    Awards & Honors
    • Director Kaushik Ganguly's Bengali film 'Nagarkirtan' has won 4 Awards ('Best Feature Film', 'Best Director', 'Best Actor' and 'Best Original Score') at this year's SAARC film festival.
      • The movie is about the love story of a transwoman and a flautist.
    Deaths
    • US-born Fernando José "Corby" Corbató (93), credited with inventing the computer password, passed away.
      • Corbató led the development of the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS), regarded as one of the world's first operating systems. 
      • It allowed multiple people to use a computer at the same time.
    • Former Bangladesh military ruler Hussain Muhammad Ershad (89) died today. 
      • He had seized power in a coup in 1982, overthrowing the then President Abdus Sattar. Ershad declared himself President in 1983.
    New Appointments
    • Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More has been appointed as the Interim coach of USA's senior National team
    • Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed BL Santosh as its National General Secretary (Organisation). 
      • He has replaced Ramlal, who went back to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh after serving for one of the longest terms in the key party post.  
    Sports Current Affairs
    • World number seven Simona Halep defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams in the women's singles final to clinch her 1st-ever Wimbledon title
      • With this, the 27-year-old became the 1st Romanian to win the Wimbledon singles' title. 
    • Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the 1st Colombians to win a Grand Slam Men's Doubles title today by defeating France's Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
    • Football's governing body FIFA is set to double the minimum ban for player incidents involving racism to 10 games. 
      • Additionally, a football match will be forfeited by the team if their supporters are found to be guilty of racist and other discriminatory behaviours. 
      • FIFA also expanded the scope of what is to be considered discriminatory behaviour.
    • South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has stepped down as the head coach of the Indian Premier League outfit Kolkata Knight Riders
    • The Indian women's football team jumped six places to reach the 57th spot in the latest FIFA team rankings 2019
    • The Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won bronze in Men’s Doubles at World Tour Platinum Australian Open Table Tennis 2019 held in Geelong near Melbourne in Australia.

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      July 13, 2019

      Karnataka Bank Recruitment of Probationary Clerks 2019

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      Friends, the Karnataka Bank, a leading technologically advanced Private sector Bank with a pan-India footprint, is inviting applications for filling up the posts of Probationary Clerks to be positioned at it's Branches / Offices located across India for the year 2019. The selection will be based on Online Test and Interviews. Last date for receipt of applications is 20th July 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

      Name of the Bank : Karnataka Bank

      Name of the Posts : Probationary Clerks


      Important Dates :
      • Starting Date of Online Applications : 10th July 2019
      • Last Date for Online Registrations : 20th July 2019
      • Tentative Date of Online Test : 3rd August 2019
      Education (as on 1st July 2019) : Graduates in any discipline with minimum of 60% marks (First Class)/equivalent grade from any UGC recognized university.

      Maximum Age (as on 1st July 2019) :  26 Years

      Application Fee (+ GST) :
      • Rs. 500/- for SC / ST
      • Rs. 600/- for Others

      Apply Online from HERE

      Thanks to Kishan Shetty for the update

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      12th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (12th July 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 July 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • The US lawmakers today passed a bill aimed at lifting the present 7 per cent country-cap on issuing Green Cards.
        • This movie would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.
        • This law would considerably shorten the agonising wait of talented professionals from countries like India who have applied for permanent residency in the United States.
        • Note : A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in the US.
      National Current Affairs
      • India lifted 27.1 crore people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, the UN Development Programme said in its 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index report
        • Among the four poorest states— Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya PradeshJharkhand made the most progress
      • Tto stop selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW), the Railway Protection Force (RPF) recently launched ‘Operation Thirst
        • It was launched by Railway Protection Force (RPF) as an all India drive to crackdown selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW) in Delhi.
        • During the operation, fines were imposed on those found guilty and many were arrested.
      Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
      • India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to do away with charges on fund transfer using IMPS for internet banking and mobile banking customers from 1st August 2019. 
        • Note : SBI had waived off charges on NEFT and RTGS transactions through internet and mobile banking from July 1 after RBI decided to remove these charges.
      • India's Retail inflation hit an 8-month high in June on higher food prices but stayed below the RBI's medium-term target of 4% for an eleventh straight month. 
        • Annual retail inflation in June was 3.18%, up from 3.05% the previous month. 
        • Food prices grew 2.17% during the month compared to 1.83% in May.
      • Andhra Pradesh's Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath Reddy has presented the budget worth Rs 2,27,974 crores in the legistlative assembly.
      • Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) has bagged a $100 million order from Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the supply of 1,000 Barak-8 MRSAM missile kits to the Indian Army and Air Force. 
        • KRAS is a joint venture between Baba Kalyani-led Bharat Forge and Rafael. 
        • The missile kits will be supplied to state-run Bharat Dynamics for further integration.
      • Apple's top-end iPhones including XR and XS models, assembled in India by Foxconn's local unit, are likely to come to Indian stores next month.
      • The Indian rupee, along with other Asian currencies, strengthened against the US dollar after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signalled that the US central bank could soon cut interest rates. 
        • The rupee gained 12 paise to end at 68.45, an 11-month high.  
      • Kerala Government decided to form a Non-Resident Keralites Investment company with 74% stake to be held by expatriate (or expat) to channelize investments from overseas Keralites for major infrastructure development in the state. 
      • France has became the 1st major economy to impose a tax on digital giants, with parliament passing the legislation in defiance of a probe ordered by President Donald Trump that could trigger reprisal tariffs.
        • The legislation, dubbed the GAFA tax (an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) aims at plugging a taxation gap that has seen some internet heavyweights paying next to nothing in countries where they make huge profits.
      Science & Technology
      • Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe has made a perfect touchdown on a distant asteroid named Ryugu, around 300 million kilometres from Earth. 
        • It collected samples from beneath surface in an unprecedented mission that could shed light on origins of solar system.
      New Appointments
      • Anshula Kant, managing director of the State Bank Of India (SBI) has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank
        • As an MD & CFO, she will be responsible for financial and risk management of the World Bank Group, reporting to the President. 
      • India's current High Commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary in the Consular, Passport, Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs division, with effect from August 1. 
        • The 1986-batch IFS officer replaces Sanjiv Arora, who was appointed to the post earlier this year. 
      Awards & Honors
      • Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri and women’s footballer Ashalata Devi have bagged top honours at All India Football Federation (AIFF) 2018-19 Awards
        • Chhetri was named as Men’s footballer of the year, while Ashalata Devi won the Women’s footballer of the year title.
      • All India Football Federation (AIFF) 2018-19 Awards 
        • AIFF Emerging Men’s Footballer of Year 2018-19 : Sahal Abdul Samad (from Kerala)
        • AIFF Emerging Women’s Footballer of Year 2018-19 : Dangmei Grace (from Manipur)
        • AIFF Award for Best Referee : R Venkatesh (from Tamil Nadu)
        • AIFF Award for the Best Assistant Referee : Joseph Tony (from Karnatak)a
        • Best Grassroots Development Programme : Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) Football Association
      Sports Current Affairs
      • Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh has registered a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category on his way to a Gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in Apia today. 
        • The 22-year-old, Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships bronze medallist, lifted 190kg while competing in the 81kg category at the event.
      • Cricketer Rashid Khan has been appointed as captain of Afghanistan across all formats, while Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain ahead of World Cup 2019, has been named as Rashid's deputy. 
      • Former England football team striker Peter Crouch has retired from football at the age of 38. 
        • Crouch had made his debut with QPR before going on to play for nine clubs, including Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Stoke. Notably, Crouch holds the record for the most headed goals in the history of the English Premier League.
      • Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, competing in the 67 kg category broke 3 records on day three at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships
        • The 16-year-old with a lift of 136 kg in the snatch category broke the Commonwealth record and his own Youth World and Asian Championships record (134 kg). 
        • Note : India won 7 medals on day three of the championships.
      • Simona Halep became the 1st Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final after defeating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina today. 
      • 3-time runners-up England defeated 5-time champions Australia by 8 wickets in the second 2019 World Cup semi-final to reach World Cup final for the 4th time and the 1st time since the 1992 edition. 
        • In the final, England will face New Zealand, who also haven't won the World Cup so far. 
        • Note : The final will take place at Lord's on Sunday.

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        July 12, 2019

        Bank of Baroda (BoB) Recruitment of Specialist IT Officers 2019

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        Friends, India's 3rd largest lender Bank of Baroda (BoB) is inviting online applications from eligible candidates for filling up the posts of Specialist IT Officers for the year 2019. There are 35 posts in total. The place of posting will be Mumbai/Hyderabad depending upon the Bank’s requirement and suitability of the candidate for a given profile. You can apply online from 13th July 2019 to 2nd August 2019. The selection will be based on Online Test followed by GD & Interviews. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

        Name of the Bank : Bank of Baroda (BoB)

        Name of the Posts : Specialist IT Officers

        Vacancy Details :
        • Manager IT (Software Developer) - 5 Posts
        • Manager IT(Finacle Developer) - 6 Posts
        • Manager IT (Unix Administrator) - 1 Post
        • Manager IT (Linux Administrator) - 1 Post
        • Manager IT (Windows Administrator) - 1 Post
        • Manager IT (SQL )Administrator - 2 Posts
        • Manager IT(Oracle Administrator) - 2 Posts
        • Manager IT(Network Administration) - 2 Posts
        • Manager IT (Middleware Administrator Web Sphere) - 1 Post
        • Manager IT (Middleware Administrator Web Logic) - 1 Post
        • Manager IT (Data Center administration -Building Management System) - 2 Posts
        • Manager IT (ETL Developer) - 1 Post
        • Senior Manager-IT (System Administrator) - 2 Posts
        • Senior Manager IT (ETL Developer) - 1 Post
        • Senior Manager IT (Software Developer) - 2 Posts
        • Senior Manager IT(Finacle Developer) - 5 Posts
        Important Points to Note about BOB Specialist IT Officers Recruitment 2019  :
        • Candidate can apply for only one post under this project.
        • The process of Registration of application is complete only when fee is deposited with the Bank through On-line mode on or before the last date for fee payment.
        •  Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfill the eligibility as on the date of eligibility. Admission to on-line test, if any, will be purely provisional without
        • verification of documents. Candidature will be subject to verification of details/documents when the candidate reports for further selection process, if called.
        • Candidates are advised to check Bank’s website www.bankofbaroda.co.in for details and updates.
        • Post-qualification experience below 6 months in any organization would not be considered.
        • Only Candidates willing to serve anywhere in India, should apply
        Important Dates :
        • Starting Date of Online Registrations : 13th July 2019
        • Last Date for Online Registrations : 2nd August 2019
        Application Fee :
        • SC/ ST/ Persons with Disability (PWD) : Rs.100/- plus taxes
        • GEN/ OBC /EWS : Rs.600/- plus taxes 


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        Meet the new MD & CFO of World Bank - Anshula Kant (India)

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        The World Bank's president David Malpass today announced that the international financial institution has appointed India's Anshula Kant as it's new Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

        She is a graduate in Economic Honours from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and a Post-Graduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.  She is currently working as the Managing Director of India's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI).

        As an MD & CFO, she will be responsible for financial and risk management of the World Bank Group, reporting to the President. Among other key management duties, her work will include oversight of financial reporting, risk management, and working closely with the World Bank CEO on mobilization of IDA and other financial resources.

        About World Bank :
        • Formed in : July 1945
        • Headquarters : Washington, DC
        • President : David Malpass
        • Member Countries :
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