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July 31, 2019

31st July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (31st 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 31st July 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Almost 1,000-year-old Shawala Teja Singh Temple located in Sialkot city of Pakistan, which was sealed for last 72 years, has been re-opened for devotees for the 1st time since partition. 
    • Decision to reopen temple was issued by Paksitan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • As part of an effort to combat climate change and deforestation. , individuals in Ethiopia planted more than 35 crore trees today.
    • The planting is part of the 'Green Legacy' initiative that aims to plant 400 crore trees in Ethiopia this rainy season and is being led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
National Current Affairs
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019.
    • This bill provides 10% reservation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the state in educational institutes and government jobs. 
  • The Rajasthan Legislative Assembly today introduced 2 bills to check incidents of mob lynching and honour killing in the state. 
    • The bills will make both offences cognisable, non-bailable and non-compoundable with life imprisonment and fine of up to ₹5 lakh. 
    • The bill also has a provision to appoint a Nodal Officer to prevent incidents of lynching in the state.
Science & Technology
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) today launched an air-combat mobile game 'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above' and it's available for those using Android and iOS devices. 
    • It also features a pilot sporting a moustache like Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
  • Indian multinational corporation Infosys launched its state-of-the-art Cyber Defence Center in Bucharest (Romania)
    • This Defence Center is an expansion of services delivered via Infosys Digital Innovation Center which opened in Bucharest in early 2019.
People in News
  • Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot of Indian Armed Forces (IAF) to do a Wing Suit Skydive Jump
    • The jump was accomplished from an altitude of 8500 feet (2590.8 meters) from a Mi-17 helicopter. 
    • This is 1st IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained same type of helicopter.
Awards & Honors
  • Two Karnataka teenagers, Aman K A and A U Nachiketh, have won a $15,000 (around ₹10.3 lakh) National Geographic Explorer Award at the 2019 Google Science Fair competition. 
    • The duo developed an eco-friendly and cost-effective process of coagulating rubber latex using 'bimbli' fruit's extract, replacing formic acid.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India has signed Rs.1,500 crore deal to acquire R-27 air-to-air missiles from Russia for equipping Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and for boosting its capabilities in beyond visual range warfare.
Deaths
  • Noted economist and former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Subir Vithal Gokarn (60) passed away. 
    • Gokarn also represented India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund Executive Board. 
    • He served as the Deputy Governor of the RBI between 2009 and 2013.
New Appointments
  • 1984-batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre, Rajiv Kumar has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary
    • Kumar has replaced 1983-batch IAS officer Subhash Chandra Garg as the Finance Secretary. 
    • Note : Garg was transferred to the Power Ministry as the secretary on July 24.
  • ITBP Director General S S Deswal was given additional charge of counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG)
    • He will take over from incumbent NSG DG Sudeep Lakhtakia who is set to retire on 31st July 2018.
  • Caf√© Coffee Day today appointed S V Ranganath as its interim Chairman after the death of founder-chairman V G Siddhartha.
  • BJP MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has been elected as Karnataka Assembly Speaker
Sports Current Affairs
  • Former Indian cricketer Venugopal Rao has announced his retirement from all forms of the sport.
    • The 37-year-old, who captained Andhra Pradesh's Ranji team in the past, played 16 ODIs for India before appearing in 65 IPL matches. 
  • Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle today became the 1st cricketer to slam a hundred in Global T20 league in Canada. 
    • Gayle hit a 47-ball hundred to help his side Vancouver Knights post 276/3 against Montreal Tigers, the second-highest total by any team in T20 cricket. 
  • Batsman Prithvi Shaw has been handed a backdated suspension of eight months by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for doping violation. 
    • The period of Shaw's suspension would begin retrospectively from March 16, 2019 and end at midnight on November 15, 2019.
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    Former RBI Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn Passed Away

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    Noted economist and former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Subir Vithal Gokarn passed away today. He is 60 years old.  He graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in Economics in 1979. He had a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and received a doctorate in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, USA in 1989.

    He served as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) between 2009 and 2013 and oversaw Monetary Policy, Research, Financial Markets, Communications and Deposit Insurance. He had the distinction of being the youngest RBI Governor at the time. He had the distinction of being the youngest deputy governor at that time. He was also associated with Brooking’s India.

    He was appointed by the Narendra Modi government as Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in November 2015.Gokarn also represented India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund Executive Board.

    He wrote a book titled "The Structure of Indian Industry" along with  Professor Anindya Sen and Dr Rajendra R. Vaidya. 



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    The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 31st July 2019 - PDF Download

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    Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 31st July 2019. You can download PDF Version of these editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

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    English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 31st July 2019

    Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "Burning bright: on India’s tiger census"
    • Census  - a count for official purposes, especially one to count the number of people living in a country and to collect information about them:
    • Fiasco - a complete and embarrassing failure
    • Wipeout - total destruction, or failure
    • Conservation - the protection of plants and animals, natural areas, and interesting and important structures and buildings, especially from the damaging effects of human activity
    • Marvel - to show or feel surprise or admiration
    • Populous - a populous nation, city, area etc has many people living in it
    • Preserve - to take care of a place or building in order to prevent it from being harmed or destroyed
    • Heritage - the art, buildings, traditions, and beliefs that a society considers important to its history and culture
    • Amid - if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening
    • Fast-paced - including a lot of different things happening quickly
    • Majority - most of the people or things in a group
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    Important Airports and Flights recently in news 2019

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    Hi friends, I am Jagdeep Singh. Today I am sharing the latest list of Important Airports and Flights 2019 which are recently in news. Happy Reading :)

    Latest List of Flights & Airports in News 2019

    • 1st single use plastic free flights -- Hi FLY airlines, Portugal
    • 2nd single use plastic free flight -- Etihad airlines, UAE
    • Agartala airport renamed as Maharaja Bir Bikaram airport, Tripura
    • Biggest airport of India -- Mumbai airport
    • Busiest airport of India -- Delhi airport
    • Cabinet has approved leasing out 6 airport of AAI for operation management and development under public private partnership (PPP)
    • Delhi airport is the world's 1st recipient of Taxibot made by Israel
    • Dubai airport to accept Indian currency
    • France to impose green tax on plane ticket in french airport from 2020
    • Jaipur and Srinagar airport ranked 1st and 2nd in ACI-ASQ Survey
    • Jhursaguda airport renamed as veer surendra sai airport, Odisha
    • New airport stone led down
      • kurnool airport (Andhra Pradesh)
      • Kannur airport (Kerela)
      • Jewar airport (Noda)
      • Rourkela (3rd airport of Odisha)
      • Hallongi airport (Arunachal Pradesh)
    • Rajiv Gandhi airport get carbon neutrality status
    • Skytrax world airport award - Singapore Changi Airport (Indira Gandhi airport at 59th)
    • Srilankan airlines has been named as world's most punctual airlines
    • Union civil aviation ministry gives clearance for 4 Green field airport (3-Andhra pradesh, 1-Gujarat)
    • Zero waste flight -- Quantas airlines, Australia
    Top 10 Busiest Airports in India 2019
    1. Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
    2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai)
    3. Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru)
    4. Chennai International Airport (Chennai_)
    5. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata)
    6. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad)
    7. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (Ahmedabad)
    8. Cochin International Airport     (Kochi)
    9. Pune Airport (Pune)
    10. Dabolim Airport (Dabolim)
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    July 30, 2019

    30th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (30th 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 30th July 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (30th July) is World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
      • This day was established by the UN General Assembly in the year 2013.
      • Aim of this Day : To raise awareness of the plight of victims of human trafficking and to protect their rights.  
      • Theme of World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 : ‘Call your government to action
    National Current Affairs
    • Rajya Sabha today passed The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. 
      • This Bill criminalises instant triple talaq and seeks up to three years in jail for guilty. 
    • The 22nd National Conference on e-Governance 2019 will be held during 8-9th August 2019 at Shillong.
      • The conference will be jointly organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), in association with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and the State Government of Meghalaya.
      • It will provide a platform to disseminate knowledge on effective methods of designing and implementing sustainable e-Governance initiatives to provide end-to-end Digital services, exchange experience in solving problems, mitigating risks, resolving issues and planning for success.
      • This conference is part of the DARPG’s 100 days initiatives in the new Government.
      • 28 States and eight Union Territories will participate in the conference.
      • Theme of the Conference : “Digital India: Success to Excellence
    • Lok Sabha today passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2019.
      • This bill aims at protecting the interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute.
    • Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee launched a unique initiative called ‘Didi Ke Bolo’ (Tell your sister) campaign to reach out to people of State. 
      • This campaign for common masses, is devised to entertain voters’ regarding various issues for which phone number (9137091370) and website www.didikaybolo.com are also launched.
    • The Rajya Sabha today passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019.
      • This bill seeks to protect small investors from ponzi schemes and prevent unregulated entities from collecting deposits from individuals. 
      • The bill provides for a jail term ranging from 1 year to 10 years for people running ponzi schemes and fine ranging from ₹2 lakh to ₹50 crore.
    • Union Culture and Tourism Minister of State (independent charge) Prahlad Patel today announced that 10 centrally protected monuments across India will be open to public from sunrise till 9 p.m.
      •  Currently gates of most monuments are closed for visitors by 5:30-6 pm.
      • Those 10 monuments are :
        1. Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
        2. Safdarjung Tomb in Delhi
        3. Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar
        4. Dulhadev Temple in Khajuraho
        5. Shekh Chilli Tomb in Kurukshetra
        6. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka
        7. Gol Gumbaj in Karnataka
        8. Group of Temples in Maharashtra (Markanda)
        9. Man Mahal in Uttar Pradesh (Varanasi)
        10. Rani ki Baav in Paatan, Gujarat.
    Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
    • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a fine of about 26 lakh rupees on 2 online payment solutions providers for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines.
      • The central bank said in a release that Mobikwik Systems Private Limited has been slapped a fine of 15 lakh rupees while Hip Bar Pvt Ltd faced a fine of 10.85 lakh rupees.
      • It stated that these two prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers were levied a monetary penalty for non-compliance of regulatory guidelines.
    • Nearly two years after West Bengal got Geographical Indication (GI) tag for its version of Rasgulla, Odisha today received the GI tag for "Odisha Rasagola"
      • Note : The GI tag for Rasgullas to the neighbouring states recognises two distinct varieties of the sweet in taste and texture.
    MOUs & Agreements
    • India and Mozambique have signed 2 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on sharing white shipping information and co-operation in the field of Hydrography.
      • These MOUs were signed in the presence of Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Mozambican counterpart Atanasio Salvador M’tumuke in Maputo,.
      • Note : The defense minister is on a 3 days visit to South African country, Mozambique.
    Science & Technology
    • The 6th of 8th indigenously built Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK IV class ships 'LCU L 56' was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command, at Visakhapatnam.
      • The LCU L56 is an amphibious ship with its primary role being transportation, deployment and recovery of main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore and vice-versa.
    New Appointments
    • Jagdeep Dhankar has been sworn in as the new Governor of West Bengal.
      • The Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court T.B Radhakrishnan administered the oath of office and Secrecy to him at a simple function in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.
    Sports Current Affairs
    • The International Cricket Council (ICC) today officially launched the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).
      • To be played over two years, the World Test Championship will witness the top 9 Test teams in the world compete in 71 Test matches across 27 series. 
      • The two top teams will then go head to head in the World Test Championship final to be held in the United Kingdom in 2021.
      • Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies are the 9 teams that will battle it out for the top honours in the World Test Championship.
      • The inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from 1st of next month to 30th April 30, 2021.
    • US sprinter Dalilah Muhammad broke the world record in women's 400 metre by finishing the race in 52.20 seconds at the US championships. 
      • The previous record of 52.34 seconds was set by Yuliya Pechonkina (Russia) on August 8, 2003. 
    • Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.
      •  Evra, who earned 81 caps with the French national team, played for United between 2006 and 2014 and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League title. 
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      The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 30th July 2019 - PDF Download

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      Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 30th July 2019. You can download PDF Version of these editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

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      English Vocabulary from "The Hindu News Paper" - 30th July 2019


      Hindu Editorial Topic 1 : "In governance mode: on Yediyurappa govt's focus"
      • Despite - used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it
      • Uncertainty - a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen
      • Instability - a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen
      • Irony - a strange, funny, or sad situation in which things happen in the opposite way to what you would expect
      • Absolute - very great, or complete
      • Apparent - easy to see or understand
      • Concede - to admit that something is true
      • Intervention - a situation in which someone becomes involved in a particular issue, problem etc in order to influence what happens
      • Tenure  -  the period of time during which someone has an important job or is an elected official
      • Saddle - to have control of something
      • Rebellion - an attempt to remove a government or leader by force
      • Coalition - a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together
      • Inherent - an inherent quality is a basic or essential feature that gives something its character
      • Contradiction - a difference in two or more statements, ideas, stories etc that makes it impossible for both or all of them to be true
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      July 2019 : GK & Current Affairs Quiz - Set 5

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      The managing director of the State Bank Of India (SBI) has been recently appointed as Managing Director (MD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the World Bank. Who is she ?



      Name the 1st state in India to ensure conservation of water and have its own State Water Policy ?



      With $65 million (₹444 crore), which Bollywood Actor has become the only Indian to enter Forbes magazine's Highest-Paid Entertainers List 2019 ?



      The person who credited with inventing the computer password, was recently passed away. Name him ?



      To stop selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW), the Railway Protection Force (RPF) recently launched an operation. Name it ?



      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slapped a penalty of Rs 7 crore on which Indian lender for non-compliance with norms related to NPA identification and fraud risk management, among others ?



      World Population Day is observed on ?



      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. Who is the Director of this movie ?



      Who has been recently appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) ?



      World Youth Skills Day is observed on ?



      What is the Theme of World Youth Skills Day 2019 ?



      Who has won the Wimbledon 2019 Men's Singles title by defeating world number three Roger Federer ?



      Which bank has recently announced that it reported fraud of ₹1,775 crore by bankrupt steelmaker Bhushan Power & Steel ?



      Who has been appointed as the new Governor of Gujarat ?



      The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa. Name the partner country of this event ?


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      July 29, 2019

      29th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (29th 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 29th July 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • Today (29th July) is International Tiger Day.
        • The day is held annually on 29th July to raise awareness for tiger conservation.
        • It was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the big cat population by 2022.
        • The goal of this day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation.
      • President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in West African country Benin on the 1st leg of his 3 nations' tour (Benin, Gambia and Guinea).
        • With this, he became the 1st Indian head of state to visit the country
        • During this visit, Kovind will hold talks with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon in Cotonou. 
        • Several agreements will be signed between the two countries following talks. 
      • Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has inaugurated the India-Nepal Logistics Summit 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
        • Government representatives and trade community from India and Nepal participated in the conference.
        • Theme of  India-Nepal Logistics Summit 2019 : Transforming Logistics Landscape.
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      Latest Current Affairs Quiz 2019

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      2019 Latest Current Affairs Quiz 

      Which of the following bill was approved by cabinet for setting up the medical commission in place of Medical Council of India (MCI) ?
        1. National Commission for Medical Bill, 2019
        2. National Medical Commission Bill, 2019
        3. Medical Commission Bill, 2019
        4. Amendment for Medical Bill, 2019 
        5. None of these
      How many days was given by cabinet for bankruptcy resolution process including litigations and other judicial process ?
        1. With in 310 days
        2. With in 330 days
        3. With in 350 days
        4. With in 370 days 
        5. None of these
      Which scheme was launched by Ministry of Home Affairs for the period 2018-2020 to combat cyber crime in India ?
        1. Indian Credit Collateral Crime Centre
        2. Indian Capacity Cyber Crime Centre (I4C)
        3. Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (MC)
        4. Indian Collateral Crime Coordination Centre (MC) 
        5. None of these
      What is the name of UGC-(University Grants Commission) Guide to Student Induction Programme released by Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' in New Delhi ?
        1. 'Deeksharambh'
        2. 'Scheme to Provide Quality Education(SPQE)'
        3. 'eBasta Scheme'
        4. 'Papal Scheme'
        5. None of these
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      The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary - 29th July 2019 - PDF Download

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      Hai Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu News Paper dated 29th July 2019. You can download PDF Version of these editorials and meanings from below link. Happy reading :)

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      • Sexism -  the belief that men and women should be treated in a different way and are suited to different types of jobs and different positions in society
      • Remark - to give a spoken statement of an opinion or thought
      • Legislature - the group of people in a country or part of a country who have the power to make and change laws
      • Combat - an attempt to stop something bad or to solve a difficult problem
      • The likes of - a person, thing, or group similar in character or quality to the one mentioned
      • Pushed through - to cause a plan or suggestion to be officially accepted or put into use
      • Scrutiny - the careful and detailed examination of something in order to get information about it
      • Dissent - a strong difference of opinion on a particular subject, especially about an official suggestion or plan or a popular belief
      • Nitty-gritty - the basic facts of a situation
      • Overshadow - to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy
      • Intervention - action taken to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
      • Minority - any small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race, religion, or political beliefs, or a person who belongs to such a group
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      July 28, 2019

      27th & 28th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the Important Current Affairs updates of 27th & 28th 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 27th & 28th July 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • 28th July is observed as World Hepatitis Day.
        • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can affect any individual of any age including children.
        • This day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis (a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E)
        • Theme of World Hepatitis Day 2019 : “Invest in eliminating hepatitis”.
        • Note : World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).
          • Remaining Campaigns are
            • World Health Day, 
            • World Blood Donor Day, 
            • World Immunization Week, 
            • World Tuberculosis Day, 
            • World No Tobacco Day, 
            • World Malaria Day 
            • World AIDS Day
      • President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Benin on the 1st leg of his 3 Nation tour (Benin, The Gambia and Guinea)
        • The 7-day visit is the 1st high-level tour of any Head of State from India to the three West African countries.
        • During this visit, Mr Kovind will hold talks with his Beninese counterpart Patrice Talon. 
        • Later, the President will address the National Assembly in Porto Novo. 
        • Mr Kovind will also meet members of the Indian Community at a reception hosted in his honour in Cotonou.
        • During the visit to The Gambia, Mr Kovind will hold delegation-level talks with President Adama Barrow in the capital, Banjul.
        • On the last leg of his visit, the President will reach Conakry, the capital of Guinea on 1st August.
        • Mr Kovind will hold delegation-level talks with his counterpart on 2nd August.
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      Latest Committees and Commissions in India 2019

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      Hi I am Jagdeep Singh. I already shared latest schemes launched by Indian states in the year 2019. Thanks for the wonderful response to that post. Today I would like to share another important post related to General Awareness, list of latest Committees and Commissions in India 2019. This below list consists of around top 50 important committees of various sectors like banking, agriculture, sports, politics, social welfare, awards etc. Hope it will be helpful for you in getting good marks in your upcoming competitive exams. Happy Reading :)

      Recent Important Committees List 2019

      • Economic Capital Framework - Bimal Jalan
      • Elephant Bonds - Surjit Bhalla
      • For ATM Interchange Free Structure - V.G. Kannan
      • For Currency Movement - D.K.Mohanty
      • For Current Series Of WPI - Ramesh Chand
      • For LPG Marketing - Kirit Parikh
      • For MSME - Uk Sinha
      • Frauds Detection in Ayushman Bharat By IRADAI & NHA - Dinesh Arora
      • GOFM of States for GST Panel - Sushil Kr Modi
      • Group of CMs for Doubling Farmers Income - Devendra Fadnavis
      • Gst Shortfall Revenue - Sushil Kr Modi
      • ICC Cricket Committee - Anil Kumble
      • Jail Reforms - Dr Amitava Roy
      • Clause VI of Assam Accord - Mp Bezbaruah
      • Comprehensive Insurance Scheme for Advocates - Dr Alok Srivastava
      • Core Investment Companies - Tapan Ray
      • Corporate Loans - T.N Manoharan
      • Digital Payments - Nandan Nilekani
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      July 27, 2019

      Meet Vidisha Baliyan - 1st Indian to win Miss Deaf World 2019

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      A 21 year old Uttar Pradesh girl Vidisha Baliyan has been crowned Miss Deaf World for the year 2019 held in South Africa's Bombayela. With this she became the 1st Indian to win the prestigious title. The international beauty pageant was held in Mbombela, South Africa, and Vidisha was chosen among the 11 finalists from 16 participating countries in the final round. Vidisha is a modeling student of the Asian Academy of Film and Television.  She is also a former international tennis player who represented India in the Deaflympics.

      Shortcut Trick to Remember the Name of Miss Deaf World 2019 : Remember Vidya Balan

      About Miss & Mister Deaf World Beauty Pageants

      These international beauty pageants crowns young Deaf women & men every year. This year's paegeant was held at Mbombela, South Africa. Below are the complete winners list of this year's paegeant.
      • Miss Deaf World : Vidisha Baliyan (India)
      • 1st Vicemiss Deaf World : Lethiwe Ntaka (South Africa)
      • 2nd Vicemiss Deaf World : Caroline Costa (Brazil)
      • Miss Deaf Europe : Petra Jakopovic (Croatia)
      • Miss Deaf Asia : Kanjana Phimpa (Thailand)
      • Mister Deaf World : Phumelela Mapukata (South Africa)
      • Mister Deaf Europe : Petro Mendryshora (Ukraine)
      • Mister Deaf Asia : Chunping Zhou (China)

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      AP Grama / Ward Sachivalayam Recruitment 2019 Official Notification out - 1,26,728 Posts

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      Friends, the Andhra Pradesh state government has released the official notification for the recruitment of various posts in AP Grama / Ward Sachivalayam for the year 2019.  With this notification, the AP state government is going to recruit 22 types of posts. There are 1,36,087 posts in total. As of now, the govt has released notification for 1,26,728 posts. Remaining 9,359 are of linemen posts, for which there will be a separate notification to be released. The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) is going to conduct this recruitment drive. You can apply online from today (27th July 2019) to 10th August 2019. The selection will be based on written test which is scheduled to be held on 1st September 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)


      Name of the Organization : Andhra Pradesh State Government

      Official Website : http://gramasachivalayam.ap.gov.in/

       

       

       

      Recruitment Details of AP Panchayat Secretary 2019

      Total Number of Vacancies : 7040

      Initial Salary : Rs. 15000/-

      Vacancy Details :
      • Srikakulam - 529 Posts
      • Vizianagaram - 351 Posts
      • Visakhapatnam - 404 Posts
      • East Godavari - 742 Posts
      • West Godavari - 596 Posts
      • Krishna - 705 Posts
      • Guntur - 523 Posts
      • Prakasam - 499 Posts
      • SPSR Nellore - 472 Posts
      • Chittoor - 670 Posts
      • Ananthapuramu - 571 Posts
      • Kurnool - 473 Posts
      • YSR Kadapa - 505 Posts
        • Total - 7040 Posts
      Education : Graduation

      Age:
      • Minimum : 18 Years
      • Maximum : 42 Years
       Application Fee : Rs. 200/-
      Selection Process : The selection of candidates for appointment to the posts shall be based on the merit in the OMR based written examination.

      Detailed Syllabus of  AP Panchayat Secretary Exam 2019

      The written exam will be of objective type. There will be 150 questions of 150 marks.This is of two parts. Part A (75 Marks) and Part B (75 Marks).

      Part A :
      • General Mental ability and reasoning.
      • Quantitative aptitude including data interpretation.
      • Comprehension – Telugu & English.
      • General English.
      • Basic Computer Knowledge.
      • Current affairs of regional, national and International importance.
      • General Science and its applications to the day to day life, Contemporary development in science and Technology and information Technology.
      • Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection.

      Part B :
      • History & Culture of India with specific focus on AP.
      • Indian polity and governance: constitutional issues, 73/74th Amendments, public policy, reforms ad centre – state relations with specific reference to Andhra Pradesh.
      • Economy and Planning in India with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh.
      • Society, Social justice, rights issues.
      • Physical geography of Indian sub-continent and Andhra Pradesh.
      • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and its Administrative, Economic, Social, Cultural,Political and legal implications / problems.
      • Key welfare & development schemes of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
      • Women empowerment and economic development through self help grounds / community based organizations with focus on weaker sections.

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      July 26, 2019

      26th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (26th 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 26th July 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a 3 day visit to Southeast African country Mozambique to further strengthen defence relations.
        • During the visit, Mr Singh will hold talks with the President, Defence Minister, Foreign Minister and Interior Minister of Mozambique.
        • 3 MoUs and agreements will be signed in the fields of exclusive economic zone surveillance, sharing of white shipping information and hydrography.
        • There will also be a ceremony of handing over two fast interceptor boats and 44 SUVs from India to Mozambique.
      • The US Justice Department is set to resume the use of death penalty after 16 years
        • The department has immediately scheduled executions of 5 death row federal inmates. 
        • Note : US President Donald Trump has called for increasing the use of the death penalty for drug traffickers and mass shooters.
      National Current Affairs
      • The 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated across the country today. 
        • The central theme of this year's celebrations is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
        • This day marks the victory of Indian armed forces in Operation Vijay in 1999, when they evicted the infiltrators backed by Pakistani army from high outposts in Kargil sector.
        • The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days and ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory. 
        • The victory of Tiger Hill was one of the crucial achievements in the 60- day long conflict.
        • The celebrations of 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas began in Delhi on the 14th of this month.
        • The Victory Flame traversed through 11 towns and cities and finally reached Dras. 
        • At Drass, the victory flame was received from Major DP Singh and passed on to Param Veer Chakra awardee Yogendra Yadav and then to Army Chief Bipin Rawat to merge at Kargil War Memorial with eternal flame.
        • Defence Minister of India : Rajnath Singh
      • The Supreme Court today ordered cinema halls across the country to screen clips on prevention of child abuse and prosecution of crimes against children. 
        • The court asked the Ministry of Women and Child Development to ensure suitable clips are screened. 
        • The apex court also ordered TV channels to show these clips along with child helpline numbers.
      Science & Technology
      • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced the 2nd successful orbit-raising move of India's second Moon mission Chandrayaan-2.
        • The 3,850-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft is planned to undergo three more such orbit raises before attempting India's first soft Moon landing on September 7. 
        • If successful, India will become the first in the world to land on Moon's south polar region.
      Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
      • The Lok Sabha has passed The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019.  
        • This Bill seeks to amend the Companies Act, 2013.
        • It aims to tighten Corporate Social Responsibility compliance, transfer certain responsibilities to National Company Law Tribunal and recatgorise certain offences as civil offences.
      • The Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today held discussions with Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Falih to further enhance bilateral hydrocarbon cooperation.
        • Both the Ministers discussed further enhancing India-Saudi Arabia hydrocarbon cooperation to become a strong pillar of the existing overall strategic partnership between the two countries. 
      New Appointments
      • Karnataka BJP President BS Yediyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the 4th time today. 
        • This comes after the HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed after losing the confidence motion by six votes yesterday. 
      • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Pakistan Cricket Board's Chairman Ehsan Mani as Chairperson of ICC's Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA)
      Sports Current Affairs
      • World Championships bronze medallist Simranjit Kaur (60kg) and GeeBee Boxing silver medallist Dinesh Dagar (69kg) confirmed their places in finals of the 23rd President’s Cup in Indonesia today.
        • Ankush Dahiya (64kg) and Ananta Pralhad Chopade (52kg) made it to semi-finals of the competition. 
        • Neeraj Swami (49kg) has assured himself of a medal after making his way into the semifinals.
      • Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir (27) has announced his retirement from Test cricket, saying he wants to concentrate on white-ball cricket. 
        • Amir, who was Pakistan's highest wicket-taker in the 2019 World Cup, represented his nation in 36 Tests and picked up 119 wickets. 
        • He made his Test debut against Sri Lanka as a 17-year-old in 2009.
      • 5 wrestlers including Commonwealth Games gold medallist Bajrang Punia have been selected for the 2019 Senior Wrestling World Championships
        • The tournament is the first phase to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympic Games. 
        • Other wrestlers who were selected in their respective categories are Ravi Kumar (57 kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg), Mausam (97 kg) and Sumit (125 kg).
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        New Pattern Time & Work Problems with Solutions for Bank Exams 2019

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        New Pattern Time and Work Practice Problems

        Directions (1-2) : One day earning of P, Q and R together is Rs.1026 to do a work. ‘P’ earns more than R which is same as ‘R’ earns more than ‘Q’. Efficiency of R and Q is 19 : 18.
        1. Find the amount earned by R and P together in 5 days to do the same work?
        1. Rs. 3620
        2. Rs. 3430
        3. Rs. 3510
        4. Rs. 3310
        5. Rs. 3710
        2. S, who’s efficiency is average of efficiency of P and Q, can complete a work in 36 days. If P, Q and R work together, and complete that work then find the total wage of Q
        1. Rs. 3888
        2. Rs. 4104
        3. Rs. 4320
        4. Rs. 3666
        5. Rs. 4520
        3. (X+4) men can complete a work in 2X days while (X+12) women can complete same work in (X+8) days. If ratio of efficiency of men to women is 5 : 4 then find in how many days 12 men and 15 women together can complete the same work ?
        1. 32 days
        2. 16 days
        3. 48 days
        4. 64 days
        5. 80 days
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        25th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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        Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (25th 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 25th July 2019

        International Current Affairs
        • A new India-UK bilateral pilot scheme has been launched to support Britain's universities to collaborate with Indian partners in order to send UK students to India during their studies.
          • The "UKEIRI Mobility Programme: Study in India", an initiative of Universities UK International (UUKi) and British Council India, opened today and aims to generate up to 200 opportunities for undergraduate students at UK universities to visit India by March 2021.
          • Priority for the programme to visit India during their courses will be given to students from traditionally under-represented groups.
        National Current Affairs
        • The Rajya Sabha today passed a bill making amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children.
          • The bill also provides for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography. 
          • Union Minister for Women and Child Development : Smriti Irani 
        • The Lok Sabha has passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019
          • The bill empowers the government to designate an individual as a terrorist if the person commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes terrorism or is otherwise involved in terrorism.
        • Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has been released on a month's parole to make arrangements for her daughter's wedding. 
          • During the term of her parole, she cannot speak to politicians or media. 
        Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
        • India is considering an option to raise $10 billion in one go from its 1st overseas bond sale in October. 
          • The government would prefer to sell yen or euro-denominated debt so as to offer lower yields.
          • Note : Former Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan recently warned that India's plan to issue bonds overseas has enormous risks but no real benefit.
        • Facebook-owned WhatsApp's payments service WhatsApp Pay will be rolling out later this year in India.
          • Facebook has been beta-testing the payments service in India with about 10 lakh users, the full roll-out of which was stuck over regulatory issues. 
          • Note : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had said it didn't comply with the data localisation norms of India.
        • Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) becomes highest-ranked Indian company on Fortune Global 500 list
          • It has jumped 42 places and was ranked 106 this year.
          • Top 10 in Fortune Global 500 list 2019 :
            1. Walmart: United States (US) retail giant topped list.
            2. Sinopec Group: Chinese state-owned oil and gas company
            3. Royal Dutch Shell: Dutch company
            4. China National Petroleum
            5. State Grid
            6. Saudi Aramco: Saudi oil giant
            7. BP: British multinational oil and gas company
            8. Exxon Mobil
            9. Volkswagen
            10. Toyota Motor
        Science & Technology
        • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has revealed India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft's 1st Earth-bound orbit raising move was successfully performed today at 2:52 pm. 
          • The spacecraft aims to achieve India's first soft-landing on the Moon's surface on September 7. 
          • If successful, it'll make India the 4th country to accomplish a Moon landing and the first to reach its south polar region.
        Deaths
        • Hollywood actor Rutger Hauer (75), best known for his role in the 1982 film 'Blade Runner', passed away in the Netherlands after suffering from a brief illness. 
          • Hauer had also starred in films including 'Nighthawks', 'Dracula 3D' and 'Batman Begins'.
        New Appointments
        • Boris Johnson took over as the new Prime Minister of UK following his official appointment by Queen Elizabeth II. 
          • His appointment came minutes after his predecessor Theresa May submitted her resignation to the Queen. 
          • Johnson defeated fellow Conservative Party member Jeremy Hunt to become the party leader and the UK's next Prime Minister.
        • The Indian government has appointed 1985 batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer Atanu Chakraborty as the new Economic Affairs Secretary replacing Subhash Chandra Garg.
          • Subhash Chandra Garg will be the new Power Secretary
        • Priti Patel took charge as 1st Indian-origin Home Secretary of Britain in the newly unveiled Boris Johnson-led Cabinet. 
          • The 47-year-old has replaced Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who has been moved to the Treasury department as the 1st ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer. 
        Books & Authors
        • A Coffee table book titled ‘Fire and Fury Corp s– Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice,‘ a repository of exemplary valour of Fire and Fury Corps and their utmost dedication to nation was released. 
          • The book was released in Leh, in J&K by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on the occasion of nation celebrating 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
        Sports Current Affairs
        • The medals for Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled with exactly one year to go until the next year's Games. 
          • The medals are 85 millimetres in diameter and feature Nike (Greek goddess of victory) in their design along with the Olympic symbol
          • Important Note : These medals are made from recycled metals, collected from 6.21 million electronic devices donated across Japan.
        • Former Team India captain MS Dhoni will be with his Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion) in Kashmir from July 31 to August 15. 
          • The 38-year-old will undertake duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and will be staying with the troops. 
          • Note : Dhoni holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army.
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          Heads of Financial Bodies India 2019

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          Hi I am Archana Singh Suryavanshi. I would like to contribute a small post in Gr8AmbitionZ.com. All of you know, how important are the names of heads (Directors, MD & CEOs etc) in Banking Exams. You people can easily get the names of Bank Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers. But it somewhat difficult to get the names of people who are heading various financial bodies in India. So I compiled a small list with the names of important personalities who are leading important financial bodies in India. I made this list by keeping the names as of today (26th July 2019). I will try to add / change if I come across any. Happy Reading :)

          Important Indian Financial Bodies and Heads 2019

          • Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Shaktikanta Das
          • CEO and Managing Director, Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI Ltd) - Emandi Sankara
          • CEO and Managing Director, National Housing Bank (NHB) - Sriram Kalyanaraman
          • Chairman & MD, Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) – B. C. Tripathi
          • Chairman & MD, Oil India Limited - Utpal Bora
          • Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) - Yaduvendra Mathur
          • Chairman, 15th Finance Commission of India - N. K. Singh
          • Chairman, 7th Pay Commission - Ashok Kumar Mathur
          • Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) - Sethuratnam Ravi
          • Chairman, Company Law Board - Mahesh Kumar Mittal
          • Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) - Sanjiv Singh
          • Chairman, Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) - Mahesh Kumar Jain
          • Chairman, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) - Subhash Chandra Khuntia
          • Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) - M.R.Kumar
          • Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) - Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
          • Chairman, National Statistical Commission (NSC) - Radha Binod Barman
          • Chairman, National Stock Exchange (NSE) - Ashok Chawla
          • Chairman, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) - Hemant G.
          • Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) - Ajay Tyagi
          • Chairman, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) - Muhammad Mustafa
          • Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) - Ram Sevak Sharma
          • Chairperson, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) - Anita Karwal
          • Chairperson, State Bank of India (SBI) - Rajnish Kumar
          • CMD, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) - Shashi Shanker
          • Director General, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) - Rakesh Tewari
          • Director, Enforcement Directorate (ED) – Karnal Singh
          • President, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) - Sandeep Jajodia
          • President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Rakesh Bharti Mittal
          • President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) - Pankaj Patel 
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          Apex Bank, Assam Recruitment of Managers / Branch Managers 2019

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          Friends, the Assam Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd., the largest Bank in the North East Region operating in the State of Assam is inviting applications for filling up the posts of Managers and Branch Managers for the year 2019 in the bank  under Officer Grade-D to augment staff strength and to drive the business of the Bank. There are 10 Posts in total. There is NO Online Application Mode to apply. Your applications should reach the bank's head office by 13th August 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

          Name of the Bank : The Assam Co-operative Apex Bank Ltd (Apex Bank Assam)


          Name of the Posts : Manager/ Branch Manager under Officer Grade-D

          Total Number of Posts : 10 Posts

          Education : Graduate with minimum 50% marks or Post Graduate in any discipline preferably CAIIB or C.A., MBA, ICWAI, I.C.S.I.

          Experience : 5 years experience in Banking in Officers/ Executive Grade.

          Age :
          • Minimum : 28 Years
          • Maximum : 35 Years
          Selection Process : The Applicants whose Application is received in time will be shortlisted as per the eligibility criteria & will be intimated individually about the selection process.

          How to Apply ?
          Candidates should download the Application form from the Bank's official website (www.apexbankassam.com), fill it, and should send it along with the attested copies of educational qualifications to The Manging Director of the Bank, Assam by 13th August 2019.


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          July 25, 2019

          GK : Human Biology Quick Summary for Exams

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          Hi friends, I am Ganesh Kumar. I am a regular follower of Gr8AmbitionZ. Today I am going to share an important General Knowledge topic a brief summary of Human Biology concepts. This wont be much useful for your banking exams. But this will be very helpful for SSC, UPSC, APPSC and other competitive examinations which are having General Knowledge or General Science in their syllabus. Happy Reading. Good day all :)

          General Knowledge : Quick Summary of Human Biology

          • Average Blood Volume - 4 to 5 liters
          • Average length of Large Intestine - 1.5m
          • Average length of Small Intestine - 7m
          • Average weight of new Born baby - 2.6kg
          • Biggest cell - female Ovum
          • Blood Bank in the Body is - Spleen
          • First transplanted Organ - Heart
          • Fluid part is Blood!  
          • Increase RBC count called - Polycethemia
          • Largest & Strongest Bone - Femur
          • Largest artery - Aorta
          • Largest Endocrine gland - Thyroid
          • Largest gland - Liver
          • Largest Lymphatic Organ - Spleen
          • Largest Organ - Skin
          • Largest part of Brain - Cerebrum
          • Largest WBC - Monocyte
          • Life Span of RBC - 120 days
          • Life Span of WBC - 10 to 15 days
          • Non Nucleated Blood cell is - RBC
          • Normal Blood Cholesterol level - 250mg/dl
          • Normal blood pressure - 120/80mmHg
          • Normal body temperature - 37 C° (98.4 F°)
          • Number of Bones - 206
          • Number of Bones in Arms - 6
          • Number of Bones in Chest - 25
          • Number of Bones in Each wrist - 8
          • Number of Bones in Face - 14
          • Number of Bones in Hand - 27
          • Number of Bones in Human Foot - 33
          • Number of Bones in Middle Ear - 6
          • Number of Bones in new Born baby - 306
          • Number of Bones in Skull - 22
          • Number of Chromosome - 46 (23 pair)
          • Number of Heart Chamber - 4
          • Number of Kidneys - 2
          • Number of Milk Teeth - 20
          • Number of Muscles - 639
          • Number of Muscles in Human Arm - 72
          • Number of Pumps in Heart - 2
          • Number of Ribs - 24 (12 pair)
          • Number of vertebrae in the Neck - 7
          • Number of vertebrae in the Spine - 33
          • Ph of Blood - 7.35-7.45
          • Pregnancy Period - 280 days (40 week)
          • Pulse rate in One Minute - 60-100
          • RBC produced in the - Bone Marrow
          • River of Life is Called - Blood
          • Smallest Bone - Stapes
          • Smallest cell - male Sperm
          • Smallest Muscle - Stapedius (Middle Ear)
          • Smallest WBC - Lymphocyte
          • Universal Donor Blood Group O negative
          • Universal Recipient Blood Group - AB
          • Viscosity of Blood - 4.5 to 5.5
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          July 24, 2019

          23rd & 24th July 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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          Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the Important Current Affairs updates of 23rd & 24th 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 23rd & 24th July 2019

          International Current Affairs
          • Ministerial meeting of Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was recently held at Caracas (capital city of Venezuela). 
            • Theme for 2019 NAM Meet : Promotion and Consolidation of Peace through Respect for International Law.
            • Important Note : Venezuela has held the presidency of NAM since the year 2016  which will now be passed on to Azerbaijan in October 2019.
          • Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has said that US President Donald Trump has accepted Prime Minister Imran Khan's offer to visit Pakistan. Khan extended the invitation to Trump during his first official trip to the US.
          National Current Affairs
          • 23rd July is National Broadcasting Day‬.
            • On this day in 1927, India got its first radio station.
            • Note : The first station of the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC) was inaugurated at Bombay by the British Viceroy of India Lord Irwin on 23rd July 1927.
            • Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting - Prakash Javadekar
          • Nation remembered freedom fighters Chandra Shekhar Azad and Lokmanya Tilak, on their birth anniversaries on 23rd July 2019.
            • Indian nationalist leader Bal Gangadhar Tilak's birth anniversary
              • Popularly called 'Lokmanya', meaning 'accepted by the people', Tilak was born onJuly 23, 1856 in Maharashtra. 
              • The pioneer of the Swadeshi Movement, he is also widely known for his quote 'Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it'.
            • Indian revolutionary Chandra Shekhar Azad, popularly known as 'Azad', was born on this day (23rd July) in the year 1906.
              • He fought for the Indian independence struggle till the age of 24 years, before shooting himself to keep his pledge of never being caught alive.
          • Congress-JD(S) alliance government in Karnataka failed to prove majority in the Assembly during the floor test. 
            • Amid the political crisis, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy resigned from the post after meeting state Governor Vajubhai Vala
          • The Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed a bill providing 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the state. 
            • The OBCs currently get 14% reservation. 
            • The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs/STs) get 16% and 20% reservation respectively in the state.
            • Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister : Kamal Nath
          • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today announced that a 251-metre-tall statue of Lord Ram will be built in Ayodhya, which he claimed will be the world's tallest statue
          • The Indian Army has ruled that the next of kin of a dead ex-serviceman can now sport his or her medals at homage ceremonies, no matter whether he or she is a civilian or serving in the armed forces. 
          Science & Technology
          • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced India's 1st mission to the Sun, Aditya-L1, aimed at studying its corona. 
            • ISRO Chairman K Sivan had revealed the mission is planned to be launched in the first half of 2020.  
          • India's fastest train Vande Bharat Express today successfully completed its test run from New Delhi to Katra in 8 hours. 
            • The train can run up to a maximum speed of 160 km per hour
          • Scientists in Bangladesh have developed a method to convert Jute fibre into low-cost Bio-Degradable cellulose sheets.
            • Dubbed as Sonali (Golden in Bengali), the cellulose sheet has been developed by the team of scientist working for state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC)
            • The commercial production of these bags is likely to start by end of 2019.
          Awards & Honors
          • 2-time Olympic gold medal winning Hockey Player Keshav Dutt and former India Football Captain Prasun Banerjee are selected for Mohun Bagan Ratna Award 2019.
            • Other winners of Mohun Bagan Awards 2019
              • Best Football Player for the season 2018-19 Award : Arijit Bagui
              • India’s hat-trick hero of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Award : Mohammed Shami
              • Lifetime Achievement Award : Ashok Chatterjee (Footballer) 
              • The awards will be given away on annual celebration of Mohun Bagan Day (29 July).
          • India today announced that 272 foreigners, Non-Resident Indians, Overseas Citizens of India and Indian-origin people have been conferred with the Padma awards since 1954.
          • Noted Carnatic vocalist S. Sowmya won the 2019 Sangita Kalanidhi Award of Music Academy. 
            • She will preside over 93rd annual conference of Academy to be held between 12 December 2019 and 1 January 2020.
            • Other Awardees :
              • Sangita Kala Acharya Awards : Seetha Narayanan and M.S. Sheela (Vocalists)
              • TTK Awards : Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman (Nagaswaram player) and Rajkumar Bharathi (vocalist)
              • Musicologist Award : Aarti N. Rao
              • Nritya Kalanidhi Award (for Dance) : Priyadarshini Govind.
          Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
          • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has assigned B P Kanungo (Deputy Governor) to run the Monetary Policy Portfolio after the resignation of fellow Deputy Governor Viral Acharya. 
            • Kanungo, who will retain his currency management portfolio, would become the 6th  member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
          • China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has pulled $200 million of funding for Andhra Pradesh's new capital Amaravati
            • This comes after the World Bank withdrew $300 million of funding after the central government dropped support for the Amaravati project. 
            • The two were due to provide the majority of the $715 million cost of funding for transport, sanitation and water supply.
          • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today revised downward India's growth forecast for 2019-20 to 7% from 7.3% due to "a weaker-than-expected outlook for domestic demand". 
            • The projection was slashed by 30 bps to 7.2% for the next financial year too. 
          Deaths
          • Former Chinese Premier Li Peng (90) died today. 
            • He was referred to as the "Butcher of Beijing" for his role in the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989. 
            • He served as China's 4th Premier from 1987 to 1998 and held several posts in the Communist Party.
          New Appointments
          • Biswabhusan Harichandan took oath as the new Governor of Andhra Pradesh at a function held at the temporary Raj Bhavan, Vijayawada. 
            • Acting Chief Justice of the state High Court C Praveen Kumar administered the oath of office to Harichandan. 
          • Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane has been appointed as next Vice-Chief of Armed Force
            • He is going to replace Lt Gen D Anbu who is set to retire on 31 August 2019.
          • Army veteran Mark Esper was sworn in as the US' Defence Secretary following confirmation by the Senate. 
            • Esper replaces James Mattis, who resigned in December last year following differences with US President Donald Trump over the withdrawal of American troops from Syria. 
          • Former Union Minister Kalraj Mishra took oath as the new Governor of Himachal Pradesh in Shimla. 
          • Boris Johnson was elected as the leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of UK
            • He is going to replace Theresa May, who stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal. 
          Sports Current Affairs
          • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially recognised the Indian Cricketers' Association (ICA), the body formed as per the board's new constitution. 
            • The ICA is a non-profit company and is aimed at conserving and advancing the welfare of former players
            • Kapil Dev, Ajit Agarkar and Shantha Rangaswamy are the directors of ICA and will hold their positions until elections are held.
          • Indian table tennis players Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee won the Men's and women's singles titles at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Cuttack today.
          • Following the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket by the ICC, Zimbabwe's all-rounder Solomon Mire has announced his retirement from cricket. 
            • Mire featured in 47 ODIs, nine T20Is and two Tests for Zimbabwe, scoring 955, 253 and 78 runs in the formats respectively.
          • Fast bowler Lasith Malinga is going to retire from ODI cricket after Sri Lanka's first ODI of the 3-match series against Bangladesh on July 26. 
            • The 35-year-old, who made his ODI debut on July 17, 2004, has taken 335 wickets in 225 ODIs. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) have taken more wickets than Malinga in ODIs for Sri Lanka.
          • Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has been named the latest La Liga Icon
            • The La Liga Icons initiative aims to expand La Liga brand through a strategy focused on digital dissemination, allowing La Liga to connect with fans globally. 
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