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Current Affairs Update - 18 and 19 July, 2019

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Here's the Current Affairs Update for July 18th and 19th, 2019 which are important for exams like IBPS, SSC, SBI, LIC, RRB, RBI, and other exams.



  • Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald, and Catheryn Fitzpatrick have been inducted into the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Hall of Fame.



  • The Committee of Creditors approved a $10 million interim funding infusion into Jet Airways and appointment of consultants to value the company's assets.



  • The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has passed a resolution to declare the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh as a State holiday on September 23.



  • Google commemorated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 space mission with a video doodle on July 19.



  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in Congo as an international health emergency.



  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket for a breach of the ICC Constitution.



  • The Environment Ministry tod the parliament that there has been a sharp decline in vulture population from 40 million to 19000 in three decades.

Source - The Hindu
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Daily Current Affairs Updates - July 17, 2019

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Here's the Current Affairs for July 17th, 2019 which would be beneficial for the upcoming exams like SSC, SBI, IBPS, RRB, RBI, LIC, etc.


  • Germany's Ursula von der Leyen became the first female European Commission president.

  • Rohan Bopanna received the Arjuna Award from Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday.

  • Iran confirmed the arrest of a French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah without giving any details of her case, thus increasing the tension between Paris and Tehran.

  • Suzlon Energy defaulted on bond payments worth $172 million or Rs.1200 crore. 

  • Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd. (DHFL) will be seeking Rs. 1200 crore to Rs. 1500 crore in loans per month to start its lending business.

  • Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 for establishing a Central and a Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh


Source- The Hindu
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Daily Current Affairs Updates - July 16, 2019

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Here's the Current Affairs for July 16th, 2019 which would be beneficial for the upcoming exams like SSC, SBI, IBPS, RRB, RBI, LIC, etc.


  • The Reserve Bank of  India (RBI) has levied a penalty of Rs. 7 crore on The State Bank of India for non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, code of conduct for opening and operating current accounts and reporting of data on Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), and fraud risk management and classification and reporting of frauds.

  • RBI also levied a penalty of Rs. 10 lakh on Union Bank for non-compliance with the directions on the cybersecurity framework in bank issued by RBI.

  • The trade deficit of India declined by nearly 8% to $15.28 billion during last month as against $16.6 billion in June 2018.

  • Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act and Surrogacy Regulation Bill were re-introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

  • India's export declined 9.71% to $25.01 billion in June. India's imports also declined 9% to $40.29 billion in June.

  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) declined to 2.02% in June. Inflation in food articles eased to 6.98%.

  • China's GDP growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, slowest in the last 27 years.

Source- The Hindu
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Economics Quiz - Questions asked in Engineering Services Prelims 2019

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Economics questions are often asked in many exams like SSC, IBPS, RRB, LIC, Intelligence Bureau, RBI, UPSC, and other various competitive exams so here are some economy questions to practice asked in the UPSC Engineering Services Prelims Exam.







Q1. Which one of the following is not a component of Capital Receipts?

Market borrowings including special bonds
External loans raised by the Central Government from abroad
Receipts from taxes on property and capital transactions
Provident Funds (State Provident Funds and Public Provident Funds)

Q2. Which one of the following statement is correct with respect to societal development?

Behavior grows into habits, habits into tradition and tradition become custom
Customs grow into mores and mores into traditions
Behaviors grow into customs and customs grow into traditions
Folkways grow into tradition and traditions grow into customs

Q3. Which one of the following statement is correct with respect to the convergence theory on social change?

The societal adaptive culture is changing more slowly
As societies become modernized, they begin to resemble one another more closely
The developed countries show more growth in social changes than the less developed countries
Strong opposition by old people retards the social changes

Q4. With respect to the conduct and performance of a company, perfect competition refers to?

 A large number of small firms producing differentiated products
Complete freedom in economic life and the absence of rivalry among firms
Many companies selling similar products with free entry
Sole producer selling a distinct product

Q5. The cheapest method of marketing of securities with the only cost incurred being on sending letters of rights to existing holders is

Public issue through prospectus method
Offer for sale method
Rights issue
Subscription by inside coterie method

Q6. Fiscal policy means

Balancing the revenue collection and expenditure
Establishing equilibrium between demand and supply of goods and services
Use of taxation, public expenditure by Government for the purpose of stabilization or development
Deficiency as an instrument of growth

Q7. Which of the following does not come under the offerings of MUDRA Bank?

Portfolio Credit Guarantee
Credit for large industries
MUDRA Card
Credit Enhancement

Q8. Which is/are the key reasons for encouraging start-up Entrepreneurship?

Innovation
Focusing on the service industry
Bringing the values of proactivity into society
All of the above

Q9. Which of the following are the main objectives of Gold Monetization Scheme launched in the country?
 1. To monetize gold holdings in the country
 2. To increase export of gold from the country 
 3. To reduce India's import bill 
 4. To meet the targets of reduction in fiscal deficit 
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1 and 4 only
2 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only



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Daily Current Affairs Updates - July 15, 2019

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Here's the Current Affairs for July 15th, 2019 which would be beneficial for the upcoming exams like SSC, SBI, IBPS, RRB, RBI, LIC, etc.


  • England won the World Cup 2019 finals defeating New Zealand. Ben Strokes (England) was named as the man of the match and Kane Williamson (New Zealand) was named as the man of the series.

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) called off the launch of India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan 2 on July 15, due to a technical snag.

  • Novak Djokovic won the fifth Wimbledon defeating Roger Federer at SW19. This victory earned Djokovic his 16th Grand Slam.

  • Anshula Kant, SBI Managing Director, has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank.

  • Meghalaya became the first state in India to ensure water conservation, having its own water conservation policy.


Source: The Hindu

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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part 12

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Here's the Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part 12 with synonyms, antonyms, and sentence example for exams like RRB, RBI, SBI, LIC, IBPS, SSC, etc



  • Embezzle: to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use

    • Sentence Example: Peron represented himself as a leader for the common people, however, his administration embezzled funds stole from the workers.

    • Synonyms: misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate

    • Antonyms: compensate, return, give, pay

  • Torrid: parched with heat especially of the sun

    • Sentence Example: Whether in the torrid months of summer, the pouring rains of the monsoon season, or the cold winters of the North, it's always tea time in India.

    • Synonyms: ardent, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, hot, piping hot, red, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sultry, superheated, sweltering, ultra hot, white-hot

    • Antonyms: algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy

  • Dearth: scarcity that makes dear; an inadequate supply

    • Sentence Example: He feels there is a dearth of good landscape paintings in Kerala.

    • Synonyms: crunch, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want

    • Antonyms: abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth

  • Ostentatious: attracting or seeking to attract attention, admiration, or envy often by gaudiness or obviousness 

    • Sentence Example: She doesn't own a fleet of ostentatious cars or a portfolio of grand homes.

    • Synonyms: flamboyant, flaring, flashy, garish, gaudy, glitzy, loud, noisy, razzle-dazzle, splashy, swank (or swanky)

    • Antonyms: conservative, quiet, understated, unflamboyant, unflashy

  • Lionize: to treat as an object of great interest or importance

    • Sentence Example: People will lionize you as the Voice of a Generation.

    • Synonyms: apotheosize, canonize, dignify, exalt, magnify 

    • Antonyms: blaspheme, desecrate, profane, violate

  • Flair: a skill or instinctive ability to appreciate or make good use of something

    • Sentence Example: Kevin has a flair for photography.

    • Synonyms: aptitude, bent, endowment, faculty, genius, gift, head, knack, talent

    • Antonyms: disability, handicap, inability, incapacity, shortcoming, weakness

  • Metathesis: a change of place or condition

    • Sentence Example: We are dealing here with a phenomenon called metathesis, the switching of two adjacent sounds within a word.

    • Synonyms: displacement, transfer, convection


  • Churlish: rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

    • Sentence Example: It just seems churlish for a writer to refuse to have their music used on an advert.

    • Synonyms: boorish, classless, cloddish, clownish, loutish, uncouth

    • Antonyms: couth, cultivated, polished, refined, sophisticated, well-bred

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IDBI Bank Recruitment of Assistant Managers 2019

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Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) has invited applications for 600 Assistant Managers posts.


IDBI Bank has invited applications from graduates for admissions to Manipal School of Banking, Bengaluru for 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) comprising of 9 months of classroom studies at MGES, Bengaluru and 3 months Internship at IDBI Bank’s Branches. After the successful completion of the course, the candidates will be awarded PGDBF from Manipal University and will be inducted into IDBI Bank as Assistant Manager Grade A.

Important Dates:

  • Opening and closing of payment Gateway 23.06.2019 to 03.07.2019
  • Opening and closing of gateway for the submission of online application 23.06.2019 to 03.07.2019
  • Date of Online (Tentatively) Test at all centers 21.07.2019

Educational Qualification:


Graduate from a recognized University.


Age Limit :

Minimum 21 years and Maximum 28 years


Number of Vacancies:

  • UR 273
  • SC 90
  • ST 45
  • EWS 30
  • OBC162
  • PWD VH 6
  • PWD OH 6
  • PWD HH 6
  • PWD MD/ID   6

   * Relaxation in age limit is as per government norms

Application Fee: 

  • SC/ST/PWD - Rs.150 (Intimation charges only)
  • FOR ALL OTHERS - Rs.700 (Application fee + Intimation charges)



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Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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What are Human Rights?

Human Rights are the rights which are given to all human being without discriminating the race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a document which states the fundamental human rights. It was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. It has been translated into more than 500 languages. Here are the 30 articles Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 


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Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part - 11


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Here's Weekly Vocabulary Dose Part-11 with word-meanings, examples, synonyms, and antonyms for exams like SSC, IBPS, SBI, LIC, RRB, RBI, etc.


  • Flounce: to move with exaggerated jerky or bouncy motions

    • Sentence Example: Making an angry noise, she turned and flounced out to the carriage.

    • Synonym: storm, stride angrily, sweep, stomp, stamp, march, strut, stalk

    • Antonym: slink

  • Assiduous: showing great care, attention, and effort 

    • Sentence Example: The manager has the right to expect that his workers will be careful and assiduous.

    • Synonym: active, bustling, busy, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, working

    • Antonym: idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied

  • Barranca: A narrow, winding river gorge

    • Sentence Example: The lava flow sequences exposed along the main barrancos do not display any gaps in the volcanic activity

    • Synonym: gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent

  • Auspice:  kindly patronage and guidance

    • Sentence Example: Scientists have been fascinated by this work because this phenomenon was predicted a century ago under the auspice of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

    • Synonym: aegis, backing, patronage, sponsorship

  • Scrutinize: to examine closely and minutely   

    • Sentence Example: Basil scrutinized the painting

    • Synonym: audit, check (out), con, examine, inspect, overlook, oversee, review, scan, survey, view

    • Antonym: skim, glance (at or over), miss, overlook

  • Equivocal: subject to two or more interpretations and usually used to mislead or confuse

    • Sentence Example: His reply was oblique, equivocal, and we hurried on to other matters.

    • Synonym: debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, doubtful, dubious, dubitable, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, shady, shaky, suspect, suspicious

    • Antonym: certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable

  • Chasten: to correct by punishment or suffering

    • Sentence Example: But he'll probably be well chastened, I suppose.

    • Synonym: castigate, chastise, correct, discipline, penalize, punish

    • Antonym: excuse, pardon, spare


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