May 31, 2018

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Daily Current Affairs Updates - May 2018

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May 20, 2018

Banking awareness for SBI, IBPS, RBI, SSC, UPSC exams  #25

Banking awareness for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams

Banking awareness for SBI PO, IBPS PO, RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civil services exams
  1. Prompt corrective action is a mechanism that will be forced by the Reserve Bank of India up on banks that shows sign of stress.
  2. GDR = Global depositary receipts.
  3. Global depositary receipt is a bank certificate issued in more than one country for shares in a foreign company.
  4. As per the Reserve Bank of India, ARCs must have the minimum net Corpus of rupees hundred crore by 2019.
  5. The minimum capital required for small finance bank is hundred crores.
  6. The minimum compensation offered under the banking ombudsman scheme is rupees 20 lacs.
  7. Cheque truncation system is a cheque clearing system undertaken by the Reserve Bank of India for faster clearing of cheques in 2010.
  8. The international Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory and Asset Management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries.
  9. The Government of India has changed CII base year from 1981 to 2001.
  10. Cash reserve ratio is the percentage of cash deposits that banks need to keep with the Reserve Bank of India on a fourth nightly basis.
  11. The headquarters of SIDBI is located at Lucknow.
  12. Payment banks are not permitted to issue loans and credit cards.
  13. The non Banking Finance Companies are allowed to accept or renew public deposits for a minimum period of 12 months and the maximum period of 60 months.
  14. The head office of Standard Chartered Bank is located in London, UK.
  15. Using SBI mingle, the bank customers can do a host of banking services on Facebook or Twitter accounts at their own convenience.

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May 6th 2018 - current affairs for SBI, RBI, SSC exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B officer, SSC CGL and UPSC exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, RBI grade B officer, SSC CGL and UPSC exams
  1. Korean unification flag was signed by members of the joint Korean women's table tennis team at the world team table tennis Championship.
  2. Border roads organisation which was established in 1960 will celebrate its 58 raising day on May 7th to mark the glorious services to the nation.
  3. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has broke his own record by clearing a distance of 87.43 m to finish fourth at the Diamond league series.
  4. NASA has blasted of its latest Mars Lander, insight, designed to study the deep interior of the planet Mars which aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars.
  5. As per TRA's brand trust report 2018, Patanjali, which was established in 2006, has left Behind brands like HUL and ITC to emerge as most trusted brand in the fmgc sector.
  6. According to a Harvard University report, India topped the list of the fastest growing economies in the world for the coming decade, projected to grow at 7. 9% annually ahead of China and USA.
  7. The researchers at Harvard University found India to be the best on complexity opportunity index, which measures how easy it is to be deployed existing know how to enter new complex products.
  8. A restored Dakota aircraft, which was popularly known as Gooney Bird has joined the Indian Air Force more than 4 decades after the flight was phased out following the illustrious service record.
  9. The Dakota aircraft was the first major transport aircraft inducted in the Indian Air Force. Restored Dakota is rechristened as Parasuram, will join vintage fly of one each of Tiger moth and Howard raised at Hindan Air Force Station.
  10. The Punjab government along with WWF-India are conducting the first organised Census of Indus dolphins, which is the national mammal of Pakistan and also one of the world's rarest mammals, which are found only in India and Pakistan.
  11. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will now be celebrated every alternate year and a series of sessions will be held before the event to increase the interest of Indians living within and outside the country. The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Varanasi in January 2019.
  12. Vice president M venkaiah Naidu has left for a 5 day visit to South America's Guatemala, Peru and Panama, which will be the vice president first Overseas visit after assuming the office.
  13. Israel has withdrawn from the race against Germany and Belgium for two seats on United Nations Security Council in 2019-20.
  14. The five permanent members on the United Nation Security Council are Britain, China, France, Russia and USA.
  15. BJP MP Anurag Thakur and cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar has launched star Khel MahaKumbh at the dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh to attract participation of at least 100000 Youth from among 5000 villages and 800 panchayats.
  16. The president of the Asian Development Bank Takehiko Nakao has noted that India's growth in 2018 would pick up to 7.3% and also India will remain the fastest growing Asian nation with 7.6% growth in 2019-20.
  17. China launched a new communication satellite APSTAR - 6c at the southwestern xichang satellite launch centre, which will provide TV transmission, communication, internet and multimedia services to customers across the Asia Pacific region.
  18. Polling has began across Lebanon, Where voters are going to elect their Parliament for the first time in 9 years, as the Parliament extended its term twice since 2009 due to instability in neighbouring Syria.
  19. Britain's Royal Navy has taken the delivery of its first unmanned autonomous minesweeping system, which will restore the royal Navy's sweep capability, enabling it to tackle Modern Digital mines.
  20. Delhi will host 6 day long festival of Bharath between may 9th and may 14th as a 21st century tribute to the Majesty and depth of India Civilization which will be held at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the arts in New Delhi.
  21. India has requested Asian Development Bank to expand its sovereign and non sovereign operations in the country by providing financial assistance worth 4 billion dollars a year.
  22. Government has set up a central body, national water Informatics Centre to maintain a comprehensive water resources data which will be a single window source of updated data on water resources in India.
  23. Veteran marathi singer Arun date who was the first recipient of the state governments Gajananrav Vatave Puraskar has passed away.
  24. North Korea has changed its time zone to match the south after last week's inter Korean Summit.
  25. XII informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers was held in Manila, the capital of Philippines on the sidelines of the 51st Annual meeting of Asian Development Bank.
  26. IAAF will scrap morning sessions at the 2019 world athletics championships in Doha, as well as introducing a mixed 4 X 400 m relay and midnight marathon.
  27. Sikkim is set to join the aviation network of the country, with the Pakyong airport in Gangtok, obtaining licence to start commercial operation.

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May 19, 2018

May 5, 2018 current affairs for SBI, RBI, SSC and UPSC exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, SBI clerk RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civils exams

May 2018 current affairs for SBI PO, SBI clerk RBI grade B officers, SSC CGL and UPSC civils exams
  1. Human resource development ministry has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using the massive open online courses platform Swayam.
  2. Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh launched 'go to village mission' throughout the state in 60 villages of all the 60 assembly constituencies, which is aimed at identifying the edible and deserving beneficiaries in every corner of the stage and delivering government services at their door step.
  3. The fourth regional conference on futuristic, resilient and digital infrastructure organised by the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the confederation of Indian industry, and Research and information system for developing countries concluded in Bengaluru.
  4. Niti Aayog and IBM have signed a statement of intent to develop a crop yielding prediction model using artificial intelligence to provide real time advisory to format in aspirational districts. The first phase of the project will focus on developing the model for 10 aspirational districts across the state of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
  5. The 11th executive committee meeting for National mission for Clean Ganga recently approved the project encompassing the use of geographic information system technology for Namami Gange programme with the total budget of rupees 86.84 crore. For this purpose the national mission for Clean Ganga has tied up with the survey of India.
  6. The 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers was held in Manila, Philippines on the sidelines of the 51st Annual meeting of Asian Development Bank.
  7. Vice president M venkaiah Naidu is on a 5 day visit to South America, Guatemala, Peru and Panama. Trade and investments are expected to be mainly discussed during the visit.
  8. Us state california's economy has surpassed that of the UK to become the world's 5th largest, according to new Federal data released. With a GDP of 2.7 trillion dollars, California is now only behind the US, China, Japan and Germany.
  9. Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, with the intention of awarding it in 2019, in the wake of Asexual and financial scandal. This is for the first time Since 1949.
  10. The ministry of women and child development organised a day long National Conference on Beti Bachao beti padhao held in New Delhi in which 244 districts are selected.
  11. An exhibition called India and the world: A history in nine stories will be inaugurated at the national Museum Auditorium, New Delhi by Dr Mahesh Sharma, minister of state for culture and minister of state for environment, forest and climate change.
  12. The GST council in its 27th meeting decided on a new, simplified method of filing GST returns, based on the recommendations of the group of ministers on it simplification.
  13. NASA has developed a new kind of reactor to be used for space exploration missions which is Kilo power project, it works to build a kind of technology that could be used for an affordable fission nuclear power system so astronauts can have longer trips to planets.
  14. The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks authorised to deal in foreign exchange to share data with the Directorate of revenue intelligence.
  15. A new snake named Bhupathy's shieldtail is found in Western Ghats. It is currently observed only in the forests of anaikatty hills in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district, has been named Uropeltis bhupathyi.
  16. SEBI has proposed to reduce the short time period for price band announcement to 2 working days from current 5 days at the time of initial public offerings. These were based on the suggestions made by the SEBI primary market advisor committee.
  17. The trip between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur is the world's busiest International Air route according to the study by air travel intelligence film OAG.
  18. Tapanuli orangutan the rarest ape species on the planet is close to extinction because of the Mega projects, deforestation, Road building and poaching.
  19. The Reserve Bank of India has announced that it would buy rupees 10000 crore of Government Bonds through open market operation.
  20. India and Sri Lanka have agreed on cooperation on exchange of Information and other aspects to tackle smuggling of drugs in both the countries.
  21. State - run Power Grid Corporation of India pgcil has signed a pact with the ministry of power to incur capital expenditure of rupees 25000 crores in the current fiscal.
  22. To promote gender equality, chhattisgarh government has decided to recruit transgender in the police force. With this Chhattisgarh became the first state to recruit transgenders for police while Tamil Nadu is the first state to hire India's first transgender police officer.
  23. In 2014, Supreme Court declared transgender person as the third gender and rule that they have equal privilege over fundamental rights.
  24. Markets regulator SEBI allowed stock exchanges to extend trading in equity derivatives by over 8.5 hours to bring the timings in line with commodity market.
  25. Google India has partnered with Andhra Pradesh state fibernet limited to setup Wi-Fi stations in all the Grama panchayats of the state.
  26. The GST Council approved a proposal to make the GST network a government body.

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May 18, 2018

General awareness for SSC CGL exam #15

General awareness for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, MTS and SO exams

General awareness for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, MTS and SO exams
  1. Postal voting is otherwise known as proxy voting.
  2. Stability of the government is assured in a presidential form of government.
  3. The writ against a general topic comes into the category of public litigation petition before High Court or Supreme Court.
  4. In the Indian constitution, the vacancy in the office of the President of India shall be filled within 6 months.
  5. In Indian Republic, the real executive authority rests with the Council of Ministers.
  6. Governance through Trade union organisations is known as syndicalism.
  7. Parliamentary form of Government is also known as responsible government.
  8. The minimum age of the member of Rajya Sabha is 30 years.
  9. India is considered as a Republic mainly because the head of the state is elected.
  10. The common feature among Supreme Court, Election Commission, UPSC, office of CAG is - they are all constitutional bodies.
  11. One third of the members of state legislative council are elected by the Assembly.
  12. In the 13th Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the ruling Alliance won all the seats.
  13. Vice president is not appointed by the president of India.
  14. Within a period of 1 month of proclamation of National Emergency made by the president, it is to be placed before each house of the Parliament for approval.
  15. The exact constitutional position of the Indian Republic when the constitution was brought into force with effect from 26th January 1950 was a sovereign democratic republic.
  16. Fabianism is closely related to democratic socialism.
  17. A federal structure for India was put forward by the Act of 1935.
  18. A writ issued by the supreme court or the high court to compel an authority to perform a function that it was not performing is- writ of mandamus.
  19. In case of a disagreement between the two houses of Parliament over a non money bill, the president may call a joint sitting of both the houses to consider it.
  20. A money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha is Deemed to have been passed by the rajya Sabha also when no action is taken by the upper house within 14 days.

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May 17, 2018

Seating arrangement #4: Reasoning ability for SBI, IBPS, SSC, RBI exams

Reasoning ability for SBI PO, IBPS PO SSC CGL and rBI grade B exams

Reasoning ability for SBI PO, IBPS PO SSC CGL and rBI grade B exams

Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.


8 friends Amit, Chandan, Deepak, Gaurav, Harsha, Kunal, Rohit and Manish went to a restaurant. At the restaurant all of them sit around a circular table. All the 8 friends are facing towards the centre. Each one of them orders exactly one ice cream among chocolate, Vennila, strawberry, coconut and grape. It is not that each type of ice cream was ordered by at least one person. The price of this ice cream is 25, 45, 65, 75 and 85 not necessarily in the same order. Further it is known that,

  • No two persons who ordered the same flavour of ice cream were sitting together and the Ice creams ordered by any pair of people sitting adjacent to each other diferred by not more than 20.
  • Harsha ordered strawberry and he was sitting two places to the left of the person who paid rupees 25. Deepak Ordered vineela and he paid 10 rupees more than what Chandan paid.
  • Mount paid by Gaurav, Harsha and lohita was 10 more than the total amount paid by all the people who ordered Vennila and coconut.
  • Kunal paid more than 65 and he was the only person who ordered chocolate and Gaurav was sitting two places to the left of Amit.
  • Grape was price that 45 but it was not ordered by Gaurav or Manish.

Questions

  1. Which ice cream was ordered by the person who was sitting to the immediate right of Gaurav?
    1. Strawberry
    2. Grapes
    3. Vennila
    4. Chocolate
    5. Cannot be determined
  2. Who among the following ordered vineela?
    1. Manish
    2. Gaurav
    3. Chandan
    4. Amit
    5. More than one of the above
  3. Who among the following is sitting opposite to the person who ordered coconut flavoured ice cream?
    1. Harsha
    2. Chandan
    3. Deepak
    4. Kunal
    5. Cannot be determined
  4. What is the total amount spent by all the 8 friends together?
    1. 520
    2. 500
    3. 480
    4. 460
    5. 450
  5. How many People are sitting between Chandan and Harsha?
    1. 3
    2. 5
    3. 1
    4. 2
    5. Either 5 or 1


Answers

  1. Strawberry
  2. Gaurav
  3. Kunal
  4. 480
  5. 3

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