December 31, 2017

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018-19 - General Awareness - List of State and its Governors

List of States and its Governors - General Awareness for IBPS Clerk Mains exam 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017-18 - General Awareness - List of State and its Governors


State Governor
Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan
Andaman and Nicobar Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi
Arunachal Pradesh Brigadier BD Mishra
Assam Jagdish Mukhi
Bihar Satya Pal Malik
Chandhigarh V P Singh Badnore
Chhattishgarh Balaramji Dass Tandon
Dadra and Naga Haveli Praful Khoda Patel(additional)
Daman and Diu Praful Khoda Patel
Delhi Anil Baijal
Goa Mridula Sinha
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli
Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki
Himachal Pradesh Acharya Dev Vrat
Jammu and Kashmir N N Vohra
Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu
Karnataka Vajubhai Vala
Kerala Justice Palaniswamy Sathasivam(Retd.)
Lakshadweep Farooq Khan
Madhya Pradesh Om Prakash Kohli
Maharashtra Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
Manipur Najma A Heptulla
Meghalaya Ganga Prasad
Mizoram Lt. General Nirbhay Sharma (Retd.)
Nagaland Padhmanabha Balakrishna Achary
Odhisa S C Jamir
Puducherry Kiran Bedi
Punjab V P Singh Badnore
Rajasthan Kalyan Singh
Sikkim Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit
Telangana E S L Narasimhan
Tripura Tatagata Roy
Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik
Uttarakhand Krishan Kant Paul
West Bengal Kesarinath Tripathi

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General Awareness for SSC exams Set 6

General Awareness for SSC CGL, CCHSL, SO, MTS exams


  1. What is the committee appointed on Capital Account Convertibility?
  2. How is the Indian Economy most appropriately described as?
  3. Antyodaya Programme is related with
  4. When was the decimal system of Indian Currency started?
  5. The Reserve Bank of India is an agent of Central government and all the state governments in India excepting that of _____.
  6. Under which article of the Indian Constitution was the Finance Commission of India established?
  7. Which authority recommends the principles governing the grantsin-aid of the revenues of the states out of the Consolidated Fund of India?
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  8. Under which act was the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction, BIFR established?
  9. Under which ministry does the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction functions?
  10. What is the apex institution in the country that looks after the development of the cottage industry, small industry, and village industry and other rural industries?

Answers

  1. Tarapore Committee
  2. Mixed Economy
  3. Upliftment of the poorest of the poor
  4. 1957
  5. Jammu & Kashmir
  6. Article 280
  7. Finance Commission of India
  8. Sick Industrial Companies Act
  9. Ministry of Finance
  10. NABARD
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December 27, 2017

General Awareness for SSC exams Set 5

General Awareness for SSC CGL, CHSL, SO, MTS exams

  1. Where was the system of Judicial review originated?
  2. How does the Constitution of India describes India as?
  3. Which act from the British rule exercised profound influence in framing the Indian Constitution?
  4. Emergency powers were drawn from which act of the British government?
  5. From which constitution was the method of nomination of the members of the Rajya Sabha taken?
    General Awareness for ssc cgl, chsl, so and mts exams
  6. By the which act a Federal Structure for India was first put forward?
  7. Who is Charles Correa?
  8. Who was the chairman of the Drafting committee of the constitution?
  9. Who was the first Indian judge in the International Court of Justice?
  10. What was elected to write the Constitution of India?

Answers

  1. USA
  2. A Union of States
  3. The Government of India Act, 1935
  4. The Government of India Act, 1935
  5. Irish Constitution
  6. Act of 1935
  7. Architect, urban planner and activist
  8. DR. B R Ambedkar
  9. Sir Benegal Narsing Rau
  10. Constituent Assembly
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Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & UPSC exams #28

Vocabulary fr IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Grade B & Assistant, SSC CGL, CHSL, SO & MTS & UPSC exams


Momentous

Of great importance or significance
Important, Historic, Apocalyptic, Portentous, Critical

Infatuation

An intense but short-lived passion
Passion, Love, Adoration, Desire, Fondness, Devotion, Penchant, Obsession

Allure

Powerfully attractive or fascinating
Attraction, Enchantment, Lure, Temptation, Bewitchment, Charm, Seduction

Tramp

A person who travels from place to place on foot
Wanderer, Vagrant, Vagabond, Derelict

Irreverence

Lack of respect for people or things
Disrespect, Disdain, Scorn, Contempt, Derision, Mockery, Disparagement

Amicable

Characterized by friendliness
Friendly, Cordial, Courteous, Polite, Cooperative, Fraternal

Prudent

Showing care and thought for future
Wise, Judicious, Cautious, Wary, Thrifty, Provident, Sagacious, Abstemious

Panacea

A remedy for all diseases or difficulties
Cure-all, Heal-all, Nostrum, Elixir

Benevolence

Kindness
Goodwill, Benignity, Compassion, Consideration, Thoughtfulness, Altruism

Vindicate

Clear of blame or suspicion
Acquit, Justify, Absolve, Clear, Exonerate, Liberate

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December 26, 2017

General Awareness for SSC exams Set 4

General Awareness Questions for SSC CGL, CHSL, SO, MTS exams

  1. Which Veda provides information about the Early Vedic Age?
  2. What are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism?
  3. What was the social System of Harappans?
  4. Which area of India was known as Avantika in ancient times?
  5. What are the four great powers indicated in Buddhist literature?
  6. Ujjain is an ancient city of Malwa region in Central India, on the eastern side of which river?
  7. Where was the home of Gargi, Maitrey & Kapila?
  8. What is any of the various Hindu calendars called?
  9. Who was the first Tirthankara of the Jains?
  10. Which dynasty was established by the first Tirthankara?

Answers

  1. Rigveda
  2. Vedas
  3. Fairly egalitarian
  4. Malwa
  5. Ujjaini, Vatsa, Kosala, Maghada
  6. Kshipra river
  7. Mithila
  8. Samvat
  9. Rishaba
  10. Ikshavaku dynasty
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General Awareness for SSC exams Set 3

General Awareness for SSC CGL and SSC CHSL Exams

  1. In which sites the evidence of cultivation of rice was found?
  2. Who were the first to produce cotton in the world?
  3. From where did the Indus people imported Sapphire?
  4. From where did the Indus people imported Jade?
  5. Which metal was not known to Indus people?
  6. What are the Indus sites found in Afghanistan?
  7. Who is the chief male deity of Indus people?
  8. What is the type of writing of Indus people, as found from the post herds from Kalibanga?
  9. What is mainly used in the manufacture of seal?
  10. Who said these words - 'Indra is accused of causing the decline of Indus Civilization'?

Answers

  1. Lothal and Rangpur
  2. Indus people
  3. Badak-Shan, Afghanistant
  4. Central Asia
  5. Iron
  6. Shatughai and Mundigaq
  7. Pasupati Mahadeva
  8. Boustrophedon
  9. Steatite
  10. M. Wheeler
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General Awareness for SSC exams Set 2

General Awareness Questions
  1. What is the first site discovered?
  2. Who is the first scholar to use the term Indus civilization?
  3. To which age does Indus civilization belongs?
  4. What are the port cities of Indus Valley?
  5. On which river was the site Mohenjodaro found?
  6. Who excavated the Lothal site?
  7. Which site is a city without a citadel?
  8. Which is the largest site of the Indus civilization?
  9. Which is the largest Indian site of the Indus civilization?
  10. Which is the only Indian site where the remains of the horse has been found?

Answers
  1. Harappa
  2. John Marshall
  3. Chalcolithic age
  4. Lothal, Sutkagendor, Allahindo, Balakot, Kuntasi
  5. River Indus
  6. S R Rao
  7. Chanhudaro
  8. Mohenjodaro
  9. Dholavira
  10. Surkotada
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General Awareness for SSC exams Set 1

General Awareness Questions
  1. Who was the Chairman’ of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
  2. Which Philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by Universal Law?
  3. When had India a plan holiday?
  4. Which element that does not occur in nature but can be produced artificially?
  5. Krishnadeva Raya wrote a famous work, namely Amuktamalyada, in which language?
  6. What type of Party system has been evolved in India?
  7. Alberuni lived during the period of which king?
  8. Where is the greatest average annual precipitation?
  9. Which ore contains both calcium and magnesium?
  10. Which industry in India was worst affected because of the partition?
  11. How is Gully produced?
  12. To which age the Painted Grey Ware (PGW) belongs?
  13. What will be the shortest day in Australia?
  14. With reference to Indian defence what is, the ‘Lakshya’?
  15. What is a mixture of potassium nitrate, powdered charcoal and sulphur called?


Answers
  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Jain philosophy
  3. After the drought of 1966
  4. Plutonium
  5. Telugu
  6. Multi-Party
  7. Mahmud Ghaznavi
  8. In Philippines
  9. Dolomite
  10. Jute and Cotton
  11. By Rain water action
  12. The Vedic age
  13. June 21
  14. Pilot-less training aircraft
  15. Gun powder
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December 24, 2017

Vocabulary for SBI, IBPS, RBI & SSC exams #27

Vocabulary for SBI PO & Clerk, IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Grade B & Assistant, SSC CGL & CHSL exams

Censure

Express severe disapproval
→ Criticize; Condemn; Castigate; Lambaste

Diligent

Showing care and contentiousness in one's work or duties
→ Industrious; Hard-working; Assiduous

Contemplation

The action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time
→ Viewing; Examination; Inspection; Survey

Adulation

Excessive admiration or praise
→ Worship; Admiration; Adoration; Flattery; Respect; Honor

Quiver

Shake with a slight rapid motion
→ Tremble; Shake; Shiver; Quake; Flutter

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December 16, 2017

November 2017 #3 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

November 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CHSL exams

  1. Which Indian temple has been chosen for the UNESCO Asia Pacific award for Cultural heritage conservation?
  2. Who has been chosen for 2017 Jnanpith award?
  3. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) clarified that farmers do not need to quote Permanent Account Number (PAN) for cash sale of their produce up to Rs ____ a day.
  4. What will be the new name of Kazakhstan, a Central Asian Country?
  5. Which state government has decided to formulate a 'trauma-care scheme' under which all accident victims of that state will get free treatment for the first 48 hours?
  6. At the confluence of which rivers was the Asia's largest cattle fair 'Sonepur Mela' being held?
  7. What is the pan India scholarship program for school children launched?
  8. What is the software application released to the Indian army that automates various army logistics?
  9. What is the theme of 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7)?
  10. What is the rank of India out of 144 countries on the Global Gender Gap Index?
  11. Under which ministry was the highest motorable road in Ladakh was constructed by Border Road Organisation (BRO)?
  12. Where was the 21st World Congress of Mental Health held, for the first time in India?
  13. Who is the cricketer, to whom a gate at Feroz Shah Kotla dedicated?
  14. Which state cabinet took a decision to make India's first Conservation Reserve for Black Buck?
  15. Who is the new CEO of Paytm payments bank?
  16. In which state did the 14 day joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan 'Prabal Dostyk' began?
  17. Which is the Country of Honour in Sharjah International Book Fair 2017?
  18. What is the first Indian dog breed to be trained for Indian army?
  19. Who will be the chairman of the reconstituted Inter-State Council?
  20. Which state topped the Gender Vulnerability Index released by Child Rights' organisation - Plan India?
  21. Which country will host Asian Cricket Council Emerging Nations Cup in 2018?
  22. What is the rank of India out of 190 countries in the World Bank's latest edition of 'Ease of Doing Business' index?
  23. Which statue will be the World's tallest statue with a height of 210 meters?
  24. What is the maximum age of joining the National Pension Scheme?
  25. What is the theme of 9th edition of CMS Vatavaran, a global film festival on environment?


Answers

  1. Srirangam temple in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu
  2. Krishna obti
  3. Rs. 2 Lakh per day
  4. Qazaqstan
  5. Kerala
  6. Rivers Ganga, Gandak, Mahi
  7. Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana
  8. Integrated Quarter Master Package Software Application
  9. Global Energy Markets in Transition: From Visin to Action
  10. 108
  11. Ministry of Defence
  12. New Delhi
  13. Virender Sehwag
  14. Uttar Pradesh
  15. Sudhanshu Jain
  16. Himachal Pradesh
  17. United Kingdom
  18. Mudhol Hound
  19. Prime Miniter
  20. Goa
  21. Pakistan
  22. 100
  23. Statute of Chhatrapati Shivaji in Mumbai
  24. 65
  25. Conservation 4 Water
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December 15, 2017

Computer Awareness for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams #12

Computer Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Grade B & Assistant exams

Computer Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI PO & Clerk, RBI Grade B & Assistant exams


  1. Networking such as LAN, MAN started from fourth generation
  2. The largest manufacturer of Hard Disk Drives - Seagate
  3. LSI, VLSI & ULSI chips were used in fourth generation
  4. ROM  is the type of memory for information that does not change on your computer.
  5. MANIAC was the nick name of the computer used by the Americans in 1952 for their H-bomb project.
  6. An input device is any device that provides information, which is sent to the CPU.
  7. A pixel is the smallest resolvable part of a picture.
  8. MSI stands for Medium Scale Integrated Circuits
  9. The process of starting or restarting a computer system by loading instructions from a secondary storage device into the computer memory is called Booting.
  10. Knowledge information processing system is related to fifth generation computers.
  11. In respect to diligence computers are superior to human beings.
  12. Any method for controlling access to or use of memory is known as memory protection.
  13. The capacity of 3.5 inch floppy disk is 1.44 MB
  14. A floppy disk contains both circular tracks and sectors.
  15. AT computers support co-processors.


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Banking Awareness for IBPS, SBI, RBI exams #18

Non-Performing Assets - Banking Awareness for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant exams

Banking Awareness for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant exams


  1. A performing asset is one which yields regular income in terms of repayment of principal and interest.
  2. A Non-performing asset is one which has stopped yielding principal and/or interest and is not paid by the borrower for a period of 90 days.
  3. Account is treated as “out of order” if outstanding balance remains continuously in excess of the sanctioned limit or drawing power.
  4. Any amount due to the bank on any credit facility is “overdue” if it is not paid on due date fixed by the bank.
  5. The Narasimhan Committee recommended that banks should have greater consistency and transparency in their published accounts (balance sheet, profit & loss account).
  6. RBI initially fixed over 1 year (four quarters in case of Cooperative banks) as period of NPA to be defined. However, this period has been reduced in stages and at present it is 90 days.
  7. From 31.3.2004, RBI introduced a concept of “out of order” where an asset will be called an NPA, if principal and interest remain overdue or outstanding for a period of 90 days or more from the sanctioned limit or calculated drawing power in case of cash credit / overdraft accounts.
  8. Standard asset is one which does not show or indicate any sign of distress or problem with regard to recovery/repayment of dues.
  9. A substandard asset was one, which has remained NPA for a period not exceeding 90 days from the due date.
  10. In a Poverty Pyramid index, Casual Informal Wage Employment and Domestic Work of population faces the highest poverty risk
  11. Banks and other financial institutions in India are required to maintain a certain amount of liquid assets like cash, precious metals and other short-term securities as a reserve all the time, this is known as SLR
  12. When there is a difference between all receipts and expenditure of the Govt. of India, both capital and revenue, it is called Revenue Deficit
  13. SARFAESI Act is specially launched to facilitate banks in recovery of bad loans.
  14. BEF is the statement which banks submit to RBI relating to Importers who have not submitted documentary evidence for import within stipulated time period
  15. RBI has suggested that an MSE is considered 'sick' when any of the borrowed amount of the enterprise remains a non-performing asset (NPA) for three months or more.
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November 2017 #2 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

November 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

November 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

  1. Tropical Cyclone OCKHI Hits South Indian States Kerala and Tamilnadu, causing heavy rains and tides
  2. Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launched SHe-Box online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
  3. Traditional International Lavi fair held in Rampur, Himachal Pradesh.
  4. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) upheld basic principles of an open and free internet in its recommendations on Net Neutrality
  5. Supreme Court refused to ban traditional buffalo slush track race in Karnataka named Kambala
  6. Swedish home furnishing major IKEA launched its first experiential centre Hej HOME in Hyderabad, Telangana
  7. Sikkim will get its first airport by end of November 2017, located over 30 kilometres from capital Gangtok.
  8. Samsung partnered with Uttar Pradesh State Government for Smart Healthcare Programme, which will include setting up 20 healthcare centres to offer affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society.
  9. Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Western Railway (WR) launched mobile application ‘Eyewatch Railways’ for security of women commuters travelling in Mumbai.
  10. Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) observed during November 19 - 25, 2017 
  11. Petroleum Ministry preponed introduction of BS (Bharat Stage)-VI grade auto fuels in Delhi with effect from 1 April 2018 instead of 1 April 2020
  12. Odisha government imposed 7 month ban on sea fishing, to protect Olive Ridley sea turtles, as breeding season of endangered marine animals is approaching.
  13. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), Ministry of Women and Child Development launched intensive training program for Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Master Trainers in New Delhi.
  14. Nagaland became first North Eastern state to launch Point of Sale (PoS) for electricity bill payment
  15. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel inaugurated National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank) at National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) in Delhi.
  16. Maharashtra government banned packaged water bottles in government offices, to become plastic-free state from March 2018.
  17. Kerala government launched new sanitary napkins distribution scheme for school girls named She Pad
  18. Karnataka Assembly passed Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill 2017, aimed at eradicating inhuman evil practices propagated and performed in name of black magic to exploit the common people.
  19. Indian Railways launched Project Saksham as its largest time-bound upskilling exercise for its 13 lakh employees
  20. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) launched India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station at a petrol pump in Nagpur, in collaboration with cab aggregator Ola
  21. Haryana government signed MoU Worth INR 20000 Crores with an integrated trade facilitation services organisation - Verbind - to set up a logistics and trading hub in state.
  22. Government launched phase 2 of BharatNet project to connect 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with high-speed broadband by March 2019.
  23. Global Retailing Major Walmart launched its first fulfillment centre in India in Mumbai.
  24. International Gita Mahotsava 2017 held in Kurukshetra, Haryana.
  25. NITI Aayog in partnership with USA government organized India’s first Tribal Entrepreneurship Summit at Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), To promote spirit of entrepreneurship in tribal youth.
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December 11, 2017

September 2017 #8 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams

September 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams

September 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams


  1. Ministry of Home Affairs launched full-fledged intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), paramilitary force that guards India’s borders with Bhutan and Nepal.
  2. India’s first all-women crew circumnavigation expedition Navika Sagar Parikrama flagged off in Goa, onboard Sailing Vessel INSV Tarini
  3. 13th edition of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017, joint military exercise between Indian and USA armies commenced in Washington (USA).
  4. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG. 
  5. Indian Army organized Operation Sadbhavana for National Integration in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states respectively
  6. Book How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century was written by Shyam Saran.
  7. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first book Hit Refresh
  8. Book Unstoppable: My Life So Far was authored by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova
  9. NITI Aayog constituted Expert Task Force to provide major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports, which will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. 
  10. Expert committee headed by TK Viswanathan is to deal with cyber crimes especially online hate speech.
  11. Bollywood Actor Salman Khan received a Global Diversity Award at Britain’s House of Commons.
  12. Indian Police Service Officer Aparna Kumar became first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu (Nepal), which is the 8th highest mountain peak in the world (8156 metres).
  13. Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa) has been declared as co-patron of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, 131 years after St Francis Xavier was declared as first patron.
  14. Tourism Australia appointed Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra as first Indian woman Ambassador to encourage Indians to visit Australia.
  15. Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu visited South Korea to participate in the 7th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Economic Ministers meeting.
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August 2017 #8 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams

August 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams

August 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams


  1. Flipkart launched Budding Star Programme, a program aimed at Flipkart employees to help them achieve their dreams by providing them financial assistance and paid leaves.
  2. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd has been given scheduled bank status by RBI.
  3. State Bank of India has launched a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative SBI Gram Seva, which will work in areas of health, education, environment and rural infrastructure.
  4. Securities and Exchange Board of India directed companies that fail to disclose any default on payment of interest or repayment of principal to banks or financial institutions within a day, from October 1 Onwards.
  5. Punjab National Bank introduced biometric attendance, to enforce punctuality among employees. 
  6. National Payments Corporation of India  approved Spice Digital Ltd. for processing bill payments under Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU).
  7. Messaging app Hike Messenger acquired Bengaluru-based tech start-up Creo.
  8. Lok Sabha passed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill 2017 that amends NABARD Act 1981.
  9. Karur Vysya Bank became First Private Sector Bank to roll out an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre, at its Nelson Manickam Road Branch in Chennai.
  10. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in country, which is named as Envoy
  11. India signed US$ 329 million Loan agreement with Beijing (China) based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for Gujarat Rural Roads Project.
  12. India signed Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant Agreement with World Bank for USD 24.64 Million for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project”.
  13. ICICI Bank launched instant credit cards enabling its savings account customers to get a credit card instantly, in a completely digital and paperless manner.
  14. Government launched a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) named BHARAT 22, consisting 22 stocks.
  15. Government approved 100% disinvestment through strategic sale of Central Electronics Limited (CEL), with net worth approx 50 crores.
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July 2017 #9 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

July 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

July 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

  1. Central Railways Matunga Railway Station in Mumbai Became India's First Station to have an all-female work staff.
  2. Uttar Pradesh Government will launch ‘Pink’ air-conditioned buses installed with CCTV cameras exclusively for women, with all women staff
  3. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched mAadhaar mobile application for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phones.
  4. Telangana will present a separate agriculture budget for state from next year (2018 - 19), aiming to boost Agriculture sector with more focus and funds.
  5. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot arrest accused family without conducting a preliminary inquiry under dowry harassment cases filed under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC), in view of misuse of anti-dowry harassment law framed in 1983.
  6. Supreme Court exempted Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands from ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of National and State Highways.
  7. Student- scientist connect programme Jigyasa has been officially launched in Delhi, jontly by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
  8. Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry announced assistance of INR 200 crores to Assam for repairs of National Highways damaged due to heavy rains and INR 400 Crores for dredging work in Brahmaputra river.
  9. Rajasthan became first State to set minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies
  10. Punjab government launched Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar scheme by flagging off over 100 uber MOTO bikes.
  11. President Pranab Mukherjee launched 2 programmes to take education to remote areas with help of technology - Swayam and Swayam Prabha.
  12. Delhi became 2nd state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file online Right to Information (RTI), after Maharashtra.
  13. 10th Slum Yuva Daud flagged off at Khichripur in New Delhi as part of Adopt a Slum campaign of the Sports Ministry and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
  14. American tech firm Oracle opened its first ‘Digital Hub’ in Asia Pacific region in Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  15. Assam government will raise a new Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) for better protection of one-horned rhinos in Assam.
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November 25, 2017

General Awareness with special reference to Banking for IBPS PO Mains 2017

General Awareness with special reference to Banking for IBPS PO Mains exam 2017


General Awareness and Computer Awareness are scoring sections in the mains exam of IBPS PO. Don't neglect these and don't leave them to be prepared once the result of prelims is declared. Start prepared these two sections along with the other three sections while you are preparing for prelims. You may adjust the time of preparation according to your needs and goals. 

If these sections are left for later time, you are going to find it very difficult to learn a huge subject and another big task is to remember it. So start digesting small, so that you will find it easy and worry free when you have less time for the mains exam. Have a nice preparation.


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November 20, 2017

Vocabulary for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC & UPSC exams #26

Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, and UPSC CSAT exams

Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, and UPSC CSAT exams
The words given below are take from the article 'DeMon', Nationalism and Democracy' from the magazine "Economic and Political Weekly, dated November 11, 2017.

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  1. ABYSMAL = Extremely bad
  2. FIASCO = Complete failure
  3. ENSUED = Happen or occur afterwards or as a result of
  4. MISERY = A state or feeling of great physical or mental distress
  5. INDIGNITY = Circumstances that cause one to feel shame
  6. ASTOUNDINGLY = Surprisingly, Impressively
  7. COMPOSURE = The state of being calm and in control of oneself
  8. DEFIED = Openly resist or refuse to obey
  9. PROCLIVITY = Tendency to do something regularly
  10. HOARDED = Accumulate and hide - money or valued object
  11. RESORT TO = Turning to a course of action in difficult situation
  12. WORKAROUNDS = A method for overcoming a problem in a system
  13. SERPENTINE = Winding and twisting like a snake
  14. DESPAIR = The complete loss or absence o hope
  15. SENSITIVITY = Feelings liable to be hurt
  16. PRESUMED = Believe; Guess; Judge
  17. COUNTERFEIT = Faked; Copied; Forged
  18. MISERABLE = Causing unhappiness or discomfort; Tragic
  19. INFLICTION = A nuisance
  20. OVERWHELMING = Very great in amount
  21. NATIONALISM = Identification with one's own nation and supporting it's interests
  22. SWAY = Control; Rule; Domination; Power
  23. PREDATORY = Seeking to exploit others
  24. LUMPEN = Uninterested in revolutionary advancement ∕∕ Foolish; Stupid
  25. AUTOCRATIC = Relating to a ruler who has absolute power
  26. EXPLOITED = Benefit unfairly from the work of someone
  27. OPPRESSED = Abused; Maltreated; Misused; Exploited
  28. Ride Roughshod Over (Phrase) = Treat disrespectfully; Show no consideration for
  29. EXHORTATION = Persuasion; Pressurization; Insistence; Communication urging someone to do something in a forceful way
  30. CAPITALISM = Private ownership

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November 19, 2017

October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, SSC,UPSC exams #4

October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CHSL, UPSC exams


  1. Who is the head of the five member commission appointed to examine the sub-categorisation of OBCs under Article 340 of the Constitution?
  2. Who is the first non-white politician to be elected as the leader of Canada's New Democratic Party?
  3. Who is the governor of Tamil Nadu?
  4. Which two countries for the first time will commence a joint tiger census in their forests, national parks and protected areas?
  5. Who is appointed as the Deputy director general of WHO in Geneva?
  6. Why was 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry awarded?
  7. Who is the next chairman of SBI?
  8. Where was the first ever ASEAN-Indian music festival held?
  9. Where was the 14th annual summit between India and the European Union held?
  10. Which mission aims to reach every child below the age of two years and pregnant women still uncovered under the routine immunisation programme?
October 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CHSL, UPSC exams

Answers

  1. G. Rohini
  2. Jagmeet Singh
  3. Banwarilal Purohit
  4. Nepal and India
  5. Soumya Swaminathan
  6. For developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution
  7. Rajnish Kumar
  8. Purana Quila, New Delhi
  9. New Delhi
  10. Intensified Mission Indradhanush

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November 17, 2017

Synonyms - Vocabulary for IBPS & Clerk, SBI, SSC CGL Tier 2, RBI Assistant exams #25

Synonyms - English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, CAT, CSAT, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, LIC, GRE, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant exams


English language and comprehension for IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC CGL Tier 1, Tier 2, UPSC, CAT Exams

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01. Proliferate

02. Intrepid

03. Clemency

04. Confiscate

05. Colossal

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The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI, SSC, UPSC exams #24

The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, UPSC CSAT and other exams


The following words are taken from the Hindu editorial dated 16 November 2017. The title of the article is "The Last Resort". The given words may have different meanings in different contexts, but the meaning of the word here follows the context of the editorial article.


The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, UPSC CSAT and other exams

Difficult Words:

  1. STRICTURES = A restriction on a person or activity
  2. INEXPLICABLY = In a way that cannot be explained
  3. DITHER = Be indecisive
  4. ENCROACHMENT = Intrusion on a person's territory, rights etc.
  5. REPRIMAND = A formal expression of disapproval
  6. ENGULF = Sweep over so as to cover or surround completely
  7. With one's nose in the air (phrase) = Arrogantly superior and showing lack of respect
  8. Bury one's head in the sand (phrase) = Ignore unpleasant realities
  9. Under a cloud (phrase) = Under suspicion or discredited
  10. RECLAMATION = The process of claiming something back
  11. RIVULET = A small stream of water or another liquid
  12. SACKED = dismiss from employment
  13. JUSTIFICATION = The action of showing something right or reasonable
  14. STRIDENT = Controversial point of view in an excessively forceful way
  15. AMID = Against a background of 
  16. DEFT = Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements
  17. MANOEUVRE = A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

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November 12, 2017

Vocabulary #23 - One Word Substitutions for IBPS, RBI, SSC exams

Vocabulary One Word Substitutions for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II, UPSC and other exams


  1. Cutting of a stone in the bladder
  2. Division into two parts
  3. An extract from a book of writing
  4. A child of remarkable talent
  5. To struggle hopelessly
  6. An expert in the area of fine arts
  7. A raised place on which offerings to god are made
  8. Chanting words that have magic spells
  9. Union of three of something
  10. Study of the origins and historical development of words

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  1. Lithotomy
  2. Dichototmy
  3. Excerpt
  4. Prodigy
  5. Flounder
  6. Connoisseur
  7. Mound
  8. Incantation
  9. Trinity
  10. Etymoloy

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November 2017 Bilateral & International Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, UPSC exams #1

November 2017 International and Bilateral Current Affairs for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, OICL, SSC & UPSC exams


1. India and Tunisia agreed to jointly combat terrorism and extremism while ramping up cooperation in the field of security.

2. Michael Jackson topped the Forbes lit of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year with $75 million

3. King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has arrived in New Delhi on a four day visit to India.

4. The Joint Indo-Russia Tri-Services Exercise INDRA-2017 was successfully conducted at Vladivostok in Russia
Theme INDRA 2017 - 'Preparation and conduct of operations by a joint force for suppression of International Terror Activity at the rate of a host country under UN mandate'

5. World Vegan Day is celebrated on November 1.

6. India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the next high commissioner to Pakistan.

7. A 45 member contingent of the Indian Air Force had left for Israel to participate in exercise 'Blue Flag-17'

8. Indian Air Force is participating with the C-130J special operations aircraft along with commandos, in Blue Flag-17.

9. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Global Clubfoot Conference organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi.

10. India-US Ocean dialogue began at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, which is being hosted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

November 2017 Bilateral & International Current Affairs for IBPS, RBI, UPSC exams


11. The ninth edition of CMS Vatavaran - an international film festival on environment and wildlife has begun in New Delhi.
Theme: Conservation 4 Water

12. Assam government has signed a MoUs and terms of reference with Singapore for skilling youth of the state.

13. Indiana, a state in US and Karnataka have signed an agreement to establish sister-state ties for cooperation in economic, educational and cultural fields.

14. A fourteen day joint training exercise 'PRABAL DOSTYK - 2017' between Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army commenced in Himachal Pradesh.

15. Odisha Skill Development Authority, OSDA and Singapore based ITE Education Services, ITEES signed a MoU for skill development in the state.

16. President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 21st World Congress of Mental Health, which is being organised by the World Federation for Mental Health in partnership with Caring Foundation and other institutions in New Delhi.

17. Shri Rajesh Vaishnaw has been appointed as the next high commissioner of India to the Republic of Malwa.

18. With more than 1.5 million book titles and 1650 publishing houses from 60 countries, Sharjah International Book fair opened with a theme 'A World in My Book'.

19. UNESCO announced Sharjah as the 'World Book Capital 2019'

20. Kenneth Juster is nominated as the next US ambassador to India.

21. Bilateral dialogue between India and Armenia is conducted on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological, Cultural and Educational Cooperation, when President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan visited India.

22. A new species of orangutan 'Pongo tapanuliensis', the world's most endangered great ape, was discovered in Sumatra island of Indonesia.

23. Indian Naval Ships Tir & Sujatha and the Indian Coast Guard Ship Sarathi arrived at the Colombo port on a goodwill and training visit.

24. The government of Thailand hosted the 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) which is co-hosted by United Arab Emirates. Theme AMER7: 'Global Energy Markets in Transition; From Vision to Action'

25. China unveiled Asia's largest artificial island building ship, named- Tian Kun Hao

26. World Tsunami Awareness Day - November 5. Theme 2017: 'Reduce the Number of Affected People'.

27. The Goa government signed a trilateral MoU with the department of Bio-technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and Nobel Media, Sweden to hold the 'Nobel Prize Series - India 2018 (Science impacts life).

28. Air New Zealand has been named Airline of the year for 2018.

29. A two day International conference on 'Ramayan Circuit and Mithila-Awadh Relations' was organised at Janakpur.

30. The minister of state youth affairs and sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore went to Egypt to attend the World Youth Forum at Sharam El Shiekh, inaugurated by the president of Egypt Mr. Abdelfateh El Sisi.

31. Indians working in Brazil will soon get social security cover by retirement fund body EPFO.

32. The first Heli Expo India and International Helicopter Conclave 2017 was inaugurated in New Delhi by Uttarakhand tourism minister Mr. Satpal Maharaja. Theme: 'Enchancing Connectivity'.

33. A new round of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP23 talks started in Bonn, Germany.

34. Belgium's king Philippe and Queen Mathilde had arrived in New Delhi on a seven day visit to Iindia.

35. China has made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offence, punishable by up to three years in prison.

36. China has launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space through a single carrier rocket.

37. China will host the 4th World Internet Conference from 3 to 5 Dec in the river town of Wuzhen.

38. India ranked 19th in terms of number of names out of 180 countries, as per the global investigation 'The Paradise Papers' released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

39. The India Pavilion at conference of Parties COP23 was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsha Vardhan at Bonn in Germany.

40. India's theme for COP23 is 'Conserving Now, Preserving Future.'

41. The seventh edition of the India, Bangladesh Joint Military Combat exercise 'Sampriti-7' begins in Mizoram and Meghalaya.

42. New member of International Solar Alliance - Guinea

43. Indian short film 'The School Bag' has won the best short film award at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal.

44. Twitter officially expands its character count from 140 to 280.

45. Bengaluru is the best host among 45 cities worldwide according to a report from the Economic Intelligence Unit.

46. Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur visited India.

47. The European Union Election Observation Mission was officially launched to monitor the general and provincial polls in Nepal.

48. The new service, Bandhan Express is the second cross-border train between the two neighbouring countries, India and Bangladesh, that runs between Kokata and Khulna.

49. The world's most visited city by international travelers , according to Euromonitor International is Hong Kong.

50. India has been re-elected as the member of the UNECO's executive board, at the 39th session of the General Conference of the UNESCO in Paris, France.

51. The Noradic-Baltic embassies will host the first ever youth film festival of the European nations in Delhi.

52. The agreement signed between New Delhi and Seoul, for strengthening cooperation in the fields of e-governance transportation and climate change and smart city is 'Establishment of Friendship City Relationship'.

53. Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel's 2018 Genesis Prize.

54. International day for preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict - November 6.

55. Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam and caused devastation.

56. The Indian Consolate in Bengaluru launched the Israel Centre at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore to mark 25 years of India-Israel Partnerhip.

57. Nepal opens the bridge on the Kaligandaki river at Jomsom area in Mustang dt, which was built by India' help.

58. Scientists have detected dust belts around Proxima Centauri, a finding that indicates the presence of an elaborate planetary system hosted by the closest star to the solar system.

59. Chennai is the third Indian city on the list of 64 cities from 44 countries that have been designated as UNESCO creative cities.

60. Astronomers have discovered the most ancient spiral galaxy in the universe which they believe existed 11 billion years ago, named A1689B11.

61. Eric Vuillard's Novel L'ordre du jour(Agenda) won the Goncourt Prize 2017.

62. International Energy Agency Ministerial meeting was held in Paris, France. Energy Security, Clean energy technology and government industry dialogue on investment and digitisation were the key focus areas for this meeting.

63. Ravinder Singh Bhalla has become the first ever Sikh Mayor of New Jersy's Hoboken city.

64. Bengaluru has been named as the best city among 45 cities for the confidence of its business ability to go digital.

65. A 3-day Organic World Congress 2017 is being organised at India Expo Centre in Greater Noida.

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November 05, 2017

General Awareness & Current Affairs for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams #9

General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Assistant exams



  1. Present CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) is
  2. RBI constituted "High Level Task Force on Public Credit Registry for India". It is headed by
  3. National Institute of Bank Management, the autonomous apex institute established by RBI and banks located at
  4. India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) new MD and CEO is
  5. 'Har Kadam Aap Ki Saath' is the tag line of
  6. On 17 Oct 2017, banks are advised by the Reserve Bank of India to pay immediately the interest amount already due to the depositors in GMS 2015. In this context, GMS stands for
  7. On 25 October 2017, the Government extended the deadline for mandatorily providing Aadhaar details to avail benefits of social schemes. The new extended deadline is 
  8. Present CEO of UIDAI is 
  9. Headquarters of UIDAI located at
  10. First Aadhaar-Enabled Airport in the country will be
General Awareness & Current Affairs for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams

Answers

  1. 4%
  2. Y M Deosthalee
  3. Pune
  4. Suresh Sethi
  5. Allahabad Bank
  6. Gold Monetisation Scheme
  7. 31 March 2018
  8. Dr. Ajay Bhushan Pandey
  9. New Delhi
  10. Bangalore Kempagowda Airport

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November 02, 2017

Spotting Errors #6 - General English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI exams

Spotting Errors - General English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC & UPSC exams

Spotting Errors - General English for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC & UPSC exams


Read the sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error or idiomatic error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. Mark that part with error as your answer. If the sentence is correct as it is mark ‘No error’ as your answer. (Ignore errors of punctuation if any)

1. The student was as (1)/ very poor that, he (2)/ could not even afford (3)/ to buy food for himself. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. The student was as
  2. very poor that, he
  3. could not even afford
  4. to buy food for himself
  5. No error


2. The young prince (1)/ listened to (2)/ his mother, and obeyed (3)/ her at some time. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. The young prince
  2. listened to
  3. his mother, and obeyed
  4. her at some time
  5. No error


3. Once there was (1)/ a King whose only (2)/ son went out (3)/ to hunt every day. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. Once there was
  2. a King whose only
  3. son went out
  4. to hunt every day
  5. No error


4. To the man of the world (1)/ there is no greater pleasure(2)/ than to pay his debts, for by doing so (3)/ he increase his credit. (4)/ No error (5)

  1. To the man of the world
  2. there is no greater pleasure
  3. than to pay his debts, for by doing so
  4. he increase his credit
  5. No error


5. No sooner had (1)/ she eaten it (2)/ then the neighbour’s (3)/ daughter fell ill (4) No error (5)

  1. No sooner had
  2. she eaten it
  3. then the neighbour’s
  4. daughter fell ill
  5. No error

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November 01, 2017

Head Offices & Slogans - Banking Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant Exams #17

Banking Awareness for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, LIC, NICL, IPPB Exams

Banking Awareness for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant Exams

  1. Where is the headquarters of Canara Bank located?
  2. 'A friend you can bank upon' is the slogan for which bank?
  3. Where is the headquarters of Punjab and Sindh Bank?
  4. Headquarters of Dena Bank?
  5. 'Where every individual is committed' is the slogan or tagline of which bank?
  6. What is the tagline of Bank of Maharashtra?
  7. Where is the headquarters of Punjab National Bank?
  8. Allahabad Bank has its headquarters in
  9. 'For all your Needs' is the slogan of which bank?
  10. What is the tagline of Central Bank of India?
  11. Where is the headquarters of Indian Overseas bank?
  12. Which bank has slogan 'India's International Bank'?
  13. Where is the headquarters of Syndicate Bank?
  14. 'The Bank that begins with U' is the tagline of
  15. Indian Bank has its headquarters at

Answers

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Vijaya Bank
  3. New Delhi
  4. Mumbai
  5. Oriental Bank of commerce
  6. One Family, One Bank
  7. New Delhi
  8. Kolkata
  9. Andhra Bank
  10. Central to you since 1911
  11. Chennai
  12. Bank of Baroda
  13. Manipal
  14. United Bank of India
  15. Chennai

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Cloze Test #5 - English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

Cloze Test for English for IBPS PO , IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC, LIC & UPSC exams

Cloze Test for English for IBPS PO & Clerk, RBI Assistant exams

In the given passage there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.


A man had lost his way in the forest one bitter winter’s night. As he was roaming about, a sage came up to him and ----(1)---- that he had lost his way. promised to give him lodging for the night and guide him out of the forest in the morning. As he went ----(2)---- to the sage’s house, the man brought both his hands to his mouth and kept blowing on them. “What do you do that for ?” asked the sage. “My hands are numb with the cold.” said the man. “and my breath ----(3)---- them.” After this they arrived at the sage’s home and soon the sage put a smoking dish of porridge ----(4)---- him. But when the man raised his spoon to his mouth he began blowing upon it. “And what do you do that for ?” asked the sage. “The porridge is too hot. and my breath will cool it.” “Out you go,” said the sage. “I will have everything to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same ----(5)----”

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  1.  
    1. said
    2. asked
    3. looking
    4. guessed
    5. finding

    1. along
    2. before
    3. together
    4. quickly
    5. immediately

    1. hot
    2. warms
    3. wets
    4. freezes
    5. stops

    1. forward
    2. at
    3. before
    4. to
    5. front

    1. time
    2. house
    3. hands
    4. breath
    5. frequency

Answers

  1. Asked
  2. Along
  3. Warms
  4. Before
  5. Breath

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