Month: October 2017

Current affairs updates for October 31st , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. Supreme Court rebukes Mamata govt Let Mamata come and file a petition as a citizen   The Supreme Court pulled up the State of West Bengal for directly approaching the apex court against the Centre’s move to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes. The State had filed a …

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English Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 228 – October 31st, 2017

1. Effervescent Class : Adjective Meaning : vivacious and enthusiastic.. Synonyms: lively, excited Antonyms : dull, inactive Example Sentences It’s effervescent and sparkly, but like champagne it can become indigestible after prolonged exposure. She is bubbly, effervescent , and clearly chock full of manic energy. 2. Stodgy Class : Adjective Meaning : dull and uninspired.. …

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Current affairs updates for October 4nd Week , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

AWARDS AND HONOURS 1. Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal Intimately associated with peacekeeping efforts   Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country. The Indian peacekeepers are part of the UN Mission …

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Current affairs updates for October 30th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. ‘A win-win framework needed’ Expansion of trade ties   There can be a ‘win-win’ framework for resolving lingering trade issues between the U.S. and India, said Nisha Biswal, the newly appointed president of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). Ms. Biswal said she would draw from her experience as a former Assistant Secretary of State …

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 227 – October 30th, 2017

1. Detrimental Class : Adjective Meaning : tending to cause harm.. Synonyms: harmful, injurious Antonyms : desirable, beneficial Example Sentences The one growth area under this current government is on law and legislation but with detrimental effect on humans. Human population growth on our planet is certainly detrimental to the environment. 2. Conducive Class : …

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 226 – October 28th, 2017

1. Mince Class : Verb Meaning : walk with an affected delicacy or fastidiousness, typically with short quick steps. . Synonyms: soften, diminish Antonyms : harden, strengthen Example Sentences Repeat with the second batch of mince and place in the colander. I knew I didn’t mince or anything, but I really didn’t think I swaggered. …

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Current affairs updates for October 28th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. SC questions Centre on judicial posts Amicus curiae appointed   Over a year and 10 months after a Constitution Bench placed its faith in the government to iron out the dos and don’ts of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court and the high courts, the Centre is yet to deliver. Now, the court wants …

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Current affairs updates for October 27th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. On visit to Taj, Yogi calls it a ‘gem’ of India Monument is a part of culture and should be protected, he says   Taking a dig at political opponents over his maiden visit to the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said only those who had “divided the society …

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Current affairs updates for October 26th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. Gujarat elections on Dec. 9 & 14 Model code of conduct comes into effect     Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14, and the results will be declared along with that of Himachal Pradesh on December 18, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission. The …

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Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU – Episode 225 – October 26th, 2017

1. Erroneous Class : Adjective Meaning : wrong; incorrect.. Synonyms: inaccurate, FALSE Antonyms : accurate, correct Example Sentences This policy is but one of the Liberal reforms based on erroneous assumptions about poverty. Second, she makes the erroneous assumption that filesharing is similar to home taping. 2. Staggering Class : Verb Meaning : walk or …

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