Friday, July 31, 2015

Current Affairs Update – 31st July, 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs Update of 31st July, 2015. These are Important for the upcoming IBPS RRB Exam.


RBI –

RBI decided to issue 10 rupees coins to commemorate International Day of Yoga

  • The Reserve Bank of India on 30 July 2015 decided to put into circulation 10 rupees coins to commemorate the International Day of Yoga. The coins have been minted by the Government of India.
  • The reverse of the coin bears the logo of "International Day of Yoga", with inscription "सामंजस्य एवं शान्ति के लिए योग" in Devnagri Script and "YOGA FOR HARMONY AND PEACE" around the logo and design.
  • These coins are legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. The existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender.



Appointments –

Govt names Addl Secretary to RBI board in place of Fin Secy


  • In an unusual move, the Finance Ministry has nominated Ajay Tyagi, Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs to the RBI board in place of Economic Affairs Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.
  • According to the convention, the Economic Affairs Secretary besides the Financial Services Secretary is part of the Central Board Directors of RBI.
  • Mehrishi also holds the Finance Secretary’s position in the ministry.
  • Following this notification on June 22, RBI had a board meeting which would not have been attended by the incumbent Finance Secretary.
  • The 552nd meeting of the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India was held on July 2 at Chennai.
  • According to the RBI website, there are 17 board members including the RBI Governor and four Deputy Governors. Rajiv Mehrishi's name is still part of the central board of directors as reflected on the website.




IAS Officer Arun Goel Takes Over As New VC of DDA

  • Punjab-cadre IAS officer Arun Goel today took over as the vice-chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), ending a month-long vacancy of the urban body's top post.
  • The 1985-batch officer, posted with the DDA as Additional Secretary, took over as Vice-chairman this morning, a senior DDA official said.
  • Prior to his joining DDA, Goel was Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance (since June 2012) and on his promotion as Additional Secretary has been posted in DDA.
  • Goel, a postgraduate in Development Economics from University of Cambridge, England with distinction, succeeds IAS officer Balvinder Kumar, who was tranferred to Ministry of Mines on July 1, following which the post had fallen vacant.



Days –

India to celebrate ‘Handloom Day’ on August 7


  • A new ‘India Handloom’ brand will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week in Chennai to help the handloom sector better position its items in the domestic and international markets.
  • The government has decided to declare August 7 - the day of launch of the handloom brand - as ‘National Handloom Day’, Minister of State for textiles Santosh Gangwar said at a press conference on Friday.
  • The handloom weavers who want to adopt the new brand will have to give an application to the textile commissioner following which officials will hold field visits. Once officials are satisfied with the quality of products being produced by weavers, they would be allowed to use the brand.
  • All states also have been asked to arrange celebration of National Handloom Day, Gangwar added.
  • Over 43 lakh persons are engaged in handloom weaving and allied activities in India, according to government figures.



World Day Against Trafficking in Persons observed across the world

  • World Day Against Trafficking in Persons was observed across the world on 30 July 2015. To mark the day, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the global campaign #IGiveHope to raise awareness around the plight of survivors of trafficking in persons.
  • On this day, UNODC called for definitive and marked action to both end the impunity of traffickers, and to drastically boost the much-needed support being provided to victims.
  • According to UNODC's biennial Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, at least 152 countries of origin and 124 countries of destination are affected by trafficking in persons.



Sports –

Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

  • Thomas Bach, the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 31 July 2015 announced that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. Chinese capital was chosen ahead of Almaty, Kazakshtan at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • With this, Beijing became the first city to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics. It hosted Summer Olympics in 2008.
  • Beijing was confirmed to host the Winter Olympics 2022 after Chinese bid beat Almaty by 44 votes to 40 with one abstention.
  • The IOC said that Beijing was awarded the Games because it fitted its new agenda for a stronger focus on sustainability, legacy, and transparency.
  • The 2014 Winter Olympics was held in Sochi, Russia and at 51 billion US dollars was the most expensive Olympics in history.
  • In 2018, the Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.



Ravichandran Ashwin presented with Arjuna Award on Friday


  • India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was today presented the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.
  • Ashwin was not present during the Award Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan on August 29, 2014 as he was a part of the India ODI team, which was touring England at that time.
  • The 28-year-old Ashwin, who has taken 124 wickets in 25 Tests, 139 in 99 ODIs and 26 wickets in 25 T20 internationals, was expressed his delight after receiving the prestigious award.



World –

SALt, a lamp that runs eight hours on water and salt, developed

  • A start-up in Philippines in July 2015 developed a lamp named SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) that runs on a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt. The lamp is named after the company SALt that was founded by Aisa Mijeno and Raphael Mijeno.
  • This cost effective lamp burns for eight hours at a time to lighten a room and will also be able to generate enough energy to charge a smart-phone through a USB cable.
  • The lamp can also be lit by using ocean water and would be of great help for people living along the coastline.




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Pitch Report - RBI Assistant 2015


Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. We are pretty much late for this but its never too late to help.
First of all, for the New Members of our small website. Pitch Report is close preview of Exams which we usually provide before 4-5 days. But this time due to some unavoidable server issues we are giving it one day before the exam.

Lets get started!!

Reasoning:

Focus on the Syllogisms and Puzzles, as they can be very tricky or confusing. The Seating Arrangement, Direction Test, Inequalities will be there to test your logical ability with the ideal Assistant Level questions. More or less Reasoning mostly will be having questions which can be attempted with the moderate level of practice and sincerity.

Numerical Ability:

The Numerical Ability can be calculative and time consuming. So make sure you are all geared up and ready to tackle some moderately calculative numerical problems. Number Series and Simplifications can be tricky and can consume a lot of time so go for them and if you are stuck just go for the next. Don’t frustrate yourself by doing one sum which you are finding excessively tough or calculative.

English:

No matter how lengthy it seems, Comprehension can secure a lot of marks. So, if you are able to read fast or figure out the answers by reading the questions first then go for it. It will secure a lot of marks.
Cloze Test, Fill in The Blanks can test your vocabulary, so be prepared. On the other hand, Sentence Rearrangement can test your grammar.
Remain calm while solving the English test. Calmness is the key to success.

General Awareness and Computer:

The General Awareness magazine was already given by us and most of our members have become stronger in this subject. News related to RBI and Banks is important. Banking Awareness is also important for the GA subject.

For Computer Knowledge, basic to standard computer questions will work like a charm.

All over, it is an assistant level examination and you should relax and trust yourself. Don’t stress yourself.

Keep Calm and May The Force Be With You.

Expectations:
  • Reasoning: Moderate to Assistant Level
  • Numerical Ability: Calculative/Moderate to Assistant Level
  • English: Assistant Level to Moderate
  • General Awareness and Computer: Assistant Level to Moderate





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Tricks to Solve Quadratic Equations PDF


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All About the Missile Man


Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here is a PDF shared by Harry. A tribute to Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam sir. All about his contributions, his achievements. This is important for GD, Exams as he is one of the most loved president of all time.


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Reasoning Quiz for RBI Assistant 2015 - Set 17


Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here is a set of Reasoning Quiz for RBI Assistant. This is the last set before the exam! All the best.


1. Rajesh started walking towards south and walked 25 metres, he turned to his left and walked 20 metres. Again he turned to his left and walked 25 metres, he then turned to his right and walked 15 metres. How far and in which direction is he now with respect to the starting point?
(a) 35 m east
(b) 60 m east
(c) 35 m north
(d) 40 m east
(e) None of these


2. Chunchun remembers that his brother’s birthday falls after August 15 but before August 18 while his sister remembers that her brother’s birthday falls after August 16 but before August 19. On which date in August is Chunchun’s brother’s birthday?
(a) 16
(b) 18
(c) 19
(d) 17
(e) None of these


3. Ram is taller than Shyam but shorter than Anurag. Anurag is taller than Raghu but shorter than Chhotu. If Raghu is taller than Ram, then who is the shortest ?
(a) Shyam
(b) Raghu
(c) Anurag
(d) Ram
(e) None of these



4. If the first and the second letters of the word PRGMATISM are interchanged, similarly the third and the fourth letters are interchanged, and so on, then which of the following will be the seventh from the right?
(a) M
(b) G
(c) A
(d) T
(e) None of these


5. Which of the following is a must for a canteen?
(a) Eatables
(b) Music
(c) Tables-Chairs
(d) Waiter
(e) Manager


Directions (Q. 6-10) : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
Ten persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J are sitting in two parallel rows containing five persons in each row in such a way that one person in the first row sits exactly opposite and facing a person in the second row. The members of the first row are facing North. B sits in the first row to the immediate right of H who sits exactly opposite of D. C is at the extreme end of the second row and is second to the left of D. A is to immediate right of D and exactly opposite to F. G sits exactly opposite to E who is in the second row. J does not sit at the end.


6. Which of the following pairs of persons are sitting at the two ends of the first row ?
(a) GJ
(b) EI
(c) GI
(d) EJ
(e) None of these


7. Who is second to the left of B?
(a) I
(b) G
(c) H
(d) F
(e) None of these


8. Who is third to the left of E?
(a) D
(b) I
(c) H
(d) C
(e) None of these


9. A sits between which of the following persons?
(a) DJ
(b) ED
(c) FB
(d) BI
(e) None of these


10. Who sits exactly opposite to B?
(a) J
(b) I
(c) G
(d) A
(e) None of these




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Ask The Mentor - 31 July, 2015


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Current Affairs Update – 30th July, 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs of 30th July, 2015. These are Important for the IBPS RRB Exam 2015.

India –

Nation Bids Tearful Adieu to Kalam


  • In a spontaneous outpouring of grief, thousands of people bid an an emotional farewell to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who was today laid to rest with full state honours in his home town here amid chants of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".
  • The body of Kalam was buried in the middle of a 1.5 acre piece of land earmarked for the purpose at Peikarumbu here after being brought from his family mosque where special prayers were offered.
  • The "People's President" was accorded full military honours, including gun salute and playing of the Last Post as the members of his family and local Jamath lowered his mortal remains into a trench as slogans of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" rent the air.
  • The funeral of the "Missile Man" was attended by a galaxy of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who placed a wreath, offered his final salute and stood in silence in front of Kalam's body that was draped in national flag. He also went around the casket with folded hands.



Assam to Set Up Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation

  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today announced that the state government would soon set up a centre for innovation named after late former President A P J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday.
  • Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Centre for Innovation would help engage the young minds of the state and the North East as a whole in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, Gogoi said in a statement here.
  • This, in turn, will help to transform the lives of the common man and bring smiles on their faces, he said.



India to become most populous nation by 2022: UN World Population Prospects

  • United Nations (UN) on 29 July 2015 released the report title World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision at the UN Headquarters in New York.
  • According to the report, India will surpass China to become the most populous nation in the world by 2022. In the forecast issued by UN in 2013 India was expected to surpass China's population by 2028.
  • India’s population prospects
  • It is projected to retain the top spot till 2100 and its population is projected to grow for several decades after 2022. It is forecasted to grow to 1.5 billion in 2030 and 1.7 billion in 2050.
  • On the other hand, the population of China is expected to remain fairly constant until the 2030s, after which it is expected to slightly decrease.
  • At present, India’s population is approximately 1.31 billion as compared to China’s population of 1.38 billion.



e-Tourist Visa scheme extended to China, Hong Kong and Macau

  • e-Tourist Visa scheme was extended to China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from 30 July 2015. The facility was extended as per the decision of the 29 July 2015 of Union Government.
  • With the inclusion of these countries/territories, the total number of countries/territories covered under the e-Tourist Visa scheme will go up from 74 to 77.
  • The e-Tourist Visa scheme was launched by the Government of India on 27 November 2014. Till date, the scheme has been extended to 77 countries/territories and will be extended to more countries/territories in a phased manner.
  • Under this scheme, tourists with e-Tourist Visas can arrive at nine designated airports namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai & Trivandrum.



Kalyani group ties up with Rafael to make Spike missiles


  • In a move that will further deepen India-Israel strategic cooperation, Rafael of Israel and India’s Kalyani Group are forming a manufacturing Joint Venture (JV) to produce Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) in India and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) will be the system integrator.
  • Spike is a third generation, fire-and-forget, man-portable, anti-tank missile. In all, about 40,000 missiles are required to equip the Army’s 382 infantry battalions and 44 mechanised regiments.
  • In October last year the Defence Acquisition Council chaired by then Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had cleared the Spike ATGM deal worth Rs. 3,200 crore deal for 8,000 plus missiles, 300 plus launchers and requisite transfer of technology to an Indian firm. The U.S. had lobbied hard for its Javelin missiles with offer of joint development and production of next generations missiles for use by both countries.


‘Visaarnai’ became first Tamil film to enter Venice film festival

  • Actor Dhanush produced Tamil thriller 'Visaaranai' will have its world premiere in the competition section of the upcoming 72nd Venice International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place between 2 September and 12 September 2015.
  • With this, Visaaranai will become the first Tamil film to have its world premiere in the competition section of the upcoming at Venice International Film Festival.
  • Yet to be released, the film Visaranai written and directed by Vetrimaaran of Polladhavan fame is an experimental Tamil thriller movie. It is based on true events and is about police interrogation techniques and brutality.
  • The film stars Attakathi Dinesh, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss in the leading roles.



Finance/Banking/Industry –

Kotak launches mobile banking app for 'un-banked' regions


  • Seeking to provide mobile banking services to customers in the remotest of regions, Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) today launched a mobile banking app 'Kotak Bharat' which requires no internet connectivity.
  • The 'inclusive digital banking' app is primarily targetted to benefit customers in the under-banked and un-banked regions, who can access its services in their preferred language.
  • It is currently available in Hindi and English. The app would also be available in Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Kannada in about a month, followed by other Indian languages.
  • Kotak Bharat will enable customers manage their savings/current accounts and credit cards, KMB Executive Vice President Deepak Sharma said at a conference call here.
  • The app is Android-based. It works on the existing SMS banking keyword process platform. The customers could download the app on their registered mobile number without any separate registration process.



SEBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of Sahara Mutual Fund

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 28 July 2015 cancelled the Certificate of Registration of Sahara Mutual Fund. Its licence would stand cancelled after 60 days from the date of the order.
  • The market regulator in its order said that the company is not fit and proper entity to carry out the business of mutual fund.
  • It also directed Sahara Mutual Fund or Sahara Asset Management Company Private Limited (Sahara AMC) not to take any new subscription from the investors including existing investors in Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) or Systematic Transfer Plans (STP) and also not to levy any penalties on the investors for not depositing the installments.
  • The regulator also asked the fund house to transfer activities of Sahara India Financial Corporation Limited (Sahara Sponsor) and Sahara Asset Management Company Private Limited (Sahara AMC) to a new sponsor and a SEBI approved asset Management Company at the earliest.



Paytm wins title sponsorship rights for BCCI matches

  • One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, today acquired the title sponsorship rights for India’s domestic and international cricket matches at home for a period of four years with a bid price of Rs 203.28 crore.
  • The decision to award the rights to One97 Communications till 2019 was taken at the BCCI’s marketing committee meeting here.
  • The base price per match was Rupees 1.68 crore and the final price comes to Rs 2.42 crore per match. The amount per match is 40 lakh more than what Micromax, who were the only bidders in the 2014-15 season, gave the Board last year.
  • From now on, the domestic Ranji competition will be known as the ‘Paytm Ranji Trophy’.
  • There were only two bidders for the scheduled 84 matches (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) in India during the upcoming seasons as the rights have been awarded till 2019.
  • The bids were opened at the BCCI marketing committee meeting that lasted for around five hours.
  • BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said they were elated to have Paytm as their homes series title sponsors.



Books & Authors –

Anuradha Roy’s 'Sleeping on Jupiter' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize


  • Indian writer Anuradha Roy's latest work on the malaise of sexual abuse in India has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015.
  • Her book 'Sleeping on Jupiter' that tells the story of Nomi and is set in Jarmuli - a city of temples and a centre of healing on the edge of the ocean has made it among the 13 books selected for the £50,000 literary prize.
  • The story is about Nomi, a young girl who is taken from her family and finds herself in an ashram, overseen by a charismatic guru. But Guruji's charm masks a predatory menace and the young girl faces danger.
  • Around 20 years later, Nomi returns to Jarmuli with a documentary film crew. All has changed in a town that she no longer knows, as tourists and market traders bustle, banter and chase their dreams amidst the temples of her youth.
  • The longlist includes American writer Bill Clegg's 'Did You Ever Have a Family', Irish writer Anne Enright's 'The Green Road', Marlon James' (Jamaica) 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' and Tom McCarthy's (UK) 'Satin Island'.
  • Also shortlisted are British writer Sunjeev Sahota's The Year of the Runaways and Kiwi writer Anna Smaill's The Chimes.



Appointments –

Procter & Gamble names David Taylor to succeed Lafley as CEO

  • Procter & Gamble has named company insider David Taylor as president and chief executive effective Nov. 1. The executive, who heads P&G’s global beauty, grooming and health care division, succeeds A.G. Lafley, who will stay on with the Cincinnati company as executive chairman.
  • Procter & Gamble said Tuesday that Taylor will also join the board of directors. Taylor started with P&G in 1980 and has helped build many of the company’s core businesses and led global businesses.
  • It marks a major shift in leadership as Lafley served as CEO from 2000 to 2009 and returned from retirement to serve as CEO again in 2013. The company said that Lafley has played a key role in P&G’s success over the years.



Airtel appoints Jinesh Hegde as CEO of Sri Lanka operations

  • Bharti Airtel (Airtel) on Thursday said it has appointed Jinesh Hegde as Chief Executive Officer of its Sri Lanka operations. He takes on this role from Suren Goonewardene.
  • In his new role, Hegde will report to Ajai Puri, Director - Market Operations (India & South Asia), Bharti Airtel, the company said in a statement.
  • Suren Goonewardene has been re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of Airtel Lanka.
  • Hegde has spent the past 14 years in the telecommunications industry, both in the consumer and enterprise space covering mobile, fixed line and enterprise business. Prior to joining Airtel, he has worked with Uninor (a subsidiary of Telenor Group – Norway in India).





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Warm Up Match - RBI Assistant 2015


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SBI Associate Clerk 2014-15 - Marks Declared


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Computer Knowledge Quiz for RBI Assistant 2015 - Set 9


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1. To shrink a window to an  icon_______________
(a) open a group window
(b) minimise a window
(c) maximise a window
(d) restore a window
(e) None of these



2. Personal computers can be connected together to form a _______
(a) server
(b) supercomputer
(c) enterprise
(d) network
(e) None of these


3. What characteristic of Read Only Memory (ROM) makes it useful?
(a) ROM information can be easily updated.
(b) Data in ROM is nonvolatile, that is, it remains there even without electrical power.
(c) ROM provides very large amounts of inexpensive data storage.
(d) ROM chips are easily swapped between different brands of computers.
(e) None of these



4. By CD you can
(a) Read
(b) Write
(c) Read and Write
(d) Either Read or Write
(e) None of these


5. The Word function that corrects text as you type is referred to as
(a) Auto Summarize
(b) Auto Insert
(c) Auto Correct
(d) Track Changes
(e) None of these


6. To combine two or more cells into a single cell is called
(a) Merging
(b) Joining
(c) Sharing
(d) Splitting
(e) None of these



7. ________ is when the computer is turned on and the operating system is loading.
(a) Booting
(b) Flashing
(c) Tracking
(d) Taping
(e) None of these


8. A device that connects to a network without the use of cables is said to be
(a) distributed
(b) wireless
(c) centralised
(d) open source
(e) None of these



9. The particular field of a record that uniquely identifies each record is called the
(a) key field
(b) primary field
(c) master field
(d) order field
(e) None of these


10. A CPU contains ________
(a) a card reader and a printing device
(b) an analytical engine and a control unit
(c) a control unit and an arithmetic logic unit
(d) an arithmetic logic unit and a card reader
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Last Minute Discussion - RBI Assistant 2015


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Important Indian Defence & Naval Exercises in 2015


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Reasoning Quiz for RBI Assistant 2015 - Set 16


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Directions (Q. 1-4): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.

(i) Six persons namely A, B, C, D, E and F teach one subject each, one after another viz, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics, Zoology and Botany from Monday to Saturday but not necessarily in the same order.
(ii) The first subject to be taken is Botany which is not to be taught by either C or E. A, C and E are not available to teach on the last day.
(iii) Physics is taught by B just after Mathematics and just before Statistics which is taught by D.
(iv) Chemistry is neither taught before Mathematics nor it is the last subject to be taught.


1. Who teaches Chemistry?
(a) C
(b) D
(c) E
(d) Either C or D
(e) Either C or E


2. Which subject is taught just after Botany?
(a) Physics
(b) Statistics
(c) Mathematics
(d) Chemistry
(e) None of these


3. Which subject is taught on the last day?
(a) Physics
(b) Mathematics
(c) Statistics
(d) Zoology
(e) None of these


4. Who teaches Botany?
(a) A
(b) C
(c) E
(d) Data inadequate
(e) None of these



Directions (Q. 5-8): In these questions, relationships between different elements is shown in the statements. These statements are followed by two conclusions. Give answer—
(a) if only conclusion I follows.
(b) if only conclusion II follows.
(c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
(d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
(e) if both conclusions I and II follow statements.

5. Statements:
M < T, T > K, K ≤ D
Conclusions:
I. T > D II. D > M




6. Statements:
F = B, B < N, N > H
Conclusions:
I. N > F II. H > F



7. Statements:
R ≥ M, M = K, K ≤ J
Conclusions:
I. J > M
II. J = M


8. Statements:
 B > N, N ≥ R, R = K

Conclusions:
 I. K ≤ N
II. B > K




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Ask The Mentor - 30 July, 2015


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Current Affairs Update – 29th July, 2015

Hello and welcome to ExamPundit. Here are the Important Current Affairs of 29th July, 2015. These are important for the upcoming IBPS RRB Exam 2015.


India –

India signed Loan Agreement of $300 Million with ADB for National Urban Health Mission

  • India on 28 July 2015 signed a loan agreement of 300 million US dollars with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its flagship programme National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The main of the NUHM is to improve the health status of the country’s urban population.
  • The agreement was signed by Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of India and M. Teresa Kho, Country Director of ADB’s India Resident Mission on behalf of ADB.
  • The loan agreement is titled Supporting National Urban Health Mission and it seeks to reinforce ongoing government efforts under the NUHM to develop health systems in urban areas that can deliver quality health services to the urban poor and vulnerable.
  • Further, it will focus on strengthening primary health care and also promote better coordination between health and urban sectors and opportunities for public-private partnerships.

Key points of NUHM
  • It seeks to cover all 779 cities with a population of above 50000 and all the district and state headquarters (irrespective of the population size)
  • It provides for Mahila Arogya Samitis for promotion of access to improved health care at household level on the lines of Mahila Bachat Gat scheme in Maharashtra
  • It seeks to reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) by 40 percent (in urban areas) and National Urban IMR down to 20 per 1000 live births by 2017
  • It also aims to reduce Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) by 50 percent by 2017



Gujarat becomes first Indian state to make voting compulsory in local body polls


  • Gujarat government issued a notification in Ahmedabad on making voting compulsory for people of the state during elections to local self governing bodies.
  • Incidentally, the bill was introduced when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • The notification would mean that people have to compulsorily vote from now onwards during elections held for municipal corporations, municipalities, and all village panchayats.
  • The Act has also made provisions to penalise those who fail to vote. However, the notification issued today has not specified what punishment would be meted out to voters who fail to exercise their franchise.



Awards & Honors –

Sanjeev Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award


  • The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) on 29 July 2015 announced the Ramon Magsaysay awardees for the year 2015.
  • Among the five awardees who will be conferred with the so-called Asia’s Nobel Prize, there are two Indians, namely Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta.
  • The awards will be presented on 31 August 2015 at Manila, Philippines.


List of Awardees
  1. Sanjiv Chaturvedi, India: He was awarded for Emergent Leadership for his exemplary integrity, courage and tenacity in uncompromisingly exposing and painstakingly investigating corruption in public office. He is an Indian Forest Service officer and currently the deputy secretary of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He also served as a Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at AIIMS during 2012-14.
  2. Anshu Gupta, India: He was recognized for his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India and his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor. He founded Goonj in 1999, which is a non-governmental organisation based in Delhi and works in 21 states across India in disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development.
  3. Kommaly Chanthavong, Laos: She was recognized for her fearless, indomitable spirit to revive and develop the ancient Laotian art of silk weaving, creating livelihoods for thousands of poor, war-displaced Laotians, and thus preserving the dignity of women and her nation’s priceless silken cultural treasure.
  4. Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa, the Philippines: She was recognized for her single-minded crusade in preserving the endangered artistic heritage of southern Philippines, and in creatively propagating a dance form that celebrates and deepens the sense of shared cultural identity among Asians.
  5. Kyaw Thu, Myanmar: He was recognized for his generous compassion in addressing the fundamental needs of both the living and the dead in Myanmar -- regardless of their class or religion -- and his channeling personal fame and privilege to mobilize many others toward serving the greater social good.


Days –

International Tiger Day observed across the world


  • International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2015. The day is observed every year since 2010 to promote the protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.
  • In last 100 years, world has lost 97 percent of all wild tigers. The tiger count has fallen from 100000 in 1913 to 3274 in 2013 to 3200 in 2014.
  • Tigers lost 93% of their natural habitat due to the expansion of cities and agriculture by humans. Besides, human-wildlife conflict and climate change also has been responsible for decline in tiger population and loss of habitat.



World Hepatitis Day observed with theme ‘Prevent hepatitis. Act now’


  • World Hepatitis Day was observed across the world on 28 July 2015 with the theme Prevent hepatitis. Act now. The day acts as a significant global platform for raising awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment.
  • The theme highlights the fact that infection through transmission can be prevented through proven and effective interventions. It is important for everyone to be aware of hepatitis and to learn how they can protect themselves from being infected.
  • The observance of the day in 2015 focuses particularly on Hepatitis B and C. These two combined cause approximately 80 percent of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.



Sports –

Justice Mahajan Committee constituted for Re-drafting National Sports Development Code of India

  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 28 July 2015 constituted a Working Group on re-drafting National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI). The aim of constituting the working group is to make the NSDCI more relevant from both sports governance and legal angles.
  • The nine-member Working Group will be headed by Justice CK Mahajan (retd.), Former Judge of Delhi High Court.



Obituaries –

Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS researcher, passed away


  • The pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Suniti Solomon died at her residence in Chennai on 28 July 2015. She died due to cancer and was 76.
  • She was the first person in India who documented the nation’s first HIV/AIDS case in 1986 and later set up Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE) – the first voluntary testing and counseling center for the disease.
  • In 1986, Dr Solomon, then a microbiologist at Madras Medical College, made headlines for discovering HIV/AIDS cases in six blood samples collected from female sex workers lodged at the government home on Kutchery Road in Mylapore in Chennai.




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Study the following arrangement carefully to answer these questions.

4 D # Q H I 3 L @ R E 6 1 M % F A 7 J P U B 5 8 $ K 9 ©


1. How many such symbols are there in the above arrangement each of which is immediately preceded and also immediately followed by a consonant?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) More than three



2. Which element is third to the right of fifteenth from the right end?
(a) 1
(b) M
(c) 6
(d) E
(e) None of these



3. If all the symbols are dropped from the given arrangement, which element will be ninth from the right end?
(a) A
(b) 7
(c) J
(d) E
(e) None of these


4. How many such numbers are there in the given arrangement each of which is immediately preceded by a vowel?
(a) None
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) Four



5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the given arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
(a) L@3
(b) I3H
(c) A7F
(d) PUJ
(e) $8K



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