TUMSE NA HO PAEGA..!! ENGLISH SET – 8

With Indian doctors’ _________ (1) giving foreigners a confidence to seek treatment here, India has come a long way since independence in healthcare. The country has a _______ (2) medial tourism industry, coupled with improved score in health indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality and fertility rate. India now has a _________ (3) network of primary health centres; community health centres and tertiary care super specialty hospitals along with an army of _________ (4) medical personnel to provide health care to its people. Simultaneously, more hospitals are being opened, drug prices being regulated, technology being made _________ (5) for masses, network on communicable diseases being strengthened and efforts being made to invest more in the healthcare.

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita, which indicates a country’s standard of living, has increased 21 times from the 1960 level when it was $81.3 to $1709.4 in 2016, according to World Bank estimates. The life ______ (6) at birth, the average number of years a person is expected to survive if existing patterns of mortality stayed the same throughout their life has increased by 65.8 percent or 27 years between 1960 when it was 41 years and 2015 at 68 years. Crude birth rate has also _______ (7) from 37 in 1970 to 22.2 in 2012 (per 1000 population). Population ________ (8) efforts have paid off with total fertility rate for the country going down to 2.3 while some states like Delhi at 1.7, Kerala at 1.8, Tamil Nadu at 1.7, Maharashtra at 1.8, West Bengal at 1.6 and Himachal Pradesh at 1.7 attaining fertility rates even lower than the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman.

To overcome the problem of widely __________ (9) severe acute malnutrition, the health ministry is working on guidelines and a toolkit to help frontline workers reach out to parents and orient them on their role in _________ (10) early childhood development. The Ministry of Women & Child Development has also been implementing several schemes to address the issue of malnutrition.

 

1. Which words suit best the blank (1)?

A. Prowess

B. Audacity

C. Ineptitude

D. Cowardice

2. Which words suit best the blank (2)?

A. Roaring

B. Booming

C. Failing

D. Disadvantaging

3. Which words suit best the blank (3)?

A. Strengthened

B. Toughen

C. Abridge

D. Hinder

4. Which words suit best the blank (4)?

A. Trained

B. Disciplined

C. Amateurish

D. Incompetent

5. Which words suit best the blank (5)?

A. Modest

B. Exorbitant

C. Affordable

D. Pricey

6. Which words suit best the blank (6)?

A. Expectancy

B. Suspense

C. Probability

D. Fear

7. Which words suit best the blank (7)?

A. Elevated

B. Enlarged

C. Diminished

D. Reduced

8. Which words suit best the blank (8)?

A. Stabilisation

B. Compensation

C. Imbalance

D. Counteraction

9. Which words suit best the blank (9)?

A. Prevalent

B. Ubiquitous

C. Peculiar

D. Scarce

10. Which words suit best the blank (10)?

A. Repudiate

B. Invalidate

C. Ensuring

D. Contradict

 

TUMSE NA HO PAEGA..!! ENGLISH SET – 7

DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5): A passage is given with 5 questions following it. Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives and click the button corresponding to it.

 

We are tempted to assume that technological progress is the real progress and that material success is the criterion of civilization. If the eastern people become fascinated by machines and techniques and use them as western nations do, to build industrial organizations and large military establishments, they will get involved in power politics and drift into the danger of death. Scientific and technological civilization brings opportunities and great rewards but also great risk and temptations.

If machines get into the saddle, all our progress will have been in vain. The problem facing us is a universal one. Both East and West are threatened with the same danger and face the same destiny science and technology are neither good nor bad. They are not to be tabooed but tamed and assigned their proper place. They become dangers only if they become idols.

1. What is man tempted to assume?

A. Western nations are superior to eastern nations

B. Science and technology pose no danger to humanity

C. Technological progress is the real progress

D. As such, there is nothing wrong with machines

2. When do science and technology become dangerous?

A. When they become idols

B. When they are used with temptation

C. When their advantages are not used judiciously

D. When it is assumed that material success is the criterion of civilization

3. What will happen if eastern people use machines?

A. It will bring great opportunities and rewards to them

B. It will show the victory of mind over matter

C. They will realize that it is not an end in itself

D. They will get involved in politics and drift into the danger of death

4. Which of the following statements is/are true in the context of the passage?

I. Science and technology are neither good nor bad

II. Through machines, man can achieve all progress

III. Science and technology bring great risks and temptations

A. I and II

B. I and III

C. II and III

D. I, II and III

5. Choose the word which is similar to the meaning of word ’tabooed’ in the passage

A. Forbidden

B. Accepted

C. Damaged

D. Criticized

Daily Current Affairs 30th August,2017

1)  NITI Aayog announces 12 winners of the Women Transforming India Awards 2017

  • Union Minister of Textiles, Information, and Broadcasting Smriti Irani will present Women Transforming India Awards 2017 a prestigious award to 12 incredible women winners at an event in New Delhi on 29th of Aug 2017.
  • The award has been launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov.It has been awarded to recognize the transformational impact of work undertaken by women across India.This year’s campaign “to promote equal opportunity of women” received around 3000 entries from across India.

2) Rajnath Singh inaugurates YUVA a skill development programme of Delhi Police

  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the ‘YUVA’ – a skill development programme. It is an initiative taken by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana on 29th of Aug 2017.
  • Delhi Police has tied up with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) to provide the job-linked skilling for selected youths. The ‘YUVA’ initiative by Delhi Police aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies.

3) Vice President Launches ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’

  • The vice president of India Venkaiah Naidu launched the National Sports Talent Search Portal, a government initiative to unearth sporting talent from every nook and corner of the country.
  • Under the initiative, a child or his parents, teachers or coaches can upload his bio data or video on the portal. The Sports ministry will select talented players and impart training to them at Sports Authority India centres. The portal will also be available as an App enabling it to be downloaded on smart phones.

4) Ujjivan SFB receives scheduled bank status from RBI

  • Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, has been included in the second scheduled to the RBI Act 1934 on 30th Aug 2017.
  • Currently, Ujjivan SFB has 65 full-fledged brick and mortar branches in eight states and two Union Territories.It plans to convert 160 existing branches and 29 new Unbanked Rural Centres (URCs) by the end of FY 2017-18 and the remaining branches will be converted over a period of two years in line with RBI approval.

5) India, Germany Sign Pact to Improve Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

  • India and Germany signed an agreement on technical cooperation under the Indo-German Energy Programme – Green Energy Corridors (IGEN-GEC).
  • The main objective of this program component is to improve the sector framework and conditions for grid integration of renewable energy.

6) I-T dept imposes Rs 7,900 crore Penalty on Vodafone For Tax Dues

  • The Income Tax Department has imposed Rs 7,900 crore penalty on the tax demand of the same amount on a unit of billionaire Li Ka-shing’s CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. over its decade-old sale of mobile phone business in India to Vodafone Group Plc.
  • Vodafone had in 2007 acquired 67% stake in the mobile-phone business owned by Hutchison Whampoa, now part of CK Hutchison.

7) Dara Khosrowshahi is New Uber CEO

  • Transport Company Uber has finally selected a new CEO of the company- Dara Khosrowshahi. He is from Iran. Khosrowshahi is the CEO of online travel booking company Expedia Inc.
  • He has replaced Travis Kalanick. Khosrowshahi received nearly $95 million in pay in 2015, making him one of the most highly paid leaders in corporate America.

8) Government Imposes Anti-Dumping Duty on Sodium Nitrite Imports from China

  • The Finance Ministry has imposed a five-year anti-dumping duty on Sodium Nitrite imports from China. Deepak Nitrite Ltd had filed the petition, which was also supported by Punjab Chemicals & Crop Protection Ltd, seeking sunset review investigations on Sodium Nitrite imports from China.
  • There are two more producers of Sodium Nitrite in the country – National Fertilisers Ltd and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Limited

9) Kenya Imposes World’s Toughest Law Against Plastic Bags

  • In Kenya, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000. It is the world’s toughest law which is aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect.
  • The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy

10) NRDC Wins Two Awards

  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), the technology transfer and commercialization arm of the Ministry of Science & Technology, has won two accolades. It has won the Assocham Services Excellence Award 2017 and its Chairman and Managing Director, H Purushotham, an international recognition.
  • The International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Sweden honored Purushotham with the IAAM Medal 2017 for his outstanding R&D contributions in the Advanced Materials Science & Technology during its award ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

11) Nitasha Biswas Crowned First Miss TransQueen India

  • Nitasha Biswas, a transwoman from Kolkata was crowned the first Miss TransQueen India. The competition was held in Gurugram, Haryana. Biswas is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • On the other hand, Manipur’s Loiloi was crowned the first runner-up. Biswas will now go to Thailand for Miss International Queen, while Loiloi will compete at Miss Transsexual Australia.

12) FIFA U-17 World Cup Logo for Kochi Venue

  • Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan launched the host city logo for Kochi, one of the venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. The logo represents and reflects Kochi’s identity and will be a valuable tool in linking the local community in a global World Cup.
  • The tournament will be hosted in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium of the city. In October 2016, Kochi became the first Indian city to be officially declared as one of the venues for hosting the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

13) Indian U-15 Football Team Wins SAFF Championships

  • The Indian U-15 football team completed a brilliant comeback win over Nepal to win the SAFF U-15 Championships in Kathmandu, Nepal. They were trailing 0-1 at the interval, but second half goals from Lalrokima and Vikram clinched the trophy for the Indian side.

14)  Olympian Footballer Ahmed Khan Passes Away

  • India’s two-time Olympic footballer and East Bengal legend Ahmed Khan passed away at the age of 90.

31 August Newspaper, Editorials & Business Page

Newspapers

The Hindu August 31, 2017

The Indian Express August 31, 2017

The Times  Of India August 31, 2017

The Economic Times August 31, 2017

The Asian Age August 31, 2017

Financial Express August 31, 2017

Deccan Chronicle August 31, 2017

Daily News  & Analysis  August 31, 2017

The Statesman August 31, 2017

Newspaper Editorials

August 31, 2017 – English Newspaper Editorials

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August 31, 2017 – Newspaper Business Page

Current Affairs Quiz #5

Q1. Which of the following Banks has recently announced a software upgrade to create a single point-of-sale (PoS) machine which will accept payments through Unified Payments Interface (UPI), BharatQR, SMS Pay and the bank’s mobile wallet?
(a) Karnataka Bank
(b) UCO Bank
(c) Indian Bank
(d) HDFC Bank
(e) IDBI Bank
Q2. Odisha Chief Minister has recently granted the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to _______________.
(a) Prof Neelamber Singh
(b) Prof Digambar Behera
(c) Prof Narendra Kumar
(d) Prof Harish Rawat
(e) Prof Umesh Rajwar
Q3. Name the person who has been recently appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
(a) Sajeev Nigam
(b) Swaroop Saroha
(c) Dharmendra Kumar
(d) Prashant Kumar
(e) Surendra Chawla
Q4. Name the football player who has recently become the first ever player to score 350 goals in La Liga.
(a) Lionel Messi
(b) Cristiano Ronaldo
(c) Neymar
(d) Paul Pogba
(e) Wayne Rooney
Q5. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference. The Conference will be held in _____________.
(a) New Delhi, India
(b) Beijing, China
(c) Kathmandu, Nepal
(d) Colombo, Sri Lanka
(e) Kabul, Afghanistan
 
Q6. Who is the 45th Chief Justice of India?
(a) Justice J S Kheher
(b) Justice T S Thakur
(c) Justice H. J. Kania
(d) Justice Tapan Rey
(e) Justice Dipak Misra
Q7. P V Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Badminton Championship 2017. She lost the historic match against _____________. 
(a) Carolina Marín
(b) Nozomi Okuhara
(c) Wang Yihan
(d) Tai Tzu-ying
(e) Li Xuerui
Q8. World Badminton Championship 2017 was held recently in _____________.
(a) Edinburgh, Scotland
(b) Tokyo, Japan
(c) Glasgow, Scotland
(d) Jakarta, Indonesia
(e) Palembang, Indonesia
Q9. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM). This missile is jointly developed by India and _______________.
(a) Israel
(b) Russia
(c) France
(d) China
(e) USA
Q10. Who is the present Chairman of IRDAI?
(a) Vimal Kumar
(b) B S Dhanoa
(c) Vishal Sikka
(d) R Sheeshadri
(e) T S Vijayan

Improve your Reasoning skills with a daily dose of LogicalReasoningQuiz. #1

Directions (1-5 ): Study the given information and answer the questions:

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and its rearrangement.
Input:  16 man desire kind 20 4 19 victory 13 always
Step I:  d victory 16 man desire kind 20 19 13 always 4
Step II: m man d victory 16 desire kind 20 19 always 4 13
Step III: p kind m man d victory desire 20 19 always 4 13 16
Step IV: s desire p kind m man d victory 20 always 4 13 16 19
Step V:  t always s desire p kind m man d victory 4 13 16 19 20
Step V is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.
As per the rules followed in the given steps find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 12 18 make result 9 25 towards success
Q1. Which element is exactly between ‘Y’ and ‘R’ in last step of the given arrangement?
(a) make
(b) result
(c) success
(d) towards
(e) none of these
Q2. What is the position of ‘make’ from the right end in the third step?
(a) Fifth
(b) Fourth
(c) Sixth
(d) Seventh
(e) Three
Q3. Which of the following is the fifth step of the arrangement based on the given input?
(a) Y make R result L success I towards 9 12 18 25
(b) Y make R result L success I towards 9 12 25 18
(c) Y make L result R success I towards 9 12 18 25
(d) Y make R result I success L towards 9 12 18 25
(e) There is no such step
Q4. In which step the elements ‘Y make R’ found in the same order?
(a) Step IV
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step I
(e) None of these
Q5. In step II, ‘L’ is related to ‘I’ and ‘I’ is related to ‘18’. In the same way ‘success’ is related to?
(a) towards
(b) make
(c) result
(d) 25
(e) 9
Directions (6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers and all are arranged as per some logic based on the value of the number.)
Input: win 56 32 93 bat for 46 him 28 11 give chance
Step I: 93 56 32 bat for 46 him 28 11 give chance win
Step II: 11 93 56 32 bat for 46 28 give chance win him
Step III: 56 11 93 32 bat for 46 28 chance win him give
Step IV: 28 56 11 93 32 bat 46 chance win him give for
Step V: 46 28 56 11 93 32 bat win him give for chance
Step VI: 32 46 28 56 11 93 win him give for chance bat
Step VI is the last step of the arrangement the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: fun 89 at the 28 16 base camp 35 53 here 68
Q6. Which of the following would be step II?
(a) 89 fun at 28 16 base camp 35 53 here 68 the
(b) 35 53 28 68 16 89 the here fun camp base at
(c) 16 89 at fun 28 camp base 35 53 68 the here
(d) 53 28 68 16 89 35 the here fun camp base at
(e) None of these
Q7. Which word/number would be at seventh position from the left end in step IV?
(a) base
(b) at
(c) 35
(d) the
(e) 53
Q8. Which step number would be the following output?
‘53 28 68 16 89 at 35 the here fun camp base’
(a) There will be no such step.
(b) III
(c) II
(d) V
(e) IV
Q9. In which step the elements ‘35 the here’ found in the same order?
(a) Step V
(b) Step IV
(c) Step I
(d) Step II
(e) Step III
Q10. Which element is exactly between ‘89’ and ‘base’ in Step IV?
(a) at
(b) 28
(c) here
(d) fun
(e) none of these

Directions (11-15) :In each group of questions below are two conclusions followed by five set of statements. You have to choose the correct set of statements that logically satisfies given conclusions. Given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts.

11) Conclusions:
Some bags are being shirts is a possibility
Some pants are being bags is a possibility

Statements:
Statements – 1: All shirts are ties; Some bags are ties. No pant is bag
Statements – 2: All shirts are ties; No bag is tie. All pants are shirts
Statements – 3:Some shirts are ties; Some bags are ties. No pant is bag
Statements – 4:Some shirts are ties; Some bags are ties. No pant is bag
Statements – 5: Some shirts are ties; Some bags are ties. All pants are shirts
(a)Only Statements – 1
(b)Both Statements – 2 and 3
(c)Only Statements – 4
(d)Both Statements – 4 and 5
(e)Only Statements – 5

12 Conclusions:
Some dogs are rats.
All cat being dog is a possibility.

Statements:
Statements – 1: No rats is dog. Some dogs are bat. No rat is cat.
Statements – 2: Some rats are dogs. Some dogs are bat. No Cat is dog.
Statements – 3: All rats are dogs. Some dogs are bat. No rat is cat.
Statements – 4: Some rats are dogs. All dogs are bat. No Cat is dog.
Statements – 5: No rats is dog. All dogs are bat. No rat is cat.
(a)Only Statements – 1
(b)Both Statements – 2 and 3
(c)Only Statements – 3
(d)Both Statements – 3 and 4
(e) Only Statements – 5

13) Conclusions:
Some plants are leaves
At least some trees are roots
Statements:
Statements – 1: Some roots are trees. Some trees are leaves. Some leaves are plants
Statements – 2:Some roots are leaves. Some leaves are trees. Some trees are plants
Statements – 3: All roots are trees. Some trees are leaves. No leave is plant
Statements – 4: All roots are trees. All trees are leaves. No leaves is plant
Statements – 5:Some roots are trees. Some trees are plant. Some plant is leaves
(a)Only Statements – 1
(b)Both Statements – 1 and 2
(c)Only Statements – 3
(d)Both Statements – 2 and 3
(e)Both Statements – 1 and 5

14) Conclusions:
Atleast some states are district.
Some towns being district is a possibility
Statements:
Statements – 1: All districts are states. Some states are villages. No town is District.
Statements – 2: No districts is states. Some states are towns. No town is village.
Statements – 3: All districts are states. Some states are towns. No town is village.
Statements – 4: No districts is states. Some states are towns. No town is village.
Statements – 5: All districts are states. Some states are villages. Some town is village.
(a)Only Statements – 1
(b)Both Statements – 2 and 3
(c)Only Statements – 4
(d)Both Statements – 3 and 5
(e) Only Statements – 5
15)  Conclusions:
All keys being door is a possibility.
No key is a lock
Statements:
Statements – 1: All keys are rooms. No room is door. Some locks are doors. Some doors are airs
Statements – 2: No keys is door. No room is a lock. Some locks are rooms. Some doors are airs
Statements – 3: All keys are rooms. All rooms are locks. Some locks are doors. Some doors are airs
Statements – 4: All keys are rooms. No room is a lock. All locks are doors. Some doors are airs
Statements – 5: All keys are rooms. All rooms are locks. All locks are doors. Some doors are airs
(a)Only Statements – 1
(b)Both Statements – 2 and 3
(c)Only Statements – 3
(d)Only Statements – 4
(e) Both Statements – 1 and 5

Daily Current Affairs 29th August,2017

1)  National Sports Day – August 29 2017

  • On August 29 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, and congratulated all sportspersons on the occasion of National Sports Day.
  • He also launched National Sports Talent Search Portal.It will give essential direction and support to youngsters to pursue their ambition in sports.
  • August 29 marks the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. In order to honour him this day is celebrated as National Sports Day.

2) India, China Agree to Disengage at Doklam

  • India and China have agreed to withdraw their troops from Doklam after being in a standoff for over two months. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the expeditious disengagement has been agreed to and is going on.
  • The standoff had started after India objected to China constructing a road in the disputed area.

3) Arun Jaitley hands over LRSAM to Indian Navy

  • Defence Minister Arun Jaitley handed over the Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) jointly developed by India and Israel, to the Indian Navy at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad. The first batch of LRSAM, being inducted into the Navy, was symbolically handed over to Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, the vice-chief of naval staff.
  • The Union Minister inaugurated ASTRA Manufacturing Facility. Astra weapon system is an indigenously developed Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile developed by DRDO. It comprises of Astra Launcher and Astra Missile. It is designed as a BVR missile with a range of 110 Km in head-on mode and 20 Km in tail-chase mode. BVR missiles are the latest in air to air combat.
  • He also inaugurated the 5 MW Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Power Project at BDL, Bhanur Unit, Telangana State. As part of Govt of India’s Jawarharlal Nehru National Solar Mission(JNNSM).

4) Arun Jaitley inaugurates manufacture of light combat helicopter at HAL

  • On August 27 2017 Defence minister Arun jaitley, inaugurates the 5.8-tonne category Light Combat Helicopter(LCH) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) design upgrade program (Hawk – i) to our nation at HAL(bengaluru)
  • The Hawk aircraft, was  manufactured originally under licence from British defence major BAE Systems Plc. Now it was  indigenously upgraded into a combat ready aircraft by HAL.

5) Two-day Indian Ocean Conference in Colombo 

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will participate in the two-day Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in which Sri Lankan prime minister and president are among key speakers.
  • The theme of the conference is peace, progress, and prosperity. It will see participation from around 35 countries and have speakers from 25 countries. The conference will be held in Temple Trees, the official residence of the Lankan prime minister.

6) DIPP releases consolidated FDI policy

  • On 28th august ,2017 the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) which is under ministry of commerce and industry has released the consolidated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy on Monday subsuming all the changes in rules and procedures notified by the government
  • For the firsttime, the document included the start-upswhich can raise up to 100% of funds from foreign Venture Capital Investors(FVCI)

7) IRDAI Launches Central Database of Insurance Sales Persons

  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in the country.
  • Named as `Envoy’, the database will ensure that all licensed insurance sales persons working for insurers and intermediaries including entities such as insurance agents, broker qualified persons, specified persons of corporate agents do not work with multiple insurers and intermediaries in the same business category.
  • Chairman of IRDAI is TS Vijayan.

8)  Airtel Ties up with Symantec

  • The country’s largest telecom services provider, Bharti Airtel, entered into a partnership with Symantec Corp, the world’s leading cyber security company, to serve the growing cyber security requirements of businesses in India.
  • It will provide protection and prevention of online threats in an increasingly digitally connected world. According to the agreement, Airtel will be the exclusive Cyber Security Services partner for Symantec in India, and will distribute Symantec’s enterprise security software

9) International Atomic Energy Agency opens atomic fuel reserve in Kazakhstan to ensure supply

  • On August 29, 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) decided to open a low enriched Uranium bank in Kazakhstan. The objective is to ensure the supply of nuclear fuel in the event of disruption due to political or market problems.
  • The bank has been established at the Ulba metallurgical plant in northern Kazakhstan. The reserve, will store 90 tons of low-enriched uranium (LEU), the essential ingredient needed to make the fuel for light-water nuclear reactors, which generate electricity.
  • About IAEA:
    • Headquarters: Vienna, Austria.
    • The IAEA serves as an intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology and nuclear power worldwide.
    • It was established independently through its own international treaty, the IAEA Statute, the IAEA reports to both the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council.

10) BSE board approves another 5-year term for Ashish Chauhan as CEO

  • BSE, a top stock exchange’s board has approved another five-year term for its chief Ashish Chauhan.

11) Mohammad Mustafa took charge as Chairman and Managing Director of SIDBI

  • Small Industries development Bank of India (Sidbi) has appointed Mohammad Mustafa as the chairman and managing director announced on 28th of Aug 2017.

12) Hamilton Wins Belgian Grand Prix

  • Mercedes’ British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton registered his 58th career race win after claiming the Belgian Grand Prix title.
  • Hamilton’s rival Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came second, while Daniel Ricciardo was placed third. With the win, Hamilton has cut Vettel’s lead at the top of the drivers’ championship to seven points.

13) 14th World Wrestling Championships 2017 at Paris, France

  • On August 29,2017, without winning any medal India ended its campaign in 14th World Wrestling Championships (WWC) 2017 held at Paris, France. This is the second successive World Championship that Indian wrestlers have returned empty-handed (previous one was at Budapest, Hungary).
  • A strong 24-member Indian contingent did not just fail to make it to the podium but everyone lost in the initial rounds of their respective weight categories. None of the wrestlers could win two consecutive bouts in the main round.

14) Legendary footballer and Olympian Ahmed Khan dead at 90

  • Ahmed Khan, a member of India’s gold winning football team at the first Asian Games in 1951, passed away. He was 91

29 August Newspaper, Editorials & Business Page

Newspapers

The Hindu August 29, 2017

The Indian Express August 29, 2017

The Times  Of India August 29, 2017

The Economic Times August 29, 2017

The Asian Age August 29, 2017

Financial Express August 29, 2017

The Pioneer August 29, 2017

Deccan Chronicle August 29, 2017

Daily News  & Analysis  August 29, 2017

The Statesman August 29, 2017

Newspaper Editorials

August 29, 2017 – English Newspaper Editorials

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August 29, 2017 – Newspaper Business Page

Current Affairs Quiz #4

1)  Who is the chief Minister of Assam? 
(a) Banwarilal Purohit
(b) Sarbananda Sonowal
(c) Edapadi K palanisami
(d) K.Chandrasekar Rao
(e) Mamta Banerjee

 

2) Find the Chief Minister who has been selected for the prestigious Agriculture Leadership Award-2017. 
(a) Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala
(b)  Dr. Mukul Sangma,Megalaya
(c) Shri Siddaramaiah,Karnataka
(d) Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh
(e) Shri K Chandrasekhar Rao,Telengana

 

3) Find the name of the Minister who has launched a digital policing portal on 21st of Aug 2017 making it possible to electronically apply and seek verification for tenants, domestic helps and even passports.
(a) Arun Jaitley
(b) Ravi Shankar Prasad
(c) Prakash Javadekar
(d) Raj Nath Singh
(e) D. V. Sadananda Gowda

 

4) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Union Ministry of Health inked a pact with the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) of which country to collaborate on vaccine research and development?

(a) South Korea
(b) Japan
(c) China
(d) Indonesia
(e) Croatia
5)  A digital police portal under the CCTNS project, which aims to create a national database of crimes and criminals has launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. What is the meaning of “T” in CCTNS?

(a) Tracking
(b) Trafficking
(c) Travelling
(d) Terminating
(e) Transporting
6)  The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member ‘preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017. IFFI 2017 is scheduled to be held in-

(a) New Delhi
(b) Nagpur
(c) Hyderabad
(d) Mumbai
(e) Goa
7)  Name the leading advocate for the landmark Paris Climate Agreement who passed away recently.

(a) James Hansen
(b) Tony de Brum
(c) William McDonough
(d) Bill McKibben
(e) Ed Begley Jr
8)  Bilateral Meeting on deepening trade and economic ties was held recently Between India and ______________ in New Delhi.

(a) Kazakhstan
(b) Oman
(c) Uzbekistan
(d) Nepal
(e) Azerbaijan
9)   Name the person who has been named the interim CMD of Air India.

(a) Sandeep Kumar
(b) A K Malhotra
(c) Rajiv Bansal
(d) Narendra Kansal
(e) Utsav Singh
10)  Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has recently penned a book titled ____________.

(a) Indian Boosting Economy
(b) I Do What I Do
(c) I Do It In My Way
(d) RBI and India
(e) India on Reserve

TUMSE NA HO PAEGA ..!! ENGLISH SET – 7

With Indian doctors’ _________ (1) giving foreigners a confidence to seek treatment here, India has come a long way since independence in healthcare. The country has a _______ (2) medial tourism industry, coupled with improved score in health indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality and fertility rate. India now has a _________ (3) network of primary health centres; community health centres and tertiary care super specialty hospitals along with an army of _________ (4) medical personnel to provide health care to its people. Simultaneously, more hospitals are being opened, drug prices being regulated, technology being made _________ (5) for masses, network on communicable diseases being strengthened and efforts being made to invest more in the healthcare.

 

The Gross Domestic Product per capita, which indicates a country’s standard of living, has increased 21 times from the 1960 level when it was $81.3 to $1709.4 in 2016, according to World Bank estimates. The life ______ (6) at birth, the average number of years a person is expected to survive if existing patterns of mortality stayed the same throughout their life has increased by 65.8 percent or 27 years between 1960 when it was 41 years and 2015 at 68 years. Crude birth rate has also _______ (7) from 37 in 1970 to 22.2 in 2012 (per 1000 population). Population ________ (8) efforts have paid off with total fertility rate for the country going down to 2.3 while some states like Delhi at 1.7, Kerala at 1.8, Tamil Nadu at 1.7, Maharashtra at 1.8, West Bengal at 1.6 and Himachal Pradesh at 1.7 attaining fertility rates even lower than the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman.

To overcome the problem of widely __________ (9) severe acute malnutrition, the health ministry is working on guidelines and a toolkit to help frontline workers reach out to parents and orient them on their role in _________ (10) early childhood development. The Ministry of Women & Child Development has also been implementing several schemes to address the issue of malnutrition.

 

1. Which words suit best the blank (1)?

A. Prowess

B. Audacity

C. Ineptitude

D. Cowardice

2. Which words suit best the blank (2)?

A. Roaring

B. Booming

C. Failing

D. Disadvantaging

3. Which words suit best the blank (3)?

A. Strengthened

B. Toughen

C. Abridge

D. Hinder

4. Which words suit best the blank (4)?

A. Trained

B. Disciplined

C. Amateurish

D. Incompetent

5. Which words suit best the blank (5)?

A. Modest

B. Exorbitant

C. Affordable

D. Pricey

6. Which words suit best the blank (6)?

A. Expectancy

B. Suspense

C. Probability

D. Fear

7. Which words suit best the blank (7)?

A. Elevated

B. Enlarged

C. Diminished

D. Reduced

8. Which words suit best the blank (8)?

A. Stabilisation

B. Compensation

C. Imbalance

D. Counteraction

9. Which words suit best the blank (9)?

A. Prevalent

B. Ubiquitous

C. Peculiar

D. Scarce

10. Which words suit best the blank (10)?

A. Repudiate

B. Invalidate

C. Ensuring

D. Contradict

Daily Current Affairs 28th August,2017

1)  HDFC Bank Launches All-in-one PoS Machine

  • HDFC Bank announced a software upgrade to create a single point-of-sale (PoS) machine which will accept payments through Unified Payments Interface (UPI), BharatQR, SMS Pay and the bank’s mobile wallet, in addition to the traditional mode of swiping cards.
  • The merchant has to do is to update his/her machine with a software at no cost. The new software will work only on HDFC Bank-issued PoS machines, but will accept any card or app from any bank/service provider.
  • The upgraded device will also allow merchants to offer equated monthly installment (EMI)-based payments using HDFC Bank credit and debit cards.

2) Dharmendra Kumar Appointed Director General of RPF

  • CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force. Kumar, who is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, took charge.
  • After the retirement of S K Bhagat in June 2017, the additional charge of DG, RPF, was being handled by National Security Guard (NSG) DG, Sudhir Pratap Singh. Kumar will retire on September 30, 2018.

3) Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik granted the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof Digambar Behera
  • Digambar Behera is senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. The award is given by Odisha Bigyan Academy(OBA) each year for outstanding research contribution in science and technology, during the five years preceding year of award.

4) Banks to Pay 3% IGST on Gold Imports

  • Banks importing gold and precious metals will have to pay 3 per cent tax under the GST which can be claimed as input tax credit.
  • Under GST 3% Integrated-GST is payable on all imports of precious metals in addition to the basic customs duty. IGST paid can be taken as input tax credit by the banks.

5) CA Institute Signs MoU with ICA Nepal

  • The CA Institute of India has signed an MoU with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). Nilesh Vikamsey, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Prakash Jung Thapa, President–ICAN exchanged the MoU.
  • The MoU seeks to establish mutual co-operation for the advancement of accounting knowledge, professional and intellectual development, advancing the interests of their respective members and positively contributing to the development of the accounting profession in Nepal and India.
  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari is the present President of Nepal.

6) Coast Guard Training Ship Varuna Decommissioned

  • The Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna, which was part of the First Training Squadron of the Navy, was decommissioned with full armed forces honors at a ceremony. The ship had an illustrious service spanning about 30 years
  • ICGS Varuna was the fourth of in its class of offshore patrol vessels built by the Mumbai-based Mazagon Dock. The ship had numerous operational achievements to its credit, including a record number of apprehension of smugglers with gold worth crores of rupees during the late 1980s.
  • ICGS Varuna has now been replaced by ICGS Sarathi in the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy.

7) Messi Becomes First Ever Player to Score 350 La Liga Goals

  • Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored a second-half brace against Alaves, becoming the first ever player to score 350 goals in La Liga.

8) 23rd BWF World Championship-2017 at Glasgow ( Scotland)

  • The 23rd BWF world championship was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 21 – 27 August 2017 at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. The BWF World Championships is a badminton tournament sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The tournament offers the most ranking points, together with Summer Olympic Games. The winners will be crowned as the “World Champions” and awarded gold medals. However, it does not offer any prize money.
  • Winners of 23rd  BWF World Campionship-2017  : 
  1. Men’s Singles –viktor axelsen of Denmark . Viktor Axelsen claimed Denmark’s first men’s singles gold in 20 years at the badminton World Championships after he beat China’s Lin Dan .LIN DAN  is a two-time Olympic champion and five-time World champion.
  2.  Women’s Singles –Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. The final match was between Nozomi and P.V Sindhu . It was toughest one and the score is 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in final.Nozomi won bronze medal in 2016 Olympic.

    In this match

    Gold- Nozomi [Japan]

    Silver- P.V Sindhu [ India]

    Bronze- Saina Nehwal [India]

  3. Men’s Doubles- Liu Cheng and Zhang Nanof China. The final match was between them Andmohammad Ahsan and  Rian Agung Saputro of Indonesia.
  4. Women’s doubles – Winners are Chen AndJia from China .The final match was between Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota of Japan and China’s Chen Qingchen, Jia Yifan.
  5. Mixed doubles-Indonesia’s Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir have won world badminton championship in glasgow, scotland, after defeating their chinese counterparts Zheng Siwei and Chen Quinchen.

9) Tata Sons names Roopa Purushothaman as Chief Economist & Head of Policy Advocacy

  • Tata Sons has appointed Roopa Purushothaman as Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy who will join the group with effect from 1st  Sep 2017

10) NPCI approves Spice Digital’s operation under Bharat Bill Payment System

  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has given an approval to Spice Digital Ltd. for processing bill payments under the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU) announced on 26th Aug 2017.

11) NASA rockets to create glowing artificial clouds

  • NASA rocket mission is set to create white artificial clouds that will glow in the night sky. It has been created tostudy disturbances in the upper atmosphere that interfere with communication and technology systems.
  • The artificial clouds will be visible to residents of the Republic of the Marshall Islands during two rocket flights to occur between 29th August and 9thSeptember.

12) Sports Minister announces first edition of Gramin Khel Mahotsav

  • Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Vijay Goel has announced that the first edition of Rural Games or Gramin Khel Mahotsav will be started from Delhi announced on 26th Aug 2017.
  • It will take place between 28th August to 3rd September 2017.
  • In the first stage, the games will be held in Alipur, Mehrauli, Nangloi, Najafgarh and Shahadara where 10000-12000 youngsters will participate.

Current Affairs Quiz #3

1)  Jack Ma is back on top as Asia’s richest man following gains in the company’s earnings and share price, according to the Forbes. He is the founder of _____________.

(a) Amazon
(b) Alibaba Group
(c) Xiaomi
(d) Samsung
(e) eBay
2)  Name the person who has been recently appointed as the New Chairman of the software giant Infosys.

(a) Sanjeev Masand
(b) Vishal Sikka
(c) N. Krishnamurthy
(d) Nandan Nilekani
(e) R. Seshasayee
3) Arun Jaitely is the current Minister of ____________,______________, and _____________ in the BJP Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ministry. 
(a) Finance Minister , Minister of Information & Broadcasting ,and Minister of Defence
(b) Finance Minister, Minister of Urban Development,and Minister of Corporate Affairs
(c)  Finance Minister, Minister of Urban Development, and Minister of Information & Broadcasting
(d)  Finance Minister, Minister of Defence, and Minister of Corporate Affairs
(e) Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs, and Minister of Information & Broadcasting.
4) The government has recently hiked the ceiling for the creamy layer from Rs 6 lakh per annum to ___________ per annum for central government jobs.

(a) Rs 7.0 lakh
(b) Rs 7.5 lakh
(c) Rs 6.5 lakh
(d) Rs 8.0 lakh
(e) Rs 8.5 lakh
5)  The Supreme Court of India pronounced that individual privacy is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution. With this, now India has total how many fundamental rights?

(a) 6
(b) 9
(c) 8
(d) 10
(e) 7
6)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently approved the renaming of the new Central Sector Scheme SAMPADA as PMSKY for the period of 2016-20. What is the full form of PMKSY?

(a) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)
(b) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY)
(c) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Suraksha Yojana (PMKSY)
(d) Pradhan Mantri Kisan Safal Yojana (PMKSY)
(e) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Suraksha Yojana (PMKSY)
7)  In which of the following city, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will inaugurate the country’s first Videsh Bhavan, assimilating all Regional Passport Offices under one roof?

(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Chennai
(d) Bhubneshwar
(e) Hyderabad
8)  The Minority Affairs Ministry of India has recently decided to proffer ___________ percent reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes.

(a) 30
(b) 25
(c) 45
(d) 40
(e) 35
9)  The board of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has given ‘in-principle’ approval to acquire government’s 51 (point) 11 percent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). Registered Office & Corporate Headquarters of HPCL is in- 

(a) Nagpur
(b) New Delhi
(c) Kolkata
(d) Chennai
(e) Mumbai
10) Where was the ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ programme launched by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri. Prakash Javadekar?
(a) Kochi
(b) Hyderabad
(c) Bangalore
(d) Mumbai
(e) New Delhi