18 October 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

18 October 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

1. 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit begins in Brussels

  • The two-day 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit begins in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will lead the Indian delegation at Europa Building for Opening Ceremony of ASEM Summit.
  • The theme this year is, 'Global Partners for Global Challenges'.
  • The summit will prioritize issues related to connectivity, trade and investment, sustainable development, climate change, terrorism, migration, maritime security and cyberspace. 
  • The meeting will bring together Heads of state of 30 European and 21 Asian countries, besides top representatives of the European Union and Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

2. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi

  • Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in New Delhi on a three-day visit to India.
  • He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his stay.
  • India is among the top four investors in Sri Lanka with cumulative investments of over one billion dollars since 2003.
  • The investments are in diverse areas including petroleum retail, IT, financial services, real estate, and telecommunication.
  • Trade between the two countries grew rapidly after the India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement in March 2000.

3. Bhutan: General elections are being held today

  • The third General elections of National Assembly (the lower house of Parliament) in Bhutan being held today.
  • The voters will seal the fate of total 94 candidates, 47 each from both the parties.
  • The Election Commission has deputed over 5,300 officials in 865 polling stations across the country.
  • Out of four lakh 38,000 registered voters, more than three lakhs are expected to exercise their franchise through EVMs.
  • There is a straight contest between Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) and Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) parties in third parliamentary elections.
Note:
  • The Government of Bhutan has been a constitutional monarchy since 18 July 2008 and King of Bhutan is the head of state.
  • The executive power is exercised by the council of ministers, headed by the Prime Minister
  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the party that wins the most seats in the National Assembly and heads the executive cabinet, called the ‘Lhengye Zhungtshog’ (Council of Ministers).

4. Putin, al-Sisi sign strategic co-operation treaty

  • Vladimir Putin (Russian President) and Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (Egyptian President) have signed a strategic co-operation treaty to increase trade, military and other ties in Sochi.
  • Mr al-Sisi hailed his talks with Mr. Putin and termed the agreement as a new chapter in the history of the countries' bilateral relations.
  • Mr. Putin and the Egyptian President discussed expanding arms trade and military ties.

5. Canada becomes the 2nd country to legalize recreational cannabis

  • Canada has become the second country (first Uruguay) to legalize possession and use of recreational cannabis.
  • Now, Canadians can grow up to four plants in their own home and carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis for personal use.
  • Cannabis possession first became a crime in Canada in 1923 but medical use has been legal since 2001.

Appointments

6. M J Akbar resigns as minister of state for external affairs

  • The Minister of State for External Affairs Mobashar Jawed Akbar has resigned from his post in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment made by several women against him.
  • The resignation comes in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against him.
  • Mr. Akbar has already filed a criminal defamation case in this regard.
Note:
  • Veteran Indian journalist M J Akbar is Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha (In July, 2015) from Jharkhand.
  • During his long career in journalism, he launched, as editor, India’s first weekly political news periodicals in India including India Today, Headlines Today, The Telegraph, The Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle',' among others.

National Affairs

7. NITI Aayog launches guidelines for Public-Private partnership in NCDs

  • NITI Aayog has launched the model guidelines for Public-Private partnership in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
  • As per the guidelines, the private partner will invest in upgrading, building and deploying human resources, responsible for operational management and service delivery.
  • The guidelines will help streamline private participation and encourage world-class infra & patient care in the health sector.
  • The state governments will provide the required physical space.
  • It is suggested that the tariff structure for the services offered under the NCD care facility may be linked to the existing state and Central Government Health Insurance Scheme.
  • All service in NCD care facility will be offered by a single entity, be it a trust, company, and consortium under the PPP arrangement.

8. ‘Shahi litchi’ of North Bihar gets Geographical Indication (GI) tag

  • The famous ‘Shahi litchi’ of North Bihar has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag after Jardalu mango, Katarni rice and Magahi paan from the state.
  • GI is a name (sign) used on products to certify that they possess certain qualities for being made or produced as per traditional methods or enjoy a certain reputation due to its geographical origin.
  • A total of 3 lakh metric tonnes of different varieties of litchi were produced in Bihar in 2017-18, out of which 60 percent were Shahi litchis.

Books & Authors

9. 'Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior' book authored by Rima Hooja

  • A book on Maharana Pratap named “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior” authored by historian Rima Hooja has been released.
  • The book narrates the life of Maharana Pratap, the great Rajput warrior and talks about the famous battle of ‘Haldighati’.

Science

10. ESA to send spacecraft to Mercury in a first-of-its-kind mission

  • UK-built spacecraft will set off for Mercury to determine whether the plant, which is the closest to the Sun (contains water).
  • The European Space Agency's (ESA) BepiColombo mission will send two orbiters to explore the planet where the surface temperatures reach about 450 degrees Celsius.
  • The space agency hopes to get answers to the questions raised by the previous missions such as whether the planet holds water.
  • On 20th October, Spacecraft will launch from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
  • It will take seven years to reach Mercury, arriving in 2025.

Sports

11. Akash Malik claims India’s maiden archery silver at Youth Olympics

  • Akash Malik (15-year) became India’s first silver-medallist in archery at the Youth Olympic Games.
  • He lost one-sided final to Trenton Cowles of the USA 0-6.
  • Currently, Akash is enrolled by the Olympic Gold Quest and trains under South Korean coach Kim Hagyong at the Army Sports Institute in Pune.
  • India concluded with 3 gold, 9 silver, and 1 bronze at the event that was launched in 2010.
Indian Bank PO Prelims 2018 Result Out: Check Here Now!!

Indian Bank PO Prelims 2018 Result Out: Check Here Now!!

Indian Bank has recently conducted the Indian Bank PO Prelims Exam on 6th October 2018. As per the notification, the Indian Bank was likely to release the Indian Bank PO Prelims Result 2018 on 17th October. The result was delayed for some reason but has been released now. You can download the list of candidates shortlisted for Mains Exam from the link provided below-
The Indian Bank PO Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on 4th November 2018.
Candidates can check their Indian Bank PO Prelims Result by visiting the official page or by clicking the direct link provided below.

How To Check Indian Bank PO Prelims 2018 Result

Indian Bank PO Result for Preliminary exam is likely to be released in PDF. Follow the steps as under to check your Indian Bank PO Result:



How To Download Indian Bank PO Result

  • Step 1:Go to the Indian Bank official website – indianbank.in
  • Step 2: Go to the bottom of the page and click on “Career”.
  • Step 3: Click on the link provided for Indian Bank PO Result for Prelims.
  • Step 4: 
    • - If it is a PDF, download it. Then click on “Ctrl + F” and search for your Registration Number. If your name is there on the list, you have cleared the exam.
    • - If the system asks you to login using your Registration Number and Date of Birth (DOB) / Password, enter them in the respective fields and click on “Submit”. Your Indian Bank PO Result will be displayed on the screen.
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English MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ SEBI/ ESIC 2018: 18 October

English MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ SEBI/ ESIC 2018: 18 October

Directions (Q. 1-5): Rearrange the following eight sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G) and (H) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below.
(A) One day, commuting to his place of work, in a train, he noticed that his seat number was 55 and it was in the fifth coach.
(B) All this convinced him that that day was a lucky day for him and five was his lucky number.
(C) A superstitious man believed that five was his lucky number.
(D) The train arrived at platform number five
(E) Lo and behold, the horse finished fifth!
(F) On checking into a hotel, he was given room number 55 on the fifth floor.
(G) Keeping his fingers crossed, he awaited the results.
(H) So he decided to go to the races and bet on horse number five.
1. Which of the following will be the LAST (EIGHTH) sentence after rearrangement?
1) F            2) B           3) E          4) G                 5) A
2. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) F            2) C           3) A         4) H                  5) G
3. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence after rearrangement?
1) H           2) C           3) B         4) D                   5) A
4. Which of the following will be the FIFTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) A           2) B           3) H         4) C                   5) F
5. Which of the following will be the SEVENTH sentence after rearrangement?
1) D          2) B            3) F         4) G                   5) E
Directions (Q. 6-10): In each of these questions, two of the words are related in some way, ie they are similar or opposite. Pick out the option which represents that pair.
6. (A) Shabby
(B) Pity
(C) Parity
(D) Clemency
1) A – B
2) B – C
3) C – D
4) B – D
5) A – D
7. (A) Ridicule
(B) Extinct
(C) Praise
(D) Impede
1) C – D
2) B – C
3) A – C
4) B – D
5) A – D
8. (A) Erroneous
(B) Obscure
(C) Servile
(D) Fallacious
1) A – D
2) B – C
3) C – D
4) A – C
5) B – D
9. (A) Propitious
(B) Defile
(C) Contaminate
(D) Ambiguous
1) A – C
2) A – B
3) B – C
4) C – D
5) B – D
10. (A) Syllabus
(B) Coarse
(C) Journals
(D) Fine
1) A – C
2) A – B
3) B – C
4) C – D
5) B – D

Answers:

(1-5): C A D F B H G E
  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 5
  4. 2
  5. 4
  6. 4
  7. 3
  8. 1
  9. 3
  10. 5
Banking Awareness MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ SEBI/ ESIC 2018: 17 October

Banking Awareness MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ SEBI/ ESIC 2018: 17 October

1. Which of the following is NOT a negotiable instrument?1) National Savings Certificate
2) Promissory note
3) Bill of exchange
4) Demand draft
5) Cheque
2. Yes Bank has recently established a Medium Term Note (MTN) programme to raise USD 1 bn by issuing debt securities. What is the tagline of Yes Bank?
1) A Premier Public Sector Bank2) A Friend You Can Bank On3) Where Service Is A Way Of Life4) Experience Our Expertise
5) Where India Banks
3. What does M stand for in the term CAMELS?1)Maintenance
2) Management
3) Misappropriation
4) Money
5) None of these
4. The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ report is compiled by which of the following international organisations which ranks 190 economies annually? India has been ranked 100 in the latest report.1) IMF
2) World Bank
3) UN

4) ADB
5) None of these
5. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were set up in 1975 to create an alternative channel to the cooperative credit structure. What is the share structure of the central govt, the state govts and the sponsor banks respectively in the RRBs as of now?1) 40 per cent, 15 per cent and 45 per cent2) 40 per cent, 20 per cent and 40 per cent3) 45 per cent, 15 per cent and 40 per cent4) 50 per cent, 15 per cent and 35 per cent5) None of these
6. A term loan is supposed to be a Non-Performing Asset (NPA) if interest and/or installment of principal remains overdue for a period of more than1) 30 days
2) 60 days
3) 90 days
4) 120 days
5) None of these
7. The Headquarters of ICRA is in ________ .1) Pune
2) 
Mumbai3) New Delhi4)  Gurugram
5) Bengaluru
8. Which of the following is High Powered Money, also known as Monetary Base?1) M0 
2) M13) M24) M35) None of these
9. Which of the following PSBs merged with Capital First Ltd in a share swap deal?1) Federal Bank2) IndusInd Bank3) IDFC Bank Ltd4) Kotak Mahindra Bank5) HDFC Bank
10. LEI is a global reference number that uniquely identifies every legal entity or structure that is party to a financial transaction, in any jurisdiction. How many digits LEI contains?1) 20-digit2) 10-digit3) 16-digit4) 15-digit5) 12-digit 
Answers:
  1. 1
  2. 4
  3. 2
  4. 2
  5. 4
  6. 3
  7. 4
  8. 1
  9. 3
  10. 5

    Analytical Reasoning for IBPS PO/Clerk 2018: 18 October

    Directions (Q. 1-5): In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
    1. Statement: Large number of people affected by the flood in the area gathered at the relief camp for food, water and shelter organized by the state government.
            Assumptions :
    I. The relief camp has enough supplies to provide food and water to the affected people in the area.
    II. All those whose houses are submerged can be accommodated in the temporary shelters.
    III. Many more affected people are yet to reach the relief camp.
            1) Only I is implicit              2) Only I and II are implicit
            3) Only II is implicit            4) Only II and III are implicit
            5) None of these
    1. Statement: “If you desire to enjoy the best holidays to Europe, join our exclusive EURO package”. An advertisement of a travel agency in an Indian newspaper.
            Assumptions :
    I.  Many Indians travel to European countries to spend their holidays.
    II. There are other travel agencies in India which organize holiday tours to Europe.
    III. Many people may still travel to Europe through other travel agencies.
            1) All are implicit                 2) Only I and II are implicit
            3) Only I is implicit              4) Only I and III are implicit
            5) None is implicit
    1. Statement: “If you are a first class graduate with at least 65 per cent marks, you are eligible to apply for the post of officer in our organization”. An advertisement for recruitment of officers.
            Assumptions :
    I. There may be adequate number of applicants who will fulfil the stipulated educational qualification.
    II. Those graduates who have secured less than 65 per cent marks may not perform well the job.
    III. Those candidates who have secured 65 per cent or more marks in graduation are likely to perform well on the job.
            1) All are implicit
            2) Only I and II are implicit
            3) Only II and III are implicit
            4) Only I and III are implicit
            5) None of these
    1. Statement: The government has decided to hike the prices of petrol and diesel by about Rs 3 per litre to partially reduce the gap between the domestic and international prices.
            Assumptions :
    I. The oil companies may not be able to absorb the deficit in purchase and sale prices.
    II. People may start countrywide agitation against the price hike.
    III. The oil companies may not agree with the government’s decision of marginal price hike.
            1) Only I is implicit              2) Only II is implicit
            3) Only III is implicit           4) Only I and II are implicit
            5) None is implicit
    1. Statement: The Government has decided to allow the shopping complexes to remain open till midnight to reduce crowding of shoppers in these complexes during the weekends.
    I. People may still prefer to shop during the weekends.
    II. Many people may now do their shopping leisurely during the late evening hours.
    III. The sales of these shopping complexes may increase generating revenue for the Govt.
            1) None is implicit                2) Only I is implicit
            3) Only II is implicit            4) Only III is implicit
            5) None of these
    Directions (Q. 6-10): In each of the questions below one statement is followed by blank spaces which are followed by a conclusion which can be drawn from either the statement given in the question or from the statement given in the question and an additional statement which may fit in the blank space. You have to study the question and the alternatives which provide a statement and decide which of the answers best fit between the given statement and conclusion.
    1. Statement I: The Government has decided to effect a significant increase in the procurement price of Kharif crops with immediate effect.
            Blank Space:  ________________________________
                                       ________________________________
            Conclusion: The farmers’ income will not get adversely affected this Kharif season.
            (a)  Statement II: The production of Kharif crops                this          season has surpassed the production level of all the earlier years.
            (b)  Statement II: The production of Kharif crops has declined considerably from that of the previous year.
            (c)  Statement II: The production of Kharif crops this year has remained unchanged in comparison with those of the previous years.
            1)  Only (a)
            2)  Only(b)
            3)  Only(c)
            4)  Any one of the above statements will fit
            5)  No additional statement is required to draw the conclusion
    1. Statement I: A very large number of students of this college have secured more than 99 per cent aggregate marks in the final degree examination conducted recently.
            Blank Space:  ________________________________
                                       ________________________________
            Conclusion: The question papers set by the university this year for all the colleges under its jurisdiction were comparatively much easier than the earlier years.
            (a)  Statement II: Students from other colleges under the university also have secured unusually higher percentage of marks.
            (b)  Statement II: The university does not have required number of teachers to evaluate the answer papers.
            (c)  Statement II: Students appeared in the previous year’s examination secured comparatively less marks.
            1) Only (a)
            2) Only (b)
            3) Only(c)
            4) Any one of the above statements will fit
            5) No additional statement is required to draw the conclusion
    1. Statement I: The agitating workers had taken out a peaceful procession in front of the factory gate to register their protest.
            Blank Space:  ________________________________
                                       ________________________________
            Conclusion: The Govt. has suspended the Police Officer-in-Charge of the picket and initiated an inquiry into this incidence of police atrocity.
            (a)  Statement II: The workers had applied for a mass casual leave on the day of the incidence.
            (b)  Statement II: The agitating workers did not allow the policemen to enter the factory premises.
            (c)  Statement II: The police resorted to indiscriminate lathi charge on the agitating workers of the local factory.
            1)  Only (a)
            2)  Only(b)
            3)  Only(c)
            4)  Any one of the above statements will fit
            5)  No additional statement is required to draw the conclusion
    1. Statement I: The foreign direct investment in India has remained very low particularly in the infrastructure sector comparative to that in China.
            Blank Space:  ________________________________
                                       ________________________________
            Conclusion: The Government has now set up a board of experts which is given full authority to approve proposals of foreign direct investment in the infrastructure sector within reasonable time.
            (a)  Statement II: The delay in approvals by the Government for the foreign direct investment proposals is inordinate because of complex approval system.
            (b)  Statement II: The people engaged so far in the approval system did not have the expertise to take quick decision.
            (c)  Statement II: The processing time in China to approve the foreign direct investment proposal is comparatively very low.
            1)  Only (a)
            2)  Only(b)
            3)  Only(c)
            4)  Any one of the above statements will fit
            5)  No additional statement is required to draw the conclusion
    1. Statement I: Every year during monsoon large number of people in the city suffer from various waterborne diseases and many of such people even succumb to these diseases.
            Blank Space:  ________________________________
                                       ________________________________
            Conclusion: The civic authority has failed to put in place an effective mechanism to immune people from such waterborne diseases.
            (a)  Statement II: People are careless particularly in monsoon season about the quality of their food and drink.
            (b)  Statement II: The sewage system in the city has become very old resulting into mixing with rainwater during monsoon.
            (c)  Statement II: The Government has been cautioning people every year to be careful about the waterborne diseases.
            1)  Only (a)
            2)  Only (b)
            3)  Only(c)
            4)  Any one of the above statements will fit
            5)  No additional statement is required to draw the conclusion

    Answers:

    1. 2; Only I and II are implicit because in the relief camp the facilities of food, water and shelter are available.
    2. 1; All are implicit because on the basis of all the three assumptions this advertisement is given.
    3. 3; Only II and III are implicit. According to II who have secured less than 65% marks may not perform well on the job and according to III those who have secured 65% or more marks are likely to perform well. Hence due to these in advertisement the people with at least 65% marks are eligible to apply for the post.
    4. 4; Only I and II is implicit because if the government does not hike the prices of petrol and diesel, the oil company will not be able to fulfil to deficit in purchase and sale prices and for protecting agitation, the hike of price is less.
    5. 3; Only II is implicit because the people may shopping leisurely during the late evening hours, thinking so, the Government has decided to allow the shopping complexes to remain open till midnight.
    6. 2
    7. 1
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 2