Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 (All Slots)

Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 (All Slots)

Dear Readers, In this Article we are sharing the topic-wise questions asked from different sections, the difficulty level of individual sections and overall exam as well as the number of good attempts in order to get through the RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 (All Slots) and we also request you to share the maximum Questions if you remember any. it will help other candidates appearing in the upcoming exam days. 

Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Prelims Exam 16 August 2018 - 1st Shift

Here is the section wise analysis and Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 

# GA-GK Questions Asked in RBI Grade B 16 August 2018 

  1. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya is the architect of which city?
  2. First nuclear bomb was dropped on which place
  3. If repo rate increases, then what will be its effect on economy?
  4. Who is the author of the book titled 'Hit Refresh'?
  5. Financial Literacy Week
  6. 1 question related to SLR rate
  7. What is the full form of NPCI?
  8. What is the full form of CVV?
  9. What is the full form of RISE
  10. 1 question related to Samoli district, UP.
  11. Where is the headquarter of AIIB?
  12. Who is the head of National Register Committee?
  13. Meeting held in February 2018 on Stress and Asset Management was headed by?
  14. Which tax does not come under GST?
  15. What is the full form of SIDBI?
  16. Which country imposed Import Duty Tax on India in Steel & Aluminium industry?
  17. When is MSME day celebrated?
  18. India's first heritage city?
  19. Hima Das, who recently won Gold medal, belonged to which state?
  20. 1 question based on Livelihood and Water Security
  21. Where is the headquarters of ICAN?
  22. World Environment Day 2018 was hosted by which country?
  23. Jallikattu game belongs to which state?
  24. Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme related to what?
  25. Recently, India signed pact on Civil Aviation pact with which country?
  26. Who is known as Metro Man?
  27. What is the full form of SCOTUS?
  28. 1 question based on Saffir-Simpson scale
  29. Kirana gharana belongs to which state?
  30. Shenzhen Stock Exchange is based in which country?
  31. Manav Thakkar is related to which sports?
  32. Where is Salarjung Museum located?
  33. 1 question related to National Biopharma Mission
  34. Priority sector lending limit increases in metropolitan city upto?
  35. Where is Buddha Mountain located?
  36. 1 question related to S-400 Triumph Air Defence Missile
  37. Name the person who climbed Mt. Everest twice.
  38. RBI Allow __ rising share upto 51% in IDBI.
  39. Name the famous Sarod player of India
  40. 1 question related to fertilizer subsidy
  41. First woman to climb and successfully reach the peak of Mount Everest in 5 days
  42. 1 question related to RBI policy
  43. Which is the cleanest city of India according to the the latest survey?
  44. Who is the author of the book titled 'Our Trees Still Grow In Dehra'?
  45. The book titled 'Bangalore Tiger' is based on which company?
  46. Where is the headquarters of INTERPOL?
  47. Where is the headquarters of Arab League?
  48. Which is the last country to join BRICS?
  49. Which is the most visited destination (country)?

                                                                                                # English Language Questions Asked in RBI Grade B 16 August 2018 

                                                                                                1. Reading Comprehension:  There were 03 Set of RC there topics were:-
                                                                                                1. The topic was related to Economic survey. There were no question from Vocabulary (Synonym-Antonym). 
                                                                                                2. Second one was based on a passage related to China and Taiwan Currency.

                                                                                                # Quantitative Aptitude Questions Asked in RBI Grade B 16 August 2018 

                                                                                                1. Number Series -

                                                                                                1. 27 34 51 75 107 147 195
                                                                                                2. 10 4.5 3.5 5 16 122 1904
                                                                                                3. 800 678 579 494 434 385 349
                                                                                                4. 1 12 120 960 5780 23040 4608
                                                                                                5. 5 7 11 19 35 68 131

                                                                                                2. Data Interpretation:  2 DI sets (10 questions were asked).
                                                                                                1. One question was from Bar Graph. In this two Bar graphs were given. One Bar consisted of the data related to people who went to shops. The another Bar graph contained data related to persons who do shopping.
                                                                                                2. The second question was from Tabular Graph with Moderate Level. In this, a city and its population increase in different years were given. The question was based on simple concepts of percentage and ratio.

                                                                                                # Reasoning Ability Questions Asked in RBI Grade B 16 August 2018 

                                                                                                1. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement: 20 Questions were asked from puzzles and seating arrangement.
                                                                                                • 5 questions were asked from the Linear seating arrangement in which 8 people were seating facing North direction.
                                                                                                • 5 questions were asked from Square based puzzle. In this 4 people were sitting in middles of the square and 4 people in corners of the square. The people in middle were facing the center and persons in corners were facing outside the square. 
                                                                                                • 5 questions were based on Floor based puzzles. Ages of the persons were also provided.
                                                                                                • 5 questions were asked from Box based puzzle.In this, the candidates were required to arrange the boxes as per the instructions given.
                                                                                                2. Meaningful Word - One word was given and you have to find a meaningful word from 1st, 5th, and 6th alphabets of the given word.

                                                                                                3. Alphabet problems - How many such pairs of letters are there in the word 'LANGUAGE' each of which has as many letters between them in the word as in the English alphabet?

                                                                                                Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Prelims Exam 16 August 2018 - 2nd Shift

                                                                                                Here is the section wise analysis and Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 

                                                                                                # Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 in General Awareness Section

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                                                                                                # Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 in English Language Section

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                                                                                                # Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 in Quantitative Aptitude Section

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                                                                                                # Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 in Reasoning Ability Section

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                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: 16 August 2018 - 1st Slot

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: 16 August 2018 - 2nd Slot


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                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: 16 August 2018 - 1st Slot

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: 16 August 2018 - 1st Slot

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase 1 Exam Analysis: Here we are with the RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase 1 Exam Analysis and review. The most expected day is today for RBI Grade exam takers. The exam will be in 2 slots. This RBI Grade B exam will be going to change someone’s careers path. The First Shif is Over now, this is the time to discover the exam review from the students. Here Let you know how the weight has given on each topic through the RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam analysis. Also, you can understand the overall difficulty level of RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam.

                                                                                                The overall level of this shift of the Exam was Moderate.

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B 2018 Phase-1 Exam Analysis Slot -1 (Over All)

                                                                                                Sections Good Attempts
                                                                                                English Language  12-18
                                                                                                Reasoning Ability  38-45
                                                                                                Quantitative Aptitude  14-17
                                                                                                General Awareness  50-60
                                                                                                Total  95-105

                                                                                                RBI Grade B Prelims Section wise Exam Analysis

                                                                                                As per the students feedback we are sharing the section wise highlights of this shift:

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

                                                                                                Quantitative Aptitude of today’s Slot 1 –  RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam was Moderate level.
                                                                                                • Two DIs were asked which were based on simple concepts of percentage and ratio. 
                                                                                                • No new pattern question was asked. 

                                                                                                Check out the detailed RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam Exam analysis here.
                                                                                                Topic No. of Questions Level
                                                                                                Inequalities (Quantity 1, Quantity2 )  5  Moderate
                                                                                                Data Interpretation (Double Pie chart)  10  Moderate
                                                                                                Miscellaneous 05  Moderate
                                                                                                Wrong number series 5 Moderate
                                                                                                Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
                                                                                                Total  30  Moderate

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: English Language

                                                                                                English Language of today’s Slot 1 According to the RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam Analysis was Moderate to tough. English section was time-consuming. 
                                                                                                • A new pattern question was asked in which there were 7 blanks and options for the blanks were jumbled.
                                                                                                 Check out the detailed RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam Exam analysis here.

                                                                                                Topic No. of Questions Level
                                                                                                Reading Comprehension  12  Moderate
                                                                                                Sentence Connector  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Cloze test  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Error detection  08  Moderate
                                                                                                Total  30  Moderate

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

                                                                                                Reasoning Ability of today’s Slot 1 According to the RBI Grade B 2018 Phase 1 Exam Analysis the level of Reasoning Ability was Moderate.
                                                                                                • Puzzles dominated this section. Puzzles and seating arrangement questions were time-consuming, but doable. 
                                                                                                • The level of other topics such as Inequality and coding-decoding fall in to easy to moderate category.
                                                                                                Check out the detailed RBI Grade b 2018 phase 1 exam Exam analysis here.
                                                                                                Topic No. of Questions Level
                                                                                                Data Sufficiency  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Logical Reasoning  10  Moderate
                                                                                                Input – Output  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Blood Relation  03  Moderate
                                                                                                Sitting Arrangement and Puzzles (Linear, Square, and Floor)  20  Moderate
                                                                                                Inequality  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Coding Decoding  05  Moderate
                                                                                                Alpha Numeric 05
                                                                                                 Direction  02  Moderate
                                                                                                Total   60  Moderate

                                                                                                RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam Analysis: General awareness

                                                                                                General awareness of today’s Slot 1 RBI Grade b phase 1 exam 2018 was moderate. According to the exam pattern, a Maximum number of questions will be 80 for 80 Marks.  

                                                                                                • The section is Moderate to the aspirant who has a good knowledge of Current Affairs and Banking Awareness 
                                                                                                • Questions related to RBI. And also in Static GK section, 9-10 questions were asked.

                                                                                                Questions asked in this shift given below in the link: -

                                                                                                Questions asked in RBI Grade-B Phase-1 Exam 16 August 2018 (All Slots)

                                                                                                If you remember any question from the exam, do share it in the comments section. 

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                                                                                                Federal Bank PO and Clerks Recruitment 2018: Direct Link to Apply

                                                                                                Federal Bank PO and Clerks Recruitment 2018: Direct Link to Apply

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment 2018-19: Federal Bank has released the recruitment notification for the post of Bank PO - Scale I Officer & Clerk. All Eligible Candidates can apply for the post by filling their application form from 14th August 2018 to 27th August 2018. Selection is based on Online Aptitude Test for Officers and Clerks. Selected candidates will be on probation for a continuous period of 2 year. Candidates who are willing to apply can check the complete information of Federal Bank Specialist Officers (SO) in Scale-II Recruitment 2018 Complete details like - application form filling process, eligibility criteria, selection process, result etc  available below Go through and apply online for Federal Bank Recruitment.

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

                                                                                                Exam Events
                                                                                                Existing Dates
                                                                                                Opening Date of Online Registration 
                                                                                                14th August 2018
                                                                                                Closing Date of Online Registration
                                                                                                27th August 2018
                                                                                                Date of Online Aptitude Test ( Officers &
                                                                                                Clerks)
                                                                                                09th September 2018

                                                                                                Federal Bank PO/ Clerks Recruitment 2018 Official Notification

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment – Eligibility Criteria

                                                                                                The requirements of basic qualities for Federal Bank Recruitment are specified below. The eligibility criteria Federal Bank Recruitment must be noted. Only the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can apply for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 notification

                                                                                                Educational Qualification:

                                                                                                Officers:

                                                                                                • Post-Graduates with minimum 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any other Institutions are eligible to apply for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 notification.
                                                                                                • Applicant must be completed their Post-Graduation during the academic years 2016-17 or 2017-18 (passing out the year of their post-graduation should be 2017 or 2018). Candidates should have completed their academics (from 10th onwards) in the regular mode of study.
                                                                                                • Candidates should have a consistent academic record of minimum 60% marks from class 10th onwards (for 10th, 12th, Graduation and Post-Graduation).
                                                                                                Clerks:
                                                                                                • Graduates or Post-Graduates with minimum 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any other Institutions are eligible to apply for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 notification.
                                                                                                • Candidates with the highest qualification as Graduation should have completed them Graduation during the academic years 2016-17 or 2017-18 (passing out a year should be 2017 or 2018).
                                                                                                • Candidates with the highest qualification as Post-Graduation should have completed their Post-Graduation during the academic years 2016-17 or 2017-18 (passing out the year should be 2017 or 2018).
                                                                                                • Candidates should have completed their academics (from 10th onwards) in regular mode of study.
                                                                                                • Candidates should have a consistent academic record of minimum 60% marks from class 10th onwards (Graduates- 60% for 10th, 12th & Graduation) & (Post Graduates – 60 % for 10th, 12th, Graduation & Post–Graduation).

                                                                                                Age Limit (as on 01st July 2018):

                                                                                                The applicant age limit shall not exceed 26 years for Officer and shall not exceed 24 years for Clerks will be considered as eligible to apply for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 exam.
                                                                                                • Officers: Candidates age shall not exceed 26 years 
                                                                                                • Clerk: Candidates age shall not exceed 24 years

                                                                                                Age Relaxation:

                                                                                                The Federal Bank authorities have given certain age relaxation for the applicant. Age Relaxation is common among the recruiting bodies. Now it will be applicable for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 notification as per the Govt. norms.
                                                                                                Note: Refer the Official Notification

                                                                                                Pay Scale of Federal Bank Recruitment:

                                                                                                Officers:
                                                                                                Presently the starting Basic Pay applicable to Officers (in Scale I) is Rs. 23700 in the scale of pay ` 23700 – 980/7 – 30560 – 1145/2 – 32850 – 1310/7 – 42020.

                                                                                                Clerk:
                                                                                                Presently the starting Basic Pay (applicable to Clerks) is Rs.13075 in the scale of pay ` 11765 – 655/3 – 13730 – 815/3 – 16175 – 980/4 – 20095 – 1145/7 – 28110 – 2120/1 – 30230 – 1310/1 – 31540.

                                                                                                Period on probation:
                                                                                                • Officers – Candidates selected as Officers will be on probation for a period of 2 years.
                                                                                                • Clerks – Candidates selected as Clerks will be on probation for a period of 6 months.

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment – Selection Procedure:

                                                                                                Screening of candidates of Federal Bank Recruitment for the post of PO & Clerk exam need to clear 3 selection phases, which are given below.  Selection will be based on Online Aptitude Test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview or any other mode of selection which will be decided by the Bank.
                                                                                                1. Online Aptitude Test
                                                                                                2. Group Discussion
                                                                                                3. Personal Interview Or Any other mode

                                                                                                Online Aptitude Test – Exam Pattern:

                                                                                                Federal Bank Officers Exam Pattern:

                                                                                                Name of the Test Number of
                                                                                                Questions
                                                                                                Maximum
                                                                                                Marks
                                                                                                Time
                                                                                                Verbal Ability / English Language 30 30 Composite time of 90 minutes for all the test together
                                                                                                Logical Aptitude / Reasoning 30 30
                                                                                                Quantitative / Numerical Ability 30 30
                                                                                                General, Socio-economic & Banking 25 25
                                                                                                Computer Awareness 20 20
                                                                                                Digital Banking 15 15
                                                                                                150 150

                                                                                                Federal Bank Clerk Exam Pattern :

                                                                                                Name of the Test Number of
                                                                                                Questions
                                                                                                Maximum
                                                                                                Marks
                                                                                                Time
                                                                                                Verbal Ability / English Language 20 20 Composite times of 60 minutes for all the test together
                                                                                                Logical Aptitude / Reasoning 20 20
                                                                                                Quantitative / Numerical Ability 20 20
                                                                                                General, Socio-economic & Banking 10 10
                                                                                                Computer Awareness 10 10
                                                                                                Digital Banking 10 10
                                                                                                90 90

                                                                                                Application Fee:

                                                                                                Non – Refundable application fee will be colled from the candidates who are ready to apply online for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 Notification.
                                                                                                Officer:
                                                                                                • SC/ST Candidates: Rs. 350/-
                                                                                                • General/ Others candidates: Rs.700/-
                                                                                                Clerk:
                                                                                                • SC/ST Candidates: Rs.250/-
                                                                                                • General/ Others Candidates: Rs.500/-
                                                                                                Note: Online transaction charges & GST at applicable rates (@ 18%) to be charged extra.

                                                                                                How to Apply for Federal Bank Recruitment Exam?

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment Application submission will be through online mode. To make the application process easier, the candidates can follow the below steps to apply for Federal Bank Recruitment 2018 notification.

                                                                                                Federal Bank Recruitment : Click here to Apply Online Now


                                                                                                1. An Online application will be registered only through the bank official website at  www.federalbank.co.in
                                                                                                2. Go to the Careers section and click on the Current openings, the new tab will open.
                                                                                                3. There you can find the Link to “Recruitment Process 2018 -19” and start filling up online for  Federal Bank Recruitment
                                                                                                4. Fee payment is done only through online mode by using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.
                                                                                                5. Use valid credentials while the registration process. Provide an active E-mail ID because it will be useful at the time of result declaration.
                                                                                                6. Upload the required documents which they asked for SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment such as a scanned photograph, signature, and the other requirements.
                                                                                                7. Submit your application before of closing date.
                                                                                                8. Keep the copy of the application with you for your future reference.

                                                                                                Thanks & Stay Connected for more updates related toFederal Bank PO and Clerks Recruitment 2018.

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                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis 14th August 2018 (Shift 3)
                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis 14th August 2018 (Shift 3)

                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis: Today (14th August 2018) Fourth Day of RRB ALP & Technician Exam Conducted by Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and it will continue from 09th August to 31st August 2018. Here we will provide you the complete with a detailed section-wise analysis of Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis 14th August 2018 (Shift 2) exam paper. 

                                                                                                This Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis would help the candidates whose exam is scheduled later to understand the type of questions being asked in each section and their difficulty level. So, let us begin

                                                                                                Railway ALP Over-all Exam Analysis Shift-3

                                                                                                Section Level Good Attempts
                                                                                                Mathematics Easy 17-18
                                                                                                General Intelligence & Reasoning Easy-Moderate 19-21
                                                                                                General Science Easy-Moderate 17-18
                                                                                                General Awareness on Current Affairs Easy 7-8
                                                                                                Overall Easy 60-65

                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis – Mathematics Section 

                                                                                                In Railway ALP Exam 2018, Mathematics was of Easy Level. Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative.
                                                                                                Topic No of Questions Level
                                                                                                S.I, CI  3 Easy-Moderate
                                                                                                Mensuration 2 Easy
                                                                                                Profit/ Loss 1 Easy
                                                                                                Ages 3 Easy
                                                                                                Time and Work 3 Easy
                                                                                                Geometry 1 Easy
                                                                                                Speed and Distance 2 Easy
                                                                                                Average 1 Easy
                                                                                                Partnership 2 Easy
                                                                                                Percentage 2 Easy
                                                                                                Total 20Easy

                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis –  Reasoning Section

                                                                                                In Railway ALP Exam 2018, General Intelligence(Reasoning) questions were of Easy-moderate level. There were only 1 questions from image.
                                                                                                • There was 1 question of figurative Odd One Out
                                                                                                • One question from clock, in which angle was asked.
                                                                                                Topic No of Questions Level
                                                                                                Syllogism 3-4 Easy
                                                                                                Venn Diagram 2 Easy
                                                                                                Methematical Calculation 2 Easy
                                                                                                Mirror Image 1 Easy
                                                                                                Odd one out 1 Easy
                                                                                                Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
                                                                                                Analogy 2 Easy
                                                                                                Series  2 Easy
                                                                                                Direction 1 Easy
                                                                                                Statement & Conclusion 3-4 Moderate
                                                                                                Counting Figure 1 Easy
                                                                                                Misc. 5 Easy-Moderate
                                                                                                Total 25 Easy-Moderate

                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis –   General Science Section 

                                                                                                In Railway ALP Exam 2018, Questions from Science were directly based and of easy to moderate level. No formula applying questions were the part of the exam.
                                                                                                Topic No of Questions Level
                                                                                                Physics 7-8 Easy-Moderate
                                                                                                Chemistry 6-7 Easy
                                                                                                Biology 5-6 Easy
                                                                                                Total 20 Easy-Moderate

                                                                                                Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis – General General Awareness Section

                                                                                                In Railway ALP Exam 2018, General Awareness on current affairs questions were of easy level.

                                                                                                Total Questions: 10

                                                                                                Questions asked in exam are given below:-

                                                                                                Question Asked in RRB ALP Exam 14th August 2018 (All Shifts)


                                                                                                This brings us to the end of this blog. We hope the information provided in the above Railway RRB ALP Exam Analysis is helpful. Continue with your exam preparation 

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                                                                                                Weekly Current Affairs One Liners

                                                                                                Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (06 August - 12 August) 2018: Download Now

                                                                                                The One Liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred Weekly Current Affairs One Liners (06 August - 12 August) 2018: Download Now


                                                                                                BANKING & ECONOMY
                                                                                                • Axis Bank becomes the first bank in the country to introduce Iris Scan Authentication feature for Aadhaar-based transactions through its micro ATM tablets.
                                                                                                • India’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) launched its Multi Option Payment Acceptance Device (MOPAD) for digital payments convenience of merchants and consumers.
                                                                                                • According to data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO), factory output measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had reported five-month high to 7% in Jun 2018.
                                                                                                • Bajaj Allianz General Insurance entered into a bancassurance deal with Vijaya Bank.
                                                                                                • India's best pay later option PayU and Reliance Money has entered into strategic partnership for instant app-based personal loans via LazyPay to provide loan amount start from as low as Rs. 100 and will extend up to Rs. 1,00,000 with a duration varying from 15 days to 24 months.
                                                                                                • HSBC has launched a new digital platform—MyDeal to simplify capital raising process through capital markets by providing real-time access to information such as investors’ feedback, profiles, client orders and deal pricing.
                                                                                                • PayPal, a global technology platform and digital payments leader, has announced its strategic partnership with HDFC Bank to offer safer, faster and convenient payment experiences for the bank's card holders.
                                                                                                • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) transferred surplus (dividend) of Rs. 50,000 crore to Govt for year ended in Jun 2018, over 63% more than Rs 30,659 crore which it transferred in 2017.
                                                                                                • The  Appointments  Committee  of  Cabinet  (ACC)  approved  appointment  of  Chartered  Accountant, Swaminathan Gurumurthy and businessman, Satish Kashinath Marathe as another non-official director on Central Board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
                                                                                                • The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Bank of India (SBI) for getting Long Term Unsecured Loan of Rs 25000 crore for 10 years with 3 years of moratorium on repayments.
                                                                                                • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to start a pilot project to give cashbacks to consumers in order to incentivise digital payments in the country.

                                                                                                NATIONAL NEWS
                                                                                                • The Human Resource Development Ministry has launched a programme, 'Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds' (SWAYAM) to provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses.
                                                                                                • 76th anniversary of Quit India movement has been observed on Aug 08, 2018.
                                                                                                • NITI Aayog’s International Conference on 'Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy
                                                                                                • Prescriptions' has been held at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.
                                                                                                • The Union Govt has informed Lok Sabha that Non-Resident Indians (NRI) cannot file Right to Information (RTI) applications to seek governance-related information from Central government departments.
                                                                                                • The Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry launched Niryat Mitra mobile application for exporters and importers of the country.
                                                                                                • The Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highway (MoRTH) launched two IT initiative Bidder Information Management System (BIMS) and Bhoomi Rashi and PFMS linkage to expedite pre construction processes relating to bidding and land acquisition respectively.
                                                                                                • The Union Home Ministry excluded 29 inhabited islands in Andaman and Nicobar from Restricted Area Permit (RAP) regime under the Foreigners (Restricted Areas) Order, 1963 till Dec 2022.
                                                                                                • The world’s first-ever thermal battery plant owned by Bharat Energy Storage Technology Private Limited (BEST) was inaugurated in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh.
                                                                                                • The 10th International conference on oral implantology has been held in New Delhi to enhance the awareness and knowledge on the latest innovations and technologies in oral implantology world over.
                                                                                                • The NITI Aayog host an Investors’ Conference for the Holistic Development of Islands at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra and inaugurated by Amitabh Kant (CEO of NITI Aayog).
                                                                                                • Parliament passed Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018 prescribing death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below age of 12 years and making law against such sexual offences more stringent.
                                                                                                • The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) launched a dedicated portal, Forum of Cargo Owners and Logistics Operators (FOCAL) to connect cargo owners and shippers with real time data on availability of vessels.
                                                                                                • The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) approved 122 new research project proposals worth Rs 112 crore for funding under its IMPRINT-II (Impacting Research Innovation and Technology) scheme.

                                                                                                STATE NEWS
                                                                                                • The Mizoram govt is going to start the repatriation process of Bru (Reang) tribals from Tripura to Mizoram from Aug 14 to Sept 10.
                                                                                                • The eleventh edition of the India Art Fair 2019 will be held from Jan 31 to Feb 03 in New Delhi.
                                                                                                • The leading media group of Kerala, Mathrubhumi launched its new venture ‘Mathrubhumi Media School’ in Kochi.
                                                                                                • Delhi High Court declared 25 sections of Bombay Prevention of Begging Act, 1959 which have been extended to Delhi, as 'unconstitutional'.
                                                                                                • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated the ‘One District One Product’ Summit in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
                                                                                                • The 22nd edition of ‘Parampara series – National Festival of Music and Dance’ festival held at Kamani Auditorim in New Delhi.
                                                                                                • The Telangana govt signed pact with Tech Mahindra to establish the Blockchain district in Hyderabad, a first-of-its-kind Centre of Excellence for Blockchain.
                                                                                                • Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in Himalayan state of Sikkim has been included in UNESCO designated World Network of Biosphere Reserves (WNBR), making it 11th Biosphere Reserve from India to achieve this recognition.
                                                                                                • Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, which is a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains, to fulfill the Indian Govt’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country.
                                                                                                • The Election Commission of India (ECI) conducted the first-ever Orientation Workshop on Election Management for IAS Asstt Secretaries in New Delhi.
                                                                                                • The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved an unemployment allowance scheme 'Mukhyamantri Yuva Nestam' through which an allowance of Rs 1000 per month will be provided to unemployed youth in the state.
                                                                                                • The Telangana govt is planning to setup a state of the art 'B-Hub' with an outlay of Rs. 60 crore for biotech and biopharma sector in Genome Valley, Hyderabad.
                                                                                                • The Manipur govt has constituted two committees at state and district level to deal with a possible influx of illegal immigrants, following the publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
                                                                                                • The iconic Mughalsarai Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh has been renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction Railway station.
                                                                                                • Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has launched Defence India start up Challenge in Bengaluru to build an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship in defence sector and make India self-reliant for meeting defence requirements.

                                                                                                INTERNATIONAL NEWS
                                                                                                • The communication exercise 'Pacific Endeavor-2018 (PE-18)' under the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program (MCIP) started in Kathmandu, Nepal.
                                                                                                • Pakistan and Russia signed contract on admission of service members of Pakistan in Russia’s Military Training Institutes.
                                                                                                • Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong kicked off the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting in Singapore.
                                                                                                • Japan has pipped China as world's number two stock markets.
                                                                                                • The Govt of United Kingdom announced new plans to change law for organ and tissue donation to address urgent need for organs within Indian-origin communities in the country.

                                                                                                SCIENCE & DEFENCE
                                                                                                • China successfully tested the first cutting-edge hypersonic 'waverider' flight vehicle (aircraft) Xingkong- 2 (Starry Sky-2).
                                                                                                • Joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army, Maitree 2018 has been conducted in
                                                                                                • Thailand.
                                                                                                • The Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras have developed first of family of six industry-standard microprocessors under Project Shakti.
                                                                                                • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) postponed Chandrayaan-2, India’s second mission to moon to Jan 2019.

                                                                                                APPROVALS & MOUS
                                                                                                1. Parliament passed Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to replace Ordinance promulgated by President in May 2018.
                                                                                                2. Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) has signed MoU with National Medicinal Plant Board to promote Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) forest produced for livelihood development of tribal people by promoting primary level value addition to MAPs produce from forest area at the grassroots level.
                                                                                                3. Italian motorcycle-maker Benelli signed MoU with the Telangana govt to set up a manufacturing facility at Medichal, Pochampally, Hyderabad.
                                                                                                4. The Union Cabinet given approval for raising of four additional battalions of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to strengthen the India’s disaster response set up.
                                                                                                5. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved release of pulses to States/UTs at discounted rate to be utilized for various Welfare Schemes from stock of pulses procured under Price Support Schemes (PSS).
                                                                                                6. CCEA approved continuation and revision of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students for studying in India (PMS-OBC) till 2020.
                                                                                                7. Union Cabinet approved extension of term of Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central List till Nov 2018.
                                                                                                8. CCEA approved continuation of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) beyond 12th Five Year Plan period (2012–2017).
                                                                                                9. The NITI Aayog and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) signed MoU on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and entered into three-year partnership.
                                                                                                10. The Union Govt doubled import duties on 328 textile products to 20% from existing rate of 10% under Section 159 of the Customs Act, 1962.
                                                                                                11. The premier institute of Ayurveda under the AYUSH Ministry, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) signed MoU with IIT Delhi to boost research in traditional medicine and streamline hospital care facilities in the country.
                                                                                                12. The Union Govt, NABARD and National Water Development Agency (NWDA) signed revised Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for funding of central share of 99 prioritized irrigation projects under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) through Long Term Irrigation Fund (LTIF).
                                                                                                13. Union Government constituted four-member Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu to decide on 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.
                                                                                                14. Lok Sabha unanimously passed Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 to reverse effects of Supreme Court order concerning certain safeguards against arrests under SC/ST law.
                                                                                                15. Parliament passed Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).
                                                                                                16. President gave assent to Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2018.
                                                                                                  • It aimed at allowing a court to try offences related to cheque bounce expeditiously and direct the drawee to pay a minimum of 20% of cheque amount as interim compensation.
                                                                                                17. President gave assent to State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Act to repeal two other laws State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956.
                                                                                                18. President gave assent (under Article 111) to Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 passed by Parliament.
                                                                                                19. Union Finance Ministry further extended deadline on imposing import duty hike on 29 products, imported from United States (US) by 45 days till Sept 18, 2018 from earlier Aug 4, 2018.
                                                                                                20. PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish India-Nepal Centre.

                                                                                                APPOINTMENTS
                                                                                                1. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha       : Harivansh Narayan Singh
                                                                                                2. Non-official director on Central Board of RBI: Swaminathan Gurumurthy
                                                                                                3. Non-official director on Central Board of RBI: Satish Kashinath Marathe
                                                                                                4. Colombia's Next President: Ivan Duque
                                                                                                5. Director and General Manager in United India Insurance Company (UIIC): S Gopakumar
                                                                                                6. Re-appointed as TRAI chairperson till 2020: R S Sharma
                                                                                                7. Chief Justice of Delhi High Court:       Rajendra Menon
                                                                                                8. VC of University of Kashmir: Prof. Talat Ahmad
                                                                                                9. UN Human Rights Chief:         Former Chilean President : Michelle Bachelet
                                                                                                10. Chairman and MD of Escorts: Nikhil Nanda
                                                                                                11. CEO of Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd (ULCCS):Raveendran Kasthuri
                                                                                                12. CEO of PepsiCo: Indra Nooyi
                                                                                                13. Retirement from international football:        Mario Gomez (German striker)

                                                                                                RANKING & REPORTS
                                                                                                1. According to the recent study released by LIRNEAsia, India has highest gender gap in mobile phone ownership amongst 18 comparable countries and ranks among the lowest in women’s access to Internet.
                                                                                                2. According to the recent study, the Earth is at the risk of entering an irreversible hothouse condition – where the global temperatures will rise by four to five degrees even if targets under 2015 Paris climate deal are met.

                                                                                                AWARDS
                                                                                                1. The Indian-American high school student, Avi Goel has won the International Geography Bee World Championship 2018 in junior varsity division in Berlin, Germany.

                                                                                                SPORTS
                                                                                                1. Javelin thrower star Neeraj Chopra will be India’s flag bearer in the opening ceremony of the upcoming Asian Games 2018 scheduled to be held in Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
                                                                                                2. The defending champion, the Netherlands recorded a stunning 6-0 victory over Ireland in the 14th edition of Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at London to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to 32 matches.
                                                                                                3. The Indian women chess team clinched gold in the Blitz event at the Asian Nations Chess Cup 2018 at Hamadan, Iran.
                                                                                                4. The Indian Under-20 football team created history by winning the 2018 Cotif Cup football tournament by defeating the 6-time U20 World Cup champions Argentina by 2-1 in their final match in Spain.
                                                                                                5. Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain becomes the first woman shuttler to win the women’s singles World Badminton Championships thrice with an emphatic victory over P.V. Sindhu of India in Nanjing, China.
                                                                                                6. Tokyo 2020 is going to become the first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues.
                                                                                                7. An Indian origin prison guard from Adelaide, Sashi Cheliah clinched the title of MasterChef Australia 2018 after scoring 93 out of 100 points.
                                                                                                8. British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton won the 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit.
                                                                                                9. Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu finished second best winning silver medal at World Championships 2018 of Badminton in women’s singles category held at Nanjing, China.
                                                                                                  • Men’s singles: Kento Momota of Japan won the title (gold medal) with 21-13, 21-11 victory over
                                                                                                  • China’s Shi Yuqi.
                                                                                                  • Women’s singles: Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain won title by defeating India’s P V
                                                                                                  • Sindhu by 19-21 10-21 score.
                                                                                                  • Men’s doubles: Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen won the title by defeating Japanese pair of Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda.
                                                                                                  • Women’s doubles: Japanese pair of Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara won the title by defeating another Japanese pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.
                                                                                                  • Mixed doubles: Chinese pair of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong won the title by defeating another Chinese pair of Wang Yilü and Huang Dongping.
                                                                                                10. India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar grabbed his maiden European Tour title with a brilliant chip-in eagle on the 17th hole for a one-stroke win over a charging Anthony Quayle of Australia at the Fiji International.

                                                                                                IMPORTANT DAYS
                                                                                                1. Aug 12: World Elephant Day 
                                                                                                2. Aug 10: World Biofuel Day    
                                                                                                3. Aug 09: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples         
                                                                                                4. Aug 07: National Handloom Day       

                                                                                                OBITUARY
                                                                                                1. Veteran Congress leader and Former Union minister: Rajinder Kumar Dhawan
                                                                                                2. Kannada film producer, distributor and exhibitor: M Bhakthavatsala,
                                                                                                3. Australian professional golfer: Jarrod Lyle
                                                                                                4. Veteran screenplay writer: Jalees Sherwani
                                                                                                5. Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief: M Karunanidhi

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