23-24 September 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

23-24 September 2018 - Daily Current Affairs

1. PM Modi inaugurates Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong

  • Prime Minister ‘Narendra Modi’ has inaugurated the Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong (about 30 km from Gangtok).
  • It will improve connectivity and benefit the people of Sikkim.
  • The Pakyong airport is situated at an elevation of 4,500 feet above the sea level, built at a cost of over 600 crore rupees.
  • Commercial flights will begin from 4th October when Spice jet will start its daily Kolkata-Sikkim flights.
  • Under the Civil Aviation Ministry’s Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, SpiceJet will operate 78-seater Bombardier Q400 flights to and from Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati every day.

2. PM Modi launches world’s largest healthcare scheme

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Centre's flagship ‘Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) from Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Under this scheme, over 10 crore families will be provided health assurance worth five lakh rupees each, every year.
  • The scheme will become operational from 25th September on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.
  • The ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme, renamed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY) aims to provide coverage of Rs. 5 lakh per family annually.
  • A beneficiary covered under the scheme will be allowed to take cashless benefits from any public/private impanelled hospitals across the country.

3. Hyderabad Metro to start services on Ameerpet-L B Nagar rout

  • Today, ESL Narasimhan (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor) has inaugurated the second corridor of the Hyderabad Metro Rail between Ameerpet and LB Nagar (16-km stretch).
  • The 16 kms stretch of Metro Rail has 16 stations.
  • With this, the entire 29 kms long corridor between Miyapur- LB Nagar on the first phase of Metro Rail Project will be operational.
  • With this, Hyderabad Metro has become the second largest Metro Rail Services in the country (after the Delhi Metro).
  • The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety has issued a safety certificate for passenger train operations on the 16-km stretch after testing.
Note:
  • The Hyderabad Metro is a rapid transit system, serving the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • The mascot of Hyderabad Metro Rail is ‘Niz’.

4. Arjun Ram Meghwal inaugurates 2-day National Orientation workshop on NeVA

  • The Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal has inaugurated the two-day National Orientation workshop on National e-Vidhan Application (NeVA).
  • Mr. Meghwal has also launched the new website of the NeVA and administered the Swachhata Pledge to over 200 delegates.
  • This digital intervention is a big step to increase transparency, accountability and decreases the scope of corruption in the functioning of House.
  • NeVA is a member-centric, decentralized digital application that makes information available on a digital platform about day to day functioning of Legislative Houses.

Important Dates

5. 23 September: International Day of Sign Languages

  • International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) is celebrated annually across the world on 23rd September every year.
  • The first International Day of Sign languages has been celebrated in 2018 under the theme “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!”.
  • The choice of 23rd September is the same date that the WFD was established in 1951.

International Affairs

6. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins the presidential election of Maldive

  • Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (Opposition leader) has won the Maldives' presidential election.
  • Mr. Solih has secured 58.3% of the popular vote.
  • The Maldives is a South Asian sovereign state, located in the Indian Ocean, situated in the Arabian Sea.
  • The President of the Maldives is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Maldives, and the commander-in-chief of the Maldives National Defence Force.

Banking & Finance

7. India's growth to accelerate to 7.8% in next fiscal, says Fitch

  • According to Credit rating agency ‘Fitch’, India's economic growth will accelerate to 7.8% in the current financial year (earlier 7.4 percent).
  • Forecast for the next two fiscals (2019-20 and 2020-21) have been shaved by 20 basis points (100 basis points means 1%) to 7.3 percent.
  • According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), India's projected GDP growth of over 7% for the current fiscal.
Note:
  • Fitch Ratings Inc. is one of the big three credit rating agencies (other two -Moody's and Standard & Poor's).
  • It is one of the three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 1975.
  • Fitch Ratings is dual-headquartered in New York (US) and London (UK).

Obituaries

8. Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi passes away

  • Renowned filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi (64-years) passed away at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
  • She was known for her women-oriented films like ‘Rudaali’, ‘Daman’, ‘Darmiyaan’.
  • Lajmi was suffering from a chronic kidney disease and liver failure.
  •  Lajmi's last movie as a director was "Chingaari" in 2006, based on a novel "The Prostitute and the Postman" by Bhupen Hazarika, who was her partner.

Honours & Awards

9. Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019

  • According to the Film Federation of India (FFI), Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for Oscars 2019 in the Best Foreign Language film category.
  • Village Rockstars is the story of a young girl Dhunu (10-years) who wants to be a guitarist.
  • Village Rockstars is only the second Assamese film to win the Swarna Kamal for Best Feature Film at the National Film Awards, after Jahnu Barua’s 1987 film Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai.
  • For the 2018 Oscars, Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi starrer ‘Newton’ had been pitched for the top honor.
Note:
  • Indian filmmaker Rima Das is the Director of the film, Village Rockstars (2017).
  • The 91st Academy Awards is scheduled to be held on 24th February 2019.

10. Lucknow Metro first from India to get RoSPA award

  • The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has become the first ever metro rail corporation from India to bag the International 'Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents' (RoSPA) Award at a function in Glasgow, UK.
  • LMRC has been given the Silver Award for its Phase 1A (North-South Corridor) in the Project/Infrastructure category for the year 2018.
  • RoSPA is a British charity organization that aims for the promotion of safety and prevention of accidents in project execution worldwide.

Sports

11. Deepak Punia settles for silver medal at junior world wrestling championship

  • India's Deepak Punia settled for a silver after losing the 86kg freestyle final to Arif Ozen (Turkey) at the junior world wrestling championship in Slovakia.
  • India ended the championship with seven medals (4- silvers and 3 bronze).

12. China Open: Indonesia's Sinisuka stuns Japan's Kento Momota to win Men's singles title

  • Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting beat Japan's Kento Momota to take the Men's singles China Open Badminton title in Changzhou.
  • Spain's Carolina Marin beat China's Chen Yufei 21-18, 21-13 to take the women's singles title.
  • Momota (third seed) who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten by world number 13 Ginting 23-21, 21-19. Ginting last beat Momota at the Asian Games in Jakarta last month.
  • The men's doubles won by the Danish duo of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.
  • They beat Chinese duo Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong 21-13, 17-21, 21-14.
Coding-Decoding for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB/NIACL Main 2018: 24 Sep

Coding-Decoding for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB/NIACL Main 2018: 24 Sep

Directions (Q. 1- 7): Study the following information to answer the given questions.
You Are Enough is coded as ” S2#,   P2%,    O7*”Believe In Yourself  is coded as ” P9%,   O3?,    F6!”Enjoy Every Moment is coded as ” O4*,   W4*,   P7$”Enjoy The Little Things is coded as ” I2&,  O4*,  J7@,   I7&”
1. What is the code for “Indian”?
  1. N7%
  2. I6*
  3. J6?
  4. O7?
  5. None of these
2. Which of the following symbol is used for “America”?
  1. %
  2. #
  3. $
  4. &
  5. ?
3. Which of the following word is coded as “P7$”?
  1. Enjoy
  2. Every
  3. Moment
  4. You
  5. Yourself
4. What is the difference between the digit used in the code for  “Employees” and “Believe”?
  1. 5
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 1
5. “Enjoy Today” is coded as ______.
  1. O4*,   P4&
  2. O9*,   L4*
  3. P6*,   J4&
  4. O6!,   P8?
  5. None of these
6. “I4&,  P2%” is coded for Which of the following?
  1. Think First
  2. Thank You
  3. Yours Thank
  4. Think Before
  5. None of these
7. What is the code for “Enough”?
  1. O7*
  2. P7?
  3. L7&
  4. R7@
  5. M7!
Directions ( Q. 7-12) : In a certain code language, the following statements are written as:

“No Body Is There” is coded as  3I#,    3N%,    7.5R$,    6D*
“Aspire To Inspire” is coded as  9R&,    10.5R#,   3T$
“Invest On Yourself” is coded as  3O-,    9S#,    12L!
“Old Is Gold” is coded as  4.5L-,     6L+,    3I#
“Real Friends” is coded as  10.5D/,    6A?

8. What is the code for “Youth”?
  1. 6T!
  2. 6H%
  3. 9Y*
  4. 7.5T!
  5. 5T!
 9. What is the code for “Golden”?
  1. 6G+
  2. 9G#
  3. 7.5E+
  4. 9E+
  5. 8N$
10. ‘10.5E-‘ is code for……
  1. Clerk
  2. Poen
  3. Officer
  4. Golden
  5. Manager
11. ‘Real Is Rare’ is written as:
  1. 7.5E+ 3I# 6D*
  2. 9R& 3A$ 3I#
  3. 6R? 6A? 3I#
  4. 12R% 7.5A% 3I#
  5. None of these
12. Which symbols is assign for letter ‘G’?
  1. +
  2. %
  3. @
  4. &

Answers:

  1. 4
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 2
  5. 1
  6. 2
  7. 1
  8. 4
  9. 4
  10. 3
  11. 3
  12. 1
Complex Fillers for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB/NIACL Main 2018: 24 Sep

Complex Fillers for IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB/NIACL Main 2018: 24 Sep

Directions (Q. 1-5): The following questions consist of a single sentence with one blank only. You are given six words as answer choices and from the six choices you have to pick up two correct answers, either of which will make the sentence meaningfully complete.
1. Drugs worth Rs 3 lakh were ____ from the apartment by the police.
(A) manufactured       (B) ruptured      (C) seized      (D) confiscated      (E) bought      (F) compared
1) (A) and (D)
2) (B) and (C)
3) (C) and (E)
4) (E) and (F)5) (C) and (D)
2. A man reportedly _______ two passports with the same photograph but under different names was arrested by the commissioner’s Task Force.
(A) possessing      (B) examining      (C) surrendering      (D) mastering      (E) holding      (F) fixating
1) (B) and (C)2) (C) and (F)3) (A) and (E)4) (A) and (D)5) (D) and (E)
3. The Hollywood star and the Bollywood heroine are being ____ as the next big onscreen couple.
(A) labelled      (B) explained       (C) worshiped       (D) touted      (E) exclaimed      (F) shouted
1) (B) and (D)2) (A) and (C)3) (B) and (F)4) (A) and (D)5) (C) and (D)
4. An organisation_______to the mission of road safety has prepared an action plan for reducing accidents and related injuries and fatalities.
(A) specified      (B) inaugurated      (C) committed      (D) kicked off      (E) succumbed      (F) dedicated
1) (C) and (F)2) (A) and (E)3) (C) and (E)4) (D) and (F)5) (A) and (C)
5. The ability of a woman to do well does not_______on whether it is a man’s world or not, because everyone has his/her own opportunities.
(A) trust      (B) depend      (C) reckon      (D) live      (E) rest      (F) believe
1) (D) and (E)2) (B) and (C)3) (A) and (F)4) (B) and (E)5) (C) and (D)
Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Find out which option can be used to fill up the blank in the sentence in the same sequence to make it meaningfully complete.
6. The water transport project on the west coast is_____to get a shot in the arm with a new plan in which the Road Development Corporation will build the infrastructure and_____a private party to operate the service.
1) scheduled, let2) verge, permit3) set, sanctions4) slated, allow5) bound, task
7. As the weekend finally rolled around, the city folk were only _____ happy to settle down and laugh their cares____.
1) just, afar2) too, away3) extremely, off4) very, up5) so, on
8. The flood of brilliant ideas has not only_____us, but has also encouraged us to_____the last date for submission of entries.
1) overwhelmed, extend2) enjoyed, stretch3) dismayed, decide4) scared, scrap5) happy, boundary
9. _____about prolonged power cuts in urban areas, the authorities have decided to_____over to more reliable and eco-friendly systems to run its pumps.
1) Worried, shift2) Frantic, move3) Troubled, jump4) Concerned, switch5) Endangered, click
10. The high cutoff marks this year have____college admission-seekers to either _____for lesser known colleges or change their subject preferences.
1) cajoled, ask2) pressured, sit3) forced, settle4) strained, compromise5) entrusted, wait

Answers:

  1. 5
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 1
  5. 4
  6. 4
  7. 2
  8. 1
  9. 4
  10. 3

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS & LINES BETWEEN COUNTRIES

This post contains all the important BOUNDARIES, BORDERS & LINES BETWEEN COUNTRIES for SSC CGL, CHSL, HPPSC, IAS PCS, UPSC and various other competitive exams.

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS & LINES BETWEEN COUNTRIES

BOUNDARIES, BORDERS & LINES BETWEEN COUNTRIES

Durand Line

  • The line demarcating the boundaries of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • It was drawn up in 1896 by Sir Mortimer Durand.

Hindenburg Line

  • The boundary dividing Germany and Poland. 
  • Germans retreated to this line in 1917 during World War I

Mason-Dixon Line

  • Line of demarcation between four states in the United State.

Marginal Line

  • The 320 km line of fortification on the Russia-Finland border. 
  • Drawn up by General Mannerheim.

Macmahon Line

  • was drawn up by Sir Henry MacMahon, demarcating the frontier of India and China. 
  • China did not recognize the MacMahon line and crossed it in 1962.

Medicine Line

  • is the border between Canada and the United States.

Order-Neisse Line

  •  is the border between Poland and Germany, running along the Order and Neisse rivers, adopted at the Poland Conference (Aug 1945) after World War II.

Radcliffe Line

  • was drawn up by Sir Cyril Radcliffe, demarcating the boudary between India and Pakistan. Siegfried Line is the line of fortification drawn up by Germany on its border with France.

17th Parallel

  • defined the boundary between North Vietnam and South Vietnam before two were united.

24th Parallel

  • is the line which Pakistan claims for demarcation between India and Pakistan. This, however, is not recognized by India

26th Parallel South

  • is a circle of latitude which crosses through Africa, Australia and South America.

30th Parallel North

  • is a line of latitude that stands one-third of the way between the equator and the North Pole.

33rd Parallel North

  • is a circle of latitude which cuts through the southern United States, parts of North Africa, parts of the Middle East, and China.

35th Parallel North

  • forms the boundary between the State of North Carolina and the State of Georgia and the boundary between the State of Tennessee arid the State of Georgia, the State of Albama, and the State of Mississippi.

36th Parallel

  • forms the southermost boundary of the State of Missouri with the State of Arkansas.

36 Degree 30′ Parallel North

  • forms the boundary between the Tenessee and the Commonwealth of Kentucky between the Tennessee River and the Mississippi River, the boundary between Missouri and Arkansas west of the White River, and the northermost boundary between the Texas and the Oklahoma.

37th Parallel North

  • formed the southern boundary of the historic and extralegal Territory of Jefferson.

38th Parallel 

  • is the parallel of latitude which separates North Korea and South Korea.

39th Parallel North

  • is an imaginary circle of latitude that is 39 degrees north of Earth’s equatorial plane.

40th Parallel North

  • formed the original northern boundary of the British Colony of Maryland.

41st Parallel North

  • forms the northern boundary of the State of Colorado with Nebraska and Wyoming and the southern boundary of the State of Wyoming with Colorado and Utah.

42nd Parallel North

  • forms most of the New York – Pennsylvania Border.

43rd Parallel North 

  • forms most of the boundary between the State of Nebraska and the State of South Dakota and also formed the northern border of the historic and extralegal Territory of Jefferson.

The Parallel 44 Degree North

  • is an imaginary circle of latitude that is 44 degrees north of the Earth’s equatorial plane.

45th Parallel North

  • is often the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. The 45th parallel makes up most of the boundary between Montana and Wyoming.

49th Parallel

  • is the boundary between USA and Canada.

International Organizations & Their Headquarters

International Organizations & Their Headquarters

Dear Readers, As in this post we are sharing the list of International Organizations & Their Headquarters which is helpful for all students for competitive exams like Banking, SSC, Railways, insurance and other exams 

ASIAN ORGANISATIONS:

  • Asian Development Bank – Manila, Phillipines
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – Beijing, China
  • New Development Bank (NDB) – Shanghai, China
  • Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) – Kathmandu, Nepal

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS BY LOCATION

New York City, USA:
  • International Rescue Committee
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women
  • United Nations Security Council
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
   Washington DC, USA
  • The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • World Bank Group
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
  • International Development Association
  • International Finance Corporation
Geneva, Switzerland
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • International Telecommunication Union
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Vienna, Austria:
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization
London, UK
  • International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Commonwealth of Nations
Copenhagen, Denmark
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Brussels, Belgium
  • World Customs Organization
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Paris, France
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • International Energy Agency
Lyon, France
  • International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL
Rome, Italy
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • World Food Programme
The Hague, The Netherlands
  • International Court of Justice
  • International Criminal Court
Madrid, Spain
  • World Tourism Organization
Berne, Switzerland
  • Universal Postal Union
Lausanne, Switzerland
  • International Olympic Committee
  • International Boxing Association(AssociationInternationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA))
  • International Hockey Federation
Gland, Switzerland
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Basel, Switzerland
  • Bank for International Settlements
Zurich, Switzerland
  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
Montreal, Canada
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
Tokyo, Japan
  • United Nations University

NAME

HEADQUARTERS

International Renewable Energy Agency Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation Ebene, Mauritius
International Hydrographic Organization Monaco
International Chamber of Commerce Paris, France
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Los Angeles, USA
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Paris, France
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Washington D.C., USA
South Asian Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) Kathmandu, Nepal
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders Geneva, Switzerland
International Organization of Migration (IOM) Geneva, Switzerland
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry North Carolina, United States
 4-H Maryland, USA
Global Environment Facility (GEF) Washington DC, USA
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) Santiago , Chile
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Geneva, Switzerland
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) AddisAbba, Ethiopia
United Nations Statistics Division(UNSD) New York, USA
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Vienna, Austria
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Bangkok, Thailand
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) Beirut ,Lebanon
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Nairobi,Kenya
 United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) New York, USA

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO SPORTS:

International Association of Athletics Federations Motne carlo Monaco
Badminton World Federation (BWF) Kuala lumpur , Malaysia
United World Wrestling (UWW) Lausanne , Switzerland
International Tennis Federation (ITF) London UK
International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Lausanne ,Switzerland
International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Munich Germany
International Golf Federation(IGF) Lausanne , Switzerland


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English MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ RRB/ NIACL 2018: Sep 2018

English MCQ for IBPS PO/ Clerk/ RRB/ NIACL 2018: Sep 2018

Directions (Q. 1-5): In each of the following sentences four words or phrases have been underlined. Only one underlined part in each sentence is not accepted in standard English. Identify that part and mark its number 1, 2, 3 or 4 in your answer sheet.
1. Diana felt that she had been very fortunate (1), in that (2) she had happened to brush on (3) two of the exam topics on the morning of the exam but Edward had not been as lucky (4).
2. After a short nap Jim was beginning (1) to feel quite ener-getic and was trying (2) to prevail others (3) to go for a walk (4).
3. Anna had had (1) a row with (2) her fiance, Julia, and had handed him back (3) the engagement ring, which he had to give her (4).
4. He assured the client that he will be there (1) in a few minutes, even though (2) he knew his van was being repaired (3), which would take two hours, and negotiating the traffic, would (4) take another two hours.
5. Ordinary citizens don’t take the risk of reporting (1) corrupt practices, because they know that complaints will not be followed up (2) and that they will be victim (3) for having dared (4) to complain..
Directions (Q. 6-10): Fill in the blanks by selecting appropriate alternative.
6. We can change our whole life and attitude of people ________ us simply by ourselves.
1) near
2) about
3) around
4) towards
7. A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist does not see the clouds________
1) everywhere
2) everytime
3) at all
4) do they?
8. No body likes to be criticised_________ the curtain because everyone feels hurts one way or the other.
1) either at his face or the back of
2) neither on his front nor his behind
3) however foolish may be behind
4) either in front of his face or at the back of
9. Real winner on the platform of problems or on the surface of the crises know________ the challenging situation of the time.
1) to face and tackle
2) how to face and how to tackle 3) how to face and tackle
4) interact to
10. Had Sharma only understood the true meaning and spirit of Swamiji’s speeches, he______ not have ventured to write his 300-page book.
1) could
2) should
3) would
4) will

Answers :-

  1. 3; ‘brush up on’
  2. . 3; Add ‘on’ after ‘prevail’
  3. . 4; Replace ‘had to give’ with ‘had given’
  4. . 1; Replace ‘will’ with ‘would’
  5. . 3; Replace ‘victim’ with ‘victimised’
  6.  3
  7.  3
  8.  4
  9.  2
  10.  3
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