AUGUST 28 AND 29, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Euthanised– put (an animal) to death humanely

  2. Riddle– a question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning

  3. Bolstered– support or strengthen

  4. Thwart– prevent (someone) from accomplishing something

  5. Stone pelting– throwing something at, or bombarding someone with something

AUGUST 29, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Dipak Misra, took oath as 45th Chief Justice of India.
  2. Bharti Airtel announced strategic partnership with Symantec Corp. To provide cybersecurity solutions to businesses in India.
  3. Punjab Chief Minister- captain Amarinder Singh.
  4. Head of Dera Sach Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh awarded two consecutive sentences of ten years rigorous imprisonment in two rape cases and a fine of Rs. 15 lakh in each case.
  5. Doklam standoff ends as India and China agreed to disengage from the Doklam plateau

AUGUST 28, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Ahmed Khan, the last of India’s glorious generation of barefooted footballers who made a mark on the 1938 Olympic Games, passed away at age of 90.
  2. Solar Power– Target is to generate 100GW of solar power by 2022, of this 60GW is to come from utilities and 40 GW from rooftop solar installation.
  3. Royal Queen mother of Bhutan, Ashi Dorji Wangmo launched book,
    India’s Indira: A Centennial Tribute authored by Anand Sharma
  4. Justice Dipak Misra, took oath as 45th Chief Justice of India. He succeeded CJI J.S. Kher. 
  5. JAM, a term coined by our Chief Economic Adviser, just brought together financial inclusion (PMJDY), Aadhaar and mobile telecommunication.
  6. Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana– Scheme to give free LPG connections to the poorest households.
  7. RIMES– Regional Integrated Multi Hazard Early Warning System.
  8. P.V. Sindhu settled for Silver medal at World Badminton Championship in Glasgow. In finals she was defeated by Japan’s Nozomi Okhura.

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AUGUST 23 AND 24, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Riposte– a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism

  2. Wriggle-twist and turn with quick writhing movements

  3. Imbroglio-an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation

  4. Whirring-rapidly rotating or moving to and fro

  5. Tinkering-attempt to repair or improve something in a casual way

  6. Capriciously-sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour, inconsistent

  7. Whimsically-acting or behaving in a capricious manner

  8. Accentuate-make more noticeable or prominent

AUGUST 23 AND 24, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. U.S. distance runner Shalane Flanagan awarded her silver medal from the 2008 Olympic Games 10,000m following a doping ban against Turkish second place finisher Evan Abeylegesse.
  2. India is the ninth biggest trading partner of the U.S. and India had a trade surplus of around $26 billion with the U.S. in goods trade alone last year.
  3. ASCON– Army Static Switched Communication Network is the army’s telecom network backbone. ASCON network currently uses bulk encryption.
    DWDM– Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing- is an optical multiplexing technology used to increase bandwidth over existing fibre network by combining and transmitting multiple signals simultaneously at different wavelength on the same fibre.
  4. Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Committee, a Bhagalpur based NGO, accused of siphoning off hundereds of crores meant for welfare scheme in collusion with State government officials.
    The scam was carried on by depositing government cheques into the account of the NGO that, in turn, would invest these amounts in bank deposits to earn interest. This scam is to the tune of Rs. 1000 crore.
  5. Nepal Prime Minister– Sher Bahadur Deuba, recently on a visit to India.
  6. Turkey President- Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  7. Supreme Court declared instant Triple Talaq unconstitutional.
  8. Mongoose– Is a protected species under Schedule II and part II of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and any trade of its body parts involves similar punishment as is laid down for tigers and rhinoceros
    WCCB– Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

 

AUGUST 21 AND 22, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. Udaipur boy, Kalpit  Veerwal, has made Limca Book of Records by scoring 360 out of 360 in the Jee-Mains exam this year. He is the first ever student to have scored 100% in JEE-Mains.
  2. Artificial Intelligence may imperils about 6.4 lakh low skilled jobs in IT industry alone by 2021. New job roles that will dominate the ITworkforce are within digital domains such as big data, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and cyber security, according to report released by Simplilearn.
  3. UAPA– Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
  4. China set to relaunch one of World’s fastest bullet train having speed of approx 350 kmph. China has the world’s longest high speed rail network of over 22,000 LM, about 60% of world’s total.
  5. Bangladesh prime minister Shiekh Hasina
  6. CCTNS– Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project, may be used to dispense physical police verification for getting a passport.
  7. Pangong lake is in Ladakh.
  8. Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy book by former NSA Shivshankar Menon