1. Netherland defeated India in semi-finals of Hockey World League.
  2. Anil Kumble quits a head coach of India cricket team.


  1. Home-grown instant messaging application Hike forayed into the digital payment systems. The firm has partnered with Yes bank to enable UPI transfers and digital wallet services.


  1. India has renominated, justice Dalveer Bhandari, its serving candidate at the International Court of Justice.
  2. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences of over 10,000 NGOs should be canceled as they have not complied with center’s order to file annual returns under five categories. NGOs that receive foreign grants are required to get FCRA licence and file five annual return forms.
  3. The Indian Navy’s first indegineously built floating dock (FDN-2) was launched at l&T’s shipyard in kattupalli, Chennai.

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  1. ONGC  ( State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp) may acquire India’s third largest fuel retailer HPCL in a Rs. 42254 crore deal.


  1. India may become power surplus country  in the current fiscal as the energy shortage peak power deficit was less than 1% in April, the shortage was 0.5% compared with 1.4% a year earlier.
  2. GST council decides to lower rates on 66 items: Of 133 representations to reducing rates GST council downwards rate of 66 items.
    Rate Cut:
    Movie ticket costing rs. 100 or less, tractor components– 18% from 28%
    Cashew Nuts, Insulin– 5% from 12%
    Packaged foods like sauces and pickles– 12 % from 18%
    The council also decided to increase the limit under compensation scheme to Rs. 75 lakh from Rs. 50 lakh.
  3. Veteran banker Vikram Limaye will take over the post of MD and CEO of National Stock Exchange (NSE).
  4. Justice CS karnan becomes first High Court Judge to retire while absconding
  5. India has emerged as the 7th largest exporter of agri-products globally.
  6. World Day against Child Labour 2017 observed
  7. Poet Haraprasad Das conferred with Kalinga Literary Award
  8. Padma Bhushan and Jnanpith awardee C Narayana Reddy passed away following health complications. He was one of the most distinguished Telugu poets of his generation.
  9. England beat Venezuela to win FIFA U-20 World Cup for first time
  10. NITI Aayog launches SATH Program-SATH aims to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health systems.
  11. Government launches Tele Law to provide legal aid in rural areas via video conferencing-Under the scheme, a portal called ‘Tele-Law’ will be launched, which will be available across the Common Service Centre (CSC) network. This will connect the citizens to legal service providers with the help of technology-enabled platforms.
  12. Technocrat Shashi Shekar Vempati took over as the CEO of Prasar Bharti today. He is the first non-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer to head the public broadcaster which runs Doordarshan (DD) and All India Radio (AIR).
  13. French Open 2017 Winners List

    Men’s Singles : Rafael Nadal (Spain)
    Women’s Singles : Jeļena Ostapenko (Latvia)
    Men’s Doubles : Ryan Harrison (United States) / Michael Venus(New Zealand)
    Women’s Doubles : Bethanie Mattek-Sands (United States) / Lucie Šafářová (Czech Republic)
    Mixed Doubles : Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada) / Rohan Bopanna (India)

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Complete Reference To Indus Valley Civilisation-History

  1. The Indus Valley Civilisation is known by Harappan Culture or Harappan Civilization
  2. Harappa was the first Indus Valley Civilisation site to be discovered that’s why Indus Valley Civilisation is also known as the Harappan Civilisation
  3. The Indus Valley Civilisation is listed among the three early civilizations of the Old World. Which are the other two civilizations listed in this elite list? – Mesopotamian Civilization and the Egyptian Civilization (Some historians also add Chinese civilization in this elite list)
  4. Among the three early civilizations of the Old World (Mesopotamia, Egypt and Indus Valley), which was spread over the largest area? – Indus Valley Civilization (It was spread over 1.25 million kms)
  5. Span of the Indus Valley Civilization? – From 3300 B.C. to 1300 B.C.

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Sports Quiz For RBI Assistant Exam 2014

  1. Name the Indian Badminton Player who has won the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Title 2014 ?
    1. P. V. Sindhu
    2. Jwala Gutta
    3. Saina Nehwal
    4. Suman Deodhar
    5. Sourabh Verma
  2. Who won the Australian Open 2014 (Women) ?
    1. Serena Williams
    2. Ana Ivanovic
    3. Li Na
    4. Maria Sharapova
    5. Venus Williams
  3. Which is the Venue of the 3rd Lusofonia Games, started on 18th January 2014 ?
    1. Bengaluru
    2. Hyderabad
    3. Goa
    4. Chennai
    5. Guwahati
  4. Who won the Hero Hockey World League 2014 ?
    1. Netherlands
    2. India
    3. New Zealand
    4. England
    5. Australia
  5. Who became the First and the only Indian to win a Gold medal at the World Athletics Championships 2005 held at Monte Carlo ?
    1. Ashwini Akkunji
    2. Anju Bobby George
    3. Gurmeet Singh
    4. Kushbeer Kaur
    5. P. T. Usha
  6. Football Player Eusebio known as “Black Panther” belonged to which country ?
    1. Brazil
    2. Argentina
    3. Portugal
    4. France
    5. Spain
  7. Who broke the record of fastest century in one-day cricket from Shahid Afridi ?
    1. Chris Gayle
    2. Jesse Ryder
    3. Corey Anderson
    4. Virat Kohli
    5. Suresh Raina
  8. Where is Winter Olympics 2014 being held ?
    1. England
    2. Australia
    3. Russia
    4. China
    5. France
  9. Which player broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar about most “Not Out” cricket centuries ?
    1. Kallis
    2. Jayawardane
    3. Kevin Peterson
    4. Shivanarayan Chandrapal
    5. Kumara Sangakkara
  10. Which Cricket Player becomes fastest batsman to get to 4000-run mark in ODIs ?
    1. Virat Kohli
    2. Hashim Amla
    3. AB de Villiers
    4. Shane Watson
    5. Suresh Raina
  11. Which country host for Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017 ?
    1. England
    2. India
    3. Brazil
    4. Argentina
    5. Spain
  12. Which Indian batsman became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals ?
    1. Rohit Sharma
    2. MS Dhoni
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Ravindra Jadeja
    5. Suresh Raina
  13. Which football player was presented with a record third Golden Boot for scoring the most goals in Europe’s domestic leagues last season ?
    1. Christiano Ronaldo
    2. David Beckham
    3. Andre Iniyesta
    4. Lionel Messi
    5. Moussa Sissoko
  14. Who won World Chess Championship 2013 ?
    1.  Vishwanathan Anand
    2. Peter Svidler
    3. Magnus Carlsen
    4. Boris Gelfand
    5. Anton Korobov
  15. Who is the winner of FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 ?
    1. Magnus Carlsen
    2. Vishwanathan Anand
    3. Hikaru Nakumura
    4. Fabiano Caruana
    5. Serjey Karjakin
  16. Recently Indian Women Hockey team has won a series against Malaysia. Who is the captain of this Hockey Team ?
    1. Poonam Rai
    2. Sunita Lakra
    3. Ritu Rani
    4. Ritushah Arya
    5. Deepika Kumari
  17. Who was the only Gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games to be caught for doping charges ?
    1. Chika Amalaha
    2. Chris Hoy
    3. Roberta Vinci
    4. Anna Ivanoch
    5. Roger Federer
  18. Bordoloi Trophy is related to which sport ?
    1. Football 
    2. Hockey
    3. Basketball
    4. Volleyball
    5. Table-Tennis
  19. K. D. Singh Babu Trophy is related to which sport ?
    1. Football 
    2. Hockey
    3. Basketball
    4. Volleyball
    5. Table-Tennis
  20. Rohinton Baria Trophy Trophy is related to which sport ?
    1. Football
    2. Table-Tennis
    3. Cricket
    4. Hockey
    5. Basketball