SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. The World’s oldest captive giant panda, Basi, died aged 37. Basi was the Mascot for the First Asian Games in China 1990.
  2. Vijay Amritraj’s, former tennis champion, life story will be told through biopic. Amritraj, who acted in Star Trek IV and Octopussy, was honoured with Padma Shrii 1983.
  3. FIFA President – Gianni Infantino
  4. The United Nation Security Council unanimously imposed an eight set of sanctions on the North Korea, banning it from trading in textiles and restricting its oil imported.
  5. INDIA-JAPAN Bullet Train Project-
    First bullet train will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai by 2022
    Project estimated cost is Rs. 1.10 lakh crore, over 80% of this will come from Japan as extremely friendly loan
    Total high speed bullet train network will be of 4643 KM.
    Project is based on famed Japanese Shinkansen high speed railway system with a record of zero causalities in its 50 years of operation

SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Marred– impair the quality or appearance of; spoil
  2. Perplexed– completely baffled; very puzzled
  3. Ambidextrous– able to use the right and left hands equally well
  4. Gust– a sudden strong rush of wind
  5. Shattered– very upset
  6. Unscrupulous– having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

  1. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a novel by Arundhati Roy
  2. Argentina has given Israel thousands of documents from the Second World War during a visit by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The digital documents delivered by Argentina’s President  Mauricio Macri.
  3. The World Anti Doping agency is set to clear 95 Russian athletes who were investigated over involvement in the country’s mammoth doping programme.
  4. Unstoppable: My Life so far, an autobiography of Maria Sharapova.
  5. Fifth Asian Indoor & Martial Art games will take place in Ashagbat, Turkmenistan.
  6. Google introduced Word Lens feature in its Google Translate platform which let users instantly translate text using their Camera.
  7. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) got Maharatna status.
  8. MDR– Merchant Discount Rate
  9. The Indra, first tri service military exercise, to be held from October 19 to 29. It will also be India’s first bilateral military exercise with any country involving all three services.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 COMPLETE REFERENCE TO CURRENT AFFAIRS

Sports:

  1. Pakistan defeated the world XII by 20 runs in the first Twnety20 match.
  2. Garbine Muhuruza became World No. 1 for the first time. Muguruza the wimbledon champion takes over from Karolina Pliskova at the top.

Business:

  1. Dassault Systems, the French maker of computer assisted design programes, to establish a data centre in India by 2018
  2. Rating agency Fitch said, Indian banks will need about $65billion (earlier estimate was $90 billion) additional capital to meet the new Basel-III norms that will be fully implemented by March 2019.
    The gross NPA ratio has reached 9.7% in FY2017, up from 7.8% in FY2016. The government is committed to invest only another $3 billion in fresh equity for 21 state banks over FY2018 and FY 2019.

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Unequivocal-leaving no doubt; unambiguous
  2. Frivolous- not having any serious purpose or value
  3. Fallacious– based on a mistaken belief
  4. Innuendos– an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one
  5. Juxtaposed– place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
  6. Unfazed– not disconcerted or perturbed
  7. Traumatised– subject to lasting shock as a result of a disturbing experience or physical injury

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Streaked– move very fast in a specified direction
  2. Dazzled-amaze or overwhelm (someone) with a particular impressive quality
  3. Accolades– an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit
  4. Aplenty– in abundance
  5. Colloquial– (of language) used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary
  6. Epitome– a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type
  7. Scuppers– an outlet in the side of a building for draining water

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 DAILY ENGLISH WORDS OF THE HINDU

  1. Emphatic– expressing something forcibly and clearly
  2. Estranged– (of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated
  3. Repugnant– extremely distasteful; unacceptable
  4. Dampener-a thing that has a restraining or subduing effect
  5. Churned– move or cause to move about vigorously