Monthly Current Affairs - December 2016

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am presenting the Monthly Current Affairs PDF for the month of November. This will be much helpful for the upcoming IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB exams and also to gain general knowledge. Kindly make use of this!!!

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Current Affairs Weekly - December 4th Week

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am sharing Current Affairs weekly updates in one-liner format. You can download the snippets of the week thorough the link I have provided below. Kindly make use of this!!!
·       India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5
·       Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title
·       Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker
·       India’s longest Expressway connecting Lucknow and Agra open for public
·       Maharashtra to launch India’s first 24×7 helpline
·       Good Governance Day observed to mark Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Birthday on 25th December
·       Dharamshala vegetable market becomes first cashless market in Himachal Pradesh
·       Shiva Keshavan wins gold medal at Asian Luge Championships held at Nagano in Japan
·       India won bronze medal at women’s U-18 Asia Cup hockey
·       India wins Asian Cricket Council Under-19s Asia Cup title 
·       Union Government launches Lucky Grahak Yojana & Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana
·       Government launches Smart Consumer mobile App & OCMC
·       6,117 Kuchipudi dancers set new Guinness World Record
·       India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery to be set up in Punjab
·       Odisha Government to launch DAMAN programme for malaria control
·       Dr Barbara Jatta becomes first ever female director of Vatican Museums 
·       Scientist built bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper
·       Dinanath Bhargava, man who designed National Emblem, passes away
·       ICICI Bank launches EazyPay app for merchants
·       Anupam Kher’s film to Premiere at Sundance 
·       24th National Children’s Science Congress inaugurated in Pune 
·       Astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed dark matter, passes away
·       MP Government launches Nagar Uday Abhiyan
·       India’s first Digi Dhan Mela held in Gurugram to promote cashless transactions
·       Kurukshetra University to sign MoU with three foreign Universities in field of higher education
·       Super Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) makes Landfall in Philippines
·       Gurgaon may become first in country to get Caterpillar Train
·       Shahrukh Khan receives doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University
·       Yuki Bhambri wins 2016 ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title
·       Health Ministry, AIIMS to set up National Death Registry
·       India signed MoU with Bhutan for providing technical cooperation
·       Anil Baijal to be appointed 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi 
·       Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher passes away
·       5, Bihar Government declared 50% reservation in judicial services
·       ISRO will deploying five communication satellites in 2017
·       ICICI Bank launches EazyPay app for merchants
·       Registration fee for Pakistani Hindus as Indian citizens reduced from Rs 15000 to Rs 100
·       Indian Army partnered with IIT Gandhinagar
·       Thomas Bossert appointed as top Counterterrorism adviser by Donald Trump
·       President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates 77th session of Indian History Congress
·       China launches remote sensing satellites SuperView-1 01 and 02
·       China blocks proposal to list JeM Chief Masood Azhar as terrorist
·       China opens world’s highest bridge to traffic
·       Haryana Government inaugurates the first digital investigation centre
·       China operationalises world’s longest bullet train line
·       Union Government launches Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative
·       Solapur to host international fair for uniforms
·       Facebook acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe
·       RBI extends loan repayment window to 90 days
·       Akhilesh Yadav expelled from party for 6 years
·       India and Singapore have signed the 3rd protocol for amending Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
·       France raises ‘terror tax’ 
·       PM Modi launches Mobile App-BHIM for Aadhaar-based digital payment
·       BHEL commissions 600 MW unit in Telangana
·       Sorin Grindeanu appointed as Prime Minister of Romania
·       27th Southern Zonal Council meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram
·       RBI extends loan repayment window to 90 days
·       Government launches IVRS system
·       Pakistan opens China-backed Chashma-III Nuclear power plant
·       CBDT inks 2 unilateral APAs with taxpayers
·       The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved six Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposals worth Rs 1,200 crore.
·       Colombia’s Congress passed a law granting amnesty to Marxist FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia)
·       Government proposes setting up Financial Data Management Centre (FDMC)
·       President gives assent to Payment of Wages (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016.
·       Government constitutes committee to review institutionalisation of arbitration mechanism in India.
·       The Union Ministry for Petroleum & Natural Gas has met the 1.5-crore target for LPG connections
·       Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched UPI based mobile payment application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money)
·       RBI extends period of enhanced Prepaid Payment Instruments limit
·       CBDT extends deadline of Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme
·       India and Singapore ink 3rd Protocol for amending DTAA.

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RBI Assistant Mains Exam - Practice Paper 1

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Welcome to Mentor for Bank Exams. Here I am presenting the Practice Paper for upcoming RBI Assistant Mains Exam. Aspirants who cleared the exam can make use of this practice paper.
RBI Assistant 2015 1st August - 2nd Shift Exam Analysis
There were 200 questions in the paper - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language and Computer Knowledge. Each question had 5 options. There was negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question for all the sections. The exam is going to be conducted in two shifts. I am providing you the review of the 2nd Shift.
The overall exam was easy. All the sections were doable.
The details of the individual sections are given below:
Total Ques.
Level of Difficulty
Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
English Language
Easy to Moderate
Computer Knowledge
Reasoning - The Reasoning Section was easy to Moderate. The questions were from:
  • Linear Arrangement - 5
  • Puzzle  - 5 
  • Inequality- 5
  • Syllogism - 5
  • Data sufficiency - 5
  • Series-5
  • Miscellaneous: 10
English Language - The English Section was easy.
  • RC-10
  • Cloze Test- 10
  • Spelling error-5 
  • Sentence correction-5 
  • Para jumble (story based) - 5
  • Fill in the blanks - 5
 Quantitative Aptitude
The details of the section are as follows: 
  • DI-5
  • Simplification-15
  • Series-5
  • Miscellaneous - 15 – Mainly from  SI, CI, Time n work, Time n Distance, Boats and Streams, Mixture & Allegation, Age, Geometry, Ration n proportions, Partnership.

General Awareness
This section was easy. The section includes questions from both Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. Also includes some static questions.

Computer Knowledge 
Out of the total questions, 30 - 35 were easy and rest questions requires more time. The main areas from which questions were asked are: Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Networking, Basic Hardware and Software. 
The overall experience of the exam was easy and in both the shifts, we have observed that people have managed to do many questions. And don't jump on the conclusion, wait for the final result.
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History Quiz for SSC and Railway Exams

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History Quiz for SSC and Bank Exams

1. When Mahatma Gandhi was arrested who among the following took over the leadership of Salt Satyagraha?
a) Vinoba Bhave
b) Abbas Tyabji
c) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
d) Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
2. In which session of Congress the demand of “Poorna Swaraj” was accepted as the aim of the congress?
a) Calcutta
b) Madras
c) Nagpur
d) Lahore
3. Who is the leader of Bardoli Satyagraha?
a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
d) Acharya J. B Kripalani
4. Where is the Muslim mosque situated where a hair of pagamber Mohammad Saheb has been preserved?
a) Ajmer
b) Ahmedabad
c) Srinagar
d) Mecca
5. Naokhali is situated in
a) West Bengal
b) Bangladesh
c) Tripura
d) Bihar
6. Which of the following is the correct chronological order of the following ‘Acharyas’?
a) Shankara – Ramanuja – Madhava – Chaitanya
b) Chaitanya – Ramanuja – Madhava – Sankara
c) Ramanuja – Sankara – Madhava – Chaitanya
d) Shankara – Madhava – Ramanuja – Chaitanya
7. Mahatma Gandhi was first arrested during “Satyagrah” in the year
a) 1906
b) 1905
c) 1907
d) 1916
8. Who among the following from the first cabinet of independent India was responsible for mass religious conversion?
a) Dr. S. P. Mukherjee
b) Dr. Jhon Mathai
c) Sardar Baldev Singh
d) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
9. The capital city “Daydo” established by Kublai Khan is situated at
a) Samarqand
b) Beijing
c) Ulan Battor
d) Alma Atta
10. Name the temple in Indonesia where scenes form Ramayana and Mahabharatha are depicted
a) Borobudur
b) Kailashnath
c) Angkor Wat
d) Brihadeshwara
11. The home of Gargi, Maitery and Kapila was at
a) Vidisha
b) Ujjain
c) Pataliputra
d) Mithila
12. Which are of India was known as Avantika in ancient times?
a) Avadh
b) Ruhelkhand
c) Bundelkhand
d) Malwa
13. What was the basis of transfer of power to India on 15th August by?
a) on this day the Indian National Congress had demanded “Poorna Swaraj”
b) on this day Mahatma Gandhi started “Quit India Moment”
c) Anniversary of formation of Interim Government
d) Anniversaru of the surrender of Japanese army before Admiral Mountbatten
14. The Social System of the Harappans was
a) Fairly egalitarian
b) Slave-Labour based
c) Colour (Varna) based
d) Caste based
15. Which of the following vedas provides information about the civilisation of the early Vedic Age?
a) Rig-Veda
b) Yajur-Veda
c) Atharva-Veda
d) Sama-Veda
16. The University which become famous in the post-Gupta Era was
a) Kanchi
b) Taxila
c) Nalanda
d) Vallabhi
17. Banabhatta was the court post of which emperor?
a) Vikramaditya
b) Kumaragupta
c) Harshavardhana
d) Kanishka
18. The first Indian ruler, who established the supremacy of Indian Navy in the Arabian sea is
a) Rajaraja I
b) Rajendra I
c) Rajadhiraja I
d) Kullotungal
 19. The Mughal painting reaches its zenith during the reign of
a) Akbar
b) Jahangir
c) Shahjahan
d) Aurrangzeb
20. Permanent Revenue settlement of Bangal was introduced by
a) Clive
b) Hastings
c) Whllesley
d) Cornwallis

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