Current affairs updates for August 14th , 2017 – General Awareness GK for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

1. N.K. Jemisin’s ‘The Obelisk Gate’ wins Best Novel 2017

At Hugo Awards


The Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017 was given on Friday to Nora K. Jemisin, an American speculative fiction writer for her work ‘The Obelisk Gate’.
The award was presented at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki.
The awarded book was the second in the trilogy that started with ‘The Fifth Season’, which was New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and won Jemisin the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2016

2. Flipkart world’s 3rd most funded pvt co

After $2.4bn from softbank


With the $2.4 billion it just received from Japanese technology and telecom giant SoftBank, Flipkart has become the third most funded private company globally.
The homegrown e-commerce company has to date raised almost $7 billion in capital, higher than that raised by global behemoths like online house rental aggregator Airbnb ($3.3 billion) and mobile phone maker Xiaomi ($1.4 billion).
The top two are both ride hailing platforms — Chinabased Didi Chuxing and USbased Uber.

3. Govt. launches national anthem video in sign language

features actor Amitabh Bachchan


Union Minister of State for HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey, on Thursday, launched an Indian National Anthem video in sign language, featuring differently-abled and partially differently-abled children.
Directed by filmmaker Govind Nihalani, the three-minute video features Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan along with physically challenged children performing the anthem in sign language with the Red Fort in the background.

4. Gujarat govt to give ‘Namo’ tablets to 3.5 lakh college students

At susidized rate of Rs.1000


Around 3.5 lakh college students in Gujarat will get tablets at a subsidised rate of Rs 1,000 each under a state government scheme launched by chief minister Vijay Rupani in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Under this scheme, the first year college students in the state will get 7-inch ‘NAMO E-Tab’ tablets, which have a market value of Rs 8,000 each, by just paying Rs 1,000.

5. Trump appoints Chatterjee to chair energy commission

For United States


The White House said on Thursday that President Donald Trump had appointed Neil Chatterjee as chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Last week the Senate confirmed Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as members of the FERC, restoring a quorum to the agency. Chatterjee had previously been an energy policy advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

6. Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET

For only this year


In what could be much-needed respite to the State government, Union commerce and industries minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre is willing to consider TN plea for Neet (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exemption for a year for government medical colleges alone but ruled out permanent exclusion from the national level eligibility test.

7. No bridge being built by China in Ladakh

Govt denied any fresh aggression from China


Government sources on Sunday denied reports of China building a bridge in Ladakh.
Earlier a report said on Sunday China was building a bridge in the no man’s land in Ladakh.
“The report that China is building a bridge in Ladakh is wrong,” a government source said.
The source also denied any fresh aggression from China.

8. Canara Bank rolls out two digital products

Bharat QR, BBPS


Canara Bank has launched two digital products: ‘Bharat QR’, a platform for payment settlement at merchant locations, and Bharat Bill Payment System, an integrated bill payment system for Net banking customers.
Launching the products, Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director and CEO, said the “bank is always poised for a digital revolution and has begun to offer scores of digital payment products/platforms to enhance customer convenience by reducing cash transactions.”

9. Banks exploring use of artificial intelligence in operations

Also Machine Learning


Chief Executive Officer, Quadratic Insights has told a newspaper that
By adopting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, some banks have automated operational processes, resulting in cost reduction and faster turn-around time.
Some non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), payments banks, insurance companies, investment advisory companies and online financial service providers are also looking to upgrade their processes.

10. India’s first aviation university to be inaugurated on Aug 18

At Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh


The country’s first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district is all set for inauguration on August 18.
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, among others are expected to attend the inaugural event, officials of the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University.




Important Computer Terminologies – Part III | desktop, download, Ethernet and more

In this lesson we will be learning about important computer terminologies. Computer terminologies are discussed in the form of acronyms in computers, abbreviations in computers and a few computer terminology basics. Computer termonilogy for beginners lesson is aimed at giving computer science terminology and computer terms explained.

Computer terms and definition are briefly given for your understanding about computer terms full form. This will be useful in competitive exams such as computer terms for bank exams.

Lesson Terms:

desktop – 1. the finder. 2. the shaded or colored backdrop of the screen.

desktop file – an invisible file in which the Finder stores a database of information about files and icons.

dialog box – an on-screen message box that appears when the Mac requires additional information before completing a command.

digitize – to convert linear, or analog, data into digital data which can be used by the computer.

disk – a spinning platter made of magnetic or optically etched material on which data can be stored.

disk drive – the machinery that writes the data from a disk and/or writes data to a disk.

disk window – the window that displays the contents or directory of a disk.

document – a file you create, as opposed to the application which created it.

DOS – acronym for Disk Operating System – used in IBM PCs.

DPI – acronym for Dots Per Inch – a gauge of visual clarity on the printed page or on the computer screen.

download – to transfer data from one computer to another. (If you are on the receiving end, you are downloading. If you are on the sending end, you are uploading ).

drag – to move the mouse while its button is being depressed.

drag and drop – a feature on the Mac which allows one to drag the icon for a document on top of the icon for an application, thereby launching the application and opening the document.

driver – a file on a computer which tells it how to communicate with an add-on piece of equipment (like a printer).

Ethernet – a protocol for fast communication and file transfer across a network.

expansion slot – a connector inside the computer which allows one to plug in a printed circuit board that provides new or enhanced features.

extension – a startup program that runs when you start the Mac and then enhances its function.

Important Computer Terminologies – Part I

Important Computer Terminologies – Part II

Important Computer Terminologies – Part IV

Important Computer Terminologies – Part V

Important Computer Terminologies – Part VI

Important Computer Terminologies – Part VII