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Prathamashtami festival celebrated on the 8th day after Karthik Poornima

One of the many aspects of the Hindu culture is the emphasis it gives on the firstborn or the eldest child. Ram, the Maryada Purushottam, was the firstborn. Yuddhisthira was the eldest of the Pandavas, though technically Karna was a firstborn. Raja Harishchandra too was a firstborn. As per our Hindu tradition, the first born or the eldest child takes all the responsibilities of the family after the death of the parents. It is him, who is looked upon as the guardian of the family who is the most responsible person to bind the family and carry out his duties.

In Odisha, the 8th day of the dark phase of the moon in the Margashirsha month is famous for the third-most popular festival of the Odia culture- Prathamashtami (Pratham + Ashtami). It is celebrated on the eighth day after the Kartik Poornima.

The ceremony is a religious rite observed for the well being of the first child, be it a son or a daughter (anybody sensing women empowerment here?). The ritual involves the Aarti of the fir…

Facts about the most isolated tribe in the world - Sentinelese

North Sentinel Island is one of the Andaman Islands, an archipelago in the Bay of Bengal which also includes South Sentinel Island. It is home to the Sentinelese, a people who have rejected, often violently, any contact with the outside world.

Recently an American missionary John Allen Chau who also got killed by the Sentinelese tribe had left some notes on the social hierarchy of the tribe and tribe's population. According to him currently, the tribe's population is around 250. Tribe's leader wears a crown made of white flowers. The tribe used some local language which mostly sounded like high pitched 'b', 'p', 'l' & 's'.
Chau also observed that the tribe is quite young. Tribe's old people might be living in some other part of the island.

Former Anthropological Survey of India (ASI) researcher Madhumala Chattopadhyay successfully made friendly contact with the Sentinelese in 1991 after escaping an initial arrow attack. She research…

When is World Toilet Day observed?

Q: When is World Toilet Day observed?
A: 19th of November

Trivia: World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 4.5 billion people live without "safely managed sanitation" and around 892 million people practice open defecation.

current affairs of 1st week of october 2018

Q:Who has recently won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title?
A:Yuvraj Wadhwan
Trivia:Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title. He defeated Anas Ali Shah of Pakistan.
Q: Which states has topped the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM)? A: Maharashtra Trivia: According to Association of Mutual Funds of India’s (AMFI) statistics, Maharashtra tops the chart for state with the maximum penetration and Assets Under Management (AUM). Also, as per August, average assets under management (AUM) of mutual funds rose to an all-time high of Rs 25.2 lakh crore across the country.
Q:  What is the theme for International Translation Day 2018? A:Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times  Trivia:The theme for International Translation Day 2018 is “Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times”. It is celebrated on 30 September.
Q: Who is the president of Uzbekistan president? A: …

current affairs october 2018

Q: Who has become the first-ever Indian woman to win gold at Youth Olympics?
A: Manu bhaker

Trivia:Sixteen-year-old shooter Manu Bhaker has become the first-ever Indian woman to win gold at Youth Olympics. Bhaker achieved the feat after winning the women's 10m Air Pistol event.

What is Arecibo Message?

Q: What is Arecibo Message?
A: The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13

Trivia: The Arecibo message is a 1974 interstellar radio message carrying basic information about humanity and Earth sent to globular star cluster M13 in the hope that extraterrestrial intelligence might receive and decipher it. The message was broadcast into space a single time via frequency modulated radio waves at a ceremony to mark the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico on 16 November 1974. On the 16th of November, 2018, Google released a Doodle to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the transmission.

Who is the new chief communication officer of PepsiCo?

Q: Who has recently been appointed as the chief communication officer of PepsiCo?
A: Viraj Chouhan

Trivia: Viraj Chouhan has been appointed as Chief Communications Officer, effective November 1, 2018. He will be a part of the India Leadership Team. Till recently, Viraj was associated with Ola (ANI Tech Pvt Ltd) as Chief Communications Officer and was part of their Leadership team.

Which is the global navigation satellite system of European Union?

Q: Which is the global navigation satellite system of European Union?
A: Galileo

Trivia: Galileo is the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that is being created by the European Union (EU) through the European GNSS Agency (GSA), headquartered in Prague in the Czech Republic, with two ground operations centres, Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich in Germany and Fucino in Italy.

Which are the Marvel's fictional characters created by former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics?

Q: Which are the Marvel's fictional characters created by former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Stan Lee?

A: Stan Lee had co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men and—with his brother, co-writer Larry Lieber—the characters Ant-Man, Iron Man, and Thor.

Q: Which is the only comic book co-created by Stan Lee in India?
A: Chakra: The Invincible, It was Created by Lee and Sharad Devarajan, CEO of the India-focused animation company Graphic India.

Current Affairs, Quiz for bank main exam 2018

Q: Who resigned as the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) recently?
A: Anupam Kher

Q: On which day National Unity Day celebrated (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas)?
A: 31st of October

Q: What is the height of the bronze sculpture is the world's tallest statue,(The Statue of Unity)?
A:  182 meter

What was the old name of Gujarat?

Q; What was Gujarat previously known as?
A: Gurjaratra

Trivia: Name Gujarat is of Persian origin, Gujarat was previously known as Gurjaratra.

Q: What was the name of the 'city of Taj' Agra during Mughal era?
A: Akbarabad

Trivia: Before Agra, the city of Taj was known as Akbarabad.

Q; Which city is considered to be renamed to 'Karnavati'?
A: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

When is National Education Day celebrated in India?

Q: When is National Education Day celebrated in India?
A: 11th of November


Trivia: November 11 is the National Education Day. The day is observed every year on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of union minister of Education Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

In 2008, Union HRD Ministry has declared November 11 as National Education Day, since then it is being celebrated as National Education Day, without declaring it a holiday.

Who said Demonetisation, GST held back India's economic growth?

Q: Who said Demonetisation, GST held back India's economic growth?
A: Raghuram Rajan

Trivia: "The two successive shocks of demonetisation and the GST had a serious impact on growth in India. Growth has fallen off interestingly at a time when growth in the global economy has been peaking up," Rajan said while delivering the second Bhattacharya Lectureship on the Future of India.

When is national law day or constitution day celebrated in India?

Q: When is national law day or constitution day celebrated in India?
A: 26th November.

Trivia: Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Which is India's first Microprocessor?

Q: Which is India's first Microprocessor?
A: Shakti

Trivia: 'Shakti’, designed, developed and booted by Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and with a microchip fabricated in the Semi-Conductor Laboratory of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at Chandigarh, will reduce dependency on imported microchips and the risk of cyber attacks making it ideal for communication and defence sectors.