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Adobe created the Portable Document Format (PDF) to simplify transferring documents between different computers and printers. Small and large businesses utilize this format to share and print files, and many commercial printers prefer to receive documents in PDF format. When you create a PDF that contains several pages or includes images, the document’s file size increases dramatically. Transferring large PDF documents to a printer is cumbersome, but condensing the files will streamline the process.

Causes

  1. PDF files embed different types of data to make documents appear correctly on different systems. Images are a primary cause of large PDF documents, especially if they are high quality or numerous. Other factors such as bookmarks, embedded fonts, layers and comments can also inflate the document size. Sometime there are errors in a PDF that increase the file size, for instance, invalid bookmarks and links. Most of those components are not visible, but Neevia PDFCompress, Adobe Acrobat X Pro and Primo PDF provide options for condensing PDFs and removing troublesome elements.

Neevia PDF Compress

  1. Neevia Technologies offers a free online PDF compression service, called PDFCompress (see Resources for link). This service condenses PDF files up to 5 megabytes in size. Four different compression presets automatically compress images to varying degrees, or you can enter specific amounts to control the image compression manually. It offers JPEG2000, JPEG and ZIP compression formats. Experiment with the image settings to find the right balance between file size and image quality. PDFCompress also removes other factors that increase file size including bookmarks, forms, layers, annotations, page labels and article threads. After compressing the file, PDFCompress displays the amount of space saved, and then you can obtain the compressed document or try different settings to condense it further.

Acrobat X Pro

  1. Adobe designed Acrobat X Pro specifically for creating and editing PDF files. In the Save As menu, the Optimized PDF option gives you control over the images, fonts, objects, user data and other items that increase file size. Options include downsampling or compressing images, removing fonts, discarding unused data and flattening layers. A useful tool in the PDF Optimizer dialog box is the “Audit Space Usage” command. Acrobat will scan the document and show you what components are increasing the file size so you can focus on reducing those parts of the document. Another option in the Save As menu is the Reduce File Size command. This command shrinks PDF files automatically by compressing elements and eliminating unnecessary items. Simply set the document compatibility and Acrobat handles the rest. Selecting “Apply to Multiple” will run the command on several PDF documents at the same time and condense them all for printing.

PrimoPDF

  1. PrimoPDF is a free PDF converter that also functions as a virtual printer. After installing PrimoPDF (see Resources for link), it is accessible in the print menu of PDF readers such as Acrobat or Nitro. When you select PrimoPDF as the printer in the print menu and print to a file, the program recreates the PDF using compression settings. Preset options that create documents for screen, eBook, print and prepress are available. Use the custom setting to configure downsampling for image compression. PrimoPDF includes an option to convert images from CMYK to RGB, which decreases file size by reducing the amount of color information. Only use the RGB conversion option if printing your document does not require four-process color.

Considerations

  1. Condensing a PDF can cause problems if your compression settings are too extreme. For example, optimizing your PDF may result in a loss of image clarity and make the print quality unacceptable. Therefore, always work on a copy of your document so the modifications do not cause permanent damage to your file. Compare the condensed PDF with the original file to assess any loss of quality and find out how much the compression reduced the file size. Print your document to test your settings, and continue to experiment until you achieve the desired results.

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Killexams : Elon Musk’s tough ‘Jobs’: Billionaire’s business skills put to the test

Not all great business visionaries make great business leaders. Steve Jobs was certainly a great visionary, but his business skills were so lacking, he was booted from the company he created. He returned to Apple years later and built a much better mousetrap, having spent time in those intervening years learning from his mistakes. 

In the coming months, we will be able to determine if Elon Musk, the Tesla CEO and now owner of the influential but unprofitable social media behemoth Twitter, has the ability to rise to Jobsian heights. 

It won’t be easy for many reasons, including the most formidable obstacle to Musk’s success: Musk himself. 

I know what you’re saying: Hasn’t Musk already proven himself to be the next Steve Jobs? At last count, he’s the world’s richest man. He built Tesla into an iconic brand in the growing electric-vehicle market while dabbling in a myriad of other successful ­pursuits. 

Maybe, but his net worth has declined dramatically in the past six months as investors began to poke holes in Tesla’s business model and Elon’s mastery of simple ­investing. 

Investor Doug Kass calls Tesla “the most overvalued company in history.” For good reason: Based on its market cap of more than a $600 billion, its profit should be multiples of the roughly $5.5 billion it made last year. 

Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs learned from his mistakes before returning to the helm at Apple.
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EV subsidies, Environmental Social Governance investing trends, and lots of free money by the Fed contributed to Tesla’s stratospheric valuation. Increased competition in the EV market now pressures Tesla’s shares in the opposite direction, as do higher interest rates. 

With a likely GOP House, ESG (and those Tesla subsidies) will come under scrutiny because ­Republicans believe it pushes left-wing politics and oil companies to stop drilling. 

‘The worst buyout.’ 

Which brings us to Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Like Kass, analyst Dan Ives gives this Musk venture a negative superlative, describing it as the “worst LBO [leveraged buyout] in the history of tech.” 

Elon Musk.
Elon Musk borrowed around $13 billion to purchase Twitter.
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The world’s richest man didn’t want to or maybe couldn’t afford the entire $44 billion price tag on his own, so he borrowed — a lot, around $13 billion. The Musk-owned Twitter — which rarely makes money and has negative cash flow — will see its annual debt expense grow exponentially to around $1 billion. 

Musk, by most estimates, overpaid by anywhere from $20 billion to $40 billion for his new toy, which is why he’s firing people — even those he needs to keep the social media site up and running. 

How could such a great executive do that? The reason was best explained to me by a banker who knows Musk well. 

“Elon doesn’t read balance sheets and financial statements,” he said. “It’s all gut for him.” 

“Gut” told him to buy Twitter, waiving due diligence about the company’s annoying bot problem, as markets and his own currency (Tesla stock) began to correct. Musk wanted to own the global public square. Sounds great until the bill came due and his gut told him to try to renege. 

Not sure what his gut said when he suddenly reversed course again, but I’m pretty sure his legal team told him to ignore it because he was facing a humiliating defeat in Delaware’s Chancery Court. 

Musk is still very rich — he’s worth around $200 billion. But much of it is in Tesla stock, which has crashed about 50% from its highs. His net worth has declined by around $100 billion in recent months. 

Add it all up, and you get the feeling that Elon has a ways to go before he is next Steve Jobs. 

Still ‘Ape’ for AMC 

AMC Theaters is a money-losing movie-house chain, but it has a cult-like investor base. They call themselves the “Apes.” They love the stock despite the company’s funky balance sheet (debt, and losses) and plans to dilute their holdings with new preferred shares. 

Elon Musk.
Elon Musk overpaid for Twitter by anywhere from $20 billion to $40 billion.
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Their continued allegiance to the stock is worthy of Freudian analysis (which I won’t get into here) because it’s based on a easily disprovable conspiracy theory that’s prominent on message board and social media. 

Basically, the Apes believe if they hold the stock long enough, at some point shares will rise. Greedy Wall Street hedge funds who want to destroy AMC for no apparent reason are betting that shares will decline through short sales. Because of the Apes’ strategy, the hedgies will be forced to cover their bets and shares will soar to $100 or even $1,000. 

So far, just the opposite has happened. About 90% of AMC’s value has evaporated since its highs of last year. Continued operating losses for third quarter and a weak slate of movies mean the stock will remain under pressure. AMC shares popped Friday on some Ape-inspired euphoria over the strong box-draw of the latest “Black Panther,” but they were valued (preferred plus common) at a paltry $8.81. 

Maybe that’s why company insiders, such as top executives, unloaded more than $100 million of AMC stock as the Apes were holding and buying. 

Take CEO Adam Aron. Between November 2021 and early January 2022, Aron sold $43 million worth of his AMC shares at prices between $20 and $40, records show. 

Aron is fond of telling the investing world how much he loves the support of his friends in the Ape community. It’s obvious why. Their irrational exuberance helped bail out the company from likely bankruptcy after its pandemic closure, and blunted the impact of streaming on ticket sales. Plus, they made him rich.

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Killexams : ICAI CA Foundation December 2022: Mock Test Series 2 Begins Today
ICAI CA Foundation December 2022: Mock Test Series 2 Begins Today
ICAI CA Foundation December 2022 Mock Test Series 2

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will conduct the December 2022 CA Foundation exam mock test series 2 from today, November 28. The mock test will be held today from 2 pm to 5 pm. The last date of the CA Foundation mock test series 2 is December 1, 2022. The question papers for the test will be released on the BoS Knowledge portal at 1:30 pm.

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The mock test will be in both physical and virtual mode. Those who want to take the CA Foundation mock test series need to register online at first through the portal- bosactivities.icai.org. However, students can also attend the test in person at their respective regional councils and branches.

Students need to obtain the mock test papers before attempting. The answer keys for the CA Foundation mock test papers series 2 will be made available on the official website within 48 hours of the commencement of the test.

The CA Foundation December 2022 exams will be held from December 16 to December 20. The admit card for the exam is expected to be released in the first week of December 2022. It is mandatory for the students to carry the admit card on the day of the exam, without which they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.

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Killexams : England cricketers land in Pakistan for first test series in 17 years

England’s cricket team arrived in Pakistan early Sunday to play three tests for the first time in the country since 2005.

England played a successful Twenty20 series two months ago in Pakistan but have declined to play a test match there for 17 years because of the precarious security situation.

They were due to visit Pakistan last year but pulled out after New Zealand abandoned their tour minutes before the first one-day international, citing security alerts.

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Killexams : Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of having to prove their cases in court.

But not Claudia Díaz.

A former Venezuelan treasurer and nurse to late President Hugo Chavez, she is the first former high-ranking official to contest criminal charges in the U.S.

Her jury trial, which kicked off this week in south Florida, is a critical test of federal prosecutors’ ability to hold accountable so-called Venezuelan kleptocrats for fleecing the oil rich nation. If found not guilty, her case could encourage other defendants — many of whom remain fugitives — to put forward their own fight, undermining a decadelong effort by the U.S. Justice Department to investigate crimes that largely took place overseas.

“The government is going to have its feet held to the fire,” said Jeffrey Neiman, a former U.S. prosecutor who has represented Venezuelans accused of financial crimes. “For the first time, they will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the corruption in Venezuela we’ve been hearing about for years actually happened.”

Diaz and her husband Adrian Velasquez were charged in 2020 with money laundering for allegedly taking at least $4.2 million in bribes and gifts in exchange for Diaz’s green lighting of lucrative currency transactions. The payments came from companies controlled by a Venezuelan co-defendant, fugitive media mogul Raul Gorrin, to accounts in Miami allegedly used to pay for the couple’s otherwise unexplained lavish lifestyle.

The government’s case relies heavily on the testimony of Diaz’s predecessor as Venezuela’s Treasurer, Alejandro Andrade, who took the witness stand Tuesday for a second straight day.

Like Diaz, Andrade, a former presidential security officer, leveraged a personal connection with Chavez to rise through the ranks of the army and the Venezuelan state, amassing a huge fortune almost overnight.

In 2021, he was released from prison after serving less than half of a 10-year sentence for his role in a massive scheme to siphon millions from state coffers. As part of his plea agreement, he forfeited more than $260 million in cash and assets, including an oceanfront Palm Beach mansion, luxury vehicles, show-jumping horses and several Rolex and Hublot watches.

In exchange for his cooperation, he’s been granted a special visa allowing him to remain in the U.S.

In questioning Tuesday, Andrade explained how he struck a deal with Gorrin and others to divvy up the proceeds from bogus transactions exploiting rigid currency controls that have long been a major driver of graft in Venezuela.

The transactions allowed privileged brokers to purchase dollar-denominated assets issued by Venezuela with bolivars at the overvalued official rate. The financial instruments would then be resold for windfall profits on the black market to desperate Venezuelans looking to protect their earnings and savings from a crashing currency and soaring inflation.

In exchange for signing off on the bogus deals, Gorrin and others would pay Andrade’s expenses, which involved everything from a $40,000 payment to a former girlfriend, a hi-tech security system for a Caracas home and a $14,000 bill for a veterinarian taking care of his horses.

The dirty deals continued once Díaz took his old job, Andrade testified, recalling a single phone conversation with Diaz in which he cemented details of the arrangement promoted by Gorrin.

Andrade, on the witness stand Tuesday, at times seemed at a loss to explain his actions. Speaking through a Spanish-language interpreter in a slow, plodding voice, he struggled to recall the names of the companies that funneled to him millions in bribes, payments he allegedly arranged on behalf of Diaz’s spouse and even the year he resigned as treasurer.

He also acknowledged having only minimal contact with Diaz, could produce no written record of bribes paid to her or the deal they allegedly cooked up for the treasury to continue funneling foreign currency contracts to Gorrin.

In cross examination by Diaz’s defense attorney, it also emerged that Andrade's extensive contact with U.S. law enforcement started in 2014, with agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

But it wasn’t until three years later, as he was facing a maximum 25-year sentence for his own crimes and the risk of being deported upon release from prison, that he mentioned any corruption by Diaz, Velasquez and others.

Neiman said the government’s case hinges on it convincing the jury that the alleged crimes were carried out on U.S. soil — a requirement for American courts to have jurisdiction. Prior to their extradition, neither Diaz or her husband had been to the U.S. in more than a decade, having settled in Madrid, Spain, after they fled their homeland when Chavez’s successor, Nicolas Maduro, was elected in 2013 and installed his own cadre of loyalists.

“The head scratcher is why does the U.S. care?” said Neiman.

The trial is taking place as normally hostile relations between the U.S. and Venezuelan are starting to ease after the Trump-era policy of “maximum pressure” to remove Maduro has stalled.

Over the weekend, the Biden administration loosened crushing oil sanctions against the OPEC nation, allowing U.S. oil company Chevron for the first time in more than three years to resume production to support fledgling negotiations with the opposition.

But the ongoing criminal investigations remain closely watched in south Florida, home to millions of Venezuelans, Cubans and Nicaraguans fleeing leftist rule in their homelands.

Reflecting the charged nature of the case, Diaz’s attorneys at the start of the trial screened potential jurors for any ties to Venezuela, exile politics or hint of animosity toward Chavez.

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Killexams : RBSE Class 10th Sanskrit Syllabus 2023: obtain New Syllabus PDF

RBSE Class 10  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023: In this article, you can view and obtain the whole Sanskrit syllabus of RBSE Class 10th with the course content, course structure and the division of marks.

Rajasthan Board RBSE Class 10th  Sanskrit Syllabus 

 RBSE Class 10  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023: Rajasthan Board of State Education publishes its annual syllabus for each course to help students know what the curriculum entails. The board has updated this year’s syllabus which are all available on the board’s website at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in. The common document released by RBSE contains the guidelines and curriculum content of all its papers. 

In this article, we are providing RBSE class 10th Sanskrit syllabus for the students in a separate pdf file so that students can access it readily as and when they require. 

You can also view the syllabus contents in the article. However, we do suggest downloading the pdf because you can access the pdf offline without looking it up everytime the need arises

Sanskrit is one of the various third language courses offered by the Board of State Education, Rajasthan. RBSE also offers Urdu (course code 72) Gujarati (course code 73) Sindhi ( course code 74) and Punjabi (course code 75) along with the compulsory English and Hindi papers.  

RBSE Class 10th Sanskrit Syllabus 2023

माध्यमिक शिक्षा बोर्ड , राजस्थान, अजमेर 

परीक्षा २०२३ के लिए निर्धारित पाठ्यक्रम 

विषय- संस्कृत ( तृतीय भाषा )

विषय कोड - 71 

कक्षा -10 

इस विषय में एक प्रश्न- पत्र होगा जिसकी परीक्षा योजना निम्नानुसार है | 

प्रश्न पत्र  01 

समय ( घंटे ) 03.15

प्रश्न पत्र के लिए अंक  80

सत्रांक 20

पूर्णांक 100

RBSE Class 10th  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023

RBSE Class 10th  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023

RBSE Class 10th  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023

RBSE Class 10th  Sanskrit Syllabus 2023

Download RBSE 10th Sanskrit Syllabus 2023 in PDF

Students must note that the Board of State Education, Rajasthan  has canceled the 30 percent syllabus cut made in class 10, and 12 board exam syllabus during the pandemic. Thus, candidates should ensure that they are covering the whole syllabus.

All the best!

FAQ

Which is the most important subject in RBSE Class 10th Sanskrit exam?

Although all subjects are important for exam, based on the distribution of marks, chapter based questions and grammar are the most important portions carrying the most marks.

Is Sanskrit a compulsory subject in Class 10th RBSE?

No. English and Hindi are the compulsory language papers in Rajasthan board class 10th. Sanskrit and other third language courses are optional in RBSE for class 10th students.

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Killexams : Rolls-Royce successfully tests hydrogen-powered jet engine

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Britain's Rolls-Royce (RR.L) said it has successfully run an aircraft engine on hydrogen, a world aviation first that marks a major step towards proving the gas could be key to decarbonising air travel.

The ground test, using a converted Rolls-Royce AE 2100-A regional aircraft engine, used green hydrogen created by wind and tidal power, the British company said on Monday.

Rolls and its testing programme partner easyJet (EZJ.L) are seeking to prove that hydrogen can safely and efficiently deliver power for civil aero engines.

They said they were already planning a second set of tests, with a longer-term ambition to carry out flight tests.

Hydrogen is one of a number of competing technologies that could help the aviation industry achieve its goal of becoming net zero by 2050.

Planemaker Airbus is working with French-U.S. engine maker CFM International to test hydrogen propulsion technology.

It said in February it planned to fit a specially adapted version of a current generation engine near the back of an A380 superjumbo test plane.

The aircraft manufacturer however told the European Union in 2021 that most airliners will rely on traditional jet engines until at least 2050.

A switch to hydrogen-powered engines would require a complete redesign of airframes and infrastructure at airports.

Eric Schulz, chief executive of SHZ Consulting, said in July that the changes in design are so massive it would take more than one generation of aircraft to get there.

Other technologies backed by companies such as Rolls-Royce include electric engines, which would be initially suitable for short flights, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Engines that are already in service can use a mixture of SAF and conventional fuels, but it is only currently produced in miniscule levels.

It could eventually be produced by combining carbon captured from the air with green hydrogen, but the process is energy intensive and not yet available on a large scale.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; Editing by Jan Harvey

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Killexams : AV-Comparatives releases Long-Term Test for 17 Popular Home User Antivirus Internet Security Suites

INNSBRUCK, Austria, Nov. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading antivirus test lab releases full test results covering four months of testing of the Real-World Protection Test in July-October 2022

AV-Comparatives Test Results – Real-World Protection 2022

https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-july-october-2022/

The products tested by AV-Comparatives were:
Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Antivirus Free, Avira Prime, Bitdefender Internet Security, ESET Internet Security, G Data Total Security, K7 Total Security, Kaspersky Internet Security, Malwarebytes Premium, McAfee Total Protection, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, NortonLifeLock Norton 360 Deluxe, Panda Free Antivirus, TotalAV Antivirus Pro, Total Defense Essential Antivirus, Trend Micro Internet Security, and VIPRE Advanced Security.

As part of its ongoing Consumer Main-Test Series, AV-Comparatives has released the results of its July to October 2022 Real-World Protection Test for consumer security solutions. 17 popular anti-malware programs were evaluated to assess their protection against Internet-borne threats.

The Real-World Protection Test conducted by AV-Comparatives mimics real-world conditions as experienced every day by users. The test accurately determined if each threat used was able to make any changes to the test system. To ensure that security programs do not confuse users with false alarms, AV-Comparatives also put all the products through a false-positives test. Programs with high levels of false alarms had their award levels reduced.

A total of 10 products reached the highest award level, ADVANCED+, in this Real-World Protection Test. These were (in alphabetical order): Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, G Data, K7, Kaspersky, Microsoft, McAfee, VIPRE.

Like all AV-Comparatives' public reports, this Real-World Protection Test report can be read or downloaded free of charge, and without registration, from the lab's website:
https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/real-world-protection-test-july-october-2022/

About AV-Comparatives 

AV-Comparatives is an independent organisation offering systematic testing to examine the efficacy of security software products and mobile security solutions. Using one of the largest sample collection systems worldwide, it has created a real-world environment for truly accurate testing. 

AV-Comparatives offers freely accessible av-test results to individuals, news organisations and scientific institutions. Certification by AV-Comparatives provides a globally recognised official seal of approval for software performance. 

Contact: Peter Stelzhammer
E-mail: media@av-comparatives.org
Phone: +43 720115542

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Killexams : England arrives for 1st test series in Pakistan since 2005

ISLAMABAD (AP) — England's cricket team arrived in Islamabad early Sunday to play its first test series in Pakistan since 2005.

Led by Ben Stokes, England will kick off the tour in Rawalpindi -- an adjacent city to Islamabad -- which hosts the first test from next Thursday. The second test will be played at Multan from Dec. 9-13 before England round off the tour with the final test at Karachi from Dec. 17-21.

England had played a seven-match T20 series in Pakistan prior to the T20 World Cup in Australia where it went on to beat Pakistan in the final.

England was due to tour Pakistan last year before the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates but abandoned the tour due to security concerns after New Zealand had aborted its tour to Pakistan just minutes before the toss in the first ODI at Rawalpindi.

There were some concerns over England’s test tour to Pakistan after former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was wounded in Wazirabad, a district in eastern Punjab province, during his protest against the sitting government.

“It’s been a long time since England have played test cricket in Pakistan,” Stokes had said in Abu Dhabi last Friday where the team trained for a week before flying out to Pakistan.

“With what happened with Imran Khan recently, there was a little bit of concern, but we have Reg Dickason, who has been the security man for many years with England, and we left it in his capable hands.”

Last Monday Khan had met with the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja and British High Commissioner in Lahore and assured the officials that his protest against the government will not disturb England cricket team’s tour to Pakistan.

Pakistan had hosted England twice in a test series at UAE over the last 17 years with foreign teams reluctant to travel to Pakistan after the Sri Lanka cricket team was attacked in Lahore in 2009.

However, since 2015 Pakistan has started regaining the confidence of foreign countries that it could organize international games at home and have hosted almost all the major cricketing nations, including South Africa and Australia.

The three-test series will be part of World Test Championship where Pakistan is sitting in fifth place while England is seventh. Pakistan needs to win the three-test series to keep its hopes alive for next year’s final.

Pakistan will be without its key fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, who has been ruled out of the series due to knee injury. The home team has also dropped middle-order batter Fawad Alam and ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah due to poor form.

Uncapped fast bowlers Haris Rauf and Mohammad Ali have been called up to the squad along with mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed, who is expected to make his debut during the series.

England also has injury concerns ahead of the first test with fast bowler Mark Wood in doubt due to a hip injury. Stuart Broad has been given paternity leave from the tour as England will be banking on its experienced fast bowler James Anderson to trouble Pakistan batters.

England has included 18-year-old Leicestershire allrounder Rehan Ahmed in the squad after originally drafting him as a net bowler for the tour.

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Squad: Ben Stokes (capt), Harry Brook, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone, Ben Foakes, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Jamie Overton, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed.

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Killexams : Pakistan Test series a whole new ball game, even for 40-year-old Jimmy Anderson

James Anderson insisted the England team are “chomping at the bit” to get their first Test in Pakistan for 17 years under way in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The 40-year-old is the only member of the England squad to have toured the country before, back in 2005, but he only featured in red-ball tour matches and one-day internationals back then, not the Test series.

It is the only cricket-playing nation where Anderson has yet to play Test matches during his two decades in professional cricket, and the seam bowler is ready to embrace the new challenge.

“(We are) really excited,” said Anderson.

“Especially after the summer we had in Test cricket, we felt like we were building something and we want to keep that kind of momentum building and to be a part of that in the summer was amazing.

“Then, to be a part of what is a really exciting challenge for us out here…Different conditions, different to what we will have experienced before as a group.

“It’s a really exciting challenge and I think all of us are just chomping at the bit.”

In March, Australia became the first of the big three cricketing nations (India, England and Australia) to embark on a Test tour of Pakistan again and the first two Tests ended in high-scoring draws before the visitors clinched a series victory in the final game.

However, Anderson believes England have what it takes to claim 20 wickets in each match, a feat Australia managed in only the final Test match of their series.

In Rawalpindi, only 14 wickets fell across the five-day Test, and it could prove a tough challenge for the England bowling attack.

Anderson continued: “We’re trying to make sure we (the bowlers) have all bases covered for every eventuality and make sure we know what fields we might set, talking specifics about their batters as well and trying to work out plans for them.

“But I think, at this level, it’s happened for a few years in the Test team in particular where we, I wouldn’t say we’re self-sufficient, but we do look after each other, and we’ve got great analysts.

“We’ve got great coaches all around us and some of the best captains the world has ever seen in our group (Ben Stokes and Joe Root), so we can pick their brains as well and we feel like we’ve got what it takes to take 20 wickets in each Test match.”

Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah insisted he has learned from “legend” Anderson’s successful and lengthy career.

“I think it is a big achievement for him that he is still playing and is very fit and that shows how much hard work he has been doing,” the 19-year-old said.

“He does that required hard work, he is a legend and I have learnt from him.

"The big thing about him is that he is still fit and playing at 40.

“He is a legend and knows everything about bowling, having played everywhere in the world.

"Jimmy Anderson is one of the best.”

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