30 September 2016

UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017 for 440 Various Posts Apply Online Here

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UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017

Application forms through online mode are invited by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from candidates for Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 to fill up Various posts in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering departments. As per notification of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), total no. of Posts is 440. Mode of application is online. Send application forms through on-line mode from the starting date of 28th September, 2016. Last date to send online application forms is 26th October, 2016. Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 will be held on 08th January, 2017. The official notification has been uploaded. Read full information for UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017.

Organization Name: UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2017 

Profile Name: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 

No. of Total Vacancies: 440

Post-Wise Details:
1. Civil Engineering 
2. Mechanical Engineering 
3. Electrical Engineering 
4. Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering 

Pay Scale: Selected candidates will get monthly payment, Please go through official notification. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Send application forms through on-line mode from the starting date of 28th September, 2016.
Last date to send application forms is 26th October, 2016.
Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 will be held on 08th January, 2017.

Educational Eligibility: Educational Qualification for candidates must be an Engineering degree from a recognised University with first class of aggregate marks.

Age Bond: Minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age limit is 30 years. Cut off date to reckon age limit is 01st January, 2017.

Application Fee: Application fee is Rs.200/- (Two Hundred Rupees) Only. SC/ST/Female/Physically Handicapped category candidates have to pay no Application fee.

Selection Process: Indian Engineering Services Examination (IES) - 2017 consists of 2 papers. Paper 1 has 200 marks on general studies & engineering aptitude. Time duration is two hours. Paper 2 has 300 marks on civil engineering/ mechanical engineering/ electrical engineering/ electronics & telecommunication engineering. Time duration is 3 hours.

How To Apply: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) department requires online application forms. Send application forms through on-line mode from 28th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.
A) Candidates must visit official website of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
B) Read all instructions and fill the form with your details of E-Mail ID, mobile number etc.
C)  Click on submit button and make payment of application fee through online.
D)  Send application forms through on-line mode from 28th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.


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Bihar Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016 for 272 Primary Teachers Apply Online Here

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Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) is inviting online application forms from all eligible candidates for the recruitment to the posts of Primary Teachers. As per requirement of Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC), total posts are 272. 


Selected candidates will get the Pay Scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/- per month with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- plus other allowances. Application mode is online. Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016. Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016. Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016. The official notification has been uploaded and Read full information for Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016.

Organization Name: BSSC Staff Selection Commission Recruitment 2016

Profile Name: Primary Teachers 

No. of Total Vacancies: 272

Pay Scale: 
 Selected candidates will get the Pay Scale of Rs.9300/- to Rs.34800/- per month with Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- plus other allowances. 

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016.
  • Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016.
  • Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.

Educational Eligibility:  
Qualification must be HSC/ 12th Class passed in the subjects of physics, mathematics and Chemistry with 55% marks from a recognized University and should have 2 years diploma in Teaching field or Degree recognized by NCTE.

Age Bond: 
 Age Limit for General Category is in between 18 years to 37 Years as on 01.08.2014; for OBC Category, 18 years to 40 Years; for General Category (Female), 18 years to 40 Years, for SC/ST Category, 18 years to 42 Years.

Application Fee: 
Application Fee for General/OBC and other State Candidates is Rs.750/-; for SC/ST category candidates application fee is Rs.200/-. Date to submit application fee by challan is from 29th September, 2016 to 26th October, 2016.

Selection Process:  
Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) selection committee will conduct a written examination to select candidates for Primary Teacher positions.

How To Apply: 
Department requires online applications. Opening date for submission of online application form is 27th September, 2016. Last date to register for online application process is 24th October, 2016.
  • A)  Interested candidates may apply for Primary Teacher Positions by visiting BSSC’s official website.
  • B) Fill with all required details and upload your images of signature and recent colour photograph in .jpg format.
  • C) Press on ‘Submit’ button and take print out of online application form.
  • D) Apply online before the due date of 24th October, 2016.

29 September 2016

29 September 2016 - Current Affairs

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29 September: World Maritime Day

  • The World Maritime Day is observed across the world on 29 Sept.
  • The 2016 theme is “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.
  • The theme focuses on the critical link between shipping & global society & to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of International Maritime Organization (IMO).
  • The day was first held on March 17, 1978 to mark the date of the IMO Convention’s entry into force in 1958.

China to Build Deepest Rail Station

  • China will build the world’s deepest & largest high-speed railway station at a popular section of the country’s Great Wall.
  • The station will be at Badaling, the most visited section of the Great Wall.
  • The Badaling station will be located 102m (335ft) below the surface, with an underground construction area of 36,000 sq m.
  • The Badaling station will run through mountains under the Great Wall.

US, Vietnam Navy Kick-Off

  • The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity NEA, Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang.
  • The exercise will focus on non-combatant events & include seminars in military medicine and maritime law.
  • The exercise will also include Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and search and rescue scenarios.

Congress Rejects Obama Veto of 9/11 Bill

  • The US Congress has voted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.
  • In the first veto override of his presidency, the Senate voted 97-1 & the House of Representatives 348-77, meaning the bill becomes law.
  • The House & Senate unanimously passed the legislation, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism (JASTA).

Ujjwala Yojana Launched in J&k

  • J&K CM,Mehbooba Mufti & Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) in the State.
  • PMUY was launched by the Prime Minister in May 2016.
  • Under PMUY, 5 crore LPG connections will be provided to BPL families across the country during the next three years.
  • For J&K , a target of 35 lakh connections has been set under PMUY.

Govt Approves India-Singapore MoU

  • The government has approved the signing a MoU with Singapore to boost innovation, creativity and technological advancement in both countries.
  • The MoU will enhance bilateral cooperation activities in the arena of industrial property rights of patents, trademarks and industrial designs.
  • The MoU will be signed at the upcoming visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister to India.

 

Conference on Prison Reforms Begins

  • The two-day national conference on Prison Reforms begins in New Delhi.
  • The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir inaugurated the 5th National Conference.
  • Heads of Prisons of States and Union Territories will take part in the conference.
  • The conference will provide a platform to the stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn from each other’s experiences.

 

Telangana Inks MoU with ISRO

  • The Telangana government has signed a MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to improve services of its educational channel ‘Mana TV’.
  • The MoU was inked by officials of the Dept of IT, Electronics & Comm of the state govt, & ISRO’s Development & Educational Communication Unit (DECU).
  • The state govt & DECU will work together to create & disseminate educational content.

 

Mumbai Richest City in India

  • India’s financial capital Mumbai, home to 45,000 millionaires & 28 billionaires, is the wealthiest city in the country with total wealth of $820 billion.
  • According to New World Wealth, Mumbai is followed by Delhi & Bengaluru.
  • Delhi is home to 22,000 millionaires and 18 billionaires and has total wealth of $450 billion.
  • The report defines ‘wealth’ as the net assets of a person.

 

Cabinet Decides to Ratify Paris Agmt

  • The Union Cabinet has decided to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting here presided over by PM Narendra Modi.
  • PM Modi had announced during the BJP National Council meeting that India would ratify the 21st Conference of Parties (CoP) protocol.
  • The Paris Agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

 

Indian Women’s Kabaddi Team Wins Gold

  • India bagged their first gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games with the women’s beach kabaddi team.
  • Women’s team won the title for the record fifth time in succession in Danang,Vietnam.
  • Indian beat Thailand 41-31 in a hard-fought summit clash.
  • The Indian women’s kabaddi team had been winning the gold since the inception of the biennial Games in 2008.

 

Official Emblem of FIFA U-17 WC Unveiled

  • The Organising Committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has unveiled the official emblem.
  • The ceremony held in Goa was attended by Fifa President Gianni Infantino.
  • It is shaped like the World Cup trophy, the emblem combines the global look of the beautiful game with a quintessentially Indian feel.
  • The FIFA U-17 WC India 2017 will happen in six venues across the country.

 

Ashwin at No. 2 in ICC Test Rankings

  • India off-spinner R Ashwin gained a place to be second in the latest ICC Test Rankings.
  • He overtook England’s James Anderson by one point.
  • Ashwin’s match haul of 10 for 225, that helped India notch a 197-run victory in the first Test.
  • He is now within seven points of number-one ranked Dale Steyn.
  • Ravindra Jadeja too gained a spot in the rankings and is now placed 7th.

 

Rosneft Deal Gets the Govt All-Clear

  • The Union Cabinet has given its nod to a consortium of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil India & Bharat Petro Resources for acquiring stakes in two Russian oilfields for around $3.24 billion.
  • The consortium will acquire 23.9% stake in Vankorneft & 29.9% stake in Taas-Yuryakh fields from Rosneft.
  • Rosneft operates Vankor & Taas-Yuryakh oilfields.

 

Cabinet Panel Approves Project Saksham

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the PM Modi approved ‘Project SAKSHAM’.
  • It is a new Indirect Tax Network (Systems Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
  • Under the project, the CBEC’s existing IT systems will be integrated with the GST Network.
  • The total project cost involved is Rs.2256 crore which will be incurred over a period of seven years.

 

OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Output

  • OPEC has agreed to cut its oil output for the first time since 2008.
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) said the group would reduce output to 32.5 million barrels per day from current production of 33.24 million bpd.
  • OPEC is an intergovernmental organization of 14 nations & headquartered in Vienna.
  • OPEC member countries produce 40% of the world’s crude oil.

 

Bank of India Cuts Base Rate to 9.65%

  • Bank of India has cut the base or the minimum lending rate by 0.05% to 9.65% with effect from 30 Sept.
  • The base rate means all those elements of the lending rate that are common across all categories of borrowers.
  • All categories of loans are required to be priced only with reference to the base rate.
  • The banks are not permitted to resort to any lending below the base rate.

 

Sebi Allows Options Trading

  • Markets regulator Sebi has allowed options trading on commodity bourses.
  • This has been a long pending demand from the exchanges, investors and market participants.
  • So far, only future trading was permitted on commodity bourses.
  • The moves aim at increasing liquidity and attracting more investors to the commodities market.
  • Option trading can be speculative in nature & carry substantial risk of loss.

 

Cabinet Gives Approval for VPBY

  • The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 & VPBY 2014.
  • Approval has also been granted for the expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC during the period 2003-04 to 2014-15 for VPBY 2003.
  • Both are pension schemes intended to give an assured minimum pension to the senior citizens.

 

Centre to Wind up Hindustan Cables

  • The Cabinet has given its nod for a strategic sale of sick public sector firm Bharat Pumps and Compressors.
  • The cabinet also approved the closure of Hindustan Cables by offering a golden handshake to its employees.
  • There is no production activity in the company since Jan 2003.
  • With the present time bound closure, the valuable assets of the company will be available for other optimum utilization.

12 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS-PO (Prelims) 2016

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12 Tips to Crack Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS-PO (Prelims) 2016

Quantitative Aptitude is considered to be the arch nemesis of almost every Banking Aspirant (if it is not the case with you, believe us, we are so happy for you). Many aspirants have missed their dream banking job because they were; somehow, unable to clear sectional cut offs, primarily in the section we are talking about.

Order of Attempt and Time allocation
1. This section, like Reasoning Section, contains 35 Questions. Difficulty level will be similar to SBI PO Prelims Exam and the expected Break up of this section is as follows:

Arithmetic Questions ( Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ration and Proportion, SI & CI, Time and work, TSD, SI &CI, Mixture and allegations, Averages, Problems on Ages etc) - 8-10
Series - 5
Quadratic Equations - 5
Simplification - 5
Probability - 0-2
DI [Pie Chart, Bar Graph ,Tables etc) - 10 (5 *2)

Time Allocation and Order of Attempt
2. If you are one of those few students who never had any trouble in Quant Section, you may like to attempt this section after English and allocate around 20 minutes. This will not only help you in clearing sectional cut offs but also scoring decent marks which in turn will help you with overall cut-offs.
For those who are either weak or average in Quant you can attempt this section at the end. Time allocated to this section should be 22-25 minutes.

Categories of Questions: 
We can divide all Questions in Quant section into two categories.

3. Easy and Scoring Questions
Start your quantitative section with these questions.  These questions are generally easy to solve , require less time and you can easily achieve high accuracy. There will be around 15-17 Questions from this category.

Simplification
Arithmetic Topics(Click on the link to open questions & concepts) : Problems on Ages, Percentage, Averages, Simple Interest/ Compound Interest , Profit and Loss , Ratio & Proportions.
DI (one of the DI Sets)

4. Time Consuming Questions
Questions in this category are difficult than above and may require more time to solve. Attempt them after solving first category questions.

Some of the questions are tricky. Accuracy will depend on amount of practice done before exam. There will be around 12-15 Questions from this category.

Probability
Quadratic Equations
Arithmetic Topics:  Mixture and allegations , Time and Work , Time Speed and Distance
Number Series
Another DI Set
For students who just want to clear sectional cut offs  solving first category questions with a few question from second will be enough but then you will need to solve decent number of question in both English and Reasoning to clear the overall cut-off.

Tips on How to Prepare Quant Section in last few weeks
With less than a few weeks left for exam, there are only a few tried & tested approaches you can opt for. The Most Common approach is to identify the weak topics upon which you can work.
5. Compartmentalization of topics is very important. One must know the topics one is comfortable with – from least to most. One also needs to know as to what could be the level of difficulty of questions; one can handle in an examination scenario.

To make you understand, lets assume I am extremely confident with percentage related problem. Irrespective of level of difficulty, I know in my heart that I would be able to do solve the problem. I also have also realized during my preparation that I can solve easy to moderate level questions from TSD (Time, Speed and Distance). And, the moment I see a question from Probability, I feel nauseated. One has to have an understanding of this level pertaining to one’s preparation to sail through test without much trouble.

6. Use the last few days to formulate your strategy to attempt questions based on this understanding. Solve as many last year questions as possible just to make yourself comfortable & confident. You must not be wondering and surmising on the final day on the pattern, topics, level of difficulty of questions etc.

7. Keep a notebook with yourself where you write important points and formulas. This will assist you revisiting the most vital points and formulas on your exam day.

8. Start Attempting as many mock tests as possible. When your are left with handful of days to go,  nothing will help you more than writing and analyzing Mock Tests. These tests will provide you with insights, such as Time Management, Selection of Questions and Topics, formulation of an effective strategy to nail the test etc.

9.Topic wise Tips
Data Interpretation: As we mentioned in our previous article, if the answers are numbers not close to each other, then you do not need to do the accurate calculations. You can round off the numbers and do approximate calculations and mark the answer closest to the answer you calculated. No other strategy can beat the option elimination technique in DI section. Try to avoid doing long calculations as in an exam that demands aspirants to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes; you may end up wasting and not investing your time by doing long calculations. If you are good with calculations & approximation techniques, percentage, ratio & proportion and option elimination technique – these questions are very easy to answer.
Quadratic Equations – Revising your high school mathematics book on factorization can assist you finding the roots of the quadratic equations faster.
Series – Mostly n2, n3, n2 ± constant, n3 ± constant, n2 ±n, n3 ±n, n2 ±n3 will cover around 75% of the series completion problems. Hence, relax and attempt.

General Mistakes to Avoid:
10. Not Reading Questions Completely
In quant section this is the most common mistake made by students. In hurry to solve questions faster, you don’t read questions clearly and end up making mistakes. This problem can cause frustration as even after solving the question methodically, you will not get the relevant option. And then, it becomes a herculean task to identify as to where you went wrong. Hence, read twice before you go ahead and start solving.

11.  Avoid Risky Shortcuts
You may be of the view point that the whole point of Speed test is to solving question as fast as possible then why avoid shortcuts. If you have practiced a particular shortcut or trick on lot many questions during your preparation then go ahead. But, if you have just read some shortcut or any trick during last leg of your preparation, avoid using it in the exam as you do not know the conditions in which this particular shortcut can be applied. Solve the question using conventional way even if it takes more time.

12. Guess Work
Absolutely avoid any guess work.

This brings us to the conclusion of our well read and much loved series about IBPS PO Prelims Tips.



We hope you gained lots of knowledge and confidence for attempting and cracking IBPS PO Prelims 2015. Let us know how this whole series helped you and how we can improve to serve you better by commenting below. Also please ask us any questions not only related to Quantitative Section but with IBPS PO in general.

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India Post Office Recruitment 2016-17 for 55000 Posts | Apply Online

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India Post Office Recruitment 2016-2017 for 55,000 Gramin Dak Sevak Vacancies – Apply Online


Indian Postal Department has released a latest notification of India Post Office Recruitment 2016 – 2017 for the 55000 huge number of vacancies available for the Gramin Dak Sevak for various posts like Mail Guard and Post Master. The advertisement for these 55000 Gramin Dak Sevak Post Office Vacancies has already been released in the newspaper and very soon the department will release the full complete notification at its official website indiapost.gov.in and the recruitment process will start from the November month as per the tentative schedule decided by the organization. In few days the candidates can download the official notification of India Post Office Recruitment from this official site.
Candidates who were waiting from a long time for the Post Office Government Jobs and are satisfying the eligibility criteria as required for the respective post are invited to apply online for the Indian Postal Department Gramin Dak Sevak 55000 Posts through the official website. Important Details regarding Gramin Dak Sevak 2016 Notification like educational qualification, age limit, selection process, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, pay scale, previous year papers and admit card release date etc are mentioned below.

Important Dates:
Date of announcement of advertisement: 16-09-2016
Opening date of Online Applications: Updated Soon
Closing date of Application Forms: Updated Soon

Official Site: www.indiapost.gov.in

Number of Vacancies: 55,000

Post Name: Gramin Dak Sevak/Post Master/Mail guard/Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/MTS Vacancies

Pay Scale: Refer Official Notification

Educational Qualification: Candidates applying for India Post Office 2016 Recruitment must be at least 10th passed from recognized board. Refer official notification for detailed qualification details for each respective post.

Age Limit: Refer official notification for complete details regarding Age limit and relaxation rules for SC, ST, OBC, PH & Other Category Candidates.

Selection Procedure: Selection of candidates will be made through written exam

Application Fee Structure: Mentioned in official notification which can be downloaded from the official website in the upcoming days.

Application Form of India Post Office Gramin Dak Sevak Recruitment
Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for 55,000 Grameen Dak Sevak Vacancies through online mode in November through the official website www.indiapost.gov.in. For more details or any other information refer official notification or wait for the official notification to get complete details.

Source of Notification


Indian Army Recruitment 2016 for Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper, Soldier Technical Apply Online Here

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Indian Army has released a notification for the Recruitment of Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper, Soldier Technical, Soldier Technical (Ammunitation Examiner), Soldier Technical (Nursing Assistant & Nursing Assistant Veterinary), Soldier Tradesmen and Soldier General Duty posts. 
Eligible and interested candidates may apply for these vacancies through online mode only by visiting Indian Army's official website. Starting date to submit online application is 02nd September, 2016. Last Date to submit Online Application is 01st October, 2016. Recruitment rally will be done from 17th October, 2016 to 23rd October, 2016. The official notification of Indian Army Recruitment 2016 has been uploaded. Read full information for Indian Army Recruitment 2016.

 

Organization Name: Indian Army Recruitment 2016 

Profile Name: Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper, Soldier Technical etc Posts 
Post-Wise Details:
1. Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper 
2. Soldier Technical 
3. Soldier Technical (Ammunitation Examiner) 
4. Soldier Technical (Nursing Assistant 
5. Nursing Assistant Veterinary) 
6. Soldier Tradesmen 
7. Soldier General Duty

Pay Scale: Selected candidates will get monthly payment, Please go through official notification. 

IMPORTANT DATES
Starting date to submit online application is 02nd September, 2016.
Last Date to submit Online Application is 01st October, 2016.
Recruitment rally will be held from 17th October, 2016 to 23rd October, 2016.

Educational Eligibility: Qualification must be 10th pass, Intermediate in the subjects of physics, mathematics and chemistry with good academic records (According the Post).

Age Bond :
Minimum age limit is 17 years and maximum age limit is 25 years i.e. candidates should born between 01-10-1995 to 01-04-1999.

Selection Process :
Candidates will be selected for above positions based on their performance in physical test, medical test and common entrance exam.

How To Apply
Department requires online application forms. Starting date to submit online application is 02nd September, 2016. Last Date to submit Online Application is 01st October, 2016.
A)  Interested candidates may log on to official website of Indian Army.
B) Read all instructions regarding Soldier Clerk/ Store Keeper, Soldier Technical etc posts carefully. Fill the form with required details.
C)  Upload your images of photograph and signature.
D)  Last Date to submit Online Application is 01st October, 2016.


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28 September 2016

28 September 2016 - Current Affairs

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Indian women’s kabaddi team wins gold in Asian Beach Games

  • India bagged their first gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games with the women’s beach kabaddi in Danang, Vietnam.
  • Indian beat Thailand 41-31 in a hard-fought summit clash at Bien Dong Park.
  • The medal table headed by hosts Vietnam (25 gold, 22 silver and 27 bronze)
  • India has so far won six medals ( 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) in the Games.

 

World Rabies Day is being observed today

  • World Rabies Day takes place each year on 28th September (since-2007) to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals.
  • The day also marks the anniversary of French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
  • The theme for World Rabies Day-2016 is “Rabies: Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate”.
What is rabies?
Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals.
This occurs usually through biting a human or another animal.

Former Israeli PM & President Shimon Peres passes away

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister (PM) and President Shimon Peres (93-year) passed away due to massive stroke.
  • He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014.
  • Peres served twice as the Prime Minister and he was also the member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years.
  • He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participated in as Israeli Foreign Minister, producing the Oslo Accords.

Bangla poet Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

  • Eminent Bangla poet, playwriter and essayist Syed Shamsul Haq (81-year) has passed away in Dhaka.
  • Haq was the recipient of the Independence Award, Ekushey Padak, Bangla Academy Award and the National Poetry Honour.
  • He wrote innumerable patriotic songs of immense beauty which inspired the Liberation War fighters of 1971.

Pakistan’s parliament passed Hindu Marriage Bill

  • Pakistan’s parliament (lower house) has passed the Hindu Marriage Bill (first ever national law) to enable the Hindu community (minority) to register their marriages.
  • The bill sets the minimum age for marriage for Hindus at 18 year.
  • The bill will now have to get approval in the country’s Senate (upper house).
  • Earlier, The Hindu marriages in Pakistan since the country’s creation ( from 1947) has led to rampant discrimination against nearly two million Hindu population.

UGC brings out syllabus for NET examination for yoga subject

  • The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out the syllabus for Natioanl Eligibility Test (NET) examination for the subject of yoga.
  • H R Nagendra (PM Modi’s Yoga guru) committee has recommended that the NET exam, the qualification criterion for university teachers should be held in the subject of yoga.
  • The syllabus for yoga includes Foundations of Yoga, Basic Yoga Texts, Yoga Vasishtha, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Texts, allied sciences, Yoga and Health.

India up 16 places to 39th on global competitiveness index

  • India has moved up 16 positions to rank 39th on a Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2016-17, released by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
  • Switzerland has retained its top position as the world’s most competitive economy for seventh year in a row.
  • Due to improved monetary and fiscal policies, as well as lower oil prices, the Indian economy has stabilised and now boasts the highest growth among G20 countries.
  • The study assesses 140 countries on the basis of factors driving their productivity and prosperity.

World’s first baby born using new “three-person“ fertility technique

  • The world’s first baby has been born using a new “three person” fertility technique (New Scientist reveals).
  • US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes.
  • The baby boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor.
  • Experts say the move heralds a new era in medicine and could help other families with rare genetic conditions.

Indian shuttler Rituparna Das wins Polish Open

  • Indian shuttler Rituparna Das has clinched the Polish Open after defeating fellow Indian Rasika Raje in the women’s singles final of the International challenge badminton event.
  • Women’s doubles pair of Sanjana Santosh and Arathi Sara Sunil also clinched the title after defeating top seeds Natalya Voytsekh and Yelyzaveta Zharka 19-21 21-19 21-14 in the final.

Cabinet Secretariat Recruitment 2016 for Various Posts Apply Here

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Cabinet Secretariat Recruitment 2016

Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India has released a notification for aspirants for the recruitment to the posts of Junior Arnament Officer II, Junior Radio Officer II and Junior Flight Engineer II on re-employment basis. 


As per requirement of Cabinet Secretariat, total available posts are 17. Aspirants, who will be selected for Junior Arnament Officer or Junior Radio Officer or Junior Flight Engineer posts, will get the salary of Rs.9300/– to Rs.34800/- per month With Rs.4800/- Grade Pay. Mode of application is offline only. Closing date to receive completed application forms is 07th November, 2016 at given address. The official notification has been uploaded. Selection will be through interview only. Read full information for Cabinet Secretariat Recruitment 2016.

Organization Name: Cabinet Secretariat Recruitment 2016 

Profile Name: Junior Arnament Officer II, Junior Radio Officer II and Junior Flight Engineer II 

No. of Total Vacancies: 17 
Post-Wise Details:
1. Junior Arnament Officer II: 07 Posts 
2. Junior Radio Officer II: 01 Post 
3. Junior Flight Engineer: 09 Posts 

Pay Scale: Aspirants, who will be selected for above posts, will get the salary of Rs.9300/– to Rs.34800/- per month With Rs.4800/- Grade Pay. 

IMPORTANT DATES:
Closing date to receive completed application forms is 07th November, 2016.

Educational Eligibility: Master Warrant Officer or Warrant Officer or equivalent Qualification with flying experience of minimum 500 hours in defence organisations.

Age Bond: To get age limit details for Junior Arnament Officer, Junior Radio Officer, Junior Flight Engineer posts, candidates please visit official notice.

Selection Process: Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India department will conduct a personal interview for all candidates to select for above positions.

How To Apply:
Cabinet Secretariat requires hard copy of application forms i.e. Mode of application is offline. Closing date to receive completed application forms is 07th November, 2016 at given address.
A)  To apply for above positions, download application form from official website.
B) Fill the form with required details and attach self attested photo copies of certificates given below.
C) Closing date to receive completed application forms is 07th November, 2016 at given address.
D)  Address is “Joint Deputy Director (Pers) ARC, DG(S), Cabinet Secretariat, Block-V (East), RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066".

District & Session Judge, Ludhiana - 10 Stenographer Posts - Last Date 17 October 2016

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Office of the District & Session Judge, Ludhiana invites Application for the post of 10 Stenographer. Apply  before 17 October 2016.
 
Job Details :
  • Post Name :  Stenographer
  • No of Vacancy : 10 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 5200-20200/-
  • Grade Pay : Rs. 2400/-

Eligibility Criteria for e- Courts Recruitment :

  • Educational Qualification :  Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent thereto from a recognized University and he will have to qualify the English Shorthand test at a speed of 80 w.p.m. and 20 w.p.m. for transcription of the same on the date of test.
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Age Limit : 18 to 37 years As on 01.01.2016

Job Location :  Ludhiana (Punjab)

How to Apply e- Courts Vacancy : 

Interested candidates may apply in prescribed application form along with attested copies of all Testimonial & certificates  send to Office of the  Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana on or before 17.10.2016.

Important Dates to Remember :

  • Last Date for Submission of Application : 17.10.2016

Important Links :

Quants Quiz for IBPS PO - IBPS CLERK / BOB / RRB - 23 (Time & Work)

1. 7 men and 5 women can earn ₹ 2730 in 6 days and 8 men and 9 women can earn ₹ 2448 in 4 days. In what time will 5 men and 12 women... thumbnail 1 summary


1. 7 men and 5 women can earn ₹ 2730 in 6 days and 8 men and 9 women can earn ₹ 2448 in 4 days. In what time will 5 men and 12 women together earn ₹ 3927?
1) 6 days
2) 7 days
3) 8 days
4) 9 days
5) None of these

2. A, B and C can do a work in 30 days, 45 days and 60 days respectively. They started the work together but A left after 10 days. B left the work five days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?
1) 30 days
2) 28 days
3) 25 days
4) 24 days
5) 20 days

3. Three persons A, B and C together earn ₹ 3905 in 11 days. A and C together earn ₹ 3055 in 13 days. B and C together earn ₹ 4760 in 17 days. What is 60% of the earning of A in 15 days?
1) ₹ 960
2) ₹ 840
3) ₹ 720
4) ₹ 675
5) None of these

4. 210 litres of water is filled into a tank and it is still 40% empty. What is the capacity of the tank (in litres)?
1) 280 litres
2) 320 litres
3) 350 litres
4) 380 litres
5) 420 litres

5. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 20 days, 15 days and 25 days respectively. They started working together, but after four days A left the work. ‘B’ left the work 10 days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?
1) 21 days
2) 18 days
3) 16 days
4) 15 days
5) None of these

6. 8 men can complete a piece of work in 30 days and 11 women can complete the same piece of work in 45 days. If 8 men and 11 women work together, in how many days will the work be completed?
1) 12 days
2) 15 days
3) 18 days
4) 20 days
5) 24 days

7. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 12, 20 and 36 days respectively. They undertook to finish the work together for ₹ 24650. Find the difference (in ₹ ) between the share of A and that of B.
1) 4800
2) 4900
3) 5000
4) 5100
5) 5200

8. A and B can do a work in 24 days, B and C can do the same piece of work in 30 days. A, B and C together can do the same piece of work in 16 days. In how many days can A and C finish the work together?
1) 20 days
2) 25 days
3) 30 days
4) 36 days
5) None of these

9. Uday can complete a piece of work in 16 days while Ramesh can complete it in 24 days. They worked together for 5 days. Then Uday left the work. In how many days will Ramesh finish the remaining work?
1) 111/2 days
2) 12 days
3) 14 days
4) 131/2 days
5) None of these

10. A, B and C can do a piece of work in 24, 36 and 48 days respectively. They started the work together but A left after five days. B left 10 days before the completion of the work. In how many days was the work completed?
1) 16 days
2) 20 days
3) 18 days
4) 22 days
5) None of these

27 September 2016

27 September 2016 - Current Affairs

World Tourism Day is being observed today The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September (since-1980) to ra... thumbnail 1 summary

World Tourism Day is being observed today


The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September (since-1980) to raise awareness about the importance of tourism. 
  • The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
  • The theme of this year is ‘Tourism for all – promoting universal accessibility’.
  • Today, Minister of State Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) Mahesh Sharma has flagged off ‘Swachh Paryatan Run‘ and a special sightseeing tour of the monuments and museums in New Delhi for Divyang children.

 

O P Singh takes charge as DG of CISF

Senior IPS officer O P Singh (1983-batch UP cadre) has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Earlier, he served in the Special Protection Group (SPG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and as Additional Director-General (Airport Sector) in CISF.
  • He is an alumnus of the National Defence College in the national capital,holds a Masters Degree in Political Science and an MBA in Disaster Management.
Note:
  • CISF secures a host of VVIPs along with providing armed security to the Delhi Metro network, seaports, power plants, sensitive government buildings and airports.

Dr Vijay Kelkar is new President of Indian Statistical Institute

Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected president of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).  He succeeded former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor C Rangarajan.
  • Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is an academic institute of national importance as recognised by a 1959 act of the Indian parliament.

RBI approves Rs 26,000 crore CCL for paddy procurement in Punjab

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given approval to Rs. 26 thousand crore cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab.  Paddy procurement in Punjab will commence from  1st October and the state is expecting procurement of 150 lakh tonne of the crop from the state.
  • The state government will seek approval of the Centre by sending the RBI’s approval letter for the release of funds for the purchase of paddy.

Google launches instant messaging mobile app Allo

Google has launched its latest mobile chat application “Allo” along with Google Assistant. Allo can be used in online conversations with friends.
  • The messaging app is similar features to most other messaging applications available for Android and the iPhone.
Note:-
  • Allo is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Google that includes a virtual assistant and provides a “smart reply” function that allows users to reply without typing.

Kerala travel mart begins at Kochi

 Today, the ninth edition of the largest gathering of tourism stakeholders “Kerala Traval mart” begins at Kochi. The three-day event will have representatives from fifty-seven countries, including ten first time participants.
  • The event will focus on  Responsible Tourism and Muziris Spice Route.
  • The venue will also host a series of seminars and discussion forums led by experts from the sector.

Japan to host 2026 Asian Games

Japan will host the Asian Games in 2026 after Aichi prefecture and its capital Nagoya were confirmed as the venue for the multi-sport event by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Japanese bid was the only one put forward to host the continental gathering, which will be staged in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in 2018 and the Chinese city of Hangzhou in 2022.
  • Japan will host  2017 Asian Winter Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open

  • Indian table tennis player from Chennai Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (24-year) has become only the second to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event in Belgium.
  • Gnanasekaran clinched the men’s singles title of the Belgium Open by defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric 4-0 in the final, 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15.
  • Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to win an ITTF event in 2012.

India wins silver in Asian Beach Games
  • India’s Harish Banghel has won a silver in the men’s  middleweight Muay Thai event in the 5th Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam.
  • Banghel lost to Zhang Yongkang of China in the final of the 71-75kg category.
  • India has a contingent of 208 members in the games.
  • In the previous edition in Phuket (held in 2014) India had won two gold, a silver and seven bronze medals.
Note:
  • Muay Thai is a combination of boxing and martial arts originated in Thailand.

High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh Recruitment 2016 – 561 Clerk Vacancy – Last Date 24 October 2016

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High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh invites application for the post of 561 Clerk in Subordinate Courts of Punjab & Haryana by way of Direct recruitment. Apply Online before 24 October 2016.

Advt No. : 18C/SSSC/PB/2016
Job Details :
  • Post Name : Clerk
  • No. of Vacancy : 561 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 10300-34800/-
  • Grade Pay : Rs.3200/-
Eligibility Criteria for High Court Chandigarh Recruitment :
  • Educational Qualification : Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent thereto from a recognized university.
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Age Limit : 18 to 30 years as on 01.01.2016
Job Location : Haryana
Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on Written Test & Computer Proficiency Test.
Application Fee : For General Candidates  Rs.1000/- For SC/BC/OBC/ESM of State of Punjab Candidates Rs.500/- For PHC of Punjab (General Rs.500/- & For SC/BC/OBC/ESM Rs.125/-) through Challan.
How to Apply : Interested candidates may apply online through the website www.sssc.gov.in from 26.09.2016 to 24.10.2016 (Step-I) & 27.10.2016 (Step-II).
Important Dates to Remember :
  • Starting Date For Submission of Online Application : 26.09.2016
  • Last Date For Registration of Application (Step-I) : 24.10.2016
  • Last Date For Submission of Application Fee in Bank : 27.10.2016
  • Last Date For Submission of Application (Step-II) : 27.10.2016
Important Links :

High Court Chandigarh Recruitment – 08 Driver Vacancy – Last Date 19 September 2016

High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh invites application for the post of 08 Driver in Subordinate Courts under High Court of Punjab and Haryana. Apply Online before 19 September 2016.
Advt No. : 17D/SSSC/PB/2016
Job Details :
  • Post Name : Driver
  • No. of Vacancy : 08 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 5910-20200/-
  • Grade Pay : Rs.2400/-
Eligibility Criteria for High Court Chandigarh Recruitment :
  • Educational Qualification : Candidates should be at least middle pass with Punjabi/ Hindi as one of the subject. He should possess a valid licence for L.T.V. and should have a minimum of two years experience of driving of car.
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Age Limit : 18 to 37 years as on 01.01.2016
Job Location : Haryana
Selection Process : Candidates will be selected based on Written Test & driving skills questions.
Application Fee : Candidates have to pay Rs.1000/- (Rs.250/- for SC of Punjab) through Challan.
How to Apply : Interested candidates may apply online through the website www.sssc.gov.in from 29.08.2016 to 19.09.2016 (Step-I) & 24.09.2016 (Step-II).
Important Dates to Remember :
  • Starting Date For Submission of Online Application : 29.08.2016
  • Last Date For Registration of Application (Step-I) : 19.09.2016
  • Last Date For Submission of Application Fee in Bank : 22.09.2016
  • Last Date For Submission of Application (Step-II) : 24.09.2016
Important Links :

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