20 September 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

20 September 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria appointed as new Air Chief

  • The Union government has appointed Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria as the new chief of Indian Air Force for two years.
  • Currently, Air Marshal Bhadauria is the vice chief of air staff.
  • He will replace Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who is going to retire 30th of this month.
  • Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria has clocked over 4250 hours of flying and has experience of 26 different types of fighters.
  • He was the first Indian Air Force officer to fly Rafale fighter jet.
  • RKS Bhadauria (alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune) has been awarded several medals: the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Vayu Sena Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.
  • Chief of the Air Staff is the professional head and the commander of the Indian Air Force.

2. SC gets four new judges taking total strength to highest-ever of 34

  • The Union government had increased the strength of its judges from 31 to 34, including the Chief Justice of India(CJI).
  • Four separate notifications have been issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice on the appointments of four judges in Supreme Court.
  • Justices Krishna Murari (Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice), Justices SR Bhat (Rajasthan High Court Chief), Justices V Ramasubramanian (Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice) and Justices Hrishikesh Roy (Kerala High Court Chief Justice) were appointed as judges of the Supreme Court of India.
  • There is a collegium of five senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice of India, which selects a person who is to be appointed as a judge in the Supreme Court.
Source: The Hindu

3. Tunisia’s former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali passes away

  • Tunisia’s former President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali (83-years) passed away.
  • Mr. Ben Ali led Tunisia for 23 years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic prosperity.
  • He came to power in 1987, ousting Habib Bourguiba to become Tunisia’s second-ever president.
  • In 2011, he was forced from office following mass street protests.
Source: BBC
Banking & Finance

4. Govt notifies 8.65% interest rate for EPFO members

  • Ministry of Labour and Employment has notified 8.65% rate of interest on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for 2018-19 deposits for its over six crore subscribers.
  • The EPFO has been settling EPF withdrawal claims at 8.55% interest rate, approved for 2017-18.
  • The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), is an organization tasked to assist the Central Board of Trustees, a statutory body formed by the Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952.
  • It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
  • EPFO assists the Central Board in administering a compulsory contributory Provident Fund Scheme, a Pension Scheme and an Insurance Scheme for the workforce engaged in the organized sector in India.

5. Government slashes taxes for corporate, new manufacturing firms

  • The Union Finance Ministry has proposed to slash the corporate tax rate for domestic companies and new domestic manufacturing companies.
  • There are six amendments in the Income Tax Act and Finance Bill 2019 which will cost Rs 1.45 lakh crore.
  • The tax exemptions will be effective from the current financial year which began on 1st April 2019.
  • The ordinance for slashing the tax rate has already been passed.
Key Points:
  • The corporate tax rate after surcharge will now be 25.17% inclusive of all cess and surcharges for domestic companies. The corporate tax rate has been brought down from 30% to 22%.
  • The new domestic company incorporated on or after October 1, 2019, to pay income tax at 15%.
  • Domestic company to pay income tax at 22%.
  • Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) reduced from 18.5% to 15%.
  • The listed companies that announced buyback before July 5, 2019, will not be charged tax on buyback of shares.
  • The enhanced surcharge shall not apply on capital gains arising on sale of any security including derivatives in the hands of foreign portfolio investors.
National Affairs

6. IAF inaugurates Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has made eight advanced landing grounds in the country till date with a cost of 720 crores.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has been inaugurated a resurfaced Advance Landing Ground (ALG) at Vijaynagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It will enable operations by military transport aircraft at the base near the China border.
  • The Indian Air Force has made eight advanced landing grounds (Vijaynagar, Ziro, Aalo, Pasighat, Tawang, Mechuka, Walong and Tuting) in the country till date with a cost of 720 crores.

7. At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report

  • India is the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million-strong diaspora.
  • The International Migrant Stock 2019, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs provides the latest estimates of the number of international migrants by age, sex and origin for all countries and areas of the world.
  • The report says that India hosted 5.1 million international migrants in 2019, less than 5.2 million in 2015.
  • After India, Migrants from Mexico makes the second-largest diaspora (11.8 million), followed by China (10.7 million), Russia (10.5 million), Syria (8.2 million), Bangladesh (7.8 million), Pakistan (6.3 million).
Source: AIR News

8. PM Modi, Mongolian Prez jointly unveiled Lord Buddha's statue

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Khaltmaagiin Battulga (Mongolian President) jointly unveiled the Lord Buddha's statue at Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar through video conferencing.
  • Gandan Monastery is a Tibetan-style Buddhist Monastery.
  • The statue is a symbol of India-Mongolia spiritual partnership and shared Buddhist heritage.
  • President Battulga is on a five-day visit to India with an aim to boost bilateral ties.
  • During the meetings between Mongolian President and Indian leadership, the two sides will hold in-depth discussions on a range of bilateral, regional and global issues.
Source: DD News

9. Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank launches WAWE Summit 2019

  • Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has launched Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE-2019) summit.
  • The schemes will work towards providing students with the best education to keep pace with the rapidly changing world.
  • It will be jointly organized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) at Jaipur.
  • This initiative stating that it will empower women and encourage entrepreneurship among youngsters.
  • WAWE Summit 2019 is a great initiative for women who have skills in their hands and it will further empower and motivate them.

10. Union Government issues an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes

  • President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent for the promulgation of the ordinance to ban e-cigarettes.
  • The ordinance was approved by the Union Cabinet, which bans production, import, distribution and sale of electronic cigarettes.
  • The Union Cabinet decided to ban e-cigarettes and similar products as they pose a health risk to people, especially the youth.
  • A bill replacing the ordinance will be brought in the next session of Parliament.
  • Production, import, export, transport, sell or advertisements of e-cigarettes will now be a cognizable offence.
  • First-time violators will face a jail term of up to one year and a fine of one lakh rupees. For subsequent offences, there will be a jail term of up to three years or a fine of five lakh rupees or both.
  • The storage of e-cigarettes shall now be punishable with imprisonment of up to six months or a fine of up to 50 thousand rupees or both.
What is an E-Cigarette:
  • Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that produce an aerosol by heating a solution containing nicotine, which is the addictive substance in combustible cigarettes.
  • These include all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), Heat Not Burn Products, e-hookah and similar devices.

11. Telangana government declares 2020 as Artificial Intelligence year

  • Telangana Government has decided to declare 2020 as Year of Artificial Intelligence(AI).
  • The State Government will be organising various activities related to emerging technology throughout the year.
  • This comes in the backdrop of emerging talent pool as well as renewed focus by industry and other ecosystem players on AI space in last 4-5 years.
  • IIT- Kharagpur is also coming up with its regional centre in Hyderabad to train students in AI in partnership with State government.
  • Throughout the year 2020, the state government will be running multiple programs, meetings and activities such as hackathons, masterclasses and other activities.
  • Telangana was 1st State to sign up with NITI Aayog when they prepared ‘AI for All’ document.
Source: Business Standard
International Affairs

12. Bangladesh: 55th ITEC Day celebrated in Dhaka

  • The 55th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day was celebrated at the High Commission of India in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Around 300 ITEC alumni from all walks of life, attended the programme.
  • Over 4,000 young Bangladeshi professionals have undergone specialized short and medium-term courses in India under the ITEC programme since 2007.
Know about ITEC:
  • ITEC offers opportunities to participants to avail of short- and medium-term courses in premier institutions like IITs and IISCs in India.
  • It was instituted in 1964 as part of India’s Development Assistance offering for developing countries.
  • Every year more than 10,000 training slots are offered to 161 partner countries for training courses in various areas like Accounts, Audit, Management, SME, Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs.

13. Bajrang and Ravi qualify for Tokyo Olympics

  • Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya have qualified for Tokyo Olympics by strolling into the semi-finals of World Wrestling Championships at Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.
  • Bajrang comfortably defeated North Korea's Jong Chol Son 8-2 in the 65-kilogram quarterfinal.
  • Now, He will play for the gold medal against Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan.
  • Ravi beat Yuki Takahashi 6-1 in the 57-kilogram category.
  • In the semi-final, Ravi will face reigning world champion Zavur Uguev of Russia.
  • Sushil Kumar (Double Olympic medalist) is the only Indian wrestler to have won a World Championship gold in 2010 in Moscow.
  • Tokyo 2020 (or, 2020 Summer Olympics) is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24th July to 9th August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
Source: AIR News

14. Akila Dananjaya handed 1-year ban for illegal bowling action

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Akila Dananjaya (25-years) from bowling in international matches for 12 months, after his bowling action was deemed to be illegal.
  • He will be entitled to approach the ICC for a re-assessment of his bowling action after the expiry of this one-year period.
  • Akila Dananjaya's bowling action came under the scanner during a Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Galle in August 2019.
Source: India Today 
RBI Grade B notification 2019 Out : 199 Officers Posts (Apply Now)

RBI Grade B notification 2019 Out : 199 Officers Posts (Apply Now)

RBI Grade B notification 2019 out! RBI Recruitment 2019 notification regarding filling of Officers Job Vacancies. The Bank organization invites online application from eligible candidates having MBA, PGDM, PGDBA, 10th, 12th, Post Graduate qualifications. These 199 Officers Posts are in RBI, Mumbai, Maharashtra on direct recruitment.

RBI Grade B Official Notification PDF, Click Here

RBI Grade B Vacancy 2019

Given below are the RBI Grade B Vacancy that was recently released-
Name of Post

Number of Vacancies

Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - (General)156
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DEPR20
Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM23

RBI Grade B Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
Website Link Open For Online Registration of Applications and Payment of Fees/Intimation ChargesSeptember 21-October 11, 2019
1. Officers in Gr B (DR) - GeneralPhase-I – Online ExaminationNovember 9, 2019 
Phase-II – Paper I, II & III Online ExaminationDecember 1, 2019
2. Officers in Gr B (DR) –
Phase I - Paper - I - Online ExaminationNovember 9, 2019
Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written ExaminationDecember 2, 2019
(To be confirmed in Admit cards)
3. Officers in Gr B (DR) - DSIM@Phase I - Paper - I - Online ExaminationNovember 9, 2019
Phase II - Paper - II & III Online/Written ExaminationDecember 2, 2019
(To be confirmed in Admit cards)
NOTE: A total time of 120 minutes will be given for answering. However, separate time will be allotted for each section. 

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limits:

  • A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st of September 2019 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd September 1989 and not later than 1st September 1998. For candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D. qualification, upper age limit will be 32 and 34 years. 

Educational Qualifications:

The following minimum educational qualifications are prescribed for the posts:
PostsMinimum Educational Qualifications (as on 01-09-2019):
1. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR)
- (General)
• A minimum of 60% marks (50% in case of SC/ST/PwBD) or an equivalent grade in Bachelor's degree as well as in 12th (or Diploma or equivalent) and 10th Standard examinations.
• The minimum qualifying percentage or an equivalent grade for the Bachelor’s degree will be in aggregate for all semesters / years
2. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR)
a.     A Master's Degree in Economics / Econometrics / Quantitative Economics / Mathematical Economics / Integrated Economics Course/ Finance, with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute; OR
b.     PGDM/ MBA Finance with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University
/Institute; OR
c.     Master’s Degree in Economics in any of the sub-categories of economics i.e. agricultural/ business/ developmental/ applied, etc., with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters /years from a recognised Indian or Foreign University /Institute.
Note: SC, ST and PwBD candidates having second class with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years in Master's Degree examination or equivalent recognized qualifications are eligible to apply.
Desirable: A Doctorate Degree in Economics or research or teaching experience in Economics or publications in standard journals would be considered as an additional qualification.
Candidates having M.Phil. Degree and Doctorate Degree from a recognized Indian/Foreign University/Institute in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in the upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.
d.     (i) Candidates having Master's Degree with Research/Teaching experience at a recognized Indian/Foreign University/ Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
(ii) The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.

3. Officers in Grade 'B' (DR) - DSIM
a.      A Master's Degree in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Mathematical Economics/ Econometrics/ Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Kharagpur/ Applied Statistics & Informatics from IIT-Bombay with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR
b.      Master's Degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters / years and one year post graduate diploma in Statistics or related subjects from an Institute of repute; OR
c.       M. Stat. Degree of Indian Statistical Institute with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate of all semesters / years; OR
d.      Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) jointly offered by ISI Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/years.

Note: For SC, ST and PwBD candidates, the minimum marks required in Master’s Degree as in items (a), (b), (c) and (d) above is 50% or an equivalent grade in aggregate of all semesters/ years.
Desirable: (i) Candidates with a Doctorate in topics related to above subjects will be given preference. (ii) Research or teaching experience and publication in standard journals will be considered as an additional qualification.
Note: (i) Candidates possessing M.Phil. and Ph.D qualification in the specified subjects will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit by 2 years and 4 years respectively.
(ii)   Candidates with research / teaching experience at a recognized Indian / Foreign University/Institute will be eligible for relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of number of years of such experience subject to a maximum of three years. For experience, probationary period will not be reckoned.
(iii)  The above age relaxations will not be cumulatively available with age relaxations available to various categories as mentioned in Para 3 II (b) above.
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19 September 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

19 September 2019 - Daily Current Affairs

1. Donald Trump appoints Robert O’Brien as new US National Security Adviser

  • US President Donald Trump has appointed Robert O’Brien as the National Security Adviser (NSA) of the United States of America.
  • Robert O’Brien will be replacing John Bolton who was fired by President Trump last week.
  • Currently, Robert C O’Brien serving as the special presidential envoy for Hostage Affairs at the State Department.
  • NSA serves as the chief in-house advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues.
  • National Security Advisor (NSA) is a senior aide in the Executive Office of the President, based at the West Wing of the White House.
  • The National Security Advisor is appointed by the President and does not require confirmation by the Senate.
Honour & Award

2. Jagdeep Jaffery received IIFA Lifetime Achievement award 2019

  • Veteran actor Jagdeep (80-years) has been given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards-2019 (20th edition) ceremony in Mumbai for his contribution in the field of cinema.
  • Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri (known as Jagdeep) is an Indian film actor and comedian who has appeared in more than 400 films.
  • He played Soorma Bhopali in Sholay (1975), Machchar in Purana Mandir (1984), Salman Khan's dad in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) and directed the movie Soorma Bhopali, with his character as the protagonist.
  • Ranveer Singh walked away with the best actor trophy for Padmaavat, Alia Bhatt won the best actress for her role in Raazi.
  • The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood.
  • The 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24 – 25th January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India.
S. No.CategoriesNames
1.Best filmRaazi
2.Best Actor (Male)Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat)
3.Best Actor (Female)Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
4.Best DirectorSriram Raghavan (Andhadhun)
5.Best Actor (In Supporting Role: Female)Aditi Rao Hydari (Padmaavat)
6.Best Actor (In Supporting Role: Male)Vicky Kaushal for (Sanju)

3. Prasar Bharati funded documentary ‘Moti Bagh’ nominated for Oscars

  • Short movie ‘Moti Bagh’ has been nominated for Oscars.
  • The film made with the financial assistance from Prasar Bharati is about the life of an 82- years old farmer from Uttarakhand, Vidyadutt Sharma.
  • Mr Sharma lives in Saanguda village of Kaljikhal block of Pauri district in Uttarakhand.
  • It has been directed by a three-time national award winner Nirmal Chandra Dandariyal.
  • It is the first film from Uttarakhand which will be showcased on a prestigious global platform like Oscars.
  • The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honour the best films of 2019 on 9th February 2020 in Los Angeles.
Source: AIR News
Science & Defence

4. Rajnath Singh flies on LCA Tejas in Bengaluru

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (68-years) flew in the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at HAL (Hindustan Aeronautical Limited) airport in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Tejas is a twin-seater, single-engine, delta wing, multi-role light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).
  • Tejas is produced by Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force.
  • The latest test for the Indian Navy variant of Tejas is also being extensively tested in Bengaluru and Goa.
Source: AIR News
International Affairs

5. Sri Lanka unveils South Asia’s Tallest Tower in Colombo 

  • Sri Lanka has unveiled South Asia’s tallest tower called ‘Lotus Tower’ in Colombo.
  • The Lotus Tower (17-storey) is spread over an area of 30,600 sq. metres, with a height of 350-metre and overall cost, is above USD 100 million.
  • The Lotus Tower will function as a TV tower, a hotel, a shopping mall and a conference centre.
  • In 2012, Sri Lanka and China signed the Lotus Tower agreement to build the tower, with China National Electronics Import and Export Corporation being the general contractor.
Source: Times of India
Banking & Finance

6. Airtel Payments Bank launches ‘Bharosa’ savings account

  • Airtel Payments Bank has launched ‘Bharosa’ savings account services, designed for deepening the financial inclusion in the country.
  • Bharosa savings account would offer Rs 5 lakh personal accident insurance on maintaining the balance of Rs 500 along with one debit transaction per month.
  • Customers would also be eligible for cashback, if they decided to receive government subsidies in their Bharosa account or if they made cash deposits in it.
  • Bharosa savings account customers can also withdraw cash, check their balance or access a mini statement of their account at over 6,50,000 AePS (Aadhaar-enabled payment system) enabled outlets across India
  • Airtel Payments Bank offers digital banking services through a network of 5,00,000 neighbourhood banking points spread across the country.
National Affairs

7. Union Minister Gehlot launches MIS portal under Accessible India Campaign

  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (under Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment) has developed a Management Information (MIS) for stakeholders of Accessible India campaign.
  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot launched the MIS portal in New Delhi.
  • The MIS portal will bring all the nodal ministries and States and Union Territories on a single platform for monitoring the progress being made against each target of Accessible India Campaign.
  • The portal will be useful in maintaining all the function on a digital platform and capture data on a real-time basis.
Source: AIR News

8. ISRO, DRDO join hands for Gaganyaan project

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has inked an MoU with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for development of human-centric systems and technologies for the Human Space Mission Gaganyaan.
  • ISRO is on course to its target of sending Indian astronauts to space by 2022 under the ‘Gaganyaan’ project, which entails an investment of Rs. 10,000 crores.
  • On the other hand, DRDO is committed to providing all necessary support including customized technological capabilities to ISRO for the human space flight within the stringent timelines.
Source: Hindu Business Line

9. Jal Shakti Ministry mulls to develop National Water Museum

  • Jal Shakti Ministry has taken an initiative to develop National Water Museum to raise awareness among people on the conservation of the natural resource.
  • According to an official release, the Ministry is also organising two-day International Workshop from today which will be attended by experts from India and abroad.
  • The outcome of the workshop will be a blueprint for establishing the proposed National Water Museum under the aegis of Jal Shakti Ministry.
  • During the workshop, possible broad composition, the content of the museum including highlighting importance of water and its current state in different regions of the country, possible solutions, traditional and modern water management practices and localised success stories are proposed to be discussed.
Source: AIR News

10. Mongolian Prez arriving in New Delhi on a five-day state visit

  • President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga has arrived in New Delhi on a five-day state visit.
  • Mr. Battulga has been accompanied by a high-level official and business delegation.
  • The visiting dignitary will meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • He will also review ongoing cooperation in fields of infrastructure, energy, disaster management, defence, security, culture and capacity building.
  • Mr Battulga will also participate in an India-Mongolia Business Forum in New Delhi.
  • During his stay, the Mongolian President will visit Agra, Bodh Gaya and Bengaluru.
Source: DD News

11. India Post expands speed post service to six new countries

  • India Post expanded speed post service to six new foreign destinations in Asia, Europe and South America.
  • The Department of Posts has announced commencing of International Speed Post (EMS) Service to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Lithuania and North Macedonia.
  • Express Mail Service (EMS) is a premium service that enables its users to send documents and merchandise faster and with the added facility of being able to track the movement of the item on the internet.
  • This facility is expected to augment people to people contact with these countries and foster trade as EMS is a popular channel for small and medium enterprises.
  • The EMS service to these countries will henceforth be available at major Post offices across India.

12. Delhi Police launches app 'Tatpar' for citizens

  • Anil Baijal (Delhi Lieutenant Governor) has launched a newly integrated one-touch mobile app ‘Tatpar’ for citizens.
  • to provide safety and a convenient online mode on a 24x7 basis to its citizen
  • ‘Tatpar’ app (developed by the Delhi Police) is a one-stop destination for access to over 50 citizen-centric services.
  • With the help of this app, people can navigate to their nearest police station, traffic pit and prepaid taxi booth.
  • The app amalgamates all the websites and mobile applications of the Delhi Police.
  • 'Tatpar' app is another step from Delhi Police to provide its services to the citizens of Delhi in a convenient online mode on 24x7 basis.

13. Bing Dwen Dwen & Shuey Rhon Rhon revealed as 2022 Beijing mascots

  • A smiling panda (Bing Dwen Dwen) and walking Chinese lantern (Shuey Rhon Rhon) were revealed as the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.
  • The mascots were revealed at a ceremony at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in Beijing, China.
  • In Mandarin, “bing” means ice and “dwen dwen” means robust and lively.
  • The panda is wearing a suit which resembles ice.
  • The black and white bear has a “heart of gold and a love of all things winter sports.
  • The newly launched Olympic mascot resembles an astronaut, embracing new technologies for a future with infinite possibilities.
  • The 2022 Winter Olympics is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing China.

14. Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian wrestler to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • India's star wrestler Vinesh Phogat qualified for the 2020 Olympics after beating fancied American Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.
  • She scored an impressive 8-2 win over the world championship silver medalist to secure her place at the Tokyo Games.
  • Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece.
  • Earlier, she had stormed to a 5-0 win over Ukraine's Yuliya Khalvadzhy in the first round of repechage in the 53kg category to remain in contention for an Olympic quota and a bronze medal.
Source: AIR News

IBPS Clerk 2019: Detailed Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be conducted for the recruitment of Bank Clerk Post in the nationalized banks or PSB’s of India. In the year 2019, 19 of the 21 nationalized banks took part in the IBPS Clerk Recruitment exam.
The difficulty level of this exam is somewhat lower than Probationary Officer, but the competition is mind whopping. Last year there were nearly 45 lakh candidates, who applied for this exam.

The candidates who aim to achieve IBPS should be well-prepared for virtually all aspects of IBPS Clerk Syllabus (which covers each and every topic which may come in question paper).

Last year, the IBPS Clerk exam pattern was changed and updated. This year, no changes are available in the CWE VII 2019. So, keep yourself updated by visiting our page regularly. You can check the updated syllabus & exam pattern in the blog below.

Accomplishing IBPS is not an easy task! Every year lakhs of students appear in the exam but only a few of them get success due to limited seats.

In order to qualify this test, students are required to prepare a smart study plan which should be proceeded from IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 and IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern to the self-assessment processes like – Mock Test Papers, Test Series and IBPS Clerk Previous Years Question Papers.

To ease out the candidates’ preparation, IBTS has come up with the prescribed IBPS Clerk Syllabus which covers all the important topics having greater chances to come in the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

As per the New IBPS Clerk exam Pattern, the exam follows a two-tier pattern – Preliminary and Mains. Both the exams are conducted separately and contain different paper patterns. To understand it completely, please check below-

IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 has no major changes till. Check the table below for section-wise breakage of the Clerk prelims exam. Candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk exam 2019 are supposed to clear sectional & overall cutoff for these three sections.

S.No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

IBPS Clerk 2019 Main Exam Pattern

Last year, there was a significant change in the IBPS Clerk Main Pattern. There are fewer chances that the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk 2019 to be changed. We will update you if there will be any change in the exam pattern. Stay connected with us to keep yourself updated.

In the year 2017, following changes were made from the 2016 exam pattern.

  1. There will be only 4 sections in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Computers knowledge & Reasoning are no longer separate sections. Instead, these will be considered as a single section namely –
  2. The marking weight-age of these 4 sections is updated.
  3. The time duration was changed from 135 minutes to 160 minutes for the Mains Paper of IBPS Clerk Exam.
S.No.Name of the TestsNo. of QuestionsMax MarksTime Allotted to Section
General/ Financial Awareness
505035 minutes
2.General English404035 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
506045 minutes
4.Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

After knowing the above useful information, candidates may proceed to further preparation plan that may also include the suitable IBPS Clerk Syllabus & study material.

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IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus in Detail

In the year 2017, IBPS changed the exam pattern. Therefore, there are fewer chances of any change in the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019. When you’re finished reading the blog, make sure to leave a quick comment to let us know which topic you find most difficult. The exam consists of following sections:
  1. English
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning
  4. General Awareness
  5. Computer Knowledge.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for English

  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Spelling
  • Spotting Errors
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Active/ Passive voice
Reading Comprehension
  • Theme Detection
  • Passage completion
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Deriving Conclusion.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Stocks and shares
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface Area
  • Height and Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts
  • Tables
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Line charts.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Alphabet test
  • Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense Test
  • Decision making test
  • Figure series
  • Input/output, Assertion and reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement
Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Series test
  • Odd figure Out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test etc.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

  • Basics of Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system basics
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • History of computers
  • Networking and communication
  • Database basics
  • Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.
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IBPS Clerk 2018: Job Profile, Salary & Career Growth

IBPS Clerk 2019: Job Profile, Salary & Career Growth

IBPS conducts the Clerical exam in December (prelims) and January (mains) every year. A large number of candidates attempt IBPS Clerk exams. In the year 2019 alone, more than three million job seekers will apply for the same. Therefore an important and most asked question from the candidates is: What is IBPS Clerk Job Profile? In addition they are eager to know about the IBPS Clerk Salary Structure too.

In whichever career they may be, but every person wants their job to be enriching for them. This tends to be the very next question from the job seekers – IBPS Clerk Career Growth. This query actually covers all important aspects like promotion, the way up in the corporate ladder. In this article we have covered a vast spectrum of details like IBPS Clerk Responsibilities, work culture, job description, IBPS Clerk Promotion & IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction.

The IBPS Clerical exam takes place for the post of Clerk in large number of public sector banks. In our other articles we have explained about IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern, previous cut-offs & Results. We have explained them & a lot more in appropriate sections below.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

If you are looking for the details of IBPS Clerk Job Profile 2019, then you have landed in the right place. We have explained the complete details of IBPS Clerk Responsibilities and IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction in appropriate sections. We have the job description of a Bank Clerk. In addition we have explained in detail about IBPS Clerk Career Growth & promotions.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile (Responsibilities & Jurisdiction)

The Clerk as the name itself suggests is an assistant sort of a job. After a successful training, the Clerical candidate becomes a Clerk. Yes, it a clerical job indeed but it includes certain other areas of responsibility. The status of a Clerk is just about the same as an average citizen. But unlike other jobs it offers many chances to get into Officer Cadre. Apart from getting respect at their workplace, they are also respected in the civil arena. After all, they are among the contributors to the advancement of the national economy. A Clerk often works under the supervision of an Officer. But this does not diminish its responsibility, area of authority or job profile. Let’s discuss a few main points about IBPS Clerk Responsibilities and job description.

Responsibilities in IBPS Clerk Job Profile

There are numerous IBPS Clerk Responsibilities for Bank clerical staff. A brief job description has been below given for the same.

  1. Document verification: – Clerks are the gateway to submitting any forms or documents. They check and verify the documents of customers and deal with the discrepancies. Sitting on the front counter they are the help desk & guidance for customers.
  2. Managing Counters: – As a Clerk you are also entitled to get the window management work. Clerk manages the tasks operated on the counters and payment windows.
  3. Passbook Updating: – Now this is a familiar task that most of us are aware to. Clerks operate on the updating machines and undertake the task of updating bank passbooks, providing bank account details, account summary & balance-sheets etc.
  4. Cheques: – Clerks are also responsible for smooth functioning of transactions associated with cheques. They clear a cheque after verifying and undertaking SOPs plus operate the cheque transferring mechanism.
  5. Verification: – Clerks are also responsible for verifying signatures and addressing discrepancies.
  6. Clerks also perform the duties of issuing cash receipts and ESI Stamps at counters.
  7. Grievances: – Generally many customers come up with grievances. These are redressed initially by clerks.
  8. At times Clerks may draft the replies for official communication from the bank and initial framing of some policy documents.
  9. There are miscellaneous responsibilities on Clerks when they are under-training. We have explained a few of them rest you’ll experience only when you get there.

IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction (Area of Authority)

A Clerk working in a bank operates within the range of duties as assigned to them. They possess the right to act and take decisions accordingly as deemed fit. So the entire Bank zone can be called as the IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction or the area of authority. As already described above, the Clerk can be the official communicator and in that case the IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction expands across the bank and coincides with other companies’ domain.

IBPS Clerk Promotion

Another vital factor in taking up a job is whether it can give me opportunity to rise above. IBPS Clerk Promotion is also important information to consider. Unlike other jobs of assistant or clerk cadre this channel gives candidates a chance to reach the top. As their work is appreciated the Clerk may get subsequent promotions in different grades and scales. A few Clerks with exceptional capabilities get opportunity to get into Officer Cadre. Overall it is a great opportunity to contribute to organization and reap rewards for self. Consequently Clerks in any bank are promoted on time scale and on the basis of written & departmental competitive examinations. So working hard is the key to move up in the promotion ladder.

Following list is applicable for Clerks who pass the departmental written examinations.

IBPS Clerk Promotion Ladder

Hierarchy Ladder Grade of Officer Scale of Officer Name of Post
Junior Management Grade
Scale – I
Probationary Officer
Middle Management Grade
Scale – II
Middle Management Grade
Scale – III
Senior Manager
Senior Management Grade
Scale – IV
Chief Manager
Senior Management Grade
Scale – V
Assistant General Manager
Top Management Grade
Scale – VI
Deputy General Manager
Top Management Grade
Scale – VII
General Manager

As you can see the table the final step in IBPS Clerk Promotion ladder is General Manager. And I must express my view that it is a good stature post. Responsibilities are immense but so is the job satisfaction. So if you are aiming to be a Clerk in bank, just go ahead. A bright future awaits you.

IBPS Clerk Career Growth

  • The future depends on what you do today. You may have got an idea looking at the IBPS Clerk Responsibilities, IBPS Clerk Job Profile that there is a great scope of growing in the banking sector. As the IBPS Clerk Promotion ladder promises to be, the career of Clerk is of course an enriching one. So you would agree that IBPS Clerk Career Growth is second to none. As you better our work you get ample chances to work in the best financial institutions around the country.
  • A career in banking is the one which once you embark upon, you’ll celebrate as you look back when you retire. It can teach you lessons no other job may teach – man management, time management & crisis management etc. You know you would be part of a great team right from your first day. Finally one conclusion that is derived from a hundred arguments is – to get in the lucrative career of banking, becoming a Clerk is obviously among the good choices.

In the end it can be concluded that the career growth obtained in this job is as satisfying as the job itself. It’s an endeavor if you happen to be a bank Clerk. Good Luck for the journey ahead!

We hope that we have helped you clear most of your doubts and queries regarding IBPS Clerk Job Profile, IBPS Clerk Promotion, incentives, job description, IBPS Clerk Responsibilities & duties and other career prospects etc. If you still have any doubts about IBPS Clerk Career Growth or IBPS Clerk Jurisdiction (area of authority) you may ask below.

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How to Chose Bank Preference Order for Filling Up IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form?

How to Chose Bank Preference Order for Filling Up IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form?

IBPS recently released the notification for the vacancies of Clerks in the Public Sector Banks of India and there are a total of 7275 vacancies for this post. The registrations have started already and you all must have started to fill up the forms too. While filling up the application form, one comes across a step that asks her to How to Chose Bank Preference Order for Filling Up IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form?. This is quite a difficult task for many as they don't know what should be the right choice of banks. One has to be very careful while filling up this part as she gets her posting on the basis of her preference only. Also, she will not get transferred to a different place before completing a certain period of time. So, AIMSUCCESS is here with a post that discusses the details of filling up the bank preference order of the IBPS Clerk application form 2019.

Banks Participating in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019

Following are the PSBs participating in IBPS Clerk Recruitment as per the official notification. You will have to make your choice from the list of these banks:

Allahabad Bank Bank of Maharashtra Dena Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce UCO Bank
Andhra Bank Canara Bank Vijaya Bank Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda Central Bank of India Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank United Bank of India
Bank of India Corporation Bank Indian Overseas Bank Syndicate Bank

What if I prefer the bank that has not yet declared the number of vacancies? Will it affect my selection?

All the banks that have not yet declared the number of vacancies yet will declare them in dribs and drabs by the end of this year. So, you can apply for the banks that have not yet declared the number of vacancies and it will not affect your selection in any way.

Make your choice on the basis of the headquarters of these banks

To choose a bank on your preference list, its headquarter should be given the topmost priority. Every bank has the maximum number of its branches in the state its headquarter is located in. For example, Bank of Baroda has the maximum number of its branches in Gujarat. So, if you prefer this bank, probability of you getting posted in Gujarat increases. Although this bank conducts its recruitment process through PGDBF Programme at Manipal University, one can still put it as her first preference in the IBPS Clerk 2019 application form. Keep it in mind that a bank that has decided to recruit through this recruitment process will sooner or later declare the number of vacancies that need to be filled up for this financial year.

So, this article is intended towards guiding the candidates to fill up the bank preference list of this year's IBPS Clerk application form. We are also providing you with the headquarters of all the banks that are participating in this year's IBPS Clerk recruitment process. You can make your choice on the basis of these headquarters as this will help you get posted in your native state or the state you prefer to be posted in. The other thing that one should keep in mind while making the choice is the work culture of the bank. So students, act smart while filing up the form as not choosing the right bank may result in accommodation problems, etc. Here is the list of banks that you should go for on the basis of the states that you prefer to be posted in:

(I) Best Choices for North India‐

States: Delhi, Punjab, UP, UK, J&K, HP, Haryana and Rajasthan

1. Bank of Baroda
2. Punjab National Bank
3. Oriental Bank of Commerce
4. Allahabad Bank
5. Punjab & Sind Bank
6. Canara Bank

(II) Best choice for East & North East India

States: Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Seven Sister states and Sikkim

1. Allahabad Bank
2. Punjab National Bank
3. Bank of Baroda
4. UCO Bank
5. United Bank of India
6. Canara Bank

(III) Best Choice for West & Central India

States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, Goa

1. Bank of Baroda
2. Dena Bank
3. Bank of Maharashtra
4. Canara Bank
5. Central Bank of India

(IV) Best Choice for South India

States: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

1. Canara Bank
2. Indian Bank
3. Vijaya Bank
4. Indian Overseas Bank
5. Andhra Bank
6. Corporation Bank
7. Syndicate Bank

Vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2019 and Region of Operation of Banks

Indent for Clerk for the year 2020-21*

S.N. Bank Region of Operation
1 Allahabad Bank Eastern Region HQ: Kolkatta
2 Andhra Bank Southern Region HQ: Hyderabad
3 Bank of Baroda Western Region HQ: Baroda
4 Bank of India Western Region HQ: Mumbai
5 Bank of Maharashtra Western Region HQ: Pune
6 Canara Bank Southern Region HQ: Bengaluru
7 Central Bank of India Western Region HQ: Mumbai
8 Corporation Bank Southern Region HQ: Mangaluru
9 Dena Bank Western Region HQ: Mumbai
10 Indian Bank Southern Region HQ: Chennai
11 Indian Overseas Bank Southern Region HQ: Chennai
12 Oriental Bank of Commerce Northern Region HQ: Gurugram
13 Punjab National Bank Northern Region HQ: New Delhi
14 Punjab & Sind Bank Northern Region HQ: New Delhi
15 Syndicate Bank Southern Region HQ: Manipal
16 UCO Bank Eastern Region HQ: Kolkata
17 Union Bank of India Western Region HQ: Mumbai
18 United Bank of India Eastern Region HQ: Kolkata
19 Vijaya Bank Southern Region HQ: Bengaluru

NR - Not Reported*  updated data, if any, will be available on IBPS website from time to time.

Note: This table does not reflect bank preference in any priority order. This table is to provide you the information regarding headquarters of all the banks participating in IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment.

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