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Daily GK Update: 17th December 2015

December 18, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 17th December 2015

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1. ISRO’ PSLV-C29 successfully launched 6 Singapore satellites into space
i. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 16 December 2015 successfully launched 6 satellites of Singapore into Space. The satellites were launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C29 from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh.

ii. For the PSLV, it was the 32nd flight overall, and 31st consecutive successful launch. It was also the 50th launch of a big rocket from the SDSC since the launch of SLV-3 on 10 August 1979.
iii. On the technical front, the PSLV-C29 is significant for the ISRO. In this launch, the rocket engine was switched off for some time and then switched on successfully in the space. This mid-space switch on & off facility is very crucial for a launch vehicle to place on-board satellites into different orbits.
iv. With the present launch, ISRO has put into orbits 57 foreign satellites belonging to 20 countries successfully. Significantly, the list of countries includes scientifically advacned countries like the USA, the UK, France and Germany among others.
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Daily GK Update: 16th December 2015

December 17, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 16th December 2015

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Vijay Diwas observed across the country to commemorate India’s victory in 1971 war
i. Vijay Diwas was observed across the country on 16 December 2015. On this day, nation remembers martyrs, who laid down their lives during Indo-Pak War of 1971.
ii. On this occasion, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief D S Suhag, Navy Chief R K Dhowan and Air Chief Arup Raha remembered martyrs and paid tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.

World Bank approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to support Clean India Campaign
i. The World Bank on 15 December 2015 approved a 1.5 billion US dollar loan for the ambitious Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Mission). The loan was granted to support the government in its efforts to ensure all citizens in rural areas have access to improved sanitation and end the practice of open defecation by 2019.
ii. The loan will be used for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Support Operation Project.
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Daily GK Update: 15th December 2015

December 16, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 15th December 2015

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1. Maharashtra Government constituted a task force for setting up an IFSC in Mumbai
i. The Maharashtra government on 11 December 2015 constituted a task force for setting up an International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Mumbai. The task force will be headed by Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha.
ii. The task force includes, Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha (chairman), Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan (deputy chairman), Maharashtra Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshtriya, MMRDA Commissioner UPS Madan, Principal Secretary Urban development Nitin Kareer, A representative from the Department of Economic Affairs, Union Government, OSD in the Chief Ministers Office (CMO) Kaustubh Dhavse will be Member Convenor.

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SYNDICATE BANK: ADMISSION TO PGD(B&F) COURSE OFFERED 2016 -2017

December 16, 2015 By: milind Category: Bank Jobs

SYNDICATE BANK: ADMISSION TO PGD(B&F) COURSE OFFERED 2016 -2017

Syndicate bank Offers a 1 year  Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance course  program for young and bright graduates who fulfill the eligibility criteria specified and who are interested in a Banking career. The course will be held in Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. Bangalore (MaGE) and Nitte Education International Pvt Ltd. Greater Noida (NEIPL).

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SIDBI-Recruitment Of Officers In Grade ‘A’- General Stream:2016

December 16, 2015 By: milind Category: Bank Jobs

SIDBI-Recruitment Of Officers In Grade ‘A’- General Stream:2016

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LIC AAO 2016: Notification

December 16, 2015 By: milind Category: Bank Jobs, Government Jobs

LIC AAO 2016: Notification FAQs

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LIC Assistant Administrative Officer notification was announced yesterday and we have seen that many students have doubts regarding the Online Application. We have given below a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

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Daily GK Update: 14th December 2015

December 16, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 14th December 2015

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1. COP 21 under UNFCCC adopted Paris Agreement on Climate Change
i. Conference of the Parties 21 (COP 21) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 12 December 2015 adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was attended by 192 parties. India was represented by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.
ii. The agreement facilitates enforcement of global green house emission reduction measures in the post-2020 (post Kyoto Protocol) scenario. It was prepared based on consensus among the parties incorporating Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) of the respective parties including that of India.

iii. And, the agreement took into account the principle of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities in the light of different national circumstances.
iv. The primary objective of the protocol is to limit the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. Efforts will be made to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels so that it will be possible to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change.
v. The global environmental protocol took into account the principle of common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) to ensure climate justice which has been advocated by India for a long time. It strikes the right balance between national developmental needs of developing and small island nations and global environmental necessities by incorporating the INDCs under which countries will publicly outline what post-2020 climate actions they intend to take.
vi. It was adopted in the light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in particular its goal 13 that advocates for urgent action to combat climate change.
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Daily GK Update: 13th December 2015

December 14, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 13th December 2015

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Dilip Kumar gets Padma Vibhushan award
i. Legendary actor Dilip Kumar was today presented the Padma Vibhushan by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the thespian’s residence in suburban Bandra.
ii. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, were among other dignitaries present at the actor’s home when he received the award.
iii. The announcement to honour Bollywood veterans Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and a few others with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award was made by the government on the eve of Republic Day on January 25, 2015.

iv. However, Kumar, due to ill-health, could not attend the special function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in April when other Padma awardees were honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee.
v. Born as Muhammad Yousuf Khan in Peshawar, Kumar made his debut as an actor in the film “Jwar Bhata” in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies.
vi. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan earlier this year, for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the Indian cinema.
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Daily GK Update: 12th December 2015

December 14, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 12th December 2015

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1. UNESCO designated Varanasi and Jaipur as members of Creative Cities Network
i. Two Indian cities, Varanasi and Jaipur, on 11 December 2015 have made it to the Creative City Network of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the first time ever. Varanasi and Jaipur made it to the network in the categories, City of Music and City of Crafts and Folk Art respectively.
ii. UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. India had applied for the first time to UNESCO in these categories in 2015.

iii. Varanasi was advocated as a perfect example of India’s intangible cultural heritage as a combination of a temple city with its rich tradition in music. The Varanasi School of Music or the Benaras Gharana is named after the holy city of Varansi. Semi classical genres like Hori, Chaiti, Tappa, Daadra trace city’s rich musical heritage.
iv. The Government of Rajasthan nominated Jaipur under the Creative Cities Network for its art and craft. The city identifies 36 varieties of crafts including the ones related to Sculpture, Pottery Textiles and Jewellery making. Right from King Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 18th Century to his successors, the city has been nurtured as a centre of artistic excellence.
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Daily GK Update: 11th December 2015

December 12, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 11th December 2015

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1. Modi, Shinzo Abe to visit Varanasi on Dec 12
i. Marking a new chapter in centuries-old ties between India and Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will visit this ancient temple town tomorrow.
ii. The visit assumes significance as it comes against the backdrop of Partner City Agreement between Kyoto and Varanasi, Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, signed by the two leaders during the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan in August last year.

iii. Abe, who is on a three-day visit to India from today, along with Modi will attend the ‘Ganga Arti’, a beautifully choreographed ritual worship of the holy river performed daily at the fabled Dashashwamedh Ghat.
iv. A gigantic make-shift stage has been erected on the river bed with the help of pontoons and a music system is being installed with special permission from the Allahabad High Court.
v. The ancient temple town, situated less than 15 kms from Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon upon attaining enlightenment, boasts of a special place in the religious and cultural consciousness of Japan as well as most of the South East Asian countries with sizeable Buddhist populations.
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Daily GK Update: 10th December 2015

December 11, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 10th December 2015

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1. Sustained co-operation needed for cleaning Ganga: Bharati
i. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today called for sustained co-operation from the HRD Ministry for ensuring successful implementation of the ‘Namami Gange’ programme, by intervening in areas like rural sanitation and adult education on environment.
ii. Addressing a meeting regarding role of IITs and educational institutes in the ambitious programme here today, she mentioned areas where HRD’s intervention is “specifically” required.

iii. Bharati also mentioned the major challenge before the government is to keep the Ganga clean with approximately 20 crore people taking dip in it every year. “Small stretches of rural areas can be adopted by educational institutes for treatment of small drains carrying rural sewage and solid waste and facilitate in providing 100 per cent rural sanitation,” the ministry quoted Bharti as saying in a statement.
iv. Speaking on the occasion Union Minister for HRD Smriti Irani proposed a three-pronged approach for the involvement of her ministry in the programme. It was mutually agreed that secretaries of both the ministries will discuss these possible approaches and identify actionable points through which HRD Ministry can be involved in the programme. The action plan will include ‘goal posts’ for three months and review of the progress every six months.
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Daily GK Update: 9th December 2015

December 11, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 9th December 2015

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1. Indian-American entrepreneur Frank Islam to be conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award
i. Frank Islam, an Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, will be conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award on 4 January 2016 at the inaugural UP Pravasi Diwas in Agra. The Uttar Pradesh Government will be honouring Islam to recognise his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign country.

ii. Born in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Islam moved to the United States in the early 1970s to study at University of Colorado where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science. In 1994, he founded an Information Technology firm the QSS Group, which he sold in 2007.
iii. After selling the QSS Group, he established the FI Investment Group. He has also authored two books, Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again, and Renewing the American Dream: A Citizen’s Guide for Restoring Our Competitive Advantage.
iv. The UP Ratna Award is conferred to the NRIs, who hail from the state. It is awarded to the NRIs who have made significant contribution to the field of science, technology, culture, medicine, education, public service and commerce in foreign countries.
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Daily GK Update: 8th December 2015

December 09, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 8th December 2015

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1. Maharashtra becomes first state to allow MLAs raise online question
i. The Maharashtra legislature has become the first in the country to launch an online mechanism for its members to send questions and move different motions in the House. In this regard state government has launched a website mls.org.in as part of Digital MLAs initiative in the winter session of state legislature in Nagpur.
ii. This system has been launched in an effort of state government to move towards complete digitization of the legislative process that aims at bringing the paper work to minimum. All MLAs and MLCs have been given unique user names and passwords to access to website so that they can send their questions and requests online.

iii. Facilitates them to move different motions like calling attention and half-an-hour discussion questions for legislature sessions. The system has been designed by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL).
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Daily GK Update: 7th December 2015

December 08, 2015 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 7th December 2015

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1. AP, Jharkhand join UDAY scheme to bolster Discoms
i. The Andhra Pradesh government has conveyed its in-principle decision to the Ministry of Power of joining UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana) scheme.
ii. On receiving the official communication, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, lauded Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu for joining the scheme.

iii. It seeks to reduce interest burden, cost of power and transmission and commercial losses. Consequently, Discom would become sustainable to supply adequate and reliable power enabling 24×7 power supply. The scheme provides that States would take over 75 per cent debt of Discoms, as on September 30, 2015 in two years.
iv. The UDAY scheme has inbuilt incentives encouraging State governments to voluntarily restructure their debts. These incentives include taking over of Discom debt by the States outside the fiscal deficit limits, reduction in the cost of power through various measures such as coal linkage rationalisation, liberal coal swaps, coal price rationalisation, correction in coal grade slippage, allocation of coal linkages at notified prices, priority/additional funding through schemes of Ministry of Power and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and, reduction in interest burden.
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Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Recruitment 2015

December 07, 2015 By: milind Category: Engineer Jobs, Government Jobs

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) invites Application for the post of 98 Junior Engineering Assistant, Junior Office Assistant & Junior Accounts Assistant for its Grass root Refinery at Paradip, Odisha. Apply Online before 21 December 2015.

Advt. No. : PDRP/HR/02/Rectt-15

Job Location : Odisha

Job Details :

  • Post Name : Junior Engineering Assistant
  • No of Vacancy : 74 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 11900-32000/-
  • Post Name : Junior Office Assistant
  • No of Vacancy : 10 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 11900-32000/-
  • Post Name : Junior Accounts Assistant
  • No of Vacancy : 14 Posts
  • Pay Scale : Rs. 11900-32000/-

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