Jul 23, 2014

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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 21 July 2014

1) India claims historic test win at Lord’s against England: Ishant Sharma claimed seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second test at Lord’s on Monday, their first overseas win since 2011. Ravindra Jadeja ran out James Anderson in the 89th over of the innings to seal the win. India’s second victory at home of cricket and first since 1986 continued England’s miserable year after series defeats by Australia and Sri Lanka. The third test will start at Southampton on Sunday.

2) Katju sparks controversy, Congress says why rake up issue now: Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in judiciary snowballed into a major controversy Monday with parties demanding a probe into the matter as well as questioning the timing of the disclosure. The issue also rocked both houses of parliament. The Congress tried to distance itself from the controversy, asking why the issue was being raised now, but former law minister H.R. Bhardwaj admitted that UPA-I was under pressure from DMK to grant extension to a Madras High Court additional judge, Justice Ashok Kumar.Katju in his blog had said that an additional judge of the Madras High Court was appointed during the UPA regime despite an Intelligence Bureau report revealing charges of corruption against him.

3) Centre notified rules for govt. staff under Lokpal Act: The Centre has notified new rules on declaration of assets and liabilities of its employees under the Lokpal Act. As per the new rules, government employees have to file returns with details of cash in hand, bank deposits, investment in bonds, debentures, shares and units in companies or mutual funds, insurance policies, provident fund, personal loans and advance given to a person or any entity, among others. The employees also to have to give details of their immovable properties along with statement of debts and other liabilities on first appointment or as on March 31 of every financial year.

4) Steven Gerrard announced retirment from International Football: Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international football following the dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil that saw England knocked out at the group stages in their worst ever performance in the prestigious tournament. The FA confirmed the news via their website, with Gerrard bringing the curtain down on an international career that saw him amass 114 caps and 21 goals for the Three Lions.

5) Shooter Vijay Kumar to be India’s flag-bearer at CWG opening ceremony: London 2012 silver medallist Vijay Kumar will be the Indian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Glascow, Scotland on Wednesday. It was a toss-up between Vijay Kumar and wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt after Beijing 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra declined to do the honours as his event was to take place on Thursday. Vijay Kumar was the best shooter at the London Olympics, winning silver in the rapid-fire pistol event. The Indian team for the Games will comprise of 221 athletes, including 101 women, besides 83 officials. In all, the effective strength of the contingent in Glasgow will be 304. India will be participating in 14 of the 17 disciplines in which competitions are to be held. The events left out are netball, rugby sevens and triathlon.

6) TRAI recommends sharing of all telecom spectrum: In a move that could help companies significantly reduce cost of mobile services, telecom regulator TRAI on Monday recommended allowing sharing of all categories of airwaves held by operators including spectrum allocated at old price of Rs 1,658 crore or assigned without auction. At present, telecom operators have been allocated airwaves frequency in 800 megahertz (CDMA), 900 Mhz, 1800 Mhz, 2100 Mhz (3G), 2300 Mhz and 2500 Mhz (4G) for wireless telecom services.
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Tamilnadu Postal Circle - Declaration of Select List in r/o DR Examination for MTS, 2014

MTS Result 2014 Tamil Nadu Circle

Select List of candidates appeared in Direct Recruitment examination for the MTS, 2014 held on 01/06/2014 in Tamilnadu Circle is being uploaded in www.tamilnadupost.nic.in divisionwise from 22/07/2014. The selection is provisional and subject to satisfactory verification of relevant documents and certificates & the following clause, “Any further action and appointment will be subject to the outcome of the OA no. 310/00729/2014 filed by Shri V. Kumaresan Vs UOI rep. by DG Posts and 2 others.” This is only a selection and not an offer of appointment. The appointment of the candidate is subject to the completion of formalities like verification of all records, medical examination and verification of Character and antecedents. Call letters will be sent to the selected candidates by the respective appointing authorities. No correspondence will be entertained with Circle Office. 

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Jul 22, 2014

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Daily Current Affairs from 20 July 2014

Daily Current Affairs from 20 July 2014

1) Congress, National Conference end alliance in J&K: The Congress and the National Conference have decided to part ways in Jammu and Kashmir and contest separately the Assembly election due later this year. The coalition government in the State will, however, complete its full term. The Congress made the decision a day after party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Pradesh Congress Committee chief Saifuddin Soz and general secretary in charge of the State Ambika Soni attended a party convention in Jammu. “After extensive talks with Congress leaders and workers, the party has come to the conclusion that we are going to fight the election on our own strength,” Ms. Soni said.

2) Rory McIlroy clinches 2014 British Open Golf Championship: Rory McIlroy clinched his first Open Championship and third major title with a two-shot victory over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler on a thrilling final day at Hoylake. The Northern Irishman joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three of golf's modern majors by the age of 25. McIlroy, 25, now just has the Masters left to complete a career Grand Slam.

3) Nico Rosberg wins F1's German Grand Prix: Mercedes' Nico Rosberg coasted to his first home German Grand Prix win at Hockenheim on Sunday to extend his lead over teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One championship. The pole sitter, cheered on by Germany World Cup winner Lukas Podolski in the Mercedes pits, extended his lead to 14 points over teammate Lewis Hamilton, who charged up to finish third from 20th on the grid.

4) T V Gopalakrishnan gets Sangita Kalanidhi award: Eminent Carnatic musician and acclaimed mridangam exponent T V Gopalakrishnan has been chosen for the Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy for 2014. N Murali, president of Music Academy, said all the members in the awards committee were unanimous in their decision to felicitate the veteran. "We had quite a few names in our list, but Gopalakrishnan was clearly at the top of the list. He is multi-faceted. He is a singer and is adept at playing various instruments," he said.

5) Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed Private Secretary to PM Narendra Modi: IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, succeeding Vikram Misri, who is going to Spain as Ambassador. Singla, a 1997 batch officer, is returning home to serve in the PMO, after a posting in Indian Embassy in Israel's Tel Aviv.

6) Canara Bank signs Rs. 1,170-cr loan pact for Kochi Metro: Canara Bank signed an agreement with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd on Sunday for a loan of Rs. 1,170 crore to the Rs. 5,200-crore Kochi Metro project. This is the largest loan offered by Canara Bank, which is Kerala’s lead bank, to a single entity in the State. RK Dubey, CMD of Canara Bank, who signed the agreement with KMRL Managing Director Elias George, said the bank was willing to support the project further.
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Daily Current Affairs: 19 July 2014

1) Shakira is now Facebook’s most popular celebrity with 100 million likes: International pop star Shakira is officially the most popular person on Facebook with over a 100 million ‘likes’, the most for any public figure. Shakira’s global appeal, her posts, interactions with fans and her overall personality, have managed to win her the 100 million-plus fans. To celebrate this milestone, she posted a video on her page thanking them. “I am honoured and humbled about reaching this milestone, because it’s one that’s purely about connecting with my fans from all parts of the globe,” Shakira said in a statement. 

2) India to open first Yoga centre in China: The Indian government is planning to open up a first ever Yoga resource centre in China as part of a new move to capitalise on the fast-growing popularity of the practice in a country where there are an estimated several hundred thousand practitioners. On Saturday, Beijing hosted a first ever Yoga festival, with an expected 5,000 Chinese set to take part in four days of workshops, covering everything from breathing exercises and specific asanas to meditation lessons.

3) Jaipur Foot to open centre in Mauritius: The world famous Jaipur Foot will launch a centre in Mauritius. The centre will be located at Port Louise in collaboration with Global Rainbow Foundation, an organisation that works for the disadvantaged and the physically-challenged, and provides them with medical aid. D.R. Mehta, founder and chief patron of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata (BMVSS), an organisation for the physically-challenged, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday to start the centre in Mauritius.

4) India slips 10 spots in innovation to 76th position:  The land of Aryabhatt and Raman seems to have stopped innovating. According to a new global report, India has slipped in innovation by ten places to 76th position in the world this year even as its peers improved their positions. India is the only country, which has fallen among the BRICS economies, the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014 report says. Brazil has risen by three places to 61st rank, Russia by 13 places to 49th, China by six places to 29th, while South Africa by five places to 53rd rank.
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Father of Nation - General Knowledge

Father of Nation - GK

1. Afghanistan —Ahmad Shah Durrani
2. Argentina—Don José de San Martín
3. Australia— Sir Henry Parkes
4. Bahamas —Sir Lynden Pindling
5. Bangladesh— Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
6. Bolivia —Simón Bolívar
7. Brazil —Dom Pedro I andJosé Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva
8. Burma— Aung San
9. Cambodia— Norodom Sihanouk
10. Chile— Bernardo O'Higgins
11. Republic of China— Sun Yat-sen
12. Colombia —Simón Bolívar
13. Sweden— Gustav I of Sweden
14. Croatia— Ante Starčević
15. Cuba —Carlos Manuel de Céspedes
16. Dominican Republic— Juan Pablo Duarte
17. Ecuador— Simón Bolívar
18. Ghana— Kwame Nkrumah
19. Guyana— Cheddi Jagan
20. Haiti —Jean-Jacques Dessalines
21. India— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
22. Indonesia —Sukarno
23. Iran —Cyrus the Great
24. Israel —Theodor Herzl
25. Italy —Victor Emmanuel II
26. Kenya —Jomo Kenyatta
27. Republic of Korea— Kim Gu
28. Kosovo —Ibrahim Rugova
29. Lithuania— Jonas Basanavičius
30. Macedonia— Krste Misirkov
31. Malaysia—Tunku Abdul Rahman
32. Mauritius —Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
33. Mexico —Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
34. Mongolia- Genghis Khan
35. Namibia— Sam Nujoma
36. Netherlands— William the Silent
37. Norway— Einar Gerhardsen
38. Pakistan— Mohammad Ali Jinnah
39. Panama— Simón Bolívar
40. Peru —Don José de San Martín
41. Portugal —Dom Afonso Henriques
42. Russia —Peter I of Russia
43. Saudi Arabia— Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia
44. Scotland —Donald Dewar
45. Serbia —Dobrica Ćosić
46. Singapore— Lee Kuan Yew
47. Slovenia— Primož Trubar
48. South Africa— Nelson Mandela
49. Spain —Fernando el Católico
50. Sri Lanka— Don Stephen Senanayake
51. Suriname— Johan Ferrier
52. Tanzania —Julius Nyerere
53. Turkey— Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
54. United Arab Emirates— Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
55. United States— George Washington
56. Uruguay— José Gervasio Artigas
57. Venezuela— Simón Bolívar
58. Vietnam —Ho Chi Minh

Jul 20, 2014

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Announcement of Date of MTS Examination in A.P Circle

Date of MTS Examination in A.P Circle

Latest Updates on MTS Recruitment

Date of MTS Recruitment Examination:  17.08.2014

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Postman / Mail guard Direct Recruitment 2014

Notification for Postman / Mail Guard Examination in AP Circle

Applications are invited from the desirous & eligible Applicants to fill up the posts of Postman and Mail Guard in the following Postal Divisions / Units in Andhra Pradesh Circle in the pay scale of Rs.5200-20200 (PB-1) + Grade Pay Rs.2000/- + admissible allowances in accordance with Postman Recruitment Rules 2010 / Mail Guard Recruitment Rules 2010 notified vide GOI Gazette order No.682 dated 20/12-2010 and subsequent amendment issued vide No.311 dated 28/6-2012 to Postman Recruitment Rules. The details of vacancies are as furnished below

Recruitment Fee for Postman / Mail Gaurd Examination through 'Sunayasam' can be paid in Head Post Offices From 21.07.2014 and can be applied online after receipt of SMS to your mobile

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Tentative Schedule for Postman  /Mail Gaurd Recruitment:

Last date for paying Examination Fee Through 'Sunayasam':18-08-2014  
Last date of Applying Online:18-08-2014
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Jul 19, 2014

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17 July 2014 Current Affairs Updates

17 July 2014 Current Affairs Updates

1) BRICS Summit 2014 concluded: 6th BRICS Summit was held in Fortaleza, Brazil on 15 July and 16 July 2014. The theme of the Summit was Inclusive Growth: Sustainable Solutions. During the plenary session on 15 July 2014, the participating countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa jointly issued the Fortaleza Declaration. One of the major developments of the summit include declaration of New Development Bank for BRICS countries. The BRICS Development Bank was due to be inaugurated and Shanghai was selected as its headquarters. Argentina was this year's special invitee for the summit.

2) India to host IBSA Summit in 2015: India will be hosting the 7th IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) Summit in 2015, it was announced following a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Brazil on Wednesday. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the interaction between the BRICS leadership and leaders from Latin American countries. It was also decided that New Delhi would also be hosting the India Africa Forum in December this year. IBSA is a trilateral initiative amongst India, Brazil and South Africa “to promote, inter-alia, South-South cooperation and exchange”.

3) Malaysian aircraft MH17 shot down over Ukraine: All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by terrorists" over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew. Malaysia Airlines confirmed that it received notification from Ukrainian Air Traffic Control that it had lost contact with Flight MH17 at 1415 GMT (8:45 IST) at 30km from Tamak waypoint, approximately 50km from the Russia-Ukraine border.

4) Malayalam Film Director J Sasikumar passed away: Ace director J Sasikumar, referred to as the first "hitmaker" of the Malayalam film industry died on Thursday at a private hospital here, his family members said. He was 86. Mr Sasikumar, who was born N Varkey John, was suffering from age-related illnesses. His first film Kudumbini came in 1964 and his last film was Dollar in 1993. He holds three world records: the records for most number of films (141), most number of films having the same actor as hero (Prem Nazir in 84 films) and the most number of films directed in a year (15 films in 1977).

5) India has 3rd-highest number of HIV-infected people: UN- India has the third-highest number of people living with HIV in the world with 2.1 million Indians accounting for about four out of 10 people infected with the deadly virus in the Asia—Pacific region, according to a UN report. The report by UNAIDS, the United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS, said that 19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV—positive status and so ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale—up to close the gap.

6) Germany Takes No. 1 Soccer Ranking: Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup. Germany beat Argentina 1-0 on Sunday to win its fourth World Cup and first in 24 years. It replaced deposed champion Spain at the top of the monthly FIFA rankings. Argentina jumped three places to the No. 2 ranking and the Netherlands soared 12 spots to No. 3 after beating host Brazil in the third-place game.
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 16 July 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 16 July 2014

1) Aircel launched 4G services in four circles: Aircel has launched 4G services across four circles — Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar and Odisha – making it the second operator to launch the services in the country. With this launch, Aircel now offers services under all the three existing telecom technologies (2G, 3G and 4G LTE). This launch makes Aircel the second operator to launch 4G services. Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers and revenue, had earlier launched the services across Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune and Chandigarh. The New Delhi-based company is also gearing up to launch 4G services in Gurgaon. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, wireless arm of India’s largest private sector company Reliance Industries, is also readying to launch 4G services in phased manner, starting 2015.

2) Rahul Dravid Joined Steve Waugh, Ian Botham in Laureus World Sports Academy: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy, becoming the 47th member ofthe panel. Dravid, the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, was at a school on Wednesday in London's East End, meeting young coaches who have been trained with support from the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Dravid said: "It is a great privilege to be invited to join the Academy and I look forward to supporting the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. I am truly honoured to be recognised alongside some of the greatest sportsmen and women we have ever seen.

3) Bashar al-Assad sworn in for a third term as Syrian president: President Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a new seven-year term, after his victory in last month's election that affirmed his grip on power more than three years into Syria's civil war. Dismissed as a sham by Mr Assad's opponents, the vote was held in June in areas of central and northern Syria that remain under state control. Large areas of Syria have fallen to an insurgency dominated by Islamists, including a powerful al Qaeda offshoot known as the Islamic State that has also seized swathes of Iraq.

4) 7th BRICS Summit to be held in Russian city of Ufa: 7th BRICS Summit will be held in Russian city of Ufa in 2015. The announcement was made in Fortaleza Declaration on 16 July 2014 on the sidelines of 6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. Ufa is the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, and the industrial, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the republic. Brazil, India, China and South Africa conveyed their appreciation to Russia for its offer to host the Seventh BRICS Summit in 2015 in the city of Ufa and extend their full support to that end.

5) Ashok takes charge as IOC chief: Indian Oil Corporation has confirmed the appointment of B Ashok as Chairman effective July 16. Ashok was previously Executive Director (Retail Sales) and Executive Director in the Corporate Office at New Delhi. Ashok’s appointment had been chosen as the successor by the former UPA-led Government but the formalisation of his appointment took time as after the formation of the new Government, the Prime Minister’s Office had sought fresh views from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry.

6) Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as Gujarat Governor: Om Prakash Kohli was sworn in as Gujarat Governor at a function in Gandhinagar on Wednesday. Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court Bhaskar Bhattacharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Kohli. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Vidhan Sabha Speaker Vajubhai Vala and Ministers of the State Cabinet were present. Mr. Kohli, a former Rajya Sabha member, is a veteran leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as an academic.
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Complete Current Affairs PDF- June 2014

Complete Current Affairs PDF- June 2014

Friends..Here is the complete Current Affairs PDF of June 2014. We have covered almost all the important happenings of June 2014 in this PDF. PDFhas been made in Question/Answer Mode so that you can have an idea of how questions will be asked in exams. This a competitive exam season withSBI clerk exam already started today(19 Jul 14) and many more exams are coming. We believe that this will be very useful for you. From the feedbacks we received for the monthly current affairs of previous months, we are happy that many questions asked in SBI PO Exam and various PSC Exams held in May/June 2014 are from our material. We are providing this material free of cost and you can download the PDF from the below links. Thank you once again for your encouragement and support. Do comment your views/suggestions for further improvement.

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PA/SA Exam 2014: Answer Keys of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh Published

PA/SA Exam 2014: Answer Keys of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh Published

Friends.. Answer Keys of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam 2014 Paper I conducted on May 11, 2014 at Maharashtra (24), May 25, 2014 at West Bengal (32), June 01, 2014 at Gujrat (16) & June 22, 2014 at Madhya Pradesh (23) Postal Circles are now accessible. Candidates may LOGIN to view & post observations, if any, till July 23, 2014. You can also download the questions paper with answer key of each circle from the below link.

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West Bengal Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam 2014

West Bengal Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam 2014

Exam dated : 01 June 2014
Result dated : 19 July 2014

Dear Friends... Download Official Answer Key of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant Examination 2014 from www.pasaexam2014.in until July 23, 2014. But you can access from www.postalassistantexams.blogspot.in at any Anytime. 

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Gujarat Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam 2014

Gujarat Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam 2014

Dear Friends... Download Official Answer Key of Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant Examination 2014 from www.pasaexam2014.in until July 23, 2014. But you can access from www.postalassistantexams.blogspot.in at any Anytime. 

To View / Download the Gujarat Circle Official Answer Key examination held at June 22, 2014 using below mentioned link.

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Jul 18, 2014

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Maharshtra Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam on 11/05/2014

Maharshtra Circle : Official Answer Key of PA/ SA Exam 2014

Dear Friends… Here is the official Answer Key of Postal/Sorting Assistant Exam held in Maharshtra Postal Circle on 11/05/2014 .  You can download the answer key as PDF from below link.

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