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Current Affairs Sections updated with July 2013 news [useful for Civil Services, Bank, MBA, NDA, CDS, Hotel Management, UPSC, SSC etc Exams]

Current National Affairs – July 2013
Poverty ratio “declines”.
More steps by RBI to curb gold imports.
SC scraps legal shield for convicted MPs and MLAs.
SC allows dance bars.
Food Security Programme Ordinance.
Steps to defend the Rupee. FDI rules eased.
Telangana as 29th State of India approved.
India, China agree to have ‘strategic communication’.
Visit of US Vice President.

Current International Affairs – July 2013
Main opposition party wins elections in Bhutan.
Egypt’s President ousted in a army coup.
PM Shinzo Abe wins big in Japan upper House poll.
G-20 Finance Ministers’ meet.

CURRENT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE – July 2013
ABBREVIATIONS . AWARDS . DISCOVERY . PERSONS . PLACES . RESEARCH . SPACE RESEARCH . MISCELLANEOUS

APPOINTMENTS; EVENTS; Etc – July 2013

SPORTS NEWS – July 2013

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Current Affairs sections updated with June 2013 news

CM-JUNE-13 email

State Bank of India Probationary Officers Recruitment Exam 2013

ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
PAYMENT OF FEES – ONLINE: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
PAYMENT OF FEES – OFFLINE: 01.02.2013 TO 28.02.2013
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 28.04.2013

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Current National and International Affairs & Business News [March 2012] for Civil Services exam (CSAT), Bank PO, Bank Clerk, NDA, CDS, MBA, etc. exams

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:
State Elections, 2012.
EC countermands Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections.
Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill.
Cash-rich PSUs allowed buy-back of shares.
Census 2011—Economic indicators.
Union Budget 2012.
Railway Budget 2012.
Economic Survey, 2012.
India, Brazil sign six pacts.
India-China agree to hold first-ever maritime talks.
India-China to celebrate 2012 as Friendship Year.
Visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to South Korea.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS:
Parliamentary elections in Iran.
Putin is elected President of Russia.
Two billion more people get safe water to drink.
Greece successfully closes bond swap.
U.S. intelligence sees global water conflict risks rising.
How the West rendered USSR bankrupt.
Second World Nuclear Security Summit.
BRICS Summit.
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Round up of Current National and International Affairs [2011] for Civil Services exam (CSAT), Bank PO, Bank Clerk, NDA, CDS, MBA, etc. exams

In GENERAL KNOWLEDGE section under sub-section GK at a Glance we have added Round-up of 2011 Current affairs (at a glance). Readers will find this useful as a Quick Revision Tool during their preparations for various competitive exams.

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October 2011 Current Affairs For Civil Services Exam, CSAT, Bank PO, UPSC Exams, MBA, Hotel Management Etc Exams

List of topics covered

NATIONAL AFFAIRS:
Saving Bank Interest rate decontrol.
Study on rural school education.
Right to property is a human right: SC.
Government cannot change purpose of acquired land: SC.
National Manufacturing Policy cleared.
India Human Development Report, 2011.
National Policy on Electronics.
Draft Policy on Information and Communication Technology.
Visit of President of Afghanistan.
Visit of President of Myanmar.
Visit of Prime Minister of Nepal.
India and Switzerland Info Exchange Treaty.
Visit of President of Vietnam.
National Telecom Policy.

INTERNATIONAL:
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is killed.
Commonwealth Summit.
IBSA Summit.
Palestine wins UNESCO seat in a historic vote.

PLUS: Business News/GK

CURRENT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
ABBREVIATIONS:
IBSA.

AWARDS:
Nobel Prizes, 2011.
Man Booker Prize, 2011.
Sanskriti Awards, 2011.

CYBER SPACE:
Apple launches iCloud service.

DEFENCE:
Navy inducts fleet tanker INS Shakti.

DISCOVERY:
Roman remains found near Chennai.

HEALTH:
Aspirin reduces risk of colon cancer.

PROJECTS:
World’s Highest Webcam Installed on Everest.
Major Himalayan Rail Projects.
Asia’s largest solar farm commissioned.

SPACE RESEARCH:
New planet found with water and ice.
Multiple-planet solar system discovered.
PSLV-C18 launched.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Aakash—World’s cheapest tablet PC.

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Civil Services Prelims Exam, 2011

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on June 12, 2011.

  1. Indian Administrative Service
  2. Indian Foreign Service
  3. Indian Police Service
  4. Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
  5. Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  6. Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
  7. Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  8. Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
  9. Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)
  10. Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
  11. Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  12. Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
  13. Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
  14. Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
  15. Post of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
  16. Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
  17. Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
  18. Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
  19. Armed Force Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
  20. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  21. Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakhadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  22. Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
  23. Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’

    The number of vacancies is liable to alteration. Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes. Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

    Eligibility conditions
    Age limit:
    Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on 1st August, 2011
    The upper age limit is relax-able for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the notice.

    Educational qualifications: Degree of a recognized university or an equivalent qualification.

    Physical standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the regulations given in the appendix-III of rules for the civil services examination, 2011 published in the gazette of India extraordinary dated February 19, 2011.

    Number of attempts: The maximum number of attempts permissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as follows: General category (4); P.H. candidates belonging to general category (7); OBC (7); SC/ST/ (no limit).

    How to apply:

    Candidates may apply online at http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the website

    Candidates may also apply off-line in the common application form devised by the commission for its examinations which can be purchased from the designated head post offices/post offices (specified in appendix III of the notice published in Employment News dated 19.02.2011) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs 30/- (Rs thirty) only. Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination.

     

    Online applications can be filled up to March 21, 2011 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled

    All off-line applications must reach the controller of examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahajahan road, New Delhi-110069 either by hand or by post/speed post or by courier on or before the March 21, 2011.

    However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in the notice the last date for receipt of applications by post/speed post only (not by hand or by courier) is March 28, 2011.

    In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post master or UPSC’s forms supply monitoring cell over Tele 011-23389366/Fax 011-23387310

    To Read the Detailed Notification visit www.upsc.gov.in

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    Civil Services (IAS, IPS, IFS etc) Prelims Exam: Change in Syllabus 2011

    UPSC has announced changes in syllabus and pattern of the Civil Services Preliminary Examination from 2011.

    The Civil Services Preliminary Examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200
    marks each and of two hours duration each.

    Paper I – (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    • Current events of national and international importance
    • History of India and Indian National Movement
    • Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic geography
    of India and the World.
    • Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System,
    Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
    • Economic and Social Development – Sustainable Development,
    Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
    • General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate
    Change – that do not require subject specialization
    • General Science.

    Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
    • Comprehension
    • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
    • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
    • Decision making and problem solving
    • General mental ability
    • Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude
    etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs, tables, data
    sufficiency etc.—Class X level)
    • English Language Comprehension skills (Class X level).
    • Questions relating to English Language Comprehension skills of Class X level
    (last item in the Syllabus of Paper-II) will be tested through passages from
    English

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    Banks to have common entrance exam

    The union government has accepted the recommendation of the A.K. Khandelwal committee and the Indian Banks Association has agreed to a common recruitment programme for public sector banks that would be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

    The move is expected to address the issue of manpower shortage in State-owned banks, which are planning to recruit around 34,000 officers and 51,000 clerical staff over the next three years.The IBPS, established in 1984, is an autonomous body engaged in recruitment and internal promotions in banks and financial institutions. During 2009-10, IBPS conducted tests for around six million candidates at 125 centres across the country for recruitment in PSBs.

    The Khandelwal committee, in its report presented to the government in June, had recommended, among other issues, that bankers could design the content of testing, methodology for conducting such tests and also review the existing arrangements.

    The move was necessitated as banks were facing a huge problem in hiring talent. The common test is expected to bring down recruitment cost and the time taken. The proposed selection process will help jobseekers too as they will not be required to take separate tests for different banks.

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    Syndicate Bank Clerical Cadre Recruitment, 2010

    Syndicate Bank, a Premier Nationalised Bank, invites ONLINE applications from Indian citizens for recruitment of 1000 Probationary Clerks.

    Opening Date for ONLINE Registration: April 13, 2010

    Last date for ONLINE registration (Including for candidates from far-flung areas): May 12, 2010

    Written Test on: June 27, 2010.

    Selection will be made on the basis of performance in written test and Interview. Written test will comprise of questions on Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer awareness and English.

    To read the complete notification and to apply online visit syndicatebank.in/scripts/Recruitment.aspx

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