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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
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.
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.
Round up of Current National and International Affairs  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
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.
Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is killed.
Palestine wins UNESCO seat in a historic vote.
PLUS: Business News/GK
CURRENT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Nobel Prizes, 2011.
Man Booker Prize, 2011.
Sanskriti Awards, 2011.
Apple launches iCloud service.
Navy inducts fleet tanker INS Shakti.
Roman remains found near Chennai.
Aspirin reduces risk of colon cancer.
World’s Highest Webcam Installed on Everest.
Major Himalayan Rail Projects.
Asia’s largest solar farm commissioned.
New planet found with water and ice.
Multiple-planet solar system discovered.
Aakash—World’s cheapest tablet PC.
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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.
- Indian Administrative Service
- Indian Foreign Service
- Indian Police Service
- Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
- Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
- Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)
- Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
- Post of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
- Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
- Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
- Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
- Armed Force Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
- Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakhadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
- Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
- 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.
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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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
• 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
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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, 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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MAT is entrance fo MBA and Allied Programmes, conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA)
Paper based Test will be held on May 2, 2010.
Computer Based Test will be held from May 8, 2010 onwards.
Last date for sale of Application form: April 7, 2010
Last date for submission of filled-n form at AIMA, New Delhi: April 10, 2010
Last date for Online Registration: April 9, 2010.
Last date for submission of online registration print-out at AIMA, New Delhi: April 12, 2010
Eligibility: Graduates in any discipline. Final year students of Graduate courses can also apply.
For more information and to apply online visit: www.aima-ind.org/matmay10
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Readers will find this feature useful in their preparations for Civil Services Exam and other similar UPSC and SSC exams. The information provided is also useful for Bank P.O. and Bank Clerk Recruitment exam preparations as also any competitive exam [MBA, NDA, CDS, IFS, IES etc] in which questions on General Awareness or General Knowledge and Current Affairs are asked.
In a world that could provide for all its people, extreme poverty and hunger are the daily lot of millions. Of the world’s more than six billion people, 2.8 billion—almost half—live on less than $2 a day, and 1.2 billion—a fifth—live on less than $1 a day, with 44 per cent living in South Asia. In rich countries, fewer than one child in 100 does not reach its fifth birthday, while in the poorest countries as many as a fifth of children do not.
Over two million childhood deaths occur annually due to vaccine-preventable diseases; hunger daily stalks nearly 800 million people in the developing world. Every day, 31,000 people die from preventable causes, half of them hunger-related.
UNICEF says that some 1,400 girls and women die each day from causes related to child-birth, 99 per cent of them in developing countries. About 1.1 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water. More than 40 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, and there are 14 million AIDS orphans under the age of 14.
This destitution persists even though human conditions have improved more in the past century than in the rest of history—global wealth, global connections, and technological capabilities have never been greater. But the distribution of these global gains is extraordinarily unequal. The average income in the richest 20 countries is 37 times the average in the poorest 20—a gap that has doubled in the past 40 years.
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