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Current Affairs April 2016

International

Obama and Xi Jinping of China vow to sign Paris accord

U.S. President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced that they would sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on the first day the UN accord will be open for government signatures, which is April 22.

Officials felt this is because of a joint resolve by USA and China – the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters to address climate change; although it is doubtful whether USA will meet its obligations under the agreement.

USA and Saudi Arabia announce anti-terror drive

Saudi Arabia and the U.S have announced joint action against two groups and four individuals for promoting or supporting terrorism.

These groups and individuals are suspected of supporting Al-Qaida, Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba that also target India and have been put under sanctions. Citizens and Organisations in USA and Saudi Arabia are barred from dealing with them.

This announcement comes just a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Saudi Arabia for his first visit.

North Korea will pursue nuclear tests and missile launching

In defiance of the United States and its allies, a top Pyongyang envoy said on Friday that North Korea will continue to pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile programme, adding that a state of “semi-war” now existed between the two Korean countries.

North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, So Se Pyong, criticized the huge joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises taking place which he said were aimed at “decapitation of the supreme leadership of the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]” and conquering Pyongyang.

National

Indian Govt. avoids mentioning Masood Azhar’s role in Pathankot

The Indian government refrained from mentioning the name of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar for the attacks, in the first official briefing after the Pakistani SIT team concluded its visit to the Pathankot airbase.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) D-G Sharad Kumar, who was asked to read out a statement on the visit on Friday, did not mention the name of either Azhar or his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar and referred them as “office bearers” instead.

Quraishi says Coterminous Lok Sabha and State polls not feasible

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion of making Lok Sabha and State Assembly polls coterminous at a meeting of the BJP office bearers in March, has set off a national debate on its feasibility and issues of practical implementation.

Former Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi told The Hindu, that Mr. Modi’s concerns regarding monetary expenditure on polls every year before every election were valid. “Having said that, constitutionally, it will be impossible to implement”.

Science-and-Technology

Gmail’s April Fool’s day joke a damp squib

Google has removed an April Fool’s Gmail button near the usual send button, which sent a comical animation to recipients, after several people complained about its nuisance factor.

The button appeared beside Gmail’s normal send button and allowed users to shut down an email thread by sending a GIF of a Minion dropping a microphone.

However, several people complained of using the new button by mistake thereby losing important mail threads and causing damage to their office work.

Goyal unveils an app to monitor demand and supply of power in real-time

Power Minister Piyush Goyal unveiled an app that provides real-time information on price, demand, and supply of electricity across India, State wise.

Goyal put the responsibility on the state governments to ensure the accuracy of the data in such apps.

Sports

Saina Nehwal to playagainst Li Xuerui in semifinals

Saina Nehwal scraped through against Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun for a berth in the semifinals of the $300,000 India Open in the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. This is Saina’s sixth victory over Sung Ji Hyun in seven encounters.

Saina, defending champion and second seed, overcame the loss of the first game to win 19-21, 21-14, 21-19.  “I have always beaten her with ease but today she played much better. I never expected her to rally so much,” was what the Indian said after the match.

She will now take on Olympic Champion Li Xuerui of China in Semi Finals.

Tenure of Ravi Shastri and support staff ends

Ravi Shastri’s post as Team Director of the Indian team and Assistant Coaches Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R. Sridhar’s tenures came to end following India’s defeat against the West Indies in the semifinal of ICC World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday.

They were appointed from the one-day series in England in September 2014.

Japan’s Nishikori defeatsFrance’s Monfils, enters semis

Kei Nishikori of Japan saved five match points before defeating Gael Monfils of France 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) in a punishing quarterfinal at the Miami Open on Thursday.

The Japanese No.1 will now face 24th seed Australian Nick Kyrgios who defeated 12th seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6(4).

Business-Economy

Cigarette makers threaten to halt production over ambiguity of policy

Top tobacco manufacturers of India have threatened to halt production citing “ambiguity” over the government’s policy on size of pictorial health warnings to be displayed on tobacco packs.

The Tobacco Institute of India (TII), said in a statement that they have “unanimously decided to shut all their cigarette factories with effect from April 1 owing to ambiguity on the policy related to revision of Graphic Health Warnings on tobacco product packs.”

Tesla’s new Model 3 pre-order country list includes India!

Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that the company has added more countries to the pre-order page for Tesla Model 3. The list of countries includes India, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, and Ireland.

Education

BSF Recruitment 2016 – 622 Specialist, ASI, HC & GDMO Posts

BSF Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 622 ASI & HC Posts: Directorate General Border Security Force, Communication & IT Directorate, Border Security Force (BSF) has given an employment notification for the recruitment of ASI (RM) & HC (RO) vacancies in BSF Comn Setup.

Eligible candidates can apply online from 16-06-2016 at 09:00 hrs to 15-07-2016 at 24:00 hrs

Important dates:

Start Date for Submission of Online Applications    16-06-2016 (9 am)

Last Date for Submission of Online Applications     15-07-2016 (midnight)

Click here to apply:

http://bsf.nic.in/doc/recruitment/r145.pdf

Goa Government Jobs 2016 – 233 Fire Fighter, Driver & other Posts

Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services Goa Jobs 2016 – 233 Fire Fighter & other Posts: Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services, Goa has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Sub Officer, Driver Operator, Watch Room Operator & Fire Fighter vacancies.

Eligible candidates can apply in prescribed application format on or before 15-04-2016 up to 05: 00 PM.

Important dates:

Last Date for Submission of Applications      15-04-2016 (5:00 pm)

PGIMER Recruitment 2016 – Senior Resident & RA Posts

PGIMER Recruitment 2016 – Senior Resident Posts: Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has issued notification for the recruitment of Senior Resident vacancies on adhoc basis.

Eligible candidates can apply in prescribed application format on or before 07-04-2016.

Important dates:

Last Date for Submission of Online Applications     07-04-2016

ESIC Haryana Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Senior Resident Posts

ESIC Haryana Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Senior Resident Posts: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of India, Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Senior Resident vacancies in various departments.

Eligible candidates can walk in on 13-04-2016 from 09:30 AM onwards.

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview           13-04-2016 from 09:30 AM on wards

Reporting Time                         Up to 11:00 AM

Venue                                      Office of Medical Superintendent, ESIC Hospital, Sec-3 Plot No.41 IMT, Manesar, Gurgaon (Haryana)

Quiz

  1. Who is the current President of China?

  • Hu Jintao
  • Xi Jinping
  • Li Xiannian
  • Jiang Zemin

Answer: Xi Jinping

  1. What is the capital of North Korea?

  • Saigon
  • Seoul
  • Pyongyang
  • Kaesong

Answer: Pyongyang

  1. Who is the current Power Minister of India?

  • Piyush Goyal
  • Harsh Vardhan
  • Prakash Javadekar
  • Veerappa Moily

Answer: Piyush Goyal

  1. What does BSF stand for?

  • Bharat Security Force
  • Battalion Secure Force
  • Border Standing Force
  • Border Security Force

Answer: Border Security Force

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International

Armenia-Azerbaijan frontline sees wave of new fighting

A fierce fight broke out in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region on Saturday, killing scores of servicemen and alarming the world super powers who called for an immediate ceasefire to curb the violence spreading in the South Caucasus.

The Nagorno-Karabakh area lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled and run by ethnic Armenians, who manage their own affairs with heavy military and financial backing from Armenia since a separatist war ended in 1994.

Brussels Airport will reopen on Sunday,12 days after Brussels bombings

Brussels Airport will reopen with a partial, symbolic airline service onSunday after a 12-day shutdown of flights caused by a deadly bombing attack, the airport’s chief executive said on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium.

CEO of Brussels Airport Co., Arnaud Feist said that the Brussels Airlines flights to Athens, Turin in Italy and Faro in Portugal were chiefly symbolic.

Arab-American family asked to leave U.S. flight

An Arab-American family was removed by United Airlines staff from a flight because of safety concerns. The livid family has slammed the Airlines for the incident that they claimed was “profiling” and “discrimination at its finest”.

On March 20, Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley and her children were asked to leave a Spring Break flight from Chicago to Washington by the crew in what was described by them at the time as a “safety of flight” issue, The Daily Mail reported.

Sikh US military soldier wins right to wear a turban and sport a beard

In a ground-breaking decision, the US military has granted a Sikh-American officer permission to follow his religious tenets regarding beard and turban while serving the Nation. The Sikh soldier can now continue serving while keeping a beard and wearing a turban.

Captain Simratpal Singh, a 28-year-old decorated combat veteran, will now become the first active duty Sikh soldier to receive approval to maintain his articles of faith while actively serving in the US Army.

National

Paris climate pact: Javadekar announces India will ratify pact on April 22

Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said India would ratify the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement on April 22, along with 100 other nations at a high level signing ceremony to be convened at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Mr. Javadekar pointed out that while India accounted for only 3 per cent carbon emission, the cumulative US contribution was 30 per cent; Europe Canada and other developed world contributed 50 per cent.

Declaration form for Urdu writers

A new declaration form introduced by the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) insists that writers, who seek monetary support, should declare that the book “does not contain anything which goes against the policies of the Indian government.”

Writers and artists held a demonstration on Saturday in Bengaluru in front of Town Hall, protesting this new declaration saying it would run counter to the rights of writers/artists to be critical of the government or the state.

Nuclear Security Summit: Modi announces key nuclear security measures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced steps taken by his government in the area of nuclear security and non-proliferation, including countering nuclear smuggling and deployment of technology to deter nuclear terrorism.

Mr. Modi made the announcement during the second and final day of the Nuclear Security Summit attended by leaders from more than 50 countries.

Science-and-Technology

Timely treatment of Depression – must for Suicide Prevention

The shocking news of suicide committed by the 24-year-old actor Pratyusha Banerjee brings the issue of high incidence of suicide in the nation and the underlying cause of depression to the forefront.

Pratyusha Banerjee best known for her role “Anandi” in the television show Balika Vadhu, hadended her life after a bout of severe depression, late Friday. Celebrities tweeted about it; with Karan Johar saying it was “a wake-up call to families and friends who don’t consider depression a medical condition”.

India to lead and not be led by Global Pharma Patent laws

India is the world’s principal producer and supplier of quality generic medicines which include antibiotics, and TB, malaria and HIV treatments in developing countries.

In a serious threat to affordable healthcare medicines for all developing countries, India has repeatedly been singled out by the United States government and the multinational pharmaceutical industry for what they choose to term as the “insufficient enforcement of the multinational pharmaceutical industry’s intellectual property (IP) and India’s independent patent examination system.”

New Ebola case claims a woman in Liberian capital

The Librarian government on Friday confirmed a new Ebola case traced to a 30-year-old woman who died on arrival in a hospital in capital Monrovia.

The ministry of health in a statement asked the citizens not to panic in the wake of the new Ebola case, according to Xinhua.

Sports

Indian Women’s Hockey team goes down fighting

The Indian women’s hockey team went down 0-1 to New Zealand in the opening match of the Hawke’s Bay Cup.

Speaking after the match, India chief coach Neil Hawgood applauded his goalkeeper’s performance and said “Despite the loss, we can see positives in our performance in defence and in goal. This was arguably the toughest match of our group stage and now we can build forward for our next encounters.”

Bengaluru FC snatches a crucial win over Mumbai FC

Bengaluru FC earned a decisive and crucial 1-0 win over Mumbai FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.

With the win, Bengaluru is now on par with Mohun Bagan on 25 points with a game in hand, but is second only on inferior head-to-head record.

Rio Olympics: Indian Jumps squad leaves for prep camp

In preparation for the Rio Olympics, an eight-member Indian jumps squad (men & women) left for South African city Pretoria on Saturday,for a 45-day training camp according to C.K. Valson, secretary of the Athletics Federation of India.

Business-Economy

Foxconn takes over Japanesefirm Sharp with $3.5 billion deal

On Saturday, Taiwanese firm Foxconn and Japanese firm Sharp Corp formally signed deal that would see Foxconn take control of Sharp even as the FoxConn CEO Terry Gou parried questions over when and how Sharp would become profitable again.

Indo-Bangladesh border:coastal routefor trade?

Due to increased volume of trade, rail and road traffic is facing congestion on the Indo-Bangladesh border leading to delays and increased surcharge cost.

Bangladeshi traders have started looking at the waterwaysas an alternate source,since moving goods through the coastal route would lead to cost and time savings.

Apart from these advantages, the commodities also get insurance coverage and are insured against pilferage, theft or damages.

Education

CRPF Recruitment 2016 – 686 Head Constable Posts

CRPF Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 686 Head Constable (Ministerial) Posts: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has issued a notification for the recruitment of Head Constable (Ministerial) vacancies on temporary basis.

Eligible candidates can apply Online from 06-04-2016 to 05-05-2016.

Important dates:

Start Date for Submission of Online Applications    06-04-2016

Last Date for Submission of Online Applications     05-05-2016

SSC JHT Exam 2016 – Apply Online for JHT, SHT, Hindi Pradhyapak Posts

SSC JHT Exam 2016 – Apply Online for JHT, SHT, Hindi Pradhyapak Posts: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has invited applications for the recruitment of Junior Hindi Translator, Junior Translator, Senior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak vacancies by conducting All India Open Competitive Examination.

Eligible candidates may apply online from 02-04-2016 to 28-04-2016 by 05:00 P.M for Part-I Registration & 30-04-2016 by 05:00 P.M for Part-II Registration.

Important dates:

Start Date for Part-I, Part-II online Registration     02-04-2016

Last Date for Part-Ionline Registration                   28-04-2016 (5:00 pm)

Last Date for Part-II online Registration                 30-04-2016 (5:00 pm)

Coconut Development Board Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Comp Programmer Posts

Coconut Development Board Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Computer Programmer Posts: Coconut Development Board, Thiruvananthapuram has announced a notification for the recruitment of Computer Programmer vacancies on contract basis.

Eligible candidates may attend the walk in interview with Bio-data, latest passport size photograph, original certificates on 08-04-2016 at 10:30 AM.

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview: 08-04-2016 at 10:30 AM.

Venue                             : Coconut Development Board, Kera Bhavan, Near woodlands Junction, SRV Road, Kochi 682 011.

PNB Recruitment 2016 – Driver, AO, & other Posts

PNB Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for Driver, AO & other Posts: Punjab National Bank (PNB) has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Relationship Manager, Assistant officer, Receptionist & Subordinate Staff/ messenger/ Driver vacancies in Bangladeshi Nationals purely on contract basis.

Eligible candidates can apply online from 29-03-2016 to 04-04-2016.

Important dates:

Start Date for applying online                                29-03-2016

Last Date for applying online                                 04-04-2016

Click here to apply:

https://www.pnbindia.in/En/ui/Recruitment.aspx

Quiz

  1. Who is the current Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India?

  • Prakash Javadekar
  • Manohar Parrikar
  • Ramvilas Paswan
  • Piyush Goyal

Answer: Prakash Javadekar

  1. The headquarters of the United Nations is in which city?

  • Geneva
  • Stockholm
  • New York
  • Paris

Answer: New York

  1. Brussels is a city in which country?

  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Belgium

Answer: Belgium

  1. What is the capital of Liberia?

  • Lusaka
  • Monrovia
  • Harare
  • Khartoum

Answer: Monrovia

  1. What does CRPF stand for?

  • Common Reserve Police Force
  • Common Rotary Police Force
  • Central Reserve Police Force
  • Central Rashtriya Police Force

Answer: Central Reserve Police Force

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International

Consider local steel firms in government contracts: Britain

The British government is looking for ways to tackle the crisis and support domestic steel producers after Tata Steel of India put its loss-making British plant up for sale on Wednesday. This has put thousands of jobs at risk.

The suggestion is that infrastructure and other government contracts involving steel supplies must look at local UK steel producers also in order address this issue on a long term basis.

Syrian troops and allies move forward: take another IS-controlled town

Syrian troops and their allies on Sunday captured another town controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group in central Syria, state media reported. This is just a week after Syrian troops took back the historic town of Palmyra from IS.

The town of Qaryatainlies midway between Palmyra and the capital, Damascus and is strategically important. The push into Qaryatain took place under the cover of Russian airstrikes and is hailed as another setback to the IS extremists in Syria.

US-India Defence ties strengthened: New Act in U.S. Congress

The US-India Defence Technology and Partnership Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Congress two weeks back, would “institutionalise” the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) framework between the two countries and the India-specific cell in the Pentagon, a senior U.S. defence official said.

The India Rapid Reaction Cell is specifically mentioned in the U.S.-India Defence Technology and Partnership Act.

Khaleda Zia to surrender before court on April 5

Bangladesh’s former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has agreed to surrender before a court in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, and seek bail in a case against her for masterminding a deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus during an anti-government protest in 2015, that killed 1 and injured 30 people.

“Khaleda will surrender before the Court of Metropolitan Sessions Judge on April 5,” Sanaullah Mia, one of her lawyers, told reporters in Dhaka.

National

New Security measures: ATMs not to be replenished with cash after 8 p.m.

The Home Ministry has proposed that ATMs should not be replenished with cash after 8 p.m. in cities to prevent incidents of attack on cash carrying vans.

The other proposed Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) are that the private cash transportation agencies must collect money from the banks in the first half of the day. In rural areas, the deadline will be 5 p.m. Additionally, the cash vans that are fitted with CCTVs and GPS must not carry more than Rs. 5 crore per trip.

Modi assures Saudi business leaders of common indirect taxation

Speaking to business leaders in Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised streamlinedbusiness environment for global investors.

The Prime Minister said a common indirect taxation regime in form of GST (Goods and Services Tax) was “about to happen.” He, however did not commit to any timeframe. GST will do away with myriad tax compliance issues and ensure better tax governance in India.

Four Indians with suspected IS links released by Syria

India secured the release of four citizens from Syria who were held in a government prison in Damascuson suspicion of collusion with the Islamic State (IS), almost two and half months after it was revealed to Indian officials about the citizens’ imprisonment.

“We have secured release of four Indians from Syria. Welcome home Arun Kumar Saini, Sarvjit Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Joga Singh,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

Science-and-Technology

New planet with triple-star system discovered at US Astrophysics centre

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysicshave discovered a rare triple-star system with a gas giant planet comparable to Jupiter.

Researchers have found that a binary system once thought to be a single star was actually a pair of stars orbiting one another, and was a part of the triple-star system.

Ramanujan encyclopedia launched

An encyclopedia of Srinivasa Ramanujan will be launched by Springer. This was announced at an international conference of mathematics held at the University of Florida held recently.

“The comprehensive encyclopedia of about 1000 pages, in two volumes, will contain everything important about Ramanujan’s life and mathematics,” said Mr. Marc Strauss during his announcement at the recently held International Conference on Number Theory at the University of Florida.

Enzyme produced with Directed Evolution to slice HIV virus

A German team has been able to cut or slice off an important portion of the genetic material of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causing deadly AIDS.

This breakthrough has come after a decade of attempts by this team of researchers from Dresden and Hamburg, to evolve an enzyme that can identify HIV gene code and slice it. This enzyme is expected to have a huge potential to cure AIDS.

Sports

West Indies Rout – Brathwaite carnage leaves England stunned

In a thrilling T20 Finals in Eden Gardens, Kolkatathe West Indies snatched victory from jaws of defeat, scripted with a perfect 4 sixes off 4 balls by Brathwaite in the final over of the match.

The English were ahead in the game till the last over due to some great bowling, but the game was over with Stokes bowling the last over and getting smashed all over the park for 4 sixes of 4 consecutive balls. The West Indies needed 19 off 6 balls. They won with 2 balls to spare.

Miami Open: Azarenka beats Kuznetsova to clinch title

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to win the Miami Open on Saturday. Azarenka easily finished off Kuznetsovato wrap up the final in 80 minutes.

“This just gives me even more inspiration and motivation to keep working harder,” said Azarenka. “I’m very happy that all the work that I’ve been putting in is paying off. It’s such a great opportunity to play the whole month so consistent.”

West Indies women win World T20 cup

For the first time in history, the West Indies women’s cricket team won the ICC World T20 title with a decisive eight-wicket victory over Australiain the T20 World cup final in Kolkata.

The Windies women successfully chasedthe target of 149 with a 120—run partnership by openers Hayley Matthews (66 off 45) and skipper Stafanie Taylor (59 off 57).

Business-Economy

Reserve Bank of India– stage set to cut rate by 25 bps

With the Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan setting the conditions for further easing of the monetary policy met, the market participants have said that the stage is set for at least a 25 bps reduction in interest rate in the first bi-monthly review of monetary policy scheduled on April 5.

India’s gross fiscal deficit expected to exceed target

India’s gross fiscal deficit for 2015-2016 could be 6.9 per cent of GDP, wider than the budget estimate of 6.3 per cent, according to an analysis.

According to Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative for India, Nepal and Bhutan, at 6-7 per cent of GDP, India’s General Government fiscal deficit is well above the norm for most emerging markets and in the worry zone.

Education

IIT Delhi Recruitment 2016 – JRF, RA & Other Posts

IIT Delhi Recruitment 2016 – JRF, Research Associate & Other Posts: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi has published notification for the recruitment of Research Associate, Project Associate, Project Attendant, Junior Research Fellow & Junior Project Assistant vacancies under different projects on contractual basis.

Eligible candidates may apply in prescribed application format on or before 15-04-2016 by 05:00 p.m. for Post No. 01 & walk in on 18 & 19-04-2016 for Post No. 02 to 07.

Important dates:

Last Date for Receipt of Application for Post No. 01          15-04-2016 by 05:00 p.m.

Date & Time of Interview for Post No. 02, 03 & 04 19-04-2016 at 03:30 p.m.

Date & Time of Interview for Post No. 05      18-04-2016 at 03:00 p.m.

Date & Time of Interview for Post No. 06      18-04-2016 at 04:00 p.m.

Date & Time of Interview for Post No. 07      18-04-2016 at 12:00 noon.

Venue : IIT, Delhi.

ESIC Delhi Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for IT Manager & Assistant Posts

ESIC Delhi Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for IT Manager & Assistant Posts: Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), New Delhi has announced a notification for the recruitment of IT Manager & IT Assistant vacancies on contractual basis.

Eligible candidates may attend for walk in interview on 25 & 26-04-2016 from 10:00A.M. onwards.

Important date:

Date of Interview                    25 & 26-04-2016, 10:00 am onwards

IWST Bangalore Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for JRF Posts

IWST Bangalore Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for JRF Posts: Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST), Bangalore has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)vacancies for the project entitled “All India Project on Conservation, improvement and bioresource development of Sandalwood ” on purely temporary basis.

Eligible candidates can walk in on 12-04-2016 at 11:00 AM.

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview : 12-04-2016 at 11:00 AM.

Venue                             :Institute of Wood Science & Technology, 18thcross, Malleswaram, Bangalore

ESIC Hospital Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Senior Resident Posts

ESIC Hospital Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Senior Resident Posts: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Senior Resident vacancies under contract basis & residency scheme at ESI Hospital, Noida.

Eligible candidates can walk in on 11 & 12-04-2016 at 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview for Post 1    11-04-2016 at 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Date & Time of Interview for Post 2    12-04-2016 at 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Quiz

Historic city Palmyra is in which country?

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Lebanon

Answer: Syria

Khaleda Zia is a former Prime Minister of which country?

  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Indonesia

Answer: Bangladesh

What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?

  • Riyadh
  • Medina
  • Jeddah
  • Mecca

Answer: Riyadh

Eden Gardens cricket stadium is in which city of India?

  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad

Answer: Kolkata

Who is the current Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

  • D. Subbarao
  • Y V Reddy
  • Bimal Jalan
  • Raghuram Rajan

Answer: Raghuram Rajan

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International

Biggest offshore tax evasion leak in 100 years: Media agog with news!

Several World figures from various fields across Entertainment, Sports and Politics have been named in a massive offshore tax evasion leak. Based on informationprovided by an anonymous source, an international coalition of media outlets on Sunday published an extensive investigation into offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous.

This has led to a spurt of denials of wrong doings by the world figures named and outcries from political opponents of those named.

U.S. polls leaning more towards ‘best’ candidates not front runners

As the election fever grips USA, the race to the presidential nomination later this year is more about super delegates swinging their votes instead of just public support.

Senator Bernie Sander’s winning the Democratic presidential nomination depends on super delegates to the party national convention. Super delegates are party functionaries not bound to any candidate.

Although Mr. Sanders has been repeatedly urging the super delegates to switch sides almost all of them have pledged support to former First Lady Hillary Clinton.

U.S. Navy seizes Weapons shipment from Iran

The U.S. Navy says it has seized a weapons’ shipment in the Arabian Sea from Iran which they claim is likely heading to war-torn Yemen.

A statement was released on Monday by the U.S Navy that the USS Sirocco intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small dhowon March 28.

Suicide attacks and shelling across Iraq kill over 20 people

Suicide attacks and shelling targeting members of Shia militias and military forces kill more than 20 people on Monday in Iraq.

Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for several of these attacks, which also wounded more than 60.

National

47 policemen get life sentence for Pilibhit fake encounter 25 years ago

47 policemen were sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court for killing 10 Sikh pilgrims in a fake encounter in Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh in 1991.

On July 12, 1991, the policemen stopped a luxury bus filled with Sikh pilgrims and forced 10 passengers to get off, who were later killed in “cold blood” claiming they were “Khalistani terrorists.”

IIT Madras, IIM-B, IISc Bangaloretoplist of educational institutions

For the first time in India, a ranking of educational institutions has been released by the government.  The National Institutions Ranking Framework (NIRF) has ranked 3,500 institutions in four categories: University, Engineering, Pharmacy and Management.

The toppers are:Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in University category, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras in Engineering category, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal in Pharmacy categoryand the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore in Management category.

Conference on ancient Indian contribution to mathematics in Paris

India is gearing up to sponsor a conference on ancient Indian contribution to mathematics in Paris beginning Monday.

Human Resource Development Minister SmritiIrani will lead the Indian delegation at the “International Conference of Zero”, and gift a bronze bust of Aryabhata to the UNESCO headquarters.

 Science-and-Technology

 Pearly nautilus to be included in endangered species

 Nautilus pompilinus, the pelagic marine mollusc with one of the oldest animal lineages on the planet, may get an extra global legal protection soon. 

The palm-sized mollusc, with a maximum life span of 20 years may soon be included in the Appendix 2 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna (CITES).

A new pattern emerges among prime numbers

In a new pattern in prime numbers found by KannanSoundararajan and Robert Lemke Oliver of Stanford University, a prime number ending in 9 is much less likely to be followed by another prime number ending in 9.

 This pattern in the last digits of successive prime numberswas found by analysing numerically the first 100 million numbers.

This study is important because it attempts to unravel the blend of random distribution and patterns in prime numbers.

Sports

AdilKalyanpur stars in India’s win

In the under-16 tennis tournament at the DLTA Complex,AdilKalyanpur defeated Thai TonklaMulada, and put India past Thailand 2-1 in a group-A league match of the Asia Oceania junior Davis Cup in New Delhi on Monday. 

Kalyanpur beat Mulada6-2, 6-4 in the second singles that lasted an hour and 40 minutes. 

A new hope for Rising PuneSupergiants under Dhoni?

Rising Pune Supergiants fans will now have every reason to hopefor a much better show this IPL. The team is to be led by the most successful captain in Indian cricketing history, M.S. Dhoni.

 With Stephen Fleming as coach, Dhoni will hopefully make a successful transition from the Chennai Super Kings dressing room to Pune Supergiants’.

Business-Economy

U.S. Blackstone to buy control of Mphasis

U.S.private equity firm Blackstone has agreed to buy control of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) majority shareholding in Bengaluru-based IT services provider Mphasis Ltd.

The deal is worth up to Rs.7,071 crore. The transaction will be Blackstone’s single largest investment in the country, with it acquiring at least 84 per cent of the 60.5 per cent stake owned by HPE and make an open offer for buying another 26 per cent from the public.

Government lowers freight target for ports

With the ports missing out on cargo targets for 2015-2016 because of European economic crisis, ban on export of iron ore by some statesamongst other reasons, government has lowered freight targets for ports.

The government has scaled down the freight handling target of major ports for the year 2016-17 to 644 million tonnes, lower by nearly 51 million tonnes from the 695 million tonnes fixed for 2015-16.

Education

University of Hyderabad Recruitment 2016 – Jr Office Asst, JRF & Other Posts

University of Hyderabad Recruitment 2016 – Jr Office Asst, Steno & Other Posts: University of Hyderabad has issued notification for the special recruitment of Senior Assistant, Junior Engineer, Junior Office Assistant, Junior Professional Assistant, Junior Laboratory Assistant, Stenographer, Library Attendant, Laboratory Attendant vacancies for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

Eligible candidates can apply in the prescribed application format on or before 08-04-2016 by 04:00 PM & 15-04-2016 by 04:00 PM for remote areas.

Important dates:

Last Date for Submission of Application: 08-04-2016 by 04:00 PM

Last Date for Submission of Application for Remote Areas: 15-04-2016 by 04:00 PM

SSA Odisha Recruitment 2016 – Cook, Peon, Warden & Cashier Posts

SSA Nabarangpur Jobs 2016 – Cook, Peon & Warden Posts: District Project Office, SarvaShikshaAbhiyan (SSA ), Nabarangpur has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Cook, Peon & Warden vacancies in different Kasturba Gandhi BalikaVidyalaya on purely contractual & temporary basis.

Eligible candidates can apply in prescribed application format on or before 22-04-2016 during office hours.

Important date:

Last Date for Application                    22-04-2016 during office hours

NIT Calicut Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Cluster Development Executive Posts

NIT Calicut Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Cluster Development Executive Posts: Technology Business Incubator, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut has issued a notification for the recruitment of Cluster Development Executive vacancies under the project “Coir Board, funded by the Ministry of MSME, Govt of India where Balussery Coir Cluster is the beneficiary” on temporary basis.

Eligible candidates may attend for walk in interview on 12-04-2016 at 11.00 AM.

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview : 12-04-2016 at 11:00 AM.

Venue                             :TBI Office, Second floor, Administrative block, NIT Calicut.

Quiz 

  1. What does NIRF stand for? 

  • National Institutions Ranking Framework
  • National Institutions Rating Framework
  • National Institutions Rank Framework
  • Notable Institutions Rating Framework 

Answer: National Institutions Ranking Framework 

  1. Pilibhit city is in which Indian state? 

  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand 

Answer: Uttar Pradesh 

  1. Who is the current Human Resource Development Minister of India? 

  • KapilSibal
  • SmritiIrani
  • Arjun Singh
  • M. PallamRaju 

Answer: SmritiIrani 

  1. Who is the current captain of Rising Pune Supergiants IPL team? 

  • GautamGambhir
  • ViratKohli
  • S. Dhoni
  • Steve Smith 

Answer: M.S. Dhoni 

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International

Khaleda gets bail in sedition case

Khaleda Zia, former Bangladeshi Prime Minister, managed to secure bail in a total of five cases, including a sedition case, after she surrendered before separate courts in Dhaka on Tuesday.

The court had earlier issued arrest warrants against Ms. Khaleda and 27 others and directed the police to submit reports by April 27 on the execution of arrest warrants.

 

Panama Papers: Iceland’s Prime Minister resigns

Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned in the capital Reykjavik, on Tuesday, because of outrage over leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca implicating Gunnlaugsson and his wife.

The documents have highlighted offshore wealth of politicians and public figures worldwide who invested in dubious tax havens in offshore companies ‘setup’ by the law firm.

 

U.S. poised to sell Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan

Weeks after Obama administration decided to provide eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, they are in the process of selling nine AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters worth $170 million to Pakistan, despite strong opposition from some Congressmen and India.

The Pentagon has awarded Bell Helicopter a contract to manufacture and deliver the choppers to Pakistan under its foreign military sales funds.

 

Powerful new presidential advisory role for Suu Kyi in the offing

A bill to create a powerful new presidential advisory role for Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi was passed in the lower house, in Yangon.

But Myanmar’s military refused to take part in a lower house of parliament vote on it. The bill will create a state counsellor position that would empower Ms. Suu Kyi to work in both in the executive and legislative branches of government.

Ms. Suu Kyi leads National League for Democracy party in Myanmar.

 

National

Amitabh Bachchan says his name misused

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, in a statement released on Tuesday, denied any connection to the companies leaked in Panama Papers. It was reported that Bachchan and his daughter-in-law were linked to companies in the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands.

“I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express… . I have never been a director of any of the companies. It is possible that my name has been misused,” Mr. Bachchan said in his statement on Tuesday..”

 

Indian travelling to Syria held at Pune airport

Officials detained a 34-year-old man from Bhatkal in Karnataka at the Pune airport on Tuesday just before he was to board a flight to Dubai for onward journey to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist outfit.

The man identified as Ismail Musab Raoof Ahmed, is a resident of Bhatkal in north Karnataka. He was planning to board an Air India flight to Dubai, when he was detained by intelligence officials at the Pune airport.

 

Very hot summer this year: Above normal temperature recorded across India

The MeT department’s prediction of extreme, and extended, heat wave-like conditions this summer seems to be coming true with the temperature in the last three days being significantly above normal in most parts of India.

The maximum temperatures have been between five to six degree Celsius higher than normal, in parts of western Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, eastern Rajasthan and some parts of Madhya Pradesh. The minimum temperature is more than 5 degree normal in these places.

 

Science-and-Technology

 

Facebook introduces intelligence in app for blind users

 

Facebook is harnessing artificial intelligence to simulate seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people scrolling through pictures posted on the Facebook.

 

The new feature interprets what’s in a picture using a form of artificial intelligence that recognises faces and objects. Itis rolling out on Tuesday on Facebook’s iPhone and iPad apps.

 

Type 1 diabetes may treble epilepsy risk: study

According to a new studyin Taiwan, people with Type 1 diabetes have a three-time increased risk of developing epilepsy later in life.

 

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is one of the most common autoimmune disorders in children. Immune abnormalities, brain lesions, genetic factors and metabolic abnormalities are all potential causes for the link between Type 1 diabetes and epilepsy, the researchers have said.

 

 

 

Sports

India to meet Japan in Azlan Shah Cup

The Indian men’s hockey team is all set to play in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where it will meet Japan in its opening match, in Ipoh, Malaysia on Wednesday.

 

“International sport is all about showcasing your skills on the big stage. The young players will be under scrutiny,” said Oltmans, a former Dutch national coach with the Indian squad.

 

 

Delhi Daredevils -all set for a good show this IPL

Delhi Daredevils have not had much to show in the IPLs but with a new team and the return of Zaheer Khan, this time as captain, Delhi will be hoping to finally make their presence felt.

 

Rahul Dravid as the team mentor will also play a big role in that. Dravid has been roped in after the Under-19 team he coached reached the World T20 finals this year.

 

 

Business-Economy

Sensex slumps after global sell-off despite RBI rate cut

The benchmark BSE Sensex slumped 516 points on Tuesday affecting mainly bank stocks with investors did not react much to the 25 basis points rate cut by the RBI amid a global sell-off. The decline was across Asia and Europe.

The Sensex lost 2 per cent to close at 24,883.59. The broader Nifty settled below the 7,700 mark at 7,603.20, down 155.60 points or 2.01 per cent.

 

Modi introduces scheme to promoteentrepreneurship amongst Dalits

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday brought out the ‘Stand-up India’ scheme to promote entrepreneurship among women, scheduled castes and tribes by enabling them secure easier loans and said this could empower the Dalits with job creation.

“Dalits and poor people, if given an opportunity, can bring in various reforms in the country. That’s my vision for Stand-up India…This scheme is going to transform the lives of Dalit and tribal communities,” Mr. Modi said while introducing the scheme in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

 

 
Education

NEHU Recruitment 2016 – RA, JRF & Project Fellow Posts

 

NEHU Recruitment 2016 – Research Associate & JRF Posts: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong has published notification for the recruitment of Research Associate & Junior Research Fellow vacancies under the project titled “Traditional Knowledge System-Network Programme on Convergence of Traditional Knowledge Systems for Integration to Sustainable Development in the Indian Himalayan Region”.

Eligible candidates may apply in prescribed application format on or before 19-04-2016.

Important dates:

Last Date for Submission of Application: 19-04-2016

AAU Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Sr Research Fellow Posts

AAU Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Sr Research Fellow Posts: Directorate of Research, Anand Agricultural University (AAU) has issued a notification for the recruitment of Senior Research Fellow vacancies under the project “Supply-Demand Analysis of Professional Human Resource In Terms Of Dairy Technologists in India (B.H. 2035)” on contract basis.

Eligible candidates may attend for walk in interview on 07-04-2016.

Important date:

Date & Time of Interview : 07-04-2016 at 09.00 hrs.

Venue                             : S.M.C College of Dairy Science, Anand Agricultural University, Anand.

 

CIDCO Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for 77 Medical Officer, Staff Nurse & Other Posts

CIDCO Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for 77 Medical Officer, Staff Nurse & Other Posts: City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO), Mumbai has issued notification for the recruitment of Medical Officer, Part Time Medical Officer, Staff Nurse, Laboratory Technician, Pharmacist & Auxiliary Nurse Midwife vacancies on contract basis.

Eligible candidates may walk in on 07-04-2016 at 09:30 AM.

Important dates:

Date & Time of Interview : 07-04-2016 at 09:30 AM.

Venue                             :CIDCO Bhavan, CIDCO Auditorium, 7th Floor, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai.

 

 

 

Quiz

 

  1. What is the capital of Iceland?

 

  • Oslo
  • Helsinki
  • Copenhagen
  • Reykjavik

 

Answer: Reykjavik

 

 

  1. What is the capital of Myanmar?

 

  • Mandalay
  • Yangon
  • Naypyidaw
  • Magway

 

Answer: Naypyidaw

 

 

  1. Aung San Suu Kyi is from which country?

 

  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

 

Answer: Myanmar

 

 

  1. Ipoh is a city in which country?

 

  • Myanmar
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia

 

Answer: Malaysia

 

 

  1. Who is current captain of Delhi Daredevils IPL team?

 

  • Rahul Dravid
  • Gautam Gambhir
  • Zaheer Khan
  • Virat Kohli

 

Answer: Zaheer Khan

 

 

 

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International

Pakistan floods: Toll tops 90, about 1000 homes destroyed

The number of people killed by unusually heavy rains in the weekend and consequent landslides in Pakistan rose to 92.Most of the death and destruction from flash floods and landslides took place in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, where 65 people were killed, with 929 homes either damaged or completely destroyed

Search operations are in full swing in Pakistan with rescue workers searching for 23 people buried in a landslide in northern mountains.

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca files complaint

The lawyer representing the Panamian law firm at the center of a data leak scandal that has embarrassed several well-known world leaders and famous personalitiessaid on Tuesday that his firm was a victim of a hack from outside his company.

The lawyer has filed a complaint with state prosecutors.

U.S presidential nominations:Sanders, Cruz win crucial Wisconsin

National front runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were trounced in Wisconsin on Tuesday by Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Ted Cruz respectively who won the presidential primaries.

Although the win need not translate to winning the actual nominations, the Wisconsin results could imply that the nomination contests in both Republican and Democrat parties will not be settled before conventions in July.

U.N. defends response to terrorism in wake of criticism by Modi

In a scathing attack on UN sluggishness to tackle terrorism, Indian Prime Minister Modi had addressed a gathering of Indian diaspora in Brussels, and said that the U.N. has all means and mechanism to deal with war but does not know what the definition of terrorism is and how to address it.

In its defence, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Farhan Haq, said,  “We certainly are trying to take a responsible attitude in terms of dealing with terrorism and the spectre of terrorism worldwide…The UN encourages international solidarity against terrorism in all its aspects, whether it is terrorist bombings or terrorist financing,” .

National

Litigation challenging Bihar’s total ban on alcohol filed

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed today in the Patna High Court challenging the Bihar government’s decision on imposing complete ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in the state.

The PIL was filed a day after the Nitish Kumar ministry declared Bihar a total dry state, by an ex-serviceman A. N. Singh.

Virbhadra taken to task over not joining CBI investigation

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday questioned Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh about why he had not joined the CBI investigation in a disproportionate assets case registered against him.

The court made it clear that the Chief Minister had to join the probe even according to an order of his Himachal Pradesh’s High Court.“Your name is there in the FIR? Why don’t you join the investigation? What is the issue [involved] in this?” demanded Justice Pratibha Rani.

Army to try out psychological test in new recruitment system

The Army for the first timewill try out a psychological test for candidates to non-officer positions. The new test will be included from June in the selection system.

This test is not across the country and will be carried out only on a trial basis.

Manas Kumar Mandal, Director-General (Life Sciences) at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), linked the changes at least in part to his organisation’s efforts to reduce fratricide and suicide within the forces.

Science-and-Technology

China successful in launching retrievable satellite

On Wednesday, China launched a retrievable scientific research satellite from its launch centre at Gobi desert.

The main aim of the launch was to aid scientists to study microgravity and space life science.

The satellite SJ-10 was put into orbit by Long March 2-D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gobi desert in north-west China.

WhatsApp rolls out end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp has rolled out end-to-end encryption meaning that all the communication between WhatsApp users is private and secure and accessible only by the sender and receiver.

The following was posted by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, founders WhatsApp in their blog: “When you send a message, the only person who can read it is the person or group chat that you send that message to. No one can see inside that message. Not cybercriminals. Not hackers. Not oppressive regimes. Not even us.”

This encryption is on by default for all users.

Sharp increase in number of diabetics, underweight in India, says report

The absolute number of adults with diabetes in India increased from 11.9 million in 1980 to 64.5 million in 2014, notes a paper published today (April 6) in The Lancet.

With 0.1 million, Indian women were ranked 35th in the severely obese category in 1975 but shot up to 8th position in 2014 with 3.7 million severely obese women.

Ironically, India also ranks number one in the case of underweight adults with 101.8 million men in 2014 compared to 61.4 million in 1975.

The paper is based on data from 751 studies totaling 4.4 million adults from 200 countries.

Sports

Suarez’s double gives Barcelona the edge in quarterfinal

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez scored twice for a 2-1 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid in its Champions League quarterfinal, first-leg on Tuesday after the visitors’ Fernando Torres scored a goal but was later sent off.

After Torres had scored a goal against Barcelona, Suarez leveled from close range in the 63rdminute and then scoredthe winner in the 74th minute, giving the European champion the edge before next week’s second leg at the Vicente Calderon stadium in capital city Madrid.

Dravid not so keen on becoming Team India’s coach

Rahul Dravid may be a popular choice for coaching the Indian Team but the India Under-19 coach does not seem very keen about the coveted post.

Speaking at a select media gathering in New Delhi on Wednesday, Dravid suggested he was neither prepared nor keen on the role at the moment even though he avoided telling anything point blank.

India defeats Japan inopening match ofSultan Azlan Shah Cup

Asian Games champion India clinched a 2-1 victory over Japan on the opening day of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday.

India was trailing 0-1 to Japan before goals from Harmanpreet Singh (24th minute) and Captain Sardar Singh (32nd) ensured its victory.

Business-Economy

Tiago,the new hatchback from Tata Motors

Tata Motors, which has been struggling despite introducing models such as Indigo, Nano, Zest and Bolt, now has set its hopes on Tiago.

Tiago, the newly introduced hatchback, could lead to a turnaround for Tata Motors, said Tata Motors’ recently appointed CEO and Managing Director Guenter Butschek.

The vehicle, which has been designed for the first time through a process-driven, front-loaded procedure based on customers’ feedback, could be a game changer, he said.

Paper Boat maker to spend Rs.67 crore on plant, R&D

Hector Beverages, the makers of traditional Indian beverages under Paper Boat brand, will invest Rs.67 crore in expanding its operations in Karnataka, a top official said.

“Our R&D team is working on developing 35 to 40 products,”Neeraj Kakkar, Co-Founder and CEO, Hector Beverages, said. The company has been selling eight million units per month with the top seven cities accounting for 80 per cent of sales.

Education

Mumbai University Recruitment 2016 – Teaching & Non Teaching Posts

Mumbai University Recruitment 2016 – Research Asst & Project Asst Posts: National Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, University of Mumbai has issued notification for the recruitment of Research Assistant & Project Assistant vacancies on temporary basis for DRDO funded project based on Microthuster.

Eligible candidates can apply in prescribed application format within 30 days from the date of advertisement.

Important dates:

Date of Advertisement: 22-03-2016

Last Date for Submission of Application: Within 30 days from the date of advertisement

Click here for more details:

http://www.freejobalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Notification-Mumbai-University-Research-Asst-Project-Asst-Posts.pdf

SAIL Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Pilot Posts

SAIL Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for Pilot Posts: Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Sr.Executive Pilot, Co-Pilot & Pilot vacancies on contractual basis.

Eligible candidates can walk in on 19-04-2016.

Important date:

Date of Interview            : 19-04-2016

Registration Time            : Between 9.00 AM to 10.00 AM

Venue                             : Steel Authority of India Limited, Ispat Bhawan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Click here for more details:

http://www.freejobalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Notification-SAIL-Pilot-Posts.pdf

RGNIYD Recruitment 2016 – Stenographer Posts

RGNIYD Recruitment 2016 – Stenographer Posts: Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) has given an employment notification for the recruitment of Stenographer vacancies on regular basis.

Eligible candidates can apply in prescribed application format on or before 28-04-2016

Important dates:

Last Date for Submission of Application: 28-04-2016.

Click here for more details:

http://www.freejobalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Notification-RGNIYD-Stenographer-Posts1.pdf

Exam Results Announced:

Private Banks

Nainital Bank

Name of the Bank            :        Nainital Bank

Written Results Date       :        02/04/2016

Exam Name                    :        Clerk

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http://www.nainitalbank.co.in/English/recruitment.aspx

Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Name of the Bank            :        Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Written Results Date         :           30/03/2016

Exam Name                          :           Probationary Officers

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Admit Card / Call letter

Bank of India Admit Card 2016 – Specialist Officer Online Exam Call Letter

Bank of India has released call letter for attending online exam for the post of Specialist Officer Project 2015-16/2.

Candidates who have applied for this post can download the call letter from the link given below:

http://ibps.sifyitest.com/boirsofeb16/boionexmar16/login.php?appid=9a897224377b104e99f508690f3b163e

Quiz

  1. Who is the current Secretary-General of United Nations?
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali
  • Ban Ki-moon
  • Kofi Annan
  • Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

Answer: Ban Ki-moon

  1. What is the capital of Bihar?
  • Patliputra
  • Gaya
  • Patna
  • Danapur

Answer: Patna

  1. Who is the current Chief Minister of Bihar?
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Manohar Lal
  • Raman Singh
  • Raghubar Das

Answer: Nitish Kumar

  1. Virbhadra Singh is the current Chief Minister of which Indian state?
  • Haryana
  • Punjab
  • Jharkhand
  • Himachal Pradesh

Answer: Himachal Pradesh

  1. What does DRDO stand for?
  • Developmental Research and Defence Organization
  • Development Research and Defence Organization
  • Defence Research and Development Organization
  • Direct Research and Development Organization

Answer: Defence Research and Development Organization

  1. Gobi Desert lies partly in which of the following countries?
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • China

Answer: China

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International

Secular law student murdered in Dhaka

A Bangladeshi law student, who expressed his views against religious extremism on his Facebook page, was brutally murdered in capital Dhaka on Wednesday.

The victim, Nazimuddin Samad (26) was hacked by a machete and then shot in the head with a pistol.

Since February 2015 at least five writers, bloggers and publishers have been killed in Bangladesh; with no visible action taken against the perpetrators.

Sri Lanka striking a balance: neither pro-India nor pro-China

Sri Lanka is striking a balance in foreign policies with India and China.

With increasing Chinese presence in Sri Lanka for e.g. the $1.4-billion Colombo Port City Project, New Delhi had initially viewed the project with suspicion in view of reports of the Chinese project promoter getting land ownership rights.

Sri Lanka has made it clear that land will be provided on a long-term lease and not on free hold, assuaging India’s concerns.

Suu Kyi: Plans afoot to release political prisoners in Myanmar

In her newly created job as state counselor, Democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi has declared release of political prisoners as her first act.

The statement was posted on the Facebook page of the office of President Htin Kyaw. The release could begin as soon as next week to coincide with Myanmar’s traditional New Year festival.

Six Taliban militants killed in Lahore

Pakistani security forces have killed six Taliban militants who were suspected of planning a major terror strike on government offices in an encounter on the outskirts of Lahore.

The Intelligence agencies were tipped off about the presence of around 10 suspected terrorists belonging to the banned Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) splinter group Ustad Aslam.

National

A jolt to Modi’s bold initiative to have closer ties with Pakistan

In a disturbing development, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s announcement that “the peace process with India had been suspended”, could damage the bold initiative taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have closer ties with Islamabad in December 2015.

Mr. Basit’s announcement, which comes right after the visit of JIT to India, also casts a shadow on future cooperation between the India and Pakistan to nab the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack.

Traders observe bandh to support Jewelers on strike

Traders in Chandigarh observed ‘bandh’ today and closed their shops supporting the ongoing strike by Jewelers who are protesting against one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

Various market associations including the apex body of the traders- Chandigarh Beopar Mandal – had given a call to traders to shut shops in the Union Territory.

Annual fee for UG courses at IITs hiked

The annual fee for The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) undergraduate degree has been more than doubled by Central government.

The annual tuition fees for undergraduate courses will now be Rs. 2 lakh, which was Rs. 90,000 till date. There will however, be a total fee waiver for the differently abled and students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and weaker sections.

Mayawatisays Stand Up India an ‘eyewash’

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati criticized the ‘Stand Up India’ scheme and said it was an eyewash with no serious purpose other than to get Dalit votes in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.

“All that is happening smacks of political agenda as there is no serious will to improve the lot of the Dalits and the downtrodden,” said the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister.

Science-and-Technology

Google to test robot cars in Phoenix, Arizona

Alphabet Inc. is going to test its self-driving cars in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, the company said on Thursday.Phoenix will be the fourth U.S. city to serve as a proving ground for robot cars developed by the company.

Alphabet’s Google unit has been conducting driverless vehicle testing for six years in Mountain View, California and expanded the testing to Austin, Texas last summer.

FB, Twitter, Google asked to set up India servers

The Union Home Ministry has requested social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Google to maintain servers in India to help get real time information about accounts that cause mischief and incite unrest in the public.

Case in point is information on a fake Twitter handle of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed (@HafeezSaeedJUD), that the Government is yet to receive from Twitter.

HP unveils world’s thinnest laptop, business notebook

Hewlett PackardInc. today launched eight new personal products including the world’s thinnest laptop at 10.4 mm thickness and thinnest business notebook at 12.4 mm thickness.

‘Spectre’ is the world’s thinnest laptop and has a battery life of up to nine and a half hours.  HP EliteBook Folio is the thinnest and lightest business notebook with 12.4 mm thickness and weighs less than 1 kg. It comes with a starting price of Rs. 1.30 lakh.

Sports

Wolfsburg’s victory over real Madrid a shocker!

Real Madrid’s shocking 0-2 loss to VfL Wolfsburg in the Champions League first-leg quarterfinal on Wednesday nearly shuts outits chances at the Championship.

Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez’s penalty in the 18th minute and Maximilian Arnold’s strike in the 25th ensured a surprise win over Real Madrid that went goal-less in the match.

Saina and Sindhu in Malaysia Open Quarter Finals

Indian Badminton players Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu reached women’s singles quarterfinals at the Malaysia Open held at Shah Alam on Thursday.

Sindhu defeated Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, seeded seventh, 22-20, 21-17 in a 47-minute clash, and Saina went past Korean Bae Yeon Ju 21-10, 21-16 in a match that lasted about half an hour.

Indian Wrestling Team leaves for training camps

A team of Indian wrestlers have left for Georgia and Bulgaria to attend special training camps just before the final phase of the Olympic qualifying events.

The wrestlers will proceed to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to take part in the firstOlympic Games World qualifying tournament from April 22 to 24.

Business-Economy

Labour Ministry proposes Rs.10,000 minimum monthly wage for contract workers

The Labour Ministry has proposed a minimum monthly income of Rs.10,000 for contract workers which is around Rs.6,000 per month at present.

As per the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971, the wages of the contract labour shall be according to the minimum wage prescribed under Minimum Wages Act, 1948 and it should be at par with the regular workers in cases where the contract worker perform the same kind of work as the former.

Layoffs at well-known mobile ad start-up InMobi

InMobi, the Bangalore based startup in data-driven mobile advertising is laying off nearly 10 per cent of its staff to survive cut-throat competition from the giants like Google and Facebook. About 100 people will face the axe out of 1000 employees.

“They (InMobi) had high hopes from their products, but they are not meeting their revenue targets and the burn rates are not coming down,” said a person with direct knowledge of the layoffs at the company.

Jaitley to discuss impasse over GST Bill with Congress

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be meeting the Congress Party leaders again to discuss and facilitate the passage of the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill (GST Bill) in the latter half of the Budget Session but he sounded concerned about the Rajya Sabha’s (RS) ability to stymie it.

The Bill is now stuck in the Rajya Sabha. It was passed by the Lok Sabha in May 2015.

Education

AAI Recruitment 2016 – 409 Jr Executive, Manager & Other Posts

AAI Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 220 Jr Executive Posts: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has invited applications for the recruitment of 220 Junior Executive (Engineering Civil), Junior Executive (Engineering Electrical), Junior Executive (Information Technology), Junior Executive (Airport Operations) vacancies.

Eligible candidates may apply online from 18-04-2016 to 17-05-2016 for Step-I of online registration, 18-04-2016 to 24-05-2016 for Step-II of online registration

Important dates:

Start Date for Submission of Online Applications:             18-04-2016

Last Date for Submission Step-I of Online Registration:   17-05-2016

Last Date for Depositing Examination fee

at State Bank of India:                                                    20-05-2016

Last Date for Completion of Step-II of Online Registration

and Closing of Registration:                                            24-05-2016

BEML Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 107 DGM, AGM, Engineer & Other Posts

BEML Recruitment 2016 – Apply Online for 107 DGM, AGM, Engineer & Other Posts: Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has issued notification for the special recruitment of 107 Deputy General Manager (DGM), Assistant General Manager (AGM), Senior Manager, Manager, Asst. Manager, Asst Engineer & Asst Officer, Officer, Engineer & Diploma Trainee vacancies for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates.

Eligible candidates can apply online from 30-03-2016 from 09:00 Hrs to 13-04-2016 at 17:45 Hrs

Important date:

Starting Date to Apply Online:                     30-03-2016 from 09:00 Hrs.

Last Date to Apply Online:                           13-04-2016 at 17:45 Hrs.

Last Date for Submission of Hardcopy of Online Application: 20-04-2016.

Click here for applying online:

http://meta-secure.com/bemlApplication/

ESIC Delhi Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for 106 Consultant Manager, Assistant & Other Posts

ESIC Delhi Recruitment 2016 – Walk in for 101 Consultant Hospital Manager & Consultant Manager Posts: Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), New Delhi has issued notification for the recruitment of Consultant Hospital Manager & Consultant Manager vacancies on contractual basis.

Eligible candidates may attend for walk in interview on 25-04-2016.

Important dates:

Date of Interview: 25-04-2016 09:00 AM

SBI Online – 17140 Clerk Posts – Apply Online

CSBI Online – 17140 Clerk Posts: State Bank of India (SBI) has given a notification for the recruitment of 17140 Junior Associate, Junior Agricultural Associate vacancies for Clerical Cadre In State Bank of India.

Eligible candidates can apply online from 05-04-2016 to 25-04-2016.

Important dates:

Starting Date to Apply Online & for Payment of Fee:        05-04-2016

Last Date to Apply Online & for Payment of Fee:              25-04-2016

Click here for more details:

https://www.usefuldesk.com/sbi-clerical-recruitment-2016/

Exam Results Announced: Rural Banks

Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

Name of the Bank            :        Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank

Written Results Date       :        07/04/2016

Exam Name                    :        Office Assistant (Interview List)

Jharkhand Gramin Bank

Name of the Bank            :        Jharkhand Gramin Bank

Written Results Date         :           07/04/2016

Exam Name                          :           Office Assistant (Interview List)

Quiz

  1. What is the capital of Bangladesh?
  • Kolkata
  • Dhaka
  • Sylhet
  • Chittagong

Answer: Dhaka

  1. What is the capital of Sri Lanka?
  • Jaffna
  • Kandy
  • Colombo
  • Trincomalee

Answer: Colombo

  1. Lahore is a famous city in which Country?
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Iran

Answer: Pakistan

  1. What does IIT stand for (the premier college of India)?
  • Indian Information Technology
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Indian Trade
  • Institute of Indian Technology

Answer: Indian Institute of Technology

  1. Mayawati is the leader of which party in India?
  • Janata Dal (United)
  • Biju Janata Dal
  • Nationalist Congress Party
  • Bahujan Samaj Party

Answer: Bahujan Samaj Party

  1. Saina Nehwal is well known in which Sport?
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Table Tennis

Answer: Badminton

Current Affair 07-04-2016 Ends

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