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October 19, 2017

Meet the new Prime Minister of New Zealand - Jacinda Ardern

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Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern has been named the next Prime Minister of New Zealand. She is going to replace Bill English who took the office on 12th December 2017.

Ardern was first elected to parliament as a list MP at the 2008 general election and has been the MP for Mount Albert since 8 March 2017.

Ardern will be New Zealand's third woman Prime Minister, after Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark. It is the first time that a party without the highest vote share has formed the government.

Ardern, who was born on 26th July 1980, also becomes New Zealand’s youngest prime minister for 150 years

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Most Expected Current Affairs Questions : October 2017 - Set 7

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What is India's rank in Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2017 ?



Which US bank has recently upgraded over 5,000 ATMs that allow customers to withdraw cash with a smartphone instead of debit or credit cards ?



World Sight Day (WSD) is observed on ?



The World Sight Day of the year 2017 is observed on ?



What is the Theme of World Sight Day 2017 ?



Who has been appointed the new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) ?



The 3rd International Conference on Yoga was recently held at which city ?

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October 18, 2017

18th October 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th October 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 18th October 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The United States launched its first air strike against ISIS in Yemen. 
    • The strike targeted two camps in the Yakla and al-Abl in southern al-Bayda province that were used to train militants to conduct terror attacks using machine guns and grenade launchers. 
    • This strike was carried out in cooperation with the Yemeni government.
MOUs & Agreements
  • India and Japan signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP), aimed towards expanding bilateral cooperation between both countries in the field of skill development.
    • Under the provisions of MoC, Indian technical interns will be sent to Japan for on-the-job training for a period of three to five years, who can then return to India as assets for the Skill India initiative.
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Meet the Man Booker prize 2017 winner : George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo)

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American writer George Saunders has won this year's Man Booker Prize 2017 for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo, a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife.  It is the second year in a row an American has won the prestegious, which was opened to U.S. authors in 2014. Last year, U.S author Paul Beatty has won this award for his novel "The Sellout".

About George Saunders :

Saunders is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, children's books, and a novel. He currently working as a professor at Syracuse University.

Books written by him :
  • CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996)
  • Pastoralia (2000)
  • The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (2000)
  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (2005)
  • In Persuasion Nation (2006)
  • Tenth of December: Stories (2013)
  • A Two-Minute Note to the Future (2014)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo (2017)
Awards Received by him :
  • National Magazine Award for Fiction,
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters, Academy Award,
  • PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story
  • World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story
  • Folio Prize 2014
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RBI Assistants Recruitment Notification 2017 out - 623 Posts

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RBI Assistants Recruitment 2017

Good news friends, the much awaited notification of RBI Assistants Recruitment 2017 has been out. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is inviting online applications for the recruitment of 623 Assistants posts for the year 2017. You can apply online from today (18th October 2017) to 10th November 2017. The online Preliminary exam will be tentatively scheduled to be held during 27th and 28th November 2017. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

Name of the Organization : Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

Name of the Post : Assistant

Vacancy Details :
  • SC - 92 Posts
  • ST - 79 Posts
  • OBC - 144 Posts
  • General - 308 Posts
  • Total - 623 Posts
Important Dates :
  • Starting Date of Online Applications : 18th October 2017
  • Last Date of Online Applications : 10th November 2017
  • Schedule of Online Preliminary Test (Tentative) : 27th & 28th November 2017
  • Schedule of Main Online Exam (Tentative) : 20th December 2017 

Eligibility Criteria for RBI Assistants 2017 (as on 1st October 2017)

Age
  • Minimum : 20 Years
  • Maximum : 28 Years
Educational Qualifications :
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks (pass class for SC/ST/PWD candidates) in the aggregate and the knowledge of word processing on PC.
Application Fee :
  • Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXS
  • Rs. 450/- for OBC / General

    Selection Process of RBI Assistants 2017 :


    Preliminary Exam :
    S. No
    Name of Tests (Objective)
    No. of Questions
    Max Marks
    Total Time
    1
    English Language
    30
    30
    Composite time of 1 Hour
    2
    Numerical Ability
    35
    35
    3
    Reasoning Ability
    35
    35
    3
    Reasoning Ability
    35
    35
    Total
    100
    100

      Main Exam :


      S. No
      Name of Tests (Objective)
      No of Questions
      Max Marks
      Duration
      1
      Test of Reasoning
      40
      40
      30 minutes
      2
      Test of English Language
      40
      40
      30 minutes
      3
      Test of Numerical Ability
      40
      40
      30 minutes
      4
      Test of General Awareness
      40
      40
      25 minutes
      5
      Test of Computer Knowledge
      40
      40
      20 Minutes
      Total
      200
      200



      Check detailed notification of RBI Assistants Recruitmebnt 2017 from HERE

       Apply Online from HERE

      Thanks to Venu Sharma and Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa  for the update

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      October 17, 2017

      17th October 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th October 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

      Daily Current Affairs of 17th October 2017

      International Affairs
      • Today (17th October) is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
        • This day has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution  designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.
        • Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.
        • Theme of the year 2017 : “Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies
      • Pakistan today won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by more than two-thirds vote as the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. 
        • Pakistan said its membership to this council demonstrates a strong vote of confidence of the international community in its contributions to the global human rights agenda.
      • The European Union today imposed new sanctions against North Korea in response to its nuclear programme. 
        • The sanctions include a ban on EU investment in North Korea and a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil. Last month, the UN put a cap on North Korean imports of crude oil and banned its textile imports.
      National Current Affairs
      • 2nd Ayurveda Day is being observed today.
        • This day is observed on the occassion of Dhanwantari Jayanthi.
        • Theme of Ayurveda Day 2017 : 'Run for Ayurveda'
      • On the occasion of the 2nd Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first ever All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) in Delhi today. 
        • It is the first institute under the Ministry of AYUSH with a National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation. 
        • The institute will have separate Yoga, Panchakarma, and Kriya Kalpa units, among others.
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      IBPS RRB Officers (Scale I, II & III) Main Exam Call Letters out

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      Friends, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has activated the call letter download links for IBPS RRB VI Officers (Scale I) Main Exam and IBPS RRB Officers (Scale II & III) Single Exam 2017. The links will be active from today (17th October 2017) to 5th November 2017. All the Best :)
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