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August 22, 2019

21st & 22nd August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are the Important Current Affairs of 21st & 22nd th August 2019. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st & 22nd August 2019

International Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on a 3-nation visit  to France, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain today. 
    • In the first leg of his visit, Mr Modi will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris and hold bilateral talks on trade, security, energy security, counter terrorism and maritime cooperation in Indo-Pacific. 
    • He will also meet French Prime Minister Eduard Charles Philippe.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the 1st of the 36 Rafale jets
  • Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte today announced that he will submit his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella after his coalition partner Deputy PM Matteo Salvini moved a no-confidence vote against him. 
    • The coalition government was formed in March 2018 by Conte's Five Star Movement party and Salvini's League party.
  • Nepal has banned single-use plastic below 30 microns as well as plastic bottles at Mount Everest. 
    • The ban will be effective from January 2020.
  • India is going to introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime for more than 160 countries based on tourist footfall. 
    • As per this the e-tourist visa fee would be higher for peak season of July to March and a considerably lower fee during lean period of April to June. 
    • The objective behind the move is to encourage foreign tourists to visit India.
  • The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) held a High-Level Meeting (HLM) with Sri Lanka Coast Guard at Coast Guard Headquarters in New Delhi to discuss issues of mutual safety and security. 
    • The Indian side was led by K Natarajan, Director General, Coast Guard while Sri Lankan delegation was headed by Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunge
  • The 5th Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission was held in Kathmandu today. 
    • External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar and his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali co-chaired the meeting. 
    • The Joint Commission reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations.
    • An MoU was signed between the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Nepal’s Department of Food Technology and Quality Control on food safety and standards.
National Current Affairs
  • In a first, the Kerala government has decided to appoint women as drivers in government departments and public sector undertakings
    • Chief Minister of Kerala : Pinarayi Vijayan 
  • The Ministry of Railways has directed all railway units to ban single-use plastic materials with less than 50 microns thickness from October 2. 
    • Railway Board has asked IRCTC to ensure that pantry staff collect empty drinking water bottles for their safe disposal. 
    • The board also asked the authorities to install plastic water bottle crushing machines at major stations.
  • The Lok Sabha Secretariat has also banned the use of non-reusable plastic water bottles and other plastic items within the Parliament complex. 
  • Punjab govt has launched a mega health insurance scheme titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’ (MGSSBY) for poor by clubbing Centre’s Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) plan with its own.
    • The scheme was launched by Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to mark 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 
    • With launch of this scheme, Punjab has become 1st state to offer medical insurance for such a large proportion of its population.
  • Centre has notified new sets of health warnings for all tobacco products by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008 
    • The new warnings will come into effect from 1st of next month. 
    • The text messages that will be printed on the packs are - tobacco causes painful death. 
    • A national toll-free number - 1800-11-2356 will also be printed on packs to assist the users to quit.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah today chaired the 24th meeting of Western Zonal Council in Goa.
    • It is a forum for the Centre and States to exchange ideas on issues like health, security and social welfare.
    • Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and representatives from the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli attended the meeting.
  • Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik has inaugurated the 2-day National Conference on Varmam Science, a part of the Siddha system of medicine in Chennai today.
    • 'Varmam' is a constituent of the Siddha system of medicine, that also doubles up as a martial art. 
    • The national conference is being organized by the National Institute of Siddha in Chennai.
  • Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote launched a tracking system for Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation  (MSRTC) buses which will allow people to have real-time information about their commute.
    • GPS machines are being installed in all the buses.
    • The cost of the project, including deployment of GPS machines, tracking software, and putting up screens to display information at bus stops, is 32 crore rupees.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has been formally arrested by CBI in the INX Media case.
    • This comes after CBI took him in custody from his residence in Delhi's Jor Bagh.
  • American Actor Dwayne Johnson (Rock) topped Forbes' list of world's highest-paid male actors, with earnings for last 12 months estimated at $89.4 million (nearly ₹640 crore). 
    • He's followed by Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr.
    • Note : Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar has secured the 4th spot in the list with an earning of $65 million (over ₹450 crore).
  • Germany sold the world's 1st 30-year bond that doesn't offer any interest payment, meaning investors would receive nothing for lending their money. 
    • Investors who hold the bonds until they mature in 2050 will actually lose money as the bonds will offer a yield of -0.11%. 
  • American multinational technology company Amazon opened its largest-ever campus in Hyderabad that can accommodate 15,000 employees. 
    • The company's largest buildings in Seattle can house about 5,000 employees.
    • Completed in three years, the Hyderabad campus has 1.8 million square feet of office space with interfaith prayer rooms, mothers' room, quiet rooms, showers, helipad and an all-day open cafeteria.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has announced that the individuals providing "credible and original information" on insider trading would be rewarded. 
    • The reward will be 10% of the disgorgement amount, up to ₹1 crore
    • The information provided by the informant will be exempt from disclosure under the Right to Information Act.
Science & Technology
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that it is going to send a spacecraft to Europa, one of the 79 known moons orbiting gas giant Jupiter
    • The organization is targeting to make the spacecraft launch-ready by as early as 2023, with baseline commitment supporting a launch readiness date by 2025. 
Deaths
  • Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur (89) passed away.
    • A veteran BJP leader, Gaur had represented Bhopal in the state Assembly for 10 terms. 
New Appointments
  • 1985 IAS Officer of Kerala cadre, Ajay Kumar hgas been appointed as the new Defence Secretary.
    • He is currently serving as Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Union Ministry of Defence.
  • Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of 2 years. 
    • Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before he takes over the charge of the country's top bureaucracy from the incumbent Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Team India players are going to wear jerseys with their names and numbers on them for the 1st time in Test cricket starting with the first Test against West Indies. 
    • The match will also mark India's first match in the World Test Championship.
  • Madhya Pradesh para swimmer Satendra Singh Lohia has become the 1st Asian swimmer to cross the Catalina Channel of America. 
    • Satendra holds the Asian record of crossing both the English and Catalina channels. 
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    August 21, 2019

    National Sports Awards 2019 Winners List (Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand Awards)

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    The Indian government has released the list of prestegious National Sports Awardees for the year 2019.  These awards (Khel Ratna, Dronacharya, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand Awards) are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year (2019), which were considered by the Selection Committees consisting of former Arjuna Awardees, Dronacharya Awardees, Sport Journalists/Experts/Commentators and Sports Administrators.

    The Selection Committee for the Sports Awards 2019 was headed by Justice Mukundakam Sharma, Retired Judge, Supreme Court. Here is the complete winners list of National Sports Awards 2019.

    National Sports Awards 2019 List


    Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019

    • Deepa Malik (para-athletics)
    • Bajrang Punia (wrestling)

    Arjuna Award 2019

    • Ravindra Jadeja (cricket)
    • Mohammed Anas Yahiya (athletics)
    • Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (football)
    • Sonia Lather (boxing)
    • Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (hockey)
    • S Bhaskaran (bodybuilding)
    • Ajay Thakur (kabaddi)
    • Anjum Moudgil (shooting)
    • Bhamidipati Sai Praneeth (badminton)
    • Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (athletics)
    • Pramod Bhagat (para sports-badminton)
    • Harmeet Rajul Desai (table tennis)
    • Pooja Dhanda (wrestling)
    • Fouaad Mirza (equestrian)
    • Simran Singh Shergill (polo)
    • Poonam Yadav (cricket)
    • Swapna Burman (athletics)
    • Sundar Singh Gurjar (para sports-athletics) 
    • Gaurav Singh Gill (motorsports)

    Dronacharya Award 2019 (regular category)

    • Mohinder Singh Dhillon (athletics)
    • Sandeep Gupta (table tennis) 
    • Vimal Kumar (badminton)

    Dronacharya Award 2019 (lifetime category)

    • Sanjay Bhardwaj (cricket)
    • Rambir Singh Khokar (kabaddi) 
    • Mezban Patel (hockey)

    Dhyan Chand Award 2019

    • Manoj Kumar (wrestling)
    • C Lalremsanga (archery)
    • Arup Basak (table tennis)
    • Nitten Kirrtane (tennis) 
    • Manuel Fredricks (hockey)
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    20th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (20th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 20th August 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (20th August) is World Mosquito Day
      • This day was first established in 1897, when the link between mosquitos and malaria transmission was discovered by Sir Ronald Ross.
    • President of Zambia  Edgar Chagwa Lungu today arrived in New Delhi on a 3-day visit to India.
      • During this visit, he will meet President Ram Nath Kovind and will hold delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
      • The bilateral talks are expected to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations and expected to cover issues of bilateral, regional and international interest. 
      • The discussion is likely to focus on cooperation in defence, security, geology and mineral resources, energy, health, education, infrastructure, culture, trade and investment-related issues. 
    • Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today. 
      • During the meeting, the Prime Minister reiterated India's continued support for peace, security and stability of an inclusive, united, truly independent and democratic Afghanistan.
      • Modi also conveyed his greetings to the people of Afghanistan on behalf of the people of India on its 100 years of Independence.
      • Karzai thanked India for strong all-round support and expressed happiness at the extra-ordinary goodwill between people of the two countries.
    • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued an ultimatum to the European Union (EU) to scrap unviable and anti-democratic Irish border backstop, to negotiate a new deal before the October 31 Brexit deadline.
    • Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has announced that the country will take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)
      • This comes in the wake of India's decision to abrogate Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir.
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    General Insurance Corporation Recruitment of Scale I Officers (Assistant Managers) 2019

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    Friends, the General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC),  a state owned enterprise in India, which is a 5 billion USD Dollar Re-insurer and 10th largest Reinsurance Company in the world with the network in India and abroad, is inviting online applications from Young, Energetic Graduates / Post Graduates with Brilliant Academic record for filling up the posts of Assistant Manager (Scale-I) for the year 2019. There are 25 Posts in total. You can apply online from 21st August 2019 to 11th September 2019. Complete details will be available at GIC's official website (https://www.gicofindia.com) soon. All the Best :)

    Name of the Organization : General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC)

    Name of the Posts : Assistant Managers (Scale I)

    Important Dates :
    • Starting Date of Online Registration : 21st August 2019
    • Last Date of Online Registration : 11th September 2019
    Age (as on 8th May 2018)
    • Minimum : 21 Years
    • Maximum : 30 Years 
    Minimum Qualification : Graduates in Engineering / Finance / Commerce / Law / IT, etc., with at least 60% marks in degree examination for General & OBC candidates and at least 55% marks for SC / ST candidates.

    Age (as on 21st August 2019) :
    • Minimum : 21 Years
    • Maximum : 30 Years 
    Check Official Notification of GIC Recruitment 2019 from HERE
    Apply Online from HERE




    Thanks to Biswaraj Bandhu Bhattacharyaa‎ for the update

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    August 20, 2019

    SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam Result out (ssc.nic.in)

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    Friends, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the results of SSC Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Exam 2018. As you know, the The Staff Selection Commission conducted the Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-I), 2018 during 4th to 13th June 2019 in the Computer Based Mode. Now it has came out with the results of the same. You can check the list of qualified candidates in SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2018 from the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (http://ssc.nic.in) or from below links. All the Best :)

    Check the Result Write of of SSC CGL 2018 Tier I Exam from HERE

    Check your SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2018 Result from below links :


    Check complete details from the official website of SSC from HERE

    Additional Details about SSC CGL Tier I 2018 Result Declaration :

    • List-I : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III
    • List-II : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III (Statistics)) and Tier-III 
    • List – III : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III


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    August 19, 2019

    19th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (19th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 19th August 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Today (19th August 2019) is World Photography Day.
      • This day aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share single photo with world.
    • Today is World Humanitarian Day (WHD).
      • This day is observed every year on 19 August to recognize work of humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
      • World Humanitarian Day 2019 is set to celebrate 'Women Humanitarians' and their undying contribution in making the world a better place.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 3-day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain beginning 23rd of this month. 
      • Modi will first travel to UAE where he will meet the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discuss bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest.
      • He will receive the Order of Zayed (the highest civil decoration of the UAE) which was conferred earlier in April 2019 in recognition of the distinguished leadership of Prime Minister Modi for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries.  
      • From UAE, the Prime Minister will leave for Bahrain on August 24 on a 2-day visit.
        • It will  be the 1st ever Prime Ministerial visit from India to that country.
      • During his visit, Mr  Modi will hold talks with his counterpart Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as on regional and international issues of mutual interest.
      • Mr Modi will also launch the renovation of Shreenathji temple in Manama. 
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    Latest General Awareness Quiz (MCQs) 2019

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    On 15th August, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman of Indian Air Force was conferred with which award ?
    1. Ashok Chakra
    2. Kirti Chakra
    3. Shaurya Chakra
    4. Vir Chakra
    5. Maha Vir Chakra
    Name the IAF Squadron Leader who became the first woman to receive Yudh Seva Medal ?
    1. Minty Agarwal
    2. Divya Ajith Kumar
    3. Neha Bhatnagar
    4. Mitali Madhumita
    5. Priya Semwal
    Prime Minister Modi, in the Independence Speech said that government will invest _______________ for the development of modern infrastructure. (In lakh crore).
    1. Rs. 100
    2. Rs. 200
    3. Rs. 300
    4. Rs. 400
    5. Rs. 500
    Union Government will launch a Jal Jeevan Mission to bring piped water to households by spending ______________ (In lakh crore).
    1. Rs. 3.5
    2. Rs. 4.5
    3. Rs. 5
    4. Rs. 5.5
    5. Rs. 6
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    August 18, 2019

    18th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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    Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (18th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

    Daily Current Affairs of 18th August 2019

    International Current Affairs
    • Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has embarked on a 3-Nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
      • This visit will be Vice President’s 1st ever high level visit (from India) to 3 Baltic countries.
      • Main aim of this visit : To advance India’s outreach to important countries in region.
      • This visit takes place in context of increasing political engagement, as well as intensified trade and commercial ties.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned home after a successful 2-day visit to Bhutan
      • During the visit, Prime Minister and the Bhutanese leadership resolved to take the bilateral cooperation beyond hydroelectric power sector. 
      • The two countries signed various MoUs to diversify the friendship. 
        • The sectors include, space, education, science, technology and legal education. 
    • In Sudan, main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government. 
      • This deal came after a long period of negotiations following the overthrow of longtime leader President Omar al-Bashir in the wake of mass protests.
    • India suspended weekly Jodhpur-Munabao Thar Link Express amid the ongoing tension with Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. 
      • This move comes days after India cancelled Samjhauta Express from its side after Pakistan had announced suspension of all train services to India.
    National Current Affairs
    • The Uttar Pradesh government renamed Lucknow's Hazratganj Chauraha to 'Atal Chowk' on the occasion of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 1ast death anniversary. 
    • President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated an underground Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan Mumbai
      • The Bunker Museum has Virtual Reality Booths in which visitors can time-travel to the 19th century when the bunker was constructed to fire cannons at approaching enemy ships. 
      • The history of Raj Bhavan has also been depicted in another section.
    • Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated an international conference on teacher education in New Delhi.
      • The 2-day event is being organized by the National Council of Teacher Education as part of silver jubilee celebration of its establishment in 1995.
    • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the state's 1st-ever CNG fuelling station in Dibrugarh.
      • The state government is preparing a roadmap for setting up CNG fuelling station in all districts to make the state free from air pollution and to promote the use of clean and green fuel.
    Science & Technology
    • The researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal Pradesh) have discovered 5 new fish species in various districts of the state.
      • The scientific names of the newly-discovered fish species are :
        • Mystus prabini, found in Sinkin and Dibang rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district.
        • Exostoma kottelati, found in Ranga river in Lower Subansiri district.
        • Creteuchiloglanis tawangensis, found in the Tawangchu river in Tawang district.
        • Garra ranganensis, found in Ranga river.
        • Physoschistura harkishorei, found in Dibang and Lohit rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district.
    Awards & Honors
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin today awarded the Hero of Russia (Russia's highest medal) to pilots Damir Yusupov and Georgy Murzin who landed a passenger plane in a field after its engines failed. 
      • All the 233 passengers on board the plane survived the emergency landing.
    Sports Current Affairs
    • India have won Gold at the Under 12 Asian Tennis Team championship held in Kazakhstan by defeating Chinese Taipei.
    • Australia's South Africa-born all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne has become the 1st-ever concussion substitute in international cricket.
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      17th August 2019 Daily Current Affairs - PDF Download

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      Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (17th August 2019) Important Current Affairs updates. You can download the pdf version of these current affairs from below link. Check complete Daily Current Affairs of the year 2019 from HERE. Happy Reading :)

      Daily Current Affairs of 17th August 2019

      International Current Affairs
      • Today is Independence Day of Indonesia
        • On August 17, 1945, Indonesia declared its independence from Netherlands.
        • About Indonesia
          • Capital : Jakarta
          • Official language : Indonesian
          • President : Joko Widodo
          • Vice-President : Jusuf Kalla
          • Currency : Indonesian rupiah
      • Today is Independence Day of Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
        • Gabon, is a country on the west coast of Central Africa that had been under French rule till August 17, 1960.
        • About Gabon :
          • Capital : Libreville
          • Official Language : French
          • President : Ali Bongo Ondimba
          • Prime Minister : Julien Nkoghe Bekale
          • Currency : Central African CFA franc
      • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a 2-day visit to Bhutan.
        • During this visit, he held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering in Thimpu.
        • India and Bhutan have agreed to take the bilateral ties to new heights and take the cooperation beyond the hydropower sector.
        • The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Mangdecchu hydropower project and will launch e-payments app BHIM and RuPay card scheme.
        • Modi will also interact with students at Royal University of Bhutan.
      National Current Affairs
      • Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda today inaugurated a 9-day National Tribal Festival, Aadi Mahotsav in Polo Grounds of Leh. 
        • This is the 1st mega event arranged by the Centre after the announcement of Union Territory status for Ladakh region which has 97 per cent tribal population.
        • Theme of Aadi Mahotsav 2019 : A celebration of the spirit of Tribal Craft, Culture and Commerce.
      • President Ram Nath Kovind today inaugurated the Presidential Guest House named Jal Kiran at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.
        • The Guest House will serve as the accommodation for the President and the Prime Minister during their visits to Mumbai.
      Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
      • Despite a meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and US President Donald Trump last month, the United States has slashed the aid to the cash-strapped nation by nearly $440 million (₹3,100 crore)
        • Before the cut, the aid stood at around $4.5 billion. 
        • In September 2018, the US cancelled financial aid worth $300 million to Pakistan over its failure to tackle terrorism.
      • India's flag carrier Air India on Independence Day became the country's 1st airline to operate a commercial flight over the North Pole
        • The feat was achieved by Air India flight AI173 from Delhi to San Francisco, which usually flies over the Pacific Ocean to enter the US. 
      Recent Committees in News
      • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the  setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) to review the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009.
        • The Committee will revise and align the procedures with the aim of ensuring seamless flow from asset acquisition to life cycle support. Apart from DG (Acq) 11 other members, not below the rank of Joint Secretary/Major General equivalent, are part of this high-level committee. The Committee has been given six months to submit its recommendations.
      Deaths
      • Renowned Bangladeshi novelist and the Ekushey Padak (second highest civilian award in Bangladesh) winning author Rizia Rahman (79) passed away.
        • She wrote in all genres of creative work including short stories, poems, essays and children's fiction but she was renowned for her novels.
        • Bong Theke Bangla, Rokter Okshor and Ghar-Bhanga-Ghar are among some of his more well-known novels.
      • Social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat (84) passed away.
        • Bapat was known for his services to leprosy patients at Bhartiya Kushta Nivarak Sangh (BKNS), where he worked for over four decades, in Janjgir-Champa district in Chhattisgarh. 
        • He was awarded the Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind in 2018.
      • Senior journalist Neelum Sharma, a founding anchor with over 20 years of association with DD News, has passed away. 
        • Neelum, known for programmes like 'Badi Charcha' and 'Tejasvini', was conferred with the Nari Shakti Award by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier this year. 
      Awards & Honors
      • All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is among the 19 sportspersons nominated for Arjuna Award by the 12-member award selection committee. 
        • Others include footballer Gurpreet Sandhu, shooter Anjum Moudgil, boxer Sonia Lather, shot-putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor and sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya, among others. 
      • Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Paralympics medallist Deepa Malik have been nominated for India's highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
      New Appointments
      • Ravi Shastri has been retained as Team India head coach after BCCI's Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) interviewed five candidates on Friday. 
        • The 57-year-old has been contracted till the 2021 T20 World Cup. Shastri was appointed as head coach in 2017 after Anil Kumble's exit and had earlier served as director from 2014 to 2016.
      • South African Russell Domingo has been appointed as the new head coach of the Bangladeshi cricket team
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        August 17, 2019

        HARCO Bank Recruitment of Clerks, Accountants & Managers 2019 - 978 Posts

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        Friends, the Haryana State Cooperative Apex Bank (HARCO Bank) is inviting online applications from eligible aspirants for filling up the posts of Clerks, Junior Accountants, Senior Accountants and Assistant Manager/Development Officers for direct recruitment in the Haryana State Coop. Apex Bank Ltd., Chandigarh and 18District Central Coop. Banks in the State of Haryana. There are 978 posts in total. You canapply online from 14th to 31st August 2019. Check complete details below. All the Best :)

        Name of the Bank : Haryana State Cooperative Apex Bank (HARCO Bank)

        Vacancy Details :
        • Clerks - 790 Posts
        • Junior Accountants - 123 Posts
        • Senior Accountants - 35 Posts
        • Assistant Managers / Development Officers - 30 Posts

        Education :

        • Clerks : Graduation with 55% marks or Commerce Graduate with 50% marks.
        • Junior Accountants : B. Com/B.A with Economics or Math/ B.Sc with Math as one of the subject with min 55% marks in aggregate/ B.Tech with min 60% marks.
        • Senior Accountants : Graduation with 55% marks in Commerce or Science with Math or BA with Math or Economics and 3 years experience OR M.Com or MA with Math or Economics with min 55% marks.
        • Assistant Managers / Development Officers : Graduation in science with Math/ Arts with Economics or Math/ Commerce/B.Tech. OR Post Graduate in Math or Economics or Commerce or Business Administration or Engineering with min 55% marks or Post Graduation or Chartered Accountant with min 55% marks OR Post Graduation in Economics or Math or Commerce with CAIIB OR Master in Banking and Insurance Management with 60% marks.
        Age :
        • Minimum : 18 Years
        • Maximum : 42 Years
        Important Dates :
        • Starting Date of Online Registrations : 14th August 2019
        • Last Date for Online Registrations : 31st August 2019
        • Tentative Date of Online Exam : October / November 2019
        Application Fee :
        • Rs.600/- for General Category + GST per application
        • Rs 300/- + GST for SC/BCA/BCB/ EBPG(EWS) candidates of Haryana only and for female per application
        • No application fee for Ex-serviceman of Haryana
        Check detailed notification of HARCO Bank Recruitment from HERE

        Apply Online from HERE

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