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February 16, 2015

16th February 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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People in News
  • Croatia's first woman president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, was sworn in today and pledged to help kickstart the EU member's ailing economy.
    • The 46-year-old conservative former foreign minister and NATO official narrowly defeated her left-wing predecessor Ivo Josipovic in an election run-off in January.

National Affairs
  • The Patna High Court restrained the Jitan Ram Manjhi Government in Bihar from taking any policy decisions involving financial implications till 19th of this month.
    • While restraining the Jitan Ram Manjhi government, the HC said that the CM can only work on routine matters till majority is proved on the floor of the House.

International Affairs
  • Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's India Visit 
    • Sirisena, who is on a four-day visit to India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at New Delhi today.
    • Taking the ties to a new level, Sri Lanka and India inked a civil nuclear pact besides deciding to expand defence and security cooperation.
      • The nuclear pact would facilitate cooperation in the transfer and exchange of knowledge and expertise, sharing of resources, capacity building and training of personnel in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including use of radioisotopes, nuclear safety, radiation safety and nuclear security.
      • It would also facilitate cooperation in radioactive waste management and nuclear and radiological disaster mitigation and environmental protection.
    • The two countries also signed three other pacts, including cooperation in the field of agriculture
    • Another MoU was signed to enable Sri Lanka to participate in the Nalanda University Project.
  • Egypt today said that it has launched air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya after the extremist group released a grisly video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians it had held hostage for weeks.
  • The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to adopt a resolution that demands that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government in a crisis that has pushed the Arab world's poorest country near collapse.
    • This resolution demands that the Houthi rebels "immediately and unconditionally" withdraw forces from government institutions. 
    • The United States and ten other countries co-sponsored the resolution that had been originally drafted by Jordan and the United Kingdom.

  • The French actor Louis Jourdan, best known for his role in the multi-Oscar winning 1958 musical Gigi, has died in California aged 93.
    • Often seen in roles that capitalised on his Gallic charm, he described himself as Hollywood's "French cliche".
  • NCP leader & former Maharashtra home minister R R Patil (57) died today.
  • Veteran journalist and cartoonist Rajinder Puri (70) passed away in New Delhi today.
    • He was associated with The Statesman for nearly six decades.

New Appointments
  • Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said its Vice President and India Head Faisal Siddiqui has been appointed as the new Regional President of its South Asia operations.
    • South Asia region includes, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and emerging markets in Asia.

Business & Economy
  • Yes Bank, India’s fourth largest private sector bank today said that it will raise Rs. 500 crore with a greenshoe option through issue of Green Infrastructure Bonds
    • The bonds are for a tenor of 10 years.
    • This is “India’s first ever green infrastructure bonds"
    • The amount raised will be used by the Bank to finance green infrastructure projects in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects including solar power, wind power, biomass, and small hydel projects.
  • Inflation dropped to a five and a half year low of - 0.39 per cent in January on falling prices of manufactured and fuel items.

  • Yuvraj Singh set a new record as he emerged as the costliest-ever buy in the Indian Premier League by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils in the eighth players' auction in Bangalore on Monday.
  • The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped a Rs. 425 crore show cause notice against BCCI, IPL, their officials and private multimedia firms for alleged contravention of forex laws in awarding a media rights contract in 2009.
  • World Cup 2015
    • Ireland pulled off yet another Cricket World Cup upset today when it raced to 307-6 to beat two-time champion the West Indies' by four wickets with 25 balls to spare in a Pool B match, taking a giant stride toward the tournament's quarterfinals.
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    1. i m postng experience..
      today went for 10 to 12 mints..
      i m frm mechanical 2014 passed out...
      venue- Hyderabad
      panal 7
      the panel members(1F+3M) are very our uncles..nd garandfather also...very cool

      my turn cme on 5'o clk
      R: may i get in sir
      F:yes plz come rithika
      R:good evng sir good evng mam..i wished separately..
      F:where are u frm rithika
      R:i said XYZ...etc
      M:what is ur father...
      R:i said,(meanwhile others are checking my certificates)
      M:ohhh.... u r frm btech..??
      R:yes sir..
      M:which branch
      M:which clg..dont u get placements der..??
      R: i said sme resons..they were satisfied...
      M:ohh...u r distinction student frm a campus university.. thats gr8....congarts rithika..
      R:i said thank u..sir
      M:asked about sme banking r rrbs..??
      f i answerd..
      M:tell me the tracter manfacturng companies..??
      (i was shocked..what these qustn)
      R:i answerd...MAHENDRA,JHON DEER..etc
      he satisfied..
      M:again asked about.. some airlines companies..??? tell me some airliness..?/names..??
      R:i answerd some names...he satisfied( vistara,spicejet, jet airwyas..qatar airways etc)
      M:tell me about NPAs..?? and WHAT is EMI?
      R:answerd...he said k..
      M:tell me some car manufacturing companies,,??/ and origin countrys also..
      R: i said about top foreign brans AUDI BMW VOLKSWAGAN etc
      .nd some indian companis like MARUTHI,TATA etc..
      he said very good..told to other persn that i m good at these things..
      M:next tell the difference between COMercial banks nd RRbs..
      R:i was little strucked at these time..
      but finally answerd..
      i mean they are shiftng frm core to bank..nd bank to core..
      so i was confused some more..
      M:finally he asked about my personal deatils..siblingss.....
      R:i said...
      M:r u tried fr any other exams..

      me answerd.....

      M finally u may go nw..
      R: i said thank u..sir..mam..
      have a good evening..nd come out..

      so frnd sau me...
      hw was my interviw..
      average or belowor above...
      comment plzzzzzz...

    2. Mr srilankan president first allocate new committee for investigate srilankan Tamil people vain murders after that whatever u want to do in India will do

    3. thank you team.........

    4. I can feel for u,don't loose your hope,workhard consistently for ur goal and stay positive and dont think what others are thinking about you..To taste the success so many obstacles you have to face,improve your weak point and make it perfect.Don;t waste your time to think about such thinks ,if you fall down yesterday stand up today....Somehow it will be helpfull to raise confidence..

      To dream the impossible dream,
      To fight the unbeatable foe
      To bear with unbearable sorrow
      To run where the brave dare not go

      To right the unrightable wrong,
      To love pure and chaste from afar
      To try when your arms are too weary
      To reach the unreachable star

      This is my quest,
      To follow that star
      No matter how hopeless,
      No matter how far

      To fight for the right,
      Without question or pause
      To be willing to march into Hell,
      For a heavenly cause

      And I know if I'll only be true
      To this glorious quest
      That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
      When I'm laid to my rest

      And the world will be better for this
      That one man, scorned and covered with scars
      Still strove with his last ounce of courage
      To reach the unreachable star!
      -poem of Sir. LA MANCHA

    5. common buddy
      do you think you are the only one who feels in that way i was writing exams for over 3 years for the first 2 years i was like you only unable to clear section or overall but i overcome all these because i know in my heart that i will clear and get job this time so i worked more hard for next exam like that i have cleared sbi PO exam but i lost in interview and again i qualified in IBPS PO4 and clerk 4 and RRB po3 and some other govt jobs but still i didnt have job my parents feel a lot abt me too but due to my confidence i am able to tell them that i will get the job this time for sure and i will get it no matter what if i give up in middle due to depression just like you are saying i would never cleared all these exams now NEVER GIVE UP no one is born genius we had to adopt to be like that

    6. all the best buddy

    7. good interview all the best

    8. Hi, can we pls get these daily updates in mcq form, which will be more uselfull. pls consider the request

    9. heyyyy......thank u dear..
      hw is it..??

    10. same situation me but kbhi haar nhi mano success jrur milegi bs h
      mahnat krte jao m b yhi sochti hu jo tmhre sath ho rha h mere sath b h lekin yu depress hone se hm or piche ho jaenge isli sb kuch bhul kr concentrate kro

    11. maha shivarathri lord shiva bless you ....

    12. nepal ambassador to india is deepkumar upadhayay

    13. Tiya i would like to tell you something..people who clear exams and get job are not the people who have never faced such situation..Every candidate who wants a gov job faces this situation everyday..

      i would tell you about myself
      when i started preparing for competitiv exams the very next month i lost y only daughter i dont have any siblings nor a good family to iam working i was not able to join coaching one was there to help me..i motivated myself..i told myself that I WILL NEVER GIVE UP UNTIL I SUCCEED..THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE BELOW YOU..NEVER HAVE ANY NEGATIVE THOUGHT..TELL YOURSELF 10 PER DAY THAT"I CAN AND I WILL SUCCEED"..JUST IMAGINE MY SITUATION ..I SALUTE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU..BELIEVE IN YOU TIYA..

    14. tiya don't think negative .... har success ko paane k liye aapko thoda time lgta hai ..even me bhi kaafi time se exam de rhi hu but haar nhi manna hai .. or aap jyada socho mat iske bajaye aap padhai kro din raat lag jao bus ek hi target lekar chalo aapko 6mnths k andar result aane lgenge ..aisa aap sabke bare me sochogi toh kabhi kuch nhi kr paoge ..bus apne parents ki suno or jo unhone aap pr vishwas kiya hai usko prove krke dikhao ..All the best :)

    15. thnx deepika ..very good attempts :) plz yr maths me thoda or detail me aap bta sakti ho kya ? it'll be grt help :)

    16. Can you please send me fci question papers and its preparation...

    17. Ur only joking now... I told what i did...

    18. Waiting for this interview after ibps po & clerk interviews...

    19. 12 que wrong..nepal ambassador to india id "DEEP KUMAR UPADHYAYA"

    20. Thank you.......:)

    21. Hi Suganya, cut off range should be above 160 for NIACL. what was your attempt in exam?

    22. congs dear can u tell me how prepare for nicl ao exam.........


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