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February 01, 2015

1st February 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is in China on a four-day visit and is accompanied by the new foreign secretary S Jaishankar.
    • Mrs. Sushma Swaraj inaugurated 2nd meeting of the India- China Media Forum in Beijing today. 
      • The day-long meeting will deliberate on media’s role in promoting bilateral strategic partnership, boosting economic cooperation and opportunities and challenges for India-China media cooperation.
    • India and China exchanged notes on modalities for opening the second route for pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar yatra.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China in May this year, ahead of the meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
    • Modi's visit to China is a reciprocal one by President Xi Jinping to India in September last year.
National Affairs
  • 12th death anniversary of 1st Indian-American woman in space Kalpana Chawla being observed today.
  • The government is likely to accept the recommendation of a committee led by former Supreme Court judge G.P. Mathur to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
    • The panel, set up on December 23 last year, submitted its report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week.
    • The riots, which followed assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984, claimed over 3,000 lives, of which 2,000 fell prey to violence in Delhi.
  • The 29th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela (fair) began today at Surajkund in Haryana's Faridabad district, adjoining New Delhi.
    • The Mela is jointly hosted by Haryana Tourism Corporation and Surajkund Mela Authority, in collaboration with the union ministries of tourism, textiles, culture and external affairs.
    • Known for showcasing richness and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms and the cultural heritage of the country, the fair has Lebanon as the partner country and Chhattisgarh as the theme state this time.
    • This year, 18 countries are part of the Mela, which include, besides Lebanon, SAARC nations Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Eurasian nations Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Tajikistan. Other participating countries include Kuwait, Qatar, Thailand, Uganda and Syria.
    • The Mela will be held till 15th February 215.
Awards & Honors
New Appointments
  • T. Suvarna Raju took over as the 17th chairman of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), following his predecessor R.K. Tyagi's retirement. 
  • Kanagasabapathy J Sripavan sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. 
People in News
  • Islamic State militants today said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group’s opponents in the Middle East and help bring his killers to justice.
  • Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has tested positive for swine flu.
    • In a tweet, Gehlot said that he had tested positive for the H1N1 virus but his condition has improved after starting treatment in time.
  • Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who declared Germany's World War II surrender a "day of liberation" for his country as he urged it to confront the Nazi past, and promoted reconciliation during a tenure spanning the reunification of west and east, has died. He was 94.
  • Carl Djerassi, an Austrian-born US chemist who developed the birth control pill, has passed away at the age of 91.
    • He was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill.
Business & Economy
  • Jet fuel (ATF) price today cut by a steep 11.3 per cent and now costs less than diesel.
    • Last month, its rate had fallen below the price at which petrol is sold.
    • The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was cut by Rs. 5,909.9 per kilolitre, or 11.27 per cent, to Rs. 46,513.02 per kl, oil companies announced today.
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  1. Can any one upload Today's drdo ceptam exam GS questions

  2. Weird interview experience faced at lucknow Grand JBR Hotel at 28 Jan .
    Name - Varun
    graduation with bsc biotechnology with computer science.
    this is my second po interview nd third attempt for po.
    Having a huge gap of 6 Years in my career
    whole interview was on hindi.
    I entered the room nd wished goodmorning to mam , suddenly realized it is 1 O clock , saidsaid sorry mam . Good afternoon mam , Good afternoon sirs ( thought starting me hi gadbad kar di ).
    there were five members in
    M 1 :
    me : Thank you sir
    M1: So u r from faizabad
    Me : Yes sir
    M1 : Itna gap kyo hua
    Me : Told abt my father's health problem . Sir my elder brother is doing job at madhyapradesh . I m the only one member to take care of old age parents .my father is also suffering from dementia .
    M 1 (rudly ) : It doesn't mean aap zindagi bhar ghar me rahenge .
    suppose that u placed in Nagaland . " Nagaland kabhi suna hai ".
    Me : Yes sir i heard about nagaland . If i placed in nagalaland , i ll definitely take my parents there . Afterall meri responsibility hai ye. Aur mai selfdependent ho jaunga to jyada acche tarike se care kr paonnga .

    M1 : (Rudly ) Uske alawa kuch kia itne time tak
    Me : Yes sir , took tutions nd also doing farming at village .
    M1 : Ok tell me what is summer .
    Me : Srry sir ,heard about rabi nd kharif crop but dnt knw what is summer .
    M 1: Kheera khaya hai ?
    me : Yes sir
    M 1: Kab hota hi
    Me : In summer (oh shit it was summer crop )
    M1: Tum fertilizers to jnte hoge . Name few
    Me : Told him about diammonium phosphate , urea nd NPK
    M1 : ok kaun plant ke growth me help krta hai
    Me : Urea
    M1 : Urea me sabse jyada kya hota hai
    Me : Sir , Nitrogen
    M1 : What is NPK
    Me : Sir , it is Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium
    M 1 : Phosphorus nd potassium ka work batao
    Me : ( Sir m nt frm agricultural student , i knw the basic thing abt farming , whch is used in practical life .) Sir plant k growth me use hota hi but dnt knw the basic function .
    M1 : Ok britain me kaun head hota hai pm or king
    Me : Sir vaise to waha democracy hai but queen ko head mana jata hai . Queen elizabeth head Hain
    M1 : 1 Or 2
    Me : queen elizabeth 2
    M 1 : Japan me head kaun hota hai
    Me : Confused told pm but dhyan aaya king hota hai head " Sir king head hota hi "
    M1 : Japanese pm kaun hai
    Me : Mr shinzo abe
    M1 : Abhi bharat aaye the
    Me : No sir humare pm gye the japan visit par
    M1 : Apne banking to padhi hogi
    Me : Yes sir
    M1 : What is NIM ?
    Me : sry sir i dont knw
    M1 :apne nhi suna , ok it is net interest margin . Sochiye kya hota
    me : Sir , banks credit me jo interest charge karti hai uspar net interest par margin smthng like
    that . nt satisfied with my answer
    M 1 : what is difference between public sector banks nd nationalize banks
    Me : Sir , public sector banks me goverment k stakes jyada ( Ohh shit both r same )
    sir , dono same hote hai
    he laughed loudly ":yes both r same "
    than god sir ko hasi to ayi
    M 1: lead bank kya hote hai
    Me : District me sabse badi bank jiska capital jyada , unhone dusra question puch lia
    M1 : Ibps clerk me kitne marks aa
    me : Sir between 125 - 130
    M1 : Ok u may go now
    i was totally shocked nd thought meri to watt lag gyi .said thankyou sir nd came outside
    it was my second interview aur wo bhi hath se gya . I didnt want to discuss my parents health issue but it is true nd m alone at home .sari responsbility mere upar hai . Totally upset after interview . It was my third attempt nd second po interview , whc is not going to clear :(

  3. boss miku job vacheindhi kada???????

  4. vo strict hote hn aapko check krne ke lia that doesnt mean aapka interview acha nhi hua. nd dusri bat ye h ki minimum marks bhi 40 to vo dete hi hn or maximum 80 dete hn to mostly selection written marks pr depend krta h.
    so think positive... be happy.. :)

  5. Yes , last year i got 74 In witten marks nd got 50 Marks in interview . Finally not in the final cutoff list

  6. Bhai, have faith, sab thik hoga, I m in the same situation I can understand.

  7. 100 safe score hoga as i think so...

  8. last year me 20 add kr lo bas.. :)

  9. nhi asa nhi hoga.. think positive aapka ho jayga.. :)

  10. Sareena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to win her 6th Australian Open title and 19th major title.
    *She had surpassed Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova in the list of major titles. Now she stand fourth in the list.

  11. India’s Forex reserve had been declined to $322.03 Billion by 97.9 M$for the week ended on January 23, according to data released by RBI.

  12. bad luck tha last time..
    is bar acha hoga.
    mjhe asa koi negative factor nhi lga apke interview experience me jo bht jada effect kre..
    family ke lia concern hoga bht achi bat h.

  13. hi disha ,,,,how much do u thnk ...would be d cut -off dis i heard many got marks in d rage frm 90-100....!!!

  14. wen did u giv ur exam ibps ...wat wer ur they calculate marks based on tat particular day`s performance...coz d paperdifficulty was diffrnt on some days...

  15. mjhe jada kuch pta nhi h bas first time h abhi new hun banking ki study field me.
    i m preparing for ibps IT officer..
    jsa mene suna h paper difficulty change hoti h islia kisi perticular day perticular shift me highest marks ke according marks normalize krte hn sayad.
    but m nt sure.. bcz jsa mene kha i dnt hv knwldge much.

  16. mjhe jada kuch pta nhi h bas first time h abhi new hun banking ki study field me.
    i m preparing for ibps IT officer..
    mene suna h paper difficulty change hoti h islia kisi perticular day
    perticular shift me highest marks ke according marks normalize krte hn
    but m nt sure.. bcz jsa mene kha i dnt hv knwldge much

  17. mjhe jada kuch pta nhi h bas first time h abhi new hun banking ki study field me.
    i m preparing for ibps IT officer..

  18. mene suna h paper difficulty change hoti h islia kisi perticular day
    perticular shift me highest marks ke according marks normalize krte hn
    but m nt sure.. bcz jsa mene kha i dnt hv knwldge much

  19. Nw next battle is ibps clerk interview , that is on 19 Feb

  20. m preparing for IT officer and that is on 14 feb.
    nd ibps clerk interview on 18 feb.

  21. All the best Bhai.

  22. Best of luck for exam nd clerk interview

  23. 1. Who appointed as Chairman of Railway Board ? Answer : A.K. Mittal

    2. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister of any State of India ? Answer : Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim

    3. Bharat Forge acquired which foreign company ? Answer : Mecanique Generale Langroise of France

    4. Reliance Capital signed an agreement with which foreign bank ? Answer : Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank of Japan

    5. Who won Olof Palme Human Rights Prize for the year 2014 won by ? Answer : Xu Youyu of China

    6. Roger Federer won Chennai Open Trophy of Tennis by winning which title ? Answer : Brisbane International Open Title

    7. Tech Mahindra acquired SOFGEN Holdings Limited, who was the chairman of SOFGEN Holdings Limited ? Answer : Alexander Dembitz

    8. Who is the CEO of NITI Aayog ? Answer : Sindhushree Khullar

    9. National Programme for LED­based Home and Street Lighting launched for which purpose ?
    Answer : To reduce energy consumption

    10. According to United Nations Report, the year 2014 became the deadiest year for which country ? Answer : Iraq

    11. Who won Dubai International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2014 ? Answer : Asha Bhosle

    12. Boobli George Verghese died on 31st December 2014, he was famous ?
    Answer : Journalist of India

    13. The book titled ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ written on which famous personality ? Answer : Arunima Sinha

    14. Who is the author of the book titled ‘Prince of Gujarat:The Extraordinary Story of Prince Gopaldas Desai’ ?
    Answer : Rajmohan Gandhi

    15. Which Indian Cricketer banned by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ? Answer : Pragyan Ojha

  24. hi disha! when is your interview and how much did you attempt in clerical?

  25. 18... 178 attempted

  26. wow.. nice attempt.. accuracy?

  27. maths resionng 100%

  28. that's like 165+ awesome yaar.. which state you belong to?

  29. Bhai last question se tension tight ho gyi about clerical written mrks ...dnt understnd whts the need of this question . They r not going to select me as po nd go for clerk job

  30. Brother relax...u will sureshot be in

  31. all the very best :)

  32. hey disha can u tell the exact place from up i guess i know u

  33. nabard and gic exam on same day

  34. hw do u knw me?
    12th me sath thi ya me?

  35. Don't worry..dont give bar jarur clear Ho jyega interview positive..

  36. Don't loose hope..age Ki tyari karo apna best dete jao..baki sb upr wale pr chod kuch acha hoga.

  37. she was guesing that she knows u,are u felling oversmart and overconfident

  38. i will msg u on whatsapp

  39. let her ignore dont comment,she is not from jnv

  40. hey sis i know u very well yar tera interview kahan or kis date ko h ?

  41. neither over smart nor overconfident i asked because mere sath 2 hi rashmi thi ek 12th me ek me to puch lia to kya glat kia.

  42. got only 83 Marks , no chance for me :(

  43. Can anyone tell me sylbus of IB ACIO

  44. leave it on interview result nw.. nd focus for others.
    for ibps clerk interview.. :)
    or any other exam which u hv cleared or applied for..

    all the best.. :)

  45. Thanks Radhika for sharing these qns

  46. when are the clerk interviews starting in it on 9th as in Delhi??

  47. i dnt knw bt mine on 18 feb :)


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