Daily Current Affairs 29th December 2017

1) Environment Ministry Launches a Regional Project to Tackle Stubble Burning On December 28, 2017, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change approved a regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management’ under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). This project aims to contain the problem of stubble/crop residue burning which has intensified during recent years in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Stubble burning results in deterioration of air quality in surrounding region and thereby poses a serious health hazard. 2) Telangana becomes first state to offer free power to farmers 24 hours a day From January 1, 2018, farmers in Telangana will get 24-hour free power supply. This is… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 28th December 2017

1) Lok Sabha passes GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017 On December 27, 2017, Lok Sabha passed the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017. This amendment bill seeks to increase maximum rate at which compensation cess on the entry relating to certain category of motor vehicles is being collected by the states.  It applies to motor vehicles for transport of not more than 13 persons (mostly luxury vehicles), including the driver.The amendment bill seeks to increase maximum rate from 15 to 25%. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has stated that this amendment Bill would replace the ordinance which was promulgated in September 2017. On December 2017, Lok Sabha passed National… Read More

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IPPB 2018 Notification Out!

The Indian Post Payments Bank Limited has released IPPB Recruitment 2018 Notification for 1150 vacancies for Manager, Assistant, and Territory Officer posts to recruit eligible candidates in the department. The IPPB 2018 Recruitment has been released to recruit eligible candidates. IPPB Application Form 2017 has been started from 15th Dec 2017 and it will be closed on 5th Jan 2018. It is a good opportunity for candidates who want to join Indian Post Payments Bank Limited as an employee. Candidates will have to fill IPPB 2018 Application From on or before the last date to appear in the examination. Following are the posts under this recruitment:  1. Manager- Area Sales – 200 Vacancies 2. Assistant Manager – Area Operations – 300 Vacancies 3.… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 27th December 2017

1) India’s 1st pod taxi on the way, to follow U.S. safety norms The five-member committee headed by transport expert S K Dharmadhikari, set up for technical and safety standards of India’s pod taxi scheme (also known as Personal Rapid Transit – PRT) has recommended to invite fresh bids incorporating strictest safety standards on the lines of those prescribed by an American body. Pod Taxi/PRT is an advanced public transport using automated electric pod cars that shuttles between destinations in horizontally elevated trajectory. PRT is considered to be a revolutionary mode of transport aimed at reducing congestions on busy road stretches. Besides, it is a green mode of transport. Currently, such projects are operational in London’s Heathrow airport, Morgantown (in US)… Read More

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Syndicate Bank 2018 Notification Out!

Syndicate Bank has released the notification for recruitment of Probationary Officers through Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance. There are a total of 500 Vacancies in Syndicate Bank PO Recruitment. Syndicate Bank PO recruitment 2018-19 brings a big and bright opportunity for all banking aspirants. Keep on reading for all details of Syndicate Bank PO Manipal Recruitment 2018.Following are some important dates as mentioned in the Official Syndicate Bank PO Recruitment Notification: Start date for Online Registration- 02.01.2018 Online Payment of Application Fees- 02.01.2018 to 17.01.2018 Last date for Online Registration- 17.01.2018 Download of Call letter for Examination After- 05.02.2018 Date of Online test(Tentative)- 18.02.2018 Download the Official Notification for Syndicate… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 26th December 2017

1) Centre releases Rs 167 crore to 9 states for border development under BADP Union Home Ministry has released Rs 167 crore to nine states – Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Sikkim – under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).  BADP (Border Area Development Programme) is fully funded by Central Government. Under this programme, development work is carried out in all villages which are located within the 0-10 km of the international border. 17 states of India have an international border. Priority (for speedy development of infrastructure) is given to those villages which are identified by border guarding forces. Development work permitted under BAPD include construction of helipads in areas which are not accessible… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 25th December 2017

1)  Vijay Rupani Sworn in as Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani was sworn in at a grand ceremony in the State capital of Gandhinagar as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state. Governor Om Prakash Kohli administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to 21 ministers including Mr Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel. Along with Mr Rupani as Chief Minister and Nitin Patel as his Deputy, a total of 19 ministers nine of them in cabinet rank and 10 MoS were sworn in. 2) Narendra Modi to be first PM to attend World Economic Forum in 20 years Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the first PM in 20 years to attend the World Economic… Read More

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Daily Current Affairs 22nd December 2017

1) MEA launches SAMEEP to take Indian foreign policy to students across the country Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched Students and MEA Engagement Programme (SAMEEP), which aims to take Indian foreign policy and its global engagements to students in small towns and cities across India. MEA has asked all its officers, under-secretary and above to visit university/college/school attended by them whenever they are on leave or are visiting their hometown. On these visits, officers would interact with students and make them aware about the functions of MEA. The students will get information about how India engages with other countries of the world, what are key features of its foreign policy and… Read More

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