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Important days - May 2018

1. National Technology Day is observed on?
2. World No-Tobacco Day has been observed on?
3. World AIDS Vaccine Day has been observed on?
4. International Museum Day has been observed on?
5. International Labour Day has been observed on?
6. World Turtle Day has been observed on?
7. International Nurses Day has been observed on?
8. World Thyroid Day has been observed on?
9. World Asthma Day has been observed on?
10. World Hypertension Day has been observed on?
11. World Press Freedom Day has been observed on?
12. Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on?
13. World Red Cross Day has been observed on?
14. International Missing Children’s Day has been observed on?
15. World Telecommunication and Information Society Day has been observed on?

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Gk – IMPORTANT DAYS, APRIL 2018

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Important days - April 2018

1. World Heritage Day has been observed on?
2. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre day is observed on?
3.

World Amatuer Radio Awarness Day is observed on?

4. Anti-Child Labour Day has been observed on?
5. World Health Day has been observed?
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International Dance Day has been observed on?

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International Children’s Book Day has been observed on?

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Customs Day has been observed on?

9. Fire Service Week has been observed on?
10. Women’s Political Empowerment Day is observed on?

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Banking News

SBI Hikes Fixed Deposit Interest Rates

i. Country’s largest bank State Bank of India has increased fixed deposit or FD rates for some select maturity periods. According to the revised rates, SBI is offering 6.8% interest rate on FDs with maturity period of one to two years, as compared to 6.7% earlier. The interest rate for senior citizens also goes up to 7.30% on SBI FDs with tenure between one year and two years, from 7.2% earlier.

ii. Similarly, SBI has hiked interest rate on FDs with maturity period between two years and three years. SBI is now offering 6.80% as compared to 6.75% earlier. The interest rate for senior citizens also goes up to 7.30% on SBI FDs with tenure between two years and three years, from 7.25% earlier. SBI has kept interest rate unchanged for FDs with other maturity tenures.

Appointments

Arvind Saxena Appointed As UPSC Chairman

i. Arvind Saxena has been appointed as the new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission. UPSC is the institution responsible for conducting examination for selection bureaucrats, diplomats and police officers. Saxena will be serving in the office till August 7, 2020, when he attains the age of 65 years.

ii. Prior to this, he has been working as the acting head since June 20, 2018. He joined UPSC back in May 2015. Earlier, he has also worked as Director of the Aviation Research Centre (ARC).

LG Appoints Brian Kwon As Mobile Business President

i. LG Electronics has announced that it has appointed Brian Kwon as the new president. He is replacing Hwang Jeong-hwan after one year.

ii. Brian Kwon is head of LG’s home entertainment business, from December 1. It comes after LG’s mobile business posted a loss of $410 million this year, including a $130.5 million net loss in the last quarter.

Awards

Azim Premji Conferred Highest French Civilian Honour

i. IT czar and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour). Premji, who is the chairman of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major Wipro, received the distinction from the Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler in Bengaluru.

ii. The award was bestowed on Azim Premji for his outstanding contribution to developing the information technology industry in India, his economic outreach in France, and his laudable contribution to society as a philanthropist through the Azim Premji Foundation and Azim Premji University.

IFFI 2018: Donbass Wins The Golden Peacock

i. Donbass directed by Sergei Loznitsa has won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa on November 28, 2018. 

ii. The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 4 million (Rs 40 lakhs) to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, Trophy and the citation.

Schemes and Committees

Government Launches Bhasha Sangam

i. The government has launched a unique initiative called Bhasha Sangam to introduce school students to 22 Indian languages. The initiative, under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, was active for the period between 22nd November – 21st December.

ii. Bhasha Sangam is a programme for schools and educational institutions to provide multilingual exposure to students in Indian languages. Another objective of Bhasha Sangam is to enhance linguistic tolerance and respect and promote national integration.

States in News

Himachal Pradesh First State To Launch Single Emergency Number ‘112’

i. Himachal Pradesh has became first Indian state to launch a single emergency number “112“. This will connect to police, fire, health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the state.

ii. Under this project, an Emergency Response Centre (ERC) has been established in Shimla along with 12 district command centres (DCCs), covering the entire state. Union Home Ministry statement stated that Ensuring safety of women, ‘SHOUT‘ feature has been introduced in ‘112 India’ mobile app to seek immediate assistance from registered volunteers.

Useful Info-

  • Himachal Pradesh CM: Jai Ram Thakur,  Governor: Acharya Devvrat.

Agreements

India, China Ink Protocol On Hygiene & Inspection Requirements For Exports

i. India and China have signed a protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for the exports. The commerce ministry stated in a statement that a protocol on hygiene and inspection requirements for the exports was signed in New Delhi during the visit of Chinese Vice Minister, General Administration of Customs of China Hu Wei who was leading a six-member delegation to India.

ii. The move would enable India to commence export of fish meal and fish oil to China. The neighbouring country has so far not allowed these exports by India.

Useful Info-

  • China Capital: Beijing, Currency: Renminbi.

Defence News

India-United Kingdom Exercise KONKAN-18 Held At Goa

i. Naval exercise between India and the United KingdomKONKANheld in Goa this year. Both Navies have, over the years, undertaken bilateral activities such as training exchanges and technical cooperation. The Bilateral KONKAN exercise provides a platform for the two Navies to periodically exercise at sea and in harbour, so as to build interoperability and share best practices.

ii. The KONKAN series of exercises commenced in 2004, and since then has grown in scale. The Royal Navy will be represented by HMS Dragon, a Type 45 Class Destroyer equipped with an integral Wildcat helicopter.

Science and Technology

UGC To Set Up A Consortium For Approved Journals

i. University Grants Commission, UGC has decided to set up a Consortium of Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) which will prepare a fresh list of credible quality journals in the non-science disciplines. 

ii. The commission stated that the percentage of research articles published in poor quality journals is reported to be high in India which has adversely affected its image. CARE will be headed by the UGC Vice Chairman.

ISRO Launches India’s HysIS Satellite With 30 Foreign Satellites

i. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched PSLV-C43. This launch took place from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

ii. Marking the 45th mission that uses the polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) rocket, ISRO launched. its latest Earth-mapping satellite, HysIS,as part of the mission. The HysIS satellite adds a mass of 360kg to the payload, and launched beside 30 other satellites from six nations.

Miscellaneous

Campaign Launched To Spread Pan-India Awareness About Hepatitis Disease

i. Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has launched a campaign to spread a pan-India awareness about hepatitis disease. Empowering People Against Hepatitis: The Empathy Campaign was launched at Metro Bhawan, New Delhi in presence of Managing Director of DMRC. Dr. Mangu Singh, and Director ILBS. Shiv Kumar Sarin.

ii. The initiative will help generate awareness about Hepatitis B and C. About 60 million people in the country are inflicted with Hepatitis virus infections which are responsible for liver cirrhosis and cancer.

 

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Dehradun Airport To Be Renamed After Atal Bihari Vajpayee

i. The Uttarakhand government has decided to rename the Dehradun airport after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 

ii. The proposal to rename the Jolly Grant airport after Atal Bihari Vajpayee was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.

CSIR To Establish A High-End Skill Development Centre In Chandigarh

i. India’s premier National Research Laboratory CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH) announced a new partnership with Merck, a leading German science and technology company, to establish a ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ in CSIR-IMTECH, Chandigarh.

ii. This ‘High End Skill Development Centre’ will enrich skills by conducting workshops, trainings and seminar series on cutting edges life science processes, tools and techniques.

International News

Ukraine Declares Martial Law After Russian Naval Attack

i. Ukraine’s parliament has imposed martial law in the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors.

ii. Russia and Ukraine blamed each other in the dispute that further ratcheted up tensions ever since Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked lawmakers in Kiev to institute martial law.

Useful Info-

  • Ukraine is in Eastern Europe.
  • Ukrainian hryvnia is the currency of Ukraine.
  • Kiev is the capital city of Ukraine.

Nepal Launches Social Security Scheme

i. Nepal government has launched a Social Security Scheme for formal sector workers of the country. PM of Nepal KP Sharma Olistated that it was very necessary to strengthen the system in which the government is accountable to its people. People of all ages and categories would be included in the scheme.

ii. The new social security scheme is contribution based and it will cover health and medical facilities, safe motherhood, accident, and physical incapacity security, security to dependent family members and security at old age.

Useful Info-

  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari is the current President of Nepal and commander in chief of Nepalese Army.
  • The currency of Nepal- Nepalese Rupee.
  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

Banking News

SEBI Fines Brokerage Firm Anand Rathi For Violating Stock Broker Norms

i. Markets regulator SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has fined brokerage house Anand Rathi Rs 1 lakh for violating stock broker norms by transferring funds from the client’s account to own account and vice versa on several occasions.

ii. In an order, the regulator stated that Anand Rathi Shares and Stock Brokers has mixed-up client’s funds with its own funds and vice versa and thereby acted in contravention of SEBI(Stock Brokers and Sub-Brokers) Regulations.

Useful info-

  • SEBI Chairperson: Ajay Tyagi, Headquarters: Mumbai.

RBI Launches Survey To Create A Profile Of India’s Startup Sector

i. The Reserve Bank has launched a survey to gauge their scope with respect to turnover, profitability, and workforce with an aim to create a profile of India’s startup sector.  The survey would also throw light on the problems faced by the startup sector.

ii. According to the RBI, the survey forms have been mailed to all startup entities registered with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

Appointments

OYO Appoints Rohit Kapoor As CEO Of Real Estate Business

i. Hospitality startup OYO has appointed Max Healthcare Executive Director Rohit Kapoor as the CEO of its new real estate business. Rohit Kapoor stated that he is thrilled to join OYO’s mission of upgrading different forms of real estate and creating unique accommodations experiences.

ii. He holds an MBA from Indian School of Business and is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Institute, USA). Kapoor will be reporting to OYO Hotels & Homes Founder & Group CEO Ritesh Agarwal.

Books and Authors

FM Arun Jaitley Released the book “Making of New India”

i. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received the first copy of the book “Making of New India: Transformation under Modi Government”, from Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs. Shri Jaitley formally released it at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

ii. This book is edited by Dr. Bibek Debroy, Dr. Anirban Ganguly and Shri Kishore Desai and contains 51 essays on themes ranging from economy to diplomacy, education to public health.

Summits and Conferences

PM Modi To Attend G-20 Summit In Argentina

i. G-20 Summit 2018 held at Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the summit. According to the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, there will be three sessions during the summit and Mr. Modi will attend several bilateral meetings on the sideline of the summit.

ii. He will also attend a trilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The Prime Minister will be speaking on several welfare schemes including Ayushman Bharat, soil health card, MUDRA Yojna among other issues in Putting People First session.

Useful Info-

  • G20 2019: Osaka, Japan.

Defence News

Raksha Mantri Launches ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’

i. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman has formally launched ‘Mission Raksha Gyan Shakti’, in New Delhi. The event showcased salient inventions and innovations achieved by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factories (OFs) which have resulted in the successful filing of Intellectual Property Right (IPR) applications.

ii. As part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance self-reliance in defence, the Department of Defence Production has instituted a new framework titled ‘Mission Raksha GyanShakti’ which aims to provide a boost to the IPR culture in the indigenous defence industry.

Sports News

Hockey World Cup 2018 Inaugurated In Odisha

i. Odisha is hosting the Hockey World Cup 2018. The opening ceremony of Men’s Hockey World Cup took place at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. The opening ceremony, which was almost a three-hour long, conveyed a powerful message of “oneness of humanity”.

ii. India is hosting the FIH Hockey World Cup for the third time, earlier Mumbai in 1982 and New Delhi in 2010 have hosted the event. World’s top 16 teams will fight for the coveted title in the 14th edition of the tournament.

Useful Info-

  • Odisha CM: Naveen Patnaik,  Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

Obituaries

Singer Mohammed Aziz Passes Away

i. Singer Mohammed Aziz has passed away aged 64 following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was returning from Kolkata when he collapsed at the airport.

ii. Aziz, who did playback singing in Hindi, Bengali and Odia films, was known for songs like ‘My Name is Lakhan’, ‘Mard Tangewala’ and ‘Main Teri Mohabbat Mein’.

SpongeBob SquarePants Creator Stephen Hillenburg Passes Away

i. Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants, has passed away at the age of 57. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND), in March 2017.

ii. He was also honoured with a special Emmy “for his contribution and impact made in the animation field and within the broadcast industry” in early 2018.

Miscellaneous

Government To Sell 100% Stake In Air India’s Ground Handling Subsidiary

i. The government has approved 100 percent stake sale in state-owned airline Air India’s ground-handling company Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL). The approval comes at a time when the government is working on ways to revive the fortunes of Air India — estimated to have the debt burden of more than Rs 500 billion, including the sale of non-core assets.

ii. AIATSL is Air India’s only profitable subsidiary. In 2016-17, it clocked a profit of over Rs 334 million, earning Rs 6.2 billion in revenues from its handling operations.

 

GK – IMPORTANT DAYS, AUGUST 2018

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GK - Important days August 2018

1. National Sports Day is observed on?
2. Hiroshima Day is observed on?
3. Quit India Day is observed on?
4. World Senior Citizen Day is observed on?
5. World Elephant Day is observed on?
6. Nagasaki Day is observed on?
7. World Bio Fuel Day is observed on?
8. World Mosquito Day is observed on?
9. Earth Overshoot Day is observed on?
10. Anti-Nuclear Day is observed on?
11. National Handloom Day is observed on?
12. Humanitarian Day is observed on?
13. Small Industry Day is observed on?
14. World Photography Day is observed on?
15. International Youth Day is observed on?

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‘HAUSLA-2018’ Inaugurated In New Delhi

i. The National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions (CCIs)– “Hausla 2018” of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) was inaugurated by the Secretary, Shri Rakesh Srivastava, in New Delhi.

ii. The inter-Child Care Institution festival is witnessing participation of more than 600 Children drawn from CCIs from 18 states in the various events like painting competition, athletics meet, football, chess competition and speech writing as part of the Festival.

Useful Info-

  • The theme for the event is “Child Safety”.
  • Women and Child Development Minister: Smt. Maneka Gandhi.

International News

Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu In India

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i. Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu is on an official visit to India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held delegation-level talks with her Romanian counterpart in New Delhi.

ii. They discussed diversifying the historical relations and boosting cooperation in the fields of agriculture, ICT, health and pharma, education, tourism, and culture. 

Useful Info-

  • Romania Capital: Bucharest, Currency: Romanian Leu.

Agreements

India-China Amends Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty

i. India and China have signed a protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

ii.  According to a statement by the Ministry of Finance, besides other changes, the protocol has the existing provisions for exchange of information to the latest international standards.

Useful Info-

  • China Currency: Renminbi, Capital: Beijing.

Centre, ADB Sign 200 Million Dollar Loan Pact To Upgrade State Highways In Bihar

i. The Centre and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a 200 million dollar loan agreement to finance widening and upgrading of about 230 Kilometers State Highways in Bihar to all-weather standards with road safety features.

ii. The agreement was signed by Additional Secretary in the Finance Ministry Sameer Kumar Khare and Officer-in-Charge of ADB’s India Resident Mission, Rajeev P Singh in New Delhi.

Useful Info-

  • Takeshi Watanabe was ADB’s first President.
  • Headquarters of ADB is in Manila, Philippines.
  • Takehiko Nakao is a Japanese civil servant who was elected the ninth president of the Asian Development Bank in 2013.
  • Lalji Tandon is currently Governor of Bihar.

Appointments

 WhatsApp Business Head Neeraj Arora Resigns

i. WhatsApp’s Chief Business Officer Neeraj Arora has resigned from the post after 7-years in the company. His exit comes seven months after WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum left the company. Arora had been an integral part of WhatsApp since 2011 and played a vital role in the company’s acquisition by Facebook in 2014.

ii. Neeraj Arora was the front-runner for the post of the CEO at WhatsApp after the departure of Koum. Koum had quit over data privacy concerns in April 2018. The company recently appointed Abhijit Bose as India head.

Sunil Arora Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner of India

i. Sunil Arora has been appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He succeeds Om Prakash Rawat. He will take over the top job on December 2. A former bureaucrat, Arora was appointed as Election Commissioner in August 2017.

ii. A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora has worked in ministries such as finance, textiles and the Planning Commission. Ashok Lavasa is the second election commissioner.

Banking News

RBI Eases Hedging Norms For ECBs To 70% From Current 100%

i. The Reserve Bank has relaxed norms for External Commercial Borrowings (ECBs) by reducing the mandatory hedging provision to 70% from the current 100%. The relaxed norms will apply to the ECBs with a maturity period between 3 and 5 years.

ii. On a further review of the extant provisions, it has been decided, in consultation with the government of India, to reduce the mandatory hedge coverage from 100% to 70% for ECBs raised under Track-I of the ECB framework.

Schemes and Committees

Health Ministry Launches Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP)

i. Ms. Preeti Sudan, Union Health Secretary did soft-launch of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states.

ii. The path-breaking initiative will provide near-real-time data to policymakers for detecting outbreaks, reducing the morbidity and mortality and lessening disease burden in the populations and better health systems. 

Useful Info-

  • Minister of Health and Family Welfare: J P Nadda.

Science and Technology

NASA Insight Lands On Mars 7 Months After Launch

i. NASA’s InSight spacecraft landed on Mars after nearly a 7 months, 458-million-kilometre journey, and a 6.5-minute parachuted descent through the Red Planet’s atmosphere.

ii. The 360-kg lander also shared its first photo from Mars, showing an area called Elysium Planitia, where it will dig five meters below the surface. The $993-million mission will measure the Mars’ internal heat and study quakes.

Sports News

Monaco To Host 2019 Laureus Awards in February

i. The 19th edition of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on February 2019. Considered the ‘Oscars of sports’, the Laureus World Sports Awards celebrate global sporting achievements across the calendar year.

ii. Former India cricket captains Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar are members of the Laureus Academy. In 2018,

Important Days

Indian Organ Donation Day: 27 November

i. ‘9th Indian Organ Donation Day’ was organized by the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) in Delhi. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare stated that People’s participation and people’s awareness is the key to encouraging organ donation.

ii. The best performing State of Tamil Nadu was also felicitated. The State of Maharashtra received an award for being the best State for promoting awareness of organ donations.

MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju Inaugurates 14th Formation Day of NDMA

i. The Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has inaugurated the 14th Formation Day of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on 27th November 2018 in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s Formation Day is ‘Early Warning for Disasters’.

ii. On the occasion, NDMA also released a training manual for masons on Hazard-Resistant Construction. A study report on “Gujarat floods 2017: A Case Study” will also be released.

Obituaries

Oscar-Winning Director Bernardo Bertolucci Passes Away

i. Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with “The Last Emperor” and whose erotic drama “Last Tango in Paris” enthralled and shocked the world, has passed away. He was 77.

GK – IMPORTANT DAYS SEPTEMBER 2018

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Important days - September 2018

1. World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on?
2.

World Contraception Day has been observed on?

3. International Day of Peace is observed on?
4. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed on?
5. World Maritime Day is observed on?
6. International Day of Sign Languages is observed on?
7. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons has been observed on?
8. International Day of Charity is observed on?
9. International Day of Democracy is observed on?
10. World Coconut Day is observed on?
11. Hindi Day is observed on?
12. World Rabies Day is observed on?
13. International Literacy Day is observed on?
14. International Translation Day has been observed on?
15. Engineers Day is observed on?
16. National Teachers Day is observed on?
17. Antyodaya Diwas is observed on?
18. World Heart Day has been observed on?
19. International Day for Universal Access to Information has been observed on?
20. World Tourism Day is observed on?

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NATIONAL NEWS

UN selects Noida to participate in Global Sustainable Cities 2025 plan

The United Nations selected Uttar Pradesh’s Noida and Greater Noida to participate in its Global Sustainable Cities 2025 initiative. The twin-cities in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, adjoining the national capital, have been selected in the “University City” category ahead of Mumbai and Bengaluru as the only invitee from India.

  • Overall 25 cities across the world have been selected in five categories by the UN Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) cities initiative, Senior UN Advisor and CEO UN Global Sustainability Index Institute Roland Schatz said.

UP govt to install 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya

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Uttar Pradesh government will install a 221-metre bronze statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh principal secretary (information) Avanish Awasthi said. The height of the actual statue would be 151 metres, its overhead umbrella would be 20 metres while the pedestal would be 50 metres. A museum would be housed at the pedestal.

Nitish Kumar unveils Lord Buddha’s 70-feet statue in Bihar’s Rajgir

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled a 70-feet tall statue of Lord Buddha at Rajgir in Nalanda district. It is the second tallest statue of Buddha in the country.

  • The statue has been installed above a 16-metre radius pedestal in the middle of Lake Ghora Katora. It is made of pink sandstone. The Chief Minister said this place will be developed as a centre of eco-tourism.

BANKING & FINANCE

Govt To Infuse INR 42,000 Crore In PSU Banks By March

The government will infuse Rs 42,000 crore in the state-owned banks by March-end and the next tranche would be released by mid-December. Close to Rs 42,000 crore remain to be infused as capital in public sector banks in the current financial year.

  • State-owned banks will need less capital to meet their capital adequacy norms, as the Reserve Bank of India recently decided to defer the deadline for them to meet the global norms or Basel-III requirement by a year till March 2020.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India’s GDP growth in Q2 likely to slow to 7.5-7.6%: SBI

Ahead of the official release of the second-quarter GDP figures, State Bank of India (SBI) estimated the country’s economy to expand by 7.5-7.6 per cent, slower than the prior quarter, mainly on account of a slowdown in rural demand.

  • India’s largest lender also said in its Ecowrap report that the SBI Composite Leading Indicator (CLI), a basket of 21 leading indicators for the quarter in consideration, is showing a marginal declining trend.

India, ADB ink $200 mn loan pact to improve Bihar’s state highways

The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $200-million loan agreement for improving Bihar’s state highways.

  • ADB would provide the loan to finance the widening and upgrading of about 230 km of state highways in Bihar to all-weather standards with road safety features.

RBI Cuts Mandatory Hedging To 70% For Foreign Loans

Further easing the External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) norms, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the mandatory hedging provision to 70 per cent from 100 per cent.

  • The relaxation in hedging is for Indian companies raising foreign currency-denominated ECBs under Track I, which refers to medium-term borrowings with average maturity between three and five years.
  • Further, it is also clarified that ECBs falling within the aforesaid scope but raised prior to the date of this circular will be required to mandatorily roll over their existing hedge(s) only to the extent of 70 per cent of outstanding ECB exposure.

SPORTS

Netherlands win FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy

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The Netherlands outclassed Australia 5-1 to win its seventh Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy at the Wujin Hockey Stadium in Changzhou China.

  • The tournament featured only six teams, including world’s top four of the Netherlands, Britain, Australia, Argentina as well as Asian Games champion Japan and host China.
  • Australia finished second, followed by Argentina, China, Britain and Japan.

Manu won double gold in shooting

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Manu Bhaker of Haryana won a double gold in junior sport pistol while Ravi Kumar and Rahi Sarnobat were crowned national champions in the men and women’s events respectivelyin Thiruvananthapuram. The 16-year-old Bhaker claimed the individual gold in junior girl’s sport pistol with 24, a yellow metal in junior team and a silver in senior team.

  • Ravi and Rahi were crowned national champions in the men’s 10m air rifle and women’s 25m pistol events respectively in the ongoing National Shooting Championship.

Hamilton Wins Abu Dhabi GP

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World champion Lewis Hamilton recorded his 11th win of the season as the F1 season came to an entertaining close in Abu Dhabi. The world champion crowns a championship-winning season with victory in the final race. Vettel takes second, ahead of Max Verstappen in third.

  • Extra info.:
    Lewis Hamilton- British racing driver – Mercedes

Syed Modi International Championships: Sameer Verma Won Gold, Saina Silver

India’s Sameer Verma defeated Lu Guangzu of China in the men’s singles final to successfully defend and win the Syed Modi International Championships in Lucknow. 
However, in the women’s singles, world number nine Saina Nehwal suffered an 18-21, 8-21 loss to China’s Han Yue.

  • Extra info.:
    The 2018 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships venue: Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Indian Constitution Day

Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

  • The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015.

National Milk Day

Back in 2014, all the dairy majors of India, along with the Indian Dairy Association, decided to observe the birthday of Verghese Kurien, on November 26as National Milk Day. Kurien was the architect of Operation Flood which was launched in 1970 by India’s National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

  • As the program came into force, India escalated from 50th position to the peak in terms of milk production in just a couple of decades.
  • Extra info.:
    NDDB Headquarters Anand, Gujarat

NCC Day

The week-long celebrations for the 70th National Cadet Corps (NCC) Day kicked off with a “Run for Fun” marathon in Lucknow. Major General A.K. Sapra, Additional Director General NCC (UP Directorate) flagged off the marathon in which around 800 people participated.

  • The event was aimed at creating awareness among NCC cadets and the common people on issues like environmental conservation and to promote a sense of fitness and well-being.

 

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Romanian Foreign Minister arrives in India

Romania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Melescanu arrived in New Delhi on a four-day official visit to the country. His visit coincides with India and Romania completing 70 years of diplomatic relations.

  • On November 26, Melescanu will be meeting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan.
  • During the visit, the Romanian Foreign Minister is slated to deliver a lecture on ‘Going global vs. staying local: Romania’s agenda as a connector between Europe and Asia’ at the Observer Research Foundation, according to the MEA. He will conclude his visit on November 27.
  • Extra info.:
    Romania Capital: Bucharest
    Currency: Romanian leu

Lupin launches India’s first chatbot for patients

Lupin announced the launch of a chat bot named ‘ANYA‘ specially designed to provide medically verified information for health-related queries. ANYA is the first bot of its kind to be launched in India for disease awareness.

  • It’s a made in India for India initiative aimed at answering patient queries related to ailments. Launched at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes, ANYA is an intelligent and patient-friendly chat bot trained to help patients with health-related concerns.
  • As a start to digitize the patient journey in the overall healthcare space, Lupin is starting with ANYA to address queries related to diabetes.
  • Extra info.:
    Lupin Limited is a transnational pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai.

India sets new Guinness World Record with plankathon

India has achieved a new spot on the Guinness World Records as 2,353 people, led by Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty Kundrain Pune held the abdominal plank position for 60 seconds simultaneously.

  • The initiative was organised by Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company at the Armed Forces Medical College ground in Pune.
  • India set the new record breaking the earlier record created by China where 1,779 people held a plank for 60 seconds at the Central Park in Lu’an, Anhui, China on March 18 in 2017.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

India GDP to slow down marginally, but remain strong at 7.5% in 2019 & 2020: OECD

India ’s economic growth will slow down somewhat but remain robust, at close to 7.50% in 2019 and 2020, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said in its 2018 Economic Outlook. India’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.7% in 2017-18.

  • OECD projects GDP at market prices to grow 7.3% in 2019 and 7.4% in 2020 from 7.5% in 2018.
  • Extra info.:
    OECD Headquarters: Paris, France

SPORTS

Australia wins Women’s World T20

Australia bagged their fourth women’s World Twenty20 crown after a thumping eight wicket victory over England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in ‎North Sound, ‎Antigua and Barbuda.

  • They had earlier clinched the prestigious title in the years 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Bhavani Devi becomes first Indian to win gold medal in Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship in Canberra

India’s C.A. Bhavani Devi won the gold medal in the Sabre event in the Senior Commonwealth Fencing Championship 2018 held in Canberra, Australia.
Bhavani Devi is the first Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Championship. She defeated England’s Emily Ruaux 15-12 in the final.

Pravin Tambe registers record-breaking hat-trick in T10 league

Pravin Tambe registered history in the T10 cricket league, where he stunned Kerala Knights with a five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick. The 47-year-old spinner, Tambe, who also represented Rajasthan Royals in the past displayed a shaky start with consecutive wide balls but went to have a record-breaking performance in the match.

  • The 10 over format tournament is being held in the UAE and commenced on October 21st.

AWARDS

Bharat Electronics wins CII-Exim Bank Business Award

State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) won the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Exim Bank Business Excellence Award and the jury’s commendation for being a role-model organisation. The award is the highest recognition in the CII-Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence, instituted by the CII and the Export-Import Bank of India to enhance the competitiveness of India Inc.

  • BEL Chairman and Managing Director M.V. Gowtama received the award at the Quality Summit, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bengaluru.
  • Extra info.:
    Bharat Electronics Limited Headquarters: Bengaluru
    CII HQ: Headquarters: New Delhi, India

OBITUARIES

Magician, actor Ricky Jay dies at 72

Magician Ricky Jay, who also acted in films and TV shows such as “Boogie Nights”, “House of Games” and “Deadwood”, is dead at 72. Jay was also known for his card tricks and memory feats.

  • A documentary about his life, “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay”, was released in 2012.

Veteran Kannada Films Rebel Star Ambareesh passes away

Veteran Kannada films rebel actor M.H. Ambareesh passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru. He was 66. He was former cabinet minister in the previous Congress government. Ambareesh entered filmdom through the role of ‘Jaleel’ in veteran director Puttanna Kanagal’s ‘Naagarahaavu’ in 1972.

Ex-Union Minister Jaffer Sharief passes away

Former Union railway minister and veteran Congress leader from Karnataka C K Jaffer Sharief passed away at a hospital in Bengaluru. He was 85.

  • A veteran parliamentarian from Bengaluru North and Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha constituencies, Sharief was Union Railway Minister from 1991-1995 under the PV Narasimha Rao government at the Centre.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Elimination of Violence against Women

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The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.

  • The Orange-themed event was organised by the United Nations Women, along with the UN in India, as part of the UN Secretary General’s UNiTE campaign that is set to continue till the International Day of Human Rights on December 10.
  • The event, which was organised under the theme ‘Orange The World: #HearMeToo’,focused on women and girls who continue to experience violence and abuse, which is often overlooked, normalized, justified and made invisible.

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Domestic Gold Council To Be Set Up In India

i. The Government has decided to set up a domestic Gold Council in IndiaCommerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu stated this while inaugurating the 2nd Edition of India Gold and Jewellery Summitin New Delhi.

ii. Mr. Prabhu underlined the need for an integrated Gold policy to address all the issues in a holistic way.

Jharkhand Day Being Celebrated at IFFI in Goa

i. Jharkhand Day is being celebrated at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. Jharkhand is the focus state at this year’s IFFI. This is for the first time that any state has been made focus state at the festival. Chief Minister Raghubar Das attended the celebrations.

ii. Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare had inaugurated the Jharkhand Tourism’s pavilion at the IFFI.

Useful Info: 

  • Jharkhand CM: Raghubar Das, Governor: Draupadi Murmu.

India To Host 50th Union World Conference On Lung Health In 2019

i. The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held in Hyderabad, a global organisation working in this field announced. 

ii. The conference ‘Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action’ which will start in October 2019, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease stated.

Awards


8th Forbes India Leadership Awards Announced: Complete List of Winners

i. The 8th Forbes India Leadership Awards (FILA) was released in Mumbai. The award had 9 categories to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of CEOs, entrepreneurs and business leaders of diverse backgrounds.

ii.  The Theme of the Award was- “Celebrating Achievers and their remarkable journeys against all odds”.

Banking

SEBI Unveils Rules For Reclassification Of Promoter As Public Investor 

i. Markets regulator Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has come out with new rules for re-classification of a promoter as a public investor, wherein an outgoing promoter will have to relinquish special rights as well as control over the affairs of the listed firm and not be allowed to hold over 10% stake.

ii. Besides, the promoter would not be allowed to have any representation on the board of directors or act as a key managerial person in the listed entity. 

Useful Info-

  • SEBI- Securities and Exchange Board of India.
  • SEBI Chairman- Ajay Tyagi, Headquarters- Mumbai.

Appointments

UNICEF Appoints Singer Nahid Afrin As First ‘Youth Advocate’ of Northeastern Region

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i. Popular singer Nahid Afrin of Assam has been appointed as the first ‘Youth Advocate’ of the north eastern region by the UNICEF to fight for child rights. The UNICEF engages ‘Youth Advocates’ to harness their voice as agents of change in society.

ii. UNICEF’s India representative Yasmin Ali Haque stated that 17-year-old Nahid was appointed as ‘Youth Advocate’ in the North East at an event in Guwahati. Nahid has received the best female playback singer award at the Assam state Film Award 2018.

Ranks and Reports

India Skills Report 2019: Andhra Tops in Employability Rate, Talent Quality 

i. Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability followed by Rajasthan and Haryana, as per the India Skills Report 2019. The employability levels of B.Tech/B.E have increased across all the sectors, touching a new high of 63.11%, which remained at 42.08 last year.

ii. However, the employability levels of MBA and polytechnic stand low between 47.18% and 45.90%. The survey was conducted jointly by Wheebox, PeopleStrong, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Useful Info-

  • Santosh Kumar Gangwar is the Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

Sports News

Mary Kom Wins Sixth World Championship Title, Creates History

 

i. MC Mary Kom has created history by becoming the first woman to win six boxing world titles by clinching the 48 kg gold at the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi. The 35-year-old Indian legend got the better of Ukrainian Hanna Okhota in the summit clash.

ii. 16 years after winning her maiden World Championship – and eight years since her last – Mary overtakes Ireland’s Katie Taylor as the first female boxer to win six gold medals, and becomes only the second pugilist ever (male or female) to achieve the feat after Felix Savon.

Former Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba Announces Retirement at 40

i. Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba announced his retirement, calling time on a 20-year career in which the bullish center-forward won four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League.
ii. Ivorian Drogba, who had been playing in the United States for Phoenix Rising, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games having spearheaded the west London club’s revival under owner Roman Abramovich.

Obituaries

Former Indian Hockey Player Sandeep Michael Passes Away 

i. Former Indian hockey player, Sandeep Michael, who captained the Indian junior team to a gold at the Asia Cup 2003, died at the age of 33 after battling an unspecified neurological problem.
ii. In 2001, he made his debut for the country as a junior in the Under-18 Asia Cup at Ipoh in Malaysia under Jugraj Singh. Michael found fame at the senior level in a tournament in Australia in 2003.

Noted Indian Classical Musician Ustad Imrat Khan Passes Away 

i. Classical music stalwart Ustad Imrat Khan, who dedicated his life to propagating the Sitar and the surbahar worldwide, has died in the US after a brief illness. He was 83.
ii. He belonged to the illustrious Etawa Gharana, or the Imdadkhani Gharana, named after his grandfather Ustad Imdad Khan. He had also performed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1970.

 

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National News

PM Modi Laid Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution Projects 

i. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stones of City Gas Distribution (CGD) Projects in 65 Geographical Areas (GAs) in 129 Districts under the 9th CGD Bidding Round recently awarded by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), remotely from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

ii. The CGD would ensure availability of convenient, environment-friendly and cheaper natural gas for almost half of the country’s population spread across 26 States and Union Territories upto 9th round.

Useful Info-

  • Dharmendra Pradhan is the present Petroleum Minister of India.

7th International Tourism Mart Inaugurated in Agartala

i. The Governor of Tripura Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki inaugurated the ‘7th International Tourism Mart for the North-East States in the presence of Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism K.J Alphons and the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb in Agartala, Tripura.
ii. The Ministry of Tourism has organized the mart in association with the Department of Tourism, Government of Tripura and the North Eastern States. The International Tourism Marts are organized every tear in the North Eastern States on rotation basis.

IIMC Innovation Park, ICC Signs MoU To Promote Startups

i. IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has signed an MoU for energising the startup ecosystem in East and Northeast India. 

ii. IIMC Innovation Park CEO Subhrangshu Sanyal stated that the MoU will bring incubator and industry together in a more formal way.

International News


India-UAE Strategic Conclave To Be Held in Abu Dhabi 

i. The second edition of the India-UAE Strategic Conclave will be held in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on 27th of November. The day-long conclave will initiate a dialogue to widen the scope of bilateral investments. 

ii. Indian Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri will inaugurate the conclave. It is being organized by the Economic Times, India.

Useful Info-

  • The UAE Capital: Abu Dhabi, Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham.

Sushma Swaraj Co-Chairs 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission 

i. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 9th Meeting of India-Lao PDR Joint Commission on Bilateral Co-operation with her counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith in Vientiane, Capital of Laos. 

ii. The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations covering areas of Defence, Agriculture, Trade and Investment, Science and IT, Energy and Mining among others. The Minister also called on the Prime Minister of Lao PDR Thongloun Sisoulith.

Awards

Amitabh Bachchan Receives Sayaji Ratna Award

i. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan was awarded the third Sayaji Ratna Award, established in the memory of erstwhile Baroda ruler Sayajirao Gaekwad III. Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and noted industrialist Ratan Tata have been given the award earlier.

ii. The Baroda Management Association had, in 2013, instituted the award to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the ruler, known for undertaking major social reform measures during his rule in the early twentieth century.

Prof SP Ganguly Awarded Mexican Order of Aztec Eagle

i. JNU’s Hispanic Studies professor Shyama Prasad Ganguly has won Mexico’s highest civilian honor “Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca” (Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle) accorded to foreign nationals. 

ii. He was awarded for disseminating Spanish language and Mexican culture to strengthen Mexico-India cultural relations. He is the first Indian Academician to get this award.

India gets UN Environment Award For Combating Transboundary Environmental Crime

i. United Nation Environment has awarded Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India with Asia Environment Enforcement Awards, 2018 for excellent work done by the Bureau in combating transboundary environmental crime. 

ii. WCCB has been conferred this award in the Innovation category.

Azim Premji Conferred Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018

i. Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, has won Forbes India Leadership Awards 2018, Lifetime Achievement. Wipro is India’s fourth-biggest software services company by revenue and Ajim Premji is the second richest Indian.

ii. The Forbes India Leadership Awards, India’s most prestigious honour for the top executives, was held in Mumbai. Forbes India honoured entrepreneurs and company bosses across nine categories, with an emphasis on excellence, innovation, and transformational leadership.

Appointments

Ezetap’s Abhijit Bose Appointed WhatsApp India Head

i. Facebook Inc.-owned messaging service WhatsApp on it has appointed Abhijit Bose as head of WhatsApp India, the local entity that is expected to begin operations next year amid calls to check the spread of fake messages.

ii. Bose, who was the co-founder and chief executive officer of enterprise payments solutions firm Ezetap, will be based in Gurugram, and join the messaging app in 2019. 

Tanzania’s Joyce Msuya Appointed Acting Executive Director of UNEP

i. Tanzanian national Joyce Msuya was appointed as acting Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) following the resignation of the executive director Erik Solheim.

ii. Solheim had quit in wake of internal audit report accused of rule-breaking UNEP. 

Business News

Paytm Partners with LIC For Insurance Premium Payments

i. Paytm (One 97 Communications Limited) has partnered with the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to offer online insurance premium payments on its platform. 

ii. Softbank-backed Paytm will provide premium payment solutions from over 30 insurance companies including LIC, ICICI Prudential Life, Reliance Life, and Max Life Insurance among others.

Useful Info-

  • Paytm Founder: Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

LSAT 2019 Application Form, Eligibility, Dates and Cut off

LSAT India 2019

LSAT India 2019 – Pearson VUE on behalf of USA based Law School Admission Council (LSAC) will conduct LSAT India 2019 on May 19, 2019. The national-level law examination will be conducted in paper-pencil mode. Candidates need to appear in LSAT India 2019 to seek admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. LSAT India 2019 will be conducted in around 20 cities of India across the 22 exam centres. By conducting the law entrance examination, LSAT India 2019, Pearson VUE will offer seats to more than 45 law schools of India. LSAT India 2019 is a standard test of reading and reasoning skills which will have 100 questions for the candidates to be attempted in 2 hours and 20 minutes. All the questions in this law examination, LSAT India 2019 will be of multiple choice format where candidates will be provided with four options out of which one correct option has to be marked by the test-takers of LSAT India Candidates will get all the information related to admission procedure, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam details, test pattern, result and counselling here in this article given.

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LSAT India 2019 – Overview

Exam Name – Law School Admission Test for India

Abbreviated Name – LSAT India

Conducting body – Pearson VUE

Courses offered – BA LLB, BBA LLB, BCom LLB, BSc LLB, three-year LLB and LLM

Type – Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Level – National

Medium of examination – English

Mode of examination – Paper and Pencil (Offline)

Number of participating institutes – 85+

Number of test centres – 22+

LSAT India 2019 – Admission process

Person who starts it’s admission process with the issue of exam notification by the first week of October 2018 followed by the commencement of application form. After the end of application form in the first week of May 2019, candidates are issued admit card by the second week of May 2019. By getting the access of the LSAT India 2019 Admit card, candidates appear in the law examination by the third week of May 2019. Candidates get their result and who qualify LSAT India by the first week of June followed by the counselling procedure as and when notified by different participating institutes.

LSAT India Important Dates 2019

Person who has announced the important dates of LSAT India 2019 on October 4, 2018. Candidates to appear in LSAT India 2019 need to keep a track of the LSAT India 2019 Important Dates to stay updated on the events in and around the examination. Test-takers will get all the important dates related to exam notification, application form, admit card, exam date, result and counselling here in the table given below –

LSAT India Exam Dates

Events

Dates

Issue of Notification

October 4, 2018

Commencement of Application form

October 15, 2018

End of Application form

May 6, 2019

Release of Admit card

May 9-18, 2019

LSAT India 2019

May 19, 2019

LSAT India Result 2019

June 1, 2019

Counselling

As notified by different participating institutes*

Tentative date; Subject to change

LSAT India Eligibility Criteria 2019

The conducting body of LSAT India 2019, Person who has announced the eligibility criteria of LSAT India 2019 on October 4, 2018. Candidates appearing in LSAT India 2019 are advised to read and understand the points mentioned in the LSAT India 2019 Eligibility Criteria for both the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes as mentioned here.

  • Candidates appearing in LSAT India 2019 to seek admission into the BA LLB programme, ought to be an Indian citizen and should have qualified 12th board examination under 10+2 education system of CBSE or any other equivalent education board.
  • If candidates are applying for LLM law programmes, then they need to hold a LLB degree with the required qualifying marks.
  • It should be noted that the qualifying marks for the LLB degrees acquired by the candidates may vary for different participating institutes.

Moreover, there is no age bar to appear in LSAT India 2019.

LSAT India Application Form 2019

Pearson VUE has announced the application form of LSAT India 2019 on October 15, 2018. LSAT India 2019 Application Form is available for the candidates in online mode. Candidates require to first register themselves by following certain steps related to entering the name, date of birth, e-mail id and mobile number. After filling the required details, a validation link will be send to candidate’s email id enabling them to start filling the LSAT India Application Form 2019. After successfully filling the application form of LSAT India 2019, candidates will be required to remit a certain application fees via any of the convenient online payment options– Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking leading to successful submission of the LSAT India 2019 Application Form by the May 6, 2019.

LSAT India Exam centres 2019

LSAT India 2019 will be conducted in 22 cities of India with participation of 45+ law schools for the admission procedure. As the list of LSAT India 2019 Exam Centres is being announced by the conducting body, candidates have an opportunity to choose three preferences amongst the given list. At the same time, it should also be kept in mind that there will be no possibilities of changes to be made once the exam centre is being alloted. Therefore it is advised to the aspirants to choose the LSAT India 2019 Exam Centres carefully keeping in mind the proximity and convenience.

LSAT India Admit Card 2019

Person who will issue the admit card of LSAT India 2019 from May 9-18, 2019 for the test-takers to appear in the law examination. Candidates will get access of the LSAT India 2019 Admit card in online mode through their registered accounts of LSAT India. LSAT India Admit Card 2019 should be considered as an important document by the candidates firstly because it is the hall ticket to appear in the law examination and secondly, it mentions all the important details like the name of the candidates, examination date, roll number, exam duration besides timing and venue. It should also be noted that no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall in absence of the admit card of LSAT India 2019.

LSAT India Exam Pattern 2019

Person who has announced the exam pattern of LSAT India 2019 on October 4, 2018 along with the application form of LSAT India 2019. With the help of LSAT India 2019 Exam Pattern, candidates will get idea of the questions, topics, marking scheme, sequence and other important details of the question paper to be presented to the candidates. As the LSAT India Exam Pattern 2019 mentions, candidates will be given 100 questions to attempt in 2 hours 20 minutes of time. The law examination will include questions from Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension. Candidates are advised to prepare as per the LSAT India 2019 Exam Pattern for better preparation strategies.

LSAT India Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of LSAT India 2019 specifies the topics and marking scheme to be followed in the law examination, LSAT India 2019. Pearson VUE will include questions based on Analytical reasoning, Logical Reasoning and Reading comprehension in the law examination.

LSAT India Participating Institutes 2019

LSAT India 2019 will witness participation of 45 law schools for admission into the undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes. Candidates can take a look here for the list of LSAT India 2019 Participating Institutes given here.

LSAT India Participating Colleges

S.No

Institutes

Cities 

1.

Alliance School of Law, Alliance University

Bangalore

2.

ITM Law School

Gurgaon

3.

School of Law, Ansal University Gurgaon

4.

AURO University School of Law Surat

5.

Jindal Global Law University Sonipat

6.

School of Law, Gitam  University Visakhapatnam

7.

 

Central India College of Law

Nagpur

8.

JSS Law College

Mysore

9.

School of Law K.R. Mangalam University

Gurgaon

10.

College of Legal Studies

Dehradun

11.

K.L.E Society’s Law College

Bangalore

12.

School of Law, Noida International University

Noida

13.

Faculty of Law, ICFAI University

Dehradun

14.

Faculty of Law, ICFAI University

Gangtok

15.

Faculty of Law, ICFAI University

Jaipur

16.

ICFAI Law School, IFHE

Hyderabad

17.

MATS Law School MATS University

Raipur

18.

School of Law, Sharda University Greater Noida

19.

G H Raisoni Law School

Nagpur

20.

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur

Kharagpur

21.

VIT Law School Chennai

22.

Chotanagpur Law College

Ranchi

LSAT India Result 2019

Pearson VUE will announce the result of LSAT India 2019 on June 1, 2019. Candidates will be required to check their result by entering email id and password. Moreover, candidates will also be issued their scorecard along with the LSAT India 2019 Result. The conducting body of LSAT India 2019 will announce the result on percentile score format and then the result of the candidates will be compared to others of his/her group, classified as the five-year integrated undergraduate and two-year postgraduate. The LSAT India 2019 results and scores will also highlight the test taker’s relative strength of critical thinking ability.

LSAT India Cutoff 2019

Candidates will be issued the cutoff of LSAT India 2019 after the declaration of the result. Based on the different factors like total number of test takers, difficulty level of test and availability of seats for that particular programme, different law schools will determine their own cutoffs for the test-takers. Candidates who score as per the LSAT India 2019 Cutoff will be shortlisted for the counselling procedure.

 

LSAT India Counselling 2019

After the declaration of the result, the participating institutes of LSAT India 2019 will announce their own counselling schedule for the shortlisted candidates. After the conduct of LSAT India 2019 Counselling, candidates will be offered seats in the law schools participating.

GK – IMPORTANT DAYS, FEBRUARY 2018

Take quizzes and check your score instantly. Moreover, this quiz contains expected questions which match the Exam Pattern of most of the Competitive Exams. This will give you a fair idea about in which section you need to focus more on the upcoming competitive exams.

Important Days - February 2018

1. World Radio Day is celebrated on?
2. World Cancer Day is celebrated on?
3. International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on?
4. World Wetlands Day is celebrated on?
5. National Productivity Week is celebrated on?
6. International Mother Language Day is celebrated on?
7. National Science Day is celebrated on ?
8. National Deworming Day is celebrated on?
9. Central Excise Day (75th) is celebrated on?
10. International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is celebrated on?

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GK – IMPORTANT DAYS, JANUARY 2018

Take quizzes and check your score instantly. Moreover, this quiz contains expected questions which match the Exam Pattern of most of the Competitive Exams. This will give you a fair idea about in which section you need to focus more on the upcoming competitive exams.

Important days - January 2018

1. World Hindi Day is celebrated on?
2. World Braille Day is celebrated on?
3. National Youth Day is celebrated on?
4. Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is celebrated on?
5. Indian Army Day is celebrated on?
6. National Voters Day is celebrated on?
7. World Leprosy Day is celebrated on?
8. Shaheed Diwas is celebrated on?
9. National Girl Child Day is celebrated on?
10. International Customs Day is celebrated on?

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