Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Assistants Provisionally selected candidates 2016

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published List of Provisionally selected candidates for the post of Assistants 2016, Check below for more details.

(2) Brief details about Main examination:
(i) The Main online examination will be conducted in the third/ fourth week of January 2017, only for the candidates who have been shortlisted on the basis of results of the preliminary examination.
(ii) Separate Admission Letters for Main Examination should be downloaded from RBI Website. The time of Main Examination and Venue of Examinations will be indicated in the admission letters.
(iii) The link for downloading Admission Letters, Information Handout for Main examination, Instruction to PWD candidates/ Joint undertaking / Declaration form for PWD candidates using the scribe, will shortly be made available in RBI website.
Disclaimer: Though utmost care has been taken while preparing the Result, the Bank reserves the right to rectify inadvertent errors, if any.

Union Public Service Commission - (UPSC) Advt No 23/2016 for Various Vacancies

UPSC Advt No 23/2016 for Various Vacancies: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued notification for Various Vacancies.

Name of the Posts: 
  • Assistant Professor (Endocrinology): 13 Posts
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Assistant Professor (Microbiology): 15 Posts
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Assistant Professor (Urology): 11 Pots
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Assistant Professor (Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases): 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Deputy Central Intelligence Officer / Technical (DCIO/Tech): 06 Posts
    • Age Limit : 35 years
  • Assistant Legislative Counsel: 06 Posts
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Assistant Legislative Counsel (Bengali): 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Assistant Legislative Counsel (Marathi): 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 43 years
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil): 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 35 years
  • Assistant Executive Engineer (Electronics): 03 Posts
    • Age Limit : 35 years
  • Jr. Ship Surveyor-cum-Assistant Director General (Technical): 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 40 years
  • Radio Inspector: 01 Post
    • Age Limit : 50 years
  • Professor (Technical) (Electronics & Communication Engineering): 03 Posts
    • Age Limit : 50 years

Selection Process
  • The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interviews, irrespective of whether the selection is made only by interview or by Recruitment Test followed by an interview, will be UR-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PH-40 marks, out of the total marks of an interview being 100.
  • In cases where the selection is made by Recruitment Test (RT) followed by the interview, the candidate will have to achieve a minimum level of suitability in their respective category at both stages i.e. ‘Recruitment Test’ as well as ‘Interview’. The minimum level of suitability in the case of RT shall be decided by the Commission on the case to case basis. 

Application Fee: Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 25/- (Rupees Twenty five) only either by remitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of the SBI or by using visa/master credit/debit card. No fee for SC/ST/PH/Women candidates of any community. No "fee exemption" is available to OBC male candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee. Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected. No representation against such rejection would be entertained. (d) Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstance nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. 

How to Apply: Candidates must apply online through the website Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected. Candidates must upload documents pertaining to educational qualifications and experience (preferably in prescribed format), if any, as claimed in the online application, in a single pdf file in such a way that the file size does not exceed 2 MB and is legible when a printout is taken. For that, the applicant may scan the experience certificate in 200 dpi grey scale. Documents like Pay Slip, Resume, Appointment Letter, Relieving Letter, Unsigned Experience Certificate etc. must not be uploaded in the Document Upload Module.

Important Dates:
Closing Date for Submission of Online Application: 12-01-2017 up to 23:59 hrs
Last Date for Printing of Completely Submitted Online Application: 13-01-2017 up to 23:59 hrs

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Current Affairs for Competitive Examinations: December 22, 2016

GARV-II mobile app and citizen engagement window launched by the Union Government
The Union government launched the GARV-II mobile app on December 20, 2016, to provide village wise and habitation wise data on household electrification for all states. It is an upgraded version of the GARV mobile app that was launched in October 2015, which mapped the data for only 18452 un-electrified villages.
  • Around 6 lakh villages have been mapped in the app for tracking progress on household electrification in each village.
  • All the data will be made available in the app to ensure transparency and enhance accountability of various stakeholders.
  • The app will also provide real time progress of the data.
National Mathematics Day
  • The National Mathematics Day is observed every year on December 22, to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian autodidact Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. This year, it is 129th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
About S Ramanujan
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in 1887 in Erode district of Tamil Nadu. He died at young age of 32 on April 26, 1920. He was considered as doyen of number theory, infinite series, mathematical analysis, and making formulas and equations without any formal training in pure mathematics.
  • He is in the same league as great mathematicians such as Euler and Gauss.
  • As a mathematical genius, he had compiled more than 3900 mathematical results and equations.The National Mathematics Day was instituted in 2011 by the Union Government to celebrate Ramanujan’s 125th birth anniversary. Besides, the year 2012 was also declared National Mathematics Year. 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Re-Exam 2016 to be conducted on January 12, 13, 2017

SSC to conduct Re-Exam for CGL Tier 2 on January 12, 13, 2016 

In a notification published by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on December 21, 2016, the commission has released tentative dates for the Combined Graduate level Tier 2 2016 exam. The Commission has decided to conduct re-examination for SSC CGL Tier 2 2016, tentatively on January 12, 13, 2017.

There was widespread mismanagement reported at exam centers across the country, after which the commission received representations from candidates alleging that they faced technical and other related problems during the examination at some of the venues. The Commission objectively scrutinised the representations received till December 9, 2016.

The Commission, after due examination of video footages, has taken a serious view of certain candidates found to have been actively involved in disturbing and instigating other candidates to disrupt the process of the examination. The Commission proposes to take appropriate action against such candidates, which may include disqualification and debarment for a period of three years, in consonance with the extant guidelines.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Exam was conducted by the SSC for 1,49,330 candidates in the online Mode on November 30 and December 2, 2016.

SSC conducts various exams throughout the year and recruits eligible candidates to various posts in government offices and departments as Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT), Assistant (MEA), Compiler (Registrar General of India), Senior Secretariat Assistant, Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others), Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT), Statistical Investigator and Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) among others.

From 2016, there will be no personal interviews in tier 3 of the exam. Tier 3 now consists of computer proficiency test/data entry skill test (wherever applicable) and document verification only. Marks secured by candidates in tier 1 will be considered while selecting them for computer test and also for final selection (See page 17). As per reports, the tier-3 exam would tentatively be conducted in January 2017, while the final result will be announced in April 2017.

Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Exams: December 17, 18, 2016

Anil Dhasmana appointed as new chief of Research and Analysis Wing
The Union Government has appointed senior IPS officer Anil Dhasmana as the new chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). He succeeds Rajinder Khanna who will complete his two year tenure on December 31, 2016. 

  • Anil Dhasmana has been with RAW for the last 23 years. He has also served in key foreign capitals such as London and Frankfurt.
  • His domain of expertise is considered to be Balochistan, counter-terrorism and Islamic affairs. He also has an experience in handling Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe and SAARC desks.
  • RAW is the primary foreign intelligence agency of India established in 1968. It is under the direct command of Prime Minister.
  • Its primary function is gathering foreign intelligence, engaging in counter-terrorism, advising Indian policymakers, promoting counter-proliferation and advancing India’s foreign strategic interests.
Rajiv Jain appointed as new chief of Intelligence Bureau
The Union government has appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Jain as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB). He succeeds Dineshwar Sharma and shall have two years term.
  • Rajiv Jain joined the IB in 1989 as an Assistant Director.
  • He has handled various assignments as chief of Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau (SIB). He headed the Ahmedabad SIB (2005-2008) and later the Delhi SIB (2008-2012) which is considered politically sensitive.
  • He was the adviser to the previous NDA government’s interlocutor on Kashmir, KC Pant, when talks were held with separatist leaders.
  • He is the recipient of the President’s Police Medal.
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana comes into effect
The Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) came into effect from 17 December 2016. It will remain open until March 31, 2017.
  • PMGKY is the Union Government’s second Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS) to allow tax evaders to come clean with unaccounted wealth.
  • Declarant of undisclosed income needs to pay 30% tax, 10% penalty and 33% Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Cess on the tax, all of which add up to around 50%.
  • Besides, declarant must make mandatory deposit of 25% of undisclosed income in the zero-interest Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, 2016 with lock-in period of 4 years.
  • Declarations made will be kept confidential and shall not be admissible as evidence under any Act (ex. Wealth-tax Act, Central Excise Act, Companies Act etc.).
  • However, declarant will have no immunity under Criminal Acts mentioned in section 199-O of the Scheme.
Rajasthan Government launches Annapurna Rasoi Scheme
Rajasthan Government has launched Annapurna Rasoi Scheme to provide quality meals at a cheap price to the poor and needy. The scheme has been started in line with Tamil Nadu Government’s Amma canteens.

  • It was launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at Jaipur Municipal Corporation campus. The tagline for the scheme is: “Sabke liye bhojan, sabke liye sammaan (Food for all, respect for all)”.
  • Under this scheme, breakfast will be provided at Rs 5 per plate and lunch/dinner at Rs 8 per plate. The meals will be cooked and served by staff trained in hospitality.
  • It will be distributed by 80 mobile vans at locations decided by local self-help agencies in districts.
  • The main beneficiary of the scheme will be rickshaw pullers, labourers, auto drivers, students, working women, elders and other weaker section.
  • In the first phase the scheme will be started in 12 districts. They are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Pratapgarh, Kota, Banswara, Dungarpur, Baran and Jhalawar. The remaining 21 districts of state will be covered in second phase.

Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Exams: December 15, 16, 2016

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Here are today's important headlines with key details for UPSC, SSC, IBPS and other competitive examinations.
IAF Personnel can't sport beard on religious grounds, directs Supreme Court 
  • The Supreme Court on December 15, 2016, ruled that the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel cannot sport a beard on religious grounds.
  • The judgment was pronounced by a bench comprising the Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice L Nageswara Rao
  • In the judgment, the bench reasoned that the personal policies on appearance are not intended to discriminate against religious beliefs but to ensure uniformity and discipline which are indispensable to every armed force.
  • The bench further observed that for the effective functioning of a large combat force, the members must bond together by a sense of esprit-de-corps. There should not be any distinctions on the basis of caste, creed, colour or religion.
  • The bench concluded that while on duty, every member of the Indian Air Force is required to wear the uniform and not display any sign distinguishing one from another.
Assam's Majuli to be India's first carbon neutral district
  • Assam’s island district, Majuli will now become India's first ever Carbon neutral district by 2020.
  • The project titled ‘'Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli' (SACRed, Majuli) was launched by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, A K Johari on December 14, 2016. It was initiated by Assam’s department of Environment and Forest to fight against climate change and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
About Majuli district
  • Situated on the Brahmaputra River, the district is the world’s largest river island and India's first Island district.
  • It is located towards the east of Assam’s largest city – Guwahati.
  • It was formed due to change in the course of Brahmaputra and its tributaries.
What does Carbon Neutrality mean?
  • Carbon neutrality refers to achieving net zero carbon footprint by removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as the amount released into it.
Seventh Indo-Maldives joint Military exercise EKUVERIN begins
The seventh edition of EKUVERIN commenced on December 15, 2016, at Kadhdhoo, Laamu Atoll, Maldives. The exercise will conclude on December 28, 2016.
  • The exercise aims at conducting military training with emphasis on amphibious and counter insurgency/ counter terrorism operations.
  • It also aims at enhancing interoperability between the two armies.
  • The contingents taking part in the exercise comprises of platoon strength from BIHAR Regiment and a similar strength of the Maldivian National Defence Force.

Important economic terms in news because of demonetisation

Virtual Payment Address (VPA)It is a virtual address which links a user's identity with his/her bank account. So, you can send/receive money by sharing your virtual payment address with any merchant site and make a payment. This eliminates the need to share private and confidential information like mobile number, bank account number or IFSC code.
Unified Payments Interface (UPI)An instant payment system which allows users to transfer money between any two parties’ bank accounts by using unique identifiers like mobile number or VPA without using account number / IFSC codes. It means sending or receiving money by entering a mobile number or VPA.
  • No bank account or credentials on third party applications or websites required
  • It allows sending collect requests to others (person to person or entity to person) with ‘pay by’ date to allow payment requests to be ‘snoozed’ and paid later, before expiry date without having to block the money in the account until customer is ready to pay. 
Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)
BBPS would include systems to facilitate collection of repetitive (monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly etc.) payments for everyday utility services provided by utility service providers like electricity, telephone, water, gas, and direct-to-home television. Gradually, the scope would be extended to include services facilitating the collection of repetitive payments, such as, school / university fees, municipal taxes/payments. Payments can be either made in cash or through any of the various electronic modes of payment through Operating units (OUs). OUs will act as an interface between consumers and utility service providers.
Seigniorage The difference between cost of producing currency notes and value of that money is called ‘seigniorage’. If seigniorage is positive, the government gains and vice-versa.
Tax to GDP ratio The tax-to-GDP ratio is the ratio of tax collected compared to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This ratio helps in understanding the amount of economic activity in the country. If GDP grows, Tax to GDP ratio should ideally grow.
Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS)
  • RTGS is a system of payment settlement. 'Real Time' means the processing of instructions at the time they are received rather than at some later time. 'Gross Settlement' means the settlement of funds transfer instructions occurs individually (on an instruction by instruction basis). Funds settlement is final and irrevocable because it takes place in the books of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The minimum amount that can be remitted through RTGS is 2 lakh with no upper ceiling for transactions.
National Electronic Fund Transfer
  • The objective of the NEFT system is to establish an electronic funds transfer system to facilitate an efficient, secure, economical, reliable and expeditious system of funds transfer and clearing in the banking sector throughout India. While RTGS operates on gross settlements NEFT uses Deferred Net Settlement (DNS), which settles amount in batches. Amounts less than 2 lakh can be transferred. 
Immediate Payment System (IMPS)
 IMPS is an electronic funds transfer which takes place immediately from one bank to another through mobile phones. This facility is also extended to ATMs and internet banking. 
 RuPay, a new card payment scheme launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). Through RuPay, RBI aims to offer a domestic, open-loop, multilateral system which will allow all Indian banks and financial institutions in India to participate in electronic payments.

Daily Current Affairs for Competitive Exams: December 14, 2016

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Here are today's important headlines with key details for UPSC, SSC, IBPS and other competitive examinations.


India-Russia Naval Exercise ‘Indra’ begins in Bay of Bengal
  • The 9th edition of Indra Navy exercise between Indian Navy and Russian Navy began today, December 14, 2016, in the Bay of Bengal. This annual bilateral maritime exercise will continue till December 21, 2016. The main aim of this exercise is to enhance the inter-operability between the two navies and develop a common understanding for maritime security operations.
  • The Indian Navy will be represented by guided missile destroyer INS Ranvir, indigenous frigate INS Satpura and indigenous Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) corvette INS Kamorta. 
  • Additionally, P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer, Dornier Short Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft, a submarine and other integral rotary wing helicopters are also scheduled to participate in this bilateral exercise.
  • The Russian Federation Navy (RuFN) will be represented by Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhalov, Deputy Chief of Flotilla, Pacific Fleet and ships from the Pacific Fleet which are based at Vladivostok. 
  • RuFN ships Admiral Tributus (cruiser) and Boris Butoma (fleet tanker) arrived at Visakhapatnam on December 14, 2016.
  • It will be conducted in two phases- the Harbour Phase (14 to 18 December 2016) at Visakhapatnam and the Sea Phase (December 19 to 21, 2016) off Visakhapatnam. 
  • The Harbour Phase will include table-top exercises, planning conferences, and professional interactions prior progressing to sea. 
  • While, Sea Phase will be focused on Air Defence Drills, Surface Firings, visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) and Tactical procedures.
  • It will help to further strengthen mutual confidence and will also enable sharing of best practices between both navies.
India-IBRD signs Grant Agreement for additional funding of MSME’s project
  • India on December 13, 2016, signed a Grant Agreement of USD 5.19 million with International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for Additional Financing for Financing Energy Efficiency at MSMEs Project- Programmatic Framework for Energy Efficiency.
  • The additional financing will be used to scale up the initiatives that were taken up under the parent project. 
  • It will bridge the gap in understanding among different stakeholders mainly energy professionals or technology suppliers, banks and financial institutions. 
  • It will be implemented through a three-pronged approach- (i) Capacity building (ii) Direct involvement to augment EE investments at MSME level and (iii) Escalating the EE knowledge base to scale up and replicate the project initiatives such as by establishing key performance indicators.
Gujarat to have Wagah like border point
  • The ever-popular ‘border viewing point’ of the Wagah border will soon be recreated in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. The new viewing point will be opened at Nadabet near Suigam, a village near the India-Pakistan border.
  • The main purpose of the development is to promote tourism and all tourists visiting the centre will be provided with the same facilities that are made available at the Wagah Border.


Qatar replaces Kafala rules with contract based labour system
  • Qatar on December 13, 2016, abolished the controversial Kafala labour system. The system has been replaced with a new contract-based labour system to ensure enhanced rights to the migrant labourers.
About Kafala system:
  • Kafala is based on sponsorship model. Under this system, every immigrant worker to Qatar required a local sponsor. The sponsor may be in the form of a company or an individual.
  • An immigrant worker needed the permission of the sponsor to switch jobs or leave the company. 
  • The discretionary power on the part of the sponsor was misused a lot of times. The sponsors used to exploit the expatriates physically, financially and emotionally. Hence, the kafala system was identified as modern-day slavery.
About Contract system
  • Under this system, an immigrant worker needs to enter a contract with a company or an individual to obtain work visa.
  • Under this system, a worker can change job easily by fulfilling obligations under the contract.
  • Exit from the country is guaranteed as the worker is no longer required the prior approval of the company or individual employer.