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The SSC Stenographer Recruitment for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ for the year 2017 is out now. The last date to apply for this post is 15th July 2017. The examination will be Computer Based. The examinations will be conducted from 4th September 2017 to 7th September 2017. The vacancies have not been disclosed yet. To get selected as a Stenographer with Staff Selection Commission, you will have to appear for a Written Test as well as Skill Test.
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Ordnance Factory Board is an industrial organization under Ministry of Defense, Government of India. It has 41 factories throughout the country with state of art defense production technology in various fields. It has establishments for training, safety, R&D, etc. Indian Ordnance Factory Recruitment 2017 begins soon on 19th June 2017. Right now, the tentative number of vacancies is 5186. Such an opportunity to have a government job does not come daily so don’t miss out on this chance. Indian Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre, on behalf of all the Ordnance Factories, is inviting online applications from eligible Indians for the posts of Semi-Skilled grade Industrial Employees (IEs) Group ‘C’ in different Trades and Labour Group ‘C’ in various Ordnance Factories located across India.
The Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) had released a recruitment drive for Probationary Officers (Scale – I). The Applications were invited from 9th June 2017. The Karur Vysya Bank PO Last Date to Apply is 19th June 2017. The vacancies were not disclosed by Karur Vysya Bank. If you want to have a career with leading Private Sector Bank, you can apply for the Karur Vysya Bank Recruitment now. To get selected as a Karur Vysya Bank PO, you have to go through 2 stages i.e Online Examination (objective type) followed by Interview. If you haven’t yet applied for the Karur Vysya Bank PO, this Karur Vysya Bank PO Last Date Reminder is for you!
Delhi High Court is inviting applications for the posts of Attendants (Group – C). Accordingly, Delhi High Court Recruitment drive is taking place to fill around 68 vacancies. The selection procedure consists of Written Test and Interview. All interested candidates should fill the online application for Delhi High Court Recruitment before 30th June, 2017
SSC Combined Graduate Level Recruitment is taking place to fill Group B and Group C posts in various ministries, government departments and offices across the country. The last day to fill the online SSC CGL Application form is 19th June 2017 till 5 PM. If you haven’t applied for the same yet then here is the Link to Apply for SSC CGL Exam 2017. Go through this last date reminder for SSC CGL Recruitment to complete your registration formalities. This year SSC has announced total 4733 vacancies.
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1. India’s K Srikanth has lifted Indonesia Open Super Series badminton title by defeating Kazumasa Sakai in Men’s Singles final at Jakarta. It is his 3rd Super Series title. He had earlier won the 2014 China Open and 2015 India Open. He got the better of World No 1 Son Wan Ho in the semis by saving a match point and then converting on the third. The win is likely to move Srikanth in the top 5.
2. The GST council has fixed tax rate of 18% for hotel rooms between Rs 2,000 and Rs 7,500. Rooms with tariff above Rs 7,500 will attract 28% tax. Anti-profiteering and e-way bills have also been cleared by the council. The rate on state-run lottery will be 12% while govt authorised private lottery will draw 28%.Council has also relaxed GST return filing timelines for July and August.
3. Seed industry has decided to cut retail prices of hybrid seeds excluding cotton by 10% through the ensuing 2017-18 kharif season. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting called by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to reduce voluntarily the seed prices. Industry after consultation agreed to make arrangements for sale of hybrid seeds at prices 10% below MRP from June 19.
4. Yoga enthusiasts across Singapore were joined by Singaporean leaders, envoys of Cambodia and Israel to celebrate 3rd International Day of Yoga. UN International Day of Yoga is held on June 21 every year but it was celebrated today in Singapore. 85 yoga sessions were held in morning with 8000 participants. The events were held across the country with the support of local volunteer groups.
5. BMW will be investing Rs 130 crore in India to enhance operations, taking its total investment in the country to Rs 1,250 crore. The investment will go into BMW group operations, including Motarrad as well as the financial services arm. The company will launch new version of its locally manufactured 5 Series later this month to strengthen its product portfolio in India.
6. According to Russian Foreign Ministry Foreign Ministers of BRICS countries will meet in Beijing, China on June 18-19. This was decided during the 2nd meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas held in China. It is the first time the foreign ministers meeting has been called by a host country holding the BRICS Summit. China took over the rotating presidency of the BRICS from India last year.
7. Sahapedia, an open online resource on Indian arts in partnership jointly with Unesco, has launched a fellowship programme. Aim of Sahapedia is to provide vast and diverse body of cultural knowledge in India, especially about the lesser known practices and traditions in India. Fellowships is available in 2 variants – Sahapedia Project Fellowship and Sahapedia Research Fellowship.
8. Kannada poet and playwright H S Shivaprakash has been honoured with prestigious Kusumagraja Rashtriya Puraskar for his outstanding contribution to social and educational fields. It was presented to him by Akshaykumar Kale, the president of the 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan. He writes both in Kannada and English languages and has nine compilations of poems in his name.
9. Reserve Bank of India has initiated prompt corrective action for Bank of Maharashtra because of its high level of bad loans. It is the 5th bank to come under curbs since RBI tightened the corrective action framework in April. Bank’s net non-performing assets ratio rose to 11.76% at the end of March. Under RBI rules, prompt corrective action is triggered if a bank’s NNPA ratio crosses 6%.
10. Fast food giant McDonald’s has ended its 41-year sponsorship with International Olympic Committee, pulling out of its contract 3 years early. have been a sponsor since 1976 and has contributed more than $1bn in every four-year cycle for the Games. Despite pulling out with immediate effect, McDonald’s will continue at next year’s Pyeongchang winter Olympics as a domestic sponsor.
11. To commemorate 100 years of Sabarmati Ashram, Indian Railways has decided to run Gandhi Darshan Special Tourist Train. Officially called Astha Special Tourist Train will be operated by IRCTC. Train will not only cover various places important in Gandhi’s life but also spread principles and message of Gandhi. Vijay Rupani, CM of Gujarat flagged off the train from Sabarmati railway station.
12. World Twenty20 Championship’s seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020. However, the venue is yet to be decided. Reason for the postponement is that the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. The previous ICC World T20 was held in India in 2016. Next Champions Trophy scheduled in 2021 in India is still on.
13. Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the flying licence of Air Carnival. Air Carnival has become the third regional carrier, after Air Pegasus and Air Costa, whose air operator permit has been suspended by the DGCA in the last eight months. DGCA has suspended Air Operator Permit of Air Carnival after it failed to satisfy the regulator in its response to the show-cause notice.
14. Sabarmati Ashram, Epicentre of country’s freedom struggle during Mahatma Gandhi stay will celebrate its centenary in presence of his grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi. 2 new permanent exhibition galleries on Gandhi’s life – My Life is My Message Gallery and Charkha Gallery were opened at the Ashram on this occasion. 2 books ‘Letters to Gandhi’ and ‘Pioneers of Satyagraha’ were also released.
15. World’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney has entered into Guinness World Book of Records. The global authority has awarded Vivid Sydney installation Dreamscape with the title for Largest interactive lighting display. It allows participants to decide the color, texture and pattern of the lighting across the cityscape via 3D interactive modelling.
16. State Bank of India has entered into a tie-up with Tirumala Milk Products. It’s main aim is to provide loans to dairy farmers. Under its scheme for financing dairy units, SBI offers loans for construction of shed, and purchase of milch animals, milking machine, and chaff cutter. Tie-up with SBI is company’s first bank tie-up in India.
17. Govt has set up a GST facilitation cell in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion to facilitate the rollout of GST. The cell is headed by Sudhansu Sekhar Das. It will remain in constant touch with major industry and business associations relating to the Department. It will be the first point of contact for addressing any issue being faced by any sector related to the Department.
18. President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated underground section of the Green Line of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro train service. It will connect Nagasandra in northern part of the city with Yelachanahalli in southern part. First phase of the project was initiated in 2005 and was estimated to be completed by 2015. Over 5 lakh people are expected to use metro daily after commercial operations begin.
19. India and Afghanistan will operationalise their first air-freight corridor in next few days. The flight will be operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines (Afghanistan’s national carrier). It will carry commodities from Kabul to Delhi and then return with Indian goods to Kabul. The development is significant since Pakistan does not allow use of its land for trade between Afghanistan and India.
20. Central Reserve Police Force has launched a 24×7 helpline “Madadgaar” at Srinagar’s Tagore Hall. The aim of the helpline is to assist Kashmiris, especially students studying all over the country who face security issues and other problems away from the home. It would also aid in career counselling for those interested in joining the paramilitary forces.
The most awaited SBI PO Prelims Results 2017 for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the State Bank of India is officially out. The results have been declared today. The SBI PO exam was recruitment to fill 2313 Probationary officer vacancies was one such event that saw lakhs of candidates submit their applications. The State Bank of India conducted the SBI PO Prelims Exam (Phase-I) online on 29th, 30th April 2017 & 6th, 7th May 2017. Now that the exams are over, it’s time to check your SBI PO Prelims Result 2017. Those of you who are successful in the Prelims exam will be called for the Main exam. SBI PO Mains Exam is scheduled to be held on 4th June 2017.
1. World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2000 to raise awareness regarding patents, trademarks etc. The theme for 2017 is, “Innovation – Improving Lives”.It coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.
2. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan and is beginning its final set of 22 orbits before the probe plunges into the ringed planet to bring an end to its 20- year-long journey. The spacecraft’s first finale dive will take place on April 26. The spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997.
3. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Innovative Finance Foundation (IFF) and 3WAYSTE company signed an MoU to collaborate on the rollout of a breakthrough technology for municipal solid waste management. The technology is capable of treating all household waste into residue fuel to produce clean energy.
4. The Tamil Nadu government entered into an agreement with Bharat Broadband Network Ltd for implementing the Centre’s rural internet connectivity programme, ‘BharatNet.’ A sum of Rs. 50 lakh has been allocated as the state’s share capital for this purpose and work for registering it was on. The programme will help connect every household in Tamil Nadu.
5. Scientists of Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) here have developed a new variety of Fababean, commonly called Bakla. The new variety HFB-1 is high yielding and also has high nutritional quality. HFB-1 has been found superior to National Check variety Vikrant in seed yield. It also contains levo-dopa, a precursor of neuro-chemicals in brain such as dopamine, epinephrine.
6. Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Dept has bagged e-Puraskar Award for the best performance in empowering panchayats by using Information and Communication Technology tools, for 2016-17. Kerala bagged the 2nd prize, while West Bengal secured 3rd prize in the category of ICT tools. The cash prize is Rs. 2 crore.
7. China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand, amid rising tensions over North Korea. The latest addition to Beijing’s naval fleet comes against the backdrop of long-running territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The new carrier will have capacity for 24 J-15 fighter jets and 12 helicopters.
8. The Labour Ministry has proposed draft rules to fix the working conditions for child artistes and for employing children in family enterprises. While a child artiste will not be allowed to work for more than five hours a day, a child “assisting” in a family business can only work for three hours a day. An amendment to the Child Labour Rules, 1986 has been made.
9. The Centre is set to launch a scheme for students from higher educational institutions to volunteer to offer innovative, original and practical solutions to problems facing the country and get rewarded for their efforts. The scheme is called IDEAS, or Innovations for Development of Efficient and Affordable Systems. The winner will get Rs. 1 crore.
10. The Centre has proposed issuing “Unique Identification Number Sequences” for cows and their progeny to protect them from cattle smuggling. It is the brainchild of the Union Agriculture Ministry. The Ministry of Agriculture has devised a method of tamper-proof identification of cattle using polyurethene tags with Unique Identification Number Sequence.
11. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated a Documentary Photo exhibition The Paths We Walk” in New Delhi. The exhibition is intended to tackle negative myths of disability and employment of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability and Multiple Disabilities. April is celebrated across the World as the World Autism Awareness Month.
12. India and France began their week-long bilateral naval exercise Varuna in France’s Toulon port. The Varuna series of exercises began in 2000 and have grown into an institutionalised form of interaction between the two navies. The joint-exercises are held either in the Indian Ocean or Mediterranean sea.
13. The international conference on “Dara Shikoh: Reclaiming Spiritual Legacy of India”, organised by the Indian Council Of Cultural Relations (ICCR), will be held on April 27 and 28 at ICCR’s Azad Bhavan, New Delhi. It will see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.
14. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K) has launched an application named Kaapi Soil Health Management and Monitoring (Kshemam) app for coffee growers. The app will help in proper identification of optimum levels of fertiliser use. The information will be available in English, Kannada, Tamil or Malayalam.
15. In order to give more freedom to farmers to sell their produce, the agriculture ministry has unveiled “The State/UT Agricultural Produce and Livestocks Marketing (promotion and facilitation) Act, 2017”. The draft law proposes to cap market fees and commission charges payable by a farmer after bringing produce to a wholesale market. The Act was passed in 2003.
16. Northeast India’s sixth and largest Information Technology (IT) hub was inaugurated in Tripura. It will boost employment and e-governance besides to export software technology. The hub has been built at a cost of Rs. 50 crore.
17. China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor. It was signed in Vienna, Austria. Under the contract, China National Nuclear Corporation will complete the design concept for the renovation of the Arak reactor within the next eight months..
18. General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) has become the first re-insurer to open an office at India’s first International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). GIC provides reinsurance support to life and non-life insurers in India and abroad. GIC Re’s foreign and domestic premium composition now stands at 45:55.
19. Mann Kaur broke her world record to clinch gold in 100m at the World Masters Games — considered the Olympics for veterans — in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed the race in 1 minute and 14 seconds. Mann Kaur made headlines last year when she become the world’s fastest centenarian by clinching gold in 100m at the American Masters Games in Vancouver with a time of 1 minute 21 seconds.
20. SSP Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok were among the winners at the second Golf Industry Association Awards. Aditi, who finished second in the Ladies European Tour order of merit last year with the help of two victories, expectedly bagged Outstanding Achievement as a Player award. Chawrasia, bagged the Award for the Men’s Player of the Year.
1. Prafulla Samantara, the face of people’s resistance against Vedanta’s plan to mine bauxite from Niyamgiri hills in Odisha, has been honoured with this year’s Goldman Environmental Prize. The prize, also known as Green Nobel prize, was announced in San Francisco on April 24. Samantara is only the sixth Indian to win the prize.
2. World Malaria Day(WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. It was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision-making body. The 2017 theme is, ‘A Push for Prevention.’ Prior to the establishment of WMD, Africa Malaria Day was held on April 25.
3. Mridul Gehlot and Dinesh Patel were elected unanimously president and general secretary of Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India. The elections were held here under the the supervision of Justice I S Israni. Observers from the Sports Ministry, Indian Olympic Association, International Kabaddi Federation and Asian Kabaddi Federation were also present for the elections.
4. The Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto in Nagaland, is said to be the largest church in Asia. The church, which is now open to public, stands tall at 1864.9 m above sea level and measures 23,73,476 sq ft in the plinth area. The construction of the church took 10 years and is reportedly built on a budget of Rs 36 crore. It has a seating capacity of 85000 people and has 27 rooms.
5. India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) is planning mega expansion to open 650 branches this year. The first two branches of IPPB have been opened in January 2017 in Ranchi and Raipur. It will also be recruiting 55,000 Gramin Dak Savekas in rural areas out of which the process for filling up of 14,406 vacancies has already commenced.
6. Renowned filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath, best known for his award-winning movies in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi, has won the Dadasaheb Phalke award for the year 2016. He will be the 48 recipient of the award, the highest recognition in Indian cinema, which consists of a golden lotus, a cash prize of ₹10 lakh and a shawl. The award ceremony will be held on May 3 in New Delhi.
7. Government will set up a Central university for Divyangs in Uttar Pradesh. This was stated by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing the convocation function of Shakuntala Mishra national rehabilitation university, Lucknow. The Minister said, the University Grants Commission has been instructed to make arrangement for special training of instructors providing education to Divyangs.
8. Ballabhgarh is Haryana has now been renamed as Balramgarh. He also announced a number of projects for the development of Ballabhgarh and NIT Faridabad Assembly constituencies. The government had earlier renamed Gurgaon as Gurugram and Mewat as Nuh.
9. Indian shot putter Manpreet Kaur clinched a gold in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix Athletics. With this performance, Manpreet also qualified for the IAAF World Championships to be held in August in London. India ended the one-day event with seven medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze).
10. The wax worm, the larvae of insect Galleria mellonella, is found to possess the ability to biodegrade polyethylene. The scientists have observed that the degradation rate of the wax worm is extremely fast when compared to other recent discoveries. The worms were found to transform the polyethylene into ethylene glycol. Wax worms are considered as parasites.
11. Haryana beat arch rivals Kerala after six years to win the team championship at the National Youth Athletics Meet. Haryana emerged champions with 166.5 points. Kerala has finished as the runners-up. However, Kerala managed to retain the team crown for girls while Haryana boys topped and won the boys’ title.
12. Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal against Real Madrid. His 500th goal was his second of the night, and it came in injury time, ensuring a Barcelona victory. Messi made his competitive senior debut for Barcelona as a teenager in 2004. He has since won eight La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions Leagues, and he has received the Ballon d’Or award on five occasions.
13. LIC has introduced two endowment assurance plans for individuals having Aadhaar card. Aadhaar Shila is a plan exclusively designed for women, the other scheme Aadhaar Stambh is meant for men. These plans offer a combination of protection and savings and provide a lump-sum amount in case of death of the policyholder to the person’s family.
14. Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas won the 2017 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in mens doubles category. The crown is the first of the season for Bopanna and Cuevas and the third overall for the Indian. Bopanna had earlier won the Chennai Open in January with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.
15. The Bihar Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017, was passed by the bicameral state legislature on April 24. Bihar was also the second state in the country, after Assam, to rectify the constitutional amendment Bill. Chief minister Nitish Kumar speaking in the state Legislative Council described the passing of GST by all the parties together as “a historic moment.”
16. The Tripura government has commenced the land acquisition process for the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge over river Feni that demarcates boundaries between the two countries in south Tripura. The bridge would facilitate implementation of a protocol India earlier signed with Bangladesh to use Chittagong sea port as a ‘port of call’. The govt is bearing the entire cost.
17. A gigantic Tunnel Boring Machine is being used to build a underwater tunnel which will connect Howrah with Kolkata. The construction will be completed by July. The two 520-metre structures are part of a 10.8 km underground stretch and are crucial to the East West Metro project. They are being built at a cost of Rs. 8900 crores.
18. Scientists have developed a novel way to 3D-print objects using glass. Researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany mixed nanoparticles of high-purity quartz glass and a small quantity of liquid polymer and allowed the mixture to be cured by light at specific points — by means of stereolithography. Stereolithography is used for creating models, prototypes etc.
19. India’s first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust. The 8-km ropeway will begin from Sewri in Mumbai’s east coast and end at Raigad district’s Elephanta Island, globally renowned for Elephanta Caves.
20. India’s military expenditure grew around 8.5% in 2016, making it the world’s fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion. USA ranks first, followed by China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. These figures were released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).
1. The Indian Air Force’s ‘Bambi Bucket’ operation will resume today, on fourth consecutive day, to douse the wildfire in Mount Abu. IAF has so far flown a total of 144 shuttles with Bambi buckets dropping around 4,00,000 litres of water at various locations to douse the blaze in Mount Abu. The two MI-17 V5 helicopters of the IAF flew a total of 64 shuttles yesterday,
2. Many Indians, including gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Malik and Alia Bhatt, are among Forbes’ list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30. Karmakar who became the first Indian female gymnast to ever compete in the Rio Olympics is top Indian in the list. The list also features Sharath Gayakwad India’s first Paralympic swimmer, coach and Arjuna award winner who has won 96 medals.
3. Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, will launch its own portal and mobile app. Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar launched the portal and mobile app in New Delhi. The portal is a one-stop for States’ Higher Education Plans, decision of the States’ Higher Education Councils.
4. ASSOCHAM has said that the government must clearly outline the scope of ‘e-commerce’ under the goods and services tax (GST). The current definition can include even commodity derivatives exchanges where there is no actual delivery of goods. The chamber has sought clarity from government to remove uncertainty among businesses as the law is set for a rollout either in July or September.
5. Messaging app Snapchat and its founder Evan Spiegel were at the receiving end of Indian social media ire over the weekend. This comes after disparaging comments allegedly made by him were widely circulated. Many users downgraded the app on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. The fury stemmed from comments Spiegel is supposed to have made about India.
6. Sixteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani won his sixth Asian Billiards title and seventh overall Asian championship. The ace cueist defeated his compatriot Sourav Kothari 6-3 in an entertaining final of the Asian Billiards Championship in Chandigarh. Adwani will go off to Doha to compete in the Asian Snooker Championship which begins on the 22nd of this month.
7. PM Modi has mentioned the Maharashtra government’s flagship project Jalyukta Shivar to tackle drought situation in the country. The Jalyukta Shivar project was launched in Maharashtra on January 26, 2015. The government plans to make all 25,000 drought-prone villages water reliant by 2019.
8. China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is to be launched into space between April 20 and 24 to dock with the orbiting experimental space station. China currently is in the process of building permanent station by 2022 to rival Russia’s International Space Station. Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo ship independently developed by the country.
9. From July 1, 2017, all tax returns will have to mention the Aadhaar number, according to the newly-introduced Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act. If you have both PAN and Aadhaar, you need to link the two. If you fail to do so, your PAN number could become invalid. When you try to link Aadhaar with PAN, three things need to match: name, year of birth and gender.
10. The Delhi government requested the Supreme Court on Monday to set up a five-judge Constitution Bench at the earliest. This was to decide its pleas challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that the Lieutenant-Governor is the administrative head of the national capital territory. SC on February 15 referred to a Constitution Bench, pleas filed by the AAP govt. against the high court verdict.
11. China’s economy beat the government target and grew by 6.9 per cent in the first quarter this year.bThis was mainly due to a surge in infrastructure investment and exports. The GDP reached 18.07 trillion yuan ($2.63 trillion) in the first quarter. The growth was well above the full-year target of 6.5 per cent.
12. The first Nepal-China joint army exercise has begun at Kathmandu. The ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ drill is aimed to exchange experience, skills and professional knowledge between the armies of Nepal and China. The 10-day exercise is focused on counter-terrorism and disaster management.
13. Cyclonic Storm, Maarutha, lay centred over Bay of Bengal, about 735 km of Paradip, which may trigger rains or thundershowers at few places in Odisha. The cyclonic storm Maarutha over Bay of Bengal further moved northeastwards and crossed Myanmar coast yesterday night. The storm is likely to continue to move northeastwards and weaken further into a depression during next 12 hours.
14. Sai Praneeth has won the title match of Men’s singles at Singapore Open Badminton beating his compatriot Kidambi Srikanth. Returning in the match after losing first game 17-21 Praneeth won last two games 21-17, 21-12 . In the Singapore Open Badminton tournament, T Y Tai has won the Womens Singles title beating Carolina Marin in straight sets 21-15, 21-15.
15. Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrived in New Delhi this afternoon on a five-day visit to India. She will have delegation level talks tomorrow and will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari during her stay. This is her first state visit after assuming office of the President in October 2015.
16. The Finance Ministry has permitted the Labour Ministry to go ahead with 8.65 percent rate of interest on employees’ provident fund for 2016-17. The Finance Ministry in its communication to the Labour Ministry has, however, put a rider that the interest rate should not result in a deficit for the retirement fund. The Finance Ministry had last year also decided to lower the EPF interest rate.
17. PM Modi who arrived in Surat on a two-day visit will inaugurate a series of projects in the states. The Prime Minister in Saurashtra will inaugurate phase-1 of the ambitious Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation project for Botad. The Prime Minister will also go to Bajipura village in Tapi district to inaugurate a cattle feed plant and ice-cream plant of Sumul Dairy.
18. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a historic referendum that will tighten his grip on power. The ‘Yes’ campaign won 51.3 percent of the vote against 48.7 percent for ‘No’, the election commission said. The referendum was held under a state of emergency that has seen 47,000 people arrested.
19. Between 2010-11 and 2015-16, student enrolment in government schools across 20 Indian states fell by 13 million. According to the study, private schools acquired 17.5 million new students. Average enrolment in government schools declined from 122 to 108 students per school over five years, while it rose from 202 to 208 in private schools.
20. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof. It also has LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features. The train with Vistadome coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku was flagged off through video conferencing from Rail Sadan.