Sunday 30 April 2017

PM Modi's gifts to SAARC Countries except Pakistan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-year-old promise of a satellite for SAARC nations will be fulfilled this week. The Rs 235-crore "South Asia Satellite", which will cater to six nations, will take off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on May 5, piggybacking on the 'naughty boy of ISRO' - the Satellite Launch Vehicle - on its 11th mission. With Pakistan fully opting out of the project, the "South Asia Satellite" will cater to Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan, which is yet to ink the deal, is also on board.

• The 2230-kg communication satellite, which Indian space research organisation ISRO calls GSAT-9,  has been fabricated over three years. It will cost the participating nations almost $1,500 million over its 12-year life.

• The government says the satellite will "enable a full range of services to neighbours". The areas will include telecommunication, television, direct-to-home, VSATs, tele-education and telemedicine.

• It can also provide secure hot-lines among the participating nations, which will be useful in case of management of disasters like earthquakes, cyclones, floods and tsunamis.

• The "South Asia Satellite" has 12 transponders -- devices for forming a communication channel with radio signals. Each nation will get access to at least one transponder, through which they could beam their own programming. Each nation has to develop its own ground infrastructure, but India is willing to extend assistance.

• A month after the Narendra Modi government took over, the Prime Minister had asked the space community to "take up the challenge of developing a SAARC satellite that we can dedicate to our neighbourhood as a gift from India".

• The surprise announcement of the "valuable gift to our SAARC countries" came as the Prime Minister addressed the scientists at ISRO after a successful launch of PSLV-C-23.

• "Prime Minister Modi has actually extended his slogan 'Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas' to India's neighbourhood essentially to service the needs of the poor in South Asia," said Prashant Agarwal, engineer and the point-person in the Ministry of External Affairs that's piloting the project.

• At the planning meeting on June 22, 2015, Pakistan decided to 'opt out' of the proposed SAARC satellite suggesting that it had its "own space programme". Pakistan has five satellites but lacks heavy duty launchers and satellite fabrication facilities. Sources said Pakistan was not allowed to veto the project, which was renamed "South Asia Satellite".

• Three SAARC nations already have full-fledged communication satellites: Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been helped by China and Afghanistan has a communication satellite which is an old India-made satellite acquired from Europe.

• Bangladesh is likely to have a satellite later this year made with help from French multinational Thales. Nepal has already floated a tender to acquire two communications satellites.

Value for Money 3G/ 4G data and voice calls Plans

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Since the inception of the Reliance Jio 4G service, there is a boom in the 4G usage all over the country. Even entry-level smartphones are coming with this connectivity feature. Besides giving a boost to the 4G usage, Jio extended benefits to the users with its free and unlimited calls and data plans.

The dirt cheap plans offered by Jio triggered a tariff war instantly and forced the other telecom operators in the country to offer free and cheap data offers in order to combat with Jio. Notably, the Mukesh Ambani-led operator has offered free services for over six months and even now it is offering extremely cheap plans for three months at extremely affordable rates. To face the competition and retain subscribers, the others too have slashed their tariff plans and come with cheap data and voice call offers.

Today, we have compiled a list of plans offered by Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, and Idea Cellular. These plans are highly beneficial for the subscribers. It is clear that the users are the ones who are getting the benefits of the ongoing intensive tariff war.

• With the Rs. 244 plan, Airtel users can get 1GB of 4G data every day for 70 days. This pack also offers free calls for 300 minutes every day on the same network and 1,200 minutes for a week for a period of 70 days.

• Under the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, the service provider announced the Rs. 309 plan that offers 1GB of 4G data and unlimited calls, free roaming and 100 SMSes a day. This plan has a validity of 84 days on the first recharge and 28 days on the subsequent recharges.

• The Triple ACE STV offered by BSNL costing Rs. 333 offers 3GB of 3G data a day for 90 days. Beyond this limit, the data speed will drop to 80kbps.

• Airtel offers 2GB 4G data per day for 28 days with this new plan. Besides data, this plan also offers free and unlimited calls between the same network and other networks as well.

• The Dil Khol Ke Bol STV from BSNL costs Rs. 349 and gives 2GB of 3G data per day for 28 days. This plan also includes unlimited local and STD calls to any network.

• Under the Rs. 346 plan, Vodafone provides 1GB of 4G data per day for 56 days. Also, the service provider offers unlimited local and STD calls with a cap of 300 minutes per day and 1,200 minutes per week. This plan is priced differently in different circles such as Rs. 342, Rs. 346, and Rs. 352.

• BSNL's Rs. 339 plan has been revised to offer 3GB of 3G data per day for 28 days. Earlier, it was offering 2GB per day.

• BSNL's 'Nehle Pe Dehla' plan costs Rs. 395 and provides 2GB of 3G data per day for 71 days. It also bundles 3,000 minutes of free calls within the same network and 1,800 minutes of calls to other networks.

• The Rs. 399 pack of Airtel gives 1GB of 4G data per day for 70 days sans any limit. Users get 300 minutes of free calls within the network per day and 1,200 minutes calls a week. It also comes with 3,000 minutes of free local and STD calls for 70 days to any other network.

• The other plan under the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer comes bundled with 2GB of 4G data per day for 84 days on the first recharge just like the Rs. 309 plan. The subsequent recharges will have a validity of 28 days. Otherwise, it has unlimited calls and SMS and free roaming as well.

Saturday 29 April 2017

No Talks With Separatists In Jammu And Kashmir, Centre Tells Supreme Court

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The union government made its stand clear and reiterated that there will not be any talks with separatists or those raising slogans of "accession or Azadi" in Jammu and Kashmir. The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Friday that a dialogue to restore normalcy was possible only with the legally recognised stakeholders or political parties.

The Supreme Court, which was in complete agreement with the view of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said, "All those whom the law does not prevent, can meet and come out with suggestions, as the situation is not very palpable". The top court's observation came after Mr Rohatgi said "the government would come to the negotiation table only if the legally recognised stakeholders participate in the dialogue and not with the separatist elements who rake up the issue of accession or Azadi in Kashmir."

The Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association in Srinagar to come up with suggestions to resolve the current situation, which includes stone-pelting and violent street protests in the state. It told the bar association, which sought a ban on the use of pellet guns to quell the agitating mob, to take the "first steps" of bringing all legally acceptable stakeholders on the table for workable suggestions to overcome the crisis.

The Supreme Court also took exception to the stand of the bar association, which said that it cannot vouch for all stakeholders and could only speak on behalf of lawyers. The top court told the bar association that "you cannot take such a stand when you have come here (to the Supreme Court)".

The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar made it clear that the next step would come only if the bar association comes out with workable suggestions and posted the matter for further hearing on May 9.

While the bench, also comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and SK Kaul, was persuading the lawyer's association to ensure that there should not be any street agitation and stone-pelting in the state, the Attorney General objected to the stand taken by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association for involving separatist elements in talks. Mr Rohatgi read out the part of the affidavit in which the bar association gave a political colour to the matter by mentioning names of some separatists who were under house arrest. "The case of the bar here is different but he (lawyers for bar) talks about Geelani and separatists. What is this going on? Ten times he says release them...," the attorney general said as the Supreme Court bench assured him and clarified that it has not accepted or entertained such arguments as pre-conditions for dialogue. "Did we agree", the bench told Mr Rohatgi when he repeated the submission made by the bar association.

Mr Rohatgi made it clear that politics of this nature (involving separatists) will not be allowed. He also said that talks to bring normalcy in the state was going on at the highest level - between the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister of the state. "The Chief Minister is with the Prime Minister, what further dialogue is required? The Prime Minister has invited the Chief Minister. She (Mehbooba Mufti) is their CM," he said.

Pulling up the High Court bar association on their submission about separatists, the Supreme Court said, "It is not acceptable that you come here and say that there are several other stakeholders". The top court also said, "You make an undertaking that there will be no agitations (stone-pelting) for two weeks, then we will direct them (the Centre) to keep away the security forces from using pellet guns. But the first positive foot forward has to come from you. This is the last opportunity and you have to play an important role. You will have to come forward. If you take a first step, you will be remembered forever in history," the bench told the counsel appearing for the bar association.

The Supreme Court bench also said, "What kind of talk will happen if you keep agitating and there are stone-pelting incidents. You should first stop these agitations and then talk. If you keep throwing stones, then what kind of talk will happen."

The Supreme Court was hearing an appeal filed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association against the High Court order seeking stay on the use of pellet guns. During the last hearing on April 10, the Centre had told the Supreme Court it was exploring a crowd control option that is akin to rubber bullets but not as lethal as pellet guns which were being used as a last resort to quell the violence.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court had on September 22 rejected the plea seeking a ban on use of pellet guns on the ground that the Centre had already constituted a Committee of Experts through its memorandum of July 26, 2016 for exploring alternatives to pellet guns.

Friday 28 April 2017

RBI to issue new 5 and 10 Rs (₹) coins

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday said that it will soon issue new Rs 10 and Rs 5 coins in circulation.

5 coin shall bear the image depicting "Centre facade of Allahabad High Court Building emerging from the book".

"The year 1866-2016 in English numerals shall be written at the bottom of the image," the RBI said in a statement.

It said that Rs 10 coins' reverse side shall bear the image of "National Archives Building" in the centre.

"A logo of 125th Anniversary Celebration shall exist at the centre and above the image of 'National Archives Building'. The year 1916 and 2016 in international numerals shall be written respectively on left and right top of the image," the statement said.

Wednesday 26 April 2017

J&K government bans 22 social networking sites citing their misuse

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday suspended 22 social networking sites in the wake of heightened protests by students in the valley.

An order issued by the state government sought to suspend platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp with immediate effect.

Other than this, other platforms such as Facebook, QQ, WeChat, Ozone, Tumblr, Google+, whatsapp  Baidu, Skype, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Pinterest, Telegram, Reddit, Snapfish, YouTube (Upload), Vine, Buzznet, Xanga, and Flickr have also been suspended.

“Any message or class of messages to or from any persons or class of persons relating to any subject or any pictorial content through the following social networking sites shall not be transmitted in the Kashmir valley, with immediate effect, for a period of one month or till further orders, whichever is earlier,” the order stated.

While the order reiterated the fact that the platforms were being misused by the youth to fuel unrest, it added, “anti-national and inimical elements largely succeed in transmitting unverified objectionable inflammatory material/content through the medium of these social networking sites and internet messaging services without any accountability, thereby endangering public life and property and causing unrest/disharmony in the state.

Rs 2,500 For 1-Hour Flight: PM Modi To Launch UDAN Scheme Tomorrow

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UDAN scheme aims to stimulate regional connectivity Airfare for an hour's journey will be capped at Rs 2,500. PM Modi will launch the scheme from Shimla

UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik scheme, aiming to stimulate regional connectivity through a market-based mechanism, will be launched on Thursday. "Tomorrow Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag-off the first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi sector," the Prime Minister's office (PMO) stated in a tweet. "Simultaneously, PM Modi will also flag off the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa–Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad sectors," another tweet added.

Under the scheme, airfare for an hour's journey (approximately 500 km) on a fixed wing aircraft or for a 30-minute journey on a helicopter would be capped at Rs 2,500, the PMO said. The government has also extended subsidy in the form of viability gap funding to the operators flying on these routes.

PM Modi will launch the scheme from Shimla. This will be his first visit to Shimla after becoming the Prime Minister. The airport at Jubbarhatti, which is 22 km from Shimla and is located 2,196 metres above sea-level, was shut for scheduled flights since September 6, 2012.

The UDAN Scheme which is a key component of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) was released on June 15 last year.

Meanwhile, regional airline Trujet today announced the launch of services on three new routes. It will launch flights on Hyderabad-Cuddapah, Hyderabad-Nanded and Nanded-Mumbai routes. The airline currently operates three ATR-72 aircraft and acquired one more recently, taking its fleet size to four planes.

Trujet is one of the five operators who have been awarded 128 routes under the UDAN scheme. The five operators are SpiceJet, Air Odisha, Air India subsidiary Airline Allied Services, Air Deccan, and Turbo Megha. Turbo Megha is the holding company of Trujet. The seating capacity of airlines under the scheme will range from 19 to 78.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Questions for IBPS and Bank Exams

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Q1. A jailor decided to play a game with his prisoners who were extremely adept at logical analysis. The prisoners were Aristotle, Bach, Coutin, Dell & Einstein. He gave them each a box of money and said "Each of you have received a box of currency. All boxes look identical from outside." The jailor then asked each prisoner to secretly open the boxes and look at the currency inside. He then said "three of you have a box containing Indian Rupees; two of you have a box containing US Dollars, I shall now give each one of you a chit containing information about the box of exactly one other person. " He did so and asked them to open the chit and see the information provided to them. "None of you will he able to tell the exact currency of any third person ". Then he announced "Bach has a box containing Indian Rupees " Aristotle immediately said "I know the currency of all 5 people. " After some time Einstein also said "so do I, now. " Assume: a prisoner speaks up as soon as he is able to deduce the currency of all five prisoners. Answer the following questions:

1. Apart from Bach, the prisoners with Indian currency were:
(a) Einstein and Dell
(b) Aristotle and Einstein
(c) Coutin and Dell
(d) Aristotle and Coutin

2. The prisoners given US Dollars were: 
(a) Coutin and Dell
(b) Dell and Einstein
(c) Aristotle and Einstein
(d) Aristotle and Dell

3. Whose currency was written in the chit which Aristotle received?
(a) Bach
(b) Einstein
(c) Dell
(d) Coutin

4. Einstein did not receive a chit containing the currency of:
(a) Aristotle
(b) Bach
(c) Dell
(d) Coutin

5. Dell did not receive a chit containing the currency of:
(a) Aristotle
(b) Bach
(c) Einstein
(d) Coutin

6. Coutin did not receive a chit containing the currency of:
(a) Dell
(b) Aristotle
(c) Einstein
(d) Bach

Solutions: The key here is to decide on the basis of people speaking on the basis of additional information.
Since Aristotle speaks up as soon as Bach's currency is known, (rupees), the only scenario that makes this possible is if he had known about the rupee currency of two people (himself + one more). Einstein speaks soon after Aristotle which means both have same currency of Rupees.So, Aristotle has a chit that tells about the Einstein's currency.
1. A)
2. A)
3. B)
4. A) Einstein speaks after Aristotle. So, he knows that Aristotle knows his currency based on the fact that Bach and Aristotle both have rupee and the third person who has rupee is Einstein.

5) d) If Dell had known the currency of Coutin, he too have declare that he knows the currency of all as only Dell and Coutin have dollars.
6) a) Same situation holds for Coutin as for Dell.


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning Questions for IBPS Aspirants

7. The highest percentage increase in quantity between any two consecutive years was for (from the data available)
(a) Other Cereals
(b) Rice
(c) Milk and Cream
(c) None of these

8. The expected value of % change in quantity for wheat for 1999-2000 over 1998-99 was closest to:
(a) 21%
(b) 36%
(c) 63%
(d) 58%

9. The number of instances of over 100% increase seen in quantity between any two consecutive years for all agricultural products shown in the table was about: 
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) None of these

10. By what percentage has the total imports grown firom 1997-98 to 1998-99? 
(a) 11%
(b) 14%
(c) 18%
(d) 21%

11. Which of the following has shown a continuous de- crease in its quantity of imports?
(a) Cashew Nuts
(b) Pulses
(c) Wheat
(d) Both a&c

12. The highest price for vegetable and animal fats was realised in the year
(a) 1997-98
(b) 1998-99
(c) 1999-2000
(d) Cannot be determined

13. The likely growth (expected) for total agricultural imports in 1999-2000 over 1998-99 is closest to:
(a) 8%
(b) 10%
(c) 11%
(d) 13%

14. The value of how many agricultural products have followed the same trend (as of total agricultural products imports):
(a) 4
(b) 6
(c) 7
(d) 8

7. A) Spices seem to have the highest percentage increase. But author quotes other cereals as answer.

8. C) Simply multilply the %age in options with answer to find the solution. You can also make a guess here by adding 10% twice to 1346932. Remember that 164548 has to be multiplied thrice as given in question.

9. C) Check the number of times the quantity of an item has grown more than twice. It will be 8 times that price has increased more than double. 
Animal and vegetable fat has increased more than double in both 1998-99 & 1999-2000

10. B) Note here that the question asks about total imports and not the total Agri. imports. The total imports can be calculated as:
4.54/100 × x1 = 700254
6.17/100 × x2 = 1087034
Now %age increase = (x2 - x1)/x1 = x2/x1 -1=
To make calculation easier, forget 100 in the denominator as all 100s will be cancelled in calculation. Also divide 700 by 4.5 and 1087 by 6.1. The final calculation will be close to 14%.

11. D) visually solvable

12. a) Price is calculated as value/quantity

13. A) 392351×3 ÷ 1087034 ~ 1177/1087 = 1.08
Hence 8% growth.

14. C) The total Agri. imports have shown an increasing trend from 1997-98 to 1999-2000
There are 7 items that show the same trend :  rice, other cereals, milk and cream, sugar, oilseeds, vegetable oils -edible, vegetable and animal fats.

Tuesday 25 April 2017

JKPSC Jobs in J&K Forest Department

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JKPSC invites applications through online mode from the permanent residents for jobs in Jammu & Kashmir State for appearing in the competitive examination for direct recruitment to the posts of Assistant Conservator of Forests in the J&K Forest Gazetted Service in accordance with the rules laid down vide SRO No.359 dated 24.07.1970 and SRO 432 dated 28.12.2007 read with J&K Public Service Commission (Conduct of Examination) Rules, 2005. The details of syllabus and scheme of examination is given in the notification. The category-wise break-up of the vacancies  and other details are given below:

JKPSC Jobs in J&K Forest Department

Important Dates:
a) Date of commencement for submission of online application = 28th April, 2017
b) Last date for submission of online application = 28th June, 2017
c) Last date for depositing of fee through bank challan = 30th June, 2017
d) Last date for receipt of Hard Copy alongwith relevant certificates including copy of Receipt of fee/ Bank Challan = 30th June, 2017

t is for information of all the concerned candidates that the last date
for filing up of the online application forms for the posts of Assistant Conservator of Forests in the J&K Forest Gazetted Service notified vide this office Notification No. PSC/ Exam/ 2017/ 23 dated: 24.04.2017 is hereby
extended upto 28.06.2017 and the last date for deposition of fee through challan is 30.06.2017. However the cut of date for determining the eligibility shall remain unchanged.

Vacancy Details:
Total Vacancy: 12
Category-wise break-up :
Open Merit = 06
Resident of Backward Area = 02
Scheduled Caste = 01
Scheduled Tribe = 01
Social Caste = 01
Actual Line of control = 01

Pay Scale: - Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4800/-

Application Fee:
General Category = Rs.1005.00
Reserved Categories = Rs.505.00
The amount of fee payable shall include Rs.5/- as service charges for the J&K Bank
Eligibility conditions: -
A. Qualification:-
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, in Science or engineering, of a recognized University with at least one of the following subjects: -
i. Agriculture,
ii. Botany,
iii. Chemistry,
iv. Computer Applications/Computer Sciences,
v. Engineering (Agriculture/ Chemical/ Civil/ Computer/ Electrical/
Electronics/ Mechanical),
vi. Environmental Science,
vii. Forestry,
viii. Geology,
ix. Horticulture,
x. Mathematics,
xi. Physics,
xii. Statistics,
xiii. Veterinary Science, and
xiv. Zoology

B. Age Limit: Age as on _1st January 2017:
Minimum = 18 Years
Maximum = 40 Years
For candidates belonging to:
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/ = 43 Years
Resident of Backward Area/Social Caste/
Actual Line of Control

C. Physical Standard:-
The candidate should possess the following standards of physical fitness:-
i. Height
Males: 163 Cm, Females: 150 Cm
ii. Chest girth (Fully expanded) 
Males: 84 Cm, Females: 79 Cm
iii. Chest Expansion 
Males: 05 Cm, Females: 05 Cm
iv. Physical fitness
(The physical fitness certificate with above standards should be obtained from Chief Medical Officer concerned.)
For candidates belonging to Leh and Kargil the minimum standards of height are 152 Cm and 145 Cm for Male and Female candidates respectively.

Note: If the Commission considers that the number of Application Forms received for admission is unduly large it may direct the candidates to appear in a Preliminary Objective Type Test for shortlisting the candidates for Main Examination in accordance with J&K Public Service Commission (Conduct of Examination) Rules, 2005 as per syllabus given in Annexure “A”.

D. Documents to be attached with the photocopy of online application form:-
a. Matriculate or Secondary School certificate as proof of date of birth;
b. Educational qualification certificate viz. Provisional Degree Certificate/ Degree Certificate issued by the concerned University;
c. Permanent Resident Certificate;
d. Category certificate, if any, issued under SRO 294 of 2005 dated 21.10.2005 duly revalidated and valid on the last date of receipt of Application Form.
e. Certificate regarding holding of a civil post in the State as required under rules;
f. Physical fitness certificate certifying the physical fitness of the candidate alongwith height and chest measurement from Chief Medical Officer concerned.
Note: In-service candidates will have to submit the photocopy of online application form after certificate from the Head of Office recorded in the format given at the end of the online application form.
How to Apply:
1.Candidates are required to apply online through the website ( of the Commission. No other means/ mode of application shall be accepted.
2. On successful submission of the online application, a window will open with a link to print e-challan and application form.
3. The candidate should take a printout of the fee payment challan and can deposit fees in any of the branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in the designated account number only printed on the e-challan. A counterfoil copy of the application fee payment e-challan duly authenticated by the bank with (a) branch name & code no and (c) date of deposit filled by the branch official shall be enclosed with the hard copy to be submitted in the office of the Commission alongwith other requisite documents as and when demanded by the Commission.

Sunday 23 April 2017

JKPSC Declares Result of KAS 2016

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JKPSC has declared result of Combined Competitive Examination 2016 for preliminary examination. The result notification has been reproduced below:

It is hereby informed that the candidates as per Annexure-A to this notification are
declared to have qualified for the admission to the Jammu & Kashmir Combined Competitive (Main) Examination, 2016 on the basis of their performance in the J&K Combined Competitive (Preliminary) Examination, 2016 held by the Commission on 19.03.2016 and in terms of sub rule
(2) of Rule 8 of Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 2008 as amended from time to time and also the laws laid down on the subject including the judgment of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case titled Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission versus Baloji Badhavath & Others (Civil Appeal No.2244 of 2009) for the purpose of admitting the candidates for appearing in the Main Examination.
36,681 candidates appeared in both the papers in the Preliminary Examination. While adopting the above rule, the number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination is in the proportion of 25 times of the total number of vacancies which comes to 6925 candidates in
Roll order thereby making the last cut off point as 270.477 marks out of aggregate of 450 marks.
However, the candidature of candidates who are declared to have qualified for admission to Main Examination is purely provisional and subject to determination of final eligibility at the time of submission of Application Forms for Main Examination which shall be received
through online mode for which a separate notification shall be issued shortly. 
Further, the Main Examination shall be held w.e.f 17th of July, 2017 for which a detailed date sheet shall be notified separately.

Download Result Notification for JKPSC Combined Competitive Examination 2016 (KAS 2016)

Saturday 22 April 2017

Bank of India (BOI) Recruitment for Officers

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BANK OF INDIA, a leading Public Sector Bank having Head Office in Mumbai, invites applications for recruitment of Officers in various scales as below:

PAY SCALE : Basic pay as below and other allowances and perquisites as applicable:

Present Scale of Basic Pay (in Rs.) –
Junior Management Grade Scale - I (JMGS I): Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
Middle Management Grade Scale -II(MMGS II): Rs. 31705-1145/1- 32850-1310/10 - 45950

Important Dates
1. Submission of on – line application commencing from 20.04.2017
2. Last date for submission of on – line application 05th May, 2017
3. Relevant date for Age, Qualification and Experience 10.04.2017

 Details :

Name of the Post
Category wise distribution of vacancies
Age as on 10.04.2017
Officer (Credit)

1. Post Code: 001
Name of the Post & Scale: Officer (Credit) (JMGS I)
Age as on 10.04.2017: Min. 21 years Max. 30 years

Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. regulatory Bodies)
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline with minimum 60% marks alongwith MBA/PGDBM/ PGBM/ PGDBA from institute of repute (two/three year programme) / Post-graduation degree in Commerce/ Science /Economics.
(candidates appearing in the final year of examination of MBA/ PGDBM/ PGBM/ PGDBA from institute of repute (two/three year programme) / Post-graduation degree in Commerce/ Science / Economics are eligible to apply, However their final result should be declared on or before 30th June 2017.)
Chartered Accountant OR ICWA OR
Company Secretary
A certification in computer course for minimum three months OR Information Technology or related paper as one of the subjects at graduation level or afterwards, is a must.
Experience: NIL

Note: Minimum 60% marks at graduation level is for candidates applying under general/unreserved category, candidates belonging to reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) applying for reserved vacancies (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) will be entitled for relaxation of 5% i.e. minimum 55% marks at graduation level.

2. POST CODE: 002
Name of the Post & Scale: Manager (MMGS II)
Age as on 10.04.2017: Min. 23 years Max. 35 years
Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. of India/ approved by Govt. regulatory Bodies):
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline alongwith MBA/PGDBM/ PGBM/PGDBA from institute of repute (two/three year programme) / Post-graduation degree in Commerce/ Science /Economics.
Chartered Accountant OR ICWA OR
Company Secretary
A certification in computer course for minimum three months OR Information Technology or related paper as one of the subjects at graduation level or afterwards, is must.
Minimum two years of experience as an Officer - in any Public Sector Bank OR in any Private Bank having minimum Business Mix of Rs.1 Lakh crore as on 31.3.2017

Category & Age relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer): 3 years
3. Persons With Disability: 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment: 5 years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89: 5 years
6. Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years

Application Procedure:
Candidates are required to go to the Bank’s website and click on the ‘CAREER’ and then click on the link “Recruitment of Officers in General Banking Stream -Project No. 2017-18/1 Notice dated 10.04.2017”. This will open a new window. In this window click on “APPLY ONLINE”. Follow the steps of application procedure by choosing the tab “Click here for New Registration”. The detailed steps are available in the notification. The payment can be made through online mode only. The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking


Selection Procedure:

Name of the Tests
English Language
Composite Time of 120 min
General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry
Financial Management

Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks stipulated for Online Tests and ranking sufficiently high in the order of merit shall be called for Personal interview

Selected candidates will be required to deposit a specified amount as security deposit refundable after 3 years of satisfactory service (the said amount shall be forfeited in case he/she leaves the Bank before completion of 3 years) as under :
Officers in JMGS-I: Rs.1,00,000/-

BSNL takes on Jio's 'Dhan Dhana Dhan offer'

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Telecom provider BSNL introduces three, new, data-heavy plans to compete in the rate-war now shaking up the telecom market. These new plans include the Rs 349 "Dhil Khol Ke Bol", Rs 333 "Triple Ace" and Rs 395 "Nehle per Dehla" plans.

The Rs 333 plan offers 3 GB of data per day for 90 days. The Rs 349 plan offers unlimited local and STD calls from the home circle as well as 2 GB of data with a validity of 28 days. The Rs 395 plan offers 2 GB of data per day, 3,000 BSNL to BSNL minutes, 1,800 minutes of talktime with other networks and a validity of 71 days.

When the data plans expire, customers will be throttled down to 80 Kbps.

An existing Rs 339 plan is also being revamped to offer 3 GB of data per day for 28 days. The same plan offered 2 GB of data per day earlier. The talktime benefits that were present earlier will remain.

Other telcos, including Vodafone and Airtel, have also been dropping prices of data packs in response to Reliance Jio's extended data packs and unlimited voice calling offers.

Reliance Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer provides unlimited calling and SMS as well as 1 GB of data per day for Rs 309 and 2 GB of data per day for Rs 509. Both plans require a Rs 99 a year subscription to Jio Prime.

Friday 21 April 2017

You may soon get delivery of petrol, diesel at your doorstep

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India is considering a plan for home delivery of petroleum products to consumers if they make a pre-booking to cut long queues at fuel stations, the oil ministry tweeted on Friday. 

About 350 million people come to fuel stations every day, it said. Annually Rs 2,500 crore ($387.00 million) worth of transactions takes place at fuel stations. 

India, the world's third biggest oil consumer, will be introducing daily price revision of petrol and diesel in five cities from May 1, ahead of a nation-wide roll out of the plan. 

The Petroleum Ministry tweeted that ways are being explored where petroleum products could be delivered to customers. It said this move will enable customers to avoid long queues at petrol pumps.

“Options being explored where petro products may be door delivered to consumers on pre booking” 

ISRO to help India meet its energy needs by mining energy from the moon

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Earlier considered the 'new kid on the block', the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is leaving no stone unturned to change that image.

From launching 104 satellites at one go to taking the lead in providing energy security, ISRO has successfully established itself as a forerunner in the space race.

Now, in its latest move, ISRO is working on mining lunar dust, which is rich in Helium, and transport it back to India.

Sivanthu Pillai, an ISRO scientist who earlier worked as the chief of the Indo-Russian venture, BrahMos Aerospace, revealed the plan at a conference, saying that all India's energy requirements could be met by Helium-3 mined from the moon.

With an aim to help India meet its energy needs from the moon by 2030, the move will help India cut down on its oil imports.

According to Pillai, the upper layer of the moon’s surface, Regolith, has abundant Helium 3 to meet the energy requirements of the entire planet and not just India. An isotope of Helium, Helium 3 can fuel nuclear reactors to provide an enormous amount of power without any harmful carbon emissions or radioactive products, Sputnik News reported.

In the backdrop of India’s plan to cut down import dependence in hydrocarbons by 10 percent by 2022, this lunar dust mining plan comes with a lot of hopes riding on its potential success

Thursday 20 April 2017

8.65% Interest On Your Provident Fund Deposits To Be Credited Soon

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Four crore subscribers of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will soon receive interest for 2016-17 on their deposits. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said the finance ministry has agreed to a rate of interest of 8.65 per cent. "Now, the communication will come. The formal discussions are over," the minister said. He also said: "We will immediately issue the notification and credit the rate of interest to over four crore subscribers." The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation had earlier approved the 8.65 per cent rate on employee provident fund.

EPFO has also proposed a loyalty-cum-life benefit of upto Rs 50,000 at the time of retirement for contributing to the scheme for 20 years or more. The benefit will also be provided in case of permanent disability even if the members have contributed for less than 20 years, the EPFO board has decided. The benefits will be available for EPFO subscribers after approval from the government.

The Central Board of Trustees (CBT), which is the EPFO's apex decision-making body, has also recommended a minimum sum assured of Rs 2.5 lakh in the event of death of a subscriber. At present, the dependants of the deceased get a sum assured of up to Rs 6 lakh. There is no provision of minimum insurance and any benefit for surviving members or in cases of permanent disability under the scheme. The benefits will be available for EPFO subscribers after approval from the government.

Nearly four crore members of retirement fund body EPFO will soon be able to settle their claims like EPF withdrawal through mobile application UMANG. "The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is developing online claims settlement process by receiving application online," Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya had said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Reliance Jio offering up to 168GB of free 4G data under Vivo-Jio Cricket Mania offer

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In order to avail the full benefit of the Vivo-Jio Cricket Mania offer, users will have to register by May 10, 2017.

Reliance Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan offer deadline is over, but the telecom service provider is still presenting its users with lucrative offers. According to Jio’s website, there is a new offer called ‘Vivo-Jio Cricket Mania’ users can get as much as 168GB of 4G data. According to Jio, it is an exciting new contest for all cricket fans out there. Under the new offer by Jio, Indian Premier League (IPL) fans can select their favourite team and that can get them more 4G data each time the team wins or loses or ties a game in the tournament. However, this offer can only be availed by Vivo smartphone users who use a Jio SIM.

In order to avail the full benefit of the Vivo-Jio Cricket Mania offer, users will have to register by May 10, 2017. Currently, Jio is offering its users 3GB of 4G data for if his/her favourite team wins, 2GB if there is a draw and 1GB in the team loses. Jio has said that the more your favourite IPL 2017 team wins, more will be the chances of your 4G data multiplying too. • If user’s favourite team reaches Qualifiers, Jio will double the complimentary data. Users will get triple and quadruple data if their team reaches finals and wins finals respectively. Meanwhile, if you are a VIVO smartphone user with a Jio connection and you wish to avail the offer, you will have to need to choose their favourite IPL 2017 team on or before May 10, 2017.

Additionally, subscribers are required to send their entries by an SMS from their Jio number to 59009 in a specific format provided by Jio on its website. Jio added, “Now, support your favourite team and every time it wins, VIVO and JIO WILL WALK THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOU to support your passion.”

Consumers can accumulate the total 4G data under the Vivo-Jio Cricket Mania offer at the end of the series. In a scheme like this, users can get 168GB for free. Meanwhile, Jio’s Dhan Dhana Dhan and the Prime membership offer deadlines have ended now. Jio’s services are no longer available for free. Unless Jio announces some other form of free offers, users cannot avail any new deal. As of now, it appears April 15 was the last day for customers to avail the offer. Reliance Jio had rolled out its all new ‘Dhan Dhana Dhan’ plan which, in a way, was a revamp of its old ‘Summer Surprise’ offers. Like the previous offer, Jio has been giving its users 3 months of unlimited data but this time the price has been slightly higher. While the Rs 303 data pack can be availed for Rs 309 and the Rs 499 data pack can be purchased for Rs 509.

Friday 14 April 2017

Make Money with BHIM app

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You might have heard about various schemes, apps and offers which promise you to make money from home. For the first time, central governent has launched an app that can help you make money from home. Prime Minister Narendra Modi rewarded the winner of DigiDhan scheme in Nagpur on Friday. PM Modi also launched the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payment platform. (Source: Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the BHIM-Aadhaar digital payment interface for merchants in Nagpur. The new interface makes digital payments easier. Moreover, BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) app users can also earn some money by adding new users to the app. While launching the BHIM-Aadhaar interface, PM Modi said, “If you add a person to BHIM app, after three transactions by the person, Rs 10 will be added to your account, the scheme will continue till October 14.”

Under the referral bonus scheme, both the existing users who refer BHIM to someone and the new user who adopts BHIM would get a cash bonus (Rs 10) credited directly to their bank account.

There is also a cashback scheme for merchants who will get a cash back for every transaction using the BHIM app. The government has planned to spend Rs 495 crore for both schemes over a period of six months.

PM Modi especially appealed to the youth to take benefit of this opportunity during their summer vacation this year.

Airtel Announces New Plan against JIO's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

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Airtel counters Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with new Rs 399 prepaid plan offering 70 days validity. Airtel is offering unlimited voice calling and 70GB 4G data for 70 days with its new Rs 399 plan

Airtel has announced a new prepaid plan to counter Jio's recently introduced 'Dhan Dhana Dhan plan'. The company has reportedly announced a new Rs 399 prepaid plan that offers unlimited calls and 1GB 4g data per day with a validity of 70 days. The plan is likely limited to certain circles and will be available to select subscribers using Airtel's 4G SIM on a 4G handset. Bharti Airtel was the first telecom service provider to criticise Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. Airtel said Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer is similar to Summer Surprise Offer, which was stalled by TRAI.

Under Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, a one-time recharge of Rs 309 gives 1GB data per day to its Prime customers who have already recharged with one-time fee of Rs 99. Under this plan, Jio Prime members also get existing benefits like free voice calls, unlimited SMS and access to Jio apps. Prime members can also recharge with Rs 509 to get 2GB free data per day.

Airtel Answers to Jio ’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer! Airtel Launches New Prepaid Plan 399, offers 1GB Daily Data +Unlimited Calls for 70days

"We are surprised to see what Jio is doing. It violates the spirit of the TRAI directive and essentially continues with a similar plan now masquerading under a different name," an Airtel spokesperson had recently said about Jio's new offer.

Airtel's new plan comes after the company introduced Rs 345 plan in March to counter Jio's Prime offer. With the new Rs 399 prepaid offer, Airtel is trying to offer benefits similar to that Jio's Dhan Dhana Dhan offer and thus retain its existing subscribers.

Wednesday 12 April 2017

Jobs in the Office of Advocate General, J&K

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Applications are invited for the posts of Junior Assistant in the pay band of Rs. 5200-20200+1900 Grade pay in the Prescribed format from the permanent residents of J&K Notice for filling up of posts of Junior Assistant in the Office of Advocate General. The breakup of the posts as per the roaster given in SRO-294 of 2005 dated 21 -10-2005 is given as under:

Jobs in the Office of Advocate General

Name of the post: Junior Assistant
Pay band / Scale:  Rs. 5200-20200+ 1900(GP)
Total no. of posts: 15 (OM- 08, RBA- 03, SC- 02, ST- 01, ALC-01)
Last Date: 29th April, 2017.

Educational Qualification:- The minimum qualification for the post of Junior Assistant is as under:-

Tuesday 11 April 2017

Jobs in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu

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GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE (GMC), JAMMU invites applications for the 300 Class-IV posts in the divisional cadre Jammu. The complete details and the official notification are given below:

Jobs in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu
Pay Scale: Rs. 4440-7440 + grade pay Rs. 1300
Important Dates:
Receipt of application forms w.e.f. : 18th April, 2017
Last date for receipt of application forms : 9th May. 2017
Timing for Receipt of forms : 11 a.m. to 03 p.m. (18th April to 30th April)
09 a.m. to 01 p.m. (1st May to 9th May)

(If the last date of submission of application form is a holiday, the last date shall be the next working day.)

Vacancy Details:
Total vacancy: 300

S. No.
Category/Name of post
Head Warder
Anaesthesia Boy
Anaesthesia Attendant
Jr. Gardener
Hall Porter
Gate keeper
X-Ray Attendant
Medical Record Attendant
Office orderly
Room Attendant
Hall Attendant
Jr. Dissection Hall Attendant
Nursing Orderly/Hospital Attendant
Female Bearer
Gas pipe line Attendant
Pipeline operator
Dental boy
Dental Attendant
Ward Boy
Dark room Attendant
Incinerator Attendant
Lift Attendant
Kitchen Attendant
Library Attendant
Laundry Attendant
CSD Helper
Theatre Boy

Category-wise vacancy details:

Horizontal Reservation
Ex-Serviceman = 6%
Physically Challenged Person = 03%

Important Instructions:
The applicant must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:-
1. Age Limit: The age of the applicant should not exceed the age limit as mentioned below as on 01.01.2017.
a. Minimum 18 years.
b. Maximum for Open Merit : 40 years.
c. Maximum for SC/ST/RBA/ALC/OSC : 43 years.
d. Maximum for Physically Challenged : 42 years.
e. Maximum for Ex-Servicemen : 48 years.

2. Qualification:
a. Minimum : Matriculate from Recognized Board.
b. Maximum : 10+2 from recognized Board.
c. No weightage shall be given to higher qualification other than the required.

3. The applicant must be permanent resident of Jammu & Kashmir State.
4. The candidates belonging to Jammu Division should apply.
5.  The applicant must attach the application fee receipt in the form of Treasury Receipt of Rs. 50/- under account head “0210 Revenue” along with the application form.
6. The application should be on A4 size paper and all the entries in the application form should be in
computer typed form, not hand written.
7. The application form duly filled and completed in all respects should be deposited in person or through registered post in the office of the Personnel Officer, Associated Hospitals, Jammu.
8. Reservation Rules are applicable as per standing instructions of the Government.
9. Application forms found incomplete in any manner during the scrutiny of application shall be rejected.
10. Applicant found having made any incorrect or false statement, suppressing material information shall render himself/herself liable for criminal proceedings.
11. The institute may increase or decrease the number of vacancies.
12. The eligible candidates shall be shortlisted on the basis of the merit determined as per the criteria laid down in Govt. order No. 353-HME of 2013 dated: 19-06-2013 i.e.
10th = 80 Points
12th = 20 Points
13. No document except Treasury Receipt is required to be attached with application form. Only shortlisted candidates through separate notice will be asked for submission of the requisite documents, however, those documents which have been issued on or before the last date of receipt of application forms i.e. 09.05.2017 would only be entertained.
14. No application shall be entertained after last date of submission of application form, even by post.
15. No interview will be conducted; the selection shall be made on the academic merit basis only

Note: Most of the applicants are confused regarding instruction 6 of the instruction: "The application should be on A4 size paper and all the entries in the application form should be in computer typed form, not hand written". Now there are applicants who have already applied for the above posts by taking the print of the application form on A4 size paper and by filling the details in a hand written format with a blue pen. If you are still confused with the instruction 6 whether to apply in a hand written format after taking print of the application form, we are providing the same application form in word format. Applicants who are going to apply for the posts can fill the application form on computer and take the print out of the filled application form. The applicants should mention the posts for which he is applying  on a single application form. Only one application should be submitted if the candidates opts for multiple posts. After getting confused with the instruction no. 6,  most of the candidates who applied earlier  in hand written format for GMC Class -IV posts have applied again by filling the word format on computer and taking the print of the application form.
Those who have applied earlier by filling the application form by hand written method should apply again so that no discrepancy occurs.

 Download application form for Jobs in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu in word format