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Current Affairs Today - Daily GK update : 31 August 2015

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba wins women’s marathon at World 

Athletics Championships

Mare Dibaba   Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China. She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze medal in this event. With this victory, Dibaba became first Ethiopian female to win the marathon event at the world championships.
Women’s world 4×400 metres relay
Jamaica has won the gold medal in the women’s world 4×400 metres relay event of World Athletics Championships 2015. Jamaican team comprising of Novlene Williams-Mills (Anchor leg), Christine Day, Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson clocked 3 minutes, 19.13 seconds to win the race. United States (clocking 3:19.44) won the silver medal in this event and Britain (3:23.62) won the bronze medal.

India pitches for anti-terror treaty, UNSC reforms

India has strongly pitched for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) and UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms. On behalf of India, these issues were stressed by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her meeting with the President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Mogens Lykketoft who is on official two-day visit to India.
India’s demand
Urgent reforms in UNSC to reflect present day world realities in order to reflect current geopolitical realities and increasing role of developing nations. Early finalisation of the CCIT (a treaty proposed by India in 1996) in order to make it binding for countries to ban terrorists, deny funds and safe haven to them. In regard with terrorism, India clearly mentioned that no nation can be immune to the threat of terrorism especially with the emergence of Islamic State. So it is important to have collective effort to deal with menace of terrorism. Mogens Lykketoft was unanimously elected by the UNGA as the President of the 70th Session which is going to start in September 2015. Prior to this appointment he was speaker of the Danish Parliament and earlier had served as Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Denmark.
70th Session of UNGA: It is considered as landmark session as it is expected to address several important global issues, including UNSC Reforms, Review of UN Peacekeeping Operations, Climate Change, Adoption and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Review of the Tunis Agenda (World Summit on Information Society) etc.

Union Government launches SAHAJ scheme for online

 release of new LPG connections

Union Government has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly initiative. It was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a function held in New Delhi.
Key facts
Under the scheme, people can apply online for new LPG connection and they need not visit to the LPG distributors for it. SAHAJ facility will enable the customers to post online request for a new connection by filing Know Your Customer (KYC) form by uploading bank account details and photographs. After submitting the details, customer will receive the registration number to know the new connection status. Later, customer can opt for offline or online mode of payment for the new connection. Once payment is done, electronic subscription voucher will be mailed to the new customer. Later distributor will do physical delivery of the Gas cylinder, regulator with hose pipe. Initially, the scheme has been launched in twelve cities across the country. In near future, this scheme will be extended to other parts of the country. Twelve cities are Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Patna, Mumbai and Pune.

Indian Bank launches IndPay mobile app service

Indian Bank  State-owned financial services lender Indian Bank has launched IndPay mobile app service to enables its customers to operate bank accounts anytime from anywhere. It was formally unveiled by the Indian Bank MD and CEO M K Jain
Key features of IndPay app
Aims at helping bank’s customers to access their bank accounts from any corner of the country. It can be operated through smartphones compatible with Android, iOS and Windows mobile operating systems. It will help customers to do transactions like enquiries, transferring funds to any account and getting mini statements.
About Indian Bank
Indian Bank is one of the oldest bank in India. It was established in 1907 as a private bank. It is headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu It was nationalised in 1969 by the Government of India along with other 13 private banks under Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Ordinance, 1969.

India’s Anil wins gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World 


Cadet Wrestling World Championships   Indian wrestler Anil has clinched gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50 kg freestyle competitions. In the final match played at Sarajevo, Bosnia he defeated Erfan Aeini of Iran by 10-6 score. Earlier, Anil had defeated Tumentsogt Bold of Mongolia in the semi-final bout and Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey in quarter-final bout.It was second medal for India in this championship. Earlier female grappler Ankus had won silver medal in the 38 kg women freestyle competitions. This is second time Anil has won gold medal at international level by defeating Erfan Aeini. Earlier in 2014, he had won gold medal in the 50 kg freestyle category at the 2014 Asian Championship by defeating Efan Aeini.

Indian women hockey team qualifies for 2016 Rio 


indian womens hockey team   Indian women’s hockey team has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics and now joining nine other teams. It was announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) after Great Britain’s semifinal victory over Spain and Netherlands’ win over Germany in the other semifinal in the 2015 European Championships. These victories freed one quota for 2016 Rio Olympics as both the finalists already have qualified for the Olympic Games. This qualification for Indian women’s hockey team comes after long gap of 36 years as they had featured last time in 1980 Moscow Olympics and was placed at 4th position.
10 women’s team qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics: China, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Netherlands New Zealand and US through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals, South Korea as Asian Games champions, Argentina as Pan Am Games champions and India.

Union Government identifies 305 cities for implementing 

‘Housing for All’ scheme

Housing for All  scheme    nion Government has identified 305 cities and towns across 9 states for implementation of its flagship ‘Housing for All’ scheme. 305 cities were identified by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) for beginning of construction of houses for the urban poor under the scheme. In this regard, HUPA Ministry will provide assistance of over 2 lakh crore rupees over the next six years for construction of houses  to enable two crore urban poor own their own houses.Selected cities and towns are in these states: Chhattisgarh (36 cities and towns), Gujarat (30), Jammu and Kashmir (19), Jharkhand (15), Kerala (15), Madhya Pradesh (74), Odisha (42), Rajasthan (40) and Telangana (34). These 9 states along with other 6 more states have signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with HUPA Ministry for their commitment to implement 6 mandatory reforms essential for making the housing for all mission successful in urban areas. 15 states which have agreed to implement the mandatory reform measures are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.
About Housing for All Scheme
Union Government had launched this scheme named as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in June 2015 under the aegis of Housing for All by 2022 Mission. Under this ambitious scheme government plans to build two crore houses for the poor in urban areas by year 2022, which coincides with 75 years of Independence. It has four basic components viz. slum rehabilitation, affordable housing, credit linked interest subsidy and beneficiary-led individual house construction or enhancement.

US extends anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved 

mushrooms for 5 years

Preserved mushrooms    United States (US) has extended the anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for another five years. This decision to revoke existing anti-dumping duty orders on preserved mushrooms was taken by US International Trade Commission on cheap imports Chile, China, India and Indonesia. The move will have a negative impact on India’s domestic exporters as US is a major export destination.
What is Preserved mushroom?
Preserved mushroom refer to mushrooms prepared or preserved by blanching, cleaning and sometimes slicing and cutting. It is very nutritious, rich in fibre, proteins. It has high content of folic acid which is uncommon in vegetables and also has amino acids which are usually absent in cereals.
India’s Preserved mushroom trade and Production
India exported mushrooms worth 16.08 million dollars in year 2014-15. Major export destinations are US, UAE, Israel and Russia. India’s mushroom export to US was record 24.76 million dollars in 2011-12. In 2009-10, India produced 40,600 tonnes of mushroom. China is a leading player in terms of mushrooms production.
Major producing states: Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu & Kashmir.
Solan district of Himachal Pradesh is popular as ‘Mushroom City of India’ because of the vast mushroom farming in the area.
Anti-dumping duties: It is counter import measure under the multilateral World Trade Organisation (WTO) regime to protect domestic producers and market from below-cost/cheap imports. It varies from product to product and from country to country.

Senior Kannada writer Dr.M. M. Kalburgi passes away

MM Kalburgi   Senior Kannada writer Dr. Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi passed away in Dharwad, Karnataka. He was 77. Dr. Kalburgi died after he was shot dead by unidentified persons in his residence in Dharwad. He was scholar of Vachana sahitya (Vachana literature), Kannada epigraphist and academician who had served as the Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi.

About Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi
M. M. Kalburgi was born 1938 in Yaragal (now in Karnataka) in then Bombay Presidency. 
His work: He has written over 20 publications, including Neeru Neeradisittu, Sarangarshi, Kachhittu Kalyan. 
As a rationalist and left ideologue he had openly spoken against idolatry tradition in Hinduism. 
Awards and Honours: He was conferred with the Sahitya Akademi award (2006) for his collection of research articles titled Marga 4.
He also was conferred with Nrupatunga Award, Basava Puraskara, Nrupatunga Award and Pampa award for his contribution to Kannada literature.

ESIC Gujarat Recruitment 2015 Specialist, Senior Resident (28 Vacancies)

Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Hospital, Gujarat Walk in Interview for engagement of Senior Residents on Contract Basis under 3 years Senor Residency Scheme, Senior Resident on contract basis against the vacant post of GDIMOs & Full Time / Part Time Contractual Specialist in ESIC Hospital. The Walk in Interview will be held on 9th September 2015.

Post Name
No of Vacancies
Full Time / Part Time Contractual Specialist (for period of 01 Year)
06 (One post each for Dermatology, ENT, Obst. & Gynae., Paediatrics. Pathology, Surgery)
Senior Resident against GDIMOs (for period of 01 Year)
18 (Anaesthesia – 01, Casualty – 03, Obst. & Gynae. – 03, Medicine – 02, Orthopaedics – 02, Paediatrics – 03, Surgery – 02)
Regular Senior Resident (for period of 03 Years)
04 (One post each for Medicine, Surgery, Obst. & Gynae., Paediatrics)

Educational Qualifications:

Full Time / Part Time Contractual Specialist -> PG Degree or equivalent qualification after MBBS with a minimum of 3 years experience after PG Degree/ with a minimum of 5 years experience after PG Diploma in respective specialities.

Senior Resident against GDIMOs -> PG, MD, DNB or Diploma in concerened Speciality from recognized university, registered with Delhi Medical Council(DMC) or Medical Council of India(MCI) or State Medical Council. Candidate must not have completed 3 years Senior Residency. If such candidates are not available, then candidates having 2 years experience after MBBS, out of which 1 year experience is the concerened speciality as Junior Resident in Govt. Hospital / Medical College, can also be considered.

Regular Senior Resident -> MBBS with PG Degree Diploma in concerned speciality from a recognized university. However, candidates with a minimum of 3 years experience in respective specialization after MBBS may also be considered for above posts. The candidates must have valid MCI registration.

Application Fee: ₹ 300/- in the form of Demand Draft (DD) payable in favour of ESIC Fund Account No. 1, payable at Vapi. SC/ST Candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fees.

Walk in Interview Date -> 09/09/2015 (9 AM to 10 AM for Full Time / Part Time Contractual Specialist, 11 AM to 1 PM for Senior Resident)

Complete Details >>

Maharashtra Govt Jobs September 2015 (438 Vacancies Opening)

Government of Maharashtra, Directorate of Employment and Self Employment invites applications for the following current vacancies in Government Sector. Eligible Candidates are required to Apply Online.

Govt Organization
Name of Post
Total Vacancies
Job Place
Last Date for Apply
Insurance Advisor
Jalgaon, Dhule, Nashik
Apprenticeship, Motor Vehicle Body Bulider, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Accountancy & Auditing etc
Motor Vehicle Body Builder, Accounting & Auditing, Engineering and Diploma, Auto Electrification, Mechanic Motar Vehical
Armed Guard
Machinist Trainee

Educational Qualifications: Matriculation (SSC) /  Diploma / Graduate / Post Graduate. Full details and Age Limit check out official website.

Complete Details, Apply Online Here >>

USIDCL Recruitment 2015 Managers, Engineers (45 Vacancies)

Uttarakhand State Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (USIDCL) Dehradun seeks to induct professionals for the following posts on Contract / Deputation Basis. The last date for receiving application is 12th October 2015.

Name of the Post
Total Vacancies
Chief General Manager (Projects)
General Manager
Project Manager
Senior Resident Engineer
Resident Engineer
Junior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (E & M)

Qualification, experience, age limit, format for application and other details concerning the advertisement available in official website. The last date for submission of application is 12/10/2015 up to 17:00 Hours.

USIDCL Recruitment 2015 indgovtjobs

USIDCL Recruitment Page >>

National School of Drama Recruitment 2015 Programmer Assistant, Clerks, MTS (15 Vacancies)

National School of Drama (NSD) - An autonomous Institute of Ministry of Culture, Govt of India invites applications from eligible candidates for the following posts on Contractual Basis in Bengaluru, Sikkim and Tripura Centre. Eligible Persons apply within 15 Days from the date of publication of this advertisement.
Name of Post
No of Vacancies
Consolidated Salary
Programmer Coordinator
03 (One post each for Bengaluru Centre, Sikkim Theaters Training Centre, TIE Wing Tripura)
₹ 35,000/- Per Month
03 (One post each for Bengaluru Centre, Sikkim Theaters Training Centre, TIE Wing Tripura)
₹ 20,000/- Per Month
Senior Clerk
03 (One post each for Bengaluru Centre, Sikkim Theaters Training Centre, TIE Wing Tripura)
₹ 16,000/- Per Month
Junior Clerk
03 (One post each for Bengaluru Centre, Sikkim Theaters Training Centre, TIE Wing Tripura)
₹ 14,000/- Per Month
Multi Tasking Staff (MTS)
03 (One post each for Bengaluru Centre, Sikkim Theaters Training Centre, TIE Wing Tripura)
₹ 10,000/- Per Month

How To Apply: Eligible Candidates Apply on a prescribed format to reach Camp Director, SIKKIM / BENGALURU / TRIPURA Centre within 15 days from the date of publication in the newspaper (i.e. Last Date is 11/09/2015).

National School of Drama


National School of Drama (An Autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India) invites applications from Theatre Artists for vacant posts of Artists Grade A and B in the Repertory Company. The appointment will be on contract basis, initially for one year, which may be extended for further 5 years on the basis of Annual assessment every year. The last date for submission of applications is 16th May 2015.

Name of Post
Consolidated Salary
Artists Grade A
Rs.45,000 - 50,000/- Per Month
Artists Grade B
Rs.40,000 - 45,000 Per Month

Essential Qualifications:
Artist Grade A ->
(1) Graduate of the National School of Drama or of a recognized Theatre Training Institute or 5 years post-training experience in acting & eminence in the field.
(2) Experience of participating in 15 important productions in Hindi and/or any other Indian Language performing major roles.
(3) Proficiency in Hindi language & speech.
Artist Grade B ->
(1) Graduate of the National School of Drama or of a recognized Theatre Training Institute or 2 years post-training experience in acting.
(2) Experience of participating in 10 important productions in Hindi and/or any other Indian Language performing major roles.
(3). Proficiency in Hindi language & speech.

How To Apply: Applications complete in all respects, accompanied by a recent passport size photograph and attested copies of certificates and testimonials, proof of age etc., should reach CHIEF, NSD REPERTORY COMPANY, BAHAWALPUR HOUSE, BHAGWANDAS ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001 on or before 16/05/2015.

Official Advertisement >>

TIFR Recruitment 2015 Various Posts

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Hyderabad invites applications for the post of Clerk (A) for fill up Two posts tenable at Hyderabad. Eligible Persons apply within15 Days from the date of publication of advertisement.


Name of the post
No of Vacancies
Age Limit (as on 01/07/2015)
Pay Band + Grade Pay
Clerk (A)
UR – 28 Years
OBC – 31 years
PB-1 ₹ 5200 – 20200 + GP ₹ 2000/-

Educational Qualifications:

(1) Degree with 50% marks.
(2) Knowledge of typing and use of personal computers and applications.
(3) Candidates with better typing skills may be given preference.
(4) Experience - Minimum one year experience as a Clerk in administrative matters and correspondence in large and reputed organization.

How To Apply: Applications by post must reach to the In charge, Establishment Section, TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, 21 Brundavan Colony, Gandipet Road, CBIT Post Office, Hyderabad - 500 075, Telangana State, latest within 15 days from the date of publishing this advertisement in News Papers dated 28th August 2015 (i.e. Last Date will be 11/09/2015). Applicants are required to send the applications by post should superscribe the post applied for, advertisement no. & serial number of the post on the envelope.

Detailed Advertisement >>OBC Format >>Download Application Format >>


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai invites applications for the post of Medical Officer, Scientific Assistant, Project Scientific Officer and Engineer Trainee at Mumbai. The last date for submission of online applications is 25th July 2015.

About: TIFR - National Centre of the Government of India for Nuclear Science & Mathematics.


Name of Post
No of Posts
Age Below
Pay Band + Grade Pay
40 Years
PB-3: ₹ 15600-39100 + ₹ 6600/-
28 Years
PB-2: ₹ 9300-34800 + ₹ 4200/-
28 Years
₹ 49000/- pm
28 Years
Monthly Stipend ₹ 25000/-

Educational Qualifications:

Medical Officer -> (a) MD (Internal Medicine). One year (Post MD) clinical experience as  Medical Officer/Senior Registrar in Hospital/Organization/Institute (OR) MBBS with five years of clinical experience in hospital/clinic/institute. (b) Knowledge of use of personal computers and applications.

Scientific Assistant -> (a) SSC/HSC. Diploma in Electronics & Video Engineering or Diploma in Electronics or any other AICTE approved equivalent Diploma or B.Sc. (Electronics) having similar course content with 60% marks. (b) Knowledge of use of personal computer and its applications. (c) Minimum 2 year experience in the audio/visual industry

Project Scientific Officer -> (a) M.V.Sc. with minimum 60% marks. (b) One year experience in operating and maintaining Animal House Facility.  

Engineer Trainee -> B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science/Information Technology from a recognized university.
Selection Process: Written Test and Interview.

How To Apply: Eligible Candidates are required to submit online application form on or before 25/07/2015.

Detailed Document >>Apply Online >>

MES Recruitment 2015 Application Form (456 Vacancies)

Military Engineer Services (MES) invites applications in the prescribed format from eligible Indian Nationals for recruitment of following posts. The last date for submission of applications is 28th September 2015.


Name of Post
Total Vacancies
Pay Scale with Grade Pay
Assistant Draughtsman (Astt ‘D’ Man)
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1900/-
Supervisor Barrack & Store (Supvr B/S)
₹ 9300 – 34800 with GP ₹ 4200/-
Civil Motor Driver (OG) (CMD (OG))
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1900/-
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1800/-
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1800/-
Chowkidar (Khansma)
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1900/-
Meter Reader
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1900/-
₹ 5200 – 20200 with GP ₹ 1800/-

Age Limit: 18 to 27 Years as on 28th September 2015. Age Relaxation as per Rules.

Educational Qualifications:

Assistant Draughtsman -> Certificate or Diploma in Draftsman (Civil Engg) from a recognized institute of not less than TWO years duration including practical training of SIX months. Note: ITI certificate is not acceptable.

Supervisor Barrack & Store -> Degree of a recognized university in any stream preferably with diploma in Material Management or Three years diploma in Civil or Mechanical or Electrical engineering from a recognized Institute.
Civil Motor Driver (OG) -> Matriculation or equivalent exam from recognized University/Board, and Should possess valid civil driving license for all type of vehicle from State Government.

Chowkidar -> Essential - Matriculation or equivalent exam from recognized University/Board. Desirable - Should be conversant with duties of Chowkidar and should be physically fit.

Safaiwala -> Matriculation or equivalent exam of recognized University/ Board.

Chowkidar (Khansama) -> Matriculation or equivalent exam from recognized University/ Board, and Diploma in cooking/catering from any recognized institution.

Meter Reader -> (10+2) examination or equivalent from recognized University/Board.

Caneman -> Matriculation or equivalent exam of recognized University/ Board. (OR) industrial training institute (ITI) pass certificate from a recognized institute.

Selection Process: Written Examination and Interview. The Tentatively date of Written Examination is 29th Novemebr 2015.

How To Apply: Candidates must apply in the application format published along with this advertisement and fill up all the columns in their own hand in block letters. Candidate may also apply on plain paper but the format should exactly be the same as published in the advertisement.

Applications on the prescribed format should be submitted along with the required documents / certificates. (i) Two self-addressed envelopes of size 28 cm x 12 cm with postage stamp of ₹ 60/- affixed on each envelope for the post of Supvr B/S, Astt 'D' man, CMD (OG), Chowkidar (Khansama) 8 Caneman and one self-addressed envelopes of size 28 cmx 12 cm with postage stamp of ₹ 60/- affixed on envelope for the post of Chowkidar, S'wala & Meter Reader.

The Last date of receipt of applications 28/09/2015 (17:00 Hrs) for all candidates and 05/10/2015 (17:00 Hrs) for candidates belonging to Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh division of J&K state, Lahaul & Spiti Distt and Pangi Sub Div of Chamba Distt of HP, A & N Islands and Lakshadweep.

DAVP Notification >>MES Official Website >>

Indian Army Jobs 2015 (524 Vacancies Opening)

Indian Army, Government of India is the largest land-based branch of the Indian Armed Forces. Various Career Opportunities available in Indian Army. Indian National Male / Female Candidates (Unmarried / Married) called for recruitment of various scheme of Course under Two type of Commission (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). Indian Army Job Offer Official Website is

Permanent Commission -> A career in the Army till you retire.  For a Permanent commission you have to join the National Defence Academy Khadakwasla or the Indian Military Academy Dehradun.

Short Service Commission -> Candidates have the option of joining the Army and serving as a Commissioned Officer for 10 years and is extendable up to 14 years.  At the end of this period you have two options.  Either elect for a Permanent Commission or opt out.

Entry Schemes:

For Men -> Intermediate (10+2) [NDA, 10+2 TES], Graduate UPSC [IMA (DE), OTA SSC (Non-Tech], Graduate Non 
UPSC, Law Graduate, Engineer [UES, TGC, SS (Tech)], Post Graduate

For Women -> Graduate UPSC, Graduate Non UPSC, Engineer Entry, Law Graduate, Post Graduate

INDIAN ARMY JOB OPENINGS 2015 (Updated on September 2015)

Course / Post Name
Total Vacancies
Last Date for Apply
Complete Details
Military Engineer Services (MES)
Assistant Draughtsman, Supervisor, Civil Motor Driver, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Meter Reader, Caneman
JAG Entry Scheme 16th Course April 2016
Law Graduate
03/08/2015 to 02/09/2015
SSC in Remount Veterinary Corps
BVSc / BVSc & AH Degree
NCC Special Entry Scheme 39th Course April 2016
August / September 2015

SPIC India Recruitment 2015 Programmers, Senior Programmers

Society for Promotion of Information Technology (SPIC India), Chandigarh invites Online Applications for recruitment of Senior Programmers on contract basis for Six months in Municipal Corporation. The closing date for online registration is 7th September 2015.

Name of the Post
No of Posts
Consolidated monthly salary
Senior Programmers
₹ 33,000/-

Essential Qualifications: The Candidate should be be B.E/B.Tech/MCA/M.Sc IT from recognized university with 2-3 years of development. Preference will be given to the candidate having experience in android application development.

Selection Process: Online Test and Interview.

Eligible candidates may apply in the required application form. Candidates are required to bring their 1 copy of resume/ passport size photograph/ original testimonials/ certificates at the time of the interview. Shortlisted candidates have to submit application fee of ₹ 350/- in the form of Demand Draft in favour of "Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh" or Cash at the time of interview.

The Last date for submission of Online Application Form is 07/09/2015.

Details and Apply Online >>

Society for Promotion of Information Technology (SPIC India), Chandigarh invites Online Application Form for the post of Programmer on Contract basis in Estate Office. The closing date for online applications is 3rd September 2015.

Name of the Post
No of Posts
Consolidated monthly salary
₹ 26,845/-

Essential Qualifications: The Candidate should be B.E/B.Tech/MCA/M.Sc(IT) from recognized University with knowledge of and SQL server.

Selection Process: Online Test and Interview.

Eligible candidates may apply in the required application form. Candidates are required to bring their 1 copy of resume/ passport size photograph/ original testimonials/ certificates at the time of the interview. Shortlisted candidates have to submit application fee of ₹ 350/- in the form of Demand Draft in favour of "Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh" or Cash at the time of interview.

The Last date for submission of Online Application Form is 03/09/2015.

Details and Apply Online >>


Society for Promotion of Information Technology (SPIC India), Chandigarh (Under the aegies of Department of IT, Chandigarh Administration) invites applications for the post of Part Time Teachers (Tourism & Travel vocational course). The Interview will be held on 17th August 2015.

Post Name
No of Posts
Part Time Teachers (Tourism & Travel vocational course)
₹ 12,000/- Per Month

Essential Qualification: Post Graduate in Tourism and travel / Tourism Management / Tourism Administration / Tourism & Hospitality.

Eligible Candidates are required to bring their 1 copy of resume/passport size photograph/original testimonials/certificates at the time of the interview and N.O.C from there Employer. Candidates have to submit application fee of ₹ 350/- in Cash at the time of interview.

The Interview will be held on 17/8/2015 at 10.30 am.

Walk in Interview Details >>

Current Affairs Today - Daily GK update : 28 August 2015

Maharashtra government acquires Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s 

London House

B-R-Ambedkar    Maharashtra government has bought the house in London where social reformer and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had stayed in the 1920s. State government has acquired this house in 3.1 million pound deal owing to its cultural and national importance and pride of millions of people of India. The property is three-storey house located on 10, King Henry Road, NW3 of London. B R Ambedkar had stayed in this house during his days as a student at the London School of Economics in 1920-21. 
State government now will convert this property into a international memorial-cum-museum and will be open to public. Earlier in January 2015, state government had issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to buy Dr B. R. Ambedkar’s London house to the Indian High Commission in UK.

GSAT-6 communication satellite successfully placed in 


GSLV Mark III   Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully placed communication satellite GSAT-6 into its intended geosynchronous transfer orbit. It was launched by the indigenously built Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-D6 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta.

About GSAT-6 satellite
GSAT-6 satellite was carrying S-Band and C-Band transponders meant for public and strategic purposes. The satellite is having S-Band Unfurlable Antenna of 6 m diameter. This is the largest antenna ever made by ISRO for a satellite. GSAT-6 satellite will be deployed in constellation of India’s GSAT communication satellites. It weighs 2117 kg and has mission life of nine years.
Application: to provide S-band multimedia communication and broadcasting services across the country. C-Band will provide national security and law enforcement agencies a secured satellite telephony services. It should be noted that, GSAT-6 is 25th indigenously built geostationary communications satellite and 12th in the GSAT series.

About GSLV-D6
GSLV-D6 is three-stage heavy weight rocket with indigenously made Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS). 
It is fueled by liquid Oxygen and liquid Hydrogen propellants. 
CUS provides rocket more thrust for every kilogram of propellant it burns compared to earlier solid and earth-storable liquid propellant rocket stages. 
This was the overall 9th flight of the GSLV and marks the second successful GSLV launch using an indigenous cryogenic engine. 
This successful launch of indigenous rocket with 2 tonnes payload capacity validates India’s expertise in mastering the complex cryogenic technology which has so far been in the exclusive domain of just a few countries.

Union Government announces names of 98 cities for 

Smart Cities Project

Smart city   nion Government has declared the names of 98 cities for its ambitious Smart Cities Project. These cities were selected by the respective States and Union Territories on the parameters set by the Union Government. Of the total 98 cities, 13 were selected from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh, 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. These 98 cities has around 13 crore population and constitute around 35 per cent of urban population of India which will be covered under the mission. All other remaining states in India also have got one or two cities for the purpose Smart Cities Project except Jammu and Kashmir which has sought more time for selecting cities for the project. These selected cities will get two crore rupees each for the preparation of the smart city plan with the prime motive to enhance urban life with very practical and realistic approach. Union Government has proposed to provide financial support of 48,000 crore rupees to this project over next five years. Of this amount, 200 crore rupees will be released during the first year.  It should be noted this project will be implemented by states, union territories and urban local bodies as they have an important role to play in the implementation.

Scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta to receive inaugural 

Sunhak Peace Prize

Sunhak-Peace-Prize   Noted Indian agricultural scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta has been chosen for the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize. He will receive the first Sunhak Peace Prize in South Korean Capital city of Seoul along with President of Kiribati Islands Anote Tong. Dr. M. V. Gupta has been selected for this award for his pioneering work in the blue revolution. He has invested his entire life to developing sustainable aquaculture as an alternative solution to the future food crisis. Anote Tong has been chosen for this award for creating global awareness on the severity of climate change issue and sought for action by the international community for its solution.

About Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta
Dr. M. V. Gupta hails from Bapatla district of Andhra Pradesh and was born on 17 August 1939. He is recipient of the World Food Prize in 2005 for development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming by using tilapia species for the rural poor. Till his retirement, Dr. Gupta had served as the Assistant Director General at WorldFish, an international fisheries research institute.

About Sunhak Peace Prize
Sunhak Peace Prize was founded earlier in 2015 by South Korean religious leader Dr Hak Ja Han Moon. It is an annual award that recognises eminent individuals from around the world for their contribution to peace and development of the world. 

Union Government launches E-Payment Module to 

deposit compensatory levies into CAMPA Funds

CAMPA    Union Government has launched an e-payment module to make the payment of compensatory levies into the Compensatory Afforestation Management Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds. It was launched by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi in order to make these payments for diversion of forest land quicker and more transparent. The e-payment module has a designated account for the payment purpose, depending on the States in which the forest land is proposed to be diverted. Initially, the payments will be allowed through two modes viz. online challan mode through RTGS and NEFT and offline challan mode. The deposit of compensatory levies through the e-portal will be optional till August 31, 2015 and will be accepted only through the e-module from 1 September 2015. With the launch of the e-payment portal, henceforth no payments will be accepted other than through the portal or unless specifically ordered guidelines issued by Ad-hoc CAMPA.
What is CAMPA Fund?
Levies are imposed on development projects that seek land inside a Reserved Forest or a Protected Area (PA) in a sanctuary or a national park. These collected levies are accrued in the CAMPA Funds which are to be utilised to plant trees elsewhere in order to ostensibly compensate the loss of forest due to development projects. It should be noted that the CAMPA has been created on the order of the Supreme Court in October 2002. The Ad-hoc CAMPA decides the procedure of per-verification of credits of levies in the State-wise accounts.

Union Government gives nod to 6 new SEZ proposals

Union Government has approved six new proposals 6 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) proposals including four from Information Technology and IT enabled Service (ITeS) sector. This decision was taken by the Board of Approval (BoA) for SEZ (under the aegis of Union Commerce Ministry) chaired by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia. The approved SEZ proposals are

HCL IT City Lucknow- set up IT/ITeS zones in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. 
Loma IT Park Developer- set up IT/ITeS zones in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 
North Mumbai International Commodity Township- It is proposed free trade warehousing zone in Thane, Maharashtra.

It should be noted that SEZs account for about 25 per cent of the India’s total exports. In 2013-14, exports from these zones had rose to 4.94 lakh crore rupees from 22,840 crore rupees in 2005-06. There are 330 notified SEZs across the country of which 36 are operational in Tamil Nadu, followed by Karnataka, Telangana having 26 each and Maharashtra having 25.