Friday, 10 November 2017

Keys Global and National Highlights of October 2017

First Minority Politcian Sikhman Jagdeesh Singh To Lead A Major Party In Canada
Meenakshi Temple In Madurai Gets Best Swachh Iconic Place In India
First Female President Of Uk Supreme Court-BRENDA HALE
NHAI LAUNCHES PMRI-Project Monitoring Information System Mobile App
New Deputy Director General Of Who-SOUMYA SWAMINATHAN
Isro To Setup Resource Centre In Guwahathi
Rafael Nadal Wins China Open On Nick Kirgois Of Australia
Hp Implements Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme
Pacer Asish Nehra Announce Retirement And His Last Match On Nov 1
FM ATTENDS G20 Finance Ministers Meeting Held In Washington
Arjan Robin Of Netherlands Retires From International Football
1St Female Refree Esther Staubli From Switzerland To Officiate At U-17 WORLDCUP
Kavutha Devi First Woman Wrestler To Sign For Wwefrom Haryana
2Nd World Congress On Marxism Held In Beijing
Gina Miller Named Uk Most Influential Black Person Of The Year
SAUDI ARABIA,First Country To Grant Citizenship To Robot—SOPHIA
Puducherry Becomes Associate Member Of Bcci
BURUNDI,First To Leave International Criminal Court
Sap Launches Asia Pacific Japan Region First Leonardo Centre In Bengaluru
Kohli Becomes Fastest Batsman To Score 9000 RUNS IN ONLY 32 ODI’S
Up Declares Vrindavan And Barsana As Sacred Sites In Mathura
Actor Sharmila Tagore Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Worlds First Hybrid Electric Tram Started In China
N.J.Gangte Of Indiato Be Next High Commissioner To Zambia

Appointments of persons in news for the month September and October 2017

●Dan Schulman →→President and CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc HQ- California)
●Mamnoon Hussain→→ President of Pakistan
●Chen Siqing→→Chairman of Bank of China
●Tariq Bajwa→ Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
●Abdul Hamid→→ President of Bangladesh
●V Narayanasamy→→ CM of Puducherry
●Bhavish Aggarwal→→Co-founder and CEO of Ola
●Jack Dorsey→→ CEO of Twitter (HQ- California)
●Ching-Kuo Wu→→ President of AIBF (HQ- Lausanne, Switzerland)
●Ajay Singh→→ President of Boxing Federation of India (BFI)
●Charles Philip Arthur George ☆→Prince of Wales
●Vettoor Purushan (Purushothaman)→→ Malayalam actor and comedian passed away
●Gopal Singh→→CMD of Coal India Ltd. (HQ-Kolkata)
●Rajiv Kumar →→Financial Services Secretary
●Hasmukh Adhia →→Finance Secretary
●Maya Swaminathan Sinha →→awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by ASSOCHAM (She is the Founder & Director of CMC Skills Pvt. Ltd. and Clear Maze Consulting Pvt. Ltd)
●Antony Jacob →→CEO of Apollo Munich Health Insurance
●Binoy Kumar →→ Special Secretary in Commerce Ministry
●Dheeraj Jindal→→Director of the film ‘The School Bag’
●Gerard Ryle→→ Director of ICIJ- International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (HQ- Washington, D.C.)
●Rishad Premji→→ Vice President of NASSCOM
●Voreqe Frank Bainimarama →→ PM of Fiji
● P.D. Siwal →→ head of the penal to probe NTPC’s Unchahar plant accident
●R Chandrasekhar→→ President of NASSCOM
●Alpha Conde→→ President of Guinea
●Raman Roy→→Chairman of NASSCOM- National Association of Software and Services Companies (HQ- New Delhi)
●Sandeep Jajodia→→President of ASSOCHAM- Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (HQ-New Delhi)
●Ashok Sinha→→ Chairman of Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX)
●Sanjay Agarwal→→MD & CEO of AU Small Finance Bank
●Sushil Chandra →→ Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
●Shashi Shankar →→ CMD of ONGC (HQ-Mumbai)
●Serzh Sargsyan→→ President of Armenia
●Klaus Schwab→→ Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum (HQ-Geneva, Switzerland)
●Dharmendra Kumar →→→ Director General of RPF
●Susan D. Wojcicki →→→→→→→→CEO of YouTube
●Rodrigo Duterte→→→→→→→→→ Chairman ASEAN
●N J Gangte - - High Commissioner of India to Zambia
●Soumya Swaminathan →→→Director General of ICMR
●Sanjiv Singh →→→→→ Chairman of IOC.
●R. S. Sharma →→ Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
♥️Krish Iyer >===>President and CEO of Walmart India.
♥️Roshni Nadar Malhotra >====> CEO of HCL Corp.
♥️Nikolay Kudashev -- Russia’s New Ambassador to India
♥️Neymar - Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International (he is from Brazil-footballer)
♥️Travis Sinniah was appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka's naval forces
♥️Leo Varadkar→→→PM of Irish
●Hisham Abdo Kahin→→World Bank's Acting Country Director for India
●Bipin Preet Singh →→→ Founder, CEO & Director of Mobikwik (HQ-Gurugram)
●Anupam Shrivastava→→→→CMD of BSNL
■Deepak Kumar →→→→→Chairman of NHAI
●Jim Mattis ←→ US Secretary of Defence
●Satya Gopal - Chief Secretary of  Arunachal Pradesh
◆Mongla Port is in Bangladesh◆
●Paolo Gentiloni→→→ PM of Italy
●Ajit Kumar - - Vice-Chief of Naval Staff
●Suresh Raina - ambassador of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation
●Minister of State for Commerce and Industry - - C R Chaudhary
●Vikram Singh - Private Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind
●I V Kannan -→→ CEO of Indian Banks' Association
●Rukaiya Rangwala →→→MobiKwik payment gateway head
●Audrey Azoulay →→UNESCO Chief (former French Culture Minister)
●Ramdas Athawale --Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
●A P Maheshwari -- DG of of Bureau of Police Research and Development
●T.V. Narendran - Global CEO & MD of Tata Steel
●Birendra Prasad Baishya - - President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation
●Praful Patel→→ President of AIFF
●Suresh Chukapalli - Consul General of South Korea in Haidrabad
●Vikas Seth - - CEO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance
●Ajay Bisaria >===> India's high commissioner to Pakistan
●Suresh Sethi - - -MD & CEO of IPPB (former MD of Vodafone M-Pesa Ltd.- He takes over from AP Singh)
●Rakesh Asthana →→→→→Special Director of CBI
●S K Sinha - - Secretary (Security) at Cabinet Secretariat
●M. Deosthalee →→Head of the Task Force for ‘Public Credit Registry’ set up by RBI in order to build a comprehensive public credit registry to improve market efficiency.
●President of International Criminal Court-- Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
●MD&CEO of Tata Steal Ltd. globally→→→→T V Narendran
●Sujoy Bose →→→ CEO of NIIF
●Dave Richardson----CEO of ICC
●John Flint→→→→Chief Executive of HSBC
●Audrey Azoulay →→ UNESCO Chief ( He belongs to France)
●M K Surana →→→→→→→CMD of HPCL (HQ-Mumbai)
●Esther Staubli→→ First Female Referee to Officiate at U-17 World Cup (Netherlands)
●Rukaiya Rangwala →→Head of MobiKwik Payment Gateway
●Dave Richardson →→ CEO of ICC.
●A.B Panday→→→→ Interim GSTN Chairman
●A G Lukashenko→→→→→→President of Belarus
●Sankara Narayanan →→→MD & CEO of Vijaya Bank
 ●KV Rama Moorthy →→MD & CEO of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank.
●Doris Leuthard →→→President of Swiss Confederation
●Jeff Weiner →→→→ CEO of LinkedIn.
●John Flint →→→→ Chief Executive of HSBC
●Kuldip Kaura→→→ Interim CEO of Vedanta Ltd.
●V M Kwatra →→→Ambassador to Principality of Monaco
●Nisha Desai Biswal →→→ President of USIBC
●Sangram Singh →→→CEO of Freecharge
●R. K. Raghavan-→→High Commissioner to Cyprus
●Gurdeep Singh→→MD & Chairman of NTPC
●Mr.Mahabaleshwara M.S →→ MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank (HQ→ Mangaluru)
●Rajeev Yadav →→ CEO of Fincare Small Finance Bank (HQ→ Bengaluru)
●Kenneth I. Juster →→ U.S Ambassador to India
●Anita Karwal→→ CBSE Chairperson (She replaces RK Chaturvedi)
●Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay →→ Interim President of Singapore
●Rajiv Kumar →→ Vice-Chairman of NITI Ayog (Amitabh Kant →→CEO of NITI Aayog)
●Sunil Arora →→Election Commissioner of India (Achal Kumar Joti → Chief Election Commissioner & Om Prakash Rawat → other Election Commissioner Commissioner)

●Rajiv Mehrishi →→CAG of India
●Halimah Yacob- →1st Female President of Singapore
●Aleksandr Grigoryevich →→ President of Belarus
●Sankara Narayanan→→ MD & CEO of Vijaya Bank(HQ-Bengaluru)
●Kenneth I. Juster →→ U.S Ambassador to India
●Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. →→Acting Administrator of NASA
●Amritpal Singh →→First Indian to be Signed by Australian Basketball Team
●KV Rama Moorthy→→ MD & CEO of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank.
●Leslie Thng →→→CEO of Vistara Airlines
●J Y Pillai →→acting President of Singapore
●Rajiv Kumar →→ Secretary in the Department of Financial Services
●Samit Ghosh →→ MD & CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank(HQ-Bangalore)
●Rajiv Mehrishi →→→→→ CAG of India
●Sunil Arora →→→ Election Commissioner
●SN Subrahmanyan → CEO & MD of Larsen & Toubro
●R.K. Raghavan → High Commissioner of India to Cyprus
●Rajiv Gauba →→ Union Home Secretary
●Puneet Chhatwal→→ MD and CEO of Indian Hotels Company
●PV Sindhu→ Brand Ambassador for Bridgestone India
●Kuldip Kaura →→ interim CEO of Vedanta Ltd
●Dara Khosrowshahi→→→CEO of Uber
●Moon Jae-in→→ President of South Korea
●Roopa Purushothaman →→Chief Economist & Head of Policy Advocacy of Tata Group
●Chamara Kapugedara → captain of Sri Lanka team for 3rd & 4th ODI matches against India
●Shubhsh Deshmukh--head of the committee on implementation of the loan waiver scheme in Maharastra
●V. Kamakoti →head of the task force on artificial intelligence(set up by commerce ministry
●Ajay BhushanPandey→→CEO of UIDAI
●Vijay Shekhar Sharma →CEO of Paytm(HQ-Noida)
●Vivek Agnihotri →→ Convenor of the committee- 'preview committee’ for the IFFI to be held in Goa.
●R. S. Sharma →→ Chairman TRAI
●Rajiv Bansal →→ Air India CMD
●Ajay Vipin Nanavati →→ chairman of Syndicate Bank.
●Nandan Nilekani→→Chairman of Infosys( CEO: U. B. Pravin Rao)
●Deepak Misra →→→→CJI
●Rahul Dravid →Brand ambassador of InCred, a Mumbai-based start-up
●Navin Kumar →→ chairman of the GSTN(Goods and Services Tax Network)
◆M K Surana→→ CEO & Chairman of HPCL (HQ-Mumbai)
●Ashwani Lohani→→ Railway Board Chairman
●Reenat Sandhu → Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino
●Mamta Suri →→ Executive Director of IBBI
●Sanjiv Gupta --- President and MD of General Motors India
●Sohail Mahmood→- Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India
●U. B. Pravin Rao → interim-managing director and chief executive of Infosys
●P R Seshadri -- MD and CEO of Karur Vysya Bank
★O Panneerselvam→→Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu(CM- E K Palaniswami)
★Vishpala Reddy →→ Chief People’s Officer (CPO) of Uber for its India and South Asia operations. (CEO : Amit Jain)
★Emandi Sankara Rao →→ MD & CEO of IFCI Ltd.
★P B Balaji→→→CFO of Tata Motors
★Sandeep Gupta→→India head of Earthport-UK
★Dilip Asbe→→CEO of NPCI
★I V Shubha Rao→→Secretary to Vice President
◆Nongthombam Biren → CM of Manipur.
★Vinay Dube →→→CEO of Jet Airways.
★David Rasquinha→→ MD of Exim Bank
★Gaitri Issar Kumar →→ Ambassador of India to Luxembourg
★Uhuru Kenyatta→→ President of Kenya
★Prasoon Joshi→→ Chairperson of CBFC (Central Board of Film censor)
★ Neil Chatterjee→→ Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-USA
★S Aparna---Executive Director in the World Bank in the US
★Sanjiv Goenka→→Chairman of the Board of Governors at IIT-Kharagpur
★Sandeep Chakravorty→→ head of the Indian consulate in New York
★Kewal Handa →→ non-executive chairman of UBI
★Paul Kagme→→President of Rwanda for 3rd term (Capital: Kigali, Currency: Rwandan franc)
★Venkaiah Naidu→→ 13th Vice President of India (Runner-up -  Gopalkrishna Gandhi )
★Rajiv Kumar →→ Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog
★Vinod Paul→→→ member of NITI Aayog
★Akshay Kumar→→ Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission in Uttar Pradesh
★Ushanath Banerjee →→ Chairman of Transfers Dispute Committee-AIIF (AIFF President →→Praful Patel)
★Prabhat Kumar →→ Ambassador of India to The Republic of Kazakhstan
★Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat →→Air Officer-in-Charge Administration of IAF ( Air Chief Marshal-- Birender Singh Dhanoa)
★ Harmanpreet Kaur (Cricketer) →→ Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Punjab
★Rahul Dravid→→ brand ambassador of InCred
★ Hassan Rouhani →→ Iran’s president for a second term
★ Mithali Raj→→captain of ICC Women’s World Cup team
★Ajay Kanwal→→CEO of Janalakshmi Financial Services
★Ana Brnabic→→PM of Serbia
★ Subhash Chandra Garg →→ India’s Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of ADB
★ PV Sindhu →→ Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh
★ Ravi Mittal →→→part-time member on IRDAI board
★Mohammad Mustafa →→ CMD of SIDBI
★ Sameer Garde →→ Cisco president for India, SAARC region
★T Suvarana Raju-→→CMD of HAL
★Vinod Rai→→→Chairman of BCCI
★Swatanter Kumar→→Chairman of NGT
★Zaheer Khan→→Bowling Coach of Indian Cricket Teams
★Ravi Shastri→→→Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team
 ★T K Viswanathan ---head of the committee on- fair market conduct(SEBI)
★Devendra Chawla →→EVP and COO of Walmart India (Krish Iyer is the President and CEO Walmart India)
★Peter O'Neill→→→ Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea
●Piyush Gupta →→ CEO of DBS Group. (Headquarter of DSB Bank is in Wognum, Netherlands)
●Mr.Mahabaleshwara M.S →→ MD & CEO of Karnataka Bank.
●Rajeev Yadav →→CEO of Fincare Small Finance Bank.
●Swarnim Wagle→→Chairman of the National Planning Commission
●Mr Gautam Adani→ Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group.
●Girish Sahni →→ Director General of CSIR.
★Gautam Kaushik →→→CEO of PAYBACK India
★Sanjaya Baru→→ Secretary General of FICCI
★Christopher Wray →→→FBI Director
★Justice B.N Srikrishna →→head of the committee to study issues related to data protection (Committee to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India was also headed by B. N. Shrikrishna)

★Dhirendra Swarup →→→BSE chairman
★Ram Nath Kovind --- 14th President of India
★Sanjay Kothari---- Secretary of New President
★Gopal Baglay----- Joint Secretary in PMO
★Raveesh Kumar -----MEA spokesperson
★Kamal Haasan -----Tamil Thalaivas Ambassador
★Vinay Mohan Kwatra---- Ambassador to France
★Pradeep Rawat ----Ambassador to Indonesia
★Bharat Arun----- Team India Bowling Coach
★Gopal Prasad Parajuli ----Chief Justice of Nepal
★Khaltmaa Battulga ----Mongolia President
★TRZeliang----- Nagaland CM
★R K Pachnanda---- DG of ITBP
★John Joseph ----DG of GST Intelligence
★N Chandrasekaran---ChairmanTataGlobal Bev.
★Aarthi Subramanian ------Chief Digital Officer Tata
★Smriti Irani Additional -----Charge I&B Ministry
★NarendraTomar ----+Additional Charge Urban M.
★Lilly Singh ----Unicef Goodwill Ambassador
★Saima Hossain---- WHO Goodwill Ambassador
★Debi Prasad Dash---- DG of Revenue Intelligence
★Rakesh Dubey→→→→ President of Microfinance Institutions Network
★Vidya Balan----- brand ambassador of Signature Global
★Subhash Garg ----Economic Affairs Secretary
★KK Venugopal---- Atorney General of India ( Ranjit Kumar is the present Solicitor General)
★Achal KumarJyoti ----Chief Election Comm.
★Mukesh KumarJain ----MD/CEO of OBC Bank
★Sanjay Kumar ----Chief of NDRF
★Vijay Keshav Gokhale---- Economic Relations Secretary In MEA

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 24th October 2017

  1. The football lovers in this part of the country will miss a great opportunity to witness the Samba magic of Brazilian soccer as well as the no-nonsense British style as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup semifinal between Brazil and England, which was scheduled to be played here on October 25, has been shifted to Kolkata due to poor pitch conditions at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in the city.
  2. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal presented the Pandit Tirthanath Sarma-Nirmala Devi Memorial Award to noted Assamese litterateur and critic Dr Malini Goswami
  3. The Mizoram Government is gearing up to impose a rule that makes garage mandatory for Aizawl residents to own any type of vehicles. Come November, it would no longer be possible to own a vehicle in Aizawl unless you have a garage.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 13th Oct - 23rd October 2017

  1. ‘Pandit Tirtha Nath Sarma Nirmala Debi Award 2017’ will be presented to renowned scholar and writer Dr Malini Goswami by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
  2. The Dainik Asam Literary Award for the year 2016 was today conferred on noted writer Monalisa Saikia for her novel Shankhaninad.
  3. India ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-biting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title.
  4. Dr Hemonta Kumar Dutta, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was conferred the ICMR Award for Biomedical Research conducted in underdeveloped areas for the year 2014
  5. The Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Educational Trust and Socio-Economic Trust today announced the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Sanman-2017. The awardees are noted music composer and singer Sunil Dev and distinguished author Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi. The award which was instituted in the year 2014, seeks to honour distinguished persons making commendable contribution in diverse fields of the State such as education, literature, sports, art, social service, etc.
  6. The 12th Pabindra Nath Sarma and the 18th Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism Awards were presented to Mamata Mishra, Senior Staff Reporter of The Assam Tribune, and Gagan Kumar Nath, Sipajhar Correspondent of Asomiya Khabor
  7. The Indian government’s Aadhaar card scheme, which has enrolled more than one billion people, has helped the exchequer save about USD 9 billion by eliminating fraud in beneficiary lists, its architect Nandan Nilekani has said.
  8. India and Russia will kick start a Mega War Game involving their Army , Navy and Air Force.
  9. Assam State and Transport Corporation is mooting the idea of Green Buses in the City .
  10. Google has emerged as the most authentic brand in the Country after Microsoft , Amazon , Maruti Suzuki and Apple according to the New York based Global Communications Cohn and Wolfe.
  11. New Zealand to get its youngest-ever female PM after minority party threw its support behind Labour leader Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 6th - 12th October 2017

  1. Writer-cum-social worker Rupeswari Gohain (Dangaria) from Kakopothar was honoured with the Nani Neog Memorial Religious and Social Worker Woman Award by the Tinsukia district unit of Asam Sahitya Sabha (TDSS).
  2.  The Finance Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended creation of a Rs 50 crore fund for Infrastructure Development for the North East States.
  3. Barak Namami Festival is scheduled to be held on November 18,19 and 20.
  4. Assam Khadi and Village Industries Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier said around Rs 12 crore will be spent on the project. A pair of khadi shirts will be gifted to each male State government employee, while female employees can choose between a saree and a kurta. There are around 2,46,676 male employees and 55,889 female employees, according to a recent census.
  5. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will set up a research centre in Guwahati for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.
  6. Minister for Health, Education, Finance, Tourism etc., Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that a full-fledged independent cancer hospital will be established at the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 4th October 2017

  1. Government Names Rajnish Kumar as SBI's Next Chairman
  2. The Chairman of National Highways Authority of India Shri Deepak Kumar launched a new multilingual website of the organization. He also launched a Project Monitoring Information System (PMIS) Moblie App that will facilitate close, in-house monitoring of NHAI projects on a mobile phone.
  3. The apex industry body, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) announced the appointment of Param Shah as the new Director for the United Kingdom (UK) operations.
  4. Russia has launched the world's largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship in a bid to expand its strategic presence in the resource-rich, terrain of the Arctic. The massive vessel, named Sibir (Siberia), was developed as part of a huge push by the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation to open up crucial shipping lanes in the icy Northern Sea Route.
  5. The Karnataka government launched the Rs. 302-crore Mathru Poorna scheme, aimed at providing free mid-day meals to pregnant and lactating women in rural areas.
  6. The World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan one of two deputy Directors General. This is the first time such a post has been ever created within the organisation. The position is also the highest post held by an Indian in the WHO.
  7. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution". 

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 3rd October 2017

  1. Multiple development and welfare schemes estimated to be over Rs 273 crore were launched on Wednesday for Tingkhong Assembly Constituency under the joint initiative of local MLA Bimal Borah and Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the grand inaugural ceremony as its chief guest and dedicated the projects to the people of the area.The projects pertained construction of roads, community halls, classrooms, development of sports, conservation works, anti-erosion measures, electrification, beautification, supply of sports items, compensation for land affected, scholarships and distribution of bicycles etc.
  2. The Chief Minister’s free diagnostic services (laboratory services) was inaugurated at the 200-bed Goalpara civil hospital complex on October 2.
  3. Simona Halep of Romania snapped her seven-match losing streak to Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, advancing to the quarterfinals of the China Open
  4. A 31- member team of New Caledonia for upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, being hosted by India, arrived here today. New Caledonia will be making their maiden appearance in the U-17 World Cup.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 2nd October 2017

  1. New Meghalaya Governor-designate Ganga Prasad would be sworn in on October 5 at Raj Bhavan 
  2. Apollosana Mangang Rajkumar of Manipur emerged winner in the Dipak Ghatuar Memorial International Fide Rating Chess Tournament which came to an end at the Bir Lachit Borphukan College, Sivasagar
  3. The new season of the Premier Badminton League which will take place in four cities across India from December 22 to January 14, 2018, will see a new team representing the North-eastern region, which was formed on September 25 here and has been christened as North Eastern Warriors.The franchise agreement for forming of the new team North Eastern Warriors was signed on September 25 between TK Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd and Sportzlive Entertainment Pvt Ltd

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 19th September 2017

  1. The Ministry of Women and Child Development holds the first ever National Conference in New Delhi on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition in the country. This conference is being organized  keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”.
  2. Tripura has become the first state in the country to set up family welfare district committees to examine the complaints of women against their husbands and in-laws and find an amicable solution.
  3. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched first Intelligence Wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Welfare & Rehabilitation Board (WARB) App in New Delhi authorized to Protect the shared borders of India with Nepal and Bhutan.
  4. India won its first athletics gold, through Purnima Hembram in women’s pentathlon, in the fifth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
  5. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, in Singapore. Hamilton’s rival Sebastian Vettel withdrew in the middle of the race due to his damaged Ferrari car.
  6. World Bamboo Day was observed in Manipur on Monday to create awareness about the uses of bamboo and its products to keep a healthy environment and also to give employment opportunities in the bamboo sector to the artisans.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 18th September 2017

  1. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today felicitated film-maker S S Rajamouli with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu film industry.
  2. Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu overcame reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 in the women's singles final of the Korea Open Superseries 
  3. Hardik Pandya's all-round brilliance helped thrash Australia by 26 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated opener of the five-match One-day International series at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium
  4. Railways has decided to reduce the official sleeping hours in its trains by an hour. According to a circular issued by the Railway Board on August 31, the passengers allotted to the lower berths in the reserved coaches can only sleep between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and must allow those allotted middle or upper berths to sit there for the rest of the time. Earlier, the existing permissible time for sleeping in reserved coaches was between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • The circular also clarified that a person booked on side upper berth will not have any claim of seat on the lower berth between 10 p.m. hours and 6 a.m. 

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 17th September 2017

1.IIT GUWAHATI is declared as the 5th Cleanest Government Institution of India .

2. Google to launch Mobile payments Application named ' TEZ'

3.Today is International Day for Preservation of Ozone

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 16th September 2017

1. Assam became first state in the country to enact a law which provides the accountability of the employees of the State to take care of their parents and divyang siblings.

2. Assamese Surgeon Dr Hemanga Kumar Bhattacharjee , Associate Professor in Department of Surgical Disciplines, AIIMS , New Delhi has been selected as one the two International Surgical Education Scholars for the year 2017 by the American College of Surgeons (ACS)

3.Patanjali Ayurveda to promote famous Manipur's Black Rice in the global Market

4.MN Sarma appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of United India Insurance Company

5.Andhra Pradesh to built over 5 lakhs houses for urban poor in the next 15 months under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

6.'Swachhata Hi Seva' Campaign inaugurated in Cachar district of Assam

Friday, 15 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 15th September 2017

  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launching the Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project. 
  2. Government launches Operation “Insaniyat” to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 14th September 2017

1.India ranks 103 in Global Human Index

2.Halimah Yacob became the First Woman President of Singapore

3.Mumbai based software developer Subhash Khanwilkar has come up with an application named ' Help App' to help people during emergency , medical treatment and Fire .

4.Assam Government will organise 'Namami Barak Festival ' to promote the rich civilization and potential of the Barak River .The main function will be held at Silchar .

5. Satellite based Information Kiosk(SBIK) developed by Northeastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) was inaugurated at the North Eastern Council(NEC) headquarter in Shillong . It was inaugurated with the objective of strengthen the planning and monitoring mechanisms of the projects fund my NEC and other organisations of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and other Central Government department in Northeast .

6.Ola launched Ola Partner World , a one stop shop for all needs of driver partners registered on the platform.It will cater their various professional and personal needs in sprawling ambience with best in class facilities.

7. Government has nominated Rajiv Kumar as the director of the Central Board of RBI

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 13th September 2017

  1. Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board(ASAMB) will soon launch
  2. Beauty brand The Body Shop today announced commencement of its bio-bridge project at Garo Hills in Meghalaya in partnership with Wildlife Trust of India as part of its CSR initiative.Additionally, the company is looking to raise Rs 20 million out of the transactions at its outlets in the next two months to fund the project partly.
  3. Union Minister of State for Ayush, Sripad Yesso Naik inaugurated a Regional Research Institute of Ayush at Khumulwung, Agartala

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

List of bills to be introduced, pending, withdrawn from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

New bills for Introduction:

  1. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  2. The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017;
  3. The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  4. The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017
  5. The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension To Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017;
  6. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017;
  7. The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017;
  8. The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017;
  9. The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Amendment Bill, 2017;
  10. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017;
  11. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2017;
  12. The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  13. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  14. The Right of Children Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  15. Labour Code on wages
  16. The National Sports University Bill, 2017

Bills already pending in Lok Sabha:

  1. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016;
  2. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  3. The Indian Institute of Management Bill 2017;
  4. The Right of Children Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
  5. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017;
  6. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016;
  7. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017; and
  8. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017

Bills already pending in Rajya Sabha:

  1. The Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  2. The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  3. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  4. The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  5. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013;
  6. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  7. The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  8. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha;
  9. The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha; and
  10. The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha.

Financial Business:

  1. Supplementary Demands for Grants (including Railways) for 2017-18

Bills for withdrawal in Lok Sabha:

  1. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015
  2. Bills for withdrawal in Rajya Sabha:
  3. The North-Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013; and
  4. The Participation of Workers in Management Bill, 1990.

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 12th September 2017

  1. Bahniman Borah (former junior national champion,will be a member of the coaching staff of the team) and Ashmita Chaliha (as a playing member of the team)of Assam have been included in the Indian badminton team which will participate in the World Junior Badminton Championships to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from October 9 to 22.
  2. The Pandit Tirtha Nath Sarma Nirmala Debi Memorial Award, 2017 (a citation, a memento and a cheque of Rs 50,000) will be conferred on renowned scholar Prof Dr Malini Goswami, for her immense contributions to Assamese literature.The award will be given away at a function to be held on October 23 next at the District Library auditorium, Guwahati.
  3. Assam became the best team in the National Armwrestling Championship which concluded at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here last evening.Assam won 19 gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals in the meet while Madhya Pradesh came second with 3 gold and 7 silver medals.
  4. A Press Council of India (PCI) sub-committee on advertisement on Monday said here that it would recommend a ‘special Directorate of Advertisement and Visual Publicity (DAVP) advertisement rate’ for regional newspapers of the region.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 11th September 2017

1.Centre Launches 'Northeast Venture Fund ' to promote Entrepreneurship and start-ups in the Region. The fund alloted is 100 crores.

2. Minister of DoNER  Jitendra Singh Inaugurated the Northeast Festival at India Gate , New Delhi

3.DRDO successfully tested the indigenously developed the Anti Tank Guided Missile(ATGM). The missile can hit a target upto 7km.

4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese Counterpart Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone of the Ahmedabad Mumbai High Speed Railway Network

5. Leading Low Cost Carrier Spicejet to operate daily flights from Guwahati to Dibrugarh from 3rd October

6.UIDAI CEO AB Pandey was appointed as the Interim Chairman of Goods and Services Network (GSTN)

7. Sloane Stephens won the US Open title(Women). Jamie Murray and Martina Hingis won the Mixed Doubles of the US Open

8. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) on Monday announced that the upper age limit for joining the National Pension Scheme (NPS) had been raised to 65 years, from the current 60.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 9th September 2017

  1. World Bank provides Rs 1100 crore to Indian Council for Agricultural Research to undertake research work on agriculture this year.
  2. VenusWilliams crashes out from US Open women's semifinal; Sania Mirza enters women's doubles semifinals.
  3. US Open : Women's singles final to be played between SloaneStephens & MadisonKeys.
  4. US Open : KevinAnderson & RafaelNadal to face each other in title clash of men's singles.
  5. Home Minister RajnathSingh will inaugurate new head quarter building of Bureau of Police Research and Development in New Delhi.
  6. Indian foreign exchange reserves shot up by 3.57 billion dollars to touch high of over 398 billion dollars for week ended Sept 1

Banking Committees and Focus Areas

  1. Abid Hussain Committee – Development of Capital Markets
  2. A Ghosh Committee – Modalities of Implementation of new 20 Points Programme and Frauds and Malpractices in Banks.
  3. A C Shah Committee – NBFC
  4. Adhyarjuna Committee – Changes in NI Act and Stamp Act. 
  5. BD Thakar Committee – Job criteria in Bank loans (approach).
  6. Bhagwati Committee – Public Welfare and Unemployment.
  7. Bhave Committee – Share Transfer Reforms
  8. B Eradi Committee – Insolvency and Wind up laws.
  9. Bhootlingam Committee – Wages, Income and prices.
  10. Chesi Committee – Direct Taxes
  11. CE Kamath Committee – Multi agency approach in Agriculture Finance
  12. Dave Committee – Mutual Funds (functioning)
  13. Dutta Committee – Industrial Licensing
  14. Dantwala Committee – Estimation of employment.
  15. Dharia Committee – Public Distribution System
  16. DR Gadgil Committee – Agriculture Finance
  17. DR Mehta Committee – Review progress and recommend improve measures of IRDP.
  18. Gadgil Committee – Lead Banking System
  19. Godwala Committee – Rural Finance
  20. GS Patel Committee – Carry forward system on Stock Exchange.
  21. Goiporia Committee – Customer Service in Banks.
  22. Hazari Committee (1967) – Industrial Policy
  23. IT Vaz Committee – Working Capital Finance in Banks.
  24. Jankiramanan Committee – Securities transactions of Banks and Financial Institutions.
  25. J Reddy Committee – Reforms in Insurance Sector.
  26. James Raj Committee – Functioning of Public Sector Banks (PSBs).
  27. KB Chore Committee – To review the symbol of Cash Credit.
  28. Khusrau Committee – Agriculture Credit.
  29. Khanna Committee – On performing Assets.
  30. Kamnath Committee – Education Loan Scheme.
  31. Karve Committee – Small Scale Industry.
  32. LC Gupta Committee – Financial Derivatives.
  33. LK Jha Committee – Indirect Taxes.
  34. Marathe Committee – Licensing of new Banks.
  35. Mrs. KS Shere Committee – Electronic Fund Transfer.
  36. ML Dantwala Committee – Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).
  37. Mahalanobis Committee – Income distribution.
  38. Narsimham Committee – Financial System.
  39. Nariman Committee – Branch Expansion Programme.
  40. Omkar Goswami Committee – Industrial Sickness and Corporate Restructuring.
  41. PL Tandon Committee – Export Strategy.
  42. P R Nayak Committee – Industrial Credit to SSI sector.
  43. PD Ojha Committee – Service area approach.
  44. Pendarkar Committee – Review the system of inspection of Commercial, RRB and Urban Co-operative Banks.
  45. PR Khanna Committee – Develop approach supervisory Frame work for NBFC.
  46. Pillai Committee – Pay Scales of Bank Officers.
  47. Ram Niwas Mirdha Committee – Securities Scam
  48. Rangrajan Committee – Computerization of Banking Industry.
  49. Raja Chelliah Committee – Tax Reforms.
  50. Ray Committee – Industries Sickness.
  51. RN Malhotra Committee – Reforms in Insurance Sector.
  52. RK Talwar Committee – Custom Service.
  53. RG Saraiya Committee – Banking Commission.
  54. RH Khan Committee – Harmonization of Bank.
  55. RS Saria Committee – Agriculture Finance and Co-operative Societies.
  56. Rajamannar Committee – Center – State Fiscal Relationships.
  57. Rakesh Mohan Committee – Petro Chemical Sector.
  58. Samal Committee – Rural Credit.
  59.  SS Tarapore Committee – Capital Account Convertibility.
  60. SS Kohli Committee – Rehabilitation of Sick Industries unit, Wilful Defaulters and Staff strength in Banks.
  61. Sodhani Committee – Foreign Exchange Markets in NRI investment in India.
  62. SL Kapoor Committee – Institutional Credit to SSI.
  63. S Padmanabhan Committee – Onsite Supervision function of Banks and Inspection of Banks (by RBI).
  64. SS Nadkarni Committee – Trading in public sector banks.
  65. Tiwari Committee – Rehabilitation of sick industrial undertakings.
  66. Tandon Committee – Follow up of bank credit and Industrial sickness.
  67. Tambe Committee – Term loans to SSI.
  68. Thakkar Committee – Credit Schemes to self-employed.
  69. Usha Thorat Panel – Financial Inclusion.
  70. UK Sharma Committee – Lead bank scheme.
  71. Vipin Malik Committee – Consolidated accounting by banks.
  72. Vyas Committee – Rural Credit.
  73. Varshney Committee – Revised methods for loans (greater than Rs. 2lakh)
  74. Vaghul Committee – Mutual Fund scheme.
  75. WS Saraf Committee – Technology Issues in banking industry.
  76. Wanchoo Committee – Direct Taxes.            
  77. YV Reddy Committee – Reforms in Small savings.        
  78. Y H Malegam Committee – Disclosure norms for Public Issues.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 8th September 2017

  1. Jharkhand Government under the leadership of its Chief Minister Raghubar Das, contributed Rs 5 crore to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
  2. The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has constituted Expert Task Force to provide major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports. It will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar. The task force will give sector-specific recommendations in key employment sectors for policy interventions and suggest measures to enhance trade in services with high employment potential.
  3. Govt of Assam signed an MoU with Google for effective utilization of technology for overall uplift of the state
  4. Utpal Chakrabarti has been promoted as the new Executive Director (ED) of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Salakati, Kokrajhar, NTPC sources said on Thursday.Earlier, he headed the Bongaigaon project as the Group General Manager. Chakrabarti joined the NTPC in 1981 as an executive trainee. 
  • He has worked in various NTPC projects like Farakka Super Thermal Power Station, Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station, Western Region-I HQ, Talcher Super Thermal Power Station and Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project, Salakati in Kokrajhar. 
  • He joined the NTPC, Bongaigaon in 2010 as AGM (Project) and got promoted as the Head of the Project in 2014. During his tenure, Chakrabarti successfully commissioned Unit 1 of the NTPC, Bongaigaon.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 7th September 2017

  1. Assam Girl Atmaja Gohain Baruah a student  International Relations in JNU,  New Delhi has been invited as a Representative Speaker from India at the BRICS Conference to be held in Brussels .
  2. NITI Aayog constituted an expert task to be led by Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar to boost employment in the Country.
  3. Bsnl entered into an Agreement with US based Networking Solutions Provider Coriant for 5G and Internet of Things in India
  4. Indian shuttlers Pardeshi Shreyanshi and Vrushali Gummadi reached the pre- quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition of the Vietnam Open Grand Prix.Pardeshi defeated compatriot Vaidehi Choudhari 24-22 21- 17 to set up a clash with third seeded Indonesian Dinar Dyah Ayustine, while Vrushali beat Indonesia’s Jesica Muljati 21-9 21-15 in another match. She will take on sixth seed Chen Su Yu of Chinese Taipei.
  5. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde also entered the pre-quarterfinals in women’s singles with a 21-14 21-13 win over Lianne Tan of Belgium. However, Tanvi Lad lost to Sarita Suwannakitborihan of Thailand 17-21 19-21 in the women’s singles.
  6. In men’s singles, Lakshya Sen reached pre-quarterfinals with a 21-17 21-10 win over compatriot Abhishek Yelegar. Men’s doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok, seeded fifth, eked out a thrilling 21-18 19-21 21-17 win over compatriot Arun George and Sanyam Shukla to also reach the second round.
  • India and Myanmar have signed 11 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) in range of sectors, including one on maritime security cooperation. The MoUs are:
  1. MoU on Maritime Security Cooperation
  2. Cultural Exchange Programme for year 2017-2020
  3. MoU on Cooperation in Medical Products Regulation
  4. MoU on cooperation in the field of Health and medicine
  5. Technical Agreement for providing Coastal Surveillance System
  6. Exchange of Letter for Extension of MoU on the establishment of MIIT
  7. MoU for Upgradation of Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar
  8. MoU for Sharing White Shipping Information between Indian Navy and Myanmar Navy
  9. MoU in the field of elections between Election Commission of India and Election Commission of Myanmar
  10. Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between Press Council of India and Myanmar Press Council
  11. Exchange of Letter for Extension of MoU on establishment of India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT-Skill
  • Government launches Diksha Portal for teachersThe Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has launched Diksha Portal ( for providing digital platform to teacher to make their lifestyle more digital.
    It will serve as National Digital Infrastructure for Teachers. Through this portal, all teachers across nation will be equipped with advanced digital technology.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 5th September 2017

  1. The Bhaben Baruah Award for 2017 was conferred on eminent playwright and theatre director Hemanta Dutta in a function held at Nalbari Natyamandir on Sunday evening.The award, instituted by the Nalbari district committee of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) in 2009, is given to a known theatre personality for his contributions in the field. The award consists of a cash prize, a citation, sarai, phulam jaapi, seleng sador, among others.
  2. 10 Bills were introduced on the first day of the September session of the State Legislative Assembly including six pertaining to the universities of the State.On behalf of the State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary introduced:1. Assam Science and Technology University (Amendment) Bill, 2017, 2. Majuli University of Culture Bill, 2017, 3. Madhabdev University Bill, 2017, 4. Bhattadev University Bill, 2017, 5. Rabindranath Tagore University Bill, 2017, 6. Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University (Amendment) Bill, 2017.7. Assam Employees’ Parent Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring Bill, 2017 was also introduced by Patowary on the Floor of the House, on behalf of the State Finance Minister. 8. Assam Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by Urban Development Minister Atul Bora, 9. Industrial Disputes (Assam Amendment) Bill, 2017 by Labour and Employment Minister of State (in charge) Pallab Lochan Das, 10. Assam State Capital Region Development Authority Bill, 2017 by Chandra Mohan Patowary on behalf of the GDD Minister.
  3.  ‘Apon Ghar’ (housing loan) scheme and ‘Bidyalaxmi’ (higher education loan) scheme by SBI is meant for permanent employees of the Government of Assam. The meeting was addressed by PVSLN Murty, Chief General Manager, SBI NE Circle and Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad president Basab Chandra Kalita and general secretary Nagen Das. Om Prakash Mishra, General Manager, SBI NE Circle and other senior office-bearers of the Karmachari Parishad and bank officials were present at the meeting.
  4. The Assam Football Association (AFA) will introduce computerised on-line registration system of the players from this year.Informing this in a release, the AFA secretary Ankur Dutta said that the footballers who represented their districts or clubs have to apply to the AFA by submitting documents like-birth certificate, name of the district/club/college/school among others.
  5. The panel of the newly set up North East Taekwondo Union was selected in a meeting held at the Circuit House here on September 2 under the aegis of the All Assam Taekwondo Association.Representatives from States like – Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya were present in the meeting where discussions took place on the game and the meeting also resolved to work for the betterment of the taekwondo players of this region
  6. The All Assam Armwrestling Association today announced the 63-member Assam team for the 36th National Armwrestling Championship which is scheduled to be held at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium here from September 8 to 10
  7. Golaplata Goswami, Headmistress of Sarufulchaki LP School under Goreswar Education Block in Baksa district has been selected for the National Teacher’s Award. President Ramnath Kovind will present the award at New Delhi on the occasion of Teacher’s Day tomorrow.Golaplata Goswami, who started her career as a teacher at Sonarishal LP School in Kamrup district and she later joined as a teacher at Sarufulchaki Lower Primary School in 1986. She took charge as headmistress there in 1996. She also got Baksa district Teacher’s Award in 2007 and also the State Teacher’s Award in 2009.
  8. Manipur filmmaker Oinam Doren’s film My name is Eeooow has won an international award at the recently concluded 23 Film Festival della Lessinia held in Bosco Chiesanuova in Italy from August 19-27.
The film won the prize in the category of ‘best film by a young director’. Piero Piazzola and Mario Pigozzi are founders of the 23-year-old festival. The film is produced by CCRT. The film shot in Kongthong village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills follows the family of two married sisters – Shidiap Khongsit and Shithoh Khongsit – whose children have to stay in Shillong for higher studies.
The film had already won the ‘Intangible culture prize’ in the UK in April this year. In October, the film will be screened in Estonian National Museum in Tartu, Estonia and Rajasthan International folk music festival, Jodhpur.

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 6th September 2017

                1. Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Dr M Angamuthu has been given additional responsibility as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). An order to this effect was issued today by the Department of Personnel.
                2. GMDA CEO Varnali Deka has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government of Assam, Health and Family Welfare Department, with additional charge of Director of AYUSH.
                3. London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal wants to qualify for the Dubai World Superseries Finals after resuming her partnership with long-time mentor and chief coach Pullela Gopichand. Three years after parting ways, Saina yesterday announced her reunion with Gopichand.
                4. India beat Macau 2-0 in Asian Qualifier
                  Balwant Singh’s second half double strike helped India beat Macau 2-0 in a group league encounter of the Asian Cup qualifying round, taking their unbeaten run in international matches to 11.
                5. Shahil Dey who represented India in the U-10 category in World Cadet Chess Championship held at Brazil from August 22 got the 13th position in final ranking with 6 wins and 2 draws. He started the tournament against the 16th seeded player based on his international rating. Shahil got 7 points out of total 11 rounds. Shahil will next represent Assam in the National U-11 Chess Tournament to be held at Maharashtra from November 22 to 30.
                6. The first edition of the All Assam Shotokan Karate Championship, organised by the Shotokan Karate Do Promotion Council of Assam concluded last evening at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium . Taksheel Majumdar, Advik Majumdar, Kasturika Narzary (Sub Junior) and Dhananjay Boro (Cadet) of Guwahati won two gold medals each in their age categories in both Kata and Kumite events.
                7. The Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has announced the award of its Overseas Post Doctoral Fellowship for the year 2016-2017.The candidates were selected on the basis of their academic credentials, merit of the proposed research work and the credentials of the institutes abroad where they are proposing to carry out their post doctoral research.
                8. Dr Rumajyoti Hazarika of the Centre for Atmospheric Studies and Dr Tridip Ranjan Chetia of the Department of Chemistry of Dibrugarh University have been awarded the Overseas Post Doctoral Fellowship. They will be carrying out their research in the University of Edinburgh and the University of Newcastle, UK respectively.
                9. The 91st birth anniversary of legendary musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika will be celebrated by the AASU on September 8 on the bank of Dighalipukhuri. Tributes will be paid to the maestro during the programme ‘Uddipana’, which will showcase performances by students of various colleges and universities. Academic Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury will also recite luitot snan, the sequel to his famous elegy on Dr Hazarika – Eta Gaan Sesh Hol – at 10 am
                10. The Assam Government is likely to consider withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) provided the Centre agrees to deploy additional central paramilitary forces or allow the State to raise additional India Reserve Battalions to fill up the void to be created following the withdrawal of the Army from counter-insurgency operations.
                11. 417-year-old Royal Durga Puja of the erstwhile Zamindary Estate of Gauripur is scheduled to be held from September 19, the date on which Mahalaya falls this year.Brisk preparations are on for the same at the temple located in the eastern part of the historic Mahamaya playground. 

                Monday, 4 September 2017

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 4th September 2017

                1. HC orders ‘absolute ban’ on tree cutting in Manipur
                2. Iran tests air #defence system designed to match  RussianS300
                3. Junior International Grand Prix: RahulBharadwaj lost to Kunlavut Vitidsarn in men's singles final.
                4. President, Vice President and Prime Minister greeted people on occasion of Onam.
                5. Prime Minister NarendraModi arrives in China's Xiamen to attend 9th BRICS Summit.
                6. PresidentKovind visits Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram on his two day visit to Gujarat.
                7. Russia strongly protests over what it calls a planned search of its consulate in SanFrancisco by US intelligence agents.
                8. NorthKorea claims to have conducted hydrogen bomb test. India has deplored the nuclear test conducted by Democratic People's Republic of #Korea this morning: MEA India called upon DPRK to refrain from such actions which adversely impact peace and stability in the region and beyond
                9. MahendraSinghDhoni becomes first wicketkeeper in world #Cricket🏏 to effect 100 stumpings in ODIs.
                10. Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg bag mixed doubles title at Hellas Open International badminton series.
                11. Scientists discover 15 gene mutation that can cause intellectual disabilities.

                Complete list of Induction of ministers

                Sunday, 3 September 2017

                Government of India Schemes- 2014, 2015, 2016-17

                1. Government Schemes 2016-17

                1 Goods And Service Taxes Bill: 1st April 2016
                2 Start-up India Loan Scheme: 5th April 2016
                3 Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan: 14th April 2016
                4 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: 1st May 2016
                5 Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Yojana: 9th June 2016
                6 Vidyanjali Yojana: 16th June 2016
                7 Gangajal Delivery Scheme: 10th July 2016
                8 Mission Bhagiratha In Telangana: 7th August 2016
                9 Smart Ganga City: 13th August 2016
                10 National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme: 19th August 2016
                11 Railway Travel Insurance Scheme: 1st September 2016
                12 Uday Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN Scheme): 21st October 2016
                13 Urja Ganga: 24th October 2016
                14 Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat: 31st October 2016
                15 Demonetisation-Cease of INR 500 and INR 1000 To Be Legal Notes: 8th November 2016
                16 Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: 23rd December 2016
                17 Cashless Transaction Scheme: Effective From 2017
                18 Union Budget Scheme: 1st February 2017

                2. Government Schemes 2015

                2.1 OROP: 5th September 2015
                2.2 Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana: 21st July 2015
                2.3 Skill India: 15th July 2015
                2.4 Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: 1st July 2015
                2.5 Digital India: 1st July 2015
                2.6 Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana:  25th June 2015
                2.7 AMRUT Scheme: 24th June 2015
                2.8 Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana: 9th May 2015
                2.9 Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojana: 9th May 2015
                2.10 Atal Pension Yojana: 9th May 2015
                2.11 Smart Cities Scheme: 29th April 2015
                2.12 Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana: 19th April 2015
                2.13 MUDRA Yojana: 8th April 2015
                2.14 PRASAD Scheme: 9th March 2015
                2.15 Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana: 22nd January 2015
                2.16 HRIDAY Scheme: 21st January 2015
                2.17 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana
                2.18 Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

                3. Government Schemes 2014

                3.1 Indradhanush Scheme: 25th December 2014
                3.2 Relaunch of PAHAL: 15th November 2014 (LPG Subsidy Scheme)
                3.3 Pradhan Mantri Bal Swacchta Mission: 14 November 2014
                3.4 UDAAN Scheme: 14th November 2014
                3.5 Pradhan Mantri Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana: 11th October 2014
                3.6 Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana: 11th October 2014
                3.7 Swacchh Bharat: 2nd October 2014
                3.8 Make In India: 25th September 2014
                3.9 Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushlaya Yojana: 25th September 2014
                3.10 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana: 28th August 2014

                Saturday, 2 September 2017

                Computer Education : Computer keyboard shortcuts and symbols


                Alt + 0153..... ™... trademark symbol
                Alt + 0169.... ©.... copyright symbol
                Alt + 0174..... ®....registeredtrademark symbol
                Alt + 0176 ...° symbol
                Alt + 0177 ...± sign
                Alt + 0182 ...¶.....paragraph mark
                Alt + 0190 ...¾....fraction, three-fourths
                Alt + 0215 ....×.....multiplication sign
                Alt + 0162...¢....thecent sign
                Alt + 0161.....¡......upside down exclamation point
                Alt + 0191.....¿.....upside down question mark
                Alt + 1...........smiley face
                Alt + 2 ......☻ smiley face
                Alt + 15.....☼.....sun
                Alt + 12......♀.....female sign
                Alt + 11.....♂......male sign
                Alt + 6.......♠️.....spade
                Alt + 5.......♣️......Club
                Alt + 3............. Heart
                Alt + 4.......♦️......Diamond
                Alt + 13......♪.....eighth note
                Alt + 14......♫......beamed eighth note
                Alt + 8721.... ∑.... N-ary summation (auto sum)
                Alt + 251.....√.....square root check mark
                Alt + 8236.....∞.....infinity
                Alt + 24.......↑.....up arrow
                Alt + 25......↓......down arrow
                Alt + 26.....→.....right arrow
                Alt + 27......←.....left arrow
                Alt + 18.....↕️......up/down arrow
                Alt + 29......↔️... left right arrow..

                Keyboard Shortcuts

                1. CTRL+C (Copy)
                2. CTRL+X (Cut)
                3. CTRL+V (Paste)
                4. CTRL+Z (Undo)
                5. DELETE (Delete)
                6. SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
                7. CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
                8. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
                9. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
                10. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
                11. CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
                12. CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
                13. CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
                14. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
                SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
                15. CTRL+A (Select all)
                16. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
                17. ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
                18. ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
                19. ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
                20. ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
                21. CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneously)
                22. ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
                23. ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
                24. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
                25. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
                26. SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
                27. ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
                28. CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
                29. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
                30. F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
                31. RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
                32. LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
                33. F5 key (Update the active window)
                34. BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
                35. ESC (Cancel the current task)
                36. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)

                Dialog Box - Keyboard Shortcuts

                1. CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
                2. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
                3. TAB (Move forward through the options)
                4. SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
                5. ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
                6. ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)

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                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 3rd September 2017

                1. Assam is the last Northeastern state  to start Aadhar Card

                2.Union.Government issued a nationwide alert on the spread of a new malware named ' Locky Ransomware '

                3.BRICS Summit started in Xiamen, China. Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the Summit.

                4.Assam's Numaligarh Refinery Limited will export diesel to Myanmar as a part of the agreement with Parami Energy Group.

                5.Donald Trump to nominate Kenneth Juster as US Ambassador to India

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 2nd September 2017

                1.Chief Minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the 'Ek Bharat , Shresth Bharat' Programme at Assam Bhawan,New Delhi . The programme will bring the people of two states and also it will further strengthen the unity and amity among the states of the country.

                2.Rajiv Kumar takes charge as the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.

                3. Government plans to create 'Farmer Zone '  a collective open source data platform for smart agriculture which will use biological research and data

                4.Assam Government decides to set up a new unit of Assam Petrochemicals Limited with a cost of 1337 crore rupees.

                5. Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora to be the new Election Commissioner

                6.India issues 10 year multiple entry visas to Israeli survivor of 2008 Mumbai Attacks

                Friday, 1 September 2017

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 1st September 2017

                1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has been ranked 9th in World 

                2. New Development Bank(NDB) approved USD 1.4 billion loans to India, China and Japan for sustainable development projects

                3.Union Cabinet approved a memorandum between India and Israel to set up USD 40 million fund for Industrial Research and technical Innovation

                4.Rajiv Gauba took over as  Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs

                5.Samurai Tete has become the 1st woman from Jharkhand to be awarded Dhyan Chand Award 2017

                6.India and Switzerland has signed two agreement including the field of technical Cooperation in Railways

                7.Ujjivan Small Finance Bank limited , a subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Limited has been given a scheduled bank status by RBI

                8.The Reliance Foundation was awarded the Rastriya Khel Protsahan Award

                9. Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General

                10.  #NationalNutritionWeek will be observed from 1st to 7th Sept; Theme: "Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices - Better Child Health

                11. Assam government decides to set up a new unit of Assam Petrochemicals Limited with a cost of 1337 crore rupees.

                12. India issues 10-year multiple entry visas to Israeli survivor of 2008 Mumbai attacks, Moshe Holtzberg & his grandparents.

                13. Former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora to be the new the Election Commissioner 

                Thursday, 31 August 2017


                P.O.S ~ 
                Point of Sale terminal is a combination of software and hardware that allows retail location to process card payment. It reads the information of a customer’s Credit and debit card; check whether the funds are sufficient in a customer’s bank account. It also transfers the funds from the customer’s account to the seller’s account, records the transaction and after the transaction is approved the terminal prints receipt for the customer.

                ATM: - 
                ATM stands for Automated Teller Machine. This computerizes machine permits customer to access their bank account with a magnetically encoded plastic card and a code number. It allows withdrawing money and making deposits, paying bills, obtaining bank statements, check account balance and transfer money.

                P.O.S: ATM
                1. The full form of P.O.S. is Point of sale.
                1. Where the full form of ATM is Automated teller Machine.
                2. P.O.S. is basically used at grocery or retail stores.
                2. Where an ATM. is used at public places for the ease of banking service to people.
                3. P.O.S. is used to give support to business for cash transaction.
                3. Where an ATM. is used to give support to banking services. That’s why it is also called self-service banking machine.
                4. P.O.S. is only used to transfer cash digitally from account to account.
                4. Where an ATM. is used to transfer as well as withdrawal of cash.
                5. A P.O.S. is run by a P.O.S. terminal, a server and a P.O.S. retail software.
                5. Where an ATM. connects to a host computer through a network.
                6. There is no restriction or no extra charge to use a P.O.S. at any number of time for a particular bank account in a given time.
                6. Where there is a restriction or carrying extra charge to use a particular ATM. to use many numbers of time for a particular bank account to withdraw money in a given time.

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 31st August 2017

                1.'Women Entrepreneurs Hub' will be setup in Guwahati which will showcase the products made exclusively by women

                2.Governor of Assam Banwarilal Purohit alongwith with Keshab Mahanta (Minister of Science and Technology) inaugurated a 30 kilowatt(kw) Grid Interactive Solar power Plant under the Renewable Energy Project at Raj Bhawan . The project was sanctioned to Assam Energy Development Agency (AEDA) by the 'Ministry of New and Renewable Energy'

                3.India will be signing Mou with Myanmar for conservation of earthquake damaged 'Pagodas' at Bagan, Myanmar.

                4. India will launching IRNSS-1H to augment the existing seven satellites of  the NavIC constellation on PSLV C-39 . IRNSS-1H will be a backup to IRNSS-1A.

                5.India ranked 7th in positive influence on global affairs rankings conducted by IPOS MORI

                6.Karnataka Government has launched Unified health scheme  named ' Arogya Bhagya' which will be incorporating the existing seven schemes

                7.Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 1.4 km long hanging bridge across river Chambal in Kota, Rajasthan

                8.Tata Group's Indian Hotels Company Taj Hotels and Palaces has appointed Puneet Chatwal as it Managing Director and CEO

                9.Home Minister Rajnath Singh has Inaugurated the 'YUVA' a skill development programme and initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

                10.Indian Police Contingent has won 321 Medals during the World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles, California

                11.Tyre Major Bridgestone has announced ace badminton player PV Sindhu as its first Brand Ambassador

                12.Bangladesh registered its first ever test match win against Australia in Dhaka, Bangladesh
                Shakib Al Hasan was the Man of the Match

                13.Cabinet has given its nod to increase the cess on luxury cars from the current 15 percent to 25 Percent

                Wednesday, 30 August 2017

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 30th August 2017

                1. Toklai Tea Research Institute, Jorhat  which is one of the oldest Tea Research Institute of the world has start its overseas consultancy services in tea and other beverages

                2.Supreme Court Judge Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been nominated as the executive chairman Indian Legal Service Authority.

                3. India has entered into a pact with Germany to improve parameters for Grid Integration of Renewable Engines.

                4. J.Thulasidharan has been elected as the President of Indian Cotton Federation 2017-2018

                5.First edition of Rural Games or Grameen Khel Mahotsav has been started in New Delhi

                6. Twitter has launched digital education programme for media agency professionals in Asia Pacific Region

                7.29th August celebrated as the 'National Sports Day' on the birth Anniversary of the Legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand .

                Tuesday, 29 August 2017

                Daily current affairs for Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Exams - 29th August 2017

                1.Assamese Writer Monalisa Saikia has been awarded Dainik Assam Literary Award for her Novel "Shankhaninad"

                2.Mohammad Mustafa has assumed as the office Chairman and Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)

                3.General Li Zuocheng appointed as the New chief of Chinese Military .

                4.DRDO signed agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for producing advanced medium range surface to air Missile.

                5.Dipak Misra was sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind

                6.Dhruv  Garg an Indian origin boy in Britain has got possible score of 162 on a Mensa IQ test

                7.India has won South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under 15 Championship title by defeating Nepal

                8.Lewis Hamilton won Belgian Grand Prix title title 2017

                9.Dara Khosrowshahi appointed as the CEO of UBER

                10.PV Sindhu become 2nd Indian player to win a silver medal at World Championship in Glasgow (Scotland)

                1. Gold- Nozomi Okuhuara(Japan)
                2. Silver -PV Sindhu(India)
                3. Bronze- Saina Nehwal