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 (diksha.gov.in) 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 ...°......degree symbol
                Alt + 0177 ...±....plus-or-minus 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 ......☻.....black 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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                16. www.html5rocks.com
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                21. www.cplusplus.com
                22. www.learncpp.com
                23. www.tutorialspoint.com
                24. www.cprogramming.com
                25. www.stackoverflow.com
                26. www.learncodethehardway.org
                27. www.bloc.io
                28. www.howtocode.io
                29. www.edx.org
                30. www.instructables.com
                31. www.developer.apple.com
                32. www.developer.android.com
                33. www.developers.google.com
                34. www.developer.mozilla.org
                35. www.msdn.microsoft.com
                36. www.dev.opera.com
                37. www.www.developphp.com
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                39. www.htmlite.com
                40. www.siteduzero.com
                41. www.dreamincode.net
                42. www.phpbuddy.com
                43. www.php.net
                44. www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com
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                Photoshop and Graphics

                1. www.adobe.com
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                3. www.pixel2life.com
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                5. www.photoshop-tutorials.deviantart.com
                6. www.phlearn.com
                7. www.design.tutsplus.com
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                9. www.tutorial9.net
                10. www.pshero.com
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                12. www.alison.com .

                Programing and Other IT Projects

                1. www.freeprojectscode.com
                2. www.sourcecodesworld.com
                3. www.freecode.com
                4. www.codeproject.com
                5. www.freestudentprojects.com
                6. www.programmersheaven.com
                7. www.code.google.com
                8. www.planet-source-code.com
                9. www.dzone.com
                10. www.thefreecountry.com
                11. www.sourceforge.net
                12. www.creately.com/diagram-examples
                13. www.freewebsitetemplates.com
                14. www.templatemo.com
                15. www.oswd.org
                16. www.designrazzi.net/2014/free-css3-html5-templates
                17. www.html5up.net
                18. www.freehtml5templates.com
                19. www.themesbase.com/WordPress-Templates
                20. www.templaty.com
                21. www.arblogger-templates.com
                22. www.templates.ssdaa.com .

                Create a Prefessional CV Online

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                4. www.elance.com
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                6. www.freelancer.com
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                8. www.jobs.smashingmagazine.com
                9. www.freelanced.com
                10. www.ifreelance.com
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                Very Good Sites for Freelancers

                1. www.khamsat.com
                2. www.fiverr.com
                3. www.odesk.com
                4. www.elance.com
                5. www.99designs.com
                6. www.freelancer.com
                7. www.guru.com
                8. www.jobs.smashingmagazine.com
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                10. www.ifreelance.com
                11. www.peopleperhour.com
                12 www.peopleperhour.com

                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