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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-AUG-2017 Shift-1 (English Comprehension)

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 10-AUG-2017 Shift-1

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QID : 76 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'. 

On Sundays (1)/ I prefer reading (2)/ than going out visiting my friends. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 3

QID : 77 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'. 

Rohit is two year (1)/ junior than Mukesh (2)/ in the office. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 78 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option. 

God is _____.
Options:
1) immanent
2) mortal
3) imminent
4) deference
Correct Answer: immanent
 
QID : 79 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option. 

Riya _____ her matriculation examination in 2016.
Options:
1) completed
2) passed
3) obtained
4) gathered
Correct Answer: passed

QID : 80 - In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the word given. 

Articulate
Options:
1) Dominate
2) Distinct
3) Helpers
4) Unsteady
Correct Answer: Distinct

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SSC CGL 2017 EXAM PAPER : Held on 08-AUG-2017 Shift-3 (English Comprehension)

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QID : 276 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

My elder son deals with (1)/ spare parts and manages (2)/ his bread and butter. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 277 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Sneha was accused for murder of her husband (1)/ but the court found her (2)/ not guilty and acquitted her. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1

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QID : 176 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'.

Hardly had I reached the (1)/ exhibition where I learnt (2)/ about the major robbery. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 177 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No error'.

No sooner did the sun rise (1)/ when we resumed the journey (2)/ after having a hasty breakfast. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 

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QID : 76 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

No sooner did I come out of my home to go to market (1)/ when it started raining heavily (2)/ which drenched me completely. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 2
 
QID : 77 - In the following question, some part of the sentence may have errors. Find out which part of the sentence has an error and select the appropriate option. If a sentence is free from error, select 'No Error'.

Unless you don't obey (1)/ your elders you (2)/ will not succeed in your life. (3)/ No Error (4)
Options:
1) 1
2) 2
3) 3
4) 4
Correct Answer: 1
 
QID : 78 - In the following question, the sentence given with blank to be filled in with an appropriate word. Select the correct alternative out of the four and indicate it by selecting the appropriate option.

Fourteen kilometres ______ not a short distance, to reach to my office daily.
Options:
1) are
2) has
3) have
4) is
Correct Answer: is

 

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 11 FEBRUARY 2020


Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 11 FEBRUARY 2020


1. Which state has decided to set up a 'Kudumbashree' hotels for subsidized food?

A. TAMILNADU
B. KERALA
C. ANDHRA PRADESH
D. MANIPUR

2. Which state's metro rail service has become the second largest operational metro network in India?

A. DELHI
B. KARNATAKA
C. TELANGANA
D. UTTAR PRADESH

3. Arun-III Hydroelectric Project which is being constructed with the help of India; belongs to which Country?

A. BHUTAN
B. SRILANKA
C. MYANMAR
D. NEPAL

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::NATIONAL::

SC upholds validity of sc/st amendment act 2018

  • The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST Amendment Act, 2018 which rules out anticipatory bail in case of atrocities against SC/STs.

  • Hearing a bunch of PILs, the Apex Court said, anticipatory bail can only be granted in cases where prima facie case is not made out. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said, a preliminary inquiry is not essential before lodging an FIR under the act nor is the approval of senior police officials.

  • The SC/ST Amendment Act 2018 was brought to nullify the effect of a Supreme Court ruling which had diluted the provisions of the stringent Act.

  • Earlier, on the 20th of March, 2018, taking note of rampant misuse of the stringent SC/ST Act, the top court ruled out the immediate arrest on any complaint filed under the law.

Centre embraces country’s achievement in conservation of nature,wildlife

  • Addressing a curtain raiser press conference on Conference Of the Parties, COP on the Conservation of Migratory Species in New Delhi, Mr Javadekar said, this 13th convention will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 17th to 22nd of this month.

  • He said, 130 countries including 15 Foreign Ministers and 18 State Ministers from various states will participate in this convention. More than 1,800 experts across the country and bird lovers will also attend the COP13.

  • Mr Javadekar said, Prime Minister NarendraModi will inaugurate the event through video conference. He said, the conference will discuss various aspects, challenges and opportunities to preserve the migratory species from the threats.

::ECONOMY::

RBI gives CRR exemption to retail and MSME loans

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has exempted banks from maintaining cash reserve ratio (CRR) for loans to retail and micro, small and medium enterprises for five years, if these loans are extended between January 31 and July 31, 2020.

  • “An amount equivalent to the incremental credit outstanding from the fortnight beginning January 31, 2020 and up to the fortnight ending July 31, 2020 will be eligible for deduction from NDTL (net demand and time liabilities) for the purpose of computing the CRR for a period of five years from the date of origination of the loan or the tenure of the loan, whichever is earlier,” the RBI said.

  • During the monetary policy review last week, the central bank said lenders will not have to maintain CRR for loans extended between the above mentioned time period.

  • This exemption was available for incremental credit disbursed as retail loans to automobiles, residential housing, and loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Government aims 40000cr public procurement via GeM

  • Public procurement worth Rs 40,000 crore has taken place through the government's online marketplace GeM, Expenditure Secretary T V Somanathan said on Monday.

  • Stressing that the focus of public procurement system is on economy, rigour, fairness and transparency, he said the efficiency of procurement makes a big difference to the fiscal discipline of government.

  • The Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online platform for public procurement, was launched by the Commerce Ministry in August 2016 with the objective of creating an open and transparent procurement platform for government departments. Currently, 3.24 lakh vendors are registered on this platform.

  • "We have the GeM, central procurement portal, which currently has electronic bids of 1,00,000 tenders - including state government tenders. And we have (Rs) 18-19 lakh crore per annum, of tendering on central public procurement portal (CPPP)," Somanathan said while addressing the Global Procurement Summit 2020.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

Isreali NSA meets Indian PM to expand bilateral relationship

  • Israel's National Security Adviser Meir Ben Shabbat met Prime Minister NarendraModi yesterday and discussed the deepening relationship between the two countries.

  • Besides calling on Mr Modi, he also met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. India and Israel share close defence ties.

  • Last week, addressing at an event at the DefExpo in Lucknow, Israeli Ambassador Dr Ron Malka had said that India-Israel partnership is steadily growing on the foundation of mutual respect, trust, values, interest, tradition and culture.

  • Seeking more joint ventures, he had hoped for transforming the cooperation from the buyer-seller relationship to a strategic partnership.

  • Meanwhile Israeli forces attacked Hamas positions from the air early today after militants in the Palestinian enclave last night fired a projectile at the Jewish state.

India-U.S relationship gains momentum in recent times

  • United States-India Strategic and Partnership Forum in Washington has said that bilateral trade between India and the US has got momentum in recent times and it is moving in favour of Washington. The group said that it is mainly due to the sudden increase in energy import by New Delhi that the trade got momentum. The forum is a top India-centric American trade and strategic advocacy group.

  • Noting that the India-US trade has gone up from 142 billion US Dollars in 2018 to 160 billion US Dollars in 2019, the forum's President MukeshAghi said that the bilateral trade numbers are going up without trade deal and when the big ticket items such as Boeing planes are not being delivered.

  • He said, India's private air carrier Spice Jet has placed an order for 200 planes to Boeing. As such, the trade numbers would go up significantly, once the delivery of the planes kicks in motion. Mr Aghi said that even after the US withdrew India's privileges under Generalized System of Preferences, the export in that sector had not slowed down.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

Solar orbiter blasts off to capture sun’s pole images

  • Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun's elusive poles.

  • The $1.5 billion spacecraft will join NASA's Parker Solar Probe, launched 1 1/2 years ago, in coming perilously close to the sun in order to unveil its secrets.

  • While Solar Orbiter won't venture close enough to penetrate the sun's corona, or crown-like outer atmosphere, like Parker, it will maneuver into a unique out-of-plane orbit that will take it over both poles, never photographed before. Together with powerful ground observatories, the sun-staring space duo will be like an orchestra, according to Gunther Hasinger, the European Space Agency's science director.

  • Solar Orbiter -a boxy 4,000-pound (1,800-kilogram) spacecraft with spindly instrument booms and antennas will swing past Venus in December and again next year, and then past Earth, using the planets' gravity to alter its path. Full science operations will begin in late 2021, with the first close solar encounter in 2022 and more every six months.

  • At its closest approach, Solar Orbiter will come within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of the sun, well within the orbit of Mercury.

::SPORTS::

Bangladesh’s win cricket world cup U-19

  • India's Under-19 Cricket Team Manager Anil Patel has said that the ICC has taken a serious view of the aggressive celebrations by Bangladesh players after their World Cup triumph. He said ICC will be reviewing the footage of the final game's last few minutes.

  • Some Bangladeshi players got carried away while celebrating their historic three-wicket win over India in the final at Potchefstroom last night. While their captain Akbar Ali apologized for the unfortunate incident, his Indian counterpart PriyamGarg said, their reaction was dirty.

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1. Naseem Shah became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket, he is from which country?

A. BANGLADESH
B. AFGHANISTAN
C. PAKISTAN
D. SOUTH AFRICA

2. In which city National Conference 2020 was organized on e-governance?

a. HYDERABAD
b. DELHI
c. MUMBAI
d. BENGALURU

3. Which American astronaut recently set the record for total days spent in space in the women's category?

a. DOUGLAS G. HURLEY
b. DONALD L. HOLMQUEST
c. KATHRYN HIRE
d. CHRISTINA KOCH

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 09 FEBRUARY 2020


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1. Which state's public health engineering, irrigation and flood control department has been renamed as 'Jal Shakti Department'?

a. JAMMU AND KASHMIR
b. LADAKH
c. HIMACHAL PRADESH
d. UTTARAKHAND

2. Indigenous missile named 'Khagantak' was displayed in DefExpo 2020, which firm has manufactured this missile?

a. ELECTRONICS CORPORATION OF INDIA
b. BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED
c. BHARAT DYNAMICS LIMITED
d. JSR DYNAMICS

3. The Esperanza base of Antarctica At deep recently reached 18.3° C, now it has become the hottest place in Antarctica, which country owns the research station in Esperanza Base Antarctica?

a. BRAZIL
b. AUSTRALIA
c. ARGENTINA
d. SOUTH AFRICA

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Daily Questions Challenge for SSC CGL Exams - 08 FEBRUARY 2020


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1. In which city first “India Africa Defence Ministers Conclave” organized?

a. HYDERABAD
b. MUMBAI
c. LUCKNOW
d. BANGALORE

2. In which city fifth Indo-Russian Military Industrial Conference was organized?

a. LUCKNOW
b. MUMBAI
c. CHENNAI
d. DELHI

3. Which city is hosting the 22nd Indian International Sea Food Show?

a. BANGALORE
b. VISAKHAPATNAM
c. KOCHI
d. HYDERABAD

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::NATIONAL::

Centre to host another set of foreign diplomats to Jammu & Kashmir

  • The government is making preparations to organise a second visit of diplomats, including several European Ambassadors, to Srinagar and Jammu next week, sources confirmed here.

  • Unlike the last visit in January, when European Union (EU) members declined to travel and asked to be sent as a combined group of 27 members, this time, several members of the EU have agreed, sources said.

  • “While all the Ambassadors expressed their concerns about issues like political detentions and Internet restrictions, they were able to see that there was normalcy on the roads, and the entire Union Territory is not under lockdown as they had expected,” the source added.

  • Diplomatic sources said negotiations over the scope and schedule of the proposed visit have been on for the past month, and had run into issues over specific demands by the European diplomats to meet detained former Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.

RajyaSabha approves FDI bill on financial services and critical infrastructure

  • Several RajyaSabha members, cutting across party lines, today supported a private member’s bill, which seeks to set up a committee to scrutinise foreign investments in financial services, critical infrastructure and technology sectors having bearing on national security.

  • Members hailing from the BJP, the Congress and other parties raised concerns over data security and said it was an issue of national security and that there was a need to ensure that foreign direct investments in sectors such as financial services are scrutinised.

  • The bill was moved by NarendraJadhav in December last year. Participating in the debate on the bill, BJP member Shiv PratapShukla said that in the current scenario, FDI is necessary for the growth of the economy, but it should not be above national security concerns. Anil Desai of the Shiv Sena said, there should be a high- powered committee to scrutinise such FDI proposals.

::ECONOMY::

Government to enhance independence and accountability of auditors

  • The government has proposed significant amendments to existing regulations to enhance independence and accountability of auditors.

  • Against the backdrop of instances of many auditors and auditing entities coming under the regulatory lens for alleged misdoings, the government has come out with a consultation paper on proposed legal changes regarding audit.

  • A significant topic in the paper is about economic concentration of the “Big Four” audit firms and the need to build the capacity of home-grown Indian firms that may need to be at par with global organisations in terms of audit procedures and manpower capacity, among other factors.

  • The paper has sought comments on whether the number of audits under one audit firm or auditor needs to be reduced. Inspection of audit engagements and developing a ‘Composite Audit Quality Index’ to improve accountability of auditors and audit firms are among other proposals.

Finance ministry claims no shift in policy from Make in India to assemble in India

  • Finance Minister NirmalaSitharaman today said that there is no shift in government's priority from Make in India to Assemble in India and that both these policies will provide impetus to capacity building and more employment opportunities in the coming years.

  • She said, any concern that the Government is only keen about Assemble in India over Make in India is a complete misconception. The Finance Minister was addressing members from the Industry sector at an event organized by CII in New Delhi today.

  • Ms.Sitharaman asserted that Assemble in India is an avenue that was not explored to its full potential till date by any government. She assured that the government is always exploring more and better ways of promoting entrepreneurship and wealth creation.

  • Economic Survey tabled in parliament last Friday pointed that Assemble in India is likely to create 80 million jobs in the next 10 years. The Finance Minister also said that any duty hike in the Budget 2020-21 is not a method of protectionism but a mechanism to avoid India being a dumping ground for products that can be indigenously produced.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

Pakistan to go for public hanging of child molesters

  • Pakistan’s Parliament passed a resolution on Friday calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists, drawing a quick backlash from human rights organisations.

  • The non-binding resolution follows a spate of high-profile child sex-abuse cases that have provoked outrage and riots across Pakistan in recent years.

  • Child killers and rapists “should not only be given the death penalty by hanging, but they should be hanged publicly,” said Ali Muhammad Khan, Pakistan's Parliamentary Affairs Minister, who presented the resolution in the national assembly, or lower house.

  • Though a majority of lawmakers approved the resolution, Human Rights Minister ShireenMazari stressed it was not sponsored by the government. The resolution “on public hangings was across party lines and not a govt-sponsored resolution but an individual act. Many of us oppose it our Ministry opposes this,” Ms.Mazari tweeted.

  • Child sexual abuses are rampant in Pakistan.In October 2018, authorities hanged a child rapist in an infamous case in Kasur, near Lahore, that sparked nationwide protests. In that case, a six-year-old was raped and murdered by a 24-year-old man.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

India’s leopard population faces catastrophic declines

  • India’s leopard population may be only a tenth of what it was a little over a century ago, experiencing catastrophic declines due to human pressures. Given the threats the animal faces – conflicts with humans, poaching, habitat loss and availability of prey – a group of scientists with new insights on loss of leopard abundance say that an initiative similar to ‘Project Tiger’ is required for the cat.

  • The leopard population, perceived to be stable due to broad geographic distribution, suffered a possibly human-induced population decline of 75% to 90% between 120 and 200 years ago, the scientists propose, in a paper titled, ‘Genetic analyses reveal population structure and recent decline in leopards (Pantherapardusfusca) across the Indian subcontinent’ published in the journal PeerJ – Life and Environment on Friday.

  • Scientists from the Centre for Wildlife Studies (CWS India) and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) used genetic data from leopards from across the subcontinent to investigate population structure and patterns of decline. They probed the demographic history of each sub-population and compared genetic decline analyses with countrywide local extinction probabilities.

  • The authors argue that the population decline in a species seen as wide-ranging and locally abundant suggest that leopards demand attention just like tigers.

  • Authors Supriya Bhatt, SuvankarBiswas, BivashPandav and SamratMondol from WII, and Krithi K. Karanth from CWS India, collected faecal samples from the Terai-Arc landscape of northern India and identified 56 individuals using a panel of 13 microsatellite markers, and merged this data with those of 143 other leopards.

  • Genetic analyses showed four sub-populations — Western Ghats, Deccan Plateau-Semi Arid, Shivalik and Terai region with high genetic variation.

::SPORTS::

India withdraws from badminton Asia championships due to corona threat

  • Indian women's team has withdrawn from the upcoming Badminton Asian Championships citing health apprehension due to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • The Championships will be held at Manila in the Philippines from February 11-16. The men's team will, however, participate in the tournament. Badminton Association of India said, the men's team will leave for Manila tomorrow night.

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::NATIONAL::

CJI pushes for mandatory pre-litigation mediation in cases

  • Chief justice of India S ABobde has stressed on the need to have a comprehensive law on making pre-litigation mediation mandatory. He said it would ensure efficiency and reduce the time of pendency for parties as well as courts.

  • Speaking at the third International Conference organised by the Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA ) and Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) yesterday, Justice Bobde said the time is ripe to devise such a law.

  • The Chief Justice of India said, though arbitration is the most preferred mode of privately resolving a big range of disputes today, it is done at the cost of mediation and conciliation which is faster and less expensive.

Odisha plans for developmental projects in Naxal affected areas

  • After the security forces made their presence felt in SwabhimanAnchal, a stronghold of the CPI (Maoist), in Odisha’sMalkangiri district, the State government has lined up development projects, including livelihood programmes and irrigation facilities, besides critical road networks for the region.

  • SwabhimanAnchal remained outside the ambit of development for years due to its remoteness, poor connectivity, hilly and inhospitable terrain and above all the presence of outlawed left wing extremists.

  • The administration has decided to promote turmeric cultivation by replacing prohibited cannabis cultivation, while all nine gram panchayats will be covered under integrated farming.

  • Avoiding top-down approach in development, the government has taken a decision to listen to locals who understand the ground situation better than others. A five-day workshop has been proposed at the Gopabandhu Academy of Administration at Bhubaneswar.

  • The government will emulate the model of Maharashtra where CFR has been granted in an expeditious manner for making tribals partners in development. People of SwabhimanAnchal are likely to be taken to Maharashtra for a field visit.

  • For the overall development, a plan has been mooted to install lift irrigation points alongside the Balimela reservoir basin. The administration proposed to provide an 11-kv power line exclusively for irrigation projects.

::ECONOMY::

Textile industries urged to take advantage of chinese export crisis

  • With several businesses said to be affected in China due to the coronavirus, the Indian textile and clothing sector should seize the opportunity in global trade, T. Rajkumar, chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry, said.

  • “We expect China will take 3-4 more months to return to normalcy [following the outbreak of the coronavirus]. Indian textile and clothing exporters should be aggressive and tap overseas orders that will shift from China,” he told mediapersons here.

  • On the announcements in the Union Budget, Mr.Rajkumar said that abolition of anti-dumping duty on PTA would lead to 20-25% of textile mills switching over to synthetic yarn production from cotton. The anti-dumping duty on PTA was $26 to $160 a tonne depending on the country from where it was imported.

  • With removal of the anti-dumping duty, the raw material for production of MMF (man-made fibre) will be available at international price. At present, cotton yarn production in India is higher than synthetic yarn. Several mills will move to MMF now, he said.

  • Textile Secretary Ravi Capoor will visit Coimbatore on February 12-13 and hold meetings with representatives of textile associations from the southern State, Mr.Rajkumar said.

Top airports hit due to capacity issues

  • Congestion at India’s top four airports Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad will continue in the medium term as the number of air passengers has seen a rise despite the slowdown in the economy and closure of Jet Airways, Crisil Ratings said in a study.

  • These four airports handle more than half of air passenger traffic in India and currently operate at over 130% of capacity utilisation. With healthy traffic growth projected in the near future, this operating rate is expected to rise further in next 12 months, it said.

  • This, despite a ₹38,000-crore capex being undertaken by operators between 2020 and 2024. The capex, the highest to be incurred in any continuous five-year period, is largely debt-funded.

  • High utilisation will ride on pent-up demand (accumulated in 2019 as traffic was impacted with the grounding of Jet Airways) and one-off issues with new aircraft of certain airlines. Further impetus will also come from improving connectivity to smaller cities and reducing fare difference between air and rail, Crisil Ratings said.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

China to use AI data to fight against virus

  • A man who had travelled to Wuhan -- the central city at the heart of China's coronavirus crisis -- was surprised when police showed up at his door after he returned home, asking to check his temperature. The man, who had quarantined himself at home in Nanjing, eastern Jiangsu province, said he had not told anyone about his recent trip to the city.

  • But by trawling through travel data from Wuhan, local authorities were able to identify him and dispatch officers to his home last week, according to a newspaper article posted by the Nanjing government.

  • As Chinese authorities race to contain the spread of a new virus, which has infected more than 34,000 people and killed more than 700 in China, Beijing is turning to a familiar set of tools to find and prevent potential infections: data tracking and artificial intelligence.

  • "Use big data technology to track, screen priority (cases), and effectively forecast the development of the epidemic in real time," China's National Health Commission (NHC) told local governments in an online statement Tuesday.

  • "Strengthen the information link between... public security and transportation, and other departments," it said, urging them to share train, flight, communication, and medical data.

  • Besides fever detection, Chinese tech firms have raced to develop a wide variety of services to help with epidemic control efforts, from preparing drone deliveries of medical supplies to mapping the spread of the virus from Wuhan.

  • In Beijing, some neighbourhoods are prompting residents to scan a QR code to fill out personal details, such as their phone number and hometown address.

  • One form also prompted participants to fill out details on their mode of transport, such as their licence plate or flight number, if they had travelled.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

Scientists map Basmati rice genome

  • Scientists have mapped the complete genome of two basmati rice varieties, including one that is drought-tolerant and resistant to bacterial disease. The findings, published in the journal Genome Biology, also show that basmati rice is a hybrid of two other rice groups.

  • Despite the economic and cultural importance of basmati and related aromatic rice varieties, their evolutionary history is not fully understood, the researchers said.

  • The researchers focused on two basmati rice varieties: Basmati 334 from Pakistan, known to be drought tolerant and resistant to rice-killing bacterial blight, and Dom Sufid from Iran, an aromatic long-grain rice that is one of the most expensive on the market.

  • Most genetic material in basmati comes from japonica —a rice group found in East Asia — followed by the rice group aus found in Bangladesh.

  • The researchers aim to work with the scientific and rice breeding communities to identify important genes, see what makes the basmati group unique, and even develop molecular markers to help breed new varieties.

::SPORTS::

Gopi Chand wins IOC life time award

  • India’s chief National badminton coach P. Gopi Chand was on Saturday named among the recipients of the International Olympic Committee’s 2019 Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • “This award, coming across Winter and Summer Olympics, and the fact that there were so many illustrious coaches in so many disciplines across the globe is something which means a huge, huge recognition for me,” Gopi Chand told The Hindu on receipt of the news.

  • “Frankly, I think this is not just a recognition for me but for all coaches in India. And, coming in the Olympic year, it is a huge morale-booster to badminton,” said Gopi Chand, who has won most of the prestigious awards instituted by the Government of India.

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::NATIONAL::

SC asserts reservation in promotion in public posts not part of fundamental rights

  • Reservation in promotion in public posts cannot be claimed as a fundamental right, the Supreme Court has reiterated in a judgment.

  • “There is no doubt that the State government is not bound to make reservation. There is no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in promotions. No mandamus can be issued by the court directing the State government to provide reservation,” the court observed.

  • Citing Constitution Bench precedents that had settled the law, the court said Articles 16 (4) and 16 (4-A) of the Constitution did not confer individuals with a fundamental right to claim reservation in promotion.

  • “It is a settled law that the State government cannot be directed to provide reservation for appointment in public posts. Similarly, the State is not bound to make reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in matters of promotions,” the court explained.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program to start tomorrow

  • An 18 day long focused Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Campaign will get underway from tomorrow across the country. The campaign, being organised by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, will continue till February 28.

  • Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat promotes the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement between all Indian states and union territories.

  • At the launch of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat program in 2016, Prime Minister NarendraModi stated that the initiative can build bonds between the people of various states of the country.

  • Showcasing and highlighting the rich heritage and culture, cuisines, crafts, customs and traditions of 36 states and union territories is the central idea behind Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. States and Union Territories have been paired with each other to encourage the sharing of culture.

  • Jammu and Kashmir has been paired with Tamil Nadu, Punjab with Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand with Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh with Kerala, Delhi with Sikkim, and Rajasthan with Assam in the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme.

::ECONOMY::

Farmers group wants agri and dairy products out of U.S trade talks

  • Farmers groups and lobbies, which successfully protested the agricultural and dairy free trade provisions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) leading to India pulling out of those talks, are now urging the Centre to ensure that agricultural products stay out of the ongoing Indo-U.S. trade negotiations as well.

  • Reports suggest that with U.S. President Donald Trump set to visit India later this month, Amercian negotiators are pushing hard for the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers to facilitate access to the Indian market for major crops including corn, cotton, soybean, wheat and nuts.

  • The U.S. is also keen on reaching a deal to open up the Indian dairy market, which had been hindered by the fact that the U.S. cattle feed often includes non-vegetarian elements.

  • Indian farm lobbies worry that this could have a disastrous impact on domestic farmers, already facing a struggle to get remunerative prices for their produce.

  • The import of genetically modified crops is also a thorny issue. “Most of the U.S. cotton, soy, corn is GM. While Indian farmers also grow GM cotton, India is yet to allow any GM food crop to be grown here. There are concerns about bio-safety,” said AfsarJafri, an expert on agricultural trade issues.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

India hopes Srilanka will fullfil aspirations of Tamil people

  • Prime Minister NarendraModi today expressed hope that the Sri Lankan government will fulfill expectations of Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and respect in the island nation.

  • Delivering press statement after holding talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart MahindaRajapaksa in New Delhi, Mr.Modi said stability, security and prosperity in Sri Lanka is not only in India's interest but also in the interest of the entire Indian Ocean Region. He said both countries have decided to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.

  • In their talks, the two prime ministers deliberated on the entire expanse of bilateral ties and resolved to further deepen anti-terror cooperation and boost trade and investment ties. Prime Minister Modi said, India has been a trusted partner in Sri Lanka's development and will continue to assist the country in its journey for peace and development.

Bangladesh goes for disinvestment of government owned banks

  • The government of Bangladesh has decided to start the process of disinvestment in four State Owned Commercial Banks (SOCB) by October this year.

  • Announcing this in Dhaka today, Finance Minister of Bangladesh AHM Mustafa Kamal said that the Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL), Agrani Bank Ltd, Janata Bank Ltd and Sonali Bank Ltd would be listed on the stock market while the share of Rupali Bank limited offered to the public would be raised from current 9.91 percent to 25 percent.

  • Sonali Bank serves as the treasury of the government.He said the process could be completed in one go or two depending upon the market response for the bank shares.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

WestBengal develops arsenic resistant rice

  • Researchers have developed and commercialised a rice variety that is resistant to arsenic. Several studies have shown that arsenic from groundwater and the soil can enter the food chain through paddy.

  • West Bengal is among the States with the highest concentration of arsenic in groundwater, with 83 blocks across seven districts having higher arsenic levels than permissible limits.

  • The new rice variety, Muktoshri — also called IET 21845 — was developed jointly by the Rice Research Station at Chinsurah, coming under West Bengal’s Agriculture Department and the National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, over several years. A gazette notification for the commercial use of Muktoshri was issued by West Bengal last year.

  • The work on developing the variety started in 2006 and by 2013 the scientists were successful. Pradip Kumar Das, a farmer at Birnagar in Nadia district who cultivated the variety on over four hectares (30 bighas), said that the yield was satisfactory, despite a dry spell.

  • According to the World Health Organization, long-term exposure to arsenic, mainly through drinking water and food, can lead to poisoning. Skin lesions and skin cancer are the most characteristic effects.

::SPORTS::

Bangladesh lifts maiden U-19 cricket worldcup title

  • Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win maiden ICC U-19 World Cup title in Potchefstroom, South Africa tonight by the Duckworth-Lewis method. Batting first, India were all out for 177 in 47.2 overs. YashaswiJaiswal scored 88 runs off 121 balls.

  • Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Akbar Ali won the toss and elected to field. India are unbeaten in the tournament so far, winning their all five matches. In the semifinal on Tuesday, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets.

  • First time finalists Bangladesh, on the other hand emerged as the dark horse and beat South Africa and New Zealand in their journey to the finals. Bangladesh remained unbeaten in this tournament.

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1. When is World Hindi Day celebrated?

a. 10 JANUARY
b. 11 JANUARY
c. 12 JANUARY
d. 13 JANUARY

2. According to the World Bank, what will be India's projected GDP growth rate in FY 2020?

a. 7%
b. 6%
c. 5%
d. 4%

3. What is the rank of Indian passport in 'Henley Passport Index 2020'?

a. 83rd
b. 84th
c. 85th
d. 86th

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::NATIONAL::

Centre to set up over 1000 fast track court for POCSO and rape cases

  • Over 1000 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up across the country for speedy disposal of cases relating to rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

  • Out of these, 389 courts have been proposed to be set up exclusively for POCSO Act related cases in districts where the pendency of such cases is more than 100. The Law Ministry has said, these courts will be set-up as a part of the National Mission for Safety of Women.

  • It said, the scheme was circulated to the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations in September last year.

  • The Ministry said, 24 States and Union Territories have joined this scheme for setting up 792 Fast Track Special Courts. These include 354 exclusive courts for trial of POCSO offences. The Ministry said, 216 POCSO courts are already functional in 12 States.

VP emphasises simultaneous elections from parliament to panchayats

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has emphasised the need to evolve simultaneous system to hold elections from Parliament to down Panchayat level and raise awareness among people to help reduce money power in politics.

  • He was speaking after addressing a two-day conference "Money power in Politics" held at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad this morning.

  • Expressing concerns over increasing money power in elections, the Vice President said holding simultaneous elections at all levels, will help reduce the influence of money power. Stressing the need for constructive and practical suggestions from different stakeholders, the vice president opined that electoral reforms should be speeded up.

  • He said Indian electoral system helped the Indian democracy flourish into the world’s biggest democracy during the last seven decades. Referring to the free schemes that the political parties assure before elections, Mr Naidu said efforts should be made to enhance awareness among people for taking accountability of the parties and candidates into consideration.

::ECONOMY::

RBI amends KYC norms for banks, permits video identification

  • The RBI has amended the KYC norms allowing banks and other lending institutions regulated by it to use Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP), a move which will help them onboard customers remotely.

  • The V-CIP, which will be consent-based, will make it easier for banks and other regulated entities to adhere to the RBI's Know Your Customer (KYC) norms by leveraging the digital technology.

  • The Reserve Bank said it decided to permit video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as a consent based alternate method of establishing the customer's identity, for customer onboarding with a view to leveraging the digital channels for Customer Identification Process (CIP) by regulated entities (REs).

  • The RBI further said that the regulated entities will have to ensure that the video recording is stored in a safe and secure manner and bears the date and time stamp.

  • Last year, the government had notified amendment to the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005. As per the circular, the reporting entity should capture a clear image of PAN card to be displayed by the customer during the process.

Centre gives green nodes to distilleries planning to produce more ethanol

  • The environment ministry has decided to waive green clearance requirements for distilleries planning to produce up to 50% more ethanol than their nameplate capacity without increasing pollution.

  • The decision will enable sugar mills to divert more raw material towards producing ethanol this season, helping them fight sugar supply glut and provide more ethanol for blending with petrol without having to wait for green clearances, which could have taken six months to a year and, in many cases, forced units to miss the opportunity of additional ethanol output this sugar year.

  • The country’s sugar industry is facing a glut this season, prompting the government to enhance sugar export subsidy and permit mills to use sugar, sugarcane juice and B-heavy molasses to produce ethanol, which oil marketing companies can buy. Mills could earlier use only C-molasses, which contain comparatively less sugar.

  • With the use of sugarcane juice and B-heavy molasses, the distilleries are able to produce more ethanol with the same quantum of raw material. But a production that’s higher than the nameplate capacity created a new challenge for mills – the need for a new green clearance.

  • For capacity expansion, distilleries must obtain environment clearances, which involve public hearing and environment impact assessment and can take up to a year. By waiving off such requirements, the government is aiming to make it easier for industry without hurting the environment.

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British Parliament agrees to approve terms of brexit

  • Britain's Parliament will finally approve the terms of Brexit today, clearing the divided country's exit from the European Union on 31st of January. The House of Commons will rush through a final day of hearings and ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with Brussels.

  • For much of the time since the 2016 Brexit Referendum, lawmakers have been deadlocked over how, when and even if Britain should leave its closest trading partners after nearly 50 years.

  • MPs gave their initial blessing to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill before Christmas and the government set aside just three days this week for detailed scrutiny of the complex text.

  • The Brexit Bill must be passed by the unelected House of Lords and the European Parliament, but this is expected before 31st of January.

  • The Brexit deal covers separation issues such as EU citizens' rights and Britain's financial settlement and sets out an 11-month transition period in which to agree a wider partnership.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

Environment ministry releases new wetland conservation rules

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules which prohibit setting up or expansion of industries and disposal of construction and demolition waste within the wetlands.

  • A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, and it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The Ministry has said that each state and Union Territory will have to set up an authority that will define strategies for conservation and wise use of wetlands within their jurisdiction.

  • The Authority will prepare a list of all wetlands of the State or UT within three months from the date of publication of these rules. It will develop a comprehensive list of activities to be regulated and permitted within the notified wetlands and their zone of influence.

  • It will also recommend mechanisms for maintenance of ecological character through promotional activities for land within the boundary of notified wetlands.

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1. Hargovind Khurana's birth anniversary was celebrated on 9 January 2020, in which year he was awarded the Nobel Prize?

a. 1967
b. 1968
c. 1969
d. 1970

2. According to First Advance Estimates, how much India's growth rate is estimated to be in 2019-20?

a. 5.0%
b. 4.5%
c. 5.4%
d. 6.7%

3. Which bank announced the Residential Builder Finance with Buyer Guarantee (RBBG) scheme?

a. Bank of Baroda
b. Indian Bank
c. Union Bank of India
d. State Bank of India

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1. Which Indian cricketer will be conferred with the C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2019?

a. Sunil Gavaskar
b. Ravi Shastri
c. Kapil Dev
d. K. Srikant

2. In which city 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held?

a. Birmingham
b. Manchester
c. London
d. Nottingham

3. What is the name of the new satellite series launched by ISRO?

a. Indian Data Relay Satellite System (IDRSS)
b. Indian National Satellite System (INSS)
c. Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SRSS)
d. Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRSS)

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::NATIONAL::

Centre to set up over 1000 fast track court for POCSO and rape cases

  • Over 1000 Fast Track Special Courts will be set up across the country for speedy disposal of cases relating to rape and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

  • Out of these, 389 courts have been proposed to be set up exclusively for POCSO Act related cases in districts where the pendency of such cases is more than 100. The Law Ministry has said, these courts will be set-up as a part of the National Mission for Safety of Women.

  • It said, the scheme was circulated to the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations in September last year.

  • The Ministry said, 24 States and Union Territories have joined this scheme for setting up 792 Fast Track Special Courts. These include 354 exclusive courts for trial of POCSO offences. The Ministry said, 216 POCSO courts are already functional in 12 States.

VP emphasises simultaneous elections from parliament to panchayats

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has emphasised the need to evolve simultaneous system to hold elections from Parliament to down Panchayat level and raise awareness among people to help reduce money power in politics.

  • He was speaking after addressing a two-day conference "Money power in Politics" held at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad this morning.

  • Expressing concerns over increasing money power in elections, the Vice President said holding simultaneous elections at all levels, will help reduce the influence of money power. Stressing the need for constructive and practical suggestions from different stakeholders, the vice president opined that electoral reforms should be speeded up.

  • He said Indian electoral system helped the Indian democracy flourish into the world’s biggest democracy during the last seven decades. Referring to the free schemes that the political parties assure before elections, Mr Naidu said efforts should be made to enhance awareness among people for taking accountability of the parties and candidates into consideration.

::ECONOMY::

RBI amends KYC norms for banks, permits video identification

  • The RBI has amended the KYC norms allowing banks and other lending institutions regulated by it to use Video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP), a move which will help them onboard customers remotely.

  • The V-CIP, which will be consent-based, will make it easier for banks and other regulated entities to adhere to the RBI's Know Your Customer (KYC) norms by leveraging the digital technology.

  • The Reserve Bank said it decided to permit video based Customer Identification Process (V-CIP) as a consent based alternate method of establishing the customer's identity, for customer onboarding with a view to leveraging the digital channels for Customer Identification Process (CIP) by regulated entities (REs).

  • The RBI further said that the regulated entities will have to ensure that the video recording is stored in a safe and secure manner and bears the date and time stamp.

  • Last year, the government had notified amendment to the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005. As per the circular, the reporting entity should capture a clear image of PAN card to be displayed by the customer during the process.

Centre gives green nodes to distilleries planning to produce more ethanol

  • The environment ministry has decided to waive green clearance requirements for distilleries planning to produce up to 50% more ethanol than their nameplate capacity without increasing pollution.

  • The decision will enable sugar mills to divert more raw material towards producing ethanol this season, helping them fight sugar supply glut and provide more ethanol for blending with petrol without having to wait for green clearances, which could have taken six months to a year and, in many cases, forced units to miss the opportunity of additional ethanol output this sugar year.

  • The country’s sugar industry is facing a glut this season, prompting the government to enhance sugar export subsidy and permit mills to use sugar, sugarcane juice and B-heavy molasses to produce ethanol, which oil marketing companies can buy. Mills could earlier use only C-molasses, which contain comparatively less sugar.

  • With the use of sugarcane juice and B-heavy molasses, the distilleries are able to produce more ethanol with the same quantum of raw material. But a production that’s higher than the nameplate capacity created a new challenge for mills – the need for a new green clearance.

  • For capacity expansion, distilleries must obtain environment clearances, which involve public hearing and environment impact assessment and can take up to a year. By waiving off such requirements, the government is aiming to make it easier for industry without hurting the environment.

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::INTERNATIONAL::

British Parliament agrees to approve terms of brexit

  • Britain's Parliament will finally approve the terms of Brexit today, clearing the divided country's exit from the European Union on 31st of January. The House of Commons will rush through a final day of hearings and ratify Prime Minister Boris Johnson's divorce deal with Brussels.

  • For much of the time since the 2016 Brexit Referendum, lawmakers have been deadlocked over how, when and even if Britain should leave its closest trading partners after nearly 50 years.

  • MPs gave their initial blessing to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill before Christmas and the government set aside just three days this week for detailed scrutiny of the complex text.

  • The Brexit Bill must be passed by the unelected House of Lords and the European Parliament, but this is expected before 31st of January.

  • The Brexit deal covers separation issues such as EU citizens' rights and Britain's financial settlement and sets out an 11-month transition period in which to agree a wider partnership.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

Environment ministry releases new wetland conservation rules

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified the new Wetland Conservation Rules which prohibit setting up or expansion of industries and disposal of construction and demolition waste within the wetlands.

  • A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, and it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. The Ministry has said that each state and Union Territory will have to set up an authority that will define strategies for conservation and wise use of wetlands within their jurisdiction.

  • The Authority will prepare a list of all wetlands of the State or UT within three months from the date of publication of these rules. It will develop a comprehensive list of activities to be regulated and permitted within the notified wetlands and their zone of influence.

  • It will also recommend mechanisms for maintenance of ecological character through promotional activities for land within the boundary of notified wetlands.

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::NATIONAL::

Centre issues revised guidelines for mutual legal assistance matters

  • The Centre has issued revised guidelines for mutual legal assistance in criminal matters with other nations as part of the government's policy of zero tolerance for crime and in an endeavour to fast track the dispensation of justice.
  • India has signed Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties, MLAT with 42 countries for cooperation in criminal matters and the Home Ministry is the designated central authority for the country for it.
  • Under the MLAT, a country can request for obtaining evidence for criminal investigations and prosecutions. The evidence includes witness statements or the service of documents among others.
  • The revised guidelines provide step-by-step guidance to the investigation agencies for drafting and processing letters rogatory or mutual legal assistance requests and service of summons, notices and other judicial documents.
  • Home Ministry said, by incorporating various legal and technological developments in the recent years, it aims to make the documentation in this regard more precise and focused as well as compliant with international requirements.
  • The guidelines have also taken into account the concerns raised by various courts for prompt and timely responses in service of documents on persons residing abroad. As an initiative, the revised guidelines have provision for service of documents on authorities of foreign country preferably within 10 days of receipt of request in respect of offences committed against women and children.

Centre assures country ready to deal with every situation amidst oil price rise

  • Petroleum Minister DharmendraPradhan has said that said India is preparing to deal with all kinds of situations amidst the rise in global oil prices due to heightened US-Iran tension.
  • Replying a media query, Mr Pradhan asserted that there is no crisis for India. He said Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has spoken to his counterparts in major oil supplying nations and conveyed India's concerns over the geopolitical situation since last week.
  • The Petroleum Minister said there are different dimensions and ramifications of the developing situation in the Middle East.

::ECONOMY::

CCEA approves disinvestment of MMTC equity

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, CCEA has given in-principle approval for the sale of equity held by four Central Public Sector Enterprises and two-state PSUs in NeelachalIspat Nigam Limited-NINL.
  • It has approved strategic disinvestment of 49.78 per cent equity shareholding of Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation Limited and 10.10 per cent of National Mineral Development Corporation.
  • The CCEA gave approval for strategic disinvestment of 0.68 per cent of MECON and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited each. 12 per cent disinvestment in Industrial Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Limited and 20.47 per cent in Odisha Mining Corporation in have also been approved.
  • NINL is a Joint Venture company, in which these six companies are shareholders.The proposed strategic disinvestment of NeelachalIspat Nigam Limited will unlock resources to be used to finance the social sector and developmental programmes of the Government benefiting the public.

Govt.approves fund to build Natural Gas Pipeline Grid covering 8 North Eastern states

  • The Government has approved the Viability Gap Funding, VGF of 5 thousand, 559 crore rupees to Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited to build Natural Gas Pipeline Grid covering 8 North Eastern states.
  • The total cost of the grid is 9 thousand 256 crore rupees and sanctioned VGF amount will cover 60 per cent cost of the project. The 1,656-km pipeline will connect Guwahati in Assam to major cities in the region such as Itanagar, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, Aizawl and Agartala.
  • Petroleum Minister DharmendraPradhan said, the project is critical towards implementing the government's Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the North-East. He said, the Gas Pipeline Grid would be developed in all the eight states of North-Eastern region.
  • The government said that the pipeline grid would ensure reliability and uninterrupted natural gas supplies to the consumers which otherwise gets severely affected due to various reasons in this part of the country.

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India-Mongolia space cooperation agreement approved

  • The Cabinet today gave its approval for an Agreement between India and Mongolia on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space for Peaceful and Civilian Purposes.
  • The agreement was signed in New Delhi on 20th September last year during the visit of the President of Mongolia to India.
  • The Cabinet also gave its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department for International Development Government of the United Kingdom for Enabling Energy Self-Sufficiency for Indian Railways.
  • The Cabinet was apprised of the Agreement on cooperation in polar science between Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India and Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden. The MoU was signed on 2nd of last month during the visit of King and Queen of Sweden to India.
  • The Cabinet gave its approval for the ratification of Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement between India and France. The Agreement was signed in March 2018 during the State visit of the French President to India.

Bangladesh-Myanmar to cooperate against terrorism and human trafficking

  • Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take action against terrorism, human trafficking and illegal drugs taking place on the borders between the two countries.
  • Briefing media in Dhaka today after the meeting between the BGB and Myanmar Police Force (MPF), the Director General of Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Md.
  • Shafeenul Islam said that both the countries agreed to share real-time information on terrorist and secessionist activities, illicit drug trade, human trafficking and illegal border crossing.
  • The meeting also decided to have frequent interaction between the two countries to sustain cooperation in these fields.

::SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY::

LIGO detects collision of neutron stars

  • The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detected gravitational waves due to collision of two neutron stars. This is the second time the gravitational waves are being detected.
  • The mass of the neutron stars detected is expected to be 3.3 times and 3.7 times as that of the sun. The scientists believe that the neutron stars were formed separately and drifted together to form a star pair.
  • The neutron stars were at a distance of 520 million light years from the earth. The combined mass is the heaviest of the stars known so far.
  • Currently LIGO operates three gravitational wave detectors at Livingston, Louisiana and Hanford. They are located 3,000 km apart in the shape of ‘L’.
  • The gravitational waves are caused by exploding stars, black holes, merging neutron stars. LIGO helps to detect these waves and analyze the information that they carry.
  • As the waves interact very weakly with matter, they help to learn about the universe and its origin.

::SPORTS::

Tennis legends join hands for Australian bushfire charity match

  • Tennis greats Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will headline an exhibition match ahead of the Australian Open. The exhibition match at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena will raise money for bushfire relief.
  • Tennis Australia announced that the match is slated for January 15, the week before the first Grand Slam of the year.
  • Vast wildfires continue to burn across eastern Australia. 25 people have been killed since the start of the disaster in September and destroyed more than 1,800 homes.
  • Milder conditions are providing a reprieve for firefighters, although more dangerous weather is forecast for later in the week.

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(Result) SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination, 2017

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(Result) SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination, 2017


LIST OF CANDIDATES RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR THE POSTS OF LDC/JSA/JPA, PA/SA & DEO ( IN ROLL NO. ORDER )

   Record# ROLL NAME CAT1 CAT2 CAT3 RANK CATSEL ALOC_DEPT REJPROV
1 1004000283 SAHIL BHARDWAJ 1     SL\4601 1  P47 C
2 1004000484 SHIVAKAR SHARMA 9     SL\2035 9 P47 C
3   1004001230 TILAK RAJ 1     SL\4768 1 P47 C
4 1004001501 MANU KANATHIA 1     SL\4899 1 P47 C
5 1004002212 ANKIT RANA 9     SL\3399 9 P47 C
6     1004002382 PRIYANKA THAKUR 9     SL\2027 9 P47 C
7      1004003291 TAIK CHAND 9   7 SL\5571 7 L18 C
8     1004006300 AKSHIT GUPTA 9     SL\1551 9 P47 C
9       1004012044 RAKESH SINGH 9 3   SL\5683 3 L08 C
10    1004016971 UPENDRA KUMAR SINGH 6 3   SL\5616 3 L08 P
11  1202000748 NARESH KUMAR 9 3   SL\5787 3 P47 C
12 1202002845 RAJESH KUMAR 9 3   SL\5720 3 P47 C
13    1203000136 DEEPAK MALPA 2     SL\5290 2 P47 C
14 1203000555 RITU RANI 9     SL\2668 9 P47 C
15  1203000824 KRISHAN KUMAR SHARMA 9     SL\3260 9 P47 C
16   1203001298 VIVEK 9     SL\957 9 L08 C
17   1203005574 SHEETAL 9     SL\1771 9 L15 C
18   1203005649 REETU DEVI 9     SL\291 9 L03 C
19   1203008304 DEEPAK KUMARI 9     SL\2727 9 P47 C
20 1203008354 VINAY 9     SL\1219 9 L10 C

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(Cut off) SSC CHSL (10+2) Cut off - 2017

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(Cut off) SSC CHSL (10+2) Cut off - 2017


Result of Tier-II of Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2017 was declared by the Commission on 10.05.2019, wherein 33966 candidates (unique) qualified to appear in the Skill Test (Tier-III) and Document Verification. Out of these 33966 candidates, 21103 candidates appeared in the Document Verification.

2. The Commission has fixed the following cut-off on the error percentage in Skill Test:

I. Cut-off on percentage of mistakes in the Typing Test:

  SC ST OBC ESM OH HH VH UR
Cut-Off 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 7%

II. Cut-off on percentage of mistakes in DEST for DEO:

  SC ST OBC ESM OH HH VH UR
Cut-Off 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 5%

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