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Guides for Direct PA / SA through Staff Selection Commission

Guides for Direct PA/SA through Staff Selection Commission

Staff Selection Commission has notified for recruitment of Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistant . Tentative number of vacancies: 3523
Written examination will be conducted on Sundays 01.11.2015, 15.11.2015 and 22.11.2015.

The scheme of the examination is detailed below:

General Intelligence (Reasoning)
50 marks
General English
50 marks
Mathematics
50 marks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
50 marks
Total
200 marks
Negative marks for each wrong answer
0.25 mark 
English Tpye: Speed  35 words per minute

Useful guides for the examination

Guide for  General English from Jeevajegan Publications
Rs. 150/-
Guide for  Mathematics from Jeevajegan Publications
Rs. 250/-
Guide for Reasoning from Raman’s  Publications
Rs. 120/-
Guide for General Knowledge from SURA Publications
Rs. 170/-
Type master CD and typing practicing material
 Rs.  70/-
Postage
Rs,   40/-
Total amount to be remitted
Rs. 800/-
All books are in English version only

To get the books by Registered Post, please remit Rs. 800/- Eight hundred only by Money Order to the following address:
JEEVAJEGAN PUBLICATIONS,No.5, MOOVENDAR NAGAR EAST,MADURAI RESERVE LINES PO,Madurai 625014

Note:

Please write the particulars of books required and your cell number in Money order coupon without fail.

Jun 29, 2015

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Current Affairs MCQ: 28 June 2015 for Exams

1) Charles Correa, who passed away recently was related to which among the following fields?
Architect

2) Election Commission of India (ECI) on 16 June 2015 suspended the recognition of which among the following party?
National People's Party (NPP)

3) Nathu La pass in which state was recently reopened for Kailash-Manasarovar pilgrims after 53 years?
Sikkim

4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 June 2015 launched which mobile app to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him?
‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’

5) Which country in Indian Ocean recently celebrated its National Day on 18 June?
Seychelles

6) Which entity received the final approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 17 June 2015 to start a full-fledged bank?
Bandhan Financial Services

7) Which state government on 16 June 2015 approved an anti-spitting law, in a bid to keep the city streets cleaner?
Maharashtra

8) World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was recently observed on?
June 17

9) Archana Ramasundaram was on 17 June 2015 appointed as the Director of?
National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

10) Which country was recently named the most peaceful country in the world? 
Iceland
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 27 June 2015

1) India recalled NZ High Commissioner after assault allegations:
--> India has recalled its High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, and will investigate the allegation of assault levelled against his wife, Sharmila, by a member of the couple’s domestic staff.
--> The External Affairs Ministry said that Mr. Thapar had been posted to headquarters in New Delhi.
--> The domestic staff member of the recalled High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ravi Thapar, has made “certain allegations”, but no charges has been pressed against the Thapars, the External Affairs Ministry said. 
Current Affairs 27 June 2015

2) ICC amended ODI rules; suspended USA Cricket Association:
--> ICC has decided to get rid of catchers in the first ten overs, removed the batting Powerplay and also allowed five fielders outside the 30-yard circle in the last ten overs of an innings in one-dayers.
--> The ICC also said that all “no balls” and not just over-stepping by the bowlers will result in a free hit in both ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.
--> The rule changes will come into effect for series starting on or after July 5.
--> The ICC board during its Annual Conference here adopted these recommendations.

3) Sangakkara confirmed Test retirement:
--> Kumar Sangakkara will retire from international cricket during the Test series against India in August.
--> Sri Lanka’s most prolific batsman said during the current second Test against Pakistan.
--> Sangakkara said he wanted to retire from all formats of the game after Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign but promised to be available for the back-to-back home series against Pakistan and India.

4) BRICS bank to be operational by end of 2015: South Africa:
--> The emerging market BRICS nations will have their own development bank by the end of the year, South Africa said on 27 June 2015.
--> "The New Development Bank is expected to be operational by end of 2015," the South African finance ministry said.
--> The BRICS nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - which represent 40 per cent of the world's population and a quarter of its economic output, decided in 2013 to create their own development bank to step up lending for the infrastructure projects needed to close the gap with the industrialised world.

5) Veselin Topalov won the Norway Chess Tournament 2015:
--> Veselin Topalov on 25 June 2015 won the Norway Chess tournament 2015 by leaving behind Viswanathan Anand into a quick draw.
--> Topalov secured 6½ points while Anand ended the tournament in second place with 6 points.

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Daily Current Affairs: 26 June 2015

1) Axis Bank launched debit card with enhanced security:
--> Axis Bank on 25 June 2015 launched a new debit card, which can be "switched off" for specified time periods, and has also put in fraud protection and personal accidental cover along with the offering.
--> The card named 'Secure+' can be switched off by using a mobile phone application or Internet banking gateway or through the phone-banking application. 
Current Affairs 26 June 2015

2) Government to set up memorial for Jai Prakash Narayan in Bihar:
--> Government on 25 June 2015 decided to set up a national memorial for socialist icon Jai Prakash Narayan in his birthplace in Bihar.
--> The memorial will also house a virtual museum and an institute to undertake study and research on democracy, enhancing the role of panchayats in nation-building, Gandhian thoughts and centre for Khadi and constructive work keeping in view the thoughts of Jai Prakash Narayan.

3) Terrorist attacks rocks Tunisia, France and Kuwait:
--> On 26 June 2015, terror strike at 3 countries killing more the 50 people from these 3 nations.
-->  27 killed in an ISIS suicide bombing at Tunisian beach resort and 13 at a mosque in Kuwait while a beheading at a gas factory in Eastern France.
--> In France terrorists struck at a gas factory in eastern France.

4) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament:
--> Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on 26 June 2015 dissolved the parliament, paving the way for fresh parliamentary elections in mid-August, eight months ahead of the schedule.
--> The long awaited dissolution of the 225-member house will pave the way for a fresh parliamentary election mid-August.
--> The election will come eight months ahead of the scheduled date in April 2016.

5) US Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal:
--> Supreme Court ruled on 26 June 2015 that the US Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.
--> The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.
--> With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states.

6) Satnam Singh Bhamara becomes first Indian to be drafted by a NBA team:
--> Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian born basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
--> He was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks team as the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft.
--> He was selected amongst the 60 young men who will play in the next season of NBA.

7) India ranked best for investment:
--> A ranking of destinations for attractiveness to foreign investors has placed India at the top among 110 countries.
--> China has secured the 65th position and the U.S. is at the 50th.
--> In the 2014 index, India was at the sixth position and Hong Kong was number one.
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25th June 2015 Daily Current Affairs Updates

1) PM launched three mega schemes for urban development:
--> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June 2015 launched three flagship schemes for urban development and promised that states and Union Territories (UT) will have a greater say in the implementation of the these programmes.
--> The three projects are :-
1. Smart Cities Mission: For smart cities, bottom-up approach will be followed where the responsibility will be on local bodies rather than states or the Centre to develop them.
2. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT):The AMRUT mission, worth Rs 50,000 crore, aims at infrastructure development of 500 cities with population of over one lakh.
3. Housing for All by 2022: Housing For All mission will enable decent houses to all the needy, particularly the economically weaker sections and low income group.The mission will be taken up in all the 4041 notified towns across the country. 
Current Affairs 25 June 2015

2) Union Cabinet approved renaming of SECI as Renewable Energy Corporation of India:
--> The Union Cabinet on 24 June 2015 approved renaming of Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) as Renewable Energy Corporation of India (RECI).
--> Besides, the Cabinet also gave its nod to the SECI to apply to the Registrar of Companies (ROC) for converting it into a Section 3 company from a Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013.
--> SECI was established as a registered company under the Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956.

3) Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas is new ICC president:
--> Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas was selected as the new president of the International Cricket Council on 25 June 2015.
--> The 67-year-old Abbas has already assumed the role, which will be on a one-year tenure.
--> ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, who also represented the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the annual meeting, was one one of the first persons to welcome Zaheer in the ICC.
--> The poisition was lying vacant after Mustafa Kamal resigned as ICC President, with effect from 1 April, 2015.

4) RBI extends deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes by six months:
--> Reserve Bank of India has extended the date for the public to exchange their pre-2005 banknotes till December 31, 2015.
--> RBI earlier had set up 30 June 2015 as the last date for the exchanging pre-2005 year currency notes of various denominations, including of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000.
--> The currency notes issued before 2005 do not have the year of printing on the reverse side.
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Current Affairs Quiz: 27 June 2015

1. United Kingdom (UK) recently celebrated ____ years of signing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015?
800 Years

2. Mogens Lykketoft was on 15 June 2015 unanimously elected as President of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Mogens Lykketoft belongs to which country?
Denmark

3. Which Indian company has recently bagged multi-million dollar aerospace deal with Airbus?
Mahindra Group

4. Union Government has recently launched Augmented Reality technology based mobile application named ‘Sakaar’ to highlight the achievements of?
Department of Space

5. Which Asian country has recently passed a bill to lower the voting age from 20 to 18 years?
Japan

6. BSNL has recently announced its plans to introduce mobile wallet (m-wallet) over the next two months with which bank as its banking partner?
State Bank of India

7. Hockey World League 2015 is hosted by which country?
Antwerp, Belgium

8. Who recently became the first Indian footballer to score fifty international goals?
Sunil Chhetri

9. Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) petrol pump at which place has recently become the world's highest altitude retail outlet to be powered by solar power?
Leh

10. Tourists visiting which historical monument can now access Wi-Fi service for free for the first 30 minutes?
Tajmahal

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Result of LGO Examination 2014 held on 23.11.2014 : Maharsashtra Circle


Result of LGO Examination 2014 held on 23.11.2014 : Maharsashtra Circle

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Daily Current Affairs: 24 June 2015

1) Parliament's monsoon session to begin on July 21:
--> The monsoon session of Parliament will start on July 21 and last for just three weeks, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs decided on 24 June 2015.
--> The government has planned a heavy legislative agenda, with at least 17 Bills to be cleared by both Houses that will require the cooperation of the Opposition. 
Current Affairs 24 June 2015

2) Veteran journalist Praful Bidwai passed away:
--> Praful Bidwai, a senior journalist and well-known columnist passed away on 24 June 2015.
--> Mr. Bidwai was a fellow at Transnational Institute at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
--> He was also a founding member of an anti-nuclear group Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND) set up after the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests.

3) Steffi Graf appointed Kerala's brand ambassador for Ayurveda:
--> Tennis legend Steffi Graf was on 24 June 2015 appointed the Ayurveda brand ambassador of Kerala.
--> The Kerala tourism department was given sanction to sign an agreement with Graf to become Ayurveda brand ambassador as part of the department's 'Visit Kerala Scheme'.
--> The 46-year-old Graf, who retired in 1999, married former World number one men's tennis player Andre Agassi in October 2001.

4) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Receive Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award:
--> Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award, Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero.
--> He was bestowed with this award for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises.

5) Union Cabinet gives nod to 6 new IIMs:
--> Union Cabinet has approved setting up 6 new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country.
--> Decision in this regard was taken Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
--> Now the total strength of IIMs increases to 19 from 13. These new IIMs will be located at Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab) and Sambalpur (Odisha).

6) 'Jurassic World' fastest movie to earn $1 billion:
--> Two months after Fast and Furious 7 became the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide by earning the money in 17 days, Jurassic World has usurped the title.
--> In 13 days flat, the film starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan has earned the mammoth amount (approximiately Rs 6300 crore).

Jun 26, 2015

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24 June 2015 Current Affairs Quiz for Exams

1. Sheila Kaul who passed away recently was ____ Minister in Narasimha Rao Cabinet?
Urban Development

2. Panel on restructuring of the Indian Railways, headed by whom had submitted its final report on 12 June 2015?
Bibek Debroy

3. What was the theme for World Blood Donor Day 2015 observed on 14 June 2015?
’Thank you for saving my life'

4. Name the Minister of State in the Department of Atomic Energy who on 14 June 2015 launched an insurance pool to the tune of Rs. 1,500 crore under Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND)?
Jitendra Singh

5. Beno Zephine recently became the first 100% blind officer in?
IFS

6. Robin was recently selected as the first-ever national bird of which country?
United Kingdom

7. Which e-commerce giant recently acquired Gurgaon based mobility solutions company Letsgomo Labs?
Snapdeal

8. Supreme Court on 15 June 2015 cancelled which All India entrance exam over irregularities in the conduct of the exam?
All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT)

9. Adani Group has recently inked a pact to set up 10K MW solar park at?
Rajasthan

10. Which telecom operator on 15 June 2015 started offering free roaming across the country for the first time?
BSNL
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General Knowledge (Science) Questions and Answer

1. Blood is purified by

A. Kidneys
B. Spleen
C. Pancreas
D. Liver

Answer
A. Kidneys 

2. Why is ozone layer important to mankind ?

A. It creates a protective covering against ultraviolet rays
B. It maintains the temperature of Earth
C. It releases hydrogen in the atmosphere
D. It releases oxygen in the atmosphere

Answer
A. It creates a protective covering against ultraviolet rays 

3. Which of the two metals are mixed in manufacturing of stainless steel ?

A. Zinc, Chromium
B. Chromium, Nickel
C. Chromium, Iron
D. Nickel, Iron

Answer
C. Chromium, Iron 

4. Permanent hardness of water cannot be removed by

A. Boiling
B. Adding Sodium Carbonate
C. Distillation
D. Adding Chlorine 

Answer
A. Boiling 

5. During photosynthesis in plants, the gas evolved is

A. Carbon dioxide
B. Oxygen
C. Nitrogen
D. Hydrogen

Answer
B. Oxygen 

6. Liver secretes

A. Saliva
B. Sebum
C. Bile
D. Acid

Answer
C. Bile 

7. Which of the following is not a recognised blood group ?

A. A
B. B
C. BC
D. AB

Answer
C. BC 

8. The vitamin which can be most easily synthesised in human body is

A. Vitamin D
B. Vitamin C
C. Vitamin B
D. Vitamin K

Answer
A. Vitamin D 

9. How does Vitamin D help in growing children ?

A. It increases height and weight
B. It improves eye sight and memory
C. It strengthens bones and teeth
D. It provides movement to limbs

Answer
C. It strengthens bones and teeth 

10. The average temperature of human body is

A. 30.50F
B. 36.90F
C. 98.60F
D. 97.40F

Answer
C. 98.60F
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Daily Current Affairs: 24 June 2015

1) Parliament's monsoon session to begin on July 21:
--> The monsoon session of Parliament will start on July 21 and last for just three weeks, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs decided on 24 June 2015.
--> The government has planned a heavy legislative agenda, with at least 17 Bills to be cleared by both Houses that will require the cooperation of the Opposition. 
Current Affairs 24 June 2015

2) Veteran journalist Praful Bidwai passed away:
--> Praful Bidwai, a senior journalist and well-known columnist passed away on 24 June 2015.
--> Mr. Bidwai was a fellow at Transnational Institute at Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
--> He was also a founding member of an anti-nuclear group Movement in India for Nuclear Disarmament (MIND) set up after the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests.

3) Steffi Graf appointed Kerala's brand ambassador for Ayurveda:
--> Tennis legend Steffi Graf was on 24 June 2015 appointed the Ayurveda brand ambassador of Kerala.
--> The Kerala tourism department was given sanction to sign an agreement with Graf to become Ayurveda brand ambassador as part of the department's 'Visit Kerala Scheme'.
--> The 46-year-old Graf, who retired in 1999, married former World number one men's tennis player Andre Agassi in October 2001.

4) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Receive Colombia’s Highest Civilian Award:
--> Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia’s highest civilian award, Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero.
--> He was bestowed with this award for spreading the message of peace in society, reducing stress, inter-mediation in war and combating violence through yoga and breathing exercises.

5) Union Cabinet gives nod to 6 new IIMs:
--> Union Cabinet has approved setting up 6 new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country.
--> Decision in this regard was taken Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
--> Now the total strength of IIMs increases to 19 from 13. These new IIMs will be located at Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab) and Sambalpur (Odisha).

6) 'Jurassic World' fastest movie to earn $1 billion:
--> Two months after Fast and Furious 7 became the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide by earning the money in 17 days, Jurassic World has usurped the title.
--> In 13 days flat, the film starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan has earned the mammoth amount (approximiately Rs 6300 crore).
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