Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Negative Marking Guidelines for IBPS Clerk Exam

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS Clerk Exam every year to fill various vacancies in the participatory banks for clerical cadre posts. A candidate should be a graduate to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017.
The Notification for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam is out and the last date to register online is 3rd October 2017. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam will be held on December on 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017.
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The candidates who apply for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam are probably worried about negative marking. At times a brilliant candidate who is about to crack IBPS Clerk exam stays back because he/ she answered questions they weren’t sure of.
It is important for you to know the percent of negative marking and be very sure of the answer before marking the answer of questions in IBPS Clerk 2017.

How much Negative marking is there for IBPS Clerk 2017?

Every wrong answer marked by a candidate in the objective tests both in Mains and Prelims in IBPS Clerk 2017 will be charged 1/4th or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question.
Example: If a quantitative question carries 1 mark and the answer given by you is wrong then 0.25 marks will be deducted from your total score.

Is there any penalty for the Unanswered Question in IBPS Clerk Exam?

You can relax as no penalty is charged for any unanswered question i.e. no marks is either given or deduced for a question which is left blank in IBPS Clerk 2017.

How to avoid Negative Marking in IBPS Clerk 2017?

  • Strong Preparation:  It is important for you to prepare and practice for all the subjects in detail before attempting IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. This will help you avoid negative marking for IBPS Clerk Exam. You should know the syllabus and question pattern in detail so that you can build a constructive plan to prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam.
  • Attempt Questions You are Sure About: Since you know the exam pattern and no of questions beforehand for IBPS Clerk 2017; you should first attempt questions you are sure of. Answer the questions based on the concepts you are confident of. This will help you first answer such questions which will help you to reduce your chance of losing marks in IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Avoid Guesswork: Objective type questions give you a lot of scope for guesswork. Like everyone, we are pretty sure guesswork is the approach which is very convenient. But say a strict NO TO THE GUESSWORK. In IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam where there is a provision for negative marking, it's at the best that you mark only those answers of which you are sure of. Think, analyze, re-think before marking the answers in IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Jump to another question: IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam has a time constraint exam. Do not waste your time on one question. If you are not able to answer a question, just move on to another and come back to the question when the time is left at the end.
  • Be patient: IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam can only be cracked with patience. If you attempt IBPS Clerk 2017 exam impatiently then you are more prone to lose your marks. Read the question carefully, do not be in a hurry, Be calm and solve the question and mark it when you’re sure of. The key to crack IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam is to be Patient.
Now that you know what to do and what not do in IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam, Start your IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation by joining the free online IBPS Academy and download free ebooks for practice. 
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Daily Update On Current Affairs - September 19, 2017

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President's Medal for Former DIG D Roopa   

The former DIG of Prisons in Karnataka D. Roopa has been awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service. Ms. Roopa shot into prominence when she alleged that preferential treatment was being given to the jailed AIADMK leader Sashikala, in the Bangalore Central Jail. She was later transferred to another position.

New Appointments Made

Senior IPS officer Y.C Modi has been named the chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved Mr. Modi’s appointment as Director General of the NIA. He will take over from Sharad Kumar after he completes his tenure on October 30. Another senior IPS officer, Rajni Kant Misra, has been appointed Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).  Mr. Misra is at present the Additional Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF).
  
Odisha sets up the first Odiya language University 
      
The Odisha Govt has passed a bill which enables it to set up the first Odiya Language University in the state. The University will award degrees in literature, epigraphy and linguistics. Odisha becomes the fourth state in the country to set up a University for its language. The first three are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The University will be based in Bhubaneshwar.

69th Annual Emmy Awards Presented

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S. The Handmaid's Tale became the first web television series to win the award for the Outstanding Drama Series. West world and Saturday Night Live were the most nominated programs, each with 22 nominations. Stephen Colbert was the Host of 69th Emmy Awards.

INS Garihal carries relief material for Rohingya refugees under “Insaniyat” programme

A ship of the Indian Navy INS Garihal has carried relief materials for the Rohingya refugees under the Insaniyat programme. This will help Bangladesh in relief operations. The ship will carry around 86 thousand family packs as part of relief work, to be distributed amongst the refugees.


Russia, Iraq resume air travel after 13 years  

After a long hiatus of 13 years, air traffic has resumed between Russia and Iraq. The first scheduled commercial aircraft took off on the 17th Sept 2017. While the initial traffic is between Baghdad and Moscow, very soon it will be extended to the Iraqi city of Basra as well. Russia had suspended flights to Iraq in 2004.

Japan releases postage stamps in honour of Indian Yoga experts       
 
In a rare gesture, the Japanese postal department has released postage stamps on Indian Yoga experts. This was announced on 17th Sept 2017. The stamps were released in honour of Indian Yoga experts Bishnu Charan Ghosh, Karuna Ghosh and Ashutosh Ghosh. This is the first time that Japan has released postal stamps on Yoga experts.

Airtel Payments Bank becomes first Payment Bank in the country to integrate UPI on digital platform       

Airtel Payments Bank integrated the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on its digital platform, allowing customer choice and convenience to facilitate secure digital payments. Airtel Payments Bank has become the first payments bank in India to integrate the UPI on its digital platform. In January 2017, Bharti Airtel launched Payments Bank in India to enable transactions on digital platforms. The initiative will allow bank customers to link their bank accounts to Bhim app and make UPI payments.

Google Tez Payment App launched in India

Google Tez has become the latest UPI-based payments app in the country. The new Google Tez app can be used to pay for movie tickets, utility bills, and make other transactions online.



  
Sanjay Rajagopalan quits Infosys 
       
Infosys Senior Vice President Sanjay Rajagopalan has resigned from his post. The decision has come a month after Vishal Sikka stepped down as the company's MD and CEO. He was employed with Infosys from August 2014 to September 2017.



Father of Indian nephrology Dr. K.S.Chugh dies of cancer

The well-known nephrologist widely considered as the Father of Indian nephrology, Dr. K.S. Chugh died of cancer on 17th Sept 2017. He was 85. Dr. Chugh had published 413 papers including 38 chapters in national and international magazines and research publications. He was honoured with the Padma Sri.


Louis Hamilton wins Singapore Open Grand Prix   

British racing great Louis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix car racing tournament on 17th Sept 2017. He was, as usual, representing Mercedez. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo came 2nd and Mercedez’s Valtteri Botas finished third in the race.
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IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Education Qualification And Other Details

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Minimum eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk 2017 is specified by IBPS, candidates who are intending to apply for IBPS Clerk 2017 should ensure that they meet the minimum eligibility.

IBPS Clerk examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel ever year. This is the seventh year that IBPS is conducting the clerk CWE exam and hence it is named as IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The clerk examination is conducted for the aspirants to fulfil clerical cadre posts in multiple banks.

Since the official IBPS Clerk 2017 notification is out, the registration has already started and it will end on 3rd October 2017 for IBPS Clerk 2017.

The IBPS Clerk CWE VII is a two-phased exam: Preliminary and Mains. This year there are 7883 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017. The candidates, who are registering for IBPS Clerk 2017, should check the basic eligibility criteria before registering online at the official website of IBPS.
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Here are the details for the IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Age As on 01.09.2017


Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1987 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive)

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Relaxation of Upper age limit


IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualifications As on 03.10.2017
  • A Degree (Graduation): Any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/ she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online for IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute for IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT: Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2017, should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT for whose vacancies a candidate wishes to apply for.
  • Ex-Servicemen: Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 03.10.2017. Such certificates should be dated on or before 03.10.2017 while applying for IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

How to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2017

IBPS Clerk Notification is out, and the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted in the month of December. Join Talentsprint's online program, exclusively curated for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam, and get all the winning preparation tools used by 5000+ successful candidates.
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How to Pay IBPS Clerk Exam Fee Online? Step By Step Guide

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The world is moving forward. The aim of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “digital India.” As all the money transactions – Big or small are made online; IBPS has extended the facility to pay online for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The IBPS Clerk candidates can pay IBPS Clerk Fees online via digital mode. The last date to pay IBPS Clerk Examination fee is 3rd October, 2017. 

IBPS Clerk 2017 – Things to Remember Before Paying the IBPS Exam Fees Online


1.    Please keep the debit/credit card and the necessary details handy before you register for the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. Make it a point that your account has the access for online transactions.
2.    Not more than one application should be submitted by the IBPS Clerk aspirant. In case of multiple applications, only the latest valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fees paid for the other multiple registrations will stand forfeited.
3.    Online application once registered cannot be withdrawn. Once the fee is paid for the IBPS Clerk application, it will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for any other examination.


Below are the fee details for IBPS Clerk 2017:

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates

Rs. 600/- for all others

IBPS Clerk 2017 - Mode Of Payment of IBPS Exam Fee
Candidates have the option of making the payment for IBPS Clerk Exam through the ONLINE mode only. Payment of fees for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 can be done only online and no other form of payment would be accepted.
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How to Make Online Payment using Debit/Credit Card for IBPS Clerk 2017?
Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the online application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the “FINAL SUBMIT” button at the end of the online Application format. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidate. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

Here is a step by step guide of paying online using debit/ credit for IBPS Clerk 2017

Step 1: In the payment form screen, you will be asked to pay your IBPS Clerk exam fees using any payment options such as debit card, credit card, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. You can provide the information as asked on the screen by selecting the options provided on the left side.

If paying by debit card and credit card then, 

Step 2: Enter your debit/credit card number and CVV number (3 digits) given at the back of your card, card expiry date, name on the card, and your i-pin or password.


Step 3: Make sure that all the details that are entered are correct before the final submission.

Step 4: If the online transaction has not been successfully completed, then you will be asked to log in again and make corrections in the required fields.

Step 5: On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. The candidates are advised to save a copy of this receipt and take a print-out of it.

Due to some reason if you want to pay your fees someday later, save the page and log out from the IBPS website, The registration number and password that is given to you at the time of registration, secure it and use it when you wish to pay your IBPS fees. Be sure to complete the payment procedure before 3rd October 2017. 

Important Points To Know Before 3rd October 2017 about Fee Payment for IBPS Clerk 2017

Note 1: Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before 3rd October 2017 for depositing the fee. It is to ensure to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability/failure to log on to the IBPS website on account of heavy load on the internet/website jam. IBPS is not responsible for the candidates who were unable to submit their applications within the last date.

Note 2: Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying. No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and any incomplete application would be rejected.

Hope now it’s easy for you to pay your IBPS Clerk Exam Fee. Since there are only 40 days left for the IBPS Clerks Prelims, Start your IBPS Clerk 2017 Preparation now.
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Monday, 18 September 2017

Daily Update On Current Affairs - September 18, 2017

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Sardar Sarovar Dam dedicated to the Nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat to the nation on 17th Sept 2017. The foundation stone of this Dam was laid by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 5th April 1961 and is named after the iron man of India, Dr. Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The Narmada dam is the second biggest concrete gravity dam in the world by volume after the Grand Coulee Dam in the USA.

Assam Govt passes PRANAM Bill     
   
On 15th Sept 2017, the Assam Government passed the PRANAM (Parental Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) Bill. The Bill makes it mandatory for the state Govt employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings. If they fail to do so, they will face a cut in their salary. Assam is the first State to introduce such a legislation.
  
India’s first Centre for Animal Law comes up

The first Centre for Animal Law in the country has been set up in NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad. The Centre was inaugurated by the Union Minister Ms. Maneka Gandhi on 15th Sept 2017. The Centre will develop curriculum on animal welfare laws including topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws and other issues concerning animals.

Tunisia lifts bans on Muslims marrying Non-Muslims       
 
Tunisia has lifted a ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims. The idea is to give equal rights to women in their choice of husbands. Up until now, a non-Muslim man wanting to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to Islam and give proof of the conversion.

IndusInd Bank ties up ADB for providing loans    
   
IndusInd Bank has entered into an MOU with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide loans to poor women in rural India. This was announced by the Bank on 15th Sept 2017. The total loan amount allotted by the ADB is the US $200 million. Out of this, at least 95% will be given to poor women in the rural areas. At least 70% will be disbursed in the least developed states of India.

Amazon ties up with Bank of Baroda to give microloans to sellers    
   
On 15th Sept 2017, Amazon India announced that it has entered into an MOU with Bank of Baroda to give microloans to its sellers. The loan will be provided for amounts ranging from Rs 1 Lac to Rs 25 lacs and the interest rate will be 10.45% to 11%. Amazon would choose the customers based on their performance.

International Olympic Association Chooses its Head of Ethics Commission
  
On 14th Sept 2017, the IOA (International Olympic Association) chose the former Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon as the Head of its Ethics Commission. The appointment will be valid for a period of four years.


Suresh Chitturi appointed Vice Chairman of International Egg Commission  

On 15th Sept 2017, Mr. Suresh Chitturi, Managing Director of Srinivasa Farms was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the International Egg Commission. He will hold office for a period of two years. He is the second Indian to be appointed to the top position of the Egg Commission. The last top executive of the International Egg Commission was B.V.Rao of Venkateswara Hatcheries.

Maria Sharapova’s new Book

The tennis star Maria Sharapova, who has returned to tennis after a two-year doping ban has come out with her book titled “Unstoppable – My Life so far”. The book chronicles Sharapova’s tumultuous tennis career and her rise to the top and her struggles. Maria was born on 19th April 1987 and was rated No.1 in Women’s tennis on five different occasions.

16th September – International Day for prevention of O Zone layer

16th September is observed as the International Day for prevention of O Zone Layer. The date was chosen because the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the O Zone layer was signed on 16th Sept 1987. The theme for this year is “Caring for all life under the Sun”.


16th September- International Coastal Cleanup Day      
    
The International Coastal Cleanup Day is observed on the third Saturday of September every year. This year, it was observed on 16th Sept 2017. The day is observed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the South Asian region, it is observed under the aegis of the South Asian Cooperative Environment Programme.(SACEP).

Chris Gayle hits his 100 Sixes in T20 Internationals

Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle became the first batsman in the world to hit 100 sixes in T20 Internationals when he hit two sixes in the West Indies’ win over England on 16th Sept 2017. Gayle also holds the record for the highest individual score in T20 matches, when he scored 175 playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL tournament against Pune Warriors.

P.V.Sindhu wins Korean Open Badminton Championship

P.V.Sindhu continues her winning run, with her third World Series title and her second of this year. She won the Koran Open Badminton Championship beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan on 17th Sept 2017.  It must be added that Okuhara had beaten Sindhu in the final of the World Championships in Glasgow last month. Sindhu is the reigning Olympic Silver Medalist. In the men’s section, Indonesia’s Antony Sinisisua Ginting lifted the trophy by beating the countryman Jonathan Christie in the final.

J.P. Duminy retires from Test Cricket  

South African all-rounder J.P.Duminy has announced his retirement from Test Cricket at the age of 33. Duminy announced this decision on 16th Sept 2017. He will, however, continue playing ODI's and T20 internationals for South Africa. Duminy played 46 Test Matches for South Africa.
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Daily Update On Current Affairs - September 17, 2017

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Air India launches non-stop flight service from Delhi to Copenhagen   

Air India has launched its direct flight to the Danish capital Copenhagen from New Delhi on 16th Sept 2017. This is the 11th destination for the national carrier in Europe, describing it as connecting 'Maharaja with the Mermaid'. The flight landed at the Copenhagen airport after more than a seven-hour journey. In Air India's trademark style, the inaugural flight was operated by an all-woman crew. The Air India service to Copenhagen will be operated with a Dreamliner aircraft thrice a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Home Minister launches Swatchhta Hi Seva Campaign    

On 15th Sept 2017, the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh launched the nationwide “Swatchhta Hi Seva Campaign” organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The campaign was launched at the ITBP campus in Tigri. The campaign seeks to attain India’s status as an “Open Defecation Free Nation” by the year 2019. It will also help in improving the nutrition and productivity of our children.
  
Rajasthan announces farm loan waiver    
     
After a lot of protests and delays, the state Govt in Rajasthan has announced a waiver of farm loans to the extent of Rs 20000 Cr. All loans up to Rs 50000 will be waived off from the farmers. Rajasthan is the fifth state in the country to waive farm loans after Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.


2017 Global Study on least and most stressful cities: Stuttgart, Germany at the top

On 13th Sept 2017, the report on the least and most stressful cities of the world was released. The study was done by a London based firm called Zipjet. Stuttgart in Germany came out on top as the least stressful city to live in the world, while India’s Bengaluru and Delhi came at a lowly 130th and 142nd respectively, out of the 150 cities studied, which means that Delhi is the 8th most stressful city in the world. The top 5 Most Stressful cities in the world as per the study are: 1) Baghdad 2) Kabul 3) Lagos 4) Dakar, Senegal and 5) Cairo. The least 5 Stressful cities are: 1) Stuttgart, Germany 2) Luxembourg 3) Hanover, Germany 4)Berne, Switzerland and 5) Munich, Germany. The rankings were done on the basis of a variety of factors including Density, Green Cover, Public Transport, Traffic, Perception of Safety etc.
  
China displays first unmanned helicopter     

On 15th Sept 2017, China displayed its first unmanned helicopter AV500W for foreign buyers. The aircraft’s length is 7.2 meters and its maximum takeoff weight is 450 kg. Its maximum speed is 170 kmph.
                               


Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce to set up engine plant     

Force Motors announced on 13th Sept 2017 that it has tied up with Rolls Royce Power Systems to set up an engine plant near Pune. The plant will produce multiple types of Power systems to be used in the Railways and Power Generation. The plant will produce for both Indian and international markets.                                

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passes away       

Marshal of Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away in New Delhi on 16th Sept 2017. He was 98, born at Lyalpur now known as Faisalabad in undivided Punjab, Marshal Arjan Singh, joined the Air Force at the age of 19 in 1938. He was the only officer of the IAF to have been promoted to five-star rank. Widely respected and admired for his leadership qualities, Arjan Singh was an iconic figure of the Indian military history.

First ever UN Envoy for Oceans appointed by UN  

The United Nations has appointed Peter Thomas as its first-ever envoy for Oceans.  This was announced by the UN Secretary-General Antony Gutterres in New York on  13th Sept 2017. The appointment will seek to protect the world’s oceans from the effects of the climate change which has affected the lives of billions across the globe.


New Indian Ambassador to Slovak Republic Announced 

Harsh Kumar Jain has been appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. This was announced on 14th Sept 2017. An IAS officer of the 1983 batch, Jain is currently the Indian Ambassador to Kazakhstan. Bratislava is the Capital of Slovakia. Mr. Andrej Kiska is the President of the Republic of Slovenia, while Mr. Robert Fico is the Prime Minister.

September 15th – International Day of Democracy 

September 15th is observed as the International Day of Democracy. The day was celebrated in the UN Headquarters in New York. The celebrations were organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union of the UN. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “In defence of democracy: The 20th Anniversary of the IPU’s Universal declaration of democracy”.

September 15th – Engineers’ Day      
  
In India, 15th of September is observed as the Engineers’ Day in memory of the great Indian Engineer, Sir M Visweswariah.  He is India’s most revered civil engineer, dam builder, economist and statesman. He was conferred the Bharath Ratna in 1955. He was the Dewan of Mysore State in 1908. The theme of this year’s celebration is: "Role of Engineers in a developing India”
  
15-year-old Shapath Bhardwaj qualifies for ISSF World Cup Finals for shooting    

Indian teenager Shapath Bhardwaj has been qualified for the prestigious ISSF World Cup Finals for shooting. Having become the country's youngest athlete to figure in the government's Target Olympic Podium scheme, the 15-year-old, who clinched an individual bronze medal in the Junior World Cup in Italy last month, will compete in men's double trap alongside Ankur Mittal and Sangram Dahiya. The World Cup finals, the most prestigious annual tournament of the International Shooting Sport Federation, will be held next month.
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