GK Power Capsule – June 2014 (The Hindu Review)

1. Reserve Bank of India, in its second bimonthly monetary policy statement reduced the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by 50 basis points to 22.5 per cent. This measure is likely to infuse around Rs.40,000 crore into the banking system.
New Rates are:
(A) Repo Rate – 8 % (Unchanged)
(B) Reverse Repo Rate – 7 % (Unchanged)
(C) Cash Reserve Ratio – 4 % (Unchanged)
(D) Statutory Liquidity Ratio – 22.5 % (Decreased 0.5%)
(E) Bank Rate – 9 % (Unchanged)
(F) Marginal Standing Rate – 9 % (Unchanged)

2. Additional secretary A.K. Dubey was appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited with immediate effect.

3. Rajeev Topno was appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

4. United Nations General Assembly approved the name of Zeid Ra’ad Zeid alHussein to head the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the UN.

5. Shaktikanta Das was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary.

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2014


Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2014

Exam Date - 02nd November 2014 & 09th November 2014

  • Staff Selection Commission has notified the CHSL Exam 2014 to fill Group-“C” posts of Data Entry Operator in Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs. 2400 and Lower Division Clerk in Pay Band-1, Grade Pay Rs.1900 in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices.
  • Tentative vacancies for the post of Data Entry Operators and Lower Divisional Clerk are 1006 and 991 respectively.

GK Power Capsule – May 2014 (The Hindu Review)

1. Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn‐in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. Along with him, 45‐member Council of Ministers that includes 23 Ministers with Cabinet rank, 10 Ministers of State with independent charges and 12 Ministers of State also took oath of their offices. This is the first time that, 25% of the Cabinet post has been allocated to women. Out of 23 Cabinet post, 6 has been allocated to women. The representative from SAARC nations included
1. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan
2. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of Nepal
3. Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam of Mauritius
4. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan
5. President Abdulla Yameen of Maldives
6. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan
7. President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka
8. Speaker of the Bangladesh National Parliament, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

2. 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014 results were declared on 16 May 2014. The elections were conducted in 543 constituencies across India. In the Elections 2014, the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the elections by securing 282 seats. On the other hand, the incumbent party the Indian National Congress (INC) lost the elections by securing only 44 seats. National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP was successful at securing 334 seats, whereas, UPA led by INC was successful at securing only 60 seats. The BJP for the first time has won the elections with majority since independence and it is the only the second time that a non-congress party has succeeded at securing this feat.

3. Winning parties of the five states
1. Odisha ‐ Biju Janata Dal (BJD) - Chief Minister – Mr. Naveen Patnaik
2. Arunachal Pradesh – Congress - Chief Minister – Mr. Nabam Tuki
3. Sikkim ‐ Ruling Democratic Front (SDF) - Chief Minister – Mr. Pawan Chamling
4. Andhra Pradesh – Telgu Desam Party (TDP) - Chief Minister – Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu
5. Telangana – Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) - Chief Minister – Mr. Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao

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