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Sunday, January 25

Tamil Nadu Forest Services - Forester Syllabus,Book Lists,Study Materials

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Tamil Nadu Forest Services - Forester and Field Assistant Syllabus Download, Books list and Study Materials Download here

The Written exam for Tamil Nadu Forest Uniformed Services Recruitment Committee TNFUSRC Forest services exam consists of Two papers

Paper - I
General Knowledge, Aptitude, Mental ability, data analysis, Basic  English, Tamil Language etc.
Paper - II 
General Science

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Saturday, January 17

IBPS Exam Calender 2015-2016 for PO, Clerks, SO, RRB Published Officially

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IBPS - India's one of the top recruiting institution published the tentative Exam dates for the upcoming Common written exams.

Now it is possible to know about the Tentative Exam dates for IBPS PO, SO, RRB and Clerk Examinations.
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Saturday, January 10

TNPSC Assistant Engineer TN Industries Result 2013-2014 Published (Exam Date-9.06.2013)

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TNPSC has conducted the written exam for the recruitment to the post ASSISTANT ENGINEER (INDUSTRIES) IN THE TAMIL NADU INDUSTRIES Subordinate Service for which the written test was conducted on 9.06.2013. The list of candidates shortlisted provisionally for oral test is published in the Official website of TNPSC.

To Check Results
Step 1: Visit http://www.tnpsc.gov.in/results.html
Step 2: Scroll to the column 'ASSISTANT ENGINEER (INDUSTRIES) IN THE TAMIL NADU INDUSTRIES SUBORDINATE SERVICE'
or Visit directly this link  for the Results published on 16.09.2014 for the list of candidates shortlisted for Certificate Verification.

Visit here for the list of candidates shortlisted of Interview which is scheduled to be held on 19th Jan 2015 and 20th Jan 2015

Final Results:

ASSISTANT ENGINEER (INDUSTRIES) IN THE TAMIL NADU INDUSTRIES SUBORDINATE SERVICE Services Exam Result. The marks of the candidates will be available in the TNPSC Website very soon.


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Thursday, January 1

Current Affairs - January 2015

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TNPSC Current Affairs January 2015
Miscellaneous 
  • Important Appointments
    • Shailesh Nayak was appointed as the interim chairman of ISRO after the retirement of K Radhakrishnan
    • A S Kiran Kumar was appointed as the new chairman of ISRO.
    • H S Brahma was appointed as the new Chief election commissioner of India Succeeding V S Sampath.
    • S Jaishankar was appointed as the new Foreign secretary replacing Sujatha singh.
  • Operation Smile
    • To find missing children and reunite them with their parents.
    • Recently launched by the Hyderabad Police Department.
    • Also launched in Trichy by the TN Police Department.
  • Camel Festival was celebrated every January in Bikaner (Rajasthan). 
  • Awards
    • Leela Samson (Bharathanatiyam Artist) - was given the title Natya Kala Acharya.
  • Padma Awards (Jan 2015)
    • 104 persons were selected in total from various fields for Padma awards. Among them, 
    • Padma Vibhusan - 9 awardees
    • Padma Bhusan - 20 awardees
    • Padma Shri - 75 awardees
    • Also includes 17 women.
    • awardees from Tamil Nadu
      • Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan - Padma Vibhusan (Science and Engineering)
      • Gopalaswami - Padma Bhusan (Civil Service)
      • Sudha Raghunatha - Padma Bhusan (Art)
      • Kanyakumari Avasarala - Padma shri (Art)
      • P V Rajaraman - Padma shri (civil service)
      • R Vasudevan - Padma shri (Civil service)
  • Ashok chakra
    • Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh
    • Mukund Varadharajan
  • Important Books in News
    • Mee Nathuram Godse Boltoy - a play written by Pradeep Dalvi.
    • Madhorubhagan - authored by Perumal Murugan
  • Kailash Satyarthi
    • Handed over his Nobel Medal to the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
    • The medal will be kept at the museum in the Rashtrapathi bhavan.
  • Priya Pillai
    • A Greenpeace activist who addressed to British Parliamentarians from India through Skype after being barred to leave India.
    • She explained about her work in the Mahan region in Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Saudi Arabia's king Abdullah died and the kingship was passed to his brother Salman.
  • Metro train services at Mantri Square station (In Bangalore) was stopped for 5 mins to rescue a Black Kite (a bird).
  • Pooja Thakur
    • became the first women to lead the guard of honour for US president Barrack Obama.
  • R K Laxman - eminent Cartoonist passed away.
Polity
  • Non residential Indians can now cast their votes from abroad without being physically present in their constituencies through e-postal ballot systems or proxy voting.
    • The representation of people act 2010, Section 20(A) stating that the NRI should be physically present in their respective constituencies to vote was repealed.
Economics 
  • NITI Aayog
    • The Planning commission was replaced by a new institution called NITI Aayog.
    • The Abbreviation for NITI Aayog is National Institution for Transforming India.
    • Its main role will be formulation of policies.
  • D K Mittal Committee
    • D K Mittal Committee under the chairmanship of D K Mittal to suggest ways to increase the revenue of railways submitted its report.
  • Kamarajar Port Limited Located at Ennore has planned to expand its cargo handling capacity to 100 million tonnes.
  • HRIDAY
    • HRIDAY - Heritage Development and Augmentation India Yojana.
    • HRIDAY was launched by the central government to preserve and rejuvenate the cultural heritage of the 12 cities.
    • The Kanchipuram and Velankanni was also among the list of cities.
    • The government has allocated 500 crores for the project.
  • India Post honored Mumbai's Dabbawalas with a release of a commemorative special cover on Dabbawalas.
  • Disinvestment in Coal India Limited
    • The central government sold 10% of its shares in Coal India Limited and raised Rs.22,555 Crores.
    • The total disinvestment target for the current fiscal year 2014-2015 is Rs. 43,425 Crores.
Health and Environment
  • National biodiversity Congress 2015
    • The second edition of national biodiversity congress is to be held in Thiruvanthapuram (Kerala) in February 2015.
    • Theme: "Biodiversity: Access and Benefit Sharing"
  • 66 Tiger Deaths reported in 2014
    • Tamil Nadu tops the list with 15 tiger deaths followed by Madhya Pradesh (14), Uttarkhand (8).
  • Kirloskar Vasundara International Film Festival KVIIF
    • The only film festival of India dedicated to environmental issues.
    • The 9th edition of this film festival is to be scheduled from 16th Jan 2014 in Pune.
    • Theme: Zero Waste: Begins with us
  • Sofosbuvir
    • A drug used to treat hepatitis C virus which affects Liver manufacture by Gileads Sciences.
    • Recently the Indian patent Office rejected its patent application.
  • Mild tremors were recorded in several places of Andhra Pradesh with magnitude 1.8 in Richter scale. 
  • 18th Indian Birding Fair
    • It was held at the Man sagar Lake in Jaipur(Rajasthan).
Science and Technology
  • India Based Neutrino Observatory - INO
    • It is a proposed underground laboratory to study atmospheric neutrinos.
    • To be constructed at Pottipuram in Bodi West hills of Theni District of Tamil Nadu
  • Pamban Bridge
    • It is the first cantilever bridge of India.
    • 28 corroded old girders of Pamban bridge was replaced with new girders.
  • Agni-V
    • Recently test fired from a canister at the Wheeler Island.
    • It is a nuclear capable intercontonental ballistic missile.
    • Range: 5000 km
    • Payload: 1100 kg
World
  • Hijab
    • It means headscarf usually worn by muslim women
    • Recently the Hijab law which implies compulsory wearing of Hijab is made unconstitutional in Iran.
  • USA imposed new sanctions on North Korean Government officials and its defense industries for a cyberattack on Sony. 
  • Capital of North Korea - Pyongyang
  • Three Gorges Dam 
    • It is the world's largest Hydroelectric Dam.
    • It recently set a new record of highest annual power production.
    • It is located on the Yangtze River (China).
  • Terrorist Attack in Paris
    • 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris.
  • Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic - was elected as the first women president of Croatia.
  • John F Kennady Airport (New york)
    • The world's first dedicated terminal for animals is to be opened at the John F Kennady airport in New york.
  • Miss universe
    • Paulina Vega of Columbia was crowned Miss Universe 2014 at Florida (US).
  • MH370
    • Malaysia formally declared the MH370 disappearance an accident.
    • The passengers and the crew members were presumed to be dead.
  • K Sripavan - appointed as the new chief Justice of Srilanka.
    • He was the second tamil to be appointed as the CJ of Srilanka.
Sports
  • 35th National Games 2015
    • The 35th edition of the national games began at the Greenfield statium in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).
    • Sachin Tendulkar was appointed as the Goodwill ambassador of the 35th national games.
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