28 October 2016 Current Affairs

Exam to be held in June 2017 for UPSC Civil Services exam qualifying aspirants:

As per the commission’s calendar for examination, the civil services qualifying examination is scheduled to be held on June 18. Next years, the civil services qualifying examination will be held in June instead of August. After a gap of three years, the commission will be conducting the examination in the month of June.


As per the commission’s calendar for examination, the civil services qualifying examination is scheduled to be held on June 18. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an organization that works under the central government to appoint staff for various posts in the various ministries and departments, and in subordinate offices. The commission also conducts examinations for the recruitment in various departments of the state.

Cabinet approves the set up of NAD, IISER Odisha

The cabinet also gave ex-post facto nod for the formation of an Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Berhampur Society in Odisha and its operationalisation in a transit campus from the current academic year 2016-17. On the proposal of HRD ministry, the Union Cabinet has given its approval in the formation of National Academic Depository (NAD) which will digitally store learning certificates, degrees and other academic awards of higher education institutions. The institutions will be operationalised in next three months. Within the next three months, the depository would be established and would be rolled out throughout the country in 2017-18, said the Union Cabinet.

Ban on Chinese fireworks fails to boost domestic industry owing to anti-cracker campaign: Survey

ASSOCHAM Secretary General said that though banning Chinese fireworks was aimed at energize domestic industry, negative publicity around firecrackers had neutralize the growth of firecracker industry across India. Banning import and sale of Chinese firecrackers has had little or no effect on domestically made crackers as traders across major cities report poor business owing to anti-cracker campaigns run by schools, resident welfare associations (RWAs) and others noted an ASSOCHAM survey-cum-analysis. The ASSOCHAM interacted with firecracker wholesalers, retailers, and traders in 10 cities of Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Mumbai to check the activity and demand for firecrackers together with impact of ban on Chinese crackers across India.

Wahlberg snapped 122 photos in three minutes with guests, sets new Guinness World Record

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the most selfies in three minutes , after American singer Donnie Wahlberg snapped 122 photos with guests on board his music band’s cruise. Wahlberg, a founding member of the 80s boyband New kids on the Block, had unsuccessfully tried to break the record last year.

Without adapter New Mac Book Pro can’t connect to iPhone

The new Macbook Pro has no ports that enable seamless connectivity with its own products. It has no Lightning port to connect iPhone and iPad devices. This means that if iPhones and iPads need to be connected to the Mac book Pro, users will have to buy an additional adapter or cable for it

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