Current Affairs Power Capsule – October 2014 (The Hindu Review)

1. First-time legislator from BJP Manohar Lal Khattar, 61, is the 21st Chief Minister of Haryana.

2. Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is the first BJP candidate to become CM of Maharashtra.

3. Rajiv Mehrishi took charge as Union Finance Secretary. He succeeded Arvind Mayaram.

4. Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar was elected Vice-President of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union in Macau.

CPT for Assistant Central secretariat services & DEST for Tax Assistant Post

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
After declaration of Tier 2 Result, SSC will conduct Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). CPT is conducted for all those candidates who have opted for CSS (Central Secretariat Services) anywhere in their post preference. You need not to carry your computer / laptop / keyboard as Computer will be provided by SSC. No exemption from CPT for any category of PH candidates. CPT will be of qualifying nature. Marks obtained will be not counted in merit but if you fail in this test than you will not get CSS post but eligible for other posts.

CPT includes three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides

Comparison of Papers Expected cut off and Paper Analysis of SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Exam 19 Oct & 26 Oct both shifts

Paper analysis of SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Exam 19 Oct & 26 Oct both Morning and Evening Shift
Part A – General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Intelligence & Reasoning part of both dates & both shifts is easy. Most of the questions of this section are easy to moderate level. Many of candidates have attempted 40+ questions in this section with accuracy. As all sets of this examination is lengthy so 35 – 40 Marks in this section is a good score but if you are scoring more than 40+ marks in this section it will an advantage for you in scoring marks.

Part B – General Awareness
This section is tough than previous SSC CGL Exams. Earlier SSC asks traditional questions of science, economics, geography, history & polity. In 19th Oct morning paper they asked professional question of science, as candidates

GK Power Capsule – September 2014 Current Affairs (The Hindu Review)

1. Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu was sworn-in as the 42nd Chief Justice of India on 28 September 2014. He succeeded Chief Justice RM Lodha.

2. AIADMK Treasurer O Panneerselvam was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He replaced the former AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa.

3. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in as president of Afghanistan.

4. Lalitha Kumaramangalam was appointed as chairperson of National Commission for Women.

5. Union Government declared 25 September as Antyodya Diwas. Antyodya diwas was observed to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.   

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GK Power Capsule – (The Hindu Review) August 2014

1. RBI has held policy rates at current levels. However RBI’s move to cut SLR by 50 bps to 22% could provide banks an additional liquidity of R44,000 crore. Current fiscal year is expected to go up to 5.5 per cent from 4.7 per cent in last financial year.
i. Bank Rate – 9 % (Unchanged)
ii. Cash Reserve Ratio – 4 % (Unchanged)
iii. Statutory Liquidity Ratio – 22 % (Decreased 0.5%)
iv. Repo Rate – 8 % (Unchanged)
v. Reverse Repo Rate – 7 % (Unchanged)
vi. Marginal Standing Rate – 9 % (Unchanged)

2. Union Government appointed chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) RN Ravi as Naga interlocutor. He was also appointment as Chief of the Joint Intelligence Committee. 

3. Turkey's ruling party named Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as New Prime Minister of Turkey. 

4. Thailand coup leader, Army Chief Prayuth Chanocha was elected as The Prime Minister of Thailand.
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