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Scotland rejected independence from UK

In a historic referendum in which 84% people turnout for vote, Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom.

Mandolin Maestro Uppalapu Srinivas Passes away

Uppalapu Srinivas was Mandolin Maestro and composer of the Carnatic musical tradition of Southern India.

Lalitha Kumarmangalam appointed as new Chairperson of NCW

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has appointed BJP national executive member Lalitha Kumarmangalam

Rajasthan, 1st state to ratify Judicial Appointment Bill

Rajasthan became first state in the country that ratified the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill 2014 by voice vote.

Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa s First Women Governor

Renowned Hindi writer Mridula Sinha succeeded B V Wancho as first woman Governor of Goa.

Historian Bipan Chandra passed away

Noted modern historian Bipan Chandra passed away at the age of 86 after prolonged illness.
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    The General Studies paper II of CSE constitutes of quantitative aptitude, data interpretation and English language comprehension skills.

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    In a significant change in the pattern of Civil Services Examination (CSE), Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has incorporated negative marking system for objective type questions in Preliminary examination held on May 20, 2007.

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    GS for prelims have always been a nightmare both for the freshers as well as aspirants who have previously appeared and cleared prelims.

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    Consider the following statements regarding Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC):

    1. The Defence Research and Development Organisation has an internal system of communication that acts like a private Internet system.
    2. DESIDOC connects various centres working on crucial defence projects, thus securing them from any kind of hacking or interception.
    3. The Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) is located in Mumbai.

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    (a) 1, 2 only
    (b) 1, 3 only
    (c) 2, 3 only
    (d) 1, 2, 3

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    Basel Accord I: Retorting to address the messy liquidation of Cologne-based Herstatt Bank in 1973,

    Lau Gehrigs Disease

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is also known as Lau Gehrigs Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

    Who are Yazidis?

    The Yazidis, which translates into worshippers of god, are one of the world s smallest and oldest monotheistic religious minorities.

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    President's Nod To Whistle Blowers Bill

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimization.

    National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

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    Haryana Public Service Commission Preliminary Examination will be held on 3rd August, 2014
    The Haryana Public Service Commission has announced that the Preliminary examination for the posts of HCS (Ex. Br.) & Other Allied Services Exam
    UPSC released Civil Services Examination, 2013 result
    Union Public Service Commission released the list of candidates who have successfully cleared all the three stages - Prelims, Mains, and Personality Test - of Civil Services Examination, 2013.

     Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

    • Tier 1 Capital (core capital) is a form of bank capital, that the bank possesses with itself for example common stock, preferred stock that is irredeemable and non-cumulative, and retained earnings etc.
    • Bank uses this capital for lending, trading and so on.
    • Some of the key components of Tier I capital are paid up equity share capital and disclosed reserves such as statutory reserves, general reserves, capital reserves (other than revaluation reserves) and any other type of instrument notified by the RBI as and when for inclusion in Tier I capital.
    • Tier 1 Capital is the most reliable form of capital.
    • The kafala system, also known as sponsorship system, is a system used to monitor the construction and domestic migrant laborers in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the small Arab States of the Persian Gulf. All the members of GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) implement the Kafala System. The kafala system makes it difficult for workers to leave in situations where they are underpaid or abused.
    • Each GCC country manages its temporary migrant workforce through the sponsorship or Kafala system. Under this system, a local citizen or local company (the kafeel) must sponsor foreign workers in order for their work visas and residency to be valid. This means that an individuals right to work and legal presence in the host country is dependent on his or her employer, rendering him or her vulnerable to exploitation.
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