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Current Affairs Pocket : 18th October 2019

IAF and Royal Air Force of Oman begins Joint Exercise ‘Ex-Eastern Bridge-V’* Indian Air Force (IAF) and Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) started participating in a bilateral joint exercise named Ex-Eastern Bridge-V. The joint exercise will be held at Air Force Base Masirah in Oman. Earlier in 2017, the exercise Ex-Eastern Bridge-IV was held

Current Affairs Pocket : 17th October 2019

India hands over 2nd pair of Mi-24V helicopters to Afghan Air forces* India handed over the second pair of Mi-24V helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan, boosting the capability of the Afghan Air forces. The helicopters were officially handed over by Indian Ambassador Vinay Kumar to Afghanistan’s acting Defence Minister Asadullah Khalid at a ceremony held in

Current Affairs Pocket : 16th October 2019

IMF cuts World and India growth rates* The World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings kicked off on a somber note, with the IMF downgrading global growth in 2019 to 3%, the slowest since the global financial crisis.* India’s growth projections have also been downgraded to 6.1% and 7.0% in 2019 and 2020 respectively, down

LIC Assistant 2019-Preliminary Examination Call Letter

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has released the admit card of Computer Based Test (CBT) for Prelims Exam for the post Assistant. The LIC Assistant will be held on 30 and 31 October 2019 at various exam centres across India. Candidates who have applied for the posts can download their LIC Assistant Hall Ticket

Current Affairs Pocket : 12th – 15th October 2019

India, China to set up high level group to tackle Indias trade deficit* Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to set up a high-level group to tackle India’s trade deficit at the summit held in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. The high-level group will be led by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman from

Current Affairs Pocket : 11th October 2019

GeM signs MOU with Union Bank of India* Government e-Marketplace signed an MoU with Union Bank of India. As per the MoU, UBI will be able to offer an array of services including transfer of funds through GeM Pool Accounts, advising of Performance Bank Guarantees and Earnest Money Deposit to the registered users on the

Current Affairs Pocket : 10th October 2019

SBI reduces the savings interest rate by 25 bps* The State Bank of India (SBI) has reduced cut deposit and lending rates by 25 basis points (bps) to 3.25% from 3.5% for deposits of up to Rs.1 lakh. This reduction aims to boost the adequate liquidity in the banking The reduction in deposit rates will

Current Affairs Pocket : 8th & 9th October 2019

India receives 1st Rafale fighter jet built for Indian Air Force* India has got the 1st Rafale fighter jet “RB-001” built for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in France. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the 1st Rafale combat jet aircraft at Production Unit of Dassault Aviation in France. * However, the first batch of jets