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Friday, July 6, 2012



1.         Constr of two French N-power reactors in Maharashtra [Jaitapur] was agreed upon during the French President vis to India. Salient aspects of the reactor is given below:-

(a)       Size of the deal is $ 9.3 billion.

(b)       Proj will be constr by French nuclear giant Areva.

(c)        Areva would provide NPCIL of India with water pressuried EPR (European Pressurized) reactors and fuel for 25 yrs.

(d)       Phs of Implementation.

(i)         Ph 1.   Two of six proposed EPRs, each of 1650 MW will be installed at Madban vill, catering for energy reqmts of the State for next 25 yrs [PDC 2016].

(ii)        Ph II.   Ph II would have 4 EPRs [PDC 2018].

(iii)       Importance.  The plant will provide 10,000 MW of non-polluting power to India [India’s current capacity is 4,000 MW].

            (e)       Prog.

                        (i)         Environmental clearance accorded by MoEF on 28 Nov 2010.

                        (ii)        Proj slated to come up in Ratnagiri distt of Maharashtra.

                        (iii)       Approval gtd subject to 35 conditions and safeguards incl 23
specific to the proj and other gen conditions.
(iv)       Condition incl prep of a comprehensive biodiversity conservation plan to maint the hlth of 150 hect of mangroves in the area.

(f)        Land Reqmt.            Land Reqmt for the proj is 938 Hect in 5 Vill displacing 2335 families.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Current and General Topics

D. Current and General Topics

1.                  The Kashmir issue will always remain an obstacle for cordial relations between India and Pakistan.

2.                  The demand for a Constitutional/Amendment giving more power to the States.

3.                  Power of the Press.

4.                  Should we have conscription in our country ?

5.                  India’s refusal to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty.

6.                  Should India review her policy of nonalignment in view of the attitude of her neighbours ie.China and Pakistan ?

7.                  Your favourite leader/Military Commander.

8.                  Your ambition in life.



1.         2G Scam.

(a)       2G licenses issued to private telecom players at throwaway prices in 2008.

(b)       CAG: Spectrum scam has cost the government Rs. 1.76 lakh crore.

(c)        CAG: Rules and procedures flouted while issuing licenses.

2.         Charges on Former Telecom Minister, A Raja.

           (a)        Cheap Telecom Licenses.

(i)         Entry fee for spectrum licenses in 2008 pegged at 2001 prices.

(ii)        Mobile subscriber base had shot up to 350 million in 2008 from 4 million in 2001.

            (b)       No Procedures Followed.

(i)         Rules changed after the game had begun.

(ii)        Cut-off date for applications advanced by a week.

(iii)       Licenses issued on a first-come-first-served basis.

(iv)       No proper auction process followed, no bids invited.

(v)        Raja ignored advice of TRAI, Law Ministry, Finance Ministry.

(vi)       TRAI had recommended auctioning of spectrum at market rates.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Job Highlights (30 Jun - 06 Jul 2012)

Job Highlights  (30 Jun - 06 Jul 2012)
  1. Union Bank of India requires 1636 Single Window Operator ‘A’/Clerk. Last Date for online application : 03.07.2012
  2. Corporation Bank requires 317 Probationary Assistant Managers. Last Date for online Registration : 11.07.2012.
  3. Sashastra Seema Bal requires 824 Constables (Driver) Last date : 01.08.2012.
  4. Ordnance Factory, Chanda requires 219 Electrician Fitter, Machinist, Painter, Turner etc. Last Date : 21 days from the date of publication.
  5. South Western Railway requires 91 Commercial Clerk, Trains Clerk, Ticket Examiner/ Ticket Collector, Jr. Clerk-cum-Typist etc. against Persons with Disabilities Quota. Closing Date: 30.07.2012.
  6. Northern Railway requires 73 Traffic Apprentice, Goods Guard, ASM. JE, Jr. Clerk-cum-Typist, Commercial Clerk etc. against Physically Handicapped Quota. Closing Date: 30.07.2012
  7. Western Railway requires 64 Group ‘C’ Posts against Sports Quota. Closing Date: 30.07.2012
  8. The Indian Navy invites applications for Grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Technical/Executive Branches. Last Date for online Registration: 16.07.2012.
  9. HQ Maintenance Command, IAF, invites applications for 154 Group ‘C’ Posts. Last Date : 21 days after publication.
  10. Surguja Vishwavidyalaya, Ambikapur requires 65 Principal, Professor Associate Professors and Assistant Professor.
  11. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi requires 10 Jr. Clerk, Tech. III/Painter, Tech.III/Car Painter, Stenographer (Hindi) etc. Last Date: 28.07.2012. 

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