SBI PO Prelims Analysis 05th January 2021: Today is the second day of SBI PO Prelims Exam and Adda247 has again come up with the overall exam analysis of 1st Shift for you detailing section-wise and topic-wise analysis in this section. Our team has reviewed directly from the aspirants who are coming out of the 2nd Shift exam hall. The overall difficulty level of SBI PO Prelims 1st Shift Exam held on 5th January 2021 was of Easy to Moderate Level. This analysis would be a great help for the students who are going to appear in the next shifts helping the candidates to understand the exam pattern and difficulty level of exam in a better way. The SBI PO Prelims exam 2020-21 has been scheduled for 4th, 5th, and 6th January 2021. The exam will be held in four shifts for the three days of the exam

Also Check; SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 4th January 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 5th January 2021, Shift 1

The SBI PO Prelims Exam will have 3 sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English Language

The Time Duration for the Prelims Exam of SBI PO will be 1 hour.

SNo Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 60 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Video Analysis

The detailed video SBI PO Prelims exam analysis of 1st Shift held on 05th January 2021 will help candidates to strategise a study plan in such a way that they could give extra time to the asked topics in this shift. For providing accurate analysis with questions asked in the exam and their solutions, you can refer our video analysis session whose link is given below, which is been conducted by our expertise faculty by having direct communication with the aspirants.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 5th January 2021, Shift-1: Overall Good Attempts

SNo Section Good Attempts Difficulty level
1 English Language 23-24 Easy
2 Numerical Ability 21-23 Easy to Moderate
3 Reasoning Ability 23-24 Easy to Moderate
Overall Good Attempts 67-71 Easy to Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis: Section-Wise & Topic-Wise Analysis of Shift-1

For helping the aspirants who are preparing for the upcoming bank exams, here is the detailed section-wise and topic-wise analysis. Go through the complete analysis carefully and know which topics were asked in the SBI PO Prelims Exam on 05th January 2021. The candidates can revise accordingly for the upcoming bank exams.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section is one of the time-taking sections in the SBI PO Prelims Exam and the candidates must prepare and practise on their speed to score good marks in this section. In the SBI PO Prelims Exam Shift 1 on 5th January 2021, the quantitative aptitude section was of Easy to Moderate level and some of the topics that were a part of the question paper in 1st shift is as follows:

Questions Asked in Data Interpretation

  1. Pie Chart (Year and Product Sold)- 5 Questions
  2. Tabular DI (2 tables with different years)- 5 Questions (Lengthy and Tricky)

Missing Number Series: 4 Easy Questions and 2 Tricky Questions

Arithmetic: Questions were asked from Ratio, Ages, Boats, Mensuration, Profit & Loss

Topic Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 10 Moderate
Missing Number Series 06 Easy to Moderate
Approximation 06 Easy to Moderate
Caselet 03 Easy
Arithmetic 10 Easy to Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: Reasoning Ability

The reasoning ability section is the second most lengthy section in the SBI PO Prelims Exam and is one of the most scoring sections in the exam. The overall difficulty level of questions asked in the 1st Shift exam from Reasoning Section was of Easy to Moderate Level. Given below is the SBI PO Prelims Exam 1st Shift Analysis for the reasoning ability section for the reference of candidates preparing for the SBI PO Prelims Exam 2020-21

There was no question asked from syllogism, inequality, direction.

Meaningful Word: BETRAYING 

Question Asked from Puzzle

  1. Floor puzzle (9 floor, 9 people)- 5 Questions (Easy)
  2. Tabular puzzle (Purchasing cars on a different occasion)- 5 Questions (Moderate)
  3. Scheduling (Month & Dates)- 5 Questions (Slightly Difficulty)
  4. Circular Arrangement (6 people and colour inward)- 5 Questions (Easy)
  5. Linear Unknown uni-direction- 4 Questions
Topic Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement 24 Easy to Moderate
Coding-Decoding (Conventional) 06 Easy to Moderate
Blood Relations 03 Easy
Word Problem Twice Appear 01 Easy
Alphabet Based (to make a meaningful word) 01 Easy
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2021: English

The English language section is one where candidates tend to lose maximum marks as the options available are quite similar and confusing where candidates end up making mistakes.  The difficulty level of English Section in 1st Shift Exam was of Easy to Moderate Level. Have a look at the which topics were asked in the English section of SBI PO Prelims 1st Shift Exam.

  • Reading Comprehension: Privacy+ American Security
  • Synonyms/Replacement of Critical
  • Meaning- Flip the Narrative
Topic Questions Asked Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 07 Moderate
Cloze Test 06 Easy to Moderate
Double Fillers (Vocab Based) 04 Easy
Phrase Replacement 03 Easy to Moderate
Sentence Correction 04 Easy
Error Detection 04 Easy to Moderate
Match the column 03 Easy
Rearrangement 04 Easy to Moderate
Total 35 Easy to Moderate

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SBI PO Prelims Detailed Exam Analysis 5th Jan, Shift 1

  • The mentioned data analyzed of 5th January 2021, Shift 1 for the SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis says that overall the exam was of Easy to Moderate level
  • Overall the total good attempts were between 67-71
  • We hope that the information is useful and can be used to assess your performance. Stay Connected for more updates on the banking and other exams.

SBI PO Prelims Analysis 05th Jan, Shift 1: FAQs

Q. Which puzzles were asked in SBI PO Prelims 5th Jan, Shift-1 Exam?

Ans. The questions were asked from Floor puzzle, tabular puzzle, scheduling puzzle, circular Arrangement and Linear Unknown uni-direction

Q. Was there any question asked from Caselet topic in SBI PO Prelims 5th Jan, Shift-1 Exam?

Ans. Yes, there were 3 questions from Caselet section.

Q. Was Coding-Decoding asked in Reasoning Section?

Ans. Yes, a conventional coding-decoding question was asked in SBI PO Prelims 5th Jan, Shift-1 Exam

Q. What could be the expected overall good attempts of SBI PO Prelims 5th Jan, Shift-1 Exam 2021?

Ans. As per the reviews from aspirants, the overall good attempts of Shift-1 is 67-71

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) has started accepting the online application for Probationary Officier Posts. Earlier, ECGC has released a notification inviting eligible candidates for 59 vacancies in various posts and various categories. The interested candidates can apply online from 01st January 2021 to 31st January 2021. The selection for the Probationary Officer posts will be done through two stages, i.e. Online Test (Objection & Descriptive) and Interview. Read the complete article for more information about the recruitment including vacancy details, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, and application form.

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Job Summary

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 Notification
Organization Name ECGC
Post Name Probationary Officer
Total Vacancies 59
Starting Date 01st January 2021
Closing Date 31st January 2021
Application Mode Online
Category Government Jobs
Selection Process
  • Online Examination
  • Interview
Job Location Mumbai
Official Site

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

SNo. Activity Tentative Dates
1 Online registration Process 01st January 2021 to 31st January 2021
2 Last date of Payment of application fee/intimation charges (online) 31st January 2021
5 Download of call letters for ECGC PO Online written examination First week of March 2021
6 Online ECGC PO written Examination 14th March 2021
7 Declaration of Result of Online Written Examination B/W 20th March to 31st March 2021
8 ECGC PO Interview Dates April 2021 (tentative)
9 Declaration of Final Result April/May 2021 (tentative)

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Vacancy Details

A total of 59 vacancies have been released by ECGC for the post of Probationary Officer.

Types of Vacancies Categories Total Vacancy
Backlog Vacancies 01 01
Vacancies arising up to 31st March 2021 09 04 15 05 25 58

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Notification PDF

The candidates can check the notification pdf for detailed information about the Recruitment exam. Download the pdf from the direct link provided below. Just press on the link which available in next and download ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 Notification PDF

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

The educational qualification for ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 is a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Age Limit (as on 01/01/2021)

  • The candidate should be between 21-30 years of age
  • Age relaxation is provided as per norms

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

As  per the ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 notification PDF, the selection of probationary officers will be done in the following stages:

  • Online Test ( Objective & Descriptive )
  • Interview

The marks weightage of Online Examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The candidate must qualify for both stages to get selected.

Application Fee

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges of the ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 exam are as follows:
  • Rs. 125/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 700 /- for all others

Steps to Apply Online for ECGC PO Recruitment 2021

  • Visit the ECGC website and open the link “CAREER WITH ECGC” or directly apply from the link provided above.
  • Choose the option “CURRENT OPENINGS” and then click on “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE”.
  • Choose the option for new registration and register using a valid email id & phone number.
  • Complete the application form with the required details and upload the scanned copy of the photograph and signature, thumb impression, and handwritten declaration.
  • Now proceed for final payment and click on the submit button.
  • Take out the print out for future purposes.

Direct Online Application Link

The candidates can apply online for the recruitment process from the direct link below which is active from 01st January 2021 to 31st January 2021. There is no any other mode for the application of ECGC PO 2021.

ECGC PO Exam Pattern: Objective Paper

The detailed exam pattern for the First stage (Objective paper) of ECGC PO Recruitment 2021 notification has been given below

Test Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Reasoning Ability 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

ECGC PO Exam Pattern: Descriptive Paper

Type activity No. of questions Total Marks Time allotted
Essay Writing One out of two
given options
20 40 minutes for both questions together
Precise Writing One out of two
given options

ECGC PO Recruitment 2021: Exam Centers

The online examination will be conducted at 20 centres i.e., Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Nagpur, Kolkata, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Kochi, Hyderabad, Vizag, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kanpur, and Jaipur. Candidates who will be shortlisted in the online examination will be called to Mumbai for an interview to be conducted by the in-house panel of the Company.


SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021: State Bank of India had invited online application for the Apprentice posts All the candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria and interested in the recruitment can apply online for SBI apprentice 2021. The online registration was over on 10th December 2020. The training period under this apprentice notification is 3 years and all the selected apprentices should be willing to qualify in the examinations of IIBF (JAIIB/CAIIB) during 3 years of apprenticeship engagement in the Bank. Read more for detailed information about the recruitment here and stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021: Highlights

Exam Conducting Authority State Bank of India (SBI)
Name of Recruitment SBI Apprentice 2021
Vacancies 8500
Online Registration 20th November 2020- 10th December 2020
Online Exam Test January 2021 (tentative)
Selection Process Written Test & Test of Local Language
Job Location Various States
Official Website

SBI Apprentice Exam Date 2021

Event Date
Notification Release 19th November 2020
Online Application Starts 20th November 2020
Last date to apply 10th December 2020
Call Letter / Admit Card release Yet to be announced
Online Exam January 2021 (Tentative)
Result Yet to be notified
Language Proficiency Test Yet to be notified

SBI Apprentice 2021 Vacancies

A total of 8500 posts have been released for the SBI Apprentice for various states. The candidates interested or waiting for the recruitment can apply for the recruitment after confirming their eligibility criteria for the vacancies. Check State-wise and category-wise vacancy details for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021.

SNo. State / UT Total SC ST OBC EWS UR
1 Gujarat 480 33 72 129 48 198
2 Andhra Pradesh 620 99 43 167 62 249
3 Karnataka 600 96 42 162 60 240
4 Madhya Pradesh 430 64 86 64 43 173
5 Chhattisgarh 90 10 28 5 9 38
6 West Bengal 480 110 24 105 48 193
7 Odisha 400 64 88 48 40 160
8 Himachal Pradesh 130 32 5 26 13 54
9 Haryana 162 30 43 16 73
10 Punjab 260 75 54 26 105
11 Tamil Nadu 470 89 4 126 47 204
12 Pondicherry 6 1 5
13 Delhi 7 1 1 5
14 Uttarakhand 269 48 8 34 26 153
15 Telangana 460 73 32 124 46 185
16 Rajasthan 720 122 93 144 72 289
17 Kerala 141 14 1 38 14 74
18 Uttar Pradesh 1206 253 12 325 120 496
19 Maharashtra 644 64 57 173 64 286
20 Arunachal Pradesh 25 11 2 12
21 Assam 90 6 10 24 9 41
22 Manipur 12 4 1 1 6
23 Meghalaya 40 17 2 4 17
24 Mizoram 18 8 1 9
25 Nagaland 35 15 3 17
26 Tripura 30 5 9 3 13
27 Bihar 475 76 4 128 47 220
28 Jharkhand 200 24 52 24 20
Total 8500 1388 725 1948 844 3595

SBI Apprentice 2021:  Selection Procedure

Selection for engagement of apprentices would be done on the basis of two stages as follows-

i) Online Written Test

ii) Test of Local Language.

SBI Apprentice 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for the written exam must read the detailed SBI Apprentice eligibility criteria as notified in the notification. The updated SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern and Selection Process mentioned below will be helpful for you in making a definite strategy for yourself.

Age Limit (as of 31.10.2020)

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years

*Note: Maximum age indicated is for unreserved candidates. Relaxation in upper age limit is applicable as per Government of India guidelines for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

Educational Qualifications (as of 31.10.2020)

The candidate must have completed the graduation from a recognized University/ Institute

Note: Only “person with benchmark disability” would be eligible for reservation with not less than 40% of a specified disability where specified disability has not been denied in measurable terms and includes a person with a disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority.

A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit the latest Disability Certificate, on prescribed format, issued by Medical Authority or any other notified Competent Authority (Certifying Authority) in the District of the applicant’s residence as mentioned in the proof of residence in the application. The certificate should be dated on or before the last date of registration of the application

SBI Apprentice 2021: Exam Pattern

SBI will conduct only one online exam to make a selection of suitable candidates for SBI Apprentice. SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern and details are provided below.

Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 25 25 15 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25 15 Minutes
General English 25 25 15 Minutes
General / Financial Awareness 25 25 15 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
  • All the questions will be Objective Type MCQs
  • Questions will be bilingual i.e. English and Hindi
  • There will be negative marking, for every incorrect answer 1/4th of marks assigned to the question will be deducted
  • There will be no penalty for unanswered questions
  • The question paper will be divided into 4 parts, each containing 25 questions for 25 marks
  • You will get 15 minutes for each section and the total duration of the exam will be 1 hour

Candidates who qualify for the online exam will have to appear for the Local Language Test, however, the candidates who have studied the local language at class 10th or 12th level will be exempted from the Local Language Test.

SBI Apprentice 2021: Syllabus

Click to know the complete SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021 from the direct link below.

SBI Apprentice 2021: Salary Structure

The candidates who get selected for the SBI Apprentice with the stipend of Rs.15000/- per month during 1st year, Rs.16500/- per month during 2nd year, and Rs.19000/- per month during 3rd year. The apprentices are not eligible for any other allowances/ benefits.

Duration Of Apprenticeship

Selection of candidates will be made for a period of three years on the post of SBI Apprentice. The bank is not obligated to offer full-time employment to the Apprentices after the expiry of the Apprenticeship period. After completion of three years from the date of appointment, apprentices will be relieved from their post.

How To Apply Online For SBI Apprentice 2021?

Below are the steps to follow for successfully filling the SBI Apprentice online application form on the official website.

  • Visit SBI official website or click on the direct link provided below
  • Click on the “careers” tab, a new page will appear
  • Click on “Current Openings” under the “Join SBI” tab
  • A list of current recruitments will open and then Click on “ENGAGEMENT OF APPRENTICES IN SBI UNDER THE APPRENTICES ACT, 1961”
  • Click on the “Apply Online” link
  • You will be redirected to the application page
  • Click on the “Click here for New Registration” link
  • Important instructions will open
  • Click on “Continue”
  • Enter and confirm your basic details asked in the registration form.
  • Enter the security code
  • Click on the “Save & Next” button.
  • Then upload a scanned copy of your photograph and your signature as per the requirements. Click on the “Next” button
  • Select your preferred options for the details asked in the form. and click on “Validate your details”
  • After clicking on “Validate your Details” a preview page will open, check all your details and accept the declaration by clicking on the checkbox against “I Agree”
  • Click on “Final Submit” and take a print out of the application form.

SBI Apprentice 2021: Direct Link to Apply Online

The direct link has been active to apply online for SBI Apprentice 2021 on 20th November 2020. The link was active till 10th December 2020 so the candidates are advised to register much before the last date arrives.

Documents / Details Needed For Registration

The following details/ documents will be required to complete the SBI Apprentice application form.

  • Mobile number
  • Email id
  • Scanned copy of a photograph
  • Scanned copy of the signature

You will also need the below-mentioned documents at the time of the document verification process

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Educational certificates
  • Aadhaar card (except for North Eastern state’s candidates)

SBI Apprentice 2021 Notification PDF

Click on the direct link below to download the official notification released by SBI for Apprentice Recruitment 2021 to fill 8500 posts.

SBI Apprentice Admit Card 2021

The admit card for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 will be released by the officials around 10 days before the exam date. Stay updated with us for the latest information about the recruitment.

SBI Apprentice Admit Card 2021

Steps to download SBI Apprentice Admit Card 2021

  • Click the link mentioned above or visit the official website.
  • Open the Download SBI Apprentice Call Letter 2020″
  • Enter your Registration No. and DOB.
  • Click on the Submit button and download the admit card
  • Get a print out of the SBI Apprentice Call Letter for future reference.

SBI Apprentice 2021: FAQs

Q. What was the last date to apply for SBI Apprentice Exam 2021?

Ans. The registration for SBI Apprentice ended on 10th December 2020

Q. How many vacancies have been released for SBI Apprenticeship 2021?

Ans. There have been 8500 vacancies released for SBI Apprenticeship this year.

Q. How can I apply for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021?

Ans. You can apply through the direct link available in the article or visit the official website.

Q. What is the duration of SBI Apprenticeship 2021?

Ans. SBI Apprenticeship will be of 3 years duration.

Q. What is the age limit for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021?

Ans. The age limit for SBI Apprentice has been declared as 20 years to 28 years

Q. When is SBI Apprentice exam scheduled for?

Ans. It is expected to be held in January 2021. Stay updated with us for more information.

SBI CBO Admit Card 2020: State Bank of India has released the admit card for the recruitment exam for Circle Based Officer 2020 on the official website The candidates who had applied for Circle Based Officer Posts can now download the SBI CBO Admit Card 2020 from the direct link in the article. The SBI CBO 2020 online exam will be conducted on 28th November 2020. The applicants must be updated with us to download the Admit Card released by the officials.

SBI Circle Based Officer Admit Card 2020: Overview

Exam Conducting Authority State Bank of India (SBI)
Name of Recruitment SBI Circle Based Officer 2020
Name of Posts Circle Based Officer (CBO)
Vacancies 3850
Admit Card Release Date 23rd November 2020
Online Exam Test 28th November 2020
Mode of Application Online
Official Website

SBI CBO Exam Date 2020

The State Bank of India has announced that there will be an online test for the recruitment of Circle Based Officers on 28th November 2020. Check complete information about SBI CBO Exam Dates 2020.

Steps to Download SBI Circle Based Officer Hall Ticket 2020

  • Visit the official website of the State Bank of India @ or directly click on the below link.
  • Click on the SBI Careers option appearing on top of the page.
  • You will be directed to another page, find the Latest Announcements section.
  • Click on the SBI Circle Based Officer Admit Card 2020 notification.
  • Enter the login details and hit on submit.
  • The SBI CBO Admit Card 2020 will be displayed.
  • Applicants have to check the details and exam date present on the Admit Card.
  • Take a hard copy of the Admit Card for the exam.

SBI CBO Admit Card 2020: Direct Link

The Admit Card for the SBI Recruitment for the Posts of Circle Based Officer was released on the official website. The Online Exam has been scheduled for 28th November 2020, and the same admit card was released on 23rd November 2020. Stay updated with us for the latest news regarding SBI CBO Admit Card 2020.

Details Present On SBI CBO Hall Ticket 2020

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Exam Centre Name
  • Exam Centre Code
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Gender (Male/ Female)
  • Posts Name
  • Category (ST/ SC/ BC & Other)
  • Applicant Roll Number
  • Examination Name
  • Test Centre Address
  • Essential instructions for the examination
  • Signature of candidate and exam counsellor
  • Time Duration of the Exam
  • Applicant Photograph
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Candidate Date of Birth

Documents For SBI CBO Exam 2020

  • Voter ID
  • Employee ID
  • Photograph
  • Bank Pass Book with the photograph
  • Any other ID proof issued by a Gazetted Officer
  • College ID
  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License

FAQs: SBI CBO Admit Card 2020

Q. When was the SBI CBO Admit Card 2020 out?

Ans. The admit card for Circle Based Officer recruitment was released on 23rd November 2020.

Q. How can I download SBI CBO Admit Card 2020?

Ans. To download the SBI CBO Admit Card visit the official website or click on the direct link given in the article.

Q. What is the scheduled date for SBI CBO Online Exam 2020?

Ans. SBI CBO 2020 has been scheduled for 28th November 2020

Q. Is it necessary to take a printout of SBI CBO Admit Card 2020?

Ans. Yes, the candidate has to take a hard copy of the admit card to the examination hall.

Daily news will speed up the preparation for the Civil Services Examination and it also plays a crucial role to grasp the current affairs topic comprehensively. Here we have covered most of the topics related to various categories including National, International, Sports, Science and Technology, and so on.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the results of an annual survey of cleanliness, Swachh Survekshan 2020. This is the fifth edition of the survey that was introduced by PM in January 2016.
  • It is the world’s largest cleanliness survey which covers 4,242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards and 92 Ganga Towns.
  • Swachh Survekshan’ programme was introduced with the objective of large-scale participation of citizens in the Swachh Bharat Mission and saw the participation of 1.87 crore citizens.
  • 129 awards will be awarded to the top-performing cities and states in the programme, titled “Swachh Mahotsav”. Indore again gained the first rank and on the other hand Patna is at last.
  • The Swachch Mahotsav is being organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has been conducting the Swachh Survekshan since 2016 to encourage cities to improve urban sanitation.


  • The Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology has launched the Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge.
  • It is the innovate solutions for Aatmanirbhar Bharat programme.
  • This initiative is aimed at not only meeting India’s future requirements of strategic and industrial sectors but also to potentially mitigate the issues of security, licensing, technology obsolescence and most crucially cutting dependency on imports.
  • The challenge invites innovators, start-ups and students to use two microprocessors SHAKTI (32 bit) and VEGA (64 bit), developed by IIT Madras and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) respectively, to develop various technology products.
  • The microprocessors were developed using Open Source Architecture under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics and IT.
  • The challenge will be taken place for ten months and the finalists can win financial and incubation support for their ideas.

Daily Important News from ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and others: 21 August, 2020


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal to set up the National Recruitment Agency (NRA).
  • The NRA will conduct the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for recruitment to non-gazetted posts in government and public sector banks.
  • This test aims to replace multiple examinations conducted by different recruiting agencies for selection to government jobs advertised each year, with a single online test.
  • The Common Eligibility Test will be held twice a year.
  • There will be different CETs for graduate level, 12th Pass level and 10th pass level to facilitate recruitment to vacancies at various levels.
  • The CET will be conducted in 12 major Indian languages.
  • Further, it will cover recruitments made by three agencies: Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
  • CET will be a first level test to shortlist candidates and the score will be valid for three years.
  • There shall be no restriction on the number of attempts to be taken by a candidate to appear in the CET subject to the upper age limit. Age relaxation for SC/ST and OBC candidates as per existing rules will apply.


  • It is global research on the quality of digital well-being in 85 countries (81% of the global population).
  • The DQL Index 2020 is based on the five core pillars that define the digital quality of life. The five pillars are; internet affordability (mobile and broadband), internet quality (mobile and broadband), electronic government availability and advancement, electronic infrastructure development, and the state of electronic security.
  • According to it, India ranks among the lowest in the world in terms of Internet quality.
  • Seven out of ten countries where people enjoy the highest quality of their digital lives are in Europe, with Denmark taking the leading position globally. If looking regionally, Canada (3rd) takes the leading place in the Americas, Israel (8th) and Japan (9th) shine from the crowd in the Middle East and Asia, South Africa (59th) leads in the continent of Africa, and New Zealand (17th) stands out in Oceania.

Daily Important News from ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and others: 22 August,2020


  • The Indian Railways has procured two Ninja UAVs for better security and surveillance in railway areas like station premises, railway track sections, yards, workshops, etc. for Mumbai Division of Central Railway.
  • These drones are capable of Real-Time Tracking, Video Streaming and may be operated on Automatic Fail Safe Mode.
  • So far, nine drones have been procured by the RPF and there are plans for buying 17 more in the future.
  • They are very useful while undertaking mapping of railway assets to assess the encroachments on railway property.


  • The Supreme Court pronounced its judgment on a writ petition seeking the transfer of funds received in PM-CARES Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
  • The Supreme Court said that being a public charitable trust, “there is no occasion for audit of Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) by the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India”.
  • It refused to order transfer of funds from the PM CARES Fund to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
  • The Supreme Court ruled that while NDRF is to be audited by the CAG of India according to the Disaster Management Act, 2005, a public charitable trust like PM-CARES Fund need not be. However, the Fund will be audited by an independent auditor.


  • The Government of Madhya Pradesh announced to give government jobs only to children of the state. However, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has not given details of the proposal, reservation-based solely on place of birth would not pass constitutional muster.
  • While the Constitution specifically prohibits discrimination based on place of birth, the Supreme Court has held domicile reservation, especially in educational institutions as constitutional. The courts, however, are averse to extending such reservation to public employment because it violates constitutional guarantees made to citizens against discrimination.
  • Article 16(2) of the Constitution states that “no citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth, residence or any of them, be ineligible for, or discriminated against, in respect of any employment or office under the State.”


  • It is a mobile unit of Ayurveda health care services that would consist of a team of Doctors who would be visiting Delhi Police colonies regularly.
  • It is a collaboration between the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Delhi Police for extending the Ayurveda Preventive and Promotive health services in the residential colonies of Delhi Police supported by the Ministry of AYUSH.
  • These Ayurveda health care services are expected to reduce the incidence/prevalence of various diseases and also reduce the number of referrals to hospitals thereby reducing the cost to the healthcare system as well as patients.

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