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NDA 2 2018 SSB Interview Date – NDA 142 Course

UPSC has published the NDA 2 2018 result and around 6930 candidates have cleared the NDA exam, these candidates are going to face the NDA SSB interview soon. For candidates who have cleared the written exam and now waiting for the NDA SSB interview but not aware of the procedure, do not worry, in this article we are going to explain the next step you need to follow after clearing the NDA exam. The SSB interview dates for NDA 142 and NA 104 course will be allotted online very soon. Candidates get the chance to select their own SSB dates for the NDA SSB interview, this makes it easier for aspirants to attend the SSB interview without fail. Below you can find more details on NDA SSB interview and how to prepare for it.

NDA 2 2018 SSB Interview Date Updates

  • Registration NDA-142 & NA-104. Candidates successful in the UPSC written exam are requested to register on joinindianarmy website, if not already registered (including those with Navy, Naval Academy or Air Force as First Preference)
  • SSB Dates NDA-142 & NA-104. SSB Centres/dates will be allotted online, on or before 17 Dec 18.
  • SSB Date Selection (All Entries): There are no absentee batches for any entry. Candidates are advised to select their dates with due diligence.
  • Candidates must make a profile with correct details on joinindianarmy website and then wait for the NDA 2 2018 ssb date selection to go live.
  • Candidates can select the desired NDA SSB interview date out of given dates, but make sure you check other things like reservation and booking and your own convenience before selecting a date.
  • Make sure, while registering you use the same email id as used in UPSC portal while registering for NDA exam.
  • In case of any doubt, contact the official website joinindianarmy and

NDA 2 2018 Dates

S.No. Event Dates
1 NDA 2 2018 Written exam 9th Sep 2018 
2 NDA 2 2018 Result 30th Nov 2018 
3 NDA 2 2018 SSB dates allotment 17 Dec 2018
4 NDA 2 2018 Merit  June 2019

NDA Result Analysis

  • 6931 candidates cleared the NDA 2 2018 written exam
  • 8200+ candidates cleared the NDA 1 2018 written exam
  • 379 candidates cleared the NDA 1 2018 SSB interview
  • 6500+ candidates cleared NDA 2 2017 written exam
  • 447 candidates cleared NDA 2 2017 SSB interview
  • 8010 candidates cleared NDA 1 2017 written exam
  • 371 candidates cleared NDA 1 2017 SSB interview
Exam Highest NDA exam marksof recommended candidate Lowest NDA exam marksof recommended candidate
NDA 2 2017 506 out of 900 258 out of 900
NDA 1 2017 563 out of 900 342 out of 900


Exam Highest SSB Interview marksof recommended candidate Lowest SSB Interview marksof recommended candidate
NDA 2 2017 503 out of 900 360 out of 900
NDA 1 2017 506 out of 900 361 out of 900


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NDA 2 2018 Vacancies

  • National Defence Academy: 339 (208 for Army, 39 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) : 44
  • Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.
  • Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

NDA SSB Interview Procedure

  • The two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to the stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests.
  • Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the Original Certificates along with one photocopy each of : (i) Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, (ii) Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
  • Candidates who appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there, will do so at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them by the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Parents or guardians of the candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect.
  • To be acceptable, candidates for the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion and (ii) Officer Potentiality Test as fixed by the Services Selection Board at their discretion. Over and above candidates for the Air Force, and all the SSB qualified candidates as per their willingness, eligibility, and preference for Air Force, should separately qualify the PABT/CPSS.

What to do after NDA 2 2018 results?

Successful candidates are requested to register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website join Indian within two weeks of the announcement of written result. The successful candidates would then be allotted Selection Centres and dates, of SSB interview which shall be communicated on registered e-mail ID. Any candidate who has already registered earlier on the site will not be required to do so. In case of any query/Login problem, e-mail is forwarded to”

How should I prepare for NDA 2 2018 SSB interview?

  • Irrespective of the entry, SSB interview procedure is same for all. If you are applying for the other entries like TES and UES, this is the right time for you to prepare for the SSB interview.
  • The written exam is cleared by many aspirants, but the whole point is clearing the SSB interview with better performance and make it in the final merit list to join the NDA.
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14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Can Use In SSB Interview

Being a repeater in an SSB group requires a lot of guts. Especially, when it is just your first or second time. You won’t get a chance to speak, you won’t get a chance to pitch in your idea and what not that you finally succumb to they overpowering you and you just feel like sitting in a corner. But not when you know how to influence the group. Here we bring you 14 psychological tricks that you can use during the selection process to make your presence felt:

  1. Just continue to say what you are saying:

During the GD or GPE, you will literally beg others to give you a chance to let speak. But no one will show you mercy. Instead, what you can do is just continue to speak what you are speaking fluently without stopping until everyone stops and listens to you for a moment. That is your time to pitch in the most critical points to the group. Mission Accomplished!

  1. Say and Withdraw:

Use this strategy to put in your points in GD and GPE. Wait for that moment when the group is mostly silent and then put in your points quickly and withdraw before anyone interrupting you. Repeat this for 4-5 times in a task. This is the best strategy one can use for any GD in a repeaters group.

  1. Reciprocate Actions:

While performing outdoor tasks, try to reciprocate and appreciate the ideas of others in the group. This will make you look that you are cooperative and a team-worker. On the other hand, do not be the one who only works his own and doesn’t listen to others.

  1. Agree to make them shut up:

When in GD, GPE or any outdoor tasks, you realize that a particular candidate is not giving you chance to speak and is being aggressive, just agree to his points and say that while his points are good, I have a better idea to execute the same task.

  1. Save statistics for later:

Although data and statistics are always accurate, people tend to believe in stories and overlook the figures. So when you are giving someone some data, give it with a story first and sneak in your data in the middle of your story.

  1. Argue Calmly:

When there is a clash of opinion in GD or GPE, it leads to an argument. When arguing with someone, act much calmer than them. This can cause them to say something particularly irrational which you can use against them. Do it when in GD or other group tasks.

  1. Present Figures:

When you feel that people around you are starting to create a mess, present figures as statistics in your group to make them calm down. This means, while the figures might not be exact but it looks realistic. Do not go too far away with this.

  1. Never nominate:

There are two golden rules of GPE: nominate yourself for the final group plan or do not nominate anyone, second, never contradict the group story. Once the story has been given, GTO asks whether this is the group story, just say “yes sir”. No point contradicting now, except, it is a negative point for you.

  1. Fulcrum and effort:

The whole series of outdoor tests are based on the principle of the cantilever. You just need to search for two things here: the end which will restrict the motion of material (effort) and the point where the weight of your material lies (fulcrum). You either need to make effort or fulcrum or both by yourself, so, always try to find the fulcrum and effort in every obstacle.

  1. BRIEF for Lecturette:

There is a framework to attempt Lecturette. Of any topic that you choose, always try to deliver it in BRIEF, meaning Background on the topic, Reason for choosing the topic, Introduction to the topic, End the topic, Follow-up/Conclusion. Take 30 seconds for each of the acronyms and you would be done in 3 minutes.

  1. Give complete actions in SRT:

While writing SRT responses, follow this pattern to show a complete response:

He did this, did this, did this and achieved this.” Follow this pattern for every response depending on the number of actions performed by the characters.

  1. Format for WAT:

Just like SRT, there is a format to attempt WAT words too. While making a sentence, try to keep it in this framework: “I strongly believe that _________________”. For eg, the word “Blood” is given. One possible response could be: “I strongly believe that… blood donation is a noble cause” Just remove the prefix “I strongly believe that” before writing down your response.

  1. The interviewer is your friend:

During the interview, think of the interviewer as your old friend or a close relative. This will make you more open to him and you can be more confident. But mind you, this is still the same interviewer, so, focus that you think before you speak every word.

  1. Qualities you’d like to improve:

When the IO asks this question, do not straight away say to him what you lack. Instead, tell the qualities that you lack but are highly trainable, like you can say – “sir, I want to develop a great stamina and a chiselled body.” Or you can also say “sir, I’d like to polish my communication skills with more use of good vocabulary”. Although these are the qualities that you may lack, these are highly trainable and you can achieve this with little or more practice.


The whole SSB testing is designed based on testing the psychology and personality of a candidate. Within this psychology-based testing, you can apply the common psychology to turn the winds in your favour. Good luck.


20 AFSB Interview Questions For Flying Branch Aspirant [With Answers]

Joining flying branch of Indian Air Force is a dream of many aspirants but not everyone gets the chance to fly the supersonic jets, if you are preparing for the AFSB interview and trying to clear it for the flying branch, below are few AFSB interview questionsyou might face in your personal interview, these questions are basically related to aircraft and flying.

It is very common that entry related questions are asked to a candidate based on his branch, qualification and what he/she is applying for. If a candidate is from NCC, he is expected to know basics about the Indian armed forces. Similarly, if a candidate is an engineer, he/she is expected to know basic field related knowledge. In this article, we will see the probable questions a candidate can expect if he is opting for the flying branch. A candidate opting for flying branch must have Physics and Math at 10+2 level.

AFSB Interview Questions Common

  1. What are the three sub-branches in which flying branch is trifurcated into?

Ans. Helicopters, Fighters, and Transport

  1. Tell me names of 3 helicopters of Indian Air Force.

Ans. Mi-17, Mi-35 and ALH Dhruv.

  1. What is the principle on which an aircraft fly?

Ans. Sir, aircraft fly on the principle of aerodynamics or Bernoulli’s principle. The pressure difference over and below the wings gives it a lift whereas the engines give it a thrust.

  1. What is Bernoulli’s principle, give an example?

Ans. Bernoulli’s principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid’s potential energy – A1V1 = A2V2. Example is a venture tube.

  1. Explain to me what is buoyancy and how is it related to aircraft?

Ans. Buoyancy is the force exerted on an object that is wholly or partly immersed in a fluid. To fly, a plane needs to displace a mass of air down equal to its own mass, each second. The principle of buoyancy applies here too.

  1. Tell me the most recent aircraft inducted into the IAF?

Ans.  Tejas is recently inducted into the IAF. It’s an indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft and its squadron is nicknamed ‘The Flying Daggers’.

  1. What is the role of aircraft in the IAF?

Ans. Sir, aircraft are an integral part of any air force. They provide air superiority to any country’s military. In India, the aircraft of the IAF has the same role – to defend our borders and fight in wars.

  1. What is the Air Force doing with its aircraft when it is not at war?

Ans. Sir, when the Air Force, is not at war, it is undertaking Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations, participating in exercises with foreign militaries and ultimately, preparing for war.

  1. Name the aircraft that was added to the vintage fleet of IAF.

Ans. Dakota aka Parashuram.

  1. What is the largest aircraft with the IAF?

Ans. The IAF operates Illyushin-76 as its largest aircraft. It is a transport aircraft, also known as Gajraj.

  1. Tell me the name of any 5 transport aircraft of IAF.

Ans. C-130J Super Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, Il-76 Gajraj, An-32 and refueller Il-78.

  1. What is knot, nautical miles, and mach?

Ans. A knot is one nautical mile per hour. A nautical mile = 1.8 km/h and mile = 1.6 km/h. Mach is the ratio of the speed of the object to the speed of sound. If the object is travelling twice the speed of sound, it is said to be travelling in 2 mach.

  1. Tell me the name of 5 fighter aircraft with the IAF.

Ans. Tejas, Su-30, Mig-29, Mig-21 Bison and Jaguar.

  1. What is streamline shape? Why is it important?

Ans. A streamlined shape lowers the friction drag between a fluid, and an object moving through that fluid. This shape is important because it reduces drag to a very high extent.

Questions specific to NCC candidates

  1. Can you tell me what are all the trainer aircraft with the IAF?

Ans. Sir, IAF has Pilatus PC-7, Hawk HJT, Kiran, Dornier, etc.

  1. What is a fly-by-wire system in aircraft?

Ans. Fly-by-wire is a system that replaces the manual flight controls of an aircraft with an electronic interface. The movements of flight controls are converted to electronic signals. It can broadly be understood as digital version of mechanical flight controls.

  1. Name any 5 instruments in a microlight?

Ans.    Airspeed Indicator, Altimeter, Slip/Skid Indicator, Compass and Fuel Indicator.

  1. Name the parts of an aircraft starting from nose to tail?

Ans. Cockpit, fuselage, Wings, Undercarriage, stabilizers, aileron, elevators, rudders, etc.

  1. What are the three basic motions of an aircraft?

Ans. An aircraft has three basic motions – Pitching (by elevators), Rolling (by ailerons) and Yawing (by rudder).

  1. In which layer of atmosphere do aircraft fly?

Ans. An airplane flies comfortably in the stratosphere. Below this, the air is moving constantly which causes turbulence.


Irrespective of whether you are an NCC cadet or not, you are not expected to know all the questions related to flying in depth. However, a little more knowledge is always advantageous. If you don’t know anything, just calmly say, “I don’t know sir.”


Decoded: 3 Days De Novo Selection Process and Tests

Indian armed forces are trying out a new system of officer selection to bring the selection process in tune with the changing job requirement of a modern military officer while allowing them to better assess the newer generation of aspirants. The new selection system once approved, will be implemented from 2019. It is being called as “De Novo Selection Process” which means, ‘A Fresh/New Approach to Selection Process’.

The Need for New Selection System:

The existing Services Selection Board (SSB), in vogue since 1948, is a five-day long process for officer selection which includes an interview, group testing and psychological testing of the aspirants. Candidates who are called for the SSB without having passed a UPSC written exam are administered a screening test on the first day. Qualifying on the screening test is mandatory for the candidates to take further tests.

Formal education is not as important for a military officer of the future as the ability to adapt, learn, unlearn and relearn repeatedly and comprehensively. It is about the modern mind, not the traditional mindset. The new ‘De Novo Selection System’, which has been designed by DRDO’s Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) lab over five years, will accomplish the SSB testing in three days.

In the existing system, there is nothing wrong ‘per-se’, except that it takes longer and maybe we can speed it up. Some of the suggestions which have been gathering dust at the Army HQ include the following:

  1. Have the screening done online (similar to GRE etc). Can be done once a quarter, with an individual getting three chances.
  2. Get the Psych tests done online too as the Psychologist never meets any candidate.
  3. Call the individuals who clear screening and Psyche Tests for GTO, Interview and Conference.

This will cut down the time by half. There are also other ways to reduce time further, but it should not be reduced to less than 2½ days. Hence, the process is 3 days long.

The Process:

The new system is being trialed at an SSB at Bangalore for two years, running in parallel with the existing tests. The aspirants who are regular readers of SSBCrack and who were there and witnessed the tests in Bangalore and Bhopal, gave us an insight of the testing process of De Novo Selection System.

The test will be held in two stages – Stage 1 and Stage 2 as similar to the current process.
The Stage 1 testing will be a screening test which will be held near a candidate’s home at a specified test centre, just like the regular CETs. After the completion of stage 1 and selection, the candidates will be called for stage 2 at any of the existing selection centres.

Stage 2 selection will have three testing techniques, namely Interview, Psych and GTO. However, the procedure is a little different.

Day 1:

In Psychological Tests, TAT is replaced by SAT or Situation Apperception Test. It is same as TAT – you will be shown a picture and you have to write a story based on it in 4 minutes. However, the number of pictures is reduced to 9 instead of 12. It is followed by a new procedure of WAT in which there will only be 45 words displayed. It will be followed by 2 sets of SRTs – SAT(A) and SAT(V). Situation Assessment Test (Affect) and Situation Assessment Test (Values) are two tests that replace SRT. There are 36 + 18 situations in total for the two tests. There is no SDT for the new selection procedure.

Day 2:

In the GTO series, there are 2 rounds of GD, followed by a GPE, being called as Combined Situation Planning (CSP). It is followed by Outdoor Task Execution 1 (OTE 1) which resembles PGT and OTE 2 which resembles HGT. It is then followed by a mix of IO and GOR which is called Combined Obstacle Course (COC). Finally, the test culminates with a Leadership Situation (LS) that resembles Command Task. There is no Lecturette and FPGT in De Novo process.


Interview is held on either day 1 or day 2 after the completion of the test of the day. The interview is similar to the current process with just minor changes.

Day 3:

The final day of the De Novo process is a final board conference where the findings of IO, GTO and Psych will be discovered and based on that candidate will be recommended or not.


The De Novo Selection System is likely to be implemented at all SSBs in 2019. By reducing the period of SSB testing to three days, the new system will also help in making up for shortages by allowing a greater number of candidates to be tested.


How To Do Well In The GD – Tips By Recommended Candidates

Group discussion, as a selection technique, is mainly designed to test the behavioural and influential skills of a candidate in a group. The other areas which are tested in a GD are communication skills, knowledge and ideas regarding a given subject, the capability to coordinate and lead, etc. Lower familiarity with the random GD topic and no preparation time makes the job easier for the assessor while making things difficult for the candidates.

A typical group discussion generally has 6-10 participants (the GTO group) and lasts for 15 to 20 minutes. It means that each candidate gets 2-3 minutes to talk; the rest of the time is spent listening.

Recommended Candidates Tips To Prepare For GD:

  1. Start Reading:

Reading a book or an editorial aloud for around 15 minutes daily will enhance fluency, the tone of voice and articulation. If possible, try speaking in front of a mirror to tackle nervousness.

  1. Do Discussions in Daily Life:

Start having discussions with your friends and family. It will be more informal where you can assess yourself and organize your thoughts.

  1. Present Facts to the Group:

A good point with some facts and numbers will make everybody listen to what you have to say. This generally helps in presenting your points in the discussion after you’ve already spoken.

  1. Knowing current affairs is a must:

Since the group discussion topic is always a recent controversial topic, if a candidate updated with current affairs, content is not an issue. If not, start reading newspapers and watch the news.

  1. Listen:

Listening is a crucial part of group discussion. It indicates your teamwork and cooperation with the group. The best strategy is to speak for 30-40 seconds and then let others speak. Then after 4-5 minutes, again speak for about a minute with facts and number and listen to others. After that, keep on giving 1-2 points after every 1 or 2 minutes.

  1. Be Formal:

With the typical fauji environment, it is common for candidates to hurl abuses while chit chatting among each other. But not in GD where you must use formal language. Address other participants with respect. Do not make a lot of gestures while you are not speaking. Avoid using extreme words and extreme statements.

  1. Do not prick others:

There are candidates who tend to poke people sitting next to them by elbows or hands – consciously or subconsciously. Do not be that person. Also, do not point to a specific participant while talking. Do not get personal; try to be objective in your arguments. This is not a debate, but a discussion. There is a difference.

  1. Disagree:

This is the most important point. Do not go on agreeing with all the people every time. Disagree with the candidates who are supporting other reasons. Remember, you have to support your own reason with correct facts and figures. If you are disagreeing with someone else do it civilly. Disagree with the point and not with the person.

  1. Talk with figures:

It is really hard to remember all the figures and numbers to support a point. At the same time, you cannot fully avoid the numbers. In that case, if you are 90% familiar with the topic, there is a good chance that a guess on a figure would work. For e.g., if you state a fact that most of the youth are addicted to mobile phones nowadays, there is a good chance if you say that “87% of the youth between 12-25 in 95% of urban India is addicted to smartphone” will work. Remember, these are totally random numbers but there are very high chances that these are true.


In the GD, a candidate should be able to convey his/her thoughts satisfactorily and convincingly to the group. Knowledge of the given subject, power of expression and clarity of thought are the things that are evaluated. Always remember, GD is always on a controversial topic so that you have enough points to speak on it.

Do you have any more tips to give the fellow aspirants? Write them down in the comments.


5 Years, 9 SSB Interview Attempts and Some Reflections

No, I did not get recommended. And, if you’re looking for a success story and tips, you shouldn’t be going ahead with this article. My name is Snigdha. I have been appearing in front of the SSB(s) since December 2013, at various locations from Varanasi to Mysore, for various positions – both technical and non-technical. Today marks the 5 years anniversary from my first SSB; with an experience of 9 not-recommended attempts.

In retrospect, I stumbled upon few thoughts as realisation dawned upon me.
  1. Inspiration vs Imitation: In the first and second attempts when I was not recommended, I looked up to the recommended candidates as my idols. And somewhere without my conscious knowledge, I found myself imitating them in my subsequent attempts. But obvious, I was neither comfortable in that skin of someone else, nor was I able to justify myself. Imitation gets one nowhere because you’re not what you’re trying to fit into. Here is when inspiration helps. When you’re inspired by someone, there is a logic working within your head. You tend to see what is in them that’s not in you / that is in less amount in you. So you accept that and make efforts towards improvisation, rather than temporary imitation.
  2. Assumptions vs Reality: It is very convenient to assume from what we see from our naked eyes. But, at SSBs there is much more than what meets the eye (albeit in a positive sense).It would be very silly to assume that an obvious personality trait is what got a candidate recommended. Over the attempts over the years, I have seen people get recommended who are polar opposites. What I understood is, SSB is not a quantitative evaluation nor a Yes/No test. It is an elaborate, cumulative, qualitative assessment.
  3. A recommended candidates word is not a Gospel :: Take information, avoid opinions: Many times, even the recommended candidates are unsure of what one thing got them recommended. It might not just be “a” thing. It may be the very way they are. When anyone approaches a recommended candidate for tips, the candidate will share only what he/she thinks got them recommended which may not be the exact reason why they’re recommended. That said, I do not mean that one should not approach a recommended candidate or that a recommended candidate is clueless. What I intend is, one should know what to take and what to self-learn. So it is always good to gather information from fellow candidates, but try to avoid their perceptions and opinions, form your own, your very informed opinions.
  1. Good and Fit are relative words: As I said, I have been to many boards, I have faced many interviewing officers. Luckily for me, in almost 8 out of the 9 attempts, the IO gave me an opportunity to ask the questions I had. In the process of my intriguing questions and astounding answers from the respected men and women in uniform, I have only learnt, that the Boards are relentlessly striving to find the GOOD FIT. And Good and Fit are not independent terms. A teacher’s definition of good is different from that a sports coach’s. It is always “Good for?”, “Fit for?”
  1. Co-operation and Competition can’t co-exist: It is inhuman to compete in a co-operative environment and it is foolish to try to bring to co-operation amidst competition. Regardless, the SSBs constantly acknowledging the fact that they look at us for who we are, and bringing someone down doesn’t alleviate one’s position, ground reality is that there is inter-person competition in many of the tasks involved in SSB activities. While you might be extremely content rich, it is no game of mindreading. You need to raise your voice and show yourself up.
  1. Black and White vs. Grey: There is truth, there is a lie, and then there is an imagined reality and then an accepted imagination. If you read till here, you’re wise enough to understand what this means.
  1. Give your best before you give up – Know when to hold on and when to let go:
  • Holding On: Move ahead with maturity and sensibility. Introspect – Work – Evaluate – Introspect – Rework. Give your best before you give up.
  • Letting Go: One has to understand that there are things we might not be made for. Just not meant for. Non-selection is not organisation’s vendetta against you. As I said, they are relentlessly striving to get the best, they’d definitely not miss out on a fit candidate. Maybe you’re not made for this. That, in no way, makes you any less capable. Move ahead with maturity and sensibility. Show your hat up, that you have given your best. This is not for me and I move ahead.


Current Affairs September 2018 For CDS NDA AFCAT SSB Interview

Current Affairs September 2018 questions and notes PDF For CDS 2 2018, CDS 1 2019, NDA 1 2019, NDA 2 2019, AFCAT 1 2019, AFCAT 2 2019 and SSB Interview 2018 – 2019. Download the current affairs questions with answers and current affairs ebook for September 2018 with around 1300 questions and detailed answers. Download the best current affairs books from ssbcrack shop. Current Affairs ebook PDF covering all the latest current affairs in September 2018 happened around India and the World. The Capsule includes Awards & Recognitions, Science & Technology, Sports related updates, Indian and International Affairs, and Environment related news. Current Affairs PDF will definitely help those who are preparing for competitive exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT, TA, UPSC, SSC, Railways, Postal, State level exams and all kinds of Bank exams (IBPS, SBI, RRB, RBI, Defence & Intelligence).

01 September 2018

  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as the next Chief Justice of India. He will take charge as the next Chief Justice of India on October 3.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the India Post Payments Bank or IPPB in New Delhi which is the largest payments bank in the country by network size.
  • According to a report by HDFC Bank, the economic growth is expected to rise to 7.6 percent in the April-June quarter of 2018-19.
  • The merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has been completed. This has created India’s largest telecom operator with over 400 million subscribers.
  • The 4th BIMSTEC summit successfully concluded with Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli handing over the chairmanship of the grouping to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena.

02 September 2018

  • Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated today in India.
  • The 18th Asian Games ended with a closing glittering ceremony in Jakarta. China topped the medals table with 132 Golds. India ended their Asian Games campaign with a total of 69 medals, including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals.
  • Women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal has been named India’s flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Asian Games 2018.

03 September 2018

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, released the book ‘Moving On, Moving Forward – A Year in Office’ to mark one year in office of Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. He also presented the first copy of the book to the Vice President of India. The book was written by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to mark his one year in office.
  • Justice Ranjan Gogoi is set to take over as the new Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018. His name has been recommended for the post by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to the government.

04 September 2018

  • An anti-money laundering memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between India and Cyprus will help to boost investment cross-flows between the two countries.
  • The Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings with a career-high 937 rating points, despite the defeat in the fourth Test against England.
  • England great Alastair Cook announced retirement from international cricket after the end ongoing home series against India.

05 September 2018

  • Teachers’ Day is celebrated today in the memory of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and to honor the contribution made by teachers to the society.
  • International Day of Charity 2018 observed globally.
  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Arif Alvi elected as the President of Pakistan.

06 September 2018

  • The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that we should salute the constitution-framers for giving us a constitution that strengthened parliamentary democracy and stood the test of times, even as it evolved through several amendments
  • A researcher at Shizuoka University, a Japanese team, has developed a space elevator, a miniature version on satellites. The first trial of the miniature version of the apparatus and monitoring equipment on satellites will be conducted in the month of September.

07 September 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates India’s first Global Mobility Summit “MOVE” in New Delhi.
  • India’s Hriday Hazarika won gold in men’s 10m air rifle at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championships.

08 September 2018

  • The 52nd International Literacy Day is celebrated today across the World.
  • Alibaba’s co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma retire from the e-commerce company.

09 September 2018

  • Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title after defeating Serena Williams by 6-2, 6-4 in the US Open final.

10 September 2018

  • Novak Djokovic beat Juan Martin del Potro in the US Open final by 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 and win his 14th Grand Slam title.
  • Alastair Cook becomes the fifth player to score centuries in both the debut and final Tests, after Australians Reggie Duff, Bill Ponsford, Greg Chappell and India’s Mohammed Azharuddin. He scored a century in the second innings in his final Test against India. Cook’s Test career began with a fifty in the first innings followed by a century at Nagpur in 2006, also against India.
  • Ayushman Bharat call centre has been formally inaugurated in Bengaluru by CEO of Ayushman Bharat Dr. Indu Bhushan.

11 September 2018

  • Over 50 people, including four children have died in a bus accident in Telangana’s Jagtiyal district.
  • Samsung India opens world’s largest mobile experience centre in Bengaluru.
  • Light Combat Aircraft Tejas successfully completes first-ever aerial refuelling trail.
  • India lost the five matches Test series against England by 4-1.

13 September 2018

  • The President has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the 46th Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office from October 3. He is the first Chief Justice of India from Assam.

14 September 2018

  • National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) observed across India to promote Hindi as Matra Bhasha (mother tongue) of India.

15 September 2018

  • Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya set a new marathon world record in Berlin after smashing the previous best as he clocked 2hr 1min 40sec.
  • Japan’s Kento Momota defeated Khosit Phetpradab 21-14, 21-11 in the final to capture the Japan Open badminton title. Carolina Marin retained her Japan Open women’s singles title by beating Nozomi Okuhara 21-19, 17-21, 21-11.6 September 2018

16 September 2018

  • In a bid to understand Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA successfully launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2. The satellite with a three-year mission was launched with liftoff aboard a Delta II rocket from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

17 September 2018

  • As announced by Union Government, three state-run banks of India – Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda will be merged to create the third-largest bank in the country.
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) C42 carrying two earth observation satellites for the United Kingdom.

18 September 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the construction of a friendship pipeline project through video conferencing. The 130-kilometre India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project will connect Siliguri in West Bengal in India and Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh.
  • The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors. HBO’s Game of Thrones wins the award for Outstanding Drama Series.

20 September 2018

  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier.
  • The National Sports Awards 2018 were officialy announced. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu will receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award- India’s highest sports honour. 20 sports persons are named in the Arjuna Award including CWG and Asiad gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, Asiad double medalist sprinter Hima Das and Indian batswoman Smriti Mandhana. Dronacharya Award given to 8 Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games this year.
  • Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem entered the record books after breaking a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an astonishing haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The previous best bowling effort was also in the name of an Indian in Delhi left-arm spinner Rahul Sanghvi, who achieved figures of 8/15 against Himachal Pradesh in a match in the 1997-98 seasons.
  • Belgium and France become first joint leaders in FIFA Rankings history.

22 September 2018

  • National Award-winning Assamese film Village Rockstars is this year’s official Oscar entry from India.

23 September 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the world’s largest government-funded healthcare programme – the Ayushman Bharat in Ranchi, which would benefit 50 crore Indians. Under the scheme, a health cover of Rs 5 lakh would be given to each beneficiary family per year.
  • Director Kalpana Lajmi passed away at the age of 64 in Mumbai.

24 September 2018

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Sikkim’s first airport name Pakyong airport. This is also the 100th airport in the country.
  • Hyderabad Metro Rail has become the second largest metro rail network in the country after New Delhi after the opening of this 16 km stretch from the Ameerpet metro interchange station towards L.B.Nagar in the city suburb.
  • Ibrahim Mohamed Solih elected as the next President of Maldives.
  • Nepal becomes the first country in the world to double its tiger population as part of the World Wildlife Foundation’s (WWF) ‘Tx2’ programme.

25 September 2018

  • President Ram Nath Kovind on September 25, 2018 conferred the National Sports Awards 2018 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

26 September 2018

  • The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld most of the provisions of the Aadhaar Act by 4:1 majority while hearing the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar.
  • The Supreme Court of India allowed live streaming and video recording of court proceedings across the country.
  • The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric is crowned as FIFA’s best player of the year. France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps won the best coach of the year prize. Brazil’s Marta was crowned best women’s player for a record sixth time for her role in winning the Copa America.

27 September 2018

  • World Tourism Day is celebrated today.
  • The UN Environment jointly awarded PM Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron in the Policy Leadership category for their efforts regarding the creation of the International Solar Alliance.

28 September 2018

  • Supreme court today through a judgment ending a ban that prevented women and girls between 10 and 50 years from entering in Kerala’s renowned Sabarimala temple.

29 September 2018

  • The Indonesian city of Palu on Sulawesi Island was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami, as the death toll rose to 384 people.
  • Parakram Parv is being celebrated across the country to celebrate the second anniversary of Indian Army’s surgical strikes on Pakistan.
  • Publisher of The Hindu Group of Newspapers N. Ravi and Vijay Kumar Chopra, the chief editor of Punjab Kesari Group of newspapers, were unanimously elected Chairman and Vice Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI).
  • India defeat Bangladesh by three wickets in Dubai to win the Asia Cup 2018.
  • The 2018-19 session of the Indian Super League Football tournaments starts from today.

30 September 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • Niwari will become the 52nd district of Madhya Pradesh and will effect from 1st October.
  • India’s Deepika Kumari wins the bronze medal in the Archery World Cup Finals in Samsun.
  • World’s first Lion cubs Victor and Isabel conceived artificially in South Africa.

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01 October  2018

  • The World Habitat Day was observed across the world today.
  • The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. The theme for the 2018 celebration is “Celebrating Older Human Rights champions.
  • The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo, by the Nobel committee of the Karolinska Institute. The two immunologists — from the U.S. and Japan, respectively — were awarded the Prize “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.”

02 October 2018

  • Nation paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 149th birth anniversary.
  • The Assam government celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by unfurling India’s tallest National Flag from the average city elevation. The 9,600 sq ft flag stands on a 319.5 ft flag pole at Gandhi Mandap, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi atop the Sarania Hill.
  • Three researchers Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for inventions in the field of laser physics which have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and industry. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the prize, while Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada shared the other half.
  • Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM AVSM VM took over as the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Born on 09 Apr 1959, Air Marshal an alumni of the National Defence Academy, was commissioned in Indian Air Force in Dec 1979. Air officer has over 4000 hours of accident free flying mainly on different variants of Jaguar, Mig-21 and Kiran aircraft.

03 October 2018

  • In a brief ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan, Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India by President Ram Nath Kovind.
  • 2018 Nobel Chemistry prize awarded to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter. One half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 was awarded to Frances H. Arnold for “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and the other half jointly given to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter.
  • India-born Gita Gopinath was appointed as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 3, 2018, becoming the first woman to hold the position.

04 October 2018

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in New Delhi on a two-day visit.
  • ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar resign from her post. Bank appoints Sandeep Bakhshi as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of USD 47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
  • Prithvi Shaw made history by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut. Shaw, at 18 years and 329 days, reached the historic three-figure mark off just 99 balls against the Windies on Day 1 of the opening Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
  • World Animal Day is celebrated at various parts of the world on 4th October to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. World Animal Day was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann. He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sports Palace in Berlin, Germany.
  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its Trade and Development Report predicted the GDP growth of India for 2018 to be at 7%. Previously in 2017, it was 6.2%.

05 October 2018

  • India and Russia today concluded the contract signing for a major 5 billion dollar S-400 missile defence system in New Delhi in a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 has been awarded to Congolese gynaecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege and Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad.
  • Virat Kohli became the only Indian cricketer to score more than 1000 runs in Test cricket for the third consecutive year.
  • Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of USD 47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Ambani is also the year’s biggest gainer, adding USD 9.3 billion to his wealth amid the continuing success of his Reliance Jio broadband telco service.
  • World Teachers’ Day is celebrated globally on 5th October. The WTD 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognizes education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children. The theme for this year’s WTD is ‘The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher’.
  • Fuel price is reduced by 2.5 rupees in the various Indian States as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the centre will reduce the 1.5 rupee exercise duty on fuel. He has further announced that an additional one rupee amount will be absorbed by the oil marketing companies. Apart from this, he has urged the state governments to cut the VAT on fuel.
  • Prime Minister Modi met Russian President Putin for dinner yesterday over which they discussed strategic issues. Today, PM Modi and Putin will meet at the India-Russia bilateral summit. The two leaders are expected to sign a number of key pacts in space and energy sector. A five billion dollars deal to procure Moscow’s advanced air defence system will be conducted today.

06 October 2018

  • The Election Commission announce the date for the State Assembly election of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Telangana. The election will begin on November 12 and continue till December 7. The results will be announced on December 11.
  • India beat West Indies by an innings and 272 runs at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. The win was India’s biggest-ever in the history of Test cricket and also India’s 100th Test win at home.
  • After the delegation level talks between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Putin, a MoU has been signed between Federal Space Agency of Russia ‘ROSCOSMOS’ and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for conducting joint activities in Human Spaceflight programme. The Russians have also offered a ride to Indian astronauts for a short visit to International Space Station (ISS) on board a Soyuz spacecraft for a training mission.
  • Pankaj Sharma who is currently serving as the joint secretary of Disarmament and International Security Division in the Ministry of External Affairs has been appointed as India’s ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament. He will be the permanent representative in Geneva and will replace Amandeep Gill.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman completed her 3-day visit to Astana, Kazakhstan. She visited Kazakhstan at the invitation of Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Nurlan Yermekbayev.

07 October  2018

  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated 86th Air Force Day.
  • The Royal Swedish Academy decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 to William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer, for “integrating innovation and climate with economic growth.”
  • India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile during night time as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha. The surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was launched from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore.

08 October  2018

  • 86th Indian Air Force (IAF) day was celebrated on 8 October 2018 to commemorate its official foundation day of the force. The celebration of day seeks to increase the awareness about the importance of IAF as an important part of the national security. It also seeks to pay rich tribute to untiring efforts and supreme sacrifice made by air force veterans.
  • India opened its medal account with a silver medal in the Youth Olympics taking place in Buenos Aires. Tushar Mane won a silver medal in men’s 10-meter air rifle event in the Olympics. Another medal for the day was won by Tababi Devi Thangjam in the women’s 44 kg category in Judo. India is participating in 13 sports in the Youth Olympics and is represented by 46 athletes. It is the largest contingent of India at the Youth Olympics.
  • Sanjay Verma appointed India’s Ambassador to Spain. He is a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer. He is currently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Spain.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind has reached Tajikistan on a three-day visit to Central Asian Country. He arrived in Dushanbe and was received by Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Zokirzoda Mahmad Toir.

09 October 2018

  • World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. The theme selected for the 2018 competition is: ‘Imagine you are a letter travelling through time. What message do you wish to convey to your readers?’
  • Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India’s maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men’s 62 kg category.
  • A sudden fire erupted at the Steel Authority of India’s Bhilai Steel Plant today morning at around 11 am. Nine people lost their lives and several suffered massive burning injuries in the incident. The incident took place at a gas pipeline in one of the plant’s complexes during a regular maintenance check. The injured people are undergoing medical treatment in a hospital.
  • India won eleven medals including 3 gold in Asian Para Games taking place in Jakarta. Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary clinched first gold for India in men’s category. It turned out to be a fruitful day for India as middle distance runner Raju Rakshith won gold in women’s 1500 category and swimmer Jadhav Suyash Narayan won the third gold in men’s 50-meter butterfly on the second day.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) upon consideration of representations from various stakeholders has extended the due date of filing ITR to October 31, 2018. Earlier the date of filing Income Tax Returns was extended to October 15 which has now again extended.

10 October 2018

  • The World Mental Health Day was observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
  • Indian-American Nikki Haley resigned as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a cyclone alert in Odisha on October 10 and 11. The eye of the Cyclone Titlihas been located at 530 km southeast of Gopalpur, Odisha and 480 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Alerts have been issued for 14 districts – Ganjam, Puri, Boudh, Gajapati, Kandhamal Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadak and Nayagarh. Fishermen have also advised not to venture in to sea on these days. The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC) which is under the Home Ministry has cautioned the State Government.
  • 4 people have died and 20 people have been injured as five coaches of the New Farraka Express have derailed today near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. A team of doctors and National Disaster Response Force has been sent from Lucknow to Harchandpur railway station to carry out rescue and relief operations.
  • Manu Bhaker won India’s first ever Gold in shooting on Tuesday at the Asian Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Jakarta. The 16-year-old shot 236.5 in the women’s 10m air pistol event and won a gold medal. Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga also becomes first gold medalist of India in Men’s Weightlifting 62 kg event.

11 October 2018

  • Senior Advocate Tushar Mehta has been appointed as the new Solicitor General of India. He is currently serving as the Additional Solicitor General. The Solicitor General of India is the second-highest rank for a law officer of the government.
  • Replacing the Singaporean passport, the Japanese passport has been declared the most powerful passport across the world in 2018. According to 2018 Henley Passport Index, the people having Japanese passport can travel without a visa or can get an on-arrival visa across 190 countries.
  • China successfully launched two remote sensing satellites belonging to the Yaogan-32 family by a Long March-2C rocket with an upper stage on its top, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has left for Paris on a three-day visit to France. Ms Sitharaman will hold wide-ranging talks with her French counterpart Florence Parly on ways to deepen strategic cooperation between the two countries and also deliberate on major regional and global issues of mutual interests.

12 October 2018

  • India elected to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council ‘ for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019.
  • After making a landfall near Gopalpur in Orissa, the Cyclone Titli is gradually weakening and is moving towards the north-east direction. 9 people have been reported dead till now because of the havoc caused by the cyclone. Prime Minister Modi has assured to provide all possible help to the victims in order to deal with the aftermath of the cyclone. Talks with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa have been initiated in this regard.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday held talks with Defence Minister of France Florence Parly in order to deepen strategic and defence cooperation between the two countries. One-on-one meeting was conducted by her who was followed by delegation level talks. It covered bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest of the nations. Sitharaman is on a three-day visit to France.

14 October 2018

  • India concluded its campaign at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia with 72 medals that included 15 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals. India was placed ninth in the overall tally.
  • Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik conducted an aerial survey of the districts that have been badly affected by the Cyclone Titli. The aerial survey was conducted over the three districts of Gajapati, Rayagada, and Ganjam. Later, he organized a meeting in which he announced relief for the people of these districts. The monetary relief would be paid for 15 days to the people affected by the cyclone and the flooding.
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Voyager 2 probe is on its way outside the influence of the Sun and it could be close to interstellar space. Voyager 2 was launched. It has crossed the Kuiper Belt, an interstellar space beyond Pluto.

15 October 2018

  • International Day of Rural Women was celebrated all over the world. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly, declared October 15 as International Day of Rural Women. It was first observed in 2008. The theme for International Day of Rural Women 2018 is ‘Sustainable infrastructure, services and social protection for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls’.
  • Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Gardner Allen, an investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, passed away at the age of 65.
  • The Election Commission has introduced C-vigil app as a pilot project in order to help the citizens to keep a check over the prevalent malpractices. It is an internet based mobile app which is operational for the first time as a pilot project.
  • Heavy rains pounded Orissa over the last three days which were followed by a cyclone. 24 people have been killed so far because of the rains, cyclone, and landslides occurring in the state. Several measures are being taken in order to restore the connectivity which has been affected because of the calamity. As per media reports, the work is going on in full swing and things will be brought back to normal soon.
  • Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi released a book named ‘Lalu-Leela’, at an event in Patna. The book has nearly 200 pages. It is about alleged illegal dealings of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members. This is Sushil Modi’s second book. His first book ‘Beech Samar Mein’ (In the Middle of War) was released two years back.

16 October 2018

  • Irish Author Anna Burns won the Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize 2018 for her third novel ‘Milkman’.
  • Government announces Rs 100 crore award for states under Saubhagya Scheme.
  • Both men and women hockey teams of India weren’t able to win a gold medal for the country in the Youth Olympic Games taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both men and women’s team won silver medals in the Hockey 5s competition. The men team lost to Malaysia by 2-4 while the women’s team was defeated by Argentina by 1-3.

17 October 2018

  • The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.
  • Paradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana to create 10 lakh jobs, says Indu Bhusan.
  • The Uttar Pradesh cabinet has adopted a proposal of renaming the historical city of Allahabad as Prayagraj. The move was opposed by the opposition parties of the state. Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has also criticised the decision. As per sources, Allahabad University and Allahabad High Court will be renamed soon. The move has been considered as a masterstroke of BJP just before the Kumbh Mela and also the 2019 General Elections.
  • HMD Global, which designs and sells phones under the Nokia brand, appointed actress Alia Bhatt as the face of Nokia phones’ in India. As part of the partnership, a print campaign featuring Alia Bhatt has already started to mark the festive season.

18 October 2018

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the global Women’s T20 Team ranking on Thursday. According to the ranking, India is placed fifth while Australia which is the three-time champion has topped the list out of 46 teams. As per ICC, the new rankings will help the team improve their game and will also determine where they stand in the shortest format of the game.
  • MJ Akbar, who faces multiple charges of sexual harassment, resigned as Union minister of state for external affairs. Akbar is facing allegations of sexual harassment and had filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, who was the first to report against him.
  • An ATM for deposit and withdrawal of money for cryptocurrencies has been installed in Bengaluru’s Kemp Fort Mall by virtual currency exchange Unocoin. Users can deposit money to buy currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum using an OTP received on their registered numbers. In order to withdraw money, a request has to be first made on the Unocoin website.
  • N D Tiwari, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, passed away after a prolonged stint of hospitalisation in New Delhi. Mr.Tiwari began his career with the erstwhile Praja Socialist Party (PSP) to then serve his entire career in the Congress was 93 at the time of his death.

19 October 2018

  • At least 50 people were killed in a major train accident that occurred near Jora Phatak in Amritsar. The train ran over hundreds of people who had gathered on the railway track to watch the effigy of Ravan being burnt. According to media reports, the effigy of Ravan had been erected in close proximity to the railways track and due to the noise of firecrackers people could not hear the approaching train and move out of the way. The train was heading from Jalandhar to Amritsar. It has been estimated that around 700 people were present at the site where the accident took place. The injured have been hospitalized.
  • The first ever cruise of India “Angriya” is all set to sail from Mumbai to Goa on October 20. The cost of the ticket for the cruise is Rs. 4300 which can go up to Rs. 12000. The domestic cruise is a luxurious 7-deck, 131-meter passenger ship which has two restaurants named Ancora and Coral Reef. Made in Japan, this cruise also has six bars and amenities like spa, infinity pool, open deck and also a lounge.

20 October 2018

  • World Osteoporosis Day is observed every year on October 20. It is organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). This day creates awareness about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become weak and brittle and increases the risk of a broken bone.
  • Mumbai defeated Delhi by four wickets to win their third Vijay Hazare Trophy title at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.
  • The death toll in yesterday’s Punjab train accident rose to 61. According to media reports, 74 people have been injured in the accident. Following the accident, train services between Jalandhar and Amritsar were suspended.
  • Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a series of bilateral talks with her US and ASEAN counterparts on Friday on the sidelines of ASEAN Defence Ministers meet which took place in Singapore. Sitharaman also met her Australian counterpart Christopher Pyne, Malaysian counterpart Mohamad Bin Sabu and Defence Ministers from several countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, and Russia. It was the 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers meeting which was being hosted in Singapore.

21 October 2018

  • The Prime Minister hoisted the national flag at Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of proclamation of the Azad Hind government by Subhas Chandra Bose. PM Modi also inaugurates the National Police Museum and Memorial in New Delhi.
  • Saina Nehwal settles for silver after defeated by Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying 13-21, 21-13 and 6-21 in the Denmark Open final.
  • Four Himalayan peaks near Gangotri glacier of Uttarkashi district have been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Located near Sudarshan and Saifi peaks in Raktvan valley, the peaks have been named Atal-1, 2, 3 and 4.

22 October 2018

  • As per the forecast of Indian Meteorological Department (IDA), the air quality index of the capital city has dipped to a four -year low. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has dipped to 326 which comes under “very poor” category. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reading above 400 indicates severe levels of pollution. The air quality is expected to remain the same for the next few days.
  • India won the first match of the five-match One Day International Cricket Series against West Indies taking place in Guwahati. India won by 8 wickets chasing a target of 323 runs. India made 326 runs in 42.1 overs losing two wickets in all. Rohit Sharma delivered an outstanding performance by making 152 runs off 117 balls and remained not out. Captain Virat Kohli also performed really well scoring 140 runs off 107 balls and was declared Man of the Match.

23 October 2018

  • The Supreme Court allowed the use of safer firecrackers from 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali next month. Firecrackers will be allowed between 11:55 pm and 12:30 am on Christmas and New Year.
  • Bajrang Punia wins silver in 65 kg category in World Wrestling Championship.
  • Environmental Ministry launches Swasth Diwali campaign.

24 October 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.
  • M Nageshwar Rao is appointed as the new interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Kohli achieve this record on his 213th ODI match.

25 October 2018

  • Indian Captain Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 ODI runs on Wednesday. Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record by achieving the milestone in 205 innings surpassing Sachin who did it in 259 innings. Kohli has become the fifth Indian to reach this mark in the ODIs. Apart from him, players including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, and Sourav Ganguly have scored over 10,000 runs.
  • Anna Roy, the Niti Aayog Advisor while talking to All India Radio News said that the Government of India has worked hard and recognised certain fields including Health, Agriculture, Mobility, Urbanisation, and Education for the use of Artificial Intelligence. Further highlighting the importance of Artificial Intelligence Roy said that Artificial Intelligence can help the farmers to get the latest information.

27 October 2018

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan to attend the annual summit with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.
  • Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament, deepening political turmoil after he sacked the country’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
  • The Central Government has appointed Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra as interim director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three months.
  • Indian Captain Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive centuries in ODI. He scores three consecutive hundreds against West Indies team in the ongoing ODI series.

28 October 2018

  • The 11 Base Repair Depots in Ojhar, Maharashtra, has handed over the first fully overhauled Sukhoi 30 MKI aircraft to the Indian Air Force. The aircraft has been manufactured by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under license from Russia. In a ceremony, the Air Officer Commanding in Chief of the Maintenance Comand headquartered in Nashik handed over the aircraft to the operational squadron of the IAF.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attacked Narendra Modi by saying that the PM’s rule has not been good for India. Criticizing the government of Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh stated that the PM not only failed the electorate of the country but also led a government that was mostly silent on incidents such as cow vigilantism, communal violence and mob lynching. The former Prime Minister made the statement at the launch of the new book of Shashi Tharoor.
  • West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from international cricket.

29 October 2018

  • With news coming in from several government and diplomatic sources, it is now clear that the US President, Donald Trump will not be attending the Republic Day celebrations of India. It is being said that the White House has already conveyed its regrets to the Indian government.
  • Trump’s “crowded calendar” is said to be the reason for not accepting the invitation, with the State of the Union (SOTU) address in the US scheduled to happen in the later half of January.
  • The 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) of the Indian Air Force in Maharashtra Nashik district handed over its first indigenously overhauled Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to the IAF at a ceremony held at the Air Force Station Ojhar. It is a twin-jet multi-role air superiority aircraft developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and built under licence by India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).
  • A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Monday 29 Oct 2018 posted the Ayodhya dispute case for hearing in the first week of January before appropriate bench for fixing a schedule for hearing.
  • Whether actual hearing will be in January, February or March will be for appropriate bench to decide, a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said.

30 October 2018

  • On 29 Oct 2018 , India and Japan signed a record deal of $75 billion, aimed at stabilising the foreign exchange and capital markets, especially after the continuous slide down in Rupee recently.The last swap agreement between the two nations was in 2013, with the latest one being 50% higher.
  • Supreme Court bans old vehicles from NCR roads; calls the situation “very critical”. The apex court banned all 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying in the NCR. The transport department has been instructed to impound any such vehicles, if found on the road.

31 October 2018

  • A night trial of India’s indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-1 ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km was successfully conduc ted on 30 Oct 2018 from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army, defence sources said.

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Modi inaugurated the world’s tallest statue – Statue of Unity to the nation.

Territorial Army Notification 2019 [For Ex Armed Forces Commissioned Officers]

Indian army has published the notification for the territorial army recruitment only for Ex-armed forces officers who are willing to join the territorial army. Interested candidates can find the details related to TA notification 2019, exam date, application, age limit, interview dates etc. Applications are invited from gainfully employed Ex-Armed Forces Commissioned Officers for an opportunity of donning the uniform and serving the Nation as Territorial Army Officers (Non-Departmental), based on the concept of enabling motivated Ex-Service Officers to serve in a military environment without having to sacrifice their primary professions. You can serve the Nation in two capacities – as a civilian and as a soldier. No other option allows you such an expanse of experiences.


  • Only Ex-Service Officer can apply.
  • Nationality : Citizen of India (male and female).
  • Age Limits : 18 to 42 years on the date of application.
  • Educational Qualifications : Graduate from recognized university.
  • Physical Standards: A candidate must be physically and medically fit in all respects.
  • Employment: Gainfully Employed.
  • Serving member of the Regular Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Police/ GREF/ Para Military and like forces are not eligible.

DATE OF INTERVIEW : FEBRUARY2019 (Firm dates will be communicated later by post).

LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION : Application form completed in all respects will be accepted till 31 DECEMBER2018 at Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ‘L’Block, Church Road, New Delhi – 110 001.

The date of holding the Interview as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the competent authority.

Ex-Service Officers to ensure their eligibility for the examination: The Ex-Service Officers applying for the ASB Interview should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the Interview. Their admission at all the stages of the Interview will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the Ex-Service Officers will not imply that their candidature has been finally cleared by the competent authority.

Type of Exam : Only Interview.

HOW TO APPLY: All desirous Ex Service Officers (Commissioned Officers only) of three services can download Application Form (IAF (TA)-9 (Revised) Part – 1) from OF COST) and send applications alongwith Photocopy of Release Order and Photocopy of Release Medical Board Proceedings to Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi – 110 001


  • The Ex Service Officers will be screened by the Army Headquarters Selection Board (ASB) held at Additional Directorate General Territorial Army, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence, ‘L’ Block, Church Road, New Delhi – 110 001.
  • Recommended Ex Service Officers will undergo Medical Examination at Armed Forces Clinic, New Delhifollowed by their Police Verification for final selection.


SSC Tech Men 50 Notification 2018 Entry

SSC (Technical) Men & 21st SSC (Technical) Women Course April 2018:

Applications are invited from married/ unmarried male and unmarried female Engineering Graduates and also from widows of Defence Personnel for Grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army in all Arms/ Services. Course commencing in April 2018 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Tamil Nadu). Eligible candidates can apply online using below given official link from 02.08.2017 to 31.08.2017. Other details like age limit, selection process, application fee & how to apply are given below……….
Name of Course:
1. 50th SSC (Technical) Men
2. 21st SSC (Technical) Women
3. SSCW (Non Tech) for Widows of Defence Personnel


Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are studying in the final year examination of Engineering course are eligible to apply. The candidates appearing in the final year examination of Degree Course should be able to produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at OTA.

Age Limit:
For S.N. 1 & 2: Born before 02.04.1991 and not after 01.04.1998 (both days inclusive).
For S.N. 3: Born before 02.01.1989 and not after 01.01.1999 (both days inclusive).

Fees: There is no application fee for this recruitment.

How to Apply :

Eligible candidates can apply online from 02.08.2017 to 31.08.2017 using link given below. ​The applicant need not send any documents such as print out of online application.

Important Dates:
Start Date to Apply: 02.08.2017
Last Date to Apply: 31.08.2017

To Download the official notification Click Here.