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144800 candidates to appear in JK Bank online recruitment test


144800 candidates to appear in JK Bank online recruitment test

Last Updated on : 21 Apr,2019 | Source : Universal News Timeline

Jammu:J&K Bank is all set to hold the online examination for the post of Probationary Officers & Banking Associates, scheduled on 22nd, 24th, 25th and 26th of April 2019 in centers across the State at multiple locations under the aegis of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and in association with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
This was informed by the Chairman and CEO JK Bank, Parvez Ahmed in a statement issued to the media here today. Notably the bank had earlier scheduled the test in middle of February but had to reschedule it due to the prevailing circumstances at that time.
A notification for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Banking Associate posts was released on 6th October, 2018 with qualification criteria of 60 percent marks and 30 years age for Probationary Officers and 55 percent and 32 years for Banking Associates i.e. Clerks, which was subsequently on the requests of a large number of candidates revised to 50 percent marks and 35 years. The Bank received approximately 1.47 lakh applications comprising of 37500 for the post of Probationary Officer and 107300 for the post of Banking Associates
The tests are being conducted online by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which is the nodal agency for conducting written tests for recruitment in all nationalized Banks & State Bank of India in the country. IBPS is an agency of repute and immaculate track record whose governing board comprises of nominees from Government organizations such as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the public sector banks. The arrangements for Online Conduct have been done by the IBPS in association with Tata Consultancy Services,” added Parvez Ahmed
The Chairman informed that the Bank has assisted TCS and IBPS in creating additional infrastructure in the State to accommodate majority of the candidates. In Ladakh, he said, infrastructure was created at Leh on fast track basis to accommodate Leh candidates with in the division keeping in view the inclement weather and poor road connectivity.

The Chairman and CEO also cautioned the candidates and their parents not to fall prey to the vested interests in the society who were misguiding the public in general and applicants in particular by making false offers.

At least 42 dead, hundreds injured in blasts at three Sri Lankan churches, three hotels on Easter Sunday: Police


At least 42 dead, hundreds injured in blasts at three Sri Lankan churches, three hotels on Easter Sunday: Police

Last Updated on : 21 Apr,2019 | Source : Universal News Timeline

Srilanka:At least 42 people were killed after three Sri Lankan churches and three hotels were hit by a string of explosions on Easter Sunday (April 21), a police spokesman said.

The first explosions were reported at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St Sebastian’s in the town of Negombo just outside the capital.

At least 160 people injured in the St Anthony’s blast had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital by mid-morning, an official told AFP.

Shortly after those blasts were reported, police confirmed three high-end hotels in the capital had also been hit, along with a church in the town of Batticalao, in the east of the country.

An official at the Batticaloa hospital told AFP more than 300 people had been admitted with injuries following the blast there.

At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo’s Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister’s official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel official told AFP.

At St Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade, a Reuters source in the police bomb squad said, “Our people are engaged in evacuating the casualties.”

Reuters sources from two leading tourist hotels in Colombo also confirmed the explosions but did not give any details.

Bloomberg reported that police and emergency vehicles have blocked the entrance to the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, where there’s visible damage, including shattered windows, above the main entrance where a cafe was located.

Photos circulating on social media showed the roof of one church had been almost blown off in the blast. The floor was littered with a mixture of roof tiles, splintered wood and blood. Several people could be seen covered in blood, with some trying to help those with more serious injuries. The images could not immediately be verified.

St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo posted pictures of destruction inside the church on its Facebook page, showing blood on pews and the floor, and requested help from the public.

“A bomb attack to our church, please come and help if your family members are there,” read a post in English on the Facebook page of the St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

Only around 6 per cent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the minority Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.

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