Bank PO/Clerk/SO Exams 2015: General Awareness (Current): Study Material: 1 Feb 2015– 28 Feb 2015

The banking experts of team have arrived in with the General Awareness: Study Material to help the students to get a grip of the current updates weekly. The section is divided into two categories- India Watch and World Watch which are further divided into many sub categories according to the news. Here are some of the happening from the 1 Feb 2015– 28 Feb 2015.

Created On: Mar 3, 2015 14:58 IST
Modified On: Mar 4, 2015 10:41 IST

Banking General Awareness section is the vital and significant section for any bank recruitment exam. It is considered as the scoring section as well. To crack this section, candidates need to update their current affairs of the national and international importance along with the banking industry. Keeping an eye on the latest happenings can help candidates to perform well.

The banking experts of team have arrived in with the General Awareness: Study Material to help the students to get a grip of the current updates weekly. The section is divided into two categories- India Watch and World Watch which are further divided into many sub categories according to the news. Here are some of the happening from the 1 Feb 2015– 28 Feb 2015

For better understanding and suitability for the exams, events have been divided into following heads:

India Watch (includes important updates from India related to banking, corporate, economy, sports, eminent personalities, different awards & honours and books and authors)

Banking News

Banking news encircles updates on various banking related organizations or agencies that are operative all over the country.

  • Union Government decided to infuse 6990 crore rupees in nine Public Sector Banks
  • ICICI Bank launched India's first digital bank, Pockets
  • RBI issued Guidelines on Import of Gold by Nominated Banks and Agencies

Economy News

Economy news covers issues on budget, stock market; monetary transactions, financial demands of the country.

  • Andhra Pradesh Government approved reformed Solar, Wind Energy policy
  • Union Government announced 850 crore rupees development package for Andhra Pradesh
  • HAL bagged 1090 crore rupees contract to supply 14 Do-228 Aircraft to Indian Air Force (IAF)
  • Union Ministry for Health & Family Welfare launched National Deworming Initiative
  • Adani Enterprises, Rajasthan Government signed MoU to set up 10000 MW Solar Park
  • Siemens bagged orders worth 450 crore rupees from Varanasi-based Diesel Locomotive Works
  • Union Government approved increase of authorised Share Capital of NMDFC
  • Union Government approved revised Guidelines for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  • Union Government constituted SIT to reinvestigate 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
  • Bihar State Cabinet approved the inclusion of Dusadh caste in Mahadalit category
  • Union Ministry of Finance imposed Anti-dumping duty on imports of graphite electrodes
  • Union Government approved Project-17A worth 8 billion US dollar
  • Bihar Government decided to grant 35% reservation for women in Non-Gazetted jobs
  • CCEA approved continuation of incentive scheme for marketing of raw sugar productions
  • CCEA approved four Highway Projects in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh
  • Chief Minister of Assam advocated Naturonomics for NE states to usher in a robust economy
  • KVIC, RSETIS signed MoU to provide vocational training to unemployed youth
  • Mumbai University signed MoU with Indian Railways to set up Rail Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs revised the National Sports Awards Schemes
  • Union Government accepted 14th Finance Commission recommendations
  • Rajya Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014
  • TRAI issued Regulation on domestic carriage charges
  • TRAI issued 6th Amendment to Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability Regulation, 2009
  • Union Cabinet approved the implementation of 15000 MW Grid-connected SPV Projects under NSM
  • Union Cabinet approved creation of two additional benches of the Authority for Advance Rulings
  • Railway Budget 2015-16 presented by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Sports News

Every single update of what is happening in the sports world is available in this sub-category.

  • Maharashtra Netball player Mayuresh Pawar died during the 35th National Games
  • Saloni Dalal became youngest medal winner in National Games 2015
  • India Cements Limited transferred IPL team Chennai Super Kings franchise to CSKC Limited
  • Tintu Luka won gold in 800m in 35th National Games
  • Virat Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to score a century against Pakistan in World Cup
  • Anirban Lahiri won Indian Open title of Golf

Personalities in News

Eminent personalities and their whereabouts come under this category

  • Ashok K Agarwal appointed as General Manager of Southern Railway
  • Acclaimed Indian sculptor and artist Mrinalini Mukherjee passed away
  • LC Goyal appointed as the Union Home Secretary
  • Justice MM Das appointed as Chairman of Commission of Inquiry probing Chit Fund Scam
  • Ajaypal Singh Banga appointed as member of US Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
  • MO Garg appointed as Director General of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Veteran Marathi theatre artist Atmaram Govind Bhende died
  • Naveen Chopra appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Vodafone India
  • Kiran Bedi released comic book titled Kiran Bedi — Kaise Bani Top Cop
  • M Ravindran appointed as Chairman of Indraprastha Gas Limited
  • Balasubramaniam Venkataramani appointed as MD & CEO of Multi Commodity Exchange
  • Telugu novelist Kesava Reddy passed away
  • Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as Chief Minister of Delhi
  • Former Home Minister of Maharashtra Raosaheb Ramrao Patil died
  • Jawed Usmani sworn-in as Chief Information Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh
  • Rahul Kaiche became first cardiac surgeon in Maharashtra to use titanium plates for coronary surgery
  • Bollywood Actor Ashraful Haque passed away
  • Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma died
  • BJD Vice-President Kalindi Charan Behera passed away
  • Producer Daggubati Ramanaidu died
  • Eminent filmmaker Nirad Mahapatra passed away
  • Veteran CPI leader Govind Pansare died
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned
  • Maheshwar Sahu appointed as Independent Director on board of RIL
  • Punit Renjen appointed as CEO of Deloitte’s Global Operation
  • Barry Knowles appointed as head of Youth Development Programme of Bharat FC
  • Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar
  • Veteran Tamil director RC Sakthi passed away
  • PR Mohana Rao authored a book titled Flora of Guntur City Andhra Pradesh
  • Pioneer of mobile theatre in Assam Adya Sharma passed away
  • Ravi Chaudhary appointed as Executive Director for Regions and Centre Operations at FAA
  • Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passed away
  • Noted sociologist Meera Kosambi died
  • Former Haryana Chief Minister Hukam Singh died
  • Economic Survey 2014-15 presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely
  • Justice Amitava Roy sworn in as Supreme Court judge
  • Kshatrapati Shivaji appointed as CMD of Small Industries Development Bank of India

Awards and Honours

Updates of announcements of different awards and honours are available in this section.

  • Madhya Pradesh won the 10th National Award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)
  • Zakir Naik won King Faisal International Prize for the year 2015
  • Eminent Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade chosen for Jnanpith Award 2014
  • Vinod Mehta awarded with Yash Bharti Samman 2015 by UP Governmen
  • Union Health minister declared 10 February as National Deworming Day
  • 35th National Games mascot Ammu named in Limca Book of Records
  • Star India Pvt Ltd acquired Telugu television channel Maa Television Network Ltd
  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports revised Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar Scheme
  • Brigade of Guards and Sikh Regiment jointly awarded Best Marching Contingents on Republic Day 2015
  • Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Awards conferred by Thaawar Chand Gehlo
  • Chhattisgarh Government awarded for Renewable Power Development in the State
  • Dr. Tessy Thomas, Geeta Varadan jointly named for Nayudamma Award 2014
  • Prime Minister presented Krishi Karman Awards 2013-14 to State Government functionaries
  • Ranchi Rays crowned Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015
  • Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers declared 2015 as Year of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Discoveries, Launch & Mergers

  • 10th century sculpture of Buddha discovered in Thanjavur
  • Web-based tool Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring System launched
  • Two algal species Ulva paschima Bast, Cladophora goensis Bast discovered off India’s west coast
  • Himachal Pradesh Government launched Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project
  • West Bengal Government launched Micro Business Credit Card to boost MSME sector
  • Parle Products launched nationwide Litter Free Campaign
  • Vanaj 2015, the first National Tribal Festival
  • Muthoot Group tied-up with WWF for its Friends for Life project
  • Ministry of Urban Development partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies for Smart Cities Initiative
  • Infosys announced to acquire automation technology firm Panaya Inc for 1200 crore rupees
  • India’s first air quality checking Mobile App SAFAR-Air launched
  • Reliance Communications and Twitter partnered for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
  • EPFO launched Online Help Desk to trace Inoperative Accounts
  • acquired luxury fashion portal
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Soil Health Card Scheme
  • Union Government launched single window eBiz portal to foster business environment
  • IDC released a report on Indian Smartphone marke

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