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Bank PO|Clerk Exam 2014: General Awareness: Study Material- February 2014

Mar 7, 2014 15:54 IST

    General Awareness is a very integral and important section of every bank recruitment exam. Also, it is considered as one of the scoring sections. For preparation of this section, the candidates need to update over latest happenings of the national and International importance as well as from banking industry. Jagranjosh.com has come up with General Awareness Current Study Material for helping the students in cracking General Awareness Section of all bank exams. The relevant current happenings are compiled on monthly basis under the head- India Watch and World Watch. Here are the happenings from the month of February 2014. Candidates should note that current Affairs presented in point form are not only useful for Banking Exams but also highly useful in SSC and other competitive Exams.


    India Watch (Banking General Awareness- February 2014):

    • Silverine Swer, Meghalaya's first Padma Shri Awardee died
    • India’s first Mono rail inaugurated
    • Harish Rawat appointed 8th Chief Minister of Uttrakhand
    • Surajkund International crafts Mela began in Haryana
    • Karnataka defeated Maharashtra to win the Ranji Trophy 2014
    • Scottish Parliament approved the Same Sex Marriage Bill
    • Union Government hiked FRP of Sugarcane by 10 rupees per quintal for 2014-15
    • Arunima Sinha awarded Amazing Indian Award
    • Vishwanath Tripathi selected for the Vyas Samman 2013
    • Abhinav Bindra won second gold medal in Inter Shoot Tri series Shooting
    • Bindra became 1st person to win three gold medals in Tri-series shooting
    • Sikkim became first state to achieve 100 percent sanitation coverage
    • NABARD under RIDF has sanctioned loans worth over 19100 crore rupees
    • Ranjit Bhatia, Olympian distance runner died
    • Cancer awareness programme launched by Yuvraj Singh
    • South Central Railway launched HYLITES
    • Kosnam Himalaya Singh appointed as Lieutenant General
    • Ashok Varadhan appointed co-head of securities division of Goldman Sachs
    • Karnataka won Irani Cup for the fifth time
    • Three-day long Desert Festival started in Jaisalmer
    • Satellite Centre of PGIMER, Chandigarh to be established at Sangrur
    • Union Government approved Pune Metro Rail Project
    • Union Government launched HIV Salvage Therapy
    • Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, Mangalyaan, completed 100 days
    • Assam became the First State to legally ban smokeless tobacco
    • Delhi Government approved Delhi Nagar Swaraj Bill
    • Union Government approved two plants to manufacture Semiconductor chips
    • Javed Miandad, former Pakistani cricketer resigned as Director-General of countries cricket
    • Union Government raised the import tariff value on gold and silver
    • Researchers at IIT Kharagpur developed ready-to-eat food paste for malnourished children
    • ONGC and OIL signed Production Sharing Contract in two water Blocks of Bangladesh
    • Hindi writer and Jnanpith Award winner Amar Kant died
    • Carnatic music Vocalist R K Srikantan died at 94
    • Quadricycle to run from 1 Oct 2014 across the country
    • Death sentence of 3 convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case commuted to life imprisonment
    • Telengana Bill passed in Lok Sabha
    • Worldfloat introduced Citydeals, a Social plus e-Commerce feature
    • Bharti Airtel Signed an Agreement with Loop Mobile
    • Government de-allocated six Coal Blocks due to delay in production
    • Parliament passed Street Vendors Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending Bill
    • People are free to adopt children irrespective of religious background: SC
    • Vice President released a book entitled Public Issues Before Parliament
    • CCEA approved National Mission for Green India
    • Cheteshwar Pujara named as brand ambassador of Gujarat Election Commission
    • P V Sindhu ranked 9th in BWF women’s Singles ranking
    • Union Cabinet approved the setting up Equal Opportunities Commission
    • Online Shopping Portal for authentic Tribal Products launched
    • Khajuraho Dance Festival began at Khajuraho in MP
    • Cabinet approved Odia as Classical Language
    • Bezbaruah Committee Constituted for the protection of rights of North Eastern people
    • Whistleblower Protection Bill passed by Union Legislature
    • United Bank of India CMD Archana Bhargava resigned
    • India successfully test-fired Akash missile from ITR Complex in Chandipur
    • NTPC signed MoU to Develop Kajra Thermal Project of 1320 MW in Bihar
    • Coca-Cola announced to set up Accelerator Programme TARGET in India
    • Delhi Waveriders won the 2nd edition of Hockey India League cup 2014
    • National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) announces to form a new concept called Joint Liability Group (JLG).
    • Supreme Court refers the petition seeking legalization of euthanasia to a five-judge Constitution Bench.
    • Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad inaugurates the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar.
    • The largest 130-MW Solar Power Plant of India launched at Bhagwanpur in Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh.
    • Union Ministry of Environment & Forest approves field trials for Genetically Modified (GM) crops rice, wheat, cotton and maize.
    • Union Home Ministry constitutes G K Pillay Committee to study and examine the demand of a separate Bodoland state.
    • Chandi Prasad Bhatt, the noted Gandhian environmentalist and social activist selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013.
    • Union Cabinet approves the Mission document on the National Mission for sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE).
    • National Science Day observed on 28 February across India to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist CV Raman.

    World Watch (Banking General Awareness- February 2014):

    • Olympic torch lit on Mount Elbrus, Russia's highest point
    • World Wetland Day celebrated across the globe
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning American actor died
    • Joshna Chinappa won Winnipeg Open title
    • First Paperless Public Library of World BiblioTech opened in USA
    • Saudi Arabia King ordered jail terms ranging 3-30 years for mercenaries fighting outside country
    • Olympic flame reached Sochi after crossing Oceans, North Pole and Space
    • Libya destroyed entire chemical arsenal
    • Danish amputee first in the world to get Bionic Hand
    • Union Ministry of Culture and Tate signed MoU
    • President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World record
    • Sangakkara became second cricketer to hit triple century and a century in same match
    • US Navy ANM66 bomb, the largest ever WWII bomb was successfully dismantled
    • Srinivasan elected as the new Chairman of ICC from July 2014 onwards
    • Yulia Lipnitskaya is the youngest Russian to win gold medal in Winter Olympics
    • Kamar Ahmad Simon won Golden Conch Award of MIFF 2014
    • Scientists discovered new River Dolphin Species in Amazon; this is first discovery in 100 years
    • Domestic Content requirement of India’s Solar Mission challenged by US
    • India and Netherlands signed MoU on Renewable energy
    • China and Taiwan hold first official level talks since 1949
    • Volcano Mount Kelud of Indonesia erupted
    • Belgium became second country to allow Mercy Killing for Children
    • India and Kyrgyz Republic signed two agreements
    • Bubba Watson won Northern Trust Open
    • Peng Shuai of China ranked World No. 1 in WTA Doubles Ranking
    • World Bridge Championship to be hosted by India in 2015
    • Country’s first wild dog breeding centre to be created IGZP in Vizag
    • New Zealand won two-Cricket Test series against India 1-0
    • Facebook acquired WhatsApp for 19 billion dollar
    • India and Bahrain signed Agreements to expand Cooperation in Key Areas
    • WB and UNICEF launched campaign about safe drinking water and Sanitation
    • International Mother Language Day observed across the world on 21 February 2014
    • UNSC adopted resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria
    • Matteo Renzi sworn-in as PM of Italy
    • Oleksandr Turchynov appointed as interim President of Ukraine
    • G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meet
    • The Ugandan President Yoweri-Museveni signs anti-gay bill which imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts.
    • The Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) agrees to organise Nepal-India Economic Summit every year.
    • Harold Ramis, the American actor, writer and director of classic comedy films died in Chicago.
    • Ibrahim Mahlab sworn in as new Egypt Prime Minister. He is a former member of Hosni Mubarak's political party.
    • Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor awarded with Israel’s highest civilian honour, the Israeli Presidential Medal of Distinction.
    • India and Saudi Arabia sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation pact to take their strategic partnership further in areas of security.
    • Turkish president Abdullah Gul approves the bill on restricting the judicial powers.
    • Legendary Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia passes away in Mexico.
    • India and Israel signs an agreement on Cooperation in Public and Homeland security.
    • Britain unveils the world's largest aircraft. 
    • A US company Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) plans to build an Outernet - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet - for free.
    • India and Iran agree to take a decision on Chabahar Port by March 2014

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