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

Mar 4, 2014 15:19 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 January 2014. Candidates should note that current Affairs presented in point form are not only useful for Banking Exams but also highly useful in SSC,Railway and other competitive Exams.

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    India Watch (Banking General Awareness- January 2014):

    Justice A K Ganguly resigned as chairman of WBHRC
    Government of India announced Jeevan Raksha Padak for 37 people
    Dhanu Yatra of Bargarh started in Odisha
    Reserve Bank of India selected CCIL as Legal Entity Identifier
    RBI allowed Indian companies to issue non-convertible debentures
    Prithvi II, the nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface missile, successfully test-fired
    Government launched India’s first comprehensive adolescent health programme
    Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announced Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Baligan scheme
    RBI panel recommended setting up of specialized banks to cater to low income households
    Munish Sharda appointed as MD and CEO of Future Generali Life
    Union Government introduced Know India Programme for young Overseas Indians
    DRH issued new Guidelines to give psychological help to molestation victims
    Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards conferred by the President
    Nirbheek, India's first gun for women, launched
    Ministry of Environment and Forest approved Tawang II hydroelectric project
    World Hindi Day observed on 10 January
    CCEA approved renaming of Mill Gate Price Scheme as Yarn Supply Scheme
    Gorakhpur railway station entered Limca Book of Records as world’s longest platform
    Andhra Pradesh bagged Oil and Gas Conservation Award, 2013
    P.K.Goyal won Best CFO Award
    The Supreme Court of India directed the Government of India to place the report of Justice Shah Commission on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand.
    The Union Ministry of Rural Development decided to provide an additional wage employment of 50 days beyond the stipulated 100 days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA for Scheduled Tribe (ST) households in forest areas.
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) included Hong Kong and Macau in the sensitive list of countries along with Pakistan and China.
    Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways celebrated 25th Road Safety Week. The theme for Road Safety Week this year was when on the road, always say Pahle Aap.
    Vice President releases the book titled Sangharsh Ke Safar Ka Nayak Mulayam written by Omveer Tomar.
    Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 102.
    Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer. Mistry was awarded with a cash price of 50000 dollars at Jaipur International Literature Festival 2014.
    Union Government of India extended the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 to the States of Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.
    Union Cabinet granted minority status to Jain community across India
    Union Cabinet approved to set up Rail Tariff Authority
    Aruna Bahuguna first woman to be appointed chief of National Police Academy
    Veerappa Moily formed MOT to reassess Hydrocarbon Resources of India
    Viscera test must in death due to poisoning: SC
    Kailash Meghwal elected as the Speaker of Rajasthan Assembly
    Sudhir Mahato, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand died
    Dr. Tej Vir Singh won the UNWTO Ulysses Prize
    LPG Connection Portability Scheme launched
    Currency notes issued before 2005 to be withdrawn: RBI
    Garuda Vasudha Advanced Light Helicopter of Geological Survey of India launched
    Finance Ministry nod for 1000 rupees minimum monthly pension plan
    NALSA launched free legal service clinics across the country
    Union Government launched National Waterway-4 project in Tamil Nadu
    National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January
    Aviation ministry removed V.P. Agrawal from position of AAI chairman
    59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Bags Seven Awards
    National Communal Harmony Awards 2013 won by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism
    The Election Commission of India celebrated the 4th National voters Day: 25 January
    Pitroda Committee submit report to Information and Broadcasting Ministry
    Dhruva-3 indigenous High Performance Computing System inaugurated
    Padma Awards for the Year 2014 announced on the Eve of 65th Republic Day of India
    Ela Gandhi honoured with Amadelkufa in South Africa
    Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok
    Saina won Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title
    MS Dhoni became first captain to play in four tied ODIs
    Ela Gandhi honoured with Amadelkufa in South Africa
    Union Civil Aviation Ministry removed restrictions on Airbus A-380 in India
    India Post to install 3000 ATM & 1.35 lakh micro-ATM by September 2015
    EGoM approved SUC of 5 percent of annual Gross Revenue on all new airwaves
    NIC and Union Ministry of MSME launched India Inclusive Innovation Fund
    India won gold in men's Basketball at Lusofonia Games
    Ajoy Misra elevated as the CEO and MD of Tata Global Beverages Limited
    Anand Kumar, the founder of Super30 got Ramanujan Mathematics award
    Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Digital Green
    TRAI released Working Guidelines for Spectrum Trading
    RBI raised Repo Rate by 25 basis points to 8 percent
    India ranked lowest in International Intellectual Property Index
    Manoj Kohli appointed as MD&CEO of non telecom businesses of Bharti Enterprises
    National Waqf Development Corporation Limited inaugurated by Prime Minister
    EC to CEOs of States: Make standardized voting compartment at Polling station
    Cantilever Pamban Bridge completed 100 years
    Sumit Malik stripped off gold medal for anti-doping violation
    Tax exemption for Olympics, CWG and Asian Games winners
    Six PSUs signed MoU to set up World’s largest Solar Power Project
    NIT Odisha developed technology to turn Plastic into fuel
    Dhoni is 4th fastest batsman to score 8000 runs in ODIs

    World Watch (Banking General Awareness- January 2014):

    Latvia became the 18th member of the Euro zone.
    Pakistan announced its plan to set up seven functional nuclear plants of 1100 MW each by 2030.
    India and Maldives signed 3 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of Health, Exchange of Personnel and Human resource.
    India announced a new rule to vaccinate against polio to the travellers from Pakistan would be implemented from 14 February 2014.
    Tropical storm One struck the east coast north of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
    China to be become a partner in the proposed NIMZ in Andhra Pradesh
    US Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as next Chairperson of Federal Reserve
    Astronomers discovered Earth's gassy twin 200 light years away
    Malaysia invited IITs to open its centre
    Ali Larayedh, the Prime Minister of Tunisia resigned
    Exceptionally Rare Conjoined Whales discovered
    Israel’s Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died
    71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 announced
    New eyewear system developed to give ‘superhuman’ vision
    Bank of Japan and RBI concluded an agreement to raise BSA to 50 billion dollar
    Sheikh Hasina sworn-in as Bangladesh Prime Minister
    India and Canada sign Letter of Intent (LOI) for co-operation in Iron and Steel Sector.
    India and South Korea signed pacts in different areas to deepen economic cooperation and bolster defence engagements.
    Hery Rajaonarimampianina, a former Finance Minister of Madagascar declared as the new President of Madagascar.
    According to a global analysis by World Health Organisation (WHO), Peshawar in Pakistan has the largest number of polio cases in the world in 2013.
    Silvio Berlusconi, founder head of the Forza Italia party and Matteo Renzi, leader of Democratic Party (PD) signed a deal on electoral reforms in Italy.
    The Report Working for the Few released by Oxfam
    Bihar's turnaround analysed at London School of Economics
    Dexter, Private Information Stealing Virus, detected in online banking transactions
    India-born Prof A J Paulraj won 2014 Marconi Prize
    Emergency rule imposed in Thailand capital Bangkok for two months
    Chilika lagoon named Destination Flyways by UNWTO
    Indus Civilization ended due to Disease and violence
    Richard Quest won 2013 UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award
    Shane Warne to mentor Australia's spinners for World T20 Tournament
    OCA recognized Russian martial art Sambo and is now a part of Asian Games
    NASA rover Opportunity found Mars had life friendly fresh water
    India Women Cricket team won one day series against Sri Lanka 3-0
    MS Dhoni became first captain to play in four tied ODIs
    Australia won ODI series against England by 4-1
    Stanislas Wawrinka won Australian Open Men’s title
    Australia won ODI series against England by 4-1
    Karl Slym, MD of Tata Motors died after falling from hotel building in Bangkok
    Samsung and Google signed Global Patent Agreement
    Stanislas Wawrinka won Australian Open Men’s title
    Google purchased DeepMind Technologies of UK
    India and Japan inked MoUs to strengthen cooperation in tourism and power generation
    Russia and China to conduct war games in the Mediterranean Sea from 1 February
    Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Died
    Raymond Weil, the pioneer of Swiss watch died
    First multi-coloured 3D Printer launched
    ICC approved introduction of International Women’s Championship
    GVK BIO and Aragen Bioscience signed Definitive Agreement to acquire Aragen Bioscience
    Tunisia’s new government of independents headed by Mehdi Jomaa sworn in
    Indian Rupee to be a legal tender in Zimbabwe
    First online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas launched
    Kiwi Kathy Cross is first woman in ICC Umpire's Panel
    India and Netherlands signed MoU for cooperation in field of Sports
    India and Fiji signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement
    World’s oldest flamingo died at Adelaide Zoo of Australia
    IUCN Red List has completed 50 years of its existence
    India suffered 4-0 loss in 5-match ODI series against New Zealand

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