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

General Awareness is a very integral and important section for Banking,SSC,Railway and other recruitment exams.All important current Affairs for January 2014 are clubbed here to benefit students.

Mar 4, 2014 15:19 IST
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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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