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

General Awareness is a very vital and significant section of every bank recruitment exam. Also, it is considered as one of the scoring sections.

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General Awareness is a very vital and significant 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. 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 March. 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- May 2014)

• Union Cabinet approves the Polavaram Project.
• India ranked no 1 in Twenty20 International Team ranking.
• Trap Shooter, Manavjit Sandhu ranked at third spot in ISSF World Ranking.
• K Natarajan takes over as 21st Command of Coastal Guard Region (A&N).
• RBI allows the minors of age above 10 years to open Savings bank account.
• Archana Ramasundara, appointed as first Woman Additional Director of CBI.
• President of India launches Indigenous Card payment System Rupay.
• SEBI exempts Etihad from making open offer in Jet deal.
• India honoured with New Frontiers Award 2014.
• Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy dies.
• President confers National Florence Nightingale Awards on 35 nursing personnel.
• RBI allows bank branches abroad to sell structured products.
• Manipur wins Senior National Women’s Football Champions title.
• Nayak Committee to Review Governance of Boards of Banks in India submits its report to RBI.
• Pankaj Advani wins CCI Billiards title.
• Russi Mody, the former Tata Steels Chairman dies.
• Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister.
• N Srinivasan, the veteran nuclear scientist dies.
• Nabam Tuki sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
• Competition Appellate Tribunal upheld 630 crore rupees penalty on DLF.
• President appointed Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.
• Jitan Ram Manjhi took oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar.
• RBI directed all banks to install disabled friendly new ATMs.
• RBI eased gold import norms under 20:80 Scheme.
• Indian-American student Akhil Rekulapelli won National Geographic Bee Championship.
• Project Mobile Seva under Deity won the 2014 United National Public Service Award.
• Naveen Patnaik sworn-in as Chief Minister of Odisha for fourth consecutive term.
• Pawan Chamling sworn-in as Chief Minister of Sikkim for record 5th term.
• Bharatiya Mahila Bank included in Second Schedule of RBI Act, 1934.
• Anandiben Patel sworn-in as first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat.
• TR Zeliang sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Nagaland.
• RBI tightened acquisition & merger rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies.
• Sachin Tendulkar selected as goodwill ambassador for 35th National Games.
• Vishwanath Tripathi received Vyas Samman 2013.
• India signed loan agreement with World Bank for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan III.
• RIL announced to buy 78 percent in Network18 for 4000 crore rupees.

World Watch (Banking General Awareness- May 2014)

• Four Indians win Harvard Business School New Venture Competition awards.
• Elena Baltacha, the former British Tennis player dies due of liver cancer.
• Waqar younis appointed as head coach of Pakistan cricket team.
• Mark Selby wins World Snooker Championship 2014.
• Vikaram Sunderam wins Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic of James Beard Awards 2014.
• Kuwait renews crude supply contracts with BPCL.
• IAA receives International Arch of Europe Award.
• O’Sullivan named as Snooker’s Player of the Year.
• Indian documentary ‘Silent Screams’ wins three awards at US festival.
• Caparo Group wins International Business of the Year award 2014.
• Indian-American Mitul Kadakia wins 2014 Gregory Bradeb Memorial Fellow of the Year Award.
• 6.5 Million Jobs globally provided by Renewable Energy in 2013: IRENA
• Rafael Nadal wins Madrid Open Title.
• Maria Sharapova defeats Simona Halep to win Madrid Open title.
• Shah Rukh Khan features on the cover page of magazine Forbes Middle East.
• AIBA approved Boxing India as the new provisional member to represent India.
• Novak Djokovic wins the Men’s Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time.
• Serena Willliams wins the Women’s Italian tennis Open 2014 for the third time.
• UK based Marks & Spencer announced to open 100 stores in India.
• Russia and China signed 30 year deal on natural gas worth of 400 billion dollars.
• Dalia Grybauskaite won the Presidential election of Lithuania.
• Japan won the Thomas Cup 2014 of badminton.
• Japan won AFC Women’s Asian Football Cup 2014.
• Film Winter Sleep honoured with Palme d’Or Award at 67th Cannes Film Festival.
• Brazil announced measures to make FIFA World Cup 2014 eco-friendly.
• Brazuca balls to be used in FIFA World Cup 2014 to have six in-built HD cameras.
• Azlan Shah-The Father of Malaysian hockey died at 86.
• Maya Angelou, the American author and poet died.
• 8 Indian Soldiers posthumously awarded with prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal of UN.


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