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

May 8, 2014 18:15 IST

    General Awareness is a very integral section of every bank recruitment exam. Also, it is considered as one of the scoring sections. For preparation of this section, the candidates should have an eye over latest happenings of the banking industry and latest happenings. com has come up with General Awareness Current Study Material for helping the students in cracking GA Section of every bank exam. We will keep on updating same article for one week.

    India Watch (Banking General Awareness- April 2014):

    • Reserve Bank of India adopted CPI as new measure of Inflation.
    • Banks should not levy penal charges for non-maintenance of minimum Balance: RBI
    • RBI capped WMA limit for central government at 35000 crore rupees for 2015 first half.
    • Repo Rate kept unchanged by RBI in First Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2014-15.
    • India GDP rises to 5.5 percent in 2014-15: Asian Development Outlook 2014.
    • Union Sports Ministry derecognized IABF.
    • EC confirmed Amir Khan as its national Icon for Lok Sabha election 2014.
    • IOA announced to form ad-hoc panel to handle issues related to Indian Boxing.
    • HAL received the Most Efficient Navratna Award 2013.
    • Punjab won Junior National Hockey Title 2014.
    • Holcim announced to buy Lafarge to create Cement giant.
    • India’s Heena Sidhu clinched World’s No. 1 spot in 10 MTS air pistol event.
    • Dhoni named captain of ICC World T20 team.
    • WB projected economic growth rate of 5.7% for India in 2014-15 fiscal.
    • Sachin became 1st Indian cricketer on cover page of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
    • Piramal sold its 11 percent stake in Vodafone India for 8900 crore rupees.
    • SBI launched Twitter handle account.
    • India became net steel exporter after a gap of 6 years.
    • Baroda wins Syed Mushtaq Ali Cricket T20 Trophy.
    • SBI launches financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners.
    • Inflation based on WPI reaches 3-month high of 5.7% in March 2014.
    • Piramal Enterprises Ltd decides to acquire 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital.
    • Mathangi Sathyamurthy to receive M S Subbulakshmi Award 2014.
    • Hockey India appointed Harendra Singh as coach of junior team.
    • Joshna Chinappa wins inaugural Richmond Open of Squash.
    • BMB sign an agreement with Trends to promote Women Entrepreneurship.
    • Union Government decides to continue export subsidy of 3300 rupees per tonne on raw sugar export.
    • Mexico celebrated the 100thbirth anniversary of late Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz.
    • FIFA imposed transfer ban on Barcelona.
    • FIFA rejected US call to ban Russia from World Cup for stand on Ukraine.
    • NASA suspended ties with Russia except on International Space Station.
    • USFDA banned imports from Indian plant of Apotex Pharma Co.
    • Bangladesh to provide transit facility for Indian power transmission line.
    • Qatar based Doha Bank announced its First branch in Mumbai.
    • Union Ministry of Civil Aviation approved the Tata and Singapore airlines JV.
    • Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Anja Niedringhaus shot dead in Afghanistan.
    • Former President of Guinea, Kumba Yala died at 61.
    • MS Dhoni won United Kingdom’s 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievements in sports.
    • Marie-Lousie Coleiro Preca sworn-in as President of Malta.
    • Iran and Japan signed a MoU to cooperate in environmental issues.
    • North Korea allowed runner-tourists for first time in Pyongyang Marathon.
    • Indian companies create over a lakh jobs in UK: Grant Thornton research report.
    • Sun Pharma announced to acquire Ranbaxy Laborotories for 3.2 billion dollars.
    • Indian cricket team lost number one spot to Sri Lanka in ICC T20 rankings.
    • Shikhar Dhawan named among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year.
    • Ratan Tata received Knight Grand Cross award by UK government.
    • Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins announced retirement.
    • Towards New Horizons-Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transitions released by IMF.
    • Palestinians rejected the economic sanctions by Israel.
    • Wilson Kipsang won London Marathon.
    • Gaurav Gill won London Marathon.
    • Google buys Drone maker Titan Aerospace to deliver internet across the globe.
    • SIPRI releases Trends in world military expenditure, 2013 report.
    • India born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry category.
    • World Trade to grow by 4.7 percent in 2014: WTO
    • European Parliament approved the Banking Union reforms.
    • Indians accounts for more than one-third of temporary workers in US: DHS report.
    • Adedelaziz Bouteflika wins the Presidential election for the Fourth consecutive time in Algeria.
    • Indian-American Professor Rajendra Singh named as Solar Champions to Change.
    • Veteran pro-democratic Journalist of Myanmar Win Tin dies.
    • Canadian Author Alistair Macleod dies.
    • The Unsung Hero of the NASA’s Apollo Program John C.Houbolt Dies.
    • Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the US boxer dies.
    • Benfica won 33rd Portuguese league Football title after four years.
    • Meb Keflezighi won Boston Marathon 2014.
    • IRCON signed MoU with Transparency International India.
    • Cognizant acquired itaas, a US-based Digital Video Solutions Company.
    • Film series, Brazuca around the World launched by adidas on 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
    • Chitra won World Women’s Snooker title at Leeds.
    • Asia-Pacific navies of 22 countries including India signed Maritime Communication Agreement.
    • India and Bhutan signed agreement on development of hydropower projects.
    • Fatah and Hamas signed reconciliation agreement.
    • Vic Gundotra head of Google+ resigned.
    • Arturo Licata, the World’s oldest man died in Italy at age 111.
    • Microsoft acquired Nokia handset business.
    • Adhiban won silver at Asian Continental Chess Championship.
    • PM of South Korea Chung Hong-Won resigned.
    • Sharath Gayakwad won 2 Bronze and 1 Silver at IDM Belin 2014.
    • Two former Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II declared as Saints by Pope Francis.

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