Bank PO|Clerk Exam 2014: General Awareness:Study Material-January 2014(1st Week)

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

Created On: Jan 8, 2014 12:45 IST
Modified On: Jan 10, 2014 12:54 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. 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. The candidates are requested to check the same article for getting updates for 1st week of January.

Prithvi II, the Nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface missile, successfully test-fired

India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface to surface Prithvi II missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore on 6 January 2014. Read More

Reserve Bank of India selected CCIL as Legal Entity Identifier

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) selected the Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL) for issuing globally compatible legal entity identifiers (LEIs) on 6 January 2014.CCIL will act as a local operating unit for issuing globally compatible legal entity identifiers (LEIs ) in India .Read More

Mahesh Mangaonkar won Open du Gard squash title

Mahesh Mangaokar of India on 6 January 2014 won the Open du Gard squash title, the PSA Challenger 5 event. Mangaokar (19) of Mumbai defeated the top-seeded Scottish player Scot Greg Lobban 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 in the final match played at Squash des Arenes in Nimes, France to claim the tour title. Read More

RBI allowed Indian companies to issue non-convertible debentures

The Reserve Bank of India on 6 January 2014 allowed the Indian companies to issue non-convertible or redeemable preference shares or debentures to non-resident shareholders as bonus. This facility will also encompass the depositories that act as the trustees for the American Depository Receipt/Global Depository Receipt – ADR/GDR holders. Read More

Government of India announced Jeevan Raksha Padak for 37 people

Government of India on 6 January 2014 announced Jeevan Raksha Padak for 37 people for their meritorious act of human nature in saving human lives. As per the official release, three persons have been selected for the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak posthumously, six have been awarded with Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and 28 have been awarded with Jeevan Rakhsa Padak. Read More

Portugal’s former footballer Eusébio died

Portugal’s former football player Eusebio da Silva Ferreira died on 5 January 2014 due to heart attack. Eusebio was born in Mozambique but he played for Portugal. He was Africa's first international football star. Read More

Chandrashekhar appointed the President of NASSCOM

R. Chandrashekhar was appointed as President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) on 4 January 2014. He succeeded Som Mittal whose tenure with the NASSCOM ended on 3 January 2014. He was at the helm of NASSCOM for six long years. Read More

Rare odonate species found in Western Ghats

A rare odonate species was spotted for the first time in the southern parts of Western Ghats on 5 January 2014. The species is known to use tree holes as a larval habitat. The species was found to bred in the tree holes of evergreen and semi-evergreen forests in the southern Western Ghats. Western ghats was a biodiversity hotspot. Read More

Aditya Joshi became world no. 1 junior shuttler

Young shuttler Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh on 6 January 2014 became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world. The shuttler, Aditya of 17 years in age is a resident of Dhar town of the state. Read More

Serena Williams won the Brisbane International Title 2014

Serena Williams won the Brisbane International title in Queensland, Australia on 4 January 2014. Serena Williams won over Victoria Azarenka, the Belarusian tennis player, ranked 2. Read More

GSLV-D5 carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 successfully launched

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 January 2014 launched its heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing communication satellite GSAT-14 into the orbit. The rocket GSLV-D5 lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 4:18 IST. It was powered by an indigenously developed cryogenic engine. Read More

Scientists designed Moclic software to predict weather

Researcher from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) designed the software Monitoring Climate Change (Moclic) through which is possible to organise, store and operate geo-referenced data from climate elements. Read More

Wimbledon tennis event, The Road to Wimbledon, to be hosted outside UK for the first time

The Wimbledon Foundation has teamed up with HSBC and All India Tennis Association (AITA) to launch The Road to Wimbledon event in India. This will be the first ever Wimbledon tennis event to be hosted outside the UK.

The first phase of the Road to Wimbledon event will be held in Delhi and Mumbai between 6 - 14 January 2014. The event will focus on boosting the development of junior tennis in the country. Read More

S.K.Sharma appointed Chairman and Managing Director of BEL

Shri S.K. Sharma was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on 2 January 2014. BEL is a public sector undertaking under the defence ministry and is a Navratna.

Mr. Sharma took charge as CMD after Mr. Anil Kumar retired on 31 December 2013. Read More

World Braille Day observed on 4 January

It is observed every year on 4 January to commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille, who was born in France in January 1809, is credited for inventing the Braille script. The script helps the visually impaired people to read as well as write. Braille became blind after an accident at the age of three. He created a language based on the patterns of raised dots on paper, which could be felt and one can read anything that is unable to see. He did this to have an access to works of literature. Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Order of Prince Henry

Cristiano Ronaldo was awarded the Order of Prince Henry by the Portugal’s president office on 3 January 2014. It is one of the Portugal’s highest honours. Ronaldo will receive the medal and ribbon on 7 January 2014, officially making him the Order of Prince Henry. Read More

National Archives of India collaborated with Archives of Turkey and Oman

The National Archives of India has successfully collaborated with the State Archives of Turkey and the National Records and Archives Authority of Oman. The collaboration was reached after a series of meetings in Ankara and Muscat. Read More

Raj Jain appointed as CEO of Bharti Retail

Raj Jain was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Pankaj Madan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by the Bharti Retail on 3 January 2014. Read More

Manmohan Singh launched total E-literacy project in Kerala

Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh on 4 January 2014 launched the total E-literacy project implemented by PN Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra in Thiruvanathpuram. This would act as the corner-stone of the Kerala model of development. Read More

Mammen Mathew chosen for prestigious journalism Lokmanya Tilak National Award

Mammen Mathew, the Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorma has been chosen for prestigious journalism award instituted by a trust founded by Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak on 31 December 2013. Read More

Ronaldinho received South American Footballer of the year Award

Ronaldinho has been elected as the South American footballer of the year in the annual poll conducted by the Uruguayan daily El Pais on 30 December 2013. Read More

Chief of Army Staff Bikram Singh is new Chiefs of Staff Committee

Army chief General Bikram Singh took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) on  30 December 2013. He received the baton of Chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal N.K.Browne. Read More

Latvia became the 18th member of Euro Zone

Latvia on 2 January 2014 became the 18th member of the Euro zone. The small ex-Soviet state has been preparing for the switch, since European Union finance ministers formally announced in July 2013 that Latvia could adopt the Euro. Read More

India’s Supercomputer, PARAM Yuva-II ranked 1 in India

PARAM Yuva-II India’s supercomputer rated 1st in India, 9th in the Asia Pacific Region and 44th in the world among the most power efficient computer systems as per the Green500 List. Read More