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Bank PO/Clerk Exams 2014: General Awareness: Weekly Study Material: June 16- June 22 2014

Jun 25, 2014 18:24 IST

    Banking General Awareness section is the vital and significant section for any bank recruitment exam. It is considered as the scoring section as well. To crack this section, candidates need to update their current affairs of the national and international importance along with the banking industry. Keeping an eye on the latest happenings can help candidates to perform well. The banking experts of Jagranjosh.com team have arrived in with the General Awareness: Weekly Study Material to help the students to get a grip of the current updates weekly. The weekly section is divided into two categories- India Watch and World Watch which are further divided into many sub categories according to the news. Here are some of the happening from the month of June from 16 June – 22 June 2014.

    For better understanding and suitability for the exams, weekly events have been divided into following heads:

    India Watch (includes important updates from India related to banking, corporate, economy, sports, eminent personalities, different awards & honours and books and authors)

    Banking News

    Banking news encircles updates on various banking related organizations or agencies that are operative all over the country.

    • RBI asked banks to disclose sector-wise advances in financial statements.

    Corporate News

    Updates of all the corporate houses of the country are covered in this category.

    • DLF became first real estate developer to receive ISO Quality Certification.
    • N.S. Raghavan, co-founder of Infosys, acquired Paladion Networks.
    • Nita Ambani became first woman director on Reliance board.

    Economy News

    Economy news covers issues on budget, stock market; monetary transactions, financial demands of the country.

    • Union MSME Ministry launched Online Finance Facilitation Center for SMEs
    • SEBI issued new norms for public issuance of debt securities
    • Railway passenger fares increased by 14.2 per cent and freight charges by 6.5 percent.

    Personalities in News

    • Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramajit Sen recused from hearing Ansal plea.
    • Rajeev Topno appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    • Shekhar Dutt, the Governor of Chattisgarh resigned.
    • Founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water Brand Dadi Balsara died at 81.
    • Kodela Siva Prasada Rao elected as the first Assembly speaker of AP after bifurcation.
    • Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer, died at 65.
    • M Shashidhar Reddy, the NDMA Vice Chairman resigned.
    • BL Joshi, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh resigned.

    Awards and Honours

    Updates of announcements of different awards and honours are available in this section.

    • Noted Hindi poet Kedar Nath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013.

    World Watch ( Includes Latest happenings from the world fame from the field of corporate, economy, sports, eminent personalities, different awards & honours and books and authors)

    Sports News

    Every single update of what is happening in the sports world is available in this sub-category.

    • India won three ODI series against Bangladesh 2-0.

    Personalities in News

    • Johann Breyer arrested in US on Nazi death camp charges.
    • Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years.
    • Taiwanese poet Yu His translated TiruKuural and Bharathi’s Poems in Mandarin language.
    • Dmitry O Rogozin, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister visited India.

    Awards and Honours

    • India-born Pratishtha Khanna honoured with Champions of Change.
    • Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded Tang Prize in sustainable development.
    • India-born Mexican citizen Sanjaya Rajaram to be honoured with World Food Prize of 2014.
    • Magnus Carlsen bagged FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship.
    • GMR won arbitration award against Maldivian government.

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