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Bank PO/Clerk Exams 2014: General Awareness: Weekly Study Material: June 23- June 29 2014

Jul 5, 2014 09:20 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 23 June – 29 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.

    • World Bank released a report on power sector reforms in India
    • RBI permitted NBFCs-ND to work as BCs for banks
    • HSBC Bank sold its Swiss private banking assets to LGT Bank for 12.5 billion dollar

    Corporate News

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

    • Air India joined Star Alliance Group
    • Nivea to set up its first manufacturing plant in India in Sanand, Gujarat
    • HSBC Bank sold its Swiss private banking assets to LGT Bank for 12.5 billion dollar.
    • Tamil Nadu government launched Amma Pharmacies to provide low cost medicines.

    Economy News

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

    • Union Government decided to provide interest free loans of 4400 crore to cash-starved sugar industry.
    • Union Government granted Navratna Status to EIL and NBCC
    • Union Government extended the deadline for implementing NFSA by three months
    • Union Government upgraded NIC-1987 to NIC-2008 to make it more investor friendly.

    Sports News

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

    • 35th National Games to be held in Kerela from 31 January to 14 February 2015.
    • Pankaj Advani won IBSF-6 Red World Snooker title in Egypt.
    • Saina Nehwal won Australian Open Super Series title.

    Personalities in News

    • A.K Dubey appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited
    • Srinivasan appointed as first Chairman of ICC
    • N Srinivasan unanimously elected as chief of TNCA

    Awards and Honours

    Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won prize at World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014

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

    Corporate News

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

    • Google launched Project Android One to build ultra cheap Smartphones.

    Economy News

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

    • UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2014.

    Personalities in News

    Eminent personalities and their whereabouts come under this category.

    • Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea.
    • Indian-origin judge V K Rajah Appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore.
    • Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission.

    Awards and Honours

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

    • France announced to honour Shahrukh Khan with Legion of Honour.
    • UK firm East India Company issued legal tender gold coin in honour of Sachin Tendulkar.

    Books and Authors

    This section consists of updates of any new book published or any information about any author.

    • Book titled Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas written by Edward Klein released.
    • Vice Presidents of India and China release the Encyclopedia of India-China Cultural Contacts in Beijing.

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