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Bank PO/Clerk/SO Exams 2015: General Awareness (Current): Study Material: Jan 1 2015– Jan 10 2015

Jan 15, 2015 12:36 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. This 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 1 Jan 2015 to 10 Jan 2015

    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 relaxed KYC rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies
    • R. Koteeswaran took charge as new CMD of Indian Overseas Bank
    • Kotak Mahindra Bank secured shareholders approval for merger with ING Vysya Bank

    Economy News

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

    • India to provide 60 million dollar LoC to Guyana for road infrastructure projects
    • Union Government formed NITI Aayog to replace Planning Commission
    • Union Cabinet approved to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory in Tamil Nadu
    • PM launched National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting
    • Union Cabinet approved promulgation of ordinance for amending MMDR Act, 1957
    • Nomura forecasted Indian Economic Growth at 5.5 percent for FY 2015-16
    • Union Cabinet approved 2G telecom spectrum auction targeted to fetch 64840 crore rupees
    • Union Government nominated 17 Telugu personalities as brand ambassadors of Swachh Bharat campaign
    • Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers approved 100 percent production of Neem-Coated Urea
    • Commemorative Postage Stamps released to mark 100 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return to India

    Sports News

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

    • ICC announced Associate & Affiliate panel of umpires for the year 2015
    • Union Sports Ministry recognised Boxing India as national federation for representing Boxing
    • T Anilkumar won 7th Chennai Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament (Category B)
    • S Shrikrishna won the National Sub-Junior Billiards title 2015
    • BCCI announced 15-man Indian cricket team for World Cup 2015
    • Ishpreet Singh Chadha won National Sub-Junior Snooker title 2015

    Personalities in News

    Eminent personalities and their whereabouts come under this category

    • R K Srivastava took over as Chairman of AAI
    • Kiran Bhai Vadodaria elected as INS president
    • Former ISRO Chairman V R Gowarikar died in Pune
    • Amitabh Bachchan named as the Brand Ambassador of AP health sector
    • Atul Khare appointed as the UN Under-Secretary-General
    • Sindhushree Khullar appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog

    Awards and Honours

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

    • India to host World Bridge Championships 2015
    • K K Paul sworn in as sixth Governor of Uttarakhand
    • Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015

    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.

    • Tencent Holdings Limited launched China's first online bank WeBank
    • US to host international Anti-terror Summit on 18 February 2015

    Economy News

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

    Israel stopped transfer of tax collected from Palestinians to Palestinian Authority Government

    Sports News

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

    • Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became fastest to score 12000 Test runs
    • Andy Murray won ATP World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi
    • Russian Popov Ivan won 7th Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title
    • New Zealand won Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka
    • Australia won 4-match Border-Gavaskar Test series, 2-0
    • Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015
    • Stanislas Wawrinka won Chennai Open title of Tennis
    • Roger Federer won Brisbane International Tennis title

    Personalities in News

    Eminent personalities and their whereabouts come under this category.

    • Mario Matthew Cuomo, former New York Governor, died at 82
    • American country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens died at 94
    • Veteran Chinese sports administrator He Zhenliang died

    Awards and Honours

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

    • The Lunchbox nominated for BAFTA 2015 under Non-English Best Film Category
    • Indians awarded with Queen’s New Year Honours 2015
    • Yu Min honoured with State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014

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