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General Awareness for MBA : 23 September to 29 September

Get to know the most important news and happenings of the week (23 September – 29 September). It will help you in your preparation for General Awareness.

Sep 29, 2014 18:10 IST
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Economy

  1. The Reserve Bank of India on 24 September 2014 released Gopalakrishna Committee report on Capacity Building in banks and non-banks.  The committee has recommended a 360-degree feedback for a transparent and comprehensive performance assessment exercise, one that ensures adequate performance differentiation between employees.
  2. State Bank of India (SBI) and Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) on 24 September 2014 allowed kids to operate bank accounts independently. The bank account is available for all kids above 10 who can sign uniformly.
  3. Union Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on 25 September 2014 proposed the Union Cabinet to shut down six sick Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSEs). The sick CPSEs include HMT Watches, HMT Barings, HMT Chinar Watch, Hindustan Photo Films, Hindustan Cables and Tungbhadra Steel.

News

  1. Govind Mishra, the renowned Hindi author was given the Saraswati Samman in New Delhi on 23 September 2014. He was given the Samman by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for his novel Dhool Paudhon Par that was published in 2008. 
  2. Operation Megh Rahat – a rescue operation undertaken by Indian Army during Jammu and Kashmir floods. Indian Army on 19 September 2014 completed rescue Operation Megh Rahat in Jammu and Kashmir. 
  3. Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian on 24 September 2014 won Right Livelihood Award. The award was shared between the two. The Right Livelihood Award is also known as Alternative Nobel prize of Sweden.
  4. Union Government declared 25 September as Antyodya Diwas. Antyodya diwas was observed to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.   
  5. India TV chairman and editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma on 24 September 2014 was appointed as the new president of the News Broadcasting Association (NBA) for the year 2014-2015.
  6. Geethu Mohandas’s Hindi-language feature film Liar's Dice on 23 September 2014 was selected for India’s official entry in the 2015 Oscars Awards. The 87th Oscar Awards event will take place in the US on 22 February 2015.
  7. The Bangladesh government on 28 September 2014 appointed Syed Muazzem Ali as the new Bangladesh High Commissioner to India. 
  8. The 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI), Rajendra Mal Lodha retired on 27 September 2014. He retired after serving as the CJI for five months.  
  9. CSIR on 26 September 2014 announced the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Awards 2014 for ten scientists in recognition of their work. The awards were announced by Director General of Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) Dr. Paramvir Singh Ahuja during the CSIR’s 72nd Foundation day celebrations in New Delhi.
  10. Sukinda Chromite Mine of the Tata Steel in Odisha on 24 September 2014 won the Asian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership Award. The Sukinda mine of Tata Steels won the award for Community Development. The award was presented by World CSR Congress at Dubai, UAE.

Corporate

  1. State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender on 26 September 2014 announced that it has signed a Line of Credit (LoC) of 500 million dollar with Export-Import Bank of Korea (Korea Eximbank).  
  2. Emami biotech on 25 September 2014 acquired Vanaspati brand Rasoi. Emami biotech is the edible oil and bio-diesel arm of the Emami Group of Companies.
  3. Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) under the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 24 September 2014 granted Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for Bay of Bengal Gateway Submarine Cable System.
  4. Alliance Air on 24 September 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the North East Council for flight operations in the North East. 

International

  1. Government of Turkey on 27 September 2014 imposed ban on students from wearing tattoos or body piercings in schools.
  2. China on 25 September 2014 launched Made in China campaign to counter India. The launch of the campaign coincided with the launch of Made In India campaign.
  3. India announced to contribute 12 million US dollars to the United Nations to fight the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. The contribution was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014.
  4. Pakistan on 26 September 2014 test fired the Hatf IX -short range surface-to-surface missile. The nuclear capable missile also called as Nasr was tested with successive launches of four missiles from a Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode.
  5. Hamas and Fatah on 25 September 2014 announced the deal to allow the Palestinian Authority (PA) government to operate in the Gaza Strip.
  6. The Royal Mint of Britain on 22 September 2014 launched its own online trading service for gold coins. The move is aimed to entice investors away from shares and into gold sovereigns.

National

  1. Union Government on 25 September 2014 launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana for urban and rural poor. The Yojana aims at alleviating urban and rural poverty through enhancement of livelihood opportunities through skill development and other means.
  2. The Supreme Court of India on 25 September 2014 struck down the National Tax Tribunal (NTT) Act, 2005 terming it as unconstitutional.
  3. Union government on 25 September 2014 launched Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana. The Yojana was launched by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Rural Development during the National Convention on Skills for Rural and Urban Poor held in New Delhi.
  4. The Union Cabinet on 24 September 2014 approved Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas. The mission will begin from 2 October 2014 and will be implemented over a period of five years.
  5. Supreme Court of India on 24 September 2104 cancelled allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks which were allocated to various companies since 1993. The four blocks which were not cancelled included one of NTPC and SAIL each and two of Ultra Mega Power Projects of Sasan Power Ltd owned by Anil Ambani's Reliance Power.
  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014 launched Make In India Campaign at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi to make India a manufacturing hub. 

Sports

  1. Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski on 28 September 2014 won the ATP Malaysian Open men’s doubles title. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish duo defeated the second seed Briton-Australian partner, Jamie Murray and John Peers 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-5 in the summit clash played at Kuala Lumpur. 
  2. The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) Working Committee on 26 September 2014 extended Ravi Shastri’s tenure as Director of Indian Cricket team till end of 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. 
  3. International Cricket Council (ICC) on 23 September 2014 announced that ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The World Cricket League Division 3 will be held from 23 to 30 October 2014.
  4. Sri Lankan Cricket Board on 24 September 2014 appointed the former national cricket team captain Marvan Atapattu as the head coach of the national team with immediate effect. 
  5. Union Ministry of Sports inaugurated National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal on 22 September 2014.
  6. Hockey India (HI) on 19 September 2014 inducted Hockey Village India (HVI) as an Academy Member to reach out to underprivileged children who are keen to make a career in the sport.

 

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