Current Affairs

Books and Authors 2014

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1. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them – J.K. Rowling 2. Centrestage: Inside the Narendra Modi Model of Goverence – Uday Mahurkar Random House India 3. ‘Playing it My Way': Author – Sachin Tendulkar &Boria Majumdar 4. Truth Always Prevails‖ written by SadruddinHashwani 5.  Hlaf Girlfriend‖ – written by Chetan Bhagat 6. Untold Story of Indian Public Sector‖ – authored byDr UD Choubey, 7.Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar‖ authored by Dilip D‘Souza 8. A Man and a Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Cameto Power‖: written by Bette Dam 9. Not Just an Accountant‖ authored by former CAGVinod Rai 10.  The Vijay Mallya ... Read More »

Banking updates (1-10) December 2014

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1. Kotak Mahindra Bank announced it was acquiring Bengalaru-headquartered ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal at around Rs 15,000 crore. ING shareholders will get 725 Kotak Bank shares for every 1,000 shares they hold. 2. Reserve Bank of India granted banking licences to infrastructure financing firm IDFC and microfinance institution Bandhan.The in-principle approval will be valid for a period of 18 months during which the applicants have to comply with the requirements under the guidelines and fulfil the other conditions as may be stipulated by the RBI.  Chandra Shekhar Ghosh: CMD of Bandhan financial services  Dr. Rajiv ... Read More »

PUNCHLINES OF BANKS

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1.  Hum Hai Na : ICICI 2.  Good People to Grow with : Indian 
 Overseas Bank 3.   With you All the Way : State Bank of India 4. A Trusted Relationship : SBH 5. Tradition of Trust : Allahabad Ban 6. Trusted Family Bank : Dena Bank 7. Good People to Bank with : Union Bank of 
 India 8. Banking for All : IDBI Bank 9. World‘s Local Bank : HSBC  10. We Understand your World : HDFC 11. Friendly, Intelligent, Responsive : Andhra 
 Bank   12. A Friend you can Bank upon : Vijaya Bank  13. ... Read More »

HEADQUARTERS OF NATIONALISED & PUBLIC SECTORS BANKS IN INDIA

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1. SBI —————— Mumbai  2. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur — Jaipur  3. State Bank of Travancore — Thiruvananthapuram  4. State Bank of Mysore —- Bangalore  5. State Bank of Patiala —- Patiala  6. State Bank of Hyderabad — Hyderabad  7. Union Bank of India —– Mumbai  8. Bank of India —– Mumbai  9. Central Bank of India —– Mumbai  10. Dena Bank —— Mumbai  11. IDBI Bank —– Mumbai  12. Allahabad Bank —– Kolkata  13. UCO Bank —– Kolkata  14. United Bank of India —– ... Read More »

Current Affairs of 12th and 13th December 2014

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1. Sitara Devi: Legendry Kathak dancer Sitara Devi has died in Mumbai at the age of 94. 2. Kotak Mahindra: Kotak Mahindra has got an RBI approval to enter general insurance business. 3. Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship 2014: Indian cyclist Deborah won four gold medals at the Track Asia Cup Cycling championship 2014. The Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship was held from 21 to 23 November 2014 at Indira Gandhi stadium, New Delhi. Deborah is a 19 year old girl from Andaman and Nicobar islands. 4. Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014: Lahore based author Bilal Tanweer has won ... Read More »

Current Affairs of 10th and 11th December 2014

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1. Giriraj Singh: Giriraj Singh has assumed charge as the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME). He is the BJP MP from the Nawada constituency in the 2014 Indian general election. 2. PM Narendra Modi: Prime Minister NarendraModi visited Fiji on 19 November 2014. He is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the Pacific countries after Indira Gandhi who visited in 1981. 3. South Asian football Federation (SAFF): India won the 2014 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women‘s championship at the Jinnah stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan. Indian team won 6-0 over Nepal in the final. ... Read More »

General Knowledge Quiz of 8th December 2014

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1) Union government accorded in-principle approval for setting up six more STPIs in – 2) In Uttar Pradesh, an army chopper that crashed in Bareilly killed three officials including – 3) The Reserve Bank of India relaxed Know Your Customer (KYC) norms by allowing – 4) Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched – 5) Thirty two people were killed in a stampede that occurred at the main Dussehra event at – 6) Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on the – 7) Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the countrymen over radio for the first time in his programme – 8) World ... Read More »

Famous Indian Missiles

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Below given is a list of some famous INDIAN MISSILES which are important in context of the SSC CGL. SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES: • Prithvi-I: (Range: 150 km, Payload: 1000 kg, User: Army) • Prithvi-II: (Range: 250 km – 350 km, Payload: 500 kg – 1000 kg, User: Air Force, Army) • Prithvi-III: (Range: 350 km – 600 km, Payload: 250 kg – 500 kg, User: Army, Air Force, Navy) • Agni-I: (Range: 700 – 1,200 km, Type: Medium Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM), User: Army, Air Force) INTERMEDIATE RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILES (MRBM): • Agni-II: (Range: 2,000 – 2,500 km, User: ... Read More »

GK Questions asked in IBPS/CLERK 6th December 2014

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Morning shift 1. In MOM first M stands for – MARS 2.Who is the author of the book ‘Playing it my way’ -Sachin Tendulkar 3.Where is the capital of Sweden? – Stockholm 4.World chess champion event of 2014 held in ? – Sochi 5.Where is the headquarter of UNESCO ? – Paris 6. KLO is active in which state ? Assam and West Bengal 7. What is the full form of NPA ? – Non Performing Assets 8. Who is the lender of last resort for banks in india ? -RBI 9. What is the full form of URL? – Uniform ResourceLocator 10. What is ... Read More »

Important Government Schemes 2014

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1.Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana: Government approved Rs 43,033-crore rural electrification scheme Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana. 2. Union Government launched the nationwide Bal Swachhta Mission: About Bal Swachhta Mission The Bal Swachhta Mission is a part of the nationwide sanitation initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission that was launched by the Prime Minister on 2 October 2014. The nationwide Bal Swachhta Mission will have the following six themes: Clean Anganwadis  Clean Surroundings like Playgrounds  Clean Self (Personal Hygiene/Child Health)   Clean Food   Clean Drinking Water   Clean Toilets 3. Jeevan Pramaan -PM launches Jeevan Pramaan – Digital Life Certificate ... Read More »