December 11, 2017

September 2017 #8 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams

September 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams

September 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant exams


  1. Ministry of Home Affairs launched full-fledged intelligence wing of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), paramilitary force that guards India’s borders with Bhutan and Nepal.
  2. India’s first all-women crew circumnavigation expedition Navika Sagar Parikrama flagged off in Goa, onboard Sailing Vessel INSV Tarini
  3. 13th edition of Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2017, joint military exercise between Indian and USA armies commenced in Washington (USA).
  4. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) NAG. 
  5. Indian Army organized Operation Sadbhavana for National Integration in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states respectively
  6. Book How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century was written by Shyam Saran.
  7. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first book Hit Refresh
  8. Book Unstoppable: My Life So Far was authored by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova
  9. NITI Aayog constituted Expert Task Force to provide major thrust to job creation by enhancing India’s exports, which will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar. 
  10. Expert committee headed by TK Viswanathan is to deal with cyber crimes especially online hate speech.
  11. Bollywood Actor Salman Khan received a Global Diversity Award at Britain’s House of Commons.
  12. Indian Police Service Officer Aparna Kumar became first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu (Nepal), which is the 8th highest mountain peak in the world (8156 metres).
  13. Saint Teresa (Mother Teresa) has been declared as co-patron of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta, 131 years after St Francis Xavier was declared as first patron.
  14. Tourism Australia appointed Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra as first Indian woman Ambassador to encourage Indians to visit Australia.
  15. Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu visited South Korea to participate in the 7th Asia-Europe (ASEM) Economic Ministers meeting.
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August 2017 #8 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams

August 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams

August 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk and RBI Assistant Exams


  1. Flipkart launched Budding Star Programme, a program aimed at Flipkart employees to help them achieve their dreams by providing them financial assistance and paid leaves.
  2. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd has been given scheduled bank status by RBI.
  3. State Bank of India has launched a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative SBI Gram Seva, which will work in areas of health, education, environment and rural infrastructure.
  4. Securities and Exchange Board of India directed companies that fail to disclose any default on payment of interest or repayment of principal to banks or financial institutions within a day, from October 1 Onwards.
  5. Punjab National Bank introduced biometric attendance, to enforce punctuality among employees. 
  6. National Payments Corporation of India  approved Spice Digital Ltd. for processing bill payments under Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS) as a Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU).
  7. Messaging app Hike Messenger acquired Bengaluru-based tech start-up Creo.
  8. Lok Sabha passed National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill 2017 that amends NABARD Act 1981.
  9. Karur Vysya Bank became First Private Sector Bank to roll out an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre, at its Nelson Manickam Road Branch in Chennai.
  10. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) launched a Central Database of all Insurance Sales Persons in country, which is named as Envoy
  11. India signed US$ 329 million Loan agreement with Beijing (China) based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for Gujarat Rural Roads Project.
  12. India signed Global Environment Facility (GEF) Grant Agreement with World Bank for USD 24.64 Million for “Ecosystems Service Improvement Project”.
  13. ICICI Bank launched instant credit cards enabling its savings account customers to get a credit card instantly, in a completely digital and paperless manner.
  14. Government launched a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) named BHARAT 22, consisting 22 stocks.
  15. Government approved 100% disinvestment through strategic sale of Central Electronics Limited (CEL), with net worth approx 50 crores.
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July 2017 #9 - Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

July 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

July 2017 Current Affairs for IBPS Clerk & RBI Assistant exams

  1. Central Railways Matunga Railway Station in Mumbai Became India's First Station to have an all-female work staff.
  2. Uttar Pradesh Government will launch ‘Pink’ air-conditioned buses installed with CCTV cameras exclusively for women, with all women staff
  3. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched mAadhaar mobile application for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phones.
  4. Telangana will present a separate agriculture budget for state from next year (2018 - 19), aiming to boost Agriculture sector with more focus and funds.
  5. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot arrest accused family without conducting a preliminary inquiry under dowry harassment cases filed under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code (IPC), in view of misuse of anti-dowry harassment law framed in 1983.
  6. Supreme Court exempted Arunachal Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands from ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres of National and State Highways.
  7. Student- scientist connect programme Jigyasa has been officially launched in Delhi, jontly by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS).
  8. Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry announced assistance of INR 200 crores to Assam for repairs of National Highways damaged due to heavy rains and INR 400 Crores for dredging work in Brahmaputra river.
  9. Rajasthan became first State to set minimum educational qualifications for contesting elections to village cooperative societies and various other cooperative bodies
  10. Punjab government launched Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar scheme by flagging off over 100 uber MOTO bikes.
  11. President Pranab Mukherjee launched 2 programmes to take education to remote areas with help of technology - Swayam and Swayam Prabha.
  12. Delhi became 2nd state to launch e-RTI portal that will enable citizens to file online Right to Information (RTI), after Maharashtra.
  13. 10th Slum Yuva Daud flagged off at Khichripur in New Delhi as part of Adopt a Slum campaign of the Sports Ministry and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
  14. American tech firm Oracle opened its first ‘Digital Hub’ in Asia Pacific region in Bengaluru (Karnataka).
  15. Assam government will raise a new Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) for better protection of one-horned rhinos in Assam.
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