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1. Balance of Trade : The value of a countrys exports minus the value of its imports.

Unless specified as the balance of merchandise trade, it normallyincorporates trade in services, including earnings (interest, dividends, etc.) on financial assets. 2. Balance of Payments : A list of all of a countrys international transactions for a given time period, usually one year. Payments into the country (receipts) are entered as positive numbers, called credits; Payments out of the country (payments) are entered as negative numbers called debits. A singlenumbers summarize all of a countrys international transactions: the balance of payments surplus. 3. MFN (Most Favoured Nation) : The principle, fundamental to the GATT, of treating imports from a country on the same basis as that given to the most favoured other nation. That is, and with some exceptions, every country gets the lowest tariff that any country gets, and reductions in tariffs to one country are provided also to others. 4. Balanced Budget : A government budget surplus that is zero, thus with net tax revenue equaling expenditure. A balanced budget changes in policy or behavior is one which a component of the government budget, usually taxes, is adjusted as necessary to maintain a balanced budget. 5. Balanced Growth of an Economy : Growth of an economy in which all aspects of it, especially factors of production, grow at the same rate. 6. Bank Rate : The interest rate charges by a central bank to commercial banks for very short term loans. 7. Repo Rate : Whenever the banks have any shortage of funds they can borrow it form RBI. Repo rate is the rate at which commercial banks borrows rupees from RBI. A reduction in the repo rate will help banks to get money at cheaper rate. When the repo rate increases borrowing form RBI becomes more expensive. 8. Reverse Repo Rate : Reverse Repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrows money from commercial banks. Banks are always happy to lend money to RBI since their money is in the safe hands with a good interest. An increase in reverse repo rate can cause the banks to transfer more funds to RBI due to this attractive interest rates. 9. CRR (Cash Reverse Ratio) : CRR is the amount of funds that the banks have to keep with RBI. If RBI increases CRR, the available amount with the banks comes down. RBI is using this method (increase of CRR), to drain out the excessive money from the banks. 10. SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) : SLR is the amount a commercial banks needs to maintain in the form of cash, or gold, or govt. approved securities (Bonds) before providing credit to its customers. SLR rate is determined and maintained by RBI in order to control the expansion of the bank credit. Need of SLR: With the SLR, the RBI can ensure the solvency of a commercial banks. It is also helpful to control the

expansion of the Bank credits. By changing SLR rates, RBI can increase or decrease bank credit expansion. Also through SLR, RBI compels the commercial banks to invest in the government securities like govt. bonds. Main use of SLR: SLR is used to control inflation and propel growth. Through SLR rate the money supply in the system can be controlled effectively. 11. Fiscal Deficit : A deficit in the government budget of a country and represents the excess of expenditure over income. So this is the amount of borrowed funds require by the government to meet its expenditures completely. 12. Direct Tax : A direct tax is that which is paid directly by someone to taxing authority. Income tax and property tax are an examples of direct tax. They are not shifted to somebody else. 13. Indirect Tax : This type of tax is not paid by someone to the authorities and it is actually passed on to the other in the form of increased cost. They are levied on goods and services produced or purchased. Excise Tax, Sales Tax, Vat, Entertainment tax are indirect taxes. 14. NOSTRO Account : A Nostro account is maintained by an Indian Bank in the foreign countries. 15. VOSTRO Account : A Vostro account is maintained by a foreign bank in India with their corresponding bank. 16. SDR (Special Drawing Rights) : SDR are new form of International reserve assets, created by the International Monetary Fund in 1967. The value of SDR is based on the portfolio of widely used countries and they are maintained as accounting entries and not as hard currency or physical assets like Gold

A C Shah Committee: NBFC A Ghosh Committee: Final Accounts A Ghosh Committee: Modalities Of Implementation Of New 20 Point Programme A Ghosh Committee: Frauds & Malpractices In Banks Abid Hussain Committee: Development Of Capital Markets Adhyarjuna Committee: Changes In NI Act And Stamp Act AK Bhuchar Committee: Coordination Between Term Lending Institutions And Commercial Banks B Eradi Committee: Insolvency And Wind Up Laws B Sivaraman Committee: Institutional Credit For Agricultural & Rural Development B Venkatappaiah Committee: All India Rural Credit Review BD Shah Committee: Stock Lending Scheme

BD Thakar Committee: Job Criteria In Bank Loans (Approach) Bhagwati Committee: Unemployment Bhagwati Committee: Public Welfare Bhave Committee: Share Transfer Reforms Bhide Committee: Coordination Between Commercial Banks And SFCs Bhootlingam Committee: Wage, Income & Prices C Rao Committee: Agricultural Policy CE Kamath Committee: Multi Agency Approach In Agricultural Finance Chatalier Committee: Finance To Small Scale Industry Chesi Committee: Direct Taxes Cook Committee (On Behalf Of BIS Under Basel Committee ):Capital Adequacy Of Banks D R Mehta Committee: Review Progress And Recommend Improvement Measures Of IRDP Damle Committee: MICR Dandekar Committee: Regional Imbalances Dantwala Committee: Estimation Of Employments Dave Committee: Mutual Funds (Functioning) Dharia Committee: Public Distribution System DR Gadgil Committee: Agricultural Finance Dutta Committee: Industrial Licensing G Lakshmai Narayan Committee: Extension Of Credit Limits On Basis Of Consortium G Sundaram Committee: Export Credit Gadgil Committee (1969): Lead Banking System Godwala Committee: Rural Finance Goiporia Committee: Customer Service In Banks GS Dahotre Committee: Credit Requirements Of Leasing Industry GS Patel Committee: Carry Forward System On Stock Exchanges Hathi Committee: Soiled Banknotes Hazari Committee (1967): Industrial Policy IT Vaz Committee: Working Capital Finance In Banks J Reddy Committee: Reforms In Insurance Sector James Raj Committee: Functioning Of Public Sector Banks Jankiramanan Committee: Securities Transactions Of Banks & Financial Institutions JV Shetty Committee: Consortium Advances K Madhav Das Committee: Urban Cooperative Banks Kalyansundaram Committee: Introduction Of Factoring Services In India Kamath Committee: Education Loan Scheme Karve Committee: Small Scale Industry KB Chore Committee: To Review The Symbol Of Cash Credit Q Khanna Committee: Non Performing Assets Khusrau Committee: Agricultural Credit KS Krishnaswamy Committee: Role Of Banks In Priority Sector And 20 Point Economic Programme L K Jha Committee: Indirect Taxes LC Gupta Committee: Financial Derivatives Mahadevan Committee: Single Window System Mahalanobis Committee: Income Distribution Marathe Committee: Licensing Of New Banks ML Dantwala Committee: Regional Rural Banks Mrs. KS Shere Committee: Electronic Fund Transfer Nadkarni Committee: Improved Procedures For Transactions In PSU Bonds And Units

Nariman Committee: Branch Expansion Programme Narsimham Committee: Financial System Omkar Goswami Committee: Industrial Sickness And Corporate Restructuring P R Nayak Committee: Institutional Credit To SSI Sector P Selvam Committee: Non Performing Assets Of Banks PC Luther Committee: Productivity, Operational Efficiency & Profitability Of Banks PD Ojha Committee: Service Area Approach Pendarkar Committee: Review The System Of Inspection Of Commercial, RRB And Urban Cooperative Banks Pillai Committee: Pay Scales Of Bank Officers PL Tandon Committee: Export Strategy PR Khanna Committee: Develop Appropriate Supervisory Framework For NBFC Purshottam Das Committee: Agricultural Finance And Cooperative Societies R Jilani Banks: Inspection System Of Banks R S Saria Committee: Agricultural Finance And Cooperative Societies Raghavan Committee: Competition Law Raja Chelliah Committee: Tax Reforms Rajamannar Committee: Centre State Fiscal Relationships Rajamannar Committee: Changes In Banking Laws , Bouncing Of Cheques Etc Rakesh Mohan Committee:Petro Chemical Sector Ram Niwas Mirdha Committee (JPC): Securities Scam Rangrajan Committee: Computerization Of Banking Industry Rangrajan Committee: Public Sector Disinvestment Rashid Jilani Committee: Cash Credit System Ray Committee: Industrial Sickness RG Saraiya Committee (1972): Banking Commission RH Khan Committee: Harmonization Of Banks And Ssis RK Hajare Committee: Differential Interest Rates Scheme RK Talwar Committee: Customer Service RK Talwar Committee: Enactment Having A Bearing On Agro Landings By Commercial Banks RN Malhotra Committee: Reforms In Insurance Sector RN Mirdha Committee: Cooperative Societies RV Gupta Committee: Agricultural Credit Delivery S Padmanabhan Committee: Onsite Supervision Function Of Banks S Padmanabhan Committee: Inspection Of Banks (By RBI) Samal Committee: Rural Credit SC Choksi Committee: Direct Tax Law Shankar Lal Gauri Committee: Agricultural Marketing SK Kalia Committee: Role Of NGO And SHG In Credit SL Kapoor Committee: Institutional Credit To SSI Sodhani Committee: Foreign Exchange Markets In NRI Investment In India SS Kohli Committee: Rehabilitation Of Sick Industrial Units SS Kohli Committee: Rationalization Of Staff Strength In Banks SS Kohli Committee: Willful Defaulters SS Nadkarni Committee: Trading In Public Sector Banks SS Tarapore Committee: Capital Account Convertibility Sukhmoy Chakravarty Committee: To Review The Working Of Monetary System Tambe Committee: Term Loans To SSI Tandon Committee: Follow Up Of Bank Credit

Tandon Committee: Industrial Sickness Thakkar Committee: Credit Schemes To Self Employed Thingalaya Committee: Restructuring Of RRB Tiwari Committee: Rehabilitation Of Sick Industrial Undertakings UK Sharma Committee: Lead Bank Scheme (Review) Usha Thorat Panel: Financial Inclusion Vaghul Committee: Mutual Fund Scheme Varshney Committee: Revised Methods For Loans (>2 Lakhs) Venketaiya Committee: Review Of Rural Financing System Vipin Malik Committee: Consolidated Accounting By Banks VT Dehejia Committee: To Study Credit Needs Of Industry And Trade Likely To Be Inflated Vyas Committee: Rural Credit Wanchoo Committee: Direct Taxes WS Saraf Committee: Technology Issues In Banking Industry Y H Malegam Committee: Disclosure Norms For Public Issues YV Reddy Committee: Reforms In Small Savings

1.BSBDA Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account 2.FCNR(B) Foreign Currency Non-Resident Bank 3. TARC Tax Administration Reform Commission 4.ITEs: Intra-Group Transactions and Exposures 5.LCR: Liquidity Coverage Ratio 6.NSFR: Net Stable Funding Ratio 7.LRMT: Liquidity risk monitoring tools 8.CBS: Core Banking Solution 9.DEAF: Depositor Education and Awareness Fund 10.CRAR: Capital to Risk-weighted Assets Ratio 11.External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) 12.SWIFT: Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication 13.FSLRC: Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission 14.MIBOR: Mumbai Inter-Bank Offer Rate 15.LIBOR: London Inter-Bank Offer Rate 16.LAF Liquidity Adjustment Facility 17.GIRO Government Internal Revenue Order 18.EEFC Exchange Earners Foreign Currency 19.FRBMA: Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act 20.ALM- Asset Liability Management 21.AMFI- Association of Mutual Fund in India. 22.TIEA Tax Information exchange Agreement 23.CAR Cash Adequacy Ratio 24.CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs 25.CECA Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement

26.CEPA Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement 27.DTAA Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement 28.DTC Direct Tax Code 29.ECBs External Commercial Borrowings 30.EEFC Exchange Earners Foreign Currency 31.EFSF European Financial Stability Facility 32.FEMA- Foreign Exchange Management Act 33.FII Foreign Institutional Investor. 34.FINO- Financial Inclusion Network Operation 35.FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion board 36.FSLRC Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission 37.FTA- Free trade agreement 38.GAAR General anti avoidance rule 39.GSLV Geo-SynchronousLaunch Vehicle 40.MSF-Marginal Standing Facility 41.NBFC-Non Banking Finance Companies 42.NCTC National Counter-Terrorism Centre 43.NEFT National Electronic Funds Transfer 44.NSG Nuclear Suppliers Group 45.PPP Public Private Partnership & Purchasing Power parity 46.PSLV Polar Satellite Launch vehicle 47.RTGS Real Time Gross Settlement 48.SLR-Statutory Liquidity Ratio 49. TAPI Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India. 50. QFI -Qualified Foreign Investors 51. VVPAT -Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail 52. Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)

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1) Thomas Bach elected as the President of International Olympic Committee.

2) KC Ponnappa took over the Office as Chairman of Nilgiri Planters Association. 3) Deepak Sandhu became the First Woman Chief Information Commissioner on 5th September, 2013. She took over from Satyananda Mishra. 4) Poonam Khetrapal Singh Elected Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region Court. 5) BN Talukdar, Director for exploration in Oil India Ltd. (OIL) was appointed as the new Director G eneral of DGH. 6) The ruling Cambodian Peoples Party (CPP) of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen on 8th September, 2013 was reelected to power. 7) Harish Lakshman elected New President of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association. 8 )Sanjay Govind Dhande appointed as UGC Member. 9) Ruchira Kamboj appointed the Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO. 10) Jawaid Akhtar elected as the Chairperson of International Coffee Council. 11) TV Narendran appointed as the New Managing Director Tata Steel. 12) Ravindra Kumar elected as the President of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). 13) Ramlubhya appointed as the Rajasthan State Election Commissioner. 14) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appointed Rakesh Sood as his new Special envoy for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. 15) Ashok Vemuri appointed as the President and CEO of iGate Corporation. 16) National Spot Exchange on 16th September, 2013 appointed Saji Cherian as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. 17) P. Sudhakar appointed as the CMD of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. 18) Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant appointed as the New Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court. 19) Nancy Gibbs appointed as the Managing Editor of Time Magazine. 20) Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australias new Prime Minister on 18th September, 2013 at GovernmentHouse in Canberra, Australia.



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Baig is 22 years of age- Samina Baig NASAs Mars Rover which broke the 40-year- old extraterrestrial distance record on 16 May 2013, after 9 long years of Mars exploration- Opportunity rover The Person who was elected as the Member of Executive Council of WMO during the 65th Executive Council of WMO meeting which is ongoing at Geneva- Laxman Singh Rathore. JUNE: The principal architect of Indias missile program mes who on 31 May 2013 was appointed DRDO chief and scientific advisor to defence minister- Avinash Chander The person who resigned as Chairman of IPL on 1 June 2013 in the wake of the raging spot -fixing scandal- Rajiv Shukla The name of bombs which is being developed by India for its fighter jets, which are expected to be geared up for deployment by the end of year 2014- Glide Bombs The Person who was appointed new Prime Minister of Palestine, by Mahmoud Abbas on 2 June 2013 Rami Hamdallah The 25-year old Bollywood actress who allegedly committed suicide on 3 June 2013 at her Juhu residence in Mumbai Jiah Khan The Person who became the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest on 21 May 2013 with his five schoolmates- Raghav Joneja The Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), who on 3 June 2013 elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan- Ayaz Sadiq The Person who became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years- Lydia Nsekera The theme of World Environment Day which was observed on 5 June 2013 -Think, Eat, Save Reduce Your Foodprint The Person who was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013- Susan Elizabeth Rice The Australian radio presenters who responsible for Royal prank and was awarded with Jock by the employer- Michael Christian. The Person who on 6 June 2013 was reelected as the chairman of India Bank Association (IBA) for 2013-14 tenure- KR Kamath The Irish writer who won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel City of Bohane which is the portrayal of Ireland of 2053- Kevin Barry The Uttarakhand NGO which on 6 June 2013 bagged a French award for its contribution to protection of human rights- Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA) Name the Scottish author, who is best known for his novels The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road, died of Cancer on 9 June 2013- Iain Banks The BJP leader who resigned from all top positions of BJP on 10 June 2013 a day after Narendra Modi was selected as the chairman partys election campaign- LK Advani A former Union Minister and Congress veteran from Chhattisgarh, died on 11 June 2013 of multiple organ failure- Vidya Charan Shukla The theme of World Day against Child Labour which was celebrated on 12 June 2013-No to Child Labour in Domestic Work The first Indian-American girl from Avon School to get admission in United States Military Academy at West Point- Sneha Singh The First NATO and European Country to Draft Women in Military Service- Norway

The Indian-origin sculptor who was honoured with Knighthood, the highest honour of Britain by Queen Elizabeth II- Anish Kapoor The Person who became only the second Hindu to be part of the Pakistans Punjab assembly after Seth Bharta Ram- Kanji Ram The ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda who was selected as the President of UN General Assembly for its 68th session- John William Ashe One of the founders of RAW, who passed away on 16 June 2013 in Chennai after a long fight with cancer- Bahukutumbi Raman The ex-chairman of the Tata Group who was appointed as the Chief Advisor of AirAsias India board Ratan Tata The moderate cleric of Combatant Clergy Association party won the presidential election in Iran on 15 June 2013- Hassan Rohani The Malaysian author who was declared as the winner of Walter Scott Prize for his English fiction novel The Garden of Evening Mists- Tan Twan Eng The 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on 17 June 2013- Amol Rajan The former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013- Subramanian Ramadorai The Chinese supercomputer which is declared is the fastest computer of the world- Tianhe- 2. JULY : The Person who succeeded Ranjan Mathai to be the next Foreign Secretary of India by Manmohan Singh- Sujata Singh The vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University who on 1 July 2013 appointed as the 20th Lt Governor of Delhi- Najeeb Jung The Person who on 2 July 2013 has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)- Sunil Soni The first ever Indian woman to receive Dubai Governments coveted Emirates Woman Award for business excellence in June 2013- Vandana Gandhi The U.S. inventor who was known as the father of the computer mouse who died on 3 July 2013 at age of 88- Douglas Engelbart The Egyptian Leader who sworn in as interim president of Egypt till the next elections takes place succeeding Mohamed Morsi, who was removed after a military coup- Adli Mansour Renowned Madhubani painting artist who died at a private hospital in Ranti, near Madhubani on 4 July 2013- Mahasundari Devi The former Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), who was appointed as the President of NASSCOM on 5 July 2013- R. Chandrasekhar The Bollywood actress who on 6 July 2013 got the Best Actress award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in Macau- Vidya Balan Leading liberal opposition leader who on 6 July 2013 was named as Egypts new Prime Minister Mohamed ElBaradei Senior parliamentarian who on 4 July 2013 was appointed as the new governor of Sikkim - Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil Former Delhi police Chief, who on 8 July 2013 took over as the new Governor of Meghalaya - KK Paul An acknowledged food scientist and the former Director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) who died on 9 July 2013- Dr. H.A.B. Parpia

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Present RBI Rates :

S. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rates / Reserve Ratios Bank Rate Repo Rate Reverse Repo Rate Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) % 9.50 % 7.5 % 6.50% 4.00% 23% 9.50% W.e.f 20th September 2013 20th September 2013 20th September 2013 9 February 2013 11 August 2012 20th September 2013
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Bank Rate
Bank rate, also referred to as the discount rate, is the rate of interest which a central bank charges on the loans and advances that it extends to commercial banks and other financial intermediaries. Changes in the bank rate are often used by central banks to control the money supply.

Repo Rate
Repo rate is the rate at which our banks borrow rupees from RBI. Whenever the banks have any shortage of funds they can borrow it from RBI. A reduction in the repo rate will help banks to get money at a cheaper rate. When the repo rate increases, borrowing from RBI becomes more expensive.

Reverse Repo Rate

This is exact opposite of Repo rate. Reverse Repo rate is the rate at which Reserve Bank of India (RBI) borrows money from banks. RBI uses this tool when it feels there is too much money floating in the banking system. Banks are always happy to lend money to RBI since their money is in safe hands with a good interest. An increase in Reverse repo rate can cause the banks to transfer more funds to RBI due to this attractive interest rates.

Cash reserve Ratio (CRR) is the amount of funds that the banks have to keep with RBI. If RBI decides to increase the percent of this, the available amount with the banks comes down. RBI is using this method (increase of CRR rate), to drain out the excessive money from the banks.

SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) is the amount a commercial bank needs to maintain in the form of cash, or gold or govt. approved securities (Bonds) before providing credit to its customers. SLR rate is determined and maintained by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) in order to control the expansion of bank credit. SLR

is determined as the percentage of total demand and percentage of time liabilities. Time Liabilities are the liabilities a commercial bank liable to pay to the customers on their anytime demand. SLR is used to control inflation and propel growth. Through SLR rate tuning the money supply in the system can be controlled efficiently.

Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)

Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) is the rate at which scheduled banks could borrow funds overnight from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) against approved government securities. The basic difference between Repo and MSF scheme is that in MSF banks can use the securities under SLR to get loans from RBI and hence MSF rate is 1% more than repo rate.

1. 1. Committee Set Up On Uttarakhand Floods : The committee will be headed by AK Ganju (Chairman,

Ganga Flood Control Commission, Patna). 2. JS Mathur committee : to revise NewspaperAdvertisement Rates. 3. K. Ratna Prabha : Committee on indecent depiction of women inmedia. 4. Mukul Mudgal Committee: looking into US giant Walmarts lobbying activities to enter India 5.Mukul Mudgal Committee: to look at process of film clearance 6. MBN Rao Committee: to prepare the blueprint of Indias first womens bank 7. SK Srivastava Committee: to formulate a policy on public-private partnership model to raise coal output.. 8. K M Chandrasekhar Committee for rationalization of foreign investment norms 9. Arvind Mayaram Committee for giving clear definitions to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Institutional Investment (FII), 10. Janakiraman Committee To investigate the security transactions of the bank 11. MS Ahluwalia committee to evaluate aspects related to set up of Nalanda University 12. Sitakant Mahapatra committee- for inclusion of Bhojpuri language in eighth schedule of constitution 13. N R Narayana Murthy committee for evaluation of corporate sector participation in Higher Education. 14. C Rangarajan committee for poverty scale estimates in the country 15. MB Shah committee for inspection of illegal mining activities 16. N Rangachary committee to examine taxation policies for I.T. sector 17. Parthasarathi Shome committee implementation of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule). 18. Deepak Parekh committee for Financing Infrastructure sector 19. Naresh Chandra committee 14 member task force on security issues 20. Bhandari Committee Reconstruction of RRBs

21. RS Gujral Committee suggest measures to boost MSME exports.

-First Bank in India was Bank of Hindusthan established in 1779. -Banking Concept was brought in India by European. -First Presidency Bank of India Bank of Calcutta established in 1806 and immediately became Bank of Bengal -The first bank of India with limited liability to be managed by Indian board was Oudh Commercial Bank. It was established in 1881. -The first bank purely managed by Indian was Punjab National Bank. PNB was established in Lahore in 1895. -First Indian Commercial Bank wholly managed and owned by Indian was Central Bank of India, established in 1911. -Indias first truly Swadeshi bank was Central bank of India -First Indian bank to open a branch outside India is Bank of India -First Indian bank to open a branch in Continental Europe at Paris is Bank of India -Which of the following was the first public sector commercial bank which had launched a mutual fund? State Bank of India -Which of the following bank became the first in India to be fully computerized? Bank of India -First cooperative bank in Asia? Anyonya Co-operative Bank. -First bank in India to facilitate payment of Income tax using ATM recently? Union Bank of India -First Bank in India to launch Talking ATMs for differently-able person? Union Bank of India

1. Amol Rajan appointed as Independent editor.

2. Bobby Ghosh is Time International editor. 3. Kamala Devi Harris is an American attorney. 4. Senate approves James Comey as new FBI director. 5. Susan Rice named as Obamas new National SecurityAdvisor. 6. Haryana cadre IPS Sharad Kumar to be new NIA chief. 7. Shashi Kant Sharma, an IAS officer of the 1976 batch from Bihar cadre CAG of India . 8. P. Sathasivam takes oath as new Chief Justice of India 9. World Trade Organization names Brazilian as new chiefRoberto Carvalho de Azevedo. 10. Antiguas Ambassador to the United Nations, John Ashe, has been elected President of the UnitedNations General Assembly. 11. Obama Names Veteran Troubleshooter to Afghanistan-Pakistan PostJames F. Dobbins. 12. Siddha Ramaiah sworn in as new Karnataka chief minister - 22nd . 13. Indian High Commissioner to Maldives Rajeev Shahare. 14. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. 15. Priyadarshini Govind appointed director of Kalakshetra. 16. Sunil Soni appointed Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards. 17. Hemant Soren becomes Jharkhand CM, heads 9th government in 13 years. 18. Jiji Thomson. Director General, SAI. 19. NRI Sunil Chopra elected as the Deputy Mayor of a London Borough. 20. Kushal Singh appointed as NCPCR chairpersonNational Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). 21. Laxman Singh Rathore, the Director General of Meteorology & Permanent Representative of India with World Meteorological Organization. 22. Subhash Kumar appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand. 23. Krishnakumar Natarajan NASSCOM Chairman 24.Som Mittal NASSCOM President 25. Dr Manmohan Singh appoints Rentala Chandrasekhar as NTRO chief National Technical Research Organisation. 26. Senior IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary Director General, National Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence. 27. New chief of Direct Benefits Transfer Scheme S Sundareshan. 28. Qatars new young emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. 29. N. R. Narayana Murthy-(Executive Chairman) Infosys 30. S. D. Shibulal(CEO & MD) Infosys 31. S. Gopalakrishnan-(Executive Vice Chairman, former Co-Chairman) Infosys 32. K. Vaman Kamath is the Lead Independent Director of Infosys Limited , Infosys 33. E.K. Bharat Bhushan has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Kerala. 34. Hindustan Times has appointed Nicholas Dawes, editor-in-chief of Mail and Guardian (M&G), a leading South African paper. 35. Tomas Brunegrd, chairman of Swedens Stampen Media Group, is the new presiden t of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. 36. Foreign Minister of Argentina Mr. Hector Marcos. 37. Pak Pong-ju served as the Premier of North Korea since elected by the DPRKs Supreme PeoplesAssembly. 38. Recep Tayyip Erdoan is the 25th and current Prime Minister of Turkey.

39. Hassan Rohani is Irans president. 40. Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.. 41. Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti has appointed Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan as chief executive officer. 42. Dato Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak is a Malaysian politician who has been the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia. 43. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is the 4th and current President of Mongolia. 44. Amisha Sethi appointed chief commercial officer at AirAsia India . 45. AirAsias chief executive officer Tony Fernandes . 46. AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya. 47. AirAsia India appoints TCS S Ramadorai as Chairman. 48. Tata Group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata will be the chief advisor to the board of AirAsia India. 49. AirAsia has been named the Worlds Best and Asias Best Low Cost Airline . 50. Tony Fernandes announced as new owner of Queens Park Rangers. 51. Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Kumar Seth . 52. Union home secretary- Anil Goswami . 53. Secretary of Defense- R K Mathur . 54. Foreign Secretary- Sujatha Singh. 55. Union finance secretary - Rajiv Takru . 56. Economic Affairs Secretary- Arvind Mayaram . 57. Information and broadcasting (I&B) secretaryBimal Julka 58. Secretary of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT)M F Farooqui 59. PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq elected Speaker of Pak Parliament. 60. Moin Khan, the former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper, has been appointed the chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team. 61. Najam Sethi named PCBs interim chairman. 62. Kanji Ram became only the second Hindu to be part of the Pakistans Punjab assembly after Seth Bharta Ram. 63. Pakistan High Commissioner in IndiaSalman Bashir . 64. Raja Zafrul Haqchairman of PML-N. 65. TCA Raghavan is Indias new envoy to Pakistan. 66. Arunachal Pradesh Nirbhay Sharma 29 May 2013 67. Bihar D. Y. Patil 9 March 2013 68. KeralaNikhil Kumar 9 March 2013 69. MeghalayaK. K. Paul 1 July 2013 70. Nagaland Ashwani Kumar 9 March 2013 71. Odisha S. C. Jamir 9 March 2013 72. Sikkim- Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil 1 July 2013 73. Tripura Devanand Konwar 9 March 2013 74. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lieutenant-Governor A. K. Singh 1 July 2013 75. Delhi- Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung 1 July 2013 76. Puducherry Lieutenant-Governor Virendra Kataria 1 July 2013 77. Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak. 78. Paraguayan president Federico Franco (Colorado Party ). 79. Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro offered asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

80. Parliamentary Speaker Abdul Hamid sworn in as Bangladesh President to replace Zillur Rahman, who died. 81. .Infosys S Gopalakrishnan is the new CII President. 82. Secretary in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) - Amarjit Singh . 83. Axis new President Retail Banking Rajiv Anand 84. Shri Sunil Kumar has taken over as Managing Director, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). 85. Senior IAS officer Sudhir Bhargava was Tuesday appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 86. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien unanimously elected the Chairman of the prestigious Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) in Bangkok. 87. N. N. Vohra His Excellency Governor of Jammu & Kashmir & Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. 88. New head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission - Mary Jo White 89. N Ravi, Director of Kasturi and Sons Limited, publisher of The Hindu newspaper, has been unanimously elected President of the Editors Guild of India. 90. Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Arjan Kumar Sikri and Chief Justice of Madhya PradeshHigh Court Sharad Arvind Bobde as new judges of Supreme Court. 91. Ajay S Shriram, chairman and senior managing director of DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd (DSCL) is president designate of CII for the year 2013-2014. 92. Ms. Rashida Manjoo (South Africa) was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. 93. Narendra Kumar has taken over as Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL). 94. Raninder Singh re-elected president of National Rifle Association of India. 95. Jeev Milkha Singh becomes Volvo India brand ambassador. 96. Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA new chairman Amarnath Sengupta . 97. The Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) Vice Chairman - P. Devadas 98. Hockey India set to appoint foreign goalkeeping coachGreg Clarke (junior mens team coach). 99. Sania Mirza joins Indian Tennis Players Association as Vice President. 100. Chairman of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Amitava Bhattacharyya . 101. Computer Society of India elected H.R. Mohan as its Vice-President-Cum-President. 102. Sikkimese woman who captained the U.S. ArmyFormer Sikkimese Chief Minister Narbahadur Bhandaris daughter Perilla Bhandari Swartz . 103. Delhi-born Sunil Chopra elected as the Deputy Mayor of London Borough. 104. Ajay Devgn, Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila and Oscar-winning Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy have been named as SAARC Goodwill Ambassadors for HIV/AIDS. 105. Cognizant CEO Francisco DSouza gets over $10 -mn pay package. 106. Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa will run Asian football for the next two years after the Bahraini won a three-way election for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). 107. P Sathasivam to be new Chief Justice of India. 108. National President of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India ( CREDAI) C. Shekhar Reddy . 109. Chief Justice for High Court of Himachal Pradesh Ajay Manikrao Khanwilkar .

110. Who was named Philanthropist of the Year at the third edition of the annual Asian Awards Narayana Murthy . 111. Professor M Aslam has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) . 112. Sundar Pichai, Google senior VP of Chrome and Android. 113. Harmanpreet Kaur Named Captain of the Indian Womens Cricket team . 114. Tushar Arothe is coach of Indian womens cricket team. 115. Harvard professor Ashish Nanda is set to take over as director of IIM Ahmedabad. 116. Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini . 117. SAI (Sports Authority of India ) Director General Jiji Thomson . 118. Prahlad Joshi appointed Karnataka BJP president 119. Bhaichung Bhutia Appointed as the Chairman of the AIFFs Technical Committee 120. Aniruddha Bahal, Editor, CobraPost 121. Indias new High Commissioner to Maldives Rajeev Shahare 122. Justice Mukul Mudgal, former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court 123. Julia Pearson New CIA Director 124. Indian ambassador to Egypt Navdeep Suri 125. Chairman of CII Karnataka Soumitra Bhattacharya . 126. Dinesh K Sarraf will be the new Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) 127. Deepak Sandhu will be appointed as next Chief Information Officer. 128. Indian Weightlifting Federation president Birendra Prasad Baishya has been appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation in the executive board meeting of the world body in Beijing. 129. Malala Yousafzai won 2013 International Childrens Peace Prize 130. Navi Pillay, UN high commissioner for human rights 131. Vice President of Afghanistan Mohammed Karim Khalili 132. Rajeev Rishi took over as the CMD of Central Bank of India 133. ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe,Zimbawe 134. Rakesh Sethi took charge as Executive Director at the Union Bank of India. 135. Special Envoy of India for Sudan and South Sudan,PS Raghavan 136. Ms Runa Laila, SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS made Maiden Visit to India 137. Ali Asghar Soltanieh is Irans ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Geneva. 138. Nishi Vasudeva was today selected to head Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL), the first woman ever to head a Navranta PSU. 139. Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd CEO Usha Anatha Subramanyam. 140. Executive Director of the Union Bank of India Rakesh Sethi. 141. US ambassador to United Nations- Samantha Power. 142. PMs Special Envoy to visit Japan - Ashwani Kumar. 143. My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions APJ Abdul Kalam. 144. Director General of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) Dilip Trivedi. 145. Retirement announced Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. 146. UNICEF (United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund) Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. 147. Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society Ratan Thiyam.

148. Nepals new Indian ambassador Ranjit Rae. 149. Youngest member of the present Parliament Ramya 150. Foreign Minister of Tuvalu Taukelina Finikaso. 151. Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay 152. New Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana. 153. Foreign Minister of Nicaragua- Samuel Santos Lopez. 154. Amitabh Bachchan joined UN Campaign The World Needs More. 155. D.Bala Venkatesh Varma appointed Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament. 156. First case of human to human Transmission of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus reported in China. 157. Raghuram Govind Rajan Appointed as the 23rd Governor of RBI. 158. Bhim Sain Bassi Took Charge as the 20th Delhi Police Commissioner . 159. United Bank of India: Ms. Archana Bhargav (Chairman & MD) 160. Allahabad Bank: Ms Shubhalakshmi Panse (Chairman & MD) 161. ICICI Bank: Ms.Chanda Kochhar (MD & CEO) 162. Axis Bank: Ms Shikha Sharma (MD & CEO) 163. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has appointed a Pakistani army general, Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed, as the Military Adviser for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. 164. L C Goyal has been appointed as the new Secretary in the ministry of Rural Development. 165. Indias IT major Wipro will enter the National Stock Exchanges 50-share Nifty index. 166. Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corp, Steve Ballmer, announced his retirement as chief executive. Microsoft may consider Satya Nadella, India-born executive, as next Microsoft CEO. 167. V Kannan Chairman & Managing Director of Vijaya Bank. 168. Suresh N Patel as Executive Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce 169. Pumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, of South Africa, took over as the new head of the the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). 170. Yahoo Inc has appointed veteran technology executive and Silicon Valley investor Maynard Webb as its new chairman. 171. Syndicate Bank has appointed Sankaran Bhaskar Iyer as workmen employee director on the board of directors. 172. Brand ambassadors of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan. 173. Chairman of selection committee for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna award Billiards legend Michael Ferreira. 174. RBI Governor- Raghuram Govinda Rajan. 175. SEBI-U.K. Sinha 176. NABARDPrakash Bakshi 177. FICCI-Naina Lal Kidwai 178. NASSCOM-Krishna kumar Natrajan 179. ASSOCHAMRana Kapoor 180. SBIPratip Chaudhary 181. IRDA-T.S.Vijayan 182. World Bank-Jim Yong Kim 183. National Stock ExchangeChitra Ramkrishna 184. Bombay Stock Exchange Ashish Chauhan 185. CAG-Shashi Kant Sharma

186. Chief Economic advisor and Vice President of IMFKaushik Bas 187. Union Finance secretary-Rajiv Takru 188. Union Economic secretary- Aravind Mayaram 189. First women MD in SBI Arundhathi Bhattacharya. 190. First women Bank CEO- Usha Anathasubramanian 191. Standard Chartered-Sandeep Das 192. National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL)Saji Cherian 193. Rakesh Sethi - Executive Director of Union Bank of India . 194. Rajeev Rishi CMD of Central Bank of India. 195. Institute of Cost Accountants of India new president- Suresh Chandra Mohanty. 196. New Chairman of GST PanelAbdul Rahim Rather. 197. Indian Banks Association (IBA) President K R Kamath. 198. President of Asian Development Bank Board Takehiko Nakao 199. S Gopalakrishnan President of the industry body (CII) 200. Rajan Bharti Mittal President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) India. 201. MRP Rao- Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in NTPC 202. CBDT chief- Sudha Sharma 203. Lic Chairman S K Roy. 204. LIC MD- S.B. Mainak . 205. A.K. Roy Chairman cum Managing Director, GIC. 206. M.V. TanksaleChairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India . 207. Sh. Sharad Kumar, IPS has joined NIA as the Director. 208. Dilip Trivedi appointed Director General of the CRPF. 209. Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana Appointed New Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court 210. Vinay Mittal appointed as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member 211. Suresh Chandra Mohanty Elected as the New President of ICAI 212. Arvind Sharma Re-Elected as the President of Advertising Agencies Association of India 213. Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil appointed new Governor of Sikkim 214. Sunil Soni appointed Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards 215. Anil Chait, took over as Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) 216. Darren Lehmann appointed Coach of Australian Cricket Team 217. Susan Elizabeth Rice Appointed as the National Security Adviser to Obama 218. Avinash Chander appointed as the New chief of Defence Research Development Organiastion(DRDO) 219. Kushal Singh Appointed as the Chairperson of NCPCR 220. Laxman Singh Rathore Elected as the Member of Executive Council of WMO 221. Brazils Roberto Azevedo appointed Head of World Trade Organization 222. Staffan de Mistura appointed as Italian Special Envoy to India in Marines Case 223. Subhash Kumar appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand. 224. Ramsar Convention appointed Dr. Christopher Briggs as its new Secretary General. 225. Subhash Kumar appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand 226. Giorgio Napolitano Re-elected as the President of Italy to serve a Second Term 227. Aruna Bahuguna became First Women Special DG of CRPF 228. H.R. Mohan elected as the New Vice President of Computer Society

229. Sunil Kumar Took Over as the Managing Director of CRIS 230. Uhuru Kenyatta Sworn-In as the President of Kenya. 231. Narendra Kumar Verma appointed Director for Exploration of ONGC 232. United Nation (UN) Women chief - Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka 233. New High Commissioner of Singapore to India- Lim Thuan Kuan. 234. Depty Head of UN Mission in Mali Abdoulaye Bathily. 235. President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keits 236. National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) appointed Saji Cherian. 237. Prime Minister of ItalyEnrico Letta. 238. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for the second term -N N Vohra. 239. Coach of the Junior Hockey Mens National TeamGregg Clark. 240. Vice Chairman of Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) for fiscal 2013-14-P. Devadas 241. President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) Raninder Singh. 242. Chairman Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) Amarnath Sengupta 243. Secretary in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Amarjit Singh 244. Director (Personnel) of Electronics Corporation of India Ltd-V.S.B. Babu 245. Next Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York Asoke Kumar Mukerji 246. Head of the Securities and Exchange CommissionMary Jo White. 247. Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) Narendra Kumar 248. Chairman of Dr Reddys Laboratories LtdG V Prasad 249. Governor of the Bank of JapanHaruhiko Kuroda 250. John Ashe elected as the President of UN General Assembly: 251. Elbegdorj Tsakhia new Mongolia President 252. New Bangladesh President: Abdul Hamid 253. New King of Netherlands: Willem-Alexander 254. Nicolas Maduro New President of Venezuela 255. Horacio Cartes New President of Paraguays 256. XI Jinping New President of China (succeeded Hu Jintao). 257. Rafael Correa Ecuadors President 258. Indian-American Nisha Biswal to be US assistant secretary of state for South Asia 259. Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia RegionDr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh 260. Hun Sen is the Prime Minister of Cambodia and leader of the Cambodian Peoples Party 261. Syrias Opposition National Council elected Ahmad Toameh as its Interim Prime Minister 262. President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keits 263. New United states ambassador to the united nations Samantha Power 264. Head of Atomic Energy organisation in Iran-Ali Akbar Salehi 265. Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Mr. Filippo Grandi 266. iGate names former Infosys board member Ashok Vemuri as CEO 267. Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Kumar Seth . 268. Union home secretary- Anil Goswami . 269. Secretary of Defense- R K Mathur . 270. Foreign Secretary- Sujatha Singh. 271. Union finance secretary - Rajiv Takru .

272. Economic Affairs Secretary- Arvind Mayaram . 273. Information and broadcasting (I&B) secretaryBimal Julka . 274. Former Railway Board Chairman Vinay Mittal has been appointed as member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). 275. Germanys Thomas Bach IOC president 276. Bal Sekhar, the new secretary general of Lok Sabha 277. Cabinet ministers: Oscar Fernandes gets roads and highways ministry Girija Vyas becomes housing and urban development and poverty alleviation minister Sis Ram Ola becomes labour and employment minister K S Rao gets textiles ministry 278. Ministers of state: EMS Natchiyappan takes oath as MoS commerce and industry J D Seelam becomes MoS finance Manikrao Gavit gets social justice and empowerment Santosh Chowdhury gets health & family welfare

The new Governor of Bank of England is. Ans: Mark Carney (old Mervyn king) 2. New Authority in place of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. Ans: Civil Aviation Authority 3. How much Surplus Profit has been transferred by the RBI to the centre Govt for the year ended on June, 2013? Ans: Rs.33000cr 4. RTI online was inaugurated by Ans: Mr.Narayanasamy (Minister Personal Public Grievance & Pensions) 5. Name the 69th Male sportsman in the Hall of Fame by ICC. Ans: Shane Warne 6. Gold Imports in 2012-13 was Ans: 846 tonnes 7. Cash for Vote a Rs.10cr scam is related to Ans: Indian Railways 8. Nitaqat (S Arabia) dead line is Nov3, 2013 whereas CTS-2010 dead line is .. Ans: Dec 31, 2013 9. Contribution of Manufacturing in the GDP is Ans: 16%

10. Indias GDP growth in 2012-13 was. Ans: 5% 11. Name the company providing 4-G Airwaves to all 22 circles. Ans: Reliance Industries Co.Ltd. 12. How many cities having more than 1 million populations? Ans: 53 13. Sardar Sarovar Dam is on river Narmada which is in. Ans: Madhya Pradesh 14. Disinvestment Target thru PSU stake sales in Current Financial Year is. Ans: Rs.40000 15. Due to .. Virus S.Arabia restricted the Pilgrimage visas to Elderly people. Ans: Corona virus 16. Which Nation was infested by the Locust? Ans: Madagascar 17. Interest Subvention (Subsidy) for the Exporter is. Ans: 3% 18. What will be the interest rate for Farmers who pay the Corp Loan regularly? Ans: 4% 19. Corp Loan limit is Rs.3 lac and rate of interest on Corp Loan is Ans: 7% 20. Indias Money Supply (M3)/Board Money reached as on Aug.2013 Ans: Rs.87trillions 21. The Badminton player is called Shuttler where as the Table Tennis player is called Ans: Paddler 22. Name the 1st Indian Women who won Bronze in the World Badminton Championship held in Guangzhou. Ans: P V Sindhu 23. In the World Badminton Championship, in Semi Final P V Sindhu loses to Ans: Ratchanok in thanon of Thailand 24. On Swapping of Criminals with Bangladesh, Anup Chetia of Indias criminal will be swapped with Ans: Subrata Bain & Sazzad Hussain 25. Retirement Age of Central Government Employee was raised from 58 to 60 years, last time in Ans: 1998 26. Export Target in 2012-13 was $ 300bn whereas for 2013-14 it is Ans: $325bn 27. Who has been appointed as the new President of ASSOCHAM in place of Mr.Raj Kumar Dhoot? Ans: Mr.Rana Kapoor 28. Corporate Bonds is Issuance in 2012-13 was Rs.2.51trillion($50.26bn)where as in 2012-13 it was Ans: Rs.3.5 trillion ($70bn) 29. Period of realization and repatriation for Exporters changed from 12 months to .. Ans: 9 months 30. Banks have to maintain ..Cash Reserve Ratio on Daily Basis.

Ans: 99% 31. Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) Limits is .. of the NDTL (Net Demand &Time Liability). Ans: 0.5% 32. What is the Concessional Tax rate for FII &QFI on Corporate Rupee Bonds? Ans: 5 % 33. What is Izumo? Ans: Japans biggest warship recently launched 34. What was the Net Non Performing Assets of Banks in 2012-13? Ans: Rs.9282cr 35. Japans National Debt has reached at 1008.6 trillion yen, and Fiscal Deficit is 2012 was.. Ans: 10.3% of the GDP 36. How many people in USA in Hindi specking, as per Census Bureau Report? Ans: 6.5lac 37. Due to In ordinate delays and problems of land acquition, name the companies pulled out their projects from India. Ans: Posco form Karnataka & Arcelor Mittal from Orrisa 38. What is the rate of Interest on FCNR (B) deposits? Ans:PLUS LIBOR 4% 39. Why is the Lasalgaon of Nasik (Maharastra) famous for? Ans: It is the hub of Onions 40. Unemployment rate in UK is. Ans: 7.8% 41. Which country in Europe has the highest rate of unemployment? Ans: Spain 27.5% 42. In Europe the nation having the highest growth rate of GDP. Ans: Portugal (1.1%), 2nd Germany (0.7%), 3rd France (0.5%) 43. Massive Students protect against the China Govt took place in 1989 at. Ans: Tiananmen Square in Beijing 44. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhutilkaran Yojna is implemented in a village where population is more than . Ans: 100 persons 45. Indias Largest lender Bank and the 60th largest bank in the World is .. Ans: SBI 46. As per RBIs report the proportion of Rural Banks to Urban Banks is. Ans: 37% (it was 57% in 1994) 47. Under LRS (Liberalised Remittance Scheme) Resident individual limit has been changed from $200000 to .. Ans: $ 75000 48. Overseas Direct Investment limit of Indian Companies has been changed from 400% of their net worth to. Ans: 100% 49. Who is the author of the Moon Baller? Ans: Gold Coins & Medallions

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