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Important Facts About RBI

Name of Central Bank of India: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Reserve Bank of India Act passed in 1934. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established on 1 April 1935. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) established on the recommendation of HiltonYoung Commission. Hilton-Young Commission submitted its report in the year 1926. Initially RBI was constructed as a Private Share holders bank with fully paid-up capital of Rs 5 Crores. RBI was nationalize in the year of 1st January,1949. RBI is a statutory body. RBI is the sole authority in India to issue Bank notes in India. RBI can issue currency notes as much as the country requires, provided it has to make a security deposit of Rs. 200 crores, out of which Rs. 115 crores must be in gold and Rs. 85 crores must be FOREX Reserves. Emblem of RBI: Panther and Palm Tree. Initially the headquarter of RBI was in Calcutta (Now Kolkata) but in 1937 it was permanently moved to Mumbai, Maharastra. The Reserve Bank of India has 4 Zonal offices,22 regional offices, most of them in state capitals and 9 Sub-offices The Executive head of RBI is known as Governor. RBI is controlled by the Central Board of Directors. Indian government appoints the directors for four years tenure. The central board of directors comprises Governor, four deputy governor and fifteen directors. The bank has also two training colleges for its officers, viz. Reserve Bank Staff College at Chennai and College of Agricultural Banking at Pune. RBI is a member bank of the Asian Clearing Union. Chintaman Dwarkanath Deshmukh (C D Deshmukh) was the governor of RBI at the Time of nationalization of RBI in 1949. C D Deshmukh, then Governor of RBI, represented India at the Bretton Woods negotiations in 1944. 1st women Deputy Governor of RBI -K.J.Udeshi. RBI is not a Commercial Bank. RBI prints currency in 15 Languages. RBI is a member of IMF (International Monetary Fund). Its financial year is from 1 July to 30 June. The emblem of RBI is a tiger and a Palm tree. The first governor of RBI was Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937). The first Indian governor was CD Deshmukh (1943-1949). Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister who also was a Governor of RBI. Current Governor is Raghuram Rajan

M. Balachandran has been appointed chairman of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

M. Balachandran has been appointed chairman of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), taking over the reins from Infosys N. R. Narayana Murthy, who had resigned on July 25. Balachandran, who was serving as the Reserve Bank of India nominee on the board of NPCI, had taken over as the Non-Executive Chairman on September 23.
Before his appointment as the RBI nominee , Balachandran had worked in Bank of Baroda for over 33 years in different capacities, both in India and abroad, finally serving as the Chief Executive of the banks American operations in New York. Thereafter, he headed Bank of India, retiring as its Chairman and Managing Director in 2007. Subsequently, he took charge as Director of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection and retired in June 2012.

Important Countries and their Heads

1. Afghanistan- President Hamid Karzai 2. Australia-Prime Minister Tony Abbott 3. Bangladesh- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ; President Abdul Hamid 4. Bhutan- Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay; King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 5. Brazil- President Dilma Rousseff 6. Canada- Prime Minister Stephen Harper 7. China- President Xi Jinping; Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang 8. Cuba- President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers Ral Castro
9. Egypt- Acting President Adly Mansour; Acting Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi

10. France- President Franois Hollande; Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault 11. Germany- Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel 12. India- President Pranab Mukherjee; Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

13. Indonesia- President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 14. Israel- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 15. Italy- President of the Council of Ministers Enrico Letta 16. Japan- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 17. Nepal- President Ram Baran Yadav- Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi 18. New Zealand- Prime Minister John Key 19. Iran- President Hassan Rouhani 20. North Korea- Premier of the Cabinet Pak Pong-ju 21. Pakistan- President Mamnoon Hussain; Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 22. Palestine- President Mahmoud Abbas; Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah 23. Russia- President Vladimir Putin- Chairman of the Government Dmitry Medvedev 24. South Africa- President Jacob Zuma
25. South Korea- Prime Minister Jung Hong-won; President Park Geun-hye 26.Syria- President Bashar al-Assad; Prime Minister Wael Nader Al-Halqi

27. Thailand- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 28. United Kingdom- Prime Minister David Cameron 29. United States- President Barack Hussein Obama 30. Zimbabwe- President Robert Mugabe

Important Points On Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account

The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account should be considered as a normal banking service available to all customers (Any individual, including poor or those from weaker section of the society), through branches. No charge will be levied for non-operation/activation of in-operative Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account.


The Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account would be subject to RBI instructions on Know Your Customer (KYC) / Anti-Money Laundering (AML) for opening of bank accounts issued from time to time. If such account is opened on the basis of simplified KYC norms, the account would additionally be treated as a Small Account. The services available in the account will include deposit and withdrawal of cash at bank branch as well as Free ATMs-cum-Debit Card; receipt/credit of money through electronic payment channels or by means of deposit/collection of cheques drawn by Central/State Government agencies and departments. There will be no limit on the number of deposits that can be made in a month, account holders will be allowed a maximum of four withdrawals in a month, including ATM withdrawals. Holders of Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account will not be eligible for opening any other savings bank deposit account in that bank. If a customer has any other existing savings bank deposit account in that bank, he/she will be required to close it within 30 days from the date of opening a Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account. One can have Term/Fixed Deposit, Recurring Deposit etc., accounts in the bank where one holds Basic Savings Bank Deposit Account. BSBDA guidelines are applicable to all scheduled commercial banks in India, including foreign banks having branches in India.

Heads of Important Offices in India 2013

1. Dr. Manmohan Singh: Chairman, Planning Commission. 2. Ms. Meira Kumar: Speaker, Lok Sabha. 3. Mohammad Hamid Ansari: Chairman, Rajya Sabha. 4. Mr. P. J. Kurien: Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha. 5. Mr. Karia Munda: Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha. 6. Mrs. Sushma Swaraj : Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha). 7. Mr. Arun Jaitley: Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha). 8. Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission. 9. Mr. V. S. Sampath: Chief Election Commissioner 10. Mr. Harishankar Brahma : Election Commissioner. 11. Syed Nasim Zaidi : Election Commissioner. 12. Mr. Shashi Kant Sharma : Comptroller and Auditor-General of India 13. Mr. Justice K. G. Balakrishnan : Chairperson, National Human Right Commission (NHRC) 14. Mr. K. M. Chandrasekhar: Cabinet Secretary. 15. Mr. T. K. A. Nair : Principal Secretary to Prime Minister . 16. Mr. Justice M. N. Rao: Chairman, National Commission for Backward Classes. 17. Ms. Shanta Sinha: Chairperson, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights 18. Dr. Buta Singh: Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes 19. Ms. Urmila Singh: Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. 20. Prof. D. P. Agrawal: Chairman, UPSC.


21. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan : Chairman, National Commission on Farmers (NCF). 22. Mr. Shiv Shankar Menon: National Security Adviser and Special Adviser to PM (Internal Security). 23. Mr. S. C. Sinha : Director-General, National Investigation Agency (NIA). 24. Mr. Vinay Mittal: Chairman, Railway Board. 25. Mr. Shumsher K. Sheriff : Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha 26. Mr. T. K. Viswanathan : Secretary-General, Lok Sabha. 27. Mr. Syed Asif Ibrahim : Director, IB. 28. Mr. Ranjit Sinha: Director, CBI. 29. Mr. Alok Joshi : Director, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). 30. Mr. Arvind Ranjan : Director-General, NSG. 31. Mr. Dilip Trivedi : Director-General, CRPF. 32. Mr. Subhash Joshi : Director-General, Border Security Force (BSF). 33. Mr. Rajiv : Director-General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). 34. Mr. P. K. Mehta: Director-General, Railway Protection Force. (RPF) 35. Mr. Ajay Chadha: Director-General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). 36. Mr. Arun Chaudhary : Director-General, Sashastra Seema Bal. 37. Vice-Admiral Anurag G. Thapliyal : Director-General, Indian Coast Guard. 38. Lt. Gen. Avtar Singh: Director-General, Defence Intelligence Agency.

50 Most Important Current Affairs Question Answer for Upcoming Exams 2013-14

Q1. Which Indian company recently buys Oakley Court in UK for Rs 256 crore? Answer : Sahara Group Q2. What is the name of Congress Rajya Sabha MP who recently gets 4 year jail? Answer : Rasheed Masood Q3. How many percent quotas for locals in 12 Delhi University colleges? Answer : 90 Percent Q4. Which Company recently launched Flying Spur in India for just at Rs.3.1 crore? Answer : Bentley Q5. Which University scientists found worlds sharpest X-ray beam? Answer : University of Gottingen Q6. What is the name of current captain of Australia who recently misses India tour due to back injury? Answer : Michael Clarke Q7. Which Bollywood actor recently gets 14 day parole on health grounds? Answer : Sanjay Dutt Q8. Recently how many dreaded SIMI terrorists slip away from Madhya Pradesh jail? Answer : Seven Q9. Which Court recently sends contempt notice to General V K Singh? Answer : Supreme Court Q10. What is the name of former telecom minister who booked by Crime Branch of India in BSNL case? Answer : Dayanidhi Maran


Q11. Which Indian state hikes bus fares by 30 percent from 1 October? Answer : Himachal Pradesh Q12. Which two countries signed a landmark civil nuclear deal after 5 years? Answer : India And United State Q13. Which team became the first team to make into the semi-finals of Champions League Twenty20 2013? Answer : Chenni Super Kings (CSK) Q14. Which Indian Player recently won the Pan Pacific Open doubles title? Answer : Sania Mirza Q15. Which Political party recently suspended MP Kunal Ghosh? Answer : Trinamool Congress Q16. Who has been recently won the Miss World crown 2013? Answer : Megan Young Q17. What is the name of Muzaffarnagar SSP who has been recently removed from post? Answer : Praving Kumar Q18. Which State court sent Let bomb expert Tunda to 3 day police custody? Answer : Delhi Q19. Which Indian Player recently enters the final of youth boxing championships? Answer : Nikhat Zareen Q20. Which Player recently hits century as Delhi reaches the final of Challenger Trophy Answer : Unmukt Chand Q21. Which Pakistani girl recently honoured with human rights Politkovskaya ward? Answer : Malala yousafzai Q22. Which Indian Badminton player faces life ban over Indian Badminton League row? Answer : Jwala Gutta Q23. What is the name of senior Hindustani classical vocalist who recently passes away? Answer : Panchakshari Swami Mattigatti Q24. Which Bollywood actor told to pay Rs 2.90 lakh per month to wife and son? Answer : Om Puri Q25. Which Cricket team recently beat Trinidad and Tobago by six wickets to enter the final of Champions League Twenty20? Answer : Mumbai Indians Q26. Who is the current Human Resource Development minister of India? Answer : Pallam Raju Q27. What is the name of Indian-American who led the trade promotion arm of the US Commerce Department named by US President Barack Obama? Answer : Arun M. Kumar Q28. Which Cricketer recently completed a milestone of 50,000 runs in all forms of recognised cricket? Answer : Sachin Tendulkar Q29. Which former Prime Minsters elder son recently joins BJP? Answer : Shri Chandra Shekhar Q30. How many militants killed by Indian army on Kashmir LoC? Answer : Four Q31. Who has been recently honoured with P L Roy CSR Award? Answer : ONGC Q32. Who has been recently appointed as first women chairman of State Bank of India? Answer : Arundhati Bhattacharya


Q33. What is the name of BJP general secretary who recently questioned by CBI in Prajapati murder case? Answer : Ram Lal Q34. Who has been recently awarded with IPI award for excellence in Journalism? Answer : Karan Thapar Q35. Who is the current secretary of Badminton Association of India? Answer : Dr Vijai Sinha Q36. How many US based scientists recently win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on traffic control system of cells? Answer : Three Q37. How much kilogram gold recently seized from aircraft in Chennai? Answer : 32 Kilogram Q38. Which Bollywood actress recently arrested by Mumbai Police for abusing cops? Answer : Anjum Nayar Q39. Which former mines minister named in illegal mining case? Answer : Somnath Zuwarkar Q40. Who became the first four- star officer of Pakistan to receive an extension from an elected government after his tenure as the army chief ended in 2010? Answer : General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani Q41. Who is the COAL MINISTER OF INDIA? Ans. SRIPRAKASH JAISWAL Q42. Who is the CHEIF OF I.B? Ans. ASIF IBRAHIM Q43. Who received the first NOBLE for INDIA? Ans. RABINDRA NATH TAIGORE Q44. Who is the AUTHOR OF WINGS OF FIRE? Ans A.P.J ABUL KALAM Q45.Who is the PRESIDENT OF BANGLADESH? Ans. ABDUL HAMID Q46.Who is the SPEAKER OF LOK SABHA? Ans. MEIRA KUMAR Q47. The author of the book Midnights Children is? Ans. SALMAN RUSHDIE Q48. For how many years, Hyderabad will be the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh? Ans. 10 Q49. Who win the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Educations Youth Courage Award for Education? Ans. Razia Sultana Q50. Who is the chief of panel committee to scrutinize new bank licences? Ans. Bimal Jalan

CMDS Of Public Sector Bank

State Bank of India Smt. Arundathi Bhattacharya Allahabad Bank S. A. Phanse Bank of Baroda S. S. Mundra


Bank of India V. R. Iyer Bank of Maharashtra Vacant Canara Bank R. K. Dubey Central Bank of India Rajeev Rishi Corporation Bank Sadhuram Bansal Dena Bank Ashwini Kumar Indian Bank T. M. Bashin Indian Overseas Bank M. Narendra Oriental Bank of Commerce S. L. Bansal Punjab and Sindh Bank D. P. Singh Punjab National Bank K. R. Kamath Syndicate Bank Sudhir Kumar Jain UCO Bank Arun Kaul Union Bank of India D. Sarkar United Bank of India Smt. Archana Bhargava Vijaya Bank H.S. U. Kamath Andhra Bank Vacant IDBI Bank M. S. Raghavan

List Of Noble Prize Winners 2013

1) PHYSICS : - Franois Englert(Belgium) & Peter W.Higgs(Britain) For the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERNs Large Hadron Collider 2) CHEMISTRY : - Martin Karplus(USA), Michael Levitt(USA) & Arieh Warshel(USA) For the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems 3) PHYSIOLOGY/MEDICINE : -BJames E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman, Thomas C. Sdhof For their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. (All 3 are from USA) 4) LITERATURE : - Alice Munro (Canada) For master of the contemporary short story 5) PEACE PRIZE : - Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)


For its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons. Headquarter Hague, Netherlands. 6) ECONOMIC SCIENCES : - Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller For their empirical analysis of asset prices. (All 3 are from USA)

Current Policy Rates by RBI announced on 29/10/2013

Current Policy Rates by RBI announced on 29/10/2013 Bank Rate: 8.75% Repo Rate: 7.75% Reverse Repo Rate: 6.75% Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate: 8.75% Cash Reserve Ratio: 4% Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR): 23%

Major highlights of the Census 2011

The population of the country as per the provisional figures of Census 2011 is 1210.19 million of which 623.7 million (51.54%) are males and 586.46 million (48.46%) are females. The provisional figures of Census 2011 were released in New Delhi on Thursday by Union home secretary Shri G.K.Pillai and RGI Shri C Chandramouli. The major highlights of the Census 2011 (Provisional figures) are as under: *The population of India has increased by more than 181 million during the decade 2001-2011. *Percentage growth in 2001-2011 is 17.64; males 17.19 and females 18.12. *2001-2011 is the first decade (with the exception of 1911-1921) which has actually added lesser population compared to the previous decade. *Uttar Pradesh (199.5 million) is the most populous State in the country followed by Maharashtra with 112 million.


*The percentage decadal growth rates of the six most populous States have declined during 2001-2011 compared to 1991-2001: -Uttar Pradesh (25.85% to 20.09%) -Maharashtra (22.73% to 15.99%) -Bihar (28.62% to 25.07%) -West Bengal (17.77 % to 13.93%) -Andhra Pradesh (14.59% to 11.10%) -Madhya Pradesh (24.26% to 20.30%)
*During 2001-2011, as many as 25 States/UTs with a share of about 85% of the countrys population registered an annual growth rate of less than 2% as compared to, 15 States/UTs with a share of about 42% during the period 1991-2001.

*15 States/UTs have grown by less than 1.5 per cent per annum during 2001-2011, while the number of such States/UTs was only 4 during the previous decade. *The total number of children in the age-group 0-6 is 158.8 million (-5 million since 2001) *Twenty States and Union Territories now have over one million children in the age group 0-6 years. On the other extreme, there are five States and Union Territories in the country that are yet to reach the one hundred thousand mark. *Uttar Pradesh (29.7 million), Bihar (18.6 million), Maharashtra (12.8 million), Madhya Pradesh (10.5 million) and Rajasthan (10.5 million) constitute 52% children in the age group of 0-6 years. *Population (0-6 years) 2001-2011 registered minus (-)3.08 percent growth with minus (-)2.42 for males and -3.80 for females. *The proportion of Child Population in the age group of 0-6 years to total population is 13.1 percent while the corresponding figure in 2001 was 15.9 percent. The decline has been to the extent of 2.8 points.
*Overall sex ratio at the national level has increased by 7 points to reach 940 at Census 2011 as against 933 in Census 2001. This is the highest sex ratio recorded since Census 1971 and a shade lower than 1961. Increase in sex ratio is observed in 29 States/UTs.

*Three major States (J&K, Bihar & Gujarat) have shown decline in sex ratio as compared to Census 2001. *Kerala with 1084 has the highest sex ratio followed by Puducherry with 1038, Daman & Diu has the lowest sex ratio of 618.


*Child sex ratio (0-6 years) is 914. Increasing trend in the child sex ratio (0-6) seen in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Mizoram and A&N Islands. In all remaining 27 States/UTs, the child sex ratio show decline over Census 2001. *Mizoram has the highest child sex ratio (0-6 years) of 971 followed by Meghalaya with 970. Haryana is at the bottom with ratio of 830 followed by Punjab with 846. *Literacy rate has gone up from 64.83 per cent in 2001 to 74.04 per cent in 2011 showing an increase of 9.21 percentage points. *Percentage growth in literacy during 2001-2011 is 38.82; males : 31.98% & females : 49.10%. *Literates constitute 74 per cent of the total population aged seven and above and illiterates form 26 per cent.

Abbrevations In News

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-Synchronous Launch 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 & PurchasingPower 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)

Important Acts Related To Banking

Banking Regulation Act,1949 RBI Act,1934 & RBI Act, 1948 SBI Act,1955, General Regulations SBI Act,1956 Bankers Book Evidence Act,1891 Negotiable Instruments Act,1881 Indian Contract Act,1872 Suretys Liability Partnership Act,1932 Companies Act,1956 Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 Consumer Protection Act, 198



List of all Tennis Tournaments & Winners 2013

Grand Slams : 1. US Open 2013 Mens Single: Rafael Nadal (Spain) defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Womens Single: Serena Williams (U.S.A) defeated Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) Mens Doubles: Leander Paes (India) and Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) defeated Alexander Peya (Austria) and Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Womens Doubles: Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic ) & Lucie Hradecka(Czech Republic) defeating Ashleigh Barty (Australia) & Casey Dellacqua (Australia)

Mixed Doubles: Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) & Max Mirnyi (Belarus) defeated Abigail Spears (U.S.A) & Santiago Gonzlez (Mexico) 2. Wimbeldon Open 2013 Mens Single: Andy Murray(Scotland) defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Womens Single: Marion Bartoli (France) defeated Sabine Lisick (Germany) Mens Doubles: Bob Bryan (U.S.A)and Mike Bryan (U.S.A) defeated Ivan Dodig (Croatia) & Marcelo Melo (Brazil) Womens Doubles: Peng Shuai (China) & Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) defeated Ashleigh Barty (Australia ) &Casey Dellacqua (Australia) Mixed Doubles: Daniel Nestor (Canada) & Kristina Mladenovic (France) defeated Bruno Soares (Brazil) & Lisa Raymond (U.S.A) 3. French Open 2013 Mens Single: Rafael Nadal (Spain) Defeated David Ferrer (Spain) Womens Single: Serena Willimas (USA) Defeated Maria Sharapova (Russia) Mens Doubles: Bob Bryan (USA) and Mike Bryan (USA) Defeated Michael Llodra (France) & Nicolas Mahut (France) Womens Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) & Elena Vesnina(Russia) Defeated Sara Errani(Italy) & Roberta Vinci (Italy)


Mixed doubles: Frantisek Cermak (Czech Republic)and Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) defeated Daniel Nestor(Canada) and Kristina Mladenovic (France) 4. Australian Open 2013 Men Single: Novak Djokovic(Serbia) Defeated Andy Murray(Scotland) Women Single: Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) Defeated Li Na (china) Mens Doubles: Bob Bryan (USA) & Mike Byan (USA) Defeated Robin haase (Netherlands) & Igor Sijsling (Netherlands) Womens Double: Sara Errani(Italy) and Roberta Vinci(Italy) Defeated Ashlegh Barty (Australia) and Casey Dellaqua (Australia) Mixed Doubles: Jarmila Gajdosova (Australia) & Matthew Ebden (Australia) Defeated Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) & Frantisek Cermak (Czech Republic) Others: 1. Miami Open 2013 Andy Murray(Scotland) beat David Ferrer(Spain) Serena Williams (USA) beat Maria Sharapova(Russia) 2. Italian Open 2013 Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat Roger Federer (Switzerland) Serena Williams (USA) defeated Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) 3. Madrid Open 2013 Rafael Nadal (Spain) beat Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) Serena Williams (USA) beat Maria Sharapova (Russia)

Latest Current Affairs Questions And Answers 2013

1. Who is the winner of Australian Open 2013 Womens title ? Answer: Victoria Azarenka 2. Who is the winner of Australian Open 2013 mens title ? Answer: Novak Djokovic


Did you know who are the winners of Australian Open 2012 ? 3. Who is the chief guest of 2013 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas ? Answer: Rajkeswur Purryag, President of Mauritius (Held in Kochi) 4. Who is the chief guest of republic day 2013 ? Answer: Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck, King of Bhutan 5. Who is first female President of South Korea ? Answer: Park Guen-hye
6. Who is the first female Chief Justice of Sri Lanka ? Answer: Shirani Bandaranayake (recently impeached)

7. Who is the winner of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013 ? Answer: Jeet Thayil (book Narcopolis) 8. Which is the Longest Railway Tunnel in India? Answer: Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel (Banihal railway tunnel) 9. Where did the World Economic Forum annual meeting held ? Answer: Davos, Switzerland 10. Who has been conferred won Keerthi Chakra (the second highest among peace time gallantry awards of the country) ? Answer: Major Anoop Joseph 11.Which Indian scientist conferred with Chinas top science award? Answer: CNR Rao 12. Who is the winner of Ranji Trophy 2012-2013 ? Answer: Mumbai 13. Which country recently test fired Hatf-9 (Nasr) missile ? Answer: Pakistan 14. Who is the new Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi ? Answer: Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty 15. Who is the new President of Sahitya Akademi ? Answer: Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari 16. Who is appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations ? Answer: Asoke Kumar Mukerji 17. Who is the worlds oldest Marathon runner ? Answer: Fauja Singh


OSCAR Winners 2013 (85th Academy Awards Winners) .. 17. Which film won this years Best Picture Oscar ? Answer: Argo 18. Which actor won this years Best Actor (in a Leading Role) Oscar ? Answer: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) 19. Which actress won this years Best Actress (in a Leading Role) Oscar ? Jennifer lawrence current affairs Answer: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) 20. Who won this years Best Director Oscar ? Answer: Ang Lee (Life of Pi) 21. Who is the first person to win Best Actor Oscar thrice ? Answer: Daniel Day-Lewis _____________________________________________________ 22. What is the theme of 2013 International Womens Day (march ? Answer: A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women 23. New Governor of Nagaland ? Answer: Ashwani Kumar 24. New Governor of Kerala ? Answer: Nikhil Kumar 25. New Governor of Odisha ? Answer: S C Jamir 26. Who is the new President of Kenya ? Answer: Uhuru Kenyatta 27. Who is the new PM ( Premier of the Peoples Republic of China) of China ? Answer: Li Keqiang 28. Who is the new Pope? Answer: Pope Francis 29. What is the name of Indias first regional navigational satellite ? Answer: IRNSS-1 30. Who scored fastest hundred on debut in test cricket ? Answer: Shikhar Dhawan 31. Where is Indias first all women post office inaugurated on womens day ? Answer: Delhi


32. What is the theme of 2013 world water day (march 22) ? Answer: Water Cooperation 33. Which year is declared by UN as International Year of Water Cooperation ? Answer: 2013 34. Who is the winner of 2013 miss India ? answer: Navneet Kaur Dhillon current affairs miss india 2013 35. who is the winner of 2013 Saraswati Samman ? Answer: Sugathakumari (Manalezhuthu) 36. Who is recently reelected as IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Director general ? Answer: Yukiya Amano 37. Who is the new Prime Minister of Nepal ? Answer: Khil Raj Regmi 38. Who is the first female Prime minister of UK who recently passed away ? Answer: Margaret Thatcher 39. Who is the new pm of North Korea ? Answer: Pak Pong-ju 40. Who is the new venezuela president ? Answer: Nicolas Maduro 41. Who is the new president of Bangladesh ? Answer: Abdul Hamid 42. What is the theme of 2013 World Earth day (April 22) ? Answer: The face of climate change 43. Who is the new Governor of Jammu and Kashmir ? answer: Narinder Nath Vohra 44. Who is the new president of ADB (Asian Development Bank) ? Answer: Takehiko Nakao 45. Who is the new prime minister of Italy ? Answer: Enrico Letta 46. Who is the first woman speaker of Bangladesh ? Answer: Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury 47. Who is the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India ? Answer: Shashi Kant Sharma


48. Who is the first Indian amputee to scale Everest ? Answer: Arunima Sinha 49. Who is the first Pakistani women to scale the Everest ? Answer: Samina Baig 50. Who is the first US women in space ? Answer: Sally Ride (Recently she won highest civilian honour of USA, Presidential medal of Freedom) 51. What is the theme of 2013 International Biological diversity Day (May 22) ? Answer: Water and Biodiversity 52. Who is the winner of 2013 Man Booker International Prize ? Answer: Lydia Davis 53. What is the theme of 2013 World No- Tobacco Day ( May 31 ) ? Answer: Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship 54. Who is the new Director General of DRDO ? Answer: Avinash Chander 55. Who is the new prime minister of Pakistan ? Answer: Nawaz Sharif 56. Who were the first twins to scale mount Everest ? Answer: Tashi and Nancy Malik 57. What is the theme of 2013 World Environment Day (June 5) ? Answer: Think, Eat, Save 58. Who won the 2013 Templeton Prize ? Answer: Desmond Tutu 59. Who is the longest serving defence minister in India ? Answer: A.K Antony 60. Who is the winner of 2013 French open womens title ? Answer: Serena Williams 61. Who is the winner of 2013 French open mens title ? Answer: Rafael Nadal 62. Who is the new prime minister of Australia ? Answer: Kevin Rudd 63. Who is the present chief justice of India ? answer: P Sathasivam


64. Which is the first smoke free state of India ? Answer: Himachal Pradesh 65. Which is Indias first navigational satellite ? Answer: IRNSS-1A 66. Who is the present foreign secretary of India ? answer: Sujata Singh 67. Who won 2013 Wimbledon Mens Title ? Answer: Andy Murray 68. Who won 2013 Wimbledon Womens Title ? Answer: Marion Bartoli 69. what is the theme of 2013 World population day (July 11)? Answer: Adolescent pregnancy with an aspiration of safe childbirth and that each pregnancy is wanted 70. Who is the Recently elected Miss world 2013 ? Answer: Megan Young (Miss Philippines) 71. Who will represent India in Miss Universe 2013? answer : Mansi Moghe(Miss Diva 2013) 2013 Nobel prize
72) Winner of 2013 Nobel prize in physics ? Answer: Franois Englert and Peter W. Higgs

73) winner of 2013 chemistry Nobel prize ? Answer: Martin Karplus , Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel 74) 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner Answer: Alice Munro 75) 2013 Nobel Peace Prize winner Answer: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 76)winner of 2013 Nobel prize for Medicine ? Answer: James E. Rothman, Randy W. Schekman and Thomas C. Sudhof. 77) Cyclone Phailin is expected to hit which indian state ? Answer: Odisha 78) Current ADB President ? Answer:Takehiko Nakao.


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Worlds important Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM)

Worlds important Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) Peacekeeper (10,000 km (6,200 mi)+) (USA) Minuteman (10,000+ km) (USA) R-36M2 (SS-18) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) UR-100N (SS-19) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) RT-2PM Topol (SS-25) (10,000+ km) (Soviet Union, Russia) RT-2UTTH Topol M (SS-27) (10,000+ km) (Russia) RS-24 Yars (SS-29) (10,000+ km) (Russia) Agni-V (5000-8000 km) (India) Agni-VI (10,000 km) (India, under development) DF-31 (10,000+ km) (China) DF-5 (10,000+ km) (China) DF-41 (10,000+ km) (China) Jericho III (4,800 to 11,500 km) (Israel) INDIAN BALLISTIC MISSILES ***************************************** (1) Prithvi I (SS-150) Army Version (150 km range with a payload of 1,000 kg) (2) Prithvi II (SS-250) Air Force Version (250 km range with a payload of 500 kg) (3) Prithvi III (SS-350) Naval Version (350 km range with a payload of 1000 kg) (4) Agni-I 700 km (SRBM) (5) Agni-II2,500 km (MRBM) (6) Agni-III 5,000 km (IRBM) (7) Agni-IV 4,000 km (IRBM) (8) Agni-V 5,500 km (ICBM) (9) Agni-VI 10,000 km (ICBM) Under development SEA BASED NUCLEAR ARMED BALLISTIC MISSILES ***************************************** (10) Dhanush 350 km Developed but not operationally deployed. (11) K-4 3,500 km Submarine-launched ballistic missile under development. (12) Sagarika (K-15) 700 km Submarine-launched ballistic missile

Latest Whos And Who


Mr. Pranab Mukherjee President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari Vice President Manmohan Singh Prime Minister of India (Chairman of Planing Commission) Ms. Meira Kumar Speaker, Lok Sabha Mr. P. J. Kurien Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha Mr. Karia Munda Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha Ms. Sushma Swaraj Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha) Mr. Arun Jaitley Leader of Opposition (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission Mr. V. S. Sampath Chief Election Commissioner Mr. Hari Shankar Brahma Election Commissioner Justice K.G. Balakrishnan Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission Mr. Vinod Rai Comptroller and Auditor General of India Mr. Justice M.N. Rao Chairman, National Commission for Backward Classes Prof. D.P. Agarwal Chairman, UPSC Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Chairman, National Commission on Farmers (NCF) Mr. Satyanand Mishra Chief Information Commissioner Mr. N. K. Raghupathy Chairman, SSC Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research Mr. C. Chandramouli Register General and Census Commissioner of India Mr. P. V. Reddi Chairman Law Commission Mr. Duvvuri Subbarao Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Mr. Baldev Raj President, Indian National Academy of Engineering Mr. Sam Balsara Chairman, Audit Bureau Circulation Dr. Poonam Kishore Saxena Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) Mr. U. K. Sinha Chairman, Securities & Exchange Board of India Ms. Mamata Sharma Chairperson, National Commission for Women Dr. Vijay Kelkar Chairman, 13th Finance Commission Mr. Sam Pitroda Chairman, National Knowledge Commission Shri Jawhar Sircar CEO, Prasar Bharati Mr. Ratan Tata Chairman, Investment Commission Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran Chairman, NASSCOM Mr. Rajkumar Dhoot President, ASSOCHAM Mr. Shiv Shankar Menon National Security Advisor and Special Advisor to PM (Internal Security) Mr. Shumsher K. Sheriff Secretary General Rajya Sabha Mr. T. K. Vishwanathan Secretary General Lok Sabha S. A. Ibrahim Director IB Ranjit Sinha Director CBI Mr. Sanjeev Tripathi Director, Research and Analytical Wing (RAW) Mr. Subhash Joshi Director General, NSG Mr. Pranay Sahay Director General, CRPF Mr. Rajiv Director General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Mr. P. K. Mehta Director General, Railway Protection Force Mr. Ranjit Sinha Director General, Indo Tibetan Border Police Prof. Ved Prakash Chairman UGC Dr. V. K. Saraswat Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General DRDO Dr. R. Chidambaram Principal Scientific Advisor to the Govt. Dr. K. Radhakrishnan Chairman Space Commission and ISRO Dr. R. K. Sinha Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Dept of Atomic


Energy. Mr. Wajahat Habibullah Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities

Book And Authors

6th December 1992: P.V. Narasimha Rao A bend in the River : V.S. Naipal A Million Multinies Now : V.S. Naipal A Mission In Kashmir :Andrew Whitehead A new deal for Asia :Mahathir Mohammad A pair of blue eyes :Thomas Hardy A Passage of India : E.M. Forster A Voice of Freedom : Nayantara Sehgal Aansoo :Jai Shankar Prasad Abhigyan Shakuntalam : Kalidas Across Black Waters : Mulk Raj Anand Affluent Society :J.K. Galbraith Agni Veena :Kazi Nazurul Islam Ain-e-Akbari :Abul Fazal Ajatshatru Jai :Shanker Prasad Akabarnama :Abul Fazal Alice in Wonderland : Lewis Carrol Amar Singh :Amar Singh Amrit Aur Vish Amrit Lal Nagar An EquaL Music :Vikram Seth Anamika, Parimal, Gunjan, Jusi ki kali Suryaknt Tripathi Nirala Anna Karenina :Tolstoy Area of Darkness :V.S. Naipal Avanti Sundari : Dandi Ayodhya .V. Narasimha Rao Between the Lines :Kuldeep Nayyar Bhagwad Gita :Veda Vyas Bharat Bharti :Maithili Saran Gupta Bharat Durdasha : Bhartendu Harischandra Bihari Satsai : Bihari Bijak: Kabirdas Bliss was it in that down : Minoo Masani Blood Brothers : M.J. Akbar Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life :J.M. Coetzee Bradmans Best : Rolland Perry Broken Wing :Sarojini Naidu Buddha Charitam :Ashwaghosh Chand Ka Munh Tedha Hai :Gajanan Madhav Coolie : Mulk Raj Anand Cosmic Reality : Lajja Ram Curfewed Night: Basarrat Peer Das Capital :Karl Marx


Dashkumaracharitam : Dandi Daybhag :Jeemootwahan Death :Kaka Saheb Kalelkar Divine Comedy : Dante Divine Life : Swami Shivanand Elizabeth Castello: Eight Lessons J.M. Coetzee End of the Era :C.S. Pandit Envisioning an Empowered Nation : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Eternal India :Mrs. Indira Gandhi Experiment with Untruth : Michael Anderson Fasting, Feasting : Anita Desai Fireproof :Raj Kamal Jha Forty nine Days: Amrita Pritam Freedom from Fear : Aung San Suu Kyi Gaban : Munsi PremChand Geet Govind : Jayadev Gitanjali :Rabindra Nath Tagore Glimpses of World History :Jawahar Lal Nehru Godan :Munsi PremChand Golden Threshold : Sarojini Naidu Gora: Rabindra Nath Tagore Gulag Archipelago : Alexander Solzhenitsyn Guide :R. K. Narayanan Gurusagaran : O.P. Vijayan Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows :J.K. Rowling Harsha Charit : Bana Bhatta Hindu view of Life : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan History of Western Philosophy : B. Russel Humanyunama : Gulbadan Beghum I Follow the Mahatma : K.M. Munshi Ignited Minds : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam In the Line of Fire : A Memoir : Parvez Musharraf India Wins Freedom: Abul Kalam Azad Indian Philosophy : Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Indian Summers : John Wright Indian war of Independence : V.D. Savarkar Indira Gandhi Returns :Khushwant Singh Innocent in Death :J.D. Robb Interpreter of Maladies : Jhumpa Lahiri Kaya Kalp : Munshi Prem Chand Let Us Kill Gandhi : Tushar A. Gandhi Life of Pi :Yann Martel My President Years :R. Venkataraman

Latest Current Affairs Questions And Answers

The first Britisher to perform a space walk, who retired from NASA in the second week of August 2013- Colin Michael Foale


Name of the largest blast furnace of India which was operationalised by SAIL on 10 August 2013- Durga Female tennis player to win The Rogers Cup 2013 and capture her 54th WTA singles title- Serena Williams Technology used by the researchers to find that autism affected the brains of males and females in a different way- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Name the captain of the 18-member hockey squad of India in the Asia Cup hockey tournament 2013- Sardar Singh Date on which International Lefthanders Day is celebrated across the world13 August Name of the First Twitter Hotel opened in Spain by the Melia brand of hotels- Social Wave House Name of the oldest Penguin who on 12 August 2013 turned 36 years old- King Penguin Missy Body which proposed first season of the Indian Badminton League (IBL)Badminton Association of India (BAI) Name of the host country of 7th Asian Junior Wushu Championships- Philippines Name the fossil of the oldest known ancestor of modern rats recently unearthed in China- Rugosodon eurasiaticus Name of one of the most endangered bird species of the world that made a comeback in the US- Puerto Rican parrot Place at which The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) 2013, the biggest travel trade show of India started- Ahmadabad, Gujarat The former Prime Minister of Nepal who died on 15 August 2013 after battling with lung cancer- Marich Man Singh Shrestha Name the person who was termed as the Beast of Ukraine. He was the serial killer who recently died in prison- Anatoly Onoprienko Name of the US actress who passed away on 25 August 2013 at the age of 87 years and holds the record of most Tony awards win- Julie Harris Indias under-23 cricket team won the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore on 25 August 2013, after defeating- Pakistan Indian tennis player who lifted the womens doubles trophy at the WTA New Haven Open along with her partner Jie Zheng of China- Sania Mirza


Gujar Mal Modi Award for Science and Technology 2013 awarded to- Vinod Prakash Sharma Name the tribal community of Sri Lanka that was felicitated on 9 August 2013 by Mahinda Rajapaksa on the occasion of the World Indigenous Peoples Day- Veddas The eminent Indian classical singer and music director known as the vocalist of Jayadevas Gita Govind, who passed away in Bhubaneswar- Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi Nelson Mandela on 27 August 2013 was honoured with the first Lifetime Campaigner for Peace and Freedom of- the Mahathir award for Global Peace Prem Bhatia Award for Best Political Reporting of the Year (2013) was won byShalini Singh, a Deputy Editor of The Hindu Indian womens Recurve team defeated this team to win gold medal in the World Cup Archery Stage- 4 at Wroclaw, Poland- South Korean Team Person who coined the term BRIC in 2001. He is the Chief Economist of Goldman Sachs: Jim O Neil The soccer team to win UEFA Super Cup 2013 on 30 August 2013:Bayern Munich The person to be recommended as next ONGC chief by the Public Enterprises Selection Board: Dinesh K Sarraf The Joint Air force exercise to be held by China and Pakistan: Shaheen-2 The 21st round of Boundary talks between Bhutan and China held in the city: Thimphu 5th India-China Strategic Dialogue held in the City: New Delhi The person to be sworn in as the new President of Iran: Hassan Rouhani

Recent Appointments In September 2013

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 Government House in Canberra, Australia.

100+ Important Questions And Answers


1. Who equaled the world record of eight golds at the 2013 World Athletics Championships? Answer: Usain Bolt 2. The Chinese Navy hospital ship which paid a week-long goodwill visit to Bangladesh recently? Answer: Peace Ark 3. Who has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National School of Drama Society? Answer: Ratan Thiyam 4. In which state did the Saharsha-Patna Rajyarani Express run over pilgrims killing 37 people? Answer: Bihar 5. Where in India was the statue of Nobel Laureate Dr. Norman Borlaug unveiled recently? Answer: New Delhi 6. Whose new book, `My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions has been released recently? Answer: A.P.J Abdul Kalam 7. World Photography Day was celebrated on: Answer: August 19 8. The scientists of the Smithsonian Institution of the United States have recently announced the discovery of a new mammal named .? Answer: Olinguito 9. Who has been selected for Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal 2013? Answer: Harshwanti Bisht 10. Who has been appointed as the Director General of the CRPF? Answer: Dilip Trivedi 11. Who won the Mens singles in the Rogers Cup 2013, held in Montreal, Canada? Answer: Rafael Nadal 12. In which state is the Election Commission planning to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trial (VVPAT) system for the first time in the country? Answer: Nagaland 13. Who has been appointed as Indias new Ambassador and the Permanent Representative on the U.N Conference on Disarmament? Answer: Dr. Bala Venkatesh Varma


14. Which Indian squash player won gold in the Asian Youth Games held in Nanjing, China? Answer: Kush Kumar 15. The Indian who won bronze medal in the 96 kg freestyle category at the recently held World junior Wrestling Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria? Answer: Satywart Kadian 16. Which International Tennis player from France, who also won the Wimbledon Womens Singles title 2013, has announced her retirement
from the game? Answer: Marion Bartoli

17. India has won 83 medals at the 2013 World Police & Fire Games held at .? Answer: Belfast 18. What does RGGVY stand for? Answer: Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. The programme is aimed at providing electricity to all rural households. The Government of India has recently decided to continue the programme. 19. The new mobile app devised by German scientists that helps locate lost items? Answer: Find My Stuff 20. The Indian Newspaper Society has approved the proposal to hike the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in print media from 26 percent to .. percent? Answer: 49 21. Who won the womens singles in the Cincinnati Open tennis tournament? Answer: Victoria Azarenka. 22. Who is the Chairman of the newly constituted committee by the Central Government, to assess the status of Scheduled tribes? Answer: Virginius Xaxa 23. The renowned Indian cricket coach and Dronacharya awardee who passed away on 16th August? Answer: Desh Prem Azad 24. A Street in which foreign country has been named after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Indias 67th Independence Day? Answer: Canada.


25. Which space telescope built by NASA has stopped its mission of `searching for habitable planets after its pointing system broke down? Answer: Kepler telescope 26. Nouri-Al-Maliki, the prime minister of . recently visited India? Answer: Iraq 27. Which countrys Vice President, Mohammad Karim Khalili was on an official visit to India? Answer: Afghanistan 28. Which Indian state has recently enacted anti-superstition law? Answer: Maharashtra 29. Who became the first woman to take over as Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL? Answer: Nishi Vasudeva 30. The airstrip in Ladakh, reopened by the Indian Air Force? Answer: Daulat Beg Oldi 31. Who won the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix 2013? Answer: Sebastian Vettel 32. Which Indian classical singer and music director from Odisha passed away on 25 August? Answer: Raghunath Panigrahi 33. Which Indian won the Winston-Salem open tennis doubles title along with his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor? Answer: Leander Paes 34. The Indian Navys submarine that sank at the navel dockyard in Mumbai after fire on board on August 14? Answer: INS Sindhurakshak 35. Who won this years Childrens Peace prize, instituted by the Dutch based Kids Rights Foundation? Answer: Malala Yousafzai
36. Which countrys army general, Lt Gen Maqsood Ahmed, has been appointed as the Military Advisor for United Nations Peace Keeping operations? Answer: Pakistan

37. was observed as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition? Answer: August 23


38. On which day was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings famous `I have a dream speech celebrated? Answer: August 28 39. In which country did many people including children die in attacks using chemical warfare? Answer: Syria 40. Who heads the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), recently set up by the Government of India? Answer: Parthasarathy Shome 41. Facebook and Six other technology firms (Ericson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm and Samsung) have launched an initiative named .. to make internet access affordable for people across the globe? Answer: Internet. org 42. As a measure to contain the downward trend of Rupee, the Government of India has banned the duty-free import of . by air travelers? Answer: Flat Screen Televisions 43. The scientists of which country have recently developed the most precise clock in the world? Answer: United States 44. Who won the recently concluded Ashes Cricket test series? Answer: England 45. Who received this years Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation? Answer: Brigalia Bam 46. Who took over as the President of Zimbabwe for another five year term? Answer: Robert Mugabe 47. Who won this years Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award? Answer: Ronjon Sodhi 48. Who won this years Dronacharya Award in connection with Athletics coaching? Answer: K.P Thomas 49. International Day of the victims of enforced disappearances was observed on ..? Answer: August 30 50. Who was honoured with the inaugural Mahathir award for Global Peace? Answer: Nelson Mandela


51. The Life Sciences Park to be set up by the Kerala Government is named ..? Answer: Bio 360

52. Which countrys foreign minister, Samuel Santos Lopez visited India recently? Answer: Nicaragua 53. Which Indian has been appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Weightlifting Federation? Answer: Birendra Prasad Baishya 54. Which Indian along with Zheng Jie of China won the womens doubles title at the WTA New Haven Open? Answer: Sania Mirza 55. Which Gulf nation has passed the countrys first law against domestic violence? Answer: Saudi Arabia 56. Which neighbouring countrys Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay has paid a six day visit to India recently? Answer: Bhutan 57. Who stepped down as the Chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India? Answer: K. Narayana Murthy 58. was celebrated as the National Sports Day? Answer: 29 August. This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand. 59. The UN General Assembly has declared April 6 as the International Day for ? Answer: Sport for Development and Peace 60. The UN Human Rights Commissioner who was on a week-long fact finding mission in Sri Lanka? Answer: Navi Pillai 61. Which neighbouring country is set to introduce the Right to Information bill in the Parliament? Answer: Pakistan 62. Which Asian country has unveiled `Izumo , their largest warship after World War II? Answer: Japan 63. The first prison in the country to have its own radio station? Answer: Tihar Jail 64. The Irish writer and Nobel Prize recipient, who passed away on 30 August? Answer: Seamus Heaney


65. Which software giant is Company? Answer: Microsoft




66. The Indian Air Force has inducted its biggest transport aircraft named ..? Answer: C-17 Globemaster III 67. Who won the Asia Cup Mens Hockey title? Answer: South Korea 68. Which former heavy weight boxing champion, nicknamed `The Duke, passed away recently? Answer: Tommy Morrison 69. Which nation was chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Olympics? Answer: Tokyo 70. Where was this years G-20 Summit held? Answer: St. Petersburg, Russia 71. Who won the Mens singles at the US Open 2013? Answer: Rafael Nadal 72. Which book written by Jhumba Lahiri has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2013? Answer: The Lowland 73. The largest known volcano on the Earth, discovered recently? Answer: Tamu Massif 74. Who has become Indias first Woman Chief Information Commissioner? Answer: Deepak Sandhu 75. Who lifted the Italian Grand Prix Formula One title? Answer: Sebastian Vettel 76. What is the name given to the new Android 4.4 operating system? Answer: KitKat 77. Which newly discovered painting has been confirmed as a work of Vincent Van Gogh? Answer: Sunset at Montmajour 78. Who is the new President of the International Olympic Committee? Answer: Thomas Bach 79. Who was conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development recently? Answer: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


80. Which state Government has announced the scheme Manodhairya to help rape survivors and child victims of sexual abuse? Answer: Maharashtra 81. Who won the South Asian Football Federation Championship 2013? Answer: Afghanistan 82. Who becomes the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? Answer: Raghuram Govind Rajan 83. Who received Amnesty International Award 2013? Answer: Malala Yousafzai 84. The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day Observed On? Answer: 21st September 85. Who becomes the first Indian to win bronze medal at World Wrestling Championship? Answer: Sandeep Tulsi Yadav 86. Who is appointed as Rajasthan State Election Commissioner recently? Answer: Ramlubhaya 87. Who won Miss World 2013? Answer: Megan Young 88. Who conferred with the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for year 2013? Answer: Zubin Mehta 89. Who is sworn in as the12th President of Pakistan? Answer: Mamnoon Hussain 90. Who wins US Open 2013 title? Answer: Serena Williams 91. Who has been elected as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)? Answer: Thomas Bach 92. World Tourism Day was observed on? Answer: September 27, 2013 Theme for 2013: Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future 93. Union Government of India Finalised Setting up Worlds Largest Solar Power Project in ? Answer: Rajasthan 94. A new Advanced universal banking solution that simplifies banking operations launched by Infosys is ? Answer: Finacle 11E


95. Indian rollerskater entered into Guinness Book of record is ? Answer: Rohan Kokane 96. Worlds highest civilian airport (to boost Tourism) opens by China located at ? Answer: Sichuan 97. Indias First Marine Eco-Sensitive Zone declared in.? Answer: Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat 98. Which city won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games? Answer: Tokyo 99. Who has been awarded the Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013 ? Answer: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan 100. Miss Nigeria, ______________ won the Miss Muslimah World 2013 Title ? Answer: Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola

Important Points On Banking Awareness

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 normally incorporates 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 single numbers 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.

Expected Current Affairs Questions And Answers

For Upcoming Exams

1. who is thecurrent loksabha speaker? ans:Meira Kumar 2. Who is theDeputy Chairmanof the Rajya Sabha? ans:pj kuryan 3. who is the current rajya sabha chairman? ans:Mohammad Hamid Ansari 4. americais inwhich partof theworld? Ans: in Northern hemisphere 5.how manymembersare ineuropian union? ans:28 members 6. Who became thefirst playerto win four successive ballon dor awards ? Answer:Lionel Mess 7.how manymember in IMF.? Answer:188 Members 8. Who is known as thefather of Indian Cricket? Answer:Renjith Singh 9.2013 republic day guest Answer:King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 10. name ofprotein in milk Answer:casein


11.Which element has no nutron? Answer:Hydrogen

12. Kalinga Prizeis related to ___? Answer:Popularization of Science

13.silent valley biosphereis in Answer:palakad,kerala

14.Zindagi Ka Karvanbook is anautobiographyof Answer: Former prime ministerchandrasekhar

15.who is thecurrent nawab of patudi? Answer:Saif Ali Khan

New Appointments From March 2013

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 Security Advisor. 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 United Nations 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 president 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 Peoples Assembly. 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 Pradesh High 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-CumPresident.


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 YorkAsoke 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