General Awareness For Bank Exams September-October-2014



General Awareness For Bank Exams September-October-2014:

  • The initiative by the WB to mobilise the private sector to help tackle infrastructure deficit faced by developing countries – Global Infrastructure Facility
  • World Teachers Day – 5  Oct
  • The party whose MLAs have been disqualified by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for breaking away – HJC
  • The scheme launched by the govt to ensure housing for all by 2022 – Sardar Patel National Housing Mission
  • The chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi who resigned recently – Leela Samson
  • The relief operation carried out to save people from cyclonic storm Hudhud – Operation Lehar
  • The city to be promoted as the cultural capital of Gujarat – Vadodara
  • The NGO with which 2014 Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi is associated – Bachpan Bachao Aandolan
  • The winner of the Samsung award for the Most Valuable Player at the 17th Asian Games – Kosuke Hagino
  • The city where the 18th Asian Games will be held in 2018 – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The new deadline for states to implement the landmark Food Security Act – 4  Apr  2015
  • The Padma Bhushan awardee veteran journalist who passed away recently – MV Kamath
  • The Facebook CEO who visited India and met PM Narendra Modi recently – Mark Zuckerberg
  • The winner of 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature – Patrick Modiano
  • India’s position in the medal table at the 17th Asian Games – Eighth
  • The medal count of India at the 17th Asian Games – Total 57 (11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze)
  • The first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court – Uhuru Kenyatta
  • The place where the cyclonic Storm ‘Hudhud’ originated – North Andaman Sea
  • The winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Stefan Hell, William Moerner and Eric Betzig
  • The winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics – Shuji Nakamura, Hiroshi Amano and Isamu Akasaki
  • The no. of identified growth sectors of the Indian economy the PM’s “Make in India” campaign focuses on – 25
  • SAARC Year of Cultural Heritage – 2016-17
  • The place declared to be SAARC cultural capital for 201516 – Bamiyan, Afghanistan
  • New Prime Minister of New Zealand – John Key
  • The new ambassador of the US to India – Richard Rahul Verma
  • The new ambassador of China to India – Le Yucheng
  • The Chinese city which will be the sister city of Mumbai – Shanghai
  • The new Chairman of the National Commission for Women (NCW) – Lalitha Kumaramangalam
  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the Afghanistan govt – Abdullah Abdullah
  • The new Chief Economic Adviser of the Govt of India – Arvind Subramanian
  • The new Economic Affairs Secretary of the Govt of India – Rajiv Mehrishi
  • International Day of Older Persons – 1 Oct
  • The winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for the book “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” – Richard Flanagan
  • World Standards Day – 14 Oct
  • The new Prime Ministe of Yemen – Khaled Bahah
  • India’s ranking in the Global Hunger Index, 2014 – 55th
  • The realtor barred by Sebi from securities markets for three years – DLF
  • The powerful typhoon that hit Japan recently – Vongfong
  • The winner of the men’s singles title of the Dutch Open Grand Prix – Ajay Jayaram
  • The winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics – Jean Tirole
  • The world’s most valuable brand (worth about USD 119 bn) – Apple
  • World Mental Health Day – 10 Oct
  • The amount owed by the UN to India for troop contribution to peacekeeping missions – USD 110 mn
  • The country whom the UN owes the highest amount for troop contribution to peacekeeping missions – Ethiopia
  • The chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) – Narendra Modi
  • The name of the soon-to-be-operational semi-high speed train between Delhi and Agra – Gatimaan Express
  • The only Indian-owned brand in the annual list of world’s top 100 brands – Land Rover
  • Indian Super League is associated with – Football
  • The winner of the men’s singles of the 2014 Shanghai Masters – Roger Federer
  • The state which is poised to achieve total primary education by 18 Apr 2015 under the programme titled Athulyam – Kerala
  • Engineers’ Day in India – 15 Sep
  • The winner of the women’s singles title of the Hong Kong Open – Sabine Lisicki
  • International Literacy Day – 8 Sep
  • The state which will host the Global Agro meet in Nov – Kerala
  • The new governor of Manipur – Krishan Kant Paul
  • The Chief Minister of Manipur – Okram Ibobi Singh
  • The first state to ratify National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill – Rajasthan
  • The city where the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 will be held – Kuala Lumpur
  • The place where the National Academy of Athletics has been set up – Kariavattom, Kerala
  • The joint military exercise between India and the US held recently – Yudh Abhyas 2014
  • The capital city of Yemen controlled by Shia Houthi rebels – Sanaa
  • The city which will host the next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (13th edition of the PBD) – Gandhinagar
  • The winner of the Saraswati Samman 2013 for his novel Dhool Paudhon Par – Govind Mishra
  • India’s official entry to the best foreign film category at the 87th edition of Oscar awards – Liar’s Dice
  • The new Chief Justice of India – HL Dattu
  • NASA’s unmanned spacecraft that arrived on the red planet after a 10-month journey on 22 Sep – Maven
  • The name of India’s Mars mission which entered into Martian orbit on 24 Sep – Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan)
  • The next Prime Minister of Fiji – Voreqe Bainimarama
  • The country which has overtaken the EU in terms of per capita emission – China
  • The place where the first ever memorial of the Param Veer Chakra awardees has come up – Port Blair
  • The chairperson of the newly constituted boxing body Boxing India – Sandeep Jajodia
  • The flag bearer of the Indian contingent at 17th Asian Games opening ceremony – Sardar Singh
  • Doordarshan was established on – 15 Sep 1959
  • World adult (people aged 15 and above) average literacy rate – 84 per cent
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards are presented by – Bureau of Indian Standard
  • The state with the highest proportion of hired workers as per the 6th Economic Census Report 2013 – Arunachal Pradesh
  • The JNU professor awarded with the 8th Special Book Award of China – Priyadarsi Mukherji
  • India’s first coral garden will come up in – Mithapur, Gujarat
  • Winner of the men’s singles title of the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold – HS Prannoy
  • The autobiography of Naseeruddin Shah – And Then One Day
  • The person who will lead US-led global coalition against ISIS militants – John Allen
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) – 10  Sep
  • Winner of the men’s doubles title at the 2014 US Open – Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan
  • India’s ranking in the Creative Productivity Index, released by the ADB and EIU – 14 th
  • The state govt which has imposed Re 1 cess on cigarette packet and liquor bottle – Delhi
  • The country with highest rate of child marriages – Bangladesh
  • The growth rate of Indian economy in 2014 as per the UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 – 5.6 %
  • The new upper age limit for MDs and CEOs in private sector banks – 70  years
  • The doctor whose family will receive Friendship award from Chinese President Xi Jinping – Dwarkanath Kotnis
  • The special promotion scheme to promote women scientists – KIRAN
  • The person appointed as Executive Director in World Bank – Subhash Chandra Garg
  • The year by which Phase-V of UIDAI project entails to generate 100 cr Aadhar numbers – 2015
  • The PSUs in which the CCEA has cleared stake dilution – CIL, ONGC and NHPC
  • The disinvestment target of the govt for the current fiscal year – Rs.43 ,425 cr
  • The eminent Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer who died recently – Firoza Begum
  • The nuclear power plant in India that made second highest operating record in the world – Rawatbhata
  • The high-definition Earth observation satellite launched recently by China – Gaofen-2
  • The sole authority to mint coins of all denominations in India – Govt of India
  • The relief operation carried out in Jammu & Kashmir recently – Operation ‘Megh Rahat’
  • The bank which launched ‘Cardless Cash Withdrawal facility’ at ATMs recently – ICICI
  • The National Security Adviser of India who visited China recently – Ajit Doval
  • The country with which India has signed an MoU for cooperation in Ayurveda and Unani – Bangladesh
  • The winner of the men’s singles title of the 2014 US Open – Marin Cilic
  • The date declared by the Uttarakhand govt as Himalaya Diwas – 9  Sep
  • The Pakistani bowler recently suspended by ICC for illegal action – Saeed Ajmal
  • The group with which India signed FTA in services and investment recently – ASEAN
  • Sultan of Johor Cup is associated with – Hockey
  • The state where a Central Tribal University will be set up – Chhattisgarh
  • The new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights – Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein
  • The legendary Hollywood comedian who died recently – Joan Rivers
  • The movie which bagged the Lion of the Future award at 2014 Venice Film Fest – Court
  • The Indian scientist who won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity – Kamaljit S Bawa
  • The new UN envoy for Syria – Staffan de Mistura
  • The winner of the women’s singles title of the 2014 US Open – Serena Williams
  • The present king of Bahrain – Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa
  • The new Prime Minister of Turkey – Ahmet Davutoglu
  • The Indian weightlifter who won gold medal for the third time at the IWF World Masters Weightlifting Championships – Sudhakar Jayant
  • The winner of the mixed doubles title of the 2014 US Open – Sania Mirza and Bruno Soares
  • The country with which India inked a significant civil nuclear agreement recently – Australia
  • The country which has topped the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 – Switzerland
  • The chairman of the committee set up to examine the unclaimed amount in PPF, Post Office and Savings Schemes – HR Khan
  • The new proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh – Vijayawada
  • As per the RBI, the due amount over which penal measures are applicable to a loan defaulter – Rs.25 lakh
  • The surveillance ship commissioned into the Navy recently – INS Sumitra
  • India’s position among the flower growing countries in the world – Second
  • The largest flower-growing country in the world – China
  • The firm which has become India’s largest private power producer – Adani Power
  • India’s position in the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 – 71st
  • The committee that has recommended complete ban on dance bars in Maharashtra – Justice Dharmadhikari Committee
  • The firm recently declared a wilful defaulter by the United Bank of India (UBI) – Kingfisher Airlines
  • The place where the two-day summit of NATO heads of states was organised recently – Wales
  • Hindi Diwas – 14 Sep
  • The former Chief Justice sworn in as the new governor of Kerala – P Sathasivam
  • The captain of the women’s hockey team of India for 2014 Asiad– Ritu Rani
  • The new Chief Justice of India (CJI) – HL Dattu
  • The 800-years-old university that restarted at Rajgir in Bihar recently – Nalanda University
  • The oldest surviving Test cricketer who passed away at 103 recently – Norman Gordon
  • The autobiography of cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar – Playing It My Way
  • The former Attorney General of India who passed away recently – Goolam E Vahanvati
  • The city where the 9th Annual Meeting of Women Speakers of Parliament was held recently – Geneva, Switzerland
  • The city where the National Cancer Institute will come up – Jhajjar, Haryana
  • The country that agreed to work with India to develop a treatment for Sickle Cell Anaemia – Japan
  • The winner of the women’s World Badminton Championships title – Carolina Marin
  • The newly appointed first chairwoman of BBC Trust – Rona Fairhead
  • The denomination of which the highest number of counterfeit notes were detected in FY14 – Rs.500
  • The new chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – KV Thomas
  • The city where the world’s first Natural World Heritage Centre is comming up – Dehradun
  • The Committee that has recommended market-linked pricing for domestic natural gas – Vijay Kelkar
  • The Indian shuttler who won a bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship recently – PV Sindhu
  • The noted historian who passed away recently – Bipan Chandra
  • The Japanese city on whose model Varanasi will be developed – Kyoto
  • The growth rate of the GDP during Apr-Jun quarter, the highest in the last 10 quarters – 5.7 per cent
  • National Sports Day (the birthday of hockey legend Dhyan Chand) – 29  Aug
  • The firm with which the govt scrapped `6 k cr tender for purchase of light helicopters – Agusta Westland
  • The new President of Turkey – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  • The new ambassador of Interpol’s ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign – Shah Rukh Khan
  • The country where an active volcano Tavurvur erupted recently – Papua New Guinea
  • The real-estate firm whom the SC ordered to deposit Rs.630 cr fine slapped on it by the CCI- DLF
  • The state which made it mandatory to wear helmet for women- Delhi
  • The rate of interest EPFO will pay on provident fund deposits for 2014-15- 8.75 per cent
  • India's new domain which will be in Devanagari script- .Bharat
  • The e-retailer with which the Textiles Ministry has signed MoU for marketing handloom products- Flipkart
  • The minimum price that sugarcane farmers are legally guaranteed by the govt- Fair and Remuneration Price (FRP)
  • Thailand's army chief who became the country's prime minister recently- Prayuth Chan-ocha
  • The country with which India conducted their maiden aerial exercise Avia Indra-2014 recently- Russia
  • The state which announced a liquor policy to make the state liquor-free in a decade- Kerala
  • The present president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) – Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah
  • The country that topped the medal table with 342 medals at the 17th Asian Games – China
  • The new Special Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) – NR Wasan
  • ISRO’s third regional navigation satellite that was launched recently – IRNSS-1C
  • The winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser and John O’Keefe
  • India’s mission to boost maritime routes of Indian Ocean region – Project Mausam
  • International Day of Democracy – 15 Sep
  • The winner of the Champions League T20 2014 – Chennai Super Kings
  • The biggest US bank which has revealed that it suffered a massive cyber attack recently – JP Morgan
  • The city where the XI World Metropolis Congress was held – Hyderabad
  • The winner of the 2014 Right Livelihood honorary award – Alan Rusbridger and Edward Snowden
  • The name of RBI’s model for rating of Indian banks – CAMELS
  • The logo of the Swachh Bharat mission – Gandhiji’s spectacles
  • The slogan of the Swachh Bharat mission – Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Or
  • India’s GDP growth in the current fiscal as per the RBI’s bi-monthly policy review on 30 Sep – 5.5 per cent
  • The winner of the women’s kabaddi gold at the 17th Asian Games – India
  • The winner of the men’s kabaddi gold – India
  • The winner of the hockey gold – India
  • Indian Air Force Day – 8 Oct
  • The current CEO of the multination online retail giant Amazon who visited India recently – Jeffrey P Bezos
  • The country where mission ‘Resolute Support’ has been initiated – Afghanistan
  • The new President of Afghanistan – Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
  • The state where the 1st International Sanskrit Conference was held – Uttarakhand
  • The new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – O Panneerselvam
  • The first sitting chief minister of an Indian state who was convicted and sent to jail – J Jayalalithaa
  • The state where ‘Amma Cement Scheme’ has been launched – Tamil Nadu
  • The tribunal declared by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional recently – National Tax Tribunal
  • The govt’s scheme aimed at upliftment of rural and urban poor through skill development – Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana
  • The city where the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held – Beijing
  • India’s contribution to the UN to tackle Ebola – USD 12 mn
  • The country which has successfully test-fired shortrange surface-to-surface missile Hatf IX (NASR) – Pakistan

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