Top current affairs 2 February 2015 updates useful for upcoming banking exams are given below.
Current Affairs 2 February 2015 – National Scene
1. Retired employee can avail the benefits of missed promotion.
Explanation – Now retired government employees who missed out on their promotions due to late meetings of the departmental promotion committee (DPC) deciding on such departmental elevations will now be able to avail its post-retirement benefits.
2. Anish Aggarwal becomes the new Director (Pipelines) at Indian Oil Corporation.
Explanation – Mr. Aggarwal was as the Executive Director (Operations), was leading a IOC team that looked into operations and maintenance of company’s 11,221 kms long pipeline network across country for transporting crude oil and petroleum products.
3. World wetlands day observed on 2nd February.
Explanation – The second day of February is celebrated as “World wetlands day”. It marks the date of the signing of the Ramsar convention on wetlands, on 2 February 1971. Ramsar is an Iranian city on the shores of the Caspian sea. The day is observed to raise awareness about the importance, benefits and wise use of wetlands and conserve them.
Theme for this year was “Wetlands for our future”.
Current Affairs 2 February 2015 – International Affairs
4. Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Explanation – Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Among one of the solid steps taken by the two sides, they exchanged notes on Sunday on modalities for opening the second route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra in Tibet via Sikkim by June, that will allow more Indians to undertake the pilgrimage.
Explanation – Mayuresh Pawar a 21 year old netball player of Maharashtra died of cardiac arrest. In the match against Chandigarh at the Agriculture College Indoor Stadium, he complained of chest pain after the game and was reportedly given the first aid. Later he was declared dead by the doctors at a nearby hospital.
6. Reliance Industries limited joined hands with SBI for payment bank licence.
Explanation – Reliance industry is all set to enter banking business. On monday it has applied for payment bank licence. For this purpose it has partnered with SBI. They will be the joint venture partner with equity investment up to 30%.