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LC Goyal took charge as Union home secretary

Anil Goswami was sacked from the position of Union home secretary yesterday. He was accused of creating pressure on CBI officers to dissuade them from summoning former union minister Matang Sinh. Matang Sinh was one of the prominent names in Sharadha chit-fund scam. After the impeachment of Goswami, LC Goyal has been appointed as the […]

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World Cancer Day 2015 observed under the theme Not Beyond Us

World cancer day observed across the globe today. This day is celebrated to create awareness about cancer among the people. The theme for World cancer day 2015 is – Not Beyond Us. It will focus on positive and proactive measures within our reach,  to combat the disease. These measures include precautions, early detection and advanced […]

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Micromax dethrones Samsung as largest smartphone firm in India

Micromax dethrones Samsung to become the largest smartphone firm in India. The Indian smartphone maker overtook the Korean company Samsung from the top spot. Based on the data of October-December quarter Micromax controlled 22 per cent of total market share in smartphone business. On the other hand Samsung’s marketshare was slightly below (20 percent) than […]

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Indian writer Hindol Sengupta shortlisted for Hayek Prize

Indian journalist writer Hindol Sengupta’s book was shortlisted for Hayek prize this year. His book named “Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy” found its way to be placed among the probable six to get this award. This book is based on entrepreneurial ventures in India.   Similar posts – 60th Britannia […]

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Sergio Mattarella sworn-in as the New President of Italy

Sergio Mattarella was sworn-in as the President of Italy on 3 February 2015. He is the 12th President of Italy since the country became a Republic after the World War II. About Sergio Mattarella Sergio Mattarella a Constitutional Court Judge was elected as the President of Italy on 31st January 2015. He succeeded Giorgio Napolitano, […]

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Daily GK and Current affairs 4 February 2015

The daily current affairs updates posted here are aimed at IBPS PO, Bank clerk, SSC CGL and other similar kind of exams. Top gk and current affairs from 4 February 2015 are given below. Important Days 1. World Cancer day observed on 4th February everywhere. Explanation – This day is celebrated to create awareness about […]

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Daily GK and Current affairs 3 February 2015

Top current affairs 3 February 2015 updates useful for upcoming banking exams are given below. Current Affairs 3 February 2015 – National Scene 1. AMRUT Scheme to replace Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Explanation – • The renewed version of JNNURM, AMRUT will be a 10-year programme with total investment of about Rs 2 lakh […]


The 6th bimonthly monetary policy review by RBI

The 6th bimonthly monetary policy has been disclosed by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The apex bank has decided to keep Repo rate unchanged at 7.75%. Also Cash reserve ratio (CRR) was kept unchanged at 4%. However it has decided go for a cut in SLR. To encourage banks to lend more, the central bank […]

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RBI increases Foreign exchange remittance limit to $250,000 per person a year

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on tuesday doubled the foreign exchange remittance limit upto $250,000 per person a year. Means Indians spend upto this much this much amount abroad without permission RBI said during its bimonthly monetary policy review. Now they can buy property, hold shares or debt instruments, or any other assets or […]

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AMRUT Scheme to replace JNNURM

After replacing the decade old planning commission with NITI Ayog, Prime minister Narendra Modi is set to replace the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). JNNURM named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru will be replaced by AMRUT scheme. AMRUT stands for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. The new scheme is named after former […]

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Nandita Chatterjee – New Secretary of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA)

Dr. Nandita Chatterjee has taken charge as the new Secretary in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). She will succeed Anita Agnihotri. Ms Agnihotri was transferred to the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment in a secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle. Prior to this appointment Dr. Nandita Chatterjee was a Member-Secretary of National Commission […]

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Daily GK and Current affairs 2 February 2015

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 […]

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60th Britannia Filmfare awards 2014 complete list of winners

The 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards 2014 is recognized as the biggest award given in Hindi film industry. The Bollywood comic drama movie “Queen” bagged maximum awards in six categories, fetching Vikas Bahl the award for the Best Director and Kangana Ranaut the Best Actress honour. Where as Shahid Kapoor starrer Shakespesrean drama “Haider” won second […]

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The Complete list of winners – Australian Open 2015

Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. Check out the list of winners at Australian Open 2015 below. Australian Open 2015 – Singles i) Women The current No. 1 player in women’s singles tennis Serena Williams of United States has won Australian Open 2015 […]

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T Suvarna Raju took charge as Chirman of HAL

T. Suvarna Raju Saturday took over as the 17th chairman of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). He succeeded RK Tyagi. He is the first member secretary of the Design Development Management Board, set up by the defence ministry. He is also member-secretary, National Aeronautics Co-ordination Group. About T Suvarna Raju An alumnee of the […]

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Highlights of Obama’s visit to India

From the perspective of India-US relation president Obama’s visit to India is marked as a monumental achievement. During his 3 day stay at India, some new deplomatic agreements were signed and some older ones were renewed in different areas. These areas include nuclear energy, defence and economy. In the next paragraph we will discuss these […]

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Beti Bachao beti padhao yojana launched by Narendra Modi

After the launch if Jan dhan Yojana, Swtchh Bharat abhiyan, 100 smart city project NDA government introduced another ambitious programme named “Beti bachao beti padhao” scheme. The project started with initial corpus of Rs.100 crore. It was the dire need of hour since women welfare has been a matter of worry for a long time […]


ICICI bank launched contactless credit and debit card

India’s largest private sector bank ICICI became the first bank to launch contactless credit and debit card on 7th January 2015. These cards are based on the near field communication (NFC) technology. Means customers can make eloctronic payments just by waving the cards near the point of sale terminals instead of swiping. The bank’s contactless […]