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Important Current Affairs Quiz-1st January to 15th January 2015

The current affairs questions given here are based on the latest happenings of recent times covering all sections from 1st January to 14th January. A mindful attention may help you do well in IBPS PO, Bank clerical, SSC-CGL and other similar examinations. 1. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended a base price for […]

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6th Bimonthly monetary policy review by RBI

The 6th bimonthly monetary policy has been disclosed by RBI. After keeping ket policy rates unchanged last time reserve bank of india has decided to reduce the rates. Repo rate was cut by 25 basis points whereas the cash reserve ratio was kept unchanged. Dr. Rajan expected crude oil price to remain low over the […]

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Pranab Mukherjee signed ordinance amending mmdr act 1957

Prime minister Narendra Modi led NDA government promulgated the mines and minerals development and regulation act 1957. The MMDR ordinance 2015 will allow  in granting mining leases for both bulk minerals and notified minerals under. Earlier government approval was needed for notified minerals of first schedule. These minerals are iron ore, manganese, bauxite, copper and […]

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Pournima Gupte took charge as member actuary at IRDA

After a longtime Insurance regulatory development authority of India (IRDA) got a whole time member actuary. The above mentioned post remained vaccant for a period of 3 years after the retirement of R.Kannan. The insurance sector was struggling to launch new schemes and in growing business due to the non-appointment of an actuary. Ms. Pournima […]

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Prabhunath Dwivedi to get Sahitya Akademi award 2014

Prbhunath Dwivedi won Sahitya akademi award for sanskrit 2014. Mr. Dwivedi won the prestigeous award for his collection of short tories named “Kanakalochanaha”. An eminent sanskrit scholar Prbhunath Dwivedi was a former professor at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth. The award will be distributed in March during the Festival of Letters to be held in New […] Award

RBI Governer Raghuram Rajan honored by a British magazine

Reserve bank of India governor Raghuram rajan was honored by a British magazine for his excellent leadership quality and understanding root causes of economic problems. The British magazine Central Banking announced Dr. Raghuram Rajan as the Governor of the year in the Central Banking awards for 2015. The magazine also mentioned Dr. Rajan’s disciplined and […]

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HS Brahma will beome the new Chief Election Commissioner of India

Mr. VS Sampath the present chief election commissioner of India will retire on thursday. After his exit Harishankar Brahma will become the next chief election commisioner. Mr. Brahma is a 1975 batch IAS officer of Andhrapradesh cadre. He is a former Union power secretary and was one of the three election commissioners of India. HS Brahma […]

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Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano announced retirement

Italy’s president Giorgio Napolitano gave his resignation on wednesday. The 89 year old cited age limitation as his reason of resignation. Mr. Napolitano is best remembered for bringing stability during eurozone crisis. Senate speaker Pietro Grasso will act as interim president until a new head of state is elected. However it is unclear about the […]

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Vyas Samman 2014 to Kamal Kishore Goenka

Prolific hindi writer Dr. Kamal Kishore Goenka was chosen for Vyas samman 2014. The literary work that fetched Dr. Goenka this award is “Premchand Kee Kahaniyo kaa Kaalkramanusar Adhyayan”. It was published in 2012. This book is a chronological study of short stories written by Munsi Premchand. The selection was made by a committee headed […]

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Vibrant Gujarat summit Kicks off at Gujarat

The seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat summit was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi. This year the event was held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. For the firsttime in the history of the summit 8 Countries Canada, Japan, China, Australia, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, US have become partner of the state. The inaugural ceremony of the […]

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Christiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or 2014

One night after the declaration of Golden globe award winners it was the turn of football’s biggest award “The Ballon d’Or”. This year the award was won by Portugeese footballer Christiano Ronaldo. It was his 2nd consecutive Ballon d’Or award. He recieved 37.66% of total votes as compared to his close contenders Lionel Messi (15.76%) […]

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Latest GK and Current affairs updates from 10th January to 13th January

Important GK and Current affairs updates covering all the latest events between 10th January to 13th January. Gk and Current affairs – National 1. PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Explanation – i) 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit was inaugurated in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. ii) Inaugural ceremony was attended by United Nations General Secretary and […]

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Golden globe award 2015 for Movies and Television

The jubilant event of Golden globe award was concluded at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills hotel, California. The 72nd edition of the event was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Winners’ list was announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press association on Sunday. The  list of winners across various categories are given below. Golden […]

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Scientist Yu Min awarded State Preeminent science and technology award 2014

Chinese physicist Yu Min was conferred with State Preeminent science and technology award 2014. The 89 year old scientist was honored for his contribution in developing Cina’s Hydrogen bomb. He was given a cheque of $826000.Regarded as the father of China’s Hydrogen bomb Yu Min is the third 3rd nuclear scientist to be honored by […]

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The Lunchbox nominated for BAFTA 2015

The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui directed by Ritesh Batra is making rounds of internet and news for nomination at BAFTA Award 2015 under Non-English film category. Being the lone film to make to BAFTA has raised the hope of Indian Film fraternity. At BAFTA 2015 , The Lunchbox would compete […]

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SEBI propses e-IPO norms

For already listed companies, the market regulator has proposed a fast-track route for raising of funds through FPOs (follow-on public offers) or rights offers (where funds can be raised from existing shareholders). The proposed e-ipo norm will reduce the timeline for listing of shares within 2 to 3 days of IPO as against 12 days currently. The […]

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Palestine became member state of International Criminal Court

Palestine became the member of International Criminal Court. Wednesday on 7th January 2015 UN  confirmed the membership of Palestine into the criminal court. UN secretary general Ban-ki-Moon announced the new country will join the international tribunal from 1st April onwards. Palestine president Mahmoud Abbas signed a pact to join international criminal court. This pact is […]

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9th January 2015 Current Affairs Updates Banking Manual

Top current affairs of 9th January 2015 in news and daily GK updates are given below. National Scene 9th January 2015 1. Dandi Kutir museum inaugurated by Prime minister Narendra Modi. Explanation – i) On the eve of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Dandi Kutir Museum at Gandhi nagar. ii) It is […]