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Most Important Current Events of October 2015

National Affairs

  • Tamil Nadu has banned on using Ketoprofen.
  • Defence Minister M.Prrikar has re-named Hyderabad as Missile Complex.
  • India and Isreal has signed two MoU.
  • PM has inaugurated commemorative postage stamps worth Rs 5 on A.P.J.Abdul kalam’s 84th birth day.
  • Kerala has banned on using drug to Save Vultures.
  • Government has approved Green India Mission Plans for Mizoram, Manipur, Jharkhand and Kerala.
  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has acquired ISO 9001:2008 Certificate.
  • SAARC Sufi Festival has begun in Jaipur.
  • The Indian Air Force has planned to induct women as fighter pilots.
  • India will hold G-20 Chair in 2018.
  • India has hosted Fed Cup carrom for first time.
  • PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated India's 1st solar plant in Khunti district of Jharkhand.
  • The Ministry of HRD has finalized the MDM Rules 2015 under National Food Security Act, 2013 Notified.
  • Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has launched Swachh Street Food on Gandhi Jayanti.
  • Assam has declared Rs 50,000 crore for new scheme for rural areas.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister has inaugurated a mobile museum on Mahatma Gandhi’s life.
  • Odisha has launched Online Citizen Portal.
  • Odisha has become 1st 100% Solar-Powered Village.
  • Delhi Metro has ranked first in ‘Information during Travel’.
  • Maharashtra has topped in Hospitality Charts.
  • India has ranked last Quality of Death Index. 
  • Mysuru has become ‘Ivory City’.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that 26th November will be observed a Samvidhan Divas (Constitution Day).
  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley has attended the G-20 finance ministers meeting at Lima in Peru.
  • The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has planned to request for a ‘no-fly zone’ above the Qutub Minar.
  • Kerala will host All Lights India International Film Festival.
  • Kerala has launched ‘CyberDome’ to fight online crimes.
  • Dr.Abdul Kalam’s birthplace Rameswaram has declared as AMRUT town.
  • “An Old Dog’s Diary” an Indian short film has won the best short film award at the 2015 London Film Festival.
  • Delhi has observed First Car Free Day at India Gate 7 AM to 12 NOON.
  • India has ranked among top 10 acquirers in the US market.
  • Konkan Railway has established Tunnel Tech Institute in Goa.
  • Solar Power has constructed in Lotus Temple, Delhi.
  • Kerala Tourism has held First Road Show in Japan.
  • India – Africa Forum Summit has held in New Delhi.
  • Mumbai has ranked World’s 11th Best Bed-n-Breakfast Value Destination.
  • ‘Dreaming Big: My Journey to Connect India’, an autobiography of Sam Pitroda has released.
  • India has released the First ever Hindi atlas book on India’s indigenous “Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)”.
  • Karnataka Govt has set up Point of Sales (POS) Machines using of Biometrics products as ‘Udupi’.
  • First-Ever Hindi Atlas book on Mars mission has been released by Dr. Jitendra Singh.  
  • India has signed Memorandum of understanding with France for conservation & digital preservation of written heritage.
  • Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department has planned to host a hot air balloon festival in the Taj Mahal.

International Affairs

  • Australian Art Gallery has returned a 2000 Year Old Indian-origin sculpture of Gautama Buddha to India.
  • President Pranab Muherjee has inaugurated “Mahatma Gandhi Street” in Jordanian Capital Amman.
  • Thailand and China has pledged to start a joint Rail project.
  • Boeing has made the Lightest Metal Material in the World called “micro lattice” which is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam.
  • China has raised Solar Installation Target by 30 percent from past.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met Indo-German Business Summit 2015 which is organised by NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Services Companies). Theme of this Summit is “Digitizing Tomorrow' in Bengaluru”.
  • Iran has decided to launch 50 New Oil Projects in this year.
  • The United Nations (UN) has declared October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.
  • First Trilateral Ministerial Dialogue has held among US, India and Japan about Indo-Pacific region.
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to increase transmission capacity of the cross-border electricity link between India and Bangladesh.
  • The DRDO has inaugurated a Research Centre at Chang La in Jammu and Kashmir which is n Extreme Altitude.
  • Typhoon Mujigae has hit China’s western Guangdong Province.
  • India and Lithuania has signed a MoU to intensify Agricultural Co-operation.
  • Dutch has created the World’s Largest Man-Made Wave Machine called “Delta Flume (15 feet)”.
  • The Food and Drug Administration FDA has approved Keytruda – an Immunotherapy Drug to Fight Lung Cancer.
  • BRICS has decided to establish Liberal Visa Regime among Member Countries.
  • Finance ministers from 20 of the countries have launched the V20 group to fight vulnerable climate change.
  • Singapore Airlines has restart World’s Longest 19-Hour Flight Service to U.S. 
  • India and Sweden has planned to cooperate in Urban Sector Initiatives.  
  • ICC has signed up with Nissan as Official Global Partner till 2023.
  • Pakistan and Russia has signed an agreement on gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.
  • India and Canadian company Cameco has signed an agreement for supply of uranium.
  • Super Typhoon Koppu (Typhoon Lando) has hit Philippines.
  • NATO has launched Trident Juncture Military Exercise 2015 at Italy.
  • Sweden has signed with Maharashtra for ‘Smart’ Development.
  • Amancio Ortega has become the World’s Richest Man. 
  • Russia has announced a permanent military unit in the Arctic starting 2018.
  • Japan has offered India $15 Billion Soft Loan for Bullet Train. 
  • World’s Tallest Idol of Goddess Durga has built in Kolkata in this year Durga puja festival.
  • A strong earthquake of 7.7 has stroked on south Asia. 
  • Japan and Andhra Pradesh has signed a pact to Promote Investments.

Banking Awareness & Business Updates

  • The scientists of the National Institute of Oceanography have discovered a coral site has been found mid-sea off the Konkan coast.
  • CRISIL has decided to downgrad the rating for bonds issued by Andhra Pradesh State Financial Corporation (APSFC).
  • Bank of Baroda branches in New Delhi has been founded the illegal transfer Rs 6100 crore black money with Hong Kong Bank by The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • World trade has grown only 2.8% this year according to WTO.
  • The Philippines has planned to cut its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030.
  • FDI can invest up to 100 per cent equity in white label ATM operation. 
  • ICICI has brought in card-less mVisa.
  • Tata Steel has invested Rs.22, 000 Cr in Odisha Projects.
  • Rajasthan has planned to Invest Rs 500 Crore in 500 Startups by 2020.
  • Import Duty has risen on Ghee, Butter to 40%.
  • Government has spent Rs 70,000 Crore for Sagarmala Project on 12 Major Ports about port-led development in coastal areas. 
  • India has ranked 16 positions global index of the world's most competitive economies.
  • RBI has merged the Financial Inclusion Fund and Financial Inclusion Techonology Fund into a single Fund –Financial Inclusion Fund with Rs 2000 crore.
  • The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has raised the penalty on telecom operators for poor mobile service quality and call drops up to Rs. 2 lakh.
  • Aditya Birla Group has launched online fashion store
  • RBI has decided in Financial Inclusion Fund with Rs. 2000 crore  corpuses.
  • The India’s economy growth has expected of 7.1 per cent by 2019.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the new commercial bank IDFC Bank in New Delhi.
  • RBI has signed an agreement for sharing information to the Central Bank of UAE.
  • RBI has opened Sub Office in Imphal.
  • India has ranked last in Global Pension Index according to Mercer.
  • Bank of Baroda has launched ‘Chillr Mobile App’.
  • ICICI Bank has topped in Mobile Banking Transactions List.
  • Aadhaar Number has universalized for MSMEs Sector. 
  • Infosys and Huawei have developed High-Speed Wi-Fi Access in Stadiums.
  • India has ranked Second on Global Business Optimism Index. 
  • Facebook has launched Website to Attract Minorities to Coding.
  • Yes Bank has planned partners with Snapdeal, Blue Dart. 
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has planned to earn from its waste.
  • RBI has rejected 100% FDI in Banking Sector.
  • India has ranked 130 among 189 countries in Business.
  • Supreme Court has ordered that foreigners cannot rent a womb in India.
  • The eighth Indo-Global Education Summit-2015 has held in Hyderabad.
  • RBI has allowed up to 74% Foreign Investment in DEN Networks.
  • Mysuru railway station has poised to become the first visually challenged-friendly station in the country.
  • Google internet giant will assist Indonesia to expand internet connectivity in rural areas.
  • Recently, Facebook has rebranded its internet access enabling platform as, ‘Free Basics by Facebook.’ 

Prize & Awards

  • Man Booker prize 2015 has won Marlon James on “A Brief History of Senven Killings”.
  • Maruti Suzuki’s RC Bhargava has got Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Ratan Tata has Coventry Honoured by UK City.
  • Infosys China CEO has become First Indian to Get Top Shanghai Award.
  • 2015 NOBEL PRIZE:
  • The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: William Campbel, Santoshi Omura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and  Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria".
  • The Nobel Prize in Physics: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald for "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair".
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature: Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".
  • The Nobel Peace Prize: National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011". 
  • The Nobel Economic Sciences Prize: Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare".
  • Tata Steel has bagged Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability.
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem has conferred Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • NRI industrialists Hinduja brothers S P Hinduja and G P Hinduja has won as Awards the Business Leader of the Year 2015 in 5th Asian.
  • Jindal Steel and Power Ltd Foundation has got award for Talents from Grass-Root Level.
  • Zimbwean president Robert Mugabe has honoured with China’s Nobel peace prize 2015.
  • Pan Nalin’s ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ has won at Rome Film Festival 2015.
  • A R Rahman has received Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award 2015.

Sports Updates

  • Lewis Hamilton has won 2015 Russian Grand Prix of F1.
  • Wawrinka has won Japan Open Title 2015.
  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis has won China Open Women’s Doubles Title 2015.
  • Heena Sidhu has won gold medal at Asian Air Gun Championships.
  • Venus Williams has won Wuhan Open 2015.
  • Sergey Karjakin has won the 2015 Chess World Cup.
  • Punam Yadav has won Two Golds at Commonwealth Championship in Youth, Junior & Senior Weightlifting.
  • Great Britain has won Johor Cup of Hockey 2015 by defeating India.
  • Chinese mobile maker company Vivo has become the new title sponsor of the IPL T20 tournament.
  • India hosted the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships in Pune and Indian Railways Weightlifters has won 6 Medals for India.
  • 21st edition of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship has held in Delhi.
  • IOC has announced refugee athletes will allow for the 1st time.
  • Abhishek Verma has won Silver in 2015 Archery World Cup Final.
  • Lewis Hamilton has won US F1 World Championship Title.
  • Deepika Kumari has won Silver Medal in Archery World Cup Final.
  • Summer Olympics games 2016 will be held at Rio de Janeiro of the following city.

Science & Technology

  • Andamans has yield Sweet Banana with Orange Pulp which is discovered by Scientists at the Botanical Survey of India (BSI).
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has declared to provide internet access to remote parts of Africa through Satellite AMOS-6.
  • NASA has captured Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto through New Horizons satellite. 
  • Gionee has planned to start assembling all mobile phones in India by March, 2016.
  • World’s First Automated Mass Crowd Count Software has developed.
  • Mumbai has invented Tsunami early warning system “SIREN”.
  • NASA has completed Key Milestone for Most Powerful Rocket Space Launch System.
  • University of Queensland scientists has discovered two new Methane-Metabolizing Organisms.
  • Warning system has developed for ‘Unmanned Level Crossings’.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) has said in a report that Processed Me


  • Ranganath Mavenakere has become Infosys CEO.

  • P S Jayakumar has become new MD and CEO Of Bank of Baroda.

  • K.P. Sharma Oli, Veteran Communist has become 38th Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • Sidharth Malhotra has become New Zealand Tourism Ambassador.
  • Shashank Manohar has chosen for BCCI Chief.
  • Jack Dorsey has become Twitter's permanent CEO.
  • Aamir Khan has chosen as road safety awareness programme ambassador. 
  • A.R. Rahman has become Cultural Ambassador for Seychelles.
  • BARC Director Shekhar Basu has been appointed as Atomic Energy Secretary.
  • R C Tayal has become chief of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG). 
  • Jioji Konrote has become Fiji’s President.
  • Kundhavi Kadiresan has become Assistant Director of FAO.
  • Onsari Gharti Majar has become Nepal’s first woman speaker.
  • M K Surana has appointed new HPCL Chairman.
  • Justin Trudean has appointed as Canada’s new Prime Ministry.
  • Leo Puri has become Chief of Association for Mutual Funds in India.
  • Bhaichung Bhutia has been appointed as advisor to AIFF.
  • Alok Rawat has become first male member of the National for Women Commission. 
  • Justin Trudeau has elected as Canada’s New PM.
  • John Mulhall has become Tata Chemicals CFO.
  • Anup Vikal has become Snapdeal Chief Financial Officer.
  • Nasser Khan Janjua has been appointed as National Security Advisor (NSA) of Pakistan. 
  • Sekhar Basu has been appointed as New Chief of Atomic Energy Commission.
  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari has become new President of Nepal. She will be the First Female President of Nepal.
  • BlackBerry has appointed Narendra Nayak as the Managing Director of its India operations.
  • Sanjiv Kapoor has become as Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer of Spice Jet airlines.


  • Sushil Koirala: Nepal Prime Minister
  • Asim Ahmed Khan: Food and Supplies Minister of AAP govt.


  • Henning Mankell: Swedish Crime Writer
  • N. Ramani: Eminent Indian Carnatic flautist
  • Lindsay Kline: Australian Test player
  • Gamal al-Ghitani : Egyptian Novelist and Journalist 
  • K.S.L. Swamy: Veteran Kannada Film-Maker. 
  • Maureen O’Hara: Irish-American Actress & Singer.

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Review on IBPS PO-V Prelim Exam held on 03.10.2015 : Analysis

Going to appear for IBPS PO CWE-V 2015 preliminary exam. The PO-V online exam has been started from today (3rd October). As usual, at the end of the day we are here to share review and analysis on IBPS PO-V online prelim exam held on October 3, 2015.

A detailed analysis on IBPS PO CWE-V Preliminary 2015 exam held on 03.10.15

You know that there are 3 subjects in prelim exam which are Quantitative Aptitude, English and Reasoning. We are giving here subject-wise detailed analysis.

Reasoning :

The reasoning section was moderate. There were total 35 questions. 

  1. Inequalities - 5 Questions
  2. Syllogism - 5
  3. Row puzzle - 5
  4. Combination puzzle - 5
  5. Sitting Arrangement (circle) - 5
  6. Coding/ Decoding - 5
  7. Others - 5

Quantitative Aptitude :

This section was quite tough. The questions were too lengthy and hence time consuming. 35 Questions were there.
  1. Data Interpretation - 10
  2. Number Series - 5
  3. Inequalities - 5
  4. Approximation - 5
  5. Miscellaneous (Profit/ loss, time & work, SI & CI etc.) - 10

English Language :

Section was moderate. There were 30 questions in this section.
  1. Passage - 10
  2. Cloze test - 5
  3. Rearrangement  - 5
  4. Error Correction - 5
  5. Fill in the blanks - 5

Today's IBPS PO-V prelim question paper was quite tough as usual. In average one can attempts 55-60 questions within stipulated time (1 hour!). It is very tough to solve more than 60 questions.

So friends, how was you today's IBPS PO-V prelim exam? Share your attempts here.

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Important Current Events of  September 2015

International Affairs

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  • 10th annually meeting of Women Speaker of Parliament 2015 held in New York.
  • W20 is an engagement grouping of women leaders for gender inclusive global economic growth.
  • It would host its first summit at Istanbul. President of W20: Gulden Turktan.
  • The 6th joint military training exercise, 'EKUVRIN 2015’ has begun between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces in Kerala.
  • 8th September observes as International Literacy Day and Theme for this year “Literacy and Sustainable Societies"
  • India and Cambodia has signed Two MoUs of Tourism and an umbrella project
  • Asian financial hubs has organised at Singapore and Hong Kong
  • Nepal has adopted democratic Constitution in 1st time.
  • The Odisha Government has decided to increase additional 50 days work in (MGNREGA) in drought-affected areas.
  • In this year The World tourism Day’s Theme was “Millions of tourists,millions of opportunities”.
  •  China has launched 20th new generation satellite.

National Affairs

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has celebrated Diamond Jubilee of Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) at Vigan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Delhi High Court has given permission to set up a permanent commission for women in Indian Navy
  • PM Narendra Modi has inaugurated a Commemorative coin Rs. 125 and a Circular coin Rs. 10 in honour of 125th birth day of former India’s 2nd President Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  •  Haryana has got the Skoch Order-of-Merit national award for implementation of e-Governance.
  • The Government has announced the ‘One Rank One Pension scheme’ for the Ex-Servicemen.
  • India government has launched the electronic version of the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (CWMG).
  • Haryana govt has totally banned the manufacturing, selling of any kind of tobacco goods.
  • PM Narendra Modi presented the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal today. The theme of the conference was “Hindi Jagat - Vistaar aur Sambhavnaye” .
  • Union power minister Piyush Goyal has started a scheme Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The Government of India has planned to provide LED bulbs at Rs 44, which is much lower than current retail price of around Rs 300, under its DELP scheme.
  • Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under AMRUT.
  • This year Engineer's Day has observed in in honour of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated 1965 War Exhibition Shauryanjali’ in New Delhi for celebrate the victory of India over Pakistan.
  • The government has approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission, worth Rs 5,142 crore which is replaced with PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas).
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the Rs. 45,000 crore nationwide Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) at Varanasi to Provided 24 hour power supply to every house.
  • Government of India had banned on the use of Diclofenac for treating cattle.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir government has banned sale of Ambuja cements for its underweight bags and irrational product price.
  • The Union Cabinet has granted for setting up Indian Sign Language Research and Trainning Centre in New Delhi.
  • India and Combodia has signed a MoU for bilateral cooperation in tourism sectors.
  • Goverment has announced to give 1000 crore to Andhra Pradesh for its financial development.
  • India for the first in more than 10 years the P.M Narendra Modi has hosted G4 Summit in New York. The main objective was in this Summit "legitimate candidates for permanent membership"
  • The Jharkhand Government has provided food grains to around 80 percent of the state's population.
  • Assam govt has sanctioned Rs 850 cr development schemes.
  • Govt has made free entry to 116 national monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar on World Tourism Day in this year.
  • Haryana government has decided to increase the quota of economically weaker students from 10% to 25%.
  • ISRO has successfully launched " Astrosat "which is India's first dedicated satellite for astronomy research .
  • Arunachal Pradesh has decided to provide Assistance with DPAA Teams which is specialized identification and recovery teams from the US.
  • Maharashtra Government has planned to Declare Ballard Estate Cultural Zone under a tourism policy.
  • 1st time in India National Dance Museum has been inaugurated in Kerala.
  • India has ranked 16th place at Global Competitiveness Index.

Business/ Banking Affairs

  • Forward Market Commission (FMC) has merged with SEBI.
  • Indian Railways will tie up with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to get online satellite images for improving safety and security passengers. 
  • The Cabinet ministry has granted 100 % Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the white label ATM operations.
  • Indian government has released a new and improved version of the Operating System (OS), named as BOSS; BOSS - Bharat Operating System Solutions
  • According to World Bank report Gujarat has ranked top in the state wise banking service.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed a MoU on with the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) for 'Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information'
  • Forward Market Commission (FMC) has merged with SEBI.
  • The Government of India has signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Infrastructure Development.
  • NASA has announced a statement about Mars that liquid water has been observed on this planet.
  • Reliance Defence has Signed a MoU with Emirates Defence.
  • Microsoft has launched Commercial Cloud Services from Local Data Centres in Pune, Mumbai & Chennai.
  • The Reserve Bank has reduced interest rate by 0.5% Of Repo Rate. 

Current RBI Rates (Till 30th September 2015) :
  1. Bank Rate - 7.75%
  2. Repo Rate - 6.75%
  3. Reverse Repo Rate - 5.75%
  4. Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) - 4.00%
  5. Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) - 21.50%
  6. Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) - 7.75%

Sports Updates

  • Durban, the South African city has been selected for the 2022 Commonwealth Game. 
  • Lewis Hamilton has won the Italian Grand Prix 2015
  • Sebastian Vettel has won the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix 4th time.
  • Ajay Jayaram, Indian Badminton player has won silver medal in Korea Open Badminton. 
  • China has signed a MoU with World Anti-Doping Agency.
  • Pankaj Advani has won IBSF World Billiards Championship 2015 beating by Singapore's Peter Gilchrist.
  • Heena Sidhu has won gold medal in the 10m Air Pistol at the Asian Airgun Championship

US OPEN 2015

Women Singles has been won by Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beating Roberta Vinci (Italy).

Men Singles has been won by Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beating Federer (Swiss).

Men’s Doubles :

Pierre – Hugues Herbert (France) and Nicolas Mahut (France) beating of Jamie Murray (Britan) and John Peers (Australia).

Women’s Doubles :

Martina Hingis (Swiss) and Sania mirza beating of Yaroslava Shvedova ( Russia ) and Casey Dellacqua (Australia )

Mixed Doubles :

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis beating of Bethania Mattek-Sands (USA) and Sam Querry (USA)

Prize & Award Winners

  • India has won UNESCO prize ‘Award of Excellence’2015.
  • Jhumpa Lahiri has selected for the prestigious 2014 National Humanities Medal.
  • Vikas Krishan, Indian Boxer has got Silver Medal in Asian Championships
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has given the Saakshar Bharat Awards 2015 for the International Literacy Day to 11 persons.
  • Anirudh Kathirvel has won 'The Great Australian Spelling Bee' competition award 2015. 
  • National Tourism award has won Gujarat.
  • Viola Davis, the first black woman has won The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
  • Marathi film “Court”, directed by Chaitanya Tamhane has selected for the Oscars in next year.
  • India’s Richest Man has become Mukhesh Ambani according to Forbes magazine.
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) has entered in Limka Book of Records for the Largest Yoga performances
  • EPFO has won the SKOCH Award for smart governance in 2015.
  • Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman has honored with SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for the year 2015 .
  • Reliance Foundation, Tata Power, Apollo has received Porter Prizes 2015 for outstanding performance in the industry.
  • Shashi Kapoor has won Lifetime Achievement Award at Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai.
  • Bengali Film “Kadambari” has won Washington South Asian Film Festival.
  • Indian-American environmental engineer Kartik Chandran has named MacArthur Fellow for working on a novel solution to the world’s need for food, clean water and energy.


  • Raghav Chandra became Chairman of the National Authority of India (NHAI).
  • Shinzo Abe has become 2nd time Japanese Prime Minister from Liberal Democrats' Party.
  • Ramesh Chand has become full-time member of NITI Aayog.
  • Malcolm Turnbull became Australia's new Prime Minister.
  • Sourav Ganguly has become next new president of the Cricket Association of Bengal after late Jogmohon Dalmiya.


  • Shane Watson: Australia's cricketer.
  • Brad Haddin: Australian wicket-keeper.
  • Jack Warner : Ex- FIFA Vice President 


  • Bal Pandit : The pioneer of cricket commentary in Marathi.
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya : Board of Control for Cricket in India
  • Jackie Collins : Novelist “The World Is Full of Married Men “is famous novel.
  • Yogi Berra : US Baseball player.
  • Deatmer Crammer : German footballer coach, he was also known as ‘Napoleon’.  

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International Affairs

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  • From 1 to 7 August will observe World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) organized by WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action), WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). Theme of this program in 2015 - “Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!”
  • International friendship day observed 1st Sunday of August. The first World Friendship Day was proposed at Paraguay.
  • South Sudan becomes 206th member in Olympic family.
  • CERN has granted its associate membership on Pakistan.
  • India and Mozambique sign a MoU for renewable Energy.
  • Nepal has issued passports adding a third- gender category in the passports with “O” category. And Manoj Shahi (changed name as Monica Shahi), a transgender become the
  • first recipient of category “O” passport in Nepal.
  • Singapore observed 50th Independent day on 9th August 2015. Independent theme was “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.”
  • 10th August observed in Germany as International Biodiesel day.
  • PM Narendra Modi visit to United Arab Emirates and this is the first time visit
  • by an Indian Prime Minister to the Gulf nation in 34 years.
  • Indonesia celebrates Independence Day on 17th August 2015.
  • FIPIC – (Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation) summit held in Jaipur in 2015.
  • The tallest mountain in North America renamed as per 25th U.S. President William McKinley “Mount McKinley” which is called by the Alaska’s people ‘Denali’.

National Affairs

  • India’s 1st Harbour Defence System inaugurates in Kochi which will enable to respond surface to sub-surface with automated system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for surface and underwater threats.  
  • The landmark peace treaty was signed between India and Nagaland.
  • Odisha government launch Onion Mission for provide loans and high yielding seeds to farmers for being high price of Onion in the market.
  • Lok Sabha passed Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes prevention of atrocities amendment bill in 2015.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Museum at the Rashtrapati Bhavan called
  • 'Navachara Kaksh'. 
  • Kamayani Express & Janta Express crashed on a submerged bridge in Harda district.
  • Haryana government launch 'Thari Pension Thare Pass ' scheme for the Give up LPG subsidy.
  • Asia’s biggest telescope MAST (Multi Application Solar Telescope) inaugurated in Rajasthan.
  • The Government signed with UNESCO for the establishment of a Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia- Pacific region at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun.
  • Airtel has launched India’s 1st 4G services.
  • PM Narendra Modi has organised the first National Handloom Day (7th August) In Chennai today.
  • Government has decided to give e-tourist visa for more 36 countries.
  • Government launched a scheme ' Nai Manzil ' for minorities.
  • Mysore has topped rank in the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • On 9th August 73rd Anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
  • The Maharashtra govt has announced 2nd marine sanctuary after Malvan Wildlife Sanctuary as Flamingo Sanctuary.
  • 'Santhara' is a Jain ritual which has banned in The Rajasthan High Court according to the section 306 and 309 IPC.
  • Bihar govt launched " Disha", a mobile app digital literacy.
  • Govt launched a scheme "Nai Manzil” in Patna for the minorities in generals and muslims community. 
  • MP has recorded of planting 1 crore saplings in one day in the ‘Hariali Mahotsav’
  • Indian railway has signed 4 MoUs with Union Power Ministry.
  • 1st for knowledge sharing in the field of electricity and energy.
  • 2nd for Renewable Energy to promote solar energy usage.
  • 3rd for Energy Efficiency to identify technologies to improve energy utilization.
  • 4th for the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd for implementation of energy efficient
  • systems and conservation projects for the Railways.
  • 1st a muslim has translated Hindu Hunuman Chalisa into Urdu, name Abid Alvi.
  • India celebrates 69th Independence Day in 2015 
  • Akhilesh Yadav has launched the official twitter account of Taj Mahal
  • ("@TajMahal "),on Independence Day.
  • Kerala govt became Complete Digital State in 2015.
  • Taj Mohal has ranked 5th for the World's Best tourist attractions According to the
  • Lonely Planet's "Ultimate Travelist".
  • India’s 1st private bank in 11 years opened "Bandhan Bank" with 501 branches.
  • Chairman of Bandhan Bank: Ashok Kumar Lahiri & Founder of Bandhan Bank: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.
  • India govt launched a telemedicine with the help of Apollo Hospital name “SEHAT”.
  • Delhi International Airport limited has launched a mobile app to provided right time about information named “FlyDel”.
  • India now free from tetanus birth mother and children according to WHO.
  • Indian government launched online new LPG connection App named “SAHAJ”.
  • 10th World Hindi Conference will be held in Bhopal in 2015.

Business/ Banking Affairs 

  • Delhi government has reduced VAT rates from 12.5 % to 5 % in three sections: metal utensils, wax of all kinds, wood and timber.
  • According to the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list India has the second-highest number of companies on the list for the last 5 years and China topped.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted the banks to shift, merge all their branches except rural branches.
  • Microsoft has launched a Translator, which enable 50 different languages.
  • According to U.S. Department of Agriculture India became world’s largest exporter of beef.
  • UAE became India’s 2nd largest trading partner.
  • Axis Bank has launched the first Contactless Debit and Credit.
  • Odisha govt has launched Fisheries Policy 2015.
  • Modi has announced a “Special Package" of Rs 1, 25,000 crore for Bihar.
  • Google Inc. Launched a Wi-Fi router name “ OnHub”.
  • Gujarat will launch ‘Agro- Solar Policy’ to encourage the farmers to tap the solar energy.

Sports Updates

  • Ranveer Singh Saini has become the 1st Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
  • Joshna Chinappa, Indian squash player wins Victorian Open Squash title in Melbourne in 2015.
  • Serena Williams ranked in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings 2015.
  • According to FIFA World ranking Argentina has topped.
  • World Badminton Championships 2015 began in Jakarta.
  • PGA – (Professional Golfers Association World Cup Archery) Champion 2015 - 
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri.
  • Any Murray has won Rogers Cup Masters Tournament 2015 by beating Novak Djokovic.
  • Bangladesh won Under-16 SAFF for the first time.
  • 15th World Athletics Championships began in Beijing at Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest").

Prize & Awards

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2015 has been given to the Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza.
  • The Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award 2015 for exemplary work in Dairy Geographical Information System won The National Dairy Development Board.
  • Rajan Vishal won the Best Electoral Practices Award-2014.
  • GlobalSat for DRR for earth observation and disaster risk reduction is to dedicated to Late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
  • Zhanna Nemtsova won Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015 for advocating democracy
  • and human rights.
  • Dr. M. Veerappa Moily won 24th ‘Saraswati Sammaan’ award 2015.
  • Arjuna awards 2015 have recommended to the Rohit Sharma and sixteen others players.
  • According to Forbes magazine’s richest person Microsaft's Bill Gates and Indians - Wipro Chairman Azim Premji (13th Rank) and HCL founder Shiv Nadar (14th Rank).
  • Shaurya Chakra and Naib Subedar Rajesh Kumar won Gallantry Award 2015 from 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015.
  • Five coaches have got Dronacharya Award 2015.
  • Zaina Erhim has won Peter Mackler Award 2015 for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.


  • Michael Clarke: Australia's Test captain
  • Alexis Tsipras: Greece's Prime Minister


  • Acharya Dev Vrat:  The governor of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Ram Nath Kovind: The governor of Bihar.
  • Atul Keshap:  The U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.
  • Satya Nadella - CEO of Microsoft
  • Nikesh Arora – President and COO of SoftBank
  • Om Prakash Rawat became the new Election Commissioner. The three- member poll-panel of Election commission are Om Prakash Rawat , Nasim Zaidi and A K Joti.
  • Sachin Tendulkar became Maharashtra's tiger ambassador.
  • Usha Ananthasubramanian became 1st female head in private sector in Punjab National Bank after SBI
  • Anupam Kher has appointed as the UN ambassador of the 'HeForShe' Campaign.
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe became 23rd PM of Sri Lanka 2015 from UNP (United National Party).
  • Economic Affairs secretary became Shaktikanta Das.
  • Tourism Secretary became Vinod Zutshi.
  • Novak Djokovic became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi became Union Home Secretary


  • Lynn Anderson: American Singer won Grammy award- winning single “Rose Garden". 
  • Om Prakash Munjal: Founder of Hero bicycle. 
  • Suvra Mukherjee: The wife of President Pranab Mukherjee's wife. Books written by Suvra Mukherjee : Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin. 

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IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2013 Question Paper

Looking for IBPS RRB previous year's question paper? Then your are in the right place! Few days back, we published the question paper of IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I 2013 question paper. Hope you have collected the paper. Today we are going to publish IBPS RRB-II 2013 Office Assistant question paper.

What are in this question paper?

Well, there are total 200 objective questions. At the end of the paper, the answer keys are given.

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Download IBPS RRB CWE-II 2013 (OS-I) Question Paper

Looking for IBPS RRB previous year's question papers? We have already published IBPS RRB 2012 Question Paper. Many readers of our website have requested us to provide previous year's IBPS RRB CWE question paper in PDF format.

That's why we have shared here IBPS RRB CWE-II 2013 Officer Scale-I Question Paper with answer keys.

Solved Question Paper of IBPS RRB CWE-II 2013 Exam (Officer Scale-I)

You can download the question paper in free of cost. In this question paper, the answer keys have been given. So, why so late. Get it now!

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Useful Books for IBPS PO-V 2015 Online Exam

Looking for IBPS PO-V books? IBPS PO CWE-V 2015 preliminary and main - both exams are going to be held in October, 2015. So just two months you have in your hand to be prepared well for the exam. Today we will share a list of most important and useful books for IBPS PO-V exam.

Best Books for IBPS PO CWE-V 2015 Exam

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How to score well in IBPS PO/ Clerk/ RRB Exam

Hello friends! IBPS exam is knocking at your door. So, it's the crucial time for you to be prepared well for the battle. Today, we will discuss about the exam strategy.

ibps exam tipsIn every year, lakh of students apply for Probationary Officers (PO), Clerk recruitment in different nationalized banks and regional rural banks (RRBs) conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel selection (IBPS). Earlier, there were two stages of the whole recruitment process which are - online test and interview.

But from 2015, IBPS has changed in recruitment procedure. A preliminary exam  has been incorporated which is nothing but a screening test. A candidate has to clear the preliminary test to be appeared for main exam. Although, this change has been made for IBPS PO & Clerk recruitment exam. The process remain unchanged for IBPS RRB recruitment.

Now we are directly entering into the discussion on the recruitment stages.

Preliminary Exam :

The preliminary exam is common for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB exam. There will be an online exam which consists of 100 marks (for PO & Clerk only). As it is a screening test, we have said, the question paper would be quite easy. The main competition will be in next stage i.e. in main exam. So, it won't be a difficult task to qualify in this stage. You should not take too much risk in prelim exam. Because this hurdle will take you to the next hurdles. Now let's have a look into the syllabus of prelim exam.

Syllabus of Prelim Exam (effecting from 2015) :

1) English - 30 marks
2) Reasoning - 35 marks
3) Math - 35 marks

We will discuss subject-wise later.

Main Exam : 

This is the crucial part of the recruitment process. Actually main exam is the exam what was actually in previous years. Marks of main exam will be counted. So, be careful in this stage. Don't need to have target to score cent percent here. Make your target shorter.Attempt those particular questions which you could solve. Because, there are negative marks which is in the ratio of 4:1.

Now have a look the detailed syllabus of Main Exam.

Syllabus of IBPS PO Main Exam :

  1. Reasoning - 50 (marks)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude - 50
  3. English - 40
  4. General Awareness - 40
  5. Computer Knowledge - 20

Syllabus of IBPS Clerk (Main Exam) and IBPS RRB Exam :
  1. Reasoning - 40 (marks)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude - 40
  3. English - 40
  4. General Awareness - 40
  5. Computer Knowledge - 40

7 Points you should keep in mind -
  • Never lose your confidence after checking the previous year's question papers. May be the papers are tough. Actually only for few questions, the papers seems to be tough. But, you should concentrate on those questions which are not tougher. 
  • Again, we would say, you need to write the exam for scoring 100% marks. But your aim to obtain as many marks as you could. Give your best in the exam.
  • Study the previous years' questions paper thoroughly. It would help you to get some ideas about the question pattern. Then proceed accordingly.
  • Mark those questions or portions which you could solve. Never concentrate on those questions which makes trouble while solving and hence waste too much time.
  • After marking those portions, practice questions as much as you can. Collect different types of those questions and try to solve. It will help you to increase your confidence.
  • After that, if you think that your mentally ready to face mock test, try to solve some practice sets.
  • The more practice papers you solve, the more you will be benefited. It will surely help you to be self motivated.

Hope you have now understood how you should proceed.

Interview :

This is the last stage where your personality is checked. Interview is a game changer. If you score less marks in online test, you might have a chance to overcome. We have already said that interview is a game changer because it is seen every year that some candidates obtain score which is just above the cutoff marks. But in interview, they hit tremendous scores as they perform well. So, you can not ignore interview. It is also as important part as online test is.

We have already published few articles on Bank interview tips and suggestions. Read out.

Confused about books? Here is a list of different IBPS Exams' books-

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80000 vacancies in Banks in next two years

Good News! Those who are taking preparation for jobs in government banking sectors, would be very happy to hear such news. Huge number of posts will be vacated in next two years in different nationalized banks including State Bank of India. Around 80000 bank employees are going to retire in next two years (2015-2017). It will result a huge vacancies in different govt. sector banks.

bank jobs newsNews from the sources, more than 78,800 staffs will retire in this years out of which, 39,756 staffs (19,065 Officer and 14,669 Clerk) in this financial year. In next year, around 39,000 employees will retire out of which 18,506 Officer and 14,458 Clerk. According to Finance Ministry, there will be few recruitment on contract basis. Thereafter, notification for permanent recruitment process will be issued.

Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jately told in a press conference that few nationalized banks are thinking about recruiting employees in their organizations through campusing from some reputed institutions of the country. But the process has not been implemented yet due to some legal complexity.

So friends, this is really a very good news undoubtedly. Finger crossed!


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IBPS PO-IV & Clerk-IV Success Story of Shweta

Friends, hope you are waiting for some real time experience and success stories of the candidates who have been qualified in IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB recruitment exams and get final allotment. Today we are going to publish here IBPS PO-IV and IBPS Clerk-IV success story of Ms. Shweta. She has also shared some tips and suggestions for the candidates who are going to write the exams. It's our pleasure to share her success story and tips for online exam. Happy Reading!

Success Story of Shweta :

Hello everyone,

I am Shweta. And today it takes immense pleasure in sharing my success story.

I qualified in IBPS PO IV and CLERK IV and have been selected as a PO in UNION BANK OF INDIA and  as a CLERK in ALLAHABAD BANK .

At present I am working in UNION BANK OF INDIA as a PO.

I owe my success to my parents , my family and to my husband who kept me motivated in preparing for banking exams.

Now I would like to share few tips to all the readers of IBPS-NEWS .

1. Practice sample paper as much as you can. At least 2 per day... one online and the other one via book.. for online sample paper  I would like to suggest that one should go for mahendra online speed test.. trust me its very helpful.

2. Reading English newspaper not just help you with your GA but it also improves your reading skills.. which ultimately help you in your comprehension section.

3.For aptitude and reasoning.. practice more and more

4. And lastly the time management. time allocation is very mandatory and should be strictly followed in each section..

My time allocation in each section was:

 a )Computer                           10 mint
 b) GA and banking awareness  15 mint
 c) English                                25 mint
 d) Reasoning                           35 mint
 e) Aptitude                               40 mint

At last I would like to tell you that qualifying banking exam is not too tough .... Just trust yourself and study hard.

Thank you and all the best :)

We thank Ms. Shweta for sharing her success story with us. Wish you very good luck for your bright future ahead.

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