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February 03, 2014

Current Affairs Updates : 26th to 31st January 2014


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International Affairs
  • Barack Obama picks cyber expert Michael S Rogers to head National Security Agency (NSA) in the new art of designing cyberweapons.
  • In a report UN said Improving women's access to quality education could save an enormous number of lives in India and Nigeria which together account for more than a third of child deaths.
  • Former defence forces chief Peter Cosgrove was appointed Australia's new Governor-General to represent Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in the country.
  • Ukraine's Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov resigned in view of deadly clashes and protests in the country.
  • New Zealand's Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in ICC umpires' panel (First Female Umpire to ICC).
  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sworn-in as a member of the New Delhi Municipal CounciL(NDMC).
  • Conservative Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in as president of Honduras.
  • Rajasthan's former police chief HC Meena has been appointed the secretary, security in the cabinet secretariat.
  • T Nanda Kumar will be the new Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), replacing Amrita Patel who has been holding the post since 1998.

National Affairs
  • The country's first Monorail service will commence operations next month on the 8.9 km Wadala-Chembur section in the central-eastern suburbs of the metropolis after a delay of over two years.
  • The total number of Muggers, an endangered crocodile species in Ghodahada irrigation reservoir in Ganjam district, has decreased.
  • 851 buses have been sanctioned by the Urban Development Ministry for Assam and Chhattisgarh under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme.
  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi announced to provide 50 per cent discount to senior citizens on fares of buses run by the state transport corporation.
  • Economic growth for 2012-13 revised downwards to 4.5% from 5% estimated earlier.

Awards and Honors
  • Leading mathematician and founder of Super30 classes Anand Kumar was conferred this year's prestigious Ramanujan Mathematics Award at the Eighth National Mathemaics Convention.
  • Rising singer Lorde won the song of the year trophy at the 56th Grammy Awards for her track Royals.
  • UNWTO has awarded CNN’s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement, in recognition of his work as a business journalist reporting on the tourism industry.
Science and Technology
  • Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops near the famed Giza Pyramids in Egypt.
  • Olympian and former national champion cyclist Tarit Settt passes away at the age of 84 after a prolonged illness.
  • Folk music legend Pete Seeger dies at 94.

Business and Economy
  • In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 28th January 2014 hiked key policy interest rates by 0.25 per cent to tame inflation. The move would make home, automobile and other loans costlier and further dampen industrial growth. Check current RBI Rates from here.
  • Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal beat compatriot and second seed P.V. Sindhu in straight games to take the women's singles crown of the India Grand Prix Gold at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium.

Mounika Rao
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  1. daily current affairs are not updating so please do it sir/madam.........

  2. regarding current affairs, do update a bit faster mam/sir

  3. mam pls can u post banking awareness as separte material......

  4. man pls can u post banking awareness as separte material.....

  5. Interviews starting from Monday, a very important question that can be asked to you is regarding the job that you need to handle once you are selected. Lets see what a clerk does.

    Before starting that, first understand two concepts which are widely used in case of day to day baking. One is that of a Checker and the other is Maker. The person who does a particular task is simply termed as Maker and One who checks it is a Maker. The liability of Checker is more, as his role is to check the correctness regarding any transaction. Generally a clerk performs the role of Maker and Officers are Checker. ( Though in case of loans an Officer is a Maker and Branch Manager is the Checker. Clerk does not have any role in case of loan sanction ).

    Another point is that the branch strength is a big problem every where in the country be it a Urban Branch/Semi Urban Branch or a Rural Branch. Mostly you will see branches of 4+2 in Tier II cities which means there are 4 clerks and 2 Officers working with other sub staffs and Branch Manager.

    Now lets start with the job role and responsibilities.

    A clerk is an entry level employee of Bank. Most of the customer dealing is handled by him.

    The person inside a box dealing with cash (Deposit and Withdrawal Counter) is a clerk. So a cashier is basically a clerk. So opening the day with XYZ amount of cash and then closing the day after accepting money as deposits and withdrawals must tally with the closing balance.

    Verification of cheques, making of demand drafts is done by clerks.

    Opening of Deposit Account and explaining the procedure to customer is done by clerk. Pass Book Maintenance ( Updation through printers ), Issue of Cheque Books is done by clerk.

    Back Office work ranging from ledger maintenance, keying data in computer is also a role of Bank Clerk.

    Going out of Office to Clearing House for clearing cheques is done by Clerks.

    Apart from all these things any other work as per the guidance of seniors.

  6. can you plz give an example of this maker checker thing..

  7. can anyone plz give an example of this maker checker thing


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