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September 16, 2014

16th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and told him that his recent visit to India touched the heart of every Indian.
    • Abbott thanked Modi for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to him during his visit to India earlier this month. 
    • Note : India and Australia had signed a landmark civil nuclear cooperation agreement during Abbott's visit.
    •  They exchanged views on regional and international developments.
    • Abbott told Modi that a warm welcome awaits him during his bilateral visit to Australia in November 2014 after the G-20 Summit.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Scotland today warned that if the country voted for independence from the UK, it would not be a "trial separation" but a "painful divorce". 
  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic.
  • The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists.
  • New data released today (September 16) by the United Nations Organization show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013.
  • Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the US says it has a very broad relationship with India and wants India to have good relationships with all the countries in the region, including China.  
    • US State Department spokesperson - Marie Harf
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology has emerged as the leading varsity in the world, according to a global university ranking released Today.
    • No Indian institution featured in the top 200.
    • The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), is 222nd in the world, followed by 
      • IIT-Delhi at 235th, 
      • IT-Kanpur at 300th,
      • IIT-Madras at 322nd and 
      • IIT-Kharagpur at 324th positions.
Books & Authors
  • "The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper : Not Just an Accountant" written by Vinod Rai.
    • Vinod Rai was the former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)
    • This book has been creating a major controversy now a days.
    • This book talks about various issues observed during his 2008-2013 tenure as CAG, including Ex Pm Manmohan Singh's role at times like 2G and coal block allocations.
National Affairs
  • In a boost to relief efforts in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu-Sringar national highway today reopened for traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.
Business & Economy
  • The National Green Tribunal today gave its nod to transportation of 38,6545 metric tonnes coal in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
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  3. hey guys plz share ur idbi interview experience........

  4. share some financial questions if any one remember..

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  11. Does anybody hav any idea what should be the expected cut-off (Gen)..??
    I have attempted 180 question
    FA-23 ;(

    FA mein kaafi locha ho gaya hai bcoz I am from Engg. background. baaki sections ko acche hue hain....

  12. share some financial questions...

  13. Most of the questions which I remembered are already shared above but I still I remember couple of more like
    No. of accounts to be opened under PM "Jan Dhan Yojna"->7.5 Crores
    Which bank have declared Vijay Mallya as willful defaulter->UCO Bank.
    Some comittees about which I hav not heard.:(

  14. Which bank have declared Vijay Mallya as willful defaulter--united bank of india

  15. Delhi Dare devils tie up with which bank -Ratnakar bank

    Which bank introduced first debit card EMI in India – ICICI

    new rule of 3 transaction starts from-1NOV 2014



    new two licenced bank duration -18 months

    rbi extend to change currency notes-1 jan 2015

    Minimum age to open bank account-10 years

    full form of ASBA,REER

    which bank first announced vijay mallya in
    defaulter list - united bank of india

    minimum capital for small/payment bank - 100crore

    one question on Basel III norms

    head of expenditure management commission - bimal

    head of PPF and post office--H.R KHAN


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