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October 08, 2014

8th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues diplomatically and through dialogue. His reply came amidst escalation of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.
  • A UN committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues has approved a USD 49.9 million funding for the world body's large-scale response to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
National Affairs
  • Indian Air Force celebrated 82nd Foundation Day (Air Force Day) Today.
    • The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8th October 8 1932 when it was created as an auxiliary air force of the Indian Empire.
    • Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Arup Raha said that the government is taking the recent instances of ceasefire violations at the border “seriously” and efforts are being made to resolve the situation.
    • SachinTendulkar attends the ceremony.
    • Tendulkar was conferred with the honorary title of Honorary Group Captain four years ago and is the first person with no aviation background to get the honour.
  • Narendra Modi promises to implement river linking project to resolve water problem for Haryana farmers.
  • Giving a push to the Make in India drive, the government cleared 19 defense proposals of various companies including Punj Lloyd and Bharat Forge that had been pending for the last few years. 
  • The Supreme Court today refused to fix any cooling off period for judges to take up government assignments after retirement, an issue which has been widely debated after former CJI P Sathasivam took governorship soon  after his tenure ended. 
  • Hudhud, a strong cyclone, named after a colourful bird, heading towards India’s southeastern coast gathered strength today, uprooting trees, triggering landslides and snapping power and phone links as it crossed the Andaman and Nicobar islands, officials said.
    • The cyclonic storm would cross north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coast between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur by October 12.
Awards & Honors
  • American scientists Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell win 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for improving the resolution of microscopes. Check complete story from here.
  • Anoop Jain, a young Indian from Bihar, has won the prestigious Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2014 for his "exemplified values of a Global Citizen" through his work in founding Humanure Power (HP) in Bihar in 2011 that builds community sanitation facilities in rural India. 
    • The award carries a USD 100,000 cash prize in recognition to the winner's work in making the "world a better place."
People in News
  • Samajwadi Party re-elects Mulayam Singh Yadav as its national President for next three years.
Business & Economy
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said India has recovered from the economic slowdown.
    • It expects economic growth to increase in the rest of 2014 and in 2015
    • It projected slightly stronger growth in India in 2014 than its April Outlook projection — from 5.4 per cent to 5.6 per cent — and kept its 2015 projection unchanged at 6.4 per cent.
  • After receiving "many complaints" from traders on Flipkart's massive discount sale, government today said it will look into the concerns and take a call on whether more clarity is required on e-commerce retail business.
  • Promising India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as one of the five players nominated for the LG People’s Choice Award ahead of the ICC annual awards.

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  1. i think ans for 3rd que is wrong mam

  2. i think answer for 3rd que is wrong mam

  3. 3) question answer is narendra modi Please check it

  4. Mam I think answer of question number 3 is wrong..It is showing Sachin Tendulkar..It should be Narendra Modi

  5. again number 4 is wrong..Narendra Modi is not a state

  6. Que 3....????? Ans : sachin tendulkar..... how ??? How ???

  7. Mam aise hi ap capitals ke set banaye ... It will help us alot . If u r Free

  8. yes question no 3 ans is narendra modi.. plz check it

  9. IBA chairman T M Bhasin .Please update in Bank awareness quick reference guide

  10. when will b ibps po quick reference guide provided.exam is on 11th :-(

  11. တမန္ေတာ္ တမန္ေတာ္itsmedebrajOctober 9, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Great! kkep it up...

  12. Sushmita RoyChoudhuryOctober 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM


  13. Aftaabآفتاب القاعدہ حسینOctober 9, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    ???? Kab bhai ??? Po k naam se kab aaya ???


  15. All Questions Are Important Nice WORK Thanks a lot

  16. Gr8 compilation of questions? Q no 10, Q no 20 check it

  17. Ibps po computer capsule..... pls upload it mam/sir

  18. pls provide puzzle questions in reasoning mam....

  19. Schemes provided by various banks:
    1,Tab banking facility = SBI
    2. Boutique financing scheme = SBI
    3. Twitter Handle account = SBI
    4. Asha Home loan = AXIS BANK
    5. Airtel money = AXIS BANK+AIRTEL
    6. Kisan card = AXIS BANK
    7. M-Pesa = ICICI+Vodafone
    8. Branch on Wheel = ICICI(in odisa)
    9. I-Mobile app for windows phone = ICICI
    10. Instant money transfer = BOI
    11. M-Wallet = Canara Bank
    12. E-Wallet = IRCTC
    13. Student Travel Card = ICICI
    14. E-KYC = SBI
    15. Jifi, (a fully integrated social bank account that incorporates social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook with mainstream banking) = Kotak Mahindra Bank
    16. ‘Connect Card’, (ATM cum Debit card in association with VISA that can be used for ecommerce across five lakh merchant outlets) = Indian Overseas Bank .

    this will be more useful....

  20. Mam, when will the SBI clerk result be out? Please reply. Thanks for all the hard work :-)

  21. i think INDIA's economy is 10th in terms of GDP.....

  22. Please check question number 3's answer

  23. it is banking awareness not general awareness part..

  24. thnk u .I hope u will get selected in upcoming bank exam. could u plz provide pdf for Imp commiittee

  25. i hope so.....committee is not available bro....sorry:(

  26. Thanks a lot Team :)

  27. below are few committees lists

    PJ Nayak Committee: to review Governance of
    Boards of Banks in India. The committee was constituted under the chairmanship
    of P. J.Nayak. He is a former Chairman and CEO of Axis Bank.

    • Nachiket Mor committee on comprehensive financial services for small
    businesses and low‐income households.

    • B. Sambamurthy panel favours single mobile banking app on all SIMs. Panel
    recommended that customers should not be required to visit the bank branch for
    mobile number registration.

    • Bimal Jalan committee to scrutinize applications for new bank licenses.

    • Shri Raghuram Rajan Committee: on Financial Sector Reforms,

    • Vishnu Sahay committee: look probe into the Muzaffarnagar communal violence.

    • Urjit Patel Committee ‐ to examine the current
    monetary policy framework

    • Mukul Mudgal Committee – to probe IPL spot‐fixing

    • Shri M. Narasimham Committee: on Banking Sector Reforms

    • Suma Verma Committee to update, and revise the Banking Ombudsman Scheme, 2006

    • Damodran Committee on improvement of customer services in banks

    • Anil Kaushal committee to examine the recommendations made by the TRAI on
    pricing of Spectrum.

  28. thank u very much.when is ur ibps po exam? mine is on 1st nov. If u have ur exam b4r mine then plz share ur experience.

  29. beta third 1 is absolutely right just see mody advertisement during election campaign

  30. Some GA bits - 1. Chairperson of National Commission For Women : Lalitha Kumaramangalam
    2. Nasscom president : R Chandrashekhar
    3. Bronze medal in 4th commonwealth bridge championship (Glasgow) : Sandip dutta .
    4. Carnatic music genius passed away : U. Srinivas (only 45 yrs , due to severe jaundice)
    5. 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity : Kamal Bawa
    6. MOU on cooperation on traditional medicine & homeopathy between : India and Bangladesh .
    7. UNHRC chief : Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein (UN HUMAN RIGHT COUNCIL)
    8. Iran - 140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed near : Mehrabad airport .
    9. Committee to identify obsolete laws : R . Ramanujam
    10. 2018 ASIAN GAMES : JAKARTA

    ty :)

  31. 14/20 this time....:(

  32. Really Good set of questions,Nowadays in Banking exams "10th question" type are frequently being asked.We should study&memorize more of these trivial stuff.

  33. I think Green Revolution is Regarding Food Grains..


  34. Why This notion was used by modi in gujrat

  35. Raising honest doubt is not an evil

  36. sbi clerk result will be posted around on 15 october

  37. ty will add more :)

  38. Wow
    Thnx for packing it all here

  39. U guys are really amazing
    Not only


  41. 3rd que ans is absolutely right

  42. NO,.... India's economy is 3rd in terms of GDP

  43. 3rd in terms of PPP not GDP.

  44. plz provide monthly gk capsule

  45. your right ,india 10 in gdp(nominal) and 3rd by PPP(purchasing power)

  46. tab bank is axis i think

  47. nice collection..all ques are mind blowing...thank u


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