Search your Topic HERE....

February 15, 2015

15th February 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


sponsored links

International Affairs
  • SriLanka President Maithripala Sirisena is on 4 day maiden visit to India.
    • This is his maiden foreign trip after assuming charge. 
    • During this trip, he will hold talks with the Indian leadership on entire gamut of bilateral ties including ways to further enhance cooperation and the peace and reconciliation process in the island nation.
    • He has already indicated that he wants to have a closer relationship with India and chose it for his first foreign visit.
  • Pakistan released 172 Indian fishermen today, as a goodwill gesture, two days after the Prime Ministers of both countries decided to resume high-level talks.
    • The fishermen had been held at the Malir and Landhi District Jails in Karachi for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.
  • China has opened a new embassy in Pakistan (Islamabad), its "largest overseas" diplomatic mission, which Foreign Minister Wang Yi described as a symbol of friendship between the "all weather" allies.
    • The opening of this new embassy came as China and Pakistan deepen their all weather relations with the construction of the multi-billion Economic Corridor through the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
    • China also set to construct two 1,100 nuclear reactors with $6.5 billion in addition to the four medium size reactors.
National Affairs
  • Bihar Cabinet today approved a politically sensitive proposal of including the Paswan caste in the 'Mahadalit' category
    • The decision was taken at a special meeting of the Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.
      • The Paswan caste had been left out from the Mahadalit category during former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's time when he had constituted a Mahadalit commission and announced many special welfare programmes for them.
    • Manjhi also announced a gift for mediapersons by okaying Bihar mediapersons pension scheme.
      • In accordance with this scheme, a sum of Rs 5000 per month would be provided to members of press after retirement at the age of 60. 
      • In case of death a sum of Rs 2500 per month would be provided to family of the beneficiary scribes.
      • Journalists and photographers of daily and fortnightly newspapers, magazines, electronic media, news portal, news channels and news agencies would benefit from the pension scheme.
  • A study conducted by the Forest Survey of India that was recently published points out that West Bengal’s forest cover has increased by 3,810 sq km, which is followed by Odisha where increase in forest cover has been 1,444 km and Kerala where the increase has been about 622 sq km.
    • Of the 5,871 sq km increase in the forest cover of India, West Bengal accounts for nearly 64 per cent of this rise.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo (Re-Invest) 2015 in New Delhi.
    • He described India's thrust towards renewable energy production as an effort to ensure universal energy access for India's poor.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the `Permanent Judicial Museum' at Bombay High Court, which has on display the Barrister Certificates of Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. 
    • The museum has been set up as a part of the court's sesquicentennial (150th year) celebration.
  • Kerala-based business conglomerate Muthoot Group has launched the 'Friends for Life' project in partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature-India.
    • The project is part of the Muthoot Haathi Mera Saathi CSR initiative.
    • This conservation project aimed at effective management of human-elephant conflict and protecting the habitats of Asian elephants in six states include North Bank landscape in Arunachal Pradesh, Kaziranga and Karbi-Anglong in Assam; Terai Arc landscape in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; Western Ghats landscape in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and also some parts of northern West Bengal.
  • World Cup 2015
    • India won against long-time rival Pakistan by 76 runs, in their opening match in the cricket World Cup at the Adelaide Oval today.
    • Pakistan scored 224 chasing India's 300.
    • Virat Kohli hit a century in 119 balls and adjudged Man of the Match. 
    • This was India's sixth straight World Cup win over pakistan.
    • India vs Pak in World Cups
      • 1992 : India won by 43 runs
      • 1996 : India won by 39 runs
      • 1999 : India won by 47 runs
      • 2003 : India won by 6 runs
      • 2011 : India won by 29 runs
      • 2015 : India won by 76 runs
    • India will play with South Africa in their next group assignment Feb 22 in Melbourne. 
    • South Africa wins against Zimbabwe.
People in News
  • Yogaraj CP, a 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong today set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'.
    • He broke the record for the 'Longest Yoga Marathon (Male)' by performing continuously for three days starting on Friday and ending today afternoon.
  • Goa Police today arrested Shyam Kishor Garikapatti, a Dawood Ibrahim gang member who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and involved in 18 other major crimes, including the JJ hospital shootout.
Awards & Honors
  • Dr. Tessy Thomas, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory of the Defence Research and Development organization, Hyderabad and Project Director (Mission) of Agni V, and Mrs. Geeta Varadan, Director, Advanced Data Processing Research Institute ISRO, have been chosen for the prestigious Dr. Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award for the year 2014.
  • Chhattisgarh was today felicitated for emerging as one of the best performing states in the renewable energy segment.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the award to Principal Secretary of Chhattisgarh's Energy department, Aman Singh, during the Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet (RE-Invest).
  • Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dhanak’ has been honoured with The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the best feature-length film at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
    • The movie, which premiered at the festival, also received a special mention from Kids Jury at the festival.
    sponsored links


    1. How can we share our Interview experience here...

    2. Thank you Gr8

      You are the Best teacher I ever had

    3. Gr8 work by the Gr8AmbitionZ
      for the pioneer in GK site.....

    4. because indian banking system is fundamentally strong. they have to maintain crr and slr .

    5. What is last date of clerks interview? When will they publish result? Any idea?

    6. It's finishing on 18th feb in odisha.

    7. Awaited(4IBPSCLKWrittenResultsFebruary 16, 2015 at 5:56 AM

      InterView Exp:
      Venue : IOB, Regional Center , One of the Centers in Tamil Nadu
      Date : 14.02.2015
      Time : 1.00 P.m.
      Panel : III
      My Qual : Information Technology 2011 batch
      After Certificate Verification , I was called .
      My expectation-i wanted to be last person of interview, but in real its opposite,I am the First person for Interview in my panel
      5 panel Members, 1Lady , 4 Gents, (all around 40+)
      Wished all of them
      M1. Wats ur Qualification>?
      me: answerd
      M1: After saying qualification and passout batch he asked me Wat r u doing these days(3yrs)?
      Me: Answered ( had Work Exp in my field, Produced Exp Certificates also).
      M2: Wat is Repo Rate?
      Me : answered
      M3: Tell me any 3 roles of RBI
      me : Answered
      M4: Wat is CVV & first digit in Cvv denotes (3DigitCode @back of Debit/CreditCard)?
      Me : Replied( they werent Satisfied)
      Lady: Asked abt Local Place in my city & its Importance
      Me: Answered
      All said ok All the best
      I said thank u & came abt,
      All of Interview is in local language only
      my interview took Only short time to finished Came out with Deep Breath

      Ques: My friend was asked hw can village be developed by a Bank ( some one answer this in English)

    8. Good & best current affairs from
      Gr8 team

    9. But last time they failed some toppers in written marks. You have to be confident in interview no knowledge matters only honesty and truthfulness.

    10. Is there any app with gr8ambitions....?

    11. Thank u team... PLEASE Provide US SOME STUDY MATERIAL REGARDING IB exam...

    12. where will we get banking related bits for NABARD
      excluding current affairs?

    13. U see now a days more girls writng more exams than boys.. S o they r giving such concession to GIRLS.. SO it fair only ???? :-)))

    14. any one from kerala attending sbi asso po interview??

    15. gr8ambitionz please provide us last year paper of FCI MANAGEMENT TRAINEE.

    16. U r welcome
      aaj mera b h mgr apki tarah taiyari ni h meri

    17. I mean to say that at least Im we got one form free...else every form costs around 600 except ssc..and ib

    18. agri 93 attempts with 90% accuracy

    19. if they will provide such concession to boys ,definitely boys will be more...
      let it be yaar...ok..wipe out this discussion ,comming to syllabus part..hey help me to understand the syllabus for general and depot....

    20. superb performance.keep it up :)

    21. i think evening shift was difficult . english and PK was tough.
      reas. easy and math moderate
      what do u think?

    22. Get in nabard site only
      Search in latest news
      About us
      Refinance all these matters

    23. mine interview also completed on 15th afternoon hyderabad koti panel2 ...

      im from mahabubnagar..

      in my panel there are 5 members including a lady.

      but only 2 persons asked questions rest all are observers.

      they asked like

      where u r from?

      what is ur father?

      about ur siblings?

      what is ur graduation subject?

      as im PG. in life science questions are like

      what is hereditary?

      what is genotype?

      what is genome?

      what is gene?

      what is chromosome?what is DNA?

      what is composition of DNA?

      all the questions are from my answers itself.

      then the next person asked like

      who is uno president?

      where he is from? (not answerd)

      where river godavari originated?

      where krishna originated ? (not answerd)

      where river Ganges originated? (not answerd)

      UN security council permanent members? (answered only 3 members ans said more 2 i con"t recollect right now sir)

      then about banking

      types of banks?

      what is cooperative bank?

      what is rrb?

      share of rrb?

      here completed my inteview..

    24. interview happened in english or Telugu????

    25. oh.. YOU R RIGHT shweta.. Anyhow ALL THE BEST

    26. OK.. coming to syllabus.. For general and depot same syllabus thant too paper 1 only..120 Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude consisting of Reasoning, Data Analysis, English Language,
      Computer Proficiency, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Current Events, Numerical Ability, Data Interpretation..
      THATS IT..

    27. hey thanks dear I have interview of clerk on 18 plz pray for me...

    28. Anyone from gachibowli hyderabad

    29. Is der any Essay writing in local language

    30. Only Based on paper 1 , They call for interview.. If u cleared written exam of paper 1, U can qualify for an interview..

    31. oh..defnately...u from????

    32. Last date is 19 feb.. i think clerk marks will be published before 28 feb..

    33. Financial literacy
      Opening bank account
      Giving loan( upto20,000)
      Issuing bank passbook... Ok

    34. you have a chance

    35. I attend any chance after such interview....???

    36. Hi guys...
      Is there any one who knows about ibps clerk III written cut off for OBC andhra Pradesh?.Plz post here

    37. hi fnd i am sasi i too hv interview at gachibolli in panel-7 on 20th.plz share me how d panel members are?wt qstns they asked?plz help me....if possible mail me or else leave some comments plz...all d bst for ur interview....

    38. chhattisgarh comes under which zone

    39. as i am very comfortable with english lang most of the questions i answered in eng but mostly they will ask questions in telugu

    40. wonderful, wonderful ~ shalini

    41. what about marketing officers? hz paper and possible attempts

    42. only one paper for assitant grade

    43. Thanks a lot Sridevi..

    44. Thanks Ashok...

    45. Thanks nidish. That ll not be a problem i guess, but they ll ask u to read and write.

    46. May be 140-150

    47. April first or second week...

    48. only one paper for assistant grades

    49. Thank you. Hoping for the best.


    51. Was ur interview in tamil?

    52. Both in Tamil and english

    53. kuch coaching institute cut off markks 128 bta rahe h

    54. I there any negative marks for this exam????

    55. yeah bro but not good enough :(

    56. spl ii h yah spl iii 112 tha dear

    57. i too have interview on 21st gachibowli panel no 7 so plz share ur experience here or mail me plz friends it will be useful to us

    58. I too have interview on 21st gachibowli panel no 7 so plz share ur experience here or mail me plz friends it will be useful to me if u don't mind

    59. yes,1/4 th marks will deduct if you give incorrect answer

    60. priya,is there any interview after qualifying written exam?

    61. please read frequently asked questions on the fci website.your doubt will be clarified

    62. Well done.. Ur interview was good. U too have done well.. Surely u ll get shalini..
      And my interview was also on the same day same time but panel 3. They didn't ask me anything to speak freely and generally.. They showed hurry burry as the time was nearing 5 o clock. I felt very bad about interview

    63. Hi shalini.

      Thanks for your reviews.. All the best surely this time you will deserve it. Can you tell me wat are the books you prepared for exams or you went for any class and please guide me for upcoming exams

    64. Hi guys, I wrote for HR ,I felt this year paper little tough,....if the cutoff was like last years it is really tough to clear this year....let's hope for the best

    65. Ashok Kumar boddupallyFebruary 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      Yes its there u can search in google it will come...not play store

    66. Great ya.... Gud luck

    67. Thank you vaishnavi...

    68. hi friends...
      plz clr my doudt....
      some desks are chairs
      some chairs are doors
      some doors are walls
      some walls are chairs
      no chair is a wall..

    69. Hi Naresh. Thank you. I studied in the chennai School of banking and a regular follower of

    70. I am a B.Tech 2011 passed out i am also preparing for bank exams i to don't have any work experience.Is they asked about the gap in the interview.If so what u have said.Also please tell me how to get good marks in english.Every time i am not qualifying in this section.

    71. is there fees for female candidates

    72. I attended the Evening session IT officer

      My Attempts are 135

      Qunt:21(95% Accuracy)
      Reasong:27(90% Accuracy)
      Eng: 37(80% Accuracy)
      PK:50(90% Accuracy)

    73. plz upload material regarding nabard assistant manager

    74. ok i will post in gr8 ambitionz

    75. Bhai pk is main...u have chance.

    76. English - 40
      Reasoning - 32
      Quant - 30
      PK - 50
      Total 152 with almost 80% accuracy.
      Pk was easy campare to last year. 4-5 questions was tricky but most was straight forward.
      Quant tough. All the best.

    77. Click and Download Snapdeal App & use invite code FePD345664 & Earn Rs.50 instantly. Hurry Limited period offer and don't forget to use the link to download. offer valid for new users/download.

    78. if you have 70% and more accuracy in all sections definitely you have a chance.

    79. They didnt mentiond about interview nivedita.. But i think intrvw will be there

    80. some+some = no conclusion

      considering conclusions

      both statements are false but both statements have common terms walls and chairs followed by some and no so ans is either conclusion 1 or 2 is right.....

    81. thank u ..siva kumar..
      do u have any shortcuts of syllogism...
      please post me....@

    82. gud score ma

    83. i was postd in ba nd gr8 ambitns..check der

    84. I didn't see it anywhere? could u share the link. please?

    85. ye IBPS SO (IT) 2 Ka final merit list h ....

    86. you r almost 100 % next topper

    87. ur marks will b like this
      eng : 9
      res: 24
      ouant : 15
      pk : 55
      total = 103

    88. tera kuj ni banna bharawa :-D

    89. How many marks u r expecting in clerk

    90. My exam was on 14th feb in aftrnoon session.. My attempts:
      Reasoning- 33 Ques.
      English- 47 Ques.
      Quanti- 13 Ques. &
      Professional knowledge-14 Ques.
      Total- 107 Ques.

      Category- OBC.
      Any chance?

    91. Ok..Thanks :) what will they tell to write? any topic>?

    92. evning sessions PK is too tough

    93. what is 70.40 means for obc total marks or final score

    94. Can b.e biotechnology students 2015 final sem persuing studentscan apply???

    95. :) best of luck bulbul

    96. I have a doubt regarding this ? Can someone please tell me do we have to sent any documents through post regarding reserved candidates ? And what proof to be uploaded in the application ?

    97. friends i have working as a bank po for the past 2 yrs. how is the work at fci comparing to salaries, postings, pressure and shall i leave the po if in case i do get selected for asst gr 3. plz doo help. thanks in advance

    98. HAI i am working in a public sector bank as PO and now i want an NOC to attend another interview, whom should i approach for this??

      are officers under probation also eligible for NOC in nationalised banks ??

      please help me.


    99. I'm from electronics, so don't know much abt computer...

    100. I'm from electronics, so don't know much abt computer...

    101. My xm was on 14th evening shift. .I attempted 115
      QA 23
      RES 33
      ENG 33
      PL 26 any chance for qualifying

    102. i attempted only 103. maths 17 only and reasoning 20. pk 27 english there any slight chance :( my marks will be between 80-90(my calculation)..will there be any change in normalized marks?please say my chance so that i need not expect. thankyou :( :(

    103. uhi how was ur interview? could u please share ur question here or mail me to i will be thank ful to you

    104. Where can I get useful stuff for NIACL interview?

    105. they are not posting everyone's post so please mail me what are the questions? thank u

    106. akash bhai is that enough to get interview call letter.

    107. google it...... assistant or ao??

    108. if ur accuracy=100%....result will be declared in this month... best of luck

    109. My interview over . Over its very bad for me... i am the first person to me interviewed . The one of the HR was late and our interview started at 9.45 and they rang the bell and when i entered the room and main HR told me to go out as the r not ready.from there my nervousness started ... they asked me about loans fathers business about my self which all i said correctly then one mam asked me what is dos world computer day engg day cancer day which is dont remember . Not able to answer these 4 questions and that really make me very nervous and another mam asked me whether u r writting ibps clk first time and i said yes and all members smiled by making some lite noises and said okay. Then they asked me what is sidbi nabard lan wan and 3 cricketing questions and i have answered all except sidbi.they asked me about the social works that i havedone in my life And lastly they asked about make in india campaign and i have aswered it but the main hr not satisfied fully and he explained me and said u have to say like this and lastly they adviced me to get involved in fathers business and get exact knowldge what all things he is doing to get loans and from banks and finance companies.... overall main hr is not satisfied i thimk.....

    110. In SO my attempts
      is there any chance for me to get an interview oppurtunity

    111. my interview experience



      reached venue 8.20AM

      after 8.30AM they are allowing inside...

      document verification was started at 9.00 AM

      at the time of document verification they gave white paper and told to write any topic briefly in 10 lines in telugu...

      document verification done at 9.30 AM

      my number was 3

      At 9.55 called for interview...

      interview done around 7-10min for me...

      opened the door and asked for permission...

      there are 4members in the panel 3m+1f

      smilingly i entered...

      after i entered the room m3 was left the room

      m2:plzz come in

      me:wished every one...

      panel offered seat i thanked them...

      m2:tell me abt ur education,achievements


      m2:asked abt family background...


      m1:what is datawarehouse mgt?

      me;replied little bit... but they were not satisfied

      m2: u got 82% in ur MCA then y ur came to this banking?? y not s/w?


      f:what is nomination


      m3:enterd asked about core banking?


      m2:what is DICGC?


      m2:in which situations DICGC will provide insurance?

      me:DICGC will provide insurance for deposts in case of any accidents in banks...

      they corrected me DICGC will provide insurance for deposits if bank in loss...

      finally they all r looking each other face...

      and said thank u all d best....

      u can leave nw....

      Me:said thank u smilingly came out of the room...

      total panel was friendly... all the best friends....

    112. thank you so much..

    113. best of luck :) :)

    114. Ritesh Kumar ShrivasFebruary 19, 2015 at 6:10 PM

      Hi this is Ritesh from Jabalpur (M.P.). I attended my clerk IV interview in Bhopal on 14.02.2015. My Center was at Central Bank Officer's training Institute. I was allgined with Panel- IV and was 7th. I reached the center around 7 am. All other candidates were also waiting. Then guard asked us to go inside at 8:30 sharp.
      Before Document verification a person explained us about the requirements of documents and also told us to maintain decorum and its consequences if we are not in discipline. Then came the message from the panels that they are ready now.
      Panel IV and II candidates were asked to go to second floor. There started our document verification. Document Verification team was very friendly. After completion of my document verification I was been asked to wait outside the interview room. I sat on the chair placed in front of the interview room where members of Panel IV was sitting. Since my document was completed very earlier as I had all the certificates ready hence they send me 2nd instead of 7th. And then the bell ranged.

      I knocked the door and asked Please may I come in.
      They said yes.
      I wished Madam first Goodmorning and then others too.
      There were 5 members 4M and 1F.

      My interview started.

      M5: So u r Ritesh right?
      Me: Yes sir.

      M3:So Ritesh have you heard of Balance sheet?(They started asking the question and dint even let me breath)
      Me: Yes sir. I have heard and seen too but never ssen of any company practically.

      M3: So tell us about the major heads of balance sheet?
      Me: Balance sheet majaor heads are such as Asset and liabilities and then under aeets there are Current assets ,Fixed assets, liquid assets and etc.

      M4: What r current asset? (Suddenly my mind went blank. even I knew the answer I was murmuring. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.........
      Me: Sir all the properties of business are current asset.

      M3:Someway correct but more. I guess u r getting nervous.Please don't take stress we won't ask you to do a boxing here.
      Me: Replied with smiling yes sir.

      M3 itself then gave me clue :"u know that fixed assets r those which r not movable (as I have mentioned earlier examples of fixed assets while telling then about major heads) so ....
      Me: Then I said yes sir those which r movable are actually current assets.
      M3: Also which r short liquidable.
      Me: yes sir like cash,plant n Machinery. I remebered all then.

      M1:Income Tax, Under which year does it falls. Which year is mentioned beside it?
      Me: After thinking and pause replied " I don't know sir"
      M1:Its 1961.(He himself then gave me the answer)

      M1: Ok tell us about Direct and Indirect tax.
      Me: I explained a lot with an example also.

      M1: Sales tax is what direct or indirect tax?
      Me: After a pause "Sir it is indirect tax.

      M3: Tell me this one and i will pass you. Where will the income that we have not received yet will come in balance sheet?
      Me: Sir those which are unaccrued . they will come under asset in balance sheet.

      M5: Have you applied for PO?
      Me: yes sir.

      M5: So is the interview over?
      Me: No sir I could not clear the written test. Told them the score as well.

      M3: Dint u applied for job through campus or offcampus?
      Me: Yes sir I am working right now in WIPRO Ltd.

      M3: Did u get selected through camp?
      Me: Then explained all my previous experience of Infosys and bla bla bla..........

      M5: Tell us about ur family?
      Me: I told them about my family.

      F1 was just noticing me thats it. She dint said even a single word.

      Then they said me ok now u can leave.

      Thats was my interview experience. The whole interview was just like a discussion.
      Initially I thought that in starting only why they r asking so many question. But later
      they started discussing about my family , my job and etc...

      I will keep my fingre crossed n wait for the result.

    115. Hi, you have done well. You 'll know the performance only when marks come. If u score well in written you are in. Keep up ur spirits...

    116. Which state u belong to?

    117. assistant... didn't find specific material for niacl..

    118. just prepare HR qns....some insurance terms and a smile....i think that'll be sufficient. :)

    119. Kerala. Why ?

    120. Our cutoff was 128 and i attempted around 155-162. Dont remember the exact no.

    121. Jus asked to know your cut off.

    122. I am planning to appear for the exam. Any suggestions or tips. books to be followed etc. Deepak

    123. NO BODY HAS GIVEN ANY REVIEWS AND EXPERIENCES OF marketing paper of ibps so 2015

    124. Marketing Officers Online Exam 2015 review

      Marketing Officers Online Exam 2014 questions

    125. Hi, any idea when is written exam scores getting released?


    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...