- SPIN: Sarkaari People in News
- CIN: Committee in news
- DSPIN: Diaspora in news
- FIN: Foreigners in News
- FAQ and usual Moral disclaimers
- RBI assistant’s exam 2014: asked about Ministers vs portfolios. You can check the list on PMO site. click me
- not dwelling into CEC, CAG, service chiefs, commission chairman etc. You can get the list under previous PIN-2014 click me (although some names may be outdated).
|AEC||R.K. Sinha Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)|
|Lok Sabha||LK Advani became new chairman of ethics Committee.|
|NCW||National commission for women. Lalitha Kumaramangalam new chief|
|NGT||National green tribunal. Justice Swatanter Kumar|
|PFRDA||New chief Hemant Contractor|
|TN||Paneer-selvam became new CM after Jayalalitha was jailed.|
|TRAI||Chairman Dr. Rahul Khullar.|
|Bibek Debroy (Economist)||Railways restructuring.|
|Bezbaruah (IAS)||Safery of North Eastern people working in rest of India. Home ministry.|
|GC Mishra||by Delhi Government for metro safety|
|Gopalkrishna||RBI Panel for Capacity building in banks and non-banks. Recommended job rotation, transfer reforms etc in Public sector banks|
|HR Khan (Dy.Gov.RBI)||How to utilize unclaimed PPF money for senior-citizen welfare.|
|Justice VC Daga||NSEL’s forensic audit|
|Mahayuti||Coalition of BJP, Shivsen and other smaller parties for Maharashtra elections. But later they decided to fight independently.|
|PJ Nayak||RBI, to reduce Government’s ownership to below 50% from sarkari banks. report given long time back, in news because of Wilful defaulter topic.|
|TSR Subramanian (Ex-cabinet Secretary)||former cabinet Secretary. Green law panel to reform existing environment laws.|
|Ami Bera||California, House of representative.|
|Bobby Jindal||Louisiana Governer, USA, Indian origin, Republican party|
|Fareed Zakaria||works for CNN. in his interview, Modi said for the first time that Indian muslims will fail Al-Quaeda.|
|Nikky Haley||S.Carolina Governer, USA, Indian origin, Republican party|
|Tulsi Gabbard||1st Hindu in US House of Representatives (their Lok Sabha). Elected from Hawai State.
Party:Democrat.She took oath on Gita, Served in US army, was deployed in Iraq.
Gave that Gita to Modi during his visit.
|Krittika Biswas||Daughter of Indian diplomat. Earlier jailed for another person’s crime. Court gave her millions in compensation|
|Maneesh K. Goyal||Obama appointed him as member of prestigious J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.|
|Richard Rahul Verma||
|New Zealand||Mahesh Bindra and Parmjeet Parmar elected as Member of Parliament|
|Spelling bee||Obama meets Spelling Bee co-champions Sriram Hathway and Ansun Sujoe. In that meeting, Obama couldn’t spell two words correctly – Corpsbruder (a close comrade)” and “Antigropelos (waterproof leggings)|
- Padma, Bharat etc not covered because not given in September 2014 and dead topic. Although, older list available in PIN-2014 click me
- Noble etc. not covered because 2014’s yet to be declared and 2013’s is dead topic. although if you want to see 2013 list click me
- In videshi awards – I’m including foreigners as well e.g. snowden.
|Fields prize||Mathematician Manjul Bhargava|
|Rolf Nevanlinna prize||
|Gandhi seva award||
Complete list of PM/President given in earlier PIN-2014 (although some may have become outdated)
Here are the leaders in news during Sep-2014.
|Afghanistan||New President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. He replaced Hamid Karzai who had been misruling the country since 2001.|
|Australia||PM Tony Abbott: visited India, signed nuke deal, wants to legalize marijuana for medicinal use.|
|Bangladesh||New law that empowers parliament to impeach judges|
|Denmark||PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Sent F16 figher jets to destroy ISIS militants in Iraq.|
|EU||Ex-Polish PM Donald Tusk will become EU President from December 2014.|
|Fiji||PM: Voreqe Frank Bainimarama. President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. 37% of Juntaa Indian origin.|
|Indonesia||New bill to provide indirect elections at local bodies. Only President will be elected directly.|
|Iran||President Hassan Rouhani. terms US led anti-ISIS coalition “ridiculous”|
|Iraq||Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi|
|Israel||PM Benjamin Netanyahu met Modi in USA|
|Kiribati||President of Kiribati Anote Ton- visited Arctic to understand climate change threat.|
|New Zealand||PM Jonh Key. Wants to redesign flag and remove UK’s royal emblem from it.|
|Palestine||President Mahmoud Abbas seeks U.N. deadline to end Israeli occupation|
|Philippines||President Benigno Aquino survived impeachment|
|Poland||President Bronislaw Komorowski. PM Ewa Kopacz|
|Thailand||PM Prayuth Chan–ocha . Thinks opposition parties doing black magic on him!|
|Tibet||Prime Minister-in-Exile (Sikyong) Lobsang Sangay|
|WHO||DG Margaret Chan|
Hot topic for competitive exams because of the movie. Just like in past, Milkha Singh was hot favorite because of his movie. Here is the brief biography of Mary Kom.
- full name Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom
- Coach: Narjit Singh.
- Hails from Imphal, Manipur
- Five time World ametuer boxing champ
- Plays in the flyweight category. (Her weight ~51 kg)
- Won bronze in London Olympics 2012.
- Won gold at Asian games 2014, at Incheon South Korea.
- Autobiography “Unbreakable”
- Priyanka Chopra player her role in the movie Mary Kom. Director Omung Kumar, Producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
- Civilian awards: Padma shree, Bhushan, Arjun Award, Rajiv Khel Ratna.
Grand Slam involves four “Opens”-
- Australian (covered in earlier PIN-2014 article series)
- French (same as above)
- Wimbledon (given below)
- US (given below)
Wimbledon 2014, June July
|Men Single||Novak Djokovic, Serbia||Roger Federer, Swiz.|
|Men doubles||Vasek Pospisil, Jack Sock||Not important|
|Women single||Petra Kvitová, Czech||Eugenie Bouchard, Canada|
|Women doubles||Italy Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci||Not important|
|Mixed||Serbia Nenad Zimonjic, Australia Samantha Stosur||Not important|
|Men Single||Serbia Novak Djokovic||Switzerland Roger Federer|
|men single||Marin Cilic (Croatia)||Nishikori (Jap)|
|men doubles||Bob and Mike Bryan, US||not important|
|women single||Serena Williams, USA||Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark|
|women doubles||Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina (Russia)||not important|
|mixed||Sania Mirza (India), Bruno Soares (Brazil)||Not important|
|Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori||First time made it to US Open Finals. Modi wished him best of luck|
|Chinese tennis star Li Na||Two grand slams won in career. Retired in Sep 2014.|
I’m not dwelling into cricket, because I don’t follow it on TV/newspaper and directly make note out of current affairs magazines. But September’s current magazines are yet to reach my home.
|Chess||Magnus Carlsen agreed to play against Vishwanathan a Sochi, Russia. Carlsen was scared because Russian intervention in Ukrain. Sochi not far away from the troubled region.|
|Oscar Pistorius||Handicapped Athlete. Guilty of culpable homicide of his girlfriend in South Africa.|
|Basketball||Sikh Players allowed to wear turbans.|
|Football||First ever Indian women football referees: Maria Rebello Piedade and Uvena Fernandes. They served at Asian Games 2014.|
|Dutee Chand||Rejected in CWG-2014, after a test showed higher level of androgen (male hormone) in her body.|
- Theme “Diversity shines here”
- 2014: Games at Incheon, S.Korea
- 2018: Games at Indonesia.
- India’s flagbearer: Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh.
I’m not going into medals by Indian sportspersons at the moment, because event will end on October 4. After that hopefully some news website will prepare full list thus saving me the time and trouble.
For other parts visit Mrunal.org/PIN.
Q. You’ve added too many trivial GK type things in it.
After observing the trend of general awareness questions in SSC, RBI grade “B” office and RBI assistant exams of 2014 round- (thanks to comments by readers), it seems that the trend of trivial-GK type current affairs is back.
- SSC walla asking height of actresses
- RBI officer asking Vidhya Balan movie
- RBI assistant focused too much in number type factoids and so on.
So need to adapt accordingly.
Q. You’ve not added xyz thing in it. This coverage is far superficial than what is available under xyz current affairs magazine..
|Imran Hashmi||(In once upon a time in Mumbai) अगर रास्ते की परवा करता रहा तो मंजिल बुरा मान जाएगी. [If I keep worrying about the road, then the destination will feel upset].|
|Mrunal||अगर [PIN] की परवा करता रहा तो [Current-series] बुरा मान जाएगी.|
- I didnot specifically research on any of these topics. I simply noted down the factoids while reading Hindu and Indianexpress for the ongoing [Current] Series. And today, I’ve sorted, tabulated and published them in three parts.
- In other words, these three articles are ‘by-products’ of my [Current] series. Beyond that, I lack the time and manpower to specifically research on PIN series, like I had done in past- for the [PIN-2014] series.
- If you feel that xyz topic must be prepared then please do add in the comments below.
Q. What about PIN July and August.
Not possible because of same Imran Hashmi problem. But there is a desi-jugaad available. Goto library, check the current-affairs magazine- Pratiyogita, Wizard, chronicle etc. and update stuff from it in your database.
Q. Will you release PIN October 2014?
Ans. Most likely yes, Because PIN is merely a byproduct of my [Current-series]. But then again, unlike Bhai, I make no commitments.
Q. I read xyz current affairs magazine and your PIN articles, is that sufficient for clearing IBPS exam?
Ans. No. If you really want to join banking sector then you must pursue one English newspaper on daily basis- for comprehension, vocabulary, banking and economy. And maintain notes – It doesn’t need to be as comprehensive as UPSC note, but an just overview of all current affairs especially in banking and economy.
Because even if you clear the written stage through aptitude, the lack of current affairs will hurt you severely at the interview stage. And Interview stage is the deciding factor in bank allotments- sometimes people from borderline cutoffs get selected and sometimes, aptitude-wizards fail to get even the last “khopche-walli” bank. It all depends on your interview- Ask those who got allotted/failed in Round 3 of IBPS.