[PIN-May-2016] Banking Affairs, Sports, BizGK; On-Tap License, CDD, ATM Cloning, Speedpay & more

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Prologue Banking/Finance Sector RBI related developments: May’16 Public sector Banks: May 2016 Private Commercial Banks Banking Frauds /cyber security NPA and Loan Defaults Digital Wallet / Payment Bank Finance sector Sports- Cricket Tennis & Badminton Olympics / Athletics related Football Sports- others BizGK Prologue So far we’ve covered Polity, history, environment, diplomacy related current affairs from the May 2016 in …

[Current Affairs] 2016-April/P3: Places in News, Banking-Finance GK, Gatimaan Express, Rajan’s Salary & more controversies

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Prologue Places in News: April 2016 Gujarat related current affairs for GPSC Maharashtra Delhi, the den of Evil Banking-Finance GK: April 2016 for SBI PO/JA BizGK: April 2016 for MBA Controversies in News: April 2016 Prologue So far, part 1 and 2 covered the polity, diplomacy, appointment, movies, books, authors and sports related news that happened in April-2016. This third …

[Current Affairs] 2016-April/P2: Books, Authors, Movies, Sports, Awards; Dengvexia, Heat Index, Autism

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Science technology and innovations Books, authors, awards Movies in news Sports Dead in News Days in News Science technology and innovations As such not many developments on science-tech front these days ever since Indianexpress and theHindu went crazy over Panama Papers/loan-writeoff and Intolerance/Kainyaa respectively. Autism It is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating, learning …

[Current Affairs] 2016-April/P1: Polity, Diplomacy, Simultaneous elections, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kohinoor

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Polity & Appointment related New nominated Rajya Sabha members What if there is tie in municipal election? Polity Reform: Simultaneous Elections International Summits/ Appointments India-US & LEMA Dev India-Saudi & Cheraman Juma Masjid Polity & Appointment related Ashok Lahiri Committee Ex-Chief economic advisor- will look into the demands of jewelers after government’s decision to impose 1% excise duty on non-silver …

[Current Affairs] Jan-Week2: Science Technology- Triglycerides, Cloned Buffalo, DPP-2016, SDR Radio

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Environment: International cooperation Environment: Pollution Environment: Water Resources IMD says impossible & drought are not in my dictionary World Bank to finance Neeranchal Defense Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 Indian Contribution for GS2- Fringe science Medicine and Biotech Triglyceride’s to prevent obesity CIRB Gaurav: Cloned buffalo Blood Plasma: A cure for Ebola? ICT/E-Governance SDR radio IT/Space: Misc. Environment: International cooperation …

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[Current Affairs] Jan-Week2: History, Polity, Diplomacy: 150th Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Enemy Property Act, Jallikattu, PBD, Swaraksha Caravan

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Polity: rights issues Right to enemy property Right to clean desi daaru Religious rights Rights issues: Misc. Separation of Powers: Jallikattu ULB and professional tax History: Lala Lajpat Rai- 150th Birth Anniversary History and Culture: Misc Diplomacy and international relations PBD and MOIA MEA Terrorism and Security Security Forces- Maroon Berets Human trafficking: Swaraksha Caravan Arms Race Obama’s Presidential years …

[Current Affairs] Jan-Week2: Economy-Sovereign Gold Bonds, Interest Rate futures, Land Bank, PM Fasal Bima

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New Investment Products #1: Sovereign Gold bond 2016 #2: Interest rate futures (IRF) contract Banking, Finance Urjit Patel gets reappointment Payment Banks and NPA International Economy Chinese Yuan Devaluation Canada India FTA stalled because Fiscal Policy- taxation and subsidy Black Money report No Pahal above 10 lakh Agriculture Land Bank Model Act Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana Labour reforms Sectors …

[Current Affairs] Jan-Week1: Economy: Financial inclusion- Deepak Mohanty report, MUDRA, UDAY, Standup India

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Financial Inclusion Initiatives Deepak Mohanty Committee on Financial inclusion Stand Up India Scheme MUDRA goes under SIDBI UDAY scheme for Discoms Ministry: Petroleum Ministry: agro Ministry: Textile-  ATUFS and DBT Ministry: Textile- 0% Effluent norms GS3: Economy: Infra, Investment Misc. Developments Financial Inclusion Initiatives Here are some notable developments in Indian economy, during January 2015, Week1. Deepak Mohanty Committee Deepak …

[Current Affairs] Jan-Week1: Polity: Lodha Committee on BCCI, RPA reforms, NDC scraped & more

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Lodha Committee to fix BCCI Rail Development Authority of India NDC Gone with the Wind Labour reforms GS2: RPA/Election reforms Polity: Rights issues & federalism History- Pt. Tarkalankar Lodha Committee to fix BCCI 2015: SC appointed Lodha Committee to improve cricket administration in India. 3 Members: (Ex CJI) Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Ashok Bhan and Justice R.V. Raveendran. Recommendations of …

[Current Affairs] Jan Week1: Environment: Snowflake Corals invasive species, PM1 particles; Internal Security-DSC, NSS

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Environment Invasive Species: snowflake Coral GS3: Pollution, EIA Science Tech GS2: IT / E-Governance Diplomacy & Internal Security GS3: Patankot Attack GS3: Security forces- DSC and NCC Environment and Biodiversity Invasive Species: snowflake Coral Snowflake Coral (Carijoa riisei) is bad because Attaches itself with metal, concrete, plastic in the sea and Takes way the space, nutrition other marine species. Crowds …

[PIN-Dec-2015] Part-2/2: Places in News, Books-Authors, Awards, Sports, Science, Culture & Channapatna toys

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International Summits /Reports UNFCCC’s Paris Summit UNDP’s Human Development Index Report WTO Nairobi International: Places in News Books, Authors, Literary awards Culture Related Science-Tech Sports States in News Important days International Summits /Reports UNFCCC’s Paris Summit United nation conference on climate change (COP-21) Held at Paris, France during November-December 2015. Member-states will prepare “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) to reduce GHG …

[PIN-Dec-2015] Part-1/2: Appointments, Awards, Committees, Dead in News, Miss world, Miss universe

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Appointments, Committees, bills Committees, Panels Awards: Civilian, Diaspora Awards: Movies, Music, Pageants Dead in News (DIN?) Controversies-Desi Controversies- Firangi Appointments, Committees, bills 43th CJI Justice Tirath Singh Thakur replaced Justice H.L.Dattu. his biodata given in last month’s PIN. CBDT IRS officer Arun Kumar Jain becomes the new chairman of the statutory body Central board of direct taxes (CBDT) CIC Retired …

[PIN-Nov-2015] Part 2/2: International Summits, Bilateral Meets, Defense, Environment, Agriculture, Culture

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Bilateral relations International Summits & meetings International Tragedies / Crisis Internal security Defense and Science Tech Agriculture Climate/Pollution/energy Parks, Sanctuaries, Wildlife spots Culture States in News Bilateral relations India-China: Economy Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya will meet with China’s Development Research Centre (DRC) on topics related to economy and social development. India-China: Terrorism Two-tier structure setup between our Home Ministry …