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GENERAL AWARENESS BRIEFLY -- SBI PO , CLERICAL, IBPS PO, IBPS CLERICAL, SSC, RRB/

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City from where India’s First personal Rapid Transit (PRT) will be launched-Gurgaon.
• The Scheme which the govt. to open from June 1 as one time offer to settle retrospective tax disputes – Retro Tax Settlement Scheme.
• The Worldwide Hotel which signs First USCuba Deal since 1958 revolutionStarwood Hotels & Resorts. • The Bank which has celebrated its 111th Foundation Day- Corporation Bank.
 • India’s Biosphere Reserve which is among 20 new sites added by the UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves Agasthyamala
• The Wealthiest Man in the World with $87.4 Billion- William Bill Gates.
• Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is to surpass US Multinational Walmart asWorld’s Top Retailer.
• The Agreement which has been approved by the Cabinet to facilitate international transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Persian gulfAshgabat Agreement.
 • Globally, While India has the lowest Average Internet connectivity , the country whose average is the HighestSouth Korea.
• The country out of ten top countries with greatest percentage of people living without access to safe water- India.
• Delhi Chief Minister has been ranked 42nd on Fortune Magazine’s list of “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”- Arvind Kejriwal.
• The bank which is to launch a “Special Desk to woo potential Chinese investors” on the lines of the Japan Desk- State Bank of India.
• State which will set up country’s First University exclusively focusing on organic farming-Gujarat.
 • The bank which has been adjudged as Top Bank in SME Enablement- Canara Bank. • The Bank which has become the Digital Banker of India. SBI.
• An Indian-born Academician Surya Deva has been appointed as an Advisor to- UN Human Rights Council.
 • The accounts in which EPFO has allowed to pay interest with effect form April 1, 2016- Inoperative Accounts.
• India’s economic growth forecast for 2016-17 has been reduced from 7.8% to 7.4% due to sharp reduction in budgeted capital expenditure growth ADB.
 • The Mission under which World Bank and India signed a $1.5 billion loan agreement-Swachh Bharat Mission.
• The Sector under which RBI has notified 49% FDI under the automatic route- Insurance Sector.
• The Enrollment which hits 100- Crore Historic Milestone in a span of five and half years- Aadhar Enrollment.
• India’s First Semi-High speed train starts from Delhi and Agra covering 192 Km distance in 100 minutesGatiman Express.
• The State which has got its First Woman Chief Minister- J&K
 • The Scheme which has been launched by Prime Minister under which the banks will give loans between Rs.10 Lakh and Rs.1 Crore to SC/ST and Women entrepreneur- Stand-Up India Scheme.
• CP Gurnani, MD and CEO of Tech Mahindra is new Chairman –National Association of Software and services Companies (NASSCOM).
• Prime Minister has launched Online Trading Platform for farm goods-eNAM Portal.
 • World’s Largest Recipient of remittances from abroad in 2015- India.
• The country which has ended free shipping of crude oil to India and terminated a three-year old system of getting paid for half of the oil dues in rupees-Iran.
• Retirement Fund Body which settled 118 Lakh claims in 2015-16 out of which 96% settled within 20 daysEPFO.
• Haryana Government has changed the name of Gurgaon to- Gurugram.
• For the First Time, Vice-President has sanctioned prosecution of Anil Sahani JD(U) due to LTC Scam who is-Rajya Sabha Member.
• As per Forbes’ Power List, the Most Powerful Business Woman in Asia- Nita Ambani of Reliance.
• The Bank which has lowered the cap for assistance to Greek Banks-ECB.
 • The Scheme under which the investors have been given option to redeem the principle amount either in gold or cash- Gold Monetization Scheme.
• A Fund which has been set up to utilize unclaimed money lying in PPF, EPF and Small Savings Schemes- Senior Citizens Welfare Fund.
• Scheme which has been launched by the PM enabling SC/ST and Women entrepreneur to avail bank loans in the range of Rs.10 Lakh to Rs.100 LakhStand Up India Scheme..
 • The Bank which has launched “No Queue App” which will help customers save on time-SBI.

• The country which may have $1.3 trillion loans extended to borrowers that turned NPA with potential losses equivalent to 7% of its GDP-China. 
GENERAL AWARENESS BRIEFLY -- SBI PO , CLERICAL, IBPS PO, IBPS CLERICAL, SSC, RRB/ Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 4:22:00 PM Rating: 5

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