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101 TO 221 BANKING RELATED GENERAL AWARENESS --FOR IBPS PO CLERKS 2016

101.  Indian film Thithi won the best film award at the at the BRICS Film Festival concluded in
         New Delhi.  Best Director Award went to Huo Jianqi of China.
102.  India has received certificates  from World Health Organisation recognizing the elimination
         of Yaws & Material & Neonatal Tetanus (MNT) from the country.
103.  Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) has appointed Sunil Godhwani as its Chief Executive
         Officer (CEO).
104.  Scientists have discovered a new Ghost Snake Species of elusive, pale grey reptiles
dwelling at the Ankarana National Park in Madagascar.  The findings were published in       the Journal Copeia.
105.  The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games began on 7 September 2016 at Maracana Stadium in
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  The fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games will conclude on 18 September 2016.
106.  The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has now been translated into
         Sanskrit.
107.   The Department of Telecom (DoT) has created `Urja Mitra Helpline’ through which
           customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialing
           14401.
108.    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully completed  test flight of
           indigenous Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Bengaluru.
109.    Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatreya inauguarated the
           first phase of telemedicine services of Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) for
           providing specialist medical services at a distance to insured workers.
110.  ISRO launched the advanced weather satellite, INSAT-3DR, using the geosynchronous    
         launch vehicle GSLV-FO5, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
111.  India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in
         Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.
112.  The centre has announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh that includes full      
funding of Pollavaram irrigation project, tax concessions & a special assistance, but stopped short of giving the state a special category status.
113.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 14th ASEAN Summit held in Vientiane, Laos.
114.  India has inked a preliminary pack with Greece for bilateral Air Services Agreement that
         proposes to allow unlimited points of call for domestic airlines in the European nation.
115.  Satbir Singh, presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry has been appointed as the next
         Ambassador of India to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
116. Senior BJP leader Om Prakash Kohli has been sworn in as the 26th Governor of Madhya
        Pradesh.
117.  President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the GST Constitution Amendment Bill thereby
         making it a law.  GST Bill has been ratified by the Parliament, as well as 16 states.
118.  Sikkim has been adjudged the cleanest state while Jharkhand comes last in the list of 26
         states.
119.  The Uttar Pradesh govt. has rolled out 122 Twitter handles & service would help the UP
          police to strengthen its primary relationship with the citizens.

120.  PepsiCo CEO & Chairman Indra Nooyi was ranked 2nd on the list of Fortune’s 51 Most
         Powerful Women list.  Thelist is topped by Mary Barra, CEO & Chairman of General
         Motors.
121.  ICICI Bank, has announced the deployment of Software Robotics in over 200 business
         processes across various functions of the bank.
122.  The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution supporting the
         Constitution Amendment & the Goods & Services Tax Bill.
123.  Himachal Pradesh cabinet decided to amend the Hydropower Policy 2006 in respect to
         transfer of shares by Himachalis to non-Himachalis.
124.  CK  Asnani has assumed charge as the Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Uranium
         Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), an undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy.
125.  Henkel elevates Shilip Kumar as president of its India business
126.  German Consumer giant Henkal has elevated Shilip Kumar as president of its India
         business.
127.  Author Stuart Blackburn’s “Into the Hidden Valley”, a book based on Apatani tribe of
         Arunachal Pradesh, won the MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016 in the UK.
128.  The Odisha Government has launched the construction workers pension scheme.
129.  Chhattisgarh Government has inked a MoU with the Ministry of Civil Aviation to boost
         regional air connectivity with in the state.
130.  For maintaining the records & data base of Indian students studying abroad, Government
        of India has launched a Student Registration module in MADAD portal (madad.gov.in)
131. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been commissioned the offshore patrolling (OPV)
vessel, Sarathi, at Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL), the defence shipyard has appointed as parttime chairperson of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
132.  Former IAS Officer J. Satyanarayana has appointed as part-time chairperson of Unique
         Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
133.  Jayant Purushottam Gokhale has been appointed as director of Syndicate Bank.
134.  Mexico has set up its consulate in south India in Chennai that will cater to Tamil Nadu,
          Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
135.   The US space agency, NASA has launched its first mission to collect samples from an
           asteroid & return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life.
136.   Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has received `Pangkor Dialogue Award 2016’  in
           Malaysia for the efforts made by the people of the state for environmental preservation &
           promotion.
137.   China has claimed that it has successfully developed & tested a radar system that uses
          quantum entanglement to beat the stealth technology of modern military aircrafts.
138.   The Laser interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) project that was given
           the in-principle approval by the Union Cabinet may come up in Maharashtra’s Hingoli
           district.
139.    Indian para high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu & Varun Bhati won gold & bronze
           medals respectively, in the T42 category at the Rio Paralympics.
140.    Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle launched his autobiography `Six Machine,
           which contained extensive details about his life & career.
141.    Dilip Kumar Mandal has been appointed managing director & Chief executive officer of
            IDBI Asset Management Company (AMC).
142.    Former Pakistan Test Captain Waslim Bari has been appointed as the new manager of the
           national team for the coming `home’ series against the West Indies in the UAE.
143.    Army Green on has won the 128th edition of Durand Cup football title.  Army Green
          defeated Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shoot outs.
144.   Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched e-nivaran (electronic resolution)
           facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances.
145.    The 2-day Indo-US Economic Summit held in New Delhi on September 13.
146.    Bakytzhan  Sagintaev appointed as Prime minister of Kazakhstan.
147.    Qatar National Bank (QNB) has received approval from India’s regulatory authorities to
           open a branch in the country & begin operations.
148.    British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the
          eye.
149.   Great Britain’s Jamie Murray & Brazil’s Bruno Soares won their second Grand Slam
           doubles title, defeating Spaniards.  Pablo Carreno Busta & Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.
           German professional tennis player Angelique Kerber won her first U.S. Open title & the
            second Grand Slam trophy of her breakthrough season.
150.   Vietnam won its first-ever Paralympic gold medal after para weightlifter Le Van Cong
           lifted 183 kgs, to set a new world record at the event.
151.    Renowned Yog Guru & Founder of Patanjali group Baba Ramdev has laid the foundation
           stone of his dream project Patanjali Mega Food & Herbal Park in Mihan area which is
           located at outskirts of Nagpur.
152.    As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence co-operation, a joint military training exercise,
           `Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is set to be conducted in Uttarkhand from September 14 to 27.
153.   Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was removed from the office by
          President Pranab Mukherjee.
154.   BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has been honoured with `Tamil Ratna’ award by a body
          of Tamil diaspora in New York for flighting corruption & working for more transparency
          in the functioning of the government.
155.   A revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman who Left) won the Golden Lion for
         Best Film Award at the 73 Venice Film Festival.
156.  The Government has launched a toll-free number 1924 to register postal complaints.
157.  Mandi in Himachal Pradesh & Sindhudurg in Mahrashtra have emerged the cleanest
         districts in India according to a report released in New Delhi by  Drinking Water &
         Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh tomer.
158.  Himachal Pradesh Government has signed a preliminary MoU with Singapore government
         for developing a smart integrated township in Jathiadevi near Shimla airport.
159.  Union Minister of State for Ayush (independent Charge) Shri  Shripad Yesso Naik &
         Union minister for Fertilisers & Chemicals & Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar
          inauguarated the National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) in
          Bengaluru.
160.  The Government has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines that will give more freedom to
         states in spending money under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) to meet local
         development requirements.
161.  Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister gave approval for the MoU
          between India & Kenya on Co-operation in the field of National Housing Policy
          Development & Management (NHPDM).
162.   The Union Cabinet has approved the formation, process & functioning of the Goods  &
             Serivice Tax (GST) Council.
163.   The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for
           initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality improvement Programme
           (TEQIP).
164.   Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated the Onam celebrations in
          Thiruvananthapuram.
165.   Stan Wawrinka defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a 3rd Grand Slam
           title at the US Open tennis tournament.
166.    The Cabinet has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency
           (HEFA), taking a step closer to developing high-quality infrastructure in premier
           educational institutions.
167.    Realty player Wadhwa Group has tied-up with e-commerce platform Sanpdeal to make its
          properties accessible to customers online.
168.   Environment ministers of the BRICS nations will meet in Goa on September 2016.
169.  Global citizen which is an international social action platform was flagged off by Chief
          Minister Devendra Fadnavis under the `Global Citizen India’  initiative.  The initiative
          looks forward to mobilize social change in the country.
170.   In Andhra Pradesh, the 3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet held in the Visakhapatnam.
171.  One Thousand Hockey Legs, an NGO which seeks to introduce the game of hockey to
          school kids in India, was awarded the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar by President
          Pranab Mukherjee.
172.   Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at
          the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio
          Games.
173.   Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be honoured with a humanitarian award by a
          prominent jewish human rights organization for promoting human dignity, interfaith
          relations & tolerance among people.
174.   Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100
          per cent electrification of households.
175.   Cabinet has approved Extradition Treaty between India & Afghanistan.
176.   Cabinet has approved Bilateral Technical Arrangement between India & Switzerland.
177.   Cabinet has approved an extension of the contract between India & the International
           Seabed Authortiy.
178.   Cabinet has approved MoU between India & Kenya on co-operation in the field of
          National Housing Policy.
179.   India’s top women bankers, SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI head Chanda
          Kochhar & Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma, are among the 50 most powerful women
          based outside the US, according to a list by fortune, which is topped by Banco
          Santander’s boss Ana Bot.
180.   World’s longest bullet train network length of 2000kms established by China Railway.
181.   Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan was sworn in as the governor of Arunachal
          Pradesh.
182.   105-year-old Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for
           building toilet by selling off her goats, has been chosen as the `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
           mascot.
183.    Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) electred Aleksander Ceferin to succeed
            Michel Platini as President.
184.    State Bank  of India, Punjab National Bank, IDFC Bank, & Digital wallet Paytm will start
           issuing electronic tags to vehicles for toll collection.
185.    HP Inc. agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business for $1.05 billion.
186.   Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken charge of the post of CMD, Shipping Corporation of
           India (SCI) with effect from September 12, 2016 for a period of three years.
187.   Digital payment platform freecharge in partnership with Axis Bank has launched Unified
          Payments Interface (UPI) that allows instant transactions from a smartphone using a
          virtual payment address (VPA)
188.   Global online payment service provider PayU has acquired Indian payments technology
          player, Citrus Pay, for $130 million.
189.   Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul has released a book titled `Shanti ki Talaash mein
          Zindagi’ written in Hindi by Haridwar-based author & journalist Radhika Nagrath.
190.   Actor Ewan McGregor will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award at the British
          Academy at the British Academy Britannia Awards in California next month.
191.   Writer Meghna Pant will be honoured with Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON  (Fellows of
          Nature) South AsiaShort Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story
          “people of the Sun”.
192.  Gionee mobile phones would now be manufactured in Haryana as the company has been
          signed an MoU with the state government to set up its phone manufacturing hub with an
          initial investment of Rs.500 crore which, later on, would be increased to Rs.1,500 crore.
193.   Private sector Axis Bank has tied up with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to offer
           specialized banking courses.
194.   The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries in the Ministry of
          Agriculture & Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian influenza (H5N1)
195.   The Uttar Pradesh Govt. has appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the
           brand ambassador of its flagship programme `Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana’.
196.    Jim Yong Kim is heading for another five-year term as president of the World Bank.
197.    Bollywood queen Priyanka Chopra is in the top 10 in Forbes magazine’s annual list of
           best-paid television actresses.  Colombian – American actress Sofia Vergara topped the
           rich.
198.    The United States has signed a 38 billion dollars deal with Israel to provide the country
           with military assistance over a 10-year period.
199.    Japanese automobile maker Isuzu has announced top-level changes in its Indian
           operations with Hiroshi Nakagawa taking over as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors India
           (IMI).
200.    BHVS Narayana Murthy, an expert in Avionics has been appointed as Director, Research
          Centre imarat (RCI), Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), Hyderabad.
201.   Vice-President Hamid Ansari will be representing India at the upcoming 17th Summit of
          the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held at Margarita Island in Venezuela from
          September 17-18.
202.   Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue has won the inaugural day/night Duleep Trophy Cricket
          tournament held in Greater Noida.
203.   The State Bank of India (SBI)has raised $300 million (about Rs.2,000 crore) through AT-1
          Basel III-compliant bonds to fund its business growth.
204.   Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese, whose work has emphasized
          empathy in medicine, has been selected for the prestigious 2015 National Humanities
          Medal.
205.   Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications & Maxis Communications Berhad (MCB),
           promoters of Aircel, agreed to merge their wireless businesses to form the fourth-largest
           telecom operator in the country.
206.   Quikr has acquired the largest & highest quality players in beauty services Staygand.  It
          was the Quikr’s 8th acquisition in 2016.
207.   Praj Industries, a Pune-based global process solutions leader, was partnered with Indian
          Oil Corporation, India’s flagship National Oil Company, for setting up multiple second       
          Generations (2G) bio-ethanol plants based on indigenously developed technology.
208.   Transportation app Uber has launched a new initiative in partnership with Maruti Suzuki
           & National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for creating livelihood opportunities
          for one million people by 2018.
209.  Typhoon Meranti  was the world’s strongest typhoon made landfall in east China’s Fujian
         Province, causing widespread destruction.
210.  The Government has formally notified the GST Council, which will decide on the tax rate,
          exempted goods under the new taxation regime.
211.  Nadia Murad, a former ISIS captive, have been named the UN’s new Goodwill
         Ambassador for the for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
212.  Atul Kumar Goel, General Manager, Allahabad Bank, has taken charge as Executive
         Director in Union Bank of India.
213.  Sports Mnister Vijay Goel conferred Arjuna Awards on cricketers Rohit Sharma & Ajinkya
         Rahane at a function in New Delhi.  Sharma was given the award for 2015 & Rahane for
         2016.
214.  Legendary playwright Edward Albee, widely considered one of the greats of his
         generation, has died at the age of 88.
215.  Former Italian president, prime minister & central bank governor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi has
        died at the age of 95.
216.  Vijaya Bank has bagged the second prize under Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (Region C) for
          the year 2015-16.
217.  India will host the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group in
         May Next Year.
218.  A Joint military training exercise of Indian & US Armies, Exercise YUDH ABHYAS
         2016, commenced at Chaubattia Uttarakhand with the Opening Ceremony.
219.  Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank has bagged four awards for
         inclusive insurance for 2016 from Skoch Group.
220.  All India Radio (AIR) has been launched a website & mobile app for its Balochi service to
        reach people who speak this language across the globe.
221.  India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries & territories, according to
         the Economic Freedom of the world; 2016 Annual Report.  Hong Kong has the highest
         level of economic freedom worldwide.
                                                            
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