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GENERAL AWARENESS--BRIEFLY---USEFUL FOR IBPS CLERKS MAIN /IDBI/INDIAN BANK

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·         Treaty which Japan signed with India- Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
·         Government to notify Minimum Wage for unskilled Farm Labour - Rs.350 a day.
·         Bank which commenced the sale of Indian Gold Coins and also entered into MOU with MMTC for sale of these coins- Andhra Bank.
·         Parliament Panel which recommended action against the Former Governor of the Country’s Central Bank for alleged Bond Scam at the Bank- Parliamentary Panel of Sri Lanka.
·         Rankings in which Andhra Pradesh and Telengana dethrone Gujarat as Top Business Reformers-Business Reforms Rankings 2016.
·         India’s Ranking remained unchanged from last year’s original ranking of 130 among 190 countries-World Bank’s Latest “Ease-of Doing Business 2017 Report”.
·         Accounts in which interest was not being paid since 2011 but now interest @8.8% will be paid-Inoperative Provident Fund Accounts.
·         The Company which unveils Server Design aimed at speeding Cloud-Setup- Microsoft.
·         Authority which has been set up by Chandigarh and becomes First City in the Country to address hardships which homebuyers are facing due to delay in possession of flats and plots-Real Estate Regulatory and Development Authority
·         BSE has received in-principle approval from SEBI to set up- International Exchange and Clearing Corporation at GIFT City.
·         World's tallest statue over 182-metre high being set in Gujarat-Statue of India’s First Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
·         State which has become the Third “Open Defecation Free” State in the Country- Kerala.
·         Verdict has been delivered that Voters have a right to know the academic qualification of a candidate and false declaration can warrant rejection of nomination paper- Supreme Court.
·         Flight of 2.7km between Westray and Papa Westray, two remote British Islands- World’s Shortest Flight.
·         The Basel Committee intends to deliver by the end of this year New Basel IV Rules.
·         Aiming to further improve “Weather Services in the Asia-Pacific Region”, Japan launched a Next-generation Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-Himawari-9.
·         Scheme under which Online applications for affordable homes started Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
·         University on which India’s First Ever Unesco Chair on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment has been bestowed- Amrita University.
·         First Women Chairperson of the World Federation of Exchanges and Clearing Houses: Chitra Ramakrishna
·         The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became-International Law.
·         Haryana Government issued notification for change in the name of the city- Gurugram from Gurgaon.
·         Company which becomes 1st Company to get Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets approval from RBI Mandated Committee- Hindustan Construction Company Ltd.
·         Campaign for which PM Narendra Modi is set to the Mascot with the govt. finally deciding to do away with the plans to rope in any Bollywood Star- “Incredible India” Campaign.
·         State whose farmers celebrated 100 years of growing apples on 6th November: Himachal State Farmers.
·         India has emerged as one of the Top 3 countries globally in terms of the number of- Start-Ups Founded.
·         Guy Ryder has been re-elected for another five year term starting October1- Director General of the International Labour Organisation.
·         Name of the Black-listing Policy for considering the defence deals has been changed by the Centre to- Debarment Policy.
·         The Reinsurer which IRDA approved to provide onshore reinsurance services in India- London-based Reinsurer Lloyd’s.
·         The Satellite Smartphone which has been unveiled by China’s Aerospace Technology Company – China’s First Mobile Communications Satellite.
·         Indian Currency which will not have legal tender from midnight November 8- Rs.1000 and Rs.500 Notes.
·         Tax Regime for which a new and simpler Portal for filing of returns and tax payments through credit/debit cards and other modes went live on 8th Nov- GST Regime.
·         India tops the World driven by social, mobile, analytics and cloud in Digital Transformation Business Impact Scorecard.
·         China unveils- World’s First Superconducting Magnet.
·         Republican Donald Trump stunned the World by defeating heavily favoured rival Hillary Clinton and became- President of America.
·         Hinduja Group Ashok Leyland has become First for its Pant Nagar Truck and Bus Plant facility in the World and has awarded-Prestigious Deming Prize 2016.
·         RBI to start issuing new currency of Rs.500 and Rs.2000 notes. While Rs.500 will feature the Red Fort, Rs.2000 will feature Manglayan.
·         Kamala Harris, born in Chennai, Indo-American became- First Black US Senator.
·         China completed the work to build Tunnel costing about $170 million on the Sichuan-Tibet Highway- World’s Highest Road Tunnel.
·         The Trade Fair which has been inaugurated in Delhi by President Pranab Mukharjee and over 150 companies from 27 countries participated India International Trade Fair with Theme “Digital India”
·         For the First Time, the Government unveiled “Star Badge” in the country highlighting trained and certified Status for- Private Security Guards.
·         The Centre has decided to advance the budget process by a month and it is to be presented on February 1, 2017.
·         For exchanging the currency notes of Rs.500 and Rs.1000, customers are to be marked with Indelible Ink.
·         For electronic attestation, new technology has been unveiled after approval of the Government- E-Notary System.
·         The Oxford Dictionary chose as their “Word of the Year”- Post-Truth.
·         As per Oxford Dictionary, the Most Common Indian Surname in the UK has emerged as Patel.
·         Scheme under which 64275 persons declared black money totaling Rs.65, 250 Crore which fetched tax of Rs.29, 362 Crore Income Declaration Scheme.
·         Likely Cost of recalibrating ATMs in the country Rs.200 Crore.
·         UP Chief Minister inaugurated 306 km, 6 Lane Agra-Lucknow Express Way Country’s Longest Expressway.
·         To provide housing finance options to NPS subscribers, Pension Fund Regulator has set up a committee which is to be presided over by Deepak M Satwalekar, MD & CEO of HDFC Life.
·         For the First time, 2000 students from 54 countries to participate to find innovative ways and using robotic technology in India 13th World Robot Olympiad.
·         Surprisingly, the Scheme under which, an amount of Rs.21, 000 Crore deposited within 13 days since demonetization drive started Jan Dhan Yojana.
·         “Payments Bank” Pilot launched in Rajasthan by Bharti Airtel.
·         Policy which has been released by the President at Rashtrapati Bhawan to create 1 Lakh start-ups and one million new jobs by 2025 National Student Start-Up Policy.
·         National Stock Exchange won the Award for Business Excellence in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance- CII-EXIM Bank Award.

·         State which accounts for having maximum deposits under Jan Dhan Yojna as on November 23- Uttar Pradesh.
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