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GENERAL AWARENESS -- IBPS PO, 2017


• India risen to 3rd ranking (South Africa and Australia, taking top 2 spots) in - latest ICC’s Annual ODI Rankings.
• State which became First to announce shifting of its financial year format to January-December from the present April-March cycle- Madhya Pradesh.
 • The Govt’s Principle Clean Energy Financing Arm, which seeks to raise at least $150 million through Masala Bonds- IREDA.
 • Bank which dedicated “100 Digital Villages” to the Nation- ICICI Bank.
• Grade which Fitch Ratings kept India’s Sovereign Rating unchanged at “BBB”- Lowest Investment Grade.
• Policy which has been approved by the Cabinet to give preference to domestically manufactured iron and steel products for Govt’s infra projectsNational Steel Policy.
 • Chairman Sanjay Jhunjhunwala and Sandip Jhunjhunwala of REO Agro arrested by CBI for an alleged bank loan fraud of Rs.3871 Cr of- Consortium of 14 Banks led by UCO Bank.
 • As per Survey, while Gonda city in UP has been shown as “Dirtiest City”, Indore in MP has been termed asCleanest City in India.
• After ITC and Hindustan Unilever, the Largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Company is- Ramdev’s Patanjli Ayurveda.
 • State whose four power distribution companies (Discoms) have topped an Annual Ranking by the Union Power Ministry for 5th year in rowGujarat.
 • Act which has been amended by promulgating the Ordinance to empower the RBI on resolution of NPAs- Banking Regulation Act.
• Communication Satellite which India launched & to be jointly used with concerned countries of South Asia- GSAT-9 South Asia Satellite.
• 2017 List of Richest 1000 People in UK topped by- Hinduja Brothers.
• State in which “Auto Village” is to be developed where all brands of automobiles will be available at one place- Haryana.
• To promote sustainable human settlements across the Globe, India has been elected as- President of UN-Habitat.
• Index where to map economic activities more accurately, the govt. released new series with 2011-12 as the base year- Index of IP and WPI.
• To create more awareness about the forthcoming disinvestment issues, Finance Ministry set up an- Online Investor Facilitation Platform.
• Task Force has been created to measure “Job Creation” which is to be headed by- NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagriya.
 • Bank which has been put by RBI under Watch by initiating Prompt Corrective Action- IDBI Bank.
• Judge who, for the First time in the history of judiciary, has been sentenced to six months in Jail for contempt of court- Calcatta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan.

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