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Important Current Affairs for Bank Exams – SBI, IBPS

Important Current Affairs for Bank Exams – SBI, IBPS – August 2016

1. Who is the newly appointed MD & CEO of United bank of India in August 2016?
Pawan Kumar Bajaj.( Head Quarters of United Bank of India – Kolkata).

2. Who is the newly appointed MD & CEO of Bank of Maharashtra in August 2016?
Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe. ( Head Quarters of Bank of Maharashtra – Pune).

3. Recently RBI allowed banks to exchange up to 20 soiled currency notes with the maximum value of __________ over the counter with free of charge.

4. Who is the CMD (Chief Managing Director) of HDFC bank?
Aditya Puri (He got the best banking CEO in Asia award by the investor community).

5. How much capital amount was allocated to 13 PSU banks for FY17 by the union government?
Rs.22,915 crores.

6. Name the newly appointed Deputy Governor of RBI on 28th June 2016?
NS Viswanathan.

7. The world’s longest and highest glass bridge is located in which country?

8. What is the purpose of launching a new website Sachet by RBI?
To avoid illegal collection of deposits.

9. Name the village which has been adopted by Sachin Tendulkar in Osmanabad under SAGY (Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana)?
Donja village.

10. Name the author who was conferred with Vyas Samman award in 2016-17?
Sunitha Jain.

11. Who is the re-elected president of Zambia?
Edgar Lungu.

12. Name the newly appointed governors of 4 India states?
Assam – Banwarilal Purohit.
Punjab – V.P. Singh Badnore.
Andaman & Nicobar – Jagdish Mukhi.
Manipur – Nazma Heptulla.

13. Who is the India’s first female wrestler to win a medal in Olympics?
Sakshi malik (she won the bronze medal in wrestling under 58kgs category Rio-Olympics 2016).

14. Which state govt. has allowed Rs.10000 crores for developments in govt. schools?

15. Who won the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award 2016?
Shubha Mudgal.
16. Name the committee which has been set up by RBI to look into various aspects of household finance in India?
Tarun RamaDorai.

17. RBI Policy Rates – Latest Update

Repo Rate – 6.5%.
Reverse Repo Rate – 6%.
Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) – 4%.
Bank rate – 7%.
MSF (Marginal Standing Facility) -7%.
SLR (Statutory Liquidity Ratio) -21%.

18. Name the committee which has been set up to review FDI and e-commerce rules?
Amitabh Kant Committee ( CEO of NITI Aayog is the head of this committee).

19. Which Indian city is ranked as the most expensive city by Trip Advisors, Newyork?

20. Who is the brand ambassidor of MAA ( Mother’s Absolute Affection), worldwide breastfeeding programme recently launched by union health ministry?
Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit.

21. What is the inflation target for next five years i.e up to 31st march, 2021 fixed by the central govt.?

22. Which Indian state’s traditional dance group was performed first time in Egypt as part of 14th summer festival?
Kathakali (Kerala).

23. Name the mission launched by Telangana state to provide safe drinking water for every household.

24. Which state govt. has been launched ‘Barista Bunakar Sahayata Yojana (BBSY)’ in India?

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