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Banking Current Affairs 2018 PDF – Banking Awareness January – May 2018

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Appointments

Chairman of Bankers Board Bureau Bhanu Pratap Sharma
Re-designated as MD and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank Uday Kotak
MD and CEO of Jio Payments Bank H Srikrishnan
MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank Chandra Shekar Ghosh
Executive Director of Canara Bank Debashish Mukherjee
Executive Director of Vijaya Bank Murali Ramaswami
Group Chief Risk Officer of Punjab National Bank A K Pradhan
Additional Independent Director of ICICI Bank Radhakrishnan Nair
MD and CEO of NPCI – National Payments Corporation of India Dilip Asbe
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Non-Executive Chairman of NPCI Biswamohan Mohapatra
Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Development Authority Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Private Banking Head of HDFC Bank Rakesh Singh
Chairman of Federal Reserve Jerome H Powell
Governor of Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda
Governor of People’s Bank of China Yi Gang
MD and CEO of SBI Life Sanjeev Nautiyal
MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd Sandeep Bakhshi
Chairman of Boao Forum Ban-Ki-Moon
Chairman of NASSCOM 2018-19 Rashid Premji
President of NASSCOM 2018-19 Debjani Ghosh
Vice Chairman of NASSCOM 2018-19 Keshav R Murugesh
MD and CEO of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd Pankaj Jain
MD and CEO of Indian Clearing Corporation Ltd Devika Shah
MD and CEO of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India S Selva Kumar
Secretary General of FICCI Dilip Chenoy
CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission Indu Bhushan
MD and CEO of SBI Card Hardayal Prasad
MD and CEO of NCDEX Vijay Kumar
Full time member of 15th Finance Commission Ashok Lahiri
CEO of Reliance Asset Reconstruction Company Ravindra Rao
Chairman of World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sunny Verghese
MD for India Operations of USIBC Ambika Sharma

 

Awards

FICCI Ladies Organization – FLO Awards – Banking and Finance Chanda Kochhar
MD and CEO
ICICI Bank
India Business Leader Awards – State of the Year Award Chhattisgarh
Banco Award for Best Performing Bank Bhuj Mercantile Cooperative Bank
National Intellectual Property Award 2018 CSIR
PM Narendra Modi’s Excellence Award for promoting digital payments Budgam District
of
Jammu and Kashmir

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Best center in India for integrated farming model Krishi Vignan Kendra, Kanker Dist
Chhattisgarh
Water Digest Award – for best water conservation and increasing irrigation capacity Chhattisgarh
Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Resposibility Reliance Industries
Most Ethical Company in 2018 – Ethisphere Institute Tata Steel
Awards at World Government Summit 2018 in Dubai Best m-Government Service Award
”UMANG APP”
Best Emerging Technology Award
Aadhar
Startup of the Year 2017 at
7th Small Business Awards 2017
Milk Basket
Crystal Award – World Economic Forum meet in Daos Sharukh Khan
Excellent Woman of Excellence Award –
World Economic Forum

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Current Affairs related to Banking and Economy – National and International

Bank which has launched second version of interactive humanoid IRA 2.0 in its branch in Bangalore HDFC Bank
Indian bank which is going to invest Rs 80 billion in 900 MW Arun III hydroelectric power project of Nepal State Bank of India
First Indian Bank to receive SWIFTs new cross border payment service ICICI Bank
Which Indian bank has announced to exit operations from South Africa in February 2018 Bank of Baroda
India’s first USD 600 Million Medium Term Note Bond on IndiaINX launched by which bank in february 2018 YES Bank

Which bank has tied up with rajasthan government to promote and nurture startups in the state

HDFC Bank

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NABARD along with which Indian bank is promoting 2400 Joint Liability Groups in select districts of west bengal State Bank of India
Which of the following banks has signed an MoU with Indian Army for defence salary package in April 2018 Axis Bank
Government of India is going to initiate steps to acquire 100% stake of Reserve Bank of India in which regulator National Housing Bank
Common Service Centre has tied up with which bank to run micro enterprises promotion programme in115 aspirational districts of the country Small Industries Development Bank of India
Which all banks have tied up with National e-Repository Limited for offering pledge finance against HDFC and ICICI Bank
Bank which has recently celebrated its 124th foundation day Punjab National Bank
As per the recent Brand Trust Report 2018 by Trust Research Advisory which is the Most Valuable Private Sector Bank in India ICICI Bank
As per the recent Brand Trust Report 2018 by Trust Research Advisory which is the Most Valuable Bank in India State Bank of India
Banks which have tied up with NeSL (National e-Repository Services Ltd) for information utility services Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National bank and Bank of India
Which bank has tied up with National Housing Bank for implementing Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme Indian Overseas Bank
Which bank has implemented a scheme to provide credit cards to farmers with interest rates much lower than the normal credit cards State Bank of India
Which bank has launched agenda 25#25 which aims to create a favourable startup environment for women entrepreneurs in India YES Bank
Bank which launched home loans linked to 90 day Treasury Bill Citi Bank
RBI imposed restriction on which of the following banks from not taking up new credit exposure Dena Bank
Which Indian Bank has extended a USD 500 Million loan to ECOWAS bank for Investment and Development for various fund development projects in Africa EXIM Bank of India
Outstanding Contribution to Media and Communication Industry and Indian Brand Builder Award by Advertising Agencies Assiciation of India MD and CEO of YES Bank
Rana Kapoor
Company which tied up with Indian Medical Association for launching exclusive Doctor’s Credit Card in March 2018 SBI Card
Government of India signed a loan agreement of USD 420 million with which international organization for implementing projects for the benefit of small and marginal farmers in marathwada and vidarbha regions of maharashtra International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

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PNB housing finance limited has tied up with which International Organization for raising USD 800 million for green and affordable housing in India International Finance Corporation
(an arm of World Bank)
Which International Organization is providing USD 440 Million loan to Mahindra Renewables Pvt Ltd, Acme Group and Actis LLP for rewa solar park in Madhya Pradesh International Finance Corporation
a unit of World Bank Group
Which International Organization has approved increase in its paid in capital by USD 13 Billion World Bank
International Finance Corporation –
5.5 Billion
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development – 7.5 Billion
Government of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 210 million with which International Organization for rural road connectivity project in Madhya Pradesh World Bank
Government of India signed a loan agreement of USD 125 Million with which International Organization for Innovate in India for Inclusiveness Project World Bank
Government of India signed a loan agreement of USD 120 million with which International organization for water supply programme in peri urban areas of Uttarakhand World Bank
Government of India has signed a USD 250 Million (USD 125 Million as Loan) agreement with which International Organization for National Biopharma Mission World Bank
Which International Organization has sanctioned a loan amount of USD 48 Million to Meghalaya Community-led Landscape Management World Bank
Indian Waterways Authority of India has signed a loan agreement of USD 375 Million with which International Organization for enhancing navigation on National Waterway -1 from Varanasi to Haldia World Bank
Government of India signed as USD 200 million loan agreement with which international organization for implementation of National Nutrition Mission in 315 districts across all states and UTs World Bank
India has recently joined which International Organization as its 69th member European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Indian Renewable energy development agency has signed a loan agreement with which International Organization for second line of credit to provide funds for energy efficiency projects in India European Investment Bank
Government of India signed USD 120 Million loan agreement with which international organization for improving rail infrastructure in the country Asian Development Bank
Government of India has signed a USD 80 Million loan agreement with which International Organization to modernize technical and vocational training institutions in Himachal Pradesh Asian Development Bank
Government of India signed a loan agreement of USD 250 million with which International Organization for rural road projects in WB, Odisha, MP, Assam and Chhattisgarh under PM Gram Sadak Yojana Asian Development Bank
Which International Organization is going to launch first US dollar denomination bond in June 2018 Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Which International Organization has signed a loan agreement of Rs 500 Crore with government of India for installation of Intelligent Transport System in Chennai, Tamilnadu Japan International Cooperation Agency
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Which foreign country bank has introduced India- dedicated publicly offered investment fund ICBC Bank
Which payments bank has become the first bank to register 100 Million KYC Wallets in April 2018 Paytm Payments Bank
Payments Bank which launched Tap Card  – an offline payments solution to its customers recently in May 2018 Paytm Payments Bank
Payments Bank which has commenced operations in April 2018 and is joint venture with state bank of India Jio Payments Bank
Which Small Finance Bank has commenced Operations in march 2018 headquartered at Bangalore Jana Small Finance Bank
Which small finance bank has rolled out selfesavings bank account – a digital savings account in February 2018 Equitas Small Finance Bank
Which payments bank has commenced operations in February 2018 Aditya Birla – Idea Payments Bank
Which Payments Bank has introduced one stop digital solution – digital suite to its customers recently in May 2018 Fino Payments Bank
51st annual meeting of Asian Development Bank is held in which city recently in May 2018 Manila, Philippines
Country which for the first time started to allow women start business without male permission Saudi Arabia
First meeting of BRICS finance ministers and central bank governors held in which city in April 2018 Washington DC USA
Largest source of FDI in India in 2017 as per a report by Reserve Bank of India Mauritius
Which company has emerged as the top borrower from AIIB in 2017 with 1.5 billion dollars India
Country which emerged as the top foreign remittance receiver in 2017 with USD 69 Billion India
Asian Development Bank has given an in-principle approval for Rs 1700 Crore loan to which of the following states Uttarakhand
First Indian State to clear projects digitally with the launch of Nivesh Mitra – a digital platform in February 2018 Uttar Pradesh

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Logistics ease across different states (LEADS) Index published by Ministry of Commerce and Industry Gujarat
State which launched EASYBUSINESS portal and MSMEPORTAL for enabling unemployed youth employment generation Programme Tamilnadu
A dedicated agency to look after investments and business promotion in the state of Assam Invest Assam
SBI has adopted which village recently for creating awareness about the digital transactions to the people in the village Bhagabanpur Village, Odisha
India’s first cashless island of the country Karang, Manipur
Parliamentary committee headed by whom has been constituted for studying the performance of public sector banks and recovery of black money in the country Murali Manohar Joshi
Forbes First Cryptocurrency Rich List Topped by – Chris Larsen
Committee formed by government of India to look into issues related to Fintech space in India is headed by Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs
Soft Bank Group with which firm based in china is launching a USD 930 Million solar venture in India GCL System Integration Technology Co
First foreign e-commerce firm to enter food retail venture in India Amazon
Which company has bought 77% stake in flipkart recently making it the world’s largest e-commerce deal Walmart
World first biometric card for contactless payment launched by which company in January 2018 Gemalto
Worlds’s first future contracts in which metal alloy has been launched by which exchange Multi commodity Stock Exchange of India
Indian Post Payments Bank has signed up with which organization for imparting training to employees in payment banking Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
Digital platform for MSME customers launched by Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu Federation of Indian Export Organizations – FIEO Global Linker
India’s first firm to cross 6 lakh crore market capitalization in January 2018 Reliance Industries Limited
India’s first social affordable housing bond has been launched by which organization which has raised Rs 1000 Crore through these bonds India Bulls Housing Finance Limited
India’s first MSE Sentiment Index launched by CRISIL and SIDBI – CriSidex
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Index launched by CRISIL to monitor FPI investments in Fixed Income Money Markets Crisil FPI Index
Growth rate of Indian Economy estimated by Asian Development  Bank in its – Asian Development Outlook Report in April 2018 2018-19 – 7.3% and 2019-20 – 7.6%
NABARD has announced to raise its long term on lending to how much amount in 2018-19 to finance more projects in rural areas Rs 80,000 Crore
Record amount digitally transacted through Public Finance Management System on a single day Rs 71,633.45 Crore
Government of India signed a loan agreement with which International Organization for improving rural road connectivity in Madhya Pradesh USD 140 Million
Government of India has recently approved enhancement of NABARD’s authorized capital from existing Rs 5000 Crore to what amount Rs 30,000 Crore
NABARD has approved how much amount for various projects (irrigation and construction of rural roads and drinking water)in Rajasthan in 2017-18 Rs 14690 Crore
As per the recent World Bank report, how many accounts have been opened in India during 2014-17 period 28.17 Crore (51.4 Crore accounts opened globally)
NABARD has approved how much amount for various projects in Uttar Pradesh in 2017-18 Rs 10,012 Crore
Rank of India in the manufacturing of crude steel in the world 2nd (1st – China)
Rank of India in production of Mobile Phones in the world 2nd (1st – China)
Passport details have been made mandatory by government of India for all loan exposures over and above how much amount, the decision has been taken in the wake of PNB fraud 50 Crore
World Bank in its India development update : India’s growth story has projected India’s economic growth rate at what percentage in 2018-19 and 2019-20 7.3% in 2018-19 and
7.5% in 2019-20
Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives Limit has been raised by SEBI to what amount for residents and FPIs across all currency pairs USD 100 Million
SEBI has doubled the investment limit of angel funds to how much amount? 10 Crore
NABARD has approved how much amount for area development plan for Punjab in 2018-19 Rs 1918 Crore
Government of India has made PAN mandatory for payments/transactions above how much amount Rs 2.5 Lakhs
Online Claims mandatory for EPF withdrawals above how much amount Rs 10 Lakhs
NABARD has approved how much amount for various projects (irrigation and rural bridge projects) Odisha in 2017-18 Rs 372.51 Crore
India’s growth rate in 2018-19 as per the projections of IMF 7.4 %
India’s economic growth rate as per Economic Survey 2017-18 7% – 7.5%
India’s rank as the largest economy of the world as per the recent report by IMF 6th  – USA largest
How much amount has been collected by government of India from the launch of GST till March 31st 2018 Rs 7.41 trillion
Government of India enhanced investment limit for senior citizens under PM Vaya Vandana Yojana from existing 7.5 Lakhs to what amount in May 2018 15 Lakhs
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Indian organization which launched
“View Pension Passbook” feature for pensioners under Umang App
EPFO
Rank of India in FDI confidence Index published by global consultancy firm AT Kearney 11th
Rank of India on Business Optimum Index published by grant thornton based in USA 6th
Government of India has approved how much amount to micro irrigation fund for NABARD under PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana Rs 5000 Crore

Static: Heads of Important Banking and Financial Organizations

Organization Head Quarters Head of the Organization
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs New Delhi Arun Jaitley
Minister of Commerce and Industry New Delhi Suresh Prabhu
Ministry of MSME New Delhi MoS with Independent Charge
Giriraj Singh
Reserve Bank of India Mumbai Dr. Urjit Patel – Governor
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Mumbai Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
National Housing Bank New Delhi Sriram Kalyanaraman
Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India Hyderabad Subhash Chandra Khuntia
Small Industries Development Bank of India Lucknow Chaiman
Mohammad Mustafa
CEO – Kshatrapati Shivaji
Securities and Exchange Board of India Mumbai Ajay Tyagi
EXIM Bank of India Mumbai Yaduvendra Mathur
State Bank of India Mumbai Rajnish Kumar
World Bank Washington DC CEO
Kristalina Georgieva
President – Jim Yong Kim
International Monetary Fund Washington DC CEO
Christine Lagarde
Asian Development Bank Mandaluyong, Philippines Takehiko Nakao
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Beijing China Jin Liqun
New Development Bank
(BRICS Bank)
Shanghai, China K V Kamath
European Investment Bank Kirchberg, Luxemburg Werner Hoyer
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development London, UK Sir Suma Chakrabarti


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RBI in News and RBI Circulars Updates: January – May 2018

Government of India issued first tranche of sovereign gold bonds for 2018-19, the issue price per gram is Rs 3,114 and tenure is
8 years, which organization is the issuer of the bonds on behalf of the government of India
Reserve Bank
of India
Reserve Bank of India in its recent monetary policy review has announced to shift from existing GVA model of estimation of growth of Indian Economy to which model GDP
Foreign Portfolio Investors limit has been enhanced by Reserve Bank of India from existing 5% of the outstanding stock to what percentage in 2018-19 and 2019-20 5.5% – 2018-19
6.0% – 2019-20
Penalties Slapped by Reserve Bank of India in 2018
3 crore penalty on which bank for non-compliance of Income recognition and asset classification norms directed by RBI IDBI Bank
April 2018
3 crore penalty on which bank for non-compliance of Income recognition and asset classification norms directed by RBI Axis Bank
March 2018
2 crore penalty on which bank for non-compliance of KYC norms directed by RBI Indian Overseas Bank
40 lakh penalty on which bank for flouting fake note norms directed by RBI State Bank of India
5 Crore penalty on which of the following banks for non-compliance of rules relating to NPA classification, KYC norms and treasury related functions South Indian Bank

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