Friday, 25 October 2013

DAILY GK UPDATE - 25TH OCT !

1.    HSBC lowers India’s CAD forecast for FY’14 to 3.4%
i. Global financial services major HSBC today lowered India’s current account deficit (CAD) forecast for this financial year to 3.4 per cent of GDP from 4.1 per cent earlier.
ii. HSBC said the country’s CAD is at an unsustainable level, and expected to gradually decline in the coming years and in 2014-15, it is likely to be at 3.2 per cent of GDP.
iii. HSBC’s CAD projections factored the increase in imports during the festive season and rise in coal imports to help meet demand from power plants in the coming months.
iv. In the next fiscal year, FY15, we expect the deficit to hold broadly steady in nominal terms and decline to 3.2 per cent of GDP.
v. CAD, the difference between inflow and outflow of foreign exchange, had declined to 3.6 per cent in the January-March quarter after touching a record high of 6.5 per cent in the October-December quarter.

2.    Now, open an Axis Bank account using Aadhaar card
i. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is going ahead and launching new services even as the decision on whether the Aadhaar card is mandatory for getting government subsidies is pending before the Supreme Court.
ii. In a new initiative, Axis Bank entered into a tie up with the UIDAI that will enable the bank to open accounts by using the 12-digit Aadhaar number of the customer.
iii. The bank will fulfill the Reserve Bank of India’s norms on know-your-customer verification electronically (e-KYC) by using the biometric data of the customer.
iv. The fingerprints, once scanned at the bank’s biometric device, will enable the bank to collect data such as name, address and telephone number of the customer electronically from the UIDAI.

3.    SC-appointed probe panel invites information on Meiyappan
i. The committee probing the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing episode sought information from the public regarding allegations of betting against Gurunath Meiyappan and the other accused in the scandal on Thursday.
ii. The Supreme Court appointed committee, headed by former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Mukul Mudgal and including Additional Solicitor General L. Nageshwar Rao and senior advocate Nilay Dutta, had its first meeting on Thursday after being appointed early this month.
iii. The committee decided on the schedule of meetings after “perusal” of the Supreme Court order.
iv. The committee is investigating charges of betting and spot-fixing in the IPL matches against Meiyappan, son-in-law of Board president N. Srinivasan and allegedly the team principal of Chennai Super Kings, the accused players and the team owner of Rajasthan Royals.

4.    Oltmans to be named High Performance Director
i. The Government of India will appoint Hockey India’s Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans as Chief Coordinator and High Performance Director for Indian Hockey.
ii. He is all set to be appointed till Rio Olympics 2016 keeping in view all the major events taking place in the next three years.
iii. Oltmans was firstly hired by Hockey India (HI) as Director High Performance in January this year as part of its plan to further professionalise the sport of hockey.
iv. The former Dutch coach, who worked with the Dutch Olympic Committee as its Performance Manager for Elite Sports, is also an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach. Oltmans is also the chief coach with the Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the Hero Hockey India League.

5.    Simona Halep won Kremlin Tennis Cup 2013
i. Simona Halep of Romania defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-2 to win the Kremlin Cup on 20 October 2013 at Moscow, Russia. It was the fifth WTA singles championship for Simona Halep.
ii. Simona Halep of Romania defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-2 to win the Kremlin Cup on 20 October 2013 at Moscow, Russia. It was the fifth WTA singles championship for Simona Halep.
iii. Simona Halep (born on 27 September 1991) is Romanian professional tennis player and the currently ranked no. 14 in the WTA singles Rankings.
Note: In men’s singles, top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup. It was the 10th WTA singles championship for Richard Gasquet.

6.    Shah Rukh Khan Appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for South Korea
i. Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood actor, was on 23 October 2013 appointed as the goodwill ambassador for South Korea. He was appointed as the public diplomat as well as an ambassador of India’s soft power. 
ii. Shah Rukh Khan will visit South Korea before the maiden visit to The President of South Korea- Park Geun-hye.
iii. Shah Rukh Khan was also invited by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on his first visit to India at the formal dinner with the prime minister.

Note: It is important to note that India and South Korea have signed a civil nuclear agreement already but it is still not operational. 
ii. In the year 2008, Shah Rukh Khan was given the title of Datuk, which is equivalent to the British Knighthood. This title was given to him by the Governor of Malaysia’s southern Malacca state, Mohamad Khalil Yaacob


7.    Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian with assets of USD 18.9 billion
i. According to the China-based Hurun India Rich List, Ambani retained the top position for the second year even after a wealth decrease of 2 percent. Ambani is followed by London-based steel baron LN Mittal with assets of USD 15.9 billion.
ii. Mittal's wealth declined 6 percent from in 2012.
iii. Sun Pharmaceuticals' founder Dilip Shanghvi broke into the top three for the first time with a 66 percent surge in his wealth.
iv. "This rise in stock price was supported by the expected sales of the cancer drug Doxil, following Janssen Pharma Inc's admission of shortage of the drug supply," the report said.
v. Among others in the top 10 are: Wipro's Azim Premji (4th) with assets of USD 12 billion, HCL Technology's Shiv Nadar (5th, USD 8.6 billion), Grasim Industries' Kumar Mangalam Birla (6th, USD 8.4 billion), Godrej Group's Adi Godrej (7th, USD 8.1 billion).

8.    British Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro Passed Away at 89
i. British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro passed away on 23 October 2013. He was 89 years old. He died after a heart attack.
ii. He was the renowned British sculptor of his generation and also worked as the assistant to Henry Moore in the 1950s.
iii. He studied engineering at Christ's College Cambridge. Thereafter, she specialised in sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London until 1952.
iv. In May 2000, he was given the Order of Merit which recognises great achievement in the fields of the arts, learning, literature and science. On 9 March 2004, he was elected as the Senior Member of the Royal Academy.


60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are ye rabert wedra kaun hai, kisi ko malum hai

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to all
do u'r best as much as possible

Anonymous said...

Tera ziza

Anonymous said...

Kyu re chutiye, rabert se kya kam hai tuze

Anonymous said...

Ziza kya hota hai

Anonymous said...

iski bhan ko syaad wo le gya.

Anonymous said...

Ziza- means jo teri maa - bhan ko bhaga le jai

Anonymous said...

Tell me

aaj rrb ka result aane wala hai kya .
Late night somebody post comment here. So im waiting for that also.

Anonymous said...

nhi bhai 27 ki raat ko status aaega aur marks aaenge 5 nov,,, maine call ki thi unhe,,,

Anonymous said...

All the best guys for tomorrow.....:).........give ur best..

Anonymous said...

hi, i m from bihar, Mera ipbs ka exaam 10 tarikh ko hai, paper easy aayega kya? ??

Anonymous said...

can anyone explain the marking systm of ibps..plz share

Anonymous said...

Haa bohut easy aayega ...

Anonymous said...

Aaj mai kejriwal se mila, maine usko btaya k ipsb PO question paper bahot tough aa rahe hai, aap eske khilaf anshan karo

Anonymous said...

I don't thnk so.... Kyu ki aap k lst dy h.. Nd last dy sbse difficult papar ata h... Bt byluck esy aa gaye to accha h...

BAAP said...

WO to Chaman Chutiya hai....tumhe chutiya bna dega congress ko smarthn deke!!! hahaha

Anonymous said...

Haa haa kejriwal CM banne ke sapna dekh raha hoga ... haa haa ...

Anonymous said...

Arey kejriwal kya karega...padh le agar paper tough aa rha hai toh...

Anonymous said...

Aur ye po banenge....

Anonymous said...

He is husband of sonia gandhi's daughter priyanka gandhi.he is main victim of landgate in haryana as per suit filed by mr. khemka

Anonymous said...

Kejriwal kuch nahi kar sakta kya? ???

Anonymous said...

Kyu be chutiye, kejri k piche kyu gaya tha tu ye bata pehle. Muze puchkar kyu nahi gaya? ???

Anonymous said...

Hi guys please tell me whether PO vacancy would be available at next year or not. If available than what about the numbers? I could not do well in maths this time. Really frustrating thing for me. Please....

SoumyaRanjan said...

Don't worry.Banks ll be recruiting for the next 2-3 years due to business expansion and retirements.The vacancy for PO ll be approx 25-30 k every year.Keep preparing.

Sarvdaman Prashar said...

Please Don't make fun of those who are helping our society and ultimately YOU!

Anonymous said...

Mai bhi kejrilal se jakar mulakat kar lu kya

Anonymous said...

ALL THE BEST

Anonymous said...

who keeps forex in india?
goi
rbi
or any other entity?

Anonymous said...

rbi.........200cr me se 115cr forex and 85cr in the form of gold.

Anonymous said...

i think rbi..

arindam das said...

What is the current FDI on ARCs?

Anonymous said...

100%

Anonymous said...

Best of Luck for today's IBPS PO Exam for those guys who has appers

Bhargavi Reddy said...

any one know plz tell me which is costlist part of computer

Anonymous said...

Wht z forex , statutory liquidity ratio ,
SARFAESIS act .,?????

Aftr hw much tym assest declare NPA ?
NPA mean ????

PLz erplain m dis

Anonymous said...

Motherboard

Anonymous said...

After 90 days

Anonymous said...

Match wash out ho gaya lagta hai.

Anonymous said...

Best luk

Anonymous said...

today may be decleard rrb po result

Anonymous said...

Kisne bataya ??

Anonymous said...

Maine bataya

Anonymous said...

tu koun he be...

Anonymous said...

nhi bhai...match may be possible..ajj weather thik thak hai yahan pe... aur ajj me Virat kohli ko dekha ..yeah :).my fav...(4m Odisha)

Anonymous said...

Jisne bataya woh mai hu

Nilesh said...

Thanks dear who ever u may be...u are the first person to gave Best Of Luck...Others have mentioned the difficulty of papers and bla bla bla...

Nilesh said...

NPA means Non Performing Assets

Nilesh said...

IBPS wale kya tere baap lagte hain

Anonymous said...

maine suna hai ki SBI associate P.O. me, 65% in graduation ka criteria lagne wala hai...

Anonymous said...

kaha suna be? ? Aur Tere kitne marks hai be graduation me

Anonymous said...

ye chup kar faltu ka baat mat kar yahan pe...agar ye hua to bht bada hungama ho jayega..election age hai...Govt ye kadam kabhi nhi lega...

Anonymous said...

Google kar chutiye...

Anonymous said...

thanks admin for the gk updates

Anonymous said...

bhai mere 53 % hai.

Anonymous said...

Han last tim jb sbi po k form nikla tha tht time notification me likha tha next sbi po k criteria 65% nd for sc st 60% hoga bol k....

Anonymous said...

plzzzz dont use slang language here

DIKSHA GUPTA said...

be focused...!! All the best....!!

Anonymous said...

Any ony knows about sbi clerk vacancy kb tk niklegi...plzz tell mi

D B Saritha said...

thanks for Current Affairs please provide Job alert for government jobs

Anonymous said...

Sir please provide banking related working knowledge for clerk 3

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