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Target 40+in General Awareness: Consolidation

Seeing the latest trends of the exam, Questions are asked regarding reports, apps, schemes, and full form. Thus here is the list of Apps, portals, websites, and reports of regulatory bodies and important national institutions. 

1. RBI- Reserve Bank of India

Governor: Shaktikant Das

Headquarter: Mumbai 

Founded: 1 April 1935

  • Reports 
    1. Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India– annually
    2. Fiscal stability report- half-yearly
    3. Monetary policy report- half-yearly
    4. Report on foreign exchanges- half-yearly
    5. OBICUS- order books, inventories, and capacity utilization survey- quarterly
    6. Consumer confidence survey- quarterly
    7. Service and infrastructure outlook survey- quarterly
  • Apps and portals
    1. MANI – money aided note identifier
    2. E-kuber- core banking solution
    3. UPI123pay
    4. Digisaathi
    5. RBI retail direct- for gsec selling
    6. DAKSH Portal

2. SEBI- Securities exchange board of India

Chairman: Madhabi Puri Buch

Headquarter: Mumbai

Founded: 12 April 1992

  •  Apps
  1. SEBI Complaints Redress System (SCORES)
  2. Saarthi app- for investment awareness
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Advisory Committee for Leveraging Regulatory and Technology Solutions (ALeRTS)

3. PFRDA- Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority 

Chairman:  Supratim Bandyopadhyay

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: 23 August 2003 

  • PRAN- permanent retirement account number

4. IRDAI- Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India

Chairman: Debashish Panda

Headquarter: Hyderabad


  • council for insurance ombudsman
  • Bimavahaks : Insurance correspondents in rural areas

5. NHB-  National Housing Board

Chairman:  Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: 9 July 1988

  • ORMIS- Online reporting management system
  • RHISS- Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme
  • CLSS- Credit linked subsidy scheme

6. SIDBI: Small Industries Development Bank of India 

Chairman: Sivasubramanian Ramann

Headquarter: Lucknow

Founded: 2 April 1990

  • Digital Prayaas
  • SIDBI and Google partnership for Assistance to Micro enterprises (SANGAM)
  • SIDBI Thematic Assistance for Purchase of capital Assets in New enterprises (STHAPAN)
  • assistance to re-energize capital investments by SMEs (ARISE)
  • SIDBI assistance to the healthcare sector in the war against the second wave of covid19(SHWAS)
  • SIDBI term-loan assistance for rooftop solar PV plants (STAR)
  • SIDBI’S term loan to enhance the production of MSMES (STEP) SCHEME GUIDELINES

7. NABARD: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

Chairman: G R Chintala

Headquarter: Mumbai

Founded: 12 July 1982 

  • JIVA program’ to promote natural farming under its existing watershed and wadi programs
  • Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for FPOs (CGFTFPO)

8. IBBI- Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India

Chairman: Ravi Mittal 

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: 1 October 2016

9. EPFO: Employee Provident Fund Organisation

Chairman: Neelam Shami Rao

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded: 4 March 1952

  • UAN: Universal Account Number
  • Employee Deposit Linked Insurance (EDLI) Scheme

10. Bombay Stock Exchange

Chairman: S.S. Mundra

MD: Sundararaman Ramamurthy

Headquarters: Mumbai

Founded: 1875

11. National Stock Exchange

Chairman: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

MD & CEO: Ashishkumar Chauhan

Headquarters: Mumbai


12. Niti Aayog

Chairman: PM Modi

Vice Chairman: Suman Berry

CEO: Parameswaran Iyer

Headquarters: New Delhi

Founded:1 January 2015

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What is the weightage of banking awareness in Banking Exams?

4-5 questions come out of 40 questions. It is very easy to score as once you learn they will be beneficial in different exams.

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