Wednesday, 22 February 2017

IMPORTANT GK FOR UPCOMING EXAMS



1. PNB launches Mobile Wallet – PNB KITTY
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2. Indian Railways---SBI----10000 POS
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3. India---ASEAN--$100 billion trade to be achieved by 2020
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4. Paytm--‘Each one, teach one’
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5. SBI---BSNL----MobiCash
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6. YES Bank---Ola---cash at your doorstep
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7. EPFO---8.65% interest 
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8. ICICI----eazypay
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9. BoB---first National Supporter for the FIFA U-17 WC 2017
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10. First cashless bazaar---in Raipur
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11. India gets maximum FDI from Singapore 
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12. Abu Dhabi banks to merge into largest Gulf Arab bank
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13. 100 banks join National Financial Switch network as direct members
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14. Paytm Launches Offline Money Transfer With Toll Free Number---- 180018001234 
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15. RXIL(Receivables Exchange of India Ltd) gets RBI nod for 1st trade receivables exchange platform
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16. IOC, BPCL, HPCL join hands to set up India's biggest oil refinery
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17. Online marketing platform Mahila E-haat ties up with India Post, SBI
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18. Canara Bank launches prepaid card
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19. 'DigiShala', new 24-hour government TV channel for cashless lessons 
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20. Black rights activist Viola Desmond to be 1st Canadian woman on $10 bill
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21. Payjo to launch banking robots in India with Yes Bank and RBL
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22. Government to launch helpline number '14444' for digital payments support
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23. India inks Rs 5,000 crore deal with US for 145 M777 howitzers 
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24. Yes Bank launches---SIMsePAY
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25. RBL Bank launches Aadhaar-based disbursment of mirco loans 
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26. Federal Bank partners with Spice Digital for E – Collection Service
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27. DCB Bank launches its own mobile wallet Cippy 
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28. Ruchi Soya Industries to provide banking assistance to farmers
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29. RBI raises Market Stabilisation Scheme limit to Rs. 6 lakh crore to manage liquidity
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30. KPMG, Microsoft join hands to boost digital transformation
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31. Amazon Launches Its Startup Program ‘Launchpad’ In India
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32. Maharashtra to roll out its own ‘Mahawallet’ 
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33. MMTC to tie-up with SBI to sell govt minted 'Indian Gold Coin'
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34. Govt to launch Aadaar Payment App to simplify digital transactions
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35. IDFC Bank launches aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution
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36. Google joins hands with India’s Ministry to protect consumer interest online
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37. Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank launches ‘Bank Sakhi’ scheme
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38. SBI adopts a village to make it cashless ---Shirki,Maharastra
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39. ICICI Bank partners Twitter for better customer experience
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40. Kerala’s Nedumkayam tribal colony to be country’s first digital colony
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41. Au Financiers gets final nod to start small finance bank operations
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42. Bank of Maharashtra Adopts Village in Sangli 
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43. MobiKwik gets RBI nod to accept payments for utility,convenience bills
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44. South Indian Bank unveils mobile banking app for NRIs--SIB Mirror+
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45. Alibaba to soon open first India office in Mumbai
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46. PM Narendra Modi launches UPI based mobile payment app called BHIM((Bharat Interface for Mobile)
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47. V K Sharma appointed LIC chief for 5 years
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48. VG Kannan appointed CEO of IBA
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49. Sebi cuts brokers’ turnover fee by 25%
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50. GST roll out likely from July 1
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51. Central & SBI Card launch premium co-branded card
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52. India inks financing pact with World Bank for $48 million---'Nagaland Health Project'.
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53. RBI imposes Rs 75 lakh penalty on Bombay Mercantile Co-operative Bank
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54. Lloyd's gets final approval from IRDAI to open branch in India
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55. World Bank sanctions Rs 1,376 crore for Tripura power upgradation
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56. PNB, India Post Bank team up
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57. Kwality partners Bank of Baroda for Rs 4000 crore loan to farmers
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58. Coop. banks cannot accept deposits under PMGKY(Pradhan Mantry Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme.)
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59. Alibaba becomes worldwide Olympic partner through 2028
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60. INS Vikramaditya: First to be installed with ATM by SBI
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61. KGB to propagate financial literacy among school children
62. Russian Railways to help India get trains faster
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63. Apple named most innovative company of 2016
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64. BSE IPO is open now
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65. PNB launches Contactless Credit Card
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66. Axis Bank becomes third lender to offer block chain service After ICICI and Yes bank
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67. HDFC Bank launched Humanoid IRA (Intelligent Robotic Assistant)
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68. SBI waives MDR(Merchant Discount Rate) charges for small merchants for one year
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69. BSNL to connect 1500 gram panchayats through OFC(Optical Fibre Cable ) in 2017
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70. HDFC Bank helps TN temples to go digital
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71. Government to sell 51% stake in Pawan Hans
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72. 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting Held in Davos, Switzerland
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73. IRDAI okays Swiss Re move to open Mumbai branch
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74. Uber to launch food (UberEATS) delivery app in India
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75. Suryoday Small Finance Bank Limited commences operations
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76. Utkarsh Small Finance Bank Limited commences operations
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77. RBI prohibits investments in 'non-cooperative countries'
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78. Karnataka Bank, Tirth Agro Technology sign Mou on agricultural mechanization
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79. HDFC Bank to deploy 20 humanoids in its branches in next 2 years
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80. SBI wealth management product launched in Kochi
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81. GAAR ready to take off on April 1,2017
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82. India's largest start-up incubator to be set up at Hubballi
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83. HPCL, GAIL ink pact with Andhra Pradesh govt for Rs 40k-crore project
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84. Alibaba's financial arm acquires MoneyGram
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85. Future Generali India Insurance Company (FGII)--bancassurance tie-up --BOM
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86. Gujarat Is top in cashless
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87. MakeMyTrip accquired Competitor IBIBO
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88. Vodafone India signed MoU with West Bengal government to invest 3,000 crore
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89. YES Bank launched unique Customizable Savings Account
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90. BookMyShow acquired Online Movie Ticket Platform MastiTickets
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91. Citi Bank India introduced voice biometrics authentication system for its phone banking
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92. CCI imposed penalty of 206 crores on 7 cement companies for bid-rigging and cartelisation
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93. GoI launched Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017, to be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
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94. Government made Aadhaar Card mandatory for workers in rural areas enrolled under MGNREGA.
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94. Government will roll out Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) to boost export infrastructure
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95. HDFC Bank launched chatbot service OnChat to allow users to make payments through Facebook Messenger.
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96. Kerala Gramin Bank launched FI@School Program to propagate financial literacy among school children
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97. Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) launched mobile application named SEZ India
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98. NRI allowed old 500,1000 rupee notes exchant at RBI till 30 june 2017
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99. PNB launched Contactless Credit Card - Wave N Pay 
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100. EPFO mandatory AADHAR for its pensioners 
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101. SIDBI-LIC tied for providing capital support to MSME

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