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IBPS RRB is the examination conducted every year to recruit the candidates into regional rural banks such as Deccan Gramina Bank, Mizoram Rural Bank and etc. IBPS RRB exam was conducted on 13/09/2014 and 14/09/2014 (Office Assistant-Multipurpose). This time candidates are tested for the patience and understanding of the too lengthy questions. All the questions in the sections of aptitude, Reasoning are data sufficiency type.

As per the examination pattern question paper had 6 sections namely Reasoning, Aptitude, Finance, English, Computer Knowledge, Professional Knowledge. The question paper was a bit tough for the candidates who went without a proper preparation. The level of difficulty and type of questions given in the examination are mentioned below.

SectionLevel Of DifficultyType Of Questions
ReasoningHighDS
AptitudeModerateDI
Banking AwarenessHigh – ModerateMost Recent
English LanguageModerateParagraph
ComputersEasyMs Office
Professional (Spl)ModerateBasics

Aptitude

Aptitude section questions are mostly are of DI type. Time and distance, Boats and streams etc every topic is of equal weight age. All the topics are given equal weight age with merely 4 questions each.

English Language:

This section of the question paper have most questions on paragraphs, statement and corrections, Sentence Improvement and formation, Spotting errors. The difficulty level of this section of the examination is average. Candidates with perfect preparation can attempt this section pretty good and score well.

Computer Knowledge:

The easiest part of the question paper is Computer Knowledge. This time questions depth on computer knowledge is less. This section mostly concentrated on MS Office.

Reasoning:

The difficult section in the question paper is english. Many questions are from Statements and conclusions, statements and arguments, Data Sufficiency. Mostly questions are Data sufficiency with high difficulty.

Banking:

The questions are most recent one. The questions are based on the events happened after August 1, 2014. One having the habit of reading newspaper keenly and remember them can answer this section.

Professional:

As this section is only for the special cadre posts others no need to bother for this section. Every candidate will get different paper belonging to their educational back ground. The questions in this section are in the level of moderate.

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Paschim Banga Gramin National Bank with head quarters at Howrah was established in 2007. It is one of the leading Regional Rural Banks in India. This banks was formed by the amalgamation of three banks Howrah Gramin Bank, Bardhaman Gramin Bank, and Mayurakshi Gramin Bank. Paschim Banga Gramin Bank released the notification regarding the recruitment of 129 Officers and Office Asst. Posts. All the impassioned bankers who meet the requirements prescribed by the bank can apply through online on or before 10 October, 2014. The complete details regarding the recruitment procedure and eligibility criteria are mentioned below.

Important Dates:

S. No.ParticularsDate
1Starting Date Of Online Registration22 September, 2014
2Last Date For Online Registration10 October, 2014
3Starting Date For Fee Payment22 September, 2014
4Last Date For Fee Payment10 October, 2014

List Of Vacancies:

S. No.Name Of the PostNo. Of Vacancies
1Treasury Officer (Scale II)1
2Law Officer (Scale II)1
3Agriculture Officer (Scale II)5
4IT Officer (Scale II)3
5General Banking (Scale II)14
6Officer Scale I37
7Office Assistant (Multipurpose)68

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates applying for this recruitment process should be qualified in the CWE of IBPS RRBs in September or October 2013.

Nationality:

A candidate must be

  • a citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962.
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limitations:

  • For Officer Scale II
    • Minimum: 21 years
    • Maximum: 32 years
  • For Officer Scale I
    • Minimum: 18 years
    • Maximum: 28 years
  • For Office Assistant:
    • Minimum: 18 years
    • Maximum: 28 years

Educational Qualification:

S. No.Name Of the PostQualificationExperience
1Office AssistantGraduationNA
2Treasury OfficerCA/ MBA1 year
3Law OfficerGraduation (Law)2 years as advocate
4Agriculture OfficerGraduation2 years
5IT OfficerGraduation (Related to IT)1 year
6General BankingGraduation2 years as officer in any bank
7Officer Scale IGraduationNA

Candidates Qualified in RRBs should meet these cut offs with respect to the category mentioned below-

S. No.Name Of the PostSC/ ST/ SC-PWD/ ST- PWD/ SC- EXS/ ST- EXSAll Others
1Office Assistant88 & Above95 & Above
2Treasury Officer103 & Above109 & Above
3Law Officer107 & Above114 & Above
4Agriculture Officer105 & Above112 & Above
5IT Officer101 & Above107 & Above
6General Banking101 & Above107 & Above
7Officer Scale I95 & Above98 & Above

Application Fee:

  1. For Officer Scale (I & II)
    • For SC/ ST/ PWD – Rs.20
    • All Others – Rs. 100
  2. For Office Assistant
    • For SC/ ST/ PWD – Rs.20
    • All Others – Rs. 100

Selection Procedure:

Selection procedure is purely based on the score of the candidates in IBPS RRB (September/ October, 2013) and Personal Interview. Merit list is done based on the Total Weighted Standard Scores (TWSS) of CWE and PI.

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Union Bank of India, the leading public sector bank India with Mumbai as head quarters.Bank bags the award Fininacial Inclusion Initiative award in Global conferece on Financial Inclusion and Fee Payments. Union Bank released the notification regarding the recruitment of Dealers (Specialization segment) and Research Analysts positions (General Segment). Applications are invited from all the impassioned bankers meeting the eligible criteria. Here is the details of recruitment for different positions all the eligible and aspiring candidates can apply through online.

Details Of Recruitment

Important Dates

S. NoParticularsDate
1Starting Date Of Online Registration09/09/2014
2Last Date For Online Registration23/09/2014
3Last Date For Receipt of Print out of Computer Generated Online Application08/10/2014

Posts For Recruitment

Dealer (Specialized Segment):
Post Code: 01
Scale Grade: IV
No. Of Vacancies: 03
Pay Scale: 30600-900/4-34200-1000/2-36200
Eligible Criteria:

  1. Nationality/ Citizenship:
    A candidate must be

    • a citizen of India or
    • a subject of Nepal or
    • a subject of Bhutan or
    • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 or
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  2. Age Limitations: 21-38 years
  3. Educational Qualification:
    • A Post Graduation Degree in Finance/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Commerce from a university/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India or
    • MBA/ PG DBM in Finance from university/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India and
    • Literacy in Computer Operations and word processing/ Computer Skills.
  4. Experience:
    Minimum 4 years experience as a Treasury Front Office-Domestic/ Forex Desk Of scheduled Commercial Bank.
    Candidate should be currently working as Trader/ Dealer.

Selection Process:

GD and/ or Personal Interview.


Dealer (Specialized Segment):

Post Code: 02
Scale Grade: III
No. Of Vacancies: 07
Pay Scale: 25700-800/5-29700-900/2-31500
Eligible Criteria:

  1. Nationality/ Citizenship:A candidate must be
    • a citizen of India or
    • a subject of Nepal or
    • a subject of Bhutan or
    • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 or
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  2. Age Limitations: 21-34 years
  3. Educational Qualification:
    • A Post Graduation Degree in Finance/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Commerce from a university/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India or
    • MBA/ PG DBM in Finance from university/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India and
    • Literacy in Computer Operations and word processing/ Computer Skills.
  4. Experience:
    Minimum 3 years experience as a Treasury Front Office-Domestic/ Forex Desk Of scheduled Commercial Bank.
    Candidate should be currently working as Trader/ Dealer.


Selection Process:

GD and/ or Personal Interview.


Equity Research Analyst (General Segment)

Post Code: 03
Scale Grade: III
No. Of Vacancies: 01
Pay Scale: 25700-800/5-29700-900/2-31500
Eligible Criteria:

    1. Nationality/ Citizenship:A candidate must be
      • a citizen of India or
      • a subject of Nepal or
      • a subject of Bhutan or
      • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 or
      • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    2. Age Limitations: 25-43 years
    3. Educational Qualification:
      • MA in Economics or MBA in Finance from university/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India.

      Applicants having Ph.D in Economics from a recognized university/ Board recognized Govt. of India will be given preference.

    4. Experience:
      Minimum of 2 years experience in Market Research activities in a Scheduled commercial Banks/ Primary Dealers/ Asset Management companies in the fields of fixed income/ equity/ Foreign exchange.

Selection Process:

GD and/ or Personal Interview.

Procedure Of Online Application

    • http://ibps.sifyitest.com/ubisept14/open this website to apply for desired position.
    • Already registered candidates login with username and password new users click on new user button and fill the basic details in the application form.
    • Upload the basic details, photograph and signature as per the instructions mentioned in the website.
    • Pay the fee through online and take the print out of the e-receipt.
    • Once registration is done successfully, a password is generated note down that for future proceedings.
    • Take the print out of online application form generated.

Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank, Rajkot recruiting Jr. Executives for the locations Gandhidham and Dhoraji for a fixed period contract basis. The online applications are invited from the bank. Eligible Candidates can start applying for the position from now.

Important Dates

Last Date Of Registration:  18 September 2014

Eligible Criteria

Age Limit: Candidate should be not more than 30 years.

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduate from a recognized university with first class or
  • M. Com/ LLB/ MBA/ MCA/ PGDCA/ DCA/ JAIIB/ CAIIB/ COPA (with 1 year apprentice ship).

Experience:

  • Candidate should have 2 years experience in any Co-Operative Bank or Financial Institution.
  • Candidate should have verse computer knowledge.

Pay Scale: Rs. 9000 (Rs. 7000 + 2000 C.C.A)

Application Process

  • Open the online website http://career.rnsbindia.com/Default.aspx.
  • Candidates who are new start with the registration process, other applicants can login with their username and password.
  • Enter your Resume.
  • Open the “apply online page”.
  • Click on apply button appearing over the website to apply for the position.

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Vijaya Bank, a fast emerging and innovative trend setting public sector bank, with more than 1520 connections all over India. It crossed the mark of 2 lakh crore turnover in the march 2014.

Vijaya Bank invited online applications from the aspiring bankers for the position of Probationary Officers Security (Scale II). All the eligible candidates who are interested can apply through online official website.

Important Dates

S. NoParticularsDate
1Starting Date Of Online Registration10/9/2014
2Last Date For Online Registration3/10/2014
3Last Date For Receipt of Print out of Computer Generated Online Application17/10/2014
4Last Date For Receipt of Print out of Computer Generated Online Application (From far Flung areas )24/10/2014

List Of Vacancies

S. No.CategoryNo. Of Posts
1SC2
2ST1
3OBC4
4UR8
Total15

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/ Citizenship:

A candidate must be

  • a citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limitations:

Candidates should have a minimum age of 21 years and should not exceed a maximum age limit of 45 years as on 01/08/2014.

Experience:

Candidates with 5 years commissioned service in the Army/ Navy/ Air force or a Police Officer not below the rank of Asst. Superintendent of police/ Dy. of superintendent of police with 5 years of service/ officer of identical rank in 5 years with 5 years service.

Pay Scale: 19400 – 284100/-

Application Fee
For SC/ ST: Rs. 50
For all others: Rs. 300

Selection Procedure

Selection of the candidates will be done only based on the candidate’s performance in the interview. Bank has the right to conduct GD/ Online Preliminary test. Bank will call the candidates for GD/ Interview only after the initial screening of the candidates.

Procedure of online application

  • http://ibpsregistration.nic.in/ibps_vijaya/ open this website to apply for this position.
  • Already registered candidates login with username and password new users click on apply button and fill the basic details in the application form.
  • Pay the fee through online.
  • On successful transaction, e-receipt will be generated.
  • Take the print out and online application form and send them to the concerned address mentioning on the envelope “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF PROB MANAGER-SECURITY-2014-15 (Post Code No:01) in Vijaya Bank”.

IBPS is a statutory body for conducting common recruitment exams for 19 public sector banks in India. IBPS has become the most important exam in the banking sector which lacs of students preparing and attempting this exam to get the most lucrative job in India’s fast growing banking sector.

IBPS conducts exams for all positions in the banks – Clerical Staff, Probationary Officers (Management Trainees), Specialist Officers and also conducts separate exams for these positions in Regional Rural Banks, popularly known as RRBs.

In this page, you can find all the relevant links to download your call letter and other important documents from the IBPS website.

IBPS Clerical Exam

1. Download IBPS Clerical 2014-2014 Exam Notification

IBPS PO Exam

1. Download IBPS PO 2014-2015 Exam Notification

IBPS SO Exam

1. Notification for IBPS SO Exam 2014-2015 is awaited.

IBPS RRB Exam

1. IBPS Online Exam Call Letter – For Office Assistants, For Officers (Scale I, II, III)
2. Examination Handouts –
Office Assistants – English, Hindi
Officers Scale I – English, Hindi
Officer Scale II, III – English, Hindi

If you have any questions or doubts, feel free to post in the comments section.

SBI, the largest banks in our country recently released the notification regarding the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) for its Associate Banks. SBI recruits every year recruits candidates for its associate banks as PO’s, clerks through an examination. Recruitment process will have many filters to shortlist candidates so every phase is important to reach the final selection list.

The pattern for SBI PO have two phases i.e., Written Examination followed by GD and Interview. Written exam is conducted in common for all the candidates who have applied for this recruitment. This phase have two tests-

Objective Examination – The pattern of online examination is as follows-
As in the table in written exam candidates are tested in 4 areas. Every section has its own cut off so candidates should thoroughly prepare all the sections of the examination.

S.No.Name of testMaximum MarksPractice Paper
1Test of English Language50English Language
2Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers50General AwarenessBanking Awareness,Computer Knowledge
3Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation50Data Interpretation
4Test of Reasoning (High Level)50Verbal Reasoning, Logical Reasoning
Total200

 
Complete Online Sample Questions

Online Practice Paper for SBI PO Associate

Descriptive Test – This test is for 50 marks with 1 hour duration. In this examination candidates are tested for their English Language skills. Candidates should mainly concentrate on Reading Comprehension, Short precis, Letter writing and Essay.

Phase II is GD and Interview to get through this candidates should have good communication and full-fledged Banking awareness.

To get over written examination or Phase II of the recruitment candidates need lots of practice. As Descriptive paper of the candidate will be evaluated only after qualifying in Objective Test obviously it is the top most priority for the candidates. As getting Banking awareness is done by reading magazines or books it is totally depends on the candidates IQ. In order to get through written examination practice is needed. Here are some of the sample papers for Preparation.

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1) Oscar organizers declared that they would give esteemed humanitarian award to US actor-producer-singer Harry Belafonte, whose efforts as an activist has assisted throw light on racism and discrimination.

2) Partha Mitra, an Indian researcher in the US has been awarded a prestigious research grant under President Barack Obama’s initiative to map the human brain.

3) Noted filmmaker and Poet, Muzaffar Ali (69), has been conferred 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, the president of All-India Congress Committee (AICC), presented him the award.

4) President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards to Arun Jaitley, Dr Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav for the year 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively.

5) The International Mathematical Union gives the Fields Medal to mathematicians under the age of 40 at the International Congress of Mathematicians, held once every four years. The four 2014 Fields Medalists:
Artur Avila: For his most noteworthy research is in the study of chaos theory and dynamical systems.
Manjul Bhargava: For his contribution to number theory and algebra.
Martin Hairer: For his researches on stochastic partial differential equations.
Maryam Mirzakhani: For her work on the geometry of Riemann surfaces.

6) The list of Awardees for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award for year 2014 has been announced.
The Awardees are:
a) Hu shuli – Journalist from China
b) Wang Canfa – Lawyer, China
c) Saur Marlina Manurung – Anthropologist, Indonesia
d) Omara Khan Masoudi- National Museum director, Afghanistan
e) Randy Halasan – Teacher, Philippines
f) The Citizen’s Foundation – The Pakistani non-government group

7) Baba Kalyani has been re-nominated as the Co-Chairman of the India- Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF). The Ministry of Commerce and Indusry appointed Kalyani as chairperson of IJBLF.

8) Pakistan Government has appointed its Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif as mediator to neutralize the ongoing political crisis in the country.

9) Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as 12th President of Turkey. He was sworn-in a ceremony held at Parliament of Turkey in Ankarra.

10) Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) has become the first Indian to become the brand ambassador of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

11) Seema Malhotra (42), an Indian-origin British MP, has been appointed as the Labour party’s maiden shadow minister dealing with violence against women and girls. Malhotra was nominated shadow minster by Britain’s Opposition party leader Ed Miliband. Malhotra’s responsibility will also involve working on Labour’s Women’s Safety Commission, which will formulate laws to be enacted if Miliband is victorious in the next polls.

12) Yashwardhan Shukla, a 13-year old school boy based in Delhi, has penned a novel titled ‘Gods of Antarctica’. The book is a fictional tale of gods and monsters. The book was published by the Readers Paradise.

13) Thailand’s’s military’s top official, General Prayuth Chan-ocha (60), has been named the new Prime Minister of the country. Gen Prayuth was nominated in a legislature chosen by the junta and consisting mostly military and police figures. The general was the head of the army when he led a coup in May 2014. The coupled to the ouster of Yingluck Shinawatra’s civilian government.

14) Guru Hanuman Akhara, a wrestling academy based in Delhi, has been chosen forRashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP) for year 2014. As per Sports Ministry, Guru Hanuman Akhara has been chosen for ‘establishment and management of sports academies of excellence.’ President Pranab Mukherjee will honor the RKPP awardees along with Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand award winners at the National Sports Awards function in Delhi on August 29, 2014.

15) India’s’s first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta was commissioned into Indian Navy by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam.

16) An Indian-origin graduate student known as Dheeraj Pasham has discovered and measured one of the most elusive and mysterious objects in the Universe — a middling-sized black hole

17) The managing committee of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) as its Chairman has elected Mr. T M Bhasin, CMD, Indian Bank, for the year 2014-15.

18) On behalf of IBA, Mr Bhasin, will be associated with “Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana” Mission, headed by Union Finance Minister.

19) 16-year old Max Verstappen is set to create history by becoming the youngest ever Formula One (F1) driver next season after Toro Rosso announced that the youngster will replace Jean-Éric Vergne. Verstappen is a Dutch and is son of the former F1 driver Jos.

20) Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwala has been appointed the Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for next month’s Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea.

21) Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas has been appointed as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Thomas is the senior Congress Parliamentarian from Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala. The position was previously held by BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi and had chairman of PAC for four consecutive years during 15th Lok Sabha (2009-2014).

22) Rajni Razdan (64) assumed charge as new chairman of Union Public Service Commission, which conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select IAS, IFS and IPS officers among others. Outgoing chairperson D P Agrawal administered Razdan the oath as UPSC chief.

23) PM Narendra Modi in his maiden Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort, announced a new financial scheme named ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ to help the poor open bank accounts which will come bundled with a debit card and life insurance cover.

24) Justice R Banumathi has become the first woman judge from Tamil Nadu to be elevated to the Supreme Court.

25) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has become the first IIM to achieve the AACSB accreditation in business programme, giving a global recognition it its students and helping it to attract more foreign faculty to its campus.

26) In order to strengthen financial inclusion, World Bank’s arm International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Airtel Zambia has signed an agreement to increase access to mobile financial services in that nation. The agreement is valued at $1 million.

27) ICICI Bank, the country’s largest private sector lender, has introduced an equated monthly installment (EMI) option for its customers on debit card purchases.

28) A forensic audit has been ordered by the Finance Ministry on Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) following reports of misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs.436 crore from fixed deposits received from customers.

29) Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on 21st August.

30) India successfully conducted trials of its indigenously developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missile, which has a strike range of 25 kms, as part of a user trial by the Air Force from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.

1) To serve the tech-savvy customers, SBI opened 6 digital branches across India. sbiINTOUCH is the name given to these banks. These sbiINTOUCH branches will include instant account opening with personalised debit cards, instant loan approvals for education, car and home and remote expert advisors available via video links.

2) Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year – circling its star once every 704 days. In comparison to the planet named Kepler-421b, Mars orbits our Sun once every 780 days.

3) Bor Wild Life Sanctuary was notified as the 47th Tiger Reserve Forest of India and 6th of Maharashtra.

4) INS Sahyadri is an indigenously built guided missile stealth Frigate. It is taking part in RIMPAC 2014, a naval exercise in which 23 countries from the world over are participating.

5) The Indian Navy has got its largest-ever destroyer after the addition of the 163 metre-long vessel Kolkata (D63) to its arsenal. Kolkata (D63) is India’s first domestically built guided missile destroyer to feature a Western-style air search radar and stealth technology.

6) United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in honor of an eminent Indian-American scientist Akhouri Sinha, whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations.

7) NASA and Boeing have inked a USD 2.8 billion deal to develop a giant rocket which is set to be the largest and most powerful ever built, paving the way for manned missions to Mars.

8) London 2012 silver medalist Vijay Kumar will be the Indian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games. Vijay Kumar was the best shooter at the London Olympics, winning silver in the rapid-fire pistol event.

9) The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

10) Ishant Sharma has become the first Indian fast bowler to take seven wickets in the fourth innings in Tests. Javagal Srinath had taken 6 for 21 vs South Africa at Ahmedabad in 1996-97.

11) Germany won FIFA world cup, in the final Germany defeated Netherlands. Final match was played in Rio de Janeiro. Hosted by Brazil.

12) Novak Djokovic won in Wimbledon final defeating Roger Federer. In women’s category Petra Kvtova won the title.

13) India and Canada has signed an India-Canada Audiovisual Co-production Treaty with an aim to create jobs in both countries and boost tourism. This audiovisual treaty is the first of its kind for India and signed in Delhi. The treaty came into force on 1 July 2014 but the announcement was made on 9 July 2014.

14) Leading domestic drug makers Lupin, Unichem and Matrix Labs (now part of Mylan) have come under the scanner of the European Commission for curbing entry of the low-cost generic version of cardiovascular medicine Perindopril in the European Union (EU).

15) The verdict on the dispute regarding the delimitation of the maritime boundary between India and Bangladesh was delivered on 7th June, with a United Nations tribunal awarding Bangladesh 19,467 sq. km of the 25,602 sq. km sea area of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali announced the content of the verdict of the long-standing dispute.

16) Dubai has unveiled plans to build the world’s first temperature-controlled city Mall of the World, an ambitious project spread over an area of 48 million sq ft, to attract tourists even during the scorching summer months.

17) President Mahinda Rajapaksa on July 17, directed a Commission of Inquiry appointed by him to probe the roles of Sri Lankan army and the rebel Tigers, during the nearly 30 year war, for alleged violation of international humanitarian law.

18) SS Mundra has taken charge as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India. As a deputy governor of the central bank, he will be responsible for banking supervision, currency management, financial stability and rural credit. Now, RBI has four deputy governors– H R Khan, Urijit Patel, R Gandhi and S S Mundra.

19) The average life expectancy of Japanese women increased to 86.61 years in 2013 up from 86.41 years.

20) General Dalbir Singh Suhagtook charge as the new Chief of the Army Staff of 1.3 million strong Indian army. He succeeded out going General Bikram Singh whose tenure ended.

21) An autobiography of the Former External Affairs Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Natwar Singh was released. The Book titled “One Life Not Enough” was penned by kunwar Natwar Singh.

22) Dipa Karmakar (20) scripted history as she clinched bronze in the vault event in the Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow, Scotland, by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast and second person of the country to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

23) The new Narendra Modi led government has taken up the task of comprehensive Financial Inclusion . It is projected to be achieved by August 2018 with basic banking accounts for everyone by August 2015. Comprehensive Financial Inclusion intends to make banking services accessible to every household in the country.

24) The world’s first malaria vaccine– RTS,S created by pharma company GSK, is expected to hit the markets by 2015. GSK has submitted a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for its malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S.

25) Theodore VanKirk (93), also known as “Dutch,” who was the last surviving member of the crew that jettisoned an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, bringing an end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, passed away in Georgia.

26) A new web platform –www.mygov.nic.in- launched by PM Narendra Modi will now make it much easier for the common man and experts from different fields to reach out to the government with their ideas and suggestions.

27) The President of India appointed veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki (75) as the Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia whose tenure is over.

28) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan (71) has been appointed as the horticulture ambassador of the state of Maharashtra. Big B, who is also the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, would be promoting the horticulture sector in Maharashtra.

29) Researchers have found a new species of ‘May Fly‘ in the southern Western Ghats of India.

30) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has introduced the concept of “zero hour” at Cabinet meetings. The “zero hour” will be the free-wheeling discussions where ministers can bring up any issue they feel relevant for the Cabinet’s informal consideration.

31) A new scheme named ‘Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna’ for holistic development of tribals has been launched by the government. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched the scheme for holistic development of tribal people and Rs 100 crore has been allocated for the scheme during the year 2014-15.

32) President Pranab Mukherjee presented Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 to noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt for his contribution towards the environment and society through Gandhian philosophy.

33) Former Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and five-time MLA Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn-in as the Governor of West Bengal. Tripathi, was administered the oath of office by the acting Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Asim Kumar Banerjee in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

34) Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr. Om Prakash Kohli was sworn in as Gujarat Governor. Mr. Kohli’s appointment follows the unceremonious exit of former Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal.

35) Sim Bhullar (21) has become the first player of Indian origin to join the National Basketball Association (NBA) after he inked a summer contract with the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team in the US.

36) Margaret Alva, the current Governor of Rajasthan, was sworn-in as the Governor of Goa. She was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Bombay high court Mohit Shah.

37) India’s largest software services exporter, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the first Indian company to achieve a market capitalization of Rs 5 lakh crore.

38) The Council of Representatives of Iraq (Iraqi Parliament) in Baghdad elected Muhammad Fuad Masum of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party as the seventh President of Iraq.

39) A super typhoon named Neoguri was advancing north for Japan on July 7, 2014, set to lash the southern Okinawa archipelagoes with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan’s westernmost main island.

40) The flagship carrier of the East African nation of Ethiopia has named its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner after India’s most famous monument- the “Taj Mahal”. This is the first time an airline has named an aircraft of its Dreamliner fleet after a historical or heritage site outside of Africa.

41) Contrary to the efforts across the globe to curb child labour, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalize it from age 10. Country’s Congress approved the legislation, and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia inked it into law in the absence of President Evo Morales.

42) The 7th IBSA (India-Brazil-South Africa) Summit of 2015 will be hosted by India. The same was announced after a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Brazil.

43) The World Population Day was observed across the world on July 11. The theme for year 2014 is “Invest in Young People today, to ensure a Bright Future“.

44) Famous British actress, Emma Watson, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women – the United Nation’s organization devoted to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

45) CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development along with US based the Green Electronics Council launched Indian debut of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) environmental-rating system for electronics.