May 2014 Current Affairs PDF: Important Current Affairs

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Friends, we are back! We know that you have been waiting for a long time for our May 2014 current affairs updates. We were unable to publish any updates on this website. Many of our readers have requested us to publish current affairs and other updates regarding IBPS, SBI, RBI recruitment exam. Now we are going to publish the most important current affairs of May 2014. You may download the pdf of May 2014 current affairs.


Most Important Current Affairs of May 2014

National News

  • The Reserve Bank of India allowed minors above the age of 10 to open and operate savings bank accounts independently.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 9 May 2014 barred Indian companies from raising the External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) from overseas branches and subsidiaries of Indian banks for refinance or repayment of the Rupee loans raised from domestic banking system.
  • Raghuram Rajan, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced that plastic currency notes will be launched in 2015 after field trials.
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank included in second schedule to RBI Act, 1934
  • Supreme Court of India banned use of bulls for Jallikattu (bull-fighting) events or bullock
  • -cart races.
  • Supreme Court of India ordered CBI inquiry into multi crore Saradha chit fund scam.
  • Chairman of Railway Board Mr. Arunendra Kumar released a book entitled "India Junction A Window to the Nation". 
  • The Odisha government has signed an agreement with the TiE Silicon Valley as part of its efforts to develop the state as an IT hub and attract US investment.
  • Asia's biggest milk brand Amul announced to set up a dairy processing plant in Varanasi. The plant will initially process five lakh litres per day with the capacity to double the production.
  • President dissolved the Lok Sabha on the advice of outgoing Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who resigned on 17 May 2014.
  • 21st May 2014 was observed as Anti-Terrorism Day throughout the country. 
  • Narendra Modi took oath as 15th Prime Minister of India, with 24 Cabinet and 21 Ministers of State.
  • PM Mr. Narendra Modi created a new Ministry of Skill development and Entrepreneurship. It was created recognizing the importance of skill development in India.
  • RuPay, India’s indigenous card payment network launched by President Pranab Mukherjee is developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • The GDP rate of India is likely to accelerate to 6.8 per cent over the next two years as 
  • per a report published by Morgan Stanley.
  • The Union Government of India on 30 May 2014 signed a credit agreement of 121.20 million US dollar from the World Bank for the Uttarakhand Decentralized Watershed Development Project (UDWDP). 
  • Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag's name was cleared by government as next Army Chief after General Bikram Singh retires on July 31st 2014. 
  • Justice BS Chauhan, the Judge of the Supreme Court of India was appointed as the Chairman of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT).
  • Mr. Ashwin B. Pandya, has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Water Commission & Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. 
  • Veteran Congressleader Mr. Nabam Tuki sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive term.
  • Mr. Jitan Ram Manjhi was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Bihar in place of Nitish Kumar.
  • Mr. Pawan Chamling was sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister for the record fifth consecutive time.
  • Anandiben sworn-in as first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat
  • TR Zeliang sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Nagaland
  • Ahmed Maitiq sworn-in as the new Prime Minister of Libya
  • Mukul Rohatgi appointed as new Attorney-General of India
  • Former IB chief Ajit Doval appointed as new National Security Adviser
  • Russi Mody, Former Chairman and Managing Director of Tata Steel passed away in Kolkata on 16th May 2014, He was 96 years old.
  • Veteran nuclear scientist and Padma Bhushan recipient, N Srinivasan passed away due to cardiac arrest on 18th May 2014.He was 84 years old. 
  • Malavath Poorna, a 13-years and 11-month old girl of Andhra Pradesh became the youngest woman to climb the Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world.




International News

  • India-born Hinduja brothers, Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja, have emerged as the richest men in Britain with a net wealth of 11.9 billion pounds (about $20 billion).
  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison on charges of bribery by a court in Tel Aviv. 
  • Russia and China on 22 May 2014 exercised their veto power against a draft resolution which was intended to refer the Syrian civil war to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • Mauritius on 27 May 2014 decided to provide automatic tax information exchange to India.
  • Google launched a service for Europeans named right to be forgotten.
  • Panamanian Vice-President Juan Carlos Varela won the presidential election. He will be assuming office from 1st July 2014.
  • On 5th May 2014, Prime minister of Slovenia, Alenka Bratusek handed in her resignation to parliament after losing the battle for the leadership of the Positive Slovenia
  • World Bank Group Appoints Hiroshi Naka as Vice President and AuditorGeneral of World Bank
  • Nobel Laureate economist Gary Becker passed away at age of 93 due to illness in Chicago on 3rd May 2014.
  •   World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May 2014 across the world. The theme of 2014 year is: Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015 Development Agenda.
  • Caparo Group won the International Business of the Year award 2014 at the Asian Business Awards Midlands in Birmingham.
  •  Scientists of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California have reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of the red giant star and lead to the formation of planet-forming interstellar dust.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) added two noble gases Xenon (Xe)and Argon (Ar) in the list of banned/ prohibited substances list.
  •   Japanese national, Hiroshi Naka was appointed as the Vice President and Auditor General of World Bank.
  • Exhibition on 100 years of World War I started at the German Historical Museum, Berlin. The exhibition will run until the end of 2014.


Sports Updates

  • 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games are to be held from 16th to 28th August 2014 in Nanjing, China.
  • Trap Shooter Manavjit Sandhu ranked at third spot in ISSF World Ranking.
  • Indian Cricket Player Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No. 1 position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen.
  • Waqar Younis, who is former fast bowler of Pakistan, has been appointed national coach for two years. Waqar Younis will be joining his new role in June 2014.
  • AIBA approved a new body Boxing India, as the provisional National federation to represent the India.
  • Serena Williams of US won the Women's Italian Tennis Open 2014 for the third time.
  • The Italian Open 2014 was held in Rome Italy from 11 May 2014 to 18 May 2014. It is 
  • red clay tennis tournament after French Tournament.
  • Japan bagged AFC Women's Asian Football Cup 2014





Prize and Award Winners

  • A documentary film, Silen t Screams –Ind ia's Fight Against Rape won three awards at the 2014 New York Fes tivals In ternational TV and Film Awards.
  • The former President o f India, Dr.APJ Abdul Ka lam has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Edinburgh.
  • Film Win ter Sleep honoured with Palme d'Or Award at 67th Cannes Film FestivalMay 29Vishwanath Tripathi received Vyas Samman 2013
  • UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon awarded the prestigious Dag Hammarskjold medal to the eight Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations in 2013.

Science and Technology

  • The world's highest tunnel for high-speed trains in northwest China became operational at an altitude of 3,607.4 metres.
  • World’s first Electric E-Fan Aircraft Completes its Maiden Flight in Bordeaux, France. Toulouse-based Airbus made it.
  • First indigenously developed air-to-air missile Astra successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet over the Arabian Sea off Goa.
  • Pakistan successfully test-fired Hataf-III Ghaznavi missile. Hataf-III Ghaznavi missile is a short range surface-to-surface Ballistic Missile.
  • Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted the tests of Supersonic Akash air defence missiles which successfully intercepted the targets. 
  • The private space travel firm Space X unveiled its new manned Dragon V2 Capsule to take astronauts into Low-Earth orbit and beyond.
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PNB released IBPS Clerk-III Joining Schedule (2nd Phase)

pnb clerk joining schedulePunjab National Bank (PNB) has published the schedule of joining for all IBPS Clerk CWE-III allotted candidates in its bank in 2014-15. They already released IBPS clerk-III joining schedule in 1st phase for Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala. Now they have come up with the joining schedule of selected candidates belonging to these states-

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Assam
  3. Bihar
  4. Chandigarh
  5. Gujarat
  6. Haryana
  7. Jammu & Kashmir
  8. Maharahtra
  9. Madhya Pradesh
  10. Meghalaya
  11. Odisha
  12. Punjab
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Tamilnadu
  15. Uttarakhand and 
  16. West Bengal




Candidates from these aforesaid states are required to join on 21.07.2014. The venue for reporting will be mentioned on the appointment letters.

To check joining schedule (phase-II) of IBPS Clerk-III selected candidates, check here.
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IBPS RRB CWE-III 2014 Notification, Online Application

ibps rrb cwe-IIIInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has published an official notification of Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Group-A Officers Scale-I, II, III and Group-B Office Assistant (Multipurpose) in different regional rural banks (RRBs) in India. There are total 56 rural banks who will recruit PO, clerk, specialist officers in their banks through IBPS RRB CWE-III. Read out further to know more about IBPS RRB CWE-III 2014-15 recruitment.

IBPS has already published exam schedule / calender of IBPS RRB-III, PO-IV, Clerk-IV, SPL-IV. Check here for complete IBPS exam schedule in 2014-15.




Details of Eligibility, Age Limit for IBPS RRB CWE-III Recruitment Exam

Academic Qualification :
  1. Office Assistant (Multipurpose) - Degree in any discipline with local language proficiency.
  2. Officer Scale I - Same as above. Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry,Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture,Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy are preferable. 
  3. Officer Scale II (General Banking Officer) - Degree in any discipline or its equivalent with minimum 50 % marks. Preference will be given to applicants having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy etc.
  4. Officer Scale II (Specialist Officer) : Must hold degree in CA, MBA, IT, LAW etc. according to different posts which are I.T. Officer, Chartered Accountant, Law Officer, Treasury Manager, Marketing Officer, Agricultural Officer.
  5. Officer Scale III - Same as Officer Scale I qualification.


Age Limit (As on 01.06.2014) : 
  • Officer Scale III - Between 21-40 years.
  • Officer Scale II - 21-32 years.
  • Officer Scale I & Office Asst. - 21 to 28 years.




Online Application Procedure for IBPS RRB CWE-III

Application Fees: Rs. 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM and Rs. 600 for General including OBC candidates. Applicants may submit application fees through online or offline mode of payment. 

How to apply: Candidates are required to apply through online mode of application only. The details of online registration process are given in the official advertisement.


Important Dates regarding IBPS RRB CWE-III Recruitment:

  • Starting date for Online Registration: 18.06.2014
  • Online Payment of Application Fees: 18.06.2014 to 09.07.2014
  • Offline Payment of Application Fees: 20.06.2014 to 14.07.2014
  • Closing date for Online Registration: 09.07.2014
  • Tentative Dates for Pre Exam Training for Officer Scale-I: 25.08.2014 to 30.08.2014
  • Tentative Dates for Pre Exam Training for Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 01.09.2014 to 06.09.2014
  • Tentative Date for-Online Examination for Officers: 06.09.2014/ 07.09.2014
  • Tentative Date for- Online Examination for Office Assistant (Multipurpose): 13.09.2014/ 14.09.2014/ 20.09.2014/ 21.09.2014
  • Tentative Date for declaration of Results: 05.11. 2014

Don't know the syllabus and pattern of Exam? Check here the complete syllabus and exam pattern of IBPS RRB CWE-III 2014 recruitment.

Check here for official advertisement of IBPS RRB CWE-III.


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GK Questions asked in SBI PO 2014 Exam held on 15th June

The online exam for SBI PO 2014 recruitment has already been started from 14th June and is now going on. We have already wrote on review of SBI PO 2014 online exam held on 14th & 15th June. Now we are going to share general awareness questions asked in SBI PO 2014 online test held on 15.06.2014.




General Awareness questions of SBI PO 2014 exam held on 15th June

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  • On which day World Environment Day is celebrated?
  • Which is the world's highest building right now?
  • Question related to white level ATM.
  • What is the full form of SLR?
  • Padma Vibhushan award winner in 2014?
  • Who is the present Chief Justice of India (CJI)?
  • When liquidity exceeds, what action does RBI take?
  • Name the country which change their national flag?
  • Question related to MICR code.
  • What is the minimum limit in RTGS system?
  • Who is the new high-commissioner of Pakistan to India?
  • Question on term deposit?
  • Co-Owner of Ranbaxy?
  • Who is the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)?
  • The number of people voted in Lok Sabha Election in 2014?
  • Question on 2011 Census.
  • What is the full form of EPS?
  • Question from certificate deposit.
  • Full form of SME?
  • Name the swimmer of Australia have just undergone shoulder surgery?

Note : These questions have been collected based on the memory of the candidates who have appeared for the exam. You may share here rest of the general awareness questions as comments.



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Review on SBI PO 2014 Exam held on 14th & 15th June

sbi po exam reviewThe first and second day of online exam for the recruitment of State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officer (PO) in 2014-15 have just been conducted on June 14 & 15, 2014. We have collected experience of the candidates who have appeared for the online exam on those days. Now it's time to write review of SBI PO online exam held on 14.06.2014 and 15.06.2014.





Complete Review of SBI PO 2014 Online Exam on 14th & 15th June, 2014

We are giving here subject-wise/ section-wise review. Happy reading!

Data Analysis & Interpretation : Data Interpretation (DI) part was the toughest section in the paper. Pie chart, Graph, tables were there. Questions were very time consuming and also very calculative. It was very tough to solve all the questions within the stipulated time. 

Reasoning : This section was same as IBPS PO level exam. Questions were asked from seating arrangement (circle & straight line), syllogism, puzzle test, Input-Output problem, strong-weak argument, data sufficiency etc. The seating arrangement questions (specially circular problem) were very tough and time consuming. 

English : The English section was also same level as IBPS PO exam. The questions were moderate and asked from close test, error correction, passage and comprehension, jumped sentences, synonym, antonym etc.



General Awareness :  The general awareness section was comparatively easy than that of IBPS PO level exam. All the current affairs questions were asked from events happened in last 6 months. If you concentrate little bit more time in this section, you will surely score a very good score in this GK section. We will publish here general knowledge  questions asked in the online test.

Marketing & Computer Knowledge : This part was also easy. The marketing questions were asked from basic level. The computer knowledge part was also easy like marketing section. Here also basic level questions were present. You should target this section so that you can obtain good marks in overall paper.

Descriptive Paper : The overall paper was average. Some aspirants are saying easy, some saying moderate. We will share here questions of descriptive paper asked in SBI PO 2014 exam.


So, according to all the aspirants it is seen that the overall question paper was moderate. If you prepared well, it is not a hard task to score well to be qualified in the exam.


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Result, Interview Schedule of SBI SO 2014 Recruitment Exam

spi po resultGood News! State Bank of India (SBI) has declared the result of Specialist Officer (SO) 2014 recruitment exam. The online exam was held on 19th April, 2014. After few weeks, they have announced the result of online test. SBI has also released the interview schedule. The interview will be started from 25.06.2014. You can download your interview call letter from 12.06.2014 onwards. The Biodata form is available on SBI's official website www.sbi.co.in or www.statebankofindia.com.




To view result status and interview schedule for SBI Specialist Officer 2014 recruitment, check here.

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Best Books for SBI Clerk Online Exam: SBI Clerk Books

Looking for best SBI clerk exam's books? State Bank of India (SBI) published an official advertisement for the recruitment of Assistant/ Clerk in 2014-15. The online exam will be held in the month of July-August. The online registration has already been started from 26th May and will be continued till 14th June, 2014. If you don't know the exam pattern, check here syllabus & exam pattern of SBI Clerk online test. So friends, it is the high time to start your preparation. Before that, you should follow and study some important and useful books. We are giving here a list of useful books for upcoming SBI clerk exam.




Best & Recommended Books for SBI Clerk/ Assistant Online Exam

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RBI Grade-B Officers 2014 Recruitment Notification

Looking for latest jobs in RBI? Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has published a notification for the recruitment of Grade-'B' (General) through direct recruitment in the financial year 2014-15. Previous year, there were total 98 posts. But this year, the vacancies have been increased which is 117. The details of vacancy, eligibility, pay scale are given below. Just go through!




Vacancy, Eligibility details for RBI Grade-B Officer Recruitment 2014

Name of the post : Grade-'B' Officer (General)

Vacancy details: Total vacancy-117. The category-wise vacancies are as follows- Gen- 58, OBC-38, SC-13, ST-8.

Age Limit: Between 21-30 years. Upper age limit has been relaxed for reserved candidates as per central govt. of India.

rbi officer recruitmentEducational Qualification: Applicants should be a graduate with minimum 60% marks (OR) 2nd class master degree with minimum 55% marks (OR) A Doctorate Degree with 50% marks in Master's Degree (OR) Chartered/ Cost Accountant/ Company Secretary (ACS) (OR) PG Diploma in Management/ MBA from a recognized University

Scale of Pay : The basic pay scale for RBI Grade-B posts is Rs.21000-1000-30000-EB-1000-32000-1100-36400 plus DA, LA, HRA etc. The initial gross salary will be of Rs. 47855.






How to apply for RBI Grade-B officer recruitment

Application Fees: Rs. 400 for candidates belong to General/ OBC category. No application fees for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates. Application fees can be submitted through online or offline (bank challan).

Application Procedure: Candidates are required to apply through online mode of application only.Details of online application, official notification and link of online registration will be available shortly.


Important Dates:

- Opening date for registration: 3rd June 2013
- Closing date for registration: 23rd June 2013
- Payment fees through Online: 03.06.2014 to 23.06.2014
- Payment fees through Offline: 05.06.2014 to 26.06.2014

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Download Admit Card for SBI PO 2014 Online Exam

sbi po admit cardState Bank of India (SBI) has activated the link of downloading admit cards for PO 2014 online exam which will be held in the month of June 2014. You can now download your call letter for online test. The exam will be started from second week of June up to first week of July, 2014.




To download SBI PO 2014 exam's admit card and acquaint yourself booklet , check here.

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Central Bank of India IBPS Clerk-III Joining Schedule

cbi clerk-III joining dateCentral Bank of India (CBI) has released the schedule of joining for the candidates who have been provisionally selected through IBPS Clerk CWE-III 2014-14 recruitment exam.Total 416 candidates have been selected for clerk/ SWO-'A' post in the 1st allotment. In 1st phase of joining, 116 candidates are required to report on 23.06.2014 at the respective Regional Offices of Central Bank of India. Remaining 300 candidates will have to report later which will be intimated shortly.




To view the list of allotted candidates and details of pre-recruitment formalities, check here.

For list of necessary documents to be needed at the time of reporting/ joining, check here.

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