Sunday, July 17, 2016

Banking Current Affairs from Jan to May for SBI PO Mains Exam



1. Indian overseas Bank posts net loss of Rs.936 crore.
2. HSBC to shut down half of its branches in India, 300 Jobs to go
3. ICICI Bank in strategic tie-up with NDB
4. App-only bank with no branches to launch in UK
5. IFMR Capital initiates first Capital Market Transaction for MUDRA
6. SWIFT financial messaging service launched in India
7. ICICI Bank offers ‘work-from-home’ for women
8. RuPay to launch Credit Cards in September
9. RBI announced liquidity measures for March 2016
10. ICICI Bank to Partner FINO PayTech for Payments Bank
11. Jan Dhan account deposits cross Thirty Thousand Crore Rupees
12. 'RBI to lower rates by another 50 bps in FY17'
13. IDFC Bank launches 
‪#IDFC Twitter Resume campaign on Twitter to find prospective employees, attract millennials
14. India rated 9th in FDI Confidence Index
15. Bharti Airtel get payments bank licence from RBI
16. Punjab based Capital Local Area Bank – First small finance bank starts operations
17. RBI floats draft framework for account aggregator NBFCs
18. India-USA to improve AYUSH products jointly
19. Federal Bank to open startup incubation centres
20. SBI Cap seeks to sell Kingfisher House in Mumbai
21. IFSC banking units can open foreign currency current accounts
22. RBI to introduce new 500,100 rupee notes
23. Yes Bank ties up with online payment solutions startup Click & pay
24. RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of four NBFCs
25. Those earning Rs 50 lakh a year must declare assets
26. ICICI Bank open to investing in startups
27. Development Bank of Singapore(DBS) Bank launches mobile-only bank
28. Paytm ties up with Delhi Metro for card recharge
29. SEBI considering doing away with requirement of fresh KYC for Opening of new accounts in Securities Market
30. LIC launches online repository
31. RBI asked the banks to open banks in villages with a population of more than 5000
32. SBI chief identifies four change drivers in Indian banking system
33. SBI now also has the largest PoS network in India
34. RBI to issue 1000 banknotes with inset letter R
35. Banks adopt new rate formula
36. Punjab National Bank top mobilizer under Gold Monetization Scheme
37. Experian India launches new fraud solution for banking and insurance
38. Country's first small finance bank to start ops on April 13
39. RBI eases reporting of NEFT by Non-A/C holders
40. RBI lets only e-filing of FDI forms from Feb 8
41. SBI opens Japan Desk in New Delhi
42. BSE to get its own postal stamp
43. SBI, BoB and other PSBs creating anti-money laundering framework for overseas branches
44. Public sector banks install 14k ATMs in 2015-16
45. DBS Bank to set up new technology hub in Hyderabad
46. SBI lowers lending rates by 5 bps to 9.15%
47. National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) Unified Payments Interface (UPI) was
48. NABARD lent 1000 crore rupees to Haryana State Warehousing Corporation (HSWC)
49. Bank customers can use post-office ATMs soon
50. ICICI Bank launches credit-linked subsidy scheme under PMAY
51. Mutual funds roll out Aadhaar number
52. Bank of Baroda posts highest ever loss by an Indian bank
53. Bandhan Bank Mobilizes 5000 crore deposits till December
54. KickStarter launches official Android app
55. SIDBI signs MoU with Saarc Development Fund
56. HDFC Bank launches SmartUp
57. Government raises EPF interest rate to 8.8 pc for 2015-16
60. Amazon to set up its second largest global delivery centre in Hyderabad
61. Uber opens Asia’s first engineering hub in India
62. First revised estimates of macroeconomic indicators for 2014-15 released
63. Public Sector Banks risk losing 'highly safe' tag sans additional capital
64. Banks may put 3-lakh cr of bad loans on the block in 2017: Arcil
65. RBL launches banking platform for entrepreneurs
66. Government raises EPF interest rate to 8.8 pc for 2015-16
67. India’s 1st startup hostel launched in Bengaluru
68. SEBI raises FPI investment limit
69. RBL becomes first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for startups
70. Bank of Japan keeps interest rates unchanged
71. Hinduja group acquires Britain Building
72. BSNL in talks with Airtel for spectrum-sharing deal
73. India to host IMF meet on Asia’s economic challenges in New Delhi
74. PF interest Rate hiked to 8.8% for 2015-16
75. SEBI lowers MF exposure limits
76. Rajan joins World Economic Forum task force
77. Bank plans to open 500 branches this fiscal
78. The country’s largest bank State Bank of India has now launched ‘mVisa‘ ,a mobilebased payments solution
79. World Bank initiated “Climate Action Plan”
80. SIDBI clears 1,000 Crore for early-stage startups
81. RBI changes tenor of G-secs worth Rs 37,300 crore
82. Fitch maintains India’s growth forecast at 7.5%
83. Core banking facility available at 25K post offices by April
84. RBI cancels registration of 4 NBFCs
85. RBI Deputy governor Urjit Patel, set for term extension
86. RBI permits banks to sell India Gold Coins
87. Nepal SBI Bank launches payment gateway
88. RBI issues norms for branch offices by foreign entities
89. Nita Ambani most powerful businesswoman in Asia: Forbes
90. RBI tweaks norms on Bank fraud provision
91. RBI is working on an e-pension ecosystem which would help in resolving issues concerning ghost pensions
92. Freecharge partners with Mexico-based movie theatre chain Cinepolis
93. Foodpanda Co-founder's startup acquires Ruplee
94. Government to infuse Rs. 5,000 crore in Public sector Banks
95. IDBI decided to raise the stake by 25%
96. Banks to issue 2nd tranche of gold bond scheme
97. Andhra Bank to launch Bharat Bill Payment Service soon
98. Banks likely to cut loan rates by 0.5%
99. SBI lowers home loan interest rate to 9.45%
100. Government approves 8.7% interest on Employees Provident Fund for 2015-16
101. Honda Amaze 2016 facelift launches in India
102. Thomas Cook India inks pact with Western Union, DCB Bank
103. South Indian Bank gets ISO 9001:2008 certification
104. SEBI scans FB accounts for insider trading probe
105. RBI imposes Rs 1Cr fine on SBT
106. SBI to offer loans to e-commerce sellers
107. India Post Payments Bank To Be Functional By March
108. IDBI Bank first state-run bank to open branch at IFSC
109. PM Narendra Modi still topper among the Indian middle class: ET-TNS survey
110. Banks to share details in standard format
111. Renault launches updated version of Duster
112. Soft Bank splits into two subsidiaries
113. Vijay Mallya exits from Sanofi after 33 years as chairman
114. IDBI Federal Life ties up with KSCA for bowling foundation
115. LIC offers longer cover under ‘Jeevan Labh’
116. Xi Jin Ping officially launches AIIB
117. National Payments Corporation of India to launch credit card by year-end
118. ICICI launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs
119. NABARD FY17 borrowing estimated at Rs 50k cr
120. Morgan Stanley downgrades Bank of Baroda and ICICI Bank
121. RBI unlocks Rs.40000 crore additional capital for banks
122. Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley has indicated that the Government may merge 27 public sector banks into just six.
123. Rajan calls for new global monetary policy pact
124. RBI keeps key rates unchanged
125. PNB launches host of digital banking solutions
126. AADHAR not mandatory for direct Benefit Scheme