Daily Dose – 11: GK updates for SBI PO

Gromo Referal
  1. The mascots of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games have been named as Vinicius and Tom.
  2. HDFC Bank launched app ‘Bank Aap Ki Muththi Mein’, an offering that literally turns a mobile phone into a bank branch.
  3. 14th Finance Commission has submitted its report to President
    • Chairman: Former RBI governor YV Reddy
  4. Paul McGinley won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014 at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Glasgow.
  5. RBI increased RTGS (real time gross settlement) business hours from 7.30 hours to 12 hours.
  6. TVS chairman Venu Srinivasan conferred the title of Honorary Citizen of Busan for his efforts to enhance friendship and cooperation between India and Korea.
  7. The Pakistan-born British poet Imtiaz Dharker has been awarded the Queen’s gold medal for poetry.
  8. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malaviya will be conferred the nation’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
  9.  Japan’s Parliament has re-elected Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister.
  10. Government has released 2015 Calender with theme ‘Clean India, Green India’.
  11. RBI has extended the deadline for withdrawal of pre-2005 of various denominations including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 by six months till 30th June 2015.
  12. Union Finance Ministry has approved 8.75 percent interest rate on Provident Fund (PF) deposits for the year 2014-15.
  13. Jyotsna Suri elected as the President of the FICCI
  14. e-retailing firm Snapdeal.com announced the launch of “The Agri Store”, offering products like seeds, fertiliser and irrigation tools, among others, to farmers on eve of Kisan Diwas.
  15. The 13th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), an event which celebrates the achievements of Indians living abroad, held in Gujarat from January 7-9, 2015.
  16. RBI licensed Ford Credit India to operate as a NBFC. The company will start automotive financing in India.
  17. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been conferred with Yash Chopra Memorial Award.
  18. S Bhattacharya appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Coal India Ltd (CIL).

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