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Current Affairs for IBPS PO and Clerk CWE 2013 : Series 74

Current Affairs for IBPS PO and Clerk CWE 2013: IBPS PO and Clerk bank exams are now very near. For the benefit of our thousands of visitors we are providing you another very important current affairs series. Also visit Current Affairs of Last Six Months. These point wise current affairs are very important for all upcoming competitive exams.

Deepak Sandhu: Deepak Sandhu became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner recently. She took over from Satyananda Mishra.
Tokyo: The city is in news as it won the right to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Hinduja: British Indian billionaire brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja won a Lifetime Achievement Award in Britain.
Hun Sen: The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen has been reelected to power in Combodia.
Ryan Campbell: Ryan Campbell became the youngest pilot to fly across the globe solo on a single engine aircraft. He achieved the world record at the age of 19 years.
Wrestling: The sports is in news recently as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that wrestling to be the part of Olympics in the 2020 and 2024 Games.
Jacques Rogge: Jacques Rogge of Belgium is in news recently as he retired from the post of the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Thomas Bach: Thomas Bach of Germany was elected as the 9th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is the successor of Jacques Rogge of Belgium.
Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013: M. Hamid Ansari presented the First Sree Narayan Guru Global Secular & Peace Award 2013 to Dr. Shashi Tharoor recently.
Ban Lifted: Russia lifted the ban on import of non-basmati rice from India. It also lifted the ban on the oilseeds.
The Lowland: A novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland, was shortlisted among the six books for the Man Booker Prize 2013. Lowland was published by Bloomsbury.
South Asian Football Federation Championship 2013: Afghanistan defeated India to win the South Asian Football Federation Championship 2013. This is the first time that India has faced defeat from Afghanistan.
Johnson Sirleaf: Sirleaf was conferred with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2012. She is the 1st democratically elected Liberian President.
Poonam Khetrapal Singh: SEARO Countries elected India’s Poonam Khetrapal Singh as the Regional Director for WHO South-East Asia Region.
Convicts of 16 December Delhi Gangrape Awarded Death Sentence by the Saket Court: The District Court of Saket, has recently announced the historic verdict in which the death penalty has been awarded to the four convicts of the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan: Tainted Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan were in news as they were handed life ban for IPL spot-fixing by BCCI
Agni-5: India’s most deterrent nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-5 was successfully test fired from Chandipur.
Siddiqa Parveen: An Indian woman from south Dinajpur in West Bengal called Siddiqa Parveen was declared the world's tallest woman. She is 7 feet 3.5 inches tall.
Kanoon Lugat: Kanoon Lugat, an Urdu law dictionary, a first of its kind in the country was released recently.
16 September 2013: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16 September 2013 across the world.
John Abraham: Bollywood actor John Abraham was on 16 September 2013 conferred the Pride of the Nation award.
Amit Kumar: The Indian wrestler Amit Kumar is in news as he bagged Silver Medal in 55 Kg Free Style category in the 2013 Senior World Wrestling Championship.
Ladakh International Film Festival: Abhinav Shiv Tiwari's "OASS", a movie on human trafficking, was named the best film at the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) 2013.
Nina Davuluri: Indian-origin American, Nina Davuluri is in news as she became the first Indian-origin to win the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013: Malala Yousafzai and Harry Belafonte received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013 on 17 September 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.
Tony Abbott: Tony Abbott was sworn in as Australia's new Prime Minister on 18 September 2013 at Government House in Canberra, Australia.
Bajrang Kumar: Indian wrestler Bajrang Kumar has bagged a bronze medal in the 60 kilogram freestyle category at the World Wrestling Championships recently.
Import duty on gold: The Union Government of India hiked the import duty on gold from 10 percent to 15 percent.
Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola: Miss Nigeria, Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola won the Miss Muslimah World contest which was organised by the World Muslimah Foundation in Jakartha on 18 September 2013.
126th Durand Foot ball tournment: Kolkata’s Mohammedan Sporting won the 126th Durand Foot ball tournment as it defeated ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi on 19 September 2013.
RBI liberalised norms for banks to open branches in Tier I cities: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 19 September 2013 announced that banks can open their branches in tier 1 centers without taking its permission in each case.
Indian Team Earned Maiden Wrestling World Cup Berth: India on 20 September 2013 earned a maiden World Cup berth on the back of its best-ever sixth-place finish in men’s freestyle at the World Championships.
Jawaid Akhtar: Jawaid Akhtar was elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council at Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
International Day of Peace: International Day of Peace observed on 21 September 2013 to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.
Monetary Policy Review for September 2013:
- The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 20 September 2013 increased the repo rate or the short term lending rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent from 7.25 per cent with immediate effect. This means that the Repo rate has been increased by 0.25 percent.
- Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate reduced by 0.75 per cent to 9.5 per cent. The MSF rate is the one at which the other banks can borrow from the Central Bank.
- The cash reserve ratio (CRR) remained unchanged at 4 percent. The cash reserve ratio (CRR) is the portion of the deposits which the banks need to maintain in cash with the RBI. The RBI, in the meanwhile, also brought down the minimum daily maintenance of CRR from 99 percent of the requirement to 95 percent with effect from 21 September 2013.
Vangala Eswaraiah: Government of India appointed Justice Vangala Eswaraiah the Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) on 23 September 2013.
Clinton Global Citizens Awards: Bunker Roy and Pakistan's teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai on 23 September 2013 declared as winners of the 2013's Clinton Global Citizens Awards.
Hun Sen: Cambodia's Parliament on 23 September 2013 approved a new five-year term for long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Nairobi: The place is in news as armed terrorists allied with al-Shabab, a Somali group loyal to al-Qaeda attacked the Westgate Mall in Kenyan capital of Nairobi on 21 September 2013.
St. Petersburg: The place is in news as G20 Leaders' Summit took place in St. Petersburg recently.
Liu Shiwen: Chinese paddler Liu Shiwen on 23 September 2013 won women’s table tennis World Cup after defeating teammate Wu Yang.
7th Central Pay Commission: The Finance Minister announced on 25 September 2013 that Manmohan Singh has approved constitution of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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