Banking Current Affairs 2021: Download PDF in Hindi & English

By : Akash Mishra

Updated : Jun 3, 2021, 18:45

Bank Current Affairs: World commerce is reliant on the banks in one way or the other. Therefore, it becomes essential for bankers to be aware of what is happening around them. This is why the current affairs for bank exams is one of the most important parts of the exam curriculum concerning banking exams.

Current affairs topics for bank exams will indeed feature in your exams for several banking-related exams such as IBPS Clerk, PO, SBI Clerk, PO, IBPS RRB Clerk, PO, RBI Grade A & B, NABARD Grade A & B, LIC AAO, etc.

Current Affairs for Bank Exams & GK Topics



Current Affairs

The best way to learn the current affairs is to watch the news channels on the television and to read the newspaper regularly

Static GK

You need to pick up some great books of the latest year edition that will have updated data on static GK


You can watch TV channels such as the History channel to learn more about the current affairs topics in the field of History

Indian History

Dive into the books of civics and history to learn about the history of India


You can read some class 10 geography books of NCERT to learn about the GK topics of Geography


You will need a certain background of laws as banking is a highly regulated sector and you need to pay much attention to this

Some tips to prepare for Current Affairs topics for Bank Exams

Here are some tips and pointers that will aid you in preparing your current affairs syllabus for bank exams-

  • Regularly watch the news channels to remain up-to-date with what is happening around the world
  • Buy some good books of renowned publishers that will give you a good insight into the static GK part
  • Focus more on the current affairs as more of the questions will be based on it
  • Keep a tab on the time that you have to solve this part of the question paper
  • Always remember there is nothing quantifiable in this part, you either know the answer you do not so do not waste time sitting and struggling to recollect

Importance of the Current Affairs topics for Bank Exams

The knowledge of current affairs is very important for a banker's role. Most of the things that are happening around the world are related to banks. The domestic, as well as the international economy, is highly reliant on the efficient functioning of the banking industry. Most of the new projects proposed by the governments, the new industries, etc everything is dependent on the banks. Therefore, bankers need to remain aware of what is going on around the world.

Most Recommended Books for the Current Affairs for Bank Exams

Here is a list of some most recommended books for the preparation of the current affairs topics for banks exams-

  •   Manorama Yearbook 2020 by Mammen Mathew
  •   Quick General Knowledge with Current Affairs Update by Disha 
  •   Arihant's General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey
  •   Lucent’s General Knowledge by Dr. Binay Karna and R. P. Suma  

Why Prepare the Current Affairs Syllabus for bank exams from BYJU'S Exam Prep?

At BYJU'S Exam Prep, you can be sure of one thing and that is you will get nothing but the best preparation guidance and learning material for your banking exams. All the instructors at BYJU'S Exam Prep are selected after rigorous interviews and training process. This helps us to deliver nothing but a quality training program for your banking exams. With our periodic test series, you will learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions by default.


What are the current affairs?

Current affairs refer to the latest happenings of various fields such as national, international, sports, economy, etc.

What all comes in current affairs?

There is no defined boundary for current affairs, all the latest happenings concerning anything are current affairs.

Why do you need to study current affairs topics for bank exams?

The banking industry lies at the core of many new things that are happening in the world such as projects, joint ventures, economic exchanges, government schemes, etc. therefore, bankers need to know everything about current affairs.

How can you prepare for the current affairs syllabus for bank exams?

The best way to prepare for the current affairs syllabus for bank exams is to watch the news every day and to read the newspaper every day.

How to prepare for the current affairs quiz for bank exams online?

You can watch several channels on YouTube or signup with platforms like BYJU'S Exam Prep to prepare for the current affairs quiz for bank exams online. 

Daily GK Update: 24th May 2022

 National & International Appointments

1. Former Chairman of KVIC, Vinai Kumar Saxena appointed as new LG of Delhi


  • Vinai Kumar Saxena, who served as a chairperson of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has been appointed as the new Lieutenant Governor (L-G) of Delhi.
  • He was appointed as the chairman of KVIC in October 2015.
  • He has worked on various schemes and products: ‘Honey Mission’, ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’, ‘Leather Artisans’ Empowerment’, Khadi Prakritik Paint, and many more.
  • He has replaced former LG Anil Baijal, who headed Delhi’s government for five years.
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 National Affairs

2. NMCG approves Rs 660 crore water infra projects


  • The 42nd Executive Committee under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has approved 11 water infrastructure projects worth around Rs 660 crore.
  • The meeting was headed by G Asok Kumar (DG, NMCG).
  • During the meeting, a project for sewerage management for cleaning of River Hindon in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) was also approved.
  • The estimated cost of the project is Rs 577.23 crore that includes construction of 135 MLD STP, creation of interception etc.
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 National Affairs

3. ONGC becomes the first gas producer to trade on Indian Gas Exchange


  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) has become the first Exploration and Production (E&P) company in India to trade domestic gas on Indian Gas Exchange.
  • The first online trade was made on 23 May 2022 by Anurag Sharma (ONGC Director (Onshore) In-charge Marketing) on India’s first automated national level Gas Exchange, IGX.
  • The gas traded is from ONGC Krishna Godavari 98/2 block.
  • ONGC Headquarters: New Delhi
  • ONGC Chairman & Managing Director - Alka Mittal
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 International Affairs

4. WEF launches alliance to supercharge India's climate action


  • The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the Alliance of CEO Climate Action Leaders to supercharge India’s climate action and decarbonization efforts.
  • The alliance will continue their efforts to achieve the India vision, ‘Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net Zero India’, on India’s low-carbon transition by 2070.
  • Aim: To bring together the government, businesses, and other key stakeholders to achieve PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Panchamrit’ pledge.
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 State Affairs

5. Maharashtra Govt signs MoUs worth Rs 30,000 cr with 23 companies at Davos


  • The Maharashtra Government has signed MoUs worth 30,000 crore rupees with 23 companies from different parts of the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  • Subhash Desai (Maharashtra Industries Minister) and other ministers from Maharashtra Cabinet were in Davos to attract investment opportunities.
  • Microsoft will set up its Data Centre in Pune with an investment of 3,200 crore rupees.
  • More than 55% of investment would come from Singapore, Indonesia, USA, and Japan.
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6. Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan becomes first player to hit 700 fours in IPL


  • Punjab Kings batsman, Shikhar Dhawan has become the first player to hit 700 fours in the history of the IPL.
  • The batter has now a total of 701 IPL fours to his name, followed by David Warner (577) and Virat Kohli (576).
  • He achieved this milestone during the match between PBKS and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede.
  • Dhawan also become the second player to score 6000 runs in IPL history after Virat Kohli.
  • Dhawan was bought by PBKS for INR 8.25 crore at the auction.
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7. Odisha win Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship 2022 title


  • Hockey Association of Odisha became the champion of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship 2022 after a victory over Hockey Karnataka in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Earlier, Jharkhand Hockey team has defeated Hockey Haryana by 3-2 in the third-fourth place match.
  • Punam Barla (34′) has opened the scoring in the match in the third quarter as Odisha picked up the lead.
  • Odisha hockey head coach: Edgar Joseph Mascarenhas
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8. Veteran communist leader Sivaji Patnaik passes away


  • Veteran CPI (M) leader and former parliamentarian Shivaji Patnaik passed away at 92.
  • Patnaik had joined the undivided Community Party of India (CPI) in 1947 and was the architect of the formation of CPI(M) in Odisha in 1961.
  • He was elected from the Lok Sabha seat (Bhubaneswar) thrice in 1977, 1989 and 1991. 
  • He was the CPM secretary of the State committee from 1972 to 1991 and also a member of the central committee of the CPM for a long period.
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 National Affairs

9. Dr Jitendra Singh launches ‘BioRRAP’ portal for Biotech Researchers


  • Dr Jitendra Singh (Union Minister of State (IC) Ministry of Science and Technology) has launched Single National Portal for Biotech researchers and Start-ups.
  • The Biological Research Regulatory Approval Portal (BioRRAP) will cater to all those seeking regulatory approval for biological research & development activity in the country.
  • India will figure among the top 5 countries of the world by 2025 in Global Bio-manufacturing Hub.
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 Honours & Awards

10. Music Academy announces Sangita Kalanidhi awards


  • The Music Academy has announced the Sangita Kalanidhi and other awards for various artistes from the years 2020-22.
  • The Sangita Kalanidhi award will be given to: Renowned vocalist Neyveli R Santanagopalan (2020), eminent mridangam artiste Tiruvarur Bhakthavathsalam (2021) and violin duo Lalgudi GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi (2022).
  • The Music academy also announced other awards including Nritya Kalanidhi for three recipients in the dance segment.
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 Banking & Finance

11. SBI introduces Xpress Credit on YONO


  • The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the launch of Real Time Xpress Credit on its Yono platform which allows eligible customers to get personal loans of up to ₹35 lakh.
  • It is a flagship personal loan product for salaried customers (Xpress Credit), now has a digital avatar and customers can now avail of it through Yono.
  • It would be a 100% paperless and digital experience and an end-to-end eight step journey.
  • SBI Chairman: Dinesh Khara
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 Banking & Finance

12. Tata Capital launches digital loan against shares facility


  • The Tata Capital Ltd has launched ‘Loan Against Shares’ an end-to-end integrated digital financial offering.
  • Aims: To provide customers with an easy and seamless experience
  • Through this facility the customers can avail loans up to ₹5 crores by simply pledging their dematerialised shares online, facilitated by NSDL.
  • The loan amount can be customized based on the value of shares in the portfolio of the customer.
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 Banking & Finance

13. HDFC Bank joins Retailio to launch co-branded credit cards


  • HDFC Bank has joined hands with Retailio to launch of a new range of co-branded credit cards primarily targeted at chemists and pharmacies in the merchant segment.
  • Retailio is the country's largest B2B pharma marketplace.
  • The co-branded credit card offers cashbacks on tax payments, reward points, and 5% Cashback on all Business essentials.
  • The card also offers no-cost and low cost EMI options for all customers on their credit card.
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 Banking & Finance

14. RBI formed panel to review customer service standards in banks, NBFCs


  • The Reserve Bank of India has set up a committee to review the efficacy, adequacy and quality of customer service in banks, NBFCs, and other entities regulated by it.
  • The six-member committee headed by former RBI deputy governor B P Kanungo.
  • He will submit a report within three months from the date of its first meeting.
  • It will also review the evolving needs of the customer service landscape ( evolving digital/ electronic financial products and distribution landscape).
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