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: 13th August 2022

 Honours & Awards

1. Marina Tabassum wins Lisbon Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award


  • Renowned Bangladeshi architect, Marina Tabassum became the first person from the global south and first south Asian to win the prestigious Lisbon Triennale Millennium bcp Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • She will receive an original artwork by the Portuguese artist and sculptor Carlos Nogueira as award during the Lisbon Triennale.
  • Marina Tabassum is known for her architectural designs that break away from commercialism and deeply embed environmental concerns.
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 National Affairs

2. India unveils first Saline Water Lantern using sea water for LED lamps


  • Union Minister, Jitendra Singh has unveiled India’s first Saline Water Lantern named ‘Roshni’ which uses the sea water to power the specially designed LED lamps.
  • It will bring Ease of Living to the fishing community living along the 7500 km long coastal line of India.
  • Saline water-powered Roshini LED lamps will boost and supplement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UJALA scheme.
  • It has been developed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai.
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 National Affairs

3. Govt to bring model by-laws to govern all Primary Agricultural Cooperative


  • Union Home Minister, Amit Shah has announced the roll-out of model by-laws to govern all Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the country during a national conference on rural cooperative banks organized by Ministry of Cooperation and National Federation of State Cooperative Banks (NAFSCOB) at Vignan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • There are more than 95,000 PACS currently, of which only about 63,000 PACS are functional.
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 National Affairs

4. Union Minister, Virendra Kumar launched ‘SMILE-75 Initiative’.


  • Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Virendra Kumar has launched the 'SMILE: Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise' initiative in New Delhi.
  • It aims to make cities, towns, and municipal areas begging-free and make a strategy for comprehensive rehabilitation of the persons engaged in the act of begging through the coordinated action of various stakeholders.
  • Total budget fir smile-75: Rs 100 crores till 2025-26.
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 National Affairs

5. India adds 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar Sites


  • India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13,26,677 Hectare 
  • These 11 new sites include, 4 in Tamil Nadu, 3 in Odisha, 2 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1 each in MP and Maharashtra.
  • Total of 28 sites have been declared as Ramsar sites in 2022
  • Tamil Nadu (14) has maximum number of Ramsar sites, followed by UP (10)
  • Ramsar site: Wetland site designated to be of international importance under Ramsar Convention
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 Banking & Finance

6. Retail Inflation based on CPI declines to 6.71% in July 2022


  • Retail inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), eased to 6.71% in July 2022 as compared to 7.01% in preceding month, as per the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation data
  • Inflation eased mainly due to easing prices in the Food & Beverages section.
  • However, the retail inflation level remains above the mandated level of 4% with a margin of 2% on either side.
  • CPI-based inflation or retail inflation: Change in the price index over a period.
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 National Affairs

7. British govt officially declares drought in parts of England


  • British govt has officially declared certain parts of southern, central, and eastern England as drought areas after a prolonged period of hot and dry weather.
  • England suffered its driest July in 2022 since 1935, with only 35% of the average rainfall for the month, and parts of England and Wales are now in the middle of a 4-day extreme heat alert.
  • All water companies have reassured essential supplies and are prepared than ever before for periods of dry weather.
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8. Bangladesh names Shakib al Hasan as skipper for Asia and World Cup


  • Bangladesh Cricket Board named Shakib Al Hasan as the captain for the Asia Cup, Tri-nation T-20 series with Pakistan and host team of New Zealand starting in October as well as the World Cup 2022 in Australia.
  • This decision was followed by the bad performance of the Bangladesh team in T-20 matches
  • BCB also announced a 17-member team for the Asia Cup.
  • He employs an aggressive left-handed batting style in the middle order and controlled slow left-arm orthodox bowling
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 National Affairs

9. Govt commences Basmati crop survey during 2022-2023 crop year


  • Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has commenced Basmati crop survey to estimate acreage, assess crop health and expected yield of aromatic and long grain rice during 2022-2023 kharif crop season using climate-based yield modelling
  • It is being executed under Basmati Export Development Foundation (BEDF), APEDA
  • Final survey report will be finalized by Dec 2022
  • India has exported USD 12 billion Basmati in the last three years.
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10. Ministry of Ayush signs MoU with MeitY for digitalization of Ayush Sector


  • Ministry of Ayush has signed MoU with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for providing technical support to Ministry of Ayush for digitalization of Ayush Sector under Ayush Grid project for 3 years.
  • Ayush Grid project was initiated in 2018 by the Ministry for creating a comprehensive IT backbone for the entire sector.
  • Digitalization of the entire Ayush Sector will lead to its transformation in fields of health care delivery at all levels.
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