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

Topic

Information

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

History

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

Geography

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

Legal

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.

FAQs

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: 2nd February 2023

 National & International Appointments

1. Manuela Roka Botey appointed as the first female PM of Equatorial Guinea

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  • President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has appointed Manuela Roka Botey as the first female prime minister of the country.
  • She replaced former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who has been in the position since 2016.
  • Before this, she served as the education minister and joined the government in 2020.
  • President Teodoro Obiang was re-elected for a sixth term in office in November 2022.
  • Equatorial Guinea Capital: Malabo
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 International Affairs

2. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates ‘Ekushey Boi Mela’

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  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the biggest book fair of Bangladesh 'Ekushey Boi Mela’ in Dhaka.
  • Theme 2023: Poro Boi, Goro Desh: Bangbandhur Bangladesh" (Read books, build the country, a country of Bangabandhu’s dream)
  • The month-long book fair is being organized on the grounds of the historic Suhrawardy Udyan and the Bangla Academy.
  • She has also distributed the Bangla Academy Award 2022 in recognition of literary works in Bangla.
  • Bangladesh Currency: Taka
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 Agreement

3. Nagaland, Patanjali Foods Ltd. sign MoU on palm oil cultivation

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  • Nagaland signed an MoU with Patanjali Foods Ltd for the development and area expansion of palm oil cultivation and processing for Zone-II of Nagaland under the National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP).
  • Zone II includes the Mokokchung, Longleng, and Mon districts of Nagaland.
  • Aim: To give a boost to the oil palm growers in the state of Nagaland and the region.
  • Patanjali is already working in Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Tripura.
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 Banking & Finance

4. Australia removes British Monarchy from its banknotes

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  • The Reserve Bank of Australia has announced that it will remove the portrait of the British monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II from its A$5 banknotes.
  • The new currency notes of the $5 would feature an Indigenous design rather than an image of King Charles III.
  • The other side of the note will continue to feature the Australian Parliament.
  • King Charles III, who became British monarch, is the head of state in Australia, NZ, and 12 other Commonwealth realms outside the UK.
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 Important Dates

5. World Wetlands Day 2023: 2nd February

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  • World Wetlands Day is observed every year on February 2 to raise global awareness about the crucial role of wetlands for people and the planet.
  • Theme 2023: It's Time for Wetlands Restoration
  • This theme highlighted the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration.
  • The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 75/317 for World Wetlands Day on 30 August 2021.
  • This day marked the adoption of the convention on wetlands on February 2, 1971, in Ramsar, Iran.
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 Banking & Finance

6. FM Nirmala Sitharaman presented Budget 2023-24

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  • Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget for 2023-24 in Parliament on 1st Feb 2023.
  • Seven priorities: Inclusive development, Reaching the last mile, Infrastructure and investment, Unleashing the potential, Green growth, Youth power, and financial sector
  • Funds allocated (in lakh crore rupees):
    • Defence Ministry: 5.94
    • Road and highways Ministry: 2.7
    • Railways: 2.41
    • Home Affairs: 1.96
    • Agriculture and Farmer Welfare: 1.25
    • Communications: 1.23
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 State Affairs

7. Yaya Tso to become Ladakh’s first biodiversity heritage site

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  • Yaya Tso lake has been proposed as Ladakh's first biodiversity heritage site (BHS) under the Biological Diversity Act.
  • The resolution was signed by the village stakeholders and the SECURE Himalaya project.
  • About Yaya Tso Lake:
    • It is known as a bird's paradise.
    • Location: at an altitude of 4,820m in Ladakh.
    • It is also one of India's highest breeding sites of the black-necked crane.
  • The Secure Himalaya project is funded by the Global Environment Facility.
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 Banking & Finance

8. RBI’s Digital Payments Index jumps to 377.46 in September 2022

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  • According to the Reserve Bank of India – Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI), released by RBI, the digitization of payments across the country has increased to 377.46 in September 2022 from 349.30 in March 2022.
  • RBI introduced the composite Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI) on January 1, 2021.
  • Base year: March 2018
  • As per the Economic Survey 2022-23, India has the highest fintech adoption rate of 87% among the public compared to the global average of 64%.
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 Agreement

9. Austrade, CII sign MoU on vocational education, training programmes

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  • The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has signed an MoU with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to collaborate on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes.
  • It will focus on Australian training standards.
  • Focus area: Automotive, allied health, mining, IT, cyber security, renewable energy, logistics, supply chain, and water management
  • Austrade’s Australia-India Future Skills Initiative team in India will execute with CII.
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 International Affairs

10. India to be the theme country at 2025 Madrid International Book Fair

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  • The Ambassador of Spain to India, Jose Maria Ridao has announced that India will be invited as the focal country at the Madrid International Book Fair in 2025.
  • Spain is the theme country at the 46th International Kolkata Book Fair, organized in Kolkata from 31st Jan 2023 to 12th Feb 2023.
  • Aim: To have a direct relationship with Indian authors
  • They will expand the horizon to Indian publishers, cinema, and music.
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 National & International Appointments

11. Air Marshal AP Singh appointed as New Vice Chief Of Indian Air Force

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  • Air Marshal A P Singh has been appointed as the new Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force.
  • He has succeeded Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, who retired from service on 1st February 2023.
  • He served as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command.
  • He was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on December 21, 1984.
  • He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College.
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 Science & Technology

12. DRDO develops unfurlable antenna for space radar

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  • Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) has developed a major subsystem for a space radar, which holds significant potential for ISRO and the military.
  • LRDE is a Bengaluru lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
  • LRDE has been involved in the development of space-borne imaging radar for installation on satellites and has completed the development of an UnFurlable Reflector Antenna (UFRA).
  • UFRA is one of the major subsystems of a radar.
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 Banking & Finance

13. Mobicule launches Asset Repossession Module for Banks and NBFCs

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  • Mobicule has launched the industry's first Asset Repossession Solution for banks and NBFCs named 'mCollect Repossession module'.
  • Asset Repossession Solution: It is a comprehension solution that maps all the complex processes in the repossession of an asset, as a part of its debt collection and recovery product.
  • The repossession module will encompass and cater to filling gaps in the end-to-end process, such as identification, digitization, and automation of the repo kit
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