Banking Awareness and Financial affairs updates for May 03rd, 2017 – for IBPS, SBI, SSC Exams

May 5, 2017
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Daily financial/banking affairs updates is prepared by keeping the exam pattern and the previously asked questions in IBPS, SBI, RBI, SSC Exams. This will be useful to update your GK on daily basis.

1. India expected to achieve 7.1% growth this year

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific or ESCAP

 

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific or ESCAP has launched its annual flagship report ‘The Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2017’
According to the report, India is expected to achieve 7.1 % growth this year as re-monetisation restores consumption, and infrastructure spending increases.

2. Space X successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket after launching military satellite

It’s the first mission that Space X has done for the US military.

 

Space X has successfully landed it is Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground again, after launching the vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s the fourth time Space X has landed one of its rocket on land, and the 11th time the company has successfully recovered a rocket post – launch. It’s the first mission that Space X has done for the US military.

3. Modi releases stamp on Ramanujacharya’s 1,000th birth anniversary

Saint Ramanujacharya and said the central message

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st May released a commemorative stamp on the 1,000th birth anniversary of Saint Ramanujacharya and said the central message of his life was inclusive society and religion.

4. India’s first ever transgender sports meet in Kerala a runaway hit

130 athletes belonging to the third sex participated

 

Kerala hosted India’s first ever athletic meet for transgenders in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. (Twitter)
It had all the sound and fury of a mega sports event. Kerala on Friday successfully organised a sports meet for transgenders, the first of its sort in the country.
At least 130 athletes belonging to the third sex participated in the event that was well appreciated by a good crowd of onlookers at the central stadium at the heart of the state capital.

5. Dubai becomes the first city in the world to get its own Microsoft font

100 million users of Microsoft Office 365 around the world

 

Dubai has become the first city in the world to get its own Microsoft font. The font, now available to more than 100 million users of Microsoft Office 365 around the world, is the first font to be created by a city and named after it.
The font, available in three styles as ‘Dubai’, ‘Dubai Medium’ and ‘Dubai Light’, can be in italics, underlined and bold.

6. Sunil Chhetri bags ‘Hero of the League’ award

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri

 

Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri, who smashed seven goals in the recently-concluded edition of the I-League, has clinched the most coveted ‘Hero of the League’ award.

7. Soumyajit Ghosh wins singles & doubles gold at Chile Open

ITTF World Tour tournament.

 

Ghosh became the third Indian to win a men’s singles title at an ITTF Challenge Series or ITTF World Tour tournament.
He defeated compatriot Anthony Amalraj in the men’s singles final to clinch the title. Also he combined with Amalraj earlier to win the men’s doubles title.

8.Bharti Enterprises appointed Soumen Ghosh as MD – Financial Services

Ghosh was heading the Financial Services business

 

Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, has appointed Soumen (Sam) Ghosh as Managing Director of Financial Services.
Prior to joining Bharti, Ghosh was heading the Financial Services business at Reliance Capital as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer.

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