Current affairs /general knowledge for IBPS & Banks on 29th june
>>The government has decided to set up 51 new low-cost airports with an aim to the give a fillip to civil aviation sector and increase
air connectivity to Tier-II and Tier-III cities.
>>Union Rural Development Ministry has announced a special package under Indira Awas Yojana for flood affected Uttarakhand.
>>Petrol price has been hiked by 1.82 rupees a litre, excluding VAT.The new rate came into effect midnight Friday night.
>>The Supreme Court has rescheduled the dates of West Bengal panchayat elections and directed the State Election Commission to conduct the exercise in five phases starting July 11.
>>National Advisory Council, NAC, has recommended sustained increase in state spending on health and setting up of an over arching regulator to ensure that quality healthcare is provided by public and private entities.
>>The Centre today announced a hike in the support price of paddy by 60 to 1,310 rupees per quintal for the 2013-14 crop year.
>>In Egypt, clashes between the supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Mursi in the nationwide protests on Friday left two people dead and 139 injured.
>>French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault Friday handed two rare bronzes animal heads to China after more than 150 years.These will soon be on display in their new home in Beijing's National Museum of China.
>>The World Bank has approved 30 million dollar credit to help Nepal accelerate its financial sector reform program to reduce vulnerability of the banking sector and increase its transparency.
>>The Reserve Bank of India, RBI, has proposed new guidelines on wealth management and financial product distribution services offered by banks to address concerns over mis-selling, lack of adequate grievance resolution mechanism and weak internal control mechanisms.
>>The Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange shot up a mammoth 520 points--its biggest single-day gain in 22 months--to close above the 19,000-mark, at 19,396, today.
>>Gold prices today tumbled to a 23-month low by losing Rs 1,150 to 25,650 Rs per 10 grams in the national capital on heavy selling by stockists and investors, triggered by a steep fall in overseas markets.
>>India's Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic have advanced to the second round of Men's Doubles at Wimbledon Tennis Championships. They defeated Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Israeli Jonathan Erlich 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, in the first round in London Friday.
>>West Indies beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the opening match of the Tri-nation One-Day Cricket series.
>>key bookie Jitendra Singh alias Jeetu was today arrested by the Delhi Police in the IPL spot-fixing scandal from Ahmedabad, 40 days after the scam surfaced.
>>Maharashtra’s sports minister Padmakar Walvi today said that Pune was fully prepared and decked up to host the 20th Asian Athletics Championships scheduled from 3rd to 7th July.