January 18, 2017


1. Who is the new Deputy Governor of RBI? N.S.Vishwanathan (Former Executive Director, RBI)
2. Which bank introduces “Software Robotics” ? ICICI
3. Who is Acharya BalaKrishna? CEO of Pathanjali Ayurveda
4. What is the rank of India in Global Innovation Index - 2016? 66th (First – Switzerland)
5. Who is the new Prime Minister of Tunisia? Youssef Chahed (Capital – Tunis, Currency – Dinar)
6. Which state has abolished stamp duty 2% levied on immovable property while awarding the power of attorney? Punjab
7. What is the name of the mobile app launched by Union Minister of chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar which shows the MRP fixed by NPPA for various scheduled drugs? Pharma Sahi Daam
8. BRICS Women Parlimentarians Forum was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
9. The online library launched by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) - Sugamya Pustakalaya
10. Who is the new Executive Director of RBI? Sudarshan Sen (Succeeded N.S.Vishwanathan)
11. Which is the first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) Scheme? Gujarat
12. Gurgaon city has now officially renamed as Gurugram. In which state is the city located? Haryana
13. Which company has been granted prestigious membership of Asia – Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under ‘full member with voting rights’ ? Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
14. 2017 G-20 summits is to be held in Hamburg, Germany.
15. The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has now been translated in Sanskrit.
16. What is the rank of India in Global Competitiveness Index - 2016? 39th ( First – Switzerland )
17. Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit was held in Vientiane (Capital of Laos)
18. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has awarded Heritage Heros Award to Bibhuti Lahkar
19. With which country Germany has signed agreement on Vocational Training between MSDE and German International Co-operation ? India
20. India has inked 7.87 billion Euro deal to buy Rafale Fighter Jets with which country? France
21. WHO certified which country as yaws and maternal & neonatal tetanus free ? India
22. Which country is certified by WHO as malaria free? Sri Lanka
23. What is the theme of 2016 G-20 Summit held in Hangzhou, China? Toward an innovative invigorated interconnected and inclusive world economy.
 24. Who is the President of Singapore? Tony Tan (PM - Lee Hsien Loong, Currency – Dollar)
 25. UN agency has repored India as the world’s top exporter of Information and Communication Technology.
26. Who is the head of WHO? Margaret Chan (Head Quarters - Geneva, Switzerland)
27. The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named ‘Prakampana’ ( Cyclone in Sanskrit) has been inaugurated at Visakhapatnam.
 28. What is the full form of CEPEA? Comprehensive Economic Partnership in East Asia
 29. Subhankar Pramanick is associated with which sports? Shooting
30. IRDAI imposed penalty of Rs.10 lakh on SBI Life Insurance for violation of various norms.
31. Who is the winner of US Open 2016 Women’s Single? Angelique Kerber (German)
32. MOBIWIKI launched one step offline payments mode called Bubble Pin
33. Who is the first women cricketer from India to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club? Anjum Chopra
34. Who is the head of International Monetary Fund (IMF) ? Christine Lagarde (HQ – Washington)
35. Federal Bank has launched its second Federal Skill Academy recently in Tamilnadu.
36. India’s first Coastal Industrial Corridor between Visakhapatnam and Chennai.
37. Flipkart has launched its own digital wallet called PhonePe which allows users to directly transfer funds from their bank account and not to store in their mobile wallet.
38. Who is the author of the book ‘Citizen and Society’? Hamid Ansari (Vice President of India)
 39. The world’s largest solar power plant recently opened at which place in Tamil Nadu? Kamuthi
 40. Who was appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America? Navtej Sarna
41. The union cabinet has approved a scheme to grant PRS to foreign investors. PRS stand for – Permanent Residency Status (Note : study more about PRS)
42. National Institute of Ocean Technology is situated at which place? Chennai
43. Who is the chairman of ‘GST council’? Finance Minister
44. Devendra Jhajharia won two gold in Paralympics. He is related to which sport? - Javelin throw
45. The Guinness World Records has declared which as the largest river island in the world -Majuli, Assam
46. The joint military exercise held between India and Kazakhstan recently is – Prabal Dostyk 16
 47. BRICS Convention on Tourism was held in - Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh.
48. “Skava Commerce” an e-commerce platform for retailers, has been launched by which Indian company? Infosys
49. Who is the president of World Bank ? Jim Yong Kim (Headquarters – Washington)
50. Who is the winner of Women’s Doubles Title in PAN Pacific Open 2016? Sania Mirza (India) and Barbora Strycova (Czech)

January 11, 2017

Shanmugam IAS Academy



1. Trans Pacific Partnership is initiated by ___________country? America
2. Maritime Silk Road is the pet project of ___________country? China
3. World’s longest train journey starts from ___________country? Yiwu(China) Yiwu -Madrid
4. The expansion of LEMOA is ___________Logistics Exchange Memorandum Of Agreement
 5. LEMOA is an agreement between India and the ___________ US
6. Parkinson’s disease affects ___________organ of the body. Nervous system
 7. ___________was the name of the declaration in Kumbamela happened in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh? Sinhastha Declaration
 8. Delhi declaration of friendship was made between Indian PM Narendra Modi and ___________Obama
 9. Recently launched Indian Satellite’s name was NAVIC. The expansion is ___________? Navigation with Indian Constellation
10. The name of the GPS system of Russia is ___________and The name of the GPS system of UK is ___________Glonass and Galelio respectively.
 11. The name of the GPS system of China is ___________ Beidou
12. How many countries are there in RCEP-Regional comprehensive Economic partnership? 16
 13. Stuxnet cyber attack in 2010 was a ___________attack . Worm attack
 14. Expansion of important body ITLOS is ___________ International Tribunal for law of the sea
15. According to Paris summit developed countries will raise ___________US dollars to help developing countries to reduce carbon emission. 100 b $
16. ___________bagged prestigious Phalke award which is meant for art and literature. Manoj Kumar
17. Women’s bill in parliament aims to ___________To reserve for women one third of seats in parliament and legislature
18. Nansha islands is also knows as ___________Spartley Islands
19. BTIA – Broad based Trade and investment agreement is between India and ___________UK
 20. Zika virus outbreak in Brazil was in news. It causes ___________disease? Microcephaly
 21. In ___________state Narmada canal is located. Gujarat
 22. ___________is the Indian trade port nearest to Nepal. Haldia Port
23. Nepal made an agreement with China to import from China’s ___________port. Tianjin
 24. ___________Iran port is being built by India for trade Chabahar
 25. ___________aims to provide five crore subsidized LPG Ujwala Yojana

26. ICANN is currently in news. Expansion is ___________Internet Corporation for assigned names and numbers
27. ___________aims to revive energy distribution companies. UDAY (Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana)
28. The country ___________will clean Indian rivers as it cleaned its Rhine river. Germany
 29. ___________breaking system will be mandatory for two wheelers from 2019Combined Braking System
 30. In Defense procurement policy India pushes its aim of IDDM. Expansion? ___________Indigenously Designed developed and manufactured
 31. China Builds ___________port of Sreelanka. Hambantota
 32. China builds ___________port of Pakistan. Gwadar
33. CII- Confederation of Indian industries president is ___________Noushad Forbs
34. Ravi and Beas river is in news. It is in ___________state? Punjab
35. The permanent court of Arbitration is in ___________Hague
36. ___________project is a flagship project to clean Ganga river by 2020 and Govt allocated Rs. 30000 crore for the same. Namami Ganga
37. India signed agreement with ___________for water purification and filtration. Israel
 38. The Head of the United Nation development program is ___________Helen Clark
 39. ___________will represent India in United Nations Organization. Sayid Akrabuddeen
40. IPBES – Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and ecosystem services endorsed by 124 countries has secretariat in ___________country. Germany
41. SAGE is ___________’s strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation. WHO
42. Stand Up India was introduced in ___________state. Uttar Pradesh, Noida
 43. India’s universal immunization program cover ___________life threatening diseases. 13
 44. India’s new born action plan was launched in ___________year 2014
 45. What is PRAGATI ___________Proactive Governance and timely Implementation
 46. Global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism( GICNT) grouping has ___________ countries. 86
 47. In India small pox was eliminated in ___________year 1975
 48. India eradicated ___________disease in august 2015 and Polio was eradicated in ___________year in India. Neonatal Tetanus. 2014
 49. Expansion of FRBM is ___________Fiscal Responsibility and Budget management

50. ___________is meant to function as a metadata intelligence grid by networking multiple data available with various agencies. NATGRID

January 10, 2017

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus


1.       IBPS PO – ENGLISH LANGUAGE (40 marks, 40 questions)

Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word Formation, Sentence Completion
Theme detection, Deriving Conclusion, Passage Completion Error Detection and Rearrangement: Passage Correction, Sentence Correction, Spelling
 Active Passive Voice, Direct Indirect Speech
General Usage:
 Idioms and Phrases

2.       IBPS PO – LOGICAL REASONING (50 marks, 50 questions) 
Verbal Reasoning: Analogy, Coding Decoding, Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning: Series Completion, Analogy, and Classification

3.       IBPS PO – QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (50 marks, 50 questions) 
Numbers, Simplification, Roots, Average, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Chain Rule, Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats & Streams, Allegation, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks, Logarithms, Mensuration, Volume & Surface Area, Permutation & combination, Probability, Heights & Distances
Data Interpretation:
Tabulation, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts

4.       IBPS PO – GENERAL/MARKETING/BANKING AWARENESS (40 marks, 40 questions) 
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society. These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline.
– Knowledge of current events
– Everyday observations and experience in the scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person
– India and its neighbouring countries
– Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research Over 70% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance.

5.       IBPS PO – COMPUTER AWARENESS (20 marks, 20 questions)
General Knowledge on Computer usage and application (basic hardware and software)

TNPSC Eligibility


       (SC/ST)                  OTHER
TNPSC Group I Services
21 years
30 years
Any Degree
TNPSC Group II Services
21 years
No Maximum Age limit
30 years
Any Degree
TNPSC Group II A Services(Non Interview post)
21 years
No maximum Age limit
30 years
Any Degree
TNPSC Group IV Services
10th std passed Degree – No Maximum Age limit
30 years
10th std
VAO Exams
21 years
10th std passed Degree – No Maximum Age limit
30 years
10th std

January 9, 2017

RRB Exam Syllabus


Numerical Ability:
Number Systems, Simplification, Number series, Missing/Wrong Number, Chain Rule, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Ages, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Simple & Compound Interest, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Areas and Volumes, Permutations and combinations, Probability.
Data Interpretation:
Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs. Mixed graphs, Case study, Data tables
Logical Reasoning / General Intelligence:
Verbal Reasoning:
Analytical Reasoning, Distance Test, Seating Arrangement, Eligibility test (Decision making), Analogy, Classification, Coding Decoding, Odd Man out, Series, Mathematical Operation, Blood Relationships, Alphabet test, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Statements
Non Verbal Reasoning:
Series (Non Verbal), Mirror/water image, Classification (Non Verbal), Analogy (Non Verbal)
 English / Hindi:
English (Optional):
Synonyms, Antonyms, Vocabulary, Spotting errors, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, substitution, Cloze Tests, Inappropriate Usage of Words, Sentence Correction, English Comprehension
Hindi Language (Optional):
Hindi Grammar & language knowledge, Passage, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spotting Errors,Filling the given Blanks with suitable words
General Awareness:
Banking terms, History of Banking, RBI, Fiscal Monetary Policies, Social Function of Banks, Marketing, World Organizations, National and International Current Events,  Important Events, New Appointments, Books and Authors, World’s First Largest Longest, Prizes And Awards, Famous Places and persons,  General Geography, General History, Indian Economy,  General Polity, General Science ,  Sports And Recreation, Science And Technology, Days to remember.
Computer Knowledge:
Basic computer fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, Computer Operations / Shortcut Keys, Networking, abbreviation used in computers, Microsoft-office, Computer Languages, Internet.

IBPS Regional Rural Bank

IBPS Regional Rural Bank

Regional Rural Banks are local level banking organizations operating in different States of India. They have been created with a view to serve primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. However, RRB’s may have branches set up for urban operations and their area of operation may include urban areas too.
The area of operation of RRBs is limited to the area as notified by Government of India covering one or more districts in the State. RRB’s also perform a variety of different functions.
RRB’s perform various functions in following heads
v  Providing banking facilities to rural and semi-urban areas. Carrying out government operations like disbursement of wages of MGNREGA workers, distribution of pensions etc.
v  Providing Para-Banking facilities like locker facilities, debit and credit cards.
List of Regional Rural banks
1 Allahabad UP Gramin Bank
2 Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank
3 Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
4 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank
5 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank
6 Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank
7 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank
8 Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank
9 Baroda UP Gramin Bank
10 Bihar Gramin Bank
11 Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank
12 Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank
13 Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank
14 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank
15 Ellaquai Dehati Bank
16 Gramin Bank of Aryavart
17 Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank
18 J & K Grameen Bank
19 Jharkhand Gramin Bank
20 Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
21 Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank
22 Kaveri Grameena Bank
23 Kerala Gramin Bank
24 Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank
25 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank
26 Madhyanchal Gramin Bank
27 Maharashtra Gramin Bank
28 Malwa Gramin Bank
29 Manipur Rural Bank
30 Meghalaya Rural Bank
31 Mizoram Rural Bank
32 Nagaland Rural Bank
33 Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank
34 Odisha Gramya Bank
35 Pallavan Grama Bank
36 Pandyan Grama Bank
37 Paschim Banga Gramin Bank
38 Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank
39 Prathama Bank
40 Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank
41 Punjab Gramin Bank
42 Purvanchal Bank
43 Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank
44 Saptagiri Grameena Bank
45 Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank
46 Sarva UP Gramin Bank
47 Saurashtra Gramin Bank
48 Sutlej Gramin Bank
49 Telangana Grameena Bank
50 Tripura Gramin Bank
51 Utkal Grameen Bank
52 Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank
53 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
54 Uttarakhand Gramin Bank
55 Vananchal Gramin Bank
56 Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank
The Organizational Structure for RRB’s varies from branch to branch and depends upon the nature and size of business done by the branch. The Head Office of an RRB normally had three to seven departments.
The following is the decision making hierarchy of officials in a Regional Rural Bank.
v  Board of Directors
v  Chairman & Managing Director
v  General Manager
v  Chief Manager/Regional Managers
v  Senior Manager
v  Manager
v  Officer / Assistant Manager
v  Office Assistant (Multipurpose)