Banking and General Awareness

To Help Sail with utmost confidence through the most dreaded section of any exam.

It is empty in here, make this thread beautiful by ur wisdom and knowledge.

"The Power Of Concentration is the only key to the treasure house of Knowledge"


  1. FDI:       Food:100% under govt route of trade

             Defence: 100% on govt approvals and also manufactring of small arms  and ammunitions under arms act 1959.  

             Broadcasting carrying services: 100% thru automatic route in teleports, 

             Direct to home (DTH), Cable, Mobile Tv, Heading in the sky broadcasting service (HITS).  

             Pharma: 74% thru automatic route in BROWNFIELD AREAS, Beyond 74% for govt approval routes. 


            Animal Husbandry: 100%   

           Provate Security Agency: 49% under auto, 74% with govt approval.  

           Single Brand Retailing trading: ??  

          Civil Aviation: 100% under automatic in brownfield, 49 % in domestic         airlines under auto, 49% thru govt.  

(Whosoever has an addition to be done to this , most welcome!)

 Cabinet approves creation of GST Council and its Secretariat ; First  Meeting of the GST Council to be held on 22nd and 23rd September, 2016  in national Capital. 

(About -GST ):

1. Its the 122nd constitutional ammendment bill, 2016.

2. President accorded his assent on 8th Sept.2016.

3. A GST council has to be constituted by the president within 60 Days of commencement of article 279.

4. COUNCIL:  Union Finance Minister… Chairperson 

                      The Union Minister of State, in-charge of Revenue of finance…Member


                       The Minister In-charge of finance or taxation or any other Minister nominated by each State Government… Members 

1st meeting of Council:  The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has also decided to call the  First Meeting of the GST Council on 22nd and 23rd September 2016 in New  Delhi.


  1. R-com+ Aircel Merger: 4th largest telecom created.
  2. Devendra Jhajharia : 1st paralympian to receive Padma Shri;strikes 2 golds in javelin.
  3. Hindi diwas:14th Sept.
  4. GST Council: 1st meeting chaired by Arun Jaitley (22-23 sept)
  5. New ED (Executive Director)UBI: Atul Kr. Goel
  6. National Humanities Medal,2015: ABRAHAM VERGHESE; for emphasis on medicinal empathy. (by white house)
  7. Uber+ NSDC (National Skill Development Council), with Maruti.
  8. Rajbhasha Kriti Puraskar: Vijaya Bank.
  9. African Development Bank:  Ahmedabad host
  10. Lemelson MIT Prize 2016:  Ramesh Raskar

Paul Baran Young Scholar Award - Dinesh Bharadia.  

Even a single line of information would be appreciated from the members. 


Since, the state  Governments have their interests in GST, the implementation of GST  cannot take place without amendment of the Indian Constitution. For this  purpose, Constitution (101st Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been passed.  This amendment has made the following changes:


Introduced new Article 246A:  

This articles provides  that both parliament and state legislatures shall have concurrent powers  to make laws with respect to goods and services tax (GST).


Introduced Article 269A
In case of the  inter-state trade, the tax will be levied and collected by the  Government of India and shared between the Union and States as per  recommendation of the GST Council.


Introduced Article 279A

This article provides for constitution of a GST council by president within sixty days from this act coming into force.

So hws the preparation guys!

Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma Conferred with Arjuna Award: By sports min. Vijay Goel

AIR launches A Balochi Website and Mobile App: 

- For people speaking other languages accross the globe

India-Sri Lanka MoU: Support livelihood of fishermen and farmers by providing them equipments worth $2 Mn. 

-Hanbantota Distt.

-Agreement signed by: YK Sinha (High Commissioner ,India) 

Ujivan Financial Services: Bagged Platinum Award for inclusive insurance at SKOCH Insurance Awards 2016

IRCTC Payment gateway: Service by Paytm now.

GOA and Telangana Mou: To help IT deptt of GOA.

HAL (Hindustan Aeronautic ltd.) -- gains membership of APAQG (Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group) and got full voting rights also.

-Makes India 7th country to join APAQG

Additional Charge as CHAIRMAN of LIC: VK SHARMA

All the members here, General Awareness is the only area that could make the real difference in ur score..even if u are on a downside of being weak in any other section.

So Practice daily, in the end we will show the difference created by us.

Happy Learning!

India's New guided missile destroyer : Mormugao

-Launched in Arabian Sea

- Will undergo various tests first before its commissioning in 2020.

Pulikali: A folk art of Kerala

-Presented during Onam festival.

PNB's New Brand Ambassador: Virat Kohli