Here is the 19th August 2015 Latest Current Affairs of Bank Jobs

National Affairs

The Allahabad High Court ruled that all government officials, elected representatives, members of the judiciary and the other people who get a benefit or salary of the board of the State or public funds should send their children to primary schools run by the board of education of the State.

  • The court asked the Chief Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to “take action within six months in order to make the above directions apply from the next academic session” and to file a report Compliance thereafter.

Rajasthan Public Service Commission will use the jammers in the examination centers to check unfair means in examinations.

Tops Tamil Nadu in the organ donation in the country with the bodies of 683 people being harvested and given to more than 3,000 recipients since the creation of the Tamil Nadu Transplant Authority in 2008.

  • Minister of Tamil Nadu Health: Vijaya Bhaskar C

International affairs

Today (August 19) is the World Day of Photography.

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to exercise “maximum restraint” in the wake of increased tensions along the line of control and hoped that talks between advisers on national security on both sides will result in a “positive outcome.”

  • Note: national security advisers of India and Pakistan met in New Delhi for talks on issues related to terrorism for the first time on August 23, as was decided at a meeting between the Prime ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif last month in Ufa, Russia.
  • National Security Adviser (India): Ajit Doval
  • National Security Adviser (Pakistan): Sartaj Aziz
  • Note: There were 40 violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement this month and a total of more than 230 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pakistan border this year.

Technology Science

China has successfully tested the fuel system of a Long March-5 carrier, said to be the biggest space launch vehicle that will be used for the Chang’e-5 lunar mission around 2017.

People News

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has agreed to become the tiger ambassador Maharashtra.

  • Tendulkar wrote a letter to Mr. Sudhir Mungatiwar, the Minister of Forestry of the State to give consent for the same.

Business & Economy

RBI has suspended the license of non Seven – Services Finance Companies (NBFCs).

7 are NBFCs

  • Religare Finance
  • Nott Investments,
  • Artisans Micro Finance,
  • Eden and Trade
  • RCS Parivar Finance
  • Dewra Stocks & Securities,
  • Swetasree Finance.
  • Above was suspended by NBFCs RBI because they conducted lending operation for a long period of time.

The largest lender of India State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a mobile wallet application, SBI friends, in collaboration with Accenture and MasterCard.

  • The service will be available to existing and non-SBI customers.
  • The application was launched by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance and Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary, Department of Financial Services.

New appointments

The government recently appointed new leaders for the five nationalized banks. They are,

  • Bank of Baroda – P S Jayakumar
  • Bank of India – M O Rego
  • Canara Bank – Rakesh Sharma
  • IDBI Bank – Kishore Kharat Piraji
  • Punjab National Bank – Usha Ananthasubramanian

Important note: for the first time, the Union Government has appointed two banking Consumers Professionals (marked in red) at the head of public sector banks (BOB and Canara Bank)

  • IDBI Bank Ltd announced that Piraji Kishor Kharat took over as Managing Director and CEO.

Awards and Recognition

Queen Elizabeth is all set to become the longest reign monarch of Great Britain in history.

  • On September 9, it will reverse his great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years to become the new record holder.


Bangladesh wins under 16 SAFF Championship for the first time.

  • SAFF – Football Federation of South Asia

Sri Lanka Cricket Kumar Sangakkara will retire after the second Test against India in Colombo.

  • It is the second run scorer in ODIs and fifth run scorer in Test cricket.
  • It is described as one of the “most polite and prudent drummers“.

Sebastian Coe, double Olympic champion who led the organizing committee for the London 2012 Games, was elected as the president of the IAAF, the world governing body for athletics.

  • IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations

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