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Banking Awareness for SBI PO

2014 Banking Awareness for SBI PO Ravi Handa

Ravi

Handa

Hi, I am Ravi Handa and I have been teaching for various competitive exams for

Hi,

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Present Heads of Financial Institutions Organization   Designation   Name Allahabad Bank Chairman

Present Heads of Financial Institutions

Organization

 

Designation

 

Name

Allahabad Bank

Chairman & MD

Rakesh Sethi

Axis Bank

MD

& CEO

Shikha Sharma

Bank of Baroda

Chairman & MD

S

S Mundra

Bank of India

Chairperson & MD

Vijayalakshmi R. Iyer

Bombay Stock Exchange

MD

& CEO

Ashishkumar Chauhan

Canara Bank

Chairman & MD

R

K Dubey

Central Bank of India

Chairman & MD

Rajeev Rishi

Crisil

MD

& CEO

Roopa Kudva

Federal Bank

MD

& CEO

Shyam Srinivasan

HDFC

MD

Renu Sud Karnad

HDFC

Vice Chairman & CEO

Keki Mistry

HDFC Bank

Chairman

C

M Vasudeva

HDFC Bank

MD

Aditya Puri

HSBC India

Country Head

Naina Lal Kidwai

ICICI Bank

Chairman

K

V Kamath

ICICI Bank

MD

& CEO

Chanda Kochhar

ICRA

Chairman & CEO

P

K Choudhury

IndusInd Bank

Chairman

R. Seshasayee

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Vice Chairman & MD

Uday Kotak

Life Insurance Corporation

Chairman

S

K Roy

Multi Commodity Exchange

MD

& CEO

Manoj Vaish

NABARD

Chairman

H K Bhanwala

National Stock Exchange

MD

& CEO

Chitra Ramkrishna

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Chairman & MD

S

L Bansal

Punjab National Bank

Chairman & MD

K

R Kamath

Reserve Bank of India

Governor

Raghuram Rajan

State Bank of India

Chairperson

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Yes Bank

MD

& CEO

Rana Kapoor

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Timeline of Indian Banking 1875 1895 – PNB – Bombay Stock Exchange --- Turn of

Timeline of Indian Banking

1875

1895 PNB

Bombay Stock Exchange

--- Turn of the Century ---

1906

1908

1911

1935

1943

Bank of India, Canara Bank

Bank of Baroda

Central Bank of India

Reserve Bank of India

Oriental Bank of Commerce

--- Independence Day (1947) ---

1955

1956 LIC

ICICI Bank, SBI

--- Declaration of the Emergency (1975) ---

1977

1995

2003

HDFC Axis Bank MCX

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Taglines of Financial Institutions Company   Slogan Allahabad Bank A Tradition of Trust Bank of

Taglines of Financial Institutions

Company

 

Slogan

Allahabad Bank

A

Tradition of Trust

Bank of Baroda

India's International Bank

Bank of India

Relationship beyond Banking

BNP Paribas

The bank for a changing world

Bombay Stock Exchange

Experience the New

Dena Bank

Trusted Family Bank

Deutsche Bank

Passion to Perform

Ernst and Young

Building a better working world

HSBC

The world's local bank

Max New York Life Insurance

Khushiyon ki Planning

MCX

Trade with Trust

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Where every individual is committed

Punjab National Bank

The name you can bank upon

State Bank of India

Safe Banking with SBI

UCO Bank

Honours Your Trust

Union Bank of India

Good people to bank with

Vijaya Bank

A

friend you can bank upon

Central Bank of India

Central to you since 1911

Mastercard

There are some things money can't buy

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Business and Economic Abbreviations AAGR : Average Annual Growth Rate AAR : Average Annual Return

Business and Economic Abbreviations

AAGR:

Average Annual Growth Rate

AAR :

Average Annual Return

ADR :

American Depository Receipts

AGM :

Annual General Meeting

ADSL:

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

ASSOCHAM :

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry

B2B :

Business to Business

B2C :

Business to Consumer

BPO :

Business Process Outsourcing

BPR :

Business Process Re-engineering

BSE :

Bombay Stock Exchange

CAGR :

Compounded Annual Growth Rate

CEO :

Chief Executive Officer

CFO :

Chief Financial Officer

CII :

Confederation of Indian Industries

CRISIL :

Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd.

CRR :

Cash Reserve Ratio

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EMI : Equated Monthly Installment EPS : Earnings Per Share ESOP : Employee Stock Ownership

EMI :

Equated Monthly Installment

EPS :

Earnings Per Share

ESOP:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

FDI :

Foreign Direct Investment

FICCI :

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

FII:

Foreign Institutional Investor

GDP:

Gross Domestic Product

GDR:

Global Depository Receipt

GNP:

Gross National Product

ICRA:

Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India

IPO:

Initial Public Offering

JIT:

Just In Time

JV:

Joint Venture

KPI:

Key Performance Indicators

LIBOR:

London Inter-bank Offered Rate

LIFO:

Last In, First Out

M1:

Money supply with public

MNC:

Multi National Corporation

MOU:

Memorandum of Understanding

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NABARD : National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development NASDAQ : National Association of Securities

NABARD: National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development

NASDAQ: National Association of Securities Dealers Automated

Quotation

NASSCOM : National Association of Software and Service Companies

NAV :

Net Asset Value

NPA :

Non Performing Assets

NSE :

National Stock Exchange

NYSE :

New York Stock Exchange

OPEC :

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

PLR :

Prime Lending Rate

PPP :

Purchasing Power Parity

RBI :

Reserve Bank of India

SEBI :

Securities and Exchange Board of India

SENSEX : Sensitivity Index (of Share Price on BSE)

SEZ :

Special Economic Zone

SLR :

Statutory Liquidity Ratio

SME :

Small and Medium Enterprises

SWOT :

Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats

VAT :

Value Added Tax

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Miscellaneous Information Axis Bank Founder(s): Government of India Trivia:  The name of the bank

Miscellaneous Information

Axis Bank Founder(s): Government of India

Trivia:

The name of the bank was changed from UTI because of the pressure on UTI Bank to shed its brand name after the split of the erstwhile UTI. There were several other companies using the UTI brand and the board members wanted to separate themselves from the other entities. Another reason, which is often cited, is that the board members wanted to show that they are a private bank, an image that the name UTI failed to convey.

Shikha Sharma was in line for the top post at ICICI before she moved to Axis Bank as CEO in 2009

Founded In: 1995 HQ: Mumbai

Bank of Baroda Founder(s): Government of India

Trivia:

Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja of Baroda State, set up Bank of Baroda with its first branch in Ahmedabad.

Founded In: 1908 HQ: Mumbai, India

Bank of India Founder(s): Government of India

Trivia:

Sassoon David, the lead promoter, came from the Baghdadi Jew community.

Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was on the first Board of Directors of BoI.

At least three other banks had used the name ‘Bank of India’ prior to this and had failed. They were incorporated in Kolkata in 1828, London in 1836 and Mumbai in 1864.

Founded In: 1906 HQ: Mumbai

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Bombay Stock Exchange Founder(s): - Trivia:  The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest exchange

Bombay Stock Exchange Founder(s): -

Trivia:

The Bombay Stock Exchange is the oldest exchange in Asia.

The BSE is currently housed in Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers at Dalal Street, Fort area.

The word SENSEX (SENSitive indEX) was coined by Deepak Mohoni to represent the “BSE30” stocks.

One of the long-lasting traditions on the BSE is of Muhurat Trading in which brokers trade for a period of one hour on Diwali evening. It dates back to over a century when the BSE began.

It started when 4 Gujarati and 1 Parsi stockbroker would gather under banyan trees in front of Mumbai's Town Hall. The group eventually moved to Dalal Street in 1874 and in 1875 became an official organisation known as 'The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association'.

Founded In: 1875 HQ: Dalal Street, Mumbai

Canara Bank Founder(s): Ammembal Subba Rao Pai

Trivia:

It opened a 'Mahila Banking Branch', first of its kind at Bangalore, for catering exclusively to the financial requirements of women clientele.

Founded In: 1906 HQ: Bangalore

Central Bank of India Founder(s):

Trivia:

It claims to have been the first commercial Indian bank completely owned and managed by Indians.

Founded In: 1911 HQ: Mumbai

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HDFC Ltd . Founder(s): Hasmukhbhai Parekh Trivia:  At 68, when Hasmukhbhai Parekh had already

HDFC Ltd. Founder(s): Hasmukhbhai Parekh

Trivia:

At 68, when Hasmukhbhai Parekh had already received many honours and was stepping down from ICICI, he started a new institution, the HDFC, the first of its kind for housing finance in India.

Founded In: 1977 HQ: Mumbai

HDFC Bank Founder(s): HDFC

Founded In: 1994 HQ: Mumbai

ICICI Bank

Founder(s): World Bank, the Government of India and representatives of Indian industry HQ: Mumbai Trivia:

ICICI Bank and Mohun Bagan have presented the ICICI Bank Mohun Bagan Credit Card. They are the third club in the world to have launched a co-branded credit card in their name after Manchester United and Barcelona FC.

Founded In: 1955

Life Insurance Corporation of India Founder(s): Government of India

Trivia:

In 1955, parliamentarian Amol Barate raised the matter of insurance fraud by owners of private insurance companies. In the ensuing investigations, one of India's wealthiest businessmen, Ram Kishan Dalmia, owner of the Times of India newspaper, was sent to prison for two years. This led to the creation of LIC by consolidating the life insurance business of 245 private life insurers and other entities offering life insurance services.

Founded In: 1956 HQ: Mumbai

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Multi Commodity Exchange Founder(s): Trivia:  The highest traded commodity in MCX is Gold. 

Multi Commodity Exchange Founder(s):

Trivia:

The highest traded commodity in MCX is Gold.

MCX is India's No. 1 commodity exchange with 83% market share in

Founded In: 2003 HQ: Mumbai, India

2009.

It is currently going through a turmoil

Oriental Bank of Commerce Founder(s): Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal

Trivia:

It was founded in Lahore but the headquarters had to be shifted to Amritsar because of partition. The then chairman, Karam Chand Thapar (who also founded the Thapar Group) in a unique gesture honoured the commitments made to the depositors from Pakistan and paid every rupee to its departing customers.

Founded In: 1943 HQ: Delhi, India

Punjab National Bank

Founder(s): Sardar Dayal Singh Majithia, Lala Lalchand, Kali Prosanna Roy, Lala Harkishan Lal, EC Jessawala, Lala Prabhu Dayal, Bakshi Jaishi Ram, Lala Dholan Dass HQ: New Delhi, India Trivia:

Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the founding fathers of PNB. He was also the first to open an account with the bank when it was founded in Lahore.

It started with an ambition of a Swadeshi Bank with Indian capital and management representing all sections of the Indian community.

Founded In: Lahore (1895)

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Reserve Bank of India Founder(s): Government of India Trivia:  After India-Pakistan partition, the Reserve

Reserve Bank of India Founder(s): Government of India

Trivia:

After India-Pakistan partition, the Reserve Bank served as the central bank for Pakistan until June 1948 when the State Bank of Pakistan commenced operations.

The Reserve Bank of India was set up on the recommendations of the Hilton Young Commission.

Reserve Bank of India, Delhi has sculptures of the Yaksha and the Yakshini representing mythical beings attendant on Kuber, the God of Wealth.

Founded In: 1935 HQ: Mumbai

State Bank of India Founder(s): Government of India

India

Trivia:

The symbol of State Bank of India is a circle and not a keyhole and a small man at the centre of the circle. Circle depicts perfection and the common man being the centre of the banks’ business.

The Bank of Calcutta, and two other Presidency banks, namely, the Bank of Bombay and the Bank of Madras were amalgamated and the reorganized banking entity was named the Imperial Bank of India on 27 January 1921. The Reserve Bank of India, which is the central banking organization of India, in the year 1955, acquired a controlling interest in the Imperial Bank of India and the Imperial Bank of India was christened on 30 April 1955 as the State Bank of India.

Founded In: 1955 HQ: Mumbai, Maharashtra,

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