How to prepare GK for banking exams : Part-2


Know winner and in which field these are given. This become all the more important if any Indian wins or nominated for it.

International: Noble Prize: is given in six fields, know in which six fields.

Templeton Prize: Tomas Halik - Given in the field of spirituality

Abel Prize: Maths

Pritzker Prize: 

Men Booker Prize: Literature


Best Movie: 12 Years a Slave 

Movie which got most number of awards: Gravity

Best foreign film category winner: The Great Beauty (An Italian Movie)

Indian entry in best foreign film category: The Good Road (Gujrati Movie)


Dada Saheb Phalke Prize: Guljar

Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration: M.S. Swaminathan

Indira Gandhi Peace Prize: Angela Merkel

Bharat Ratna: Sachin Tendulkar & C. N. R. Rao

National film awards:

Best Movie: Ship of Theseus  

Best Actor: Rajkumar Rao & Suraj Venzaramoodu

Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa

International Groups: 

SAARC – full form, number of countries, Head Quarter location

ASEAN – full form, number of countries

World Bank - President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of WB, name of five organizations which form WB group

International Monetary Fund- IMF - President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of IMF

World Trade Organisation- WTO – President, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of WTO, Latest country which joined WTO, when it was established, Earlier name of WTO (WTO preceded by which organisation)

United Nations – Name of Secretary General, Head Quarter location, Number of countries which are part of UN, When it was established, what is its purpose, what is UNSC, which 5 countries are part of UNSC

International days:

Now a days, there is huge buzz for environment or go green!

so don't forget to prepare for important environment related international days like:

Earth day, Environment Day, Biodiversity day, Ozone day, Water day!


Recently Hockey world cup and Football world cup were organised.

So one must know host country, next host, winner, runner-up.

Men's Hockey World Cup 2014:

Host: Netherland

Winner: Australia

India's position: 9th

Indian Team Captain: Sardar Singh

Indian Team Coach: Terry Walsh

FIFA World Cup 2014

Host: Brazil, Total Team: 32

Winner: Germany

Runner up: Argentina

Golden Boot: James Rodriguez (Colombia) - Top Goal Scorer - Total Goal 6

Golden Ball: Lionel Messi (Brazil) - Best player at World Cup final

Name of Mascot: Fuleco

Name of football used: Adidas Brazuca

Next Host: Russia (2018), Qatar (2022)

Commonwealth games:

Current host: Glasgow, Scotland

Top 3 medal winning countries: England-174, Australia-137, Canada-82

India's Medal Tally:

Total 64 (15 Gold, 30 Silver, 19 Bronze), India's rank was 5th

Name of Mascot: Clyde

Next host: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2018)

Dronacharya Award: Jose Jacob (Rowing) - Given for excellence in sports coaching

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Ronjan Sodhi (Shooting) - India’s highest honour given for achievement in sports

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  Posted on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 at 6:32 AM under   Banking-IBPS