general awareness with special reference to banking

March 20, 2013

Current Repo Rate

On March 20, 2013, RBI has lowered Repo Rate by 25 basis points from 7.75% to 7.50%. The objective is ease pressure on the reviving economy. Repo Rate, or

May 23, 2011

Q+A 4: Banking Exams Based Upon Interview Questions

What is the main function of Competition Commission of India?CCI is an independent body which become operational w.e.f. May 20, 2009 and is responsible for investigating the mergers, market

April 28, 2011

Exchange Traded Derivatives

Unlike the OTC instruments, these are traded over an exchange. So in these contracts Exchange play an intermediately to all transactions. There is a third party in ETD and

April 28, 2011

Interest Rate Swaps

Interest Rate Swap is basically a contractual arrangement between two parties which are called “Counterparties”. Commonly the counterparties are a Financial Institution and an issuer. These counterparties agree to

April 28, 2011

Interest Rate Derivatives

Derivative is a product whose value is derived from the value of one or more basic variables. The basic variables are underlying assets, index or may be a reference

April 28, 2011

Coupon Amount and Coupon Yield

Please note that Coupon amount is the sum of money the bond holder receives as an interest payment at fixed intervals. Coupon Yield is the return that investor receives

April 28, 2011

Types of Government Bonds

The Government Securities are of the following types. Dated Securities Zero Coupon Bonds Floating rate Bonds Call / Put Option Bonds Dated Securities: Dated Securities have fixed maturity and

April 28, 2011

Fixed Income Markets

The maturity of the Fixed income markets is longer than 1 year. There are two kinds of instruments in the Fixed Income Markets viz. Bonds and Debentures. Bonds: Bond

April 28, 2011


T-Bills mean Treasury Bills or the bills issued by the Government. The T-Bill is issued by the Government to fulfill its short term money needs. The T-bills are again