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Current Affairs for Bank PO - 8 April 2014

  1. Ram Navami, the birth of Lord Ram is being celebrated today with religious fervor and gaiety.
  2. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked banks to make credit card charges reasonable and directed them not to levy interest on card dues till the next bill date even if payment is not made before the due date.
  3. Wal-Mart plans to open 50 wholesale stores in 4-5 years in India.
  4. Microsoft ends its Windows XP support today. The company will no longer issue any official security updates and bug fixes for the Windows XP operating system.
  5. Google to help small businesses set up virtual presence with its new maps technology. Indoor Google Maps will help them set up virtual stores, which will allow consumers to search online for products in their physical stores. The map will also give exact directions to the consumer to reach shops.
  6. New Zealand-based steel firm to buy Tata Steel unit for $24 millon. Steel products manufacturer Steel & Tube Holdings has agreed to acquire New Zealand-based Tata Steel International Australasia, a division of Tata Steel Group, for 27.5 million New Zealand dollars (approx $24 million). The purchase of the business unit is expected to be completed on April 14. Tata Steel International Australasia is the leading supplier of stainless steel, engineering steels, and composite floor decks to the New Zealand and Pacific Island markets.
  7. Canada invites world’s largest miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) to explore mining opportunities in the country.
  8. Fox Star India has has brought on board Shikha Kapur as chief marketing officer and as head of the syndication division.
  9. Indian American novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri

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