Important GK questions for upcoming Banking exams, Railway, ssc, police etc

  • First bank in India– Bank of Hindustan (1770)
  • First Bank managed by Indians– Oudh Commercial Bank
  • First Bank with Indian capital– Punjab National Bank (Founder of the Bank is Lala Lajpat Rai)
  • First Foreign Bank in India – HSBC
  • First bank to get ISO certificate – Canara Bank
  • First Indian bank outside India –Bank of India
  • First Bank to introduce ATM – HSBC (1987, Mumbai) 
  • First Bank to have joint stock public bank (Oldest) – Allahabad Bank
  • First Universal bank – ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India)
  • First bank to introduce saving account – Presidency Bank (1833)
  • First Bank to introduce Cheque system – Bengal Bank (1833)
  • First bank to give internet banking facility – ICICI
  • First bank to sell mutual funds – State Bank of India
  • First bank to issue credit cards – Central Bank of India
  • First Rural Regional Bank (Grameen Bank) – Prathama Bank (sponsored by Syndicate Bank)
  • First bank to get ‘in principle’ banking license – IDFC and Bandhan Bank
  • First Bank to introduce merchant banking in India – Grind lays bank
  • First bank to introduce block chain technology – ICICI
  • First bank to introduce voice biometric – Citi Bank
  • First bank to introduce robot in banking service– HDFC


Miscellaneous points:



  • Largest public sector bank in India – State Bank of India 
  • Largest private sector bank in India – ICICI 
  • Largest foreign bank in India – Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Bank with more branches in India – State Bank of India 




Present 5 Associates of SBI :

  • Bank of Travancore
  • Bank of Patiala
  • Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
  • Bank of Hyderabad
  • Bank of Mysuru

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