bank reconciliation statement and bank entries?

I just started studying accountancy.I am a maths graduate and don hav any accounting basics.now i am studying bank reconciliation.But in the text they gave the format.but i cant understand the banking entries like check issued but not paid,issued not presented,check paid not cleared ,
such things.
i am studying finalaccounts only to get a job.But to study, bank reconciliation ,is it necessary to study banking?
If no need can you explain the meaning and entries for the terms like paid ,issued,cleared,not presented ,both in pass book and cash book.
then can i study bank reconciliation easily?

bank reconciliation statement and bank entries?

I just started studying accountancy.I am a maths graduate and don hav any accounting basics.now i am studying bank reconciliation.But in the text they gave the format.but i cant understand the banking entries like check issued but not paid,issued not presented,check paid not cleared ,
such things.
i am studying finalaccounts only to get a job.But to study, bank reconciliation ,is it necessary to study banking?
If no need can you explain the meaning and entries for the terms like paid ,issued,cleared,not presented ,both in pass book and cash book.
then can i study bank reconciliation easily?

Whether there is any notification/order regarding the improved armed forces pension from 01 Jan 1996 to 09 Oct?

Sir, As the adviertisement appeared in the News Paper ” improved pension 10 yrs arrears Jan 96 to Dec 05. New Pay/pension scales of Oct 97 from Jan 96-Oct 97.” Please confirm whether the advt appeared has authotication or otherwise. In case this is correct as to why the Ministry of Defence not issuing the notification for the same. It is not desireable that avery retired person between 01 Jan 1996 to 09 Oct 1997.