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Banking Digest, 05 May 2019

Days of the month

  • World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on ……… each year - May 3

Defense

  • Russia is ready to cooperate with Turkey to sell - Su-57 fighter jets

Economy

  • The third largest foreign direct investor in India during 2017-18 – Netherlands
  • During 2017-18, Indian exports to the Netherlands grew at - 14.7 percent
  • During 2017-18, Indian imports from Netherlands were up by - 18.2 percent

Environment

  • The first Parliament in the world to pass a motion declaring an "environment and climate emergency" – UK
  • The name Fani (pronounced as Foni) for the extremely severe cyclonic storm was suggested by – Bangladesh
  • The Cyclone which hit Andhra Pradesh and parts of Odisha Last year - Titli

International 

  • World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in – 1993
  • The theme of World Press Freedom Day for this year’s is - “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.”
  • The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released - International Religious Freedom 2019 report

National

  • Centre mandated all Electric Vehicles (EVs) to use - Green Number Plates
  • A postage stamp has been released to commemorate 750th birth anniversary of - Sri Vedanta Desikan
  • Sri Vedanta Desikan (1268–1369) was - Sri Vaishnava guru/philosopher

Sports

  • Hockey India Recommends PR Sreejesh For - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Science and Technology

  • A strange asteroid around 4.5 kilometers across that orbits the sun every 3.5 years - (6478) Gault
  • Cobalt for........ electric cars could be harvested from the oceans - 500,000

General Knowledge

  • UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The most dangerous country for journalists in 2018: Afghanistan
  • USCIRF: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • This year, USCIRF has recommended ….. countries for CPC designation: 16
  • This year, USCIRF has recommended ….. entities for EPC designation: 5
  • WMO: The World Meteorological Organisation

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