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Banking Digest, 07 January 2019

National

  • This state got first place in the Singapore's Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI’s) 'Ease of Driving Business Index 2018' - Andhra Pradesh.
  • The bill was approved in the Lok Sabha to establish the International Arbitration Center in India at - New Delhi.
  • This state government bagged the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) award for speedy execution of Polavaram multipurpose project - Andhra Pradesh.
  • These first cities have been certified ODF++ under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban - Indore, Khargone, Sahaganj, Ujjain, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon and Ambikapur.

International

  • National Assembly of this country declared Nicolas Maduro's presidency illegitimate as he was about to begin a second term in office - Venezuela.
  • The Ukrainian Orthodox Church officially gained independence with the signing of a decree that marked its separation from the -Russian church.
  • China has named the lunar rover, successfully deployed on the far side of the moon, as - Yutu-2.
  • This country’s NORINCO for the first time showcased the aerial bomb, the country’s largest non-nuclear bomb - China.

Banking

  • This PSB bank and Srei Equipment Finance have entered into an agreement for financing the MSME and agriculture sectors - United Bank of India (UBI).

Sports

  • The English Premier League football tournament is being played in - London (UK).
  • Winner of the Men’s Double in the 2018 MSLTA Tata Open Maharashtra tournament in Pune - Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan.

Person In News

  • Former Defense Secretary of this country, Harold Brown died on January 4 – US.
  • This person has resigned as the chief of staff at US Department of Defence - Kevin Sweeney.

General Knowledge

  • World Toilet Day - November 19.
  • Capital of Russia – Moscow.
  • Currency of Russia - Russian ruble.
  • Capital of Ukraine – Kiev.
  • Currency of Ukraine - Ukrainian hryvnia.
  • International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ICADR) of India established in the year - 1995.
  • Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) of India established in the year – 1927.
  • Capital of Venezuela - Caracas.
  • Currency of Venezuela - Venezuelan Bolivar.
  • Capital of the United States (USA) - Washington D.C.

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