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Banking Digest, 08 January 2019

National

  • A Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) has recommended that the Centre accord statutory status to this recruitment agency - Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

International

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the 76th Golden Globe Award - Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Best Director at the 76th Golden Globe Award - Alfonso Cuarón (Roma).
  • Best Film (Foreign Language) at the 76th Golden Globe Award - Roma.

Banking

  • The total value of UPI transactions with this mobile App crossed 1 Lakh Crore Rupees mark in December 2018 - BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money).
  • Government merged Punjab Rural Bank, Malwa Rural Bank and this Regional Rural Bank - Sutlej Rural Bank.
  • To provide loans to MSMEs in India for the next 15 years, Small Business FinCredit India Pvt. Ltd. (SBFC) has signed pact with the - ICICI Bank.

Sports

  • India won the Test Series for the first time in its 71 years cricket history in - Australia.
  • This lady head constable of Himachal Pradesh Police won a Gold medal in the 78 kg category in the Senior National Women's Judo Championship at Visakhapatnam - Rani.
  • The best Judoka at the Senior National Women's Judo Championship at Visakhapatnam - Rani.
  • Player of the Series of the India-Australia Test series, that played in Australia - Cheteshwar Pujara.
  • Winner of the 2018 Hopman Cup tennis tournament – Switzerland.
  • Winner of the men's singles in the Tata Open Maharashtra tournament - Kevin Anderson (South Africa).

Person In News

  • Winner Producer of 52nd Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society Award - Asha Parekh and Farooq Sheikh.
  • The new Chairperson of the Railway Board of India - Vinod Kumar Yadav.

General Knowledge

  • National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) established in the year – 2008.
  • Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society established in the year – 1997.
  • Every year in the United States, the Golden Globe Award given by - Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) established in the year - 1926.
  • Staff Selection Commission (SSC) established in the year - 1975.

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