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Banking Digest, 09 December 2018

National

  • This Ministry of Government of India received the 'SKOCH' Award - Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

International

  • According to the study of 'Global Carbon Project', the world’s highest carbon dioxide emitter country - China (27%).
  • United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will observe this year as the International Year for millets – 2023.
  • The FAO Council approved membership of India in the executive body of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) for - 2020 and 2021.
  • According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), this many people are now using the Internet - 3.9 billion (more than half of the global population).
  • UNITED NATIONS has launched a new framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism, termed as - UN Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact.

Banking

  • This private bank appointed Amitabh Chaudhary as additional director on his board of directors - Axis Bank.

Sports

  • Winner of both the women and men category in the 38th Boys-Girls (Junior) National Kho-Kho Championship played at Bhopal – Maharashtra.
  • The '2018 World Cup hockey' tournament is playing at - Bhubaneswar (Odisha).
  • Winner of 12th I League Football at Imphal - Neroka FC Team.

Person In News

  • India's new Chief Economic Advisor - Krishnamurthy Subramaniam.
  • IL&FS Group's new Chief Operating Officer (COO) - N. Sivaraman.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was established in the year - 1945 (October 16).
  • Headquarter of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Rome (Italy).
  • World Food Day - October 16.
  • Capital of Japan – Tokyo.
  • Currency of Japan - Japanese Yen.
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established in the year – 1865.
  • Headquarter of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - Geneva (Switzerland).

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