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Banking Digest, 09 June 2019

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Ocean Day 2019 (June 8) - Gender and Oceans.

Defence

  • India’s first simulated Space Warfare Exercise, which will be held in July 2019 under the aegis of the Defence ministry - IndSpaceEx.

Economy

  • For the purpose of surveillance in the context of Corporate Frauds, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs signed MoU to share data and information with - Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

International

  • On June 7, a first of its kind 'Gandhi cycle rally for peace' was organised by the Indian Embassy in - Saudi Arabia.

National

  • Chairperson of the newly reconstituted National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Theme for the first-ever ‘World Food Safety Day’ which was inaugurated by India on June 7 - food safety, everyone’s business.

Persons in News

  • Indian writer who won the Nine Dots Prize 2019 for ‘Bread, Cement, Cactus' - Annie Zaidi.

Sports

  • Newly appointed electoral officer to supervise the elections of the BCCI's Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on October 22 - N. Gopalaswami.

General Knowledge

  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – founded in: 1928; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • By replacing Planning Commission, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog was formed in – 2015.
  • Saudi Arabia - Capital: Riyadh; Currency: Saudi Riyal.

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