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Banking Digest 10 July 2018



-          Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) is under ministry - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

-          A Project for expansion of green cover under in Nagaur, Jhalawar, Chittorgarh, Kishangarh and Sajangarh is under the Mission - Amrut Mission

-          The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is organising a two-day International Round Table Conference at - New-Delhi

-          The Union Government has declared the area around Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) as an Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ). The MTR is located in - Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.


-          Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the 17th World Sanskrit Conference at - Vancouver, Canada

Person in News

-          New Chairperson of National Green Tribunal July 2018 - Adarsh Kumar Goel

-          The head of the Committee created to draft new education Policy - K Kasturirangan

-          New Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh - Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan

-          J N Sadhu, the Veteran journalist has passed away. He was associated with newspaper - The Indian Express


-          The Indian Men T-20 vice-captain of  Cricket team - Rohit Sharma

General Knowledge

-          Elections to one-third of the seats of the upper house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, are conducted every -  Two years.

-          First time NOTA was introduced in five state elections in - November 2013

-          The minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha or Assembly election – 25 Years

-          The maximum number of members of Rajya Sabha – 250

-          The present strength of Rajya Sabha – 245

-          Rajya Sabha is a Permanent House and is not subject to dissolution as per -  Article 83 (1)


-          Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 enacted in – January 2003

-          Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND) was set by the Government of India on-  18 November 2004

-          The current account deficit is a measurement of a country’s trade where the value of the goods and services it imports exceeds the value of the goods and services it exports – Current Account Deficit

-          A trade deficit is an economic measure of international trade in which a country's imports exceeds its exports - Trade Deficit

-          A deficit is the opposite of a surplus. It is the amount by which a resource falls short of a mark – Deficit


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