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Banking Digest, 11 February 2019

National

  • The 110 MW Pare Hydroelectric Plant constructed on the river Dikrong (tributary of Brahmaputra) in - Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The 6th edition of ‘Indian Food Expo-2019’ being organized by Indian Industries Association (IIA) will be held in – Lucknow (UP).

International

  • Scientists of this country have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease - USA (led by Dr. Joseph Muenzer of the University of North Carolina).
  • NASA has lost touch with the first mini-spacecraft, named - MarCo CubeSats.

Banking

  • This Indian bank is a bank with neither ATMs, nor cheque books; its only 'currency' is Lord Ram with digital platform - Ram Naam Bank.

Sports

  • No. 1 team in FIFA's latest ranking list released on February 9 - Belgium.

Person In News

  • This Indo-Canadian person will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television - Dipa Mehta.
  • For voluntary service to Britain’s Hindu community and social cohesion, Prince William has conferred the royal honour of OBE (order of the British empire) on Indian-origin - Dhruv Patel.
  • Author of the book title "Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India" - P. Chidambaram.

General Knowledge

  • Capital of United Kingdom - London.
  • Currency of United Kingdom - Pound Sterling (GBP).
  • US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) founded in the year - 1948.

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