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Banking Digest, 12 October 2018

National

  • The merger of National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) into the – National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET).
  • Union Water Resources ministry notified the minimum environmental flows for - Ganga river.
  • To map environment data of 55 districts across 24 states and 3 Union Territories, India’s first ever National Environment Survey (NES) will be kicked off in - January, 2019.
  • During August 18 to October 4, Indian Air Force organized a unique cycling expedition under the name of - Trans Himalayan.

International

  • The theme of Indian Navy’s 'Goa Maritime Symposium 2018' - Building Stronger Maritime Partnerships In IOR.
  • On 11-12 October 2018, 17th Council of Heads of Government, CHG, meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in - Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • The first ‘bioelectronic medicine’, an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration, developed by researchers at the - Washington University, US.

Banking

  • To identify and collaborate with start-ups, small businesses, individuals or large organisations offering innovative industry-leading solutions, Procter & Gamble (P&G) India launched its first programme in the country named - vGROW.
  • According to an Interbrand report, the top 5 global brands are – Apple (Brand Value: $241.5 billion), Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Coca Cola.

Sports

  • The Youth Olympics 2018 organized in - Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • "Tianjin Open 2018" women's tennis tournament organized in - China.
  • This Indian archer won gold in men's individual W2 category in the '2018 Asian Para Games' in Jakarta - Harvinder Singh.

Person In News

  • The new Chief of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), a Intelligence Agency of Pakistan - Lieutenant General Asim Munir.
  • New Solicitor General of India - Tushar Mehta.

General Knowledge

  • The Chief Law Consultant of the Government of India - Attorney General.
  • Primary counsel in the Supreme Court of India - Solicitor General.
  • Central Water Commission (CWC) established in the year - 1945.
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) established in the year – 2001.
  • Headquarter of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - Beijing, China.

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