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Banking Digest, 14 August 2018

National

  • The Centre has granted this much amount to increase the country’s forest cover - more than 66,000 crore rupees.
  • India’s second lunar mission - GSLV-F10 / Chandrayaan-2 (3,890 kg).
  • This state government has expanded the scope of the loan waiver scheme by extending the benefits to every member of the farmer's family in case of a separate loan account - Maharashtra.
  • Scientist developed new ‘PEGylated Streptokinase’ Clot buster used for Ischemic stroke at - CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh.
  • The 250-feet-long bridge, which was destroyed during 1971 Indo-Pak war, at Hussainiwala border in - Punjab.
  • India's rover to be sent to the moon – Vikram.

International

  • NASA launched the Sun-chasing spacecraft - Parker Solar Probe.
  • The researchers of this organization developed new clust buster called 'PEGylated Streptokinase' - CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh.

Banking

  • India-based Dean of Harvard Business School will step down as Executive Director of Tata Sons from the Board of Directors in September 18 - Nitin Noharia.
  • This state Agency is constructing the Mumbai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor on the NH-4 route - Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KSSIA).

Sports

  • Vietnam Open Badminton Men's Singles Final winner – Shesar Hiren Rhustavito (Indonesia).
  • Vietnam Open Badminton Men's Singles Final India's runner-up – Ajay Jayaram
  • Winner of Indonesia Open men's singles championship - Nikki Punacha.
  • Winner of Men's Single in the 2018 European Athletics Championships - Coyne Narrat (Belgium).

Person in News

  • Speaker of the Lok Sabha from 2004 to 2009 - Somnath Chatterjee.
  • New Chief Justice of Patna High Court - Justice Mukesh R Shah.
  • Current Governor of Bihar - Satya Pal Malik.
  • Author of ‘Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House’ - Omarosa Manigault Newman.

General Knowledge

  • The Vietnam Open (Badminton) is an international tournament played in Vietnam since year - 1996.
  • ISRO, established on August 15, 1969, replaced this agency - Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).
  • First satellite of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) - Aryabhatt (19 April 1975).
  • The first country which sent spacecraft in the first attempt to the planet Mars - India (Mars Orbiter Mission).
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) established in Year - 1948 (July 19).
  • The first company in India with exclusive license for Novel Biological Entity (NBE) thrombolytic protein for ischemic stroke - Epygen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.

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