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Banking Digest, 14 March 2019

National

  • This International Bank will provide 250 Million dollar for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) to boost Rural Incomes across 13 States in India - World Bank
  • As per the fourth ‘Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2018-19’ by RBI, topper state in the list of states having maximum number of factories as on FY 2016-17 - Tamil Nadu (37220 factories).

International

  • This country is moving toward closing immigration services offices in 20 countries, including India - US.

Banking

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would infuse this much amount into the system through open market operations on March 14 - Rs 12,500 crore.
  • Retail inflation rose to a four-month high of ………. during February 2019, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office of India on March 12 - 2.57%.

Sports

  • Place of the fifth South Asian Football Federation (SAAF) Women's Championship during March 2019 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

Person In News

  • New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) - Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty.
  • The newly elected President of the Central Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) for the year 2019-20 - Animesh Saxena.

General Knowledge

  • Capital of United States of America (USA) - Washington D.C.
  • The Reserve Bank of India - Establishment Year: 1935 (1st April); Head office: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937).
  • First Indian Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Sir C. D. Deshmukh (1943-1949) (Third Governor).
  • National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) of the Government of India started in year - 1999 (as Swarnajayanti Rural Self Employment Scheme).
  • World Day Against Cyber ​​Censorship - March 12.
  • The Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) was established in year - 1954 (As Atomic Energy Establishment, Trombay (AEET).
  • India's first-ever power reactor was established at - Tarapur Atomic Energy Centre.

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