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Banking Digest, 14 October 2018

National

  • The first meeting of the Prime Minister Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (STIAC) ​​was held on October 12, 2018 in - New Delhi.

International

  • Theme of 'International Disaster Prevention Day 2018' - Reducing Disaster Economic Losses.
  • India was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in the Asia-Pacific category for a period of three years beginning - January 1, 2019.
  • World’s largest fish market in Tokyo, Japan was moved to – Toyosu.

Banking

  • To provide funds to MSME, this stock exchange has signed a MoU with the Uttarakhand Government - National Stock Exchange (NSE).
  • This company has signed an agreement with Niti Aayog to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to address challenges in agriculture and healthcare - Microsoft India.

Person In News

  • Prime Minister Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (STIAC)  currently headed by - Dr. K Vijay Raghavan.
  • Current Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India - Dr. K Vijay Raghavan.
  • Members of Collegium of the Supreme Court - Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph.
  • Current Head of Estimates panel of Parliament - Murli Manohar Joshi.
  • The New Academy Prize in Literature 2018 winner - Maryse Conde (French Writer).

General Science

  • Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) was prepared in the year - 2015.
  • International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13.
  • India's National Disaster Response Authority (NDMA) established in the year - 2005.
  • United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) established in the year -2006.
  • Headquarter of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) - Geneva (Switzerland).
  • Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature - The New Academy Prize.
  • 83 years old largest fish market in the world - Japan (Tokyo).

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