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Banking Digest, 14 September 2018

National

  • Under the ‘National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014’, these four new NID to declare as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) - Amravati / Vijayawada, Bhopal, Jorhat and Kurukshetra.
  • The new Umbrella Scheme is aimed at ensuring remunerative prices to the farmers for their produce –Pradhan Mantri Annadata Aay SanraksHan Abhiyan (PM-AASHA).
  • Giving approval to the proposal for electrification of BG routes of Indian Railways (IR) comprising of - 108 sections (13,675 route kilometers).
  • Immediate ban imposed on these no. of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) - 328.
  • According to the 'India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative' report, this much increase in the rate of ischemic heart attack and stroke among Indians - 50%.
  • According to the 'India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative' report, this state has highest no. of people with cancer during 1990-2016 – Kerala.
  • This state government in South India banned e-cigarette – Tamilnadu.
  • First prize winner of the 30th National Youth Parliament Competition, 2017-18 – Kendriya Vidyalay, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur.

International

  • According to the UN’s latest report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World in 2017, the number of undernourished globally, increased to - 821 million.

Banking

  • New MD and CEO of HDFC Life – Vibha Padalakar.

Sports

  • Former Indian captain, who lead the team during 2008 to 2016, retired from international hockey - Sardar Singh.

Person In News

  • Indian winner of prestigious UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) Award - Manoj Jhalani.

General Knowledge

  • Under this Act, National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad declared as Institutions of National Importance - NID Act, 2014.
  • Drugs and cosmetic Products Act was enacted in India in the year - 1940.
  • New York-based United Nations Organization (UN) established in the year - 1945 (24 October).
  • United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) established in the year - 2013.
  • There are this many Kendriya Vidyalayas in 25 divisions in India - 125.

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