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Banking Digest, 15 August 2018

National

  • This year this state’s police have got highest number of President's Medal - Uttar Pradesh (77 medals).
  • Top City in 'Ease of Living Index' - Pune (Maharashtra).
  • Firstly Under the 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme, these cities will be developed through 'North East Circuit' - Imphal and Khongjom.
  • Indian Army launched campaign from Uttarakhand to capture the third highest peak in India on August 13 – Mt 'Kamate' (7756 m).

International

  • According to a study by British scientists, the use mosquito net with this pesticide helps to prevent malaria - Pyrethroid.

Banking

  • This company has tied up with Paisabazaar.com to provide SME industries with swipe-machine-based or PoS-based loans - NeoGrowth.
  • Infosys Limited will open a software development center with an investment of around Rs 1 billion in state - West Bengal.
  • This company has created a headset that can read your thoughts and answer questions without a single word - MIT Media Lab.
  • This bank introduced the Aadhar-based iris authentication system for the first time in the country - Axis Bank.

Sports

  • In Canada, this Romanian player won the women's singles title of '2018 Rogers Cup' tennis tournament - Simona Halep.
  • This country's tennis player Rafael Nadal won the men's singles title of 2018 Rogers Cup tournament - Spain.
  • This football club won 'Spanish Super Football Cup' tournament record 13 times - Barcelona.
  • This country's golfer Brooks Coepka became the winner of the 100th PGA Championship – USA.
  • Organizer of '2020 Olympic' – Japan.

Person in news

  • This lady judge is the President of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity under the Ministry of Power - Justice Manjula Chellur.
  • This veteran dramatist, who was linked to Vijaya Mehta's 'Rangayan' theater, died in Mumbai - Jaywant Nadkarni (93 years old).

General Knowledge

  • PRASAD and Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Government of India for the promotion of tourism was started in year - 2014-15.
  • Established in 1999, the autonomous, statutory body regulates the insurance and reinsurance industries in India - Indian Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Hyderabad.
  • Highest mountain peak in India - Kanchenjunga (8586 m).
  • Establishment year of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) located in Lausanne (Switzerland) - 1894.

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