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Banking Digest, 16 January 2019

National

  • India’s ‘Defence Industrial Corridor’ developed in the state of - Tamil Nadu.
  • India's biggest startup incubator which is housed inside a 1.8-lakh square-feet facility at the Technology Innovation Zone (TIZ) inaugurated in – Kochi, Kerala.
  • The Ministry of Tourism approved Rs 85.23 crore for the development of this type of circuit in Kerala - Spiritual circuit-III.
  • The National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) by Government of India will be implemented during - 2018-23.
  • On 14 January, Government eMarketplace (GeM) launched this Initiative to encourage women entrepreneurs - Womania on GeM.

International

  • Saudi Arabia will set up Oil Refinery project in Pakistan at - Gwadar port.
  • With the help of China, The Indian Ocean port built in - Pakistan.
  • Under the theme of international conference is ‘Micro Irrigation in Modern Agriculture’, the 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference (9IMIC) held in – Aurangabad (Maharashtra, India).

Banking

  • India's retail inflation in December 2018 as compared with 2.3% in November - 2.19%.

Sports

  • The first Grand Slam played in January 2019, which was organized by the International Tennis Federation - Australia Open.

Person In News

  • The first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award given to - Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • New CEO of Myntra and Jabong Online retailor company - Amar Nagaramhas (replace Ananth Narayanan).

General Knowledge

  • Government E-marketplace (GeM) of India established in the year – 2016.
  • Government of India's 'Swadesh Darshan' scheme was started in the year - 2014-15.
  • International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) established in the year – 1950.
  • Headquarter of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage - New Delhi (India).
  • Capital of Pakistan - Islamabad.
  • Currency of Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee.
  • The world's largest oil exporter country - Saudi Arabia.
  • Capital of Saudi Arabia - Riyadh.
  • Currency of Saudi Arabia - Saudi Riyal.

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