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Banking Digest, 16 September 2018

National

  • According to NACO's 'HIV Estimations 2017', in 2017, India had people living with HIV (PLHIV) around - 21.40 lakh.
  • Ministry of Power launched this program to encourage the deployment of Energy Efficient chiller systems - Chiller Star Labelling Program.
  • Under the Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, India's first tribal tourism circuit inaugurated in - Chhattisgarh.
  • In the Indian Penal Code, Section 498A refers to - dowry Harassment.

International

  • The theme of 'International Democracy Day 2018' - 'Democracy Under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World'.
  • AAI-managed these 6 airports have got 'Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2017' in various groups - Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.
  • India ranked in UNDP's Human Development Index (HDI) for 2017 -130.
  • Country topped UNDP's Human Development Index (HDI) for 2017 - Norway.

Banking

  • The current account deficit, which touched ____ of India’s gross domestic product in the June quarter - 2.4%.
  • To address the issue of the current account deficit by Indian finance ministry, a ____ exposure limit on investments by foreign portfolio investors in debt to a single corporate group will be removed - 20%.

Sports

  • The Asia Cup Cricket is playing with 6 countries in - Dubai, UAE.
  • 102 year old Gold Medalist Runner in 100 Meters event in World Masters Championship at Malaga (Spain) - Man Kaur (India).
  • Gold medalist in 25 meter standard pistol event in the ISSF World Cup in South Korea - Vijayveer Sidhu.
  • In the '2018 ISSF World Cup' in South Korea, India won 9 silver and 7 bronze medals with – 11 Gold.
  • Former captain of England announced the retirement from the professional cricket after the 2018 English county season - Paul Collingwood.

Person In News

  • Winner of Dr. Radhakrishnan Memorial Award 2018 given by International Human Rights Council - Pra. Jagadish Bhagat and Dr. Kishori Bhagat.
  • Indian-American has been nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions of US - Bimal Patel.

General Science

  • Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) established in the year - 1911.
  • Tourism Ministry of India launched PRASAD and Swadesh Darshan scheme in year - 2014-15.
  • International Democracy Day - September 15.
  • Highest Award in the field of handicrafts in India - Shilp Guru.
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI), under the Ministry of Civil Aviation Ministry, established in the year - 1995.

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