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Banking Digest, 17 April 2019

Defence

  • World's first armed amphibious drone boat - Marine Lizard (China).

Economy

  • During the April-18 to March-19 period, Payments made on the UPI platform saw a remarkable growth of over - 400%.

International

  • World's largest airplane, which is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage with six Boeing 747 engines – Roc (US).
  • 'AI Everything', the world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence Summit held in - Dubai, UAE.

Persons in News

  • New Prime Minister of Palestine - Mohammad Shtayyeh.

Sports

  • Indian player, who won gold medal in the 54 kg at the Boxing World Cup in Cologne - Meena Kumari Maisnam.
  • Winner of the Men's Singles event at 2019 Holland Open International Badminton Championship - Harshal Dani (India).

Science and Technology

  • NASA will send small satellites to detect cosmic rays into space made by students, named - CubeSats.
  • ‘Beresheet’ mission crashed on moon, which was launched by - Israel.

General Knowledge

  • National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) – founded in : 2008; Headquarter : Mumbai.
  • Israel - Capital: Jerusalem (self-declared); Currency: Israeli New Shekel.
  • Capital of Palestine - Jerusalem (East).
  • Voter Variable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was first used in - US.

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