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Banking Digest: 17 December 2017

National

  • A new scheme for infrastructure development in the northeastern states with 100 per cent funding by the central government - North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme” (NESIDS)
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the special package for employment generation in - leather and footwear sector
  • The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography in – Hyderabad
  • Prime Minister of India to dedicate to nation, 60 MW Tuitial Hydroelectric Power Project in – Mizoram
  • The National Green Tribunal put a ban on the use, sale, purchase and storage of plastic bags and plastic items along river – Ganga
  • Indian Movie fails to make the cut at Oscars - Newton

Banking

  • State Bank of India has started a new scheme - State Bank Rewardz Scheme
  • RBI Imposed Restrictions on Bank as its Bad Loans Crosses 10% - Corporation Bank

International

  • India-signed MoU on agriculture and fisheries with – Colombia
  • Country has become the world’s first country to end national radio broadcasts on FM network – Norway
  • Strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 hits - Indonesia

Sports

  • Official emblems unveiled for - Beijing 2022 Winter Games
  • He has become youngest to get US men's footballer of the year - Christian Pulisic

Person In News

  • FIFA suspended the head of the Brazilian football federation - Marco Polo Del Nero
  • World's Highest-Paid Athlete of All Time - Michael Jordan
  • He has been elected the new chairman of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India - Nakul Chopra

General Knowledge

  • Every Year 16th December in India is observed as the – Vijay Diwas
  • An activity of conducting systematic oceanographic studies towards providing information services to various sectors viz. fisherman, disaster management, shipping etc. is called – Oceanography

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