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Banking Digest: 17 January 2018

National

  • The Khelo India Anthem unveiled by - Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
  • The 3rd edition of Raisina Dialogue 2018 will be held in – New Delhi
  • The city is hosting the International Workshop on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (IWDRI) – New Delhi
  • Percentage Public sector accounts for the total healthcare expenditure in India – 30%

Banking

  • Capital First to merge in share swap deal with – IDFC Bank
  • The Bank is set to sell a large chunk of its education loan portfolio that has turned sour to clean up its retail loan book – State Bank Of India

International

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the gigabit connectivity between the National Knowledge Network of India and LEARN network of - Sri Lanka
  • Three countries have agreed on operating procedures for movement of Passenger Vehicles include Bangladesh, India and – Nepal
  • The Turkish government unveiled the route of its planned new canal for Istanbul, a hugely ambitious - 45 kilometer project

Person in News

  • He has resigned after losing party support - Romanian PM Mihai Tudose
  • Former Union Minister passed away recently at the age of 78 – Raghunath Jha
  • TV actress, known for her roles in serials like Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon and Uttaran, passed away - Charu Rohatgi

Sports

  • No. of gold medals India has won in the Nation's Cup tournament – Eleven
  • In U-19 World Cup: India beat Papua New Guinea by - 10 wickets

General Knowledge

  • The Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) is located in - Karnataka
  • The first Bank in India to launch aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution – IDFC Bank

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