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Banking Digest, 17 January 2019

National

  • The 13 km, 2 lane Kollam bypass on NH-66 dedicate to the nation in - Kerala.
  • A 7-member Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by this person would look into the possibility of rationalisation of GST rate in real state sector - Nitin Patel (Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister).
  • India’s largest startup ecosystem, having 1.8-lakh-square-feet facility housing incubation set-ups across a string of segments in modern technology - Kochi (Kerala).
  • The 1st National Level Sports Meet for the students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) was inaugurated in - Hyderabad (Telangana).

International

  • Winners of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law for 2018 - 15.
  • This country successfully grew cotton on the moon surface and it is the first country, which do such event in the world on any life-less planet - China.

Banking

  • This private bank has selected B. Shriram, Rama Bijapurkar as an Independent Director on its board - ICICI Bank.
  • On Jan 16, this non-banking financial company (NBFC) has been slapped a fine of Rs 1 crore by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for violation of “Fair Practices Code” - Bajaj Finance Limited.

Sports

  • In January 2019, this person resigned as the coach of the Indian football team - Stephen Constantine.
  • In January 2019, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the appointment of this Indian person as New ICC’s chief executive officer - Manu Sohani.
  • The youngest Grand Master of History of Indian Chess - D. Gukesh (aged 12 years, 7 months and 17 days).

Person In News

  • A British mathematician who united mathematics and physics during the 1960s in a way not seen since the days of Isaac Newton, died on January 11 - Michael Atiyah.
  • Winner of the 'ICSI Lifetime Achievement Award 2018' - Adi Godrej.

General Knowledge

  • Army Day of India - January 15.
  • The goods and services tax (GST) system was implemented in India in the year - 2017 (1 July).
  • World’s first country, which implement goods and services tax (GST) - France.
  • India’s ‘Ekalavya Model Residential School’ Scheme was launched in the year - 1997-98.

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