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Banking Digest, 17 June 2019

Economy

  • Trade deficit (difference between exports and imports) in May 2019 - $15.35 billion (India's exports - $30 billion; Imports - $45.35 billion).
  • As per RBI data showed on June 14, the foreign exchange reserves has increased to its historic peak by $1.686 billion to - $423.554 billion.

International

  • The Intersessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) was hosted by India that inaugurated on 17th June in – Mumbai.

Person in News

  • Winner of the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019’ for Hindi - Govind Sharma (Kachu ki Topi).
  • Winner of the Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019’ for English - Devika Cariapa (India Through Archaeology: Excavating History).

Sports

  • Indian who won bronze medal in the 2019 World Marathon - Deepak Bande.

State Current Affairs

  • State government that will setup a museum to showcase the memorable works of music maestro R.D. Burman – Tripura.
  • The cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is now rising in - Bihar

Science and Technology

  • NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will close down in – 2020.

General Knowledge

  • 'Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)' was formed in - 2003.
  • India's Sahitya Akademi was formed in – 1954.
  • Capital of Tripura State – Agartala.
  • Almost a fifth of the world’s oil passes through the Strait that lies between Oman and Iran, named – Strait of Hormuz.

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