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Banking Digest, 17 October 2018

National

  • Government has announced 100 crore rupee award for states that would complete the household electrification early under - Saubhagaya scheme.
  • Youth Road Safety Learners Licence programme aims with reducing road accidents by 50 per cent by - 2020
  • A “Museum on Prime Ministers of India” is to be set up in - Delhi.
  • Air Quality Early Warning System is designed to predict extreme air pollution events to use for – Delhi.
  • Topper Indian institution in 'QS World University Ranking 2018' – IIT Bombay (Mumbai).

International

  • Theme of World Food Day 2018 - Our Action are Our Future.

Banking

  • The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of September 2018 is - 5.13%.

Sports

  • From October 18, the fifth edition of the Asian Champions Trophy will be played in - Muscat, Oman.
  • In the '2018 Youth Olympics', Indian men and women's hockey team won – Silver Medal.
  • Men's team winner of the '2018 Youth Olympics' – Malaysia.
  • Women's team winner of the '2018 Youth Olympics' – Argentina.

Person In News

  • Current President of Yemen - Abed Rabbo Mansoor Hadi.
  • New Prime Minister of Yemen - Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed.
  • This co-founder of Microsoft died on October 15 - Paul Allen.

General Knowledge

  • Government of India’s SAUBHAGYA (Prime Minister Sahaj Bijali Har Ghar Yojana) scheme was launched in the year – 2017.
  • World Food Day - October 16.
  • Headquarter of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) - Rome, Italy (established in 1945).
  • Capital city of Yemen – Sana’a.
  • Currency of Yemen - Yemeni Riyal.

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