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Banking Digest, 18 February 2019

National

  • The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) decided to rename this research institute in Pune to do research in other public health fields -National AIDS Research Institute (NARI).
  • The project ‘Development of Eco Circuit: Pathanamthitta – Gavi – Vagamon – Thekkady’ under the Swadesh Darshan scheme is completed in - Kerala.

International

  • The movie, focusing 'Saur Revolution' in this country, screened at the ‘Berlin Film Festival 2019’ - What We Left Unfinished.

Banking

  • Till Feb 16, the government's disinvestment proceeds have touched Rs 53,558 crore so far in the current fiscal, as against the full year budget target of - Rs 80,000 crore.

Sports

  • International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year (Man and Woman) for 2018 - Arthur Van Doren (Belgium) and Eva de Goede (Netherlands).
  • Winner of women’s singles event at the 83rd National Senior Badminton Championship - Saina Nehwal.
  • Winner of men’s singles event at the 83rd National Senior Badminton Championship - Saurabh Verma.
  • Winner of the domestic 'Irani Cup 2019' – Vidarbha Team.

Person In News

  • First Indian, who has obtained a 'no caste, no religion' certificate - Sneha Parthirdarja (Tirupetur, Vellore District, Tamilnadu).

General Knowledge

  • Government of India launched Swadesh Darshan scheme in the year - 2014-15.
  • Headquarter of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - Lausanne (Switzerland).
  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) established in the year - 1924.
  • The Indian National Badminton Championships is a tournament organized to crown the best badminton players in India since - 1934.
  • ‘Irani Cup’ of domestic cricket tournament was conceived during the - 1959-60 season.
  • National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) in Pune (Maharashtra) was established in the year - 1992.

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