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Banking Digest, 18 January 2019

National

  • On 17th January, Regional Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)” held in - Mumbai.
  • Convener of a Group of Ministers (GoM) on issues relating to lottery - Sudhir Mungantiwar (State Finance Minister, Maharashtra).
  • Union Cabinet approved the Integrated E-filing &Centralized Processing Center 2.0 Project of - Income Tax Department.
  • On January 16, This annual month-wide program was started by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) of the Government of India - Saksham 2019.
  • This Indian Institute launched India's first full-fledged B.Tech programme in artificial intelligence (AI) for the academic year 2019-20 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad.

International

  • US President Donald Trump has nominated this Indian-American woman for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy) - Rita Baranwal.

Banking

  • According to the RBI’s new framework for external commercial borrowings (ECBs) and rupee-denominated bonds, All eligible borrowers can now raise external commercial borrowings up to this much amount per financial year under the automatic route, replacing the existing sector-wise limits - $750 million or equivalent.

Sports

  • Top country in the ‘ICC Test Rankings’ announced in January 2019 - India.

Person In News

  • Winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2018 – Yohei Sasakawa (for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world).

General Knowledge

  • The annual 'Gandhi peace prize' was instituted by the Government of India in – 1995.
  • Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas established in year - 1978.
  • Capital of United States of America (USA) - Washington D.C.

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