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Banking Digest, 18 June 2019

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2019 (Jun 17) - Let’s Grow the Future Together.

Economy

  • According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report 2019, India received foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2018 worth - USD 42 billion.

Environment

  • Newly established two highest weather stations in the world at - Mount Everest.

National

  • The International Arbitration Center (IAC) will be set up in - New Delhi.

Sports

  • Second player to play highest number of ODI matches for India - Mahendra Singh Dhoni (341) (first Sachin Tendulkar).
  • Batsman who score fastest 11,000 runs - Virat Kohli (230 matches).

Science and Technology

  • Two female scientists to head India’s ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission, named - Ritu Karidhal (as mission director) and Muthayya Vanitha (as project director).

General Knowledge

  • Lower assembly of Parliament of India - Lok Sabha.
  • As per Indian Constitution, maximum number of Lok Sabha members - 552.
  • First Lok Sabha - April 17, 1952.
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – Founded in: 1964; Headquarters: Geneva (Switzerland).
  • World's highest mountain ranges which is situated in Asia – Himalayas.
  • World's highest peak - Everest (height 8848 meters).

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