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Banking Digest: 18 October 2017

National

  • Millicom seal deal for operations in Ghana with – Bharti Airtel
  • For the first time that India will participate in a tri-services military exercise with a foreign country – Russia
  • Bus Service has begun between Rolpa district in Nepal and – Delhi
  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India introduced an initiative to use left over food - IFRA

Banking

  • BR Act controls banking activities in India. The letter R here denotes - Regulation
  • RBI has refused to share details of a decision to put the logo on the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 Notes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project - Clean India Mission
  • RBI has reduced ATM transaction from 5 to 3, on _______ accounts it is not applicable – BSBDA

International

  • He is conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award here for his outstanding contributions in the fields of manufacturing industry, education – Swraj Paul
  • He swept Venezuela polls - Nicolas Maduro
  • Death toll bombing rises to 300 in in  - Mogadishu
  • The first institutional investor in NIIF’s Master Fund and a shareholder in the NIIF’s investment management Company - ADIA

Person In News

  • He is poised to become Europe's first millennial leader- Austrian Sebastian Kurz
  • New appointed CEO Vistara - Leslie Thng
  • Indian-origin teenager becomes UK's youngest millionaire - Akshay Ruparelia

Sports

  • First Indian Women to sign for WWE – Kavita Devi
  • Player to win triple gold medal at Egypt Table Tennis Championship - Selena Selvakumar

General Knowledge

  • The first person of Indian origin to hold the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords - Swraj Paul
  • This Country is Second largest producer of Vegetables and Fruits in the world – India
  • Every year International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on – 17 October

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