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Banking Digest, 18 October 2018

National

  • According to new decision, Survivors of child sexual abuse can file a police complaint after they become adults under - Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet cleared the proposal to rename Allahabad as - Prayagraj

International

  • The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to grant this observer-state temporary rights to act as chair of the G-77 plus China - Palestine.
  • India’s rank in WEF’s Global competitiveness index for 2018 - 58th.
  • Top in in WEF’s Global competitiveness index for 2018 – US.
  • The 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit scheduled to be held on October 18-19 in – Brussels, Belgium.

Banking

  • This Indian Industrial Group and French Total SA have signed a deal to rollout of 1,500 service stations in over 10 years on the India's main roads – Adani Group.

Sports

  • This Indian player won silver in the men's 5000 meter Racewalking in athletics in the 2018 Youth Olympics - Suraj Panwar.

Person In News

  • Winner of Man Booker Prize 2018 - Anna Burns (Northern Ireland) (for 'Milkman' novel).
  • Vigilance Commissioner of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) of India - Dr. T. M. Bhasin.

General Knowledge

  • Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) of India established in the year - 1964.
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) introduced in India in the year – 2012.
  • United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) established in the year - 1945.
  • Headquarter of World Economic Forum - Geneva (Switzerland).
  • Capital of Tanzania – Dodoma.
  • Currency of Tanzania - Tanzanian shilling.
  • Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) established in the year – 1996.
  • The annual literary prize recognises the judges choice of "the best original novel written in English and published in the UK" - Man Booker Prize (since 1969).

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