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Banking Digest, 19 April 2019

Days of the month

  • Theme of World Heritage Day 2019 - Rural Landscape.

Defence

  • "IN-VPN BILAT EX-2019", the second edition of the bilateral maritime exercise between Indian Navy and Vietnam Peoples’ Navy at/ off - Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.

Economy

  • Interest rate for General Provident Fund (GPF) for the first quarter of current financial year 2019-20 - 8%.

National

  • No. of UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in India – 37.

Persons in News

  • Author of the book “The Verdict: Decoding India's Elections” - Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala.

Sports

  • 2nd Marshal Arjan Singh Memorial International Hockey Tournament is being organised in - Chandigarh.

Science and Technology

  • First time in the world, scientists of this country unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on April 15 – Israel.

General Knowledge

  • Vietnam - Capital: Hanoi; Currency: Vietnamese dong.
  • In 1966, the first IAF officer to be promoted to air chief marshal - Marshal Arjun Singh.
  • In India, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is a statutory body formed by - Employees' Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  • International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day) - April 18.
  • The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) – founded in: 1965; Headquarter: Paris, France.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - founded in: 1945; Headquarter: Paris, France.

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