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Banking Digest: 19 January 2018

National

  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu dedicated to the nation, the facility – iCREATE
  • The 60th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) was inaugurated on 16 January 2018, by Minister of State for Textiles, Ajay Tamta in – New Delhi
  • Govt. has issued advisory regarding incidence of Glanders Disease – Delhi
  • state govt. will set up expert group to study development deficit – J&K

Banking

  • A Small Finance Bank, has launched a tax saver fixed deposit (FD) scheme across all its branches - Ujjivan Bank
  • The Bank has become the first commercial bank to hike lending rates by 5 basis points to 8.30 percent – Axis Bank

International

  • 10th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) has begun from 17 January 2018 being held in - Berlin, Germany
  • The Winter Olympics to be held in February 2018 will held at – Pyeongchang
  • Country has build the world’s biggest air purifier - China

Person In News

  • The renowned journalist and theatre personality has passed away recently - N. Vembusamy Sankaran
  • The former cricketer launched his autobiography named ‘Imperfect’ - Sanjay Manjrekar

Sports

  • Brazilian World Cup winner Confirms His Retirement from Football – Ronaldinho
  • South Africa wins 2nd cricket test against India by - 135 runs

General Awareness

  • The Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) is located in – Lucknow
  • The major international sporting event held once every four years, for sports practiced on snow and ice – Olympics Winter Games

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