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Banking Digest, 19 October 2018

National

  • According to new guidelines by NITI Aayog, PPP Units will set up in district hospitals for - Non Communicable Diseases.
  • CSIR-IITR, Lucknow has developed an innovative technology for drinking water disinfection system with trade name - OneerTM.
  • The famous Shahi litchi has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which is cultivated in the state of - Bihar.
  • This state is now set to become the first smoke-free State in the country with 100% LPG usage - Kerala.

International

  • This country has developed the world's largest unmanned transport drone - China (Faihong -98 / FH-98).

Banking

  • According to the notification issued by the RBI, inter-operability among mobile wallets, and between bank account and e-wallet would be enabled through the - Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system.
  • This real estate player in Pune has won Golden Brick Awards in national category in Dubai on 28th September - VTP Realty.

Person In News

  • Current Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati - Shashi Shekhar Vempatti.
  • Current president of Egypt - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

General Knowledge

  • With the total 17075400 sq. Km area, the largest country in the world – Russia.
  • Capital of Russia – Moscow.
  • Currency of Russia - Russian ruble.
  • Capital of Egypt – Cairo.
  • Currency of Egypt - Egyptian Pound (EGP).
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established in the year - 1942 (September 26).
  • No. of Indian language mentioned in the eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution – 22.
  • World's first Hindi university - Mahatma Gandhi Hindi University (Wardha, Maharashtra).
  • Prasar Bharti established in the year – 1997.

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