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Banking Digest, 20 December 2018

National

  • A Commemorative Postage Stamp on this freedom fighter released, who made a seminal contribution culminating in the launch of the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917 by Mahatma Gandhi ji - Rajkumar Shukla.

International

  • The European Union forged with plans to sell new cars in this year to emit this 37.5% less carbon dioxide - 2030.
  • In this country of Oceania, regulations for mandatory phase-out of single-use plastic shopping bags will take effect from July 1, 2019 - New Zealand.
  • Wided Bouchamaoui of this country, a joint winner of the 2015 prize, announced her intention to nominate Macedonia's Zoran Zaev and Greece's Alexis Tsipras for the 2019 peace prize - Tunisia.

Banking

  • On Dec 19, To build connection between MSMEs/businesses and customers, this company launched ‘…… My Business’ App - Google India.
  • An accountancy firm PwC projected economic growth for India in 2019 of - 7.6%.
  • Yes Bank has recommended the name of this board member for the post of Chairman to the RBI - Brahm Dutt.

Sports

  • Auction for Indian Premier League (IPL) for 2019 season held in - Jaipur.
  • This Bengali cricketer has become the youngest player to become a millionaire in the IPL auction at the age of 15 - Prayas Ray Barman.

Person In News

  • Charles Michel, Prime Minister of this country, resigned from his post - Belgium.

General Knowledge

  • Mahatma Gandhi's first Satyagraha in India - Champaran Satyagraha (1917-18).
  • The Department of Post of India was established in the year - 1854 (1st April).
  • The UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration has been signed in - 2018 (December 19).
  • Headquarter of the European Union - Brussels, Belgium.
  • UNFCCC's 2015 Paris Climate Change Treaty is the first environmental agreement to be implemented in the year - 2020.
  • The European Union (EU) is a political and financial union of - 28 countries.
  • European Union (EU) established in the year – 1993.
  • Capital of New Zealand - Wellington.
  • Indian Premier League (IPL) formed in the year – 2007.
  • The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment, was officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali on - Oct 29, 2018.

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