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Banking Digest, 20 March 2019

National

  • First on the list of states with maximum toilets connected to twin pits, as per the National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey 2018-19 - Uttar Pradesh (64% of toilets).

Economy and Banking

  • Cardless cash withdrawal service launched by SBI - Yono Cash point.

Environment and Ecology

  • Theme of the fourth UN Environment Assembly held in Nairobi (Kenya) during 11-15 March - Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Awards and Person in News

  • First Lokpal of India - Pinaki Chandra Ghosh.

Defence

  • The Second submarine of the Scorpion class, to be inducted in Indian Navy soon - INS Khanderi.

Sports

  • Host Country of the 'FIFA Under-17 Women's Football World Cup 2020' – India.

General Knowledge

  • The ‘Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013’ was passed Parliament of India in - 2014.
  • 'Swachh Bharat Mission (Rural)' was launched in - 2014.
  • International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) – Established in: 1904; Headquarter: Zurich (Switzerland).
  • Headquarter of State Bank of India (SBI) – Mumbai.
  • The total length of India’s coastline is - 7516.6 kilometers.
  • United Nations Environment (UNEP) - Established in: 1972; Headquarter: Nairobi (Kenya).

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