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Banking Digest, 20 May 2019

Defence

  • On May 17, a type missile was tested by the Indian Navy - Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM).

Economy

  • This Indian State Government marked the listing of masala bonds sold by KIIFB at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to raise Rs 5,000 crore to fund infrastructure projects - Kerala.

Environment

  • The 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2019 was organized in - Geneva (Switzerland).

International

  • This European country secured rights of Sikhs to carry kirpans - U.K.
  • US’s New Merit based Immigration Regime plans to replace green card by - 'Build America' visa.
  • First Asian country that Legalise Same-Sex Marriage – Taiwan.

Persons in News

  • Indian recipient of the Sasakawa Award 2019 that conferred by UNDRR - Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra.
  • First cricketer with 100 million social media followers - Virat Kohli.

Sports

  • The ICC Men World Cup tournament from May 30, 2019 held in – England.

General Knowledge

  • United Kingdome - Capital: London; Currency: Pound sterling.
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) was created in -1999.
  • Taiwan - Capital: Taipei; Currency: Taiwan dollar.

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