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Banking Digest, 21 February 2019

National

  • Two projects of total 28.254 km will be developed under the second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project to connect - Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar.
  • Total target for construction of 1.95 crore houses under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) Phase-II upto - 2021-22.
  • The proposed National Policy on Electronics 2019 set target to achieve a turnover of USD 400 billion by - 2025.
  • New Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan aims to add a solar capacity of 25,750 MW by - 2022.
  • 'International Desert Festival 2019' launched in - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

International

  • On February 22, This middle east country will launch its 585-kilogram (1,290-pound) Beresheet (Genesis) spacecraft, the first moon mission (unmanned) - Israel.

Banking

  • The Finance Ministry on February 20 announced to pump in Rs. 48,239 crore in - 12 public sector banks (PSBs) (Rs. 9,086 crore in Corporation Bank).

Sports

  • This eight times World Champion squash player announced her retirement after the 2018-19 Squash season - Nicole David (native Malaysian).

Person In News

  • The legendary Hindi writer died in Delhi on February 19 - Naamveer Singh.

General Knowledge

  • The Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana of Government of India was launched in – 2015.
  • The National Rural Employment Mission (NRLM) of the Government of India was launched as Swarnjayanti Rural Self-Employment Scheme (SGSY) in - 1999.
  • The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is a joint venture of - Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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