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Banking Digest, 21 May 2019

Days in Focus

  • Theme for World Metrology Day2019 (May 20) - The International System of Units - Fundamentally better.
  • Theme for ‘World Bee Day 2019’ (May 20) - Save the Bees.

Defence

  • On 16th May, India delivered the first pair of replacement Mi-24 attack helicopters to - Afghanistan.

Environment

  • According to a study by NYUAD, Indian summer seasonal rainfall is also affected by - Atlantic Nino (AZM).

Economy

  • Head of the RBI-appointed committee to examine the recommendations on promoting digital payments - Nandan Nilekani.
  • First indian state that sell into masala bonds market - Kerala.

International

  • During April 29 and May 10, the joint meetings of Basel Convention, Rotterdam Convention and Stockholm Convention was held at - Geneva (Switzerland).

Sports

  • Winner of the men's singles event in the 'Italian Open 2019' tennis tournament - Rafael Nadal (Spain).
  • Winners of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 marathon, which was held on May 19 - Andamlak Belihu (Ethiopia, Male) and Agnes Tirop (Kenya, Female).

State Current Affairs

  • On May 15, Election Commission of India (ECI) used Section 324 to decide to bar election campaigning in - West Bengal.

General Knowledge

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Founded in: 1935; Headquarters: Mumbai (Maharashtra).
  • First Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Sir Osborne Smith (1935-1937).
  • Afghanistan - Capital: Kabul; Currency: Afghan Afghani.
  • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal adopted on - 22 March 1989.
  • Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade adopted on - 10 September 1998.
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants adopted on - 22 May 2001.

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