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Banking Digest: 22 February 2018


  • This institution formed a committee headed by YH Malegam to look into factors leading to bank frauds in India – Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • The newly created Rs 60000 crore National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) will be situated in this autonomous organization under the Ministry of Housing – Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC)
  • Under this Act, the Union Cabinet approved the constitution of Mahanadi River Disputes Tribunal – Inter-State River Water Dispute Act, 1956
  • This place hosted the two-day Sanskriti Mahotsav with theme ‘Swacchagrah’ – Varanasi
  • The amount of procurement proposals approved by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) – Rs 1850 crore
  • Centre launched the Swajal Project in Bagori of this state – Uttarakhand
  • CCEA approved Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in this state under Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana - Uttarkhand
  • This state has become a role model for the country in garbage disposal – West Bengal


  • IDFC Bank launched its operation in this state as part of its nationwide expansion – Telangana
  • This private sector bank will launch Rs 3000 crore via Basel III bonds – Yes Bank


  • India agreed to strengthen "practical cooperation" to prevent misuse of information and communication technologies (ICTs) with this country – Russia


  • This person became second in the history of cricket after AB de Villiers to cross 900 points in Tests and ODI – Virat Kohli

Person in News

  • This person will head the four-member Empowered Expert Panel set up by UGC to suggest 20 Insitutions of Eminence (IoE) – N Gopalaswami

General Knowledge

  • This person headed the famous committee on micro financial institutions constituted in 2010 – YH Malegam
  • By this year Government of India expects to achieve the goal of ‘Housing for All’ – 2022
  • These two states are involved in the dispute over water sharing of River Mahanadi – Chhattisgarh and Odisha
  • The place of origin of River Mahanadi – Sihawa Mountains
  • It is a HRD Ministry project announced in September 2017 for internationalisation of Indian campuses and creating world class universities – Institutions of Eminence project
  • The nationalization of coal sector in India happened in this year – 1973

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