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Banking Digest, 22 February 2019

National

  • India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has received the final operational clearance (FOC) for induction into the IAF - Tejas.

International

  • In order to invest USD 100 billion in India in various sectors, this Gulf country signed a MoU with India - Saudi Arabia.

Banking

  • On Feb 21, this first ‘buying club’ for SMEs in India, signed a MoU with the Indian Industries Association (IIA) - Power2SME.
  • The Finance Ministry on Feb 21 announced to infuse ……. in 12 public sector banks to help them maintain regulatory capital requirements - Rs. 48,239 crore.

Sports

  • The first Indian women boxers who won gold medals at the Strandja Memorial tournament - Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Meena Kumari Devi (54kg).
  • This West Indies player made record of maximum Hundreds (488) in international cricket - Chris Gayle.

Person In News

  • This Hindi literature critic who won Sahitya Academy Award in 1971 for the book 'Kavita ke naye pratinaam', passed away on 20 February – Dr. Namvar Singh.

General Knowledge

  • Capital of Saudi Arabia - Riyadh.
  • Currency of Saudi Arabia - Saudi Riyal.
  • International Mother Language Day – February  21.
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established in the year - 1946.
  • Bangladesh got independence from Pakistan in the year - 1971.

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