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Banking Digest: 23 February 2018

National

  • The full form of e-NAM of which six new features were launched by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh – e- National Agricultural Market
  • The secretariat of newly set up “NITI Forum for Northeast” will lie in this Union Ministry – DoNER Ministry
  • In this state the Northeast regions’ (NER’s) first regional Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration will be set up – Mizoram
  • The name of 14-seater Light Transport Aircraft (LTA) that was successfully test-flight on February 21, 2018 is – SARAS
  • The BS-VI emission norm will come into effect in Delhi and NCR region from – April 1, 2018
  • According to a report of CRISIL, Indian e-retail industry over the next three years is expected grow by – 2.5 times
  • Rank of India in Global Corruption Perception Index 2018 is – 81

Banking

  • The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has fixed the interest rate for the year 2017-18 at – 8.55 %
  • This non-bank payment services provider has entered into a strategic tie-up with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to expand and deploy new micro-ATMs at IOCL's fuel station network, pan India - Oxigen Services

International

  • This place hosted the Canada-India Business Forum on February 22, 2018 – New Delhi
  • This Island nation in the Indian Ocean extended the emergency for another 30 days – Maldives
  • The most transparent country in Global Corruption Perception Index 2018 is – New Zealand
  • This organization has published a report highlight that babies born in poorest countries still face alarming risks – UNICEF
  • The president of this South American country has called for snap elections – Venezuela

Sports

  • This athlete from Norway became the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time by winning the 14th medal at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 – Marit Bjoergen
  • This Russian skating star broke Medvedeva’s newly-set world record – Alina Zagitova

Person in News

  • He is the Prime Minister of Canada and is on a six-day official visit to India – Justin Trudeau
  • This person co-chair the recently constituted “NITI Forum for Northeast” along with Union Minister for DoNER Jitendra Singh – Dr Rajiv Kumar (Vice-chairman, NITI Aayog)
  • This veteran actor launched his political party named ‘Centre for People’s Justice’ with symbol ‘six arms interlinked around a star’ – Kamal Hassan
  • She has become the first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo - Avani Chaturvedi

General Knowledge

  • In this year the electronic platform of National Agricultural Market (e-Nam) was launched across 21 mandis across the country – 2016 (14 April)
  • The first regional Centre for Agriculture with Israeli collaboration was set up in this Indian state in 2008 – Haryana
  • This Delhi-based lab of CSIR has designed and developed the light transport aircraft (LTA) SARAS – National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL)
  • In this year the Bharat Stage (BS) emission norms were first made applicable to vehicles in India – 2000
  • This organization publishes the annual Global Perception Index ranking countries in terms of corruption on a scale of 0 to 100 (0-Most Corrupt; 100- Most Clean) – Transparency International

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