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Banking Digest, 23 March 2019

National

  • India’s rank in the list of happiest countries, as per World Happiness Report 2019 by United Nations - 140th.

International

  • According to the World Happiness Report 2019 by United Nations, the happiest country - Finland.
  • Kazakhstan renamed its capital as – Nursultan (from Astana).

Economy and Banking

  • According to the report of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2019 by Economist Intelligence Unit, the world’s most expensive city – Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris.
  • According to Global Economic Outlook report by Fitch Ratings, India's economic growth forecast for FY2019-20 - 6.8%.

Science and Technology

  • NASA has discovered a pulsar with a radio-emitting tail, speeding through space in March 2019, named it as - PSR J0002+6216 (J0002 for short).

Environment and Ecology

  • The ‘spring equinox’, the first official day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere - March 20, 2019.

Awards and Person in News

  • New President of Kazakhstan - Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

Sports

  • In the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, India won - 368 (85 gold) medals.

General Knowledge

  • Currency of Kazakhstan – Kazakhstani Tenge.
  • United Nations Environment (UNEP) was founded in - 1972.
  • Headquarter United Nations Environment (UNEP) - Nairobi (Capital of Kenya).
  • US’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded in - 1948.

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