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Banking Digest: 23 October 2017

National

  • PM inaugurated First phase of  RO RO ferry Service launched in – Gujarat
  • State govt. has finalised a Rs 400 crore project to modernise police control rooms across the state – Maharashtra
  • To co-chair the 4th meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived at - Dhaka

Banking

  • Excel-based offline tool to file initial GSTR-3B returns has been launched by – GST network
  • Banks will provide funds to women self help groups, SHGs, in rural areas at – 7%
  • The bank looking to recruit a chief financial officer to handle, its accounts, taxation and budget – The Reserve Bank of India

International

  • Blocking dissemination of Islamist extremism over internet has been agreed upon by Tech giants including Google, Twitter and – Facebook
  • ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus Meeting to be held in – Philippines

 Person In news

  • UAE names country's first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence - Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama 
  • Former CPI-M MP passed away - Amal Datta

Sports

  • Indian boxers win 8 medals, including 4 Gold at - Youth International Championships Balkan Open 2017
  • In the final of the Asia Cup Hockey Championship in Dhaka India will be facing - Malaysia

General knowledge

  • An Indian cable television network channel owned and operated by Rajya Sabha that covers the proceedings of Rajya Sabha – Rajya Sabha TV
  • Twitter was founded by 4 members including Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and - Evan Williams
  • Bank was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1919 – Union Bank of India

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