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Banking Digest, 23 October 2018

National

  • The central government has notified Sessions courts in this many states and Union Territories, which will act as special courts for trial of offences under the benami transaction law - 34.
  • The first cruise service in India - Mumbai and Goa.
  • maritime campaign in Haldia to Porbandar - 'Round the Indian Peninsula'
  • This 45 days expedition by Indian Army is being organized in between Haldia & Porbandar, began on 21 October - 'Round the Indian Peninsula'.

International

  • This much UN-backed fund has approved for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change - more than $1 billion.
  • India would be the global host for a meet of stakehoders from nearly 100 countries on issues related to maternal and child health, the has said.
  • UNICEF’s Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health meeting will be organized on 12-13 December - New Delhi, India.

Banking

  • RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo, or the short-term lending rate for commercial banks, unchanged at - 6.5%.

Sports

  • Winner of Women category in the Denmark Open 2018 Badminton Championships - Tai Tsu Ying (Taiwan).
  • Gold medalist of Men's category in '2018 Delhi Half Marathon' - Andamlak Belihu (Ethiopia).
  • Gold medalist of Women's category in '2018 Delhi Half Marathon' - Tsehay Gemechu (Ethiopia).

Person In News

  • In Britain, currently debating over this person that will be featured on the new 50 pound note - Noor Inayat Khan.

General Knowledge

  • United Nations (UN) established in the year - 1945 (24 October).
  • Capital of South Korea – Seoul.
  • Capital of Indonesia - Jakarta.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) established in the year - 1946 (December 11).
  • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) established in the year – 2005.
  • The Denmark Open Badminton Tournament was held for the first time in the year - 1935.
  • Delhi Half Marathon was started in the year - 2005.

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