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Banking Digest: 24 February 2018

National

  • The scientists of Indian institute developed supercritical CO2 Brayton test loop facility for clean energy – Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • First night trial of this surface-to-surface missile was successfully conducted – Prithvi-II
  • The sixth edition of India-Indonesia joint military exercise ‘Garuda Shakti’ began in – Bandung, Indonesia
  • This state has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions – Kerala
  • Government of India announced a Special package of Rs 925 cr to strengthen power transmission in –Arunachal Pradesh

Banking

  • First sale of electoral bond issued by Government of India will begin on – March 1

International

  • India notified the Revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with this country – Kenya
  • This country will host the first International Solar Alliance Summit in March 2018 – India
  • The use of this medicine in a study was found to be effective in precision cancer therapy targeting gene mutations – Larotrectinib
  • This country is the first country to launch virtual currency Petro – Venezuela
  • The country to adopt Mandarin as official language – Pakistan

Sports

  • This country won the gold of women’s ice hockey in Winter Olympics 2018 – United States

Person in News

  • This famous Indian cardiologist passed away recently – BK Goyal

General Knowledge

  • The CO2 above this temperature and atmospheric pressure becomes supercritical and twice as dense as steam – 31℃ and 73
  • These two countries joined together to launch the International Solar Alliance in December 2015 – India and France
  • National Solar Mission aims to achieve 100 GW power generation through solar – 2022
  • The first missile to be indigenously developed by DRDO under India’s prestigious Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) – Prithvi missile

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