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Banking Digest, 24 January 2019

National

  • Kerrian Gandyal bridge in Kathua district of Jammu has been constructed over - river Ravi.
  • ‘JOYMATI BAHINI’, a dedicated RPF Women Squad launched to provide security of women in the state of - Assam
  • The Indian Navy commenced the largest coastal defence exercise off the Indian coast, named - Exercise SEA VIGIL.
  • According to the latest report by Lloyds, India’s this only container port got listed amongst the top 30 container ports globally - Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) (28th).

International

  • In January 2019, the new proposals for critical partnership projects in health, disaster management and energy were agreed by India and - Mauritius.
  • The wholly owned subsidiary of the State Bank of Mauritius inaugurated in Indian city, named - Mumbai.
  • The Sena caterpillar poses a massive threat to the agricultural crops in India’s neighbouring country, named - Sri Lanka.

Banking

  • The first foreign bank to receive a license from RBI to set up universal banking business in India through Wholly Owned Subsidiary (WOS) mode, rather than as a foreign bank branch - State Bank of Mauritius.
  • On 22th January, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a ….. bond buybackto purchase Government securities under its open market operations (OMO) - Rs 10,000-crore.

Sports

  • The first player in history to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards - Virat Kohli.
  • Winner of Women’s full marathon category at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 - Worknesh Alemu (Ethiopia).
  • Winner of Men’s full marathon category at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 - Cosmas Lagat (Kenya).

Person In News

  • Current Prime Minister of Mauritius - Pravind Jugnauth.
  • Current President of Sri Lanka - Maithripala Sirisena.

General Knowledge

  • Capital of Mauritius - Port Louis.
  • Currency of Mauritius – Mauritian Rupee.
  • Headquarter of the International Cricket Council (ICC) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • International Cricket Council (ICC) founded in the year - 1990.
  • Capital of Sri Lanka – Colombo.
  • Currency of Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan Rupee.
  • Headquarter of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) – Monaco.

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