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Banking Digest, 25 September 2018

National

  • On 23rd September, 'Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Swasthya Yojana' was launched at - Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Pakyong is the first commercial airport under UDAN scheme in - Sikkim.
  • On 23 September, India conducted successful interceptor missile test at night with - Prithvi.

International

  • With an estimated 235 wild tigers, this country to be world's first country to double its tiger population – Nepal.
  • This North American country proposed new rules to limit green cards for immigrants on government assist benefits - US.

Banking

  • New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of Andhra Bank - J. Packirisamy.
  • According to consolidation of regional rural banks (RRBs), Indian government plans to bring down their number to - 36.
  • RBI announces norms for co-origination of priority sector loans by banks, NBFCs
  • Under the new guidelines of RBI, this type FCs will take minimum 20% of the credit risk by way of direct exposure, with the balance being taken by banks in the priority sector - non-deposit taking non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
  • In accordance with the 's decision, the least accidental insurance cover will be provided to both the driver and owner - upto 15 lakhs.
  • Under Compulsory Personal Accident (CPA) cover for owner-driver to all classes of vehicles, The IRDAI directed all general insurers to provide a minimum CSl of - Rs 15 lakh.

Sports

  • Winner of Women's Singles in Pan Pacific Open 2018 Tennis Tournaments at Tokyo - Carolina Pliscova (Czech Republic).
  • Winner of the 2018 Korea Open women's tennis tournament at Seoul - Kiki Bertains (Holland).
  • Winner of Men's Singles in the China Open Badminton at Changzhou (China) - Anthony Sinisuka Ginnting (Indonesia).
  • Winner of the Women's Singles in the China Open Badminton 2018 - Carolina Marin (Spain).

Person In News

  • This Indian female producer-director, who known for the film 'Rudali', died in Mumbai on September 23, 2018 - Kalpana Lajmi.

General Knowledge

  • The government funded world's largest healthcare system is operational in - India.
  • In order to double the number of wild tigers in the world by 2022, the goal set in the 'Tiger Summit' in 2010 named as - TX2.
  • Capital of Nepal – Kathmandu.
  • National Currency of Nepal - Nepalese Rupee (NPR).
  • Capital of United States of America (USA) - Washington DC.
  • Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) were established in India under – RRB Act 1976.
  • Headquarters of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) - Hyderabad (Telangana).
  • India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) established in year - 1958.

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