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Banking Digest, 26 March 2019

National

  • The Indian FinTech ecosystem is the …… largest in the globe - Third.
  • India’s rank on a global energy transition index 2019, released by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) - 76th.

International

  • The Islamic State group has lost all the territory in March 2019, which once controlled in - Syria.
  • The top three countries on a WEF’s global energy transition index 2019 – Sweden (1st), Switzerland and Norway.

Economy and Banking

  • To launch innovative products at a lower cost for FinTech Companies, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon set up a - Regulatory Sandbox /Innovation hub.
  • The NITI Aayog organised the FinTech Conclave 2019 in - New Delhi.

Environment and Ecology

  • Geneva-based Council of Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) has endorsed Indian scheme, titled - Certification Standard for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).

Awards and Person in News

  • First woman, who won the Abel Prize in mathematics - Karen Uhlenbeck (America).
  • No. of winners of the 60th Annual Academy Awards by Lalit Kala Akademi - 15.

Defence

  • The 33rd edition of the India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) was launched at - Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (India).

Sports

  • Indians, who won medals in 'ITTF Challenge Plus Oman Open 2019' Table Tennis Championship at Muscat (Oman) - Archana Kamath (silver in U-21 female singles), G. Sathiyan (bronze in male singles).

State Specific

  • 107th Bihar Diwas - March 22.

General Knowledge

  • The Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) of India was founded in – 1954.
  • Indonesia - Capital: Jakarta; Currency: Indonesian rupiah.
  • Council of Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - Founded in - 1999; Headquarter - Geneva (Switzerland).
  • India's Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF) was set up in – 2015.

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