2nd Aug 2018 Current Affairs

By | August 4, 2018
  1. RBI has given approval to State Bank of Mauritius to operate in the country through a wholly-owned subsidiary route under the name SBM Bank(India).
  2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has barred Fino Payments Bank from adding new customers after it observed anomalies regarding deposits in the existing accounts.
  3. Bandhan Bank surpassed YES Bank’s market capitalisation (m-cap) and became the sixth most valuable private sector bank and seventh most valued listed lender.
  4. Morgan Stanley has predicted, India’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 7.5 % in this financial year 2018 – 2019.
  5. Indian-origin mathematician Akshay Venkatesh wins prestigious Fields Medal
  6. IIFL Mutual Fund appoints Anup Maheshwari as joint CEO and CIO
  7. Oscar Kerketta appointed the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Rwanda
  8. The Union Ministry of Culture has launched the new scheme ‘Seva Bhoj Yojna’ with a total outlay of Rs. 325.00 Crores for FY 2018-19 & 2019-20.
  9. Karman Kaur has become 6th Indian woman tennis player to crack the top-200 rankings in singles
  10. BSE has introduced a chatbot named Ask Motabhai.

Fortune 500 list 2018 features 7 Indian companies; RIL tops in the Indian Private sector

  • Indian Oil Corp (IOC): 137 Position
  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL): 148 Position
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC): 197 Position
  • State Bank of India (SBI): 216th Position
  • Tata Motors: 232 Position
  • Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL): 314 Position
  • Rajesh Exports: 405 Position

Five parliamentarians conferred Outstanding Parliamentarian Award

  • Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2013: Dr Najma Heptulla
  • Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2014: Hukmdev Narayan Yadav
  • Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2015: Ghulam Nabi Azad
  • Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2016: Dinesh Trivedi
  • Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards 2017: Bhartruhari Mahtab

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