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BSC MATCH POINT OCTOBER 2017 PART ONE

BSC OCTOBER 2017 MATCH POINT
•           The new chairman of the Railway Board — Ashwani Lohani
•           The former Chief Minister of Manipur who passed away recently — Rishang Keishing
•           The convener of the committee to select movies for the Irittmational Film Festival of India (IFFI) — Vivek Agnihotri
•           The state to which the NABARD has sanctioned a loan assistance of Rs.l,349.55 cr — Rajasthan
•           The official name of Google's Android 8.0 mobile operating system —Android Oreo
•           The firm whose board has approved the acquisition of (51.11% equity stake) HPCL — ONGC
•           The number of regional rural banks (RRBs) functioning in the country at present — 56
•           The city where the first regional centre of the New Development Bank (NDB) was officially opened recently —Johannesburg
•           The state which has taken the cloud-seeding project called Varshadhare' to harness rain-bearing clouds —Karnataka
•           The winner of the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA)'s Global Agriculture Leadership Award — K Chandrasekhar Rao
•           The new High Commissioner of Pakistan to India —Sohail Mahmood
•           The bank which accounts for over 27 per cent of the total amount owed to public sector banks by wilful defaulters — SBI
•           The number of medals won by the Indian contingent at the World Dwarf Games in Toronto, Canada — 37
•           The new Goodwill Ambassador for Handicap International — Neymar
•           The new Executive Director of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) — Mamta Suri
•           The host city of the 2017 Women's Asia Cup of International Basketball Federation (FIBA) — Bengaluru
•           The new Managing Director and CEO of Industrial Finance Corporation of India — E Sankara Rao
•           The present President of Sierra Leone — Ernest Bai Koroma
•           The financial year followed by the RBI — Jul I to Jun 30
•           The revised penalty set by TRAI on mobile operators for not meeting the benchmarks — Rs.5 lakhs
•           The joint venture life insurance firm between HDFC and Standard Life — HDFC Life
•           The sponsor bank of the Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) — State Bank of India
•           The banknote denomination which will soon be introduced in fluorescent blue colour bearing the motif of `Hampi with Chariot' – Rs.50
•           The chairman of the Committee on Doubling Farmers' Income which submitted its report recently — Ashok Dalwai
•           The new Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Copper Limited — Santosh Sharma
•           The country where more than 400 people died in its capital in the recent mudslides caused by heavy rain — Sierra 'Leone
•           The growth rate of India's exports in Jul 2017 — 3.9 per cent
•           The retail inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) in Jul 2017 — 2.36 per cent
•           The portal started by Akshay Kumar supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by SBI —Bharat Ke Veer
•           The President of Kenya who was re-elected in the recent elections — Uhuru Kenyatta
•           The new Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) — Prasoon Joshi
•           The firm which has launched a rival to the Google-owned YouTube named `Watch' — Facebook
•           The estimated fiscal deficit as a per cent of GDP in 2017-18 as per the second volume of the Economic Survey for 2016-17 — 3.2 per cent
•           The amount to be paid by the RBI as dividend to the govt for the year ended Jun 30 — Rs.30,659 cr
•           The online marketplace which has received an investment of $2.5 bn from SoftBank Vision Fund — Flipkart
•           The state govt which has launched a new awareness drive called Namanzi Gange Jagriti Yatra— Uttar Pradesh
•           NASA's spacecraft which is set to begin its final ultra-close orbits around Saturn before it ends its journey — Cassini
•           India's ranking on 2017 Global Retirement Index (GRI) topped by Norway — 43rd

•           The first Indian to qualify for the final round of the World Championships in javelin throw — Davinder Singh Kang

THANKS:  BSC MAGAZINE.   

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