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BSC MATCH POINT --APRIL 2018


BSCMatch Point—APRIL 2018
- EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 – Sanjiv Bajaj
- ‘Startup of the Year’ 2017 – Milkbasket
- The state for which Nabard has launched plans worth  1,918 cr for supplementing farmers’ income – Punjab
- The joint military exercise between the armies of India and Indonesia held recently – Garuda Shakti
- The railway station in Jaipur which has become the country’s first major railway station to be fully managed by women – Gandhi Nagar
- The state which has made vaccination compulsory for school admissions from next academic year onwards – Kerala
- India’s ranking on the basis of newborn mortality rate among low-middle income countries – 12th
- The committee constituted by the govt to study Brahmaputra and flood control measures in Assam – Rajiv Kumar committee
- The state which has announced the launch of ‘Mission Buniyaad’ for improving learning skills of children studying in state-and municipal run schools – Delhi
- The new scheme announced by Maharashtra to distribute sanitary napkins among girls in Zila Parishad schools – Asmita Yojana
- The new political party launched by actor Kamal Hasan recently – Makkal Needhi Maiam
- India’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index for 2017 – 81st
- The interest rate announced for 2017 – 18 by the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) – 8.55 per cent
- The first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft (MiG-21 bison) solo – Avani Chaturvedi
- The country where President Nicolas Maduro has called for snap legislative elections coinciding with a Presidential poll set for Apr 22 – Venezuela
- The Norwegian who has become the most successful athlete in Winter Olympics history as she took bronze in Pyeongchang – Marit Bjoergen
- The head of the panel set up by the UGC to shortlist India’s best higher educational institutions which will then be primed to have a shot at international glory – N Gopalaswami
- The state where the first-of-its-kind regional centre for agriculture for the Northeast with Israeli collaboration will be inaugurated on Mar 7 – Mizoram
- The amount of money with which the creation of the National Urban Housing Fund (NUHF) has been approved by the govt -  60,000 cr
- The state where the construction of 4.531-km-long Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel has been approved by the govt – Uttarkhand
- The country with which agreement to develop long-term cooperation and partnership in different areas of railway sector has been approved by the govt – Morocco
- The host of the World Environment Day 2018 (Jun 5) with the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ – India
- The  6,000-cr scheme to tackle the country’s depleting groundwater level – Atal Bhujal Yojana
- The venue of the 6th India region conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) – Patna
- The country where India has got access to the strategic port Duqm for military use – Oman
- The state which has the largest forest cover (77,414 sq km) in the country as per the India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017 – Madhya Pradesh
- The volcano in Indonesia which erupted recently – Mount Sinabung
- The city where the SBI launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) recently – Kochi
- Winner of the men’s singles title of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger – Jordan Thompson
- The bank which recently suffered a cyber hack via SWIFT system – City Union Bank
- The chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) – Bibek Debroy
- The venue of the World Government Summit 2018 – Dubai
- The country which has announced to pull out of the UN’s comprehensive refugee response framework – Tanzania
- The bank which has listed $600-mn bonds on Global Securities Market (GSM) of India INX – Yes Bank
- The state to which the Supreme Court recently awarded an additional 14.75 thousand million cubic (TMC) feet of Cauvery water – Karnataka
- The present MD and CEO of Punjab National Bank (PNB) – Sunil Mehta
- The Afghani cricketer who scripted history recently becoming the youngest ever player to take a five wicket haul in ODIs – Mujeeb Zadran
- The tri-service maritime exercise off India’s western coast held recently – Paschim Lehar
- The Prime Minister of Canada who visited New Delhi on a seven-day State visit recently – Justin Trudeau
- The ‘Assistance to States and UTs for Narcotics Control’ scheme has been extended to – 2019-20
- The wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation in Jan 2018 – 2.84 per cent
- The year which the govt is considering to make the base year for Consumer Price Index (CPI) – 2018
- The  Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation in the present Union Cabinet – DV Sadananda Gowda
- The person reappointed as the chairman of Bank of Japan recently – Haruhiko Kuroda
- The new President of South Africa – Cyril Ramaphosa
- The venue of the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast
- The embattled President of South Africa who resigned recently – Jacob Zuma
- The bank in which a fraud of over  113 bn was reported recently – PNB
- The team against which the Indian cricket team won the first-ever series on that country’s soil – South Africa
- The new Prime Minister of Nepal – KP Sharma Oil
- The year which the govt is considering as the base year for the calculation of GDP and IIP numbers – 2017 – 18
- The host country of the eighth Theatre Olympics – India
- The country which recently signed the National Peace Agreement with two ethnic armed groups in the presence of international representatives – Myanmar
- The person elected as the new president of the Sahitya Akademi – Chandrashekar Kambar
- The first state to opt out of the National Health Protection Scheme unveiled in the Union Budget for 2018 – 19 – West Bengal
- The country with which India recently signed six MoUs worth USD 40 mn – Palestine
- The city where the world’s tallest hotel, Gevora, opened recently – Dubai
- The retail inflation, measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI), in Jan 2018 – 5.07 per cent
- The venue of the 12th International Conference on corporate social responsibility – Bengaluru
- The Iranian President who visited India recently – Hassan Rouhani
- The headquarters of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) which sets standards for banks globally – Paris
- The city which has topped the New World Wealth’s list of top 15 wealthiest cities globally – New York
- The country with which India has inked five agreements after PM Narendra Modi and Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al Nahyan held bilateral talks – UAE
- The state govt which has announced a farm loan waiver up to  50,000 for small and marginal farmers – Rajasthan
- The country from which the Bank of Baroda has announced its exit – South Africa
- The Pakistani activist who passed away recently – Asma Jahangir
- The bank which posted a quarterly loss for the first time in nearly 19 years of  24.16 bn in the Dec quarter of 2017-18 – SBI
- The liquidity management tool which the RBI will get soon – Standing Deposit Facility
- The only Indian city named among the top 15 wealthiest cities globally – Mumbai
- The city where PM Narendra Modi officially launched a project for the construction of the first Hindu temple – Abu Dhabi
- The govt’s direct tax collection during the Apr-Jan period of FY 2017-18 -  6.95 lakh cr
- The country with which India will hold the ‘2 + 2 Ministerial’ meeting in Apr 2018 – US.
- The state which has topped the list of larger states in ‘performance in health outcome index’ – Kerala
- The state which has topped the list of smaller states in the index – Mizoram
- The country which conferred the ‘Grand Collar of the State’ on PM Narendra Modi recently – Palestine
- The top source (tourists) market for Dubai in 2017 – India
- The person appointed by the National Payments Corporation of India as non-executive chairman – Biswamohan Mahapatra
- The eminent litterateur who passed away recently – Chandrasekhar Rath
- The state which topped the medal, table in the first Khelo India School Games concluded recently in New Delhi – Haryana
- The first independent female director appointed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board – Indra Nooyi
- The private sector bank which has launched MOGO, a musical logo, as its new sonic identify – IndusInd Bank
- India’s ranking on the recent International Intellectual Property (IP) index – 44th
- The venues of the 23rd Olympic Winter Games which officially kicked off recently – Pyeongchang, South Korea
- The new Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court – Justice Abhilasha Kumari
- The first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage – Bermuda
- The first-ever-of-its-kind chat-based job search mobile app launched recently – Empzilla

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SOURCE;  BANKING SERVICE CHRONICLE -- APRIL 2018  --PL BUY READ BSC FOR OTHER PAPERS.   THANKS

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