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SBI / IBPS MAIN ----BSC MATCH POINT AUGUST 2018


Match Point—AUGUST 2018
- The cricketer who has become the first Indian to hit a century in the first session of a Test – Shikhar Dhawan
- The state which has topped Niti Aayog’s composite water management index – Gujarat
- The state which is at the bottom of the index – Jharkhand
- The hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup – US, Mexico and Canada
- The founder of Sulabh International who has been honoured with Japan’s Nikkei Asia Prize – Bindeshwar Pathak
- The state which has signed pact with Canada’s Quebec province to increase economic cooperation – Maharashtra
- The bank which has been granted approval to raise additional share capital of up to a maximum of  24,000 cr – HDFC Bank
- The Indian-American who has been named the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of General Motors – Dhivya Suryadevara
- The country against which Afghanistan played its maiden Test recently in Bengaluru – India
- The city where the first office of leading defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited was inaugurated recently – Hanoi, Vietnam
- The city where the Govt has announced to establish India’s first national police museum – New Delhi
- The state for which the Central Govt has approved raising of two women battalions for the police – Jammu & Kashmir
- The host of the first military exercise of  the BIMSTEC countries in Sep 2018 – India
- The venue of the recent 44th G7 Summit – Quebec, Canada
- The venue of the 45th G7 Summit – Biarritz, France
- The mobile app launched by the Railways to enable travelers to lodge complaints – Rail MADAD
- The country which has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 mn – US
- The footballer who equaled Lionel Messi for the number of international goals and helped India win Intercontinental Cup football recently – Sunil Chhetri
- The only two state-owned banks which posted profits during 2017-18 – Indian Bank and Vijaya Bank
- The amount of coal production in India in 2017-2018 – 567 million tonnes
- The person heading the effort to draft new data-privacy laws for India that will regulate how tech giants operate in the nation – B N Srikrishna
- Winner of the women’s singles title of 2018 French Open tennis tournament – Simona Halep
- Winner of the men’s singles title of the tournament – Rafael Nadal
- The country which beat India to lift maiden Women’s Asia Cup T20 title in Kuala Lampur – Bangladesh
- The bank which topped the list of loss-making state-owned banks whose cumulative losses crossed a whopping 873.57 bn in the 2017-18 – PNB
- The person chosen for the Outstanding Achievement honour at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards – Anupam Kher
- The state where the 578-metre-long Theng Tunnel was inaugurated recently - Sikkim
- The amount earmarked by the govt for 2018-19 towards interest subvention for short-term crop loans - 15,000 cr
- The first large state in the country to be declared as Open Defecation Free – Andhra Pradesh
- The fruit which has been declared state fruit of Tripura – Queen variety pineapple
- The operation the Indian Navy conducted to rescue 38 Indians from the cyclone-hit Scootra island in Yemen recently – Nistar
- The country with which the International Monetary Fund has agreed on a three-year $50-bn stand-by financing deal - Argentina
- The venue of the recently held annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit – Qingdao, China
- The present chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) headquartered at Paris, France – Sunil Bharti Mittal
- The Chinese telecom equipment maker which has agreed to pay $1 bn as fine as part of a new deal with the US Commerce Department - ZTE
- The head of the committee set up to give recommendations on the formation of an Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) – Sunil Mehta
- The Monetary Policy Committee headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel unanimously hiked repo rate by 25 basis points on 6 Jun to – 6.25 per cent
- The amount approved by the govt for the launch of 30 PSLV and 10 GSLV MK III rockets in the next four years - 10,911 cr
- The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India in 2014-2016 - 130
- The state which has announced a complete ban on the use of polythene from 31 Jul 2018 - Uttarkhand
- The state which has announced Bijli Bill Mafi Yojana 2018 for labourers and poor families – Madhya Pradesh
- The only sportsperson from India to feature in Forbes’ ‘World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2018’ list topped by Floyd Mayweather – Virat Kohli
- The city state where the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their historic summit recently - Singapore
- The MD and CEO of IDBI Bank who was appointed by the govt as RBI’s Deputy Governor recently – Mahesh Kumar Jain
- The state where the Archaeological Survey of India found a chariot of Bronze Age (2000-1800 BC) at Sinauli village – Uttar Pradesh
- The bank with which micro-lender Bharat Financial Inclusion is going to merge and has received a no-objection nod from stock exchanges – IndusInd Bank
- The country in which ‘Fuego’ volcano erupted recently killing several people - Guatemala
- The country in which Hani Mulki resigned as Prime Minister recently - Jordan
- The country where the annual Shangri-La Dialogue was held recently - Singapore
- The annual trilateral exercise held in Guam in the Pacific Ocean between India, Japan and the US recently – Malabar 2018
- The city where India’s first advanced forensic lab dedicated to women–related cases is set to come up - Chandigarh
- The state which has launched a health insurance scheme, ‘Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana’, for the journalists - Odisha
- India’s ranking on Save the Children’s “End of Childhood Index 2018” – 113th
- Winner of 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music – Kendrick Lamar
- The new Prime Minister of Spain – Pedro Sanchez
- The new Director General of the Geological Survey of India (GSI) – Dinesh Gupta
- Winners of the ‘Santokbaa Humanitarian Award’ – Kailash Satyarthi and AS Kiran Kumar
- The new Prime Minister of Italy – Giuseppe Conte
- The state which has chosen the rose-ringed parrot as the state flower. – Andhra Pradesh
- The state govt which has launched ‘Reuse’ of Treated Waste Water Policy’ - Gujarat
- The discus throw champion who announced his retirement recently – Vikas Gowda
- The state which celebrated its statehood day on 30 May - Goa
- The International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards – Virat Kohli
- The person appointed as the first chief financial officer (CFO) of the RBI – Sudha Balakrishnan
- The venue of the recent Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) plenary meeting – Jurmala, Latvia
- The state where an awareness campaign called ‘Gaj Yatra’ was launched to protect elephants - Meghalaya
- The city which hosted the main event of the 4th International Yoga Day celebrations on 21 Jun - Dehradun
- The state which has launched ‘Prakritik Kheti Khushhaal Kisaan Yojana’ scheme – Himachal Pradesh
- The country where the NASSCOM established the second IT corridor recently - China
- The first Latin American country to formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as global partner - Colombia
- Winner of the Monaco Grand Prix F1championship – Daniel Ricciardo
- Winner of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 – Chennai Super Kings
- The first Indian company to reach 7 – lakh-cr market capitalization (m-cap) milestone recently - TCS
- The first female Prime Minister of the Caribbean island of Barbados – Mia Amor Mottley
- The first country in South-East Aia valiadated by the WHO for eliminating trachoma - Nepal
- The new Governor of Mizoram – Kummanam Rajasekharan
- The new Governor of Odisha – Ganeshi Lal
- Winner of 2018 Uber, Cup tennis tournament - Japan
- The joint military exercise conducted by India and Nepal in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand recently – Surya Kiran - XIII
- India’s ranking on the 2018 IMD competitiveness ranking topped by the US = 44th
- The record-breaking US astronaut who retired recently – Peggy Whitson
- The atomic power plant which set a new record recently operating for 766 days continuously – Kaiga (Karnataka)
- The indigenously upgrade artillery gun which successfully completed final user trials recently – Dhanush
- The country which has surpassed India to become the top destination for Greenfield FDI – US
- The growth rate of the Indian economy in Q4 of 2017-18 – 7.7 per cent
- The first G7 country which has passed law to allow free consumption of cannabis – Canada
- The oldest Indian woman to scale Mount Everest – Sangeeta Bahl

thanks: BSC CHRONICLE AUGUST 2018

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