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MATCH POINT BSC MARCH 2019


MATCH POINT
- Winner of Saraswati Sanman for 2017 – Sitanshu Yashaschandra
- The venue of the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit held recently – Beirut, Lebanon
- The amount of the ‘Standby Swap’ facility approved by the govt within the existing overall $2-bn currency swap arrangement for SAARC member-countries - $400mn
- The third air base set up by the Indian navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to beef up surveillance in the Indian Ocean region – INS Kohassa
- Captain of the men’s Test and ODI teams of the year (2018) announced by the International Cricket Council – Virat Kohli
- The defence exercise conducted recently along the Indian coastline by the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and other stakeholders – Sea Vigil
- India’s position on the Global Talent Competitive Index 2019 topped by Switzerland – 80th
- Winner of Woman’s Voice Award at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival – Ranjani Murali
- The state which has topped in terms of Gross State Domestic Product with growth rate of 11.3 per cent in FY18, according to a report by Crisil - Bihar
- The person who took charge as the Managing Director and CEO of Axis Bank recently – Amitabh Chaudhry
- The first player in history to win all three top ICC awards – the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men’s Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year awards for 2018 – Virat Kohli
- The growth rate of China’s economy in 2018 – 6.6 per cent
- The capital infusion approved by the govt in the Exim Bank of India - 6,000 cr
- The World Capital of Architecture for 2020 as announced by the UNESCO – Rio de Janeiro
- The country which assumed the chairmanship of G77 recently - Palestine
- The state which has launched a 1,000 cr Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project - Tripura
- Winner of the first Sheikh Saud International Prize for Materials Research – CNR Rao
- The state which topped the medals tally with 228 medals at the Khelo India Youth Games 2019 concluded recently in Pune - Maharashtra
- The first private sector firms to cross 10,000 cr quarterly profit - RIL
- The person who has become India’s youngest grandmaster – Gukesh Dommaraju
- The country with which India recently signed a long-term contract for supply of uranium - Uzbekistan
- The present Prime Minister of Denmark who visited India recently – Lars Lokke Rasmussen
- The city which hosted the 10th edition of the India Rubber Expo 2019 recently - Mumbai
- The four-day-long harvest festival celebrated recently in Tamil Nadu - Pongal
- The city where Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) - Mumbai
- The India wrestler who has become the first Indian to be nominated in Laureus World Comeback of Year Award – Vinesh Phogat
- The capital of Kenya where a teroorist attack in Dusit D2 Hotel and offices complex killed several people recently - Nairobi
- The venue of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) - Davos
- The new Secretary General of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) – Jaideep Govind
- The bank on which the RBI recently imposed a monetary penalty of -cr for non-compliance with norms – Bank of Maharashtra
- The world’s most dynamic city according to the sixth City Momentum Index - Bengaluru
- The person who resigned recently as the executive director of Federal Bank – Ganesh Sankaran
- The present Finance Secretary who has been given a one-month extension in service and named as a member of the 15th Finance Commission – Ajay Narayan Jha
- Winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2018 – Yohei Sasakawa
- The venue of the 9th International Micro Irrigation Conference held recently - Aurangabad
- The head of the seven-member Group of Minister (GoM) to examine and suggest ways to resolve issues related to the real estate sector – Nitin Patel
- The bank which has created a separate vertical comprising around 1,200 of its existing staffers to recover its non-performing assets – Syndicate Bank
- Winner of the 2019 Premier Badminton League – Bengaluru Raptors
- Winner of the Pro Kabaddi Season Six – Bengaluru Bulls
- Wholesale Price Index (WPI)–based inflation in Dec 2018 – 3.80 per cent
- Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation in Dec 2018 – 2.19 per cent
- Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in Nov 2018 – 0.5 per cent
- The Nikkei India Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) in Dec 2018 – 53.2
- Winner of the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award for his outstanding leadership for the nation – Narendra Modi
- The venue of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 - Varanasi
- The theme of PBD 2019 – Role of Indian Diaspora in Building a New India
- The youngest gold medallist at the 2019 Khelo India Youth Games in Pune – Abhinav Shaw
- The person whose appointment as non-executive part-time Chairman of the board of YES Bank was approved by the RBI recently – Brahm Dutt
- The banker-turned-politician who passed away recently – Meera Sanyal
- The state where the National Wildlife Board recently cleared ONGC’s Trishna gas project situated in Trishna Wildlife Sanctuary - Tripura
- The state where the ‘Ama Ghare LED’ scheme was launched recently - Odisha
- The state where Supreme Court recently gave its nod to govt’s Chardham development plan - Uttarakhand
- The state which hosted the 25th edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII’s) Partnership Summit - Maharashtra
- The country with which $75bn bilateral currency swap arrangement was approved by the Union Cabinet recently - Japan
- The country where Tata Steel’s Plant was declared by the World Economic Forum as ‘Manufacturing Lighthouse’ - Netherlands
- The new tax exemption limit for firms in annual revenue set by the GST Council - 40 lakh
- The present President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation who has been named Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – Birendra Prasad Baishya
- The state where Chief Minister Pema Khandu inaugurated India’s longest (300-metre-long) single-lane steel cable suspension bridge over Siang river recently – Arunachal Pradesh
- The IIT where scientists have created ‘space fuel’ by simulating interstellar conditions in the lab – IIT Madras
- The state which has bagged the Central Board of Irrigation and Power award for speedy execution of Polavaram multipurpose project – Andhra Pradesh
- The state where PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of North Koel (Mandal Dam) project and Kanhar Stone Pipeline irrigation system recently - Jharkhand
- The new president of the Global Solar Council (GSC) headquartered in Washington DC – Pranav R Mehta
- The High Court which recently set a seven-day notice period for political parties and individuals to call for hartal and general strike in the State – Kerala High Court
- The new Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) – Kumar Rajesh Chandra
- The Constitutional Amendment Bill through which ten per cent reservation in govt jobs and educational institutions to the economically backward among upper castes has been given – 124th
- The host city of the second edition of Khelo India Youth Games - Pune
- The state which recently announced to give interest-free loans to farmers - Uttarakhand
- The first woman to join International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently as its Chief Economist – Gita Gopinath
- The number of regional rural banks (RRBs) in the country after recent amalgamation in Bihar and Punjab - 53
- Winner of the women’s singles title of the 2018 Hopman Cup tennis tournament – Belinda Bencic
- Winner of the men’s singles title – Roger Federer
- The estimated growth rate of the Indian economy in 2018-19 as per the Central Statistics Office (CSO) – 7.2 per cent
- The chairman of the high-level committee that will work towards deepening digital payments in India – Nandan Nilekani
- The state which has announced interest-free loans of up to 3 lakh for women self-help groups (WSHGs) in the state - Odisha
- Winner of the best motion picture drama award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Iranian private sector back which has been allowed to open its branch in Mumbai – Bank Pasargad
- The present Prime Minister of Norway who visited New Delhi recently – Erna Solberg
- The person sworn in as Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term recently – Sheikh Hasina
- The country against which India won their first ever Cricket Test series on their soil recently - Australia
- The country which recently cleared the extradition of Sanjeev Chawla, an accused of match-fixing in 2000 - UK
- The private sector bank which will buy mortgage provider Gruh Finance Ltd – Bandhan Bank
- The Sahitya Akademi awardee Bengali writer who passed away recently – Dibyendu Palit


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