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Cabinet approves revised pact with Bangladesh to set up Border Haats


  • The Union cabinet approved revised MoU between India and Bangladesh for establishing Border Haats.
  • The Union cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Mode of Operation (MoO) between India and Bangladesh for establishing Border Haats on India-Bangladesh border.
  • The Revised MoU and Mode of Operation will provide a legal framework for establishment and operationalisation of additional border Haats.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The Union cabinet approved revised MoU between India and which country for establishing Border Haats? 
- Bangladesh. 
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IndusInd Bank to buy IL&FS Securities Services


  • Private sector lender IndusInd Bank will buy IL&FS Securities Services Ltd (ISSL), a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Ltd, in an all-cash deal.
  • IL&FS Securities Services, incorporated in July 2006, is a capital markets intermediary for professional clearing, depository and custodial services.
  • ISSL services both retail and institutional clients including over 1,000 brokers, FPIs (foreign portfolio investors) and FIIs (foreign institutional investors).
  • The bank did not reveal the value of the acquisition.
  • This acquisition brings scale to this business, complements our current product offerings and fits nicely into our strategy of creating differentiated businesses with domain expertise.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which private sector lender bank will buy IL&FS Securities Services Ltd (ISSL), a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Ltd, in an all-cash deal? 
 - IndusInd Bank. 
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Upcoming Rewa solar plant to receive loan from World Bank


  • The World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of the upcoming Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) project in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It will provide 25 per cent of the loan amount under its Clean Technology Fund (CTF), where the money will be provided at an interest rate of only 0.25 per cent.
  • This would be the first solar power project of the country to receive a loan under CTF (Clean Technology Fund).
  • The installation of this solar power project would save Rs 14,000 crore for the state.
  • Besides, the project would also provide power to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
    World Bank
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The World Bank has agreed to provide loan to develop internal transmission arrangements of which upcoming  project in Madhya Pradesh? 
 - Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS). 
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Hyderabad best Indian city in living standards: Mercer


  • Hyderabad for the third year in a row has emerged as the best city in terms of living standards among Indian cities, while Vienna has been ranked at the top globally in a list by consultancy firm Mercer.
  • The National Capital for the second straight year hit the lowest score among Indian cities for living standards, as per the Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2017.
  • Both Hyderabad and Pune ranked higher for quality of living than the country's traditional business centres ;
    1. Mumbai and
    2. New Delhi,
    which have been ranked at 154 and 161, respectively, by the report.
  • New Delhi scored well on account of its;
    1. airport facility,
    2. availability of international schools and the 3. low probability of natural disasters.
    These positives were offset by a variety of negatives including ;
    1. a 'notorious' crime rate,
    2. air pollution and
    3. water availability
  • Globally, Vienna remained at the top for overall quality of living for the eighth year running, with the rest of the top-ten list mostly filled by European cities.
  • European cities in the top ten list are:
    Zurich (2)
    Munich (4),
    Dusseldorf (6),
    Frankfurt (7),
    Geneva (8),
    Copenhagen (9) and
    Basel -- a newcomer -- at 10th place.
  • The only non-European cities in the top ten are;
    Auckland (3) and
    Vancouver (5).
  • Singapore topped the city infrastructure ranking, followed by;
    Frankfurt and
    Munich
    both in 2nd place.
  • While on the other hand;
    Baghdad (230) and
    Port au Prince (231)
    ranked at the bottom for city infrastructure.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian city has emerged as the best city in terms of living standards among Indian cities, in a list by consultancy firm Mercer? 
 - Hyderabad. 
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Union government launches Mission Fingerling to achieve Blue Revolution


  • Recognizing the potential and possibilities in the fisheries sector, Government of India has consider a program named ‘’Mission Fingerling ’’ to unlock the country’s latent potential through an integrated approach.
  • The Blue Revolution, in its scope and reach, focuses on creating an enabling environment for an integrated and holistic development and management of fisheries for the socio economic development of the fishers and fish farmers.
  • Thrust areas have been identified for enhancing fisheries production from 10.79 mmt (2014-15) to 15 mmt in 2020-21.
    Aim of the mission
  • Greater emphasis will be on infrastructure with an equally strong focus on management and conservation of the resources through technology transfer to increase in the income of the fishers and fish farmers.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Union government launched which program to achieve Blue Revolution's potential and possibilities in the fisheries sector? 
 - Mission Fingerling. 
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Reliance Commercial Finance appoints Devang Mody as CEO


# Reliance Commercial Finance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital announced the appointment of Devang Mody as chief executive officer.
# Prior to this, Mody served as president of consumer business at Bajaj Finance.
# The consumer finance business of Bajaj Finance, under his leadership, witnessed a sharp growth to its current size spanning over 300 towns, with market leadership positions across various business lines.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Reliance Commercial Finance, a subsidiary of Reliance Capital announced the appointment of which personality on the post of chief executive officer? 
-Devang Mody
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Commonwealth Day -March 13, 2017


  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated annually across the Commonwealth of Nations on the second Monday in March(March 13, 2017).
  • The objective of this day is to come together and celebrate its values and diversity.
  • The theme of 2017 is :A peace-building Commonwealth"
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Commonwealth Day is celebrated annually across the Commonwealth of Nations on which date? 
 - second Monday in March(March 13, 2017).
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Krishi Unnati Mela begins in New Delhi


  • National Agricultural Fair "Krishi Unnati Mela 2017" is being organised during March 15-17, 2017 at IARI, PUSA New Delhi.
  • IARI is supported by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India.
  • Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the Project Management Partner for the fair.
  • Major attraction of the mela would be digitisation in agriculture, organic farming, agribusiness models, precision farming, skill building and entrepreneurship development
  • Live demo of water use efficient technologies, recycling of waste water for agriculture and on-spot soil and water testing will also be held
  • The technical sessions on various themes are planned to educate farmers on various agricultural technologies and government schemes for agricultural development.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
National Agricultural Fair "Krishi Unnati Mela 2017" is being organised during March 15-17, 2017 at which venue? 
 - IARI, PUSA New Delhi. 
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Footwear Design And Development Institute Bill, 2017 Introduced In The Lok Sabha


  • Commerce & Industry Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha.
  • The Bill intends to declare the FDDI as an Institution of National Importance (INI).
  • It further seeks to facilitate and promote;
    1. teaching,
    2. training and
    3. research
    in all disciplines relating to design and development of Footwear and leather products and to enable FDDI to emerge as Centre of Excellence meeting international standards.
  • It proposes to establish the FDDI as a body corporate, unlike the present structure wherein the institute is centrally-funded for meeting its capital expenditure.
  • The institute would consist of a Governing Council, with a Chairperson who shall be an eminent academician, scientist or industrialist from the leather sector, to be nominated by the Central Government.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Commerce & Industry Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman introduced which bill in the Lok Sabha recently ? 
 - Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017. 
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Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigns


  • Finance minister Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of the defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take on the new role of Goa chief minister.
  • The President has directed that Arun Jaitely, cabinet minister, shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios,
  • This is the second time that Jaitley is holding the additional portfolio of Defence Ministry during the present NDA government.
  • He was incharge of the ministry earlier from May 26 to November 9 in 2014.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who was given the additional charge of the defence ministry after Manohar Parrikar resigned to take on the new role of Goa chief minister? 
 - Arun Jaitley. 
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NTPC installs India’s largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala


  • NTPC started power generation from India’s largest floating solar power plant at Kayamkulam in Kerala, on Friday.
  • The 100 kWp floating solar generation plant, largest of its kind in India, was indigenously developed as a part of ‘Make In India’ initiative, at Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) in Kerala’s Kayamkulam district.
  • Solar panels mounted on floating boards that hold them in place saves land usage and has been found to be efficient than the ones installed on land.
  • These floating platform were indigenously developed by NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance, the R&D arm of NTPC Ltd, in collaboration with Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Chennai and a patent has been applied for.
    NTPC Ltd.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
NTPC started power generation from India’s largest floating solar power plant at which place in Kerala? 
 - Kayamkulam.
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OnePlus ropes in Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador


  • Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has roped in Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan as its new brand ambassador for India.
  • According to the OnePlus team, Bachchan has been considered since he better represents ‘OnePlus’ motto ‘Never Settle’.
  • OnePlus 3T is rated as the best smartphone as compared to other brands based on consumer ratings on Amazon India.
  • With this, Amitabh Bachchan has now joined the first-ever “OnePlus Star” which is a select group of distinguished OnePlus users.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has taken in which Bollywood actor as its new brand ambassador for India? 
 - Amitabh Bachchan. 
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HSBC appoints AIA boss Mark Tucker as new chairman


  • HSBC has appointed Mark Tucker, the chief executive of Asian insurer AIA, as group chairman.
  • Mr Tucker will take over on 1 October, succeeding Douglas Flint who has been in the role since 2010.
  • The appointment breaks an HSBC tradition of appointing insiders to the chairmanship.
  • One of his first jobs will be to find a replacement for Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive of HSBC, who plans to step down next year.
  • Mr Tucker has been chief executive of AIA for seven years, during which he oversaw the insurer's expansion in Asia.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
HSBC has appointed which person as  group's chairman recently ? 
 - Mark Tucker. 
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Lee Chong Wei clinches fourth All England Open Badminton Championships title


  • Lee Chong Wei won his fourth All England Open Badminton Championships crown.
  • He defeated Shi Yuqi of China.
  • He won his maiden Superseries final in Paris in October.
  • Dato' Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who won his fourth All England Open Badminton Championship 2017?
 - Lee Chong Wei. 
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Arunachal Govt launches new scheme Adarsh Gram Yojana


  • The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has launched a new scheme - Adarsh Gram Yojana - with a view to reach to the poor people in rural areas.
  • The programme has been launched in line with the basic philosophy of the Prime Minister - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The Government of Arunachal Pradesh has launched which new scheme with a view to reach to the poor people in rural areas? 
 - Adarsh Gram Yojana.
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Bangladesh declares March 25 as ‘Genocide Day’


  • Bangladesh’s unanimously adopted a resolution declaring March 25 as Genocide Day, in remembrance of the atrocities carried out by the Pakistani Army on the night of March 25, 1971.
  • The Pakistan Army swooped on unarmed civilians on the night of March 25, 1971, to crush the Bengali rebellion following refusal by the military leadership to accept the election results of 1970.
  • In this election the Awami League got thumping majority. ‘Operation Searchlight’ was also launched in the first hours of March 25th in Dhaka.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Bangladesh’s unanimously adopted a resolution declaring March 25 as which day? 
 - Genocide Day.
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SSP Chawrasia becomes second Indian to defend Indian Open title


  • SSP Chawrasia has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title.
  • He clinched a seven-stroke win at the redesigned DLF Golf and Country Club. This was his sixth win on the Asian Tour and overall sixth international victory.
  • Chawrasia pocketed a winner's cheque of 291,660 USD.
  • Chawrasia is the third player to win back-to-back Indian Open.
  •  The other two golfers who did so earlier are;
    1. Jyoti Randhawa who won in 2006 & 2007 and,
    2. Japan's Kenji Hosoishi who won in 1967 & 1968.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who has become only the second Indian golfer to successfully defend the Hero Indian Open title 2017 ? 
 - SSP Chawrasia. 
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Limits on cash withdrawal from savings bank account removed


  • All restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings bank account have been removed from today as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had announced about it last month.
  • Earlier, it had removed cash withdrawal limits from ATMs from February 1.
  • Last month, the RBI had issued a notification saying that the withdrawal limit of cash from savings bank accounts will be relaxed to Rs. 50,000 from February 20 and there would be no restrictions from March 13.
  • The Central Bank had put restrictions on cash withdrawals and set a withdrawal limit from the ATMs and from bank accounts after the announcement of demonetisation of old Rs. 500 and 1,000 currency notes on November 8th last year.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
All restrictions on cash withdrawal from savings bank account have been removed from which date as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had announced about it last month? 
 - 14th March 2017. 
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International Vision Zero Conference’ on Occupational, Safety and Health


  • The international conference on the VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), is being organized from 15th to 17th, March 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • It's organised by;
    1.  Directorate General Factory Advice and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI),
    2. Government of India,
    3. Ministry of Labour and Employment and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV),
    4. Germany in association with International Social Security Association (ISSA).
  • An exhibition on OSH is also being organized during the conference from 15th to 17th March, 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • The exhibition will provide the most efficient platform to support technological communication and business trade.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The international conference on the VISION ZERO and its relevance to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), is being organized from 15th to 17th, March 2017 at which place? 
- Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. 
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Kiren Rijiju launches MySSB APP


  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India launched a mobile application "MySSB" in New Delhi.
  • Nearly three months after BSF constable Tej Bahadur accused his force of serving poor quality of food and his seniors of siphoning ration money meant for soldiers, nearly all Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have developed their own application to address soldiers' grievances.
  • The application will have soldiers' ;
    1. financial accounts,
    2. designations, and
    3. grievances.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who launched a mobile application called "MySSB" in New Delhi which is created to address soldiers' grievances? 
- Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs of India.
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