Daily GK Update - 20th August 2015
Payments banks: With India Post getting RBI nod, India’s biggest bank for poor is in the making
ii. The 11 names include India’s postal department, two telecom players (Airtel and Vodafone), three large corporate houses (Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Aditya Birla Nuvo and Tech Mahindra), two financial services firms (Fino Paytech and Cholamandalam), two individual entrepreneurs (Dilip Sahnghvi and Vijay Sharma) and National Securities Depository Ltd, a surprise winner.
Ashwani Lohani, a tourism veteran, to steer Air India as CMD
Government approves pact between India and Seychelles to curb black money
ii. As per the agreement the information provided by each nation will be treated as confidential and may be disclosed only to persons or concern authorities (Judiciary) who in relation to taxes covered under the agreement.
Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant vehicles though out the country from 1 April 2017: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
Hindustan Unilever Sun Pharma Industries and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) among the world’s top 100 innovative Companies: Forbes
ii. Hindustan Unilever the FMCG has been ranked 41 on the list whereas TCS stood at number 64 and Sun Pharma at 71 in the Forbes list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’. Key findings
Historian Babasaheb Purandare conferred with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015
US launches biggest NATO airborne drills since Cold War in Europe
ii. 11 NATO member courtiers participating are: Bulgaria, Germany, France, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Britain Spain, and United States. These airborne drills aim to help high-readiness NATO forces in order to act as one single force and to demonstrate its alliance’s capacity to operate and rapidly deploy forces in support to maintaining a strong and secure Europe.
Anupam Kher Unlocks Another Achievement, Named Advocate For UN's Gender Equality Campaign
Australian government appoints Adam Gilchrist ambassador to India - for education