Weekly Current Affairs January 2018- Week IV

Banking and Financial Awareness

  • Indian Overseas Bank and NHB tie up for Rural Housing Interest Subsidy Scheme.
  • Small Finance and Payments Banks to Offer Atal Pension Yojana.
  • The government has announced 88,139 crores rupees’ capital infusion in 20 public sector banks

Appointments

  • Om Prakash Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner.
  • S Somnath appointed Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
  • Usha Ananthasubramanian, MD and CEO, Allahabad Bank, has been elected the first woman chairman of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
  • FICCI Appoints Dilip Chenoy as Director General.
  • Sudeep Lakhtakia Appointed New DG of National Security Guard.

Honour and Awards

  • 'Hindi Medium' bagged honours in the categories of Best Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Irrfan Khan's impeccable performance.
  • Vidya Balan won her 6th Filmfare award when she was awarded her 4th Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) award for Tumhari Sulu.
  • Shah Rukh Khan Honoured with Crystal Award at World Economic Forum.

MOU’s and Agreement

  • India and Vietnam Release First-Ever Commemorative Stamps.
  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Signs MoU with IL&FS for Construction of Zojila Tunnel.
  • India and Cambodia Ink 4 Agreements.
  • National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) signed a MoU with SME Corporation Malaysia.
  • Andhra Pradesh-Zurich Sign Sister State Agreement.

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