Weekly Current Affairs July 2018: from 1

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • RBI to Issue New 100 Rupee Notes in Lavender Colour and the back side features the motif of “RANI KI VAV”. The dimension of the new note is 66 mm × 142 mm.
  • Jana Small Finance Bank announced the commercial launch of its banking operations.
  • Ajay Kanwal is the MD and CEO.
  • Jammu & Kashmir's first all-women branch of Jammu and Kashmir Bank was inaugurated.
  • Piyush Goyal has approved an infusion of Rs 11,336 crore in five banks including for helping them meet the regulatory capital requirement.
  • SBI and NABARD have joined hands to provide collateral-free credit through Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) in Telangana.
  • SBI Organised Kisan Mela to Educate Farmers On Financial Literacy.

Appointments

  • For the period of two years, India became Vice-Chair or regional head of Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) 
  • Brij Bhushan Saran Singh to Be Named India's Chef De Mission At Asian Games

Obituary

  • Ramchandra Singhdeo, former and first Finance Minister of Chhattisgarh, passed away.
  • Hindi poet Gopal Das Neeraj passed away.
  • Actor Rita Bhaduri passed away.
  • Kannada poet and film song lyricist M.N. Vyasa Rao passed away.
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