Weekly Current Affairs September 2018:1st Week

Weekly Current Affairs September 1st week

Banking and Financial Awareness:

  • DBS Bank has been named the world's best bank by Global Finance magazine, to invest in digital innovation while still maintaining stable operations for its customers.
    • Chief executive officer - Piyush Gupta
    • Headquarters – Singapore
  • Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been rated as number one state-owned bank in terms of digital transactions.

Appointments

  • Balesh Sharma Appointed Vodafone Idea's 1st CEO.
  • Satya S Tripathi appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  • ICICI Bank reappointed Chanda Kochhar as director of ICICI Securities.

Important Dates

  • The National Sports Day - 29th August, to mark the birthday of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand.
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – 30 August
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests – 29 August

Obituary

  • Neil Simon, a playwright and Broadway’s master of comedy, passed away.
  • US senator John McCain passed away.
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