1.The Government has announced that Atul Sahai will be apponted as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of New India Assurance (NIA) for a five year period.
2.The Central government has approved Anti-Smuggling National Coordination Centre (SCord) under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
3.Global rating agency Fitch cut India’s GDP growth forecast to 7.2% for 2018-9 from 7.8%.
4.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will implement an ‘Ombudsman Scheme for Digital Transactions covering services provided by entities falling under Reserve Banks regulatory jurisdiction.
5.State Bank of India (SBI) will cease to be a fund manager of retirement fund body EPFO by March-end.
6.India has signed an agreement with Peru for co-operation and mutual assistance in Customs Matters.
7.India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, according to the projection by the Global Carbon Project.
8.Centenarian lexicographer G. Venkatasubbaiah has been chosen for the Sahitya Akademi’s Bhasha Samman for South (2017).
9.The government is going to organise a mega venture capital summit for Indian start-ups in Goa tomorrow. The summit is aimed at mobilizing global capital for innovation in India and will showcase opportunities available for global investors in Indian start-ups.
10.Tamil writer and film script writer S. Ramakrishnan has won the Sahitya Akademi award for 2018 for his novel Sancharam.
11.Paisabazaar.com, India’s largest online marketplace for financial products has launched an industry-first feature named ‘Chance of Approval’ that will help loan applicants choose their most-suited lender on its platform.
12.The government has sanctioned 254 projects worth over 24 thousand crore rupees under National Mission for Clean Ganga.
13.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched a unique initiative called “SMART”, which stands for State of Maharashtra’s Agribusiness and Rural Transformation.
14.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Teerth Yatra Yojana’ under which 1,100 senior citizens from each of the 70 assembly constituencies can undertake free pilgrimage.
15.Odisha Government launched Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA), aimed at creating awareness about various schemes and improving transparency in distribution of individual and social benefits.
16.German firm BigRep has produced the world’s first fully functioning e-motorbike NERA using a 3D printer.