Canara Bank launches CANDI first digital branch in Bengaluru

Why in news ? Canara Bank launched its first ‘Digital Banking Branch’at Spencer Towers in MG Road,Bengaluru. About news ? The branch is titled“CANDI”and its aim to provide an end-to-end digital experience to customers. It will enable customers to get most of the information related to their accounts without visiting the branch. It further offers […]

Freedom fighter KE Mammen passes away

Freedom fighter and noted Gandhian K E Mammen passed away on Wednesday in a private hospital at Neyyattinkara in Thiruvananthapuram district on Wednesday. He was 97.

DRDO develops India’s first unmanned tank ‘Muntra’

Why in news ? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed India’s first unmanned tank, which has three variants – surveillance, mine detection and reconnaissance in areas with nuclear and bio threats. About news ? It is called Muntra (Mission UNmanned TRAcked) and has been rolled out of the Chennai lab. The tanks will […]

2017 BRICS National Security Advisors (NSAs) meeting held in China

Why in news ? National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is in China to attend Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) top security officials meeting beginning on Thursday during which he is expected to hold talks withChinese state councillor Yang Jiechi on the ongoing Sikkim standoff. About news ? This meeting is a major platform […]

RBI sets up Supervisory Colleges for six Scheduled Commercial Banks

Why in news ? The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has informed that supervisory colleges have been setup for the six Scheduled Commercial Banks which have sizeable international presence. About news ? The six Scheduled Commercial Banks are State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank and Punjab National […]

Delhi Metro first to become 100% ‘green’

Why in news ? Delhi Metro has become the only completely ‘green’ Metro system in the world for adhering to green building norms for its residential colonies, officials said on Friday. About news ? The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had earlier received the green certificates for its Phase-3 stations, depots, and sub-stations.  Delhi Metro […]

Maharashtra bans integrated coaching from next academic year

Why in news ? Maharashtra government on Friday announced that integrated coaching will not be allowed in the state from the next academic year. About news ? It will be compulsory to attend college lectures and attendance will be marked through bio-metric system, reports said. Notably, integrated coaching is an arrangement between colleges and coaching […]

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Why in news ? The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2017 is observed across the world on 30 July.  About news ? This year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selected ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’ as the focus of the Day. The theme emphasizes one of […]

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi declared as interim Pakistan Prime Minister

Why in news ? The ruling Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) has selected Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources,Shahid Khaqan Abbasito be the interim prime minister of the country. About news ? The decision was made by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an informal consultative meeting of the party. Abbasi would serve as the chief executive […]

International Tiger Day observed on July 29

Why in news ? The International Tiger Day, an annual celebration to promote a system for protecting natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness for tiger conservation, is celebrated worldwide on July 29. About news ? It was first observed in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit.  Reportedly, the world has lost […]