Sol. H.S Prannoy defeated World No 2 Kidambi Srikanth in a thrilling finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
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Q2. What is the ranking of India in ‘business optimism’ index in the September quarter as per Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR)?
Sol. India has slipped in ‘business optimism’ index to the 7th position in the September quarter, from the 2nd slot in the previous three months, showing clear signs of lag in the economy, as per Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR). Indonesia is at the top, followed by Finland (2nd), the Netherlands (3rd), Philippines (4th), and Austria (5th).
Sol. Kerala government launched “She Pad,’’ a scheme to distribute free sanitary napkins to girl students from classes VI to XII in government and aided private schools affiliated to the state school board. This is the first time that a state government is distributing sanitary napkins to school students.
Sol. The European Union Election Observation Mission was officially launched to monitor the general and provincial polls in Nepal which are scheduled for November 26 and December 7.
Sol. Bank of China has formally launched its operations in Pakistan, with its first branch inaugurated in Karachi. The bank would strengthen the “brotherly relations” between the two countries in the financial sector.
Sol. The government has notified the third protocol between India and New Zealand for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Sol. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the long-awaited direct train-service between Kolkata and Khulna through video-conferencing. The new train service is called Bandhan Express. It is the second cross-border train between the two neighboring countries.
Sol. The Chairperson of National Green Tribunal (NGT) is Justice Swatanter Kumar. Headquarter- New Delhi, Established- November 2010.
Sol. Hong Kong remains the world’s most visited city by international travelers in spite of strained relations with neighboring China. In a report on the top 100 city destinations that highlights the growth in Asian tourism, market research firm Euromonitor International said 25.7 million arrivals are expected in Hong Kong in 2017.
Top 3 Countries in the list are-
1. Hong Kong.
Sol. World number 11 Saina Nehwal became the national champion for the third time, defeating world number 2 PV Sindhu in the women’s singles final of Senior National Badminton Championships, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
Sol. HDFC Bank has announced the launch of its SmartUp Zone in Kochi, an exclusive area inside the branch dedicated for start-ups.
Sol. American digital payments company PayPal launched domestic operations in India. At launch, Indian consumers will be able to make transactions at select online merchants.
Sol. IDFC Bank has entered into a “strategic alliance” with mobile wallet major MobiKwik to launch a co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card for customers of MobiKwik. Important feature of this alliance is one need not be a customer of IDFC Bank to use the co-branded pre-paid card.
Sol. Sunil Kakkar ios the present MD & CEO of IDFC Limited. It Headquarters in Mumbai.
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Sol. Chen Siqing is the Present Chairman of Bank of China.