|B.||Tirath Das Dogra|
|C.||Adya Prasad Pandey|
|D.||Mihir Kanti Chaudhuri|
Explanation:President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sunaina Singh as the new vice chancellor of Nalanda University (NU). The panel was formed after shortlisting 133 applicants, six of whom were earlier called for interview. They included former pro-VC of Patna University Ranjit Verma.
Explanation:The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam. President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the festival on the banks of the river, which is considered country’s only male river. Various cultural programmes, traditional sports, Brahmaputra Aarti, exhibition, film shows, seminars and competitions will be the part of the five-day festival. Spiritual leader Dalai Lama and several Union Ministers will also attend the festival.
Explanation:The government lowered the interest rates on small savings deposits, including PPF, by 0.1% effective April 1. This brings the interest rate on PPF down to 7.9%. The interest rates cut also affects savings in government schemes namely National Savings Certificate, Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra among others.
|C.||New Development Bank|
|D.||Asian Development Bank
Explanation:The Loan Agreement for New Development Bank (NDB) financing of US$ 350 Million for Development and Upgradation of Major District Roads Project in Madhya Pradesh was signed between Government of India and the New Development Bank (NDB). This is the First Loan Agreement for NDB assisted project in India.
|A.||Yes Bank||B.||Axis Bank|
|C.||Federal Bank||D.||Karnataka Bank|
Explanation:Karnataka Bank and SBI Card have launched co-branded credit cards for the customers of Karnataka Bank. Through this alliance Karnataka Bank and SBI Card will launch two variants of the co-branded credit card – ‘Karnataka Bank Platinum SBI Card’ and ‘Karnataka Bank Simply SAVE SBI Card’. Karnataka Bank Simply SAVE SBI Card’ is aimed at value conscious consumers and offers rewards and features that enable customers to maximise their savings on their regular spends.