1. The Sex ratio has come down in Gujarat placing it at 22nd rank in the Nation
The Sex ratio in Gujarat has fallen significantly from 920 in 2001 to 919 in 2011.It is a
fall against the overall 10 points increase in the average of sex ratio of the Nation.
The socio-economic review presented in the state assembly revealed that the
sex ratio of Gujarat was 919 against the National sex ratio which is 943
With 919 females for every 1000 males, Gujarat ranked 22nd among 28 states
as per the 2011 Census
Capital: Gandhi nagar
CM: Anandi Ben Patel
Governor: Om Prakash Kohli
State Bird: Greater Flamingo
2. Mumbai to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in April
The financial capital of India to host BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave in April
involving top Urban Policy makers and Planners from BRICS Nations.
The BRICS Friendship Conclave is a joint initiative of Ministry of External
Affairs and Maharashtra Government to be held between April 14 and 16 this
Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
BRICS summit held at UFA in Russia
India will host the 8
summit this year.
3. Third phase of Gyan Sangam to focus on consolidation of banks
The government told that it has started the second edition of Gyan Sangam and in the
third phase of Gyan sangam it has planned to focus on Consolidation of banks.
Gyan Sangam is a retreat for banks and financial Institutions. It was held for
the first time last year.
4. Oil Ministry laid out the foundation stone of Octomax unit at Mathura
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan laid out the foundation stone for Octomax unit
in the oil refinery at Mathura.
Octomax unit is the country’s first high octane gasoline production unit
It is a part of the oil refinery at Mathura
5. Axis bank better placed than ICICI and other PSU Banks
Nomura reports reveal that Axis bank is better placed than ICICI and other
public sector bank in terms of corporate book profitability.
Global financial services firm Nomura said that the third largest private
sector bank in India-Axis bank is better placed than ICICI and other
PSU’s in terms of corporate book profitability
ESTD: 1990 (Initially as UTI Bank)
MD & CEO: Shikha Sharma
CEO: Koji Nagai
6. Freecharge Partners With Mexico-Based Movie Theatre Chain Cinepolis
To provide secure and easy digital payments, Freecharge has partnered with
Mexico based movie theatre chain Cinepolis.
Cinepolis claims to be world’s fourth largest chain of movie theatre.
Free Charge is the first digital wallet partner for Cinepolis
7. Thomas Cook India inks pact with Western Union, DCB Bank
Travel Solutions giant Thomas cook India has signed pact with Western Union
Business Solutions and DCB bank to enable international trade payments by small
and medium sized enterprises.
This Pact by the Thomas cook to penetrate the high growth Indian SME
sector for its international trade payment needs.
CEO: Peter Fankhauser
Headquarter: Meridian, US
CEO: Hikmet Ersek
MD & CEO: Murali Natarajan
8. 27 Government Banks May Be Merged Into Just 6
Finance Minister of India Mr. Arun Jaitley has indicated that the Government may
merge 27 public sector banks into just six.
Because PSB is working under pressure to tackle their dismal bad loan
scenario and consolidation is the way forward to handle this situation. This
has been said in the recently held Gyan Sangam in Gurgaon.
9. Tata Housing ties up with SBI for Women's Day offer
Real estate developer Tata Housing has partnered with the country's largest lender,
State Bank of India, on the occasion of the International Women's Day.
Tata Housing will allow its women customers to pay only 20 per cent of the agreement value while the
balance can be paid on taking possession of the property, a company statement said here today.
On its part, SBI will be offering home loans to its women customers at a special interest rate of 9.5 per
cent per annum under the SBI Her Ghar scheme as part of the International Women's Day, which will
be celebrated between March 8 and March 13, it said.
Moreover, the SBI has waived processing fees on the home loan under the scheme, it added.
10. Investors' summit Begins in Gurgaon
The first two-day 'Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit 2016' has kicked
off in Gurgaon, which has see participation from 12 countries.
Besides several Union Ministers, a number of leading entrepreneurs and
MNCs have taken part.
The summit comes close on the heels of the Jat quota agitation in
Haryana, in which 30 people were killed and property worth crores of
rupees was destroyed.
The participating countries are Czech-Republic, Japan, Mauritius, New Zealand, China, Korea,
Malawi, Peru, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and Tunisia.
Finance Minister ArunJaitley is the chief guest at the inaugural session while Khattar has delivered the
11. American Actress Nancy Reagan died at 94
Nancy Davis Reagan, the veteran American actress and the former First lady of US
died at the age of 94 following a cardiac arrest.
She was an American actress and the wife of the 40th President of the United
States, Ronald Reagan.