Current Affairs: 18 September 2018

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In this article, you will read about :
1. DAC Approved Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores
2. SBI appointed Prashant Kumar as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
3. Government Proposed to merge Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank
4. Moutaz Mousa Abdallah became Sudan’s new PM
5. NHA launched website & helpline number for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries

DAC Approved Procurement of Equipment Worth Rs 9,100 Crores :

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence Forces valued at over Rs 9,100 crores.  The DAC approved procurement of two Regiments of Akash Missile Systems under ‘Buy (Indian)’ category from M/s BDL. 

SBI appointed Prashant Kumar as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) :

The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced Prashant Kumar as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He also worked as Chief General Manager, Kolkata circle and General Manager in Mumbai Circle.

Government Proposed to merge Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank  :

The government has proposed amalgamation of Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank, and Dena Bank to create India’s 3rd largest globally competitive Bank.  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the amalgamation will increase the banking operations and no employee will face any service condition adverse to present conditions. The government had announced in the budget that consolidation of banks was also in the agenda of the government. 

Moutaz Mousa Abdallah became Sudan’s new PM :

Moutaz Mousa Abdallah has become the Sudan’s new Prime Minister. A 21-member cabinet was sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum. He is also holding the finance portfolio in a bid to revive the country’s ailing economy.

NHA launched website & helpline number for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries :

A website and a helpline number of the Ayushman Bharat — National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) was launched to check the enrolment of the beneficiaries. The website is: mera.pmjay.gov.in & the helpline is : (14555) .  This was launched by the National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body implementing the scheme. Here the prospective beneficiaries could check if their name is there in the final list. This can be checked through the mobile number of the beneficiary, which is verified through an OTP and then the KYC (know your customer) details can be completed online.