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Banking Current Affairs : 11th Jan 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 11th Jan 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

First Meeting of IWDC commits Rs 45,000 crore for development of River Cruise Tourism:

  • The first meeting of Inland Waterways Development Council (IWDC), chaired by the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways(MoPSW), committed an investment of Rs 45,000 crore for development of river cruise tourism in India.

India to Chair & Host UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in July 2024:

  • India is set to chair and host the 46th session of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Committee from July 21–31, 2024 in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • This marks the first time for India to chair and host the UNESCO heritage committee

IndusInd Bank introduces Samman RuPay Credit Card for Government Employees:

  • IndusInd Bank Limited in collaboration with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has launched the Unified Payments Interface (UPI)-enabled ‘IndusInd Bank Samman RuPay Credit Card’ for government sector employees.

IOB Introduced Savings Account Portability Online Scheme to Transfer Savings Account Online:

  • Chennai (Tamil Nadu)-based public sector bank, Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) introduced a ‘Savings Account Portability Online’ scheme to simplify the savings account portability process for customers who move to different locations (for work or education).

Gabriel Attal Appointed as Youngest-ever PM of France:

  • French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed 34-year-old Gabriel Attal as the New Prime Minister (PM) of France.
  • With this, Attal becomes the youngest-ever PM of France since the founding of the French Fifth Republic in 1958.
  • He is also the first openly gay PM of France.

ACC Acquires Remaining 55% Stake in ACCPL at an Enterprise Value of Rs. 775 Cr:

  • ACC Limited, a subsidiary of Adani-owned Ambuja Cements Limited, acquired the remaining 55% stake in Asian Concretes and Cements Private Limited (ACCPL) from its existing promoter at an enterprise value of Rs. 775 crores, making it a fully-owned subsidiary.
  • The acquisition has been completely funded by internal accruals and includes cash and equivalents of Rs 35 crore with at Asian Concretes.

DRDO launches Assault Rifle ‘Ugram‘ for Indian Army:

  • DRDO launches assault rifle ‘Ugram’ for Indian ArmyThe Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) launched the “Ugram (ferocious)” assault rifle for the Indian Army (IA).
  • It was unveiled by Shailendra Gade, the Director General of the Armament and Combat Engineering (ACE) system of the DRDO during a program organised at Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, Maharashtra.

World Hindi Day 2024- January 10:

  • World Hindi Day or Vishwa Hindi Diwas is annually observed across the globe on 10 January to highlight and educate the importance of the Hindi language and honour the contributions of Hindi speakers across the globe.
  • The Day is also a recognition of linguistic diversity, cultural heritage, and the impact of Hindi on a global scale.

Odisha Govt Signs MoU with NDDB to Set up new GMP facility to Produce Anthrax & ENT Vaccines:

  • The Fisheries and Animal Resources Development (ARD) Department of the Government of Odisha signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for establishing a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility.