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Banking Current Affairs : 13th April 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 13th Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

India, Mauritius amends Double Tax Avoidance Agreement:

  • The Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Mauritius have amended the India-Mauritius Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) to focus on preventing tax evasion instead of promoting bilateral investment flows.

KABIL & CSIR-IMMT Signed MoU for Technical and Knowledge Cooperation for Critical Minerals:

  • Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT) for bolstering technical and knowledge cooperation for Critical Minerals at the National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) Corporate Office in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

WTO Projects Global Merchandise Trade Volume to Grow by 2.6% in 2024:

  • According to the “Global Trade Outlook and Statistics: April 2024” report released by the World Trade Organization(WTO), the global merchandise trade volume is projected to grow by 2.6% in 2024 and 3.3% in 2025 as demand for traded goods rebounds following a contraction in 2023.

IPPB Introduces Aadhaar ATM Service for Convenient Cash Withdrawals:

  • The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has introduced the Aadhaar ATM service facility for its users.
  • It works on the principle of the Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS), which was introduced by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

ADB projected India’s GDP Growth Forecast for FY25 to 7%

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its ‘Asian Development Outlook (ADO) April 2024‘ raised India’s Gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for FY25 (2024-25) to 7% from 6.7% amid robust growth which will be driven by public and private sector investment demand and gradual improvement in consumer demand.

Harvard Honored Avantika Vandanapu South Asian Person of the Year

  • The Indian-American actress Avantika Vandanapu was honored the ‘South Asian Person of the Year’ by the South Asian Association (SAA) at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (United States of America).
  • She was recognised for her achievements and significant impact in both the international and Indian entertainment industries.

Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos Elected as New President of ASOI:

  • Ingmar De Vos from Belgium, the President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), was unanimously elected as the President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) during the 48th ASOIF General Assembly.

SC Judge Anirudhha Bose Retired; Appointed as Director of NJA:

  • Justice Anirudhha Bose retired from the Supreme Court (SC) of India.
  • He has been serving as the SC Judge since 2019.

NASA and Japan Sign Agreement to Advance Sustainable Human Exploration of moon:

  • Bill Nelson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator, and Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Masahito Moriyama signed an agreement to advance sustainable human exploration of the Moon at the NASA Headquarters in Washington, United States of America(USA).
  • Under the agreement, the USA will send two Japanese astronauts to the moon surface on its lunar mission.
  • Out of two Japanese astronauts, one will become the first non-American ever to land on the moon.

National Safe Motherhood Day 2024:

  • National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD) is annually observed across India on 11 April to raise awareness of the significance of maternal health and wellness, promote maternal health, and reduce maternal mortality rates in India.

World Parkinson’s Day 2024:

  • World Parkinson’s Day (WPD) is annually observed across the globe on 11 April to raise awareness and advance research toward better therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD), also known as “paralysis agitans”