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Banking Current Affairs : 13th Mar 2024

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

VMC, Civic body of Gujarat, issues Asia’s 1st Certified Green Municipal BondIndia’s Gujarat state civic body issues :

  • Asia’s first certified green municipal bondVadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), a civic body of Gujarat, has raised Rs 100 crore (USD 12.07 million) by issuing Asia’s first certified green municipal bond for Sustainable Water Infrastructure.
  • VMC, with a semi-annual coupon rate of 7.90% on the issue, invited bids from investors, setting a new standard in green finance.

PM Modi Virtually Inaugurated Priority Corridor of Agra Metro, the 6th Metro in UP:

  • Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the Agra Metro’s priority corridor (from Taj East Gate to Mankameshwar) in Agra, Uttar Pradesh(UP).
  • Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister (CM) of UP, flagged off the Agra Metro from Taj Mahal Metro Station, Agra, UP.
  • This is the 6th Metro project in UP.

Kerala Launches ‘CSpace’, India’s 1st Government-Owned OTT Platform:

  • Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan has launched India’s first government-owned OTT (over-the-top) platform, ‘CSpace‘, at an event held at the Kairali Theatre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Sweden Officially Joins NATO as it’s 32nd Member:

  • Sweden officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), becoming the alliance’s 32nd member.
  • With this, Sweden ends decades of post-World War II neutrality and 200 years of non-alignment with major powers.

SEBI introduces Settlement Scheme III on Illiquid Option Cases:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) introduce a Third (III) Settlement Schemes for entities involved in the Illiquid Stock Options (ISO)/reversal trades segment of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in terms of Section 15JB of the SEBI Act, 1992 read with Regulation 26 of SEBI (Settlement Proceedings) Regulations 2018.

India to grow 6.8% in FY25, Inflation to ease to 4.5%: CRISIL

  • According to CRISIL’s India Outlook 2024 Report titled “Growth Marathon – Emerging Sectors, investments, efficiency gains priming India’s medium term pace (March 2024)”,
  • India’s real GDP growth will likely moderate to 6.8% in fiscal 2025.

Gustavo Adrianzen Becomes New PM of Peru:

  • Gustavo Lino Adrianzen Olaya was sworn in as Prime Minister (PM) or President of the Council of Ministers (PCM) of the Republic of Peru with effect from 6th March 2024.

Indian Writer Amitav Ghosh Awarded Prestigious Erasmus Prize 2024:

  • The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation has awarded the Erasmus Prize 2024 to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh. He receives this prestigious honour for his passionate contribution to the theme imagining the unthinkable.

Simdega District Hosts First-Ever Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela:

  • The district of Simdega in Jharkhand is hosting the Pusa Krishi Vigyan Mela, a national-level agricultural science fair.