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Banking Current Affairs : 15th Feb 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 15th Feb 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

India, UAE sign bilateral investment agreement during PM Modi’s visit:

  • India and the United Arab Emirates signed a key bilateral investment treaty along with key agreements spanning a slew of fintech and digital infrastructure projects announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the Gulf nation.
  • The bilateral investment treaty is set to be a key enabler for further promoting investments in both countries.

IRDAI launches regulations for insurance electronic marketplace Bima Sugam:

  • As per IRDAI (Bima Sugam – Insurance Electronic Marketplace) Regulations, 2024, consumers shall not be charged for availing services of Bima Sugam.

Reliance becomes first Indian company to hit Rs 20 lakh crore m-cap:

  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first Indian company to cross Rs 20 lakh market capitalization during the trading session.

India’s WPI inflation eases to three-month low of 0.27% in January:

  • India’s wholesale price index-based inflation eased further to 0.27% in January on an annual basis, as against 0.73% in December, stated provisional data from the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday.
  • A Reuters poll had estimated the index would rise 0.53%. Inflation for food articles stood at 6.85% in January.

Shamar Joseph And Amy Hunter Crowned ICC Players Of The Month For January 2024:

  • Shamar Joseph made history by becoming the first West Indian to win the Men’s ICC Player of the Month award.
  • Ireland’s explosive young batter Amy Hunter claimed the honor in the women’s category after her dominance against Zimbabwe

Odisha govt to give interest-free loans to youth under ‘Swayam’ scheme:

  • Under the scheme ‘Swayam’ to create self-employment for youth, 1 lakh eligible rural and an equal number of urban youth in the age group of 18-35 years will receive interest-free loans of up to Rs 1 lakh for starting a new business.

India Wins 9th GovTech Prize for AI-Powered Government Services at World Government Summit 2024:

  • India has secured the prestigious 9th GovTech Prize for its pioneering endeavors in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered government services, at the World Government Summit 2024.
  • The annual award is instituted by the government of the UAE and is presented to government entities, central or local, worldwide, to recognize creative and innovative solutions.

Assam Designates Kaji Nemu as the Official State Fruit:

  • Assam, the state government has officially declared kaji nemu (Citrus limon), a variety of lemon unique to the region, as the ‘State Fruit’.
  • The announcement was made by State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, following a Cabinet meeting

Gandhinagar Premier League:

  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the Gandhinagar Premier League (GPL) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • The event, graced by the presence of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel among other dignitaries, marks a pivotal step towards enhancing grassroots cricket and fostering local talent across the nation.

Trinidad and Tobago Declares National Emergency After Offshore Oil Spill:

  • The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago has officially declared a state of “national emergency” following a significant oil spill in the eastern Caribbean.
  • The spill, originating from an overturned vessel near Tobago, has led to widespread environmental damage