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Banking Current Affairs : 16th April 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 16th Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Russia launches first Angara-A5 space rocket:

  • The flagship Angara A5 a powerful spacecraft designed to carry heavy payloads into low Earth orbit took off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far East.

World’s Largest Renewable Energy Park in Gujarat:

  • Adani Green Energy Limited is developing 30 GW renewable energy plant on barren land at Khavda in Kutch of Gujarat over area of 538 sq km after which it would become the planet’s largest power plant regardless of the energy source.
  • The area of project in Khavda is five times the size of Paris and almost as large as Mumbai.

National Women’s Carrom Title:

  • Rashmi Kumari has etched her name deeper into the annals of Indian carrom history by claiming her 12th National Carrom Championship title.

South Asian Person of the Year by Harvard:

  • Indian-American actress Avantika Vandanapu, best known for her role as Karen Shetty in the 2024 musical comedy “Mean Girls,” has been honored with the prestigious “South Asian Person of the Year” award by Harvard University.

Anurag Kumar Appointed as Joint Director of CBI:

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of senior IPS officer Anurag Kumar as the Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Aniruddha Bose Appointed Director of National Judicial Academy:

  • Supreme Court Justice Aniruddha Bose has been named the new director of the National Judicial Academy (NJA) in Bhopal, as announced by Supreme Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachud during a ceremonial bench held on April 10.

Indigenous Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile System:

  • The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Army have successfully conducted trials of the indigenously designed and developed Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) Weapon System.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Newsweek Cover:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is poised to make history as the first Indian Prime Minister since Indira Gandhi to grace the cover of Newsweek.

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Introduces AePS Service Charges:

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has implemented service charges for Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) transactions, effective from June 15, 2022.
  • AePS is a bank-led model allowing online financial transactions at Point of Sale (PoS) terminals through Aadhaar authentication, enabling various banking services.