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Banking Current Affairs : 16th Mar 2024

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

MoWCD Introduces National Curriculum for ECCE & National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation:

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD) launched a National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for children from 3 to 6 years and a National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation for children from birth to 3 years.

Interest rates on Small Savings Schemes remain unchanged for Q1FY25:

  • The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA-Budget Division), Ministry of Finance has kept the interest rate on small savings schemes unchanged for first quarter of 2024-2025(Q1FY25) i.e. from April 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024 from those notified for Q4FY24.

SEBI expands Framework for Qualified Stock Brokers; Mandates Registration of Index Providers:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) expanded the framework of Qualified Stock Brokers (QSBs) to more stock brokers in order to protect the interest of investors, building trust in securities market, and strengthening the compliance culture among stock brokers

96th Academy Awards – Oscars 2024:

  • ‘Oppenheimer’ Wins 7 awards, Poor Things Wins 4 96th Academy Awards – Oscars 2024 ‘Oppenheimer’ wins 7 awards, Poor Things Wins 4.

Devendra Jhajharia Elected as President Of Paralympic Committee Of India:

  • Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia was elected unopposed as the president of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
  • He succeeded para-athlete Deepa Malik as president of PCI, whose term ended on 31st January 2024.

Aditya Birla Finance to be Amalgamated with Aditya Birla Capital:

  • The Board of Directors (BoD) of Aditya Birla Capital Limited (ABCL) has approved the Scheme of Amalgamation of Aditya Birla Finance Limited (ABFL), with ABCL.

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur unveiled the Book ‘Israel War Diary’ written by Vishal Pandey:

  • Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), has released a book titled ‘Israel War Diary authored by Vishal Pandey at an event held in New Delhi, Delhi.

Mumbai ends eight-year drought, clinch 42nd Ranji Trophy title:

  • The iconic Wankhede Stadium witnessed Mumbai’s triumph as they defeated a resilient Vidarbha by 169 runs on the fifth and final day of a gripping summit clash. Tanush Kotian – who got the Player of the Series award.

Human Development Index,:

  • India ranks 134 out of 193 in UNDP’s ’22 HDI, a notch higher than 2021
  • Overall, the country has an HDI score of 0.644 in 2022, which ranks it 134 of 193 in the UN’s report for 2023/24 – ‘Breaking the Gridlock: Reimagining Cooperation in a Polarised World’.
  • This places it in the ‘medium human development’ category.

World Consumers Rights Day 2024:

  • Every year, World Consumer Rights Day is observed on March 15. On March 15, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke before the US Congress and addressed consumer rights.