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Banking Current Affairs : 18th Apr 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 18th Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

IMF Raises India’s GDP Growth Projection to 6.8% for FY 2024-25:

  • The International Monetary Fund, raised India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection to 6.8% for the financial year (FY) 2024-25.
  • In its update to the World Economic Outlook, the IMF has raised 30 basis points from its January forecast of 6.5%.

World Hemophilia Day 2024:

  • World Hemophilia Day, a special day for people dealing with hemophilia.
  • This day is all about making more people aware of hemophilia, helping those who have it, and working towards a better future for them.
  • The theme for World Hemophilia Day 2024 is “Equitable access for all: recognizing all bleeding disorders.

India’s outward FDI rises to $3.91 billion in March: RBI data:

  • India’s outward foreign direct investment commitments rose significantly to $3.91 billion in March 2024, compared to $2.63 billion in March 2023.
  • Sequentially, they were also higher than $3.67 billion in February 2024, according to Reserve Bank of India data.

Kannada poet Mamta G. Sagar wins international award:

  • Mamta G. Sagar, a Bengaluru-based Kannada poet, writer, academic, and activist, has recently won the World Literary Prize from the World Organization of Writers (WOW) for her contributions to the world of literature.
  • Dr Sagar is a facilitator at the Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design, and Technology.

Dharamsala to get India’s first ‘hybrid pitch’:

  • The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium in Dharamshala has become the first BCCI-accredited venue to install a state-of-the-art ‘hybrid pitch’.

Ram Charan Honored with Honorary Doctorate in Literature from Vels University:

  • Vels University in Chennai conferred an honorary doctorate in literature upon renowned Indian actor Ram Charan.
  • This distinguished recognition celebrates Charan’s remarkable contributions to the world of cinema and his profound impact on audiences across the globe.

2024 Young Global Leader:

  • The World Economic Forum has named Adwaita Nayar, the co-founder of Nykaa and CEO of Nykaa Fashion, as a ‘2024 Young Global Leader’.

Hybrid Renewable Energy Project in Maharashtra:

  • Mahindra Susten, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, enters the hybrid renewable energy sector with a ₹1,200-Crore project in Maharashtra, combining 101 MW wind and 52 MW solar capacity.

BharatPe Appoints Nalin Negi as Chief Executive Officer:

  • BharatPe, the fintech company that has been making waves in the Indian payments landscape, has officially elevated Nalin Negi as its chief executive officer.