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Banking Current Affairs : 19th Jan 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 19th Jan 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

ICICI Bank Canada Launches ‘Money2India (Canada)’ Mobile Banking App:

  • ICICI Bank Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited, has introduced its latest mobile banking app, ‘Money2India (Canada),’ providing Canadian customers with a seamless platform for 24/7 fund transfers to any Indian bank

HDFC Bank Aims for Singapore Expansion with Banking License Application:

  • HDFC Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector lender, is actively pursuing its first branch in Singapore.

New Guidelines for Coaching Centres in India:

  • These guidelines come in response to growing concerns about student welfare, unregulated growth of private coaching, and rising cases of student suicides and other incidents linked to coaching centres

Adani Group Announces Rs 50,000 Crore Investment for 1 GW Data Centre in Maharashtra:

  • The Adani Group unveiled plans to invest Rs 50,000 crore over the next decade in establishing a 1 GW hyperscale data centre in Maharashtra

Japan’s Lunar Ambition: Smart Lander Mission Set for Success on January 20

  • Japan is poised to join an exclusive group of nations that have successfully landed on the Moon.
  • The Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM), developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is scheduled to touch the lunar surface on January 20, 2024.

Apple Surpasses Samsung as Top Smartphone Maker for the First Time Since 2010:

  • This marks the first time since 2010 that Samsung has conceded the top spot in the smartphone market.

Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh launched Mobile App for MPLADS Scheme:

  • The Union Minister of State(MoS)(Independent Charge) Rao Inderjit Singh, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has launched the MPLADS e-SAKSHI Mobile Application (app) in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • The app aims to enhance transparency, accessibility, and efficiency in the execution of Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) Scheme-2023.

Indian-Thai Navy’s First Bilateral Exercise “Ex-Ayutthaya” Conducted:

  • The Indian Navy (IN) and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted a maiden bilateral exercise, named ‘Ex-Ayutthaya’ from 20th to 23rd December 2023.
  • The 36th edition of India-Thailand Coordinated Patrol (Indo-Thai CORPAT) was also conducted along with the Exercise Ayutthaya.

NHAI Launches ‘One Vehicle One FASTag’ Initiative to Enhance National Highway Experience:

  • The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) launched the ‘One Vehicle, One FASTag’ initiative to discourage user behavior of using a single FASTag for multiple vehicles or linking multiple FASTags to a particular vehicle.

India Signs Agreement for Lithium Exploration and Mining Project in Argentina:

  • Khanij Bidesh India Limited (KABIL) signed an agreement with Argentina’s state-owned enterprise Catamarca Minera y Energética Sociedad del Estado (CAMYEN SE) at Catamarca, Argentina to explore and develop 5 lithium brine blocks.

Max Life launches first-of-its-kind Midcap Momentum Index Fund in ULIP Segment:

  • Max Life Insurance Company Limited has introduced the Midcap Momentum Index Fund, a first-of-its kind in the Unit Linked Insurance Plan (ULIP) segment.
  • The new fund offering (NFO) aims to invest in a basket of stocks drawn from the constituents of NSE Midcap 150 Momentum 50 index.