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Banking Current Affairs : 20th Jan 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 20th Jan 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

LIC Introduces Jeevan Dhara II Deferred Annuity Plan:

  • Unveiled by LIC Chairman Siddhartha Mohanty, the new Jeevan Dhara II plan offers a non-participating, individual savings, deferred annuity option.

SEBI Chairperson Launches CDSL’s Multi-Lingual Initiatives for Investor Ease:

  • Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL), Asia’s first listed depository, took a significant step towards inclusivity and accessibility in the capital market landscape.

Bengaluru, Delhi airports get best airport award at Wings India:

  • At the prestigious Wings India Awards 2024, both the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi were jointly awarded the ‘Best Airport of the Year’.

Tata Group Secures IPL Title Sponsorship for Next 5 Years:

  • Tata Sons Private Limited has successfully utilized its Right to Match card, retaining the prestigious title sponsorship of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the upcoming five seasons, spanning 2024 to 2028.

Gole Mela Festival Commenced At Jagannath Temple, Udhampur:

  • The beautiful town of Udhampur witnessed a glorious spectacle today as the sacred precincts of the Jagannath Temple came alive with the vibrant celebrations of the much-anticipated ‘Gole Mela.‘

India Launches “Alliance for Global Good-Gender Equity and Equality” at World Economic Forum:

  • The initiative has gained support from influential entities, with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Invest India joining as crucial partners.

My School-My Pride’ For Education Transformation:

  • The National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, the state of Himachal Pradesh has unveiled the ambitious ‘My School-My Pride’ campaign under the ‘Apna Vidyalay’ programme.

PepsiCo India Appoints Marketing chief Jagrut Kotecha as new CEO:

  • PepsiCo India, in a strategic realignment, has appointed Jagrut Kotecha as its new CEO, succeeding Ahmed El Sheikh. Kotecha, currently the Chief Commercial Officer for PepsiCo in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia (AMESA), is set to take the helm of PepsiCo India’s operations in March 2024

India Meteorological Department’s 150th Foundation Day:

  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD), under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), celebrated its 150th Foundation Day commemorating 150 years of its establishment and service to the nation.
  • The inaugural ceremony celebration of 150th years of IMD’s establishment was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi.

Global Firepower’s 2024 Military Strength Ranking:

  • According to the 2024 Military Strength Ranking released by Global Firepower(GFP), India is ranked as the 4th most powerful military in the world.
  • The United States of America (USA) tops the list followed by Russia and China in the 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

IREDA & IOB Signed MoU for Co-lending Renewable Energy Projects:

  • The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a platform for co-lending and loan syndication for a wide range of renewable energy projects across India.

Bank of Baroda Launched ‘BoB 360 Term Deposit Scheme’ with High-Interest Rates:

  • The scheme offers higher interest rates for Domestic Term Deposits to Residents/Non-Resident Ordinary (NRO) and Resident Senior Citizens for 360 days.

DBS Bank India Collaborates with Startup:

  • TN to foster entrepreneurshipOn January 18, 2024, DBS Bank India Limited announced collaboration with StartupTN, a nodal agency of Tamil Nadu (TN) Government, to foster entrepreneurship in TN.