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Banking Current Affairs : 21st March 2023

Today’s Current Affairs: 21st Mar 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Gross Direct Tax collections for Financial Year (FY) 2023-24:

  • The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections for the Financial Year 2023-24 (as of 17.03.2024) show that Net collections are at Rs. 18,90,259 crore, compared to Rs. 15,76,776 crore in the corresponding period of the preceding Financial Year (i.e. FY 2022-23), representing an increase of 19.88%.

RBI imposes Rs 1.31 cr fine on Tamilnad Mercantile Bank for non-compliance:

  • The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday it has imposed penalties on DCB Bank and Tamilnad Mercantile Bank for non-compliance with certain directions related to ‘interest rate on advances’.

PM Addressed ‘India’s Techade:

  • PM participates in ‘India’s Techade Chips for Viksit Bharat’ program On 13th March 2024, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi virtually addressed ‘India’s Techade: Chips for Viksit Bharat’ and laid the foundation stone for setting up 3 semiconductor projects worth about Rs 1.25 lakh crore.

PM Narendra Modi unveils ‘Dekho Apna Desh People’s Choice 2024:

  • PM Modi unveils ‘Dekho Apna Desh People’s Choice 2024’ tourism initiative, launches projects over Rs 6,400 cr in Kashmir
  • The Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to address the Viksit Bharat Viksit Jammu Kashmir program at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Launched ‘ETHANOL 100:

  • Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas(MoPNG), launched Ethanol 100 (E100 Fuel), a cleaner greener automotive fuel alternative to gasoline.
  • E100 was launched at Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)’s Retail Outlet Irwin Road Service Station, New Delhi, Delhi.

Department of Fisheries Inaugurates Integration of KCC Fisheries Scheme onto JanSamarth Portal:

  • The Department of Fisheries successfully inaugurated the integration of the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Fisheries scheme onto the JanSamarth Portal, to transform access to credit facilities for fishers, fish farmers, and stakeholders nationwide.

INS Tir participates in Exercise Cutlass Express 24 in Seychelles:

  • The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tir representing the First Training Squadron (1TS), joined Exercise Cutlass Express – 24 (CE – 24) at Port Victoria, Seychelles from February 26 to March 08, 2024.
  • This multinational exercise aimed to enhance maritime cooperation and security.

RBI Reconstitutes Committee of Advisors of the Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reconstituted a three-member Committee of Advisors of Abhyudaya Cooperative Bank Limited by inducting Devendara Kumar in place of Mahendra Chhajed after his resignation.

Journalists Greeshma and Ritika were Awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award for 2024:

  • The Media Foundation jointly awarded the Chameli Devi Jain Award 2024 for Outstanding Woman MediaPerson of the Year to the journalists Greeshma Kuthar and Ritika Chopra.
  • The award presentation took place at CD Deshmukh Hall in the India International Centre, New Delhi, Delhi.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Defeats Delhi Capitals in WPL 2024 Fina:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), led by Smriti Mandhana, won the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 title by defeating Delhi Capitals (DC), led by Meghann(Meg) Lanning (Australia), in the final held at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, Delhi.