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Banking Current Affairs : 22nd April 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 22nd Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

HDFC Life Chairman Deepak Parekh Resigns:

  • HDFC Life Insurance’s chairman Deepak S Parekh stepped down from his role.
  • The company also said that they have appointed Keki M Mistry as the Chairman of the Board.
  • Mistry has been associated with the company since December 2000 and is currently acting as Non-Executive Director.

38th Signatory to the Artemis Accords:

  • Sweden became the 38th country to sign the Artemis Accords on Tuesday.
  • Currently, the United States, India, and Japan are the only leading spacefaring nations to sign the accords.
  • The accords are a series of non-binding arrangements aimed at setting down norms to be followed in outer space.

IFSCA sets up committee to transform GIFT City into climate finance hub:

  • The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) has established a standing committee to develop a framework for launching climate finance products, as part of efforts to transform Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) into a “climate finance hub.”

Meta Unveils Upgraded AI Assistant Powered by Llama 3:

  • Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced the launch of the company’s advanced AI assistant, Meta AI, powered by the state-of-the-art language model Llama 3.

Largest Stellar Black Hole in Our Galaxy:

  • European astronomers have made a groundbreaking discovery the largest stellar black hole in our Milky Way galaxy.
  • Named ‘BH-3’, this celestial behemoth has a staggering mass 33 times greater than our Sun and is located a mere 2,000 light-years away from Earth.

Debris-Free Space Missions by 2030:

  • At the 42nd Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) annual meet, ISRO Chairman S. Somanath announced India’s pledge to achieve debris-free space missions by 2030.

Permanent Education Number (PEN) Required for Students Starting Academic Year 2024-25:

  • A Unique Identifier for Every Student In a move to simplify and streamline the process of students’ transition from one school to another, the School Education Department in the state has made the use of Permanent Education Number (PEN) mandatory from the academic year 2024-25.

Bandhan Life Insurance Unveils New Identity and Growth Strategy:

  • Bandhan Life Insurance, formerly known as Aegon Life Insurance, has rebranded itself with the tagline ‘Bharat Ki Udaan, Bandhan Se’, reflecting its commitment to empowering the aspirations of India.

Asunta Lakra Award:

  • The promising forward of the India Women’s Hockey Team, has been honoured with the prestigious Hockey India Asunta Lakra Award for Upcoming Player of the Year during the Hockey India 6th Annual Awards 2023.

Nalin Prabhat Appointed as Director-General of NSG:

  • Nalin Prabhat, a 1992 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, has been appointed as the Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG)

World Record for the Lowest Limbo Skating Over 25 Metres:

  • India’s young skating sensation, Takshvi Vaghani, has etched her name in the record books by setting a new world record for the lowest limbo skating over 25 metres.