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Banking Current Affairs : 22nd March 2024

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

International Day of Forests 2024:

  • The International Day of Forests or World Forestry Day is coming up on March 21st, 2024! This global celebration highlights the vital role forests play in our planet’s health and well-being.
  • The theme for International Day of Forests 2024 has been confirmed to be “Forests and Innovation.”

Global happiness index:

  • India was ranked 126th out of 143 nations in a global happiness index which noted that older age is associated with higher life satisfaction in the world’s most populous country.
  • Finland emerged as the happiest country in the world, topping the World Happiness Report 2024, the seventh successive year that the country has occupied the top spot on the list.

World’s most polluted city in 2023:

  • Bihar’s Begusarai topped the list as the “most polluted metropolitan area in 2023”, while Delhi has been identified as the capital city with the “poorest air quality” among global nations, as per the findings of the World Air Quality Report 2023 by the Swiss organization IQAir.

RBI approves re-designation of Manian, Ekambaram of Kotak Mahindra Bank:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the re-designation of K V S Manian and Shanti Ekambaram, Whole-time Directors of Kotak Mahindra Bank, as Joint Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director, respectively.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde Inaugurates India’s First LNG-Powered Bus:

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister(CM) Eknath Shinde has inaugurated India’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered bus, which will be operated by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation(MSRTC).

SEBI nod to T+0 settlements for Limited Stocks, Eases Norms for FPIs:

  • Sebi nod to T+0 settlement for limited stocks, eases norms for FPIs The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved same day settlement (T+0) for 25 scrips with select brokers along measures to bring flexibility for Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), and Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPIs).

RECPDCL & BHEL Signed MoU to Develop Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects:

  • REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited(RECPDCL) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Projects across India.

T M Krishna selected for Sangita Kalanidhi Award of Music Academy:

  • Thodur Madabusi Krishna (TM Krishna), a renowned Carnatic vocalist & Ramon Magsaysay Award (2016) recipient, has been selected for the Sangita Kalanidhi award 2024 by The Music Academy, Madras in Chennai, Tamil Nadu(TN).

Vladimir Putin won 5th term as the President of Russia:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (71 years old) has secured a record fifth term as President of Russia by winning the 2024 Presidential elections.
  • He secured around 88%(87.97%) of the total votes.