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Banking Current Affairs : 22nd Nov 2023

Today’s Current Affairs: 22nd Nov 2023 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

Sari Walkathon:

  • To celebrate and promote the diverse handloom saree culture in India, Union Minister of State for Textiles, Smt. Darshana Jardosh inaugurated the E-Registration portal for the Sari Walkathon on November 21.
  • The Sari Walkathon event is scheduled to take place at the MMRDA Ground in Mumbai on December 10, 2023.

525th Birth Anniversary of Sant Mirabai’s:

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi takes the helm at the ‘Sant Mirabai Janmotsav,’ celebrating the revered saint’s 525th Birth Anniversary in Mathura on November 23, 2023.
  • Beyond a symbolic unveiling of a commemorative stamp and coin, the event encompasses a vibrant cultural program where Prime Minister Modi actively engages, capturing the essence of Sant Mirabai’s devotion.

International Emmy Awards 2023:

  • The prestigious International Emmy Awards for 2023 were announced at a gala in New York on November 20 (November 21 in India). The diverse list of nominations included 56 candidates from 20 countries across 14 categories.

Sourav Ganguly Designated “Brand Ambassador of Bengal”:

  • At the annual Bengal Global Business Summit in Kolkata, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee declared former cricketer Sourav Ganguly as the “Brand Ambassador of Bengal.”

Microsoft Appoints Aparna Gupta to Lead Global Delivery Center:

  • Microsoft has appointed Aparna Gupta as the new head of the Global Delivery Center (GDC).
  • Tasked with driving customer innovation and delivery excellence, Gupta’s extensive industry experience positions her as a key player in advancing Microsoft’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions globally.

Govt cancels IDBI Bank asset valuer:

  • The government cancels IDBI Bank’s asset valuer bid due to low interest, with only one bid received.

Private banks make largest single-day govt bond purchase in 7 years:

  • Private sector banks collectively purchased government bonds totaling a net value of 83.43 billion rupees ($1 billion) in a single session.
  • This transaction represents the largest such purchase since November 15, 2016, according to data from the Clearing Corp of India.
  • The November buying spree surpassed 200 billion rupees, rebounding from net sales of 101 billion rupees in October.

RBI To Implement A New Penalty Framework For Banks:

  • The proposed changes under consideration involve a potential increase in penalty amounts.
  • This adjustment could be based on factors such as the size of the regulated entities, their systemic importance, and the frequency of repeat offenses

Acko partners with R Madhavan as their ‘voice of the customer’:

  • ACKO, the insurtech company making insurance convenient, transparent, and accessible for Indians, has partnered with renowned actor R Madhavan as its ‘Voice of the Customer’.
  • This collaboration aims to dispel common misconceptions about insurance and empower consumers to make informed decisions.

Karnataka Bank Partners with HDFC Life to Offer Insurance Products:

  • Karnataka Bank, a leading Mangaluru-based private sector lender, has announced a strategic partnership with HDFC Life, one of India’s premier life insurance providers.
  • This collaboration aims to provide customers with a comprehensive suite of innovative and customer-centric financial solutions.

Changes in Senior Citizens Savings Scheme Rules:

  • Department of Economic Affairs(DEA), under the Ministry of Finance, notified 7 changes in Senior Citizens Savings Scheme(SCSS), a government-sponsored savings instrument for individuals aged 60 years or employees aged 55 years or more but less than 60 years.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal attended IPEF and APEC ministerial meeting in U.S.:

  • Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles was on Four-day official visit to San Francisco,United States (U.S) from November 13-16, 2023.
  • His visit includes various official engagements of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Goldman Sachs projects India GDP Growth at 6.3% in 2024:

  • According to India 2024 outlook from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc, India’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to decline marginally to 6.3% in 2024 from the 6.4% estimated for 2023.
  • India’s GDP is projected to grow at 6.5% in FY25 compared to 6.2% in FY24.

Indian Comedian and actor Vir Das won the Emmy under the Comedy category :

  • Award was for his Netflix stand-up special show “Vir Das: Landing”.
  • With this, he became the first Indian Comedian to win the Emmy Award.

World Heritage Week 2023:

  •  World Heritage Week (WHW) is annually observed across India from November 19 to 25 to promote the heritage and the culture of monuments and important sites for their conservation.

Meghalaya Launches ‘Food Security’ Campaign to Achieve Zero Hunger:

  • Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Government of Meghalaya, launched the “Food Security Campaign” to sensitise the public about the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 and strive to achieve United Nations(UN)’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – ‘Zero Hunger’ by 2030.