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Banking Current Affairs :24th April 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 24th Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Balraj Panwar secures India’s 1st Paris Olympics quota in rowing in men’s single scull event of the 2024 World Asian:

  • Balraj Panwar secured India’s first Paris Olympics quota in rowing by securing 3rd position in the men’s single scull event of the 2024 World Asian and Oceanian Olympic & Paralympic Qualification Regatta at South Korea.

RBI declines Annapurna Finance’s universal bank request:

  • The Reserve Bank of India, in a cautious move, declined Annapurna Finance Limited’s application for a universal bank license made in January 2023.
  • The regulator, expressing hesitation about awarding a full-service bank license to the Odissa-based lender, largely focusing on microfinance loans, gave Annapurna Finance the option to become a small finance bank.

Exercise “Poorvi Lehar”:

  • Indian Navy conducted Exercise Poorvi Lehar on East CoastOn 20th April 2024, Indian Navy conducted Exercise Poorvi Lehar(XPOL) 2024 on East Coast.
  • XPOL aims to validate procedures and to assess Indian Navy’s preparedness to meet the maritime security challenges in the region.

Global Military Expenditure recorded All-Time High :

  • Global military expenditure touched an all-time high of USD 2.4 trillion in 2023On April 22, 2024, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its report titled ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2023’.
  • According to the report, the total global military expenditure increased for the 9th consecutive year to an all-time high of USD 2443 billion in 2023, an increase of 6.8% in real terms from 2022.

S&P Global: 3 Indian Banks Among Top 50 lenders in Asia-Pacific by Assets:

  • Three Indian Banks namely, the State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank are featured in the list of top 50 largest banks in Asia-Pacific Region by Assets – 2024 released by The S&P Global Market Intelligence.
  • China’s Industrial and Commercial Bank of China limited retained its position as the largest bank in Asia pacific as well as in world in 2023.

NTPC Green Energy Limited(NGEL) and Indus Towers Limited (ITL) have signed a Memorandum:

  • This collaboration would look into the combined development of grid-connected renewable energy-based power projects such as solar, wind, and energy storage, as well as related solutions.
  • The MoU was signed by Soumya Kanti Chowdhuri, Chief General Manager of NGEL, and Vikas Poddar, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ITL.

Puravankara Ltd. won 15th CIDC Vishwakarma Awards 2024 :

  • Puravankara Bags Prestigious CIDC Vishwakarma Award for Social Development and ImpactPuravankara Limited, a renowned real estate developer in India, has been honoured with the Achievement Award for Creating Social Development and Impact at the 15th edition of CIDC Vishwakarma Awards (VKA) (2024), organised by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC).

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen Wins Chinese Grand Prix 2024 Formula 1:

  • Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the Formula 1 (F1) Chinese Grand Prix (GP) 2024 held at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China on 21st April 2024.
  • McLaren’s Lando Norris(the United Kingdom(UK)) and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez (Mexico) finished in the second and third positions, respectively.