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Banking Current Affairs : 25th April 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 25th Apr 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

National Panchayati Raj Day 2024:

  • National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated annually on April 24th in India to commemorate the historic day when the 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act came into force in 1993.
  • This amendment introduced a three-tier system of local governance in India, with Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) at the village, block, and district levels.

Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket:

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO has successfully developed the lightest bulletproof Proof Jacket in the country for protection against the highest threat Level 6 of BIS ammunition.
  • Recently, this bulletproof jacket was successfully tested at TBRL, Chandigarh.
  • Ministry of Defence in a statement said that this jacket is based upon a new design approach, where novel material along with new processes has been used.

Microsoft launches lightweight artificial intelligence model Phi-3-mini:

  • Microsoft launched a lightweight artificial intelligence model, as it looks to attract a wider client base with cost-effective options.
  • The new version called Phi-3-mini is the first of the three small language models to be released by the company

SBI Card introduces inaugural travel-centric core credit card MILES:

  • SBI Card introduced its inaugural travel-centric core credit card, ‘SBI Card MILES.
  • The card promises comprehensive travel benefits, including the conversion of Travel Credits to Air Miles and Hotel Points, enhanced rewards on all travel bookings, and access to airport lounges.

Razorpay Launches UPI Switch With Airtel Payments Bank:

  • Fintech major Razorpay, in partnership with Airtel Payments Bank, has forayed into UPI infrastructure service by offering UPI Switch to its customers.

A book titled ‘Heavenly Islands of Goa’ released by Goa Governor P.S. Sreedharan Pillai:

  • P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, the Governor of Goa, has embarked on a mission to unveil the state’s rich natural heritage through a series of captivating books.
  • His latest offering, “Heavenly Islands of Goa,” is a testament to his dedication to preserving and promoting the state’s lesser-known facets.

Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference: Bhutan’s Earth Day Initiative:

  • Bhutan is spearheading the Sustainable Finance for Tiger Landscapes Conference.
  • With a goal of mobilizing $1 billion over a decade, the conference aims to preserve tiger habitats critical for biodiversity and supporting millions of people.

UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia:

  • The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed Gita Sabharwal of India as the new UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia.

PayU Receives RBI’s In-Principle Approval as Payment Aggregator:

  • PayU, the digital financial services provider, has obtained the coveted in-principle authorization from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to function as a Payments Aggregator (PA) under the Payment Settlements Act, 2007.

Largest Temple Festival Thrissur Pooram 2024 Celebrated:

  • The southern Indian state of Kerala is renowned for its rich cultural tapestry, encompassing a diverse array of religions, landscapes, rituals, and histories.
  • The festival stands out as a true embodiment of Kerala’s profound cultural heritage the Thrissur Pooram.

The 34th Seng Khihlang Festival Concludes in Wahiajer, Meghalaya:

  • The 34th Seng Khihlang festival,  event for adherents of the Khasi Indigenous Faith, recently concluded in Wahiajer, Meghalaya.
  • The festival celebrated the unity and traditions of the indigenous community.

Nepal Hosts Inaugural Rainbow Tourism Conference:

  • This one-day event marks a significant leap forward in fostering diversity and inclusivity within Nepal’s tourism industry, positioning the country as a welcoming destination for the sexual minority community in South Asia.