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Banking Current Affairs : 25th Dec 2023

Today’s Current Affairs: 25th Dec 2023 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

MOCI Minister Piyush Goyal releases 5th LEADS Survey Report:

  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) released the 5th LEADS ( Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2023 Survey Report in New Delhi, Delhi.
  • Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu are categorized as achievers among the Coastal states in the 5th LEADS 2023 Survey Report.

Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane Launched 3 Sub-schemes under RAMP Programme:

  • The 3 sub schemes are:
    • MSME Green Investment and Financing for Transformation Scheme (MSME GIFT Scheme).
    • MSE Scheme for Promotion and Investment in Circular Economy (MSE SPICE Scheme).
    • MSE Scheme on Online Dispute Resolution for Delayed Payments (MSE ODR scheme).

United Nations Declared 2024 as the International Year of Camelids:

  • The United Nations (UN) has declared the year 2024 as the International Year of Camelids (IYC 2024) to raise awareness of the economic and cultural significance of camelids in protecting ecosystems, conserving biodiversity, assuring food security, and adapting to climate change.

IOM Launches Project PRAYAS for Orderly, Safe Movement of Indians Overseas:

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched Project PRAYAS (Promoting Regular & Assisted Migration for Youth and Skilled Professionals) in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI) to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration for Indian workers and students.

Bhutan King Announces Gelephu Mindfulness City Project of 1,000 sq km on Assam Border:

  • Bhutan’s Reigning King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has announced that the Gelephu Mindfulness City, or Special Administrative Region (SAR) project on the 116th National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan held at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu (Bhutan).

JICA Signs Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with GoI for High-Speed Rail Project & SDGs:

  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed loan agreements with the Government of India (GoI) in Delhi to offer Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans totalling 415,301 million yen for the two projects.

Axis Bank & American Express Partners to Launch Co-Branded Credit Card:

  • Axis Bank Limited has partnered with the American Express Company and launched the “Axis Bank Privilege Credit Card” on the American Express network.

DEA Grants One-Time Exemption to LIC to Achieve 25% MPS in 10 Years:

  • The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance (MoF), granted one-time exemption (in the public interest) to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to achieve 25% Minimum Public Shareholding (MPS) within 10 years from the date of listing, till May 2032.

UNESCO Announced Winners of 2023 Heritage award:

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s 2023 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, also known as Heritage Awards, were awarded to a total of 12 projects from India(6), China(5), Nepal(1).

T2 of KIA wins World Special Prize for Interior 2023 at UNESCO Prix Versailles:

  • India’s Kempegowda International Airport’s (KIA) Terminal 2 (T2) in Bengaluru, Karnataka received the “World Special Prize for an Interior 2023” from UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Prix Versailles under the category of Airports.