Today’s Current Affairs: 26th Oct 2023 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Sets New Directive for Private Banks:
- This directive places the onus on private banks and wholly-owned subsidiaries of foreign banks to establish a robust senior management team.
- The primary objective is to effectively steer these institutions through the present and emerging obstacles.
MeitY urges RBI to design more detailed KYC to ensure traceability:
- Illegal instant loan apps have become a significant problem in India, leading to financial scams and even driving some victims to suicide.
- These apps offer quick money but compromise users’ privacy and security
National Games 2023:
- The National Games of India premier multi-sport event that draws inspiration from the Olympics, is set to commence in Goa.
US house of representative elected its new speaker:
- Republican Congressman Mike Johnson from Louisiana has been elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, marking the end of three weeks of political uncertainty in the United States.
India partially resumes visa services for Canadians:
- The India-Canada relationship faced difficulties due to a dispute over the killing of a Sikh separatist in British Columbia. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that Indian agents were involved in the incident, causing tension
EC To Appoint Actor Rajkummar Rao As Its ‘National Icon’:
- Actor Rajkummar Rao, celebrated for his portrayal of a principled government clerk in the Hindi film “Newton,” tasked with conducting elections in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh, is set to be inducted as a National Icon by the Election Commission (EC).
ITBP Raising Day 2023:
- ITBP Raising Day is celebrated on October 24 every year to commemorate the founding of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in 1962.
Haryana’s School Upgrade, ICT Labs and Smart Classrooms:
- Haryana’s educational landscape is on the brink of transformation. On October 25, 2023, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, and Haryana Chief Minister, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, will inaugurate cutting-edge ICT labs and Smart Classrooms in Rohtak.
Exercise HARIMAU SHAKTI 2023:
- The joint bilateral training exercise “Exercise Harimau Shakti 2023” began in Umroi Cantonment, involving the Indian and Malaysian armies.
Sri Lanka Announces Visa-Free Entry for India to Boost Tourism:
- Sri Lanka has initiated a pilot project offering visa-free entry to Indian tourists, effective immediately and continuing until March 21, 2024.
- These countries are China, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand
Mumbai, Second most polluted city with worsening air quality:
- India faces a grave air pollution problem, with Mumbai ranked as the second most polluted city globally and Delhi in the sixth position, as reported by IQAir.
All India Nau Sainik Camp 2023:
- The All India Nau Sainik Camp 2023 (AINSC 2023) recently concluded at the renowned naval base, INS Shivaji in Lonavala.
- This remarkable 10-day competition united India’s most promising young cadets from 17 different Directorates across the country, with the Maharashtra Directorate of NCC hosting the event.
India Hosts Meeting of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):
- The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is set to host a Country-Led Initiative (CLI) event during the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) from October 26 to 28, 2023