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Banking Current Affairs : 27th June 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 27th June 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Launched “One Week One Theme” (OWOT) Campaign:

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, MoS (Independent Charge) for Earth Sciences, Government of India (GoI) has launched “One Week One Theme” (OWOT) campaign which demonstrates the recent success stories of India in various streams of Science and Technology.

Srinagar Named ‘World Craft City’ by World Crafts Council:

  • The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), has been officially recognised as a ‘World Craft City’ by the World Crafts Council AISBL (WCC-International), a global non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional craftsmanship.
  • This honour celebrates the rich history and exceptional skills of Srinagar’s artisans, whose work has gained international acclaim.

MoC Initiates India’s 1st Ever Pilot Project for Underground Coal Gasification in Jharkhand:

  • Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), under the strategic direction of the Ministry of Coal(MoC), has commenced India’s first-ever pilot project for Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) at the Kasta coal block in Jamtara District, Jharkhand.
  • This pilot project aims to establish new standards in coal resource utilisation, contributing to India’s journey towards energy self-reliance.

MWCD Launches 100-Days Special Awareness Campaign on Women Empowerment:

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has launched a ‘100-days Special Awareness Campaign’ at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi to expand awareness and outreach on women-centric issue .
  • The campaign was chaired by the Minister of State (MoS) for MWCD Savitri Thakur alongside Secretary Anil Malik.

ICICI Bank Launches ‘SmartLock’ To Lock/Unlock Banking Services:

  • ICICI Bank Limited has launched ‘SmartLock’, a first-of-its-kind safety feature on iMobile Pay, the official Mobile Banking app of ICICI Bank.
  • The feature enables customers to lock/unlock multiple banking services instantly, without the support of customer care executive through phone or e-mail.

RBI Partners with APIX To Host HaRBInger 2024 Hackathon:Innovation for Transformation:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has partnered with APIX to host its 3rd global hackathon, ‘HaRBInger 2024 : Innovation for Transformation’.
  • This partnership aims to bring the brightest minds together to address challenges in the financial industry.

S&P Global Ratings Retained India’s Growth Forecast at 6.8% for FY25:

  • S&P Global Ratings (previously Standard & Poor’s) released its Economic Outlook Asia-Pacific Q3 2024.
  • It has retained India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection at 6.8% for FY25 (2024-25) and cited high interest rates and lower fiscal boost are the main factors which would temper the demand in the non-agricultural sectors.

Anuj Tyagi Appointed as MD & CEO of HDFC Ergo General Insurance:

  • HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited has appointed Anuj Tyagi as its new Managing Director(MD) and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) with effect from 1st July 2024.
  • Anuj Tyagi, currently serving as the Joint MD of HDFC ERGO, will succeed Ritesh Kumar, who has been the MD & CEO of HDFC ERGO General Insurance since 2008.

Table Tennis: India won 9 Medals at WTT Contender Lagos 2024;

  • Sreeja Akula Becomes 1st Indian to win WTT Singles title
  • The Indian contingents won 9 medals (3 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze) at the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Lagos 2024 held from 19th to 23rd June 2024 in Sir Molade Okoya Thomas Indoor Sports Hall, Lagos, Nigeria.

F1: Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the 2024 Spanish GP Title

  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, a Belgian-Dutch racing driver, won the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix (GP) (officially known as the Formula 1 (F1) Aramco Gran Premio de España 2024) held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais Released a Book titled “Gateways to the Sea”:

  • Ramesh Bais, Governor of Maharashtra, released a book titled ‘Gateways to the Sea: Historic Ports and Docks of Mumbai Region’ at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

International Day of Women in Diplomacy 2024 – June 24:

  • The United Nations (UN) International Day of Women in Diplomacy (IDWID) is annually observed across the globe on 24 June to acknowledge the crucial role of women diplomats in promoting socio-economic equitable and inclusive sustainable development.
  • 24 June 2024 marks the 2nd observance of IDWID.
  • The 1st ever International Day of Women in Diplomacy was observed on 24 June 2023.
  •  2024 IDWID focussed on the theme, “Women’s Leadership in Multilateral Diplomacy.

CAG inaugurates India’s first ‘Chadwick House:

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India inaugurated the ‘Chadwick House: Navigating Audit Heritage’ Museum at Shimla on June 24.

China Becomes First Country to Retrieve Rocks From the Moon’s Far Side:

  • China’s Chang’e 6 spacecraft has successfully brought samples from the far side of the moon back to Earth, marking the first-ever return of materials from this scarcely seen lunar region.

India’s First AI University Appoints Award-Winning American Professor as VC:

  • India’s first artificial intelligence university, Universal AI University (UAIU), has appointed international strategist and multiple award-winning professor Simon Mak as its vice-chancellor.
  • Mak is the first non-Indian to hold the position of founding vice chancellor of an Indian institution.

MoHUA Launches Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao Initiative for Monsoon Preparedness:

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the Safai Apnao, Bimaari Bhagao (SABB) initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, running from July 1 to August 31, 2024.

State Bank of India Plans to Expand Branch Network in 2024-25:

  • State Bank of India (SBI), under Chairman Dinesh Kumar Khara, aims to open 400 new branches across India in the fiscal year 2024-25.
  • This expansion is part of SBI’s strategy to enhance customer service, particularly in emerging areas such as wealth management and advisory services, despite the growing trend towards digital transactions