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Banking Current Affairs : 28th Nov 2023

Today’s Current Affairs: 28th Nov 2023 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc:

Rajat Kumar Jain Xerox India And Walt Disney India’s Ex-MD Appointed As Fino Payments Bank Chairman:

  • Mumbai-based Fino Payments Bank has recently received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the appointment of Rajat Kumar Jain as Part-time Chairman.

Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is set to become the second home for Asiatic lions:

  • After Gir National Park and Sanctuary, the Barda Wildlife Sanctuary (BWLS) is set to become the second home to Asiatic lions.
  • The Gujarat Forest Department presented its proposal to make BWLS the second home to the lions as part of “Project Lion @ 2047”.

C.K. Gopinathan, a Director On The Board Of Dhanlaxmi Bank Passed Away:

  • The banking community and shareholders of Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank mourned the sudden demise of Mr. C.K. Gopinathan, a director on the bank’s board and a significant shareholder.

Sebi reduces minimum issue size for social stock exchange to Rs 50 lakh:

  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has granted approval for Not for Profit Organisations (NPOs) to enhance their fundraising capabilities through the social stock exchange.

UK Detects First Human Case Of H1N2 Pig Virus:

  • The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) disclosed the first human case of H1N2, or the pig virus, discovered through routine national flu surveillance.
  • The affected individual experienced mild illness and fully recovered, raising questions about potential pig-to-human transmission.

NIDM, TERI sign Strategic Partnership in Disaster Risk Reduction:

  • The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

NASSCOM Signed MoU with NRW.Global Business to Establish Launchpad in Germany:

  • The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NRW.
  • Global Business for the expansion of NASSCOM’s launchpad program in Germany.

Angkor Wat of Cambodia has become the Eighth Wonder of the World by surpassing Italy’s Pompeii:

  • The recognition of the Eighth Wonder is an informal one bestowed upon noteworthy new structures, projects, or designs.

India, EU sign MoU to Deepen Cooperation on semiconductor ecosystem:

  • India and EU Sign MoU to Deepen Cooperation on Semiconductor Ecosystem A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the European Union (EU) and India to strengthen semiconductor supply chains and jointly pursue innovation.

RBI Adds 19 Unauthorised Forex Trading Platforms In Alert List:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has updated its ‘alert list’ of unauthorised forex trading platforms by adding 19 more entities, taking the total to 75.
  • These entities are neither authorised to deal in forex under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999 nor to operate electronic trading platform (ETP) for forex transactions under the Electronic Trading Platforms (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2018.

ADB granted USD 170mn loan to Modernize Kochi’s Water Supply Services:

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 170 Million loan for the modernization of water supply services in Kochi, Kerala.

IndiGo, the First Airline to Operate Flights from Noida International Airport

  • Noida International Airport (NIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IndiGo Airlines to become the launch carrier for the under-construction airport which is scheduled to open at the end of 2024.

Irish author Paul Lynch wins Booker Prize 2023 for novel ‘Prophet Song’

  • Irish author Paul Lynch won 2023 Booker Prize for his novel, ‘Prophet Song’ published by Oneworld.
  • He was awarded by Shehan Karunatilaka, the 2022 winner, during a ceremony held at Old Billingsgate, London in the United Kingdom (UK).

Berkshire Hathaway Sells its Entire 2.46% Stake in Paytm for Rs 1,371 crore:

  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc, an American diversified multinational holding company led by Warren Buffett, sold its entire 2.46% stake in One97 Communications, the parent company of fin-tech company Paytm for Rs.1,371 crore in a bulk deal on the National Stock Exchange (NSE)

Kapil Dev Released the Book “Thread by Thread: The S.Kumar’s Story” by Sathya Saran:

  • Former Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev released the book titled “Thread by Thread: The S.Kumar’s Story” authored by Sathya Saran, a distinguished journalist at The Palace Halls, NSCI, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The book was published by Penguin Random House.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched ORC in Bhubaneswar for the Study of Culture & History:

  • Union Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education (MoE), has inaugurated Odisha Research Centre (ORC) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha which aims to develop innovative epistemological frameworks to explore varied and nuanced dimensions of Odisha’s history, culture, economy and society.