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Banking Current Affairs : 29th June 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 29th June 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Central Electronics Ltd granted ‘Mini RATNA’ (Category-1) status:

  • Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh announced the grant of “Mini RATNA” status (Category-1) for Central Electronics Limited (CEL) at its Golden Jubilee celebration at the Ghaziabad campus.
  • CEL is a pioneer in the country in the field of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) and it has developed the technology with its own R&D efforts.

Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders get Navratna status as 18th PSU:

  • Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders has been granted “Navratna” status by the Department of Public Enterprises.
  • It is now the 18th PSU in the country to receive this status.
  • A Navratna company can undertake investments worth up to Rs. 1,000 crore, without needing approval from the central government.

HDFC Bank launches digital investment platform SmartWealth:

  • HDFC Bank has unveiled a cutting-edge digital investment platform called SmartWealth, designed to bring wealth services to all Indians and simplify investment processes.

NPS logs over 110,000 fresh subscribers in April, reveals NSO data:

  • The National Pension System (NPS) was launched on 1st January 2004 with the objective of providing retirement income to all citizens.
  • Initially, NPS was introduced for the new government recruits (except armed forces). With effect from 1st May 2009, NPS has been provided for all citizens of the country including the unorganized sector workers on a voluntary basis.

Digital Rupee transactions slump after reaching initial RBI target:

  • The Reserve Bank of India started a pilot for the e-rupee, devised as a digital alternative to physical cash, in December 2022, and successfully reached a target of 1 million retail transactions per day by December 2023.
  • e-rupee has since then seen a sharp decline in usage, dropping to 10% of its December peak. e-rupee/CBDC is of 2 types- retail CBDC and wholesale CBDC.

CMD of New India Assurance Company:

  • The New India Assurance is the largest general insurer in India. Girija Subramanian has over 34 years of experience in the sector.
  • It was established in 1919 and has a presence in 25 countries.
  • The company is headquartered in Mumbai.

NATO Allies select Mark Rutte as the next Secretary General:

  • NATO has decided to appoint Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as the next Secretary General of NATO, succeeding Jens Stoltenberg.
  • He will assume this role from 1 October 2024.
  • Jens Stoltenberg was the Secretary-General for a decade.

India’s first Gen AI lab in the stock broking industry:

  • BlinkX, the digital stockbroking arm of JM Financial, has set up BlinkX Gen AI Lab for operational efficiencies and enhancing customers’ experiences. The lab is claimed to be one of the first in the stockbroking industry.

2-month ‘Stop Diarrhoea’ drive:

  • The Union Health Minister JP Nadda has launched the National STOP Diarrhea Campaign 2024.
  • The campaign aims to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea.
  • The campaign will be implemented in two phases – the preparatory phase from June 14 to 30, and the campaign phase from July 1 to August 31.
  • The campaign’s slogan, “Diarrhoea ki roktham, Safai aur ORS se rakhen apna dhyan.”

Paraguay joins International Solar Alliance as 100th full member:

  • The International Solar Alliance was launched on 30 November 2015 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and President of France, H.E. Mr. Emmanuel Macron during COP21 in Paris.
  • The ISA aims to accelerate the deployment of solar energy globally in support of Climate Action.

Portugal’s António Costa, The European Council’s Next President:

  • Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa has been formally appointed to take on the second highest job in the European Union, that of President of the European Council.
  • Ursula Von der Leyen has been reinstated for a second term as President of the European Commission.

RBI Announces SAARC Currency Swap Framework For 2024-27:

  • The Reserve Bank of India with the concurrence of the Government of India has decided to put in place a revised Framework on Currency Swap Arrangement for SAARC countries for the period 2024 to 2027.

Dr. Usha Thakur Receives Prestigious 12th Vishwa Hindi Samman:

  • Dr. Usha Thakur has been honoured with the 12th Vishwa Hindi Samman. This prestigious award recognizes her outstanding contributions to Hindi literature and her efforts in strengthening the bonds between Hindi and Nepali languages

Global Chess League to Hold Second Edition in London in October:

  • The Global Chess League will return for another edition, this time in London. The highly anticipated second edition of Tech Mahindra Global Chess League will take place in London, England from 3rd to 12th October 2024