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Banking Current Affairs : 31st Jan 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 31st Jan 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Economic Survey of India 2023-24 Tabled in Parliament:

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharanam tabled the Economic Survey 2023-24 in parliament today (31-01-2024) before presenting Budget 2024 the next day.

India home to 718 snow leopards:

  • There are around 718 snow leopards in the country, the first-ever population estimation exercise of the vulnerable species by the Snow Leopard Population Assessment in India (SPAI) Program has found.

ACC approves Sanjay Mudaliar as Bank of Baroda Executive Director:

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the Department of Financial Services (DFS) proposal to post Sanjay Vinayak Mudaliar as Executive Director at Bank of Baroda.
  • Mudaliar is currently the Executive Director at Indian Overseas Bank.

ADNOC Gas Inks 10-Year Deal to Supply 0.5 MMTPA LNG to GAIL India, Enhancing Asian Market Presence:

  • ADNOC Gas announced a 10-year agreement to supply 0.5 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa) of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) to GAIL India Limited, reinforcing its position in the Asian LNG market and enhancing UAE-India relations.

IMF upgrades India’s GDP Growth Rate to 6.7% for the current financial year:

  • It is 40 basis points higher than its previous forecast of 6.3%.
  • In its latest World Economic Outlook report, the IMF also raised India’s upward medium-term GDP growth to 6.5%, for 2025 and 2026.

Khelo India Winter Games 2024 mascot:

  • The mascot of the Khelo India Winter Games 2024 is a snow leopard. It has been named ‘Sheen-e She’ or Shan in Ladakh region.

RBI Imposes Major Restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed major business restrictions on Paytm Payments Bank, effective from February 29.

NTPC Green Energy Inks Rs 80,000 Cr MoU With Maharashtra Govt for Green Hydrogen:

  • NTPC Green Energy Ltd (NGEL), a subsidiary of NTPC, recently inked a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth Rs 80,000 crore with the Maharashtra government.

Government Cuts Import Duty on Phone Components Cut to 10% from 15%:

  • The Centre has announced a significant reduction in import duties on mobile phone components.
  • The import duty on parts used for mobile phone manufacturing has been slashed to 10% from the earlier 15%.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants Brain Chip In First Human:

  • The neurotechnology company co-founded by Elon Musk, has successfully implanted its first brain chip into a human being.
  • It is a significant step forward in the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and opens up a myriad of possibilities for the future of medical treatment and human enhancement.