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Banking Current Affairs : 9th May 2024

Today’s Current Affairs: 9th May 2024 for SSC CGL, State SSC, RRB, Railways, Banking Exam & IBPS, etc

Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2024:

  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti is marked on both May 9 and June 2. He was born on May 9, 1540, according to the Julian calendar but according to the proleptic Gregorian calendar, his birth date is May 9, 1540.

National Archives of India Acquires the private paper collection of the Late Shri Rafi Ahmad Kidwai:

  • National Archives of India (NAI) has acquired the private paper collection of the Late Shri Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, comprising original correspondences of Shri Kidwai with other eminent leaders like Pt. Nehru, Sardar Patel, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, P.D. Tandon etc

Indian Milk Producer Amul Appointed As ‘Official Sponsor’ Of Sri Lanka Men’s Team For ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024:

  • Sri Lanka Cricket has announced that Indian milk producer Amul has been appointed as the ‘Official Sponsor’ of the Sri Lanka Men’s Team for the duration of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.
  • Sri Lanka will kick off the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 campaign on June 3, 2024, facing South Africa in New York.

RBI removes restrictions on the BoB app, allows new customer enrollment:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lifted the curbs on BoB World ,the mobile application (app) of Bank of Baroda with immediate effect, the bank said in a notification to the exchanges.
  • As a result, the bank will be able to onboard customers through the mobile app.

Jaya Tripathi as Head of the Key Relations Group:

  • SBI General Insurance, one of India’s top general insurers, has named Jaya Tripathi as Head of the Key Relations Group.
  • Her new role will involve leading the expansion of new business prospects and alliances, driving sales team growth, and deepening partner relationships to increase profitability.

Google launches a wallet app in India for Android users:

  • Tech giant Google 8 May announced the launch of the Google Wallet app in India, enabling users to save their travel tickets, gift cards, and event passes in one place.
  • It however does not support payment features such as saving credit cards or debit cards in the wallet for on-tap payments.

Border Roads Organisation : 65th Raising Day

  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) celebrated its 65th Raising Day on 7th May 2024.
  • Established in 1960 with only two projects, Project Tusker (now Vartak) in the East and Project Beacon in North India, the BRO has grown to become a vibrant organisation with 18 projects operating in 11 States and three Union Territories.


  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up a premier testing & evaluation hub for SONAR Systems named “SPACE” in Kerala which is dedicated to the Indian Navy.
  • It stands for Submersible Platform for Acoustic Characterisation and Evaluation (SPACE).

Gaia BH3: Massive Black Hole

  • Astronomers have discovered a massive Black Hole in our Galaxy, named “Gaia BH3”.
  • It’s the 2nd-closest known Black hole to Earth.
  • It is 33 times heavier than the sun and the most massive black hole of stellar origin in the Milky Way, surpassing Cygnus X-1.

China’s Chang’e-6 Mission : Launched Successfully

  • China’s Chang’e-6 mission, launched successfully, aims to collect rocks from the Moon’s far side, a complex endeavour requiring precise planning.

West Nile Fever : Cases In Three Districts Of Kerala

  • Kerala’s health department recently reported West Nile fever cases in three districts.
  • West Nile Fever is a disease caused by the West Nile Virus (WNV).
  • WNV is a member of the flavivirus genus and belongs to the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of the family Flaviviridae.

CRISPR-Cas9 tool to restore vision:

  • Researchers have used a CRISPR-Cas9 tool to restore vision in a group of adults and children with congenital blindness known as Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
  • Leber Congenital Amaurosis is a rare genetic eye disorder affected infants are often blind at birth. Children born with LCA have light-gathering cells (rods and cones) of the retina that do not function properly.

Glyptothorax punyabratai:

  • The ICAR-NBFGR discovered a new catfish species in the pristine waters of Arunachal Pradesh, India and named it as Glyptothorax punyabratai.
  • The ICAR-NBFGR discovered a new catfish species in the pristine waters of Arunachal Pradesh, India and named it as Glyptothorax punyabratai.

IRDAI Approves Appointment of Keki Mistry as Chairman of HDFC Life:

  • Deepak Parekh’s resignation from the post of Chairman, HDFC Life Insurance appointed Keki Mistry to fill the position. Subsequently, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) granted approval for Mistry’s appointment.

India’s First BFSI-Focused Large Language Model:

  • Setu, a leading Indian fintech company and part of the Pine Labs Group, has unveiled Sesame, India’s first Large Language Model (LLM) specifically designed for the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector

India’s Toy Exports Slip to $152.34 Million in 2023-24: GTRI Report

  • India’s toy exports experienced a slight decline to USD 152.34 million in the fiscal year 2023-24, with limited benefits from quality control measures.