Daily Current Affairs (Beepedia) 17th January 2023

(General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

RBI, Banking and Economy

  • Paytm bank gets RBI nod to operate as Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit
  • RBI prior approval necessary for picking up over 5% stake in banks
  • Exports decline 12.2 percent in December on global headwinds; trade deficit widens to USD 23.76 bln

SEBI and FINANCIAL AWARENESS

  • Insurers can classify green bond purchases as infra investments: IRDAI

NATIONAL

  • PM Modi virtually flagged off Vande Bharat Express between Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam

INTERNATIONAL

  • Mexico tightened ban on smoking in public places
  • Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum began at Davos

STATES

  • Kerala’s Kollam to be considered as first Constitution Literate District of India

DEFENCE

  • India, Egypt to hold first-ever exercises with special forces
  • 21st Edition of India France Bilateral Naval Exercise “VARUNA”-2023

EVENTS

  • DotFEST Festival has been organized in Odisha

AWARDS AND REWARDS

  • Critics Choice Awards 2023

SPORTS

  • Viacom 18 won media rights for women’s Indian Premier League for Rs 951 crores

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