Daily Current Affairs (Beepedia) 20th June 2024

    (General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

    RBI, Banking and Economy

    • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) Partners with Ria Money Transfer: To provide convenient and affordable doorstep financial services to remote areas in India.
    • SBI Plans to Raise Rs 20,000 Crore: For infrastructure projects and affordable housing through long-term bonds.
    • Dip in Outward Remittances under RBI's Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) in April 2024: Total remittances were $2.28 billion, a 1.98% decrease from April 2023.
    • RBI Invites Applications for Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) for NBFCs: To oversee non-banking finance companies with specific net worth requirements.
    • RBI's Foreign Currency Transactions in April 2024: Net sale of $3.64 billion, with $8 billion in purchases and $11.65 billion in sales.

    SEBI and Financial Awareness

    • CERT-In and Mastercard Collaboration on Cybersecurity in Financial Sector: To promote cooperation and information sharing in cybersecurity.
    • Increase in Net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India in April 2024: Improved to $4 billion from $2.82 billion in April 2023.
    • TATA AIA Life Insurance Declares ₹1,465 Crore Bonus: For FY24, a 24% increase from the previous year.

    NABARD and Agriculture

    • Cabinet Approves Increase in Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Kharif Crops for Marketing Season 2024-25: Increases in MSP for Nigerseed, Sesamum, and Tur/Arhar.
    • MSDE Partners with Australian Government to Energise India's Agriculture Sector with Emerging Skills: Focus on scaling the initiative and replicating the model in other sectors.

    National

    • Inauguration of New Nalanda University Campus at Rajgir, Bihar: Sustainable, self-sufficient campus with modern academic facilities.
    • Cabinet Approves National Forensic Infrastructure Enhancement Scheme (N.F.I.E.S.): Financial outlay of Rs. 2254.43 crore for forensic infrastructure enhancement.
    • Cabinet Approves Development of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi: New terminal building and other infrastructure upgrades.
    • Cabinet Approves Viability Gap Funding (VGF) Scheme for Offshore Wind Energy Projects: Rs. 7453 crore outlay for offshore wind energy projects.
    • Cabinet Approves Setting Up Major Port at Vadhavan, Maharashtra: Total project cost of Rs. 76,220 crore for developing a deep draft major port.

    International

    • U.S. Lawmakers Call on Beijing to Hold Dialogue with Dalai Lama: Passed the Resolve Tibet Act and urged China to engage with the Dalai Lama.
    • Russia and North Korea Sign Defence Pact: Mutual aid agreement between the two countries.

    States

    • National Monetisation Pipeline Achievements (2021-2024): Total monetised Rs. 3.85 lakh crore in 3 years.
    • Indian Ports Achieve Global Top 100 Ranking: Nine Indian ports in the Global Top 100 by the World Bank.
    • India's Seafood Exports Reach All-Time High in 2023-24: 17,81,602 MT of seafood worth ₹60,523.89 crore exported.

    Reports and Indexes

    • ESIC Provisional Payroll Data for April 2024: 16.47 lakh new employees added, with 7.84 lakh in the age group up to 25 years.

    Science and Technology

    • Meril Launches Affordable Surgical Robotic Technology MISSO for Knee Replacements: Priced at Rs 2 crore, 66% cheaper than existing products.

    Events

    • Conference on "Yoga for Space" Observing International Day of Yoga 2024: Organized by CCRYN and S-Vyasa University, theme "Yoga for Self & Society."
    • Launch of Website and Mobile Application for World Food India 2024: Facilitating information access and engagement for the upcoming event.

    Awards and Rewards

    • NIMAS Felicitates Distinguished Alumni for Mount Everest Summits: Honored alumni from different years.

    Sports

    • Regan Smith Sets New 100m Backstroke World Record: New record at 57.13 seconds.
    • Indian Tennis Teams Clinch Bronze at the BRICS Games: Bronze for both men's and women's teams in tennis.

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