Daily Current Affairs (Beepedia) 21th June 2024

    (General Awareness Digest for Regulatory Body Exams)

    RBI, Banking, and Economy

    • Survey on International Trade in Banking Services (ITBS) 2023-24: Launched by the RBI to gather data on financial services provided by Indian and foreign banks. The survey focuses on services provided based on fees/commission and must be completed by July 31, 2024.
    • Monetary Policy Committee Meeting: The policy repo rate remains unchanged at 6.50%. The RBI's focus is on aligning inflation with the target while supporting growth.

    SEBI and Financial Awareness

    • Public Sector vs. Private Sector Projects: Banks have requested RBI to differentiate between public and private sector projects in infrastructure financing guidelines due to differing risk levels.
    • Future Unicorns in FinTech: India has 30 future unicorns in the FinTech sector, with consumer lending being the dominant subcategory.

    NABARD and Agriculture

    • UP Government Initiative: Connecting agriculture startups with e-commerce platforms ONDC and e-NAM to enhance rural incomes and employment.

    National

    • Climate Action Survey: A UN survey revealed that four in five people want stronger government action on climate change. In India, 77% support stronger climate commitments.
    • TRAI Recommendations for National Broadcasting Policy-2024: Emphasizes the broadcasting sector's potential for economic growth and technological adoption.
    • Bharat 6G Alliance Partnerships: MoUs signed with European and Finnish entities to enhance India's position in global 6G technology development.

    International

    • India-Cambodia Joint Working Group on Trade & Investment: The second meeting focused on enhancing bilateral trade, collaboration in UPI, pharmaceuticals, and traditional medicine.

    States

    • Patna High Court Quashes 65% Quota: The court set aside Bihar's legislation to increase reservation from 50% to 65% for certain castes, citing the Supreme Court's 50% cap on reservations.

    Reports and Indexes

    • India's Deeptech Ecosystem: India ranks sixth globally with over 3,600 deeptech startups, focusing primarily on AI.

    Science and Technology

    • NHAI and IIIT Delhi Collaboration: An MoU to enhance road safety using AI for better management of road signs on national highways.

    Events

    • Digital Twin Initiative Networking Event: Held at IIT Delhi, focusing on developing Digital Twin-enabled solutions for various sectors.

    Appointments

    • Girija Subramanian: Appointed CMD of New India Assurance.
    • Bhartruhari Mahtab: Appointed pro-tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

    Obituaries

    • Donald Sutherland: The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor passed away at 88.

    Sports

    • Ankita Raina: Entered the quarterfinals of the €100,000 WTA tournament in Gaiba, Italy, after defeating Irina Bara of Romania.

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