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13 April 2024 Current Affairs

13 April 2024 Current Affairs refers to the latest news and events happening worldwide and are relevant to our daily lives. Staying updated with the 13 April 2024 Current Affairs is essential for students who are preparing for exams, especially competitive exams, as it forms an important part of the syllabus. The importance of the 13 April 2024 Current Affairs lies in its ability to help students enhance their general knowledge, improve their reading and comprehension skills, and develop their critical thinking abilities.

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13 April 2024 Current Affairs also provides students with insights into issues such as politics, economics, and social issues that are important for their overall development as informed citizens. Regularly reading and analyzing the 13 April 2024 Current Affairs not only helps students ace their exams but also prepares them for their future roles as responsible and well-informed citizens of society.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day 2024

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day 2024

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre happened on April 13, 1919, in Amritsar, Punjab. It was a crucial moment in India’s struggle for freedom. As we approach the 104th anniversary in 2023, it’s essential to recall this tragic event, highlighting the hardships endured by the Indian people under British rule.

In 1951, the government built a memorial at Jallianwala Bagh to remember the brave individuals who fought for independence and those who lost their lives during the massacre. This memorial serves as a solemn reminder of the sacrifices made during this challenging period. Read the complete article here.

Hindustan Zinc, VEXL Environ Projects sign pact to set up a pilot project for waste management

Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) entered into a pact with Bhopal-based VEXL Environ Projects to set up a pilot project for converting waste products into usable resources. The pact aligns with Hindustan Zinc’s waste management strategy of reducing, recycling, reusing, and reclaiming.

Hindustan Zinc announced the signing of a “Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a pilot plant for pioneering sustainable solutions through waste utilization and wealth creation,” HZL said in a statement. This collaboration underscores the company’s commitment to a circular economy, where waste becomes a valuable resource.

Anurag Kumar (IPS) appointed as Joint Director in CBI

Anurag Kumar (IPS) has been appointed as Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). According to an order issued from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) on April 12, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for the Induction of Kumar, to the post of Joint Director in CBI.

RBI rejects two applications for small finance bank

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected two more applications, including that of Dvara Kshetriya Gramin Financial Services, for setting up small finance banks. Earlier in July 2023, it had rejected three applications. RBI had received about a dozen applications to set up banks under the guidelines for ‘on tap’ Licensing of Universal Banks and Small Finance Banks (SFBs).

The guidelines for ‘on tap’ licensing of Universal Banks and SFBs in the private sector were issued on August 1, 2016, and December 5, 2019, respectively. In a statement on Friday, the RBI said the examination of two more applications for setting up a small finance bank has been completed as per the procedure laid down under extant guidelines.

Revolut gets RBI nod to issue Prepaid Payment Instruments in India

Revolut India on 12 April said that it has received an in-principal authorization from the Reserve Bank of India to issue Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPI) including prepaid cards and prepaid wallets in the country. Revolut, a London-based neo-bank and financial technology company, has been gearing up for its entry into India, working closely with the RBI over the past 2 years

This approval builds upon the existing licenses that Revolut India has successfully obtained from RBI to operate as a Category-II Authorised Money Exchange Dealer (AD II) and to be able to provide multi-currency forex cards and cross-border remittance services.

Swiggy launches ‘Swiggy Pawlice’ initiative for finding missing pets

The on-demand convenience platform unveiled an innovative addition to its app: Swiggy Pawlice. This feature empowers pet parents to report a missing pet directly on the Swiggy app, harnessing the network of Swiggy’s delivery partners as compassionate allies in the search efforts.

Pet parents can report their missing pets directly through the Swiggy app, providing all necessary details and pictures. Swiggy’s vast network of over 3.5 lakh delivery partners plays a crucial role in this initiative. If a delivery partner spots a missing pet, they must inform a dedicated Swiggy team, providing details and location.

Mary Kom steps down as Chef-de-Mission for upcoming Paris Olympics

Six-time world champion boxer M C Mary Kom stepped down as India’s chef-de-mission for the upcoming Paris Olympics, saying she is “left with no choice” due to some personal reasons. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President PT Usha announced that Mary Kom had asked to be relieved from her position in a letter addressed to her.

The IOA had announced her appointment on March 21. The celebrated boxer, who is also a bronze-medallist from the 2012 London Olympics, was to be the logistical in-charge of the country’s contingent at the July 26-August 11 Games. Mary Kom has also won gold in the 2010 Asian Games besides being a multiple-time Asian champion.

Suryoday Small Finance Bank appoints Deepak Kumar Sharma as Additional Director

The Board of Directors of Suryoday Small Finance Bank has appointed Deepak Kumar Sharma as an Additional Director (under the Independent category) on the Board of the Bank, with effect from April 11, 2024.

This appointment, which is based on the recommendation of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and subject to the approval of Shareholders of the Bank, is for five consecutive years, with effect from April 11, 2024, per the Bank’s regulatory filing.

HDFC becomes the first private bank to open a branch in Lakshadweep

Private lender HDFC Bank opened a branch at Kavaratti Island in Lakshadweep, making it the only private sector bank to have a branch in the Union Territory. This branch is aimed at upgrading the banking infrastructure in the Union Territory by offering a wide range of services with a focus on personal banking, and digital banking.

Karnataka Bank collaborates with FISDOM to provide 3-in-1 accounts via Mobile app

Karnataka Bank, a renowned private sector bank, has partnered with FISDOM to offer 3-in-1 accounts (savings, demand, and trading) through its mobile banking app, KBL Mobile Plus. This strategic partnership will strengthen the present value proposition by allowing users to invest in equities and mutual funds.

JCB Lit Prize announces 2024 jury: Jerry Pinto, Shaunak Sen, and others

The JCB Prize for Literature, one of the most coveted fiction awards of India, has announced its jury for the 7th edition: writer Jerry Pinto (chair), filmmaker Shaunak Sen, art critic Deepthi Sasidharan, translator Tridip Suhrud, and artist Aqui Thami. Last year’s prize was won by Perumal Murugan’s Fire Bird (Rs 499, Penguin), translated from Tamil by Janani Kannan.

Moody’s Analytics projects India’s economy to expand by 6.1% in 2024

Moody’s Analytics has projected a slight uptick in the Indian economy’s growth for calendar year 2024 to 6.1% from 6% in March this year, lower than the growth clocked in 2023. The rating agency’s arm said that India’s recent consumer price inflation at around 5% was without clear evidence of a trend toward slowing price pressures.

The report also said that the Asia-Pacific region is faring relatively well compared to the rest of the world. The report forecasts 3.8% growth for the APAC economy in 2024, in contrast to the global economy’s 2.5% growth.

Moody’s report also said that while China and Japan are held back by weak domestic demand, the performance of India and ASEAN economies is flattered by a delayed post-pandemic rebound. The agency said that output in India remains 4% lower than it would have been without the pandemic and its various aftershocks— from supply snags to military conflicts abroad.


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