Banking Current Affairs 2015

RBI signs an information sharing agreement with Brazil’s Central Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with Brazil’s Central Bank- Banco Central do Brasil (BCB).

This MoU was signed by Anthero de Moraes Meirelles, Deputy Governor for Supervision, BCB and S.S. Mundra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

  • RBI by signing such MoU with supervisors of other countries is seeking to promote greater co-operation and share supervisory information among the authorities.
  • In this regard, RBI in total has signed 23 such MoUs, one Letter for Supervisory Co-operation and one Statement of Co-operation (SoC), with different Central Banks of other countries and overseas regulators/supervisors.

Padma Awards 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee has announced the names of Recipients of this year’s Padma awards. He approved conferment of 104 Padma Awards.

  • Padma Awards, the country’s highest civilian awards, are conferred in three Categories viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
  • This years list comprises 9 Padma Vibhushan, 20 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. Among these awardees 17 are women and equal number are in category of foreigners, NRIs, PIOs. While, 4 are posthumous awardees.

The Awards are given in various disciplines- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc.

2015 Padma Vibhushan Awards

It is the second highest civilian award. It is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service.

Sr NoName of the AwardeeDisciplineState/Domicile
1L. K. AdvaniPublic AffairsGujarat
2Amitabh BachchanArtMaharashtra
3Prakash Singh BadalPublic AffairsPunjab
4Dr.D.Veerendra HeggadeSocial WorkKarnataka
5Dilip KumarArtMaharashtra
6Swami RambhadracharyaOthersUttar Pradesh
7Prof. Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan

Science & Engineering

Tamil Nadu
8Shri Kottayan K. VenugopalPublic AffairsDelhi
9

Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Foreigner)

Trade & IndustryFrance/UK

2015 Padma Bhushan Awards

It is the third highest civilian award. It is awarded for distinguished service of high order.

Sr NoName of the AwardeeDisciplineState/Domicile

1

Jahnu BaruaArtAssam
2Dr. Vijay Bhatkar

Science & Engineering

Maharashtra
3Swapan Dasgupta

Literature & Education

Delhi
4Swami Satyamitranand GiriOthersUttar Pradesh
5N. GopalaswamiCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
6Dr. Subhash C. KashyapPublic AffairsDelhi
7Dr. (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj  ArtMadhya Pradesh
8Dr. Ambrish  MithalMedicineDelhi
9Sudha RagunathanArtTamil Nadu
10Harish SalvePublic AffairsDelhi
11Dr. Ashok SethMedicineDelhi
12Rajat Sharma

Literature & Education

Delhi
13SatpalSportsDelhi
14Shivakumara SwamiOthersKarnataka
15Dr. Kharag Singh Valdiya

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
16Prof. Manjul Bhargava(NRI/PIO)

Science & Engineering

USA
17David Frawley (Vamadeva)(Foreigner)OthersUSA
18Bill Gates(Foreigner)Social WorkUSA
19Melinda Gates (Foreigner)Social WorkUSA
20Saichiro Misumi(Foreigner)Others

Japan

2015 Padma Shri Awards

It is the fourth highest civilian award. It is awarded for distinguished service in any field.

Sr NoName of the AwardeeDisciplineState/Domicile
1Dr. Manjula AnaganiMedicineTelangana
2S. Arunan

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
3Kanyakumari AvasaralaArtTamil Nadu
4Dr. Bettina Sharada Baumer

Literature & Education

Jammu & Kashmir
5Naresh BediArtDelhi
6Ashok BhagatSocial WorkJharkhand
7Sanjay Leela BhansaliArtMaharashtra
8Dr. Lakshmi Nandan Bora

Literature & Education

Assam
9Dr. Gyan  Chaturvedi

Literature & Education

Madhya Pradesh
10Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Kumar ChawlaMedicineChandigarh
11Jayakumari ChikkalaMedicineDelhi
12Bibek Debroy

Literature & Education

Delhi
13Dr. Sarungbam Bimola  Kumari DeviMedicineManipur
14Dr. Ashok Gulati Public AffairsDelhi
15Dr.  Randeep  GuleriaMedicineDelhi
16Dr. K. P. HaridasMedicineKerala
17Rahul JainArtDelhi
18Ravindra JainArtMaharashtra
19Dr. Sunil Jogi

Literature & Education

Delhi
20Prasoon JoshiArtMaharashtra
21Dr. Prafulla KarArtOdhisa
22Saba AnjumSportsChhattisgarh
23Ushakiran Khan

Literature & Education

 Bihar
24Dr. Rajesh KotechaMedicineRajasthan
25Prof. Alka KriplaniMedicineDelhi
26Dr. Harsh KumarMedicineDelhi
27Narayana Purushothama Mallaya

Literature & Education

Kerala
28Lambert Mascarenhas

Literature & Education

Goa
29Dr. Janak Palta McGilliganSocial WorkMadhya Pradesh
30Veerendra Raj MehtaSocial WorkDelhi
31Tarak MehtaArtGujarat
32Neil Herbert NongkynrihArtMeghalaya
33Chewang NorphelOthersJammu & Kashmir
34T. V. Mohandas Pai

Trade & Industry

Karnataka
35Dr.Tejas PatelMedicineGujarat
36Jadav Molai PeyangOthersAssam
37Bimla PoddarOthersUttar Pradesh
38Dr. N. Prabhakar

Science & Engineering

Delhi
39Dr. PrahaladaScience & EngineeringMaharashtra
40Dr. Narendra PrasadMedicineBihar
41Ram Bahadur Rai

Literature & Education

Delhi
42Mithali RajSportsTelangana
43P. V.  RajaramanCivil ServiceTamil Nadu
44Prof.  J. S. Rajput

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh
45Kota Srinivasa RaoArtAndhra Pradesh
46Prof. Bimal Roy

Literature & Education

 West Bengal
47Shekhar SenArtMaharashtra
48Gunvant Shah

Literature & Education

Gujarat
49Brahmdev Sharma (Bhaiji)

Literature & Education

Delhi
50Manu Sharma

Literature & Education

Uttar Pradesh
51Prof. Yog Raj SharmaMedicineDelhi
52Vasant Shastri

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
53S. K. Shivkumar

Science & Engineering

Karnataka
54P. V. SindhuSportsTelangana
55Sardara SinghSportsHaryana
56Arunima SinhaSportsUttar Pradesh
57Mahesh Raj SoniArtRajasthan
58Dr.Nikhil TandonMedicineDelhi
59H. Thegtse RinpocheSocial WorkArunachal Pradesh
60Dr.Hargovind Laxmishanker TrivediMedicineGujarat
61Huang Baosheng(Foreigner)OthersChina
62Prof. Jacques Blamont(Foreigner)

Science & Engineering

France
63

Late Shri Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin(Posthumous)

OthersMaharashtra
64Jean-Claude Carriere(Foreigner)

Literature & Education

France
65Dr. Nandrajan “Raj” Chetty(NRI/PIO)

Trade & Industry

USA
66

George L. Hart(Foreigner)

OthersUSA
67

Jagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja(NRI/PIO)

OthersPortugal
68

Late Shri Meetha Lal Mehta (Posthumous)

Social WorkRajasthan
69Tripti Mukherjee(NRI/PIO)ArtUSA
70Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori(NRI/PIO)MedicineUSA
71Dr. Raghu Rama Pillarisetti(NRI/PIO)MedicineUSA
72Dr. Saumitra Rawat(NRI/PIO)MedicineUK
73Prof. Annette Schmiedchen(Foreigner)

Literature & Education

Germany
74

Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran(Posthumous)

ArtDelhi
75R. Vasudevan(Posthumous)Civil ServiceTamil Nadu

These Padma Awards are conferred by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhawan around March/ April every year

RBI lifts ban on carrying 1,000, 500 bank notes to and from Nepal, Bhutan

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lifted ban on carrying Indian bank notes of Rs 1,000 and 500 denominations to and from Nepal, Bhutan.

In this regard RBI has issued a circular that eased the restriction on export and import of bank notes of 1,000 and 500 denominations for Nepal and Bhutan.

However, RBI has put a limit of carrying such notes at Rs 25,000 per person.

Earlier in May 2000, RBI had imposed ban following the request of Union government to curb smuggling of counterfeit currency.

Implication: It will provide a great relief to workers from both nations as well as Indian tourists travelling to Nepal and Bhutan.

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