Reserve Bank of India Current Affairs - 2019

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Branches of Vijaya, Dena Bank to operate as outlets of Bank of Baroda

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stated that all branches of public sector lenders Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank will function as branches of Bank of Baroda (BoB) from April 1, 2019, and the proposed merger Bank of Baroda with Dena and Vijaya Bank will be affected from April 1. Plan of Merger As Read More…

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FinTech Conclave 2019

NITI Aayog had organised a day-long FinTech Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The objective of the conclave was to shape India’s continued ascendancy in FinTech, build the narrative for future strategy and policy efforts, and to deliberate steps for comprehensive financial inclusion. The conclave looked into various dimensions of the future of the FinTech, particularly Read More…

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RBI for Setting up Regulatory Sandbox

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be issuing guidelines within two months for the fintech companies to test their new products on a small group of users before scaling up. This regulatory sandbox will help fintech companies to launch innovative products at a lower cost and in less time and enable fintech companies to Read More…

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RBI slaps penalty on PNB for violating SWIFT norms

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has fined Punjab National Bank (PNB) Rs 2 crore for violation of compliance with regulatory directions regarding SWIFT operations. The RBI has toughened the stance against banks on all kind of regulatory norms post PNB fraud which put it to question the ability of the central bank. Earlier in March Read More…

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India’s GDP Forecasts by Fitch Ratings

In it’s Global Economic Outlook report, Fitch Ratings has cut India’s economic growth forecast for the next financial year 2019-20 starting from April 1 to 6.8 per cent from its previous estimate of 7 per cent, on the account of weaker than expected momentum in the economy. GDP Forecasts Even though Fitch Ratings has reduced Read More…

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RBI Governor bats for Permanent Status to Finance Commission

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das called for permanent status to Finance Commission.  RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is also the member of the fifteenth finance commission. Necessity of the Permanent Status The permanent status will ensure consistencies between finance commissions so that there is some certainty in the flow of funds to states. Read More…

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SBI, ICICI, HDFC Bank to remain D-SIBs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced that SBI, ICICI and HDFC Banks would continue as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) for 2018. D-SIBs The recognition as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) implies that banks are too big to fail. This creates an expectation of government support for them in times of financial distress. Read More…

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