Current Affairs 2017

Current Affairs Pocket : 19th Dec. 2017

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Approves Pension for State’s Transgenders The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved a scheme to provide a pension of Rs 1500 to transgenders above 18 years of age in the state. Under this scheme the transgenders will be provided ration cards, plots and scholarships, also skill development for financial stability. After Kerala and Odisha,

Current Affairs Pocket : 16th -18th Dec. 2017

India and Columbia soon to join hands in field of agriculture and fisheries India and Columbia are set to join hands in the field of agriculture and fisheries with an aim to boost the economy and mutual co-operation of both the countries. Notably, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the signing

Current Affairs Pocket : 15th Dec. 2017

OBOPAY Gets Pre-Paid Instrument Licence from RBI OBOPAY has announced that the company has secured a licence for Prepaid Payment Instrument (PPI) from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to operate a semi-closed loop wallet in the country. The company would also be using the licence to increase business in its B2B (business-to-business) operations by

Current Affairs Pocket : 14th Dec. 2017

South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin South Korea banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency soars in a bubble fuelled by retail speculators, many of them from the country. There are many of them small-time investors, are estimated to own Bitcoins and demand is

Current Affairs Pocket : 11th – 13th Dec. 2017

Rajasthan, First in India to Offer e-mail IDs in Hindi Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to launch free email addresses in Hindi (in Devanagari script) for its residents, as per the state IT department Principal Secretary Akhil Arora. The initiative aims to ensure maximum participation of people towards e-governance and that

Current Affairs Pocket : 7th Dec. 2017

Fifth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement Released by RBI On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.0 percent. Consequently, the Reverse Repo Rate (RRR) under the LAF

Current Affairs Pocket : 6th Dec. 2017

UPs Shamli District Included in NCR Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district was included in the National Capital Region (NCR), taking the total number of districts in the NCR to 23. Cities in the NCR get funds at “attractive” interest rates from the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) for infrastructure development. The decision to include Shamli

Current Affairs Pocket : 5th Dec. 2017

Paytm Payments Bank Unveils Paytm FASTag Across India Paytm Payments Bank rolled out Paytm FASTag to enable electronic toll fee collection on highways across the country, in line with the government’s move to make FASTag mandatory on every new vehicle sold from December 1. The Paytm FASTag – which is a simple and reusable tag