Current Affairs Pocket : 7th November 2019

Lucknow railway station gets ‘Health ATM’
* The Indian Railways has installed two ‘Health ATMs’ at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow. The kiosks, promoted by YOLO Health ATM, provide 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100. There are two types of check-ups a 9-minute one that costs Rs 100, and a 6-minute one that costs Rs 50. The report is delivered instantly to the email or smartphone of the user. The check-ups include body mass index, blood pressure, body fat, haemoglobin, metabolic age, muscle mass, weight, height, temperature, muscle mass, basal metabolic rating, visceral fat, oxygen saturation, pulse rate, blood glucose, and bone mass.
* Health ATMs can be defined as private, walk-in medical kiosks with integrated medical devices for basic vitals, cardiology, neurology, pulmonary testing, gynaecology, basic laboratory testing and emergency facilities and staffed by a medical attendant.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank launches Instant Digital Savings and Instant FD Account
* The finance service company, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank(SFB) has launched an instant digital savings account (SA) along with Fixed Deposit (FD) and Privilege Savings Account to offer distinctive banking and digital services to its customers.
* Instant Digital SA account: This account has the restriction of Rs 1 lakh deposit & has the unlimited free transactions on the bank’s own ATM (automated teller machine) and 6 free transactions for other bank ATMs per month.
* Instant Fixed Deposit (FD): With interest rate ranging from 5.5% (7days to 29 days) & up to 8.3% (799 days), the customers can invest in this account up to a maximum of Rs. 1 Lakh without a Savings Account.
* Privilege SA: This account comes with the eligibility for a monthly salary of Rs. 30,000 or above /on maintaining a Monthly Average Balance of Rs 25,000 / opening a Fixed Deposit of Rs. 10 Lakh. It provides a higher accidental insurance cover of Rs. 2 Lakh.

RBI Bank increased the withdrawal limit of PMC bank to Rs.50,000 per account
* The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased the withdrawal limit for the customers of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank to Rs.50,000 per account. The Central Bank made its announcement after reviewing the liquidity position of the Bank and the ability of the Bank to pay its depositors. With this relaxation, more than 78% of the depositors of the Bank will be able to withdraw their entire account balance. This is the fifth time RBI has increased the withdrawal limit since the Bank was placed under its direct control with an administrator.
* On 23 September 2019, RBI barred the PMC Bank from carrying out its functions, including granting, renewing, and loans and advances, make any investments, accept fresh deposits, transactions for a period of six months. Generally, RBI monitors banks’ health and issues such kind of directions in case of concerns over the financial health of an institution. The regulator did not mention any specific reasons for its restrictions on PMC Bank. The announcement did not cancel the banking license of the Bank. The restrictions will be in force for six months.

Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari wins Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by PCI
* The Press Council of India (PCI) has awarded this year’s Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism to Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari. The awards will be presented on the occasion of National Press Day on 16 November 2019.
* The selection of awardees was carried out by a jury comprising of eminent members of PCI like Jai Shankar Gupta, Balwinder Singh and Ashok Upadhyaya among others.

Manu Bhaker bags gold medal in Asian Shooting Championships 2019
* Manu Bhaker won gold medal in women’s 10m air pistol event. She put up a dominant showing, shooting 584 in qualification and 244.3 in the final to take gold. While Vivaan Kapoor and Manisha Keer also won the yellow metal in junior trap mixed event at the Asian Shooting Championships 2019.

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