Current Affairs Pointer For RBI Assistant Mains 2017

As the last lap of the race is on for RBI Assistant mains and we know current affair is going to play the major role in winning the race. The most important thing for current affair’s preparation is to know what to study... as it is practically impossible for you to read all the newspapers and magazines of months to revise current affairs without the chance of missing anything important. For preparing General Awareness you can study with the G.K. Power Capsule it is a compact solution for all your worries related to GK. And along with this we are providing you important news pointer which will defiantly help you to fetch some more marks in examination. 

  • Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni visited India. This is the first visit by an Italian premier in 10 years. 
  • Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Pradhan launched Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat at Mota Ishanpur village in Gandhinagar district of Gujarat.
  • 12th G20 Summit 2017 held in Hamburg, Germany. Theme of summit was 'shaping an interconnected world'
  • PM Modi launched - Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana ‘Saubhagya’ to provide electricity connections to over 4 crore families in rural & urban areas by December 2018. India will achieve the target of power for all by December 2018, while all villages will be electrified by the end of 2017.
  • 9th BRICS Summit was held in Xiamen, China. The Summit had five participating countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa. The theme was “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”
  • 131st Wimbeldon edition held in London, UK. Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times. 
  • e-Rashtriya Kisan Agri Mandi (e-RaKAM) portal is launched to provide a platform for farmers to sell agricultural produce.
  • GOI decided to launch a new sub-scheme named “Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY)” as part of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). 
  • Narendra Modi became the first PM from India to visit Israel in the last 70 years. 7 agreements signed between the two countries.
  • PM Modi concludes his first bilateral visit to Myanmar. He was received by the Myanmar President Htin Kyaw.
  • Bill Passed by Lok Sabha to raise NABARD’s Capital to Rs. 30,000 crores.
  • Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6%. RRR under the LAF remains at 5.75%, & MSF rate & Bank Rate at 6.25%. The projection of real GVA growth for 2017-18 of 6.7% has been retained.
  • SBI launched a unified integrated app called YONO (You Need Only One) that would offer all kinds of financial & lifestyle products. SBI signed an agreement with Escorts Ltd. to finance farmers for purchase of Escorts tractors.
  • Andhra Bank launched a new scheme for self-help groups (SHGs) to encourage entrepreneurship. The scheme, Pattabhi Sitaramayya — Self Business Group (PS-SBG), introduced to commemorate the 138th birth anniversary of its founder Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya, & the Silver Jubilee of the SHG-Bank linkage programme in the country. 
  • Syndicate Bank cut savings account interest rate by 0.50% to 3.50% for deposits up to Rs 25 lakh. For the deposits above Rs 25 lakh, the interest rate is 4%.
  • Paytm Payments Bank rolled out Paytm FASTag to enable electronic toll fee collection on highways across the country.
  • Yes Bank signed an MoU with Innovation Centre Denmark India (ICDK India) to bring fintech innovations & startups from Denmark to India, & facilitate entry of Indian startups to the region.
  • “Smart Banking 24X7” e-lobbies launched by Kotak Mahindra Bank in Mumbai.
  • Fincare Small Finance Bank (previously known as Disha Microfin Limited) kick-started its banking operations with about 25 operational branches across Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.
  • Paytm & ICICI Bank collaborated to announce an all new initiative where users can get interest-free short term digital credit. Called Paytm-ICICI Bank Postpaid.
  • Corporation Bank launched its RuPay Select & RuPay Platinum credit cards. Jai Kumar Garg, MD & CEO unveiled it.
  • Life insurer PNB MetLife signed a corporate agency agreement with Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait B.S.C (BBK).
  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the creation of a new virtual currency named 'Petro' to ease the country's economic crisis.
  • HSBC launched mobile app - Trade Transaction Tracker - to help customers track the status of their trade transactions on a real-time basis. 

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