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NATIONAL NEWS

Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-Cum-Conference held in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Construction Technology India-2019 Expo-cum-Conference in Delhi.The conference will identify proven, innovative and globally established technologies for use in the Indian context.

  • Proven technologies which are identified during CTI – 2019 will be further invited to design and build lighthouse projects of nearly one thousand housing units each at 6 States in the country. These states are Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.

India-Bangladesh joint military exercise ‘Sampriti 2019’ starts in Tangail

As part of the ongoing India Bangladesh defence cooperation, a joint military exercise Sampriti-2019 will be conducted at Tangail, Bangladesh from 2nd March to 15 March. Exercise Sampriti-2019 is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh and this will be the eighth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.

7th Guiness Book of World Record created by DEPwD in Bharuch, Gujarat

A National Conference on “Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS)” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot. The “7th Guinness Book of World Record” has been created by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), at Bharuch, Gujarat.

BANKING & FINANCE

DCB Bank launches Open Banking for gen-next banking solutions

DCB Bank announced the launch of its Open Banking Platform, a significant step towards creating a collaborative ecosystem with enterprises, fintechs and app developers, and enhancing customer-service delivery. The Open Banking Platform APIs will provide seamless integration of banking services by improving the existing banking technology infrastructure and at the same time meet the growing demand for innovative solutions from new-age customers.

RBI have signed a bilateral swap agreement with the Bank of Japan

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have signed a bilateral swap agreement with the Bank of Japan. The Swap agreement will provide India access to 75 billion US dollars against the 50 billion dollars under earlier BSA. The bilateral swap agreement will provide India to access the reserves if at any point of time when the need arises. The currency swap makes it easier to improve liquidity conditions. Currency swap agreements help when the economic crisis arises. The swap agreements also contribute towards stabilizing the country’s balance of payments (BOP) position. The agreement aids in improving confidence in the Indian market.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Rice Knowledge Bank launched under World-bank funded Assam Agribusiness & Rural Transformation (APART) project

‘Rice Knowledge Bank – Assam’, an agriculture web portal dedicated to enhancing knowledge on rice production techniques and technologies, best production practices and state agriculture facts, was launched as part of the World Bank funded project- Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation (APART).

IFFCO Tokio launches India’s first policy to protect bank locker

IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company announced the launch of Bank Locker Protector Policy, which is the firstpolicy in the industry to protect the contents of a bank locker such as jewellery and other valuables. The policy offers a cover against various risks including fire, earthquake, burglary, holdup, infidelity by a bank staff or any act of terrorism. Apart from jewellery and valuables, one can also insure important documents kept in a locker as an add-on cover.

APPOINTMENTS

Ravneet Gill takes charge as Yes Bank MD-CEO

Ravneet Gill joined Yes Bank as its Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His tenure as approved by the Reserve Bank of India is of 3 years.

SPORTS

Shashank Shekhar wins 10 km race of Nepal’s COAS Open Marathon and Run for Fun in Kathmandu

India’s Shashank Shekhar won the 10 kilometre race of Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Open Marathon and Run for Fun held in Kathmandu. Shekhar of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Contingent at Embassy of India in Kathmandu secured first position.

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