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Current Affairs Daily Update In Hindi & English- 16 March 2021

 

1. PM Modi to hold virtual summit with Finland PM Sanna Marin today

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold Virtual Summit with Prime Minister of the Finland Sanna Marin today.
  • During the Summit, the two leaders will cover the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship and will also exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.
  • India and Finland enjoy warm and friendly relations based on shared values of democracy, freedom and rules based international order.
  • Both countries have very close cooperation in the areas of trade and investment, education, innovation, Science & Technology as well as Research & Development.

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Finland Capital: Helsinki; Currency: Euro; President: Sauli Niinistö

 

2. US becomes second biggest oil supplier of India, Saudi plunges to No. 4

  • The United States has overtaken Saudi Arabia as the second-biggest oil supplier of India in Feb 2021 as the refiners boosted cheap U.S. crude purchases to record levels to offset supply cuts by OPEC.
  • The switch in supplies, triggered by the lower demand for U.S. crude, coincided with voluntary output cut by Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in order to maintain lower production.
  • Iraq continued to be the top oil seller to India despite a 23 percent decline in purchases to a five-month low of 867,500 bpd.
  • India is the third-biggest oil importer and consumer of the world.

 

3. Grammy Awards 2021: Winners announced

  • The 63rd annual Grammy Awards hosted by Trevor Noah were presented at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 15.
  • Billie Eilish became the first solo artist to win the record of the year award at Grammys for two years in a row and Beyoncé created history by becoming the most-awarded woman in the history of Grammys with 28 wins.
  • Taylor Swift became the first woman to win the album of the year award three times after winning the honour for her album ‘Folklore’.

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The Grammy Awards honour musical artists, compositions, and albums across 84 categories.

 

4. RBI asks banks to implement image-based CTS in all branches by Sep 30

  • Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement the image-based Cheque Truncation System (CTS) under respective grids in all branches by Sept 30 this year.
  • The move is aimed at faster settlement of cheques resulting in better customer service.
  • The RBI had announced pan-India coverage of CTS by bringing all bank branches under the image-based clearing mechanism.
  • The Apex bank said that to leverage the availability of CTS and provide uniform customer experience irrespective of location of bank branch, it has been decided to extend CTS across all bank branches in the country.

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The Reserve Bank of India is the central bank and regulatory body responsible for the issue and supply of the Indian rupee and the regulation of the Indian banking system.

Headquarters: Mumbai; Governor: Shaktikanta Das

 

5. Renowned artist Laxman Pai passes away at the age of 95

  • Renowned artist and Padma Bhushan awardee Laxman Pai passed away at his residence in Goa. He was 95.
  • Laxman Pai was an Indian artist and painter. He served as the Principal of the Goa College of Art from 1977 to 1987.
  • His paintings are on display at prestigious art galleries and museums across the world.
  • He was actively involved in the Goa liberation movement in the 1940s and was arrested for the same three times by the Portuguese.

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Laxman Pai was recipient of several awards including the prestigious Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Nehru Award and Lalit Kala Akademi Award.

 

Current Affairs Daily Update In Hindi For 16 March 2021

 

1. प्रधानमंत्री आज फिनलैंड की प्रधानमंत्री सना मरीन के साथ शिखर बैठक करेंगे

  • प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी आज फिनलैंड के प्रधानमंत्री सना मरीन के साथ वर्चुअल शिखर बैठक करेंगे।
  • इस बैठक में दोनों नेता द्विपक्षीय संबंधों के संपूर्ण परिदृश्‍य पर चर्चा के अलावा आपसी हितों के क्षेत्रीय और वैश्विक मुद्दों पर भी विचार-विमर्श करेंगे।
  • भारत और फिनलैंड के बीच लोकतांत्रिक मूल्‍यों तथा स्‍वतंत्रतापरक और नियमानुकूल अंतरराष्‍ट्रीय व्‍यवस्‍था के आधार पर मित्रतापूर्ण संबंध हैं।
  • दोनों देशों के बीच व्‍यापार और निवेश, शिक्षा, नवाचार, विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी तथा शोध और अनुसंधान के क्षेत्रों में निकट सहयोग है।

 

2. रिजर्व बैंक ने सभी बैंकों से 30 सितंबर तक छवि आधारित चेक समाशोधन प्रणाली लागू करने को कहा

  • भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने सभी बैंकों से इस वर्ष 30 सितंबर तक सभी शाखाओं में चेक भुगतान के लिए छवि आधारित चेक ट्रंकेशन सिस्‍टम-सीटीएस लागू करने को कहा है।
  • इस सिस्‍टम का उद्देश्‍य चेक भुगतान की प्रक्रिया को तेज करना है, ताकि ग्राहकों को बेहतर सेवा मिल सके।
  • रिजर्व बैंक ने पिछले महीने पूरे देश में सीटीएस लागू करने की घोषणा की थी। इसके तहत सभी बैंक शाखाओं को छवि आधारित चेक भुगतान प्रक्रिया में शामिल करने की योजना है।
  • रिजर्व बैंक ने कहा है कि किसी भी स्‍थान पर और किसी भी शाखा में ग्राहक को सीटीएस की उपलब्‍धता का लाभ उठाने और एक समान उपभोक्‍ता सुविधाएं प्रदान करने के उद्देश्‍य से इस प्रणाली को देश की सभी बैंक शाखाओं में लागू करने का निर्णय किया गया है।
  • इसके लिए आवश्‍यक है कि सभी बैंक 30 सितंबर तक अपनी सभी शाखाओं में इस प्रक्रिया को लागू करना सुनिश्चित करें।

 

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