Page-2 of Current Affairs - March, 2014
The market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) extended the time-frame for implementing new Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) regulations by three months to June 30, 2014. About new FPI regulations SEBI has divided FPIs into three categories as per their risk profile and the KYC (Know Your Client) requirements. The new FPI regime ..
The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) set up its first branch in Patna, Bihar. The bank would cater to financial inclusion of women of all segments from Self-Help Groups to lower middle class women to High Networth Individuals with a basket of products to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth. About BMB’s first branch in Patna Tied-up ..
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly refused to recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and passed a non-binding Resolution 68/262 that declared invalid Crimea’s referendum. In the 193-nation assembly, the resolution Supported by 100 United Nations member states that declared invalid Crimea’s Moscow-backed referendum. Eleven nations voted against the resolution viz. Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, ..
The private lender bank, Axis Bank launched an electronic Kisan Card on the RuPay platform, through which a farmer can withdraw up to Rs. 1 lakh per day from Automated Teller Machines ( ATMs) Purpose: To facilitate easy agriculture lending to farmers through ATMs. Electronic Kisan Card Will be offer to agrarian customers on their ..
Amnesty International released the Global Death Penalty Report 2013 in London, with a call on governments who still killed in the name of justice to impose a moratorium on the death penalty with a view to abolishing it. Highlights of annual Amnesty International report 2013 At least 22 countries which are still applying death penalty, ..