Banking in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan launched by Central Government

India is witnessing a paradigm shift towards a digital economy and a major financial revolution. In pursuit of its efforts to move towards a cashless economy the Government of India has launched “Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan” to promote active participation of youth of Higher Educational Institutions to motivate all payers and payees to be embrace cashless ..

FM asks banks to push for cashless transactions

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked banks to push for cashless transactions by promoting digital banking in mission mode. Post demonetisation, the government not only aims to weed out black money but also encourages digital payments to steer the Indian economy increasingly towards digital transactions. Banks have been advised to focus on alternative banking channels ..

Union Cabinet approved proposal to levy 60% deduction on accounted deposits

The Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to levy close to 60% deduction on unaccounted deposits in banks above a threshold by amending the Income Tax (I-T) Act. The move was taken amid banks reporting over Rs 21,000 crore being deposited in zero-balance Jan Dhan accounts post demonetisation, which the government doubts to be the laundered black ..

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank receives final license from RBI

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd, a subsidiary of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd has received the final licence from Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to commence its banking operations. With this, the Ujjivan Small Finance Bank became the fourth entity to receive the final licence from RBI after the Capital Small Finance Bank, Equitas Small Finance ..

RBI and RTI: Recent Supreme Court Judgement

On December 16, the Supreme Court of India said that RBI cannot reject the plea asking information regarding private and public banks under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. While considering the several appeals filed by the RBI against various orders of the Central Information Commission (CIC) and High Courts asking the RBI to disclose ..