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Basic Savings Account can be opened in Post Offices

The Ministry of Finance recently notified changes in Post Office Savings Account Scheme, 2019. The ministry notified that a beneficiary of Government welfare scheme can open a basic savings bank account with any post office in the country. What are the changes introduced? The accounts can be opened in an India Post Payment Bank or ..

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BRICS Finance Ministers Meet, 2021

India recently hosted the BRICS Finance Ministers Meet. This was the first BRICS meet under the chairmanship of India in 2021. As 2021 BRICS Chair, India aims to focus on strengthening intra-BRICS cooperation based on continuity, consolidation and consensus. Discussions held at the meet The following discussions were held by the leaders during the meet: ..

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Project Kirana launched by Mastercard and USAID

On November 19, 2020, Mastercard and United States Agency for International Development launched “Project Kirana”. The programme will enable women entrepreneurs to grow, launch and thrive. What is the plan? Under Project Kirana, a two-year programme is to be rolled out in selected cities such as Kanpur, Lucknow and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh. The project ..

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Kris Gopalakrishnan appointed the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub

On November 17, 2020, Kris Gopalakrishnan, the former co-chairman and co-founder of Infosys was appointed as the first Chairperson of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub. He was appointed by the Reserve Bank of India. The Reserve Bank Innovation Hub aims to promote innovation across financial sector. Reserve Bank Innovation Hub The RBI set up the hub ..

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India Post Payment Bank achieves 3.6 crore customers

The India Post Payment Bank, even amid COVID-19 pandemic, has attained 3.6 crores of customers. Till September 15, 2020, the bank had completed 38,500 crores of financial transactions. Highlights In August 2019, it had crossed the milestone of one crore customers. This has been achieved by the bank in just two years of launch. The ..

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