Financial services: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

TN Manoharan heads Committee on Secondary Markets

The 6-member RBI task force, headed by Canara Bank Chairman TN Manoharan, has recommended the setting up a Self-Regulatory Body (SRB) of market participants to finalize details for the secondary market for corporate loans, including the standardization of documents. It has also called for amending regulations of SEBI, IRDA and PFRDA to enable participation of ..

Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) tiews up with SBI for DBT facility

The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) for direct transfer of benefits electronically into bank accounts of all stakeholders. As per pact, SBI will provide e-payment services directly to bank accounts of all ESIC beneficiaries and payees without any manual intervention as an integrated and automated process. The ..

Social Security Code for New India

The government is in the process of formulating the code on social security and welfare for the third time as the trade unions and industry bodies had raised objections to some provisions in the earlier draft. The social security code is part of government’s effort to overhaul the country’s labour laws to condense them into four ..

Indian Banks to share data to tackle Fraud

Three Indian Banks- the Bank of India, the Bank of Baroda and the Allahabad Bank- have come together to create a seamless service for the transfer of data which would then be used to tackle frauds. What has happened? The three banks aim to have seamless data sharing to enable them to tackle share data ..

Merger of Public Sector Banks

The government has unveiled a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four as part of plans to create fewer and stronger global-sized lenders. Proposed Merger Punjab National Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will combine to form the nation’s second-largest lender. Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank will merge. Union Bank ..