Foreign Exchange Management Act Current Affairs, GK & News

Amendment in FEMA Rules for LIC

The rules of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) have been amended by the government to pave way for up to 20 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). The central government also intends to reduce its stake in LIC through an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Overview: ..

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Foreign direct investment in LIC

The Government of India recently decided to allow 20% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in LIC (Life Insurance Corporation). This is to be done by amending the Foreign Exchange Management Rules (FEMA). What is the plan? The DFS, DIPAM are to create a plan to amend the FDI in insurance sector after consulting DPIIT. DFS is ..

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Banking Reforms during Liberalization

The economic liberalization in India refers to the economic liberalization of the country’s economic policies, initiated in 1991 with the goal of making the economy more market-oriented and service-oriented, and expanding the role of private and foreign investment. The basic aim of liberalization was to put an end to those restrictions which became hindrances in ..

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RBI permits Reinsurance brokers to open Foreign Currency accounts

RBI has permitted Reinsurance brokers to open non interest bearing foreign currency accounts with banks for undertaking transactions. Earlier, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) had issued notification and then RBI issued Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a person resident in India) Regulations, 2015 – Opening of Foreign Currency Accounts by ..

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Karnataka High Court quashes ED freeze on Greenpeace Bank Accounts

The Karnataka High Court has quashed the order of Enforcement Directorate (ED) which froze the bank accounts of Greenpeace India. The court noted that the validity of the ED order has lost its efficacy on account of efflux of time as the period of 60 days has expired. The accounts of the Greenpeace India were frozen on ..

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RBI imposes penalty on 5 foreign banks for violating FEMA rules

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slapped a fine on five foreign banks, namely, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and The Royal Bank of Scotland for violating reporting requirements of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA). Germany’s Deutsche Bank has been imposed a fine of Rs ..

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