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SC Ruling on Cryptocurrency Ban

The Supreme Court quashed ban on cryptocurrency imposed by the Reserve Bank of India. This is expected to revive the almost extinct industry in India. Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital currency secured by cryptography. Its notable features include decentralised structure (no central authority), security and transparency. It is based on the blockchain technology. ..

‘Mani App’ for Visually Challenged launched by RBI

India’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has launched a mobile app named ‘MANI’ on Wednesday, 1st January 2019 that will help in identifying the denomination of currency notes for the visually challenged persons. MANI stands for Mobile Aided Note Identifier is available for download from Google Play Store and Apple app store- iOS operating ..

Currency Swap Agreement Framework revised For SAARC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to further economic cooperations within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries, the framework on currency swap agreement has been revised on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The currency swap facility for the SAARC member countries came into effect on 15th November 2012. The current ..

Slowdown effects more pronounced in India: IMF

The new International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva warned that the global economy is witnessing ‘synchronised slowdown’ which will result in slower growth for 90% of the world this year. The largest emerging market economies like India are experiencing an even more pronounced effect of the global downturn. Despite this overall deceleration, close to ..

RBI rejects Lakshmi Vilas Bank-Indiabulls Housing Finance merger plan

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) rejected the merger proposal between Lakshmi Vilas Bank and mortgage lender Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited. If the RBI would have approved the move, this would have been the first-ever incident where a non-bank lender would have merged with a bank in the country. Poor Performance of banks: Both Lakshmi ..

RBI’s Surplus Transfer

The Reserve Bank of India has transferred a surplus of Rs. 1.76 lakh crores to the Indian Government. This payment, which is equal to 1.25% of the Indian GDP (in nominal rates for 2018-19) aims to provide some breathing space for the Indian government and allow it to make a higher capital expenditure on infrastructure ..

Government gets Rs 1.76 lakh crore surplus transfer from the RBI

The Indian Government has received a massive boost from the RBI as the RBI has agreed to transfer over Rs. 1.76 lakh crores.? What has happened? The Bimal Jalan committee had recommended the transfer of the surplus funds held by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). While Rs 28,000 crores had already been paid as ..

State of Automobile Industry in India

The Indian Auto Industry is in a really bad shape right now as cars have plummeted over 30% year on year and this has to lead to manufacturers to cut back on production. A cut-back means that job-losses are inevitable. As per Industrial estimates, over 3.5 lakh jobs have been lost in the downturn and ..