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Regional Rural Banks

The nationalization of the banks in 1969 boosted the confidence of the public in the Banking system of the country. However, in the early 1970s, there was a feeling that even after nationalization, there were cultural issues which made it difficult for commercial banks, even under government ownership, to lend to farmers. This issue was ..

Maharashtra launches Annual Priority Sector Credit Plan

Maharashtra launched ‘state annual priority sector credit plan’ worth Rs 4,60,881 crore along with an ‘overall annual credit plan’ worth 18,10,779 crore. Highlights It was launched during quarterly State Level Bankers Committee (SBLC) meeting of Maharashtra. State government has set annual credit lending target of Rs 1.19 lakh crore for agriculture sector by banks for ..

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Why were six PSBs excluded from Schedule II of RBI act recently?

On September 30, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India excluded six public sector banks from the Second Schedule of RBI Act. This was done following their merger with other banks. These six banks are Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC), Syndicate Bank, United Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank and Allahabad Bank. Highlights There were ..

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EKAM Fest: Event to Promote craftsmanship and products of Divyang entrepreneurs

A week-long festival called “EKAM FEST” was organized to promote the products of Divyang artisans and entrepreneurs. More than 80 Divyang entrepreneurs and artisans participated in the event. Highlights The event focuses to promote knowledge and entrepreneurship of Divyang Community. It also aims to market their opportunities. The event was organized by NHFDC (National Handicapped ..

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RBI issues norms to set up Currency Chests

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines for banks to set up new currency chests. The guidelines include: Area of the strong room/ vault of at least 1,500 sq ft. For those situated in hilly/ inaccessible places, the strong room/ vault area of at least 600 sq ft. The new chests should have ..

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Implementation of Indian Accounting Standards deferred by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has deferred the implementation of new accounting rules, Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) for banks till further notice. This is the second extension provided by the RBI. Earlier in April 2018, RBI had postponed the implementation of Ind AS by the banks by one year. RBI has reasoned that ..

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