Remittance: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

“Dream Kerala Project” launched for Keralites returning from abroad

On July 1, 2020, Kerala announced “Dream Kerala Project”. The project is being rolled out to tap potential and experience of those returning from abroad. Highlights According to the Government of Kerala, Rs 85,000 was sent by the expatriates in 2018. This has touched now touched Rs 1 lakh crore. Their remittances in banks amount ..

2019 edition of International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR)

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed every year on 16th of June to recognize the contribution of over 200 million migrants to improve the lives of their 800 million family members back home, and to create a future of hope for their children. Through this observance, the United Nations aim at bringing ..

India highest recipient of remittances in 2018

The World Bank (WB) has recently released its latest edition of Migration and Development Brief. In it, India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances with its diaspora sending a whopping $79 billion back home in 2018. India was followed by China ($67 billion), Mexico ($36 billion), the Philippines ($34 billion), ..

UAE and Saudi Arabia launch a common digital currency “Aber”

The central banks of the UAE and Saudi Arabia have launched a common digital currency called “Aber”, which will be used in financial settlements between the two countries through Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers technologies. It will establish an additional means for the central financial transfer systems of the two countries and enable banks to directly ..

India is expected to retain its position as world’s top recipient of remittances with $80 million in 2018

India is expected to retain its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances with $80 million in 2018, as per latest World Bank’s report ‘Migration and Development Brief’. India is followed by China ($67 billion), Mexico and the Philippines ($34 billion each) and Egypt ($26 billion). The bank estimates that officially recorded remittances to ..