Stock Market: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

INR-USD Futures and Options Contracts launched by Finance Minister

Published: May 9, 2020

On May 9, 2020, the Union Finance Minister Smt Nirmala Sitaraman launched the INR-USD Futures and Options contracts in the BSE and NSE platforms. They were launched at the GIFT International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat through video conference. Significance The contracts have been launched to increase economic activity and employment in the ..

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Circuit Breaker in Stock Market

Published: March 15, 2020

For the first time since 2008, the circuit breaker was triggered and the trading was halted for 45 minutes in the Bombay Stock Exchange. Circuit Breaker The index based market-wide circuit breaker system was introduced by the SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) in 2001. It is a mechanism used to prevent the markets ..

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Corona virus: WHO increases global risk from moderate to high

Published: January 28, 2020

On 27 January, 2020, the World Health Organization arrived in China to discuss the ways the Corona Virus is spreading. The death toll due to the virus has reached 106 and around 4,000 people have been infected so far. Highlights The WHO had earlier reported that the spread of the virus is moderate. However, it ..

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SEBI’s norm for issuers of municipal bonds

Published: November 14, 2019

On 12 Nov, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) prescribed wider disclosures and compliances norms by the issuers of listed municipal bonds. As per the SEBI norms, listed entities should submit half-yearly unaudited financial results to the stock exchanges within 45 days of the end of the first half of the year and ..

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Ishaat Hussain heads SEBI committee to suggest norms for Social Stock Exchanges (SSE)

Published: September 21, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently constituted a committee on Social Stock Exchanges (SSE) under the chairmanship of Ishaat Hussain, Director of SBI Foundation. The committee shall examine and make recommendations with respect to possible structures and mechanisms, within the securities market domain, to facilitate the raising of funds by social ..

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