All IBPS, SSC, CHSL, State Level Exams Require Current Affairs: For candidates studying for banking and insurance exams or any other exam, the part on current affairs is crucial. The general awareness component of the bank exams includes a question on Banking awareness & Current Affairs.

Current Affairs

1The Indian Army hosted a ‘Sainya Ranakshetram 2.0’ training and seminar on Cyber-security Threats.
2The IPA and RIS inked an agreement to establish the Centre for Maritime Economy and Connectivity.
3Prime Minister Modi launched a number of development initiatives in Karnataka’s Yadagiri district.
4David Crosby, the late rock singer, died at the age of 81.
5India produced a record 5,000 lakh metric tonnes of sugarcane during the sugar season 2021-22.
6In the midst of anti-corruption accusations, Vietnam’s President Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned.
7A rare orange bat was spotted in Bastar’s Kanger Valley National Park, Chhattisgarh.
8The Tourism Ministry will conduct the first Global Tourism Investors’ Summit in April 2023 in New Delhi.
9India is ranked fourth in the Global Firepower Index.
10The government introduced a new technological system for monitoring air quality.
11Bahrain’s ISA award was granted to Nepali ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit for humanitarian efforts.
12On January 18, the NGO Pratham issued the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022.
13An Indo-Russian joint venture has started producing Kalashnikov AK-203 assault weapons.
14Nilamani Phookan, a well-known Assamese poet, has died.

Banking Awareness

1.The government has doubled the fee charged to facilitators who assist start-ups in applying for patents, trademarks, or designs.
2.The ESAF Small Finance Bank has been awarded the Inclusive Finance India Award 2022.
3.The Reserve Bank of India publishes a report titled “What Drives Startup Fundraising in India” in its January monthly bulletin.
4.South Indian Bank has entered into an agreement with Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL).
5.Tamilnad Mercantile Bank received the ‘Best Small Bank Award’ in the ‘Best Banks Survey for the Year 2022’.
6.The RBI has accorded Paytm Payments Bank final clearance to function as Bharat Bill Payment Operating Unit (BBPOU).
7.Ernst & Young (EY) has produced a paper, ‘India@100: Realising the Potential of a $26-trillion Economy’.
8.In the fourth quarter of 2022, global venture capital (VC) investment fell for the fourth consecutive quarter.
9.According to the RBI research, pension provision by state governments and UTs with legislature grew by more than 34% between FY20 and FY23.
10.The National Startup Award 2022 went to KBCols Sciences and Hygienity Solutions.
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