Current Affairs 21st August, 2015

Current Affairs 21st August, 2015

Govt launches portal for students seeking education loans The government on Thursday said it has a launched a website, vidyalakshmi.co.in, for students seeking educational loans and five banks including SBI, IDBI Bank and Bank of India have integrated their system with the portal. The portal has been developed and maintained by NSDL...

Current affairs 20th August, 2015

Current affairs 20th August, 2015

India Post, 10 entities get nod for payments banks The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave approval in principle for 11 entities on Wednesday to set up payments banks. They are India Post, Reliance Industries Ltd., Aditya Birla Nuvo, Tech Mahindra, Sun Pharma, National Securities Depository Ltd., Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd.,...

Current Affairs 18th August, 2015

Current Affairs 18th August, 2015

Modi surprises with Rs. 1.25-lakh cr. largesse Ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a package of Rs. 1.25 lakh crore for the State at a function in Ara on Tuesday. The package would change the “face and fate” of the State, he said. Inaugurating several national highway...

Current Affairs 17 August, 2015

Current Affairs 17 August, 2015

Politicians, writers unite against move to honour Shivaji’s chronicler The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena government’s decision to confer the prestigious Maharashtra Bhushan (Pride of Maharashtra) award on Babasaheb Purandare, a right wing chronicler of King Shivaji, has raised a political storm in the State. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL)...

Current Affairs 14th August, 2015

Current Affairs 14th August, 2015

RBI pays govt Rs 66,000 crore in dividend The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday paid a dividend of nearly Rs 66,000 crore to the government, the highest ever from the central bank in its 80-year history, and 22% more than it paid last year. On a point to point basis,...