Daily Current Affairs : 6 and 7 june 2017

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RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged in Second Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2017-18

i. On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to:
  • Keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.25 per cent.
  • Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF remains at 6.0 per cent, and
  • The Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate at 6.50 per cent.
Important Takeaways-
  • The Reserve Bank of India was established on April 1, 1935, in accordance with the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934
  • The Central Office of the Reserve Bank was initially established in Calcutta but was permanently moved to Mumbai in 1937.
  • RBI Act, 1934 has been amended by the Finance Act, 2016, to provide a statutory and institutionalized framework for a Monetary Policy Committee, for maintaining price stability, while keeping in mind the objective of growth.
  • The primary objective of monetary policy is to maintain price stability while keeping in mind the objective of growth. Price stability is a necessary precondition to sustainable growth.


Nepal signs MoU with China for construction of Budhigandaki Hydropower Project

i. Nepal has signed a major deal with a China to develop a 1,200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project, the biggest hydro project in the landlocked country that could resolve its perennial power crisis.
ii. Nepal’s Ministry of Energy has signed an MoU with China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC) for the development of the 1,200 MW Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project.
iii. As per the agreement, the storage project would be built under engineering, procurement, construction, and finance (EPCF) model.
Static Takeaways-
  • Gandaki River is Situated in Nepal
  • Sher Bahadur Deuba is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Nepal
  • Xi Jinping is the present President of China
  • Renminbi is the currency of China.

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time :- 

i. Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. Deuba, 70, was the sole candidate to contest in the Prime Minister election as the main opposition UML or any other party didn’t register their candidacies.

ii. He secured 388 votes in his favor and 170 votes against him. A total of 558 were cast during the voting. He needed 297 votes in the 593-strong Parliament to prove his majority. The Nepali Congress leader has become the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal.

Static Takeaways-
  • The Central Bank of Nepal is called as Nepal Rashtra Bank (NRB)
  • NRB was established in 1956 under the Nepal Rastra Bank Act 1955
  • Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal is the present Governor of NRB

Montenegro becomes NATO’s 29th member

i. Montenegro has officially joined North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and hence became the 29th member country of NATO. Montenegro Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic submitted the official accession papers in a ceremony at the US State Department.
ii. The move came in the face of bitter opposition from Russia, which says NATO’s steady expansion into the former communist states of Eastern Europe threatens its own security and cannot go unchallenged.
Static Takeaways-
  • The Capital of Montenegro is Podgorica and its Currency is  Euro
  • The Current President of Montenegro is Filip Vujanovic
  • The Current Prime Minister of Montenegro is Dusko Markovic
  • Secretary-General of NATO is Jens Stoltenberg
  • NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

India signs agreement with Sri Lanka for developing Railway sector

i. India signed an agreement to provide fresh assistance of 318 million US Dollar credit line to Sri Lanka for the development of the railway sector in the country.
ii. The agreement was signed in Colombo amidst the presence of senior officials of Sri Lanka’s finance and transport ministries.
Static Takeaways-
  • Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka
  • Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is Ranil Wickramasinghe
  • EXIM Bank was established by the Government of India, commenced operations in 1982 under the Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981
  • David Rasquinha is the Current MD of EXIM Bank of India.

NHB approves merger between Aadhar Housing Finance and DHFL Vysya Housing Finance


i. The proposed merger between Aadhar Housing Finance and DHFL Vysya Housing Finance has hit the final lap with it got the nod from housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB). ii. Aadhar Housing Finance Chief Executive Officer Deo Shankar Tripathi stated that it had applied to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for the next stage approval.
iii. Both the companies are owned by Wadhawan family promoted Wadhawan Global Capital Pvt Ltd. International Finance Corporation owns 20% in Aadhar Housing, while DHFL Vysya is fully owned by Wadhawan family.
Static takeaways-
  • Aadhar Housing Finance Chief Executive Officer is Deo Shankar Tripathi
  • The government has initiated a plan “Housing for All by 2022” with the focus to build affordable dwelling units for the lower-income group and wage earners
  • National Housing Bank is wholly owned by Reserve Bank of India
  • NHB was set up on July 9, 1988, under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987
  • The Head Office of NHB is at New Delhi
  • Shri Sriram Kalyanaraman is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of National Housing Bank.

Vijaya Bank set to develop 100 digital villages

i. Vijaya Bank is going to develop as many as 100 digital villages in various States of the country as part of its initiative to promote digital banking among the rural population.
ii. Speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the bank’s 2031st ATM at Pandit Nehru Bus Station in the Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Bank Executive Director B.S. Rama Rao stated that Vijaya Bank is the only public sector financial institution to develop digital villages with focus on rural areas and it has already developed five villages including the one in Guntur district.
Static Takeaways-
  • Vijaya Bank is a Public Sector Bank founded in 1931.
  • It is Headquartered in Bengaluru.
  • The Founder of the bank was Sri Attavara Balakrishna Shetty.
  • Present MD & CEO of the Bank is Dr. Kishore Sansi.
Updated: June 8, 2017 — 11:32 pm