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Public Sector Banks 

            To strengthen the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), over the last four financial years, the Government of India has taken comprehensive steps under its 4R’s strategy of recognising NPAs transparently, resolving and recovering value from stressed accounts through clean and effective laws and processes, re-capitalising banks, and reforming banks through the PSB Reforms Agenda. Over ...

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Stalled Projects 

The Government of India has set- up a Project Monitoring-Invest India Cell (PMIC), earlier known as Project Monitoring Group, for resolving of issues and fast tracking the setting-up and expeditious commissioning of large Public, Private and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Projects. However, there is no prescribed criterion for classifying a project as a Stalled Project. The primary focus of PMIC is ...

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Assistance by NABARD 

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has reported that it extends refinance to banks and provides loan assistance to the State Governments for promotion and development of agriculture and other rural activities. State-wise financial assistance provided by NABARD to State Governments during the last three years under various Funds i.e. Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF), Long Term Irrigation ...

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Bank NPA 

As per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data on global operations, aggregate gross advances of Public Sector Banks (PSBs) increased from Rs. 18,19,074 crore as on 31.3.2008 to Rs. 52,15,920 crore as on 31.3.2014. As per RBI inputs, the primary reasons for spurt in stressed assets have been observed to be, inter-alia, aggressive lending practices, wilful default / loan frauds ...

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NITI Aayog organises FinTech Conclave 2019 

Over 300 stakeholders from across the Government, Banking and Startup investors chart future of financial technologies To shape India’s continued ascendancy in FinTech, build the narrative for future strategy and policy efforts, and to deliberate steps for comprehensive financial inclusion, NITI Aayog organized a day-long FinTech Conclave in New Delhi today. The Conclave featuredrepresentatives from across the financial space – ...

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Sale of Electoral Bonds at Authorized Branches of State Bank of India with effect from 01.01.2019 to 10.01.2019. 

The State Bank of India (SBI), in the VII Phase of sale of Electoral Bonds, has been authorized to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 29 Authorized Branches (as per list enclosed) w.e.f. 01.01.2019 to 10.01.2019. It may be noted that Electoral Bonds shall be valid for fifteen calendar days from the date of issue and no payment shall be made to ...

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Over 5,02,000 beneficiaries assisted under PMEGP 

5,02,085 beneficiaries and projects have been assisted under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) in 2018-19 (as on 30.11.2018) since its inception in 2008-09. This was stated by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh while replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.           In reply to another question, the ...

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Government announces the Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the current Financial Year 2018-19 

On the basis of the decision of the Government of India, the interest rates for Small Savings Schemes are to be notified on Quarterly Basis with the approval of the Union Finance Minister. Accordingly, the Rates of Interest on various Small Savings Schemes for the Third Quarter of the Current Financial Year 2018-19 starting 1st October, 2018, and ending on 31st December, ...

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Exchange Rate of Foreign Currency Relating To Imported and Export Goods Notified 

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), and in supersession of the notification of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs No.77/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated  6th September, 2018 except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and  Customs hereby determines that ...

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Measures to Recover Loan Amount from NPAs 

Asset Quality Review (AQR) carried-out in 2015 for clean and fully Provisioned Bank Balance-Sheets revealed high incidence of Non-Performing Assets (NPAs). Expected losses on stressed loans, not provided for earlier under flexibility given to restructured loans, were reclassified as NPAs and provided for. Public Sector Banks (PSBs) initiated cleaning-up by recognising NPAs and provided for expected losses. As a result ...

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