NandanNilekani-headed High-Level Committee on Deepening of Digital Payments on May 17, 2019 submitted its report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on May 15, 2019 released ‘Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision 2019 – 2021’, a vision document for safe, secure, quick and affordable e-payment system.
India was on May 14, 2019 chosen as the Co-chair of the Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) for the fiscal year 2020.
India’s National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has recently announced for Rs. 700 crore project funds for equity investments in agriculture and rural start-ups. NABARD was used to contribute to other funds but it is for the first time when NABARD launched its own funds.
In a recent study published in Nature magazine first detailed, replicable global map of rivers whose flow has been largely affected and unaffected by human activities was given. It has been found in the research that several human activities disrupt the natural flow of rivers. For example, dams that span river channels distort the movement of water, sediment and organisms from upstream to downstream.
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) acquired British toy retailer Hamleys in aall cash deal on May 09, 2019. As per the RIL announcement they have acquired Hamleys in 67.96 million pounds (about Rs. 620 cr). With this announcement Reliance will get hold of hundred percent shares of Hamleys Global Holdings Limited (HGHL).
The Reserve Bank of India on May 3, 2019 announced that it has imposed penalties on five prepaid payment instrument (PPI) issuers, including Vodafone m-pesa and PhonePe, for violation of regulatory norms.
Team India is yet to unveil their new jersey for their ‘away matches’ against England and Afghanistan during the Cricket World Cup 2019. India’s yet-to-be revealed jersey kit is likely to have orange as the dominant colour. Other nations including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa have already revealed their ‘away’ jerseys.
With the ICC World Cup 2019 around the corner, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has updated its player rankings and team rankings list. As per the latest ICC player rankings, India’s ViratKohli leads the batting ranking table, while fast bowler JaspritBumrah leads the bowling rankings chart.
World’s first exclusive women’s cricket magazine ‘Criczone’ was recently released in India. Magazine claims that it is the world first magazine which features only women cricketers. First edition of Criczone features SmritiMandhana as cover story.