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Banking & Finance
Swaminathan and Tiwari as SBI MDs: 29th Jan 2021 Free Current Affairs
On 28th Jan 2021, Swaminathan J and Ashwini Kumar Tiwari took over as Managing Directors (MDs) of the State Bank of India (SBI). These roles have been empty since last October, and these duties will continue for three years. The Bureau of the Banks Board (BBB) recommended that Swaminathan and Tiwari. Four Managing Directors are assisted by the SBI Chairman.
CS Shetty and Ashwini Bhatia are working as MDs at the moment. Swaminathan, however, worked as SBI Finance Deputy Managing Director. Whereas, until now, Tiwari has been SBI Card’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
International Current Affairs
2020 Corruption Perceptions Index: Latest Current Affairs Of 29 Jan 2021
A perception index on the latest corruption scandal has been published by Transparency International (GNS). Based on measures taken to eliminate corruption, the organization says it has compiled rankings of 180 countries around the world. India and China ranked seventh, Pakistan and Bangladesh 13th, respectively. Transparency International is an international organization that every year compiles an index of the world’s scandals.
It has put particular focus on corruption in this year’s battle against the epidemic. However, with 2-3 points out of 100, New Zealand and Denmark top the rankings. However, Syria, Somalia, and South Sudan come last.
National Current Affairs
End to End Luggage/ Parcel service: Today Free Current Affairs
A digitally advanced facility for luggage delivery has now been introduced by Indian Railways. In partnership with Indian Railways, luggage service provider BookBaggage announced the launch of its app. In addition, the BookBaggage.com desktop website can directly provide the passenger houses with luggage delivery services. It can be booked by passengers from station to home and from station to home. In addition, first of all, airline passengers have these facilities.
Next, Indian Railways is opting for this option of transport. It also provides tracking of the baggage via the app. From Ahmedabad, Indian Railways began first. The amount will be charged based on the luggage and distance from the stations.
New NCLAT Bench: 29 January 2021 Free current affairs
On January 25, the Chennai branch of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was opened. The branch was inaugurated online by Union Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In the southern states, the Chennai bench will help in the rapid settlement of company disputes. There are also 5 branches in Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, and Amravati.
The number of NCLT benches, however, has risen to 16. NCLAT is liable for the quick resolution of disputes between firms.
Obituary Current Affairs
Veteran writer Shankar Sarda Passed Away: Today Free Current Affairs
Shankar Sarda, a veteran writer who through his writings made important contributions to Marathi literature, passed away. In Mahabaleshwar, Shankar Sarda was born on 4 September 1937. Since 1950, he has been consistently writing children’s literature. As a journalist, critic, and children’s author, Sarda made major contributions. At Mahabaleshwar, Sarda presided over Sahitya Sammelan’s division.
He played an important role in organizing Vedganga Gramin Sahitya Sammelan, Ankur Sahitya Sammelan. The comprehensive essays by Sarda on books such as ‘Chakra’,’ Mahimchi Khadi’,’ Vasunaka’, and other significant poems and novels have been acclaimed.
Sports Current Affairs
Bruce Oxenford Retired: Latest Current Affairs Of 29/01/2021
On January 28, 2021, the cricket legend, Bruce Oxenford, retired from international cricket. In first-class cricket, Oxenford represented Queensland before becoming a referee. In January 2006, Oxenford made his test debut against South Africa in the T20 match against Australia. Oxenford was a leg spinner. Oxenford has participated in 106 ODIs, 63 Tests, and 31 T20I matches as a regular member of the ICC’s elite panel of umpires since 2012.
He has been an umpire in international cricket for more than 15 years throughout his career. His last match was Australia’s Brisbane Test against India.