Current Affairs Daily Digest – March 08 2022

Current Affairs Daily Digest – March 08 2022

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1. T Raja Kumar named President of the Financial Action Task Force

T Raja Kumar, a Singaporean, has been named president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the world’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing agency.

His appointment is for a set two-year term, which begins on July 1. During the FATF plenary, he was chosen to succeed Dr Marcus Pleyer of Germany.

2. NMDC receives 1st prize in Ispat Rajbhasha Award for 2018-19 and 2020-21

National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd Country’s largest Iron Ore producer, a CPSE under Ministry of Steel received 1st prize in the Ispat Rajbhasha Award for 2018-19 and 2020-21 and company also received the Ispat Rajbhasha Prerna Award for 2019-20.

The award ceremony was held in the meeting of the Hindi Salahakar Committee of the Ministry of Steel held in Madurai on 3rd March 2022. The Union Minister of Steel, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, presented the accolades to Shri Sumit Deb, Chairman and Managing Director, NMDC.

3. Priyanka Nutakki becomes the 23rd Woman Grandmaster of India

19-year-old Priyanka Nutakki has secured her final WGM-norm at MPL’s forty-seventh National Women Chess Championship. She became India’s twenty-third Woman Grandmaster.

She is from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Priyanka Nutakki scored her first WGM-norm in January 2019 and crossed the 2300 rating criteria in the next two months. However, much like a lot of players, the Covid-19 pandemic delayed her title hopes.

4. DN Patel named as Chairperson of TDSAT 2022

The Central Government has appointed Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel, Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, as the Chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal(TDSAT).

He was appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on June 7, 2019, and is now given the Chair of TDSAT, days before his retirement on March 12, 2022.

5. Pakistan again placed on FATF’s grey list

The global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), retained Pakistan in the grey list and asked the country to work on money laundering investigations and prosecutions. FATF also added the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to its grey watchlist.

6. Banks Board Bureau introduce development program for the management of PSB

The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) has launched a development programme for public sector bank management with the goal of boosting the quality of bank boards.

The nine-month Directors’ Development Programme (DDP) is made for directors of Public Sector Banks and financial institutions with the main objective of improving director effectiveness and increasing their impact on boards, according to the Banks Board Bureau.

7. Axis Bank and Airtel tie-up to boost India’s digital ecosystem 2022

Axis Bank and Bharti Airtel have entered into a strategic partnership to strengthen the growth of the digital ecosystem in India, through a range of financial solutions.

The partnership would enable access to credit and various digital financial offerings from Axis Bank to Airtel’s 340 million-plus customers.

These will include first-of-its-kind co-branded credit card ‘Airtel Axis Bank Credit Card’ with industry-leading benefits, pre-approved instant loans, Buy Now Pay Later offerings and many more.

8.International Women’s Day: 08 March

International Women’s Day (IWD) is well known globally on 08 March each year. The day recognizes women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.

The event celebrates women’s achievements, raises awareness about women’s equality, and lobbies for accelerated gender parity.

The theme of 2022 International Women’s Day is “gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

9. 123Pay: RBI Governor launches new UPI Payments for feature phones

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das launched a new UPI payments service for feature phones UPI123Pay on March 8, 2022. The service will benefit an estimated 40 crore feature phone users and enable them to undertake digital payments in a secure manner.

The RBI Governor also launched a 24×7 helpline for digital payments called ‘Digisaathi’. The helpline has been set up by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).