RBI, GFIN collaborate to prevent "greenwashing".

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be participating in the Global Financial Innovation Network's (GFIN) Greenwashing TechSprint.
  • Aim: To address the concern over exaggerated, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials
  • GFIN support financial innovation in the interest of consumers.
  • The RBI has invited Indian firms to participate in the TechSprint to address sustainable finance as a collective priority.

RBI launches "100 Days 100 Pays" campaign.

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched a campaign 100 Days 100 Pays for banks to trace and settle the top 100 unclaimed deposits of every bank in every district of the country within 100 days.
  • Aim: To reduce the quantum of unclaimed deposits in the banking system and return such deposits to their rightful owners/claimants
  • An unclaimed deposit is one which does not see any activity for 10 years or more and is deemed as an inactive deposit.

Santiniketan in tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • The home of Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, Saantinketan has been recommended for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • The quaint town in West Bengal’s Birbhum district is also home to the Visva-Bharti University built by Tagore.
  • Santiniketan, over 160 km from Kolkata, was originally an ashram built by Tagore’s father Debendranath Tagore.
  • India has a total of 40 sites that enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage tag.

India's exports of agricultural products cross Rs. 4 lakh crore mark.

  • Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar attended the 8th meeting of Agriculture Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries through video conferencing.
  • During the conference, he informed that India's exports of agricultural and allied products have crossed four lakh crore rupees.
  • He has also highlighted India's performance in the agriculture sector and contribution to global food security with food grain production.

71 million people internally displaced worldwide: IDMC.

  • According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)'s annual report, the number of internally displaced people around the world reached 71 million as of the end of 2022.
  • The number of movements in which people fled in search of safety and shelter was also unprecedented in 2022 with a figure of 60.9 million.
  • The conflict in Ukraine triggered nearly 17 million displacements and monsoon floods in Pakistan triggered 8.2 million.

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