Headlines Of The Day 04/01/2024


World Braille Day : 

World Braille Day is observed globally on January 4th to commemorate the birth of Louis Braille, the creator of the Braille script, born in France in 1809. The United Nations has designated this day to highlight the crucial role of Braille in education, communication, and social inclusion. Braille is a tactile writing system that enables people with visual impairments to read and write, promoting accessibility and independence. Mead More


RBI Unveils Draft Circular Outlining New Dividend Payout Rules for Domestic and Overseas Banks in India : 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a draft circular with new dividend payout rules for domestic and overseas banks in India. Effective from the fiscal year 2024-25, the guidelines aim to align with global standards and address the evolving financial landscape. The proposal states that banks with a net non-performing asset ratio (NNPA) above 6% and a capital adequacy ratio (CRAR) below 11.5% will be barred from declaring dividends. Read More


India Records 602 New COVID-19 Cases in the Past 24 Hours : 

In the past 24 hours, the country has recorded 602 new COVID-19 cases, with 4,440 active cases currently reported, as stated by the Health Ministry. During this period, five fatalities occurred, while 722 Covid-19 patients were discharged. Read More


Ukraine and Russia Swap Nearly 500 Prisoners of War in Recent Exchange : 

Russia and Ukraine engaged in a significant exchange of nearly 500 prisoners of war, showcasing a rare area of cooperation between the two nations. The exchanged prisoners encompass Ukrainian service members detained in conflicts at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol and on Snake Island in the Black Sea. Read More


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