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Ayushmann Khurrana joins CoinDCX for ‘Future Yahi Hai’ campaign
Ayushman Khurrana has ventured into the cryptocurrency space through his association with CoinCDX’s ‘Future Yahi Hai’ campaign.
The campaign will address major issues and dispel myths when it comes to crypto investments.
CoinDCX is India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange valued at USD 1.1 billion.
Quick Facts: Sumit Gupta and Neeraj Khandelwal are the founders of CoinDCX.
RBI imposes a fine of INR 1.95 crores on Standard Chartered Bank
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposes a fine of INR 1.95 crore on the Standard Chartered Bank.
The fine came as the bank failed to report a cyber security incident within the prescribed period and failed to credit the amount involved in unauthorized e-transactions.
SCB was also penalized for its non-compliance with RBI’s directions on customer protection.
Quick Facts: Bill Winters is the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank.
Summits and Conferences
4th General Assembly of International Solar Alliance begins
The Fourth General Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has been organized virtually.
The event will run till 21st October 2021.
The Assembly will be presided over by the President of the ISA Assembly RK Singh.
Quick Facts: RK Singh is the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy.
India ranks 40th in 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index Survey
Leading management consulting firm, Mercer Consulting has released the 13th edition of the Mercer Global Pension Index (MCGPI).
India has been ranked at 40th position out of 43 countries in the 2021 Mercer CFS Global Pension Index survey.
Iceland has topped the Index followed by Netherlands and Norway.
Quick Facts: Martin Ferland is the President and CEO of Mercer.
India’s Bhavani Devi wins Charlellville National Competiton in France
Fencer Bhavani Devi has won the CHarlellville National Competition in France in the individual women’s saber event.
Bhavani made history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by becoming the first Indian to compete in the sport of fencing.
Bhavani is currently ranked 50th in the world and is the top-ranked fencer from India.
Legendary Indian Poet Gulzar authors book titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”
Legendary Indian poet lyricist director Gulzar has released a new book titled “Actually… I Met Them: A Memoir”.
The memoir has been published by the publishing group Penguin Random House India.
Gulzar has shared many interesting unknown facts about legends like Kishore Kumar, Bimal Roy, Ritwik Ghatak, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, and Mahasweta Devi among others.
Summits and Conferences
India, Israel, UAE and US decide to launch quadrilateral economic forum
India. Israel, UAE, and United States have decided to launch a new quadrilateral economic forum.
The forum discussed possibilities for joint infrastructure projects expanding economic and political cooperation in the Middle East and Asia.
The Quadrilateral builds on ongoing cooperation between the US, Israel, and UAE after the Abraham Accords last year.