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Why Rupee is falling against Dollar currently?

Sep 10, 2018
At the time of India's independence, the value of one dollar was equal to one rupee but in the June 2018, the value of Indian rupee against the US dollar has reached its lowest level at Rs.72.51 per dollar. In this article, we explained the reasons behind the depreciation of Indian Rupee in the current months.

What is the significance of the images on the reverse side of Indian Currencies?

Sep 3, 2018
There will hardly be a country in the world that does not have its own currency. Almost every country puts image of important person/monuments on its currency notes. India is also not behind in this practice. Indian currency note have images of Mahatma Gandhi, the Red Fort, the Sanchi Stupa, farmers, tiger and elephants etc.

What are the main Security Features of the Currency Notes of India?

Jul 16, 2018
An estimation done by the RBI says that the number of the counterfeit notes in the FY 2017 has increased by 20% and the number reached up to 7.62 lac. The maximum numbers of fake notes were in the denomination of 500 and 2000 rupees. To aware the general public we are publishing some security features of the currency notes so that, fake notes can be detected by the general public.

Coinage Act 2011: What you can’t do with Coins in India

Jul 11, 2018
RBI prints the currency notes as per the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 while the coins in India are minted as per The Coinage Act, 2011. In this article the reader will understand that which rules exist in India regarding the tendering of coins in the country. Interesting to know that the Coinage Act, 2011 is applicable in the whole India including the J & K.

Which are the biggest Banking Scams of India?

Jul 10, 2018
The banking system of any country comprises of the small savings of the people. When a large number of people deposit the money it becomes the huge amount in the hands of the banks. Commercial Banks lends this money to individuals, traders and institutions and earns profits in the form of interest. But when the lenders do not returns this amount to the banks it becomes the threat to the banks.

Why “I Promise to pay the bearer sum of 100 Rupees” is written on the Indian Currency?

Jun 26, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has the responsibility of printing currency notes in India. RBI prints the notes of all denomination except 1 rupee note because it is printed by the Ministry of Finance. Except one rupee note every currency note of India has the declaration of the RBI governor; “I Promise to pay the bearer sum of 100 Rupees”. Its simple meaning is; if somebody held a note of 100 rupee then it is the liability of the RBI to pay the bearer goods/gold of 100 rupee at any cost.

List of Public Sector Banks which have highest share in NPA

May 4, 2018
Accordingly to RBI, with effect from March 31, 2004, a Non-Performing Asset (NPA) shall be a loan or an advance where; Interest or instalment of principal remains overdue for a period of more than 90 days in respect of a term loan.

Difference between Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Banks

May 4, 2018
Banking sector of India can be broadly divided into two major groups’ i.e. scheduled bank and Non-Scheduled Banks. Banks which have been included in the second scheduled of the RBI Act, 1934; are called the scheduled bank while non scheduled banks are not included in the second schedule of the RBI Act,1934.

What are the guidelines of RBI for ‘on tap’ licensing of Private banks?

Apr 12, 2018
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had issued guidelines for licensing of new banks in the private sector on February 22, 2013. Two main guidelines to open the bank are; the aspirant entity / group should have total assets of Rs.50 billion or more and the initial minimum paid-up voting equity capital for a bank shall be Rs.5 billion. In the other words; the bank shall have a minimum net worth of Rs.5 billion at all times.

What is the difference between payments banks and commercial banks?

Mar 14, 2018
In India the Payments Banks and the Commercial Banks both work as per the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, but still the work of commercial banks is much larger than the payments banks. The biggest difference between the payments banks and the commercial banks is that the commercial banks can accept any sum of amount as a deposit/customer, but payments banks can accept deposits upto maximum Rs. 1 lakh/customer.

What is FRDI Bill and how will it affect your bank deposits?

Mar 9, 2018
The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017 introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 10, 2017, is presently under the consideration of the Joint Committee of the Parliament. The FRDI will provide a comprehensive resolution framework to deal with bankruptcy situations in financial sector entities such as banks and insurance companies.

Rs of 500 and 1000 Note Ban: Benefits & Drawbacks

Mar 5, 2018
PM Modi announced a decisive war against black money and also corruption by demonetising notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 which will be no longer legal. So, let us have a look on the benefits of this scheme, how it will be beneficial and also some drawbacks.

Fiscal Policy of India: Meaning, Objectives and Impacts on the Economy

Feb 26, 2018
Fiscal policy deals with the taxation and expenditure decisions of the government. Some of the major instruments of fiscal policy are as follows: Budget, Taxation, Public Expenditure, public revenue, Public Debt, and Fiscal Deficit in the economy.

List of top 15 Private Sector Banks in India

Feb 23, 2018
In banking sector, there are 3 types of banks i.e. Public sector Banks, Private sector Banks and Foreign sector banks. In private sector Banks; the Banks are owned through either an individual or with limited partners and these types of banks are not incorporated. HDFC (Housing and Development Finance Corporation) is the biggest bank of India in terms of market capitalization followed by axis bank and ICICI Bank.

6 Amazing Questions on Indian Budget You Never Knew

Feb 1, 2018
The Union Budget of India, which is known also as the ‘Annual financial statement’ in the Article 112 of the Indian Constitution. The first Union budget of independent India was presented by R. K. Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha are the only two leaders who presented the Union Budget of India 5 times consecutively.

Is inflation always bad for the economy

Jan 31, 2018
A simple definition of the inflation is the constant rise in the price of goods and services. More often inflation is considered bad for any economy but this is just half truth. The positive and negative impacts of inflation on the economy depend on the rate of the inflation. Moderate inflation is good for the growth of the economy while hyperinflation is injurious for it.

What is the cost of printing 200, 500 and 2000 rupees notes in India?

Jan 2, 2018
In India, printing of new notes is the solely right of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).RBI prints currency notes of all denomination except one rupee note. In its annual report, the Reserve Bank has stated that the cost of printing a note of 200 rupees is Rs.2.93, printing cost of 500 rupee note is Rs. 2.94 and printing of a 2000 rupee note costs Rs.3.54.

Why size of the coins is decreasing in India

Dec 18, 2017
In India, the Finance Ministry is responsible for the minting of coins and printing of one rupee notes. The Finance Ministry is reducing the size of the coins every year, but do you know the reason behind this step. The Government of India tries that the metallic value of any coin should remain less than its face value, because if the metallic value of the coins becomes more than the face value then the people will melt the coin and sale the metal in the open market.

How to change Soiled and mutilated Bank Notes as per RBI rules

Dec 13, 2017
If you have old and soiled Notes, then you can change these Notes by going to any commercial bank. The most convenient thing is that customer need not to have any account with the bank in which he is going to change the Notes. No bank can refuse to change your old and soiled old Notes because of the rules of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

What is the Sensex and how is it calculated

Dec 11, 2017
The Sensex measures the stock prices of 30 listed companies of the Bombay Stock Exchange. If the Sensex rises up, then it shows that the stock price of most companies of "Bombay Stock Exchange" (BSE) has increased and if the Sensex decreases; it shows that the stock price of most companies of BSE has dropped down. The main reason for the ups and downs in the Sensex is the fluctuations in the prices of these 30 companies.

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