General Awareness-One Liners
1-Printing of New currency notes (2000 Rs.) takes place at Salboni (West Midnapur,West Bengal.
2-Printing of New currency notes (500 Rs.) takes place at Security press of Nashik (Maharashtra), and Devas (Madhya Pradesh)
3-Currency notes are printed by Security printing and minting corporation of India.
Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL) was incorporated on 13 January 2006 under the Companies Act, 1956 with its headquarters in New Delhi.
4-British company ‘Thomas de la ru’ printed 1st note of India at 1862. Today this company printed currency notes for more than 150 countries.
5-The Security Paper Mill (SPM), Hoshangabad was established in 1968 which is responsible for the manufacturing of different types of Security Papers.
6- There are 4 printing presses in the country -They are Currency Note Press, Nashik Road, Bank Note Press, Dewas, India Security Press, Nashikand Security Printing Press, Hyderabad.
7-The Mints are situated at Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Noida.
8-Coins are minted at the four India Government Mints
a) Noida, Uttar Pradesh – It was set up in 1986 and it started minting ferritic stainless steel coins from 1988.
b) Alipore (Kolkata), West Bengal-It was established in 1929.
c) Mumbai, Maharashtra –It was established in 1929.
d) Saifabad and Cherlapally (Hyderabad), Telangana –It was established in 1903 by the Government of the erstwhile Nizam of Hyderabad.
It was taken over by the Government of India in 1950 & started minting since 1953.
9-The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had released a payment system vision during the period of 2012-2015.
10-In the mid-week of April 2016 RBI Governor launched the UPI developed by NPCI.As of now 21 banks are implementing this UPI app.
11-A credit amount for which both the principal amount and the interest due on the amount is not paid for a specific period of time (generally 90 days) is termed as NPA.
12-Public sector banks will get an infusion of 35000 crore from RBI
13-Private sector banks will get an infusion of 5000 crore from RBI
14-SARFAESI Act amended to handle NPA related cases in State High court and Supreme court
15-RBI has unlocked 40000 crore to banks to handle the NPA problem temporarily
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