Current Affairs: 07 January 2019

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07 January, 2019

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  1. 90,000 cr saved till March 2018 by using Aadhaar: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said using Aadhaar has helped the government save around 390,000 crore till March 2018 by eliminating duplicate, non-existent and fake beneficiaries. A World Bank report estimates that 377,000 crore can be saved every year by using Aadhaar, he added. Jaitley further said these savings can fund three schemes as big as Ayushman Bharat.

Source: – Livemint

 

  1. Parliamentary panel asks RBI to fix dysfunctional ATMs

A parliamentary panel has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to address the issue of dysfunctional ATMs to avoid any situation of a forced cash crunch. The panel further asked banks to install an adequate number of ATMs. There were 2,05,866 ATMs in the country as of September 2018, according to an RBI data.

Source: – Livemint

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