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PM Narendra Modi to launch Rs 20,000 crore MUDRA Bank on April 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Rs 20,000 crore MUDRA Bank on April 8 that aims to provide refinancing to small and medium enterprises, particularly those belonging to members of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
The proposed Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency or MUDRA Bank was announced by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Union Budget 2015-16 to refinance micro-finance institutions through Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana. “In lending, priority will be given to SC/ST enterprises,” he had said. READ HERE ABOUT MUDRA BANK Accordingly, the finance ministry on Wednesday also called a stakeholders’ consultation to finalise the modalities of functioning of the proposed agency.  The meeting was attended by representatives of micro-finance institutions, NBFCs, banks, NABARD, SIDBI and RBI. Related News; Unused priority sector lending funds to be diverted to MUDRA Bank
Unused priority sector lending funds of commercial banks will be used to set up the Rs 20,000 crore …

Sirisena meets Xi amid new look at ties

Sri Lanka’s new president Maithripala Sirisena has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies. Mr. Sirisena met with Mr. Xi on Thursday in Beijing at the start of his first visit to the Asian giant since