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Current affair diary 23/1/2020

Subject: Economy

Domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs)

√The RBI has retained State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank as domestic systemically important banks (D-SIBs) or banks that are considered as “too big to fail”.

√The RBI had issued the framework for dealing with domestic systemically important banks on July 22, 2014.

√The D-SIB framework requires the RBI to disclose the names of banks designated as D-SIBs starting from 2015 and place these banks in appropriate buckets depending upon their systemic importance scores (SISs).

√According to analysts, too big to fail is a phrase used to describe a bank or company that’s so entwined in the economy that its failure would be catastrophic.

√In case a foreign bank having branch presence in India is a global systemically important bank (G-SIB), it has to maintain additional capital surcharge in India as applicable to it as a G-SIB, proportionate to its risk weighted assets (RWAs) in India.

?focus area for prelims 2021:
The banks included under D- SIBs
Characteristics of D- SIBs


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