News18 Evening Digest: Ex-RAW Chiefs Explain Diplomats’ Expulsion by India, Canada And Other Top Stories – News18

Last Updated: September 28, 2023, 17:37 IST

The relationship between the two countries has been strained ever since New Delhi snubbed Ottawa during G20 summit. (File Photo)

We are also covering: RBI imposition of penalties on top state-owned banks; Nora Fatehi will not be returning as a judge in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 11 among other stories

Hi readers, from understanding the diplomat’s expulsion by India and Canada to the discovery of Zealandia, the 8th Continent, we have all you need to know.

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RBI Imposes Penalty On 3 Banks For Irregularities, SBI To Pay Rs 1.3 Crore

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced on September 25 that it had imposed penalties on top state-owned banks in the country including State Bank of India, Indian Bank and Punjab & Sind Bank. These penalties were enforced for violating several regulatory norms while underscoring the RBI’s commitment to upholding banking standards and ensuring customer protection. READ MORE

EXPLAINED | Scientists Discover Zealandia, the 8th Continent That Had Been Missing For 375 Years

A team of seismologists and geologists have discovered a continent that was hidden for around 375 years. The small team has created a newly refined map of Zealandia or Te Riu-a-Maui, which is considered as the ‘eighth continent of the world’ that is beneath the Pacific Ocean. READ MORE

Asian Games 2023, September 28 Live Updates: Anush Agarwalla Wins Historic Bronze in Equestrian After Shooting Gold and Wushu Silver

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