Additionally, the following individuals are designated pursuant to E.O. 13818 for being foreign persons who are or have been a leader or official of RAB, an entity that has engaged in, or whose members have engaged in, serious human rights abuse relating to their tenure:

Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Director General, RAB, April 15, 2020 to present
Benazir Ahmed, former Director General, RAB, January 2015 to April 14, 2020
Khan Mohammad Azad, Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, March 16, 2021 to present
Tofayel Mustafa Sorwar, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, June 27, 2019 to March 16, 2021
Mohammad Jahangir Alam, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, September 17, 2018 to June 27, 2019
Mohammad Anwar Latif Khan, former Additional Director General (Operations), RAB, April 28, 2016 to September 17, 2018

Durga Puja in Kolkata Inscribed in 2021 (16.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Durga Puja is an annual festival celebrated in September or October, most notably in Kolkata, in West Bengal of India, but also in other parts of India and amongst the Bengali diaspora. It marks the ten-day worship of the Hindu mother-goddess […]

Considering the importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development, as underscored in the UNESCO Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore of 1989, in the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity of 2001, and in the Istanbul Declaration of 2002 adopted by the Third Round Table of Ministers of Culture,

Thank you for inviting me this evening to the Mint’s Annual Banking Conclave. The organisers have quite aptly selected an extremely topical and contemporary theme, i.e., Future of Banking: Navigating a Digital Opportunity for this year’s conclave. During the previous edition of this conclave, I remember Governor Shaktikanta Das speaking about digital disruptions and blurring of boundaries between traditional banks and FinTech & BigTech. Looking at the constellation of speakers who have been engaging with you, I am sure you all have had an extremely enlightening discourse on several of the emerging issues during the conclave.

An Act to make provisions as to the immunities, privileges and capacities of international organisations, in particular those of which the Government and foreign governments are members; to confer immunities and privileges on the staff of such organisations and representatives of member governments and in respect of premises and documents of such organisations; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.

Strong capital requirements are a necessary condition for banking sector stability
but by themselves are not sufficient. A strong liquidity base reinforced through robust
supervisory standards is of equal importance. To date, however, there have been no
internationally harmonised standards in this area. The Basel Committee is therefore
introducing internationally harmonised global liquidity standards. As with the global capital
standards, the liquidity standards will establish minimum requirements and will promote an
international level playing field to help prevent a competitive race to the bottom.

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