Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2023-24 Series II opens until 15 September

Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) are open for subscription until September 15th, marking the second series of the scheme for the fiscal year 2023-24.

  1. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set the price of the gold bonds at 5,923 rupees per gram.
  2. Online applicants will receive a discount of 50 rupees per gram less than the nominal value when paying digitally, making the issue price for online investors 5,873 rupees per gram.
  3. The minimum investment allowed in a gold bond is one gram, while the maximum subscription limit is set at 4 kg for individuals and 20 kg for trusts and similar entities per fiscal year.
  4. SGB offers a safer alternative to physical gold and an additional income source, making it an attractive investment option.
  5. The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme was initiated by the government in November 2015, under the Gold Monetisation Scheme.

Q.: Which government scheme introduced the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme in November 2015?

a) Gold Reserve Scheme
b) Gold Monetisation Scheme
c) Gold Investment Initiative
d) Gold Security Program

Ans : b) Gold Monetisation Scheme

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