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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

DAILY GK 22 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 22 SEPT 2019
1.     The 35th Tri-Services Commanders Conference for 2019 was held in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
2.    General Conference of IAEA
ü  The 63rd Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria with participation from 171 IAEA member states.
3.    Reserve Bank new order regarding ‘failed’ transactions
ü  Under this, the time period has been fixed for the disposal of grievances and auto reversal of the amount on the failed transaction for the banks, which has been termed as Turn Around Time (TAT).
ü  Banks will have to pay compensation to the customers if there is no settlement or reversal of the transaction within this time period. This compensation will be as per Rs 100 per day after completion of the time period.


4.    RBI increased the loan sanction limit for small exporters
ü  RBI increased the loan sanction limit for small exporters as priority sector lending (PSL) by banks to Rs 40 crore per borrower from Rs 25 crore in order to boost credit to the export sector.
ü  The existing criteria of ‘units having a turnover of up to Rs 100 crore’ was removed.
ü  PSL is a mandatory requirement under which lenders are required to devote a portion of their advances to empower focused groups of the economy. All sectors put together, this adds up to 42% of the total lending for each bank.
5.    Sardar Patel National Unity Award
ü  union home ministry announced a new honour named the Sardar Patel National Unity Award to individuals and persons for promoting national unity and integrity.
6.    2020  QS Graduate Employability Rankings
ü  In QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) Graduate Employability Rankings 2020, the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay topped all the Indian institutes in the list with band ranking 111-120.
ü  The list was topped overall by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States (US).
7.    RIL becomes the most valued domestic firm
ü  Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) became the most valued domestic firm in market capitalisation (m-cap) by surpassing Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
ü  RIL’s m-cap stood at Rs 7,95,179.62 crore.
8.    Madhukar Kamath was elected as the chairman of the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for 2019-20 succeeding Hormusji N Cama.
9.    International Day of Peace- 21 September, 2019
ü  The theme of this Day for 2019 was ‘Climate Action for Peace’.
10. World Alzheimer’s Day 2019-September 21
11.  ‘ERSS – Dial 112’, ‘E-Beat Book’ System and the ‘E-Saathi App’
ü  Amit Shah launched 3 citizen centric services of chandigarh police at the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council in chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and Haryana. The three services are ‘E-Beat Book’ System, ‘E-Saathi App’ and Emergency Response Support System (ERSS – Dial 112).
ü  Emergency numbers like 1073 for road accidents, 1091, 181 for women helpline and other helpline services would be added under the ERSS-Dial 112 soon.


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