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Thursday, December 12, 2019


1.        India’s 1st Ganga Centralised aqua lab
ü  Uttarakhand state forest minister Harak Singh Rawat laid foundation stone of India’s first Ganga centralized aqua lab at Wildlife Institute of India (WII) Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The aqualabs will be set up under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).

2.        2019 NATO Summit
ü  The UK hosted two day long 2019 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Summit in London.The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the summit. Chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

3.        15th Climate Risk Index 2020
ü  According to the 15th edition of  “Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2020: Who Suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events  Weather-Related Loss Events in 2018 and 1999 to 2018” released by Germanwatch (Bonn, Germany), India ranked 5th in the global list of most climate-affected country in 2018.Japan topped the list of the most affected countries with the CRI score of 5.50.

4.        Invasive use of Biometrics
ü  A study done by Comparitech, states that India ranks 5th in the list of invasive use of Biometrics while China, Malaysia and Pakistan come before India in the list.

5.        5th Bi-monthly monetary policy 2019
ü  RBI announced its 5th Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Rates for 2019-20 in Mumbai.
Current rates:
Policy Rates under Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF)
Repo Rate
Reverse Repo Rate
Marginal standing facility (MSF) Rate
Bank Rate
GDP Prediction
GDP for 2019-20
5 % (from 6.1 %)

6.        HDFC ERGO launched ‘my:health woman suraksha policy’
ü  HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company, India’s third-largest non-life insurance provider in the private sector, has launched “my:health Woman Suraksha policy”, a comprehensive medical insurance scheme specially designed for women.

7.        Roger Federer image engraved in the Swiss coin
ü  Roger Federer becomes the first ever living Swiss to have his face engraved in the Swiss coin. Roger’s image was engraved in a 20-Franc silver coin by the Swiss mint, official mint of the Swiss Confederation.

8.        International Volunteer Day (IVD) for Economic and Social Development-5th December 2019
ü  The theme of IVD 2019 is “Volunteer for an inclusive future”.

9.        World soil day-December 5,2019 The theme for the year 2019 is “Stop Soil Erosion, Save our Future”.



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