Thursday, December 12, 2019

DAILY GK – 7, 8 DEC 2019

DAILY GK – 7, 8 DEC 2019
1.        India’s top 10 Police Stations 2019
ü  Ministry of Home Affairs has released the list of best performing Police Stations across the country for the year 2019. Aberdeen police station from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Balasinor police station from Gujarat and AjkBurhanpur from Madhya Pradesh take the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places respectively.

2.        Only 3% target achieved under the PM-AASHA
ü  Only 3% target of pulses and seeds achieved under the PradhanMantriAnnadataAaySanrakshanAbhiyan (PM-AASHA) scheme according to the data released by the Agriculture Ministry in the LokSabha on 3rd December 2019. The production of pulses has been only 1.08 lakh tons so far but the target of the PM-AASHA scheme is to produce 37.59 lakh metric tons of crops.

3.        15th Finance commission submits its 1st report
ü  15th Finance Commission headed by Nand Kishore (NK) Singh and its members S/Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Ashok Lahiri, Ramesh Chand, Anoop Singh and Secretary ShriArvind Mehta has submitted its report for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 to President Ram NathKovind.
ü  The Commission sets the formula for sharing of tax and other resources between the Center and the States.

4.        4th India water impact summit 2019
ü  Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has addressed the 4th India Water Impact Summit 2019 with the theme “Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga” held at New Delhi.
ü  As per Shekhawat recently, a massive 34-day journey river rafting expedition covered around 2,500 km length called ‘Ganga AamantranAbhiyan’ was launched from Devprayag till Ganga Sagar in West Bengal.

5.        7th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting
ü  7th edition of the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting was held in Vienna, Austria. The meeting was held under the Co-Chairmanship of OPEC’s President, Manuel Salvador Quevedo Fernandez, and Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
ü  Cut in oil production: During the meeting, the oil producing countries decided to cut oil production by 500,000 barrels per day with effect from January 1, 2020.

6.        NEFT transaction facility to be available 24×7 for customers
ü  RBI has allowed the round-the-clock (24×7) transactions facility under the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) system to customers on all days including weekends and holidays from December 16,2019.
ü  This direction was issued by RBI under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

7.        Girish Chandra Chaturvedi appointed as chairman of NSE
ü  India’s leading stock exchange the National Stock Exchange(NSE) has appointed public interest Director Girish Chandra Chaturvedi as its new chairman. The appointment was done after market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) approval. Chaturvedi replaced Ashok Chawla, who resigned as a chairman in January 2019.

8.        International Civil Aviation Day (ICAD) -7th December
ü  The theme of ICAD 2019-2023 is “75 years of connecting the world”.

9.        Armed Forces flag Day-7 December 2019

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