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DAILY GK: 26, 27 DEC 2021

 DAILY GK: 26, 27  DEC 2021

1.       GOI DECLARES SOYA MEAL AS AN ESSENTIAL COMMODITY

·         The Central Government has notified the order under the Essential Commodities Act to declare ‘Soya Meal’ as an Essential Commodities up to 30th June 2022 by amending the Schedule of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, to cool down the domestic prices of Soya Meal.

·         The decision would empower the Union Government and all States/Union Territories to regulate production, distribution etc. of Soya Meal and to smoothen the sale and availability of it in the market.

·         The Centre has also imposed stock holding limits on soya meal, which is used as a raw material in the poultry feed industry, till June 30, 2022, to curb hoarding and control price rise.

·         Soya meal processors, millers and plant owners could hold a maximum stock of 90 days of production and they are required to declare the storage location.

·         Government-registered trading companies, traders and private chaupals are allowed hold a maximum stock of 160 tonnes with a defined and declared storage location.

 

2.       CII DX AWARD FOR ‘MOST INNOVATIVE BEST PRACTICE’ 2021

·         ‘Most Innovative Best Practice’ at the coveted Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Digital Transformation Award 2021 or CII DX Award 2021 is received by HDFC Bank.

·         HDFC’s is recognized for efforts in world class financial inclusion in Village Level Executive (VLE) centres along with Government of India’s Common Service Centres (CSC).

 

3.       FIS ALPINE SKIING COMPETITION

·         Ace Indian skier Aanchal Thakur has won a Bronze medal at the FIS Alpine Skiing Competition in Montenegro.

·         Aanchal has become the first Indian Ski athlete to win two medals at international level.

·         She is also the 1st Indian to win a medal in the International Ski competition, when she won Bronze in 2018.

·         International Ski Federation (FIS)  Headquarters Oberhofen, Switzerland.

 

4.       PANKAJ ADVANI WINS 2021 NATIONAL BILLIARDS TITLE

·         Pankaj Advani defended his National Billiards Title  (11th title) after defeating Dhruv Sitwala at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (MP).

·         Pankaj Arjan Advani  has won the IBSF World Billiards Championship – 15 times, The World Team Billiards Championship – 1 time, among others

 

5.       BOOK “THE MODI GAMBIT: DECODING MODI 2.0”

·         Sanju Verma an economist and the BJP National Spokesperson, has authored a new book titled The Modi Gambit: Decoding Modi 2.0”. 

 

6.       GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY 2021 – DECEMBER 25 

·         The Good Governance Day is annually observed across India on 25th December to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister(PM) of India, who was born on 25th December 1924 in Gwalior, Gwalior State (now Madhya Pradesh), British India.

·         Good Governance Week – 20 to 25th December 2021

·         The theme of Good Governance Week is “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur”

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