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Monday, June 1, 2020

DAILY Current Affairs 30 MAY 2020

DAILY GK C.A 30 MAY

 

1. INSTANT ALLOTMENT FACILITY OF PAN

·        Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Instant Permanent Account Number (PAN) facility of Income Tax (IT) Department through Aadhaar based e-KYC (Electronic Know your Client) to provide further ease to taxpayers, from New Delhi.

·         This launch has been made on the lines of the para 129 of the FY20-21 Budget stating a simplified allotment process of PAN.

·        It is a system under which PAN will be instantly allotted online for those who possess a valid Aadhaar number.

·        The allotment process is paperless and an electronic PAN (e-PAN) is issued to the applicants free of cost.

 

2. 22ND MEETING OF THE FSDC

·        Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 22nd Meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) via video conferencing, which was the first meet since the coronavirus outbreak.

·        The meet was held to review the various measures to maintain financial stability in the context of COVID-19.

·        The economy is expected to contract by 5% by some estimates amid the virus crisis.

·        The FSDC is the apex body of sectoral regulators, headed by the finance minister. 

·        The idea to create this regulatory body was mooted by the Raghuram Rajan (ex RBI Governor) Committee in 2008.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

DAILY GK 23 – 24 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 23 – 24 FEB 2020
1.    International Judicial Conference 2020
ü Narendra Modi addressed the International Judicial Conference in New Delhi. The theme of the conference was “Gender Just World” while its topic was “Judiciary and The Changing World”. Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde, Attorney General K.K. Venugopal addressed the gathering.

2.    G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting
ü Meeting was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia the theme “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All”. The meet was chaired by the Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan

3.    Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival 2020
ü Ceremony was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Hrithik Roshan bagged the Best Actor award for film “Super 30”.Divyanka Tripathi was honoured as the Best Actress for television.

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DAILY GK 22 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 22 FEB 2020
1.    Indian Army is Set to Get New Headquarters
ü Defense Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of the Army Headquarters new building “Thal Sena Bhawan” in Delhi Cantonment. Thal Sena Bhawan, the multi-storeyed complex adopting Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA-5 rating) norms, designed like a “rising sun” and spread over nearly 39 acres.

2.    High Level Global Conference on Road Safety
ü The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety with theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030” was held in Stockholm, Sweden.It was hosted by Government of Sweden in collaboration with WHO.
ü Indian delegation was led by Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari.

3.    National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI)
ü In order to promote financial literacy RBI has released a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) 2019-24. The strategy has been prepared by Financial Inclusion Advisory Committee (FIAC) of the RBI in consultation with the Centre, SEBI, IRDAI, and PFRDA.
ü NSFI has been finalized and approved by the Financial Stability Development Council (FSDC).

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Friday, February 21, 2020

DAILY GK 20 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 20 FEB 2020
1.    India turn on to Bharat Stage(BS)-VI
ü India to switch to World’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1,2020, when it proceeds to Bharat Stage (BS-VI) from BS-IV grades at present. India will join the select League of Nations using petrol & diesel which contains 10ppm (parts per millions of Sulphur which cuts down vehicular discharge that is stated to be one of the reasons for pollution.
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2.    India’s tallest pier bridge
ü The northern frontier railway construction has constructed India’s tallest railway pier bridge. It is built across the Makru river in the Tamenglong district of Manipur,Noney of Manipur.It is 100m tall similar to a 33 storey building.
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Sunday, February 2, 2020

DAILY GK 30 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 30 JAN 2020
1.    Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Vanilla’
ü The Indian Navy(IN) launched ‘Operation Vanilla’. The purpose of this operation is to support and provide assistance to Tropical Cyclone Ava & flood-hit Madagascar.  The Indian Navy Ship(INS) Airavat has been deployed to this mission. 
ü The assistance has been provided in consonance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’. It is also to be noted that Madagascar is a member of the inter-governmental organisation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

2.    10 more wetlands declared as Ramsar sites
ü Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of national importance. Ramsar sites are those which are declared under the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971 to preserve wetlands of national importance. Thus India now has a total of 37 Ramsar sites.

3.    World’s largest meditation centre
ü World’s largest meditation centre was inaugurated at Kanha Shanti Vanam in Hyderabad, Telangana to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) and Heartfulness Institute. It can accommodate 1 lakh practitioners at a time.

4.    Tyler Prize 2020
ü The Indian environmentalist and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Pavan Sukhdev won Tyler Prize 2020 for Environmental Achievement for his groundbreaking “green economy” work along with conservation biologist Gretchen C. Daily from United States (US).

5.    India’s Ambassador to US
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Diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA). He succeeded Harsh Vardhan Shringla who will take charge as the next foreign secretary.

6.    New PM of Qatar
ü Tamim bin Hamad AI Thani, Emir of Qatar appointed Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani as new Prime Minister (PM) of Qatar, Doha.

7.    International Boxing tournament Strandja 2020
ü The 71st edition of International Boxing Tournament “Strandja”2020 was held in Sofia, BulgariaIndia ranked 9th in the medal tally with 3 medals (1 Silver, 2 Bronze). The list was topped by Ukraine with 10 medals.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

DAILY GK 25 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 25 JAN 2020
1.    Summit on women in STEM
ü Department of Biotechnology under the aegis of Ministry of Science & Technology has organized a 2-day long International Summit on Women in STEM–“Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi with the aim to increase the participation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field for development of scientific career.

2.    India’s first e-waste clinic
ü India’s first e-waste clinic was opened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.The e-waste clinic was jointly set up by the Central Pollution Board Control -CPCB and Bhopal Municipal Corporation -BMC.
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DAILY GK 23 – 24 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 23 – 24 JAN 2020
1.    PRAGATI meeting 2020 in New Delhi
ü PM Narendra Modi chaired 32nd PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) meeting 2020 and discussed progress of several projects in New Delhi.
ü PM modi reviews progress under insurance schemes- PMJJBY and PMSBY
ü Modi also reviewed the work related to insurance schemes – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY) and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’(PMSBY).
ü The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) project was also reviewed by Modi. It is a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-governance.

2.    Jharia is the most polluted Indian city
ü The Greenpeace India report for 2018 was released based on the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP).Jharia in Jharkhand which is known for Coal-belching is the most polluted Indian city with 322 µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter) of PM10 (Particulate matter) pollutants in 2018.Dhanbad is the second-most polluted Indian City .
ü Lunglei in Mizoram is the least polluted followed by Meghalaya’s Dowki.

3.    Democracy Index 2019
ü According to the 12th edition of the ‘Democracy Index 2019: A year of democratic setbacks and popular protest’, released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), India has slipped 10 ranks to 51st spot with the score of 6.90 in this index.
ü Top & bottom: Norway tops the list with a score of 9.87 while North Korea is at the bottom with 167th place with 1.08 points.

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DAILY GK 22 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 22 JAN 2020
1.    NIC TechConclave 2020’
ü Ravi Shankar Prasad has inaugurated a 2-day long 2nd edition of ‘NIC TechConclave 2020’based on the theme “Technologies for NextGen Governance” held at New Delhi.

2.    Agricultural leasing policy
ü Uttarakhand has become the first state in India which has made a policy to lease agricultural land. After the approval of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the state government has issued the order.
ü Under this leasing policy, instead of giving land on a 30-year lease, the concerned farmer will get the rent for the land.

3.    Disabled aircraft recovery equipment
ü An agreement was signed by The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to acquire Disabled Aircraft Recovery Equipment (DARE) to enhance operational capabilities and to reduce downtime during runway emergencies.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

DAILY GK 4 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 4 JAN 2020
1.    Gujarat to boost Patola Saree production
ü Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) opened its first Silk Processing Plant in Surendranagar district of Gujarat to increase the production of Gujarat Patola Sarees. The Plant was set up at a cost of Rs 75 lakh by Khadi institution where RS 60 lakh was contributed by KVIC. Patola Sarees are the trademark of Gujarat.

2.    India and Pakistan exchanged list of Nuclear Installations.
ü The nuclear installation exchange was done under the terms of the  under the agreement on prohibition of attack against nuclear installations between India and Pakistan that came into force on January 27, 1991.

3.    $75 mn line of credit to Cuba for solar parks
ü Exim Bank, the premier export finance institution of India has given a $75 million (over Rs 500 crore) line of credit to Cuba for financing 75 MW (megawatt) Photovoltaic Solar Parks.
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

DAILY Current Affairs 1 – 2 JAN 2020


DAILY Current Affairs 1 – 2 JAN 2020
1.    5th Swachh Survekshan League 2020
ü  Hardeep Singh Puri,has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan League 2020 (Quarter 1 and Quarter 2). >10lakh population: Among the cities with more than 10 lakh population category, Indore ranked 1st in both quarter 1 and quarter 2.
ü  1-10 lakh population: Among cities with 1-10 lakh population, Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) ranked 1st in both quarter 1 and quarter 2.

2.    2019-2025 National Infrastructure Pipeline report
ü  Nirmala Sitharaman released a report of the task force on National Infrastructure Pipeline for 2019-2025 (NIP 2019-25) inorder to achieve the $5 trillion economy by 2024-25 . Based on the information compiled by the task force headed by Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu ChakrabortyRs 102 lakh crores has been projected on the capital expenditure in infrastructure sectors in India during the fiscals 2020 to 2025.  The capital expenditure will be shared by the Centre, States and the private sector in the ratio 39:39:22 respectively.

3.    Review crop insurance scheme-PMFBY
ü  The central Government has formed a 7-member group of ministers (GoM) headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to review the crop insurance scheme ,“Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)” & make suggestions to improve it according to the needs of the farmers.

4.    Pragati Maidan metro station renamed as Supreme Court metro station

5.    14th Global healthcare summit in 2021
ü  The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a professional association for Indian American physicians, is set to organize a 3-days long 14th Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) in Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh(AP) from January 3, 2021 for the 1st time.

6.    Department of military affairs
ü  Government has created a new ‘Department of Military affairs (DMA)’ in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to be headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat. The new department works for the unity of the three forces Army, Navy and Air Force and will also monitor the services .The DMA is the 5th department in the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was created after a change in Government of India (Allocation of Business), Rules 1961.

7.    RBI governor launched MANI app
ü  Shri Shaktikanta Das launched a mobile app named “MANI” (Mobile Aided Note Identifier) that would help visually impaired people to identify denomination of currency notes correctly.

8.    Small savings schemes interest rates unchanged
ü  Union Finance Ministry,  has not made any changes in the interest rates on its small savings schemes (SSS) of the post office for the fourth quarter of the financial year(FY)  2019-20 starting from January 1, 2020- March 31, 2020 due to softening in the bank deposit rate.
Current Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes:
Small Savings Scheme
Annual Interest Rate
Public Provident Fund (PPF)
7.9%
National Savings Certificate (NSC)
7.9%
Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)
7.6%  (113 months maturity)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account
8.4%

9.    Piyuus jaiswal wins Global Bihar excellence award 2019
ü  Piyuus Jaiswal has been awarded the Global Bihar Excellence Award 2019 by Rajya Sabha MP and Padma Shri Awardee Dr CP Thakur & Bihar Women Commission president Dilmani Devi in Patna, Bihar for his invaluable and outstanding contribution towards social welfare, women empowerment and introducing new talent in the field of arts and culture.

10. TS Sundar appointed as interim MD&CEO and additional director of Lakshmi Vilas Bank

11. HDFC gets requisite approval to hold a 51.2% stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company
ü  HDFC has received its requisite approvals from Competition Commission of India (CCI), IRDAI to acquire 51.2% stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company from Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL) and other shareholders. After the acquisition, Apollo Munich will be merged with and into HDFC Ergo, subject to approval from the Mumbai bench of National Company Law Tribunal. IRDAI granted approval under Section 6A of the Insurance Act, 1938.

12. IAF chief formally inducted Dornier 228 aircraft
ü  Indian Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria formally inducted the light utility aircraft Flight Inspection System (FIS) Dornier 228 into the No. 41 ‘Otters’ Squadron at a ceremony at the Palam Air Force Station in New Delhi.
ü  About Dornier-228 aircraft:
The Do-228 is a twin-engine, multirole light transport aircraft, capable of transporting up to 19 passengers or various cargoes, jointly designed and developed by Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and RUAG Aerospace, Germany.

13. UPSRTC launched ‘Damini’ helpline service
ü  UPSRTC (Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) has launched ‘Damini’ helpline service considering the safety of the women passengers in Uttar Pradesh (UP). As the extension of ‘Nirbhaya Yojana’ the unique number “81142-77777”.

14. Kerala became 1st State to pass resolution against citizenship Amendment Act
ü  Kerala became the 1st state in the country to pass a resolution scrapping the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 (CAA). The resolution was moved by Kerala’s Chief Minister Shri Pinarayee Vijayan and was seconded by the Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala.


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