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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DAILY GK 24 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 24 APRIL 2019
1. THE AUTHORISED CAPITAL OF ALLAHABAD BANK RAISED TO RS. 8000 CRORE BY THE GOVERNMENT
The central government has increased the authorized capital of state-owned Allahabad Bank from Rs. 3,000 crore to Rs. 8,000 crore after consultation with the Reserve Bank of India.
This move by the central government has enabled Allahabad bank to raise further fund up to a maximum ceiling of Rs. 8,000 crore.

2. DEPOSITS IN JAN DHAN ACCOUNTS ARE SET TO CROSS RS 1 LAKH CRORE MARK
The total deposits in Jan Dhan Account are set to cross Rs 1 lakh crore soon. The scheme was launched on 28th August 2014 by the Modi-government with an aim to provide universal access to banking facilities to all households.
The total balance in the Jan Dhan accounts was at Rs 97,665.66 and the total number of Jan Dhan accounts crossed 35.39 crores. Also, more than 27.89 crores account holders have been issued the Rupay debit cards.
Recently, the government increased the accident insurance cover to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1 lakh for new accounts opened after 28th August 2018 and the overdraft limit was also doubled to Rs 10,000.


3. STANFORD STUDY REVEALED THAT GLOBAL WARMING SHRANK INDIAN ECONOMY BY 31 PERCENT
Stanford study shows how earth’s temperature changes have increased inequalities which resulted in the shrinking of the Indian economy by 31 percent due to global warming. The study published in the journal titled ‘Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’.
The study revealed that since the 1960s the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased in earth’s atmosphere which has benefited cooler countries like Norway and Sweden and harmed economic growth of warmer countries like India and Nigeria.

4. SWACCHTA PAKHWADA AWARDS 2019 AWARDED TO ALL INDIA RADIO, PUBLICATION DIVISION & CHILDREN’S FILM SOCIETY OF INDIA
Three organizations All India Radio, Publication Division and Children’s Film Society of India conferred Swacchta Pakhwada Award 2019. The award was given by Amit Khare, Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The award was received by Director General of All India Radio F. Sheheryar and Director General (News) Ms. Ira Joshi on behalf of All India Radio.

5. RATING AGENCY ICRA PROJECTS 7-7.5 GW SOLAR POWER CAPACITY ADDITION IN 2019-20
Rating agency ICRA has estimated 7-7.5 GW solar power capacity addition in 2019-20, which includes 1 GW of rooftop solar based on tendering and awards of projects in the last 12-15 months.
By contrast, solar capacity addition is estimated to have remained subdued at around 6 GW to 6.5 GW 2018-19 due to weak trend in award of solar projects in the year 2017.


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