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Saturday, December 28, 2019

DAILY GK 26 DEC 2019

DAILY GK 26 DEC 2019
1.    Govt launched good governance index
ü Dr Jitendra Singh launched the ‘Good Governance Index’ (GGI) in New Delhi.
ü Tamil Nadu (TN)won the 1st position in the composite ranking for good governance index (GGI).
ü Himachal Pradesh (HP) topped the ranking in followed North-east and hill category. It was followed by Uttarakhand(2nd), Tripura(3rd).
ü Among the UTs, Puducherry topped the list. It was followed by Chandigarh(2nd), Delhi (3rd).

2.    Prime Minister Modi Launched Atal Bhujal Yojana
ü PM Narendra Modi launched Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL) and named the Strategic Tunnel under Rohtang Pass after Vajpayee, in an event held in New Delhi on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ü It is a central sector scheme with an outlay of Rs 6000 crores and will be implemented for a 5-year period (2020-21 till 2024-2025).
ü The improvement will be done through community participation in identified priority areas in 7 States, they are Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh(MP), Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP).
Out of the Rs. 6000 crores total outlay, 50% will be given by World Bank as a loan which will be repaid by the central govt. later.

3.    Russia owns hypersonic weapons
ü Russian President, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin ,Russia is the only country in the world that has hypersonic weapons. He revealed the new zircon missile.As per Putin ,the Zircon missile, which can fly from land to land in 10 times faster than the speed of sound.

4.    RBI launches new PPI for digital transactions
ü In order to boost small value digital transactions RBI, has launched a semi-closed prepaid payment instrument (PPI) for the transaction of goods and services up to a limit of Rs 10,000. This direction has made under Section 18 read with Section 10(2) of Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007.
ü These will be issued by a bank and non-bank PPI issuers after obtaining minimum details of the PPI holder which includes a mobile number verified with a one-time pin (OTP) and a self-declaration of name and unique identity/identification.

5.     “Trend and Progress of Banking in India”
ü RBI has released the report on “Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2018-19”, a publication in compliance with Section 36 (2) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
ü The gross NPA of the Scheduled Commercial Banks  improved to 9.% in March 2019 from 11.2% in March 2018.While, Net NPA of all commercial banks declined to 3.7 % in 2018-19 as compared to 6 %in the previous fiscal.
The green finance development faces many challenges, such as “greenwashing” /false claims of environmental compliance, plurality of green loan definitions, and mismatches of maturity between long-term green investment & relatively short-term interests of investors.

6.    Leander Paes to retire from Professional Tennis
ü Leander Paes has announced his retirement in the year 2020. He is a winner of 18 Grand Slam titles consisting of eight in men’s doubles and 10 in mixed doubles.He is also the first Indian and the only tennis player to have participated in seven Olympic Games.

7.    6th International Cup (Weightlifting) 2019
ü The 6th edition of Qatar Weightlifting International Cup 2019, a qualification event for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, held in Doha, Qatar.

List of Indian winner:
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
women’s 49 kg
Jeremy Lalrinnunga
men’s 67 kg
Rakhi Halder
women’s 64kg

8.    National Good Governance Day-December 25, 2019
ü December 25 marking the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
ü The Prime Minister Modi also unveiled a 25 feet bronze statue of Vajpayee in the UP govt. Building (Lok Bhavan).
ü The new collectorate building in Dehradun, Uttarakhand which is to be built under Smart City Mission has been decided to be named after Vajpayee.



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