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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

DAILY GK 10 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 10 JAN
1.    WORLD’S HIGHEST RAIL BRIDGE
ü  Government of India set a new deadline for the completion of the world’s highest railway bridge- Chenab bridgeKashmir will be connected to the rest of India by Indian railways by December 2021. Konkan railway is the implementing agency of this project.The Chenab bridge will be 35m taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris,France.
Once completed, it will surpass the record of the Beipan river Shuibai railway bridge (275 m) in China.

2.    STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX 2019
ü  The index tracks the progress of Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives undertaken in 36 states and Union Territories(UTs) based on 97 indicators.The states and UTs listed under front runner categories were Haryana, Kerala and Karnataka, thus making the total count to 3. 


3.    RBI INTRODUCED VIDEO-BASED IDENTIFICATION PROCESS FOR KYC
ü  RBI for the 1st time has introduced Aadhaar-based Video Customer Identification Process (V-CIP). This process will allow banks and other lenders to complete the KYC (Know Your Customer) process of customers on video itself. This facility can be used as an alternative to the already available e-KYC facility. To introduce V-CIP, RBI has amended guidelines under the Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005.

4.    HDFC ERGO HEALTH INSURANCE LTD
ü  HDFC has completed the acquisition of majority stake in Apollo Munich Health Insurance for Rs.1,495.81crore. Now, Apollo Munich Health Insurance company renamed as HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Ltd (HDFC ERGO Health) and will operate as a subsidiary of HDFC.
ü  AnujTyagi, appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC ERGO Health, subject to approval from IRDAI.

5.    World Hindi day-January 10, 2020

6.    1st Indian equestrian to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 
ü  Fouaad Mirza become the first Indian rider to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan since Imtiaz Anees (2000 Sydney); after his qualification was confirmed by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).


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