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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

DAILY GK 21 JAN 2020

DAILY GK 21 JAN 2020
1.     ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’
ü ‘One Nation, One Ration Card’ scheme will be implemented by June 1, 2020  across the country. The announcement was made by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan.
The scheme is operational in 12 states across the country which includes Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Tripura, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana.

2.    Oxfam Report
ü Oxfam International released a report titled ‘Time to Care:Unpaid and underpaid care work and the global inequality crisis’. As per the report, India’s richest 1% of the population has more than 4 times of wealth held by 953 million people making up for the bottom 70% of the country’s population. 2,153 of total billionaires globally in 2019 had more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population.

3.    Airtel joins hands with Bharti AXA to provide life insurance
ü Bharti Airtel Limited  has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company Limited to offer Rs 2 lakh insurance cover to Airtel users with every recharge of Rs 179 prepaid bundle. The new plan will be accessible at any Airtel retail store or on Airtel Thanks app.

4.    UNCTAD report
ü According to the “Global Investment Trend Monitor report 2020” released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)India ranked 8th among the top 10 countries attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2019. During this period FDI in India grew by 16 % to $ 49 billion (bn). This led to a surge in FDI growth in South Asia (SA), which recorded a 10% increase in FDI to $ 60 billion.
ü The United States (US) remained the largest recipient of FDI in flow, attracting $251 billion, followed by China with flows of $140 bn & Singapore with $110 bn.

5.    Cisco Youth Leadership Award 2019
ü Priya Prakash, the founder and CEO of India-based “HealthSetGo” has won the Global citizen prize: Cisco Youth Leadership award for 2019. The award was given for her school  health program that provides healthcare support to children.The Award was given by Cisco Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas at Royal Albert Hall, London.
ü Information recording: Doctor’s record the information in real time on HealthSetGo’s proprietary app, records are sharable and providing a single place for medical records to be stored.

6.    GOI has appointed Challa Sreenivasulu Setty as the MD of the State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of three years.

7.    New chairperson of NMML council
ü Nripendra Misra, the former principal secretary to the PM Narendra Modi has been appointed chairperson of the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). The appointment is confirmed by the Ministry of Cultural.

8.    New head of BOB, BOI & Canara bank
ü The Government appointed head of 3 large public sector banks- Bank of India (BOI), Bank of Baroda (BOB) and Canara bank for a period of 3 years. The newly appointed members are as follows:
Sanjiv Chadha
Bank of Baroda
Atanu kumar Das
Bank of India
Lingam Venkat Prabhakar
Canara Bank

9.    Tropical Cyclone Tino
ü Cyclone Tino has hit an island nation of Fiji. The capital and Currency of Fiji is Suva and Fijian Dollar respectively.



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