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DAILY GK 27 DEC 2019

DAILY GK 27 DEC 2019
1.    Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)
ü Narendra Modi has released the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
ü Out of 17.87 Crore Indian rural households, there are 14.6 Crore households who do not have household water tap connection facility. They account 81.67%.On financing front, Centre will provide Rs.2.08 lakh Crore while the fund sharing pattern to be 90:10 for Himalayan and North-Eastern States; 50:50 for other States and 100% for UTs.

2.    India’s First CNG Bus travel around 1000 kms
ü Dharmendra Pradhan has unveiled India’s first long distance CNG bus fitted with composite CNG cylinders, which can travel around 1000 kms in a single fill. Developed by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, & Agility Fuel Solutions of USA (United State of America) this newly launched bus has replaced the traditional very heavy Type-I Carbon Steel cylinders with Type IV Composite Cylinders.
ü The Buses would be given to Uttarakhand Transport Corporation (UTC) on lease basis after the launch to ply on Inter-city routes from Delhi to Dehradun and will be the first CNG Buses in Uttarakhand.

3.    Him Darshan express train
ü For the 1st time, the Indian Railways has started the new train “Him Darshan Express”, which comprising all-new Vistadome coaches run between Kalka (Haryana)-Shimla (Himachal Pradesh).

4.    Bharatnet project
ü To promote Digital India and make the internet accessible to the rural people, the central Government will provide free Wi-Fi will be provided to all villages across the country through BharatNet project by March 2020.This information was provided by Communication and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

5.    India’s first university for transgender
ü India’s 1st transgender university will open in Fazilnagar block in UP’s (Uttar Pradesh) Kushinagar district. It is being constructed by Akhil Bhartiya Kinnar Siksha Seva Trust (All-India transgender education service trust).

6.     “Best Performing Bank award” 
ü Narendra Singh Tomar, presented the Best Performing Award for Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) (2nd rank) to Andhra Bank for the financial year 2018-19.The Award was received by Executive Director of Andhra Bank, Kulbhushan Jain .
ü The Bank has set up 14 Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) so far in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Kerala.RSETIs, functions under the Andhra Bank Rural Development Trust.

7.    IAF decommissioned its last MiG-27 squadron 
ü MiG-27 (Mikoyan MiG-27) fighter jet aircraft was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force(IAF) at Jodhpur base in Rajasthan. The aircraft served the IAF for over 3 decades(30 years). The Jodhpur air base previously had the squadron of 7 MiG-27.

8.    Wisden’s Five cricketers of the decade list
ü Wisden Cricketers’Almanack (Wisden) colloquially the “Bible of Cricket”, has announced the “Wisden’s Five cricketers of the decade list”. Indian skipper & Present Captain, Virat Kohli was the only Indian to be named in the Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the decade.
ü Four Other Cricketers:
Steve Smith (Australia)
Ellyse Perry (Australia)
Dale Steyn (South Africa)
AB de Villiers (South Africa)

9.    Miss Teen International 2019 
ü 16-year old from Vadodara, Aayushi Dholakia won the crown Miss Teen International 2019 held in Kingdom of Dreams(Gurugram, Haryana),which is the oldest running teen pageant in the world.



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