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Thursday, August 27, 2020

DAILY GK 27 AUG 2020

 

DAILY GK 27 AUG 2020

1.  EXPORT PREPAREDNESS INDEX (EPI) 2020

·      NITI Aayog in partnership with Institute of Competitiveness released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020, this is the first report to examine export preparedness and performance of the states of India.

·      Gujarat was identified as the top performing state in the category of Coastal state and also topped the Overall rankings.

·      Top 3 in Overall rankings:

Rank

State

Export Preparedness

State Category

1

Gujarat 

75.19

Coastal

2

Maharashtra 

75.14 

Coastal

3

Tamil Nadu 

64.93 

Coastal


2. MUDRA LOAN SCHEME BENEFICIARIES

·      In accordance with the data provided by the Ministry of Finance to the Rajya Sabha, as of March 31, 2020, women in Tamil Nadu topped the list of loan benefits under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) by availing Rs 58,227 crore loan.

·      They are followed by women in West Bengal (Rs 55,232 crore), Karnataka (Rs 47,714 crore), Bihar (Rs 44,879 crore) and Maharashtra (Rs 42,000 crore).

·      PMMY was launched on April 8, 2015, for providing loans up to Rs 10 lakh to the non-corporate, non-farm small/micro-enterprises. The loans are classified as MUDRA loans under PMMY.

·      These loans are given by Commercial Banks, RRBs (Regional Rural Banks), Small Finance Banks (SFBs), MFIs (Micro Finance Institutions), and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in the following three categories:

·      Shishu – Allowed loans up to Rs.50,000

·      Kishore – Allowed loans up to Rs.5,00,000

·      Tarun – Allowed loans up to Rs.10,00,000

 

3. WHO DECLARES AFRICA FREE OF WILD POLIOVIRUS 

·      African Continent was declared free of wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission(ARCC), which is responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region. 

·      The commission led by Professor Rose Gana Fomban Leke, chairperson of ARCC, certified that no cases had occurred on the continent for the past four years, which was one of the criteria for eradication of Wild Poliovirus.

 

4. HSBC INDIA LAUNCHED OMNI COLLECT

·      HSBC India has launched Omni Collect, a one-stop solution in India. It supports businesses to offer multiple payment options on a single platform.

·      It is designed for businesses to easily collect payments through various digital methods, thereby allowing them to easily adapt to the changes in consumer spending.

·      With Omni Collect solution, HSBC India will enable businesses to offer different digital payment modes to their clients and also provide them with a comprehensive view of their collections.

5. Book- ‘CRICKET DRONA’

·      ‘Cricket Drona’ a book on one of India’s most renowned cricket coaches, Vasudev Jagannath Paranjpe will be released on September 2, 2020. The Book is written by Vasudev Paranjpe’s son and current national selector Jatin Paranjpe along with Cricket Journalist Anand Vasu and published by Penguin.

6. WORLD WATER WEEK 2020

·      The World Water Week of the year 2020 is observed as the World Water Week at Home from 24rd August 2020 to 28th August 2020.The World Water Week, organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has been annually celebrated as the most influential, innovative and dynamic movement for transforming the global water issues.

·      The World Water Week has been celebrated and organised since 1991.

·      The theme of WWWeek at Home 2020 is ‘Water and Climate change: Accelerating Action’.

 

7. 1ST FAST BOWLER TO TAKE 600 TEST WICKETS

·      England pacer James Anderson, has become the first fast bowler in history to take 600 Test wickets in the third Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton,England, who is only the fourth bowler in the test cricket to join the 600-Plus Club with the three legendary spinners Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan(800), Australian Shane Warne(708) and Indian Anil Kumble(619).

 

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