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Saturday, December 26, 2020

DAILY GK: 26 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK: 26 DEC 2020

1. “INDIA-JAPAN STEEL DIALOGUE”

      Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Steel, Government of India & Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Government of Japan in the Field of Steel Industry.

      The agreement will help in boosting India’s steel manufacturing sector, and also in improving the quality & quantity of steel produced in India.

      The cooperation assumes significance as India & Japan were the 2nd & 3rd Largest steel producing countries in 2019 with output of 111.2 Million tons & 99.3 Million tons

 

2. INDIA’S NEW RAMSAR SITE

      Tso Kar Wetland complex in Ladakh has been added to the list of Ramsar Sites (Wetlands of International Importance).

      It will be India’s 42nd site & Ladakh’s 2nd Ramsar Site.

      Tso Kar Wetland complex is the 2, 443rd site of Ramsar.

      Tso Kar Wetland Complex consists of 2 principal waterbodies – Startsapuk Tso, a freshwater lake & Tso Kar, a hypersaline lake.

 

3. COORDINATION MEETING BETWEEN BSF & BGB

      51st round of the 5-day Director General (DG) Level Border Coordination meeting between India’s Border Security Force (BSF) & Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is taking place at Guwahati, Assam .

      This is the 1st time in 4 decades that the Biannual conference is being held outside Delhi.

      The 12-member BSF delegation was led by Director General Rakesh Asthana & the 11-member BGB delegation was led by Major General Md Shafeenul Islam.

 

4. INDIA’S LARGEST HOCKEY STADIUM

      Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced the plan for India’s largest Hockey stadium to be built in Rourkela city with a seating capacity of 20,000.

      The stadium will also be a part of hosting International Hockey Federations’(FIH) 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup that is planned to be held at Odisha.

      To be built at Biju Patnaik University of Technology Campus owned by the Odisha Government.

      Capacity- 15 acres’ land with 20,000 seats

 

5. RBI CANCELLED LICENCE OF SUBHADRA LOCAL AREA BANK

      Banking Licence of Subhadra Local Area Bank at Kolhapur, Maharashtra under Section 22 (4) of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 was cancelled by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) with immediate effect from December 24, 2020.

      But the bank has enough liquidity funds to refund the deposit amounts to its customers.

 

6. ‘SWACHHATA ABHIYAN’ MOBILE APP

      Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot launched a Mobile Application ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ for identifying & Geo-tagging the data of Insanitary Latrines & Manual Scavengers across the country.

      Using the app NGOs, Social Organisations & General public can upload details of any insanitary latrine or manual scavengers that they notice.

      The reported Insanitary Latrines will be replaced with sanitary latrines & Manual Scavengers will be rehabilitated to provide dignity of life to them.

 

7. BOOK “AYODHYA” AUTHORED BY MADHAV BHANDARI

      Devendra Fadnavis, the Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and leader of the opposition in the State legislative assembly launched “Ayodhya” the new book authored by Madhav Bhandari, Vice President of BJP (Maharashtra) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

      The Marathi book is published by Param Mitra Publications.

 

8. 7TH NATIONAL GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY

      National Good Governance Day is annually observed across Indian on 25th December to create awareness about the accountability of the government.

      The day also marks the birth anniversary of India’s former PM and Bharat Ranta Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who served 3 terms as the Prime Minister of India.

      PM Modi addressed the Nation on the 7th National Good Governance day and sanctioned Rs.18000 crores directly into the bank accounts of 9 crore farmers in around 19000 venues across India under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana(PM-KISAN).

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