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Sunday, December 17, 2023

DAILY GK 3-4 DEC

 DAILY GK 3-4 DEC

1.       RBI, BANK OF ENGLAND SIGN MOU CONCERNING CLEARING CORPORATION

·         Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Bank of England (BoE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation and information exchange regarding the Clearing Corporation of India Limited (CCIL).

·         RBI in exercise of powers under the provisions of Section 11(3) of FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act), 1999 has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 10,000 on Bank of America, N.A. for violation of RBI’s instructions on reporting requirements under Liberalised Remittance Scheme of FEMA, 1999.

·         RBI approved the promoter of CSB Bank to keep a 26% stake in the lender. This is higher than the 15% stake that RBI had previously advised.

 

2.       SEBI POSTPONES LINKING OF SCORES WITH ODR PORTAL TO APRIL 2024

·         The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has extended the timeline of linking of SEBI Complaint Redressal (SCORES) platform with the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Portal from 4th December 2023 to 1st April 2024.

·         The market entities has to keep submitting the Action Taken Report (ATR) on SCORES within 21 calendar days from the date of receipt of the complaint.

·         The SCORES acts as a platform for investors to file their grievances against listed companies or registered intermediaries which are unresolved initiative by SEBI.

·          SEBI Chairperson – Madhabi Puri Buch

·         Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra

·         Established in – 1992

 

3.       2023 POWER100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN ART

·         5 Indians including Bose Krishna machari, an Indian painter and artist-curator hailing from Kerala, are featured on 2023 Power 100, the annual ranking of the most influential people in art, published by Art Review, a London-based magazine.

·         Bose Krishna machari is ranked 38th on the list.

·          He has curated the murals on Manaveeyam street in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Traditional Historical and Colonial Architecture photography exhibition and ‘Contextual Cosmologies.

·         Prateek Raja & Priyanka Raja, Gallerists and Cofounders of Experimenter, Kolkata(West Bengal) ranked 62nd.

·         Dayanita Singh, Photographer (Delhi) ranked 78th.

·         Natasha Ginwala, an independent curator, researcher, and writer, ranked 94th.

·         Top 3 of 2023 list:Nan Goldin,Hito Steyerl,Rirkrit Tiravanija

 

4.       INDIA RE-ELECTED TO INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION COUNCIL FOR 2024-2025

·         India has been re-elected to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council under Category B states for the 2024-2025 biennium.

·         India got 157 votes out of 167, which is the highest number of votes among candidates in category B.

·         Vikram Doraiswami, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, represented India at the IMO Assembly.

·         India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were elected under “Category B – “largest interest in international seaborne trade”.

·         The IMO Assembly is the highest governing body. It consists of 175 member states of IMO and meets once in every 2 years (biennial).

·         IMO Council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible for supervising the work of the organization under the IMO assembly.

·         It consists of 40 members who are elected for 2 years. These members are further classified into 3 different categories:

·         Category A: It includes 10 member states with the largest interest in providing international shipping services.

·         Category B: It includes 10 member states with the largest interest in international seaborne trade.

·         Category C: It includes 20 member states which have a special interest in maritime transport or navigation.

·         International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations(UN) responsible for regulating and formulating policies for international maritime.

·         The IMO Convention entered into force in 1958.

·         India joined the IMO as its member state in the year 1959.

·         Secretary-General– Kitack Lim (South Korea)

·         Headquarters– London, the United Kingdom(U.K.)

·         Members– 175 member states and 3 associate members.

 

5.       INDIA’S 84TH CHESS GRANDMASTER

·         Indian Chess player Vaishali Rameshbabu (22 years old), has become India’s 84th Grandmaster(GM) by crossing the 2500 Elo live ratings during the ongoing 4th edition of the Llobregat Open Chess Tournament (Llobregat Open 2023) in Barcelona, Spain.

·         She is the third Indian female, after Koneru Humpy (2002) and Harika Dronavalli (2011), to get the GM title.

·         Vaishali and her brother Praggnanandhaa became the world’s first sister-brother pair to be Grand Masters.

·         FIDE President – Arkady Dvorkovich

·         Headquarters – Lausanne, Switzerland

 

6.       INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY 2023- DECEMBER 02

·         The United Nations (UN) International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is annually observed across the globe on 2 December to combat and eradicate contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

·         The Convention for the Suppression of Trafficking Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others entered into force on 25 July 1951.

 

7.       NATIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL DAY 2023- DECEMBER 2

·         National Pollution Control Day or National Pollution Prevention Day is annually observed across India on 2 December in the memory of those who lost their lives in the disastrous 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

·         2 December 2023 marks the 39th Anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

·         Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB):CPCB functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC).

·         Chairman– Tanmay Kumar

·         Headquarters– New Delhi, Deli

 

8.       WORLD COMPUTER LITERACY DAY 2023 – DECEMBER 02

·         World Computer Literacy Day is annually observed across the globe on December 2 to raise public knowledge of computers and encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children and women in India.

·         The first World Computer Literacy Day was observed on 2nd December 2001.

·         National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT):Headquarters – Gurugram, Haryana

 

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