Current Affairs 2019, Daily Gk updates 2019 : 24th December Daily Current Affairs 2019

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National (Current Affairs)

Urban India declared Open defecation free

Urban India declared Open defecation free

  • Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban has achieved its target of creating Urban India Open Defecation Free.
  • Urban areas of 35 states and Union Territories have become ODF. In all, 4,320 cities out of 4,372 have declared themselves ODF, of which 4,167 cities have been certified through third-party verification.
  • This has been achieved by the construction of nearly 65.81 lakh individual household toilets against Mission target of 59 lakhs and 5.89 lakh seats of public toilets against Mission target of 5.08 lakh seats.

India is world’s third largest producer of scientific articles

India is world's third largest producer of scientific articles

  • With over 1.35 lakh scientific papers published, India has become the world’s third largest publisher of science and engineering articles, according to a US government agency data, topped by China.
  • As per the statistics compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the number of scientific papers published worldwide increased from 1,755,850 in 2008 to 2,555,959 in 2018.
  • The data, which was released on 24th December, stated that in 2008, India published 48,998 science and engineering articles. This increased to 1,35,788 articles in 2018 at an average annual growth rate of 10.73 per cent and the country now accounts for 5.31 per cent of the total world publications in science and engineering.
  • China, which accounts for 20.67 per cent of all global publications in scientific articles, is at the top position, followed by the US at 16.54 per cent.
  • The other countries which made it to the top 10 list are Germany (1,04,396), Japan (98,793), UK (97,681), Russia (81,579), Italy (71,240), South Korea (66,376) and France (66,352).
Rank Country
1 China
2 US
3 India
4 Germany
5 Japan
6 UK
7 Russia
8 Italy
9 South Korea
10 France

Tamil Nadu tops in coverage under micro-irrigation

Tamil Nadu tops in coverage under micro-irrigation

  • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) released the data on states with coverage of area under micro-irrigation (MI) for the year 2019. As per the data, Tamil Nadu(TN) topped the list in coverage under micro-irrigation.
  • Out of the 3.64 lakh hectares brought under MI, TN accounts for around 1.39 lakh hectares, i.e., 38% of the total coverage in the country.
Rank Country
1 Tamil Nadu
2 Gujarat
3 Andhra Pradesh
4 Maharashtra
5 Uttar Pradesh

Banking and Financial

AIIB announces $210 million loan for irrigation & solar energy projects in India

AIIB announces $210 million loan for irrigation & solar energy projects in India

  • The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on December 20 announced a total loan of $210 million for irrigation and solar energy projects in India.
  • The multilateral institution will lend $145 million to improve irrigation services and strengthen flood risk management in West Bengal, while $65 million has been earmarked for a 250-megawatt (MW) solar project in Rajasthan promoted by Hero Future Energies.

RBI caps aggregate exposure limit for lending on P2P platforms at Rs 50 lakh

RBI caps aggregate exposure limit for lending on P2P platforms at Rs 50 lakh

  • To protect consumers interest, the Reserve Bank on December 23 said that on a peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platform the permissible exposure of a lender to all borrowers should not exceed Rs 50 lakh at any given point of time.
  • The lender investing more than Rs 10 lakh across P2P platforms will produce a certificate to P2P platforms from a practising Chartered Accountant certifying minimum net-worth of Rs 50 lakh.

SEBI inks pact with Kazakhstan-based AFSA for mutual and technical cooperation

SEBI inks pact with Kazakhstan-based AFSA for mutual and technical cooperation

  • The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation and technical assistance, AIFC’s press service informed.
  • The AFSA and the SEBI seek to encourage exchange of information in supervision and enforcement in order to facilitate cross-border business of financial institutions in both jurisdictions. The signing of the MoU highlights the continuing commitment of both jurisdictions to foster greater regulatory cooperation.

Appointment

Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed new foreign secretary

Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed new foreign secretary

  • The Narendra Modi government on 23rd December approved the appointment of Indian ambassador to the United States Harsh Vardhan Shringla as the next foreign secretary. He has replaced Vijay Gokhale. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet officially announced Shringla’s appointment on Monday, making him the 33rd foreign secretary of the country.
  • Harsh Vardhan Shringla will take over next month after the completion of Vijay Gokhale’s two-year term on January 28, 2020.

Niranjan Hiranandani Takes Over as Assocham President

Niranjan Hiranandani Takes Over as Assocham President

  • Hiranandani Group Managing Director Niranjan Hiranandani has taken over as the new president of industry body Assocham. He succeeds Welspun Group Chairman Balkrishan Goenka.
  • “New India is a centre of the vortex to achieve an ambitious mission of USD 5 trillion economy. We are fully aligned with the goal set to achieve in tandem with double digit GDP growth rate inclusive of employment generation.

Award

Unicef award to Kamareddy dist. for Swachh Bharat implementation

Unicef award to Kamareddy dist. for Swachh Bharat implementation

  • United Nations International Children’s and Education Fund (UNICEF) has awarded Kamareddy district of Telangana for effective implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission in water sanitation and hygiene sectors for the year 2019.
  • This award was given under the categories like construction of individual sanitary lavatories, swachh darpan wall paintings, swachh survekshan, swachh sundar shouchalay and other activities.

About Telangana:

  • Chief Minister- Chandrasekhar Rao
  • Governor- Tamilisai Soundararajan
  • Capital- Hyderabad

Important Day

24th December: National Consumers Right Day 2019

24th December: National Consumers Right Day 2019

  • National Consumers Right Day is observed on 24 December to raise awareness about the rights of consumers and responsibilities. This is the day when the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President.
  • The aim of the enactment of the Consumer Protection Act is to provide safeguards to the consumers against various types of exploitation like defective goods, deficiency in services and unfair trade practices.

Obituary

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Vidushi Savita Devi passes away

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Vidushi Savita Devi passes away

  • Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Vidushi Savita Devi has passed away at the age of 80.
  • Daughter of late Padma Shri winner Siddheshwari Devi, Devi was considered a doyen in the field of classical music field for her mastery on various semi-classical vocal forms, such as thumri, dadra, chaiti, kajri and tappa of the Banaras Gharana (Purabang).

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