Top Current Affairs of the day: 05 December 2019

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  • India ranked 73rd in the 2019 E-commerce Index

    294 days ago
    India ranked 73rd in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index 2019. The ranking was conducted for 152 countries. The Netherlands topped the index for the second consecutive year.
    Report highlights: ♦ The survey was conducted among 152 countries. ♦ The index measured an economy's preparedness to support online shopping. ♦ The index marked the readiness of the countries that are engaged in... Read More


    IEPFA signed MoU with Bank of Baroda for Investor awareness

    294 days ago
    Investor Education & Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) signs MOU with Bank of Baroda on 4 December 2019 for information dissemination and reaching out to investors and stakeholders. MoU Benefits: ♦ The exercise aims to help various investors who often fall prey to tempting offers for investments and Ponzi schemes.
    ♦ The MoU will spread customer awareness and investor education by strengthening ties with IEPFA. ♦ The MoU is expected to inculcate the habit of... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Karnataka govt. and NDMA conducts workshop on 2020 Heatwave

    294 days ago
    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka, organized a two-day national workshop titled on Preparedness, Mitigation, and Management of Heat Wave in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Events:  The workshop is conducted to emphasize the importance of Climate Change that has led to the rise of average summer temperature by 0.5 deg C in the past five years. A range of topics from the impact of Climate Change to emerging technologies, and from... Read More

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    Punjab partnered with WEF to promote electric mobility

    294 days ago
    Punjab State government partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to design a Public-Private pilot on shared, clean and electric mobility. The move aims to combat the growing problem of environmental pollution in the state. WEF Partnership: ♦ The state is preparing its own EV policy to support the adoption of e-vehicles.
    ♦ WEF chose Punjab, as it is well-positioned for shared EV transition.
    ♦ WEF has already housed an existing auto component manufacturing... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    President Kovind presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards

    294 days ago
    The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel in New Delhi on 5 December 2019. The event will be held from 5-6 December 2019. The nurses play a vital role in delivering quality and cost-effective healthcare, addressing multiple health challenges and responding to the health needs of individuals, families, and communities. The nurses are a symbol of seva, karuna, and shushrusha. Nurses are the face of healthcare services for... Read More


    The 3rd edition of National Public Procurement Conclave is held in New Delhi

    294 days ago
    The 3rd edition of National Public Procurement Conclave began held in New Delhi. The conclave was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal along with Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash.
    Organized by: ♦ The two-day conclave is organized by Government e-Marketplace (GeM) in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). ♦ The two-day deliberations an actionable agenda will emerge that will... Read More


    CSIR signed MoU with BHEL to push Make in India initiative

    294 days ago
    Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) signed an MoU with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on 5 December 2019. The MoU will be effective for five years' duration. MoU Highlights: ♦ The MoU was aimed to cooperate, collaborate and pursue industrial application-oriented research programmes and its commercialization on a large scale. ♦ The indigenously developed technologies by CSIR will be commercialized and implemented jointly by BHEL and CSIR in the... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    ICAI MoU KAAA signed MoU to offer technical training programs

    294 days ago
    The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Association (KAAA) on 4 December 2019.
    MoU Highlights: ♦ Under the MoU, the ICAI will offer technical training programs in collaboration with the KAAA to employees of the Kuwait government, Kuwait nationals and members of the KAAA.
    ♦ The MOU will strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. ♦ It will establish... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    The 15th Finance Commission submitted the report for 2020-21 FY

    294 days ago
    The 15th Finance Commission submitted the report of the Commission for the financial year 2020-21 for further action. It was submitted by Chairman Shri N.K. Singh, members S/Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, Ashok Lahiri, Ramesh Chand, Anoop Singh and Secretary Shri Arvind Mehta of the commission. The final report for the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2026 will be submitted by 30 October 2020. 15th Finance Commission: The Commission was constituted by the President of India under Article 280 of the... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


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    Sundar Pichai has become CEO of Alphabet

    294 days ago
    Pichai Sundararajan has been appointed as the CEO of Alphabet. He will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc. Larry Page stepped down as head of Alphabet, Google's parent company. The co-founders of Google Page and Sergey Brin will continue as co-founders, shareholders, and members of the Alphabet's board of directors. Sundar Pichai: Sundar Pichai was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an alumnus of Wharton, Stanford University and IIT Kharagpur.... Read More


    IFC to invest USE 200 million to support MSME

    294 days ago
    International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of World Bank Group, has anchored an investment round of $200 million in Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services. Among the investment, IFC has invested $75 million from its own account and is mobilizing another $125 million as parallel loans. Aim: The investment aims to create a dedicated pool of financing for the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in low-income states.
    IFC's investment: Among the total of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    Ravneet Singh took charge as the Chief of Personnel of the Indian Navy

    294 days ago
    Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh took charge as the Chief of Personnel of the Indian Navy on 2 December 2019. He replaced Vice Admiral R Hair Kumar. He will be heading the Personnel Branch of the Indian Navy. He will be responsible for all personal issues of Service and Civilian manpower of the Navy including training, induction, discipline, career management, pay, and allowances. Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh: Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh is a qualified flying instructor with Master Green Instrument... Read More


    Centre has banned more than 14,500 NGOs in the last 5 years

    294 days ago
    Ministry of Home Affairs reported that more than 14,500 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been banned in the last five years. Those NGOs were registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The report was submitted by the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai.
    FCRA registration: ♦ The Ministry has also has cancelled FCRA registration of 1,808 NGOs so far. The certificates have been cancelled for non-submission of mandatory annual returns... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Masatsugu Asakawa elected as the President of ADB

    294 days ago
    Masatsugu Asakawa has been elected as the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) by the Bank's Board of Governors. Mr. Asakawa is currently serving as the Special Advisor to Japan's Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He will be assuming the office on 17 January 2020. He will be the 10th President of ADB. He will replace Takehiko Nakao. Mr. Nakao is on 16 January 2020. Mr. Asakawa will finish the unexpired term of President Nakao that ends on 23 November 2021. Masatsugu... Read More


    The 2nd edition of the Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit to be held in Goa

    294 days ago
    The 2nd edition of the Startup India Global Venture Capital Summit is to be held from 6-7 December 2019 in Goa. The summit aims to support the Fund Managers and Limited Partners of Top Global Venture Capital Firms.
    Organized by: The Summit is organized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the government of Goa. Aim: The Summit aims to provide an opportunity for Indian startups to meet the Top... Read More


    International Volunteer Day is observed on 5 December

    294 days ago
    International Volunteer Day is observed on 5 December every year. The day provides a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values. It also promotes the work by various communities, United Nations agencies, government authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. Aim: The day is observed to increase the awareness of the important contribution of volunteer service. It aims to combat poverty, hunger, disease,... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    World Soil Day is observed on 5 December

    294 days ago
    World Soil Day is observed on 5 December 2019. It is observed every year. It highlights the problem due to population expansion. It raises the profile of healthy soil. The day encourages governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to work towards improving soil health and its conservation. Aim: The day aims to encourage people around the world to engage proactively to improve the health of the soil.  The day aims to create awareness about the importance of soil on... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cipla Foundation introduced MSL to provide quality education

    294 days ago
    Cipla Foundation has introduced a mobile science lab (MSL) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) with its Agastya International Foundation. It implemented the Agastya International Foundation.
    Aim: It aims to provide quality education to the students in Sikkim. The initiative also aimed to create awareness of science among children and teachers. Mobile Science Lab: ♦ The mobile science lab is expected to reach out to 1,400 students across 10 schools in the periphery... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    UP approved Noida-Greater Noida Metro construction project

    294 days ago
    Uttar Pradesh State government approved the construction of an extension line of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro. The State also allocated a sum of Rs.2,682 crore for the project. The decision was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The announcement was made by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC). Noida-Greater Noida Metrolink: ♦ The extension metro link will be of length 14.95 km.
    ♦ The project will be funded by the Central government,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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