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  • SC ruled that no pension will be given for govt staff who resign

    46 days ago
    The Supreme Court (SC) ruled that an employee will become ineligible for a pension when he resigns because he forfeits his past service. It was passed under the Central Civil Services Pension Rules (CCS Pension Rules). SC's verdict: ♦ SC's move is to make a distinction between voluntary retirement and resignation. This cause impacts the pensionary benefits under the Rules while deciding a case relating to the resignation of an employee. ♦ The apex court stated that the... Read More


    Climate emergency has been named as the 2019 Word of the Year

    46 days ago
    Oxford Dictionaries has named climate emergency as the 2019 Word of the Year. The word was chosen from an all-environmental shortlist that also included climate action, climate denial,eco-anxiety, extinction and flight shame. Word of the Year: ♦ The Word of the Year citation highlights a word or expression that is shown through usage evidence to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year.
    ♦ The word will have lasting potential as a term of cultural... Read More
    Category: International


    Scientists identified the metallophilic archaeon thrives on eating meteorites

    46 days ago
    Astrobiologist Tetyana Milojevic from the University of Vienna found that the Metallosphaera Sedula feeds on meteorites.
    Metallosphaera Sedula: ♦ Metallosphaera Sedula, the metallophilic archaeon is known to thrive on the minerals. These Chemolithotrophic microorganisms derive their energy from inorganic sources ♦ The team selected a rocky type of meteorite called Northwest Africa 1172, a 120-kilogram mineral chunk uncovered back in 2000.
    ♦ The microorganism... Read More
    Category: Environment

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    Centre to set up 7 FM transmitters in SSB premises

    46 days ago
    Government has approved seven projects to set up Frequency Modulation (FM) transmitters in the premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). The announcement was made by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. Aim: The aim of the approval of FM transmitters is to strengthen FM coverage along the Indo-Nepal border.
    Implementation: ♦ The projects would be in three states namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
    The transmitters will be set up in: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    GS Lakshmi has become the first woman match referee to oversee a mens ODI

    46 days ago
    Former India cricketer GS Lakshmi has become the first woman match referee to oversee a men's One Day International (ODI). She officiated the opening match of the third series of the World Cup League 2 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
    Achievements of Lakshmi: ♦ Lakshmi will oversee the match between the UAE and the US at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. ♦ The competition aimed to provide development opportunities for sports officials.
    ♦ This is the second... Read More


    CM YS Reddy launched the YSR Law Nestham scheme

    46 days ago
    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the YSR Law Nestham scheme at Tadepalli, Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Bar Council Chairman Manika Rama Rao, Vice Chairman Ramajogeshwar Rao, Senior Advocate Nitreshwar Rao, R Madhavi, Bar Council of India member A Ramireddy, and Bar Council members BV Krishna Reddy, V Brahmareddy participated in the launching ceremony. YSR Law Nestham scheme: ♦ Under the YSR Law Nestham scheme, a stipend of Rs.5,000 has been credited in the... Read More


    Assam launched anti Depredation Squads of Forest Department

    46 days ago
    Assam State government has launched anti Depredation Squads of the Forest Department in the State. The department will deal with human-elephant conflict. It was launched by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a ceremony.
    Anti Depredation Squads: ♦ 15 Anti Depredation Squads of Forest Department was launched in Assam.
    ♦ It will be stationed in 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts in order to mitigate the problem ♦ The squads will ensure the safety of both... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Kerala Bank was launched by CM Vijayan

    46 days ago
    The Kerala Bank, the biggest in the State, was launched by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on 6 December 2019. Under this, 13 district co-operative banks (DCBs) of Kerala were amalgamated with Kerala State Co-operative Bank to form the Kerala Bank. Kerala Bank: ♦ The move aimed to transform the banking sector of the state. It was initiated by the Kerala State government to form a state cooperative bank. It will provide unlimited opportunities for the state. It will facilitate... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    First Pashu Kisan credit cards were launched in Haryana

    46 days ago
    The First Pashu Kisan credit cards in India were distributed to 101 animal farmers in Bhiwani, Haryana on 6 December at the Animal Farmers Credit Card Scheme launching ceremony. The State government has set a target to issue 10 lakh Pashu Kisan Credit cards by March 2021. The State aims to double the income of farmers in the state.
    First Pashu Kisan credit cards: ♦ Using the cards, one can buy cow-buffalo and other animals. ♦ TVs, mobile phones and fridges can also be... Read More
    Category: Schemes


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    Mahuamilan railway station became the 5,500th station to get the free WiFi facility

    46 days ago
    Jharkhand's Mahuamilan railway station has become the 5,500th station to get the facility free WiFi provided by the Railways has provided across the country. Midnapore Railway station of South Eastern Railway zone was the 5000th station in the country to have public Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi service: ♦ Indian Railway of the Ministry of Railways is providing free Wi-Fi service to passengers under RailWire.
    ♦ The Railways WiFi free service began the service of providing free WiFi at... Read More


    OPEC countries to cut oil production

    46 days ago
    Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) group of oil-producing countries and their allies including Russia is to cut oil production by 500,000 barrels per day. The decision was made in a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
    Cut in Oil Production: ♦ The countries agreed to reduce production to stem pressure on prices from abundant reserves and weak global economic growth. It will be effective from 1 January 2020. This will reduce the production 1.7 million barrels per day... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    RBI allows 24X7 NEFT transactions from 16 December

    46 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that the online money transfer allowed online money transfer through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) will be available 24x7 from 26 December 2019. The move by RBI aims to promote digital transactions in the Country. NEFT timings: ♦ The new NEFT transfer system will be available on all days of the year, including holidays.
    ♦ RBI has set the NEFT transactions in hourly batches.
    ♦ For weekdays, the timing set for the the... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    RBI released Guidelines for on tap Licensing of SFBs

    47 days ago
    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released Guidelines for 'on tap' Licensing of Small Finance Banks (SFBs) in the Private Sector after making few changes. The previous guidelines were released on 27 November 2014. New Changes: Major changes from the earlier Guidelines on Small Finance Banks are: ♦ The new guidelines stated that the minimum paid-up voting equity capital or net worth requirement should be Rs.200 crore ♦ As per the new guidelines, licensing window will be open... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Ripu Daman Bevli is appointed as the Plogging Ambassador of India

    47 days ago
    Ripu Daman Bevli has been appointed as the Plogging Ambassador of India. The appointment was announced by the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju on the Fit India Plogging Run. The minister also launched the nation-wide Plogging Ambassador Mission under which, Indians who have been running and cleaning their cities, towns or districts, will be nominated as Plogging Ambassadors of their region. Ripu Daman Bevli: Ripu Daman Bevli is India's... Read More


    ISRO to set up space technology cells in Indian premier engineering and science colleges

    47 days ago
    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced the setting up of five Space Technology Cells (STCs) at India's premier engineering and science colleges. The Indian Space Agency aims to build new applications, conduct space research, and high-end technology.
    ISRO has established STCs at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campuses in, Bombay, Kanpur, Madras and Kharagpur, Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and at the Joint Research Programme with Savitribai... Read More


    Fourth India Water Impact Summit was held in New Delhi

    47 days ago
    The 4th India Water Impact Summit was held from 5-7 December 2019 at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
    Organized by: The Summit was organized by the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga) led by IIT Kanpur. Theme: The theme of the 2019 summit is Valuing Water | Transforming Ganga. The theme focuses on the Financing of High Impact Projects in the water sector. Events: ♦ The 2019 Summit focused on integrated water resources... Read More


    Ministry of Information called entries for the 8th National Photography Awards

    47 days ago
    Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has invited entries for the 8th National Photography Awards. It released the guidelines for the awards. The awards are organized by the Photo Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Aim: The award aims to promote the medium of photography with the various facets of the country such as arts, people, society, culture, development, heritage, history, life, and traditions and to encourage professional and amateur photographers across... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on 7 December

    47 days ago
    Armed Forces Flag Day is observed on 7 December. It is observed every year in India. The day is observed to honor the martyrs and the men of the Armed Forces who valiantly fought on the borders to safeguard India's honor.
    Events: ♦ On this day, the three branches of the Armed Forces of India, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy, organized a variety of programmes to showcase their efforts towards national security.
    ♦ On this day, small flags... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December

    47 days ago
    International Civil Aviation Day is observed on 7 December 2019.  It is celebrated every year. The day aims to celebrate the unique role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all mankind. Aim: The Day aims to create awareness about the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States. History: ♦ In 1944, the observation... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Cabinet approved the creation of Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund

    47 days ago
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved for the creation of the Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Under the approval, Bharat Bond will create an additional source of funding for Central Public Financial Institutions (CPFIs), Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs), and other government organizations. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of Finance Nirmala... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CG can now Visit, Board, Search and Seize suspicious vessels

    47 days ago
    Ministry of Defence has empowered Indian Coast Guard (CG) has to board, search any vessel and arrest people for offences within the maritime zone of the country. The powers were vested on CG under the Coast Guard Act, 1978. The announcement was made by the Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.
    Aim: The move aims to empower the Indian Coast Guard and enhancing coastal security.
    Background: Since 2009, the Indian Coast Guard sought more powers under the Territorial Waters, Continental... Read More
    Category: Defence


    Harsimrat inaugurated Central India's first Mega Food Park

    47 days ago
    The Union Minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Avantee mega Food Park in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. This is the first food park in Central India.
    Aim: The Food park aims to establish a direct linkage from farm to processing and then to consumer markets. It will be connected through a network of collection centres and primary processing centres. Avantee mega Food Park: ♦ The cost of the Food park is about 150 crore rupees. ♦ The park is spread over... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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