Current Affairs 22nd December 2018: Daily GK Update

Dear Aspirants,

The General Awareness Section of Banking Exams covers numerous sections in it like Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Current Affairs. But the most important thing that you might have noticed is that both the Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs only. The questions on Static and Banking Awareness are related to the countries, events or anything that has been in news for a while. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!!


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National News

1. National Mathematics Day: 22nd December


i. Every year, the country celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. 
ii. In his memory, the Government of India marked 2012, the 125th year of his birth, as National Mathematics Year and declared 22nd December as annual National Mathematics Day.


2. India, Japan Sign Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements


i. India and Japan have signed Exchange of Notes and Loan Agreements on Japan’s Official Development Assistance Loan to India.
ii. The Notes were exchanged between Dr. C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance and Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India on Japanese official development assistance loan for three projects.
i. These 3 projects are: 
(a) Chennai Metro Project (Phase 2) (I) for Japanese Yen (JPY) 75.519 billion,
(b) Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards Sustainable Development Goals in India for JPY 15.000 billion,
(c) Project for Dairy Development for JPY 14.978 billion.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • Japan Capital: Tokyo, Currency: Japanese yen, PM: Shinzo Abe.

3. Odisha CM Announces Rs10,000 cr KALIA Scheme For Farmers


i. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced a Rs10,000 crore scheme for the overall development of farmers.
ii. Named Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA), the scheme will provide farmers with Rs10,000 a year at the rate of Rs5,000 each for Kharif and Rabi season. Additionally, crop loans of up to Rs50,000 will be interest-free under the scheme.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal.
  • Rengali and Tikhali Dams are situated in Odisha.

4. 15th Global SME Business Summit in New Delhi


i. The 15th edition of a two day Global SME Business Summit was organised by the Ministry of MSME and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Government e-marketplace in New Delhi. The theme of the event was ‘Building Partnerships through Global Value Chains.’
ii. The agenda of the summit was to bring together renowned speakers with unbounded experience and expertise, a global audience, and various national and international SME stakeholders to integrate Indian MSMEs into the Global Value Chains (GVCs).  

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • Suresh Prabhu is the Minister of Commerce and Industry of India.

International News


5. UN General Assembly Adopts Global Framework on International Migration 


i. The UN General Assembly has adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the first-ever negotiated global framework on a common approach to international migration in all its dimensions.
ii. The compact was adopted by the General Assembly with 152 votes in favour in Marrakesh, Morocco. India voted in favour of the resolution.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • UN Secretary-General: Antonio Guterres.

Ranks and Reports

6. NITI Aayog Releases SDG India Index: Baseline Report 2018

i. The NITI Aayog released the Baseline Report of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards implementing the 2030 SDG targets.
ii. The SDG India Index, which was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Global Green Growth Institute and United Nations in India, was launched by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar.
iii. Overall Findings: 
Particular State UT
SDG India Index Score Range 42-69 57-68
Top Performer/s Himachal Pradesh & Kerala Chandigarh
Aspirant Uttar Pradesh Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:
  • NITI- National Institution for Transforming India.
  • NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman- Rajiv Kumar, CEO- Amitabh Kant. 






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