Current Affairs Today 8th and 9th December 2019
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Current Affairs Today 8th and 9th December 2019
NTPC signs pact with SBI for ₹5,000 crore term loan
Power generation company NTPC has signed a term loan agreement for Rs 5,000 crore with State Bank of India (SBI).
The loan facility has been extended at an interest rate linked to 3-month MCLR (marginal cost of funds-based lending rate) of the bank and has a door-to-door tenure of 15 years.
Headquarters: New Delhi
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Power Grid Corporation got ‘Maharatna’ status.
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned 2019 Miss Universe
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, US.
Zozibini Tunzi and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson were the top two contestants for the Miss Universe title.
Miss India 2019 winner is Suman Rao from Rajasthan.
4th India Water Impact Summit was held in New Delhi
The Union Minister of Jal Shakti inaugurated the fourth water impact summit in New Delhi.
Theme of this summit is “Valuing Water Transforming Ganga“.
Union Minister of Jal Shakti: Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Constituency: Jodhpur
RBI releases Guidelines for ‘on tap’ Licensing of Small Finance Banks
The Reserve Bank of India has released the Guidelines for ‘on tap’ Licensing of Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector.
RBI proposes Rs 200 crore minimum capital for small banks under ‘on tap’ licence
The small finance bank shall be registered as a public limited company under the Companies Act, 2013. It will be given scheduled bank status once they commence their operations.
Sanna Marin to Become Youngest Prime Minister of Finland
Finland’s Social Democrats elected 34-year-old Sanna Marin to the post of the prime minister, making her the youngest head of government in the country’s history.
She will succeed Antti Rinne who resigned as Prime Minister recently due to a postal strike and crisis in Finland
Indian junior women’s team wins 3-nation hockey tournament
The Indian junior women’s team has won the 3-Nations Tournament held in Australia.
Indian junior women’s hockey team won the 3-Nations hockey tournament based on leading the points table despite loss to Australia in the final match.
International Anti-Corruption Day: December 9
International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on 9 December to raise public awareness for anti-corruption.
Theme: United Against Corruption
The United Nations General Assembly on October 31, 2003, adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Super 30 founder Anand Kumar Invited by FIA to attend at Republic Day function in New York
The ‘Super 30’ Founder Anand Kumar has been invited to India’s Republic Day celebration in New York, United States of America (USA) on 26 January 2020.
‘Super 30’ is a programme that prepares 30 students from underprivileged sections of society for the prestigious IIT entrance test every year, without any fees.
Israeli high school students to launch self-made satellite “Duchifat-3” from Sriharikota
Duchifat-3” is a satellite jointly built by Herzliya Science Center and Sha’ar HaNegev High School students of Israel.
It is an imaging satellite that will be used for ecological research of Earth.
Founded: 15 August 1969
Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Saurabh, Elavenil and Divyansh get ISSF Golden Target award
Indian shooters namely Elavenil Valarivan, Saurabh Chaudhary and Divyansh Singh Panwar received the Golden Target Award from International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) at its headquarters in Munich, Germany.
Divyansh Singh Panwar won a silver medal in 10m Air rifle in the ISSF World Cup 2019.
Elavenil had won a gold in the Rio World Cup and the World Cup Final in China.
Saurabh Chaudhary won a gold medal in the 10m Air pistol category at the Asian Games in the year 2018.
Headquarters- Munich, Germany
President- Vladimir Lisin
President Ram Nath Kovind lays foundation stone for Paika Rebellion memorial in Odisha
President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone to the memorial being built in memory of the Paika rebellion on the foot hills of Barunei Hills in Khurda district a 200-year-old armed revolt in 1817 against the British East India Company in Odisha.
Odisha Governor: Ganeshi Lal
Haryana CM inaugurates integrated Command Centre at Gurugram
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has inaugurated Gurgaon’s ambitious Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC). It has been developed as the nerve centre to provide multifaceted online smart services to people.
Haryana Governor: Satyadeo Narayan Arya.
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