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Daily Current Affairs 2nd January 2021 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 2nd January 2021 For All Government Examinations
Daily Current Affairs 2nd January 2021 For All Government Examinations

Daily Current Affairs 2nd January 2021 For All Government Examinations

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India, ADB sign USD 231 million loan MoU to enhance power generation capacity in Assam    

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $ 231 million loan to augment electricity generation capacity in the state of Assam through construction of a 120 megawatts (MW) hydroelectric power plant that will enhance availability of electricity for households.

Also Read: India, World Bank Signs USD 500 Million Project to Develop Green, Resilient and Safe Highways in India: Highlights with Details

This is the third tranche loan for the ongoing Assam Power Sector Investment Programme that was approved by the ADB Board in July 2014. The programme, including its two previous tranches, focuses on enhancing capacity and efficiency of the energy generation and distribution systems in Assam to improve electricity service to end users.

The MoU Signed by - India, ADB sign USD 231 million loan MoU to enhance power generation capacity in Assam

The signatories to the loan agreement were Dr. C. S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance who signed for the Government of India, and Mr. Hoe Yun Jeong, Officer-in-Charge of ADB’s India Resident Mission, who signed for ADB......Read More

Suneet Sharma takes over the charge of new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board: Quick Highlights 

Suneet Sharma appointed as new Chairman & CEO of Railway Board: Shri Suneet Sharma, has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Suneet Sharma as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board. Prior to this, Shri Suneet Sharma worked as General Manager, Eastern Railway.

About New Chairman & CEO of Railway Board Suneet Sharma

Shri Suneet Sharma joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice while he was studying engineering at IIT Kanpur. A graduate in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering he has more than 40 years of experience serving in the Indian Railways in various capacities. He has done stints in Operational working, maintenance in Sheds, Depots and Workshops. He was Chief Workshop Manager, Parel workshop in Mumbai where he was instrumental in manufacturing narrow gauge locomotives for hill railways. 

Suneet Sharma as General Manager Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli he set a record by doubling the out turn of the much required modern passenger coaches in one year.....Read More

GST Revenue collection for December 2020 recorded 1,15,174 lakh crore, all time high since implementation of GST - Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry: The gross GST (Goods and Services Tax) revenue collection for December 2020 recorded 1,15,174 lakh crore, all time high since implementation of GST. The gross GST revenue collected in the month of December 2020 is ₹ 1,15,174 crore of which CGST is ₹ 21,365 crore, SGST is ₹ 27,804 crore, IGST is ₹ 57,426 crore (including ₹ 27,050 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is ₹ 8,579 crore (including ₹ 971 crore collected on import of goods). The total number of GSTR-3B Returns filed for the month of November up to 31st December 2020 is 87 lakhs.

The government has settled ₹ 23,276 crore to CGST and ₹ 17,681 crore to SGST from IGST as regular settlement. The total revenue earned by Central Government and the State Governments after regular settlement in the month of December 2020 is ₹ 44,641 crore for CGST and ₹ 45,485 crore for the SGST.

Also Read: GST Revenue Collection Crosses 1 lakh Crore for November 2020, for the second consecutive months - Finance Ministry

In line with the recent trend of recovery in the GST revenues, the revenues for the month of December 2020 are 12% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year. During the month, revenues from import of goods was 27% higher and the revenues from domestic transaction (including import of services) are 8% higher that the revenues from these sources during the same month last year.....Read More

Also Read: GST Revenue Collection Crosses 1 lakh Crore for October 2020, for first time in 8 months - Finance Ministry

Vice Admiral Rajat Datta takes over as DG Armed Forces Medical Services 

Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta assumed the charge of Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services on 01 Jan 2021. Prior to assuming the present appointment, the Flag Officer held the post of DGMS (Navy) and Comdt, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt & Col Comdt.

He is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and after completing his MBBS in 1982, was commissioned into AMC on 27 Dec 1982.

V Admiral Rajat Datta had been holding the prestigious appointment of Comdt AFC, New Delhi. He was also Addl. DGMS (Army) New Delhi. He had been holding the appointment of MG Med, HQ Central Command and Comdt, CH (CC) Lucknow......Read More

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) across six states  

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)- at six sites across six States, through video conference. He announced the winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators - India (ASHA-India) and gave away annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U) Mission.

PM Modi also released a certification course on innovative construction technologies named NAVARITIH (New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing). Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were present on the occasion.

Dharmendra Pradhan launches Missed Call Facility for LPG consumers- a major step towards Government’s efforts to boost ease of living 

Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, in an event in Bhubaneswar, launched Missed Call Facility for LPG consumers, a major step towards government’s efforts to boost ease of living. Indian Oil LPG customers can use single missed call number 8454955555 for refill booking- for all India and for new connection- for Bhubaneshwar City.

Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum to Re-Open for Public Viewing from January 5

The Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex, which was closed for public viewing due to COVID-19 since March 13, 2020, will re-open from January 5, 2021. It will be open on all days (except on Monday and government holidays). Visitors can book their slots online by visiting websites - https://presidentofindia.nic.in or https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in/ or https://rbmuseum.gov.in/. As earlier, a nominal registration charges of Rs 50/- per visitor will be levied. On the spot booking facility, which was previously available, is temporarily suspended.

To maintain the social distancing norms, four pre-booked time slots have been fixed between 9:30 am - 11:00 am, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm with a maximum limit of 25 visitors per slot. During the tour, visitors have to follow COVID protocols such as wearing of mask, maintaining social distance, install Aarogya Setu app. People vulnerable to the COVID-19 are discouraged for the tour.

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