Top GKToday’s News Headlines- 30 December 2019

INDIA

Retirement age for services chiefs of three armed forces can be extended to 65 years: Centre

The Central government has amended the service rules of three armed forces where the retirement age for services chiefs can be extended to 65 years if they are appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

 

Border co-ordination conference between Director Generals of BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh held

49th border co-ordination conference between Director Generals of BSF and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was held in New Delhi from December 25 to 29, 2019.  Indian delegation was headed by DG BSF Vivek Johri and BD delegation was headed by DG of BGB Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam.

 

Home Minister lays foundation stone of Directorate General Building of CRPF

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Directorate General Building of CRPF in New Delhi on December 29, 2019.

 

Home Minister unveils new insignia – a ‘Garuda’, sword & shield – for the CRPF’s VIP security wing

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on December 29, 2019 unveiled a new insignia – a ‘Garuda’, sword & shield – for the CRPF’s VIP security wing that protects 59 high-risk dignitaries. The insignia will bear the motto of the force — “Always, Aware, Alert”.

 

Birth Centenary Celebrations of former AP CM Dr. Marri Channa Reddy start in Hyderabad

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Birth Centenary Celebrations of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Dr. Marri Channa Reddy, in Hyderabad on December 29, 2019.

 

PM Modi says ISRO is planning to launch satellite Aditya to study Sun

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29, 2019 said that ISRO is planning to launch a satellite called Aditya to study the sun. In his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme of AIR.

 

Citizen engagement platform MyGov reaches one crore registered users

Central government’s citizen engagement platform, MyGov has reached one crore registered users. It was started five years ago with a vision to offer a platform for the voice and views of citizens.

 

Foundation stone for CSIR Innovation Centre for Next Generation Energy Storage Solution laid in Chennai

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on December 29, 2019 laid the foundation stone for the CSIR Innovation Centre for Next Generation Energy Storage Solution in Chennai. The Rs 100 crore initiative is part of the Centre’s Clean Energy project, where the government envisages increasing the share of such energy to about 40 per cent by 2022,

 

Haryana CM inaugurates Atal Kisan Mazdoor canteen in Karnal

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on December 29, 2019 inaugurated Atal Kisan Mazdoor canteen in Karnal where farmers and labourers will get food for Rs 10.

 

A 14-feet-tall bronze statue of late ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee unveiled in Karnal, Haryana

A 14-feet-tall bronze statue of late former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee was unveiled in Karnal on December 29, 2019 by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

 

80th session of Indian History Congress being held at Kannur, Kerala

80th session of Indian History Congress is being held at Kannur, Kerala from December 28 to 30, 2019.

 

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren sworn in as CM in Ranchi

44-year-old Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren was sworn in as the 11th chief minister of Jharkhand by Governor Droupadi Murmu in Ranchi December 29, 2019.

 

Pejawar Math head Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji passes away

 

Pejawar Math head Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, one of the prominent religious leaders of South India, died at the Math in Udupi (Karnataka) on December 29, 2019 at the age of 88

 

Ireland’s PM Leo Varadkar visits his ancestral village in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra

Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on December 29, 2019 visited his ancestral village in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra

 

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

RBI criticises credit rating agencies for inaccurate rating of low performing companies

Reserve Bank of India has criticised credit rating agencies (CRAs) for allowing low-rated companies to do “rating shopping”. In the 25th edition of the Financial Stability Report, RBI has warned of ‘rating shopping’ by companies for long-term bank loans based on indicative ratings given by CRAs which are not available to the banks or investors.

 

SEBI penalises rating agencies ICRA, Care and India Ratings Rs. 25 lakhs each

SEBI penalises rating agencies ICRA, Care and India Ratings Rs. 25 lakhs each for their “lapses in their duty to investors by not taking timely action” when they rated NCDs of IL&FS which owes close to one lakh crore rupees to investors and lenders.

 

SPORTS

World Rapid Chess Championship organised in Moscow

Indian grandmaster Koneru Humpy won the Women’s title at the World Rapid Chess Championship in Moscow, Russia on December 28, 2019. Men’s title was won by Norway’s Magnus Carlsen.

 

Udayan Mane wins TATA Steel Tour Championship in Jamshedpur

Pune-based Udayan Mane won the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur on December 29, 2019.

 

Australian bowler Peter Siddle retires

Australian bowler Peter Siddle on December 29, 2019 announced his retirement from international cricket after taking 221 wickets in 67 Test matches.

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