Daily CURRENT AFFAIRS 23 DECEMBER 2017
- DARPAN PROJECT LAUNCHED TO REVAMP FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN RURAL POPULATION
‘Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for a New India’ DARPAN was launched by the minister of communications Shri Manoj Sinha which will offer core banking services in the rural areas in India. The project aims to improve quality of service, add value to services in rural areas “financial inclusion” of rural population.
DARPAN is Information Technology (IT) modernisation project aimed at realising financial inclusion of unbanked rural population. It offers core banking services to the account holders.
The goal of the project is to provide a low power technology solution with an outlay of Rs. 1400 crore to each Branch Post Master. 1.29 Lakhs Branch Post Offices (BOs) to improve the level of services being offered to rural customers across all the states.
- VIJAY RUPANI BECAME GUJARAT’s CHIEF MINISTER (CM) AGAIN
Vijay Rupani will continue as a chief minister while Nitin Patel will remain his deputy. The BJP legislative party on Friday met at the State headquarters here, Shree Kamalam, to finalise the leadership. The announcement was made by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who, along with BJP MP Saroj Pandey, were the central observers sent by the party to Gujarat to help select the CM.The BJP had secured 99 seats in the recently-concluded Assembly polls with a vote share of 49.1%, which was higher than the 46.85 in 2012.
- THREE INDIANS IN ICC ODI, T20 TEAMS OF THE YEAR IN WOMEN’S CRICKET
Indian left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was the lone cricketer to find a place in both the ICC’s one- day and Twenty20 teams of the year, that featured three players from the country in all. 31-year-old Bisht is ranked 14th in ODIs and 12th in T20Is, and took 34 wickets in 19 matches and 11 wickets in seven T20Is in the period under consideration — from 21 September 21, 2016 to date
- COMMONWEALTH GAMES OF 2022 WILL BE HOST BY BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham, London is to host the commonwealth 2022 games.
Gold Coast, Australia will host the 2018 commonwealth games.
- UN VOTES 128-9 TO REJECT US DECISION ON JERUSALEM
The UN general assembly immensely passed a measure rejecting the Trump administration recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 128 countries vored US.
- US ECONOMY GROWS AT FASTEST PACE IN OVER 2 YEARS POWERFUL BIZ SPENDING
The US economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter, powered by robust business spending, and is poised for what could be a modest lift next year from sweeping tax cuts passed by Congress this week.
Business And Economy
- WORLD BANK APPROVES USD 40 MILLION LOAN FOR UP TOURISM PROJECT
Loan worth USD 40 million for a tourism project in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors on Wednesday.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) will grant the loan which has a 5-year grace period, and maturity term of 19 years.
- SEBI RAISED FPI INVESTMENT LIMIT
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SEBI) has hiked the investment limit for Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) in the central government securities to over 1.91 lakh crore from January 2018