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Current Affairs : 16-12-2020 in English

Defence

  • First state-of-the-art warship of Project 17A for Indian Navy, built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) - ‘Himgiri’.

Economy

  • The ____ has launched the "communication between taxpayer" feature on its portal - GST Network (GSTN).
  • New digital payment app of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) - ‘DakPay’.

International

  • This nation observed the Martyred Intellectuals Day to mark the day of killing hundreds of intellectuals including teachers, doctors, journalists and others on 14 December 1971 - Bangladesh.
  • Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) has signed a MoU with this Indian institute for development of sludge management framework in India - Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (cGanga).
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) will establish the “Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia Regional Capacity Development Center (CCAMTAC)” in - Almaty city, Kazakhstan.

National

  • Total Fertility Rates (TFR) in 19 out of the 22 States/UTs, according to the first Phase of the 2019-20 National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) - 2.1.
  • Only 3 states which have TFR above replacement levels now - Manipur (2.2), Meghalaya (2.9) and Bihar (3.0).
  • FSSAI’s initiative which is a certification system for food businesses supplying food directly to consumers, either on or off premise - ‘Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’.

State Current Affairs

  • Ladakhi New Year “Losar” - 15 December 2020.
  • The Prime Minister laid foundation stone for Desalination plant in - Mandvi, Gujarat.

Science & Technology

  • The next-generation Angara-A5 rocket is developed by - Russia’s Roscosmos.

General Knowledge

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) was launched on - 1 September 2018.
  • Equity contribution of owners - Capital Funds.
  • A component of regulatory capital, which consists mainly of share capital and disclosed reserves (minus goodwill, if any) - Tier I Capital (also termed as Core capital).
  • A component of regulatory capital, which consists of certain reserves and certain types of subordinated debt - Tier II Capital (also termed as Supplementary capital).
  • Ratio of assets to capital - Leverage.

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