Daily Current Affairs – Dec 9th, 2020

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RBI cancels licence of Karad Janata Bank Sahakari, more than 99% of depositors to get full payment back under DICGC

On liquidation, every depositor is entitled to repayment of his/her deposits up to a monetary ceiling of Rs 5,00,000 from the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC) as per usual terms and conditions.

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Karad Janata Bank Sahakari bank at karad , Maharashtra

International Day of Commemoration & Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide & of the Prevention of this Crime on 9 Dec

It marks as the 72nd anniversary of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”), the first human rights treaty adopted by the UN General Assembly.

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First international legal definition of “genocide,” in 1948.

Gwalior, Orchha in United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage cities list

Historical fort cities of Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage cities under its urban landscape city programme,UNESCO,an agency of the United Nations, aims at promoting world peace and security.

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UNESCO HQ: Paris, France;
Head: Audrey Azoulay;
Founded: 1945

India in top 10 performers on climate change Performance index

The CCPI is developed by not-for-profit organisations Germanwatch & New Climate Institute (Germany) together with the Climate Action Network (CAN International). Sweden topped in the list, India got 10th rank.

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The biggest current emitter of greenhouse gases China ranks 53rd

Zena Wooldridge Elected As World Squash Federation President.

Zena Wooldridge from England has been elected as the WSF President. Wooldridge is the second female President after New Zealand’s Susie Simcock, since inception in 1967. She replaces outgoing President Jacques Fontaine, from France.

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Emeritus President, WSF – Jahangir Khan

Raj Kamal Jha Wins Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2020 for ‘The City and the Sea’.

Raj Kamal Jha won Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his book, The City and the Sea. The book is based on the Nirbhaya case. He will get $5000 (usually $10000) and Rabindranath Tagore statuette. There is a Tagore Prize for Social Achievement as well.

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The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize Founder – Peter Bundalo

Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as prime minister

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on his re-appointment as Kuwait”s Prime Minister and expressed confidence that the excellent relations between the two countries will continue to expand and flourish.

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Capital: Kuwait City;
Currency: Dinar

Fitch revises India’s GDP forecast to -9.4% for FY21

Fitch said the coronavirus recession has inflicted severe economic scarring and the country needs to repair balance sheets and increase caution about long-term planning.Projected contraction of 10.5 per cent due to a sharp economic rebound in the July-Sep

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The GDP had grown 4.2 per cent in FY 2019-20

NHPC to commission 2,000 MW hydropower project on Subansiri by March 2022

The 2,000MW Subansiri Lower Hydro Electric Project is the biggest hydroelectric project undertaken in India and is a run of river scheme on the Subansiri.Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHEP) at Gerukamukh along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

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Subansiri River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra River

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nestle named top plastic polluters for third year in a row

Break Free From Plastic’s audit said Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Nestlé top the list of biggest plastic polluters globally based on how often their packaging turns up discarded on beaches,rivers,parks.Cola’s branding found on 13834 plastic pieces in 51 countries.

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Other top polluters were Unilever and Mondelez International.

Annika Sorenstam elected president of International Golf Federation.

Annika Sorenstam was elected president of the International Golf Federation replacing the outgoing Peter Dawson. Sorenstam, a 72-time winner on the LPGA Tour and former No. 1 from Sweden, will take up the position on Jan 1.

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Golf became an olympic sport again in 2016 after 112 years.

Madagascar has replaced Maldives as the host of the 2023 Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG)

Madagascar to host IOIG replacing Maldives, due to coronavirus concerns. IOIG is a multi-sport tournament for athletes from Islands of the Indian Ocean. The participating nations are Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mayotte, Réunion & Maldives.

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First Island Games in 1979 was held at Reunion.

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