Current Affairs Daily Digest – December 03 2020
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1. Who are India’s richest women & what are their net worths as per Hurun’s latest list?
HCL Tech’s Chairperson Roshni Nadar Malhotra is India’s richest woman with a net worth of ₹54,850 crore, according to ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun – Leading Wealthy Women’ list. Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is India’s second-richest woman with ₹36,600 crore wealth, followed by USV Chairperson Leena Gandhi Tewari with ₹21,340 crore wealth. Divi’s Laboratories’ Nilima Motaparti came in fourth.
2. Annual Ranking of Police Stations
The Ministry of Home Affairs recently released the annual ranking of police Stations in India. The annual ranking is being done since 2015.
Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district of Manipur was ranked as the best performing police station in the country. The All Women Police Station of Suramangalam in Salem city of Tamilnadu was ranked second in the list. Kharsangh police station of Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh ranked third.
3. Virat Kohli fastest to 12000 runs in ODI cricket
Virat Kohli became the fastest to reach 12,000 runs in One-day International cricket. Kohli breached the mark in the third ODI against Australia in Canberra. He got to the milestone in his 242nd inning thus bettering the previous record set by Sachin Tendulkar, who got his 12000th run in his 300th inning.
4. India invites UK’s Johnson as 2021 Republic Day chief guest
United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is expected to be the chief guest at 2021 Republic day with Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inviting him. Johnson, on his part, has invited PM Modi to the G-7 summit in the United Kingdom next year. The last British prime minister at the Republic Day parade was John Major in 1993.
5. RBI orders HDFC Bank to halt its digital launches
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued an order to HDFC Bank with regard to certain incidents of outages in the internet banking, mobile banking and payment utilities of the lender over the past 2 years, the private sector bank informed to the stock exchanges. The RBI also noted the recent outages in the HDFC Bank’s internet banking and payment system on November 21, 2020, owing to a power failure in the primary data centre.
6. IOCL launches India’s first 100 Octane Premium Petrol
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan launched India’s first indigenously developed ‘100 Octane premium petrol’ through video conferencing. Octane ratings are measures of fuel stability that increases engine efficiency. The high octane premium grade petrol will be marketed under the brand ‘XP-100’. It has been developed by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at its Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh.
7. India ranked 8th in Global Terrorism Index 2020
In the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2020, India has been ranked at 8th spot globally in the list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2019. The GTI score of India is 7.353 out of 10. India recorded 277 Deaths, 439 Injuries & 558 Incidents due to Terrorism in 2019.
8. ADB and India sign $50 million loan agreement for West Bengal
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have inked $50 million policy-based loan agreement to improve financial management procedures and operational efficiencies in West Bengal. Titled as the ‘West Bengal Public Finance Management Investment Programme’, the project will help to achieve more fiscal savings, promote informed decision making, and improve service delivery in the state.
9. Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary becomes new Director General of BRO
Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary has been appointed as the 27th Director General of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). His appointment is effective from 1st December 2020. Lt Gen Chaudhary succeeds Lt Gen Harpal Singh who has been appointed as the new Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army.
10. International Day of Persons with Disabilities: 03 December
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed annually on December 3. The IDPWD day was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly.
The 2020 theme: ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’.