Daily Current Affairs 30 June 2019 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related exams.
Flow of raw sewage into river Ganga will be stopped by 2022
Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, announced that the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully halted by 2022.
- Addressing a national conference, exhibition and awards ceremony called ‘Innovative Water Solutions’ here, Shekhawat said his ministry was working in “mission mode” to achieve the 2022 target. Outlining that Uttarakhand and Jharkhand had already achieved this feat, he vowed to make the whole river fit for holy rituals by December.
Nagaland occupies the top position in the unemployment rate: NSSO Survey
According to the survey, “The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) for 2017-18” which is conducted by National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), there is a huge variation among the states in terms of the unemployment rate. The overall unemployment rate is around 6.1.
- Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states with the percentage of 21.4%. It is followed by Goa (1 3.9%) and Manipur(1 1.6%)
- Meghalaya has the lowest rate at 1.5%.
The 32nd edition of ISTA Congress takes place in Hyderabad
The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) concluded its 32nd Congress in Hyderabad beginning June 26. Scientists, policy makers and industry representatives from the UK, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and Austria took part in the conference.
- The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Telangana government jointly hosted the eight-day conference, which was attended by stakeholders from across the globe.
West Bengal introduces free crop insurance scheme Bangla Shashya Bima for farmers
West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), for the 2019 kharif season. The scheme called Bangla Shashya Bima (BSB) is applicable for farmers in 15 districts.
- The crop insurance scheme would be free of cost for the farmers since the government will pay the full premium. The crops that will come under insurance are aman paddy, aus paddy, jute and maize.
BANKING & FINANCE
India gets $328m IBRD loan for health services in AP
India’s Health Ministry, Andhra Pradesh government and World Bank, signed a loan agreement of $328 million to improve healthcare services in Andhra Pradesh.
- The World Bank loan will support the Andhra Pradesh government so that it can scale-up its efforts to bring better health care to all its citizens, especially pregnant women and those at risk of non-communicable diseases, like hypertension, diabetes and cervical cancer.
BUSINESS & ECONOMY
India is cheapest solar energy producer; beats China, UK, US among others
India is now the forerunner in producing solar power at lowest cost globally and is far ahead of other nations in low average production costs, a report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said. Beating countries like China, which usually is the cheapest manufacturer of everything, India has also left behind the US, UK, Canada and France among others.
India’s junior Boxing women’s team adjudged best in Black Forest Cup
In Boxing, India’s junior women pugilists clinched seven medals, including five gold, while the team was adjudged the best of the tournament in the Black Forest Cup in Villingen, Schwenningen, Germany.
Sarada Kumar Hota took over as NHB MD
National Housing Bank (NHB) has a new Managing Director in Sarada Kumar Hota. Prior to this appointment, Hota was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Can Fin Homes.
Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar’s book “A Prime Minister to Remember,” released
Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar authored a book named “A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief” got released. The book explains about a distinguished career in the Indian navy.
- This incident happened during the Kargil War and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. Operation Parakram launched after the terror attack on the Indian Parliament.