DAILY GK UPDATED 09-DECEMBER-2015 :: IBPS CLERK UPDATED
BASIC OPTIMISTIC ABOUT LEGALLY BINDING PARIS DEAL
|DAILY GK UPDATED 09-DECEMBER-2015 :: IBPS CLERK UPDATED|
The countries forming the BASIC group — Brazil, South Africa, India and China — on Tuesday committed themselves to a comprehensive, balanced, ambitious and legally binding agreement emerging from the Paris Climate Change conference, but cautioned that it must not deviate from the differentiation principles that are already part of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Developing countries are being asked to adopt low carbon strategies as a commitment at COP21, but there are differences on what kind of funding would be provided for adaptation, loss and damage, and support actions. From India's perspective, events such as the Chennai and Uttarakhand floods and distressing crop failures due to drought are strongly linked to climate change, and an agreement for the future must have provisions for adaptation, and loss and damage. Even more precarious, India acknowledges, it the situation of small islands and Least Developed Countries.
FEDERER PARTS WAYS WITH EDBERG, BRINGS LJUBICIC ON BOARD
Roger Federer has rejigged his coaching team for next year by parting company with Stefan Edberg and bringing Ivan Ljubicic on board, the 17-times grand slam champion said on Wednesday.Former world number one Edberg had worked as part of a team led by Federer's long-term coach Severin Luthi since January 2014, a period in which the 34-year-old revived his career without adding to his tally of grand slam titles.
"After two very successful years, I would like to thank Stefan Edberg, my childhood idol, for agreeing to join my team," Federer said in Facebook post."It was a dream come true. Although it was supposed to only be for 2014, Stefan was great and agreed to extend the partnership through this year which I really appreciated. He taught me so much and his influence on my game will remain. He will always be a part of my team,” he said."Severin Luthi, who I have been working with since 2008, will continue to be my main coach and he will be joined by Ivan Ljubicic," Federer added.
PFRDA ASKS GOVT TO GIVE TAX INCENTIVES, EXPAND PENSION COVER
The government should consider giving tax incentives to pension sector and expand its coverage to include people in the informal sector as they do not have any universal social security net, PFRDA Chairman Hemant G. Contractor said on Wednesday.“We have sought parity in any tax treatment for NPS (National Pension System) from the government. Then also waiver of service tax on the purchase of annuity. Right now purchase of annuity attracts service tax so we have requested the government to do away with that, these are the two things we have asked the government to consider in the budget proposal,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of a report on pension system by FICCI and KPMG.
“It is clearly a problem, it has to be addressed. Government alone cannot do this. People below poverty line don’t have the capacity to pay for the pension needs, so government financed schemes are must for them. We are discussing with the government to address these issues,” he said while delivering the inaugural address.In India, only about 11-12 per cent of the working population belong to the organised sector and majority of them are well covered by the government pension schemes, he added.
ODD-EVEN VEHICLES TO RUN DATE-WISE
Frenetic activity related to implementation of the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme, which the Aam Aadmi Party government has proposed to check the rising levels of pollution, was witnessed in the Capital on Tuesday.While Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to seek the Centre’s cooperation for its effective implementation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the same purpose.
Mr. Jain took to Twitter to assure the Capital's residents that Mr. Gadkari had pledged his support to the Delhi government for the cause, while his Cabinet colleague and Transport Minister Gopal Rai announced that it had been decided to implement the scheme from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the first 15 days of January 2016 on a trial basis.
OPPOSITION DEMOCRATIC UNITY ROUNDTABLE WON 2015 VENEZUELAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION
Opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable won majority seats in the Venezuelan parliamentary election.The Jesus Torrealba-led coalition won 110 seats out of total 167-seat legislature and the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezueala won 55 seats.
ANDHRA PRADESH BECAME FIRST STATE TO JOIN DISCOM REVIVAL SCHEME UDAY
Andhra Pradesh has became the first state of India to join the Union Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana.The scheme aims at helping debt-stressed power distribution companies.UDAY scheme envisages reducing the interest burden, cost of power, and aggregate technical and commercial losses.UDAY scheme will enable distribution companies to become sustainable to supply adequate and reliable power, enabling 24x7 power supplies.
INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION DAY OBSERVED ON 9 DECEMBER
International Anti-Corruption Day was observed on 9 December.The Theme of the day is Break the corruption chain.
The day was observed to raise public awareness about corruption and what people can do to fight it.
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