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Current Affairs 20 December 2017 National and International
1. Union Government to Bear MDR Charges on Digital Transactions up to RS 2,000
According to the IT Ministry, the legislature will bear the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) energizes on exchanges to Rs 2,000 made through check cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-empowered installment frameworks to advance computerized exchanges. MDR is charged in installments made to dealers through BHIM UPI stage and AePS (Aadhaar empowered Payment System). The dealer markdown rate (MDR) will be borne by the legislature for a long time with impact from January 1, 2018, by repaying the same to the banks.
2. Union Government Ropes in ICICI Bank to Enable Cashless Payments on e-NAM
The administration has connected with private moneylender ICICI Bank to empower online installments at 470 and is coordinated with the national entry of electronic National Agriculture Market (e-NAM). At the exhibit, e-NAM members are doing installments through customary ways by means of bank offices, charge cards, and net saving money. ICICI Bank will empower BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money) and Unified Payments Interface (UPI) on the e-NAM gateway for making cashless installments.
3. India Finishes first at Junior Boxing Championship in Germany
Indian junior boxers secured add up to 11 Medals (six gold, four silver, and a bronze award) at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament to complete as general champions in the German city of Schwerin. Bhavesh Kintamani (52kg) got the best boxer trophy alongside his gold award. In the three-day competition, the other gold-medallists for India were Vijeydeep (63kg), Akshay (60kg), Ish Pannu (70kg), Lakshay Chahar (80kg) and Vinit (75kg). India was named the competition’s best group.
4. Idia to Host Meeting of WTO Member Countries on Food Security
India will have a meeting of WTO part nations in February 2018 to marshal bolster for sustenance security and different issues. The declaration was made by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The proposed meeting would be in the setting of created countries framing groupings to set up the ground for pushing speculation assistance, planning rules for online business, advancing sex equity and lessening endowment on fisheries.
5. National Testing Agency Effect: NEET, JEE May Be Conducted Twice A Year
The Lok Sabha was educated that the national medicinal placement test, the NEET, and designing selection test JEE may be led twice a year to give a chance to the understudies to draw out their best execution. The Center is setting up a National Testing Agency (NTA), a self-sufficient and self-supported chief testing association, to direct the selection tests for the higher instructive establishments, Mr. Kushwaha said in light of a composed inquiry in the Lower House of Parliament. As per an announcement from union government, the foundation of NTA will profit around 40 lakh understudies showing up in different selection tests. It will ease CBSE, AICTE and different offices from the obligation of directing these placement tests, and furthermore get high unwavering quality, institutionalized trouble level for surveying the inclination, insight and critical thinking capacities of the understudies.
6. Satheesh Reddy Conferred with National Design Award
G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, has been met with the renowned National Design Award. He has packed away this honor for his huge national commitment towards indigenous plan and improvement of broadened rocket frameworks, guided weapons, aeronautics innovations and for his supported endeavors promoting the progression of aviation advancements and businesses in India.
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