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Friday, December 6, 2019

DAILY GK 3 – 4 DEC 2019


DAILY GK 3 – 4 DEC 2019
1.     ‘HAND-IN-HAND 2019’

ü The 8th edition of the joint training exercise between India and China named “HAND-IN-HAND 2019” for the year 2019 is to be held in Umroi, Meghalaya.
ü Theme: The theme for the exercise will be ’counter-terrorism under United Nations mandate‘.

2.    Mission Indradhanush 2.0 launched

ü Govt. launched nationwide vaccination drive under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 (IMI-2.0) across the country. This flagship program aims to immunize children under 2 years of age and pregnant women against 8 vaccine preventable diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B.
ü Target: The IMI’s vaccination driver which will be conducted from December 2019- March 2020,aims to achieve full immunization coverage target in 272 districts.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DAILY GK 1 – 2 DEC 2019


DAILY GK 1 – 2 DEC 2019
1.        “MITRA SHAKTI 2019” begins
ü  The 7th edition of India-Sri Lanka joint Military & Army Exercise MITRA SHAKTI–VII: 2019 has started at Aundh Military Station, Pune, Maharashtra with the aim to build and promote positive relations between the armies of India and Sri Lanka.

2.       India’s Haj 2020 process completely digital
ü  India has become the 1st country where the entire process of Haj 2020 has gone 100% digital after he signed a bilateral agreement for the pilgrimage with the Saudi Haj Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .Now there are digital facilities like online application, e-Visa, Haj Mobile App, ”e-MASIHA” (E-Medical Assistance System for Indian Pilgrims Abroad) health facility, “e-luggage pre-tagging”  will be provided.
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Monday, December 2, 2019

DAILY GK 30 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 30 NOV 2019
1.        1st in India 10th Commonwealth Youth Parliament
ü  The 10th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Parliament (#CYP10) was held in New Delhi for the first time in India. It was hosted by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and the Delhi Legislative Assembly.
Over 40 Commonwealth youth delegates aged 18 to 29 years attended the CYP10.

2.        Republic Summit 2019 India’s moment – Nation First
ü  The two days event of Republic Summit 2019 India’s moment – Nation First was held at Taj Palace, New Delhi. The theme of the summit was “India’s Moment Nation First”.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the summit for a session “One India – Firm Resolve”.
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DAILY GK 29 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 29 NOV 2019
1.    Centre approved construction of 331,000 more houses under PM Aawas Yojana
ü The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has approved construction of nearly 331,000 more houses, taking the total number of houses being funded under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana to 9.6 million.The approval includes six light houses projects  in Gujarat, Jharkhand, MP,Tamil Nadu , Tripura and UP. The PMAY-(U) was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ,in June 2015 with the aim of providing Housing for All by 2022 target.

2.    QS World University Rankings-Asia 2020: 96 Indian Universities places in list.
ü It is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds ranking the best universities of 2020 in the Asian region. Among the Indian Universities, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was ranked as the top performer ranking 34th in the list followed by IIT Delhi in the 43rd rank and IIT Madras in the 50th rank. The list was topped by National University of Singapore, for the second consecutive year.

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DAILY GK 28 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 28 NOV 2019
1.    Lokpal’s chairman Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched logo of Lokpal in New Delhi

ü The Chairman of Lokpal, Shri Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched the lokpal’s logo in New Delhi A motto of the lokpal “Ma Gridhah Kasyasvidhanam (Do not be greedy for anyone’s wealth)” was also adopted.The logo was designed by Shri Prashant Mishra, from Uttar Pradesh .The logo design based on the literal meaning of lokpal where Lok means people and Pal means caretaker, which in full creates the meaning caretaker of people

2.    For the 1st time, India & Japan holds Mine Countermeasure Exercise(MINEX) 2019 at Kochi, Kerala
ü 1st time, the Indian Navy and the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force have conducted Mine Countermeasure Exercise  2019 at Kochi, Kerala on explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasure.
Other exercises between India & Japan:JIMEX- It is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and Japan.
Exercise Malabar– It is a trilateral naval exercise involving the United States, Japan, and India as permanent partners.Exercise Dharma Guardian- It is an annual joint military exercise between Indian and Japan since 2018.

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DAILY GK 27 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 27 NOV 2019
1.    IRIFM inaugurated
ü The Indian Railway Institute of Financial Management (IRIFM) by the Indian Railways (IR) has been set up in Hyderabad, Telangana. The institute will provide professional training in railway finances management. It was inaugurated by Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman of the Railway Board.

2.    ‘Insurance Khata’
ü India First Life Insurance, a leading life insurance company in India has partnered with Spice Money, a tech-led financial services provider, for distribution and marketing of ‘insurance khata’, a micro-insurance plan aims at the informal sector & agricultural labourers with seasonal incomes.

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DAILY GK 26 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 26 NOV 2019
1.    PM Modi launched Fit India School grading system
ü  PM Narendra Modi launched the Fit India school grading system in schools across the country. The system ranks schools based on the fitness activities and facilities for such provided to students and teachers in the country.
ü  Pm also announced the ‘Fit India week’ to be celebrated by the students and teachers in the first week of December.

2.    Bangladesh topped foreign tourist visits to India 2018
ü  As per the report, Bangladesh topped the list for having maximum no. of the country’s visitors to India. Bangladesh was followed by United States and United Kingdom in the second and third place respectively.
Among individual state visits, TamilNadu(TN) topped the list with for having the maximum number of tourist arrivals. In 2018, TN had 60 lakh foreign visitors.

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DAILY GK 24, 25 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 24, 25 NOV 2019
1.    7 crore farmers benefited under PM-KISAN scheme 
ü  The govt has announced that over 7 crore farmers have been benefited under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. 
ü  Uttar Pradesh has the highest no. of beneficiaries under the scheme among all states.
PM-KISAN scheme provides Rs 6000 per year in 3 installments to the farmers.

2.    2019 Nomura’s Food Vulnerability Index
ü  The report was about 50 countries, most vulnerable to the food price surge. India ranked 44th in the list out of the total 110 countries taken for analysis.
ü  The ranking was based on the exposure in food prices based on 3 components. They were on country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per person share of food in household consumption and net food imports.

3.    India ASEAN Innotech summit 2019
ü  2nd India ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) InnoTech Summit 2019 based on the theme “Accelerating towards innovative development” held at Davao, Philippines.

4.    Muthoot Finance acquired IDBI’s MF business
ü  Kerala-based gold loan non-banking financial company Muthoot Finance (MFIN) has entered into an agreement with IDBI bank (Industrial Development Bank of India) in acquiring its Mutual Fund (MF) business for Rs 215 crore.
ü  The MFIN will also acquire a 100% stake in both IDBI Asset Management Company(AMC) and IDBI MF trustee company by the end of February 2020.

5.    ‘K12 Education Transformation Framework’
ü  Microsoft has launched “K-12 Education Transformation Framework” in India. The framework is about facilitating digital transformation of schools in India. It was launched during the “2nd edition Microsoft Education Days” conducted by Microsoft in Gurgaon, Haryana.

6.    World’s largest GPU-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer
ü  NVIDIA announced the World’s Largest GPU (graphics processing unit)-accelerated cloud-based supercomputer named NDv2 on Microsoft Azure. NDv2 is a supercomputer that has been built to handle most demanding Artificial intelligence (AI) and its High-Performance Computing (HPC) application.

7.    ‘Avian botulism’ killed 18,000 Migratory Birds
ü  The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh confirmed Avian botulism is the reason behind the mass mortality of 18,000 migratory birds from Northern Asia, at Sambhar Lake in Rajasthan. Botulism is a natural toxin produced by bacterial strain which affects the nervous system of birds.

8.    Shaukat Kaifi former actor and writer passed away at 91

9.    Book-‘The Third Pillar’
ü  Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and former 23rd Governor of the RBI has written a book named ‘The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind’.Other Books written by Raghuram Rajan:I Do What I Do;Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

10. Amaravati included in Indian map as capital
ü  The Survey of India, India’s central engineering agency in charge of mapping and surveying has released an updated map of India with Amaravati as the capital of Andhra Pradesh (AP).

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

DAILY GK 23 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 23 NOV 2019
1.    NIA conducted 1st CT-TTX exercise
ü The National Investigation Agency(NIA) hosted its first ever counter-terrorism exercise for the “Quad” countries (India, the US, Japan and Australia) at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.The exercise is named ‘CT-TTX‘ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) aims to address the global and regional issues of common interest.

2.    2 lakh gram panchayats to be connected with internet
ü Govt has set a target of connecting 2 lakh gram panchayats by March 2020.
As of 7th November 2019 1,28,000 gram panchayats have been provided with internet connectivity under phase 1 of the BharatNet project.
It was also announced that BharatNet project for providing digital connectivity to 2.5lakh villages has been under implementation under phase 2.
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DAILY GK 22 NOV 2019


 DAILY GK 22 NOV 2019
1.    Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2019 awards
ü On the occasion of World Toilet Day (November 19), the Swachh Survekshan Grameen Awards 2019 were conferred upon top-ranked states, Union Territories (UTs), and districts in the various categories by Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowdaand,
Overall Ranking:
Rank
States
Districts
1
Tamil Nadu
Peddapalli, Telangana
2
Haryana
Faridabad, Haryana
3
Gujarat
Rewari, Haryana

2.    Medical treatment in India exempted from obtaining medical Visa
ü The consulate general of India in Dubai in its notification announced exemption of getting primary Indian visa converted to Medical visa for foreigners (except Pakistani National) seeking medical treatment in India
ü As per the notification, the exemption will be applicable to foreigners seeking indoor treatment of upto 180 days in a hospital due to illness.

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Monday, November 25, 2019

DAILY GK 21 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 21 NOV 2019
1.    Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019
ü The bill was first passed in Lok Sabha on August 2, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. It seeks to remove Congress chief/ president of Indian National Congress(INC) from being a permanent member of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial trust which was established in Amritsar, Punjab in 1951.

2.    “Road Accidents in India-2018”
ü Uttar Pradesh (UP) ranked the highest position in terms of deaths due to road accidents. In 2018, 22,256 people lost their lives in the state where 42,568 road accidents were reported.It is followed by Maharashtra ,where 13,261 people lost their lives due to road accidents in 2018.

3.    6th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus 2019
ü ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 18, 2019.  Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh along with 17 other defence ministers of the ADMM-Plus countries participated in the meeting.
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DAILY GK 20 NOV 2019


DAILY GK 20 NOV
1.    Maritime exercise Za’ir-Al-Bahr 2019
ü Joint bilateral maritime exercise “Za’ir-Al-Bahr” (Roar of the Sea) between the Qatari Emiri Navy and Indian Naval force of Qatar and India respectively began in Doha, Qatar

2.    NCRB releases Farmers Suicide figures
ü National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) ,an Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data, has released the 2016 report called “accidental deaths and suicides in India” with reference to farmers’ suicides.
ü Maharashtra accounted for almost 40 % of all farmer suicides in the country in 2016 with 3,661.

3.    IMD World Talent Ranking Report 2019
ü International Institute of Management Development’s (IMDWorld Talent Ranking (WTR) report for the year 2019 was released. In the released report, India was ranked at 59th position, a slip by 6 places on a global annual list of 63 countries. The list was topped by Switzerland.
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