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Friday, September 13, 2019

DAILY GK 8 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 8 SEPT
1)       First ‘Make in India’ Metro Coach
ü  PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first Metro Coach in Mumbai under the ‘Make in India’ initiative at Mumbai. He also launched Rs.19,000 crore worth metro projects..
2)       Akash missile project for Air Force
ü  To strengthen the Indian Air Force (IAF), the central government has approved the procurement of 6 squadrons of indigenous Akash Air Defense missile for the Air Force at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore. They will be deployed along the borders with Pakistan and China.


3)       SLINEX 2019- Indo-Lanka maritime exercise
ü  9th edition of joint maritime naval exercise between India and Srilanka named SLINEX  2019 has commenced in the port of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
4)       South Asian Parliamentarian conference for Children
ü  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at the Colombo city conducted South Asian Parliamentarian Conference on Children Rights Convention.
5)       UPI transactions reached 918 million
ü  National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has released a data on the new record created by Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions that reached an overall high of 918 million transactions worth Rs 1.54 lakh crore by the end of August, 2019 .
ü  UPI is a real time payment system connecting multiple bank accounts in a single mobile application. Owned by NPCI, it caters to the Peer to Peer system.
6)       Retail loan in 59 minutes
ü  All 19 public sector banks (PSB) including State Bank of India(SBI), Punjab National Bank (PNB), Bank of Baroda (BOB) have initiated in-principle retail loan approval for customers availing housing and personal loans under the online lending platform ‘PSB Loans in 59 Minutes’.
7)       CBSE & Microsoft - Capacity building of teachers
ü  CBSE  has joined hands with Microsoft to incorporate cloud-based technology in high school teachers’ capacity building programs and teaching.
8)       The International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed Jonathan Hall as its General Counsel and Company Secretary.
9)        “Rohit4Rhinos campaign”
ü  Rohit Sharma is launching “Rohit4Rhinos campaign” in partnership with WWF India and Animal Planet (wildlife channel) to spread awareness about the need for conservation of one-horned rhinos.
10)    Pakistan’s former cricketer Abdul Qadir passed away at the age of 63 due to cardiac arrest.
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