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Thursday, October 31, 2019

DAILY GK 27-28-29 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 27-28-29 OCT 2019
1.    Postal ballot voting for voters with disabilities.
ü The govt. has announced that disabled people and people aged above 80 years can vote through postal ballot in-order to increase the voters’ turnout. The announcement was made after the ministry of law and justice and amended Conduct of Election Rules, 1961.

2.    BASIC ministerial meet on climate change.
ü The 29th BASIC ministerial meet on climate change was held in Beijing, China. Members of the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) participated in the event. From the Indian side, Prakash Javadekar participated in the event. India’s offer to host the 30th BASIC ministerial meeting was welcomed.

3.    NAM Summit 2019.
ü The XVIII (18th) summit of heads of state and government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The theme of the summit for 2019 was “Upholding the Bandung Principles to ensure concerted and adequate response to the challenges of the contemporary world.” From the Indian side, Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu addressed the summit.

4.    1 billion transactions through UPI in Oct 2019.

ü Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as it has achieved the double milestone of 1 billion transactions as well as has crossed 100 million users in October 2019. With this, UPI has become the fastest-growing system in the world. 
5.    World Bank’s ease of doing business.

ü According to the  World Bank (WB), Kolkata and Bengaluru will be added to the list of World Bank’s ease of doing business survey from the year 2020.The survey so far covered only Delhi and Mumbai.
ü India has ranked 63rd in the list with the score of 71.0.
The World Bank has decided to select 4 cities each from the countries with over 100 million populations. 

6.    New Lt Governors of J&K and Ladakh.

ü Former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu and Radha Krishna Mathur were appointed as first Lieutenant (Lt) Governors of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh respectively. These Union Territories will come into existence on October 31, 2019. These newly appointed governors succeed Satya Pal Malik.

7.    M.L. Khattar becomes Haryana CM for the 2nd time.
ü BJP’s Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in as Haryana’s chief minister (CM) for a second term (11th CM). He will lead the BJP-JJP (Jannayak Janata Party) coalition government in the state. JJP leader Dushyant Chautala took oath as the deputy CM of the state.
8.    Joko Widodo sworn in as the Indonesia president.
ü Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, (7th president) popularly known as Jokowi, was sworn in for the final(2nd) term as the President of Indonesia for a 5-year term period.

9.    New CMD of NSIC.
ü Vijayendra has been appointed as Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD)of National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC). He succeeds Ram Mohan Mishra.


10. Alberto Fernandez won the presidential election.

ü Alberto Angel Fernandez has won Argentina’s presidential election.Alberto will assume the presidency on 10 December 2019 & ex-president Cristina Kirchner will be the vice-president. 

11. Filipe Nyusi won second term as President of Mozambique.
ü Mozambique‘s incumbent President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi of Frelimo party was elected as its president for a second term, despite claims of widespread cheating.

12. Cyclone ‘Kyarr’.

ü According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD)Cyclone ‘Kyarr’ with an estimated wind speed of 220-230 kmph intensifies to become the first Super Cyclonic storm in the Arabian Sea in the last 12 years.

13. Zozo Championship 2019.
ü The Zozo Championship 2019, a professional golf tournament, was held at Chiba, Japan.
The tournament title was clinched by America’s Tiger Woods, which was his 82nd PGA Tour crown.

14. Mexican Grand Prix 2019.
ü 5-time world champion Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, a British racing driver, clinched his 10th win of the season for Mercedes at the Mexican Grand Prix 2019.

15. 18th International Animation Day (IAD)-October 28, 2019.

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