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Thursday, February 6, 2020

DAILY GK 31 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 31 JAN 2020
1.    NITI Aayog’s Aspirational district ranking 2019
ü The ranking is based on the progress made in 5 development areas in 112 aspirational districts across India in December 2019. The rankings focus on progress in Health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion& skill development and Basic infrastructure
Top 3 states in Aspirational Districts ranking:
S.No.
State
District
Score (December-2019)
1
Uttar Pradesh
Chandauli
57.6
2
Odisha
Balangir
53.9
3
Andhra Pradesh
Y.S.R.
65.2


2.    “Veer Samriti” in Nagaland
ü  Assam Rifles (military unit) has constructed a war memorial “Veer Samriti” in Nagaland, Kohima for 357 Army & Assam Rifles personnel, who died while fighting insurgency in north-eastern state. It is first of its kind in Nagaland.

3.    International Kolkata Book Fair 2020
ü The 44th edition of Kolkata Book Fair 2020 (IKBF) has commenced at Kolkata , West Bengal with Russia as a “Focal Theme Country”. Tyto, a category of bird species consisting of barn owls, grass owls and masked owls was selected as the official Mascot of the Book Fair for the 1st time.

4.    Best budgetary practices
ü According to the survey “Transparency In Budgetary Process Report 2.0.” conducted by Transparency International’s India (TII), Assam tops in the ranking of best practices followed by states in budget formulation with a score of  70. Assam is the only state out of 29 states and 2 UTs (Union Territories) to publish a citizens budget in the public domain and also to conduct budget awareness campaign across 17 districts.

5.    FICCI estimates India’s GDP growth at 5 % for FY20; could reach 5.5% in FY21

6.    Ayurveda ratan award 2020
ü Dr. Partap Chauhan, the pioneer of Ayurvedic Telemedicine, has Conferred with Prestigious Ayurveda Ratan Award 2020 in Brussels, Belgium during Ayurveda Day Celebration at the European Parliament.

7.    Gita Sabharwal of India appointed UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand

8.    New Member of Monetary Policy Committee
ü Janak Raj has been appointed as the third internal member (ex officio member) of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by the RBI. He is the successor of Dr. Michael Patra who was appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI.

9.    NCRB Launched ‘Searching the missing persons’

ü NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) launched 2 police related Citizen centric services– “Searching the missing persons” & “Generating vehicle NOC (No Objection Certificate) on CCTNS (Crime & Criminal Tracking Network and Systems) platform.Arvind Kumar, Director, Intelligence Bureau launched the online services.

10. Padma Shri awardee and Indian Social Worker Tushar Kanjilal passed away at 85
ü He also wrote a book ‘Who killed the Sunderbans?”— that deals with the issue of the destruction of Mangrove forests.

11. World Leprosy Day-Jan 30, 2020
ü Theme:“Leprosy isn’t what you think”

12. Delhi airport gets a new women-only cab service
ü ‘Women with Wheels’ cab service has been started at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), New Delhi by ‘Sakha cabs’ for the safety of women.


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