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Friday, March 13, 2020

DAILY GK 12 MAR 2020


DAILY GK 12 MAR 2020
1.       Govt sets up a committee on Kisan Rail
ü  The committee has been formed under the aegis of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, consisting of representatives from Ministry of Railways also, to work out the modalities of ‘Kisan Rail’.
ü  Already, newly designed Refrigerated Parcel Vans were procured through RCF (Rail Coach Factory), Kapurthala, Punjab to transport perishable parcel traffic.

2.       Hola Mohalla’ festival celebrated
ü  ‘Hola Mohalla’ is the annual Sikh festival celebrated on the following day of the festival Holi at Sri Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. The festival aims to physically strengthen Sikh community by holding acrobatic military exercises and mock battles. The festival holds an annual fair which was initiated by Guru Gobind Singh ji, the 10th sikh guru.


3.       HAL set to build base in 4 countries
ü  Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL),an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, is exploring possibilities to build a logistics base in 4 countries (Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Sri Lanka) as part of its efforts to entice those nations to buy Tejas and light helicopters manufactured in India.

4.       India 2nd largest arms importer in 2015-19
ü  In accordance with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) annual report titled “Trends in international arms transfers, 2019”, India is the world’s second largest arms importer during 2015-19 with its global share of 9.2% after Saudi Arabia, who has topped the ranking with global share of 12%. On the other hand, India ranked 23rd in terms of world’s largest arms exporters.

5.       Google India  skill development programme ‘DigiPivot’
ü  Google India has launched a skilling programme for women called ‘DigiPivot’, where the woman who wishes to return to their company careers after a break or just planning to make mid-career shifts to digital advertising and marketing.

6.       BBC Indian Sportswoman of the year 2019
ü  Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, won BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) Indian Sportsman of the year award 2019 and former sprinter PT  Usha was awarded with Lifetime Achievement award. The BBC award ceremony was held in New Delhi. 

7.       Best Citizens of India Gold medal Award 
ü  Dr Jaimanti Bakshi, Professor at PGIMER (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research), Chandigarh was awarded with “Best Citizens of India”. The award was given by “GEPRA” (Global Economic Progress and Research Association) during the National Unity conference held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN).

8.       SS Deswal given additional charge of BSF DG
ü  Director General Indo Tibetian Border Police(ITBP), Surjeet Singh Deswal was given an additional charge by the Ministry of Home Affairs to serve as a Director General of Border Security Force(BSF). He will succeed Vivek johri repatriated by Government of India who has now taken over a charge as a Director General of Police at Madhya Pradesh.

9.       51st CISF(Central Industrial Security Force)  Raising Day-March 10, 2020

10.     ‘Greatest Leader of All Time’ in BBC poll
ü  Maharaja Ranjit Singh was named the “Greatest Leader of All Time” in a poll conducted by ‘BBC World Histories Magazine’, who is the 19th century ruler of the Sikh Empire in India, has beaten competition from around the world. African Independence Fighter Amílcar Cabral spots second, which is followed by Britain’s war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill.


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