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Friday, August 16, 2019

DAILY GK 12 AUG 2019


DAILY GK 12 AUG 2019
1. DEFENCE MINISTRY EXTENDS BENEFITS OF CHILD CARE LEAVE TO SINGLE MALE SERVICE PERSONNEL
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh has approved the extension of Child Care Leave benefits to single male service personnel and further, the minimum period of CCL has been reduced to 5 days instead of 15 days.
Till now, women officers of defence forces are given up to 15 days to care for children up to the age of 22, with a 40 % disability. Not only female employees but now Single male service personnel also will be given 5 days leave from the earlier limit of 15 days to care for their children (irrespective of age).

2. MSCI ADDED HDFC LIFE INSURANCE TO ITS GLOBAL STANDARD INDEX
Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc, One of the world’s biggest index compilers, has added HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd. to its Global Standard Index and removed Union Bank of India from its India Smallcap Index.
After the announcement, the stocks of HDFC Life gained more than 5 % intraday to hit a record high of Rs 545 & the shares of Union Bank corrected 2 % at Rs 62.40.

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DAILY GK 9 AUG 2019


DAILY GK 9 AUG 2019
1. IIT MADRAS PARTNERS WITH NIOT FOR OCEAN WAVE ELECTRICITY HARNESSING
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras partnered with National Institute of Ocean Technology to harness electricity from ocean waves. Both institutions will together develop turbines that can harness the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.
The research is being headed at IIT Madras. The partnership is aimed at meeting renewable energy and climate change objectives of the government of India.

2. PAPUA NEW GUINEA HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ‘LIVING’ LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD, INDIA RANKS 4TH
Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, Country in Oceania tops the list with 840 living languages, while India ranks 4th position with 453.
The other nations in the top 5 positions include Indonesia (2nd ) with 710 living languages and Nigeria (3rd with 524) and US (United States) came 5th with 335.
The year 2019 is designated as United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous Languages with the aim to enhace native tongues in 5 major areas which includes,
  • Creation of favourable conditions for knowledge-sharing and dissemination of good practices with regards to indigenous languages.
  • Increasing understanding, reconciliation and international cooperation
  • Integration of indigenous languages into standard setting
  • Empowerment through capacity building.
  • Growth and development via elaboration of new knowledge

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

DAILY GK 6 AUG 2019


DAILY GK 6 AUG 2019
1. CENTRE TO REPEAL OF ARTICLE 370 AND 35A THAT GRANTS SPECIAL STATUS TO J&K
Government announced to repeal Article 370 [except the first clause 370 (1)] and Article 35A which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha which seeks to bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into 2 Union territories – J&K a Union Territory with Legislature, and Ladakh Union Territory without Legislature.
President Ram Nath Kovind in “concurrence” with the “Jammu and Kashmir government” promulgated Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 which states that provisions of the Indian Constitution are applicable in the state. It comes into force “at once”, and shall supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

DAILY GK 30 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 30 JULY 2019
1. AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME PER AGRICULTURAL HOUSEHOLD LESS THAN RS. 6500: AGRICULTURE MINISTRY
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar stated that the average monthly income per agricultural household from all sources is Rs. 6,426 in the country based on survey conducted by NSSO.  
In April 2016, The Government had constituted an inter-ministerial committee to examine the issues relating to doubling of farmers’ income and recommend strategies to achieve that goal.
In September 2018, the Committee has submitted its Report to the Government & it considered the estimates of agricultural household’s income obtained from NSSO 70th round unit-level data as the base level income. The Committee has kept 2015-16 as the base year.

2. “PINK COACHES” INTRODUCED FOR WOMEN BY THE NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY ZONE
The Northeast Frontier Railway zone has introduced pink colored SLR coach for women. These pink coaches will help women passengers to identify their coach during rush hours.
Railway Police Force and ticket checking staff will be deployed by the railway authorities to stabilize the new system.
Initially a total of 8 trains in Rangiya district have begun the operations. They are- 6 trains between New Bongaigaon and Guwahati & 2 trains between Rangiya and Murkongselek.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

DAILY GK 29 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 29 JULY
1. Ministry of Mines organizes workshop called ‘Waste To Wealth’ on effective utilization of ‘Red Mud’ in New Delhi
The Ministry of Mines in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research Development and Design Centre Nagpur, has organized a workshop called ‘Waste To Wealth’ on productive utilization of ‘Red Mud’ in New Delhi.
The workshop discussed the present status regarding the generation of red mud and its safe disposal and utilization.
Deliberations were held to focus efforts for productive utilization of red mud with necessary government support, which will be a win-win situation for all the stakeholders. A road-map will also be prepared based on these Deliberations.

2. BRICS Foreign Ministers Meeting 2019 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Foreign Ministers Meet was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
India was represented by Gen. (retd) VK Singh who is the Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways.

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DAILY GK 28 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 28 JULY 2019
1. India, Saudi Arabia held discussions on bilateral hydrocarbon cooperation
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel held a meeting with Mr Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Saudi Aramco in New Delhi.
They discussed on improving India-Saudi Arabia hydrocarbon cooperation in order to strengthen the existing overall strategic partnership between the two countries.
Minister Al-Falih stressed on the need for capitalizing on the growing momentum in bilateral hydrocarbon cooperation.
Mr Pradhan discussed the current developments in the global oil and gas markets, raised India’s concerns on the recent increase in Asian Premium and the decision of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Plus members on extending production cuts, leading to oil price volatility and highlighted the adverse impact of these developments on the Indian economy.

2. Western Railways first printing press heritage gallery opened at Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
Western Railways opened its first printing press heritage gallery named Western Railway Mahalaxmi General Stores Depot at Mahalaxmi in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was inaugurated by V P Pathak, Member of the Railway Board.
It became the first press in Indian Railways to portray a heritage gallery of the printing and allied machines used in the Western Railway Printing Press since 1948.

3. 23 self-styled and unrecognized universities announced by the University Grants Commission
The University Grants Commission which coordinates, determines and maintains standards of higher education, has released a list of 23 universities which are declared “self-styled” and “unrecognized“. These universities contradict the UGC Act 1956.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of unrecognized universities – 8
It is followed by Delhi having 7 fake Universities.
Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Puducherry have 1 fake university each while West Bengal and Odisha have two fake universities each

4. INS Tarkash reached Saint Petersburg, Russia to take part in the Russian Navy Day parade
INS Tarkash which was constructed for the Indian Navy by Russia reached Saint Petersburg, Russia to take part in the Russian Navy Day parade celebrated on 28 July.
The Indian delegation is led by Vice Admiral Ajith Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command and INS Tarkash.
More than 40 ships, 40 planes and helicopters, and a total of 4000 service men will take part in the Navy day celebration.

5. Jordan opens its first underwater military museum
Jordan, an Arab country in Western Asia, opened its first Underwater Military Museum Dive Site, off its Red Sea coast, Aqaba.
The objective of the museum is to offer a new type of museum experience combining sports, environment and exhibits for divers, snorkelers and visitors on glass-bottomed boats.
It has several tanks, an ambulance, a military crane, a troop carrier, an anti-aircraft battery, guns, Jordanian Armed Forces AH-1 Cobra Helicopter, 19 decommissioned pieces of military hardware, submerged at depths up to 28 metres.

6. Indian government’s NHA and NATHEALTH signs MoU under Ayushman Bharat scheme
The National Health Authority and the Healthcare Federation of India signed MoU to improve efficiency of Service Delivery under Ayushman Bharat scheme which is also called as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
Under the vision of “Health for All”, this collaboration will provide and enable interface for testing healthcare innovation ecosystem, adopting, funding, and providing mentorship in creating channels for scaling these innovations.

7. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury appointed as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla appointed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress floor leader in Lok Sabha as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.
It comprises of total 22 members which include 15 members from Lok Sabha and 7 members from Rajya Sabha.

8. Apple to acquire Intel’s smartphone modem business for a transaction value of $1 billion
Apple and Intel signed an agreement where Apple will acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business for $1 billion.
2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases.

9. Iran test-launched a medium-range missile Shahab-3
Iran test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile inside its borders- Shahab-3.
It is derived from a North Korean missile called the Nodong-A and can fly 1,150 to 2,000 kilometers, or up to 1,242 miles, depending on the variant.

10. Overview of ISSF Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun 2019 held in Suhl, Germany
International Shooting Sport Federation Junior World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun 2019 was held at the Shooting Center, Suhl, Germany.
India won 4 Gold in team event & 6 in Individual event, 4 Silver in team event & 5 in Individual event and 3 Bronze in team event & 2 in Individual event.
India tops the medal tally followed by China, Germany, USA and Russia.

11. Hungarian teenager Kristof Milak broke the men’s 200 meters butterfly world record
A 19year-old swimmer Kristof Milak of Hungary broke men’s 200 metres butterfly world record to win the gold medal at the 18th FINA World swimming championships 2019 held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Milak was followed by Japan’s Daiya Seto and South African Chad le Clos.
At the 2018 European Aquatics Championships, he won the gold medal in the men’s 200-metre butterfly event.

12. Byju’s Replaces Oppo as new sponsor of Indian team till 2022
An e-learning platform, Byju’s will be the official Team India sponsor for a period of three years.
Byju’s will now be seen on the Indian team jersey from September 15 when India starts its South Africa tour.

13. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, released book titled ‘New-Age Technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0’
The Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu released book titled ‘New-Age Technology and Industrial Revolution 4.0’ in New Delhi.
It is authored by Rajya Sabha Member, Dr Narendra Jadhav.
The launch was co-hosted by The Dialogue, a Delhi based think-tank which works on the intersection of technology, society and public-policy.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

DAILY GK 24 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 24 JULY 2019
1. UNDER PMKSNY, MORE THAN 7 CRORE 32 LAKH FARMER FAMILIES RECEIVED FIRST TWO INSTALMENTS OF RS 2000 EACH
Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, more than 7 crore 32 lakh farmer families across India received the first and second instalments of Rs 2000 each amounting to 14 thousand 646 crore rupees.
The list was topped by Uttar Pradesh followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

2. MAHARASHTRA TOPS IN ATM FRAUDS: RBI
According to the data of the RBI Maharashtra registered the highest number of ATM frauds in India for the FY 2018-19. It was followed by Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
There was an increase in ATM fraud cases up from 911 cases in 2017-18 to 980 in 2018-19.
The amount involved was decreased from Rs 65.3 crore in 2017-18 to Rs 21.4 crore in 2018-19.
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura were the only three states which did not report a single incident.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

DAILY GK 22 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 22 JULY 2019
1. E-POSTAL BALLOT REGISTERED 60.14% TURNOUT IN 2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS
Using the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System, out of the 18,02,646 service electors, 10,84,266 e-postal ballots were received indicating 60.14% turnout in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Persons working in paramilitary forces, the military and government officials deployed in diplomatic missions outside India are classified as Service Voters.
It was introduced by the Election Commission of India for Lok Sabha elections 2019 with the motto “no voter to be left behind”.

2. AMITA PRASAD TAKES CHARGE AS ‘INLAND WATERWAYS’ AUTHORITY CHIEF AND AK JHA TO LEAD NPC
Amita Prasad has been appointed as chairperson of Inland Waterways Authority of India Ministry of Shipping, in the rank and pay of secretary.
She replaces Shri Jalaj Shrivastava.
Prasad is currently serving as Director-General, National Productivity Council, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
She also served as additional secretary in Ministry of statistics and programming.
Arun Kumar Jha, 1985 batch Indian Economic Service officer, has been appointed as National Productivity Council, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, as its Director-General.
He replaces Amita Prasad.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

DAILY GK 19 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 19 JULY 2019
1. GOVT TO INCREASE COAL PRODUCTION TO ONE BILLION TONE BY 2022-23
GoI plan to increase the total production of coal in the country to 1 billion tone by 2022-23. Coal minister said that the gap between demand and supply of coal cannot be bridged completely as there is insufficient domestic availability of coking coal.

2. “FIND THE INCREDIBLE YOU” CAMPAIGN OF THE TOURISM MINISTRY WINS PATA GOLD AWARD 2019
The Ministry of Tourism’s campaign, “Find the Incredible you” has won the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Award 2019 under the “Marketing – Primary Government Destination” category.
It was launched as part of ‘Incredible India 2.0’ Campaign. Series of transformative experiences of foreign through unique storytelling in the format of autobiographies with the tagline “Find the Incredible You were launched under the campaign, which had shifted strategy focus from external experience of tourist destinations to internal experience of travelers themselves.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

DAILY GK 18 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 18 JULY 2019
1. RBI SLAPS A PENALTY ON SBI &UNION BANK FOR VIOLATING VARIOUS NORMS
RBI has penalized State Bank of India with Rs.7 crore and Union Bank of India with Rs.10-lakh for violating certain regulatory guidelines.
The penalty imposed on SBI with reference to its financial position as on March 31, 2017 reported  non-compliance with the directions issued by the RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification norms, code of conduct for opening and operating current accounts and reporting of data on Central Repository of Information on Large Credits, and fraud risk management and classification and reporting of frauds.
The RBI imposed the Rs 10 lakh fine on Union Bank of India for lapses in cybersecurity framework.

2. GPF RATES REDUCED BY 10 BPS TO 7.9% FROM 8%
Ministry of Finance informed that the rates of the General Provident Fund were reduced by 10 basis points to 7.9% from 8% with effect from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
All government employees who joined service on or before December 31, 2003 contribute to GPF. An officer/employee contributes 6% of his/her basic salary with an equal contribution from the Government.

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DAILY GK 17 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 17 JULY 2019
1. MORE THAN 820 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER: STATE OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE WORLD 2019 REPORT
The report named State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 produced by the United Nations FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO was released and It stated that in the year 2018, more than 820 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide.
It is the for the third year in a row the number has risen.
At present, globally 1 in every 9 people suffer from hunger.

2. FOUNDATION STONE OF BABA GURU NANAK INTERNATIONAL VARSITY LAID IN PAK
The foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
The construction of the varsity is part of Pakistan Prime Minister’s vision to facilitate students in Nankana Sahib and other adjoining districts & will help promote religious tourism in Pakistan and also portray country’s good image at international level.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DAILY GK 16 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 16 JULY 2019
1. THE CITY OF FUZHOU (CHINA) WILL HOST THE 44TH SESSION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE IN 2020
The Chinese city of Fuzhou will host the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee in 2020.
Tian Xuejun, Chinese Vice Minister of Education was elected as chairman of the 44th  session of the committee.

2. SHAH RUKH KHAN TO BE CONFERRED WITH AN HONORARY DOCTORATE BY MELBOURNE’S LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
In recognition of the contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children, women’s empowerment through Meer Foundation and for the achievements in the Indian entertainment industry, Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood actor, will be felicitated with an Honorary Degree, from Melbourne-based La Trobe University at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne at Bundoora, Australia.
It will be Khan’s first Australian University Award.

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DAILY GK 15 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 15 JULY
1. G. SATHIYAN, ANTHONY AMALRAJ WIN BRONZE IN AUSTRALIAN OPEN
In Table Tennis, Indian pair G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the World Tour Platinum Australian Open. They defeat Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu.

2. BOXING STAR VIJENDER SINGH CLINCHED HIS 11TH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN US PROFESSIONAL CIRCUIT DEBUT BOUT
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh Beniwal clinched his 11th consecutive win in US professional Boxing  against Mike Snider of US in Newark, New Jersey.
He won the Olympic medal in boxing at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

3. AMIR KHAN WON THE WBC INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE IN THE SUPER BOXING LEAGUE 2019
Britain’s Amir Khan, Olympic silver medallist, won the World Boxing Council International Welterweight Title defeating Australian Billy Dib
Super Boxing League 2019 held at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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DAILY GK 14 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 14 JULY 2019
1. CENTRE TO ESTABLISH FIRST NATIONAL POLICE UNIVERSITY
The Government has proposed to set up the first National Police University in the country which will impart education in policing and internal security.
It will conduct undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate academic programmes in specialized subjects.
The dedicated universities have been already set up in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Jharkhand for conducting courses in police services and internal security.

2. WOMEN STARTUP SUMMIT 2019 HOSTED BY KERALA
Kochi to host India’s largest women startup summit in August 2019. The meet will be open for all women professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and startup founders.
‘Women Startup Summit 2019’ aims at encouraging aspiring women professionals to take up their entrepreneurial journey and developing an inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem in the State.

3. INDIA TO HOST COP-14 OF UNCCD
India will host the 14th Session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification at India Expo Mart Limited in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
It will focus on 3 crucial issues- desertification, land degradation and drought.
197 countries are expected to participate in the global conference.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

DAILY GK 13 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 13 JULY 2019
1. WCD IMPLEMENTS A SCHEME FOR WOMEN IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES CALLED “SWADHAR GREH”
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme for the rehabilitation of women in difficult circumstances so that they could lead their life with dignity.
It envisages providing shelter, food, clothing, and health as well as economic and social security for the women who are deserted and without any social and economic support, victims of domestic violence, family tension, and natural disaster.
The ministry also implementing Universalisation of Women Helpline Scheme to provide 24 hours emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence.

2. “OPERATION THIRST” LAUNCHED BY RPF
RPF launched “Operation Thirst” to crack down selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water in the railway premises. During the operation, 1371 persons were arrested for selling of packaged drinking water of unauthorised brands.

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DAILY GK 12 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 12 JULY 2019
1. GOVERNMENT BANNED PRO-KHALISTANI GROUP SIKHS FOR JUSTICE FOR ALLEGED ANTI-NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The Union Cabinet banned the US based Pro-Khalistani group The Sikhs for Justice under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.
It propelled the Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda.
SFJ openly supported the cause of Khalistan, a Sikh separatist movement. It challenged the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.

2. FROM 2020, FRANCE WILL IMPOSE GREEN TAX ON PLANE TICKETS
With an aim to fund less-polluting transportation projects, French government announced to impose green tax up to €18 ($20) on plane tickets for all outgoing flights from airports in France with effect from 2020.
Tax of €1.5 will be imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

DAILY GK 11 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 11 JULY 2019
1. INDIA’S FIRST ELEPHANT REHABILITATION CENTRE WILL BE SET UP AT KERALA’S KOTTOOR
India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre will be set up by the Kerala State Government in its ecotourism village of Kottoor.
Rs.105 crore has been allotted to this project which was launched by Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.
At present, the center has only 15 elephants and it will be increased once work has been completed.
Now the state has 507 captive elephants & forest department plans to admit more captive elephants.

2. NEW DELHI’S CONNAUGHT PLACE IS THE 9TH MOST EXPENSIVE OFFICE LOCATION IN THE WORLD
According to “Global Prime Office Occupancy Costs survey” by CBRE, an American real estate consulting firm, New Delhi’s Connaught Place was the 9th most expensive office location in the world.
For the second year, Hong Kong’s Central district retained the top spot as the world’s most expensive market for prime office rents.
London’s West End was ranked 2nd followed by Hong Kong’s Kowloon, New York’s Midtown Manhattan and Beijing’s Finance Street.

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DAILY GK 10 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 10 JULY
1. TWO NEW HEAVY-LIFT CHINOOK HELICOPTERS FOR IAF ARRIVED AT THE MUNDRA PORT, GUJARAT
Boeing, American aerospace company, informed the arrival of 2 new heavy-lift CH-47F (I) Chinooks helicopters for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
The CH-47 Chinook, advanced multi-mission helicopter, has unsurpassed ability to deliver heavy payloads to high altitudes. It is suitable for operations in the high Himalayas.
It was battle-tested in diverse, extreme conditions throughout the world and has proven capability to operate in the wide range of conditions.

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DAILY GK 8 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 8 JULY
1. THE 3RD EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL SUNFLOWER SEED AND OIL CONFERENCE 2019 WILL BE HELD IN MUMBAI
India will be hosting the 3rd edition of International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference 2019 in Maharashtra, Mumbai with the aim to encourage better communications among sunflower oil producers, industry groups, academic researchers and local governments.
The 1st edition was held in 2015 at Shanghai, China and the 2nd edition was held in 2017 at Odessa, Ukraine.
India is the largest importer of sunflower oil with imports of about 2.8 million tones and globally the import is about 9.6 million tonnes.

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DAILY GK 5 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 5 JULY 2019
1. UIDAI started its first Aadhaar Seva Kendra in Delhi and Vijayawada
The Unique Identification Authority of India has operationalized its first “Aadhaar Seva Kendra” in Delhi and Vijayawada on pilot basis.
UIDAI has a plan to set up 114 such centres by the end of 2019 covering 53 Indian cities. The estimated cost of the project is between Rs 300-400 crore. i. It is owned by UIDAI.
ASK centres are addition to thousands of centers that are currently being run by post offices and banks and even in government premises (offering similar Aadhaar services).

2. Airtel Payments Bank ties up with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer the Bharti AXA Life POS Saral Jeevan Bima Yojana
The first live payments bank in the country, Airtel Payments Bank has partnered with Bharti AXA Life Insurance to offer Bharti AXA Life Point of Sale Saral Jeevan Bima Yojana, a pure life term insurance plan up to Rs 5 lakh which is aimed at the under-insured and uninsured segments in India.
The policy available at Airtel Payments Bank’s 25,000 retail outlets will be expanded to cover over 60,000 banking points.
The customers are offered the option of life cover between 3-5 lakh and it will soon be extended up to Rs 25 lakh.

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