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Friday, October 11, 2019

DAILY GK 10 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 10 OCT 2019
1.    India’s special Aircraft  to serve PM & President
ü  Boeing 777-300ER aircraft equipped with missile defence systems that will serve Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu is likely to reach New Delhi, India by June 2020. As per the proposal, It will be kept under control by Indian Airforce (IAF) rather than Air India.

2.    Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF)
ü  The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIMB) will launch a new 2-year program called ‘Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship’ (MGNF). It will be delivered by IIMB’s Centre of Public Policy (CPP).
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DAILY GK 9 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 9 OCT 2019
1.    National e-Assessment Scheme
ü  Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey who is also the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) inaugurated National e-Assessment Scheme (NeAS) in New Delhi. This e-Assessment would benefit the Income Tax(IT) department in imparting efficiency, transparency, accountability in the assessment process.

2.    Swiss banks account details to GOI
ü  India has got the first details of accounts of Indian citizens in Swiss banks under the new regular system of automatic exchange of information (AEOI).

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

DAILY GK 4 OCT 2019


  
DAILY GK 4 OCT 2019
1.    Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented Swachchta Ambassador award 2019 to Sachin Tendulkar.
2.    National Sports University;Imphal
ü  NBCC India Ltd has signed a MoU with Department of Sports for the development of National Sports University at Imphal, Manipur. The project worth is Rs 400 crore.
3.    IRCTC will pay compensation to passengers on delay
ü  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will compensate for passengers of the Tejas Express (India’s first private train running on the Lucknow-New Delhi route ) if the train is late.
ü  If Tejas Express runs one hour later than its scheduled time, passengers will be paid Rs 100 and if this train was delayed more than two hoursRs 250 will be given to the passengers.
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Saturday, October 5, 2019

DAILY GK 3 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 3 OCT 2019
1.        Railway cleanliness  survey 2019
ü  Three railway stations of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Durgapura have topped the Railway Cleanliness Survey 2019, conducted at 720 railway stations by the Ministry of Railways.
Mumbai’s Andheri, Virar and Naigaon stations have topped the total 109 stations in the category of suburban stations
2.    S. Mallikarjuna Rao -MD and CEO of PNB
ü  S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao was appointed as the MD and Chief Executive of the Punjab National Bank(PNB).  Currently serving as chief executive of the Allahabad Bank.
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DAILY GK 2 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 2 OCT 2019
1.    WTO cuts global trade growth forecast
ü  The World Trade Organisation (WTO) in its report reduced the global trade growth forecast to 1.2% for 2019 from 2.6% due to trade tensions and sluggish global economy.
ü  It is the weakest level in a decade. The global trade growth forecast for 2020 was reduced to 2.7% from 3%.
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DAILY GK 30 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 30 SEPT 2019
1.   World Hindu Economic Forum
ü 7th World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2019 held at Hotel Grand Hyatt  in Mumbai, Maharashtra from 27- 29, September, 2019  with the theme “Prosperous Society: Stronger Society”.
2.   India’s first ‘Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)’
ü Gujarat has launched India’s 1st trading program called “Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)” in Surat, Gujarat to combat particulate air pollution.
ü It  is a market-based system where the government sets a cap on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell permits (in kilograms) to stay below the cap. For this reason, ETS is also called a cap-and-trade market.
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DAILY GK 29 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 29 SEPT 2019
1.   Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the United States
ü CEO round-table meet 2019 (September 21, 2019)
In Houston, PM interacted with the CEOs from the US oil and gas sectors. CEOs of 17 global energy companies participated. Also MoU between US natural gas company Tellurian Inc. and Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) of India was signed.
ü PM Modi attended the “Howdy, Modi” event at NRG stadium in Houston, Texas along with the US President Donald J Trump.
ü PM addressed the 74th Edition of United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York under the theme “Climate Action Summit 2019: A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win”
ü The India-Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) Leaders’ Meeting was held in New York .He invited leaders to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
ü He extended an invitation to all the leaders for the 3rd Forum for India-Pacific Island Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit to be held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in first half of 2020.
ü Prime Minister Modi, inaugurated the 50-kilowatt Gandhi Solar Park at the UN Headquarters, New York and Gandhi Peace Garden at State University of New York College.
ü The special commemorative event ‘Leadership Matters: Relevance of Gandhi in the Contemporary World’ was hosted by Modi in New York.
ü  A special UN Postage stamp on Gandhi’s 150 years issued by the UN Postal Administration.
ü India gifted 193 solar panels, one panel each 193 UN member states at UN headquarter.
ü PM Modi received the Global Goalkeeper Award 2019 by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA).
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

DAILY GK 26 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 26 SEPT 2019
1.    Indian International Science Festival
ü 5th edition of the Indian International Science Festival (IISF) in Kolkata, West Bengal.The theme for 2019 is “RISEN India – Research, Innovation, and Science Empowering the Nation”.
2.    UN Climate Action Summit 2019
ü United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019 was held in the UN Headquarters in New York, United States in order to meet the urgent need to address climate change; to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and to galvanize action that can limit climate change to 2°C and even to 1.5°C. Luis Alfonso de Alba was the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Action Summit.
ü The theme of this summit was “Climate Action Summit 2019: A Race We Can Win. A Race We Must Win”.
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DAILY GK 25 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 25 SEPT 2019
1.     “Exercise Tiger Triumph” 2019
ü  India and the United States(US) are set to host the first ever tri-services exercise codenamed “ExerciseTiger Triumph” at Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh.
2.      RBI  prohibited PMC Bank business transactions
ü  The country’s central bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has prohibited Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank Limited (PMC) on business transactions of any kind for the next 6 months following the detection of alleged irregularities. The RBI has taken this action under section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
ü  Under this decree, no depositor can withdraw more than 1,000 thousand money from his savings account.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

DAILY GK 23 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 23 SEPT 2019
1.    Krishna Mohan Prasad as its first Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax of NeAC
ü  Central Board of Direct Tax(CBDT) has newly set up National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) for electronically assessing the tax returns which would reduce the human interventions.
2.    IMPS rated as the world’s best real-time payment service
ü  US based research firm Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) in its 6th annual Flavours of Fast report for 2019 rated India’s Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) as the world’s best real-time payment service.
ü  It is an instant payment inter-bank electronic funds transfer system in India managed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
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DAILY GK 22 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 22 SEPT 2019
1.     The 35th Tri-Services Commanders Conference for 2019 was held in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
2.    General Conference of IAEA
ü  The 63rd Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria with participation from 171 IAEA member states.
3.    Reserve Bank new order regarding ‘failed’ transactions
ü  Under this, the time period has been fixed for the disposal of grievances and auto reversal of the amount on the failed transaction for the banks, which has been termed as Turn Around Time (TAT).
ü  Banks will have to pay compensation to the customers if there is no settlement or reversal of the transaction within this time period. This compensation will be as per Rs 100 per day after completion of the time period.
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DAILY GK 21 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 21 SEPT 2019
1.    PMMVY scheme crossed 1 crore beneficiaries
ü  Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) achieved a mark of reaching 1 crore (1,00,11,200) beneficiaries in India. The total amount disbursed under the scheme crossed Rs. 4,000 crores.
ü  PMMVY is a flagship scheme of the Government for Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers (PW&LM). It is a direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme under which PW&LM receive a cash benefit of Rs. 5,000 in three installments on fulfilling certain conditions.
2.    NEAT Scheme for Higher Education learning
ü  Union Ministry HRD has announced a new scheme named National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) for better learning outcomes in higher education and is expected to be operational in early november 2019.
ü  The main objective of this scheme is to use Artificial Intelligence(AI) in making personalized learning and will be developed through Public-private partnership (PPP) model.
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Monday, September 23, 2019

DAILY GK 20 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 20 SEPT 2019
1.    Agreement between Skill India and IBM for Train-the-Trainer program in AI
ü Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, has signed a pact with the world’s leading IT(Information Technology) company IBM (International Business Machines Corporation), under which a nationwide program to train trainers in Basic Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be carried out.

2.    India to achieve $26 billion defence industry target by 2025
ü The Defence Minister of India Mr Rajnath Singh at the 2nd annual session of the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) for 2019 in New Delhi addressed that India will achieve $26 billion defence industry target by 2025.
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DAILY GK 19 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 19 SEPT 2019
1.       Conference on Sustainability Education 2019
ü  International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE) 2019 was held in New Delhi.
ü  Asia’s first environment school named World Environment School, Coorg (WESc) was launched on the occasion. It is set up in Coorg, Karnataka.
2.       India’s first Central Police University will be established in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 
3.       India’s first National Antimicrobial Resistance Hub
ü  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) inaugurated India’s first National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Hub in Kolkata, West Bengal.
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DAILY GK 18 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 18 SEPT 2019
1.       SITMEX- Trilateral Maritime exercise
ü  5 days maiden trilateral exercise of Singapore, India and Thailand named SITMEX (Singapore-India-Thailand Maritime Exercise) was commenced at Port Blair.
2.       SCO exercise “Tsentr (centre) 2019”
ü  Opening ceremony of exercise “TSENTR 2019” which forms part of the Russian Armed Forces’ annual training cycle, under the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) and Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), was conducted at the DONGUZ ranges  near Orenburg, Russia. 8 SCO member countries are participating .
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

DAILY GK 17 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 17 SEPT 2019
1.       Asia Society Game Changers Award
ü  Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Chhaya Sharma who led the investigation of the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape was selected for the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers Award along with six others by Asia Society, which is a leading educational organization.
2.       IBSF World Billiards Championship 2019
ü  India’s top billiards and snooker player, Pankaj Advani has won the 22nd world title of his career with the fourth consecutive IBSF (International Billiards & Snooker Federation) World Billiards title 2019  in Mandalay, Myanmar.
ü  Advani won the final with 6–2 scores against Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar.
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DAILY GK 16 SEPT 2019


DAILY GK 16 SEPT 2019
1)       NPCI reduced merchant discount rate
ü  National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has rationalized merchant discount rate (MDR) on transactions with RuPay debit cards. The new rate will be effective from 20 October 2019.
ü  MDR has been revised to 0.60 percent on transactions above Rs 2,000. There will be a maximum of Rs 150 per transaction.
ü  Currently, MDR of 0.90 percent is charged on transactions above Rs 2,000. The maximum limit was fixed at Rs 1,000 per transaction.
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