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Sunday, February 16, 2020

DAILY GK 13 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 13 FEB 2020
1.    India bans E-Cigarettes on Flights and Airports
ü  On January 10,2020, Aviation security regulator the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has issued a circular that Electronic-Cigarettes and all forms of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System(ENDS) will not be allowed in both domestic and International flights.

2.    National Water Conference
ü  The CM of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath has inaugurated the National water conference at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The conference is being held to finalize the guidelines of “Right to Water Act” or “Water Rights Act” and also discussed the water crisis in the state and also making the state a water-rich state.

3.    Top 500 Banking Brands 2020
ü  As per the The Banker’s ‘Top 500 Banking Brands 2020’ report, India’s IndusInd Bank has topped the list of ‘Highest increase in brand value’ among global banks.It’s brand value saw an increase of 122% over the past 12 months.
ü  As a part of the report, the list “Top 50 By Total Brand Value by Country” has been topped by China, India ranked 8th in this list in comparison to 10th place in 2019.
  
4.    Facebook launched digital literacy training
ü  Facebook launched “We Think Digital” Programme to provide digital literacy training to 1 lakh women across 7 states, including Uttar Pradesh (UP),West Bengal & Bihar.
It has been launched in partnership with National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

DAILY GK 12 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 12 FEB 2020
1.    African Union (AU) Summit 2020
ü 33rd African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit 2020 under the theme “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
ü President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is the newly elected Chairperson of the African Union for one year.He replaces Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
ü The African Union (AU) is a continental union consisting of 55 member states located on the continent of Africa.

2.    WHO renames deadly coronavirus from China as ‘COVID-19’
ü WHO has officially renamed Coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’ [“co” stands for “corona”, “vi” for “virus” and “d” for “disease”, while “19” was for the year, as the outbreak was first originated in China’s Wuhan area in December 2019].
ü Earlier the WHO had given temporary name for the virus as 2019-nCoV
ü Wild mammal pangolin suspected as coronavirus host
ü According to the researchers at South China Agricultural Universitypangolin, an endangered, scaly, ant-eating mammal is believed to be the cause of coronavirus.

3.    International Darwin Day-February 12, 2020
ü This year on 12th February has marked the 211th birth anniversary of the Charles Darwin.

4.    India’s foreign investment jumps 40%
ü According to RBI on RBI data on ‘Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI), India ‘s Foreign investment rose by nearly 40 per cent to USD 2.10 billion on a yearly basis in January 2020.



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DAILY GK 11 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 11 FEB 2020
1.     “DefExpo 2020
ü The 11th edition of DefExpo-2020, organized by Ministry of Defence was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP). It’s main theme was “India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub” with focus on “Digital Transformation of Defence”. This expo is also termed as “Mahakumbh of defence manufacturing companies”.

2.    India-UK joint Military Exercise “Ajeya Warrior” conducted in Salisbury plains, UK

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DAILY GK 9 – 10 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 9 – 10 FEB
1.    IOC selects Gopichand for the Lifetime Award
ü Pullela Gopichand, the Chief National coach for the Indian Badminton team has received the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Coaches Lifetime Achievement Award in Male Category of the year 2019.He is the 1st Indian coach to be Honoured with this Lifetime award by the Olympics Committee.

2.    ICC Under 19 CWC 2020
ü 13th edition of 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in South Africa. It was administered by International Cricket Council (ICC) & 16 teams participated.
ü In Finals Bangladesh’s youth team defeated India by three wickets in the final. With this, the Bangladesh team won the under-19 World Cup title for the first time.
ü Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali was adjudged Man of the Match  while India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored the highest 400 runs in the tournament, was adjudged Player of the Tournament.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

DAILY GK 4 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 4 FEB 2020
1.    IHME Report
ü According to a recent report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation(IHME), 14% of under 5 years of age deaths in India occurred mainly due to pneumonia. This accounted for approximately 1,27,000 deaths annually where the figure was around 1,78,000 in 2013.

2.     ‘Central banker of the year 2020
ü The Banker magazine, a British English-language monthly financial affairs publication has named RBI governor Shaktikanta Das as the ‘Central Banker of the Year 2020’, Asia-Pacific for encouraging growth and balancing the economy.
ü Apart from this, the announcement of the title of Global Central Banker award 2020 has been given to Jorgovanka Tabakovi , the head of the National Bank of Serbia.
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DAILY GK 3 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 3 FEB 2020
1.    Exercise-‘Matla Abhiyaan’
ü Indian Navy has carried out coastal security exercise called, ‘Matla Abhiyaan’ at Sunderban region in KolkataWest Bengal with the aim to create awareness about the coastal security.

2.    World Sustainable Development Summit
ü Prakash Javadekar was inaugurated World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2020 based on the theme “Towards 2030 Goals: Making the Decade Count” at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.
The summit was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

3.    Maldives readmitted to Commonwealth family
ü Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Maldives announced that Maldives has once again become a member of the Commonwealth family after the meeting between Abdullah Shahid, Foreign Minister of Maldives & Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

DAILY GK 2 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 2 FEB 2020
1.    India’s first ‘fruit train’ with bananas
ü Fruit train was launched from Tadipatri Railway Station of Andhra Pradesh. This is the first time an entire train carrying a load of  980 metric tonnes of locally grown bananas which has been sent to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNP). Those bananas will be exported to Iran.The bananas will be exported under the brand name ‘Happy Bananas’. 

2.    Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
ü The index ranked top think tanks from around the world.As per the report India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF) was ranked at 27th place among 176 global think tanks. The report was topped by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) of US.

3.    Ajay Bisaria  appointed as Next High Commissioner of India to Canada.

4.    New CEO for IBM

ü Indian origin technology executive Arvind Krishna has been elected as Chief Executive Officer of American IT giant International Business Machines Corp (IBM) after a “world-class succession process”.

5.    Dalip Kaur Tiwana passed away
ü Renowned Punjabi novelist, Dalip Kaur Tiwana passed away at the age of 84 due to old age ailments. She was well known for novels ‘Teeli da Nishaan’ and ‘Sooraj te Samandar’.

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DAILY GK 1 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 1 FEB 2020
1.    SAMPRITI-IX
ü 9th edition of the joint Indo-Bangladesh military exercise named SAMPRITI-IX will be conducted at Umroi, Meghalaya from February 03-16, 2020. Both nations will work together in a counter terrorism environment under the United Nations (UN) charter.

2.    Best performing state in sustainable growth
ü As per the UNDP India, India’s youngest state Telangana has emergered as Number 1 state in the ‘Decent work and economic growth’ category with the score of 82 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India index in 2019.

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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

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

DAILY GK 30 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 30 JAN 2020
1.    Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Vanilla’
ü The Indian Navy(IN) launched ‘Operation Vanilla’. The purpose of this operation is to support and provide assistance to Tropical Cyclone Ava & flood-hit Madagascar.  The Indian Navy Ship(INS) Airavat has been deployed to this mission. 
ü The assistance has been provided in consonance with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Security and Growth for all in the Region (SAGAR)’. It is also to be noted that Madagascar is a member of the inter-governmental organisation Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

2.    10 more wetlands declared as Ramsar sites
ü Ramsar Convention has declared 10 more wetland sites from India as sites of national importance. Ramsar sites are those which are declared under the Ramsar Convention signed in 1971 to preserve wetlands of national importance. Thus India now has a total of 37 Ramsar sites.

3.    World’s largest meditation centre
ü World’s largest meditation centre was inaugurated at Kanha Shanti Vanam in Hyderabad, Telangana to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) and Heartfulness Institute. It can accommodate 1 lakh practitioners at a time.

4.    Tyler Prize 2020
ü The Indian environmentalist and Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Pavan Sukhdev won Tyler Prize 2020 for Environmental Achievement for his groundbreaking “green economy” work along with conservation biologist Gretchen C. Daily from United States (US).

5.    India’s Ambassador to US
ü
Diplomat Taranjit Singh Sandhu has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to the United States of America (USA). He succeeded Harsh Vardhan Shringla who will take charge as the next foreign secretary.

6.    New PM of Qatar
ü Tamim bin Hamad AI Thani, Emir of Qatar appointed Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani as new Prime Minister (PM) of Qatar, Doha.

7.    International Boxing tournament Strandja 2020
ü The 71st edition of International Boxing Tournament “Strandja”2020 was held in Sofia, BulgariaIndia ranked 9th in the medal tally with 3 medals (1 Silver, 2 Bronze). The list was topped by Ukraine with 10 medals.

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