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Friday, March 22, 2019

DAILY GK 21 MARCH 2019


DAILY GK 21 MARCH
1. INDIA RANKED 140TH IN HAPPINESS REPORT
According to World Happiness Report released by United Nations, India is ranked 140th out of 156 nations.
For the second consecutive year, Finland topped the list. Denmark ranked 2nd followed by Norway, Islands and The Netherlands.

2. INTEGRAL COACH FACTORY OF CHENNAI BECAME THE WORLD’S LARGEST RAIL COACH MANUFACTURER
Indian Railways Integral Coach Factory has surpassed the top Chinese manufacturers after creating a 40% record increase in its production and becomes the single largest rail coach manufacturer in the world.
ICF has manufactured 2,919 coaches from April 2018 to February 2019 as compared to 2,600 coaches by Chinese manufacturers.

3. SARDAR SINGH FORMER HOCKEY CAPTAIN APPOINTED IN OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF ASIA STANDING COMMITTEE
Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh along with 13 Indian Olympic Association members, have been named in various Standing Committees with of the Olympic Council of Asia at its 38th General Assembly which held in Bangkok.

4. SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES 2019 HELD IN ABU DHABI
The 15th Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 for athletes with Intellectual disabilities held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
India wins 368 medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games including 85 gold, 154 silver and 129 bronze. Jitendra Pawal won a gold medal in the 200m race.

5. INDIA-PAKISTAN WAR HERO, CAPTAIN M.N. SAMANT DIED
The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain M.N. Samant of the Indian Navy, passed away at the Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Juhu at the age of 89 years due to cardiac arrest.
He conferred with Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery. He served as the first chief of staff of the Bangladesh Navy and helped to set up the foundation of the Bangladesh Navy.
6. INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OBSERVED ON MARCH 21
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March to raise awareness about the negative consequences of racial discrimination. 
It was observed with a theme “Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies”.

7. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS OBSERVED ON 21ST MARCH
International Day of Forests 2019 was observed on 21st of March 2019 all over the world.
Theme for International Day of Forests: “Forests and Education – Learn to Love Forests”.

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