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Thursday, March 28, 2019

DAILY GK 28 MARCH 2019

DAILY GK 28 MARCH 2019
1. ENERGY DEMAND OF INDIA SURPASSED THE GLOBAL GROWTH, AS PER IEA
In accordance with the International Energy Agency Global Energy & CO2 status report, India’s energy demand has surpassed the global demand growth in 2018. India’s primary demand increased 4% in 2018 in comparison to energy consumption worldwide grew by 2.3%. This accounts for 11 per cent of global demand growth.
The growth in India was led by coal for power generation and oil for transport.

2. VETERAN COACH VESELIN MATIC TO BE DESIGNATED AS COACH FOR INDIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
Veteran coach Veselin Matic has been appointed as the national men’s basketball team coach by Basketball Federation of India.
He will succeed Zoran Visic, who is currently on the charge of coach of Indian women’s basketball team.

3. INDIA BECOMES THE 4TH COUNTRY TO CONDUCT A-SAT MISSILE TEST “MISSION SHAKTI” SUCCESSFULLY
Defence Research and Development Organisation has conducted a successful Anti-Satellite missile test “Mission Shakti” from the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
The target was hit by the DRDO developed Ballistic Missile Defence Interceptor Missile, in Low Earth Orbit in a “Hit to Kill” mode at a height of 300 km from the earth’s surface.
Till now four nations has demonstrated this technology: United States, Russia, China and India.


4. ANTI-INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEM, WAS SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED BY THE US MISSILE DEFENCE AGENCY
The US Missile Defence Agency had successfully launched an anti-intercontinental ballistic missile  system, which was launched from the Marshall Islands shot down by two interceptors based in California.
The US Missile Defence Agency has developed the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to protect against the threat from ICBMs.
In 2017 North Korea became the latest entrant to the ICBM club and it was tested the Hwasong-15, which is capable of reaching the whole US mainland.

5. TO BOOST ELECTORAL PROCESS, SOCIAL-NETWORKING SITE FACEBOOK LAUNCHES TWO NEW TOOLS “CANDIDATE CONNECT” AND “SHARE YOU VOTED”
Facebook launched two new tools called “Candidate Connect” and “Share You Voted”, specifically for Indian users to encourage civic engagement on its platform during the general elections 2019.
“Candidate Connect” enables voters to see 20-second videos from candidates in their constituencies and the “Share You Voted” which will help people to find polling station information.
The moves will help to prevent fake news and to make sure that it doesn’t impact the general election in India.

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