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Friday, March 29, 2019

DAILY GK 29 MARCH 2019


DAILY GK 29 MARCH 2019 
1. INDIA’S POVERTY RATE REDUCED AS PER GLOBAL MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX 2018
According to global Multidimensional Poverty Index, India’s poverty rate has shown a drastic decrease in 10 years, from 55% to 28%.
Apart from the huge progress, India is still a home to the highest number of MPI poor comprising 364 million poor in 2015-16.
More than half of the India’s multidimensional poor (196 million) are from the four states viz. Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh while Delhi, Kerala and Goa have lowest multidimensional poverty.

2. SINGAPORE AIRPORT NAMED WORLD’S BEST AVIATION HUB FOR THE SEVENTH TIME
Skytrax World Airport Awards named Singapore’s Changi Airport as the the world’s best aviation hub for the 7th time in a row, while Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi climbed 8 places to rank at 59th Position.
Tokyo International Airport was ranked at the 2nd sport whereas Incheon International Airport ranked at the 3rd spot.

3. ADANI PORT BECOMES THE FIRST INDIAN PORT OPERATOR TO ACHIEVE A NEW RECORD OF HANDLE 200 MILLION TONNES CARGO MOVEMENT
Adani Port and Special Economic Zone, a part of Gautam Adani-led Adani Group becomes the first Indian port operator to achieve a new record of handle 200 million tonnes cargo movement in 2018-19.
Adani Port and Special Economic Zone has 10 ports and terminals including Mundra, Dahej, Kandla and Hazira in Gujarat, Dhamra in Odisha, Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Kattupalli and Ennore in Chennai, all this represents 24 percent of the country’s total port capacity.
Also, it has set an aim to double growth up to 400 MT by 2025.


4. YOSHUA BENGIO, GEOFFREY HINTON, AND YANN LECUN CONFERRED WITH TURING AWARD, THE NOBEL PRIZE OF COMPUTING
Regarded as “Godfathers of AI”, Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun, have been recognized with Nobel Prize of computing, Turing Award 2018.

5. NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENT AMARTYA SEN HONOURED WITH OXFORD UNIVERSITY’S BODLEY AWARD
Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has been honoured with the prestigious Bodley Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the University of Oxford’s world-famous Bodleian Libraries for his contribution in literature, culture, science, and communication.
The other winners of the Bodley Medal are Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, physicist Stephen Hawking, novelist Hilary Mantel and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee.

6. ISRAELIS CAVE EXPLORERS UNVEILED ‘WORLD’S LONGEST SALT CAVE’
The Israeli cave explorers discovered the world’s longest cave named Malham near the Dead sea, beating the record-holder in Iran.
The cave is spread in an area of 10 kilometers (6.25 miles) and it runs through the Israel’s largest mountain, Mount Sodom and spills out to the southwest corner of the adjacent Dead Sea.

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