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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

DAILY GK 6 APRIL 2019

DAILY GK 6 APRIL 2019
1. BSE, INDIA INX BECOME FIRST INDIAN EXCHANGES TO SIGN MOU WITH MOSCOW EXCHANGE
BSE (earlier known as Bombay Stock Exchange) and India International Exchange (India INX) have signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow Exchange (MOEX) to connect investor community and companies in both countries besides allowing a capital formation platform.
BSE and India INX are the first Indian exchanges to enter into the MoU with Moscow exchange. The exchange companies have agreed to the secondment of senior personnel to enhance understanding of activities in each other’s market.

2. BSNL GETS LICENCE FOR WIFI ON FLIGHTS
State-owned telecom service provider Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited has received a licence from the Department of Telecommunications to provide Internet and mobile services on flights. BSNL and its satellite partner, Inmarsat, will be able to offer in-flight connectivity to airlines.

3. SHAH RUKH KHAN CONFERRED WITH HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM UNIVERSITY OF LAW, LONDON
Eminent Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with an honorary doctorate in Philanthropy by the University of Law, London. He was awarded this for his efforts to give back to society.
Earlier, the actor was also conferred with honorary doctorates from the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Edinburgh.

4. SOUTH KOREA LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL 5G NETWORKS
South Korea launches the world’s first fully-fledged 5G mobile networks. The system will bring smartphones near-instantaneous connectivity 20 times faster than the existing 4G allowing users to download entire movies in less than a second.
It is crucial for the future development of devices ranging from self-driving vehicles that send data traffic to one another in real time, industrial robots, drones and other elements of the Internet of Things.


5. PHAYENG VILLAGE BECOMES INDIA’S 1ST CARBON-POSITIVE SETTLEMENT
Phayeng Village in Imphal West district of Manipur has become India’s first carbon-positive settlement. A village is given carbon-positive tag if it sequesters more carbon than it emits, slowing accumulation of greenhouse gases and mitigating effects of climate change.
National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change is a Central Sector Scheme launched un 2015-16 to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.

6. FIFA RANKINGS: BELGIUM STAYED ON TOP SPOT
In latest FIFA rankings, Belgium has held off World Cup winners France to retain the first rank. England rose up to 4th position above Croatia by defeating them in the World Cup semi-finals.
Indian football team gained two places to rise to 101st position in the rankings.
Belgium has edged world France for the top spot and Brazil remain at 3rd Position. Uruguay and European champions Portugal trade places at 6th and 7th position.

7. ‘SAHULAT’, A MOBILE APP LAUNCHED TO FACILITATE ELDER VOTERS IN JAMMU
An Android-based application named ‘Sahulat’ was launched to facilitate and to encourage the elder voters for participating in the elections in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The app has been developed by the district unit of the National Informatics Centre. Through this application, the voters can request for the facilities like the provision of a wheelchair, vehicle for transportation and any helper who will assist them during casting of the vote.
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