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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

DAILY GK 8 APRIL 2019

DAILY GK 8 APRIL 2019
1. MOROCCO –US JOINT EXERCISE AFRICAN LION 2019 STARTED IN MOROCCO
The joint military exercise between Morocco and the US, “African Lion 2019,” kicked off in southern Morocco. The exercise marks the participation of thousands of military officers.
The exercise will include various types of training including command post, manoeuvring, peacekeeping, operations, and aerial refuelling.

2. SEBI AGREES TO CREATE ‘AIRPORT SPECIFIC FUND’ WORTH RS. 10,000 CRORE
Under ‘Category II Alternate Investment Fund’, for the first time SEBI has approved an ‘airport’ specific fund. The name of the fund is ‘Taking off to the Future Airport Fund’. It can raise a capital amounting to 1.5$bn (Rs. 10,000 cr).
Gigi George leads the management and operation of ‘Sponsor and Investment Manager’
India is presently the third largest aviation market in the world.

3. ‘GLOBAL SLAG COMPANY OF THE YEAR’ AWARD WAS WON BY TATA STEEL
Tata Steel has been named as the ‘Global Slag Company of the Year’ at the 14th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition 2019. The conference was held recently in Aachen, Germany.
It is one of the largest global annual slag events, attended by major steelmakers, steel mill service providers & associated companies.

4. PALI SCHOLAR DR GYANADITYA SHAKYA HONOURED WITH PRESIDENTIAL AWARD OF MAHARSHI BADRAYAN VYAS SAMMAN 2019
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu conferred President’s Certificate of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards at New Delhi. The award of the Certificate of Honour was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages.
Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman distinction is conferred on persons in recognition of their substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Odiya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam. The award was introduced in the year 2002.


5. UDHAMPUR BASED NORTHERN COMMAND WINS AIR WEAPON CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE FOURTH TIME IN A ROW
For the 4th consecutive time in a row the Northern Command based in Udhampur has won the 15th edition of General J J Singh air weapon championship conducted at Army Marksmanship Unit, Mhow.
The objective of the competition was to train young male and female army-officers for effective participation in national and international shooting competitions.

6. NATIONAL HANDLOOM WEEK OBSERVED FROM 7TH APRIL TO 14TH APRIL
The National Handloom week has been observed from 7th April to 14th April this year. The national handloom day observed on 7th August every year and last year in December 2018 the national handloom week was observed.
On this occasion, a book named ‘The Indian textile Sourcebook’ authored by Avalon Fotheringham and published by Thames and Hudson will launch on 9th April.



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