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DAILY GK 29 APRIL 2019


DAILY GK 29 APRIL 2019
1. CHINA HOSTED 2ND BELT AND ROAD FORUM IN BEIJING
The second edition of Belt and Road Forum (BRF) was held in Beijing, China from April 25th to April 27th, 2019 in which 37 heads-of-state had participated along with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and International Monetary Chief (IMF) Christine Lagarde. The theme of this event was “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future”.
2nd Belt and Road Forumi.The Belt and Road Forum is a part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The idea of BRI was first proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.

2. SC GAVE ULTIMATUM TO RBI TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION UNDER RTI ACT
Recently, Supreme Court bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to disclose information related to its annual inspection report of banks under the Right to Information (RTI) Act until and unless they are exempted under law. The bench has also directed the RBI to review its policy to disclose information relating to banks under RTI.
i. The bench was hearing a contempt petition filed by RTI activists Subhash Chandra Agarwal and Girish Mittal against the Reserve Bank of India.
ii. According to the petitioners, they had asked copies of RBI’s inspection reports of ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, and SBI between April 2011 and December 2015 but the central bank rejected to provide this information by stating that it is exempted under section 8(1)(e) of the RTI Act and section 45NB of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.


3. FITCH SOLUTIONS REPORT: INDIA TO INSTALL 54.7 GW WIND CAPACITY BY 2022
According to Fitch Solutions Macro Research report, India is probably going to install 54.7GW of wind capacity by 2022 against the 60 GW target set by the government. This wind capacity installation is a part of India’s ambitious target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by the year 2022 which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power.

4. EX-SOUTH AFRICA ALL-ROUNDER JACQUES KALLIS RECEIVES IKHAMANGA AWARD 2019
 On 25th April 2019,  Former South African cricketer, Jacques Kallis has been honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga in the Silver Division  for his contribution to cricket and for putting South Africa on the global sporting map by, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa during the National Orders ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, South Africa.
South Africa v India 2nd Test - Day 4i. The award is given to honour citizens who have made significant contributions to arts, literature, music, journalism, culture and sports.
ii. Presently,Kallis, retired in July 2014, is the head coach of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
iii. Hashim Amla received the Silver award in 2018 and Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini were both recognized in 2008.

5. ACE PADDLER SHARATH KAMAL WINS SPORTSPERSON OF YEAR AWARD 2019
Sharath Kamal, Ace table tennis player was titled Sportsperson of the Year Award  2019 at the annual awards and scholarships function organised by the Tamil Nadu Sports Journalists’ Association (TNSJA) and the India Cements in Chennai.
ii. TNSJA Lifetime Achievement awardees: Vijay Amritraj (Indian tennis player), V V Kumar ( former India leg-spinner), R Gnanasekaran(Asian Games gold medallist (200m).
iii. Coach of the year: R B RAMESH (chess coach)
iv. India Cements -TNSJA Team of the year 2018-19: Tamil Nadu Women’s Football team.
v. India Cements -TNSJA Young Achiever of the year 2018-19 : P M Tabitha( athlete)
vi. India Cements -TNSJA Young Achiever of the year 2018-19: D.Gukesh (world’s second youngest Grand Master).

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