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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

DAILY GK 2 JUNE 2019


DAILY GK 2 JUNE 2019
1. CABINET APPROVED HIKE IN RATES OF SCHOLARSHIP UNDER NATIONAL DEFENCE FUND
In the first meeting of Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved major changes in the PM’s Scholarship Scheme under the National Defence Fund. The Cabinet has increased the rates of scholarship from Rs 2,000 per month to Rs 2,500 per month for boys and Rs 2,250 per month to Rs 3,000 per month for girls.
The scope of the PM’s Scholarship has also extended to the wards of State Police officials who were martyred during the terror and naxal attacks.
This has been implemented under scheme of ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme’ for encouraging technical and post-graduate education for the widows and wards of the deceased and ex-service personnel of Armed Forces, Para Military Forces and Railway Protection Forces.

2. CABINET APPROVED RS 3,000 PENSION FOR SMALL TRADERS
Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Modi has approved to give monthly pension of Rs 3,000 to small traders, businessmen, and shopkeepers after they attain the age of 60 years.
The aim is to provide universal social security to all shopkeepers, retail traders and self-employed persons a monthly pension under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Pension Yojana.
Those person who have attained 29 years of age will have to make a monthly investment of Rs 100 and those who have attained the age of 40 years will have to make a monthly investment of Rs 200.


3. CABINET APPROVED THE EXTENSION OF PM-KISAN YOJANA
The newly-sworn in NDA government at the Centre has taken four major decisions related to farmers’ and traders welfare in the first meeting of the Union Cabinet.
It has approved the extension of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi to all the farmers in the country. Earlier the benefit of the scheme was applicable to farmers having two hectares of land.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stated that nearly 14 crores 50 lakh farmers will be now covered under the revised scheme. Total burden on the exchequer will be over 87,000 crore rupees for the year 2019-20. Over three crore farmers have been benefited so far. Six thousand rupees per year is being given in three installments to the farmers, under the scheme.

4. CABINET APPROVED A NEW INITIATIVE TO CONTROL FMD AND BRUCELLOSIS TO SUPPORT LIVESTOCK REARING FARMERS
The Cabinet, first since the outcome of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, approved a new initiative to control Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis to support livestock rearing farmers.
The Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar announced that the initiative will benefit the crores of farmers and improve the health of livestock.
The Cabinet sanctioned Rs 13,343 crores for the implantation of the initiative.

5. KASTURIRANGAN COMMITTEE SUBMITTED THE DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY TO THE NEW UNION HRD MINISTER RAMESH POKHARIYAL
Former ISRO chief Dr. Kasturirangan led Committee submitted the draft National Educational Policy to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in New Delhi.
The policy draft recommends incorporation of Indian knowledge systems in the curriculum, constituting a National Education Commission and curbing arbitrary fees hikes by private schools.
The existing NEP was framed in 1986 and revised in 1992.

6. INDIA HAS 20 HEALTH WORKERS PER 10,000 PEOPLE: NSSO STUDY
A recent study based on NSSO data, India has 20.6 health workers per 10,000 people. This is less than the World health Organization’s minimum overreach of 22.8 per 10,000 people.
Distribution of health workers: This is uneven between the urban and rural areas. Rural areas with 71% of India’s population have only 36% of health workers.
Delhi has the highest concentration of health workers followed by Kerala, Punjab, and Haryana.

7. PUERTO WILLIAMS NAMED AS THE WORLD’S SOUTHERNMOST CITY
Puerto Williams in Chile has become the southernmost city in the world after getting its status upgraded to city category. Previously, the southernmost city was Ushuaia in Argentina.

8. FITCH CERTIFIED LONG-TERM RATINGS TO SIX BANKS AT ‘BBB-‘WITH STABLE OUTLOOK
International rating agency Fitch Ratings certified long-term Issuer Default Ratings to six banks.
It affirmed the long-term IDRs to State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank and Bank of India with ‘BBB-‘ a stable outlook.
The rating of IDBI Bank’s long-term IDR was certified at ‘BB+’.
As the banks are likely to receive extraordinary government support as a result of high systemic importance and majority government ownership, the long-term IDRs were given to SBI, BOB, PNB, Canara Bank and BOI.
9. GDP GROWTH SLIPS TO 5.8% IN Q4 IN 2018-19: CSO
As per the data released by the Central Statistics Office, the rate of GDP growth in the January-March quarter of 2018-19 decreased to 5.8% as compared to the forecast of 6.5%. The economic growth rate for the full 2018-19 financial year stood at a 5-year low of 6.8% in comparison to 7.1%.
The reason behind the slip is the slowdown in the country’s key sectors like agriculture, industry and manufacturing in the past nine months.
The country’s fiscal deficit in full 2018-19 stood at 3.4% of GDP.
Gross value added growth for FY19 came in at 6.6%.

10. FLIGHT LIEUTENANT MOHANA SINGH BECAME THE FIRST IAF WOMAN PILOT TO FLY HAWK JETS
Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh became the first IAF woman pilot to become completely operational by day on Hawk advanced jet aircraft. She landed the grueling 4 aircraft combat sortie at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal.
At the training period, she was trained to fly air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions. She has the experience of more than 500 hours of incident-free flying.
In June 2016, she along with two other women pilots Bhawana Kanth and Avani Chaturvadi had joined the fighter stream.

11. ANTON ADITYA SUBOWO RE-ELECTED AS A PRESIDENT OF BADMINTON ASIA
Indonesia’s Anton Aditya subowo re-elected as a president of badminton for another four year period.
There were seven people selected as the vice-presidents. India’s Badminton Asia’s president Himanta Biswa Sarma was one among them. Moosa Nashid from the Maldives named as its Secretary-General while Jassem Kanso (Lebanon) appointed as Treasurer.

12. GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS: JUNE 1
Global Day of Parents is observed globally on 1st June to honor parents all around the world. It aims to celebrate the parent’s selfless love to shape their children’s future.
First ever global day of Parents was declared by UN general assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292.
Theme for this year is “Honor your parents”

13. IMD ISSUED ‘RED-COLOUR’ WARNING FOR DELHI DUE TO RISE IN TEMPERATURE
India Meteorological Department issued ‘Red-colour’ warning for Delhi-NCR with as the temperature had reached 46.8 degree Celsius, the highest since May 2013. It forecasted that the heat waves are expected to reach 50 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature of 49.6 degree Celsius was recorded in Sri Ganganagar, Western Rajasthan and Prayagraj (Earlier-Allahabad) recorded 48.6° Celsius, the highest in 25 years.


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