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Saturday, June 8, 2019

DAILY GK 6 JUNE 2019


DAILY GK 6 JUNE 2019
1. DRAFT NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2019 SUBMITTED BY DR. KASTURIRANGAN COMMITTEE
The Kasturirangan committee has revised the Draft New National Education Policy and effected some changes in the three-language formula.
The committee informed the government that there had been an inadvertent error in the draft submitted for public feedback. The committee stated the revised draft has now been uploaded for feedback from states and the public for a period of 30 days.

2. KHARGA PRAHAR EXERCISE CONCLUDED IN PUNJAB
A week-long exercise between the Indian army and the Indian Air Force – Kharga Prahar concluded in Punjab.
The exercise was undertaken by various units and formation of Kharga Corps. The key aspects of this exercise are to validate operational aspects and brought out many lessons to the corps.


3. FEE FOR SC/ST CANDIDATES JOINING VOCATIONAL TRAINING WAIVED OFF
The ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India announced that fee for SC/ST candidates who join vocational training under Jan Shikshan Sansthans have been waived off.
The decision intended to strengthen the skill development and benefiting the underprivileged sections of society.

4. SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES TO BE INCLUDED IN U.S VISA APPLICATION
According to a new immigration rule in US, the visa applicants are now required to provide social media details dated back to five years from the application date, to enhance the screening process of the applicants and ensure national security. This affects nearly 15 million people per year.
The data required under the new rule include social media profiles links, phone numbers, email IDs for the past five years.

5. TAMIL NADU GETS $287 MN LOAN FROM WORLD BANK FOR THE STATE’S HEALTH SYSTEM REFORM PROGRAMME
The Government of India, Tamil Nadu, and the World Bank signed a $287 million loan agreement for the state’s Health System Reform Programme in New Delhi.
It is aimed to improve the quality of health care, reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases and fill equity gaps in reproductive and child health services.

6. DR MRUTYUNJAY MOHAPATRA APPOINTED AS IMD CHIEF
Cyclone man Mrutyunjay Mohapatra is appointed as the chief or Director General of India Meteorological Department for a period of five years. He earned his praises after accurate prediction during Fani cyclone.
He succeeds KJ Ramesh. Prior to this, he named as “Scientist G” was serving as the Additional Director General in the IMD.

7. INDIA TEST FIRES BRAHMOS SUPERSONIC CRUISE MISSILE FROM CHANDIPUR IN ODISHA
The anti-ship version of Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test-fired from Complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
BrahMos, with a strike range of around 290 km, can be fired from land, sea, and air.
It is the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile with a high rate of precision and accuracy.

8. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: JUNE 5
Since its inception in 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th in more than 100 countries.
The theme for World Environment Day 2019 is ‘Beat Air Pollution’.
The day provides an opportunity to broaden the “basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.”

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