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Saturday, July 13, 2019

DAILY GK 12 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 12 JULY 2019
1. GOVERNMENT BANNED PRO-KHALISTANI GROUP SIKHS FOR JUSTICE FOR ALLEGED ANTI-NATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The Union Cabinet banned the US based Pro-Khalistani group The Sikhs for Justice under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967.
It propelled the Sikh Referendum 2020 as part of its separatist agenda.
SFJ openly supported the cause of Khalistan, a Sikh separatist movement. It challenged the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.

2. FROM 2020, FRANCE WILL IMPOSE GREEN TAX ON PLANE TICKETS
With an aim to fund less-polluting transportation projects, French government announced to impose green tax up to €18 ($20) on plane tickets for all outgoing flights from airports in France with effect from 2020.
Tax of €1.5 will be imposed on economy-class tickets on internal flights and those within Europe.


3. SRI LANKA DECLARED ‘MEASLES-FREE’ NATION BY WHO
The World Health Organization declared that measles disease has been eradicated in Sri Lanka. The last case of measles caused by an indigenous virus was reported in May 2016.
With this, it became the 4th country after Bhutan, Maldives, and Timor-Leste to eliminate measles and control rubella in the WHO South-East Asia Region.
In 2018, Sri Lanka along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Timor-Leste had achieved rubella control.

4. WORLD POPULATION DAY 2019: JULY 11
World Population Day was observed on July 11, 2019.
It creates awareness on the growing population issues. Population issue may be family planning, gender equality, child marriage, human rights, right to health, baby’s health etc.
It was established by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.
China is the most populous country in the world followed by India.

5. UP HAS HIGHEST NUMBER OF SENIOR CITIZENS WITH MORE THAN ONE CRORE 54 LAKH
Rattan Lal Kataria, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment stated that Uttar Pradesh has highest number of senior citizens with more than one crore 54 lakh followed by Maharashtra with one crore 11 lakh.
Totally the country has over 10.38 crore senior citizens.
For the betterment of senior citizens, the centre has launched various schemes to lead a socially secured life. And since 2017, the ministry has launched Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana for senior citizens belonging to BPL(Below Poverty Line)category, who are suffering from age-related disabilities.

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