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DAILY GK 22 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 22 JULY 2019
1. E-POSTAL BALLOT REGISTERED 60.14% TURNOUT IN 2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS
Using the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System, out of the 18,02,646 service electors, 10,84,266 e-postal ballots were received indicating 60.14% turnout in Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Persons working in paramilitary forces, the military and government officials deployed in diplomatic missions outside India are classified as Service Voters.
It was introduced by the Election Commission of India for Lok Sabha elections 2019 with the motto “no voter to be left behind”.

2. AMITA PRASAD TAKES CHARGE AS ‘INLAND WATERWAYS’ AUTHORITY CHIEF AND AK JHA TO LEAD NPC
Amita Prasad has been appointed as chairperson of Inland Waterways Authority of India Ministry of Shipping, in the rank and pay of secretary.
She replaces Shri Jalaj Shrivastava.
Prasad is currently serving as Director-General, National Productivity Council, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
She also served as additional secretary in Ministry of statistics and programming.
Arun Kumar Jha, 1985 batch Indian Economic Service officer, has been appointed as National Productivity Council, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, as its Director-General.
He replaces Amita Prasad.


3. SILICON VALLEY OF INDIA, BENGALURU TOPS “MOST DIGITISED CITIES” LIST: RAZORPAY REPORT 2019
Bengaluru got the top position in the list of “most digitised cities” in the April-June 2019 quarter accounting for highest card payments.
Bengaluru is followed by Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, and Delhi.
The top five digitised states are Karnataka, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

4. G7 FINANCE MINISTERS AGREE ON A PLAN FOR TAXING GIGANTIC DIGITAL COMPANIES
In the event of G7 finance ministers meeting in France, all fully supported two-pillar taxation for large tech companies to be adopted by 2020.
They agreed on a plan for taxing digital companies such as Facebook and Google, Amazon should be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without any physical presence in the country.
The plan would have to be further developed by the G20 group of top 20 economies and then implemented under the aegis of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

5. BENJAMIN NETANYAHU MAKES HISTORY AS BECOMES LONGEST-SERVING ISRAELI PM
Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel‘s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing the record of  David Ben-Gurion, country’s founding father, and first leader.
In 1996, he won his first election, becoming Israel’s youngest-ever Prime Minister at the age of 46.

6. KOSOVO PM RESIGNS AFTER HAGUE WAR COURT SUMMONS
Ramush Haradinaj, prime minister of Kosovo, Serbia’s southern province has stepped down from his post after he was summoned for questioning as a suspect by the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in the Hague investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country’s 1998-99 war.
Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and it is recognized by the US  and most of the West, but not by Serbia and its allies Russia and China.

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