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DAILY GK 30 JUNE 2019


DAILY GK 30 JUNE 2019
1. FLOW OF RAW SEWAGE INTO RIVER GANGA WILL BE STOPPED BY 2022
Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, in a national conference, exhibition and awards ceremony ‘Innovative Water Solutions’ in New Delhi announced that the flow of raw sewage into the Ganga river will be fully stopped by 2022.
States of Uttarakhand and Jharkhand have already achieved this and they have promised to make Ganga fit for holy rituals by December 2019.
Ernst & Young-ASSOCHAM report titled “Think-Blue” Effective Water Management: Integrating Innovation & Technology was released during the event.
India is ranked 122nd in the World in terms of contamination.

2. ALL GRAM PANCHAYATS BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY UNDER BHARATNET BY MARCH 2020
Electronics and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that all gram panchayats in the country will be connected with the high-speed broadband under BharatNet project by March 2020.
Its aim is to provide hassle-free high-speed broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across India.
Under phase 1 of BharatNet project,1 lakh gram panchayats were connected by the Government and it was completed in December 2017.


3. SAUDI ARABIA INCREASED INDIA’S HAJ QUOTA BY 30,000
Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj quota by 30,000 which was the third hike in 3 years.
It was increased from 1,70,000 to 200,000. With this, more Indians will get a chance to visit annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, a city in Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia.
India discussed regarding the cooperation in trade and investment, energy security and counter-terrorism with Saudi Arabia.

4. AS PER MERCER’S SURVEY FOR 2019, MUMBAI AMONG THE TOP 20 MOST EXPENSIVE CITIES IN ASIA FOR EXPATRIATES
As per Mercer’s 25th Annual Cost of Living Survey, Mumbai was considered as India’s most expensive city.
209 cities were ranked in the list. The costliest city in the world was Hong Kong for the second consecutive year followed by Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul.
The world’s least expensive cities for expatriates were Tunis, Tashkent and Karachi.

5. NAGALAND OCCUPIES THE TOP POSITION IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: NSSO SURVEY
“The Periodic Labour Force Survey for 2017-18” by National Sample Survey Organization, Nagaland has the highest unemployment rate among the states with 21.4% followed by Goa (13.9%) and Manipur (11.6%), while Meghalaya has the lowest rate at 1.5%.Chhattisgarh and Sikkim also have the lowest rates.
Goa and Kerala are high in female unemployment at 26.0% and 23.3%respectively, but their respective male unemployment rates are three times lower at 8.1% and 6.2%.

6. FORMER NAVY CHIEF ADMIRAL SUSHIL KUMAR AUTHORED A BOOK TITLED “A PRIME MINISTER TO REMEMBER,” RELEASED
Former Navy Chief Admiral Sushil Kumar authored a book named as “A Prime Minister to Remember- Memories of a Military Chief” released.
The book talks about his distinguished career in the Indian Navy during the Kargil War and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee when Operation Parakram was launched after the terror attack on the Indian Parliament.

7. STATISTICS DAY 2019: JUNE 29
Union Minister of State (I/C) of the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation and Ministry of Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh inaugurated the 13th Statistics Day on June 29, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
The theme for Statistics Day 2019 is “Sustainable Development Goals”.
The Prof. C.R. Rao Award 2019 was conferred to Dr. Subhra Sankar Dhar, Associate Professor, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kanpur for his contribution in the field of Statistics.


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