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Thursday, July 11, 2019

DAILY GK 8 JULY 2019


DAILY GK 8 JULY
1. THE 3RD EDITION OF INTERNATIONAL SUNFLOWER SEED AND OIL CONFERENCE 2019 WILL BE HELD IN MUMBAI
India will be hosting the 3rd edition of International Sunflower Seed and Oil Conference 2019 in Maharashtra, Mumbai with the aim to encourage better communications among sunflower oil producers, industry groups, academic researchers and local governments.
The 1st edition was held in 2015 at Shanghai, China and the 2nd edition was held in 2017 at Odessa, Ukraine.
India is the largest importer of sunflower oil with imports of about 2.8 million tones and globally the import is about 9.6 million tonnes.


2. PINK CITY JAIPUR DECLARED AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE BY UNESCO
At the 43rd Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee which is underway from June 30 to July 10, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization added the ‘Pink City’ Jaipur/Walled City of Jaipur of Rajasthan, known for its iconic architectural legacy, into the list of the World Heritage Sites.
The historic walled city of Jaipur in Rajasthan was founded in 1727 AD (Anno Domini) under the patronage of Sawai Jai Singh II. It serves as the capital city of the culturally-rich state of Rajasthan.

3. IMF’S CHRISTINE LAGARDE, THE ‘ROCK STAR’ OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE TO BECOME FIRST FEMALE ECB PRESIDENT
Christine Lagarde, the first woman head of the Washington-based body, International Monetary Fund nominated to become the first woman to lead the European Central Bank.
European Union leaders nominated France’s Christine Lagarde as president of the ECB in a meeting in Brussels, Belgium.
She would succeed current ECB president Mario Draghi (Italy), whose term ends on October 31.
She has served eight years as head of the IMF since 2011 and four as French finance minister- the first woman to hold the role in any G7 country.


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