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Friday, August 16, 2019

DAILY GK 12 AUG 2019


DAILY GK 12 AUG 2019
1. DEFENCE MINISTRY EXTENDS BENEFITS OF CHILD CARE LEAVE TO SINGLE MALE SERVICE PERSONNEL
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh has approved the extension of Child Care Leave benefits to single male service personnel and further, the minimum period of CCL has been reduced to 5 days instead of 15 days.
Till now, women officers of defence forces are given up to 15 days to care for children up to the age of 22, with a 40 % disability. Not only female employees but now Single male service personnel also will be given 5 days leave from the earlier limit of 15 days to care for their children (irrespective of age).

2. MSCI ADDED HDFC LIFE INSURANCE TO ITS GLOBAL STANDARD INDEX
Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc, One of the world’s biggest index compilers, has added HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd. to its Global Standard Index and removed Union Bank of India from its India Smallcap Index.
After the announcement, the stocks of HDFC Life gained more than 5 % intraday to hit a record high of Rs 545 & the shares of Union Bank corrected 2 % at Rs 62.40.


3. SONIA GANDHI CHOSEN AS INTERIM CHIEF OF CONGRESS
The Congress Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the party, selected Sonia Gandhi, as interim president of the Congress party.
She had held the post of Congress President between 1998 and 2017. She succeeds Rahul Gandhi.

4. SHRI GHOTU RAM MEENA IS THE NEXT AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO
As per the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Shri Ghotu Ram Meena has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Congo.
He replaces Ms. Nina Tshering La.
The Republic of Congo has supported India’s candidature in various international forums. Government of India approved a line of US $ 89.9 million for the development of the transportation system in congo in 2014 & approved another line of credit for US $ 55 million for a greenfield 600 TPD rotary kiln-based cement plant project.
India also donated medicines worth US $ 200,000 to the Republic of Congo in 2010.

5. GOGABEEL, AN OX-BOW LAKE IN BIHAR DECLARED AS THE STATE’S FIRST ‘COMMUNITY RESERVE’
Gogabeel, an ox-bow lake in Katihar district of Bihar has been declared as state’s 1st ‘Community Reserve’.
The move comes after the conservation experts who had been trying to convince local residents and authorities to declare the important birding site as a Protected Area.
Gogabeel was initially notified as a ‘Closed Area’ by the state government in 1990 & after the amendment of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, the provision of CA has been lifted.

6. BAJRANG PUNIA WINS GOLD IN 65KG AT TBILISI GRAND PRIX 2019
Indian Wrestler Bajrang Punia won gold in 65kg men’s freestyle competition at Tbilisi Grand Prix 2019 against Iran’s Peiman Bibyani by 2-0.
The event was held at the New Sports Palace, Georgia and was organised by the Georgian Wrestling Federation.
It is the fourth gold medal for Punia after winning gold at Dan Kolov, Asian Championship and Ali Aliev tournament.


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