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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

DAILY GK 27 AUG 2019

DAILY GK 27 AUG 2019
1.    Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress 2019  held in Bengaluru
·        The 4th edition of India’s largest confluence of digital-technology stakeholders, the Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress 2019 held in Bengaluru, Karnataka from August 22 – 23, 2019
·        Theme of ‘Mainstreaming the Internet of Things’.
2.    Microsoft and Indian School of Business (ISB) signs MoU to set up AI Digital Lab
·        AI Digital Lab will be powered by PlatiFi technologies(a Microsoft partner) to study issues that are relevant for business and public policy.
3.    Tea grown in Arunachal Pradesh record highest  by Assam tea
·        A variety of tea grown in Arunachal Pradesh touched the record highest by Assam tea in August 13, 2019 where Dikom Tea Estate of Assam had sold its Golden Butterfly tea at Rs 75,000 per kg at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC).

4.     ‘Eminent Engineer Award’ 2019
·        Shri Prabhakar Singh, Director General (DG), Central Public Works Department(CPWD) was chosen for the ‘Eminent Engineer Award’ for the Year 2019.
·        The award is conferred by the Institution of Engineers (India) for his distinguished and exemplary Service in the field of Engineering and Technology.
5.    Critical components to India’s Gaganyaan mission to be supplied by Russia
·        India is in talks with Russia for a wider range of cooperation in the space sector to supply semi-cryogenic engine technology and critical components for India’s first human space mission Gaganyaan for the year 2021.
·        Glavkosmos work: it will help ISRO to select, test, train and qualify Indian astronauts at the Yuri Gagarin centre and the state-run Institute of Medical and Biological Problems.
6.    Intel launched its first artificial intelligence chip ‘Spring Hill’
·        Intel Corp launched its latest processor named ‘Spring Hill’ or Nervana NNP (neural network processor) -I 1000, at the HotChips 2019 symposium for high-performance chips at Stanford University in California, United States.
7.    North Korea tests new ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launcher
·        Launch was supervised by North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

8.    World Archery Youth Championships - Madrid, Spain
·        India had totally won 2 golds and 1 bronze . Komalika Bari, Recurve Cadet-Women, Gold. Raginee Markoo and Singh Sukhbeer, Compound junior mixed team, Gold. Sangampreet Bisla, Sanjay Phadtare and Singh Sukhbeer, Compound junior men’s team, Bronze
9.    Durand Cup (2019)
·        Gokulam Kerala Football club (FC) defeated Mohun Bagan in the finals of the 2019 Durand cup (129th edition) match held at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
·        Kerala lifted the title for the second time in the 131year history of the oldest football tournament in Asia
·        It is Asia’s oldest and the world’s third oldest football tournament.
10.  BWF World Championships
·        It was held at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland. It was the 25th Edition.
·        Men’s Singles- Kento Momota (Japan) defeated Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
·        Women’s Singles- PV Sindhu (India) defeated Nozomi Okuhara (Japan), PV Sindhu became the first Indian to win gold in the BWF World Championships.
·        B. Sai Praneeth became the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to secure a medal in the BWF World Championships. He lost to Kento Momota in the semifinal and settled for bronze.
11. PM Modi announces to celebrate September as a month of nutrition
  • The Prime Minister(PM) of India Shri Narendra Modi announced in his “Mann Ki Baat”programme to celebrate September month, as a month of nutrition as part of ‘POSHAN Abhiyaan’(National Nutrition Mission).
12. Women’s Equality Day 2019 - August 26
  • It commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in the United States of America (USA) that provides equal rights to women, including the right to vote.
  • The colour for Women’s Equality Day is purple.



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