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Friday, October 18, 2019

DAILY GK 13 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 13 OCT 2019
1.    ‘India Sports Summit – Fitness: $10 Billion Opportunity’
ü  The ‘India Sports Summit- Fitness: $10 Billion Opportunity’ was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Mr Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi. 
ü  Indian shooter Heena Sidhu, Khelo India athletes Esow Alben (cycling) and Esha Singh (Shooting) were felicitated for their achievements.Also India is striving to get Kabaddi a place in the Olympics in 2024.

2.    India’ s 1st Garbage Cafe
ü  Chhattisgarh state Health Minister T S Singhdeo has inaugurated India’s 1st  ‘Garbage Cafe’ with the tagline ‘More the waste better the taste’  in Ambikapur of Surguja district. The concept of this cafe is that ragpickers and the homeless will collect plastic waste, and in return, the municipal corporation will offer them food.
ü  Also Ambikapur has clichéd the title of the 2nd cleanest city in India after Indore, Madhya Pradesh.


3.    C40 world mayors Summit 2019
ü  Climate Leadership Group C40, the group of major international cities held its 7th edition of C40 world mayors Summit 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve climate resilience.
ü  Kolkata state Government has received the prestigious “6th C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 2019 ” for the city’s green mobility at C40 World Mayor Summit.
4.    Brand Finance Nation Brands 2019
ü  Brand Finance Nation Brands 2019 was released by Brand Finance in which India was ranked 7th from 9th rank of 2018 with 18.7% growth in brand value to $2,562 bn. The list was topped by the United States of America (USA) with 7.2% growth in brand value to $27,751 bn.
5.    Astronaut Alexei Leonov passes away
ü  Russian astronaut Alexei Leonov, who walked for the first time in space in 1965, died in Moscow, Russia after a long illness. In Voskhod 2 mission(1965) Leonov walked for 12 minutes and nine seconds.

6.    World arthritis day-October 12, 2019
ü  The theme of this day for 2019 is “Time2Work”. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition causing pain and stiffness in joints.
7.    World migratory bird day-October 12, 2019
ü  The Theme for 2019 is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution”.


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