DAILY GK 23 OCT 2019

DAILY GK 23 OCT 2019
1.    USISPF summit 2019 
ü The US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) under the delegation of its chairman Mr. John Chambers, called on Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi in New Delhi for the USISPF summit 2019.

2.    QS India University Rankings 2020
ü 2nd edition of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has again topped all Indian Institutes in the list with an overall score of 88.5 followed by IISc- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (ranked 2nd with 84.7 score) & Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD),which has improved a notch to rank 3rd with  82.2 scores.

3.    SBI Monthly EMI for debit card customers
ü Pine Labs,an Indian merchant platform company has joined hands with State Bank of India (SBI) to offer EMIs (equated monthly instalments) for debit card transactions.

4.    Pankaj kumar appointed as CEO of UIDAI
ü Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). He replaces Ajay BhushanPandey.

ü Also Braj Raj Sharma, the current secretary in Home minister Department of Border Management, has been appointed  as the chairman of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).He replaces AshimKhurana.

5.    India’s 65th chess grandmaster
ü A 13-year-old Raunak Sadhwani from Nagpur , Maharashtra became the 65th chess Grandmaster (GM) of India. Raunak achieved this feat in the FIDEChase.com (Federation Internationale des Echecs or International) Grand Swiss 2019.