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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DAILY GK 24 OCT 2019

DAILY GK 24 OCT 2019
1.    VFS receives NBFC licence from RBI
ü The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave Vreedhi Financial Services (VFS) a license to act as a non banking finance company (NBFC). It’s objective is to provide credit and other services to micro enterprises operating in tier two three cities and small towns.

2.    ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi’ initiative
ü Bollywood actress DeepikaPadukone and Badminton player P.V.Sindhu were named as the brand ambassadors of ‘Bharat Ki Laxmi‘ movement.It is an initiative by PM Narendra Modi. The aim of this initiative is to celebrate the contribution & accomplishments of women of the nation for the public good. The hashtag for the initiative is #BharatKiLaxmi.

3.    SouravGanguly takes over president of BCCI
ü Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, took over as the 39th President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) . Prior to his appointment, C K Khanna served as the interim president.

4.    Brahmos surface-to-surface missile
ü Indian Air Force(IAF) has successfully test fired 2 Brahmos surface to surface missile from mobile platform at Trak Island of the Andaman Nicobar Islands. The test firing was a part of routine operational training.
Both the missiles, 2.5 tonnes each, directly hit the mock target close to 300kms away.

5.    India vs South Africa 2019 
ü India won the 3 match series by 3-0. It was the first time that India whitewashed South Africa in the history of Test cricket. Rohit Sharma of India was named as the Player of the series.

6.    Book-“Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics” released
ü Kashi Nath Pandit’s new book entitled “Ten Studies in Kashmir: History and Politics”, published by Academic Foundation.
The book documents the happenings from 1947 till the revocation of special status of the state.

7.    2019 International Snow Leopard Day-October 23
ü The day is observed to raise awareness on protecting and preserving the rarest and endangered animal (snow leopards) on the planet.



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