Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DAILY GK 25 OCT 2019

DAILY GK 25 OCT 2019
1.    Global Pension Index 2019
ü 11th edition of the 2019 Mercer Global Pension Index (MMGPI) was released by the human resource consulting firm Mercer. The report was on the pension and retirement benefits given to citizens of different income groups of 37 countries.
ü India ranked 32nd on the list for the year 2019 from its previous rank of 33 in 2018. The list was topped by Netherlands.

2.    President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Philippines and Japan
ü President visited the Philippines at the invitation of Mr. Rodrigo RoaDuterte, President of the Philippines and Japan to attend the Enthronement Ceremony of the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Naruhito.

3.    Ease of Doing Business 2020 report
ü According to the 17th edition of World Bank’s (WB) report ,“Doing Business 2020-Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies”, India has ranked 63rd in the list with the score of 71.0. It has improved by 14 places among 190 nations as against 77th position in the 2018-19 list.
ü The list was topped by New Zealand.

4.    Udyog Rattan Award 2019
ü Thakur Anup Singh,CMD of Marg ERP received Udyog Rattan Award 2019 from the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) affiliated to Government of India in an award function held at New Delhi, for his work in transforming how Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) can accelerate their business by using technology.

5.    EU’s Sakharov prize 2019
ü Ilham Tohti  an Uighur economist serving a life sentence in China for “separatism” has won the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize 2019 for his over 20 years of work defending China’s Uighur minority.
ü He also received the Council of Europe’s 7th Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019 in Strasbourg.
ü The prize was named after the Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov. It was set up in 1988 to recognize individuals or organizations in the fight for human rights and freedom. The 50,000-euro ($56,000) prize is given out every year.

6.    National Panchayat Awards 2019
ü Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar conferred National Panchayat Awards 2019 in New Delhi to 240 panchayats out of the 2.5 lakh panchayats of India.
ü The Minister launched a Spatial Planning Application called ‘Gram Manchitra’ which is a Geo Spatial based decision support system for the panchayats.

7.    FIFA Rankings
ü According to the latest rankings, India dropped to the 106th position from its previous rank of 104. The ranking was topped by Belgium, followed by France and Brazil in the second and third spots respectively.

8.    United Nations Day 2019 observed on October 24
ü United Nations (UN) Day is observed every year on October 24, 2019, since 1948. It marks the anniversary of its entry into force in 1945 of the United Nations (UN) Charter. 2019 theme for this day is “Our Planet. Our Future”.
ü In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through the United Nations Resolution 2782 recommended this day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
ü In 2020, the UN will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its formation- “UN75: 2020 and Beyond – Shaping Our Future Together”.

9.    World Development Information Day (WDID)-October 24

10. World polio day-24 October 2019
ü Theme for world Polio Day was “Stories of Progress: Past and present”.

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