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DAILY GK 26 OCT 2019


DAILY GK 26 OCT 2019
1.    ‘Ex Shakti -2019’
ü ‘Ex Shakti -2019‘, a joint exercise of the Armies of India and France held in the Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan. The exercise will be fully focused on anti-terrorist operations.

2.    Global Health Security Index 2019
ü It is the first comprehensive assessment of epidemic and pandemic threats globally.In this Index, India was ranked 57th out of 195 countries with a score of 46.5 out of 100.
The United States (US) topped the list globally, overall with a score of 83.5, followed by United Kingdom (77.9).

3.    New Visa rules to visit Brazil
ü As per the Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro (64), Indian tourists and businessmen would not need a visa to come to Brazil. It has been decided to reduce the visa requirements for the people of China and India.


4.    WB $165M loan to small farmers in Odisha
ü The World Bank has signed a tripartite $ 165 million loan agreement with Government of India (GoI), Government of Odisha, with the aim to Support Climate Resilient Agriculture for 125,000 Smallholder Farmers from 15 districts in Odisha.

5.    Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019
ü Indian cricketers Jasprit Bumrah Smriti Mandhana won 7th Edition of Wisden India Almanack Cricketer of the Year 2019 award. They are the 2 Indians among the 5 winners. The other 3 winners are Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan.

6.    world’s richest man Bill Gates
ü Bill Gates Microsoft co-founder, has crowned the title of world’s richest man 2019 by beating Jeffrey Preston Bezos the founder & CEO of Amazon.

7.    ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020
ü The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that the 13th edition of ICC Under-19 (U19) Cricket World Cup 2020 will be held in South Africa from January 17- February 10, 2020.Benoni and Kimberley are the other host cities

8.    World Deaf Tennis Championships 2019
ü The 2nd Edition of World Deaf Tennis Championships 2019 was held in Antalya, Turkey. India’s unseeded Prithvi Sekhar, defeated third seed Jaroslav Smedek of the Czech Republic by 6-4, 6-3 points and clinched the men’s singles title

9.    Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20
ü Karnataka clinched the 18th season of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 also known as the Ranji One-Day Trophy. The final match was held between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the match was called off due to rain and Karnataka was declared as winners by 60 runs via VJD method (Jaydevan System or Gokul Gurandi system). Final Match was held at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

10. Odisha launched SAP to stop child marriage
ü Odisha govt has launched a Strategic Action Plan(SAP) at a conference in the state organized on prevention of child marriage which is to be implemented between 2019-2024, will function with the support of UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) & UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) to end child marriage in the state by 2030.



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