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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

DAILY GK 12 NOV. 2019

DAILY GK 12 NOV. 2019
1.    PM Modi inaugurated Kartarpur corridor
ü PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Integrated Check Post(ICP) and flagged off the 1st batch of pilgrims at Kartarpur Sahib corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur city of Punjab in India. The ICP would provide Indian pilgrims to visit Gurudwara Kartapur Sahib in Pakistan.
PM also  released commemorative coin marking the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev (founder of Sikhism). 

2.    Tri-service exercise named “INDRA 2019”
ü The first-ever joint tri-service exercise between India and Russia named “INDRA 2019” .
ü The first phase was conducted in-service locations of Babina (Uttar Pradesh), Pune (Maharashtra) and Goa.

3.    George Schaller lifetime award 2019
ü Indian wildlife biologist Ullas Karanth won the first-ever instituted George Schaller lifetime award for the year 2019 for his contribution in the field of wildlife conservation science. The award was instituted by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in New York, United States(US) in honour of Dr. George Schaller, wildlife scientists.

4.    Sanjay Gupta was appointed as new Country Manager by Google India.

5.    British MP Keith Vaz, announces retirement
ü Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz the longest-serving British MP of Goa-origin, announced his retirement from Parliament after 32 years.
Vaz, a Labour Party’s MP for Leicester East since 1987.

6.    First electric airplane X-57 “Maxwell”
ü NASA has launched its 1st all-electric experimental aircraft named the X-57 “Maxwell.” It is NASA’s 1st crewed X-plane (experimental plane) in nearly 2 decades adapted from Italian Tecnam P2006T aircraft.
ü The aircraft is expected to be operational by late 2020.

7.    AIFF announced Thomas Dennerby as Coach of FIFA U-17
ü All India Football Federation (AIFF) has appointmented  Thomas Dennerby of Sweden as the Indian head coach of the Women’s U-17 football team. The FIFA U-17 women’s football World Cup 2020 will be hosted by India.

8.    Paytm T20I series 2019
ü The Indian Men’s cricket team won the 3 match T20I (twenty-twenty International) series against Bangladesh in India for 2-1.
ü Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma broke the record of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for most sixes by an Indian captain in T20I cricket. He became 1st Indian as well as the 2nd male cricketer in history to play 100 T20Is.

9.    Book- ‘Courts of India: Past to Present’
Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of India (CJI) released the Assamese version of the book ‘Courts of India: Past to Present’ in Guwahati, Assam. The book has been distributed by the Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

10. Book- “Accidental Magic”
ü Author Keshava Guha‘s new novel entitled “Accidental Magic”, Published by HarperCollins India, was launched at the 8th edition of Bangalore Literature Festival in Bengaluru,Karnataka.

11. World science day for peace and development -Nov 10, 2019.
ü The theme for the year 2019 is “Open Science, leaving no one behind”.

12. National Education Day-November 11, 2019
ü Commemorating the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India (1947-1958). The day has been celebrated since 2008 after the announcement in this regard, by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry. 

13. World’s first CNG terminal
ü Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has approved the proposal of world’s first CNG (Compressed natural gas) port terminal, that is going to be built in Bhavnagar port, a seaport in Saurashtra region of Gujarat.



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