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Thursday, November 28, 2019

DAILY GK 23 NOV 2019

DAILY GK 23 NOV 2019
1.    NIA conducted 1st CT-TTX exercise
ü The National Investigation Agency(NIA) hosted its first ever counter-terrorism exercise for the “Quad” countries (India, the US, Japan and Australia) at the NIA headquarters in New Delhi.The exercise is named ‘CT-TTX‘ (counter-terrorism table-top exercise) aims to address the global and regional issues of common interest.

2.    2 lakh gram panchayats to be connected with internet
ü Govt has set a target of connecting 2 lakh gram panchayats by March 2020.
As of 7th November 2019 1,28,000 gram panchayats have been provided with internet connectivity under phase 1 of the BharatNet project.
It was also announced that BharatNet project for providing digital connectivity to 2.5lakh villages has been under implementation under phase 2.

3.    labour forces Survey 2017-18
ü According to the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) 2017-18 conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), the estimated female labour force participation for women aged 15 years and above in the country during 2017-18 saw the decline to 23.3 %.
Statistics showed that just 1 out of 5 persons in the 15-30 years age bracket entering the labour force is expected to be a female in the five years ending 2023.

4.    2019 Global Terrorism Index
ü Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP) released the 7th “2019 Global Terrorism Index: Measuring the impact of terrorism”. As per the Index India was ranked at the 7th place in the list of countries most affected by terrorism in 2018. The country which topped the list was Afghanistan.
The other countries in the list include Iraq(2nd), Nigeria(3rd), Syria (4th), Pakistan(5th) and Somalia(6th).

5.    Global Prosperity Index 2019
ü The first-ever Prosperity & Inclusion City Seal and Awards (PICSA) Index 2019, commissioned by Basque institutions was released. As per the index Bengaluru topped as India’s highest ranked city at 83rd position. While  Delhi ranked 101st and Mumbai 107th in the index among the top 113 countries in the world in terms Prosperity.
Switzerland’s Zurich topped the index with the overall score of 78.2.

6.    US approved the sale of 13 naval guns
ü United States of America has given its approval regarding sale of 13 MK45 naval guns to India at an estimated cost of $1 billion.

7.    World Energy Outlook 2019
ü As per the World Energy Outlook 2019 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the installed capacity of solar energy to increase from 495 GW to 3142 GW by the year 2040.

8.    International children’s peace prize 2019

ü Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist and Cameroonian peace activist Divina Maloum were bestowed with the International Children’s Peace Prize 2019 in Hague.
The prizes were distributed by Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian children’s rights activist.

9.    Mr Universe 2019
ü Chitahresh Natesan former hockey player turned bodybuilder also known as the ‘Indian Monster’ by bodybuilding circles became the first Indian to win ‘Mr. Universe (Pro) 2019’ in  90kg category at the 11th World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship (WBPF) in South Korea.

10. Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year 2019 – “Climate emergency”

11. 2019 Empowerment of Person with Disabilities award
ü Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati (17 years) from Jaipur was selected for National Award for Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, 2019 under the category- Outstanding Creative Child (Male)-2019.It was declared by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE).

12. First Indian women pilot of Indian Navy

ü First woman pilot of Indian Navy Lieutenant Shivangi will join naval operations on completion of operational training in Kochi.

13. “YSR Matsyakara Bharosa”
ü World Fisheries Day was celebrated on this occasion Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched YSR Matsyakara Bharosa, a welfare scheme for fishermen in Mummadivaram.



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