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Monday, December 2, 2019

DAILY GK 26 NOV 2019

DAILY GK 26 NOV 2019
1.    PM Modi launched Fit India School grading system
ü  PM Narendra Modi launched the Fit India school grading system in schools across the country. The system ranks schools based on the fitness activities and facilities for such provided to students and teachers in the country.
ü  Pm also announced the ‘Fit India week’ to be celebrated by the students and teachers in the first week of December.

2.    Bangladesh topped foreign tourist visits to India 2018
ü  As per the report, Bangladesh topped the list for having maximum no. of the country’s visitors to India. Bangladesh was followed by United States and United Kingdom in the second and third place respectively.
Among individual state visits, TamilNadu(TN) topped the list with for having the maximum number of tourist arrivals. In 2018, TN had 60 lakh foreign visitors.

3.    1st Global Bio-India Summit
ü  The first ever Global Bio-India Summit was held in New Delhi.The summit was inaugurated by Minister for Science and Technology Dr Harsh Vardhan and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

4.    AIIA inks MoU with Western sydney University
ü  All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA),a public Ayurveda medicine and research institution has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Western Sydney University, Australia during the event ‘India Australia International Education and Research Workshop’ held at Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi.

5.    WHO study on physical activity among adolescents
ü  The study is about the level of physical activity in children. India ranked 8th in the world with the lowest level of insufficient physical activity among adolescents. Bangladesh topped the list among 146 countries.
The details of this study is published in the journal “The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health”.

6.    International Press Freedom Awards 2019
ü  Neha Dixit an Indian Journalist from Delhi was one of the award winners of the International Press Freedom Awards 2019 awarded by the Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) in New York.      

7.    P.S Rajan appointed as the CEO of Kerala Bank
ü  Kerala Bank has been formed by merging of 13 district co-operative banks receiving its final nod for the formation from the Reserve Bank of India.

8.    Athletes of the year 2019
ü  Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has been awarded Male Athlete of the year 2019 and Dalihah
 of America has been awarded Female Athelete of the year 2019 by World Athletics Award 2019 in Monaco, Europe.

9.    Davis Cup title 2019
ü  Rafael Nadal (33 years) led Spain to clinch its sixth Davis Cup title 2019 by defeating Denis Shapovalov of Canada in men’s singles. It was held on indoor hard courts at the Caja Mágica in Madrid, Spain.
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

10. ISSF World Cup Final in Putian, China 
ü  In the finals of the ISSF World Cup India topped the medal tally by securing 3 gold. India was followed by China with 4 medals (2gold,1silver,1 bronze) .
      Women’s10m Air Pistol: Manu Bhaker won gold.
      Men’s10 m Air Rifle: Divyansh Singh Panwar won gold medal.
      Women’s 10m air rifle:  Elavenil Valarivan won gold.

11. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women– 25th Nov

12. The theme is “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”.

13. 71st Raising day of National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated on November 24, 2019
ü  At the National War Memorial in New Delhi Director general of NCC Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra were attended the celebration to pay tribute to the martyrs.

14. 28th Bihari Puraskar for 2018
ü  Noted writer from Rajasthan Manisha Kulshreshtha, was awarded the 28th edition of the Bihar Puraskar for the year 2018. She was awarded for the novel ‘Swapnapash’. The award has been given by KK Birla foundation. The award carried a citation, a cash prize of Rs 2.5 lakh and a plaque.
She is also the editor of Hindi web magazine ‘Hindi Next’.

15. Sangai festival 2019
ü  A week-long Sangai festival 2019 , organised by Manipur Tourism Department ,has commenced in Imphal, Manipur with the aim to promote tourism. Manipur Chief Minister (CM), N. Biren Singh has attended as Chief Guest of the event.



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