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Thursday, December 19, 2019

DAILY GK 9 – 10 DEC 2019


DAILY GK 9 – 10 DEC 2019
1.       First ever Human Library event
ü  First ever Human Library Chapter 2, a concept that seeked to replace books with humans was organised in Mysuru, in Karnataka.  The event was held at Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts (MICA), in Mysuru.  The aim of the human library was to create a safe framework for conservation by using a library analogy of lending people rather than books.

2.       Miss Universe 2019 
ü  Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa 2019, was crowned Miss Universe 2019 by Catriona Gray, Miss Universe 2018 during the 68th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant held in Atlanta, Georgia. Vartika Singh represented India in the 68th edition of the Miss Universe Pageant, though she failed to make it up to the top 10.

3.        ‘Diwali – Power of One Award’ at New York
ü  4 diplomats were honoured with ‘The Diwali – Power of One’ award at the UN Headquarters in New York, United States (US) in recognition and celebration of their work, especially at the United Nations(UN), for a secure and peaceful world. The 4 diplomats are as follows,
ü  Kairat Abdrakhmanov– Former Foreign Minister and Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN.
ü  Nicholas Emiliou– Former Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN.
ü  Frantisek Ruzicka–Permanent Representative of Slovakia to the UN.
ü  Volodymyr Yelchenko- Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN.

4.       World youngest PM
ü  Sanna Marin, became the world’s youngest serving Prime Minister(PM) at the age of 34. She belongs to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). She replaced Antti Juhani Rinne, who resigned from the post.

5.       C. Sugandh Rajaram appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana 

6.       London Chess Classic 2019
ü  Indian chess grandmaster, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa was crowned the winner of the London chess classic 2019 with 7.5 points from 9 rounds & shared the title with Anton Smirnov of Australia, who also scored 7.5 points.
ü  The tournament, organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) ,was held at Olympia London in London, United Kingdom.

7.       International Anti-Corruption Day-December 9, 2019 
ü  Theme: The theme for the year 2019 is “United Against Corruption”

8.       35th SAARC charter day-December 8, 2019 
ü  SAARC was established on 8th of December in 1985by the members of the 7 South Asian Countries (Maldives, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka) with the aim to promote economic and cultural ties amongst its member states. Afghanistan was joined as a Member in the month of April, 2007.

9.       Gangadhar National Award 
ü  Renowned Hindi poet, Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari is to be honoured with the Gangadhar National Award.
ü  Award is bestowed in the remembrance of renowned poet Gangadhar Meher from Odisha. The award was instituted in the year 1991.
ü  Some of his famous works are ‘Rachana ki sarokar’, ‘Kavita kya hai’, ‘Saath chalte hue’ and Bistar duniya le liye’.

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