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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

DAILY GK 8 JAN 2020


DAILY GK 8 JAN
1.    107th Indian Science Congress
ü PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the 107th edition of the Indian Science Congress (ISC) also known as ISC 2020 at the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme of ISC for the year 2020 was “Science

2.    Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center
ü Gujarat will set its Vikram Sarabhai Children Innovation Center (VSCIC) soon. The objective of the center is to identify, nurture and promote innovation of children up to 18 years in the state.The innovation centre will come up in Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Extension Research and Innovation at Gujarat University.


3.    PM Kisan Scheme
ü Nearly eight crore farmer families have benefited under PM Kisan (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme. The scheme was launched on 24 February 2019 by PM Narendra Modi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry 
reported more than 48 thousand 937 crore rupees has been released under the scheme till date.

4.    2nd phase of Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0
ü Government has launched  2nd phase of vaccination drive under Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 2.0 at block level in 35 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP).
ü It aims to achieve 90 % vaccination coverage among children under 2 years of age & pregnant women against 8 vaccine preventable diseases(diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B).

5.    World Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019
ü India was ranked at 34th place in World Economic Forum (WEF)’s World Travel, Tourism Competitiveness Index for the year 2019, a great hike from its previous ranks .

6.    SBI revised India’s GDP projection
ü SBI Ecowrap report has downgraded India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth forecast for FY20 (Financial year 2020) to 4.6% from its previous estimate of 5%.

7.    ‘20 people to watch in 2020s’ -Forbes India
ü According to the Forbes India’s prestigious list of ‘20 people to watch in the 2020s’, two Biharis namely Prashant Kishor (Poll strategist and JD(U) national vice-president ) & Kanhaiya Kumar (former JNU Students’ Union president) have been included in the list.
ü Hasan Minhaj,an American comedian & political commentator is on the 1st  position in the list.

8.    Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez re-elected as the PM of Spain

9.    NADA bans Weightlifter Sarbjeet Kaur for four years.

10. Book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’
ü Amit Shah released the book ‘Karmayoddha Granth’ on the life of PM Narendra Modi.
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