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Friday, February 21, 2020

DAILY GK 15 FEB 2020

DAILY GK 15 FEB 2020
1.    First inter-city electric bus service
ü Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first inter-city electric bus service, between Mumbai and Pune.
The electric bus has 43 seats manufactured by Mitra Mobility Solution, covers a range of 300 kilometre on single charge & will be operated twice between 2 cities.

2.    IISS Study
ü International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) annual “Military Balance” report states that global spending on defence hiked by 4% percent in 2019, showing largest growth in 10 years (2010-2019). The report showed top 15 countries, among them, the world’s biggest defence spenders are United States (US), ChinaSaudi ArabiaRussia and India(rank-5).

3.    Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled
ü GSM Association (Global System for Mobile Communication) has cancelled the MWC 2020 (Mobile World Congress) to be held in Barcelona, Spain due to Coronavirus outbreak.

4.    ICC women’sT20I rankings 2020
ü According to the  ICC T20I rankings 2020 for Women players, Indian women’s cricket team’s star batsman Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana has moved up three places to 4th in the batsmen’s rankings with 732 points, while Jemimah Rodriques slipped to number 7.

5.    World Pangolin Day
ü Observed every year on 3rd Saturday in february month to raise awareness & to protect these unique species from extinction. The 9th World Pangolin day was observed on february 15, 2020.
ü The Madhya Pradesh (MP) forest department & Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) has radio-tagged an Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) for the first time .



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