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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

DAILY GK 8 FEB 2020


DAILY GK 8 FEB 2020
1.    Ease of Living Index and Municipal Performance Index 2019
ü Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), has launched, two Assessment Frameworks, viz. Ease of Living Index (EoLI) and Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2019 to assess quality of life of citizens in 100 Smart Cities and 14 other Million Plus Cities.

2.    Hyderabad Metro Rail becomes Country’s 2nd Largest Operational Metro
ü CM K.Chandrashekhar Rao flagged off new Metro line from Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) connecting twin cities if Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and the stretch covering of 11-kms (Kilometers) becomes India’s 2nd largest Metro Rail Network of total operational distance of 69.2kms, only next to Delhi Metro Rail Network having an operational distance of 231kms.


3.    LPG coverage reached 96.9 %
ü Dharmendra Pradhan, a total of about 27.5 crore LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) or cooking gas connections in India & out of this, 8 crore connections have been provided under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme.
ü Also the LPG coverage has reached 96.9 % as of January 1,2020.

4.    UN $30mn for humanitarian operations in syria
ü Syria’s Idlib province has received additional USD 30 million for the humanitarian operations from United Nations’ (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

5.    Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020
ü RBI is going to conduct the Financial Literacy Week (FLW) 2020 from February 10 – February 14, 2020  based on the theme “Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”.

6.    ADB approved $2 million fund to combat nCoV
ü Asian Development Bank(ADB) has approved to sponsor $2 million as funding to combat the outbreak of novel coronavirus (nCoV). Under the funding, regional technical assistance will be provided in Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

7.    World’s 1st bulletproof helmet that can stop AK-47 firing
ü Major Anoop Mishra has developed the world’s 1st bulletproof helmet which can stop an AK-47 bullet round from a distance of as less as 10 meters. The helmet is developed under the Indian Army’s “Abhedya” project.

8.    Mukyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana
ü CM Manohar Lal Khattar launched Mukyamantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana scheme on the mark of successful 100 days of the present Haryana state government. The scheme is about providing financial assistance of Rs.6000 to the families below the poverty line.

9.    Kudumbashree hotels to serve meals at Rs 25
ü Kerala’s Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac has unveiled an initiative of setting up 1,000 ‘Kudumbashree’ hotels to provide subsidised Kerala meals at Rs 25. In this regard, a budget hotel in each of the 1034 local bodies will be set up.

10. Bodo Peace Accord
ü PM Narendra Modi has attended the rally at Kokrajhar in Assam to celebrate the signing of the Tripartite Bodo Agreement, which was signed between the Centre, Assam Government and the banned Assam-based insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) on 27th January 2020.

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