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DAILY GK 8 MAY 2020


DAILY GK 8 MAY 2020

1. IAMAI REPORT
·        On May 6, 2020 According to ‘Digital in India’ report by the Internet & Mobile Association of India(IAMAI) & Nielsen shows that for the 1st time has more internet users in rural areas than urban, where rural India had 227 million active internet users, 10% more than urban India’s about 205 million, as of November 2019.
·        India exceeds another milestone with 504 million active Internet users aged 5 years old or above,  53 million more than 451 million in March 2019, which makes it the 2nd largest internet user behind China, which has about 850 million users.
·        The United States (US)has about 280-300 million users.
·        At the state level, Delhi retains the top spot in terms of Internet penetration followed by  Kerala, Jammu &  Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Punjab.
·        Among the metro cities, Mumbai has the highest internet population of 13 million, a growth of 12% followed by Delhi with 11.3 million, Bengaluru with 6.6 million along with 6.2 million in Kolkata


2. INDIA’S ENERGY DEMAND FALLS BY 30%
·        In accordance with the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), “Global Energy Review 2020-The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on global energy demand and CO2 emissions” India’s energy demand has faced a 30% decrease due to 40 days lockdown to contain COVID-19.
·        In India, energy demand would decline for the first time, following on from low demand growth in 2019.

·        Globally, the report projects that energy demand will fall 6% in 2020.Also 57% of global oil demand has declined at an unprecedented scale due to decline in Road transport and global aviation activities.

3. RIAL WILL COVERT TO TOMAN
·        On May 04, 2020, Iran, recovering from the horrific outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), has now started efforts to get its economy back on track.
·        In this sequence, the parliament of Iran has approved a bill on national currency denomination, which allows to cutting four zeros from its national currency Rial & to rename it as ‘Toman’ which is equal to 10,000 rials.

·        Now this bill will be presented before the committee headed by Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei for approval & the Central Bank of Iran- CBI(also known as Bank Markazi) will be given two years to change the currency.

4. UNEP EXTENDS BOLLYWOOD ACTRESS DIA MIRZA’S TERM AS GOODWILL AMBASSADOR TILL 2022
·        On May 07, 2020, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the leading environmental authority in the United Nations (UN) system, has extended the Bollywood actress & environmentalist Dia Mirza‘s term as its National Goodwill Ambassador for another two years till the end of 2022.

5. FORMER INTELLIGENCE CHIEF MUSTAFA AL KADHIMI SWORN IN AS 6TH PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ
·        Mustafa al-Kadhimi  former head of Iraq’s intelligence agency, was sworn in as the country’s 6th Prime Minister (PM). This has ended the leadership crisis that had been going on in the country for 6 months.

6. DONALD TRUMP NOMINATES SENIORINDIAN-AMERICAN DIPLOMAT MANISHA SINGH AS US ENVOY TO OECD
·        On 5th May 2020, United States President Donald Trump nominated senior Indian American diplomat Manisha Singh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State department as his envoy to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD) with an Ambassador rank.

7. WORLD ATHLETICS DAY 2020: MAY 7
·        World Athletics Day (WAD) was introduced by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) to increase awareness about athletics and to encourage youth to take up sports.



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