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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DAILY GK 15 JULY 2020


DAILY GK 15 JULY 2020
1. UNODC’S WORLD WILDLIFE CRIME REPORT
·        The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released its World Wildlife Crime Report stating that the Seizure of the scales of the Pangolins, the most trafficked wild animal in the world has increased 10 times between the year 2014 and 2018.
·        The report was prepared by the UNODC Crime Research Section.
·        Nigeria was the primary point of export of pangolins in 2019.

2. ‘CORONA KAVACH’ & ‘CORONA RAKSHAK’
·        Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) made it mandatory for 30 general and health insurers to launch short-term standard health policies for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) viz. 
·        Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, due to rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in India.
·        Minimum entry age for both the policies will be 18 years and the maximum 65.
·        ‘Corona Kavach’, will cover the cost of treatment of any co-morbid conditions, including pre-existing conditions, along with the treatment for the coronavirus infection or disease.
·        Corona Rakshak is a single-premium plan which will pay out 100% of the sum insured as lump-sum if the policyholder is hospitalised, at least for 72 hours, after testing positive for Covid-19.


3. MUKESH AMBANI BECOMES WORLD’S 6TH RICHEST MAN
·        Bloomberg Billionaires Index has ranked Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd(RIL) as the World’s 6th richest man with a worth USD 72.4 billion after surpassing Elon Musk, co-founder & CEO of Tesla and Alphabet Inc co founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
·        Larry Page is ranked in 7th position with a net worth of USD 71.6 billion, Sergey Brin in 9th position(USD 69.4B) and Elon Musk in 10th position(USD 68.6 billion).

4.HEMANG AMIN, APPOINTED AS THE INTERIM CEO OF BCCI
·        Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) announced the appointment of Hemang Amin, the current Chief Operating Officer(COO) of Indian Premier League (IPL) as the interim Chief Executive Officer(CEO) following the resignation of Rahul Johri on 9th July 2020.
·        Amin will be handling the roles of CEO in the interim period until the appointment of the new CEO.

5. ARAD AND CARMEL –ASSAULT RIFLES ARE SET TO MANUFACTURE IN INDIA
·        The latest Israeli Assault Rifles, Arad and Carmel, will be manufactured under the Make in India initiative in the PLR Systems Private Limited, established by Israel Weapons Industries(IWI) in 2017 as a joint venture with Punj Lloyd in Madhya Pradesh, India.
·        ARAD is a lightweight modular assault rifle with two variants.
·        CARMEL,the ambidextrous AR, is made of special steel, aviation-grade aluminium and high impact polymer suited for extended combat duration and high performance in different environments and combat scenarios.

6. CENTRAL GOVT PROVIDES RS 1500 CRORE TO HARYANA
·        Central government provides financial aid of Rs 1500 crore to Haryana for water conservation, which includes Rs 500 crore to expand crop diversification under the ‘Mera Pani Meri Virasat’ scheme and Rs 1000 crore to rejuvenate the ponds and treat water.
·        A scheme for rejuvenation of 14,000 ponds is implemented in the state in a phased manner.
·        About 1000 water wells to be established in the state to control the decreasing groundwater table under the Atal Bhujal Yojana


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