Tuesday, May 24, 2022

DAILY GK: 18 MAY

 DAILY GK: 18 MAY 

1.       52ND TIGER RESERVE OF INDIA

·         The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary covering Bundi, Bhilwara and Kota districts of Rajasthan was notified as India’s 52nd Tiger Reserve (TR).

·         The Ramgarh Vishdhari TR is  Rajasthan’s Fourth Tiger reserve; the three others are Ranthambore TR, Sariska TR and Mukundra TR.

·         According to the “Status of Tigers in India” report released in 2019, there are 2,967 tigers in 20 states across the country. With this India accounts for 70 percent of the world’s tiger population.

 

2.       INDIA REMAINS WORLD’S TOP REMITTANCE RECIPIENT IN 2021: WORLD BANK

·         The World Bank (WB) has released a report titled ‘Migration and Development Brief 36, May 2022: A War in a Pandemic: Implications of the Ukraine crisis and COVID-19 on Global Governance of Migration and Remittance Flows’. 

·         In accordance to this, India has emerged as the largest remittance receiving country globally in 2021 worth $89.4 billion as compared to $82.73 billion in 2020. 

·         It is followed by Mexico at 2nd place and China at 3rd, Philippines (4th), and Egypt (5th).

·         Though India retained its position as the top recipient of remittances globally, however, in comparison to its economy, remittances accounted for only 3% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2021. 

 

3.       VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI TO LUMBINI, NEPAL

·         On the invitation of Nepal’s Prime Minister (PM), Sher Bahadur Deuba, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an official visit to Lumbini in Nepal,

·         The Prime Ministers visited the historical Ashoka Pillar, which has the first epigraphic proof that Lumbini was the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

·         President – Bidya Devi Bhandar,Capital – Kathmandu

 

4.       INDIA OVERTAKES GERMANY TO BECOME 4TH LARGEST VEHICLE MARKET

·         According to the report released by Organisation Internationale des Constructeursd’Automobiles (OICA), India has surpassed Germany to become 4th largest vehicle market in the world.

·         The 1st was occupied by China, followed by the US and Japan.

·         India is expected to become the third largest Vehicle market by 2025, However it requires India to surpass Japan which sold 4,448,340 units in 2021.

 

5.       FRAUDS IN PSBS DIP OVER 51% TO RS 40,295 CR: RBI DATA

·         In accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data on frauds reported by the 12 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in all categories during FY22, there is over 51% dip in the amount involved in frauds to Rs 40,295.25 crore during FY22 as compared to Rs 81,921.54 crore in FY21.

·         However, the pace of fraud cases was declined to 7,940 in FY22 as compared to 9,933 incidents reported in FY21.

·         RBI Establishment – 1st April 1935,Governor – Shaktikanta Das

·         Deputy Governors – Mahesh Kumar Jain, Michael Debabrata Patra, T. Rabi Sankar, M. Rajeshwar Rao

 

6.       WORLD BANK SANCTIONS USD 350 MILLION AID FOR SRESTHA-GUJARAT PROJECT 

·         The World Bank has approved USD 350 million in funding for the Systems Reform Endeavour for Transformed Health Achievement in Gujarat (SRESTHA-G) project’s implementation.

·         The SRESTHA-G project will be worth USD 500 million, with the World Bank contributing USD 350 million. The project will encompass the transformation of key health delivery systems in Gujarat.

·         World Bank - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA) make up the World Bank. 

·         The World Bank Group consists of five development institutions: IBRD, IDA, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) & International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

·         President of World Bank Group – David Malpass,Headquarters – Washington,

 

7.       NEW FRENCH PRIME MINISTER

·         French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Elisabeth Borne as the country’s new Prime Minister.

·         Elisabeth Borne is the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson (1991-1992) under President Francois Mitterrand.

 

8.       2021 SUMMER DEAFLYMPICS - CAXIAS DO SUL, BRAZIL

·         The 24th edition of 2021 Summer Deaflympics i.e. Caxias 2021, officially called the XXIV Summer Deaflympic Games, was an international multi-sport event held at Festa da Uva, Caxias do Sul, Brazil

·         The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) is the main governing body responsible for the organisation of Deaflympics and other World Deaf Championships.

·         This is the first time the Games are being held in a Latin American country and not during the summer of the host city (as it is autumn in May in the south of Brazil)

·         The Motto of the event is “Sports comes from the our hearts”

·         The mascot of the Deaflympics is the Ring-tailed Coati – Nino, meaning priceless, worthy of appreciation, cheerful, happy, very lucky, auspicious.

·         Ukraine top medal talley with 138 (Gold- 62, Silver- 38, Bronze- 38)

·         India 17 (Gold- 8, Silver- 1, Bronze- 8)

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