Thursday, January 5, 2023

DAILY GK 18,19 DEC

 DAILY GK 18,19 DEC

1.          INDIA-NEPAL JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE SURYA KIRAN

·            The 16th Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise ‘Surya Kiran-XVI’ between India and Nepal began at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi in the Rupandehi district of Lumbini Zone, Nepal.

·            The exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ is conducted annually between India and Nepal since 2011.

·            The 15th edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise ‘Surya Kiran-XV’ was held  at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

 

2.          IEA ANNUAL REPORT: INDIA’S COAL PRODUCTION TO EXCEED A BILLION TONNES BY 2025

·            The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its annual report titled ‘Coal 2022: Analysis and Forecast to 2025’, claimed that China and India, the world’s two largest coal consumers, are also the world’s largest producers and top two coal importers.

·            It is projected that by 2025, India’s coal production will exceed 1 billion tonnes.

·            According to the report, global coal consumption would climb by 1.2% in 2022, surpassing 8 billion metric tonnes in a single year for the first time and beating the milestone set in 2013.

·            India is predicted to experience the biggest increase in coal demand, at 7%, followed by the European Union (EU) at 6% and China at 0.4%.

 

3.          PETA INDIA’S ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR 2022’

·            Actress Sonakshi Sinha has been awarded PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) India’s 2022 Person of the Year title for advocating Animal Adoption & Vegan Fashion.

·            According to PETA India’s anti-leather campaign, more than 4 billion cows, sheep, goats, dogs, cats and other animals are killed every year for Leather accessories that no one needs.

·            John Abraham and Fatima Sana Shaikh are PETA India’s Most Beautiful Vegetarians of 2022.        

 

4.          US AIR FORCE SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES HYPERSONIC MISSILE – AGM-183A

·            The United States (US) Air Force successfully tested AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW or Arrow), a hypersonic missile which represents a cutting edge, strategic weapons system developed by Russia and China.

·            The AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW), the first full prototype operational missile was launched from a B-52H bomber off California’s coast.

·            It is an air-to-ground hypersonic missile.

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