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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

DAILY GK 17,18 MAR

 DAILY GK 17,18 MAR

1.         DAHD’S BASIC ANIMAL HUSBANDRY STATISTICS 2022

·           According to the ‘Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics 2022’, the 23rd series of annual publication of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying (MoFAHD), India’s milk production increased to 221.06 million tonnes (MT) in the financial year 2021-22 (FY22) from 209.96 MT in FY21 registering an annual growth of 5.29%.

·           Top 5 Milk producing States such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh together contribute 53.11% of India’s Milk production.

·           India’s total egg production in FY22 was about 129.60 billion numbers registering a growth of 6.19% compared to FY21.

·           The total meat production in India in FY22 was about 9.29 MT registering an annual growth of 5.62% compared to FY21.

·           The total wool production in India in FY22 was about 33.13 million kgs registering a negative growth rate of 10.30% as compared to FY21.

 

2.         WORLD AIRPORT AWARDS 2023

·           Singapore Changi Airport has been named the “World’s Best Airport” in 2023 at the World Airport Awards 2023 ceremony held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam, Netherlands,

·           The rankings were based on the 2022–2023 World Airport Survey and released by Skytrax, a renowned airline and airport review and ranking site based in the United Kingdom (UK).

·           Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is awarded a 4-star rating and named the ‘Best Airport in Indiaand South Asia’ and is ranked 36th in 2023. (Rank 37 in 2022).

·           Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad (Telangana) is ranked 65th in 2023 (Rank 63 in 2022). 

·           Bangalore (Karnataka) Airport is ranked 69th in 2023 (Rank 61 in 2022), whereas Mumbai (Maharashtra) Airport is ranked 84th in 2023 (Rank 65 in 2022).

 

3.         CENTRAL BANKING AWARDS 2023

·           Shaktikanta Das, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), was named the “Governor of the Year” for 2023 at the Central Banking Awards 2023 by Central Banking, the international economic research journal.

·           In 2015, RaghuramRajan, the former Governor of the RBI, was conferred the title “Governor of the Year.”

·           Shaktikanta Das, a retired 1980-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, assumed charge as the 25th Governor of RBI in 2018.

 

4.         2023 PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTHY CITIES AWARD

·           Bengaluru (Karnataka) was honoured with the 2023 Partnership for Healthy Cities Award, along with Montevideo, Uruguay; Mexico City, Mexico; Vancouver, Canada; and Athens, Greece at the inaugural Partnership for Healthy Cities Summit held in London, United Kingdom (UK).

·           Bengaluru was awarded for its efforts in tobacco control, specifically, reducing smoking in public places and improving compliance with existing mandates on public smoking bans.

 

5.         NEW UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN TAJIKISTAN

·           The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointedKavilmadamRamaswami Parvathy (K. R. Parvathy) of India, as UN Resident Coordinator in Tajikistan with the approval of the host government.

·           Resident coordinators, the highest-ranking official in the UN Development System, leads the UN Country Teams and report directly to the secretary-general.

 

6.         NEW PREMIER OF CHINA

·           The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s Parliament, elected Li Qiang as the country’s new Premier, succeeding Li Keqiang, who has been in charge of the second-largest economy for the past 10 years.

·           The NPC is a ceremonial body that regularly passes the proposals of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC).

·           Li Qiang, a close ally to President Xi Jinping, will be the CPC government’s second-highest-ranking official after Xi, who was recently elected President of China for the third five-year term.

 

7.         NATIONAL VACCINATION DAY 2023 – MARCH 16

·           National Vaccination Day, also known as National Immunization Day, is annually observed across the globe on 16th March to create awareness about the importance of vaccines in human health.

·           National Vaccination Day in India, also known as “Polio Ravivar”.

·           National Vaccination Day in India was introduced in 1995, as a part of the National Polio Eradication Program (NPEP).

·           On March 16, 1995, the first dose of the oral polio vaccine was administered in India as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which began in 1988

 

8.         RESHAM KEET BIMA: INDIA’S 1ST SILKWORM INSURANCE

·           ‘ReshamKeetBima’ scheme, India’s first programme to safeguard sericulturists is launched in Uttarakhand.

·           Uttrakhandbecame the first Indian state to launch a Silkworm Insurance Scheme under which crop insurance will be provided to all farmers cultivating silkworms to produce silk.

·           This insurance will save the farmers from bearing the loss of natural calamities.

 

9.         GUJARAT’S BARDA WLS PROPOSED AS 2ND HOME FOR ASIATIC LIONS

·           According to a report entitled “Lion at 2047: A Vision for Amrutkal” prepared by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for the Gujarat government, the Barda Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) has been identified as a suitable location for relocating a population of 40 adult and sub-adult Asiatic lions from Gir National Park (NP).

·           The Gujarat government has recommended the Barda WLS as a second home for Asiatic lions (Pantheraleopersica) in Gujarat, approximately 100 kilometres from their current home at Gir NP.

 

10.      ‘EXERCISE SEA DRAGON 23’  AT GUAM, USA

·           The Indian Navy is participating in the 3rd edition of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise SEA DRAGON 23 with A P8I aircraft.

·           SEA DRAGON 23 is an annual, multinational ASW exercise for Long Range MR (Maritime Reconnaissance) ASW aircraft conducted by the United States Navy.

·           Other countries participating in the exercise SEA DRAGON 23 include Japan, Canada, and South Korea

 

11.      AEGIS GRAHAM BELL AWARDS

·           Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited has been honoured with the ‘Innovation in Consumer Tech’ award at the 13th Aegis Graham Bell Awards (AGBA) for its Hello Ujjivan app, India’s 1st visual-voice-vernacular banking app.

·           The 13th edition of the annual Aegis Graham Bell Awards is supported by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) and Skill India.

·           Hello Ujjivan App provides banks’ MicroBanking and Rural customers with access to banking financial services despite having limited reading and writing skills.

·           The Aegis Graham Bell Awards were established as an honour to the eminent inventor Alexander Graham Bell.

·           The award was established by the Aegis School of Business, Data Science and Cyber Security in 2010 to promote innovations and recognize the outstanding contributions by the innovators.

·           Ujjivan Small Finance Bank LimitedHeadquarters- Bengaluru, Karnataka

 

12.      GIANNI INFANTINO RE-ELECTED AS FIFA PRESIDENT

·           Gianni Infantino ,Swiss football administrator, was re-elected as the president of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA – F√©d√©rationInternationale De Football Association) for the 3rd time at the 73rd FIFA Congress held in Kigali, Rwanda.

·           He has been re-elected as president of FIFA for a 4 year term from 2023 to 2027 after running unopposed at the 73rd FIFA Congress.

·           FIFAHeadquarters– Zurich,  Switzerland

 

13.      IAF INDUCTING ‘VAYULINK’ SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY FRIENDLY FORCES IN COMBAT

·           The Indian armed forces are all set to induct an indigenously developed strategic data link system, the ‘Vayulink’ (Airlink) System, in India’s north-eastern borders to identify friendly forces in war zones.

·           The Vayulink system was developed by Wing Commander Vishal Mishra, an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter pilot.

·           Vayulink system would help increase transparency in the war zone by identifying friendly forces through secure jammer-proof communication, which would provide accurate weather information to pilots before take-off.

 

14.      IRANI CUP CRICKET 2023:

·           Rest of India cricket team captained by Mayank Agarwal won the Z R Irani Cup 2022-2023(59th edition of Irani Cup) defeating Madhya Pradesh, 2021-2022 Ranji Trophy Champions, captained by HimanshuMantri

·           Z R Irani Cup is annually played between the Ranji Trophy champions and the Rest of the Indian team.

 

15.      BOOK “BIPIN: THE MAN BEHIND THE UNIFORM”

·           RachnaBiswatRawat, an Indian journalist and writer, has authored a new book titled “Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform” which is the story of General BipinRawat’spersonality, his personal life and his principles.

·           This book is a befitting tribute to General BipinRawat, India’s 1st Chief of Defence Staff and one of India’s greatest military leaders, who was killed in a chopper crash in 2021.

 

16.      WORLD SLEEP DAY 2023 – MARCH 17

·           World Sleep Day is annually observed across the globe on Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox to celebrate sleep and acts as a call to action on major issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

·           World Sleep Day 2023 was observed on 17th March 2023. The Spring Vernal Equinox of 2023 was observed on 21st March 2023.

·           The theme of World Sleep Day 2023 is “Sleep is Essential for Health”.

·           The Slogan of World Sleep Day 2023 is “Heard Around the World”

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