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DAILY GK 9-10 APRIL

DAILY GK 9-10 APRIL

 1.       THE KING OF BHUTAN VISIT TO INDIA

·         His Majesty Jigme KhesarNamgyelWangchuck, the King of Bhutan, visited India on an official trip

·         India has historically been Bhutan’s top trading partner and continues to be its top investor.

·         India, Bhutan agree on steps to boost cooperation in hydropower, trade and space

·         India decided to increase its support for Bhutan’s upcoming 13th Five-Year Plan (2023-28), has agreed to an increase in the tariff on the Chhukha hydroelectric power (HEP) project, and is negotiating an additional standby credit line for Bhutan.

·         Bhutan:Capital – Thimphu

·         Currency – Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)

 

2.       8TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRADHAN MANTRI MUDRA YOJANA

·         8th April 2023, the Ministry of Finance marked the 8th anniversary of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) Yojana (PMMY).

·         PMMY was launched on 8th April 2015 by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Delhi.

·         Its aim is to facilitate easy collateral-free micro-credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to non-corporate, non-farm small and micro-entrepreneurs for income-generating activities.

 

3.       MUMBAI RANKED 19TH IN ‘BEST PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN THE WORLD 2023‘

·         According to a survey published by London (United Kingdom) based global magazine ‘Time Out’, India’s Financial Capital Mumbai (Maharashtra) was ranked 19th in the list of ‘Best public transport in the world 2023‘.

·         Mumbai is the only Indian city to feature in the list.

·         The list is topped by Germany’s Berlin with the best public transport system globallyparticularly for its metro system, U-Bahn.

·         Prague,Czech Republic is at 2nd place.

·         Mumbaihas also introduced the Chalo Pay app – a pioneer for Indian public transport

·         7 of the top 19 cities are from Asia.

 

4.       INDIA SUPPORTS AFRICAN UNION TRANSITION MISSION IN SOMALIA

·         Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), presented USD 2 million to the United Nations Trust Fund in support of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).

·         With this grant, the Government of India (GoI) reaffirms its dedication to promoting peace and stability in Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

·         India had previously granted the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) USD 4 million.

·         India continues to assist the African Union (AU) and UN in combating terrorism and fostering peace and stability in Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa.

·         The main objective of ATMIS is to mitigate the threat posed by the terrorist group Al-Shabaad.

·         Somalia:Capital – Mogadishu

 

5.       SHAH RUKH KHAN WON TIME100 READER POLL 2023

·         India’s Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan won the 2023 TIME100 Reader Poll, the 100th edition of TIME’s readers poll in which readers voted for the individuals/groups that they think deserve a spot on the Time’s annual list of the most influential people.

·         Shah Rukh Khan topped the list by receiving around 4% of the vote after more than 1.2 million votes were cast.

·         At the 2nd place there are Iranian womenprotesting for more freedom in Iran’s Islamic regime.

·         The protestors were named TIME’s 2022 Heroes of the Year and had won 2022 Person of the Year reader poll too.

·         Argentine Footballer Lionel Messi, stands 5th with 1.8% of the votes.

 

6.       VIE AWARD 2023 AT WORLD VACCINE CONGRESS EUROPE 2023

·         Bharat Biotech International Limited(Bharat Biotech) won the Best Production/Process Development Award at ViE Award 2023, the 16th Annual ViE awards, during the World Vaccine Congress Washington 2023 held at Washington D.C.

·         Bharat Biotech is the world’s first producer of intranasal Covid-19 vaccine, iNcovacc.

·         Its intramuscular vaccine, Covaxin, is part of India’s public vaccination programme.

 

7.       ANTI-SUBMARINE ROCKETS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED

·         Extended Range Anti Submarine Rocket (ER-ASR) designed by two Punebased facilities of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) were successfully test-fired for the 1st time from the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Chennai

·         The ER-ASR was designed and developed by The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) – DRDO facilities located in Pune, Maharashtra.

·         The ER-ASR is intended to replace the existing Russian-origin Rocket Guided Bombs (RGBs) rockets already installed on ships, as well as to intercept submarines at specific depths.

·         The RGB has a range of 5 kilometers(Km), whereas the ER-ASR has a range of more than 8 Km.

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