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Thursday, August 17, 2023

DAILY GK 14,15 MAY

 DAILY GK 14,15 MAY

1.       IDMC REPORT: 71.1 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED WORLDWIDE IN 2022

·         According to the ‘Global Report on Internal Displacement 2023 (GRID 2023): Internal Displacement and Food Security’ released jointly by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) around the globe reached 71.1 million in 2022, an increase of 20% from 2021.

·         The overall number of people internally displaced by conflict and violence to more than 62.5 million, a rise of 17% since 2021.

·         8.7 million people were internally displaced by the end of 2022 as a result of disasters including floods and starvation, an increase of 45% from 2021.

·         The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) Headquarters- Geneva, Switzerland

 

2.       RBI: BANKS TO COMMENCE ‘100 DAYS 100 PAYS’ CAMPAIGN FOR RETURN OF UNCLAIMED DEPOSITS

·         Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banks are set to commence a ‘100 Days 100 Pays’ campaign, where they will trace and settle the top 100 unclaimed deposits of every bank in every district within 100 days.

·         The banks will commence the campaign on June 01, 2023.

·         As per the RBI data, at the end of February 2023, the total amount of unclaimed deposits transferred to the RBI by Public Sector Banks in respect of deposits that have not been operated for 10 years or more was Rs 35,012 crore.

 

3.       ASI GOVIND SWARUP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2022

·         Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar, an eminent astrophysicist and past president of the Astronomical Society of India (ASI) was awarded the first ASI GovindSwarup Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 for his outstanding contributions to the field of Astronomy and Astrophysics in India.

·         Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is the founding director of Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune, Maharashtra.

·         The ASI GovindSwarup Lifetime Achievement Award for Astronomy and Astrophysics has been instituted by ASI and is awarded to senior scientists of eminence once in two years.

 

4.       DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2023

·         Nigerian writer ArinzeIfeakandu, 28 years was announced as the winner of the 2023 Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize, for his debut book ‘God’s Children Are Little Broken Things’, a stunning short fiction collection in English language.

·         Dylan Thomas Prize is one of the United Kingdom’s (UK) most prestigious literary prizes, one of the world’s largest literary prizes for young writers, which is named after the Swansea-born writer, Dylan Thomas, and celebrates his 39 years of creativity and productivity.

 

5.       LINDA YACCARINO IS NEW TWITTER CEO

·         Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla and SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation), officially announced Linda Yaccarino, as the new CEO of Twitter, and she would succeed Elon Musk as the CEO of both Twitter and X Corp, a technology company.

·         Yaccarino is the first female Twitter CEO and also the first to come from a non-tech background.

 

6.       WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2023 – MAY 13

·         United Nations (UN)’s (backed campaign) World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is annually observed across the globe on 2 occasions (2 peak days each year), the 2nd Saturday in May and in October, to raise awareness about the importance of migratory birds and their conservation.

·         World Migratory Bird Day 2023 was observed on 13th May & 14th October 2023.

·         The Theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2023 is “Water: Sustaining Bird Life”.

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