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DAILY GK 23-24 MAY

 DAILY GK 23-24 MAY

1.       UGC LAUNCHES ‘NEP SAARTHI’ TO INVOLVE STUDENTS IN IMPLEMENTING NEP 2020

·         The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced a new initiative titled ‘NEP SAARTHI (Student Ambassador for Academic Reforms in Transforming Higher Education in India)’ to involve students in the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

·         The objective is to  create an environment where students could engage and participate to make effective use of the provisions of NEP 2020.

·         UGC was established by an Act of Parliament in 1956 to coordinate, determine, and maintain standards of teaching, examination, and research in university education.

 

2.       SPACEX LAUNCHED FIRST SAUDI ASTRONAUTS TO ISS

·         Saudi Arabia‘s first women astronaut named RayyanahBarnawi and another Saudi Arabian astronaut named Ali Al Qarni have begun their journey on the all-private Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) chartered flight to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the United States of America (USA).

 

3.       ITALIAN OPEN TENNIS 2023

·         Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev won the Men’s Singles title at the 2023 Italian Open  by defeating Holger Rune of Denmark in the final  in Rome, Italy.

·         Elena Rybakina won the Women’s singles title at the Italian Open 2023 by defeating AnhelinaKalinina of Ukraine.

·         Polish-Monegasque duo Jan Zieliński and Hugo Nyswon the men’s doubles title at the Italian Open 2023 defeating Robin Haase and Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands in the finals.

·         Storm Hunter and Elise Mertens of Belgium defeated Coco Gauff andJessica Pegula of the United States of America to win the Women’s Doubles title at Italian Open 2023.

 

4.       GOLDEN GRAND PRIX 2023

·          Indian athlete Shaili Singh bagged a Bronze medal as she finished in 3rd place by attempting a jump of 6.65 metres (m) at the Golden Grand Prix 2023 athletics meet in the women’s long jump event held in Yokohama, Japan

·         German athlete MaryseLuzolo, who competed at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, won the Gold medal with an effort of 6.79m.

·         Two-time Commonwealth Games silver medallistBrooke Buschkuehl, an Olympic long jumper from Australia, bagged the Silver medal with a 6.77m leap.

 

5.       INTERNATIONAL TEA DAY 2023 – MAY

·         The United Nations (UN) International Tea Day is annually observed on 21st May globally to promote the ways to sustain the production and consumption of tea across the globe and also to learn the significance of tea in combating hunger and poverty.

·         Food and Agriculture Organisations (FAO):

·         Director-General– QU Dongyu

·         Headquarters– Rome, Italy

 

6.       NATIONAL ANTI-TERRORISM DAY 2023 – MAY 21

·         Anti-Terrorism Day is annually observed across India on 21st May to mark the death anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister (PM) Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991 at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

·         India was ranked 13th as per the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) 2023, comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7% of the world’s population.

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