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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

DAILY GK 6-7 FEB

 DAILY GK 6-7 FEB 

1.         IIRF’S TOP MBA COLLEGES IN INDIA 2024

·           According to the Indian Institutional Ranking Framework(IIRF)’s Top Master of Business Administration (MBA) Colleges in India – 2024, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), has topped among the Top Government MBA colleges in India. 

·           In the 2024 MBA Colleges ranking, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), has topped among the Top Private MBA colleges in India.

·           IIM Ahmedabad has emerged as the top-ranked college (Overall among Government & Private) in India, based on an overall index score of 937.24.

 

2.         BRAND GUARDIANSHIP INDEX 2024

·           Mukesh Ambani, Chairman, and Managing Director (CMD) of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has been ranked 1st among all Indians and 2nd globally in the Brand Guardianship Index (BGI2024 compiled by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation firm.

·           Huateng MaChairman, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings recognised as the world’s leading CEO in the 2024 BGI, for his guardianship of the WeChat brand 

·           NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang ranked 3rd globally followed by Apple Inc‘s Tim Cook (4th), and TATA Sons‘ Natarajan Chandrasekaran (5th).

 

3.         INTERIM PRESIDENT OF NAMIBIA 

·           Nangolo Mbumba, former Vice President of the Republic of Namibia, took oath as the interim President of Namibia after the death of incumbent President Hage Geingob 

·           Republic of Namibia:Capital- Windhoek

·           Currency – Namibian Dollar

 

4.         INDIAN NAVY COMMISSIONED SURVEY VESSEL INS SANDHAYAK 

·           Indian Navy (IN) commissioned the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Sandhayak (Yard 3025), the first of four Survey Vessel Large (SVL) ships, at the Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

·           SVL ships are 110 meters long, and 16 meters wide with a displacement of 3,400 tons.

 

5.         WORLD CANCER DAY 2024- FEBRUARY 4

·           World Cancer Day (WCD) is annually observed across the globe on 4 February to raise awareness of fundamental cancer issues and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
The campaign theme of WCD 2022-2024 is, ‘Close the Care Gap’. 2024 marks the 3rd and final year of the campaign.

·           The campaign theme of WCD 2024 is, “Close the Care Gap: Together, we challenge those in power.”

·           Cancer Ribbon: A lavender ribbon is usually a sign of support for those living with all types of cancer.

·           The official colours of World Cancer Day are blue and orange.

 

6.         NEW  CHIEF JUSTICES TO SEVEN HIGH COURTS 

·           The Ministry of Law and Justice (MoL&J) notified the appointment of Chief Justice (CJ) to seven High Courts (HC):
Meghalaya- Justice S. Vaidyanathan, Allahabad- Justice Arun Bhansali, Gawahati- Justice Vijay Bishno

·           Orissa- Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh, Uttarakhand- Justice Ritu Bahri, Rajasthan- Justice Manindra Mohan Shrivastava

·           Punjab & Haryana- Justice Ritu Bahri

 

7.         REC WON BEST GREEN BOND  CORPORATE AWARD

·           Gurugram (Haryana) based REC Limited (formerly Rural Electrification Corporation Limited) was awarded with the Best Green Bond – Corporate Award at The Asset Triple A Awards for Sustainable Finance 2024.

·           REC was honoured for the issuance of Green Bonds worth USD 750 million in April 2023.

·           This was the first USD Green Bond issuance from India after India assumed the G20 (Group of 20) Presidency and the largest-ever Senior Green Bond Tranche by a South or South-East Asian issuer

·           REC Limited is a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Ministry of Power (MoP). 

 

8.         LK ADVANI TO BE HONOURED WITH BHARAT RATNA

·           Former Deputy Prime Minister and Veteran Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lal Krishna (LKAdvani will be conferred with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India.

·           He will be the 50th recipient of the Bharat Ratna award since its inception in 1954.

·           This is the 7th Bharat Ratna awarded by the current ruling government (Prime Minister Narendra Modi regime), since assuming power in 2014.

·           The list also includes: Madan Mohan Malviya (Posthumous, 2015);Atal Bihari Vajpayee (2015)

·           Pranab Mukherjee (2019);Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Hazarika (Posthumous, 2019),Nanaji Deshmukh (Posthumous, 2019)

·           Karpoori Thakur (Posthumous, 2024).

·           Bharat Ratna was instituted in 1954 and is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.

·           The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President.

·           The number of annual awards is restricted to a maximum of 3 in a particular year.

·           The award includes a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a medallion.

·           The Award does not carry any monetary grant.

 

9.         UNESCO  GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR EDUCATION

·           United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), appointed Brazilian footballer Vinicius José Paixão de Oliveira Junior (Vinícius Junior) as the Goodwill Ambassador for Education for All.

·           Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO presented the letter of appointment to Vinícius Junior during a ceremony at the Real Madrid training center in Spain.

·           Vinícius Junior becomes the 2nd Brazilian football player, after Pelé, to be appointed as the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

·           Vinícius Junior has been a committed advocate for equal opportunity through education in Brazil.

·           UNESCO Headquarters– Paris, France

·           Establishment– 1945 (came into force in 1946)

 

10.      NEW PRIME MINISTER OF YEMEN

·           The Presidential Leadership Council (PLC) of Yemen appointed Dr. Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak as Yemen‘s new Prime Minister (PM) replacing Dr. Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed who served as PM of Yemen from October 2018 to February 2024.

·           Yemen: President– Rashad Mohammed Al-Alimi

·           Capital– Sana’a

·           Currency– Yemeni Rial

 

11.      HIGH-SPEED EXPENDABLE AERIAL TARGET ‘ABHYAS’ TESTED

·           The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted four flight trials of the High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEATABHYAS at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

·           ABHYAS, designed by DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), provides a realistic threat scenario for weapon system practice.

 

12.      TORCHBEARER FOR PARIS 2024 OLYMPICS

·           Former Indian shooter and India’s first individual Olympic gold medal winner (Beijing Olympics – 2008), Abhinav Bindra has been selected as a torchbearer to take part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Torch Relay.

·           A total of 11,000 torchbearers have been selected throughout France, with 10,000 participating in the Olympic Torch Relay and 1,000 in the Paralympic Torch Relay.

·           Paris 2024 Olympic torch flame will be lit on 16th April 2024 at the Olympia sanctuary in Greece.

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