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Monday, July 18, 2022

DAILY GK: 12 JULY

 DAILY GK: 12 JULY 

1.       UN STATE OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE WORLD REPORT

·         The United States (US) has released a report titled ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report 2022 (SOFI 2022)- Transforming food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets for all’,

·         Report stated that the year 2020 saw a rise in the moderate or severe food insecurity (based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale) at the global level to 30.4%, which is nearly as much as in the previous five years combined.

·         2.3 billion people, an estimated 29.3 percent of the global population were moderately or severely food insecure, and 11.7 percent (923.7 million people) faced severe food insecurity.

·         Globally, one in three people did not have access to adequate food in 2020, an increase of 320 million people from 2.05 in 2019 to 2.37 billion in 2020.

·         Out of 2.37 billion, around 928 million people faced food insecurity at severe levels.

·         This represents 11.9% of the global population.

·         In 2021, 31.9 percent of women in the world were moderately or severely food insecure compared to 27.6 percent of men, a gap of more than 4 percentage points, compared with 3 percentage points in 2020.

·         The report was jointly established by five UN agencies viz. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP), and World Health Organization (WHO).

 

2.       INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RESILIENCE (IER) 2022 RANKING

·         According to data released by the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), India has consistently improved its position in the ranking of International Economic Resilience (IER) 2022 of top 10 countries, over the last four years.

·         Among the top 10 leading economies, the Indian economy has risen from 6th place in 2019 to 4th place in 2020, 3rd place in 2021, and 2nd in 2022.

·         The IER rank analysis is based on five major macroeconomic indicators.

·         Germany and Canada both ranked first in the IER 2022 and china 3rd

 

3.       ‘ORDER OF THE RISING SUN’ AWARD

·         The Government of Japan has conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star award on Narayanan Kumar, Vice Chairman of the Sanmar Group, for his contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and India.

·         Narayanan Kumar also heads the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2015.

 

4.       2022 AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX

·         Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc has won the 2022 Austrian Grand Prix, a formula one race.

·         Verstappen finishing 2nd position and Mercedes’ seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton finishing third in the race.

 

5.       ‘THE GODFATHER’ ACTOR JAMES CAAN PASSED AWAY

·         The renowned American actor, James Edmund Caan passed away at the age of 82 years in  California, the United States of America(USA).

·         He is best known for playing the Sonny Corleone character in  ‘The Godfather’ film.

 

6.       FATHER OF INDIAN INTERNET, BK SYNGAL PASSES AWAY

·         Brijendra Kumar Syngal(BK Syngal), former Chairman of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL), was a pioneer in the Indian Telecommunication Sector and was referred to as the “Father of Indian Internet” has passed away at the age of 82.  

·         Syngal’s biggest accomplishments was bringing the Internet to India in 1995 where, until then India was using the rudimentary version of the internet, called ERNET, that was limited to educational institutes.

 

7.       WORLD POPULATION DAY 2022 – JULY 11

·         The United Nations(UN)’s World Population Day is annually observed across the globe on 11th July to focus on the urgency and importance of population issues and their relation to environment and development issues.

·         The theme for this year is “A world of 8 billion: Towards a resilient future for all – Harnessing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all”

 

8.       NATIONAL STUDENTS DAY 2022- JULY 9

·         India celebrates National Students Day annually on 9th July to commemorate the foundation of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), a student organization.

·         Objective is To bring positive changes in the Indian education system.

·         The ABVP was initially formed in 1948, it got formally registered on 9 July 1949,as a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) under Societies Registration Act 1860

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DAILY GK: 10,11 JULY

 DAILY GK: 10,11 JULY 

1.       UNION HEALTH MINISTRY & PANCHAYATI RAJ MINISTRY SIGN MOU TO END TB IN INDIA BY 2025

·         The MoU would establish inter-ministerial collaborations and strategic partnerships with the goal of eradicating TB in India by 2025.

·         The main objective of this MoU is to avoid convergence at the policy, programme, and implementation levels across the Ministries, in favour of a multi-sectoral and expedited response to a TB-free India.

·         Both the Ministries will take forward the “TB Harega, DeshJeetega” campaign in rural India.

·         I 2018, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi launched the TB Free India Campaign at the Delhi End-TB Summit in 2018 in New Delhi, Delhi.

·         It was launched to eliminate TB in India by 2025, five years ahead of the target of 2030 set by the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and as a commitment to fighting diseases in India, which has the highest burden of TB in the world.

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

DAILY GK: 9 JULY 2022

 

DAILY GK:  9 JULY 2022

1.       KARNATAKA BECOMES THE FIRST STATE IN INDIA TO HAVE AN R & D POLICY

·         Karnataka is slated to be the first state in India to establish an exclusive Research and Development (R & D) policy.

·         A Task Force has been formed to ensure its effective implementation.

·         To support the implementation of the proposed policy, a state-level R&D council and foundation will be established. The policy would be approved following a discussion in the state cabinet.

·         The policy might aim to dedicate at least 0.1% of the state’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP)to R&D and innovation, which would likely benefit the state by bringing more development.

 

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DAILY GK: 7,8 JULY 2022

 

DAILY GK: 7,8 JULY 2022

1.       PM NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO GERMANY AND UAE-G7 SUMMIT

·         The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was on a 3-day visit to Germany, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).

·         In the first leg of his visit he visited Alpine castle of Schloss Elmau in southern Germany to attend the 48th G7 Summit in 2022 as Guest.

·         He was invited by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

·         It was hosted by Germany as it is the current chair of G7.

·         The G7 group launched a ‘Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment’ initiative to compete with China.

·         On the suggestion of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the G7 will establish a Climate Club by the end of 2022. 

·         It will an intergovernmental forum consistent with international rules, and is open to countries committed to the 2015 Paris Agreement goal.

·         Later PM Narendra Modi has a brief stopover in Abu Dhabi, UAE to pay his condolences on the passing away of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of UAE.

 

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DAILY GK: 5,6 JULY 2022

 

DAILY GK: 5,6 JULY 2022

1.       FEMINA MISS INDIA 2022

·         Sini Shetty from Karnataka was crowned as Femina Miss India World 2022

·         The event was hosted at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra

·         The 1st runner-up of Femina Miss India 2022 was Rajasthan’s Rubal Shekhawat and the 2nd runner-up was Shinata Chauhan from Uttar Pradesh.

 

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DAILY GK : 3,4 JULY 2022

 

DAILY GK : 3,4 JULY 2022

1.       ‘UDYAMI BHARAT’ PROGRAMME

·         Prime Minister(PM) Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme organised at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, Delhi.

·         He also launched ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance’ (RAMP) scheme, ‘Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters’ (CBFTE) scheme and New features of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme – (PMEGP) to ramp up the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector.

 

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Monday, July 4, 2022

DAILY GK: 01,02 JULY 2022

 DAILY GK:  01,02  JULY 2022

1.   HURUN INDIA FUTURE UNICORN INDEX 2022

      According to the Hurun Research Institute’s ‘ASK Private Wealth Hurun India Future Unicorn Index 2022’, India will have 122 new unicorns in the next two to four years.

      Startups like Shiprocket, Zepto, and Turtlemint are at the top of the list of probable unicorns.

      The index provides a glimpse of the Indian start-up ecosystem and ranks Indian start-ups that were established in the 2000s, worth at least USD 200 million (Rs. 1,500 crore), are not yet listed on a public exchange, and are most likely to “go unicorn” within the next 2 -4 years. The deadline was May 31, 2022.

      According to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry(MoCI), India’s start-up ecosystem is now home to more than 69,000 start-ups and is the 3rd largest in the world in terms of the number of unicorns (as of 2nd May 2022).

      The United States (US) and China have the top 2 largest start-up ecosystems.

      Hurun Research identified 122 Indian future Unicorns from 25 cities.

      According to the index, Bengaluru remains India’s start-up capital, with 46 probable unicorns.

      Unicorns– Startups valued at USD 1 billion that were created after the year 2000.

 

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DAILY GK: 29,30 JUNE 2022

 DAILY GK: 29,30 JUNE 2022

1.   NITI AAYOG REPORT ON INDIA’S GIG AND PLATFORM ECONOMY

•      NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog’s report titled ‘India’s Booming Gig and Platform Economy- Perspectives and Recommendations on the Future of Work’ was launched by its Vice Chairman Suman Bery, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant and Special Secretary Dr. K RajeswaraRao.

•      Gig Economy/Sector is a labour market in which instead of a traditional, in-office, full-time job with a single company, gig workers work as short-term, temporary/freelance, or independent contractors for one or a variety of employers.

•      In 2020–21, 77 lakh (7.7 million) workers were engaged in the gig economy.

 

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DAILY GK 28 JUNE 2022

 

DAILY GK  28 JUNE 2022

1.     TATA POWER SOLAR COMMISSIONS INDIA’S LARGEST FLOATING SOLAR POWER PROJECT

      Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned India’s largest floating solar power project in Kayamkulam, Kerala on a 350-acre water body, backwaters area with an installed capacity of 101.6 Megawatt (MW) Peak.

      This plant boasts a floating inverter platform having a 5 Megawatt (MW) capacity.

 

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DAILY GK: 26, 27 JUNE 2022

DAILY GK:  26, 27 JUNE 2022

1.     CHINA’S NAVY TO BUILD A NAVAL FACILITY IN CAMBODIA

     China is secretly building a naval facility on the northern portion of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base that would help extend its military’s currently limited reach in foreign waters.

      China commands the world’s largest naval fleet with more than 350 vessels compared to the US Navy has 296 ships and submarines.

      China currently has only one foreign naval base at Djibouti in East Africa.

 

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

DAILY GK: 24, 25 JUNE

 DAILY GK: 24, 25 JUNE

1.       DELHI AIRPORT BECOMES INDIA’S 1ST TO RUN ENTIRELY ON HYDRO AND SOLAR ENERGY

·         Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport becomes the 1st airport in India that switched to hydro and solar power.

·         This reduces energy emissions by 2 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide per year which would satisfy the airport’s goal to achieve the ‘Net Zero Carbon Emissions Airport’ target by 2030.

·         In June 2022, 62 electric vehicles will be added to its fleet of vehicles, thus phasing out all its diesel and petrol vehicles.

·         In 2015, the Cochin International Airport in Kerala became the 1st airport in the world to run using solar energy.

 

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DAILY GK : 22 , 23 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 22 , 23 JUNE

1.       MSMES WILL GET AN ADDITIONAL 1 PERCENT INCENTIVE IN THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD YEARS.

·         The incentive is part of the PLI scheme has been proposed in the Union Budget 2022-23.

·         The design-led manufacturing scheme requires an investment threshold of Rs 10 crores for MSMEs and Rs 100 crores for non-MSMEs, excluding land and building cost.

·         Applicants can avail incentives for five years commencing from April 1, 2022 up to FY 2025-26.

·         It Removes the condition of 15% cap on investment to be made for research and development.

·         The incentives will be given from the Rs 4,000 crore which is left out from total outlay.

 

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DAILY GK : 21 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 21 JUNE

1.       DELHI’S IGI AIRPORT STANDS BEST IN INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

·         The 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards named Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport the finest in India and South Asia for the 4th consecutive year at the ceremony conducted at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris.

·         The airport rose to 37th position from 45th position in 2021, and it is the only airport from India to be featured in the world’s top 50 airports.

·         Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the 2nd year followed by Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan and Singapore Changi Airport.

 

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DAILY GK: 19, 20 JUNE

 DAILY GK: 19, 20 JUNE

1.       WTO’S 12TH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

·         The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) was co-hosted by Switzerland, and Kazakhstan at WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland after a gap of almost five years.

·         It was attended by the Trade ministers of 164 nations.

·         It was chaired by Timur Suleimenov, Deputy Chief of Staff of Kazakhstan’s President.

 

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Monday, June 20, 2022

DAILY GK : 17,18 JUNE

 DAILY GK : 17,18 JUNE

1.       TAMIL NADU EMERGE AS THE LARGEST STATE WITH OUTSTANDING MICROFINANCE LOANS PORTFOLIO

·         Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), an industry association, has released the 41st issue of its Micrometer Report for Q4 Financial Year 2021-22 (FY22), a quarterly report that gives an overview of the microfinance (micro-credit) industry as of March 31, 2022 (Q4 FY22).

·         Tamil Nadu has overtaken West Bengal as the state with the largest outstanding portfolio of microfinance loans.
·         Tamil Nadu’s gross loan portfolio (GLP) was Rs 36,806 crore as of March 31, 2022. Bihar (Rs. 35,941 crore) and West Bengal (Rs. 34,016 crore) came in second and third, respectively.

·         Dr. AlokMisra is the CEO & Director of MFIN.

 

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DAILY GK: 15,16 JUNE 2022

 

DAILY GK:  15,16 JUNE 2022

1.       NATIONAL AERO SPORTS POLICY 2022

·         The National Air Sports Policy 2022 (NASP 2022) was launched by Union Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), with the aim of optimizing India’s potential in the field of air sports.

·         By 2030, the NASP 2022 aims to make India one of the top sports nations in the world by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable air sports ecosystem.

·         It is drafted with inputs from policymakers, practitioners, and the general public in mind, and it ensures the establishment of high-quality infrastructure, equipment, instructors, and services.

 

2.       INDIAN NAVY CONDUCTS 38TH COORDINATED PATROL WITH INDONESIAN NAVY

·         The  India-Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) between the Indian Navy (IN) Units of Andaman & Nicobar Command (ANC) and Indonesian Navy have been started in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca

·         The 38th CORPAT is the first post pandemic Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) between India and Indonesia.

·         The CORPAT have been carried out along their International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) since 2002.

·         Indonesia President – Joko Widodo,Capital – Jakarta,Currency – Indonesian Rupiah

 

3.       RUSSIA OVERTAKES SAUDI ARABIA TO BECOME INDIA’S 2ND BIGGEST OIL SUPPLIER

·         Russia has overtaken Saudi Arabia to become India’s 2nd-biggest oil supplier next to Iraq

·         Indian refiners have bought Russian crude oil at discount as high as USD 30 per barrel.

·         Iraq was the top supplier to India and Saudi Arabia stands 3rd biggest supplier to India.

·         India is the world’s 3rd biggest oil-importing and consuming nation after the United States (US) and China.

 

4.       WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY 2022 – JUNE 14 

·         World Blood Donor Day(WBDD) is annually observed across the globe on 14th June to create awareness about the importance of blood donation and to promote voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation.

·         The observance of WBDD is led by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

·         The theme/slogan of WBDD 2022 is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”. 

 

5.       INDIAN RAILWAYS LAUNCHES FIRST TRAIN UNDER BHARAT GAURAV SCHEME

·         The first train under the Indian Railways ‘Bharat Gaurav’ scheme was flagged off the maiden service from Coimbatore North railway station, Tamil Nadu  to Sainagar Shirdi, Maharashtra.

·         With this, the Southern Railway became the first zone in Indian Railways to get the first registered service provider under the “Bharat Gaurav” scheme.

·         Bharat Gaurav Scheme -In November 2021 Indian Railways had launched the operation of theme-based Bharat Gaurav train to leverage the core strengths of the professionals of the tourism.

·         Objective of Bharat Gaurav Scheme is to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and magnificent historical places to the people of India and the world, through Bharat Gaurav Trains.

 

6.       HIMACHAL PRADESH: THE 1ST INDIAN STATE TO APPROVE POLICY FOR DRONES

·         Himachal Pradesh (HP) becomes the first state in India to approve drone policy and public use of drones

·         The policy visions to create drone ecosystem built upon the foundation of Governance and Reforms Using Drones (GARUD).

 

7.       GOVT APPOINTS 4 PART-TIME DIRECTORS FOR 4 YEARS ON RBI CENTRAL BOARD

·         Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has nominated 4 part-time non-official Directors on the central board of RBI for a tenure of 4 years effective from 14th June 2022 or until further orders.

·         they are Anand Gopal Mahindra,Venu Srinivasan,Pankaj Ramanbhai Patel,Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia

·         RBI Deputy Governors – T. Rabi Sankar, M. Rajeshwar Rao, Dr. M. D. Patra, M. K. Jain

 

8.       NEW DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE SASHASTRA SEEMABAL (SSB)

·         Sujoy Lal Thaosen (S L Thaosen), Madhya Pradesh-cadre 1988 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, has been appointed as the new Director-General (DG) of the Sashastra SeemaBal (SSB).

·         Thaosen has been serving as the Special Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF).

·         The Sashastra Seema Bal force guards the India’s borders with Nepal (1,751 km) and Bhutan (699 km).

·         Also ZulfiquarHasan has been appointed as the new Director-General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

 

9.       4TH KHELO INDIA YOUTH GAMES 2021

·         The 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games (KIYG) 2021 was hosted by Haryana at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, Haryana 

·         Haryana won the KIYG 2021 with 52 gold medals, followed by Maharashtra with 45 and Karnataka with 22.

·         For the 1st time ever, KIYG roped in sponsors.

·         The State Bank of India (SBI) was the title sponsor of KIYG 2021 while Punjab National Bank (PNB) is Associate Sponsor.

·         KIYG, formerly Khelo India School Games (KISG) is the annual national level multidisciplinary grassroot games in India.

·         It is the flagship event of the Indian Government’s Khelo India (Let’s play India) proposed in 2017.

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