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Daily GK Update : 15th February 2016

February 16, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update : 15th February 2016

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1. Andhra Pradesh Government Signs Agreement With USTDA
i. The US Trade and Development Agency has signed MoU with the Department Of Municipal
Administration of Andhra Pradesh on funding for drawing up the master plan for Visakhapatnam Smart City and a consortium of three US companies, comprising AECOM, KPMG and IBM.
ii. The MoU was signed by Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) Karikal Velavan and Country Manager of USTDA Heather K Lanigan in the presence of Chief Minister and Director of USTDA Leocadila I Zak.
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Daily GK Update: 14th February 2016

February 16, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 14th February 2016

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Malayalam poet ONV Kurup passes away
i. Noted Malayalam poet and lyricist O N V Kurup passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 84.
ii. He was popularly known as “ONV”, Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup and had made significant contributions to the Malayalam film music. He was also was part of the progressive movement in Kerala.

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Daily GK Update : 13th February 2016

February 16, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update : 13th February 2016

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1. 13 February : World Radio Day


i. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is celebrating
World Radio Day on 13 February.
ii. This year, the UNESCO theme for World Radio Day is “Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster”.
iii. It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference after originally proposed by the Kingdom of Spain.
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Daily GK Update : 12th February 2016

February 16, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update : 12th February 2016

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1. India And UAE Signed 9 Agreements To Boost Bilateral Cooperation
i. India and the United Arab Emirates signed 9 bilateral agreements across various sectors. These agreements were signed during the second day of the three day visit to India of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.
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Daily GK Update : 11th February 2016

February 16, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update : 11th February 2016

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 1. PM Shram Awards Announced For The Year 2014

i. The Government of India has announced the Prime Ministers Shram Awards for the year 2014.
ii. The award will be awarded to 54 workers employed in the Departmental Undertakings and Public Sector.

iii. The award has been given in recognition of their distinguished performances, innovative abilities, outstanding contribution in the field of productivity and exhibition of exceptional courage and presence of mind.
iv. This year, 9 nominations for the Shram Bhushan Award, 19 nominations for Shram Vir/Shram Veerangana and 26 nominations for Shram Shree / Shram Devi Awards have been selected.
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Daily GK Update : 8th & 9th February 2016

February 10, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update : 8th & 9th February 2016

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1. Brijbhushan Sharan Singh Appointed As The President Of SAWF
i. Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brijbhushan Sharan Singh has been appointed as the president of the South Asian Wrestling Federation (SAWF).
ii. Tabiur Rehman from Bangladesh was also unanimously elected Secretary General.
iii. Ajgar of Pakistan, U.H. Neville Pdmashri from Sri Lanka and Raj Mohammed Ansari of Nepal were elected vice presidents.
iv. In April 2012, Brijbhushan was elected unopposed as the president of the WFI as no other candidate filed nomination for the post.


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Daily GK Update: 7th February 2016

February 08, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 7th February 2016

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In a first, NDRF trains 160 dogs for disaster response
i. In a maiden initiative, a squad of 162 dogs is being raised by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to aid its personnel in rescuing people trapped under debris in the aftermath of natural calamities like earthquake.
ii. The NDRF, which was involved in disaster rescue operations like the deluge in Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Chennai and the earthquake that struck Nepal last year, has undertaken the exercise on a ‘mission mode’
iii. The force is training a batch of 162 dogs for their specialised Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) tasks under which the NDRF teams have to sift through mounds of rubble to look for life trapped beneath.
iv. A number of them have finished their regime and are being subjected to drills and field exercises where they are made to sniff out life in a collapsed concrete structure.

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Daily GK Update: 28th January, 2016

February 01, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 28th January, 2016

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150th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

i. 150th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai, also known as Punjab Kesri is being celebrated 28th January 2016.
ii. To celebrate this occasion a state level function has been organised in Punjab and special event will be held at village Dhudi Ke, the birth place of Lala Lajpat Rai in Moga district.
iii. State government also has organised various seminars and symposia at many places in Punjab to remember Lala Lajpat Rai.
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Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 22nd January 2016

January 23, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 22nd January 2016

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1. 19th National Conference on e-Governance begins in Nagpur
i. The nineteenth edition of National Conference on e-Governance has begun on 21 January 2016 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. It was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari and the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh.
ii. This edition of conference has been organised by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in in association with the Government of Maharashtra.

iii. The two day conference aims at discussing various aspects of e-Governance ranging from Technology Enabled Services to Cyber Security framework. More than 600 delegates have participated in the conference including 150 delegates from Maharashtra and 250 from other States and 50 participants from the Private Sector.
iv. The Conference also included an exhibition and brainstorming sessions on-Governance by subject experts. Four books on e-Governance were also released at the inaugural session. National Awards for e-Governance for the Year 2015-16 in eighteen categories including 10 Gold and 8 Silver under various categories were presented during the Valedictory Session.
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Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 10th and 11th January 2016

January 12, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 10th and 11th January 2016
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1. Urjit Patel re-appointed as RBI Deputy Governor for Three Years
i. Union Government on 8 Janury 2016 re-appointed Dr Urjit R Patel, as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), for a second three-year term.
ii. Patel who joined RBI on 11 January 11, 2013 had headed a committee that paved the way for the proposed monetary policy committee. Patel, a doctorate from Yale University, also had a stint at IMF.
iii. Patel is the fourth deputy governor and the other three are HR Khan, R Gandhi and SS Mundra. The re-appointment of Patel assumes significance as in recent past, none of the deputy governors got a second term.
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Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 9th January 2016

January 11, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update – Current Affairs – 9th January 2016

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i. French soldiers to march down Rajpath on Republic Day 2016 along with Indian troops
i. The French soldiers will march down the Rajpath on Republic Day along with Indian troops in the presence of President Francois Hollande. Hollande is the Chief Guest for 26 January 2016 celebrations. This is the first time that a foreign army will participate in the 26th January Parade, since 1950.
ii. A French contingent, comprising 56 personnel of 35th Infantry Regiment of 7th Armoured Brigade, is already in the country to take part in a joint exercise, Shakti 2016, which began in Rajasthan on 8 January 2016. Some soldiers will also fly down from France to form a proper marching contingent.

iii. Earlier similar event occurred in France when Indian troops drawn from the three services (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force) marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris along with French Army on the Bastille Day. The event was held on 14 July 2009 and saw participation of the Maratha light infantry, which is one of the oldest regiments of Indian Army.
iv. Bastille Day (French National Day) is celebrated on 14 July each year. The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event in Paris that was the symbolic start of French revolution.
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Daily GK Update: 6th January 2016

January 07, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 6th January 2016

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1. Cabinet okays India-Singapore MoU on civil aviation
i. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed with Singapore in the field of civil aviation.
ii. This MoU was signed in November 2015 between the Airports Authority of India (on behalf of the Government of India) and Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (on behalf of the Government of Singapore) during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Singapore.
iii. The objective of this MoU is to establish mutual cooperation in the field of civil aviation, which will cover, to begin with, the airports of Jaipur and Ahmedabad. This cooperation will be extended to other airports with mutual consent.

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Daily GK Update: 5th January 2016

January 06, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 5th January 2016

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1. Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in
i. Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on 4 January 2016 inaugurated the state’s land bank web portal, jharbhoom.nic.in, that will help investors know land-related information.
ii. With this, one would be able to get information about the land which is available at the district and the circle area level with a click of a mouse. This land bank will help investors get information through district-wise nodal officers.

iii. For this purpose, district wise nodal officers have been appointed whose mobile numbers and email ids will also be available on the website.
iv. The state government also issued directions to make land available through the land bank to the industrialists allotted with coal blocks.
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Daily GK Update: 2nd January 2016

January 05, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 2nd January 2016

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1. DAVA project bags 2015 eASIA award for trade facilitation
i. The Drug Authentication and Verification Application (DAVA) project of The Department of Commerce has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category. The award was announced by Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation (APCTF) and Tehran based (Iran) Electronic Business.
ii. The eASIA award is administered by AFACT which aims to development and promotion of trade facilitation, electronic business policies and activities in the Asia Pacific region.

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Daily GK Update: 1st January 2016

January 05, 2016 By: milind Category: Current Affairs

Daily GK Update: 1st January 2016

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Union government and the World Bank signed a $50-million credit agreement
i. The Union government and the World Bank signed a $50-million credit agreement for a project aimed at helping young people from minority communities complete their education and improve their employment opportunities named Nai Manzil Scheme.
ii. The Nai Manzil Scheme is designed as an integrated education and training programme that provides youth from minority communities skills needed for different tasks in a rapidly changing world.
iii. The agreement was signed by Mr. Kumar and Michael Haney, the World Bank’s Operations Adviser in India.

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