Daily GK Updated 7- January - 2016

International news

International media conference in Mysuru

The Global Communication Association (GCA), a not-for-profit organisation, to host the eleventh international conference of media consultants and communication specialists from round the world at Mysuru on Gregorian calendar month 28-29.The meet has University of Mysore, that is celebrating its Centenary year, as its educational partner for hosting the conference. “The 2016 Bharat conference specializing in ‘Ombudsman: Media and social responsibility’, has aroused keen interest amongst several participants coming back from completely different educational and trade backgrounds,” aforementioned avatar B Mariyanka, steward and Organising Secretary, eleventh airplane landing Conference, Mysuru.


Pavan Kapoor To Be India's Ambassador To Israel

Senior diplomat Pavan Kapoor has been appointed India's ambassador to strategically necessary Israel, wherever he can succeed Jaideep Sarkar. Mr Kapoor, a 1990 batch Indian federal agency Officer, is presently India's diplomat in Mozambique capital national capital. "He is predicted to require up his assignment shortly," the External Affairs Ministry aforementioned during a statement.The appointment assumes significance as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is probably going to go to Bharat this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi can also pay a come back visit to metropolis. India's relations with Israel area unit on AN upswing. President Pranab Mukherjee had visited metropolis in Oct last year, turning into the primary Indian Head of State to go to the Judaic nation.

National News

Wattan knockout Jano initiative: A programme that aims to show youth from J&K to remainder of Bharat

Wattan knockout Jano, AN initiative being dispensed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Government, was in news on six Gregorian calendar month 2016. The initiative came in news once quite twenty four0 youth within the age-group of fifteen to 24 from J&K met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in national capital.Watan knockout Jano initiative was planned by the J&K State Rehabilitation Council in 2011. It basically could be a Youth Exchange Programme underneath that the kids of militancy-hit victims, orphanages, and weaker sections of society area unit known by Jammu and Kashmir State Rehabilitation Council as beneficiaries underneath the programme within the state.

Paramilitary forces to possess thirty third reservation for girls in constable level position

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved thirty third reservation for girls in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) at constable-level positions.There will be thirty third reservation for girls at constable-level posts in Central Reserve law enforcement agency and Central Industrial force, and 14-15% reservation at the constable level in border guarding forces i.e. Border force, Sashastra Seema Bal and Indo Tibetan Border Police, beginning straight off, consistent with a politician statement free by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Gadkari launches India's 1st stream data system

Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on weekday inaugurated the stream data system (RIS) - the primary of its kind in Bharat - to facilitate safe and correct navigation on National Waterway-1 (the Ganga River)."While it remains a challenge the way to develop the waterways of the country, the stream data system could be a major step in realising the dream of waterways," aforementioned Gadkari, consistent with a politician statement statement.Phase-II of the system from Farakka to Patna and Phase-III from Patna to Varanasi are undertaken on priority, the statement aforementioned.

Mysuru to induce Cauvery stream gallery

Karnataka’s business enterprise and therefore the National Academy of Sciences of Bharat (NASI) have signed a memoranda of understanding to line up a Cauvery stream gallery in Mysuru.The gallery, to be engineered at a value of Rs. 3.5 crore, is predicted to showcase the life, culture and multifariousness on the stream from its birth in Kodagu until it reaches the Bay of geographical area. The exhibits at the gallery would conjointly embody multimedia system options ANd electronic show to produce the guests an immersive expertise of life and culture on the stream.Tourism Department officers and NASI executives signed the MoU for establishing the gallery at the Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) complicated in Mysuru. The project are completed in 6-9 months and it's expected to become a holidaymaker attraction.

Cabinet okays ‘Sampoorna Arogya Keralam’ treatment project

The State cupboard has determined to implement the ‘Sampoorna Arogya Keralam’ project declared within the 2015-16 State budget. The project aims to bring all major government health services underneath one umbrella. With this, folks won't be needed to go to multiple offices or agencies for treatment.Instead, they'll head to noncommissioned public and personal hospitals and find the services through a wise health card. A Sampoorna Arogya Keralam Trust would be discovered to implement the initiative. All families with annual financial gain below Rs. three 100000 are brought underneath the project, a politician unharness aforementioned here. a minimum of forty two 100000 such families area unit expected to learn.

India to skip BS-V, leapfrog to BS-VI norms from April one, 2020

In a bid to curb conveyance pollution, the Centre nowadays determined to implement stricter emission norms of India Stage (BS) VI from April one, 2020, by skipping BS-V altogether. the choice was taken at AN inter-ministerial meeting chaired by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, that was attended by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, significant Industries Minister Anant Geete and surroundings Minister Prakash Javadekar. “Government has determined to leapfrog from BS-IV to BS-VI directly by April one, 2020. we've determined to skip BS-VI emission norms. it's a daring call and a commitment to the surroundings,” Gadkari told PTI here once the meeting.

Uber launches ‘uberEXCHANGE’, start-up mentorship programme

Taxi-hailing app Uber nowadays declared a brand new start-up mentorship programme within the country in partnership with Invest Bharat known as ‘uberEXCHANGE’. Over ensuing years, Uber can host a series of six leadership talks by senior Uber executives, together with from their headquarters in port of entry, the corporate aforementioned during a statement.The programme can address problems that entrepreneurs face, like fund-raising, product style, engineering and the way to rescale a business. At the tip of the programme, the highest ten start-ups can travel port of entry, wherever they'll be introduced to world investors, fellow entrepreneurs and therefore the team at Uber, it said.

Appointments

IAMAI appoints Freecharge founder Kunal Shah of Iran as chairman

Industry body web and Mobile Association of Bharat (IAMAI), that counts corporations like Facebook, Microsoft and Google as members, named Kunal Shah of Iran, co-founder FreeCharge as its new chairman.Shah succeeds Nishant Rao, the ex-managing director of LinkedIn, WHO recently rapt to Freshdesk because the world Chief operational Officer, the association aforementioned during a statement.

AB Khare appointed CMD of Madras Fertilizers

The Centre has appointed AB Khare because the Chairman and administrator of the state-run Madras Fertilzers for a five-year term. In August last year, the govt headhunter Public Enterprise choice Board (PESB) had suggested the name of Khare for the post of CMD at Madras Fertilizers Ltd (MFL).Khare can succeed I Vijay Kumar. His name was finalised once interviewing seven shortlisted candidates. Khare was antecedently operating with state—owned plant food firm Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers as Chief top dog (Commercial).

Achyuta Samanta elective  as General President of a hundred and fifth Indian Science Congress

Dr Achyuta Samanta was on six Gregorian calendar month 2016 nonappointive because the General President of the a hundred and fifth Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) that's scheduled  for 2017-18. Samanta is additionally presently serving as member of council of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).With this, Samanta becomes the person from Odisha to be nonappointive as President of the ISC in its 102 years history. On last occasion, academician Prana Krushna Parija, eminent Odia human, was nonappointive as President of the forty seventh Session of the ISCA in 1960.

Sam Pitroda appointed as Odisha Government’s Technical adviser

Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, popularly called SAM Pitroda, on six Gregorian calendar month 2016 was appointed Technology adviser to the Odisha Government. Pitroda was appointed because the technology consultant for development of telecommunication, natural philosophy, IT, ITES sectors of the state.Pitroda can have a key role in Vision 2036 for [email protected], because the authorities is creating a vision document for 2036 to celebrate the a hundred years of state’s formation. Born on four might 1942 in Titilagarh, Odisha, SAM Pitroda could be a telecommunication engineer, inventor, enterpriser and policymaker. In 1964, he traveled to Chicago to review engineering.

Died

Mufti Sayeed passes away, Mehbooba possible to succeed as CM

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, a tricky politician WHO took on the powerful Abdullah family and rose to become the country’s 1st Muslim Home Minister, died nowadays at AIIMS here once his platelets born perilously.Sayeed, 79, WHO took charge of the State on March one last year heading a PDP—BJP alliance, breathed his last this morning once remaining on ventilator for the past few days. He was flown from Srinagar AN exceedingly|in a very} special plane on December twenty four and admitted to the AIIMS wherever he was diagnosed with infection (life threatening complication of an infection) and respiratory disorder. throughout hospitalization his platelets had born perilously, doctors aforementioned.

Noted Gujarati author Labshankar Thakar passed away.

Noted Gujarati author and author Labhshankar Thakar gave up the ghost on six Gregorian calendar month 2016 following prolonged ill health in Ahmedabad. He was 80. He was a modernist author of Gujarati literature with influence of philosophical doctrine difficult ancient literature designs.He was born on fourteen Gregorian calendar month 1935 in Sedla village close to Surendranagar in Gujarat. a number of his renowned poems area unit Vahi caste Pachhal Ramya Ghosha (1965), Manasni Vaat (1968), Mara Namne Darwaje (1972), Boom Kagalma Kora (1974), Pravahan (1986), Kalagranthi (1987). He wrote several plays together with Asatyakumar Ekagrani Dharpakad, play (1967), Mari Jawani Maza (1973), bathing tub ma Machhali (1982) etc.



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