Daily Current GK Update
29 January, 2019
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- Ministry of Defence launched ‘RDP INDIA 2019’ app
As a new initiative in sync with the Digital India campaign of the Government, Ministry of Defence had launched a mobile app ‘RDP India 2019’ on the Republic Day, with the intent of making available the highlights of the Republic Day event, not only to the spectators at Rajpath, but also to the general public all over the world.
This app contains information about the Parade on Rajpath, New Delhi, including Order of the March, details of the tableaux presented by different States and Ministries, children cultural performances, fly past and names of recipients of Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019.
Source: – The Hindu
- DN Chakraborty gets Assam Republic Day Journalism Award
Assam government has conferred the Republic Day Journalism Award 2019 to veteran journalist and former editor Dhirendra Nath Chakraborty. Chakraborty has been honored for his lifelong contribution to journalism in the state.
The award comprises Rupees one lakh in cash, a citation, the Assamese ‘xoraai’ (the bell metal memento presented as an honour), ‘jaapi’ (headgear) and an angavastra. Earlier, recipients of the award were senior journalists Late Radhika Mohan Bhagawati and Sri Kanaksen Deka.
Source: – Business Standard
- Nari Shakti is Oxford Dictionary’s Hindi word of the year 2018
The Oxford Dictionaries announced ‘Nari Shakti’ as the Hindi Word of the Year. The Hindi Word of the Year chosen every year, reflects the conversations, ethos of a particular year. The word this year, Nari Shakti, has been derived from Sanskrit and when broken down, the word ‘nari’ means women and ‘shakti’ means power.
Source: – The Indian Express
- Madya Pradesh launched employment scheme “Yuva Swabhiman Yojana” for urban youth
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced the launch of the ‘Yuva Swabhiman Yojana’ for youths from the economically weaker sections in urban areas. Under this scheme, 100 days of employment will be provided to youths from economically weaker sections in urban areas. They will also be given skill training.
Source: – The Business Standard
- IRDAI sets panel headed by Praveen Kutumbe to identify systematically important insurers
Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has set up a panel headed by Praveen Kutumbe, to identify domestically systematically important insurers (SII) and an augmented regulatory framework is logically established in this regard.
Praveen Kutumbe, Member- Finance and Investment, IRDAI, has been asked to submit the report in six months. IRDAL stated that the failure of Sils has the potential to cause significant disruption to the essential services they provide to policyholders.
Source: – The Press Reader
- India 6th in GDPR Readiness Index: CISCO
Nearly 65% of Indian organizations are better prepared for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), making the country the sixth leading nation globally in the GDPR readiness index, global networking leader, according to CISCO. The GDPR, which focused on increasing protection for EU residents’ privacy and personal data, came into force in May 2018 and organizations globally have been working steadily towards getting ready for it.
Source: – Business Standard
- Sugarcane juice declared as national drink of Pakistan
The Pakistan government declared sugarcane juice as the “national drink” of the country. They came at this decision after asking People’s opinion in twitter to choose one among orange, carrot and sugarcane. According to the poll, 7,616 people or 81% cast their votes favouring sugarcane juice, 15% voted for orange juice while 4% chose carrot.
Source: – The Hindustan Times
- Kerala to launch ‘Pravasi Dividend Pension’ scheme
The Kerala government has floated a ‘Pravasi Dividend Pension Scheme’ to provide regular pension to Non-Resident Keralites on a one-time payment of Rs 5 lakh. Governor P. Sathasivam announced the scheme during his address to the state Assembly.
There are 2.1 million migrants from Kerala across the world. A non-resident Keralite can invest an amount ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 50 lakh, as a whole or as 6 installments paid within 3 years. Each beneficiary will be entitled to receive pensions ranging from Rs 5,000-50,000 every month, 3 years after the total amount is deposited, at a dividend rate of 12%.
Source: – The Financial Express