Daily Dose – 16: GK updates for SBI PO

Gromo Referal
  1. Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) came into force on 24 December 2014, after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly in April 2013.
  2. Raghubar Das sworn-in as 10th Chief Minister of Jharkhand. He also become first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
  3. Hyderabad, capital of Telangana State is going to host prestigious World Information Technology Congress (WITC) in 2018.
  4. India donated $1 million as contribution to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) fund for tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries.
  5. Ankita Raina has won 25,000 US Dollar ITF singles title held at Deccan Gymkhana in Pune, Maharashtra in maiden attempt.
  6. The 13th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF)  held at Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in Maharashtra. This edition of film festival focused on the theme “War against War”.
  7. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has launched a customised low-cost combination of phone and tablet computer called ‘GreenPHABLET powered by the GreenSIM’.
  8. The National Biodiversity Conference (NBC)-2015 held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 23rd to 27th February.
  9. IRDA renamed to Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India
  10. Government has renamed Department of Disabilities Affairs to Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
  11. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hornbill festival of Nagaland.
  12. IAS officer M Sathiyavathy has become first woman to be appointed as Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
  13. Government has signed a loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 75 million dollars and 1.8 million dollar grant for Karnataka Integrated Urban Water Management Investment Program (KIUWMIP).
  14. Yojana Aayog (Planning commission) has been replaced by NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India).
  15. Delhi Police launched women safety app “Himmat”.
  16. French economist Thomas Piketty has turned down France’s top award, the Legion D’Honneur. He is the bestselling author of book Capital in the 21st Century which examines income inequality in society.
  17. IAS officer R K Srivastava took over as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI).
  18. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi has launched a National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting in New Delhi to reduce energy consumption.
  19. Andy Murray won ATP World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
  20. The International Hindi Conference with the theme of “Expanding World of Hindi: Possibilities and Challenges,” held in New Jersey in April.
  21. Union Sports Ministry has recognised Boxing India as national federation for representing Boxing.
  22. ICICI Bank has launched its own ‘digital village’ project while adopting an entire village in Gujarat to provide services ranging from cashless banking to digitised school teaching.
  23. Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara became fastest to score 12000 Test runs.
  24. RBI relaxed KYC rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies. As per RBI notification, the KYC exercise will be required to be done in three ways and they are
    • For high-risk individuals and entities – in at least every 2 years
    • For medium risk individuals and entities – in at least every 8 years
    • For low risk individuals and entities – in at least every 10 years

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