Daily GK Potion – 10th February 2015

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  1. Bedi distributes comic book based on her life
    • Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Monday released a comic book based on her life.
    • The 32-page comic with Hindi text has illustrations telling the story of the first woman IPS officer of the country.
  2. Health minister JP Nadda declares 10 February as National Deworming Day
    • Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda has declared 10 February as the National Deworming Day.
    • National Deworming Day is an initiative which is focused on reducing the threat of parasitic worm infections, a widespread health issue affecting over 24 crore children in India alone according to WHO estimates.
    • The initiative will be aimed at providing Albendazole tablets to children.
    • Nadda said that around 65% children will be covered under the programme on February 10 and the remaining will be covered between February 11 and 14.
  3. Amartya Sen wins John Maynard Keynes Prize
    • Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has won the newly instituted Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize.
    • Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has won the newly instituted Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize.
    • Professor Sen will receive £7,500 to commission a work of art and will give the annual Charleston-EFG Keynes Lecture at the Charleston Festival in the U.K
  4. AAP wins in a landslide victory
    • In a near sweep, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday decimated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress by recorded a landslide victory, securing 67 of the 70 seats in the Delhi assembly elections.
    • The BJP’s humiliation was complete with its chief ministerial face Kiran Bedi losing in the traditional stronghold of Krishna Nagar which was long held by party veteran Harsh Vardhan.
    • The BJP won three seats.
    • Congress, which ruled the national capital for 15 years till December 2013, has been reduced to zero.
    • AAP got 54.3% vote share, BJP 32.3%.
    • Arvind Kejriwal is going to take oath as Chief Minister on 14 February 2014 at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi.
  5. China launches first Maritime Silk Road cruise liner
    • China today launched its first cruise liner to sailBSE -1.62 % via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.
    • The 21st century MSR project is an initiative of President Xi Jinping to string together partnerships with countries in the Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean, including India.

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