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Daily Current Affairs 27th November 2019 - Daily GK Update

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Daily Current Affairs 27th November 2019 – Daily GK Update

 

1. State’s 1st Vulture Conservation to set up by UP Government

  • In a major step to conserve the endangered vulture population, the Uttar Pradesh government will set up the state’s first vulture conservation and breeding centre in farenda area of Maharajganj district.
  • According to Environment Minister, there has been a sharp decline in the population of vultures in the country which has come down from 40 million to 19,000 in a span of over three decades.

 

2. Chattisgarh declares Guru Ghasidas National Park as tiger reserve

  • The Chhattisgarh government has decided to declare Guru Ghasidas National Park in the state’s Korea district as a tiger reserve.
  • The decision was taken at a meeting of Chhattisgarh State Wildlife Board chaired by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
  • Presently the state has three tiger reserves, namely Indravati in Bijapur district, Udanti-Sitanadi in Gariaband and Achanakmar in Bilaspur.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) had approved to declare Guru Ghasidas National Park as a tiger reserve in 2014.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS CLERK

  • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey.

3. India-Uzbekistan sign pact on counter-terror cooperation

  • India and Uzbekistan have signed a pact for further strengthening of cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism and organised crime.
  • The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Uzbekistan counterpart Pulat Bobojonov here to further increase cooperation between India and Uzbekistan in diverse fields including counter-terrorism, organized crime and human trafficking.
  • The two sides discussed issues of mutual interest including bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation, capacity building and training for Uzbek security personnel in Indian institutions, border guarding and disaster management.

Important Daily GK Update For SBI PO Exam

  • Capital of Uzbekistan: Tashkent; Currency: Uzbekistani soʻm.

 

4. SBI & U GRO ink loan co-origination agreement

  • NewQuest-backed U GRO Capital inked an SME loan co-origination agreement with State Bank of India to facilitate broader credit outreach and faster disbursal.
  • The alliance to leverage U GRO Capital’s proprietary technology platform ‘GRO-Xstream’ to provide in-principle loan approval within 60 minutes.
  • U GRO Capital, a BSE listed, technology-enabled small business lending platform entered into a loan co-origination.

Important Daily GK Update For SSC Online Classes 

  • Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of U GRO Capital: Abhijit Ghosh.
  • U GRO Capital Launch: December 2017.

5. Manisha Kulshreshtha wins 28th Bihari Puraskar

  • Noted writer from Rajasthan, Manisha Kulshreshtha, was awarded the 28th Bihari Puraskar for 2018 for her novel ‘Swapnapash’.
  • The award is presented by the KK Birla Foundation and is for writers of Rajasthani origin.
  • It is given annually to an outstanding work in Hindi or Rajasthani published in the past 10 years.
  • Named after famous Hindi poet Bihari, the award carries a cash prize of 2.5 lakh, a citation, and a plaque.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS SO 2019:

  • The K.K Birla foundation is named after Krishna Kumar Birla, famous Indian industrialist.
  • Established: 1991, Delhi.

 

6. Indian journalist Neha Dixit recipients of International Press Freedom Award

  • Indian journalist Neha Dixit has receipt 2019 International Press Freedom Awards.
  • This award is awarded by Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a non-profit organization whose aim is to enable journalists to work without the fear of reprisal.
  • Dixit received the award for her reports on sex trafficking scandals in India by Investigative reporter in Miami Herald, Julie k.Brown.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS CLERK

  • Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) formation: 1981.
  • Headquarters: New York, United States.

 

7. Sundram Fasteners’ Suresh Krishna gets ‘Quality Ratna’ award

  • India’s first ‘Quality Ratna’ award to Suresh Krishna, Chairman, Sundram Fasteners Ltd.
  • He has been a role model for society in embracing the principles of quality in both personal and professional life.
  • He pioneered the constitution of the TPM Club of India in collaboration with the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance in 1998 and was its first Chairman.
  • This award was awarded by trade body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Institute of Quality, in its 27th Quality Summit held in Bengaluru.

Important Daily GK Update For SBI PO Exam

  • CII Formation: 1895; Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

 

8. Ekalabya award 2019 for Odia weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera

  • Odia women weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera, who has brought laurels for both the State and the country in several national and international events, will receive the 27th Ekalabya Award for 2019.
  • The annual award instituted by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) comprises a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.
  • She has won two gold, three silver and a bronze medal in different International weightlifting events held between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2019.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS SO 2019:

  • The award is given to encourage and inspire young sportspersons to perform at National and International platforms.
  • Ekalabya award was instituted in 1993.

 

9. Billie Eilish is Billboard’s 2019 ‘Woman of the Year’

  • Singer Billie Eilish will be honoured as Billboard’s 2019 Woman of the Year.
  • Pop star Taylor Swift will also be honoured at Billboard’s event, receiving the inaugural Woman of the Decade award.
  • Billie has disrupted the entertainment industry through her music and social media platforms, leaving an indelible impact on the global cultural zeitgeist.

10. RIL market cap hits ₹9.5 lakh crore, a first for an Indian company

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is the first Indian company to cross Rs.9.5 lakh in market capitalization (m-cap).
  • Recently Vodafone India and Bharti Airtel had announced their tariff hike which will be implemented from December 2019.
  • This has increased the share price of RIL in the market and is believed to attract more subscribers for Reliance Jio.
  • On 26 Nov 2019, its m-cap touched Rs 9,99,045 crore nearing the Rs 10 lakh crore mark.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), RIL’s closest rival in market capital had a share price of Rs.2,110, 2% lower on BSE and m-cap of Rs.7,71,996.87 crore.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS CLERK

  • Reliance Industries Limited Founded: 8 May 1973.
  • Founder (Reliance Industries Limited): Dhirubhai Ambani.
  • CEO: Mukesh Ambani; Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

11. India to host naval drill Milan 2020

  • The Indian Navy will host military drill ‘Milan 2020’ in March which will witness the participation of several countries.
  • 41 nations from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe that share defence cooperation with India have been invited for the drill.
  • MILAN stands for ‘Multilateral Naval Exercise’.
  • The government pursues cooperation initiatives with friendly foreign countries, including in the Indian Ocean Region, through structured interactions like Staff Talks, Empowered Steering Group.
  • The areas of cooperation include capacity building, marine domain awareness, training, hydrography, technical assistance, operational exercise.

Important Daily GK Update For SBI PO Exam

  • Chief of the Naval Staff: Admiral Karambir Singh.

 

12. ISRO Launches CARTOSAT-3

  • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C47 Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) rocket carrying advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 US nano satellites lifted off from the second launch pad of the rocket port from Sriharikota.
  • At about 9.28 a.m. the 44.4 meters tall, weighing 320-ton rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the country’s rocket port.
  • The launch was normal despite a clouded sky.
  • According to ISRO, the 1,625 kg Cartosat-3 is an advanced agile satellite to obtain panchromatic and multispectral imagery with an operational life of five years.

Important Points:

  1. PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in the ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 solid strap-on motors). This will be the 74th launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota.
  2. Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.
  3. PSLV-C47 will also carry 13 commercial nanosatellites from the United States of America as part of commercial arrangement with New Space India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space.

Important Daily GK Update For IBPS CLERK

  • Headquarters of ISRO: Bengaluru.
  • Chairperson of ISRO: Kailasavadivoo Sivan.

13. Book titled “Hemant Karkare -A Daughter’s Memoir” by Jui Karkare Navare released

  • On 11th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, a book titled “Hemant Karkare -A Daughter’s Memoir” by his daughter Jui Karkare Navare was released in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The book has been published by The Write Place. The book portrays former Anti-Terrorism Squad(ATS) chief Hemant Karkare’s life as a father to Jui Karkare Navare.
  • 18 security personnel lost their lives in the 26/11 terror attacks, also known as the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
  • The attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, in 8 places of Mumbai.

 
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