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Daily Updates – 5th October 2016
Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) – New Delhi
Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari has launched the Indian Bridge Management System in New Delhi. The IBMS is the primary database to ensure the safety of bridges in the long run and to complete the construction of bridges within time
K.J Yesudas – Ambassador of ‘Haritha Keralam’ project
The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan has recently announced K.J Yesudas as the ambassador of the Green Kerala Project, i.e., “Haritha Keralam.” The main motive of this project to make Kerala state Garbage free and clean.
Jharkhand – To implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene
The Jharkhand has become the first state in India to implement the Direct Benefit Transfer in kerosene. Under this DBT scheme, the Kerosene is sold at a non-subsidised price. The Jharkhand State govt is implementing the DBT scheme in 4 districts Chatra, Hazaribagh, Khunti, and Jamtara.
- Replacing David Mitchard, Jojneshhwar Sharma has become the Director General of Defence Estates.
- Future Leader of Audiology – Vinaya Manchaiah.
- First female President of Estonia – Kersti Kaljulaid.
- CEO of Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Ltd – Ashish Vohra.
Latest GK Updates – October 2016
Urban Development Strategy for 20 Years
Housing and urban poverty Alleviation Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu has announced that the Government will implement Urban Development Strategy for the next 20 years. The main aim of the UDS is to ensure the Country to make a step towards the urbanization for rapid economic development. In this meeting, the govt released the India Habitat III—National report.
M.S. Sahoo – Chairman of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India
The Union Finance Ministry recently formed a four-member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) team with Financial markets experts. MS Sahoo becomes the Chairman of this IBBI Board.
Urban Regions of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, declared ODF
On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Union Urban Development Ministry declares the Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh Urban areas as open defecation free (ODF).
Google Science Fair prize 2016 Winner – Kiara Nirghin
Kiara Nirghin, South African won the Prize at the Annual Google Science Fair held in the US. For developing the prestigious, cheaper super-absorbent material, he has won this award. This helps the soil retain water.
Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner – Ramesh Raskar
Ramesh Rasker was the Inventor of Femto-photography. He was awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Ratan Tata Invests in GOQii
GOQii is one of the World’s leading virtual fitness coaching platform. Recently, Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons has decided to invest in the wearables maker GOQii.
“The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” – A Novel of Author Arundhati Roy
After 20 Years gap, the Author ArundathiRoyy announced that she will publish her next novel ” The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” in 2017. Hamish Hamilton UK and Penguin India will publish this novel.
Deepika Padukone – Most Followed woman on Twitter in Asia 2016
Deepika Padukone, the Bollywood Actress has become the most followed woman on Twitter in Asia. She has won 16.1 million followers on the social media platform Twitter.
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