Daily GK Update 10 February, 2017
Hemant Bhargava appointed as LIC’s Managing Director
Hemant Bhargava has appointed as Managing Director of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India. He is at present LIC’s zonal manager, Delhi. The top LIC management consists of the chairman and three managing directors.
Gujarat establishes cashless system for public distribution system
Gujarat has become the first state in the country for establishing the cashless system in its public distribution system (PDS) of food grains. The beneficiaries who are eligible for subsidised food grains under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) will now need to carry only Aadhaar cards for getting their food grains in Gujarat.
Bank of baroda to finance small units in diamond sector at concessional rates
To give a leg up to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in the diamond industry, Bank of Baroda is planning to launch a supply chain financing product for the industry on a pilot basis in Surat. Cutting and polishing units, which procure roughs from large companies and supply finished products back, will be provided finance at a competitive rate of interest.
Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup ‘Kheleao’ unveiled
With just 238 days remaining for the start of FIFA Under-17 World Cup India 2017, In a ceremony attended by India’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel, and the chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Praful Patel, the young and charismatic face of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, a clouded leopard called Kheleo, was introduced to hundreds of fans and media representatives.
Kohli record for most Test 150s by an Indian captain
Virat Kohli recorded his sixth Test 150, against Bangladesh at Hyderabad on 10th February 2017, to set the record for most 150-plus scores by an Indian captain in Tests. Kohli went past Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin, who both have five 150-plus Test scores each as captain. Notably, all of Kohli’s last five Test centuries have been of 150+ runs.