Daily GK Update 13 & 14 June 2017

 National News

Indian girl bags Little Miss Universe Internet 2017 crown at Little Miss Universe in Georgia
A 12-year-old Padmalaya Nanda
 from Odisha has created history by becoming the youngest girl to bag the “Little Miss Universe Internet 2017”

  • The Capital of Georgia is Tbilisi.
  • Its Currency is Georgian lari.

Nalanda model of water conservation chosen for National Award

A model of water conservation adopted successfully by the authorities in Nalanda district of south-central Bihar, has been selected for the national award for excellence in the Mahatma Gandhi national rural employment guarantee program (MGNREGP), by the ministry of rural development.
ii. The award for excellence will be conferred on ‘Project Jal Sanchay’, the water conservation model developed in chief minister Nitish Kumar’s native district, at a function to be organized at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on June 19.

  • Valmiki National Park located in West Champaran district of Bihar.
  • Nalanda University is one of the oldest University in Bihar.

World’s largest floating Solar Farm launched in China
China has launched world’s largest floating solar farm in Anhui province. The 40-megawatt power plant has 160,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province.

  • The capital of China is  Beijing and its Currency is Renminbi.
  • The President of China is Xi Jinping.
  • Qinghai Lake is the largest Lake in China.

Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar Make It to Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities List
The Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebs is out and has Sean Combs right at the top. On the list, Bollywood big stars with Shah Rukh Khan leading the charge at the 65th position with $38 million in earnings this year

  1. Sean Combs $130 Million (Musicians),
  2. Beyoncé Knowles $105 Million (Musicians),
  3. J.K. Rowling $95 Million (Authors
  • Forbes is an American business magazine was founded in 1917
  • Forbes headquarter is in New York City, USA.

 International News

NASA confers Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn posthumously

 NASA has posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn, one of the world’s leading comet scientists. A’Hearn died at the age of 76.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration is the full form of NASA.
  • Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. is NASA Acting Administrator.
  • NASA was established in 1958.


India ratifies two key ILO conventions on child labour

India ratified two key ILO conventions on child labor, according to a statement issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who is in Geneva stated that the ratification reaffirmed India’s “commitment to a child labor free society”.

  • ILO Director-General is Guy Ryder.
  • The ILO was created in 1919.
  • ILO Headquarters in  Geneva, Switzerland

G7 environment ministers meeting 2017 held in Bologna, Italy

The meeting was attended by the Environment Ministers of the seven countries (US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan) and the Commissioners of the European Union for Environment and Climate.

  • G7 members include US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan.
  • G7 presidency rotates annually between member countries. The Presidency for the year 2017 is held by Italy. Canada will hold the G7 presidency in 2018.
  • Rome is the Capital of Italy.
  • Paolo Gentiloni is the Prime Minister of Italy.

IRDAI takes over management of Sahara Life Insurance

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has taken over the administration of Sahara India Life Insurance, a first of its kind move in the insurance sector.

  • Lucknow-based Sahara India Life Insurance was the first wholly Indian owned life insurance company in the private sector.
  • It is promoted by Sahara Pariwar Group headed by Subrata Roy.
  • R.K. Sharma, general manager, IRDA

 Banking &  Economics

Uttar Pradesh tops the list with maximum child labor in the state– CRY report

According to the Child Rights and You (CRY) report, over 8 lakh children in India between the age group 5 and 6 years are engaged in child labor. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of 2,50,672

  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was Launched on October 2, 1975, by Government of India.
  • Its Objective is to provide food, organization preschool education, and primary healthcare to children under 6 years of age and their mothers.
  • CRY is an organization working to restore child rights in India.
  • It was founded in the year 1979 by Rippan Kapur.


Lewis Hamilton wins Canadian GP for sixth time

  • The Capital of Canada is Ottawa.
  • Its Currency is Canadian dollar.
  • Lewis Hamilton races for the Mercedes.

Jitu Rai-Heena Sidhu clinch gold medal in ISSF World Cup

India’s Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to clinch the gold medal in mixed team 10m air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup, beating Russia in the final in Gabala, Azerbaijan. France beat Iran by an identical score to win the bronze in the event

 Important Books


Ex-Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee ‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank, has officially handed over the first copy of the 450-page book titled -‘Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji’ to the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

India’s first canal top solar PV system at NTPC Mouda

State-run power giant National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has energized India’s first 150 kWp canal top solar PV System on cooling water (CW) channel inside power station premises at its 2,320 MW, Mouda Thermal Power Project, near Nagpur in Maharashtra.


Veteran Telugu Poet, Writer C Narayana Reddy Passes Away
He had received the Jnanpith Award for the year 1988

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