Daily GK Update 14 & 15 May 2017

 National news

Govt revised base year of WPI, IIP to 2011-2012 from 2004-05 
The government has revised the base year of Wholesale Price Index, WPI and Index of Industrial Production, IIP to 2011-2012 from 2004-05.
ii. As per the new series, April WPI inflation stood at 3.85 percent and March IIP at 2.7 percent. The Consumer Price Index-based inflation in April stood at 2.99 percent.

  • IIP stands for Index of Industrial Production.

Kerala tops, Bihar last in public affairs index
Two South Indian States – Kerala and Tamil Nadu – secured first and second rankings for the second year in a row while poll-bound Gujarat gained two positions rising from five in 2016 to three in 2017 and Bihar stayed at the bottom in public affairs index (PAI) in governance in States.

 IIT Kharagpur collaborates to turn Varanasi into smart city
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has collaborated with the British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into a smart city.

Telangana hosted first Videsh Sampark
Telangana hosted the first outreach program of the Ministry of External Affairs ‘Videsh Sampark’ to engage the State governments in creating awareness about various programmes of the Ministry.
Also, Telangana has become the first state in the country where the pilot ‘e-Sanad’ project for online attestation of documents, was rolled out.

International news

International Day of Families: 15 May
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year.
The theme of 2017 is “Families, education and well-being”.


ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village wins Smart Village Award
Govardhan Eco Village
, set up by the ISKCON in adjoining Thane district, has won a Smart Village award for being a sustainable project in rural Maharashtra.
The award, “Smart Village,” has been instituted by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).

India ranks 26 in World Bank’s electricity accessibility list
India moved up to the 26th spot in the global electricity accessibility rankings of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index 2016.India was at the 99th position in 2014


Rafael Nadal wins 5th Madrid Open title
Rafael Nadal 
beat Dominic Thiem to win his fifth Madrid Open title held in Spain and move into the world’s top four.

India win 1 gold, 5 silver & 4 bronze in Asian Wrestling Championship
India finished their Asian Wrestling Championship campaign on a resounding note with Sumit winning a silver medal in the 125 kg category on the concluding day of the continental event held in New Delhi.
ii. Bajrang Punia defeated Lee Seung-chul of Korea to win the gold medal in the men’s 65 kg freestyle category at the Asian Wrestling Championship.
iii. The Indian wrestlers overall bagged 10 medals comprising a gold, five silver, and four bronze.

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