Daily GK Update 18th & 19th March 2017

 National News

Yogi Adityanath, the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh now
Uttar Pradesh now have two Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma. Other states who have had two Deputy CM are Meghalaya, Telangana and Jharkhand.

Amitabh Bachchan launches world’s first app for breast health
Mumbai-based Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation has released an app to provide information under one roof.
The app – ‘ABC of Breast Health’ – will provide information in 12 languages.

Punjab to provide 33 percent reservation for women in govt jobs
Punjab cabinet has decided to provide 33 per cent reservation for women in all government.and 33 per cent to 50 per cent in the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies.

Trivendra Rawat elected as Uttarakhand CM
Trivendra Singh Rawat, a former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Pracharak elected as Uttarakhand’s 9th Chief Minister after replacing of Harish Rawat.

International News

March 16: Indian-American Appreciation Day recognised by Kansas
The U.S. state of Kansas has recognised March 16 as ‘Indian-American Appreciation Day’ to honor an Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla who was killed last month in a racially-motivated hate crime.

India, Russia sign long-term support pact on Sukhoi Su-30MKI
India and Russia have signed two long-term support agreements for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft fleet, of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Banking And Economic

Bangalore-headquartered Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) with United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation also signed an agreement for maintenance of other Russian-origin platforms

Essar group: India’s first private sector township to go cashless
The Essar group’s township at Hazira in Surat district of Gujarat has become India’s first private sector township to go cashless.

GST Council Approves SGST & UTGST Draft Bills
The Goods and Service Tax (GST) council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cleared the remaining State GST (SGST) and Union Territory GST (UTGST) draft bills during its 12 Council meeting.Now with this Council has approved all five draft bills for GST which is likely to be rollout by July 1, 2017.The UTGST draft law is for the Union Territories like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, which do not have legislative assemblies.

World Bank approves funding for India’s ambitious National Hydrology Project
The World Bank has approved a $175 million loan to India for the National Hydrology Project to improve India’s ability to forecast floods and reduce the recurring chances of floods and droughts. The loan would be disbursed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD).

Appointments & Resigns

Mallikarjun Kharge becomes next PAC Chairman
Former Minister of Indian Railways Mallikarjun Kharge has been nominated for the post of chairman of the Public’s Account Committee (PAC) of Parliament.
Kharge will take charge from K.V. Thomas on May 1, 2017.

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women launched the ‘Women in Politics 2017 Map’ in New York.
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women launched the ‘Women in Politics 2017 Map’ in New York. The Women in Politics 2017 Map is the visual representation of women’s political empowerment in executive government and parliament as on January 1, 2017.

India ranked 148 out of 193 UN member nations in representing women in the executive government Top 5 countries with highest women in parliament: Rwanda, Bolivia, Cuba, Iceland and Nicaragua

The theme for 2017 is ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment In The Changing World Of Work’

 sports News

‘My Story’ autobiography of  Former Australia captain Michael Clarke.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has launched his autobiography named ‘My Story’ in Kolkata. This book was triggered by how he was affected by Phil Hughes’ death when India was touring Australia in 2014-15.

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