Daily GK Update 30th March 2017

National News

Govt signs deal for Hydrocarbon project in Neduvasal, protests intensify
The Government of India signed a contract for the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) Bid 2016 with GEM Laboratories for extracting Hydrocarbons at Neduvasal,in Tamil Nadu.

Union Government launches System ‘e-cinepramaan for  Online Film Certification
Information & Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu launched the online film certification system,‘e-cinepramaan’with an aim to censor corruption and promote clean cinema.

Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal joined UDAY
26 states have joined the Centre’s power distribution company debt relief scheme, Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY). The government estimates that Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura will gain net benefits of approximately Rs 4,178 crore, Rs 309 crore and Rs 810 crore respectively.

Chenani-Nashri Tunnel: The longest road tunnel in South Asia
In the Historic move, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will formally open the longest road tunnel of South Asia- Chenani-Nashri Tunnel on 2nd April 2017.

 International News

Amazon makes entry in UAE by acquiring Souq.com
Amazon,the USA based e-commerce giant made its entry in UAE by acquiring Souq.com, the Middle East’s largest online retailer.
This agreement brings Amazon into a fast-growing market as it expands into a wide range of services. Souq.com, based in Dubai is the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world offering more than 400,000 products such as consumer electronics, fashion products, and household goods.

The 3rd  meeting of G-20 framework working group held at Varanasi
The 3rd G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) Meeting under the G-20 German Presidency was held in Varanasi on 28th and 29th of March, 2017.
Previously, India had hosted the G-20 FWG Meetings in Rajasthan (2012), in Goa (2014) and in Kerala (2015) under different presidencies.

NASA, ISRO jointly working on project NISAR
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR)

World Environmental Education Congress 2017
The 9th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC)will be held in Vancouver, Canada between September 9-15 2017. The  meeting point for everyone working with education for environment and sustainable future or who has an interest in the field.
important Point :-
The theme will be ‘Weaving new connections’.


Indian Army Chief  Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles:
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) in New Delhi, released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of army.
important Point :-
Chief of the Army – Bipin Rawat,

The book is authored by :-  Mr. Nitin A Gokhale, & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).

[show_more] Important Points

  • Kerala, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have joined UDAY scheme
  • First state to join UDAY scheme was Andhra Pradesh
  • Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna is the full form of UDAY
  • UDAY was launched in November 2015
  • Union govt launched online film certification system ‘e-cinepramaan’
  • M Venkaiah Naidu is Information & Broadcasting Minister
  • CBFC full form is  Central Board of Film Certification
  • Govt of India signed contract for extracting Hydrocarbons at Neduvasal, Tamil Nadu
  • Edappadi K. Palaniswami is the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
  • C.Vidyasagar Rao is the governor of Tamil Nadu.
  • India and Nepal have renewed the supply agreement  of fuel for another five years
  • Prime Minister of Nepal is  Pushpa Kamal Dahal
  • India is supplying fuel to Nepal to meet the petroleum product requirements since 1974
  • The currency of Nepal is Nepalese Rupee and capital is Kathmandu.
  • The 3rd G-20 FWG Meeting under the G-20 German Presidency was held in Varanasi
  • The G-20 is the group of 19 countries and European Union (EU) deliberating on global economic issues
  • The headquarter of G-20 developing nation is in Cancún, Mexico.
  • NASA and ISRO are jointly working on project NISAR
  • ISRO  full form is Indian Space Research Organization
  • ISRO chairman is Kiran Kumar and its headquarter is in Bengaluru, India
  • Full form of NASA is National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Full form of NISAR is  NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • WEEC full form is World Environment Education Congress
  • 9th WEEC will be held in Vancouver, Canada
  • The Theme of WEEC 2017 is ‘Weaving new connections’
  • Amazon acquired Souq.com
  • CEO of Amazon is Jeff Bezos
  • Amazon headquarter is in the United States of America
  • Souq.com headquarter is in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates
  • CEO of Souq.com is Ronaldo Mouchawar
  • MobiKwik partnered with ALTBalaji
  • MobiKwik head office is in Gurgaon, India
  • CEO of MobiKwik is Bipin Preet Singh
  • ALTBalaji is the digital platform of Balaji Telefilms Ltd.


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