Daily GK Update 7&8 May 2017

National News

Country’s 1st bio refinery plant inaugurated in Pune
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first bio-refinery plant which produces ethanol from the variety of biomass. The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district.

World Red Cross Day is observed on May 8
The Day commemorate the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross as well as the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The theme for this year (2017) is “Less Known Red Cross Stories”

Odisha will introduce boat ambulance service
 will introduce boat ambulance service in four districts where people face difficulties in getting health service. The boat ambulance service will be available in district of Koraput, Malkangiri, Kendrapara and Kalahandi

 International News

India organized festival in Egypt to mark Tagore’s birth anniversary
India has organized a cultural festival in Egypt to mark the 156th birth anniversary of the famous Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore.

  • Cairo is the Capital of Egypt and its currency is Egyptian pound.

 Hinduja brothers top UK’s rich list
The Hinduja brothers have topped the 2017 list of the richest 1,000 people in the UK with an estimated fortune of 16.2 billion pounds, a massive 3.2 billion pound hike in their fortunes over the previous year.

Facebook has launched its ‘Express Wi-Fi’ commercially in India
Facebook has launched its ‘Express Wi-Fi’ commercially in India and the service is now available via 700 hotspots across four states of Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Meghalaya. 
For the expansion of service, Facebook has announced a partnership with Bharti Airtel for setting up an additional 20,000 hotspots covering millions of Indians over the next few months

 Appointments & Resign

Emmanuel Macron elected as President of France
Pro-European centrist leader Emmanuel Macron has been elected as President of France.


Sachin Tendulkar conferred with Fellowship Award in UK
To support charities and various initiatives to help the under-privileged people.He has received the Fellowship Award at the 7th annual Asian Awards in UK.  India’s playback singer Adnan Sami won the award for ‘Outstanding achievement

Saqib Majeed wins 2016 Wisden-MCC Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’ award
Kashmir based freelance photographer Saqib Majeed has bagged prestigious 2016 Wisden-MCC (Melbourne Cricket Council) Cricket ‘Photograph of the Year’


Justice Leila Seth: First Woman Chief Justice of a State High Court Passed Away
Leila Seth, the first woman judge of the Delhi high court and member of the Justice J. S. Verma committee that was set up to re-look at rape laws in India died of a cardiac arrest.

Pakistani sitarist Ustad Raees Khan dies
Legendary sitar player Ustad Raees Khan Passed awayd. He was 77.
Ustad Raees was born in 1939 in Indore, India in a family of musicians. He belonged to the Mewati Gharana of Indian classical music.

 Sports News

Great Britain wins Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament
Great Britain beat Australia 4-3 in a thrilling hockey final of the 26th edition of the Azlan Shah Cup at Ipoh, Malaysia. 
This victory came to Great Britain in the Azlan Shah Cup after 23 years. Australia is the world champions and had won the Azlan Shah title nine times. Great Britain becomes the first team from the British Isles to win the Azlan Shah title since 1994.

Shiva thapa wins silver at Asian Boxing Championship
Indian boxer Shiva Thapa ended up with a silver medal in the 60-kg category at the Asian Boxing Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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