Daily GK Update 21st March 2017

National news

India home to 101 billionaires, Mukesh Ambani tops the list: Forbes
India is home to world’s fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani (33rd position globally) leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians.The list has been topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the fourth year in a row.

 International News

Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the annual Global Teacher Prize
She is Canadian school teacher  won a $1-million prize during a ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Bloomberg released it’s 2017 World Health Index. Italy named the healthiest country
Italy has been named the healthiest country by the index followed
II position :- Iceland
III Position :- Switzerland
Total countries – 163

The World Economic Forum’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders
Five Indians have made it to the World Economic Forum’s list of 100 Young Global Leaders under 40 years of age.

Five Indians, including Paytm Founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Shruti Shibulal of The Tamara Hospitality, have made it to the World Economic Forum’s 100 Young Global Leaders list.  The other individuals who represented India in the list include Ambarish Mitra Founder and CEO Blippar, a mobile phone app business valued at USD 1.5 billion; Hindol Sengupta Editor-at large Fortune India and Rwitwika Bhattacharya – Agarwal Founder and CEO Swaniti Initiative.

World Happiness Report Norway in the Top
The top three happiest countries in the list are- Denmark and Iceland. India ranked 122nd out of 155 countries in the recently released World Happiness Report, 2017
And Pakistan (80th) Rank.

International Day of Forests: 21 March
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Forests, which promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives.
The 2017 theme is ‘Forests and energy‘.

 Banking And Economic

ICICI Bank’s New app for rural customers app ‘Mera iMobile’
ICICI Bank, India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets has announced the launch of a mobile banking. App ‘Mera iMobile.This app will allow them to access banking services as well as information on agri-services.

Bharatiya Mahila Bank to be merged with SBI
The move will ensure that banking services are provided to more women at a faster pace, given the advantage of the large network of SBI.
Headquartered The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) :- New-Delhi

 Sports News

Tamil Nadu won Vijay Hazare Trophy
In Cricket, Tamil Nadu has won  Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, for the fifth time.In the Final played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi, Tamil Nadu defeated Bengal.
Man of the match.:- Dinesh Karthik

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