DAILY GK UPDATE 23RD APRIL

1.    Justice JS Verma, the former Chief Justice of India died
i. Former Chief Justice of India Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma, who headed a three-member panel to examine laws on crimes against women, died today due to multiple organ failure. He was 80.
ii. The former Chief Justice of India died at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital.
iii. "Justice Verma was admitted to the hospital on Friday with complaint of liver failure.
iv, Justice Verma was the 27th Chief Justice of India from March 25, 1997 to January 18, 1998.
v. The new anti-rape law passed by Parliament in March incorporates some of the recommendations made by the Justice Verma Commission.
vi. The panel of Justice Verma, Justice Leila Seth and Gopal Subramaniam was set up in the aftermath of the December 16 gang-rape of a medical student in Delhi last year.

About Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma 
i. He was born on 18 January 1933 and completed his early education in Satna, Madhya Pradesh
ii. He served as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission 
iii. He served as the first Chairperson of the News Broadcasters’ Standards Authority
iv. In 1955, he started his legal career and became judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court in June 1973. In 1986 he became the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court and was the Chief Justice of Rajasthan high court from September, 1986 to 1989. 

2.    Bihar launches vaccination drive against Japanese encephalitis
i. Bihar Tuesday launched a special vaccination drive to cover 1.8 million children against Japanese encephalitis, a minister here said.
ii. It is to provide immunity against the deadly Japanese encephalitis to children in the age group of 1-15 years
iii. vaccines would be administered at all government and private schools, and primary health centres across the state.
iv. Last year, the acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) killed nearly 240 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts.
v. AES is a severe case of encephalitis characterised by inflammation of the brain

3.    SBI launches pre-paid card for workers, students
i. Country's largest lender State Bank of India on Tuesday launched a pre-paid card for blue collar employees and students named 'State Bank of India smart payout card'.
ii. "The new product will bring a large number of workers, contract labourers and dependent family members, who don't have access to the basic banking facilities within the ambit of financial inclusion," SBI Deputy MD R K Saraf said
iii. The pre-paid card can be loaded with Rs 10,000 at a time with a monthly cap of Rs 25,000.
iv. This can also be used as an add on card for the existing account holders.
v. The bank will charge Rs 102 as fees for issuing the card with a validity of 10 years.
vi. This card can be used by students, who normally carry the debit cards of their parents while studying outside of their native place.
vii. "Also, employers can give such cards to their workers for salary payment," 

4.    Renowned Violinist and Composer Lalgudi Jayaraman Died at 82
i. Renowned violinist and composer Lalgudi Jayaraman died in Chennai on 22 April 2013 at 82 because of illness. ii. He is said to be equivalent to Pandit Ravi Shankar, in the violin. He is survived by his son and daughter, both of whom are the renowned violinists as well. 

5.    600-million Adhaar cards by 2014, says UIDAI chairman
i. Nearly half of India's population would have the Aadhaar card by 2014 and nearly one in three Indians by the end of this year, Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Nandan Nilekani said.
ii. The ambitious project - which has issued unique identification numbers to more than 380-million people, which is large than the population of several large countries in just a few years - would still take a few more years before every Indian resident is issued with this unique number and the card having the biometric information of the individual
iii. Nilekani said UIDAI has leveraged the state of the art technology of the present days to provide unique identification number to every resident of the country.
iv. It enables one to get services quick and hassle free.

6.    RCB vs PWI: Gayle slams fastest IPL century to lead RCB run charge
i. Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Chris Gayle scripted history when he scored fastest IPL century against Pune Warriors India in their IPL match at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.
ii. Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan added 167 runs for the first wicket as Pune side got the first breakthrough in the 14th over when Ali Murtaza dismissed Dilshan, who scored 33 off 36 balls.
iii. Gayle scored the fastest ever IPL hundred in just 30 balls as he surpassed Yusuf Pathan's 37-ball ton. 
iv. Gayle scored 175 not out in just 66 balls. and RCB scored 263/5