Saturday, 21 September 2013

DAILY GK UPDATE 21ST SEPT

1.    'The Good Road' nominated as India’s entry for Oscars
i. Gyan Correa’s National award-winning Gujarati film ‘The Good Road’, a lost-and-found story of a small boy, was today nominated to represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at next year’s Oscars.
ii. It saw off strong competition from films like ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘English Vinglish’, Malayalam film ‘Celluloid’ and Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’.
iii. The Good Road’ surprises as it shows the unknown India through the story of a boy who is lost and then found while his family is on a holiday trip to Kutch.
iv. Produced by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), ‘The Good Road’ marks 42-year-old Correa’s debut.
v. The film stars Keval Katrodia as seven-year-old Aditya who loses his way in the desert. It also stars Sonali Kulkarni and actor Ajay Gehi as Aditya’s parents.

2.    World’s largest solar project coming up near Jaipur
i. The Heavy Industries Ministry is planning to set up an ‘Ultra Mega Green Solar Power Project’ in Rajasthan.
ii. It will be developed on 23,000 acres of land belonging to Sambhar Salts Ltd.
iii. This area is close to Sambhar lake and about 75 km from Jaipur.
iv. The total capacity of this project will be 4,000 MW, making it the largest solar-based power project in the world. The first phase of the project, which will be 1,000 MW, is likely to be commissioned in three years – end of 2016.
v. The first phase of the project is expected to be implemented through a joint venture company to be formed with equity from BHEL, Solar Energy Corporation of India, Power Grid Corporation, Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, Solar Energy Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Salts Ltd.
vi. When 4000-MW project is fully commissioned, it will generate 6000 million units of power a year.
vii. The project will supply power to the distribution companies of various States through the National Grid.

3.    Rajasthan to get refinery projects
i. Luring the voters, the Centre has showered poll-bound Rajasthan with two key projects – the world’s largest solar power project and a refinery-cum-petrochemical plant.
ii. The Cabinet has approved the proposal of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) for setting up 9-million-tonne-per-annum (mmtpa) Greenfield refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Barmer District in Rajasthan.
iii. This will be a joint venture with the Rajasthan State Government and will be named HPCL-Rajasthan Refinery Ltd (HRRL). HPCL will own 74 per cent stake while the balance will be with the State Government.
iv. The cost of the project is estimated at Rs 37,230 crore. The project cost is proposed to be sourced with a debt of 1.5 against equity value of 1.

4.    PM inaugurates Jaipur Metro phase 1
i. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated Phase 1 of the Jaipur Metro Rail on Saturday after he laid the foundation stone of the first airport in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, while informing that small destinations in the country will have air connectivity with a network of more than 100 airports, planned to meet the expected passenger load capacity of 30 crore, by 2020.
ii. The first such airport will come up in Kishangarh town in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, he said after laying the foundation stone for the development of the airport which is scheduled to get operational by 2016. 
iii. "An ambitious scheme to develop a network of 100 smaller airports in the country is being implemented.
iv. "This will enhance air connectivity in the country. Kishangarh airport will be the first project under this scheme,
v. "Ajmer is a noted tourist destination having famous dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti and Brahma temple in Pushkar town.Besides, the region is known for industries including that of marble and the new project of airport will push economic growth.

Note: Kishangarh town, famous for marble industry, is located on NH-8 near Ajmer city. The civil airport, to be set by AAI, in the town will have 2000 meter long runway and a capacity to handle 150 passengers. 

5.    Assam government launched 'Swavalamban Pension Scheme'
i. As per the scheme named 'Swavalamban Pension Scheme', a person with a minimum contribution of Rs 1,000 per year will get an equal amount of contribution from the govt.
ii. New pension scheme will start from next month and is basically meant to take care of all the people in the unorganized sector," Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Himangshu Sekhar Das said.
iii. The benefit will be available to a subscriber whose investment will not exceed Rs 12,000 every year. The maximum amount of contribution is fixed at Rs 50,000 annually.
iv. All subscribers after enrollment in the system will get a Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN).
v. The aggregator for the scheme in the state will be Assam Gramin Vikash Bank and Alankit Assignment, while the fund managers are SBI Pension Fund, LIC and UTI.

6.    Sourav Ganguly, Leander Paes to be given Lifetime Achievement Awards by Bengal government
i. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and tennis ace Leander Paes will be conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards, while successful football coach Subhas Bhowmick will be given 'Guru Ratna' by the state government at a function on September 28. 
ii. This is for the first time the West Bengal Ministry of Sports has constituted awards in about 50 categories for the sportspersons as chief minister Mamata Banerjee will confer them at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, sports minister Madan Mitra said. 
iii. The government is also likely to formally announce the upcoming state football academy while about 6,000 clubs will get financial aids.

7.    U.S. award for Aamir for ‘Satyamev Jayate’
i. Actor Aamir Khan has been selected for a U.S. award for his television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ along with eminent American director Kathryn Bigelow and the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC). 
ii. They will be honoured at the inaugural awards dinner by the America Abroad Media (AAM) in Washington DC on October 28.
iii. “Their work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time,” America Abroad Media said in a statement.
iv. America Abroad Media said Aamir’s TV series explored India’s biggest social challenges and was seen by hundreds of millions of people in his country and across Asia. He was also recently selected as one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people.
v. Bigelow is the director of films like Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, which have received widespread acclaim for their honest portrayal of war and counter-terrorism.
vi. In 2010, Bigelow became the first and only woman to date to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
vii. Founded by Peter Ackerman, the ICNC produces award-winning documentaries on the role of non-violent resistance in promoting democratic change. The ICNC — nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2013 — will release a new documentary on the Arab Spring and uprising in Egypt later this year.

8.    Jawaid Akhtar Elected Chairperson of International Coffee Council
i. Jawaid Akhtar, the Chairman of Coffee Board of India, was elected as the Chairperson of the International Coffee Council at the meetings of the International Coffee Organization which took place on 9 September 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
ii. The 111th session of the Council and the meetings took place from 9 September 2013- 12 September 2013. 
iii. At the same time, Conradin Rasi of Switzerland was elected as the Vice-Chairperson of the International Coffee Council. The Council also appointed Juan Esteban Orduz of Colombia as the Chairperson of the Consultative Forum.

About the International Coffee Organization (ICO)
• The International Coffee Organization was established in 1963 in London. 
• It was initiated with the United Nations (UN) to increase cooperation among the nations which produce, distribute and consume coffee. 
• The International Coffee Organization was formed as a result of the five-year International Coffee Agreement signed in 1962 at the UN in New York.
• Till the year 2011, it comprised of 39 members, which included 33 exporting nations, 5 importing countries and one importing community, i.e., the European Union. 


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aamir really deserves it

Anonymous said...

hello admin,
please post capsules for computers,,,

Anonymous said...

good work..

Anonymous said...

kisi ka bobcards ka interview hai delhi mein???

Anonymous said...

Rrb k paper me shuru me language English select kiya hua tha bt Maine paper Hindi ka diya to kya copy cancel ho jayegi? Pls reply...

AVINASH DUTT TIWARY said...

Bilkul nahi..dont worry!
Mediam koi v language me choose karo isse kya matlb h.. ar section hindi ya english koi v ek de skte ho.. its ur choice

Anonymous said...

R u sure dear,q ki default language to English tha bt Iske upar v ek language choose krne ka option tha jaha English select kiya hua tha bt maine English se ek v ques touch nhi kiya,Hindi section hi solve kiya aur paper v kafi achha gaya

Anonymous said...

Mujhe bahut tnsn hi rhi hai

AVINASH DUTT TIWARY said...

M danm sure dear.. just relax.. nd wait fr result :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm thnx.. :)

Anonymous said...

I m wandering if anybody could help me to clarify my queries of RRR PO. I wrote exam on 21st morng session. I just want to know whether qtn of gk section was same for every student in morning session or it was different for diffrnt person. As I can see on the comment for rrrb po ga atn...some qtn tally with my atn paper and some qtn i didnt encounter. I m very tensed...plz help me...i will be really thankful....

Anonymous said...

The way you can can increase ur time to 10 minutes in any online exam is that " when half paper has been finished just take out the network cable out of your computer through your intelligence then solve out the questions for 10-15 minutes after it complain it to your invigilator then your internet is not wrking then he will give you other computer and it will be again starts from the same time where you take out the network cable through you can increase your time upto 10-15 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Fake aamir...

Anonymous said...

different people get different questions as there is no problem of difficulty level in the general knowledge questios.

anon said...

fuck you

Anonymous said...

RRB po exam ka question paper kaisa tha......

Anonymous said...

aamir ko acting nahi aata ? isliye ek film ko 2-3 saal main complete karta hai

Anonymous said...

sale sab mere amir koun gali dia be....amir is amir...tumhe kya pata garibo ka dard ..wo bs amir janta he thk hai...SatyaMeb Jayate..

pankaj said...

Ammir Khan really deserves the price...he is the only actor works too much for the betterment of india and his movies also shows this spirit.
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Anonymous said...

han aamir sirf ye sab kar sakta hai acting to aata nahi

Lokesh Tiwari said...

Is it possible that if we plug out the cable then timer will off for d time anonymous

Anonymous said...

Koi bta sakta h ki northern region ka ssc tier 2 ka admit card kb tk ayega bcoz exam dt is 28 n 29 sep ...

Anonymous said...

Yup . I did not get any of the following questions 1. who is PV sindhu ? 2. Who won the champions trophy etc ? . 3. Governor of Sikim ? 4. Chief justice of india ? These questions were not there in my paper . But some has got these questions in the morning shift of 21 st of GK sections as mentioned in the comments ..

Anonymous said...

Paper diffrr/ changed by session

morning shift and evening shift is diffrrent .

Anonymous said...

Bt plugging out cable during exam sounds risky..ye to adventrus lgata he..n exam k time kise ita dhyan rahega ye karne ka..;-)

AVINASH DUTT TIWARY said...

Its so funny to plug out cable of system :-D

Anonymous said...

Kindly sugest,kitne months k curent afair pdhna suficient rhega upcoming ibps po k liae.rly

Anonymous said...

Kindly sugest,kitne months k curent afair pdhna suficient rhega upcoming ibps po k liae.rly

Anonymous said...

Voi to..:-P
Hehehe

Anonymous said...

6 mmths..

Anonymous said...

good i'n sure u r going to make this trick work in your next exam..u r vry innovative. why don't u try for ib & raw.

Anonymous said...

Amir chodu..

Anonymous said...

koi farak nahi padta kisi bhi medium me attend kar sakte ho

Anonymous said...

HINDUSTAN COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, FARAH MATHURA-AGRA HIGHWAY UTTAR PRADESH , ME 22-09-2013 MORNING SHIFT ME 3-4 BAR SARE COMPUTER SUDDENLY TRUN – OFF HO GAYE POWER SUPPLY KI WAJAH SE , MOSTLY COMPUTER OUT DATED THE . AGAR UNKE PASS ACHHE COMPUTER NAHI HAI OR POWER SUPPLY KE LIYE BACK-UP NAHI THA TO IBPS NE WHA CENTRE HI KYO DALA, HAM LOGO KI EXAM SPEED KI BAND BAG GAYI

AVINASH DUTT TIWARY said...

Ths z really shameful.. tum sab logo ko milkar virodh krna chahye tha.. sara paisa ar opprtunity ki watt lg gyi na.. bank ki taraf se jo staff hota h usse q bat nh kie..?

Anonymous said...

both of u chodu-abhay katiyar

Anonymous said...

Aamir chodu cheater

Anonymous said...

oh god....funny...2 funny..

Rohit said...

kisi k pass 21 22 228 29 rrb po n 28 29 05 06 rrb clk ka ga ka question hai to plz mujhe mail kar do smskingrohit@rediffmail.com

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