Thursday, 3 November 2016

Daily GK Update: 03rd November, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams

India-Bangladesh joint military exercise SAMPRITI-2016 to commence from 05 Nov
i. The joint military training exercise “Sampriti-2016” will be conducted between India and Bangladesh at Tangail, Dhaka, Bangladesh from 05 to 18 November 2016. 
ii. Exercise SAMPRITI is an important bilateral defence cooperation endeavour between India and Bangladesh and will be the sixth edition of the exercise which is hosted alternately by both countries.

Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak is the brand ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission
i. Ministry of Railways on 02nd November appointed Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of Sulabh International, as a Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission. As part of the mission, Sulabh International has been assigned the task to clean some important railway stations across the country.
ii. Sulabh International is an India-based social service organization which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.

PM gives away Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism at a function in New Delhi.

ii. The honour acknowledges exceptional work across 28 categories in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.

Maha first to launch cyber police stations in all districts
i. Maharashtra is the first state in the country to have a cyber police station in each district simultaneously. 
ii. The state is converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber-crime labs into police stations. 

iii. The state government is also setting up 51 cyber-crime labs. Notably, cyber crime in the state has increased by 142.1% in the last few years.

Sanjiv Arora appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Lebanon
i. An Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Sanjiv Arora has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Lebanon by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). 
ii. Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a sovereign state in Western Asia.

LinkedIn inks MoU with govt to create jobs for students
i. Leading global professional network LinkedIn has signed an agreement with the human resource development ministry to create more job opportunities for Indian students. 
ii. As part of the MoU, LinkedIn’s ‘Placements’ product will be adopted by all Indian colleges affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

South Korea names new PM and finance minister amid scandal
i. South Korea's presidential office on Wednesday named a new prime minister and finance minister.
ii. Kim Byong-joon, a senior former presidential secretary is expected to replace Hwang Kyo-ahn as prime minister. 
The Blue House named Financial Services Commission Chairman Yim Jong-yong as finance minister and deputy prime minister. 

IFFI to honour Kwon Taek Im with Lifetime Achievement Award
i. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on 2nd November 2016 announced that renowned South Korean director Im Kwon-taek will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.
ii. The IFFI will take place from 20 November to 28 November 2016. The festival will pay a special tribute to late Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda and late Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Indian badminton player Pratul Joshi wins Bahrain International Challenge title
i. Indian shuttler Pratul Joshi has won the men’s singles title of the Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament. This was his maiden international title. In the summit clash played at Segayya in Bahrain, Pratul defeated Aditya Joshi.

ii. On the other hand, the women’s singles title went to Sri fatmawati of Indonesia. In the final clash, she defeated compatriot Asty Dwi Widyaningru.

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