Thursday, 10 November 2016

Daily GK Update: 10th November, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams


New series of Rs 500 & 2,000 notes to be available from today
i. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the new series of 500 and 2,000 rupees notes will be available in banks and post-offices from today and assured that there will be adequate availability of the new notes in the coming days.
ii. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Nov 10 announced that the government will unveil Rs. 1,000 notes with a new colour combination and design in a few months. iii. The Government has warned that the cash deposits above 2 lakh 50 thousands rupees threshold under the 50-day window can attract tax plus a 200 % penalty in case of income mismatch, said Revenue Secretary Hashmukh Adhia.

ATMs to dispense Rs 50 notes from Nov 11: RBI
i. Come November 11, ATMs in the country will also dispense banknotes of Rs. 50 denomination. 
ii. Currently, the lowest denomination note a customer can get at an ATM is Rs. 100.
iii. According to Reserve Bank of India, all ATMs and cash dispensing machines will have to be re-configured to disburse bank notes of Rs. 100 and Rs. 50 denominations prior to reactivation of the machines on 11th November, 2016.

Nadda launches “Healthy India Initiative” magazine and mobile app
i. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched Healthy India Initiative magazine and No More Tension mobile App for the promotion of health and to strengthen the health communications programmes.
ii. Healthy India Magazine: It will be a quarterly magazine. It will cater to health-related information and raise awareness about healthy living. 
iii. No More Tension App: It will help users to manage stress and will also provide information regarding stress, symptoms and its management.


Union Government launches Smart India Hackathon
i. The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched Smart India Hackathon 2017.
ii. It is the world’s largest digital national building initiative. 

iii. Through this initiative, HRD Ministry is keen to reach out to all technology institutions in the country and challenge students to offer innovative solutions to some of the daunting problems faced by our nation.

Uttarakhand Ratna for ND Tiwari
i. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today conferred the Uttarakhand Ratna award on his arch rival and former chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari on the occasion of the state's 17th foundation day. 
ii. The gesture was interpreted in the political circles as a smart political move ahead of next year's Assembly election in the state to capitalise on the Congress veteran's influence in the Kumaon region.

Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management adopted
i. The 1st International Agro-biodiversity Congress that was held in New Delhi from 6 November to 9 November 2016 concluded with the adoption of Delhi Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Management. The event saw the participation of 900 participants from 60 countries.
ii. During the Congress, the delegates of all countries discussed various aspects of access, conservation and use of the agrobiodiversity in 16 technical sessions, four satellites sessions, a gene-bank roundtable, a public forum, a farmers’ forum and poster sessions.

Twitter COO Adam Bain is stepping down
i. In a big loss to Twitter, the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Adam Bain who was in charge of the micro-blogging website’s revenue business, has decided to leave the company. 
ii. According to a company filing, Chief Financial Officer  (CFO) Anthony Noto will take over as COO.

China launches pulsar navigation satellite
i. China has launched a navigation satellite, which will conduct in-orbit experiments using pulsar detectors to demonstrate new technologies. 
ii. The X-ray pulsar navigation satellite was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center today. 
iii. While in orbit, the satellite will undergo tests on its detector functions and space environment adaptability.

Professor Raj Bisaria to get Madhya Pradesh government govt's Kalidas Samman for Theatre
i. Renowned theatre personality and Padma Shri, Prof Raj Bisaria is all set to weave another feather in his cap with the Madhya Pradesh government honouring him with its prestigious 'Kalidas Samman' national award for 2015-16 for achievement in theatre. 
ii. The ceremony will be held on November 10 in Ujjain.


















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