The General Awareness Section plays an important role in scoring well above cut off marks in any competitive exam. The Banking Awareness and Static Awareness questions asked in the General Awareness Section are based on Current Affairs mainly. So you need to prepare well this section to score good marks. Here is the Daily GK Update to get you acquainted with the top events that made the headlines today!
- Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is the present chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force.
- Nepal Prime Minister: K P Sharma Oli, Capital: Kathmandu.
i. Pune-based Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) team found a new species of reddish-brown pit viper snake with a unique heat-sensing system, the first in past 70 years in India.
ii. The species is named ‘Trimeresurus arunachalensis’ after Arunachal Pradesh, where it was discovered. This makes Arunachal Pradesh the only state to have a pit viper named after it.
4. National Technology Day: 11th May
i. National Technology Day is observed every year on 11th of May in India, acting as a reminder of the anniversary of Shakti.
ii. Shakti is the Pokhran nuclear test which was held on the 11th of May, 1998. The first nuclear test Pokhran with a codenamed as ‘Smiling Buddha’ was carried out in May 1974.
- Dublin is the capital city of Ireland.
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