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!
1. Delhi Metro Becomes India’s 1st Project To Receive Power From Waste-To-Energy
i. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has become the first ever project in the country to receive power generated from a waste-to-energy plant. It has started receiving 2 MW power from a 12 MW capacity waste-to-energy plant set up in Ghazipur.
ii. The waste-to-energy plant set up by East Delhi Waste Processing Company Limited (EDWPCL) is based on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) involving the Delhi government and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), besides the EDWPCL.
2. CII Launches New Index To Measure Fiscal Performance
i. Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has launched a Fiscal Performance Index (FPI) to assess state and central budgets.
ii. The Index incorporates qualitative assessments of revenue expenditure, capital expenditure, revenues, fiscal prudence and the level of public debt arrive at a more holistic picture of fiscal performance than the fiscal deficit to GDP ratio according to the CII.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:
- Mr Vikram Kirloskar is the President of Confederation of Indian Industries.
3. Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel Takes Oath As New CJ Of Delhi High Court
i. Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. Lt Governor Anil Baijal administered the oath of office to Justice Patel at a function held at Raj Niwas.
ii. Earlier, Justice Patel was posted at the Jharkhand High Court. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended his name for the appointment as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
4. Azim Premji To Retire As Executive Chairman of Wipro in July
i. IT Industry icon Azim Premji will retire as Executive Chairman of Wipro with effect from 30th July 2019. He led the company for 53 years. He will continue to serve on the board as Non-Executive Director and founder Chairman.
ii. His son Rishad Premji, Chief Strategy Officer and a board member, will take over as the Executive Chairman of the company.
5. World Food Safety Day: 7 June
i. World Food Safety Day is observed every year on 7th June.
ii. The theme for World Food Safety Day 2019 is ‘Food Safety, Everyone’s Business’.
Ranks and Reports
6. Traffic Index-2018: Mumbai ‘Most Congested’, Delhi Ranks 4th
i. Mumbai ranked first in the study, ‘Traffic Index-2018’, compiled by location technology specialist TomTom, with a congestion level of 65%, while New Delhi ranked fourth with congestion of 58%.
ii. The study covered 403 cities in 56 countries and defined congestion as the extra time added to road travel when traffic doesn’t flow freely.
7. 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Starts In France
i. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the 8th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by the women’s national teams between 7 June and 7 July 2019.
ii. The Championship will be held in nine cities across France. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event, the first time the country will host the tournament.
8. Six-Time Grammy-Winning Musician Dr John Passes Away
i. Six-time Grammy-winning musician Malcolm John Rebennack, better known as Dr John, passed away aged 77.
ii. The singer-songwriter suffered from a heart attack. He started his career as a pianist in the 1950s.
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