DAILY GK UPDATE – 18 – 19th May

Tuki sworn-in as CM of Arunachal Pradesh for second term
i. Congress leader Nabam Tuki has been sworn-in as the
eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive term. 

ii. Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma
yesterday administered the oath of office and secrecy to Tuki in a function
held at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Itanagar.
PM’s economic advisory council head C.
Rangarajan tenders resignation
i. Chairman of the economic advisory
council to the Prime Minister (PMEAC) Chakravarthi Rangarajan has resigned
following the defeat of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in
the general elections.
ii. The PMEAC also has Saumitra
Chaudhuri, V.S. Vyas, Pulin B. Nayak and Dilip M. Nachane as members. Its term
is parallel to that of the Prime Minister. Manmohan Singh resigned as Prime
Minister on 17 May. The official said three of the four members of the advisory
body have sent their resignations to the Prime Minister.
3.    Ashok Jacob appointed Australia-India Council Chair
i. Australia
has appointed prominent investment adviser Ashok Jacob as the Chair of
Australia-India Council.
ii. Jacob’s appointment
would be with effect from this year till 2019. His impressive business record
and extensive contacts in both countries would assist in strengthening
Australia’s relationship with India, an official statement said.
iii. AIC was established
in 1992 to promote people-to-people and institutional links between the two
countries with a focus on education, science and technology, sport, public
policy, heritage and arts sectors.
4.    Pankaj Advani won CCI Biliards title
i. Pankaj
Advani on 14 May 2014 won Cricket Club of India (CCI) Classic Billiards and
Snooker tournament. He defeated two-time world runner-up Dhruv Sitwala 1425-447
in the final.
ii. The Bangalore-based
Eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani also won the Highest Break award for
the 530, which he scored against Devendra Joshi in the quarterfinals.
About Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani is a
8-time World Champion. He won his first world title when he was just 18. He is
the only Asian to have ever won both the Billiards and Snooker World
5.    Amul to set up five lakh litres per day capacity dairy
plant in Varanasi
i. Asia’s
biggest milk brand Amul announced to set up a dairy processing plant in
Varanasi. The plant will initially process five lakh litres per day with the
capacity to double the production.
ii. Palanpur based Banas
Dairy will set up the plant with the investment of 200 crore rupees. Banas
Dairy is a member of the union of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing
Federation that markets Amul.
iii. Uttar Pradesh chief
minister Akhilesh Yadav offered Amul 30 acres land in Varanasi.
iv. Although UP is
India’s largest milk producing state, the share of organized sector is only one
lakh litres milk per day while private players were exploiting the farmers.
Jack Brabham, three-time F-1 champion passes away
i. Three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jack Brabham,
who won the title in a car he built himself, has died at the age of 88.
ii. The Australian driver, who was
knighted in 1979, won the championship in 1959, 1960 and 1966. He remains the
only man in history to have designed, built and driven a championship-winning