G.K Update 10th March 2018

By: D.K Chaudhary

1. Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads ‘Suvidha’
i. The government launched a biodegradable sanitary pad ‘Suvidha’ to mark International Women’s Day. The oxo-biodegradable sanitary pads priced at Rs. 2.50 per pad will be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi centres.
ii. The biodegradable pad will ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ for the underprivileged women.
2. Haryana’s 1st Cyber Police Station Opened in Gurugram
i. Haryana’s first cyber police station, equipped with a digital forensic laboratory, was inaugurated in Gurugram. It will have a dedicated team of 35 specially trained cops, including two inspectors.
ii. V. Umashankar, CEO of Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), inaugurated the station. The police station will have modern equipment to deal with crimes in the cyber world.
  • Haryana CM- Manohar Lal Khattar, Governor- Kaptan Singh Solanki.
3. Diu Becomes First UT to be 100% Powered by Solar Energy
i. Diu has become the first Union Territory in India to run 100 percent on solar power generated energy. Diu has managed to generate surplus solar power for its residents, reducing their electricity costs, in a span of just three years.
ii. Diu, which is one of the least populated territories in India, marking an area of 42 square kilometres, has witnessed the installation of solar power plants in over more than 50 acres of its land.
  • Governor of Daman and Diu- Praful Khoda Patel.

4. Madhya Pradesh Announces Pension For Single Women
i. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on International Women’s day announced ‘Mukhyamantri Mahila Kosh’ scheme.
ii. Under this scheme, the women who aren’t married and are above the age of 50 will be given pension.
  • MP Capital- Bhopal, Governor- Anandiben Patel.
Miscellaneous News
5. Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018: Mumbai, 16th Most Expensive City
i. Mumbai ranks 16th among the top 20 costliest cities in the world, according to the Knight Frank Wealth Report 2018. The rise in Indian financial capital’s ranking on this count is supported by the rapid wealth creation in the country.
ii. The index is drawn from four major indicators: wealth, investments, lifestyle and future.
iii. Top 3 Wealthiest Cities in the Report are-
1. Guangzhou
2. Hong Kong
3. New York.

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