GK Update: 20th October, 2016 (English)

GK Update: 20th October, 2016  (English)

By: D.K Choudhary

PM Modi inaugurates 3 hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh

I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated three hydro-electric projects with a generating capacity of 1,732 MW in Himachal Pradesh.

II. Inauguration of new hydropower projects will change economic horizon of Himachal Pradesh.

Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s Athletes’ Commission

I. Indian star shuttler Saina Nehwal has been appointed as a member of the International Olympic
Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.
II. Saina received a letter from the IOC President Thomas Bach.       III. The IOC Athletes’ Commission is a body maintained by the International Olympic Committee for the purpose of representing athletes.
PM Modi launches national hub for SC/ST entrepreneurs in Ludhiana

I. Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has launched national Schedule Castes/Schedule Tribes hub in Ludhiana.

II. The SC/ST hub aims to facilitate technology knowhow to reserved categories and increasing procurement by public and government units from SC/ST industrial units from existing 0.4% to 4%.

S.P Yadav elected new President of Urology Society of India
I. S P Yadav has been elected as the new President of the North Zone of Urology Society of India.
II. His tenure would begin from October 2017 for a period of one year.
III. The announcement was made at the conclusion of a 3-day annual conference held under the auspices of the Agra Urology Association from 16 October to 18 October 2016.

Visa CEO Charles Scharf to resign

I.The San Francisco-based payments network Visa’s CEO Charles Scharf had resigned from his post October 18, 2016.
II.The company named Alfred Kelly Jr, a former president of American Express Co and a current Visa board member, as CEO.

Russia to lease another nuclear-powered submarine to India
I. Russia has quietly signed an agreement with India to lease out a second Russian Akula-2 class nuclear-powered submarine to the Indian Navy.
II. The attack submarine will arrive in Indian waters in 2020-21.
III. The lease agreement was signed between PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the BRICS Summit in Goa.

Nissan to name Carlos Ghosn as chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

I. Nissan Motor Co Ltd will appoint its chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, as chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp as Japan’s second-biggest automaker.

III. Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, a partnership between Nissan and French automaker Renault.
India completes nuclear triad by commissioning INS Arihant
I. India has completed its nuclear triad by inducting the first endogenously built strategic nuclear
submarine INS Arihant into service.
II. With this, India becomes fourth country to have a nuclear triad i.e. capable of delivering nuclear weapons by aircraft, ballistic missiles and submarine launched missiles.
III. Other countries having nuclear triad are Russia, United States and China.
Indian wrestlers win four medals at 2016 TAFISA World Games
I. Four Indian wrestlers have won four medals individually including a gold medal, at the sixth

edition of the TAFISA World Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

II. Wrestler Dalmiya – He won gold medal in 60kg category by defeating Azerbaijan’s Muhammad Sahan.
III. Luv Singh – He won the silver medal in the 80 kg category after he was defeated by Muhammad Alim of Azerbaijan by 1-5 points in the final match. Naveen iv. Kumar – He won the bronze medal in 90 Kg category after he defeated Lithuania’s Oleg by 5-2 points.
IV. Josil – He won the bronze medal in the super heavyweight category by defeating Mustafa Sultani of Afghanistan by 3-1 points.
INS Tihayu Joins the Indian Navy
I. Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) INS Tihayu was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the
Flag-Officer-Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral H.C.S. Bisht.
II. The 315-tonne INS Tahiyu is the sixth WJFAC Car Nicobar Class vessel to be commissioned and allotted to the Eastern Fleet of the Navy.
Geeta Phogat appointed DSP in Haryana Police

I. Haryana Government has appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police.
II. A proposal of the Home Department was approved at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.


About D.K Chaudhary

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