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8, 9 January 2016 Daily General Knowledge Update

DRDO successfully test-fired anti-tank missile Nag in Rajasthan

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the second week of January 2016 successfully test-fired Nag anti-tank missile at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan.

The test was conducted during a night trial to validate the enhanced 4-km range capability of Imaging-Infrared seeker, which guides the missile to the target after its launch.

Cabinet approves crop insurance scheme PMFBY

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the crop insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) to boost the farming sector and ensure farmers’ welfare. “The new Crop Insurance Scheme is in line with One Nation – One Scheme theme. It incorporates the best features of all previous schemes and at the same time, all previous shortcomings/weaknesses have been removed,” said a ministry of agriculture statement.

किसानों के लिए प्रधानमंत्री फसल बीमा योजना को मिली मंजूरी

मोदी सरकार ने बाढ़, सूखा, तूफान और दूसरी प्राकृतिक आपदाओं की मार झेल रहे किसानों को सहायता देने के लिए ऐतिहासिक प्रधानमंत्री फसल बीमा योजना शुरू की है।

प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी की अध्यक्षता में हुई मंत्रिमंडल की बैठक में इस योजना को मंजूरी दी गयी। यह योजना एक अप्रैल से लागू होगी।

केन्द्रीय गृह मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह ने बताया कि आजादी के बाद एक ऐतिहासिक फैसले में किसानों के लिए न्यूनतम प्रीमियम पर प्रधानमंत्री बीमा योजना को मंत्रिमंडल ने मंजूरी दी है। इससे उनके लिए सुरक्षा कवच का काम करेगी।

India ranks 130th rank in 2015 Human Development Index: UNDP

मानव विकास सूचकांक में भारत 130 वें स्थान पर है: यूएनडीपी

India has been placed at 130th position in the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) among the 188 countries. It was unveiled in the recently released Human Development Report 2015 by the United Nations Development Programme.

Gross National Income per capita: It has increased to $5,497 in 2014 from $5,180 in 2013 and $1,255 in 1980. India’s GNI per capita increased by about 338% between 1980 and 2014.

Saudi voters elected women candidates for 1st time in Municipal council polls

Saudi Arabian voters voted to elect women in at least 18 municipal council seats. This was a historic local elections in Saudi Arabia in which women were allowed to vote and run for office for the first time. This event occurred for the first time in the history of the country. The results of the election were declared on 13 December 2015.

सऊदी मे पहली बार महिला उम्मीदवारों को नगर परिषद चुनाव में निर्वाचित किया गया

सउदी अरब के इतिहास में सरकारी स्थानीय निकाय चुनावों के दौरान पहली बार महिलाओं के मतदान देने और चुनाव में खड़े होने पर 20 महिला उम्मीदवारों ने चुनावों में जीत दर्ज की है|

Who has been appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia- Ahmad Javed

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner Ahmad Javed as the Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

His appointment to the post will fill the vacancy which was lying vacant since retirement of Hamid Ali Rao in April 2015. Javed, a 1980-batch IPS officer from Maharashtra Cadre, is scheduled to retire on 31 January 2016.

Who has won singles titles at World Dubai Superseries Finals – Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara & Kento Momota

किसने वर्ल्ड दुबई सुपर फाइनल का एकल खिताब जीत लिया है-जापान की नोज़ोमी ओकूहरा और केंटो मोमोता

Japanese shuttlers Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara won Men’s singles and Women’s singles title respectively at the BWF World Superseries finals held at the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai.

Okuhara defeated China’s Wang Yihan by 22-20, 21-18 to grab the women’s singles crown. Not much later, Momota crushed Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen by 21-15, 21-12 and clinched the Men’s singles title.

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