09-10.06.19 Karnataka (KPSC) Daily Current Affairs

KARNATAKA

 

  • Karnataka’s new IT policy will reflect latest realities of business

 

  • The country’s tech flag-bearer, Karnataka, is set to work on a new policy in order to fuel the next level growth of its mainstay business, information technology.

 

  • Bengaluru in particular and Karnataka in general have attracted many investments from new global inhouse centres (GICs), plug and play facilities, coworking infrastructure etc.

 

  • “The revised policy will help us make Karnataka a global ‘first choice’ for IT.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • Maldives confers its highest civilian award on PM Modi

 

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Maldives’ highest civilian award, the ‘Order of the Distinguished Rule of Izzudeen’, by the President of the host country, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

 

  • The award is in recognition of the many services Prime Minister Modi has offered to cement the longstanding and amicable ties between the two countries.

 

  • Also for the magnanimous assistance that the Indian government continues to provide to the Maldives under his stewardship.

 

  • Forex reserves increase by 1.8 billion to 421.8 billion

 

  • The country’s foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 1.875 billion to USD 421.867 billion in the week ending May 31.

 

  • Reserve Bank weekly data released showed that foreign currency assets, which is a major component of the overall reserves, rose by USD 1.946 billion to USD 394.134 billion.

 

  • According to the RBI data, after remaining stable for the past few weeks, gold reserves declined by USD 62.9 million to USD 22.958 billion.

 

NATIONAL

  • Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Siddhi Scheme

 

  • Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Siddhi  It will cost over Rs.87,000 crore a year to the exchequer. The government has announced its decision to extend the benefit of Rs.6,000 per yearunder the PM-KISAN scheme to all 14.5 crore farmers in the country, irrespective of the size of their landholding.

 

  • The scheme was launched on 24th February 2019in the run-up to the 2019 Parliamentary elections in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where the first rounds of installments were paid to several farmers.

 

  • The government so far distributed thefirst installment to 3.11 crore beneficiaries and second installment to 2.66 crore beneficiaries into their bank accounts through Direct Benefit Transfer mode.

 

  • Bancha, the first solar kitchen only village in India

 

  • Bancha in Betul district is the first village in India to have zero wooden stoves and almost no use for LPG cylinders with all its 75 houses relying on solar-powered stoves to meet their cooking needs.
  • The project of installing solar power plates, batteries and stoves in all the 74 houses was started in September 2017 and got completed by December 2018.

 

  • French Open 2019 Concludes

 

  • The 123rd edition of the French Open took place at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.

 

  • The winners of the various categories are as follows:

 

  • Men’s Singles: Rafael Nadal (Spain)

 

  • Women’s Singles: Ashleigh Barty (Australia)

 

  • Men’s Doubles: Kevin Krawietz (Germany) and Andreas Mies (Germany)

 

  • Women’s Doubles: Tímea Babos (Hungary) and Kristina Mladenovic (France)

 

  • Mixed Doubles: Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)

 

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