Friday, March 15, 2019

Current Affairs from 8th March to 15th March 2019 | GK Update

India successfully carried out trial of the Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile (MP-ATGM) being developed for infantry troops of the Army. The DRDO carried out the trial of the missile with 2-3 km strike range last night in Rajasthan desert.

Karnataka: Basava Dharma Peetha President and Lingayat pontiff Maate Mahadevi passes away at Manipal hospital in Bengaluru.

#PresidentKovind presents Shaurya Chakra to Major Aditya Kumar, 10th Batallion, Garhwal Rifles for displaying meticulous planning and gallant action during an operation that eliminated four terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ for the month of February, 2019 rose by 0.3 per cent to 119.5 from 119.2 for the previous month. Annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 2.93% (provisional) for the month of February, 2019 (over February, 2018) as compared to 2.76% (provisional) for the previous month, and 2.74% during the corresponding month of the previous year.

Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat conferred with Param Vishisht Seva Medal by President Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, today.(14.03.2019).

China blocks India's bid to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the United Nations Security Council 1267 list.

Rahul Bajaj resigns as Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Bajaj Finserv Company; his appointment as Chairman Emeritus to be effective from conclusion of Board meeting scheduled on 16 May. Nanoo Pamnani appointed as Independent Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 17 May.

India successfully carried out third successful trial of Pinaka guided missile at Pokharan (Rajasthan) today(12.03.2019).

UK bans Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace.

Consumer Inflation rises to 2.57% in February 2019 as compared to 1.97% in January 2019.

Odisha government has setup a 24 hour control room in the Income-Tax department at Bhubaneswar, to facilitate quick inflow of information regarding cash movement during #election.

Zinedine Zidane reappointed as the coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari was sacked.

India today(11.03.2019) successfully carried out two tests of Pinaka guided extended range rockets off the coast of Balasore in Odisha. Both the rockets hit their targets at 90-km range.

Delhi: Indian percussionist Anandan Sivamani conferred with Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind. #PadmaAwards.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon Bajrang Punia for the field of Sports- Wrestling.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon singer and music director Shankar Mahadevan. #PadmaAwards.

President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon director and actor Prabhu Deva for the field of Art - Dance. #PadmaAwards.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon table tennis player Sharath Kamal and grandmaster Harika Dronavalli. #PadmaAwards

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon former foreign secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Shri award upon director and actor Prabhu Deva for the field of Art - Dance. #PadmaAwards.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Hukumdev Narayan Yadav #PadmaAwards.

Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind confers Padma Bhushan award upon actor Mohanlal. #PadmaAwards.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Dates, Schedule and Facts(Source- NDTV.COM)-
Election 2019 Dates:
Voting will be held across India in seven phases on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Lok Sabha election 2019 result will be declared on May 23.

Lok Sabha Election Polling Stations:
More than 10 lakh polling stations would be set up to conduct the Lok Sabha election 2019, which is a new world record. Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) will be used in all polling stations. 1.1 million electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in Lok Sabha Election 2019.

Lok Sabha Election Eligible Voters:
More than 820 million citizens will cast their votes across the country. The number of eligible voters has gone up by more than five times since the first general elections. Voter turnout has also increased from 46 per cent in 1951-52 to 66 per cent in 2014. In the last election held in 2014, there were roughly 815 million, but just 550 million exercised their right to vote.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 First Time Voters:
Lok Sabha Election 2019 will see over 1.5 crore first-time voters. These voters in the age group of 18-19 years constitute 1.66 per cent of the total electorate. Two-thirds of Indians are under 35.

Lok Sabha Election: Voters In "Others" Category
Transgender persons enrol in the electoral rolls as "Others" on the gender category. This time, the number of electors enrolled as "others" gender is 38,325.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 candidates:
More than 8,000 contestants will fight for 543 seats. 2 seats are reserved. More than 10 lakh polling stations would be set up to conduct the Lok Sabha election 2019.

Lok Sabha Election Political Parties:
1,841 political parties recognised by the Election Commission will contest in Lok Sabha election 2019.

Lok Sabha Election 2019 Cost:
According to the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies, the Lok Sabha polling exercise, will cost an unprecedented Rs. 500 billion.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Phase wise breakup and schedule
Phase 1 (April 11)
1. Andhra Pradesh: 25 seats
2. Arunachal Pradesh: 2 seats
3. Assam: 5 seats
4. Bihar: 4 seats
5. Chhattisgarh: 1 seat
6. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
7. Maharashtra: 7 seats
8. Manipur: 1 seat
9. Meghalaya: 2 seats
10. Mizoram: 1 seat
11. Nagaland: 1 seat
12. Odisha: 4 seats
13. Sikkim: 1 seat
14. Telangana: 17 seats
15. Tripura: 1 seat
16. Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
17. Uttarakhand: 5 seats
18. West Bengal: 2 seats
19. Andaman and Nicobar Islands: 1 seat
20. Lakshadweep: 1 seat
Phase 2 (April 18)
1. Assam: 5 seats
2. Bihar: 5 seats
3. Chhattisgarh: 3 seats
4. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
5. Karnataka: 14 seats
6. Maharashtra: 10 seats
7. Manipur: 1 seat
8. Odisha: 5 seats
9. Tamil Nadu: 39 seats
10. Tripura: 1 seat
11. Uttar Pradesh: 8 seats
12. West Bengal: 3 seats
13. Puducherry: 1 seat
Phase 3 (April 23)
1. Assam: 4 seats
2. Bihar: 5 seats
3. Chhattisgarh: 7 seats
4. Gujarat: 26 seats
5. Goa: 2
6. Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
7. Karnataka: 14 seats
8. Kerala: 20 seats
9. Maharashtra: 14 seats
10. Odisha: 6 seats
11. Uttar Pradesh: 10 seats
12. West Bengal: 5 seats
13. Dadra and Nagar Haveli: 1 seat
14. Daman and Diu: 1 seat
Phase 4 (April 29)
1. Bihar: 5 seats
2. Jammu and Kashmir: 1 seat
3. Jharkhand: 3 seats
4. Madhya Pradesh: 6 seats
5. Maharashtra: 17 seats
6. Odisha: 6 seats
7. Rajasthan: 13 seats
8. Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats
9. West Bengal: 8 seats
Phase 5 (May 6)
1. Bihar: 5 seats
2. Jammu and Kashmir: 2 seats
3. Jharkhand: 4 seats
4. Madhya Pradesh: 7 seats
5. Rajasthan: 12 seats
6. Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats
7. West Bengal: 7 seats
Phase 6 (May 12)
1. Bihar: 8 seats
2. Haryana: 10 seats
3. Jharkhand: 4 seats
4. Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats
5. Uttar Pradesh: 14 seats
6. West Bengal: 8 seats
7. Delhi: 7 seats
Phase 7 (May 19)
1. Bihar: 8 seats
2. Jharkhand: 3 seats
3. Madhya Pradesh: 8 seats
4. Punjab: 13 seats
5. West Bengal: 9 seats
6. Chandigarh: 1 seat
7. Uttar Pradesh: 13 seats
8. Himachal Pradesh: 4 seats

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