♦ Suman Kumari has become the first Hindu women to be appointed as a civil judge in Pakistan after passing an examination for induction of judicial officers.
♦ She passed her LLB examination from Hyderabad and did her Masters in Law from Karachi's Szabist University.
♦ The first judge the Hindu community was Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who served in Pakistan from 2005-07.
♦ India became 2nd-largest steel producing country according to World Steel Association report.
♦ India has replaced Japan to retain the 2nd largest steel producing country.
♦ India's crude steel production in 2018 was 106.5 million tonnes from 101.5 million tonnes in 2017. India shows 4.9% growth in production.
♦ Japan produced 104.3 MT in 2018, down 0.3% compared to 2017 and hold the third Position in Crude steel Production.
♦ China is the largest producer of crude steel. China's share increased from 50.3% in 2017 to 51.3% in 2018.
♦ United States, at the 4th position, which produces 86.7 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ South Korea, at the 5th position, which produces 72.5 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ Russia, at the 6th position, which produces 71.7 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ Germany, at the 7th position, which produces 42.4 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦Turkey, at the 8th position, which produces 37.3 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ Brazil, at the 9th position, which produces 34.7 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ Iran, at the 10th position, which produces 25 MT of crude steel in 2018.
♦ Dubai International Airport (DXB) has become the world's busiest airport for international passengers for the fifth consecutive year.
♦ It overtook the crown of the world's busiest airport for international passengers from London's Heathrow in 2014.
♦ Dubai International shows an increase of 1% in passenger traffic when compared to the previous year. It is the slowest growth for Dubai Airport in the past decade.
♦ Tamil Nadu has bagged the best state award for its active participation in the Swasth Bharat Yatra.
♦ The Swasth Bharat Yatra was a pan-India Cyclothon, the key element of Cyclothon was 'Eat Right India' and the goal of the campaign was to aware the sensitive people about 'eating right for a healthy life.
♦ Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had organized Swasth Bharat Yatra.
♦ India has ranked 78th spot on the Global Corruption Index 2018.
♦ According to Transparency International Report India rose by three points to 78 in the list of 180 countries in the world.
♦ China lagged far behind at 87 and Pakistan ranked 117.
♦ K.J. Alphon, Union Minister for Tourism has inaugurated the first Swadesh Darshan Project in Sikkim.
♦ This project was sanctioned by the Minister of Tourism in June 2015 for Rs. 98.05.
♦ Under the scheme, the government will develop quality infrastructure in the country with an objective of providing better experience and facilities to the visitors. It will also promote economic growth.
♦ The Civil Aviation Ministry has launched the country's first Geographical Indication (GI) store at Dabolim International Airport in Goa.
♦ The Geographical Indication (GI) store will promote local products made by the artisans and handicrafts at the airport.
♦ The store is set up by Airports Authority of India in partnership with the Cashew Export Promotional Council of India.
♦ Reserve Bank of India has released a data on 'Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of India Direct Investment Companies, 2017-18', According to this Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has increased 18% to Rs. 28.25 lakh crore.
♦ FDI increased by 4,33,300 crore during 2017-18, including revaluation of past investments to reach Rs 28.25 lakh crore.
♦ Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) by Indian companies has increased by 5% to reach Rs 5.28 lakh crore.
♦ Mauritius is the largest source of FDI in India (19.7%) followed by the US, the UK, Singapore, and Japan.
♦ In case of Overseas investment by Indian companies, Singapore was the top destination followed by the Netherland and Mauritius and the United state of America.
♦ Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that GST on Haj has been reduced from 18% to 5%.
♦ Due to decreasing in GST, this will reduce the airfare spend on Haj pilgrims by Rs 113 crore this year.
♦ This is the first time since independence more than 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on 2019 Haj without Mehram.
♦ Human Resources Development (MHRD) signed an agreement with Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for India's participation in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2021.
♦ PISA is a triennial international survey, tests the learning level of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, science and collaborative problem solving and is conducted by OECD every three years.
♦ The objective for participation in PISA is to help introduce competency-based examination reforms in the school system and to evaluate the education system in the country.
♦ The CBSE and NCERT will be part of the process and activities leading to the actual test.
♦ The students for the test will be selected through random sampling by PISA.
♦ More than 80 countries, including 44 middle-income countries, have participated in the assessment since the first round of testing in 2000.
♦ The next round of PISA is going to held in 2021.
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