DAILY GK UPDATE 20th APRIL
- FIRST WOMAN BUS DRIVER OF DELHI TRANSPORT CORPORATION:
. Vankadarath Saritha becomes the first woman bus driver ofDelhi transport Corporation (DTC).
. Vankadarath Saritha is a30 year old woman driver hails fromNalgonda district in Telangana.
. Vankadarath Saritha had experience of being a bus driver inHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and prior to this she was working as a Taxi driver in Delhi.
2. ASHISH JAKHAR SETS NATIONAL YOUTH RECORD:
. Haryana’s Ashish Jakhar sets National Youth Record in Boy’s Hammer throw.
. Ashish Jakhar won gold medal in the 12th National Youth Athletics Championship held in Bambolin, Goa.
. Ashish Jakhar’s throw of 72.04 meters broke the previous national record of 70.35 meters made by Haryana’s Sukhdev Singh.
3. VIVEK PRIYADARSHI APPOINTED AS HEAD OF THE TEAM PROBING IPL SCANDAL:
. Supreme Court of India has appointed Vivek Priyadarshi as the head of the team probing ILP Scandal.
. Lodha Committee headed by former Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha recommended SP Vicek Priyadarshi’s name.
Note: Lodha committee is a 3 member panel which consists of former CJI RM Lodha, Justice TS Thakur and Justice FMI Khalifulla.
4. MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT CONSISTED A TASK FORCE:
. Maharashtra Government has constituted a task force on farm development and poverty alleviation.
. 12 member task force will be headed by the additional Chief Secretary (agriculture).
. The decision of constituting a task force was made at the very first meeting of NITI Aayog.
5. SHAHRUKH KHAN AND ZAYN MALIK HONURED AT ASIAN AWARDS:
. Shahrukh Khan and Zayn Malik are honoured at the 5th Asian Awards.
. 5th edition of the Asian Awards held in Grosvenor house hotel in London.
. Shahrukh Khan received the award by Indian-origin British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha for his prestigious outstanding contribution to Cinema.
. Zayn Malik is an English Singer and song writer and is awardedfor his contribution in Music.
Note: Zayn Malik was a member of the boy band, ‘One Direction’.