Daily Current Affairs GK Update – 20 May 2015
INS Kavaratti, an anti-submarine warfare ship [ALL]:
- INS Kavaratti launched at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), Kolkata.
- Kavaratti is the last of the four anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvettes built under Project 28.
- What is Project-28: Four anti-submarine warfare class stealth corvettes were to build under this project. These are INS Kamrota, Kadmatt and Kiltan Kavaratti.
Maria Elena South, driest place on earth discovered [ALL]:
- Scientists have discovered the driest location on Earth in the Atacama Desert in Chile and is called as Maria Elena South (MES).
- Earlier, Yungay region in Atacama desert was called as driest area of the Earth. However, MES is much drier than Yungay.
Delhi Government set to launch Pay & Play Scheme to promote sports [All]:
- The scheme will help to promote sports for all age groups in the national capital.
- The scheme would begin from 1st July 2015.
- These facilities would be free of cost for school students and disabled persons.
- Under this scheme, people can play game available within the stadiums and complexes by paying a nominal fee of 100 rupees per month.
- The state government has also ordered opening up of several stadiums and sports complexes.
- Delhi Government has also decided that citizens will have access to government schools for sports promotion.
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