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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

DAILY GK 8 SEP 2020

 

DAILY GK 8 SEP 2020

1. ANDHRA PRADESH RETAINS TOP SPOT IN EODB 2019

·          Nirmala Sitharaman has virtually announced the 4th edition of State Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) Ranking for 2018-19 which was released by Department of Industrial Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of commerce and industry.

·          In accordance with that, Andhra Pradesh (AP) topped the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) ranking 2019, followed by Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Telangana at 2nd & 3rd place respectively.

·          Among Union Territories (UTs), Delhi bagged the top spot.

·          The state of UP improved to reach the 2nd spot from 12th spot in the 2018 ranking while Telangana slipped from 2nd to 3rd position.

·          It should be noted that EODB is a joint initiative by the DPIIT and the World Bank (WB) to improve the overall business environment in the States.

 

2. INDRA NAVY-20- MARITIME EXERCISE

·          The 11th Edition of bi-annual, bilateral Maritime Exercise INDRA NAVY – 20 between Indian Navy and Russian Navy was conducted successfully from September 4 to 5.

·          The Exercise was conducted in Bay of Bengal, close to the Strategic point of Strait of Malacca.

·          Due to the Pandemic, INDRA NAVY-20 was undertaken in a ‘non-contact, at sea only’ format.

 

3. DRDO SUCCESSFULLY TESTS HSTDV

·          Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully tested Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) using the Indigenously developed Scramjet Propulsion System in its second attempt.

·          The Technology will be very critical as it will play an important part in developing hypersonic cruise missile systems being developed by DRDO.

·          The HSTDV is designed to cruise at Mach 6 speed (or six times the speed of sound), and the test was conducted from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha Coast. 

·          India has joined the elite club of the United States, Russia and China to develop and successfully test Hypersonic Technology. 

 

4. MOON IS RUSTING

·          New research paper titled “Widespread hematite at high latitudes of the Moon” published on Science Advances reviewed the data from the Moon Mineralogy Mapper Instrument(M3) of Chandrayan-1 orbiter of Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) and found the Hematite (iron oxide or rust) at the high latitudes of the moon.

·          Shuai Li from the University of Hawaii was the lead author of the research paper.

 

5. 2020 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX 

·          French Driver Pierre Gasly won the Italian Grand Prix for his Racing Team Alpha Tauri.

·          This was maiden Formula One win for both Pierre Gasly and his racing team Alpha Tauri.

·          Lewis Hamilton was dominating until he was penalized.

·          Pierre Gasly became the first Frenchman to win a race since Olivier Panis won Monaco Grand Prix in 1996. 

6. KESAVANANDA BHARATI PASSED AWAY AT 80 

·          Kesavananda Bharati Swamiji, a petitioner of the historic judgement of the Supreme Court on the Fundamental Rights case passed away at the age of 80 in the Edneer Mutt, Kerala due to cardiac and breathing problems.

·          Kesavananda Bharati has headed the Edneer Mutt since 1961.Apart from promoting advaita philosophy.

 

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