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Friday, January 29, 2021

DAILY GK: 30 JAN 2021

DAILY GK: 30 JAN 2021

1. IJR REPORT 2020

      According to the 2nd Edition of India Justice Report (IJR) 2020, Maharashtra (5.77 points) regained the Top spot for Better Justice Delivery among 18 Large and mid-sized states (Population over one crore each), it was followed by Tamil Nadu (5.73) & Telangana (5.64).

      In the Category of 7 small states (Population less than one crore each), Tripura topped the list followed by Sikkim & Goa.

      The report was released by Tata Trusts.

 

2. LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

      The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that India is currently in 3rd position globally in scientific publication after China and the United States, with 1,35,788 scientific articles in the year 2018.

      The data is provided by the US agency, the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

3. UN RELEASES FINDINGS OF ‘PEOPLE’S CLIMATE REPORT’

      The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released the results of ‘People’s Climate Report’ – World’s Largest Survey of Public Opinion on Climate Change.

      Around 1.2 Million People participated in the survey, out of which two-thirds of people (64%) believe that Climate Change is a Global Emergency.

      The Peoples’ Climate Vote is part of the Mission 1.5 campaign launched by UNDP in 2020 for educating people about climate change solutions & asking people about actions needed to be taken for tackling the climate change problem.

      In India 44% of respondents have voted Conserving Forests & Land as the most effective policy to mitigate Climate Change.

 

4. FII FORUM 2021

      4th edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) Forum 2021 was held virtually from Riyadh, Capital of Saudi Arabia under the theme of “The Neo-Renaissance”.

      It was hosted by FII Initiative.

      From India, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan addressed the FII where he highlighted the five big impacts of COVID-19 which are influencing global business.

 

5. CPI 2020

      Transparency International released the 2020 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) where India’s rank slipped to 86th with a score of 40, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean.

      The list has been topped by New Zealand and Denmark rank at the first position with scores of 88 stating minimum corruption levels.

      Contrarily, Somalia and South Sudan rank lowest at 179th position with scores of 12.

 

6. NATIONAL BEST ELECTORAL PRACTICES AWARDS 2020

      At the event organised for the 11th National Voters Day(NVD) Delhi won the national Best Electoral Practices Award 2020 under the Accessible Election category for ensuring greater accessibility during the assembly polls in Delhi during February 2020.

      Delhi has also achieved error free electoral roll and increased its number of 3rd gender electors.

      The Office of Chief Electoral Office(CEO), Meghalaya received the special award for its Information Technology(IT) applications in Elections.

      Jeevika, a Bihar-based NGO, a poverty alleviation programme of Bihar supported by World Bank has received the award for creating voter awareness.   

 

7. BUSINESS STANDARD BANKER OF THE YEAR (2019-20)

      MD and CEO of Federal Bank, Shyam Srinivasan, was awarded with the Business Standard Banker of the year for 2019-20.

      The high level 5-member Jury panel of Business Standard’s chaired by former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor S S Mundra, unanimously selected Shyam Srinivasan for the award.

 

8. TEJAS – VISUAL INTELLIGENCE TOOK & WAW PORTAL

      National Informatics Centre Services Incorporated (NICSI), a PSU under National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) celebrated 25 Years of its inception.

      TEJAS  – A Visual Intelligence Tool will provide data analysis for turning data into analysis & visualizations for Government Officials.

      Work from AnyWhere Portal (WAW).

      NIC Products Portfolio which includes  several products to increase the branding of Digital India initiative of Government. 

 

 

 

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