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Monday, February 22, 2021

DAILY GK: 21, 22 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 21, 22 FEB 2021

1. KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL

      47th edition of Khajuraho Dance Festival at Khajuraho, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh.

      The temples at Khajuraho were constructed during the Chandella dynasty, between 950 and 1050.

      Currently there are around 20 temples remains, which belong to two different religions Hinduism and Jainism.

 

2. RBI PUTS WITHDRAWAL CAP ON DECCAN URBAN CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD.

      RBI on considering the present liquidity position of Deccan Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd., has imposed a withdrawal cap of Rs 1,000 on the customers of the bank.

      But, customers are allowed to set off loans against deposits subject to conditions.

 

3. INDIA’S BRICS 2021 WEBSITE

      External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar launched  India’s BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)2021 website(https://brics2021.gov.in/about-brics.html).

      In addition to this, he also soft launched the upgraded facilities at Sushma Swaraj Bhavan that will serve as the Secretariat for BRICS Summit.

      India assumed the presidency of BRICS for 2021.

      Russia was the chair of BRICS for 2020.

 

4. ‘ARROW-4’ – AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM MISSILE

      Israel Missile Defense Organisation & United States Missile Defense Agency have commenced work on the development of ‘Arrow-4’ anti-ballistic missiles which will be part of Israel’s multi-layered Ballistic Missile Shield.

      Arrow-4 Missile Shield will be an advanced version of the existing Arrow-2 & Arrow-3 Interceptors.

 

5. BOOK “RASHTRA PRATHAM – 82 VARSHON KI SWARNIM GATHA”

      Amit Shah, Home Minister of India released a book titled “Rashtra Pratham – 82 varshon ki Swarnim Gatha” (Nation First – The Golden Story of 82 Years), which chronicles the history of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) since its raising in 1939. 

      The book was compiled by historian Dr Bhuwan Kumar Jha of Delhi University.

 

6. WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE 2021

      The United Nations(UN)’s World Day of Social Justice is annually observed across the globe on 20th February to promote and ensure Social justice in letter and spirit in the world where the social inequality persists.

 

7. IKEA TO INVEST RS.5500 CRORE IN UP

      Government of Uttar Pradesh(UP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IKEA, a Swedish furniture and home applications company, which is set to invest Rs.5500 crore in the state during the next 5 years.

      The government of Uttar Pradesh has allocated 47,833 square meters of land in Noida for IKEA Outlet, which will be one of the largest IKEA outlets in the World (at present the largest IKEA outlet is in Stockholm, Sweden which is 55,221 square meters).

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