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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

DAILY GK 22 SEPT. 2020

 DAILY GK 22 SEPT.  2020

1.  9 HIGHWAY PROJECTS WORTH RS 14, 528 CRORES IN BIHAR

·        PM  Narendra Modi laid the Foundation Stone for Nine Highway Projects worth Rs 14, 528 Crores in Bihar through video conference.

·        The project includes making six-lane highways, and three bridges on rivers.

·        He also laid foundation of ‘Har Gaon Optical Fibre Cable’ for Internet Services to connect all villages of Bihar.

·        Har Gaon Optical Fibre Cable” project , under this  about six lakh villages would be provided internet services through optical fibre cable in 1,000 days.

·        This includes all 45,945 villages in Bihar. 

·        It will be executed by the Department of Telecom, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology and Common Service Centres (CSC).

 

2. INDIA LAUNCHES FIRST EVER CARGO FERRY VESSEL “MCP LINZ” TO MALDIVES

·        Minister of State for shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation of Maldives, Aishath Nahula jointly launched the First Ever Direct Cargo Ferry Service between India and Maldives.

·        It is considered to be the new connectivity effort has begun in Indian Ocean Region.

·        India provided a financial assistance of US$250 million(Indian Rupees of around 1837 crores) at favourable terms to the Government of Maldives

 

3. DMUC TRAINS TO NEPAL RAILWAYS

·        Konkan Railways (operated by Konkan Railway Corporation) handed over two modern Diesel-Electric Multiple Unit (DMUC) trains to Nepal Railways for the Jaynagar-Kurtha Broad Gauge Line.

·        The Rails will run between Jaynagar (Bihar) and Kurtha in Dhanusa district from December, 2020. 

·        The Trains have been manufactured by Integrated Coach Factory, Chennai with modern amenities and latest AC-AC Propulsion Technology.

·        They were procured by Nepal’s Railway Department for a price of  84 Crore 65 Lakhs Nepali Rupees.

 

4. INDIA’S NOMINAL GDP TO GROW BY 19% IN FY22

·        Krishnamurthy Subramanian, chief economic advisor in the finance ministry, Government of India informed that as per the estimate of finance ministry, India’s nominal Gross Domestic Product(GDP) is expected to grow by 19% in FY22(2021-22) on a low base. 

·        NK Singh, chairman of Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) stated that this estimate is a bit moderate when compared with some estimates received from experts.

 

5. NARENDRA MODI WON THE IG NOBEL PRIZE 2020

·        Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India won the Medical Education Prize of Ig Nobel Prize 2020 at the 30th First Nobel Prize Ceremony over virtual platform.

·        Modi became the 2nd Prime Minister from India to win the Ig Nobel Prize after Atal Bihari Vajpayee who won the 1998 Peace award for “Aggressively peaceful explosion of atomic bombs”.

·        The government of India and Pakistan won the Ig Nobel Prize 2020 for peace for “having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other’s doorbells in the middle of the night, and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door.”

·        India’s 1st CRISPR COVID-19 test, ‘FELUDA’

·        Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given regulatory approval for the commercial launch of ‘FELUDA’( FNCAS9 Editor-Limited Uniform Detection Assay), India’s 1st CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test.

·        It is developed by the scientist of CSIR-IGIB (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research -Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology).

·        As per the agreement as signed by Tata Sons  Private Limited  and CSIR-IGIB in May, 2020, Tata group will manufacture it.

 

6. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE OBSERVED ON 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2020

·        The theme for 2020 International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together”. 




 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

DAILY GK 12 SEPT. 2020

 

DAILY GK 12 SEPT. 2020

1. INDIA POST LAUNCHES FIVE STAR VILLAGES SCHEME

·          Postman and Postal Department are a vital part of the ordinary citizen’s life.

·          India post is doing exceptional work in the implementation of Government schemes .

·          Now, in order to ensure universal coverage of flagship postal schemes in rural areas, Union Minister of State for Communications, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has launched a scheme namely “Five Star Villages” along with Department of Post.

 

2. NEW FDI POLICY IN DEFENCE SECTOR

·          Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in Defence Sector, thereby allowing FDI through automatic approval to be increased from 49% to 74%.

·          The new policy has a ‘National Security’ clause as a condition, wherein any Foreign Investment in Defence Sector shall be subject to scrutiny on grounds of National Security.

·          The FDI policy will also attract foreign manufacturers to set up manufacturing units in India.

 

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Monday, September 7, 2020

CURRENT AFFAIRS 6, 7 SEPT 2020

 CURRENT AFFAIRS 6, 7 SEPT 2020

1)    ‘THE STATE OF YOUNG CHILD IN INDIA’ REPORT

·      Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released the inaugural issue of the report ‘The State of Young Child in India’.

·      The report provides an account of challenges related to early child development (0-6 years) in India. 

·      The report has been prepared by Mobile Creches, a policy advocacy organisation which works with underprivileged children across India.

·      BEST-PERFORMING STATE:

State 

Index score (2015-16)

Kerala 

0.858

Goa

0.817

Tripura

0.761

WORST-PERFORMING STATE:

State

Index score (2015-16)

Bihar

0.452

Uttar Pradesh

0.46

Jharkhand

0.5



 

2)   TWO-DAYS VIRTUAL NATIONAL TRIBAL RESEARCH CONCLAVE 

·      Union Minister for Tribal Affairs, Arjun Munda virtually inaugurated the two-days National Tribal Research Conclave to be held from September 3-4, 2020 in New Delhi.

·      The conclave will be chaired by Union Minister Arjun Munda.Tribal Research helps not only to make a effort on the anthropological aspects of tribal life and culture but also help to achieve the goal “Mera Van Mera Dhan, Mera Udhyam” since forests are not only important for environment but play a major role in tribal livelihoods.

 

3)   FAO’S 35TH ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE (APRC)

·      The Thirty-fifth Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific (APRC 35) hosted by Bhutan at Thimphu which was held from 1-4 September 2020 through Zoom video conferencing platform amid COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health concerns. 

·      It was held to plan responses and recovery work to address the twin pandemic viz. COVID-19 and hunger.

·      From Indian side the meeting was addressed by Minister of State (MoS) for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala.

 

4)   PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL REPRESENTED INDIA IN 5TH BRICS CULTURE MINISTERS’ MEETING HELD VIRTUALLY

·      Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism represented India and addressed in 5th BRICS(Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Culture Ministers’ Meeting  held through video conference under the Chairpersonship of Russian Federation.

 

5)   WHATSAPP PARTNERED WITH CYBERPEACE FOUNDATION

·      In order to create awareness on cyber safety among students, WhatsApp Inc.(WhatsApp) and Cyber Peace Foundation have entered into a partnership

·      The partnership targets to reach about 15,000 students in 5 Indian states namely, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Maharashtra by the end of 2020 under the first phase of a pan-India programme.

·      This initiative is built on a previous partnership under the ‘e-Raksha’ programme, which has reached many students.

 

6)   LONG MARCH-2F CARRIER ROCKET

·      China launched a reusable experimental spacecraft on a Long March-2F carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwestern Chinese region Inner Mongolia.

·      The spacecraft is similar to the X-37B launched by the US.

·      This launch was the 14th mission of the Long March-2F carrier rocket.

 

7)   NATIONAL TEACHERS DAY 2020 – 5TH SEPTEMBER

·      India celebrates 5th September of every year as the National Teachers day to honour the roles of teachers in shaping the future of the nation.

·      The day is marked on the birth anniversary of India’s former President Bharat Ratna Awardee, renowned teacher and philosopher Dr. Sarvaepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September 1888. 

·      The first National Teacher’s Day was celebrated in 1962.

·      In the first ever virtual award ceremony, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India awarded the National Award to Teachers 2020, the highest teachers’ award in India, to the 47 teachers who were shortlisted by the Ministry of Education.

 

8)   INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY 2020:  SEPTEMBER 5 

·      The United Nations'(UN) International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 5, to raise awareness about the role of charity to ease poverty and hunger. 

·      September 5 was chosen to commemorate the death anniversary of  Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu), who was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

 

9)   J&K LT GOVERNOR LAUNCHES ‘SPARROW’ –PERFORMANCE

·      Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched the online portal, Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window (SPARROW) for Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service Officers (JKAS).

·      The SPARROW system will benefit around 1289 officers and is aimed at bringing more transparency, avoiding loss of Appraisal Reports (APR) during transition, ensuring better monitoring and timely completion of performance appraisals of JKAS officers. 

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