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Friday, February 21, 2020

DAILY GK 20 FEB 2020

DAILY GK 20 FEB 2020
1.    India turn on to Bharat Stage(BS)-VI
ü India to switch to World’s cleanest petrol and diesel from April 1,2020, when it proceeds to Bharat Stage (BS-VI) from BS-IV grades at present. India will join the select League of Nations using petrol & diesel which contains 10ppm (parts per millions of Sulphur which cuts down vehicular discharge that is stated to be one of the reasons for pollution.
2.    India’s tallest pier bridge
ü The northern frontier railway construction has constructed India’s tallest railway pier bridge. It is built across the Makru river in the Tamenglong district of Manipur,Noney of Manipur.It is 100m tall similar to a 33 storey building.

3.    India to end Thermal coal import
ü Union Minister of Coal & Mines Shri Pralhad Josh stated India will stop importing thermal coal from FY 2023-2024 while chairing Chintan Shivir during two-day national workshop called Chintan Shivir at kevada in Gujarat.

4.    India’s foodgrain production to hit a record high
ü In accordance with the Second Advance Estimates for crop year 2019-20 by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, the total foodgrain production in the country is estimated at record 291.95 million tonnes as compared to the production of foodgrain of 285.21 million tonnes in 2018-19 India’s crop year is July-June.

5.    UN report
ü According to the report, “A future for the world’s children? A WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission” commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Lancet medical journal, India ranks 77th in terms of Sustainability Index and 131st in the Flourishing Index of Children’s Survival, health,education and Well-being.

6.    Munich security conference 2020
ü External Affairs minister (EAM), Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has attended the 3-day long Munich Security Conference 2020, the world’s leading forum for debate on international security policy, held at Munich, Germany.

7.    EESL & BSNL signed MoU
ü Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed an MoU with BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) for installing 1000 public charging stations for Electric Vehicles.

8.    FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup 2020
ü Kiren Rijiju announced the 5 host cities of India for the FIFA  (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup which begins on 2nd November 2020.
ü The official slogan of the tournament is: Kick Off the Dream.
ü Host cities: Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Guwahati (Assam), Kolkata (West Bengal) and Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) were confirmed as the 5 host cities for the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

9.    World Day of Social Justice-February 20, 2020
ü Theme of 2020: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”.



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