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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

DAILY GK 12 AUG 2020

 

DAILY GK 12 AUG 2020

1. GOVT ABOLISHED COTTON ADVISORY BOARD

·        Government of India vision of “Minimum Government and Maximum Governance”, the Ministry of textiles has abolished it’s another advisory body, Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), and notified that all eight Textiles Research Associations (TRAs) have ceased to be ”affiliated bodies” of the ministry.

·        Hereafter, TRAs will be approved bodies for conducting testing, research and developmental activities related to the textiles sector.

 

2. “INDIA@75 SUMMIT – MISSION 2022” ORGANISED BY CII

·        Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME) and Road Transport & Highways addressed the “India@75 Summit – Mission 2022” organised by the confederation of Indian Industries(CII) which was focused on ‘reinventing technology in India’

·        He stated that to achieve self-reliant India, the MSME Ministry and Industries should be made import substitutes, cost-effective, pollution-free and indigenous.

 

3. NTPC GROUP ACHIEVES 100 BILLION UNITS (BU) POWER GENERATION MARK

·        NTPC Limited (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)) has achieved 100 Billion Units (BU) of cumulative power generation in the ongoing fiscal year. 

·        As per the, Central Electricity Board (CEA) data, NTPC Korba (2,600 MW) in Chattisgarh has emerged as the top performing Thermal Power Plant in the country with 97.42 percent Plant Load Factor (PLF) between April to July 2020. 

·        NTPC Vindhyachal (4760 MW) in Uttar Pradesh one of the performing power plants in the country. 

4. BANGLADESH TO CONSTRUCT A MONUMENT FOR THE INDIAN SOLDIERS

·        Mozammel Haque, Bangladesh War Liberation Minister announced the decision to construct a standalone monument for the Indian Soldiers who were killed by Pakistan in 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan.

·        The construction of the monument will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh.


5. ASIAN COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM AWARD 2019 

·        Asian College of Journalism(ACJ) award 2019 was conferred upon Journalist Nitin Sethi for investigative journalism and K P Narayana Kumar Memorial Award 2019 for Social Impact Journalism is bestowed upon Journalist  Shiv Sahay Singh.

·        The awards were presented in a virtual ceremony by Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist of the World Health Organisation(WHO), at the inauguration of the Class of 2021. 

·        Nitin Sethi, a journalist in the Huffington post.Shiv Sahay Singh is a  journalist in The Hindu.

 

6. LEBANON’S HASSAN DIAB GOVERNMENT STEPS DOWN

·        Hassan Diab, Lebanon PM & his government resigned due to public outrage and the pressure from within his own Cabinet as his government was blamed for the August 4 explosion in Beirut’s port which killed at least 160 people and injured about 6,000 others.

 

7. 77 NEW SPECIES OF BUTTERFLIES IN MATHERAN

·        The 8 year long (2011 – 2019) field work research conducted in the Matheran an eco-sensitive zone near Mumbai, Maharashtra an area of 214.73 Square Kilometer, identified around 140 rare species of butterflies including 77 new species.

·        Scientists Mandar Sawant, Dr. Nikhil Modak and Sagar Sarang from the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) and Somaiya Vidya Vihar University published their research paper ‘Finding the forgotten gems: Revisiting the butterflies of Matheran after 125 years’ in the community peer-reviewed Biodiversity Data Journal. 

 

8. FEMALE ICONS ON TRAFFIC SIGNALS

·        Mumbai’s Dadar has become the first city in India to have women symbols on traffic signals and signage, which was installed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that display female icons sporting triangular frock, a shift from the default representation of men

 

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