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Thursday, August 13, 2020

DAILY GK 13 AUG 2020

 

DAILY GK 13 AUG 2020

1. NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR LAUNCHED KRISHI MEGH

·        Narendra Singh Tomar virtually launched the Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services) along with the KVC ALUNET (Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Chhatr Alumni Network) and Online Accreditation System for Higher Agricultural Educational Institutions (HEI) on the lines of the Digital India initiative.

·        About Krishi Megh (National Agricultural Research & Education System -Cloud Infrastructure and Services). It has been set up at National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) in Hyderabad.

 

2. MOTA: THE NINE ‘TRIBAL FREEDOM FIGHTERS’ MUSEUM

·        The Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) announced that the nine Tribal Freedom Fighters Museums that are under development by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to recognise the contribution of the tribal freedom fighters will be completed by the end of 2020.

·        Out of the 9 sanctioned museums, 2 museums are near completion and 7 are at the different stages of progress.

·        Among the nine museums the state of the art museum in Rajpipla, Gujarat is the largest with a project cost of Rs.102.55 crores.


3. SWACHH BHARAT MISSION ACADEMY

·        Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Jal Shakti launched the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM) Academy, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) based free mobile online training course with modules on the Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus programme at an event in New Delhi.

·        It is launched as part of ‘GandagiMukt Bharat’, the ongoing week-long behaviour change campaign.

 

4. 1ST COUNTRY TO REGISTER COVID-19 VACCINE

·        Russia becomes the 1st country to officially register a coronavirus(COVID-19) vaccine and declare it ready for use.

·        The vaccine will be marketed in foreign markets under the name ‘Sputnik V’, after the world’s first satellite Sputnik.

·        The vaccine has been developed jointly by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Defence Ministry.

·        It is expected that Russia will make the vaccine available to the public on Jan 1, 2021. 

 

5. HELICOPTERS DEPLOYED FOR OPERATIONS AT LADAKH

·        Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) manufactured two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) have been deployed for operations at high altitude (Ladakh sector) to support Indian Air Force (IAF) missions amid prevailing situation on the India-China border.

·        LCH is capable of hitting any type of target by day or night with an ability to carry adequate weapon load at high altitudes under varied conditions.

 

6. UPPER STAGE ROCKET ENGINE NAMED “RAMAN”

·        Skyroot Aerospace, Indian aerospace startup successfully test fired an upper stage rocket engine “Raman”, India’s first 100% 3D printed bi-propellant liquid rocket engine injector named after the nobel laureate Sir CV Raman and became the first private aerospace company in India to test a rocket engine developed in India.

·        Raman can hurl a satellite of 250 to 700 kilograms into the lower orbits.

 

7. RAHAT INDORI PASSES AWAY

·        Urdu Poet & Lyricist, Rahat Indori who was being treated for COVID-19 died of Heart Attack at Aurobindo Hospital, Indore.

·        He was born as Rahat Qureshi on 1 January, 1950 in Indore. He taught Urdu literature at Devi Ahilya University, and was awarded PhD from Bhoj University in Madhya Pradesh for his thesis titled ‘Urdu Main Mushaira’.



8. INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2020 – AUGUST 12

·        The IYD 2020 is celebrated under the theme – “Youth Engagement for Global Action” to highlight the methods in which the engagement of the young people at the local, national and global levels promotes the national and multilateral institution and processes.

 

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