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Saturday, August 15, 2020

DAILY GK 14 AUG 2020

DAILY GK 14 AUG 2020

1. FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND KATRA-DELHI EXPRESS ROAD CORRIDOR

·        First-of-its-kind Katra (Jammu & Kashmir)-Delhi Express  Road corridor works have begun and it is expected to be completed by 2023.

·        It was announced by Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (M-DoNER), Dr. Jitendra Singh.

·        The express Corridor is expected to reduce the travel time between Katra and Delhi to around six and half hours, the total outlay of the project is Rs. 35, 000 crores.

·        The Express Corridor is being built under the Bharatmala Pariyojana, which is a centrally-sponsored and funded Road & Highways project of the Government of India.

 

2. DAUGHTERS HAVE EQUAL BIRTHRIGHT TO INHERIT PROPERTY

·        In accordance with the landmark judgment passed by three-judge Bench of Supreme Court (SC) headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprised of Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Mukeshkumar Rasikbhai Shah, the daughters will have equal inheritance rights as of sons in the properties of fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers right from the codification of the law in 1956 i.e. it would have retrospective effect

 

3. GOA’S MOIRA BANANAS, HARMAL CHILLIES, KHAJE GETS GI TAG

·        The Geographical Indications Registry headquartered in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) granted Geographical Indications(GI) to Goa’s Harmal Chillies which are grown only in Harmal village and adjacent areas of Pernem taluka(specifically in the coastal village of Arambol), Moira bananas, an unique banana grown in Moira village of Bardez taluka & Bicholim Taluka and Khaje, the traditional state sweet. 

 

4. 40 MM UNDER BARREL GRENADE LAUNCHER (UBGL) TO BSF

·        First consignment of 40 mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) was handed over to Border Security Force (BSF) which is designed and manufactured indigenously by the Ammunition Factory Khadki (AFK) in Pune, Maharashtra on the lines of the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India).

·        This ammunition is used to be imported by the Army and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) units.

·        Also the latest Israeli Assault Rifles, Arad and Carmel, will be manufactured under the Make in India initiative in the PLR Systems Private Limited, established by Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) in 2017 as a joint venture with Punj Lloyd in Madhya Pradesh, India.

 

5. NASA’S TESS COMPLETED PRIMARY MISSION

·        Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite(TESS) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) completed its primary mission of imaging 75% of the starry sky during the two-year survey and found 66 new exoplanets beyond the solar system, and around 2100 candidates on which the astronomers are working on to confirm among others.

·        The NASA Astrophysics Explorer mission led and operated by Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

6. INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDERS DAY 2020: AUGUST 13

·        Around 10 percent of the people worldwide are left-handed. 

·        It was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell who was founder of the Lefthanders International Inc.



7. ‘PUNJAB SMART CONNECT SCHEME’

·        On the occasion of International Youth Day and Janmastami, Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab launched the “Punjab Smart Connection Scheme” worth Rs. 92 crores to provide free smartphones to the students of class 12 and he also handed over the smartphones to 6 students.

·        The smartphones distributed under the scheme were procured by the Punjab Ministry of Industry.

 

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