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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

DAILY GK 25 AUG 2020

 DAILY GK 25 AUG 2020

1. NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

·          Central Government constituted the India’s first 30-member National Council for Transgender Persons to advice, monitor and evaluate measures for the protection of the rights of Transgender community.

·          The 30-member council is consisted of 1Chairperson, 1 Vice-Chairperson, 13 members, 14 nominated members and 1 member secretary which is explained as below:

·          Chairperson: Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJ&E)

 

2. ‘2020 NUAKHAI JUHAR’

·          Nukhai Juhar, an ancient festival which is also known as Nuakhai Parab or Nuakhai Bhetghat is celebrated on the fifth day of lunar fortnight of Bhadrabaa, to welcome the new crop of the season in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and other neighbouring states.

·          Nuakhai is a combination of two words, Nua which means new and Khai which means eat.

·          The 2020 Nuakhai Juhar was celebrated on 23rd August. 

 

3. “THUMBIMAHOTSAVAM 2020”

·          Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” was launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India State unit in collaboration with Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam through a virtual ceremony from Kerala.

·          The festival will culminate with the State dragonfly summit, most probably in January 2021.

·          The official mascot of the festival is “Pantalu” which is the genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae commonly known as rainpool gliders.

 

4. GOOGLE LAUNCHES ‘THE ANYWHERE SCHOOL’

·          Google launched ‘The Anywhere School’ initiative in more than 250 countries around the world. The initiative is expected to benefit millions of students who have switched to learning from home, due to the pandemic. 

·          Under the initiative, Google will roll out over 50 new features across products like Google Meet, Classroom, G Suite and other products. 

 

5. ICC CRICKET HALL OF FAME

·          Former players Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Lisa Caprini Sthalekar(Australia) and Syed Zaheer Abbas Kirmani(Pakistan) were inducted into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame of the class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony. 

·          ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history.

 

6. BOOK “DELHI RIOTS 2020: THE UNTOLD STORY”

·          The book “Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story”authored by Monika Arora, advocate, Sonali Chitalkar(political Science) and Prerna Malhotra(English) teachers at Delhi University is set to be published by Garuda Prakashan .

 

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