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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

DAILY GK 4 AUG 2020

DAILY GK 4 AUG 2020

1. ‘VIDYARTHI VIGYAN MANTHAN 2020-21’

·             Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan 2020-21. VVM is a national level programme for popularizing science among school students of class sixth to Eleventh. 

·             Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan is an initiative of Vijnana Bharathi (VIBHA) in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar, Government of India and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) an institution under the Ministry of Education(MoE formerly known as Ministry of Human Resource Development).

·             It is India’s largest Science talent search examination for New India using Digital Devices.

 

2. IFSCA SET UP EXPERT COMMITTEE HEADED BY PRADIP SHAH

·             The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) announced the establishment of an expert committee headed by Pradip Shah, Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt Ltd. to suggest on how to develop the international retail businesses in International Financial Services Centres(IFSC).

·             The objective of the IFSCA is to make India a global hub for international financial service in par with London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai.

 

3. MOHAMED IRFAAN ALI BECOMES THE PRESIDENT OF GUYANA

·             Former Guyanese housing minister Mohamed Irfaan Ali(40 years old)became the President of the country after he was declared as the winner of the disputed March 2, 2020 general election following a recount.

·             He is a member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). He succeeds David Arthur(A.) Granger.

 

4. UNICEF & ADB FUNDS FOR THERMAL SCREENING AT RAJIV GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

·             Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has received a mass fever screening system to enhance the screening process of passengers.

·             There are two more scanners in the Airport.

·             About the Scanner:-

·             The thermal scanner is a ceiling mounted one and is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking persons having fever or showing symptoms of fever and also persons with high skin temperature.

·             The scanner automatically adapts to the room temperature without any human intervention.

 

5. BRITISH GRAND PRIX 2020

·             Formula One Champion Mercedes Lewis Hamilton(British) won British Grand Prix(GP) 2020(officially known as the Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix 2020) held at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom(UK).  This is his 7th time to win this title.

·             He is the only racer to win most in British GP.

·             With this victory, Lewis Hamilton won 87 GP and is 4 short of ferrari Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91

 

6. INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2020 IN UAE 

·             The Central Government has given the go ahead for Indian Premier League to be rescheduled in the United Arab Emirates from September 19 to November 10, 2020

·             The Board of Control for Cricket in India has got “verbal clearance” from the Government and will receive the official letter in a day or two.

·             Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will be the three venues of the tournament. No spectators to be allowed in the initial phase of the tournament.

 

7. MINISTER OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION OF U.P, KAMAL RANI VARUN DIED

·             Minister of Technical Education of Uttar Pradesh, Kamala Rani Varun had passed away at the age of 62 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh due to the infection of COVID-19. 

·             She had been admitted in the hospital on July 18,2020 after testing positive on COVID-19 virus at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

 

8. BOOK TITLED “SIYASAT MEIN SADASYATA”

·             Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar released a book titled, “Siyasat Mein Sadasyata” authored by Bihar Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary.

·             The book is a compilation of the author’s views, three dozen articles on different important issues and his life journey.

·             The book was published by Bihar Assembly Secretariat.

 

9. FIRST MUSLIM WOMEN RIGHTS DAY OBESERVED ON AUGUST 1 2020

·             Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) observed the first anniversary of the passage of Muslim Women Act (Protetion on Rights on Marriage Act) on 1st August 2019 which criminalised the act of triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat and help to achieve gender equality for Muslim women as Muslim Women Rights Day.

·             1st August 2020 was recorded as the first Muslim Women Rights Day across India.

 


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