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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

DAILY GK 13- 14 SEPT. 2020

 

DAILY GK 13- 14 SEPT. 2020

1. MOHUA LAUNCHED CLIMATE SMART CITIES ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK 2.0

·     Hardeep Singh Puri for Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) 2.0, along with the “Streets for People Challenge” in a virtual event organised by the Smart Cities Mission from New Delhi.

·     The objective of CSCAF is to provide a roadmap for cities for combating Climate Change while planning and implementing their actions.

·     In order to make cities more pedestrian friendly, MoHUA has initiated Streets for People Challenge to develop a unified vision of streets, in consultation with stakeholders and citizens, through quick, innovative, and low-cost measures.

·     This challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, capital cities of States/UT’s and cities with a population of over 5 lakh.

 

2. UNGA HIGH-LEVEL FORUM ON THE CULTURE OF PEACE

·     74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Forum (HLF) on the Culture of Peace which was convened by its President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande and addressed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the theme “The Culture of Peace: Change our world for the better in the age of Covid-19”.

·     The event was also addressed by ambassadors of a large number of Member States and High Representatives of several UN entities where Indian side was represented by Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN Paulomi Tripathi.

 

3. ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM

·     Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan participated in the online meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) under the Chairmanship of Vietnam.

·     During the 27th ARF meeting, the Ministers exchanged views on International and regional issues.

·     India will co-chair the ASEAN Regional forum on port securities and United Nations Convention on the Law of Sea(UNCLOS).

 

4. PARESH RAWAL APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF NSD

·     Ram Nath Kovind, President of India appointed Paresh Rawal, actor and former Member of Parliament as the Chairman of National School of Drama(NSD) for the next years, he succeeded Ratan Thiyam, Playwright and theatre Director who served as the chairman of NSD from 2013 to 2017 after which the post was vactan until now.

5. NATIONAL FOREST MARTYR DAY 2020: SEPTEMBER 11

·     National Forest Martyrs Day is observed annually on September 11 in India to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives in order to protect the environment, forests and wildlife across the country.

·     September 11 was chosen to commemorate the Khejarli massacre, which took place on September 11 in 1730.

·     September 11, 2020 marks the 15th National Forest Martyr Day.

 

6. FIRST INDIAN COMPANY TO HIT $200 BILLION M-CAP

·     Reliance Industries became the first Indian company to hit $200 billion market capitalization with an approximate value of $200.8 billion Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a distant second with market cap of Rs 8.75 trillion, or USD 119 billion.

·     Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) also becomes World’s 40th Most Valuable Company.

 

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