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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

DAILY GK 15 SEPT. 2020

 

DAILY GK 15 SEPT. 2020

1. TARGETS TO COVER 100 LAKH HA UNDER MICRO IRRIGATION

·        Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare announced that the Ministry has set target to cover 100 lakh Hectares(Ha) under micro irrigation in 5 years while addressing the webinar on Enhancing Water Use Efficiency and Coverage of Micro Irrigation in Indian Agriculture organised by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW).

·        DAC&FW is implementing the Per Drop More Crop component of Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayi Yojana (PMKSY-PDMC) since 2015-16 to increase the efficiency of water usage in the agri sector and increase the farmer’s income.

·        The ministry with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD) created a dedicated Micro Irrigation Fund(MIF) of Rs.5000 crores to support the states to mobilize their resources to expand the micro irrigation coverage.

 

2. 900 CRORE WORTH PETROLEUM PROJECT IN BIHAR 

·        Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated 3 key projects of the petroleum sector worth more than Rs 900 crore in Bihar through video conference and dedicated it to the Nation.

·        The projects include the Durgapur-Banka section(about 200 km) of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur Pipeline Augmentation Project and 2 LPG(Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Bottling Plants

 

3. SCO FOREIGN MINISTERS IN MOSCOW

·        A days after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Moscow, Russia to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Defence Ministers Meeting, Click Here to Read, now Union Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had a four-days visit to Russia from September 8-11, 22 to attend the SCO-CFM (Council of Foreign Ministers) Meeting in Moscow.

·        Dr. S Jaishankar participated in the SCO-CFM meeting, held on September 9-10, 2020, which was hosted by Russia under the chairmanship of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov.

 

4. ICICI LOMBARD INKS BANCASSURANCE TIE UP WITH YES BANK

·        ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India) Lombard Insurance Company Ltd has entered into a Bancassurance tie-up with Yes Bank  to sell its insurance products.

·        Through this agreement, ICICI Lombard aims to offer innovative insurance solutions to Yes Bank’s Customers  across 28 States and 8 Union Territories.

·        Bancassurance is an arrangement between a Bank and an Insurance Company allowing the Insurance Company to sell its products to the Bank’s Client Base



5. COMMITTEE TO STUDY ANCIENT INDIAN CULTURE

·        Prahlad Singh Mulayam Singh Patel(in short- Prahlad Singh Patel) Minister of State (I/C- Independent Charge) of Culture and Tourism has informed that Government has formed a 16 member expert committee to conduct a study on the origin and evolution of Indian culture dating back to about 12,000 years ago and its interface with other cultures of the world.

 

6. SWAMI AGNIVESH, ARYA SAMAJ LEADER PASSED AWAY AT 80

·        Swami Agnivesh(Original Name- Vepa Shyam Rao), renowned social activist, scholar, former MLA(Member of the Legislative Assembly) and Cabinet Minister for Education of Haryana passed away at the age of 80 due to cardiac arrest at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in New Delhi, India.

·        He served as the president (2004–2014) of the World Council of Arya Samaj, which is the highest international body of the Arya Samaj.

·        He was born on 21st September,  1939 in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh.

 

7. HINDI DIWAS 2020 – SEPTEMBER 14

·        Hindi Diwas is celebrated annually on 14th of September across India to promote Hindi and to create awareness about the language.

·        This day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the adoption of Hindi (the Devanagari Script) as one of the official languages of the Republic of India.

·        It is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India.

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