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Monday, September 21, 2020

DAILY GK 20 & 21 SEP 2020

DAILY GK 20 & 21 SEP 2020

1.  CENTRE AMENDED PUBLIC PROCUREMENT (PREFERENCE TO MAKE IN INDIA) ORDER 2017

·        In order to promote the “Make in India” initiative, the Central Government has amended the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order, 2017 .

·        This amendment will enable nodal Ministries/ Departments to notify higher minimum local content requirements for Class-I & Class-II local suppliers which was earlier fixed at 50% and 20% respectively.

·        This order is issued pursuant to Rule 153(iii) General Financial Rules 2017.

 

2. INDIA & BANGLADESH TO RESUME JOINT COORDINATED BORDER PATROL

·        At the 50th Director General(DG) level conference between India and Bangladesh, both the countries have agreed to share real time intelligence on the smuggling syndicates and the list of smugglers to control and prevent criminal activities and other problems and to ensure the peace and security in the Indo-Bangladesh borders.

·        The 4-day conference was held from 16th September 2020 to 19th September 2020 which concluded in Dhaka, Bangladesh

·        The 6-member Border Security Force (BSF) delegation was led by its DG Rakesh Asthana and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) delegation was led by its DG Md. Shafeenul Islam. 

 

3. ANIL DHASMANA APPOINTED AS NEW CHIEF OF NTRO

·        The Central government appointed Anil Dhasmana, former chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW) as the new chief of  National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO).

·        He will serve till he attains the age of 65, i.e., for 2 years.

·        He succeeds Satish Chandra Jha, former Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, who resigned from the office on September 17, 2020.
Note– The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the appointment of Anil Dhasmana.

·        NTRO is a technical intelligence Agency that is responsible for geospatial intelligence and satellite imagery.

·        It is under the National Security Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office, India.

 

4. ‘SWASNER’, A 1ST OF ITS KIND HELMET-LIKE VENTILATION DEVICE

·        A group of 7 engineering students from IIIT (International Institute of Information Technology), Bhubaneswar have developed ‘Swasner’, a 1st of its kind helmet-like ventilation device to help patients breathe more conveniently.

·        The designed hyperbaric chamber is a low-cost device to help COVID-19 patients.

·        Swasner will reduce deaths caused due to lack of ventilators in the country.

 

5. SOUTHERN RAILWAY’S CHENNAI DIVISION LAUNCHES “FREIGHT SEVA” APP

·        On September 19, 2020 The Chennai Division of Southern Railways launched an in-house mobile application called “Freight Seva”, as part of its efforts to boost Freight traffic and add more customers to its base. 

·        The Freight Seva app will serve as a platform for information needs, and will provide necessary details for the freight customers.

·        The app will have a query module where the customers can seek clarifications regarding goods/parcels dealt in Chennai Division.

6. AMITABHA GHOSH PASSED AWAY AT 90

·        Amitabha Ghoshformer governor of Reserve Bank of India(RBI) passed away at the age of 90.

·        He is the shortest serving governor of RBI(21 days- January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985).

·        He served as the 16th governor, while serving as a deputy governor of RBI until R N Malhotra (17th Governor) took  over.



 


 

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