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Thursday, September 24, 2020

DAILY GK 24 SEP 2020

 

DAILY GK 24 SEP 2020

 

1.  JOINT SECURITY PATROL ALONG BORDER IN KAPILVASTU DISTRICT

·        The Security forces of Nepal and India have started a joint security patrol at the Nepal-India Border in Kapilvastu district, Nepal.

·        The patrol has been started with a motive to control the spread of COVID-19 and keep in check the illegal cross-border activities at the Nepal-India Border. 

·        The Krishnanagar Municipality of the Kapilvastu district is a major point of transit along the Nepal-India Border.

2. VIRTUAL G-20 MEETING OF TRADE AND INVESTMENT MINISTERS

·        Virtual G-20 Trade and Investment Ministers under the Saudi Arabia Presidency was held where India was represented by Union Commerce and Industry & Railways Minister, Piyush Vedprakash Goyal. 

·        The objective of the meet was the further strengthening of G20 trade and investment cooperation.

·        During the meet, Piyush Goyal cleared that India is not in a position to accept the concept of Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT) as there is a need for policy to finalize laws around digital trade and data.

 

3. JINETH BEDOYA LIMA WON THE GOLDEN PEN OF FREEDOM AWARD

·        Colombian Journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima was honoured with the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award, an annual press freedom award of the World Association of News Publishers(WAN-IFRA).

·        The award was presented to recognise her contribution towards promoting and protecting women rights and her courage to overcome her personal tragedy which inspires other women across the globe.

·        Jineth Bedoya Lima is the deputy editor for El Tiempo Newspaper, Colombia.

4. RBI APPOINTS AK DIXIT AS NEW ADMINISTRATOR OF PMC BANK

·        RBI appointed AK Dixit, ex-General Manager of Union Bank of India(UBI) as the new administrator of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Limited with effect from September 23, 2020. 

·        ii.He succeeds J.B. Bhoria, ex-chief general manager with the central bank who stepped down from the post of administrator on September 22, 2020, due to health reasons.

·        iii.Surinderpal Singh Ram Singh has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of PMC bank limited with effect from September 11, 2020.

5. UNEP’S GREEN AMBASSADOR IN INDIA

·        Khushi Chindaliya, a 17-year-old girl from Surat, Gujarat has been appointed as Regional Ambassador (RA) for India for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Tunza Eco-Generation (TEG), which is scheduled to take place in September, 2020. 

·        Khushi’s interest in nature and conservation of environment and her conservation efforts has helped Chindaliya to bag the role of Regional Ambassador of UNEP-TEG. 

·        She started looking for ways to conserve nature, after she saw the greenery around her hometown change into a concrete jungle.

6.  PRESIDENT OF BELARUS SWORN IN FOR 6TH TERM

·        President of Belarus(officially the Republic of Belarus), Alexander Lukashenko(Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko or AlyaksandrRyhoravich Lukashenka), the 66-year-old sworn in for a new 5 year term(i.e., this is his 6th term) in an inauguration conducted with no prior announcement.

·        He is an independent or nonpartisan politician. He won this election in alliance with Belaya Rus.

7.  DRDO CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TEST OF ABHYAS

·        DRDO successfully conducted the flight test of ABHYAS — High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Interim Test Range, Balasore, Odisha.
ABHYAS is designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO.The ABHYAS vehicle is a drone and can be used as a target for evaluation of various missile systems.  

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