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DAILY GK 26 SEP 2020

 DAILY GK 26 SEP 2020

1.  INDIA, AUSTRALIA CONDUCTED PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX) IN THE EAST INDIAN OCEAN REGION

·        Indian Navy conducted a two-day long Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in the East Indian Ocean Region (IOR) where Indian side was represented by stealth frigate INS Sahyadri and missile corvette INS Karmuk Australian side included HMAS Hobart along with Indian Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA), and helicopters from both the nations. 

·        It should be noted that India-Australia conducts maritime exercise “AUSINDEX” biennially to boost defence cooperation in the maritime domain.

2. FIRST MEDICAL DEVICES PARK TO BE SET UP IN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

·        Central government approved the setting up four medical device parks in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the lines of “Make in India” initiative and to provide world-class products at affordable prices for treatment. 

·        Pinarayi Vijayan laid the foundation stone for one of the first medical devices parks in the country, “MedSpark” at Life Science Park, Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram.

3. INDIA PROVIDED 1.54 BILLION ASSISTANCE TO NEPAL

·        The Nepal earthquake of 2015 also known as “Gorkha earthquake” had severely affected thousands of lives as well as the economy.

·        At that time, India being the Nepal’s immediate neighbour, was the first to respond with Operation Maitri which provided rescue and relief by its armed forces and also announced a post-earthquake reconstruction package of US$ 1 billion (which comprises US$ 250 million grant and US$ 750 million concessional Line of Credit). 

4. WORLD RISK REPORT 2020

·        According to the World Risk Index (WRI) 2020, India has been ranked at the 89th spot among 181 Countries.

·        The World Risk Index is a statistical model for the assessment of global risk of disasters such as earthquakes, storms, floods, droughts and sea-level rise. 

·        According to the Index, Qatar (0.31) had the lowest risk, followed by Malta (0.66) and St. Vincent and the Grenadines (0.81).

Rank

Country 

World Risk Index

Category (Based on Risk)

1

Vanuatu

49.74

Very High Risk

2

Tonga

29.72

Very High Risk

181

Qatar

0.31

Very Low Risk

180

Malta

0.66

Very Low Risk

 

5. RBI RELEASED “’TECHNOLOGY VISION FOR CYBER SECURITY’

·        RBI released “’Technology Vision for Cyber Security’ for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) – 2020-2023”

·        It aims to enhance the cyber security in the Urban Co-operative banking sector against the growing Information Technology (IT) and cyber threat environment. 

·        Based on the inputs from diverse stakeholders, the technology vision document was formalised.

 

6. UNIATF AWARD 2020

·        Kerala won the UN Interagency Task Force (UNIATF)UNIATF Award 2020 for its contribution towards the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) related to the non-communicable diseases. 

·        Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the

annual UNIATF Award for the year 2020 on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. 

This is the first time for Kerala to be recognised by this annual UN Award.

 

7. INDIGENOUS MICROPROCESSOR “MOUSHIK” FOR IOT DEVICES

·        Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras developed the indigenously made microprocessor “MOUSHIK”, a processor cum “system-on-chip” (SoC)for Internet of Things(IoT) devices.

·        MOUSHIK will support the developing IoT devices which are the integral part of the Smart Cities of Digital India.

·        This project was funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

 

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