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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Daily GK 11, 12 Oct. 2020

 

1. INDIA’S 1ST ‘HAR GHAR JAL’ STATE

    Goa has become the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ state in the country under Centre Governments Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) by providing 100% tap water connections in Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) covering 2.30 lakh households.

    T he state has achieved the target before time i.e. by 2021.

    There are 1 lakh 65 thousand rural households in North Goa and 98,000 rural households in South Goa in 191 Gram Panchayats.

 

2. WORLD’S 2ND SMOG TOWER AT CONNAUGHT PLACE

    Delhi has become the first state in the country to have the ‘Tree Transplantation Policy’ for the preservation of trees which was approved by the state’s cabinet on October 9, 2020.

    Under this, a minimum of 80% of trees affected by a development or construction project will be transplanted.

    Apart from above, the state cabinet also gave its nod for the installation of the second smog tower in the world after China and 1st in Delhi worth Rs 20 crore at Connaught Place within ten months.

    Both Approvals are a part of Delhi’s movement of “Yuddh, PradushanKeViruddh” against the air pollution levels.

 

3. HIGHLIGHTS OF BI- MONTHLY MPC 2020-21

    The 6-member 25th Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of RBI was headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

    Notably for this meeting, the MPC got three new members replacing earlier ones (Ravindra Dholakia, PamiDua and Chetan Ghate) as their four-year tenure ended in September 2020.

    The new members are:Dr. Ashima Goyal, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) member, ShashankaBhide, Senior Advisor, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), Professor Jayanth Varma, Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

 

4. WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2020

    World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is celebrated bi-annually on the second Saturday in May and in October.

    WMBD 2020, in October falls on October 10.The UN(United Nations) led awareness-raising campaign highlights the need to conserve the migratory birds and their habitats, as they face threats.

    The day also aims to spotlights their ecological importance and calls for their global conservation through international cooperation.

    Theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2020- “Birds Connect Our World”.

 

 

 

 

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