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Friday, October 16, 2020

DAILY GK 15 OCT 2020

 DAILY GK 15 OCT 2020

 

1. RS.100 COIN TO HONOUR RAJMATA VIJAYARAJESCINDIA

    PM Narendra Modi released the new coin of Rs.100 denominations to honour the legacy of Rajmata VijayarajeScindia on the occasion of her birth centenary over a virtual event. She was born on 12th October 1919.

    Prahlad Singh Patel, Union Minister of Culture and the family members of Vijayaraje Scindia participated in the event.

    She penned her autobiography “The last Maharani of Gwalior” with the support of author Manohar Malgonkar.

              

2. ARTON CAPITAL’S PASSPORT INDEX

    According to Arton Capital’s Passport Index, India has been ranked 58th in the list of World’s Most Powerful Passports.

    New Zealand topped the list followed by Japan, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, South Korea and Australia in second place. 

Country 

Rank (Based on Access to Number of Destinations)

New Zealand (129 Destinations)

1

Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Australia  (128 Destinations)

2

Sweden, Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, Spain (127 Destinations)

3

Afghanistan, Iraq (31 Destinations)

75 (Bottom of the rankings)

 

3. RAJIV GAUBA TO STREAMLINE TELECOM SPECTRUM ALLOCATION

    Central Government has formulated a panel of secretaries under cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to streamline the spectrum allocation process and examine the possibility of making the auction of spectrum an annual calendar event.

    The panel comprises the secretaries of home, defence, railways, telecom, Information and Broadcasting (I&B) and department of space.

 

4. NASA TO LAUNCH NANO SATELLITE, ‘INDIA SAT’

    NASA has chosen ‘India Sat’, an indigenous experimental satellite developed by 3 students from Tamil Nadu namely, M. Adnaan of Thanthonrimalai, M. Kesavan of Nagampalli and V. Arun of Thennilai for launch in suborbital space in June, next on NASA’s sounding rocket 7.

    This satellite model has outnumbered many other satellites designed as part of the global competition conducted by the Cubes in Space, a programme of Idoodledu Inc in association with NASA.

 

5. INTERNATIONAL E-WASTE DAY OBSERVED ON 14TH OCTOBER 2020

    International E-Waste Day has been observed since 2018 by WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Forum.

    This year the day will be observed on the Theme of Education.

 

 

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