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Friday, October 16, 2020

DAILY GK 16 OCT 2020

 DAILY GK 16 OCT 2020

1. “THALASSEMIA BAL SEWAYOJNA”

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan virtually launched the Second Phase of “Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana” from Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

    It will benefit underprivileged patients.

    The beneficiaries are Underprivileged Thalassemia Patients who are eligible for Bone Marrow Transplantation but lack financial support.

 

2. INDIA PROVIDES USD 1 MILLION TO UNRWA

    Government of India contributed USD 1 Million (Approximately INR 7.3 Crores) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in Near East (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees.

    It will help in improving the lives of Palestine refugees suffering due to the pandemic.

 

3.  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDIA REPORT

    According to Intellectual Property India’s Annual Report for 2018-19, Chandigarh University (Mohali, Punjab) has emerged as the Leading Stand-Alone University in India for filing 336 Patents, which is the highest number of patents in a year.

    The reports were released by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, Government of India.

Top 3 Indian Applicants for patents from Academic Institutes and Universities:

Name of Institute                                                                                        Rank

Indian Institute of Technology (Collective) – 557 Patents                   1

Chandigarh University, Punjab – 336 Patents                                       2 (Top Stand-Alone University)

Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh – 185 Patents                                        3

 

4.  ‘SARAL JEEVAN BIMA’; MANDATED LIFE INSURERS TO LAUNCH BY JAN 1, 2021

    Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) released Guidelines for Standard Life Insurance Product ‘Saral Jeevan Bima’.

    The insurance scheme should be mandatorily offered by All Life Insurance Companies from January 1, 2021.

    A Standard Insurance Product will enable the customers to easily make an informed choice, enhance trust between Insurers and insured and reduce mis-selling.

 

5. WORLD STUDENTS DAY OBSERVED ON 15TH OCTOBER, 2020

    The World Students Day is observed annually on 15th October to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of India’s 11th President Dr. AvulPakirJainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (known as APJ Abdul Kalam).

    This is Abdul Kalam’s 89th Birth Anniversary.

    The theme of World Student Day 2020 is “Learning for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace”.

 

6.  ‘RED LIGHT ON GAADI OFF’ CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE AIR POLLUTION

    In a bid to reduce air pollution, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister(CM) of Delhi launched ‘Red Light On Gaadi Off’ Campaign. Under this antipollution campaign, people will be encouraged to turn off the engines of their vehicles while waiting at traffic signals.

    Prakash Javadekar, Union Environment Minister stated that only 4% pollution is due to stubble burning in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), while the remaining 96% is due to local factors like biomass burning, garbage dumping, etc.

 

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