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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Daily GK 21 Oct. 2020

 Daily GK 21 Oct. 2020

1. INDIA’S FIRST MULTI-MODAL LOGISTIC PARK IN ASSAM VIRTUALLY

    Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs(Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) virtually laid the foundation stone for India’s first Multi-modal Logistic Park(MMLP) at Jogighopa in Assam.

    Rs 693.97 crore park will provide direct air, road, rail and waterways connectivity to the people.

    The park will be developed under the BharatmalaPariyojana of the Government of India.

 

2. ISRAELI EMBASSY TO HAVE FIRST ‘WATER ATTACHE’ IN INDIA

    India and Israel share a strategic partnership in water management. In order to boost it further, Israel will have a first separate ‘Water Attache’ in India from January 2021 which will share the former’s best practices and technologies for advancements in India’s water management and agriculture sectors.

    Notably, water is one of the biggest challenges in India post-COVID.

 

 3. INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION OUTLOOK 2020

    Secretary-general at OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Jose Angel Gurria Trevino unveiled the 44th edition of “International Migration Outlook 2020” in which India emerged as the second largest source country both in terms of the “total” inflow of new migrants to OECD countries during 2018 and also as regards the number of Indians acquiring citizenship of these countries.

    India overtook Romania to emerge as the second-largest source country.

    Notably, migration from India to OECD countries increased sharply by 10% and reached 3.3 lakh.

    It represents 5% of the overall migration to OECD countries.

    China grabbed the top spot while Romania stood at 3rd place.

 

4. ONE-MAN PANEL TO MONITOR STUBBLE BURNING

    Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and comprising of Justices AjjikuttiraSomaiah Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian has directed to formulate a one-man committee under former SC judge Madan BhimaraoLokur to monitor and prevent stubble-burning by farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) this winter, which worsens the air quality in Delhi- National Capital Region (NCR).

    This constitution of panel is on the lines petition filed by Aditya Dubey who has raised concern over rising pollution level in Delhi-NCR.

    He was represented by senior advocate Vikas Singh.

 

5. SCALE INDIA MOBILE APP FOR ENHANCED QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC), a non-profit organization (NGO) launched “Skill Certification Assessment for Leather Employees India (SCALE India)” Android app for enhancing the quality assurance of the leather industry.

    Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey unveiled the SCALE India app during a virtual event.

    The app will serve as a one-stop solution for skilling, learning, assessment and employment needs of the leather and leather products industry.

 

6. INDIA SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED SANT MISSILE

    India successfully Test-fired Standoff Anti-Tank Guided Missile (SANT Missile) from a roof-top launcher at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.

    The missile is equipped with Lock-on After Launch and Lock-on Before Launch capabilities.

    The Missile hit the designated static target with high accuracy.

    SANT Missile is an air-to-surface missile being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for Indian Air Force (IAF).

    The missile is an upgraded version of Helicopter Launched Nag (HeliNa) Missile.

 

7. WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAY 2020 – OCTOBER 20

    The first WOD was celebrated on 20th October 1996.

    The year-long campaign of WOD 2020 will feature “That’s Osteoporosis” as the headline, and highlight the visuals that impact the emotions and the stories of the Osteoporosis patients.

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