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Monday, November 30, 2020

DAILY GK: 1 DEC 2020

DAILY GK: 1 DEC 2020

1. RS.900 CRORE TO MISSION COVID SURAKSHA

      Government of India has allocated Rs.900 crore to Department of Biotechnology(DBT) for research and development of COVID-19 vaccines under Mission COVID Suraksha.

      This is the third stimulus package, already a stimulus of Rs.900 crore for a period of 12 months has been allocated for phase 1 trials.

      National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization(NTAGI), approved Mission COVID Suraksha to focus on development of vaccines to combat the spread of COVID-19 infection in mission mode.

      Fund Allocated– Rs.3000 crore in a timeline of 12 to 18 months

 

2. MOST NUMBER OF EDUCATED MIGRANTS TO OECD COUNTRIES

      According to the data released by OECD “Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development” in the Most Common birth countries of Highly Educated Migrants residing in OECD Nations, India came at the top with around 3.12 Million Highly Educated Migrants living in the OECD Nations as of 2015-16 data.

      For India, the share of individuals in Migrants who have High Education Status is 65% i.e high educations means having received vocational or academic training.

 

3. “SOFA 2020 – OVERCOMING WATER CHALLENGES IN AGRICULTURE”

      The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a flagship report titled “The State of Food and Agriculture(SOFA) 2020 – Overcoming Water Challenges in Agriculture”.

      The report states that around 1.2 billion people across the globe are under high levels of water stress, which means that one out of every 6 people in the world are facing a severe water stress or scarcity in agriculture with more than 15% of the rural population at risk.

 

4. BIGGEST FDI SOURCES FOR INDIA DURING APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2020

      The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade( DPIIT)’s in itsForeign Direct Investment(FDI) data, has listed out the top investing countries FDI(Foreign Direct Investment) equity inflows in India during April-September 2020.

      Singapore has invested Rs 62,084 crore(USD 8.30 billion) into India, which makes it the biggest source of FDI into India.

      The USA(United States of America) becomes the second biggest source of FDI into India by investing Rs 53,266 crore(USD 7.12 billion) .

 

5.     “QUARANTINE” AS WORD OF THE YEAR 2020

      The Cambridge Dictionary has named “Quarantine” as the Word of the Year 2020 based on its data which showed that the word ‘quarantine’ is one of the most searched words on the Cambridge Dictionary in 2020.

      Runners-up for Word of the year 2020 are, Lockdown and Pandemic.

 

6. GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2020

      British Driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix (officially known as Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) held at Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain.

      The race was the fifteen round of the 2020 Formula One World Championship.

      The Championships are organized by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

 

7. INDIA’S HIGHEST-RATED AUTO TRANSFORMER ‘500 MVA 400/220/33 KV’

      Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL) has set a new record for successfully manufacturing and testing India’s highest-rated auto transformer ‘500 MVA 400/220/33 kV’ (It is BHEL’s 21 400 kV class transformer) at the National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL) at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

      It successfully passed the Short circuit test.

      These transformers play a big role in building power transmission to load centres and bigger cities.

      BHEL stated that it is a new benchmark in the Global Transformer Industry.

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