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Thursday, November 19, 2020

DAILY GK 20 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK 20 NOV 2020

1. DIGITAL Media Outlets must bring down FDI to 26 %

      Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has issued a notice asking all eligible news websites, portals, aggregators and agencies which are uploading or streaming news and current affairs through digital media to comply with the 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) policy for digital news media.

      They need to share suitable details within one month i.e. by December 16, 2020.

 

2. ISO CERTIFICATION FOR FSSM SERVICES

      Bhubaneswar, Capital of Odisha became the First City in the Country to get ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) services.  

      Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) was the first civic body to implement FSSM regulations in Odisha.

 

3. INDIAN NAVY RECEIVES 9TH P-8I SURVEILLANCE PLANE

      Indian Navy received the 9th Poseidon 8I maritime surveillance aircraft from the United States (US) at the INS Hansa, Goa Naval Airbase.

      In 2016, India signed a deal of USD 1.1 Billion with the US for Four Additional P-8I Aircrafts.

      The P-8I is developed and produced by Boeing Defense, Space & Security (US-based).

 

4. INCREASE HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING IN INDIA

      The Fifteenth Finance Commission (XVFC) led by Chairman Nand Kishore (NK) Singh has recommended for reprioritising Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to increase Health Infrastructure Spending, and Public spending on Health in India.

      The PPP will increase India’s spending on Health Infrastructure from 0.95% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) to 2.5% GDP by 2024.

 

5. ‘BHUVAN’ IN ASSISTING GOI TO CONTAIN COVID-19

      United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific’s (ESCAP) report ‘Geospatial Practices for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific 2020: A Compendium’ has cited the role of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s ‘BHUVAN’ Geo-Portal in combating COVID-19 in India.

      It has also cited the efforts of ISRO for supporting sustainable development projects in the country.

 

6. INFANTS WHO DIDN’T GET MEASLES VACCINE: WHO REPORT

      In accordance with the new report by WHO and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “Progress Towards Regional Measles Elimination Worldwide 2000-2019”, India is among six countries with the highest number of infants who had not received the vaccine against measles.

      A total of 1.2 million children did not receive the first dose of measles-containing-vaccine (MCV1) in 2019 in India.

      The other five countries are Nigeria (3.3 million), Ethiopia (1.5 million), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (1.4 million), Pakistan (1.4 million), and Philippines (0.7 million).

 

7. UN TEAMS UP TO BUILD PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN COVID-19 VACCINES

      United Nations (UN) has collaborated with The Vaccine Confidence Project at the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to undertake Team Halo.

      It is an initiative which aims to counter the misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines.

 

8. 1ST AIRPORT IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION TO GET LEVEL 4+ TRANSITION CARBON ACCREDITATION

      Indira Gandhi International Airport(IGIA), Delhi, implemented by Delhi International Airport Limited(DIAL) became the first airport in Asia Pacific Region to get the highest level – Level 4+ Transition – carbon accreditation.

      The airport was accredited under ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program for its works in aligning its carbon management with global climate goals to reach net zero emission reduction.

      The Airport is owned and operated by GMR Group.

      The announcement was made by the Airports Council International(ACI) during the ACI Europe Annual Assembly and congress.

 

9. WORLD TOILET DAY 2020

      UN’s World Toilet Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 19th November to celebrate Toilets and to raise awareness about the 4.2 billion people across the globe who are living without any access to safely managed sanitation.

      The First UN’s World Toilet Day was observed on 19th November 2013.

      The theme of the 2020 World Toilet Day is “Sustainable sanitation and climate change”

 

10. WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY 2020

      The Women’s Entrepreneurship Day(WED) is annually observed across the globe on 19th November to celebrate, empower and support the Women Entrepreneurs in business across the globe.

      The day is organised by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization(WEDO) or #ChooseWomen founded by Wendy Diamond, recipient of Ellis Island Medal of Honour.

 

11. INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY 2020

      International Men’s Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 19th November to create awareness about the difficulties that men face on a global scale.

      The theme of the international Men’s Day 2020 is “Better Health for Men and Boys”.

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