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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

DAILY GK: 24 NOV 2020

 DAILY GK: 24 NOV 2020

1. SUBSIDIZED LOANS MICRO-IRRIGATION PROJECTS

      Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoAFW) has approved subsidized loans worth Rs 3,971.31 crore under Micro Irrigation Fund (MIF) for implementing micro-irrigation projects.

      These funds were earlier approved by the steering committee of MIF.

      The maximum loan worth Rs 1,357.93 crore has been approved for the state of Tamil Nadu, followed by Rs 790.94 crore for Haryana & Rs 764.13 crore for Gujarat

 

2. 2ND EDITION OF ‘SITMEX-20’

      The 2nd Edition of SITMEX-20 – A Trilateral Naval Exercise between Indian Navy, Royal Thai Navy (RTN) & Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) took place from November 21-22, 2020 at the Andaman Sea.

      1st Edition of SITMEX-19 was hosted by India in Port Blair in 2019.

 

3. SDG INVESTOR MAP REPORT FOR INDIA

      The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Invest India launched the SDG Investor Map Report for India, which presents 18 investment opportunities areas (IOAs) in 6 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enabling sectors that will support India to advance in sustainable development.

 

4. INDIA’S FIRST MOSS GARDEN

      India’s First Moss Garden was inaugurated at Khurpatal, Nainital District of Uttarakhand by renowned Water Conservation Activist of India, Rajendra Singh (also known as Water Man of India).

      The Garden has been set up for the purpose of conservation of different species of moss.

      Two moss species found in the park – Hyophila Involuta (Cement Moss) & Brachythecium Buchanani are listed under in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List.

 

5. RBI RESTRICTS WITHDRAWALS FROM MANTHA URBAN COOP BANK

      In exercise of powers vested in it under sub section (1) of Section 35 A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on withdrawals from Jalna,

      Maharashtra-based Mantha Urban Cooperative Bank for six months from November 17, 2020.

 

6. NASA, ESA LAUNCH ‘SENTINEL-6 MICHAEL FREILICH’

      ‘Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich’ – A Satellite developed by NASA & European Space Agency (ESA) to monitor rising global sea levels was successfully launched into the orbit by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

 

7. MUSHROOM SPECIES GLOW BRIGHT GREEN

      A new species of mushroom that emits bright green light in the dark was found in the West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya by a team of scientists from India and China following the reports of the locals.

      The species is named Roridomyces hyllostachydis, this is the first record of the genus Roridomyces in India.

      This species is now added to the 97 other species of bioluminescent mushrooms in the world.

 

8.  “LOKTANTRA KE SWAR” & “THE REPUBLICAN ETHIC”

      Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh released two books titled “Loktantra Ke Swar” and “The Republican Ethic volume 3”, collection of the selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind in Hindi and English respectively.

      The books were published by the Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(MIB).

 

9. WORLD FISHERIES DAY 2020 – NOVEMBER 21

      The World Fisheries Day is annually celebrated across the globe on 21st November 2020, to create and spread awareness about the importance of the healthy ocean ecosystem and to ensure the sustainable stock of fisheries in the world.

 

10. MP SETS UP ‘GAU CABINET’ FOR COW PROTECTION

      CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan established a ‘Gau Cabinet’ for the protection and promotion of cattle in the state. 6 Departments – Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Departments will be part of the ‘Gau Cabinet’.

      The First meeting of the ‘Gau Cabinet’ was held virtually on November 22, 2020 at Kamdhenu Gau Abhayaranya in Agar Malwa distinct – India’s First cow sanctuary. 

      Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired the meeting.

      They discussed levying ‘Gau Seva kar (Cow Cess)’.

 

 

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