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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

DAILY GK 4 NOV. 2020

DAILY GK 4 NOV 2020

1. INDIA’S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED MINIATURE TRAIN LAUNCHED

•      India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train was virtually inaugurated at the Veli Tourist Village in Kerala by state’s Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan.

•      Developed with an outlay of Rs 10 crore, this train is a part of Rs 60 crore projects undertaken to make facilities of the Veli tourist village to international standards.

•      Apart from this, he also dedicated Rs 5 crore Urban Park and Rs 2.5 crore swimming pool at the Veli tourist village which is located on the outskirts of the capital Thiruvananthapuram where the Veli lake meets the Arabian sea.

 

2. ‘MISSION SAGAR-II’

•      Indian Naval Ship (INS) Airavat entered Port Sudan with 100 Tonnes of Food aid as part of Mission Sagar-II. Under Mission ‘SAGAR’ Indian government is providing assistance to Friendly Foreign Countries to overcome natural calamities and COVID-19 pandemic.

•      The mission is being done in close coordination with the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of External Affairs and other agencies of Indian Government.

 

3. WATER RISK’ BY 2050: WWF REPORT

•      In accordance with the World Wide Fund (WWF) Water Risk Filter, an online tool, co-developed by the WWF for Nature and Germany’s Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (KFW DEG), nearly a third of the 100 cities in the world susceptible to “water risk” are in India means 30 Indian cities are expected to suffer increased water risks by 2050.

•      The list of Indian cities was topped by Jaipur (Rajasthan) which is followed by Indore (Madhya Pradesh) and Thane (Maharashtra).  Among 100 cities, Jaipur ranked 45th and Indore featured at 75th.

 

4. SBI BECOMES 1ST CORPORATE PARTNER OF EDX FROM INDIA

•      In a bid to develop skill sets of career-oriented individuals, SBI(State Bank of India) has entered into a strategic partnership with edX, a global non-profit education platform to expand  the learners’ perspectives and access to knowledge beyond the classrooms.

•      As part of this partnership, SBI will offer its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the edX platform(edx.org.) from November 2020.

•      With this partnership, SBI becomes 1st Corporate Partner of edX from India.

 

5.  “MOST OUTSTANDING COMPANY- FINANCIAL SECTOR” IN INDIA

•      HDFC Bank Limited has been voted as the “Most Outstanding Company – Financial Sector” in India in the poll conducted by Asiamoney, a well-established financial publication.

•      HDFC has been given the honour for the 2nd consecutive year.

 

6. SHANE WATSON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

•      Former Australian All Rounder Shane Robert Watson announced retirement from all forms of Cricket at the age of 39.

•      He had already announced retirement from International Cricket in 2015 but was playing Franchise-based Cricket tournaments such as Indian Premier League (IPL), Pakistan Super League (PSL).

 

 

 

  

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