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Friday, December 11, 2020

DAILY GK: 11 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK: 11 DEC 2020

1. URBAN QUALITY OF LIFE INDEX 2020

      Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) released the Urban Quality of Life (UQoL) Index 2020, which ranked 14 Indian cities in India using 29 indicators grouped into 7 categories.

      In accordance to this, Mumbai(Maharashtra) tops the index followed by Delhi, Kolkata (West Bengal) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu) by providing Highest Quality of Life while Bihar’s capital city Patna provides poorest quality of life to its people.

 

2. NPCI DATA

      As per the data released by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Google Pay and PhonePe together account for more than 82% of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) market by volume and more than 86%  by value in November 2020.

      Google Pay has done 960.02 million transactions, worth Rs 1.61 trillion and PhonePe has done 868.4 million transactions, worth Rs 1.75 trillion.

 

3.  “SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR”

      Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry (FICCI) virtually presented India Sports Awards-2020, to sports personalities for their outstanding contributions in the field of sports.

      In the Event, Wrestler Bajrang Punia and Shooter Elavenil Valarivan received the highest honour “Sportsperson of the Year” Award.

Award                                                   Personality

Sportsperson of the Year                           Elavenil Valarivan

Sportsperson of the Year                           Bajrang Punia

Best State Promoting Sports Award         Madhya Pradesh

 

4. XSLC FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVE DETECTION

      China successfully launched 2 satellites for Gravitational Wave Detection from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre (XSLC), Sichuan Province, China.

      The satellite was sent into orbit by a Long March-11 Rocket developed by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).

      The 2 satellites are part of the Gravitational Wave High-energy Electromagnetic Counterpart All-sky Monitor (GECAM) mission.

 

5. 2021 EDITION OF ASIA CUP CRICKET TOURNAMENT

      Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Wasim Khan stated that Sri Lanka will host the 2021 Edition of Asia Cup, Cricket tournament and Pakistan will host the 2022 Edition of Asia Cup, Cricket tournament.

      The 2020 Edition was originally set to be hosted by Pakistan, as it was cancelled Pakistan were awarded to host the 2022 Edition as Compensation.

 

6. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2020 – DECEMBER 10

      UN’s Human Rights Day is annually observed across the world on 10th December, the day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 1948.

      The theme of 2020 Human rights day is “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”, which is associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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