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Monday, December 14, 2020

DAILY GK: 13, 14 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK: 13, 14 DEC 2020

1. INDIA’S 1ST INDIGENOUS MRNA COVID-19 VACCINE

      Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) gave approval for India’s 1st indigenous messenger Ribonucleic acid(mRNA) vaccine candidate, HGCO19 to initiate Phase I/II human clinical trials.

      It was developed by Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd in collaboration with HDT Biotech Corporation, Seattle, USA.

 

2. INTERNATIONAL BHARATHI FESTIVAL 2020

      PM Narendra Modi addressed the International Bharathi Festival 2020 through video conferencing.

      The festival was organised by the Vanavil Cultural Centre to celebrate the 138th birth anniversary of Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi, a Tamil writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer.

      During the event, Seeni Viswanathan was named as the winner of Bharathi Award 2020.

      The award is presented since 1994.

 

3. TOP CAUSE OF DEATH AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL

      According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2019 Global Health Estimates, Ischaemic Heart Disease remained the Top Cause of death at the Global level over the period 2000-19, it is responsible for 16% of World’s total deaths.

      The study has also stated that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) constitute 7 of the World’s Top 10 causes of death.

 

4. RAMANUJAN PRIZE FOR YOUNG MATHEMATICIANS 2020

      Dr. Carolina Araujo, Brazilian Mathematician from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was named as the winner of Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians 2020 from developing countries in a virtual ceremony. 

      She is the 1st non-Indian women mathematician to receive this prize.

      The Prize carries a cash award of USD 15,000.

      Reason of the Prize

      She won the prize for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry, especially in bilateral geometry, and in the theory of extremal rays.

 

5. CHINA NATIONAL FLAG ON MOON

      China’s Chang’e-5 probe planted the Chinese National Flag on the Moon’s Surface. The United States was the first country to plant its National Flag on the Lunar surface during the manned Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

      Chang’e-5 planted the flag before starting on its return journey from the moon.

      It is carrying China’s first Lunar Samples.

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