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Thursday, December 24, 2020

DAILY GK: 24 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK: 24 DEC 2020

1. L&T DEFENCE RECEIVED ‘GREEN CHANNEL STATUS’

      L&T Defence, defence manufacturing hub of Larsen and Toubro received ‘green channel status’ from Defence Ministry.

      It has received the status from the Directorate General Quality Assurance (DGQA) under the Ministry of Defence for its major naval weapon delivery systems.

      This status also provides deemed registration status and waiver from pre-dispatch inspection to L&T Defence.

 

2. COVID-19 VACCINE MARKET DASHBOARD

      The United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) launched  ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Market Dashboard’.

      The interactive tool enables countries, partners and industry to follow the developments of COVID-19 vaccine market  and the efforts of the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility to confirm that there is fair and equitable access for each and every country in the world.

      The dashboard, in this 1st release offers a routinely updated overview of the global research and development pipeline, the projected production capacity, the bilateral and multilateral supply agreements, that were announced publicly and the reported price points.

 

3. ‘INFINITE INDIA’, AN ONLINE PLATFORM FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES

      ICICI Bank Ltd launched ‘Infinite India’, an online platform for foreign companies who set up or expand business in India.

      The portal unifies different banking and value-added services on one platform for foreign companies throughout their business lifecycle.

      With this launch, ICICI bank becomes the 1st bank in India to offer such facilities.

      This initiative is an industry first initiative.

 

4. FIH RANKINGS

      According to the latest rankings released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Indian Men’s Hockey Team will finish 2020 in the 4th Position, while the Women’s Hockey Team will finish at the 9th Position.

      Belgium Men’s Team will finish 2020 at the top position, while Netherlands women’s team finished 1st.

 

5. BOOK “THE LIGHT OF ASIA: THE POEM THAT DEFINED THE BUDDHA”

      Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh authored his new book titled “The Light of Asia: The Poem that Defined the Buddha”.

      The book will showcase the story of the poem “The Lights of Asia” which shaped the people’s view of Buddha and his teachings.

      The book will be published by Viking imprint of Penguin India.

 

6. NATIONAL FARMERS DAY OR KISAN DIWAS 2020

      The National Farmers Day or Kisan Diwas is annually observed across India on 23rd December to honour the contributions of the Indian farmers and to mark the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India.

      He served as the Prime minister for a short period of time from 28th July 1979 to 14th January 1980.

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