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Monday, December 28, 2020

DAILY GK: 27, 28 DEC 2020

 DAILY GK: 27, 28 DEC 2020

1.  INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2020

      The 6th Edition of Indian International Science Festival 2020 (IISF 2020) took place virtually in New Delhi through virtual mode.

      PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the event in the presence of Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Health & Family Welfare.

      Theme of IISF 2020 – “Science for Self-Reliant India and the Global Welfare”.

      The nodal institution for IISF 2020 is CSIR-NISTADS (National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies), New Delhi.

 

2. INDIA’S FIRST MEGA LEATHER PARK

      The Government of Uttar Pradesh is set to establish India’s First Mega Leather Park in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

      This project is expected to generate more than 50000 job opportunities and indirectly provide livelihood to more than 1.5 lakh individuals.

      After laying the foundation Mega Leather Cluster Development UP Ltd will develop the area

 

3. INDIA’S FIRST LITHIUM REFINERY

      The 1st Lithium refinery of India is to be set up in Gujarat.

      It will  process Lithium ore to produce battery-grade material.

      More than Rs 1,000 crore will be invested by Manikaran Power Limited(MPL) to set up this refinery.

      MPL in 2019 had collaborated with Australian firm Neometals to tap the Mount Marion Lithium mine in Western Australia for Lithium ore.

      Target – India has set an ambitious goal of increasing the Electric Vehicle numbers to 30% by 2030.

 

4.NATURE INDEX 2020 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

      According to the ‘Nature Index 2020 Artificial Intelligence’ released by Nature Research, International Scientific publishing company, India ranked 3rd (with 91,563 publications) in the list of 25 Countries with most publications on Artificial Intelligence (AI) during the period 2015-2019. 

      China topped the List, followed by the United States.

      The whole Index is based on the time period between 2015-19.

      Anna University, Chennai ranked 32nd in Top 100 research organizations in the AI field.

      It is the only Indian Organization in Top 100.

 

5. AUTOBIOGRAPHY-“IN PURSUIT OF JUSTICE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY”

      “In Pursuit of Justice: An Autobiography” the autobiography of the Justice Rajindar Sachar was launched posthumously by his family in association with the Indian Society of International Law and The Indian Law Institute over a virtual event organised to mark his birth anniversary. The book has been published by Rupa Publications.

 

6.  ‘BODO’ AS ASSOCIATE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF ASSAM

      Assam Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal approved the ‘Assam Official Language Amendment Bill’ for making Bodo (Devanagari script) also known as Boro as an associate official language of the state.

      The Bill will now be tabled in the Assam Legislative Assembly .

      According to the Census 2011, There are ~ 14.16 Lakh Bodo speakers in Assam, which is around 4.53 % of the total population of the state.

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