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Monday, January 18, 2021

DAILY GK : 17 , 18 JAN 2021

 DAILY GK : 17 , 18 JAN 2021

1. INDIA’S 1ST INDIGENOUSLY DEVELOPED DRIVERLESS METRO

      Rajnath Singh, unveiled India’s first indigenously designed and developed ‘Driverless Metro Car’ during a function held at the BEML (previously Bharat Earth Movers Limited) manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

      The ‘Driverless Metro Car’ are being manufactured by BEML for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) MRS1 project.

      The project needs 576 cars which will be supplied by January 2024.

 

2. PRADHAN MANTRI KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA 3.0

      Union Minister for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey launched the Third Phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) 2020-21 in 600 districts across India and made available around 300 Plus Skill Courses to the youth.

      PMKVY 3.0 aims to provide training to around 8 Lakh candidates during the period of 2020-21 with an outlay of INR 948.90 Crore.

 

3. HARSH VARDHAN INAUGURATED DOPPLER WEATHER RADARS

      The 146th Foundation Day of India Meteorological Department (IMD) was held on January 15, 2021 in New Delhi. Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Doppler Weather Radars at Mukteshwar (Uttarakhand) and Kufri (Himachal Pradesh).

      Doppler Weather Radars in Uttarakhand is 1st of its kind.

 

4. GRSE SIGNS CONTRACT WITH GUYANA

      The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd, Kolkata has signed USD  12.7 Million Contract with the Harbour Department, Ministry of Public Works, Government of Guyana for the construction of an Ocean-going vessel.

      GRSE is a shipbuilding company in India which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and was awarded the Miniratna status by Government of India in 2006.

 

5. UN DESA REPORT

      According to the  ‘International Migration 2020’ report released by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), In 2020, 18 Million persons from India were living outside of their country of birth thus making it the World’s Largest Transnational Community.

      India is followed by Mexico & Russia (11 Million each), China (10 Million) & the Syrian Arab Republic (8 Million).

 

6. NEW CHAIRMAN OF TEPC

      Sandeep Aggarwal, the Managing Director (MD) and Promoter of Paramount Communications Limited, has been elected as the new chairman of Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council(TEPC).

      He will take over from Shyamal Ghosh, former Telecom Secretary.

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