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Friday, January 22, 2021

DAILY GK : 23 JAN 2021

 DAILY GK : 23 JAN 2021

1. KHELO INDIA ZANSKAR WINTER SPORTS 

      Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated the 1st ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports & Youth Festival 2021 at Padum in Zanskar of Kargil, Ladakh UT.

      The Festival is the 1st of its kind to be organized in Zanskar Valley,  Ladakh.To promote Zanskar as a winter Tourists destination.

 

2. NSDC PARTNERS WITH CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

      National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) partnered with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to fulfill the increasing demand for a digitally skilled workforce in India.

      The initiative is led by eSkillIndia, the digital skilling unit of NSDC.

      Under this partnership ,the platform of CSULB – SkillsCommons and Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) will be integrated with NSDC’s eSkillindia.org, to encourage e-learning among the youths of India.

 

3. IAF S-400 MISSILE SYSTEM TRAINING IN MOSCOW

      India is set to send the first group of Military specialists to Russia to train on operating the S-400 air Defence system in Moscow.

      India will receive the first batch of the S-400 by the end of 2021.

      In October 2018, India signed a 5.43 billion USD deal with Russia to procure five S-400, long-range air Defence systems.

      S-400 was developed by Almaz Central Design Bureau of Russia.

      It is an upgrade of the S-300 family of surface-to-air missile systems.

      The all five s-400 delivery is expected to be completed by 2025.

 

4. GOI INCREASED AUTHORIZED SHARE CAPITAL OF PUNJAB & SIND BANK

      Government of India has increased the authorised share capital of Punjab & Sind bank to Rs 10,000 crore from Rs 3,000 crore.

      The government in 2020 had approved to infuse Rs 5,500 crore capital into the bank by preferential allotment of shares.

      The fund was approved from Rs 20,000 crore cleared by the Parliament in September 2020 to infuse capital in Public Sector Banks (PSBs)  as part of  the 1st batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2020-21.

 

5. MONGOLIAN PM RESIGNS OVER PROTESTS

      Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Prime Minister of Mongolia resigned following the public protest against the COVID-19 control measures of the Government.

      The mongolian parliament dominated by Ukhnaa Khurelsukh’s Mongolian People’s Party voted to accept the resignation.

 

6. HAL SUCCESSFULLY TEST FIRES SAAW

      Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully Test Fired the Indigenous  Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Hawk-i aircraft close to the coast of Odisha.

      It is the 1st Smart Weapon to be fired from an Indian Hawk-Mk132.

      It has been developed by  Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under HAL’s Hawk-i Program.

      SAAW is a precision strike weapon of 125 kg category and has a range of 100 kms

 

 

  

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