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Friday, January 29, 2021

DAILY GK: 29 JAN 2021

 DAILY GK: 29 JAN 2021

1.       MINIMUM SUPPORT PRICE OF COPRA FOR 2021 SEASON

      Based on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of copra for 2021 season.

      In this regard, Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Fair Average Quality (FAQ) of milling copra is increased by Rs.375 to Rs. 10335/- per quintal for 2021 season from Rs. 9960/- per quintal in 2020.

      The MSP for ball copra has been increased by Rs.300/-, to Rs. 10,600/- per quintal for 2021 season from Rs. 10300/- per quintal in 2020.

 

2.     UNWFP AND CRB LAUNCHED NUTRITION PROGRAMME IN JAIPUR

      Cargill in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme(UNWFP) and Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) launched a programme to improve nutrition status in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

      The program is supported by the Department of Women & Child Development, Government of Rajasthan.

      It is aligned with the Government of India’s National Nutrition Strategy and the Poshan Abhiyan.

 

3.     INDIA TO PROCURE 21 MIG-29 & 12 SUKHOI-30 MKI

      Indian Government is set to procure 21 MiG(Mikoyan-Gurevich)-29 fighter jets and 12  Sukhoi(Su)-30 MKI aircrafts from Russia.

      In addition to this, existing 59 MiG-29 aircrafts will also be upgraded.

      The Request for Proposal (RFP) for the 21 MiG-29 will shortly be issued to Russian state-run defence export arm Rosoboronexport

 

4.     FDI IN INDIA ROSE BY 13% IN 2020

      In accordance with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s 38th Global Investment Trends Monitor, after 1990s, the year 2020 saw a fall down in Global foreign direct investment (FDI) which decreased 42% to $859 billion from $1.5 trillion in 2019.

      Contrarily, India saw a 13% increase in FDI to $57 billion which is driven by investments in the digital sector.

      China pocketed a maximum FDI of $163 billion with 4% increase i.e. it became the world’s largest FDI recipient even being a place of COVID-19 evolution.

 

5.     INDIA PLEDGED USD 150,000 TO UN PEACEBUILDING

      India has pledged USD 150,000 to activities of the United Nations (UN) Peacebuilding Fund (PFB) for 2021.

      It was announced by India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti during a virtual address to the High-Level Replenishment Conference for the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.

 

6.     GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2021

      India has improved its ranking to 7th in the 16th edition of “Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2021- Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2019 and 2000 to 2019” from 5th in CRI 2020, which has been released by Germany-based think tank Germanwatch.

      The list has been topped by Mozambique followed by Zimbabwe, and Bahamas.

      The index provides a list of worst-hit countries due to extreme weather events in 2019 and 2000-2019.

      Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were the top three most affected countries during the 20-year period.

      In this long term CRI, India featured at number 20.

 

7.     NEW MDS OF SBI

      The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Swaminathan Janakiraman and Ashwini Kumar Tewari as new Managing Directors(MDs) of State Bank of India (SBI) for a period of 3 years.

      Swaminthan Janakiraman was serving as the deputy MD(finance) of SBI.

      Ashwini Kumar Tewari was serving as MD and Chief Executive Officer(CEO)of SBI Card, a subsidiary of SBI.

      The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) in October 2020 recommended their names for post of MD at SBI.

 

8.     INDIA TO HOST 2022 AFC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP

      India has got the hosting rights from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to host 2022’s Women’s Asia Cup.

      The event is planned to start from 20th January, 2022 to 6th February, 2022.

      For the first time the event will feature 12 teams from across Asia.

      Note- Till 2018’s Women’s Asia Cup, which was hosted by Jordan, only 8 teams participated.

 

9.     BOOK, “THE LAW OF EMERGENCY POWERS: COMPARATIVE COMMON LAW PERSPECTIVES”

      One of the Senior Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Justice N. V. Ramanna, along with 3 other supreme court judges, Surya Kant, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice D. Y. Chandrachud launched a book titled, “The Law of Emergency Powers: Comparative Common Law Perspectives”.

      The book was jointly authored by Dr. Abhishek Singhvi and Prof. Khagesh Gautam.

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