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Monday, January 11, 2021

DAILY GK: 9 JAN 2021

 DAILY GK: 9 JAN 2021

1. CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN LOGISTICS SKILL

      Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Logistics Skill Sector Council (LSC).

      It is LSC’s first-of-its-kind industry partnership with Flipkart to set up the industry-first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

      LSC is an organisation set up by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) through National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC) and Karnataka Skill Development Centre (KSDC).

      Government of India promulgated a Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 by amending the J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019 to merge the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) cadre of All India Services Officers like IAS, IPS & Indian Forest Service (IFoS) with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.

      With this, officers from the Union Territories & above mentioned States can now be placed in J&K and vice versa.

      The ordinance was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind amended section 13 & 88 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019, it was issued by the Ministry of Law & Justice.

 

2. INDIA SET TO HEAD 3 IMPORTANT COMMITTEES OF UNSC

      Permanent Representative of India to United Nations (UN) TS Tirumurti announced that India will head 3 Important Committees of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) – Counter-Terrorism Committee (for 2022), Taliban Sanctions Committee (also called the 1988 Sanctions Committee) & Libya Sanctions Committee.

      India began its 8th Term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for 2 years(2021-2022).

      Mexico, Kenya, Norway & Ireland also joined India as non-permanent members.

 

3. OVERVIEW OF ISRO’S PLAN FOR THE DECADE 2021-30

      K. Sivan, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have chalked out the plan for the Decade 2021-30.

      It has listed both Short-term vision & Long-term visions.

      First Developmental Flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) planned to be launched in March, 2021.

      Operational Geo-Imaging capability expected to be launched in 2021.

      Chandrayaan-3 – Third Lunar Mission of ISRO expected to be launched by late 2021 or early 2022.

      Aditya-L1 – First Solar Mission of ISRO expected to be launched in 2022.

      Launching of the First Indian Data Relay Satellite, expected to be launched in early 2021.

      The Gaganyaan Programme India’s First unmanned flight is set to be launched in 2022.

 

 

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