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Monday, February 1, 2021

DAILY GK : 1 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK : 1 FEB 2021

1. INDEGENOUS METRO RACKS AT CHARKOP METRO DEPOT

      Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra unveiled the first indegeneous metro racks for the new Metro line of Mumbai – Metro 2A and 7 at the Charkop Metro Depot, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

      The rake was manufactured by Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and delivered the first ‘Made in India’ rake from the Bengaluru facility of BEML.

 

2. THIRD BATCH OF 3 RAFALE AIRCRAFT

      The 3rd batch of 3 Rafale Aircrafts which got airborne from Istres Air Base, France landed at an Indian Air Force Base, India.

      The non-stop flight for 7000 km was supported by the inflight refuelling by Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) , UAE Air Force.

      With this 3rd set of deliveries the total number of Rafales in the IAF’s inventory became 11.

      IAF has ordered a total of 36 warplanes at a cost of Rs. 59,000 crores from France in September 2016.

 

3. COVID PERFORMANCE INDEX BY LOWY INSTITUTE

      According to the ‘COVID Performance Index : Deconstructing Pandemic Responses’ released by Australia based Lowy Institute, India with a score of 24.3 was ranked at 86 out of 98 Countries on basis of its response towards tackling the Pandemic. New Zealand topped the list followed by Vietnam & Taiwan.

      China was excluded from the rankings due to lack of publicly available data on Testing.

Rank              Country                Average

1                      New Zealand        94.4

2                      Vietnam                                90.8

3                      Taiwan                  86.4

 

4. UN WTO NAMED 2020 AS ‘WORST YEAR ON RECORD’

      In accordance with the latest United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN-WTO) “World Tourism Barometer”, the year 2020 was the “worst year on record” as global tourism suffered adversely due to international travel bans implemented to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

      The world saw a global tourism decline of 74% (-74%) which resulted in 1 billion fewer international arrivals than 2019.

 

5. RBI CANCELS LICENCE OF SHIVAM SAHAKARI BANK LTD

      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)cancelled the licence of Shivam Sahakari Bank Ltd, a co-operative bank in Ichalkaranji, Kolhapur, Maharashtra. 

      Following the cancellation of its license, the bank will stop to carry on the banking business, which includes accepting and repaying deposits as defined in Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation(BR) Act, 1949.

 

6. BSE ESTABLISHED ‘INNOVATION SANDBOX’ WEB PORTAL

      BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) has set up an ‘Innovation Sandbox’ web portal, a workflow based platform.

      It is a testing environment that enables FinTech firms and individuals to do offline testing of their applications.

      The innovation sandbox is set up as per the guidelines of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

 

7. BRAND FINANCE’S GLOBAL 500 2021

      As per the Global 500 2021, an annual report on the most valuable and strongest global brands of Brand Finance, Reliance Jio has been ranked in 5th position as world’s strongest brand with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 91.7 out of 100 and  AAA+ brand strength rating.

      Reliance Jio enters the ranking for the 1st time.

      The list is topped by WeChat with a BSI score of 95.4 followed by Ferrari with 93.9 BSI score.

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