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Saturday, February 20, 2021

DAILY GK: 20 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 20 FEB 2021

1. ‘NURTURING NEIGHBOURHOODS CHALLENGE’

      Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) shortlisted 25 Cities for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ Cohort, the challenge is hosted by the Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA in collaboration with  Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), Urban95 of BvLF & technical partner World Resources Institute (WRI) India.

      ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ is a 3-year challenge that will help Indian cities to  adopt & Implement neighbourhood-level pilot projects in public space, mobility, and access to services to enhance the physical and psychological health of young children (0-5 years old) & their caregivers.

 

2. CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE ON HYDROGEN

      Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) signed a Statement of Intent (SoI) with Greenstat Hydrogen Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Greenstat Norway for setting up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen (CoE-H).

      It will be set up through Indo-Norwegian Hydrogen Cluster companies/organizations which will facilitate the transfer and sharing of technology, know-how and experience for  R&D projects in Green and Blue Hydrogen.

 

3. ‘PASSEX’ EXERCISE IN ARABIAN SEA

      Indian Navy conducted a Bilateral Military Exercise ‘PASSEX’ (Passage Exercise) with the Indonesian Navy in the Arabian Sea.

      The main aim of the exercise is to increase interoperability & strengthen the Bilateral Maritime Cooperation between the two navies.

      Indian Navy Ship INS Talwar & Indonesian Navy’s multirole Corvette KRI Bung Tomo participated in the exercise.

 

4. ‘2020 TREE CITY OF THE WORLD’

      Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations(UN) has recognised Hyderabad (Telangana) as one of the ‘2020 Tree City of the World’ for its contributions and commitment towards growing and maintaining urban forest.

      Hyderabad became the first and only city in India to be recognised as the Tree City of the World.

 

5. 2020 TOKYO OLYMPIC PRESIDENT

      Seiko Hashimoto, seven time Olympian (speed skater and cyclist) who was serving as the Minister of State for the  Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games became the president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      2020 Tokyo Olympic is officially the Games of the 32nd Olympiad.

      It is to be held from23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021.

      Olympic Mascot– Miraitowa

      Paralympic Mascot– Someity

 

6. DRDO COMPLETES TRIALS FOR HELINA & DHRUVASTRA

      DRDO successfully conducted the trials of HELINA (Helicopter Launched Nag) (Army version) & Dhruvastra (Air Force Version) of the Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) platform in Pokhran, Rajasthan.

      HELINA  is a 3rd Generation, Lock on Before Launch (LOBL) Fire & Forget ATGMS.

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