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Friday, February 26, 2021

DAILY GK: 27 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 27 FEB 2021

1. WORLD’S HIGHEST RAIL BRIDGE TO COMPLETED BY 2021

      The works on ‘Chenab Bridge’ which is set to be the World’s Highest Rail Bridge are expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

      The bridge is 1.315 Kms long with 17 spans and is being constructed at a height of 359 metres (1, 178 feet) over the River Chenab which is 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

      It is being built by Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) at a cost of INR 12, 000 Crores.

      The Chenab bridge is part of the 111-Km Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.

 

2. PHASE-IV OF ‘SWACHH ICONIC PLACES (SIP)’

      Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti has selected 12 iconic sites which will be transformed into ‘Swachh Tourist Destinations’ under Phase-IV of ‘Swachh Iconic Places (SIP)’ initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM-G).

      Already 30 Sites across India have been selected under the Phase I, II & III of the ‘SIP’ initiative.

12 ICONIC PLACES SELECTED UNDER PHASE-IV OF SIP

S. No      Iconic Site                                            State

1              Ajanta Caves                                       Maharashtra

2              Sanchi Stupa                                        Madhya Pradesh

3              Kumbhalgarh Fort                               Rajasthan

4              Jaisalmer Fort                                       Rajasthan

5              Ramdevra                                             Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

6              Golconda Fort                                      Hyderabad, Telangana

7              Sun Temple                                          Konark, Odisha

8              Rock Garden                                        Chandigarh

9              Dal Lake                                               Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

10           Banke Bihari Temple                         Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

11           Agra Fort                                               Agra, Uttar Pradesh

12           Kalighat Temple                                  West Bengal

 

3. INTERNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION CHAMPIONS AWARD

      State Department under the Biden Administration has named Anjali Bharadwaj, 48-year-old Indian Activist working on issues of transparency and accountability among the 12 individuals for the new International Anti-corruption Champions Award.

 

4.1ST STATE/UT IN INDIA TO LAUNCH CARBON WATCH

      Union Territory of Chandigarh and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana became the first state/UT to launch “Carbon Watch”, a mobile application to assess the carbon footprint of individual users.

      The application was developed by the Department of Environment and Forest, Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh.

      To monitor the carbon footprint of the city.

      To educate the users on the steps to reduce the carbon footprint to make them climate smart citizens.

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