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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

DAILY GK : 3 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK : 3 FEB 2021

1. ‘STARTUP INDIA SEED FUND SCHEME (SISFS)’

      Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry  has given the approval for  setting up of Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) with a Corpus of INR 945 crores for the period 2021-25.

      The Scheme will come into force from April 1, 2021 & DPIIT will be the implementing agency of the scheme.

      During the Budget 2020-21, Union Finance Minister proposed the setting up of a National Seed Fund for development of startups & provide Credit Guarantee for startups.

 

2. AADI MAHOTSAV 2021

      VP of India inaugurated the National Tribal Festival ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ 2021 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi.

      The festival will be held from February 1-15, 2021 will showcase Tribal art, crafts, medicine, cuisine & folk performances from Tribal Artists and chefs from more than 20 states of the country.

      The festival is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).

 

3. 14 NEW MFP ITEMS UNDER MSP SCHEME FOR TRIBAL GATHERERS

      The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has included 14 additional Minor Forest Produce (MFP) items under the Minimum Support Price (MSP) Scheme to ensure that Tribal Gatherers get fair prices for their Forest Produces.

      The 14 new items have been added to MSP under the ‘Mechanism for Marketing of Minor Forest Produce through Minimum Support Price (MSP) & Development of Value Chain for MFP’ scheme.

 

4. INDIA INTERNATIONAL SILK FAIR

      Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani virtually addressed the inaugural session of India’s Biggest Silk Fair, the 8th India International Silk Fair.

      The 5 daylong event was virtually organised by Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC), a non-profit organisation under the Ministry of Textiles & Sponsored by Department of Commerce.

      India is the only country in the world to produce all 4 varieties of Silk – Mulberry, Eri, Tassar (Tropical & Temperate), and Muga.

 

5. WORLD’S 1ST COMMERCIAL ROCKET POWERED BY BIOFUEL

      US based Startup bluShift Aerospace launched ‘Stardust 1.0’ from Loring Commerce Centre in Maine, US. It is the World’s 1st Commercial Rocket launch powered by Biofuel.

      It uses Nitrous Oxide bubbled with Oxygen as an oxidizer.

      Stardust 1.0 is a launch vehicle which is capable of launching tiny nanosatellites.

 

6. BOOK-“THE LITTLE BOOK OF ENCOURAGEMENT”

      His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama authored a new book titled “The Little Book of Encouragement”.

      The book edited by Renuka Singh is published by Penguin Random House is set to be released.

      He was Born as Lhamo Thondup on 6th July 1935 and was officially installed as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940 and renamed as Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (Tenzin Gyatso).

      He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his campaign of over 40 years to end the domination of China in his homeland.

 

7. WORLD WETLANDS DAY 2021

      World Wetlands Day is annually observed across the globe on 2nd February to create awareness about the importance of wetlands and their roles towards humans and the planet.

      The theme of World Wetlands Day 2021 is “Wetlands and Water”.

 

8. PUNJAB’S ‘HAR GHAR PANI, HAR GHAR SAFAI’ MISSION

      Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh virtually launched ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission, aimed at providing 100% potable water supply to all rural households of the state by March, 2022.

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