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DAILY GK: 31 JAN 2021

DAILY GK: 31 JAN 2021

1. AGREEMENT FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO STARS

      On the lines of the Cabinet approval to the Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States (STARS) project in Oct 2020, a financial support agreement was signed between Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), and World Bank (WB) for the implementation of Rs 5718 crore STARS project on January 29, 2021, .

      Under the agreement, WB will provide US$ 500 million (approximately Rs. 3700 crore) and the rest will be shared by participating states for a period of 5 years.

      There are 6 participating states viz. Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha.

 

2. CCEA APPROVES CLOSURE OF SCOOTERS INDIA LIMITED

      Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the closure of state-owned Scooters India Limited (SIL).

      The company is being closed as it has been only accumulating losses.

      SIL was founded in 1972 and is known for its scooters like Lambretta, Lamby, Vijay, Vikram & Lambro.

      It has manufactured both Two-wheelers and three-wheelers, however since 1997 it discontinued its 2-wheeler manufacturing process.

      It is based out of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

 

3. ASIA-PACIFIC PERSONALISED HEALTH INDEX 2020

      Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index 2020’ developed by the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies in partnership with Roche, India with a score of 36 was ranked at 10 out of 11 Asia Pacific Countries in terms of adopting Personalised healthcare & steps taken to provide right care to the needed person at the right time.

      Singapore topped the Index followed by Taiwan & Japan at 2nd & 3rd positions respectively.

 

4. IN FAC T-81 DECOMMISSIONED

      Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora MK II class was decommissioned at  Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

      The 25 meters long vessel with 60 tonnes displacement has served India for more than 20 years.

      Rear Admiral V Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area was the  Chief Guest on the occasion.

 

5. MARTYRS’ DAY – 30TH JANUARY 2021

      The Martyrs’ Day which is also known as “Shaheed Diwas” is annually observed across India on 30th January to pay respect to the martyrs who lost their lives during India’s freedom struggle.

      The day also to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

      The 30th January 2021 marks the 73rd Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas.

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