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Monday, February 8, 2021

DAILY GK: 7, 8 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK: 7, 8 FEB 2021

1. MCA21 VERSION 3.0 PORTAL IN FISCAL 2021-22

      The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is set to launch the portal ‘MCA21 Version 3.0’ during the Fiscal Year 2021-22.

      The portal will be the 1st Mission Mode e-Governance project of GoI.

      MCA21 portal is used by companies for submitting various documents as part of compliance requirements under the company law.

      Driven by Data Analytics the portal will be equipped with Micro-services architecture for advanced analytics & emerging digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Language (ML).

 

2. FIRST STATE TO IMPLEMENT E-CABINET

      Jai Ram Thakur, CM of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated the first e-cabinet at Shimla.

      The state became the first to implement e-cabinet and make the end-to-end processing of cabinets paperless.

      The e-cabinet application for the e-cabinet was developed by the Department of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh.

      This is the first of its kind electronic platform in India.

 

3. INDIA’S FIRST THUNDERSTORM RESEARCH TESTBED

      The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is set to establish India’s first thunderstorm research testbeds at Balasore, Odisha.

      The testbed will be established in collaboration between the Ministry of Earth Science, IMD, DRDO and ISRO.

      IMD Director-General Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra has also announced that the first of its kind monsoon testbed is also being planned near Bhopal.

 

 

4. GLC TO AGRICULTURE HAS BEEN FIXED FOR 2021-22

      Government has fixed the target of Rs. 16.50 lakh crore for Ground Level Credit (GLC) to agriculture for 2021-2022.

      It is an increase of 10% over the previous year’s Rs 15 lakh crore.

      The target among others was mentioned in the Union Budget 2021-22 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while making announcements for the agri-sector.

 

5. INTERNATIONAL KOLKATA BOOK FAIR

      The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair, will be held in July 2021 at Kolkata, West Bengal.

      The focal theme country of the Book fair 2021 will be Bangladesh, since the year 2021 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangladesh’s 50 year of Independence.

 

6. WORLD’S BIGGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM

      South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced a $43 billion deal to create World’s Biggest offshore wind farm, a major component of South Korea’s Green New Deal.

      With this deal the South Korean government plans to attain Carbon neutrality by 2050.

      Signed by– The agreement involves 33 different entities, among them regional governments, the electricity generator KEPCO, and major private firms including Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction and SK E&S.

 

7. SRIDHAR VEMBU APPOINTED TO THE NSAB

      Padma Shri Sridhar Vembu, founder & CEO of Zoho has been appointed to the National Security Advisory Board(NSAB).

      National Security Advisor (NSA) heads the NSAB. Currently, Ajit Doval is the NSA.

 

8. ISRO SET TO LAUNCH BRAZIL’S AMAZONIA-1

      ISRO is set to launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1 through India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)- C51.

      This also marks ISRO’s 1st space mission in 2021.

      The mission includes Amazonia-1 as the primary payload along with 20 other satellites (Including 3 developed by Indian grown organisations).

      Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of New Space India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under Department of Space.

      NSIL is undertaking this mission under a commercial arrangement with Spaceflight Inc. USA.

 

9. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN FRATERNITY

      The United Nations (UN)’s observed the first ever International Day of Human Fraternity across the globe on 4th February 2021 to raise awareness about different cultures and religions or beliefs and to promote cultural and religious tolerance, understanding.

      The theme of the International Day of Human Fraternity 2021 is “A Pathway to the Future”.

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