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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

DAILY GK:24 FEB 2021

 DAILY GK:24 FEB 2021

1. HARSH VARDHAN LAUNCHED GUIDELINES FOR NAFLD

      Dr Harsh Vardhan launched the operational guidelines for Integration of NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) with NPCDCS (National Programme for Prevention & Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke).

      India has become the first country in the world to identify the need for action for NAFLD.

 

2. INDIA’S FIRST FISHERIES HUB

      Giriraj Singh has stated that the Central Government is set to Invest INR 400 crore in Goa to transform the state into India’s First Fisheries Hub.

      Of the INR 400 Crore Investment, The Union Minister has already sanctioned INR 41.7 Crores to Goa under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

      CSIR-NIO (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Institute of Oceanography), Dona Paula, Goa has highlighted the enormous potential of Cage Culture fishing in Goa.

 

3. INDIA INTERNATIONAL MEGA TRADE FAIR 2021

      Odisha is currently hosting the 17th India International Mega Trade Fair & Home Decor Exhibition 2021 at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar.

      Partner Country for the 2021 Fair – Bangladesh & focus countries are Afghanistan & Iran.

      Bihar is the Partner State for the Fair.

 

4. INDIA TO START TRIALS OF ASTRA MK2 BVRAAM MISSILE IN 2021

      India is set to begin the trials of Astra Mk2 Missile in 2021.

      Astra Mk2 is a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) which has a strike range of 160 kms.

      It is capable of flying at a speed of Mach 4.5, and is set to be integrated into the indigenous LCA Tejas.

      The missile will be fully developed by the end of 2022.

 

5. SACHIN TENDULKAR ROPED IN AS BRAND AMBASSADOR OF UNACADEMY

      Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar signed a strategic partnership with Unacademy, India’s largest online learning app to pick up small stakes in the platform and he also became its brand ambassador.

      As a part of the partnership, Sachin will host a series of live interactive classes which can be accessed by the users of Unacademy at free of cost.

 

6. MAIDEN LAUNCH OF VL-SRSAM MISSILE

      DRDO successfully conducted 2 launches of Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. 

      This is the maiden launch of the missile system.

      The missile has been indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for Indian Navy.

      It has a Strike Range of 40-50 kms.

 

7. BOOK -“BECAUSE INDIA COMES FIRST”

      Ram Madhav, an Indian Politician, author and the former National General Secretary of BJP launched his new book titled “Because India Comes First: Reflections on Nationalism, Identity and Culture” in Kolkata, West Bengal.

      The book examines the decisions of the BJP led government in the past few years. 

      The book was published by Westland limited.

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