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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

DAILY GK: 11,12 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK: 11,12 APRIL 2021

1. INDIA REGISTERS 9.1% DECLINE IN FUEL CONSUMPTION(FY 21)

      According to data released by MoPNG’s (Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas) Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), India’s fuel demand declined by 9.1% in FY 2020-21 due to nationwide lockdown caused by COVID-19.

      It is the first time since 1998-99 that India has registered a decline in fuel consumption.

      India consumed 194.63 Million Tonnes of Petroleum Products in 2020-21 compared to 214.12 Million Tonnes in 2019-20.

      Domestic Cooking Gas LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) was the only retail fuel that registered growth.

 

2. ASIA’S LARGEST FULFILLMENT CENTER IN GURUGRAM

      Haryana state govt. has approved allotment of 140 acres of land for e-commerce major, Flipkart for setting-up asia’s largest fulfillment center in Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana.

      Unlike traditional warehouses, the fulfilment centres will be equipped with highly automated pick, pack, and shipping processes to facilitate safe and timely processing of orders.

 

3. BASIC MINISTERIAL MEETING ON CLIMATE CHANGE

      The 30th Session BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India & China) Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change hosted by India took place virtually in April, 2021.

      The meeting was chaired by Prakash Javadekar.

      India has already achieved its pre-2020 voluntary target with a reduction of 24% in emission intensity of GDP in 2016 as compared to 2005 levels.

 

4. USD 650 BILLION INCREASE IN SDR ALLOCATION

      The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Policy Panel has authorized a USD 650 billion expansion of its International Reserve Asset (known as Special Drawing Rights (SDR)).

      It is the largest ever increase of reserves in IMF’s history.

      The size of reserves has been increased with an aim of providing financial assistance to vulnerable countries which are struggling with recessions caused by the Pandemic.

 

5. 1ST WOMAN DG OF NCAER

      Poonam Gupta, economist of World Bank(WB) was appointed as the first woman Director General(DG) of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER).

      She will succeed Shekhar Shah, DG of NCAER since 2011, and assume office as the new DG of NCAER on 1st July 2021.

 

6. ‘NANOSNIFFER’, WORLD’S 1ST MICROSENSOR BASED ETD

      Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched ‘NanoSniffer’ – World’s 1st Microsensor (or MEMS, Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems) based Explosive Trace Detector (ETD) developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated Startup.( Kritikal Solutions)

      The ETD is capable of detecting explosives in less than 10 seconds, it can also identify and categorize explosives into different classes.

 

7. DUKE OF EDINBURGH PASSED AWAY AT 99

      Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving royal consort in the history of British passed away at the age of 99 in Windsor Castle, London, United Kingdom.

      He was born as the Prince of Greece and Denmark on 10th June 1912 in Greece.

 

8. WORLD HOMEOPATHY DAY 2021 – APRIL 10

      10th April 2021 marks the 266th Birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician and the founder of Homeopathy, He was born on 10th April 1755 in Paris, France.

      Theme “Homeopathy – Roadmap for Integrative Medicine” .

 

9. INDIA GIFTS RS 100 CRORE PATROL VESSEL PS ZOROASTER

      India formally handed over Rs 100 crore patrol vessel “PS Zoroaster” to Seychelles.

      The virtual summit was held between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan.

 

10. FIFA SUSPENDS PFF , CHAD FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS

      FIFA suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and Chadian Football Association (FTFA) after concerns over the governance of the two member associations.

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