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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

DAILY GK: 18,19 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK: 18,19 APRIL 2021

1.‘THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY – NEW DELHI DIALOGUE 2021’

      The Inauguration Edition of Hydrogen Roundtable titled ‘The Hydrogen Economy-New Delhi Dialogue 2021’ took place virtually.

      The Hydrogen Roundtable is the first of its kind conference on Hydrogen Ecosystem.

      Organized by The Energy Forum (TEF), an Independent Think-Tank and the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India.

      India is set to spend USD 200 Million over the next 5-7 years for promoting the use of Hydrogen in India.

      India and the US are set to launch a Hydrogen Task Force under the US-India Strategy Energy Partnership.

 

2. UN FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT 2021

      The United Nations Secretary General has called for the 1st ever United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 to be held in September 2021 in New York, USA.

      The Summit is a part of the Decade of Action (2020-30) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

      “food system” refers to the activities involved in producing, processing, transporting and consuming food.

 

3. 6TH RAISINA DIALOGUE 2021

      The 6th edition of the Raisina dialogue 2021 which is India’s annual global conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics was organized in a fully digital form for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

      Theme:”Viral world:Outbreaks,Outliers and Out of Control”

 

4. ITALY LAUNCHED THE FIRST EVER FOOD PARK IN INDIA

      Italy launched the first ever Mega Food Park project, including food processing facilities in India.

      The pilot project “The Mega Food Park” was launched over a virtual platform.

      A Letter of Intent Between the ICE Office in Mumbai and Fanidhar Mega Food Park, in Gujarat was also signed during the launch event.

 

5.2021 GLOBAL FOOD POLICY REPORT

      The ‘2021 Global Food Policy Report: Transforming Food Systems After COVID-19’ of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) stated that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions has affected around half of India’s poor people from being deprived from nutritious food.

 

6.HENLEY PASSPORT INDEX 2021

      According to ‘Henley Passport Index : Q2 2021 Global Ranking’ released by Henley & Partners, India has been ranked as 84th Most Powerful Passport (visa-free score – 58).

      The Index has been topped by Japan, Singapore while Germany & South Korea together took the 3rd spot.

      India shares its ranking with Gabon & Tajikistan.

      Indian passport holders have access to 58 Visa-Free destinations.

 

7.LT FOODS CERTIFIED BY UN-BACKED SUSTAINABLE RICE PLATFORM

      India-based LT Foods Limited became the 1st company at the global level to be certified with the highest level of verification – L3, by UN-backed Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) ecolabel.

      It will enable the company to use the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) verified logo on packs of Rice produced by verified 1, 000+ farmers growing sustainable rice.

 

8.DUTEE CHAND CONFERRED WITH CHHATTISGARH VEERNI AWARDS

      Odisha Sprinter Dutee Chand conferred with Chhattisgarh Veerni Awards.

      The award, instituted by the Chhattisgarh state government, recognises contribution of Indian women in different fields, including sports.

      The inaugural edition of the award ceremony was held virtually and presented by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.       

 

9.NASA’S ARTEMIS MISSION

      The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aims to land the first woman and first person of colour to the surface of the Moon by 2024 as a part of its international spaceflight programme, ‘Artemis’.

      The mission is named after Artemis the Greek goddess of the moon and the twin sister of Apollo, the inspiration of NASA’s first moon landing mission.

 

10.CHILDREN’S NOVEL ‘THE CHRISTMAS PIG’

      JK Rowling, the British author who is well known for the Harry potter fantasy series set to release her children’s novel called “The Christmas Pig”.

      ‘The Christmas Pig‘ is a standalone book and it is aimed at kids aged 8 years and above.

      The book is illustrated by Jim Field.

      She has won many awards and some of them include Legion of Honor in 2009 and Tony Award for Best play in 2008

 

11. WORLD HEMOPHILIA DAY 2021

      World Hemophilia Day is annually observed across the globe on 17th April to create awareness about Hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

      The day is an effort to provide better diagnosis and access to care for the people with Hemophilia.

      The theme of World Hemophilia Day 2021 is “Adapting to change: sustaining care in a new world”.

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