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Thursday, April 8, 2021

DAILY GK: 6,7 APRIL 2021

 DAILY GK: 6,7 APRIL 2021

1.“SANKALP SE SIDDHI” A VILLAGE & DIGITAL CONNECT DRIVE

      Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs(MoTA) has launched “Sankalp se Siddhi” a Village & Digital Connect Drive.

      Sankalp se Siddhi –  It is a 100-day drive which is starting from April 2021, which aims to cover a total of 1500 villages in the country (around 100 villages in each region) in the next 100 days by making 150 teams (10 in each region from TRIFED & State Implementation Agencies/Mentoring Agencies/Partners).

 

2.NATIONAL POLICY FOR RARE DISEASES, 2021

      Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare approved the ‘National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021’.

      The policy aims to address the high cost of treatment for rare diseases with increased focus on indigenous research.

      The policy has categorised rare diseases into three groups.

      Provision of upto INR 20 Lakhs under the Umbrella Scheme of RashtriyaArogyaNidhi (RAN) for rare diseases which require a one-time treatment.

 

3.KOSOVO’S 7TH PRESIDENT

      Kosovo’s Parliament elected VjosaOsmani-Sadriu as its new president for a five-year term.

      She became the nation’s seventh president and its second female leader in the post-war period by succeeding HashimThaci.

      Kosovo became independent from Serbia after North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s intervention.

 

4.NEW MISSION DIRECTOR OF ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

      Dr Chintan Vaishnav will replace Ramanathan Ramanan to become the new Mission Director of Niti Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) from mid-April 2021.

      Ramanathan Ramanan is the 1st mission director of AIM since June 2017.

 

5.     WORLD’S FIRST COVID-19 VACCINE FOR ANIMALS

      Russia has registered the world’s first vaccine for animals Carnivac-Cov against COVID-19, by agricultural regulator Rosselkhoznadzor.

      Russia already has three coronavirus vaccines for humans, Sputnik, EpiVacCorona and CoviVac.

                                                                                              

6.2021 MIAMI OPEN

      The 2021 Miami Open (also known as Miami Masters, presented by Itau) took place at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, USA.

      It is a Hard Court Tournament.

Category                              Winners                                                Runners-up

Men’s Singles                       Hubert Hurkacz (Poland)                  Jannik Sinner (Italy)

Women’s Singles                 Ashleigh Barty (Australia)                 Bianca Andreescu (Canada)

 

7.JAPANESE NOBEL LAUREATE ISAMU AKASAKI PASSED AWAY

      Isamu Akasaki, one of the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics passed away at the age of 92 in Nagoya, Japan.

      He won the Nobel prize for the invention of the world’s first efficient blue LED(Light Emitting Diode).

      He was born on 30 January 1929 in Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

      The invention of the efficient blue LED’s has contributed to the bright and energy-saving white LED light sources, known as LED Lamps.

 

8.INDIA’S FIRST UNION ENVIRONMENT MINISTER PASSES AWAY

      Digvijaysinh Zala, India’s first Union Minister of Environment and Member of the Legislative Assembly(MLA) from Wankaner, Gujarat passed away at the age of 88 in Morbi, Gujarat.

      He was born on 20th August 1932 in Wankaner, Gujarat.

      Digvijaysinh Zala was the head of the erstwhile princely state of Wankaner, Gujarat.

      He served as the first Environment Minister of India from 1982 to 1984 after the Ministry was established under Prime minister Indira Gandhi in November 1980.

 

9.     NATIONAL MARITIME DAY 2021

      The National Maritime Day(NMD) is annually observed across India on 5th April, to create awareness about intercontinental commerce and the economy.

      2021 marks the celebration of the 58th Edition of the National Maritime Day.

      The first edition of the National Maritime Day was observed on 5th April 1964.

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