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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

DAILY GK: 18 MAY 2021

 DAILY GK: 18 MAY 2021

1. INDIA’S 1ST AGRICULTURE EXPORT FACILITATION CENTER

        Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries & Agriculture (MCCIA) in partnership with National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has launched India’s 1st Agriculture Export Facilitation Center (AEFC) in Pune, Maharashtra.

        India’s Target in Agriculture Exports – The export of agriculture is targeted at USD 60 Billion by 2022.

 

2. HOUSING.COM REPORT ON HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE

        According to ‘State of Indian Healthcare – Indian Cities through the lens of healthcare 2021’ report released by Housing.com, an real estate portal – Pune, Maharashtra is the healthiest city among the top 8 urban cities of India with regard to parameters like number of hospital beds, ease of living, water quality, and local body performance.

        The top 3 cities are –  Pune, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Bengaluru (Karnataka).

 

3. ‘INTERNATIONAL INVINCIBLE GOLD MEDAL 2021’

        Union Education Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was awarded International Invincible Gold Medal 2021 by Maharshi Organisation.

        He has been recognised for his extraordinary commitment and outstanding service to humanity through his writings, social and illustrious public life.

 

4. MISS UNIVERSE 2020

        Mexican Model Andrea Meza was crowned as the Miss Universe of 2020 at the televised event held in Florida, US.

        She became the 3rd Mexican woman to be crowned as Miss Universe.

        She is a software engineer.

        Miss Universe 2020 was the 69th Miss Universe pageant.

 

5. 2021 ITALIAN OPEN

        Spain’s Rafael Nadal defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win the Men’s Singles Title of 2021 Italian Open (78th Edition), also known as Rome Masters.

        This is Nadal’s 10th Italian Open Title.

        In the Women’s Category, IgaSwiatek (Poland) defeated Karolina Pliskova (Czhechoslovakia) to win the Women’s Singles Title of Italian Open 2021.

        The Italian Open 2021 (also known as Rome Masters or Internazionali BNL d’Italia) took place at the ForoItalico venue in Rome, Italy from May 8-16, 2021.

 

6. WORLD HYPERTENSION DAY 2021

        World Hypertension day is celebrated annually on May 17 to raise awareness about the symptoms of hypertension to prevent and control it.

        It was first initiated by the World Hypertension League (WHL) an affiliated section of the International Society of Hypertension(ISH), on May 14, 2005.

        The theme for 2021: ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer’

 

7. NATIONAL DENGUE DAY 2021

        Every year, May 16 is observed by the Union Health Ministry as ‘National Dengue Day’ across the country to create awareness about measures on dengue prevention and to control the spread of the vector-borne disease and to reaffirm nationwide efforts to tackle the scourge by using both education and medical intervention.

 

8. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LIGHT 2021

        The International Day of Light (IDL) is annually observed across the globe on 16th May to celebrate the role of lights in science, culture and art, education and sustainable development, medicine, communications, and energy.

        The day also marks the anniversary of the first successful operations of the laser in 1960 by Physicist and Engineer Theodore Maiman.

 

9. ‘MY VILLAGE – CORONA FREE VILLAGE’ CAMPAIGN

        Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani Launched 15 day long ‘Maru Gam – Corona Mukt Gam’ or ‘My Village – Corona Free Village’ campaign on May 1, 2021 to check the spread of Covid-19 in rural areas of Gujarat.

        This Campaign will direct to provide adequate stock of medicines in the rural areas & will create awareness among people for Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.

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