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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

DAILY GK: 4 MAY 2021

 DAILY GK: 4 MAY 2021

1.INDIA’S 1ST 3D PRINTED HOUSE AT IIT-M

        Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman virtually inaugurated India’s 1st 3D printed house at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

        The single-storey home has been built in just five days over an area of about 600 sq. ft using ‘Concrete 3D Printing”.

        TVASTA Manufacturing Solutions, a start-up founded by IIT-M alumni in association with Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter built the 3D Printed House.

 

2.MILITARY EXERCISE ‘DEFENDER-EUROPE 21’

        The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) launched the Joint Multinational Military Exercise  ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ in the port of Durres in Albania.

        ‘DEFENDER-Europe 21’ is led by the United States (US).

        It is the 1st such large-scale drills since World War-II in the Western Balkans region.

 

3.APPOINTMENT OF 4TH DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF RBI

        The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed T Rabi Sankar, the Executive Director of RBI as the 4th Deputy Governor of RBI.

        ACC has cleared his appointment for a period of 3 years or till his date of superannuation.

        He succeeds B P Kanungo, who retired on 2nd April 2021 after serving one year extension period.

 

4.P C PANT APPOINTED ACTING CHAIRPERSON OF NHRC

        Justice (retired) Prafulla Chandra Pant, a Former Supreme Court Judge had been appointed as Acting Chairperson of  National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)   with effect from April 25.

        Justice H.L. Dattu, a former Chief Justice of India, who was serving as Chairperson of NHRC completed his tenure on December 2, 2020.

 

5.STRATOLAUNCH COMPLETES TEST FLIGHT

        The World’s Largest Aeroplane codenamed ‘Roc’  successfully completed its 2nd Test Flight.

        The Aeroplane being built by Stratolaunch, an US based Aerospace Company was tested at Mojave Air and Space Port in California, US.

        The Aeroplane has 2 flights under its belt and has a wingspan of 385 feet (117 feet).

 

6.PORTUGESE GP 2021

        Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton (Britain) won the Portuguese Grand Prix 2021 of Formula One (F1) held at Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal. 

        It is Hamilton’s 97th Career Victory.

 

7.PRANATINAYAK QUALIFIED FOR TOKYO OLYMPICS

        PranatiNayak, Indian Gymnast from West Bengal, is set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

        She has won the bronze in vault at the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championship 2019.

        She has qualified through the Asian quota.

 

8.ICC BANNED NUWANZOYSA

        International Cricket Council (ICC) banned SriLanka’s former cricket player and coach NuwanZoysa for 6 years from all forms of cricket after found breaching the ICCs anti-corruption code.

 

9.WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2021

        The United Nations(UN)’s World Press Freedom Day is annually observed across the globe on 3rd May.

        The theme of World Press Freedom Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good”.

        MariaRessa, Investigative journalist and media executive from the Philippines has been named the winner of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2021.

 

10.WORLD TUNA DAY 2021

        The United Nations(UN)’s World Tuna Day is annually observed across the globe on 2nd May to create awareness about the importance of Tuna and to promote sustainable fishing practices.

 

11.WORLD LAUGHTER DAY

        World Laughter Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May  and this year it falls on 2nd May.

        The day is celebrated to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits.

 

12.GOVT SET TARGET OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION OF WORTH RS 15 LAKH CR

        Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government has set a target of road construction of worth 15 lakh crore rupees in next two years.

        Addressing the Indo-U.S. Partnership Vision Summit through video conferencing, Mr Gadkari exuded confidence that the Ministry will achieve a target of 40 kilometres per day of highway construction in the current fiscal.

        He said that the Government is permitting 100 percent FDI in the road sector.

 

13.LDF ATTAINS 2ND CONSECUTIVE TERM IN KERALA

        In Kerala, Left Democratic Front (LDA) has retained power for the second consecutive term.

        PinarayiVijayan government has become the first government to get the second successive term in four decades.

 

14.BJP-LED NDA GETS POWER IN ASSAM FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE TERM

        In Assam, BJP-led NDA has retained power for the second consecutive term.

        The NDA has secured 75 seats in the 126-member assembly.

        While BJP won 60 seats, its allies AsomGanaParishad bagged 9 seats and UPPL 6 seats.

 

15.TMC COMEBACK TO POWER IN WEST BENGAL

        In West Bengal, ruling Trinamool Congress has retained power for the third term in a row but Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost her own Nandigram seat.

        Trinamool Congress has won 209 seats and leading at 4 seats.

        BJP has won 76 seats and is leading at one seat.

        BJP’s SuvenduAdhikari defeated Mamata Banerjee by a margin of 1,956 votes in the key Nandigram constituency.

 

16.TAMIL NADU ELECTION RESULTS 2021

        After a decade in opposition, the DMK won a convincing victory over arch-rival AIADMK in Tamil Nadu and the ruling party managed to emerge as a formidable opposition, overcoming the burden of ten year anti-incumbency to an extent.

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