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Friday, May 7, 2021

DAILY GK: 7 MAY 2021

DAILY GK: 7 MAY 2021

 1.NOTIFICATION OF SECTION 142 OF SOCIAL SECURITY CODE, 2020

•     Ministry of Labour & Employment has notified Section 142 of the Social Security Code, 2020 which covers the applicability of Aadhar.

•     It will enable the Labour Ministry to collect Aadhar data of workers in the Unorganized Sector.

•     The Aadhar details will be uploaded in the National Database for Unorganised Workers (NDUW) which is being developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).

 

2.CABINET APPROVED STRATEGIC DISINVESTMENT IN IDBI BANK

•     The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave approval for strategic disinvestment and transfer of management control in Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank).

•     More than 94 percent of the equity of IDBI Bank was owned by the Government of India (GoI) and Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) of which GoI holds 45.48 percent and LIC holds 49.24 percent.

 

3.ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL FOODGRAIN UNDER PM-GKAY

The cabinet has accorded approval to the allocation of additional foodgrain under Phase-III of PM-GKAY for another period of 2 months – May to June 2021.

•     Each beneficiary will get 5 Kg of rice per month for free of cost.

•     It is set to benefit around 79.88 Crore people covered under NFSA (National Food Security Act)

•     The Allocations are aimed at alleviating the hardships faced by the poor due to economic disruption caused by Covid-19.

 

4.G20 TOURISM MINISTERS’ MEETING

•     Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (I/c) Shri Prahlad Singh Patel virtually participated in 2021 G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting held in Italy.

•     Mr Massimo Garavaglia, Minister of Tourism,Government of Italy Chaired the meeting.

•     India in Tourism development

•     India will support the Principles for the transition to a green travel and tourism economy submitted by United Nation World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

•     Note – Indonesia will hold G20 Presidency in the year 2022.

 

5.IRDAI INTRODUCED STANDARD TRAVEL INSURANCE

•     Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI), has issued guidelines on Bharat Yatra Suraksha, the Standard Domestic Travel Insurance Product (SDTIP) of india.

•     The standard product consists of five different plans under the standard travel insurance product and the coverage is both benefit and indemnity-based.

 

6.THE JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD

•     American Actor Tyler Perry received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an Oscar statue, at the 93rd Academy Awards(Oscar 2021) Ceremony.

•     He was honoured for his contribution towards the recovery of the entertainment industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

•     The  JeanHersholt Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.

 

7.PARKER SOLAR PROBE DETECTED RADIO SIGNAL FROM VENUS

•     The NASA Spacecraft Parker Solar Probe has discovered a natural radio signal from Venus.

•     These signals were detected when the space probe flew over the upper atmosphere of Venus.

•     According to the findings of Parker Solar Probe, just like the earth, planet Venus also has an electrically charged layer of gas in its upper atmosphere called the ionosphere.

 

8.INDIA’S 1ST VACCINE FOR VNN DISEASES IN FISH

•     Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has developed India’s first vaccine for the viral nervous necrosis (VNN) disease, caused by the nervous necrosis virus (NNV), which affects various species of fish.

 

9.FORMER UNION MINISTER CHAUDHARY AJIT SINGH PASSES AWAY

•     Former Union Minister and the Chief of RashtriyaLok Dal (RLD), Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana.

•     He passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

•     Ajit Singh, the son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh was one of the first IITians in Indian Politics.

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