Saturday, May 8, 2021

DAILY GK: 8 MAY 2021

DAILY GK: 8 MAY 2021 

1.GLOBAL METHANE ASSESSMENT 2021

•        The ‘2021 Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions’ report released by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) & United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) state that human-caused methane emissions can be reduced by 45% in this decade (2020-30), these reductions would avoid 0.3°C of Global Warming by 2045.

•        It will also help countries to keep close with the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

•        Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is responsible for around 30% of global warming since the pre-industrial era.

 

2.KVG BANK BAGS TOP 5 PFRDA AWARDS

•        Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank (KVGB), has bagged top 5 awards from the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) due to the various campaigns held under KVGB for enrollment of Atal Pension Yojana (APY).

•        The 5 awards include – Lead to Leap, APY Makers of Excellence, Game Changers, Leadership Capital and Amazing Achievers

 

3.MK STALIN BECOMES TAMIL NADU CM

•        M K Stalin who belongs to the party of DravidaMunnetraKazhagam took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister (CM)  of Tamil Nadu (TN).

•        This is  M K Stalin’s 1st Term as  CM of TN.

•        He was administered the oath of Office & Secrecy by TN Governor BanwarilalPurohit at Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

 

4.WORLD’S FIRST 2 NANOMETER CHIP TECHNOLOGY UNVEILED

•        International Business Machines(IBM) unveils the world’s first 2 nanometer chip technology that promises to speed up access to the Internet, longer battery life and faster processing time in applications.

•        It is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than today’s most advanced 7 nm node chip

 

5.      CONGRESS LEADER MATANGSINH PASSES AWAY

•        Former union minister and Congress leader, MatangSinh passed away in New Delhi  following COVID-19 related complications.

•        He was elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam in 1992 and served as union minister of state in parliamentary affairs from 1994 to 1998.

•        He was well known in Assam as a TV tycoon.

•        He launched the first satellite news channel of Assam and the Northeast  region, “Northeast Television” (popularly known as NETV) in 2003.

 

6. WORLD ATHLETICS DAY 2021

•        The day is annually observed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), formerly (1912–2001) International Amateur Athletic Federation.

•        The IAAF marks the WAD 2021 on 7th May 2021. 

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