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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

DAILY GK: 1 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 1 JUNE 2021

1.‘YUVA’ – PM’S SCHEME FOR MENTORING YOUNG AUTHORS

        The Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, launched an Author Mentorship programme ‘YUVA (Young, Upcoming and Versatile Authors) – Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors’ to Train Young and Budding Authors (Below 30 Years of age).

        Objective: To promote reading, writing, and book culture of Indians; to project Indian writings globally.

        The National Book Trust, India under the Ministry of Education will be the Implementing Agency of the scheme.

 

2.WORLD’S FIRST ‘NANO UREA’ FOR FARMERS

        Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has introduced the world’s first Nano Urea Liquid for farmers during its 50th annual general body virtual meeting.

        The production of Nano Urea Liquid will commence by June 2021.

        Scientists have developed indigenous Nano Urea Liquid at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol,Gujarat in line with ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Krishi’.

 

3.INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2021

        Notion Press authors Nitin Rakesh and Jerry Wind won the International Business Book of the Year Award 2021 for their recently launched book Transformation in Times of Crisis.

        Nitin Rakesh is the Chief Executive Director(CEO) and Executive Director of IT major Mphasis.

 

4.NCPCR LAUNCHES “BAL SWARAJ”

        The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), an organisation under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, launched “Bal Swaraj”, an online tracking portal for real-time tracking & monitoring of Children who lost both or either of their parents in COVID-19.

        “COVID-Care”, a link under the Bal Swaraj portal, will enable officers in concerned departments to upload data about such children who are in need of care.

 

5.WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2021

        World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed every year around the world on 31st May to spread awareness about the dangers of using tobacco.

        According World Health Organization(WHO) , tobacco kills more than 8 million people every year.

        Theme of WNTD 2021 is “Commit to Quit”.

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