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DAILY GK: 12 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 12 JUNE 2021

1. ALL INDIA SURVEY ON HIGHER EDUCATION 2019-20 REPORT

          Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released the report of All India Survey on Higher Education 2019-20 (AISHE 2019-20).

          AISHE Report  is released annually by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.

          The report states that in the last five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20, there was  a growth of 11.4% in student enrolment.

          The rise in female enrolment in higher education during the period is 18.2%.

 

2. INDIA’S EXPORT GROWTH OF AGRICULTURE DURING FY 2020-21

          India’s export of agriculture and allied products (including marine and plantation products) increased by 17.34 percent to USD 41.25 Billion during 2020-21 (in INR terms the increase was 22.62 percent).

          Exports during 2020-21 amounted to INR 3.05 lakh crore compared to INR 2.49 lakh crore during 2019-20.

          India’s Agricultural & Allied Imports for 2020-21 stood at USD 20.67 billion compared to USD 20.64 billion in 2019-20.

 

3. INDIA’S FIRST CENTER FOR DIGITAL HEALTH

          The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has established the Koita Centre for Digital Health (KCDH), India’s first of its kind Center for Digital Health with the contribution from the Koita Foundation. 

          KCDH will collaborate with government organisations, healthcare technology companies and Healthcare NGO’s

 

4. 3 MH-60 ROMEO HELICOPTERS FROM THE US DELIVERY

          Indian Navy is set to receive the first set of 3 MH-60 Romeo helicopters, a multi-role helicopter from the United States of America (USA) in July 2021.

          India and the US have signed a deal of over Rs 15,157 crore (2.13 billion USD) to procure 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters from Lockheed Martin in 2020.

          The MH-60 Romeo helicopters are equipped with multi-mode radars and night-vision devices along with Hellfire missiles, torpedoes and precision-guided weaponry.

 

5. 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA-GERMANY TIES

          Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the 70th anniversary of India-Germany diplomatic relations.

          India announced the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany on 7 March 1951.

 

6. COURSERA’S GLOBAL SKILLS REPORT 2021

          As per the ‘Global Skills Report 2021’ released by Coursera, India has been ranked 67th overall globally. 

          Switzerland topped the rankings followed by Luxembourg & Austria.

          The report is based on performance data of about 77 million learners (from across 100 countries) on the platform collected since the onset of the pandemic.

          It benchmarks skills proficiency across 3 categories – Business, Technology and data science.

OVERALL RANK                                 COUNTRY

1                                                                              Switzerland

2                                                                              Luxembourg

3                                                                              Austria

 

7. APO’S ASIA PACIFIC PRODUCTIVITY CHAMPION OF 2020

          Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi (RS Sodhi) is Managing Director(MD) of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation(GCMMF), Ltd., (AMUL) was honoured with the Asia Pacific Productivity Champion 2020, the regional award of Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan.

          The award recognises India’s enhanced productivity and efficient milk supply chain in the world.

 

8. TOI-1231 B : A COOLER EXOPLANET

          A Team of International Astronomers, discovered an exoplanet located 90 light-years away from Earth which has a Cooler atmosphere (57 Celsius) and has the possibility of having water clouds.

          The exoplanet called “TOI-1231 b”, orbits an M-type, dwarf star in 24 days.

          TOI-1231 b, with almost the size of Neptune, was discovered using NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

 

9. AMARTYA SEN AUTHORS NEW BOOK – “HOME IN THE WORLD”

          Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, authored a new book titled “Home in the World” which is set to be published by Penguin Random House in July 2021.

          he book describes the early life of Amartya Sen and explores the idea of ‘home’.

 

10. US SENATE NAMED FIRST MUSLIM-AMERICAN AS FEDERAL JUDGE

          The US Senate has approved the historic nomination of Pakistani-American Zahid Quraishi to the District Court in New Jersey, making him the first Muslim federal judge in the country’s history.

          As many as 34 Republicans joined the Democrats in confirming the first-ever Muslim-American as a federal judge.

 

11. PEN PINTER PRIZE 2021

          Tsitsi Dangarembga, the Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean writer, has won the PEN Pinter Prize in 2021.

          The annual award is given to an author who, the website specifies, must have “a significant body of plays, poetry, essays, or fiction of outstanding literary merit, written in English.”

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