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DAILY GK: 27 , 28 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 27 , 28 JUNE 2021

1. LIDAR SURVEY OF FOREST AREAS

          Prakash Javadekar virtually  released the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) based survey of forest areas for 10 states.

          The survey is the 1st of its kind in India which uses LiDAR technology.

          The 10 states are Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, and Tripura.

          It is the 1st time that Central funds have been utilized for surveying of forest areas at such a large scale.

          The survey was carried out by WAPCOS Ltd (formerly known as Water and Power Consultancy Services Ltd), a PSU under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India at a cost INR 18.38 Crore in 26 states over 2,61,897 hectares (DPRs for remaining 16 states to be released shortly).

 

2. INDIA’S 1ST INDIGENOUS AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO BE COMMISSIONED BY 2022

          Minister for Defence Rajnath Singh has stated that India’s 1st Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned into Indian Navy’s Eastern Naval Command as ‘INS Vikrant’ by mid-2022.

          It is being built at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).

          IAC contains nearly 75% indigenous content and has been designed by Indian Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design (DND).

          It is being built at a cost of INR 24,000 crore and was originally targeted to be commissioned by 2018.

 

3. TWO DAYS HEMIS FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN LADAKH

          The two days grand Hemis festival was celebrated by the people of Ladakh and the Tibetian community on 20th and 21st of June 2021.

          It is celebrated at the sweeping courtyard of Hemis monastery, Ladakh.

          The masked dances also known as ‘Chham Dance’ depict the triumph of good over the bad are the highlights of the Hemis Festival of Ladakh.

          Also ‘Chang’, a local liquor is served to the people during the festival.

 

4.CHINA BECAME THE 2ND-LARGEST EXPORT DESTINATION OF INDIA IN FY21

          As per the Central government data, China replaced the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the 2nd largest export destination for India in FY21.

          The United States (US) remained as India’s top export partner.

          China’s share in India’s export rose to 7.29 percent in FY21 from 5.3 percent of FY20 (Whereas the imports from China declined marginally in FY21).

          Iron ore, organic chemicals, and petroleum were the top exports to China in FY21.

 

5.WORLD’S TOP PHILANTHROPIST OF LAST CENTURY

          The founder of Tata Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata has emerged as the biggest philanthropist globally in the last century(between 1901-1999) by donating $102.4 billion, according to the list of top 50 givers prepared by the Hurun Report and EdelGive Foundation.

          Total global donations in the last century stood at $832 billion.

          The only other Indian in the list of 50 global philanthropists is Azim Prem ji, former chairman of Wipro.

          He is ranked at 12th position.

 

6.MEENESH SHAH APPOINTED AS NDDB CHAIRMAN

          National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) Executive Director Meenesh Shah has taken additional charge as the Chairman of NDDB for six months with effect from June 1,2021.

          He is the member secretary of the Indian National Committee (INC) of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

 

7.DRDO TEST FIRES PINAKA ROCKET

          The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the Extended range version of indigenously developed Pinaka rocket & Enhanced range versions of indigenously developed 122mm Caliber rocket from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha.

          Both rockets have been developed by Pune-based Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).

          Pinaka Rocket – The enhanced range version of the Indigenous Pinaka Rocket System test fired from a Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) can destroy targets at distances up to 45 Kms.

 

8.‘ITAT E-DWAR’ E-FILING PORTAL OF ITAT

          Union Minister for Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad formally launched the e-filing portal of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) – ‘itat e-dwar’ from New Delhi.

          The portal developed by ITAT will enable parties to file their Appeals, Miscellaneous Applications, documents, paper books etc electronically.

          It is expected to benefit lawyers & tax litigants.

 

9.INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING 2021

          The United Nations (UN)’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is annually observed across the globe on 26th June to create awareness about the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society.

          The theme of the 2021 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is “Share Facts On Drugs, Save Lives”.

 

10.WORLD HUMANIST DAY 2021 – JUNE 21

          The World Humanist Day is annually observed across the globe on 21st June to create awareness about the ways to spread information and combat misinformation about the positive aspects of Humanism, a means to affect the change in the world.

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