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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

DAILY GK: 29 JUNE 2021

 DAILY GK: 29 JUNE 2021

1. NTPC SETS TARGET TO INSTALL 60GW OF RE CAPACITY BY 2032

          India’s largest Power Producer NTPC Ltd unveiled its target to install 60 GW (or 60,000 MW) of renewable energy capacity (wind and solar) by 2032, as part of its plans to reduce 10% of its net energy intensity by 2032. 

          With this, NTPC Ltd became India’s 1st energy company to declare energy compact goals as part of HLDE 2021.

          NTPC plans to invest INR 1 trillion between 2019 and 2024 to become a 130 GW power producer by 2032.

 

2. PAKISTAN REMAINS IN FATF’S ‘GREY LIST’

          Pakistan has been retained on the ‘Grey List’ or  list of countries under ‘increased monitoring’ by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global terror financing watchdog.

          It has been retained due to its inability to prosecute the top leadership of UN Security Council-designated Terror groups.

          FATF also placed Malta, a member of European Union, on the ‘Grey List’ along with countries like Haiti, Philippines and South Sudan.

 

3. IMPLEMENTATION OF SALT PROGRAMME IN ANDHRA PRADESH

          International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the lending arm of World Bank Group, had sanctioned a fund of Rs 1,860 crore to Andhra Pradesh for supporting the implementation of the ‘Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation’ (SALT) programme.

 

4. DELHI METRO WON JAPAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AWARD

          Delhi Metro’s Phases I, II and III projects have won the ”Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award” for the year 2020 by Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE).

          The Delhi Metro’s project was termed as high-quality Infrastructure development project by JSCE.

 

5. TASK FORCE FOR BUREAUCRATIC REFORMS

          The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (MoPP&P) named former Infosys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) S.D. ShibuLal as a chairperson of three-member task force which is formed to help the government in bringing major bureaucratic reforms through Mission Karmayogi.

          The task force will submit its recommendations in the form of periodic/interim reports within a period of six months.

 

6. CENTRAL GOVT EXTENDED ATTORNEY GENERAL TENURE

          Central Government extended the tenure of Attorney General (AG), K KVenugopal by 1 year till June 30, 2022.

          He became the 15th AG of India by replacing AG MukulRohatgie on July 1, 2017.

          is actual term was about 3 years and this was the second time that the centre is extending the tenure of AG as his tenure was extended by 1 year in June 2020.

 

7. DRDO TEST FIRES ‘AGNI-P’

          The DRDO successfully test-fired the nuclear capable, Surface-to-Surface Missile ‘Agni-P (Prime)’ from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam island, Balasore, Odisha. Agni-P is a new generation advanced variant of the Agni class of missiles.

          It is a canisterised missile and has a range capability between 1,000 and 2,000 kms.

          Agni is a family of medium to intercontinental range ballistic missiles developed by DRDO.

 

8. FIRST TRANSGENDER ATHLETE TO COMPETE AT OLYMPICS

          New Zealand’s Laurel Hubbard has become the first ever transgender athlete picked to compete at an Olympics, She will compete in the women’s 87-kg weightlifting category for Tokyo Olympics 2020.

          Hubbard has satisfied the IOC’s requirements for trans women.

          Note*Those who transition from female to male are eligible to compete in the male category without restriction.

 

9. BOOK ‘ANOMALIES IN LAW AND JUSTICE’

          Chief Justice of India(CJI) Justice NV Ramana released a book  titled “Anomalies in Law and Justice” written by the former Supreme Court judge RV Raveendran.

          This Book is based on Evolving Legal System

 

10. INDIA’S 1ST FENTON CATALYTIC REACTOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

          Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani virtually inaugurated India’s 1st Fenton Catalytic Reactor wastewater treatment plant at Vatva GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation), Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

          It has a capacity of 30 MLD (Million Litres per day) and has been set up by the Green Environment Services Co-operative Society Ltd (GESCSL) at a cost of INR 70 crore.

          The plant will cater to the needs of at least 700 industrial units.

 

11. MONGOLIA’S ‘THE ORDER OF POLAR STAR’

          Shri RK Sabharwal, C&MD, Engineers India Ltd. (EIL) has been honoured with the highest civilian award of Mongolia “The Order of Polar Star” by His Excellency, the President of Mongolia to recognize the outstanding contribution made by him towards the establishment of the first ever oil Refinery in Mongolia.

 

12. SAJAN PRAKASH BECOMES FIRST EVER INDIAN SWIMMER TO QUALIFY

          Sajan Prakash became the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

          This is the first time an Indian swimmer managed to breach the Olympic qualification mark.

          Sajan achieved the feat as he clocked 1:56:38 in the men’s 200m butterfly at the SetteColli Trophy in Rome.

          The 27-year-old swimmer from Kerala clocked a time of 1:56.96s

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