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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

DAILY GK: 07 JULY 2021

 DAILY GK: 07 JULY 2021

1.‘NISHANK’ LAUNCHES NIPUN BHARAT PROGRAMME

      Union Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched ‘National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat)’ Mission & its Guidelines.

      It aims to ensure that every child in India attains foundational literacy and numeracy by the end of Grade 3, by 2026-27.

 

2.GOA TO HOST 52ND IFFI

      Prakash Javadekar announced the dates for 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which will be held in Goa from 20th to 28th November, 2021.

      He also released the regulation booklet and the poster of 52nd IFFI.

      2021 is the 100th Birth anniversary of India’s legendary filmmaker “Satyajit Ray”, to mark this a Special Retrospective was arranged by the Directorate of Films Festivals at 52nd IFFI.

      A new award – “Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema” will be instituted annually starting from 2021

 

3.4TH TIGER RESERVE OF RAJASTHAN

      Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Bundi, Rajasthan has been sanctioned as the 4th Tiger Reserve of Rajasthan and 52nd Tiger Reserve of India by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC).

      The other 3 Tiger Reserves in Rajasthan namely Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska in Alwar, and Mukundra Tiger reserve in Kota are home to 102 Tigers.

 

 

4.AELDRA PROPOSED US BANK ACCOUNT FOR INDIAN STUDENTS

      Aeldra Financial Inc., a ‘digital neo bank’ proposed a United States (US) bank account with a Master card Global Debit Card for the Indian students who are preparing to get admission in the US.

      Aeldra requires only a valid Indian passport and other local documents for KYC (know your customer) to open the account (No need for U.S. Social Security Number, U.S. address proof or even a U.S. visa).

 

5.NCDEX LAUNCHED 2 NEW AGRI COMMODITY INDICES – GUAREX, SOYDEX

      Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), India’s agricultural-commodity exchange, launched India’s 1st sectoral indices in agricultural-commodities space such as GUAREX and SOYDEX.

      GUAREX and SOYDEX were also India’s first return based agricultural futures index in agricultural-commodities.

      GUAREX – It is the return based index, it tracks the change in the price of the futures contracts of Guar Seed and Guar Gum Refined Splits on a real-time basis.

      SOYDEX – It will also trace the price changes in futures contracts of Soybean and Refined Soy Oil.

 

6.ACI DG’S ROLL OF EXCELLENCE 2020

      Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB Airport), Karnataka owned by the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), has been inducted into the Airports Council International (ACI) Director General(DG)’s Roll of Excellence for the year 2020.

      ACI DG’s Roll of Excellence recognises the airports that delivered excellence in customer service by winning multiple ASQ awards over a period of 5 years.

OTHER INDUCTEES OF 2020:

      Cochin International Airport in Cochin, Kerala, India

      Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China

      Portland International Jetport in Maine, United States

      San Antonio International Airport in Texas, United States

      Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada

 

7.PRESIDENT RAM NATHKOVIND APPOINTS NEW GOVERNORS FOR 8 STATES

      President Ram NathKovind appointed new Governors for 8 States.

      Article 155 of the Indian Constitution states that the Governor of a State shall be appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal.

      As per Article 159, The Chief Justice of the concerned State High Court administers the oath of office to the Governor.

NEW APPOINTMENTS & TRANSFERS

STATE                                                                                          NEW GOVERNOR

Goa                                                                                                                P.S. SreedharanPillai

(Currently Governor of Mizoram)

Tripura                                                                                           Satyadeo Narain Arya

(Currently Governor of Haryana)

Jharkhand                                                                                     Ramesh Bais

(Currently Governor of Tripura)

Karnataka                                                                                    Thaawar chand Gehlot

(Currently Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment)

Haryana                                                                                        Bandaru Dattatraya

(Currently Governor of Himachal Pradesh)

Mizoram                                                                                       Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati

Madhya Pradesh                                                                         Mangubhai Chhaganbhai Patel

Himachal Pradesh                                                                       Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

 

8.‘BRAND AMBASSADOR’ OF KHADIPRAKRITK PAINT

      NitinGadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways & MSME announced himself as the Brand Ambassador of ‘Khadi Prakritk Paint’ (cow dung paint) to promote the paint across the country and encourage the young entrepreneurs to manufacture it.

      KhadiPrakritk Paint is India’s 1st and only paint made from cow dung

      He also inaugurated a new automated manufacturing unit of Khadi Prakritik Paint virtually on the campus of Kumarappa National Handmade Paper Institute (KNHPI), Jaipur, Rajasthan, the institute is a unit of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC))

 

9.IBM PRESIDENT AND FORMER RED HAT CEO JIM WHITEHURST QUITS

      American multinational technology company International Business Machines Corporation(IBM) has announced that Jim Whitehurst has decided to step down as President of the company, Whitehurst former CEO of Red Hat has played a pivotal role in the $34 billion IBM and Red Hat integration deal in 2018 and He will continue to work as senior advisor to Arvind Krishna, Chairman and CEO of IBM.

 

10.WORLD ZOONOSES DAY 2021 – JULY 6

      World Zoonoses Day is annually observed across the globe on 6th July to create awareness about zoonoses or zoonotic disease, a disease or infection transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans.

      The day also commemorates the first vaccination administered against zoonotic disease.

      On 6th July 1885, Louis Pasteur, a French biologist, successfully administered the first vaccination against Rabies, zoonoses disease.

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