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Friday, July 16, 2021

DAILY GK: 16 JULY 2021

 DAILY GK: 16 JULY 2021

1.INDIA’S 1ST ‘GRAIN ATM’

      Haryana’s Minister for Food & Civil Supplies Department & Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala stated that India’s 1st Grain ATM called ‘Automated, Multi Commodity, Grain Dispensing Machine’ has been installed in Farrukhnagar, Gurugram district, Haryana.

 

2. ANNUAL ASHA BONALU FESTIVAL COMMENCED

      The state of Telangana commenced its annual month-long state festival ‘Asha Bonalu’ festival on July 11, 2021 at its Golconda Fort in Hyderabad.

 

3. RBI RESTRICTED MASTERCARD

      Reserve Bank of India (RBI) restricted Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd. (Mastercard), the payment system operators from on-boarding new domestic customers (debit, credit or prepaid) onto their card networks from July 22, 2021, due to the non-compliance with the directions on Storage of Payment System Data.

      The restriction was imposed in exercise of powers vested in RBI under Section 17 of the Payment and Settlement Systems Act, 2007 (PSS Act)

 

4. RBI CANCELS LICENSE OF DR SHIVAJIRAO PATIL NILANGEKAR UCB

      RBI has cancelled the license of Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Urban Co-operative Bank Limited in Nilanga, Latur district of Maharashtra with effect from the close of business on 14th July 2021.

      Under Section 5(b) read with Section 56 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, following the cancellation of the license, the bank is prohibited to conduct the business of ‘banking’ including the acceptance and repayment of deposits, with immediate effect.

 

5. ISRO CONDUCTS TEST OF VIKAS ENGINE

      ISRO successfully conducted the 3rd Long duration Hot test of the Liquid propellant Vikas Engine for the core L110 liquid stage of human rated GSLV MkIII vehicle, as part of the engine qualification requirement for the Gaganyaan Programme (India’s 1st Human Space flight programme).

      The INR 10, 000 Crore Gaganyaan Mission aims to send a 3-member crew to space for a period of 5-7 days by 2022-23 when India completes 75 years of Independence. 

      GSLV Mk III is set to be used for the mission.

 

6. HARYANA POSTPONES ‘2021-KHELO INDIA YOUTH GAMES’

      Haryana State government which is set to host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games in November 2021, has postponed the event to February 2022.

      This comes after reviewing the situation of possible 3rd wave of COVID-19 in India, by the Organising-cum-Coordination Committee chaired by Haryana Chief Minister – Manohar Lal Khattar.

      The event is planned to be held in 5 cities – 3 in Haryana (Panchkula, Shahbad, Ambala) & 2 Union Territories (Delhi & Chandigarh).

      A total of 25 Sporting events, including 5 indigenous games (Yoga, Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta and Mallakhamb) will be conducted for Under18 age groupMascot for 2021 – ‘Dhakad’

 

7. WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY 2021 – JULY 15

      The United Nations (UN)’s World Youth Skills Day(WYSD) is annually observed across the globe on 15th July to highlight the importance of empowering the youths with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

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