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Saturday, July 17, 2021

DAILY GK: 17 JULY 2021

 DAILY GK: 17 JULY 2021

1.PM NARENDRA MODI’S VISIT TO VARANASI

      PM Narendra Modi paid a one-day visit to his constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

      He laid Foundation stones for several projects and public works worth INR 839 crores.

      It includes Centre for Skill and Technical Support of Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering and Technology (CIPET), 143 rural projects under Jal Jeevan Mission and Mango and vegetable integrated pack house in Karkhiyaon.

      ‘Rudrakash’ – an International Cooperation and Convention Centre was also inaugurated by PM Modi.

      The centre has been built with financial assistance from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at a cost ~ INR 200 crores.

 

2.INDIA, SRI LANKA & MALDIVES CONDUCT TTX-2021

      Defence Officials from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives participated in a virtual Trilateral Table top Exercise 2021 (TTX-2021) on Maritime Security. TTX-2021 was organized by Maritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai from July 14-15, 2021.

      India is holding discussions with countries in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) as per its ‘Neighbourhood First’ and ‘Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR)’ policies.

 

3.CAMPAIGN ‘COVID TEEKA SANG SURAKSHIT VAN, DHANAURUDDYAM’

      ArjunMunda, the Tribal Affairs Minister, virtually launched the nationwide campaign named ‘COVID Teeka Sang Surakshit Van, DhanaurUddyam’ to increase the speed of COVID-19 vaccination among the tribal people in India.

      The campaign would be implemented by the ‘Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India’ (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for 10.5 crore tribal community people across India.

 

4.‘SAMVEDAN 2021’

      IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation (IITM-PTF) in partnership with Sony India Software Centre Pvt. Ltd is set to conduct a National Hackathon called ‘SAMVEDAN 2021 – Sensing Solutions for Bharat’.

      It aims to inspire Indian citizens to solve India-specific problems of societal interest using the IoT Sensor Board.

 

5.INDIA TARGETS RS 100 BILLION BLUE ECONOMY

      Minister of State (I/C) for Earth Science, Jitendra Singh, announced India’s target of attaining over Rs 100 billion Blue Economy through Deep Ocean Missions (DOM) and conducting deep sea explorations.

      The ministry also partnered with ISRO for integrating science oriented departments from various ministries.

      DOM plans to explore various mineral resources present unexplored in the ocean, which can be used for commercial purposes to generate newer economic forms.

 

6.AI-POWERED GRIEVANCE MANAGEMENT APP

      Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered grievance management application called ‘CPGRAMS (Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System) app’, it was developed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur.

      CPGRAMS is the online web-based system over NICNET, it was developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in association with the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Directorate of Public Grievances (DPG).

 

7.DIGITAL PLATFORM ‘KISANSARATHI’ LAUNCHED

      The digital platform ‘Kisan Sarathi’ was jointly launched by Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Minister for Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw to help farmers get ‘right information at the right time’ in their desired language.

      The portal was launched virtually on the occasion of 93rd Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Foundation Day i.e 16th July, 2021.

 

8.2ND EDITION OF KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES

      Karnataka, the host of 2nd edition of Khelo India University Games (KIUG) announced that the 12-day long event will be conducted from 5th March 2022 in Bangalore.

      Decisions were taken to invite PM as Chief Guest for the event’s inauguration, which is planned to be held at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore, Karnataka.

      A total of 18 sporting events will be conducted in KIUG, with the inclusion of 2 new indigenous games – Yogasana & Mallakhamb

 

9.BOOK- ‘INDIA VERSUS CHINA: WHY THEY ARE NOT FRIENDS’

      Kanti Bajpai authored the book ‘India Versus China: Why They Are Not Friends’ to showcase the differences between India and China.

      The book was published by Juggernaut Books.

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