Monday, August 2, 2021

DAILY GK: 01 , 02 AUG 2021

 DAILY GK: 01 , 02 AUG 2021

1.JITENDRA SINGH RELEASED ‘BIOTECH-PRIDE’

      Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr Jitendra Singh, Ministry of Science & Technology released ‘Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines’ developed by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology.

      Biotech-PRIDE is the 1st of its kind by the DBT.

 

2.36TH EDITION OF CORPAT

      The 36th Edition of Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) was held between the Navies of India and Indonesia from July 30-31, 2021 in the Indian Ocean region (IOR).

      Under SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) mission, Indian Navy has been actively partnering with countries in the littoral states of Indian ocean to enhance maritime security in the region.

 

3.ANTONY BLINKEN’S VISIT TO INDIA

      The Secretary of State of the United States (US), Antony Blinken visited India.

      This is Blinken’s 1st visit to India after assuming charge as Secretary of State.

      The US Government announced an additional USD 25 million (~ INR 186 Crores) to support India’s COVID-19 Vaccination programme.

      The fund will be provided through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

 

4.NFL & RCF SIGN MOU WITH IFFCO

      National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) & Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) for ‘Transfer of Technology’ of fertiliser Nano Urea Liquid.

      Nano Urea is manufactured by IFFCO; India is the 1st country globally to start commercial production of Nano Urea.

      Improper use of Chemical Fertilizers is causing water pollution and air pollution, Nano urea being an eco-friendly product will protect the health of the soil and will result in reducing the use of urea by upto 50%.

 

5.SCO DEFENCE MINISTERS CONCLAVE 2021

      Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Dushanbe, Capital of Tajikistan from July 27-29, 2021 to participate in the annual meeting of the Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states.

      It was chaired by Tajikistan (2021 SCO Presidency Chair).

 

6. HIGH-TECH CARBINE ‘TRICA’

      The Ordnance factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) in Tamil Nadu launched a new high-tech and low sound weapon called TriCa (Trichy Carbine), a mini version of the Trichy Assault Rifle (TAR).

      It was unveiled by General Manager of OFT Sanjay Dwivedi, IOFS (Indian Ordnance Factories Service) during a function.

 

7. WORLD’S 1ST COMMERCIAL RE-PROGRAMMABLE SATELLITE

      European Space Agency (ESA) launched ‘Eutelsat Quantum’ – the world’s 1st commercial reprogrammable satellite into space aboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana. 

      It is a fully flexible software-defined satellite.

      The Quantum satellite is capable of responding to changing demands for data transmission and secure communication during its lifespan of 15 years and will cover the areas from West Africa to Asia.

 

8.WORLD RANGER DAY 2021 – 31 JULY

      World Ranger Day is annually observed across the globe on 31st July to commemorate the Rangers who are injured or killed in the line of their duty.

      The day also marks the foundation of the International Ranger Federation (IRF).

      IRF was founded on 31st July 1992.

      The theme of World Ranger Day 2021 is “Ranger Safety and Wellbeing”.

 

9.1% HORIZONTAL RESERVATION FOR TRANSGENDER

      Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide 1% horizontal reservation for the transgender in each category of general, Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) for all government services after amending the Rule 9 Sub Rule (1D) Karnataka Civil Service (General Recruitment) Rule, 1977.

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