Wednesday, September 15, 2021

DAILY GK: 12 , 13 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 12 , 13 SEP 2021

  1.AGRARIAN FESTIVAL ‘NUAKHAI’ BEING CELEBRATED

      Nuakhai, the harvest festival of Odisha is celebrated on Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

      It marks the consumption of the first harvested crops.

      It is celebrated by worshiping the Goddess Samaleshwari, the presiding deity of Western Odisha.

 

2.INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PUMPS UNDER PM KUSUM

      Haryana has become the first state in the country to install off-grid solar pumps under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM).

      So far, Haryana has installed 14,418 pumps against the sanctioned 15,000 pumps for the year 2020-21.

      It was announced in the concluding session of the nationwide ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ organized by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy( MNRE).

      The implementation of PM KUSUM has provided an opportunity to the farmers to switch from diesel pumps to solar pumps.

 

3.IIT KANPUR SIGNS MOU WITH IAF FOR ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Indian Air Force (IAF) Signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Collaboration in the field of Academics and Research in the domain Aerospace Technology & for the establishment of the Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh, VSM Class I MBE, Chair of Excellence and Research Scholar Program (RSP) for Indian Air Force Officers at the IAF Headquarters, New Delhi, Delhi.

 

4.WORLD CONFERENCE OF SPEAKERS OF PARLIAMENT 2021

      The 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) 2021 was held in Vienna, Austria from September 7-8, 2021 .

      The Loksabha Speaker Om Birla participated in the conference, organized by the Austrian Parliament, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations (UN).

      Note- Austrian Parliament is the first national parliament in history to co-host the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

 

5.74TH SESSION OF WHO-SEARO

      Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State(MoS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) represented India and addressed the 74th session of the World Health Organization- South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO) through a virtual conference.

      The 74th session WHO SEARO was organized by Nepal.

 

6.CRISTIANO RONALDO-HIGHEST SCORING MAN IN INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

      Guinness World Records has honoured Portugal football player Cristiano Ronaldo for becoming the highest-scoring man in International football history with his 111th goal for Portugal against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier.

      This marked his 180th game representing Portugal.

      He has surpassed the record held by Iranian footballer Ali Daei who has scored 109 goals in 149 games for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

 

7.WORLD EV DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 9

      World EV Day is annually observed across the globe on 9th September to mark the celebration of e-mobility.

      The day is observed with special awareness campaigns aimed to globally educate people on the benefits of electric vehicles(EV).

 

8.‘MILLET MISSION’ LAUNCHED

      Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel launched the Millet Mission in the capital Raipur.

      He signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR)Hyderabad and the Collectors of 14 districts of the state.

      The mission will provide affordable accurate prices to farmers for small cereal crops and input assistance, procurement arrangements will also be provided.

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