Thursday, September 16, 2021

DAILY GK: 16 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 16 SEP 2021

1. SKYROOT AEROSPACE SIGNED FRAMEWORK WITH DOS

      Skyroot Aerospace, a Space technology startup, becomes the first private company to formally sign a Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Space (DOS).

      The agreement for the same was inked by R Umamaheswaran, scientific secretary at ISRO, and Pawan Chandana, CEO of Skyroot Aerospace.

      Skyroot is developing Vikram series of rockets to carry small satellites into space.

      It has already test fired its solid propulsion rocket engine named Kalam-5, it’s bigger version will power rockets.

 

2. ATL SPACE CHALLENGE 2021

      NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) ‘Space Challenge 2021’ for all school students across the country.

      To celebrate the contribution of space science and technology, the ATL has aligned with the World Space Week 2021(4-10 October) at global level.

 

3. BLS INTERNATIONAL TO PROCESS AYUSHMAN BHARAT CARDS

      BLS International, an IT Service Management company, was authorised by the National Health Authority (NHA) for digital processing of ‘Ayushman Bharat cards’ under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

 

4. YAMIN HAZARIKA WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE AWARD 2021

      Writer Namita Gokhale Receives the 7th Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award for the year 2021 during the virtual ceremony.

      She is the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Gokhale also mentors Himalayan Echoes and the Kumaon Festival of Literature and the Arts.

 

5.“2021 INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ECO-HERO”

      Ayaan Shankta, a 12-year-old environmental activist from Mumbai has been named as “2021 International Young Eco-Hero”.

      He won the 3rd prize under the Age Group: 8-14 for his project “Conservation and Rehabilitation of Powai Lake” and became one of the 25 global winners of the Young Eco-Hero Award 2021.

      The award presented by “The Action for Nature”, San Francisco based NGO, recognize young people (8 to 16 years old) for their environmental achievements.

 

6.SPACEX LAUNCHES 51 STARLINK BROADBAND SATELLITES

      SpaceX launched its first full stack of 51 Starlink broadband (internet) satellites on falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California on September 14.

      It is the 22nd Falcon 9 mission for SpaceX so far in 2021 and it was the 90th successful landing to date.

 

7.INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY 2021

      The United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Democracy is annually observed across the globe on September 15th to provide an opportunity to review the state of democracy across the globe.

 

8.NATIONAL ENGINEERS DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 15

      National Engineers Day is annually observed across India on September 15th to mark the birth anniversary of eminent Engineer, Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

      The day commemorates the achievements of engineers and encourages them for improvement and innovation.

•      Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrates Engineers day to honour Sir M Visvesvaraya’s innovations.

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