Monday, February 14, 2022

DAILY GK: 6 , 7 FEB 2022

 DAILY GK: 6 , 7 FEB 2022

1.         SURAT TO BECOME THE 1ST STATION TO BE READY FOR INDIA’S 1ST BULLET TRAIN

·               Surat (Gujarat) is set to become the first station to be ready between Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train route for India’s first futuristic High Speed Rail project, Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Corridor. 

·               MAHSR corridor will cover 12 stations

·               The construction of the first Bullet train in India, which will connect Ahmedabad and Mumbai, has began in September 2017. 

·               The 508 Km long high speed rail corridor build with the support of Japan, is expected to be completed by 2022.

·               The train will operate at a speed of 320kmph and 350 km per hour is the Maximum Design Speed- of the train. 

 

2.         SALESFORCE GLOBAL DIGITAL SKILLS INDEX 2022: INDIA LEADS IN DIGITAL SKILLS READINESS

·               Salesforce, a leading player in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), published the 2022 Global Digital Skills Index which highlights the growing global digital skills crisis and the need for action.

·               India has scored 63 out of 100, leads the digital skills readiness and has the highest readiness index among the 19 counties.

·               The average global readiness score was 33 out of 100. 

·               The 2022 Global Digital Skills Index, is based on a survey on around 23000 workers across 19 countries

·               Three major skills gaps identified in the 2022 global index are: The everyday skills gap, The generational skills gap.

 

3.         SIDBI INKS MOU WITH CDAC TO COLLABORATES IN CYBER SECURITY & ALLIED SECTORS

·               Under the agreement both SIDBI and C-DAC will collaborate to explore innovation and use of emerging technologies in the areas of Cyber Security, AI (Artificial Intelligence), block chain, etc. and related training and capacity building aspects in the Banking Sector.

·               Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) acts as the Principal Financial Institution for Promotion, Financing and Development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector.

·               Headquarters- Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh,Chairman & MD- Sivasubramanian Ramann

 

4.         INDIGO APPOINTED CO-FOUNDER RAHUL BHATIA AS MANAGING DIRECTOR 

·               IndiGo (Inter Globe Aviation Ltd), an Indian low-cost airline, has appointed its co-founder and promoter Rahul Bhatia as the new Managing Director (MD) of IndiGo with immediate effect for a period of 5 years.

·               InterGlobe Enterprises is the parent company of IndiGo.

 

5.         JAGADESH KUMAR APPOINTED AS CHAIRMAN OF UGC

·               The  Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar was appointed as the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

·               He is appointed for a period of five years (2022-2027), or until he turns 65, whichever is earlier.

·               M. Jagadesh Kumar will succeed Prof D P Singh

·               University Grants Commission (UGC) In 1948, the University Education Commission under the Chairmanship of Dr. S Radhakrishnan recommended the formation of UGC.

·               The Commission provides recognition to universities in India and disburses funds for development of such recognised universities and colleges.

·               Established – 1956,Headquarters- New Delhi, Delhi


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