Sunday, April 3, 2022

DAILY GK 01, 02 APRIL 2022

 

DAILY GK  01, 02 APRIL 2022

 

1.    UP BECOMES INDIA’S TOP VEGETABLE PRODUCER

·         Uttar Pradesh (UP) has become the top producer of vegetables, getting back its first position by demoting West Bengal to the second position

·         Andhra Pradesh remains the top fruit producer.

·         Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme: It is a centrally sponsored scheme (CSS) implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) from 2014-15.

 

2.    IONS MARITIME EXERCISE 2022 (IMEX-22) HELD AT GOA

·         The First edition of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMEX-22) was held in the Arabian sea and Goa port

·         IMEX-22 consists of two phases, Harbour Phase and Sea phaseHarbour phase – the harbour Phase was held at Mormugao port in Goa .Sea Phase – the sea phase was held in the Arabian Sea

·         Navies of Bangladesh, France, India and Iran participated in IMEX-22

·         Apart from that, 22 Observers from 15 IONS member navies also participated in the exercise.

 

3.    RBI ESTABLISHED VARNIKA INK MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MYSURU, KARNATAKA

·         Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has dedicated the Varnika ink manufacturing facility at Mysuru in Karnataka.

·         The facility is a unit of Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Private Limited (BRBNMPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the RBI.

·         This plant also produces Colour Shift Intaglio Ink (CSII) and meets the whole requirements of bank note printing presses in India, resulting in cost effectiveness and bank note ink self-sufficiency.

 

4.    STOCKHOLM WATER PRIZE 2022

·         On the occasion of World Water Day 2022 (22nd March), Professor Emeritus Wilfried Brutsaert was named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2022 for his work to quantify environmental evaporation. 

·         He is a Professor in Engineering Emeritus at Cornell University, United States of America.

·         The Stockholm Water Prize instituted in 1991 is often described as the Nobel Prize, which is awarded to people and organizations for extraordinary water-related achievements.

·         It is the world’s most prestigious water award.

 

5.    PRIME MINISTER OF MALTA ROBERT ABELA SWORN IN

·         Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, the Leader of the Labour Party has won the 2022 General Elections and was sworn in for a 2nd term as the Prime Minister (PM) of Malta. 

·         Robert Abela’s Labour Party won the general election with 55.1% of the vote,

·         Malta(Republic of Malta) President– Dr George Vella,Currency– Euro ,Capital– Valletta   

 

6.    FORMULA 1 : SAUDI ARABIAN GP 2022

·         The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship winner Max Emilian Verstappen wins the first race in the 2022 season of Formula 1 in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix (GP) 2022 which took place in Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Saudi Arabia. 

·         Charles Leclerc represents the Ferrari racing team, finishing second with 15 points.

·         Verstappen is the Netherlands’ first Formula 1 world champion at the age of 24.

 

7.    INDIA - FRANCE NAVAL EXERCISE VARUNA- 2022

·         India and France are conducting the 20th edition of the Bilateral Naval Exercise “VARUNA – 2022” in the Arabian Sea

·         The VARUNA series of exercises provides both the navies’ opportunities to learn from each other’s best practices. to the global maritime commons’ security, safety, and freedom.

·         Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) – Admiral R Hari Kumar

 

8.    5TH BIMSTEC SUMMIT

·         Narendra Modi, Prime Minister(PM) of India participated in and addressed the 5th BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit hosted in virtual mode by Sri Lanka, the chair of BIMSTEC

·         The theme of the 5th BIMSTEC Summit was “Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy People”. 

·         BIMSTEC Members –  7 members India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand

 

9.    INDIA - SEYCHELLES JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE LAMITIYE-2022

·         LAMITIYE-2022, India – Seychelles Joint Training 10 day long exercise was conducted between Indian Army and Seychelles Defence Forces (SDF) at Seychelles Defense Academy, Seychelles

·         The theme for the Joint Training Exercise were both relevant and contemporary for planning & execution of operations based on scenarios in a Semi-Urban environment.

·         Chief of Army Staff – General Manoj Mukund Naravane

·         Seychelles Capital – Victoria

 

10.    BOOK “CRUNCH TIME: NARENDRA MODI’S NATIONAL SECURITY CRISES”

·         Social scientists Dr Sreeram Chaulia has authored a new book titled “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises”.

·         The book highlights the much needed public faith in the state to protect the country from security threats posed by India’s external adversaries.

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