Monday, September 5, 2022

DAILY GK 1,2 SEPT

 DAILY GK 1,2 SEPT

1.         COUNTRY’S FIRST ‘FIRST VIRTUAL SCHOOL’  LAUNCHED

·           Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi launched First Virtual School’- Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS), affiliated with the Delhi Board of School Education and claimed that this school was a India’s First Virtual School.

·           The virtual school system was initiated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and aims to help students who are unable to take physical classes.

·           National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) denied the above claim and informed that the first virtual school of the country was already launched by NIOS in August 2021.

 

2.         COLONEL ABDOULAYE MAIGA APPOINTED AS INTERIM PM OF MALI

·           The Malian military government has appointed Colonel Abdoulaye Maiga as Interim Prime Minister (PM) of Mali (West African country), after Mali’s Civilian Prime Minister (PM) Choguel Kokalla Maiga was admitted to hospital. 

·           Before he was appointed as interim PM, Colonel Maiga was the government spokesman and Minister of Territorial Administration.

 

3.         INDIAN RAILWAYS SET UP ‘MEGHDOOT’ MACHINES AT MUMBAI STATIONS

·           Indian Railways set up ‘Meghdoot’ machines at Dadar, Thane and other stations of Mumbai Division, Maharashtra.

·           The ‘Meghdoot’ machines use innovative technology to convert water vapour in the air into potable clean drinking water.

·           It utilizes the science of condensation to extract water vapour from the surrounding atmosphere.

·           Meghdoot machines are research-driven and it does not need source water.

·           Also the technology is environmentally-friendly with zero maintenance.

·           It uses an Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) to convert water vapour in the air into fresh and clean drinking water.

 

4.         INDIAN ARMY SET TO POSSESS QUANTUM COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

·           The Indian Army is set to possess advanced Quantum Communication Technology, thereby joining an elite list of nations with indigenous quantum technology that will equip troops with a high-end secured defence system.

·           The technology has been developed by the Bangalore based startup QNu Labs and under the aegis of Innovation for Defence Excellence (iDEX), a Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO).

·           The technology provides advanced secured communication through Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) systems that is non-hackable.

·           China, the United States (US), Canada and other European countries are global leaders in the QKD systems and the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has made some breakthroughs.

·           A QKD system allows the creation of a quantum secure secret pair of symmetric keys between two endpoints that are separated by a certain distance (over 150 Kms) in terrestrial optical fibre infrastructure.

·           The QKD helps create a non-hackable quantum channel for creating unhackable encryption keys, which are used to encrypt critical data, voice or video across the endpoints.

 

5.         FORMER SOVIET UNION PRESIDENT MIKHAIL GORBACHEV PASSED AWAY 

·           Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union (President 1985 – 1991), died at the age of 91 in Moscow, Russia.

·           Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1990 for putting an end to the cold war without any bloodshed in the Soviet Union.

·           He served as the President of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991.

 

6.         NAGALAND GETS 2ND RAILWAY STATION AFTER MORE THAN 100 YEARS 

·           After a gap of more than 100 years (119 years) Nagaland got its 2nd Railway Station on Dhansari-Shokhuvi railway line at Shokhuvi. The Chief Minister (CM) of Nagaland, Neiphiu Guolhoulie Rio has flagged off the Donyi Polo Express from Shokhuvi Railway station.

·           The first railway station of Nagaland is Dimapur Railway Station, inaugurated in 1903.

·           The Donyi Polo Express runs between Guwahati in Assam and Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh every day.

·           Now the train service has been extended till Shokhuvi, a few Kilometres from Dimapur.

 

7.         INDIA’S Q1 FY23 GDP DATA BY NSO

·           As per provisional estimates released by National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), India’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the April-June quarter (Q1) of the ongoing FY23 rose 13.5%.

·           It fastest in the last four quarters on account of better performance by the agriculture and services sectors.

·           The last time India’s GDP achieved higher annual growth was in April-June 2021, when it was 20.1% higher than the pandemic-depressed level of a year before.

 

8.         RAJESH KUMAR SRIVASTAVA IS CMD OF ONGC

·           Rajesh Kumar Srivastava has been given additional charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for a period of 4 months with effect from 1st September 2022 or till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.

·           He took charge as the 3rd interim Chairman of ONGC following the superannuation of the incumbent Alka Mittal on 31st August 2022.

·           Rajesh Kumar Srivastava is currently serving as director (exploration) of ONGC.

·           Since April 2021, ONGC has been operating without a regular CMD.

 

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