Friday, March 17, 2023

DAILY GK 5-6 MAR

 DAILY GK 5-6 MAR

1.       NADA AND NCERT SIGN MOU TO STRENGTHEN VALUE-BASED SPORTS EDUCATION

·         A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been inked between National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), and  National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to strengthen value-based sports education amongst school children and teachers.

·         NADA works under the aegis of MoYAS.

·         India is a signatory to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) International Convention Against Doping in Sports, and holds the responsibility to augment clean sports efforts and promote value-based sports education in India.

 

2.       V-DEM’S DEMOCRACY REPORT 2023

·         According to the V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) Institute’s report titled, “Democracy Report 2023: Defiance in the Face of Autocratization,” India has been ranked 97th in the Liberal Democracy Index (LDI) (down from 93 in 2022) and 108th in the Electoral Democracy Index (EDI) (down from 100 in 2022).

·         According to the report, India is falling behind and comes under the category of “Electoral Autocracies.”

·         V-Dem Institute Headquarters  Sweden.

 

3.       WORLD BANK LOAN TO SUPPORT INDIA’S HEALTH SECTOR

·         Government of India (GoI) and World Bank (WB) signed 2 complementary loans of  $500 million Public Health Systems for Pandemic Preparedness Program (PHSPP) and $500 million Enhanced Health Service Delivery Program (EHSDP) to support and improve India’s healthcare infrastructure.

·         Through the combined financing of USD 1 billion (about Rs 8,200 crore), the WB will support India’s flagship Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM), which was launched in October 2021, to improve the public healthcare infrastructure across India.

·         World Bank Group President – David Malpass

·         Headquarters – Washington, DC, USA

 

4.       RBI DATA ON PRIVATE CORPORATE SECTOR

·         The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released data on the performance of the private corporate sector during the third quarter of 2022-23 (i.e., Q3 FY23)

·         The year-on-year  (y-o-y) sales growth of all listed private non-financial companies moderated to 12.7% in Q3 FY23 from 22.6 % in Q2 FY23.

·         Due to lower sales growth Manufacturing companies’ expenses on raw materials was moderated.Staff cost  for manufacturing, IT and non-IT services companies, increased on y-o-y basis by 8.8%, 21.8% and 18.2% respectively.

 

5.       NTPC CONFERRED WITH THE CBIP AWARD 2022

·         NTPC Limited an Indian public sector undertaking(PSU) under the ownership of the Ministry of Power (MoP), has been honoured with the CBIP Award 2022 at the Scope Convention Centre, New Delhi.

·         The Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) was established by Govt. of India on 1st January 1927.

 

6.       NATIONAL SECURITY DAY - MARCH 4

·         National Security Day (NSD), also known as Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas, is annually observed across India on March 4 to honour the Indian Security Forces

·         National Security Council (NSC) a six-member body chaired by the PM was formed on 19th November 1998 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Brajesh Mishra served as the council’s 1st National Security Adviser.

·         Ajit Kumar Doval currently serves as the 5th NSA of India, the head of the NSC, and the primary advisor to PM Narendra Modi. He is the Chairman of the SPG of the NSC.

·         The Research Analysis Wing (RAW) and Intelligence Bureau (IB),  both report to the NSA.

 

7.       52ND NATIONAL SAFETY DAY – 4 MARCH

·         National Safety Day is annually observed across India on March 4 to raise awareness about the importance of safety and health in the workplace and to promote a culture of safety among the general public.

·         National Safety Week is annually observed across India from March 4-10.

·         The theme of National Safety Day/ Week Campaign 2023 is “Our Aim – Zero Harm”.

 

8.       WORLD OBESITY DAY - MARCH 4

·         World Obesity Day(WOD) is annually observed across the globe on 4th March to create awareness about the risks of obesity and to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis.

·         Theme Changing Perspectives: Let’s Talk About Obesity”.

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