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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

DAILY GK 14-15-16 JAN

 DAILY GK 14-15-16 JAN

1.         INDIAN ARMY DECLARES 2024 AS THE “YEAR OF TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION”

·           The Indian Army has officially declared 2024 as the “Year of Technology Absorption“, symbolising a dedicated commitment to integrating cutting-edge technologies, fostering development, and promoting innovation.

·           The year 2023 was declared as the “Year of Transformation.”

 

2.         MAHARASHTRA’S PENCH TIGER RESERVE BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST DARK SKY PARK

·           The Pench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Maharashtra has been designated as India’s first Dark Sky Park and Asia’s fifth park for protecting the night sky and preventing light pollution, making the place ideal for astronomy enthusiasts.

·           The Dark Sky Place certification focuses on lighting policy, dark sky-friendly retrofits, outreach and education, and monitoring the night sky.

·           The Pench Tiger Reserve, named after the Pench River, is spread across the two states of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

 

3.         ILO REPORT INCREASES GLOBAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO 5.2% IN 2024

·           The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a report titled “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024”.

·           The report projected slight increase in the global unemployment rate to 5.2% in year 2024 as compared to 5.1% in year 2023.

·           The report predicted that the number of unemployed individuals will increase by 2 million at global level in 2024.

·           The report predicted informal work rate to remain same around 58% of the global workforce in 2024.

·           ILO Director-General –  Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo

·           Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

·           Member nations – 187

 

4.         DRDO CONDUCTS FLIGHT-TEST OF AKASH MISSILE

·           The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully conducted a flight test of the New Generation AKASH (AKASH-NG) missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.

·           The AKASH-NG system is a state-of-the-art missile system, capable of intercepting high-speed, agile aerial threats.

·           Akash Weapon System is indigenously designed and developed by the DRDO and produced by defense public sector units and other industries.

·           It has been in service for over 10 years, with multiple advanced versions of the missile under development by the Akash Team.

·           DRDO It is the Research and Development (R&D) wing of the Ministry of Defence(MoD), Government of India.

·           Chairman – Dr Samir Vankatpati Kamat

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