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Saturday, February 24, 2024

DAILY GK 11-13 FEB

 DAILY GK 11-13 FEB 

1.         HEADQUARTERS OF CONFEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL TEA SMALLHOLDERS TO SHIFT TO INDIA

·           The headquarters of the Confederation of International Tea Smallholders (CITS) will shift from China to India.

·           The decision was taken during the 25th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Intergovernmental Group on Tea (IGG/Tea) held at Guwahati, Assam

·           India took over as the Chair of the FAO IGG/Tea from the United Kingdom (UK) for the next 2 years (2024-2026) and the session was presided over by SauravPahari, Deputy Chairman of Tea Board India.

·           Sri Lanka will host the next IGG session after 2 years in 2026.

·           CITS was formed at the 22nd session of the FAO IGG in Naivasha, Kenya, in 2016.

·           Kenya is the world’s largest tea exporting country.

·           FAODirector-General– QU Dongyu

·           Established in– 1945

·           Headquarters– Rome, Italy

·           Members– 194 Member Nations, and 1 member organization, the European Union.

 

2.         SARTHI PORTAL FOR INSURANCE PRODUCTS

·           Union Minister ArjunMunda, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (MoA&FW) launched Sandbox for Agricultural and Rural Security, Technology and Insurance (SARTHI) Portal to offer a range of insurance products including PradhanMantriFasalBimaYojana(PMFBY).

·           He also launched the KrishiRakshak portal and helpline number (14447) to enable farmers in India to file their grievances.

·           PMFBYthe flagship scheme of MoA&FW was launched on 18th February 2016 by Prime Minister (PM) NarendraModi at Sehore, Madhya Pradesh.

·           The scheme aims to support sustainable production in the agriculture sector by providing financial support to farmers and stabilizing the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming.

 

3.         SJFI’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

·           President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Indian sprinter Pilavullakandy Thekkeyparambil Usha (P.T. Usha) was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award with Gold Medal by Sports Journalists’ Federation of India (SJFI) 

·           The award consists of a Gold Medal, a citation and a memento. SJFI award is the highest honour of SJFI.

·           PT Usha is the fifth recipient of the SJFI Gold Medal.

 

4.         PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE

·           Justice Nawaf Salam from Lebanon was elected as the President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations(UN), for 3 years 

·           Nawaf Salam succeeds Judge Joan E Donoghue from the United States of America(USA) who served as president of ICJ from 2021 to 2024.

·           The seat of the ICJ is at the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands.

·           ICJ was established in June 1945 and began activities in 1946.

·           ICJ Judge: ICJ comprises 15 judges (including the President and Vice President of ICJ) elected for a term of 9 years.

·           Judge DalveerBhandari from India is one of the 15 Judges of ICJ.

 

5.         4TH KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES

·           Assam Chief Minister(CM) Himanta Biswa Sarma launched the Logo, Anthem, Mascot, Jersey, and Torch of the 4th edition of the Khelo India University Games(KIUG 2023)

·           The Mascot of the KIUG 2023 is ‘Ashtalakshmi’, a butterfly.

·           Khelo India University Games (KIUG) is a national-level multi-sport event held in India for athletes from universities across India. The event is organised as a part of the Khelo India movement. 

 

6.         SAFF U19 WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

·           The Indian women’s team along with Bangladesh has been declared the joint winners of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under19 (U-19) Women’s Championship 2024 title.

·           The 5th edition of the SAFF U19 Women’s Championship was hosted by Bangladesh and held at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi Mostafa Kamal (BSSSMK) Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

7.         MINISTRY OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES APAAR IN REMOTE VILLAGES ACROSS INDIA

·           Ministry of Education (MoE) launched APAAR (Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry) through the Common Service Centres (CSCs) in remote villages of India.

·           APAAR, conceptualized under the National Education Policy (NEP 2020), aims for ‘One Nation, One Student ID’.

·           APAAR mandates all college/university students to register on the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) platform.

·           Under the new policy, students must have an ABC ID to be admitted to any college or university.

·           The suggestion to bring the ABC into education was given in the NEP 2020.

·           Digital Integration for School Education:All school children should be given provisional APAAR IDs, immediately authenticated with Aadhaar, and linked to Digi Locker.

 

8.         WORLD DEFENSE SHOW 2024 HELD IN RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

·           The 2nd edition of the World Defence Show (WDS 2024) was held in in Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

·           WDS 2024 was organised by the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), the regulator, enabler, licensor for the military industry in Saudi Arabia.

·           The Theme of WDS 2024 is “Equipped for Tomorrow”.

·           Saudi Arabia:Capital- Riyadh

·           Prime Minister- HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

·           Currency- Saudi Riyal

 

9.         PRESIDENT OF FINLAND 

·           Finland’s former Prime Minister (PMAlexander Stubb of the National Coalition Party (NCP) won the run-off presidential election, securing 51.6% of the vote, and became the 13th President of Finland.

·           He defeated Pekka Haavisto, an independent candidate of the Green Party and former Foreign Minister, who secured 48.4% of votes.

·           Finland:Prime Minister– Petteri Orpo

·           Capital– Helsinki

·           Currency– The Euro

 

10.      WORLD PULSES DAY 2024- FEBRUARY 10

·           The United Nations (UN) World Pulses Day (WPD) is annually observed across the globe on 10 February to recognise the significance of pulse crops like chickpeas, dry beans, and lentils as a global food.

·           The 2024 theme of WPD 2024 is: “Pulses: Nourishing Soils and People.”

·           The day was established following the successful implementation of International Year of Pulses (IYP) in 2016 by FAO.

 

11.      NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY 2024 – FEBRUARY 10

·           The National Deworming Day (NDD) is organised biannually in all states and Union Territories (UTs) across India to eradicate intestinal worms also referred to as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH), among children of age 1-19 years. 

·           The 1st round is conducted in February and the 2nd round is conducted in August.

·           NDD is a flagship program of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which was launched in 2015.

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