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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

DAILY GK 4-5 FEB

 DAILY GK 4-5 FEB 

1.         INDIAN NAVY DECLARED YEAR 2024 AS ‘YEAR OF NAVAL CIVILIANS’

·           The Indian Navy has declared 2024 as the ‘Year of Naval Civilians‘ with a focus on enhancing administration, efficiency, and the well-being of its civilian workforce.

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

·           Motto– “Sam no Varunah”, meaning: “Be auspicious unto us Oh Varuna”.

 

2.         KENDRIYA GRIHMANTRI DAKSHATA PADAK BY MERGING FOUR MEDALS

·           Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has instituted a new medal named ‘Kendriya Grihmantri Dakshata Padak’ by merging four existing medals

·           Merged medals are Special Operation Medal,Medal for Excellence in Investigation, Asadharan Assuchana Kushalata Padak,Awards for Meritorious Service in Forensic Science

·           The medal will only be awarded for the successful conduct of significant operations with a direct impact on the security of the State/union territory (UT), region, or country

·           Personnel of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), Ministry of Finance (MoF) may also be considered for award under the area of “Prevention of Narcotics Smuggling”.

·           The medal shall be circular in shape with 38 mm in diameter, and 3 mm in thickness.

·           The medal will be made up of Silver gold gilt and the riband will be half blue and half red.

 

3.         INDIA’S UPI WAS LAUNCHED AT EIFFEL TOWER IN PARIS, FRANCE

·           The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) was formally launched at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

·           NPCI International Payments (NIPL), the international arm of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), partnered with Lyra Network, a French e-commerce and proximity payment platform, to facilitate the acceptance of UPI payments in Europe.

·           Indian tourists can use UPI to purchase their tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower

 

4.         ‘OUTSTANDING BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2023’

·           Union Minister, Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence(MoD) honoured Dr Bina Modi, Chairperson of Modi Enterprises, KK Modi Group, with the “Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – 2023′ Award.

 

5.         NEW  CM OF JHARKHAND

·           https://affairscloud.com/assets/plugins/wccp-pro/images/transparent.gifChampai Soren (67), leader of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) party, was sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Jharkhand.

·           Jharkhand Governor C. P. Radhakrishnan administered the oath of office and secrecy

·           Former CM Hemant Soren was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a land fraud case, first sitting CM of Jharkhand to be arrested in a corruption case.

·           Champai Soren, popularly known as “Jharkhand’s Tiger”, is one of the founding members of the JMM party.

 

6.         31 MQ-9B ARMED DRONES TO INDIA BY USA

·           https://affairscloud.com/assets/plugins/wccp-pro/images/transparent.gifThe United States(US) Department of State has approved the sale of 31 MQ-9B Armed Drones and other related equipments to India

·           The estimated cost of the deal is around USD 3.99 billion 

·           These 31 drones will be utilised by the Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force.

·           MQ-9B, manufactured by the USA-based General Atomics Aeronautical, has 2 variants – Sky Guardian and Sea Guardian.

·           MQ-9B, termed as High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) drone, can fly up to 40+ hours.

 

7.         DEVELOPER OF INDIA’S 1ST ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE PILL, PASSED AWAY

·           Padma Shri Awardee Dr Nitya Anand, the developer of India’s 1st oral contraceptive pill ‘Saheli‘ passed away at the age of 99 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh(UP).

·           He played a vital role in the discovery of Saheli,’ scientifically known as Centchroman (Ormeloxifene), the 1st non-steroidal oral contraceptive pill anywhere in the world.

·           This innovation marked the world’s first non-steroidal once–a–week oral contraceptive drug that gave women the freedom to decide about pregnancy.

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