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DAILY GK 3-5 MAR

DAILY GK 3-5 MAR

1.         ANANT AMBANI LAUNCHED ‘VANTARA’ PROGRAMME FOR WELFARE OF ANIMALS

·           AnantAmbani, Director on the boards of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Reliance Foundation, has launched an umbrella initiative called the ‘Vantara’ (Star of the Forests) programme to rescue, treat, care for, and rehabilitate injured, abused, and threatened animals, in India and abroad.

·           The initiative is the first of its kind in India and it aims to construct the world’s largest animal rescue and rehabilitation centre spanning about 3,000 acres within the Green Belt of Reliance’s Jamnagar Refinery Complex in Gujarat.

 

2.         PRO KABADDI LEAGUE SEASON 10

·           PuneriPaltan won the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10 by defeating the Haryana Steelers in the finals held at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana.

·           It marks PuneriPaltan’s first-ever PKL title win since its first edition in 2014.

·           PKL 10, featured 12 teams

 

3.         INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

·           Union Minister Narayan Rane, Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) launched 3 new Initiatives to promote women entrepreneurship in India  during the 9th Annual Shakti International Women Entrepreneurs Summit held in New Delhi

·           The 3 new initiatives are, Panjikaran Se Pragati, Unnati - Udyamita se Pragatitak, Mentorship Platform.

·           Panjikaran Se Pragati - It encourages women entrepreneurs nationwide to register under Udyam and unlock vast opportunities.

·           Unnati - Udyamita se Pragatitak is a joint program of the Ministry of MSME and Women Entrepreneurship Platform WEP.

·           This MSME-WEP Award-to-Reward (ATR) program is an initiative to take Women MSMEs to the next level through comprehensive capacity-building support via WEP.

·           Mentorship Platform is An initiative fostering mentorship opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

 

4.         INDIA-MALAYSIA MARITIME EXERCISE

·           Exercise SamudraLaksamana 2024, the third edition of the India-Malaysia maritime exercise, was held at/off the coast of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh(AP) between the Indian Navy (IN) and Royal Malaysian Navy.

·           Indian Naval Ship (INSKiltan and the Royal Malaysian Ship KD Lekirparticipated in exercise.

 

5.         USA-INDIA CYBER SECURITY INITIATIVE

·           United States of America (USA) Consulate and the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) have launched the first-ever USA-India Cyber Security Initiative to strengthen Information technology (IT) connections between the two countries.

·           The initiative was launched at the MCCIA Pune Business International Business Summit which was held in Pune, Maharashtra.

 

6.         NEW MEMBERS OF WTO

·           The Union of the Comoros and the Democratic Republic of Timor–Leste have formally became the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

·           The signing ceremony was held during the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi.

·           Now the total number of WTO members becomes 166.

·           WTO implemented an agreement on new disciplines on domestic services regulations benefiting all members, including non-signatories like India.

·           It was signed by 72 members, including the United States of America (USA), 28 members of the European Union (EU), China, and Japan.

·           WTODirector-General– Okonjo-Iweala

·           Headquarters– Geneva, Switzerland

·           Establishment– 1995

 

7.         ROMAIN ROLLAND BOOK PRIZE 2024

·           The 7th edition of the Romain Rolland Book Prize(2024) has been awarded to “Staliner Divan”, the Bengali translation of Jean-Daniel Baltassat’s French novel “Le Divan de Staline” (Stalin’s Couch), by Pankaj Kumar Chatterjee. 

·           The Romain Rolland Book Prize is annually presented by the French Institute in India (IFI – InstitutFrançaisenInde) in collaboration with Apeejay Trust.

·           Romain Rolland Book Prize was created in 2017 to recognise the best translation of a French title (francophone area) into any Indian language, including English.

 

8.         SPACEX LAUNCHED NASA’S MISSION TO ISS

·           The SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket topped with Dragon Spacecraft (named Endeavour)  has launched the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

·           Crew-8 mission is NASA’s eighth commercial crew rotation mission with SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS).

 

9.         KHELO INDIA UNIVERSITY GAMES 2023

·           Chandigarh University won the overall championship of the 4th edition of the Khelo India University Games (KIUG 2023) held in the North East region

·           Chandigarh University topped the medal tally of KIUG 2023 with a total of 71 medals (32 gold, 18 silver, and 21 bronze).

·           Lovely Professional University (Punjab) with 42 medals (20 gold, 14 silver, and 8 bronze), and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) with 51 medals (12 gold, 20 silver, and 19 bronze) were ranked in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.

·           The KIUG 2023 was held in 7 States of North East namely, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

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

 

10.      WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2024 – MARCH 3

·           The United Nations (UNWorld Wildlife Day (WWD) is annually observed across the globe on 3rd March to celebrate and raise awareness about world’s wild fauna (animals) and flora (plants).

·           The theme of WWD 2024 is “Connecting People and Planet: Exploring Digital Innovation in Wildlife Conservation“.

·           Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES):Headquarters– Genève, Switzerland

 

11.      WORLD HEARING DAY 2024 – MARCH 3

·           World Hearing Day (WHD) is annually observed across the globe on 3rd March to raise awareness regarding hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care.

·           The theme of WHD 2024 is ‘Changingmindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all!’

·           Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) decides the theme of WHD.

·           The “Beijing Declaration”, which was adopted during the first international conference on the prevention and rehabilitation of hearing impairment in Beijing, China in 2007, suggested the establishment of “International Ear Care Day”, for promoting global actions on hearing care.

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