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DAILY GK 6-8 MAR

DAILY GK 6-8 MAR

1.         ADITI SCHEME TO PROMOTE DEFENCE INNOVATION

·           Union Minister Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence(MoD), launched Acing Development of Innovative Technologies with iDEX (ADITIscheme to promote innovations in critical and strategic defence technologies.

·           The scheme was launch during the DefConnect 2024 held in New Delhi

·           The ADITI scheme falls under the iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) framework of Department of Defence Production (DDP), MoD.

·           The scheme will provide start-ups with grant-in-aid of up to Rs 25 crore for research, development, and innovation in defence technology.

·           Budget: Rs 750 crore has been allocated for the period 2023-24 to 2025-26.

·           The scheme envisages to create a ‘Technology Watch Tool’ to bridge the gap between Armed Forces’ requirements and innovation capabilities.

 

2.         STATUS OF LEOPARDS IN INDIA

·           According to the report “Status of Leopards in India” released by Union Minister Bhupender Yadav, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), estimated that the leopards population in India has risen by 8% from 12,852 in 2018 to 13,874 in 2022.

·           The fifth cycle leopard population estimation (2022) was carried out by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India(WII), in collaboration with State Forest Departments.

·           The leopard population increased at an annual growth rate of 1.08% from 2018 to 2022.

·           Madhya Pradesh has 3907 leopards, the highest number of leopards in India, followed by Maharashtra(1985) and Karnataka(1,879) in the second and third, respectively.

·           Madhya Pradesh reported the most improvement in the number of leopards at 486 while Odisha reported a drop of 192

·           Tiger Reserves or sites having the highest leopard population are NagarajunasagarSrisailam (Andhra Pradesh), followed by Panna (Madhya Pradesh), and Satpura (Madhya Pradesh).

·           The Indian leopard (Pantherapardus fusca) is listed in Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, and it was classified as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)Red List.

·           Wildlife Institute of India (WII) WII is an Autonomous Institution of the MoEFCC.

·           Location – Dehradun, Uttarakhand

 

3.         SWARNA SINDHU’ FIRST TANKER CARRYING CRUDE OIL FROM ONGC

·           Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi flagged off the first tanker ‘Swarna Sindhu’, carrying crude oil from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)’s KG-DWN-98/2 deepwater project.

·           The project is located in the Krishna Godavari basin and is expected to add 7% to India’s oil and gas production at its peak.

·           The Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO) Armada Sterling V unit has been built and operated by ShapoorjiPallonji Energy Private Limited (SP Energy).

·           The FPSO has a processing capacity of over 50,000 barrels of oil per day and 3 million standard cubic meters per day of gas.

 

4.         1ST MADE-IN-INDIA  'ASTDS - TUG'

·           Union Minister SarbanandaSonowal, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) virtually inaugurated 60-tonne (60T) bollard pull tug named “Ocean Grace”, the first ever Made-in-India Approved Standardised Tug Design and Specification (ASTDStug at Paradip Port, Odisha.

·           Ocean Grace, developed by the Cochin Shipyard Limited under MoPSW, was built at a cost of Rs 45 crores.

·           The launch of the tug is in line with the Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP) which aims to convert at least 50% of all tugs into Green Tugs by 2030 and to have Green Tugs operating at all major ports.

 

5.         NATIONAL SAFETY DAY 2024 – MARCH 4

·           National Safety Day (NSD) is annually observed across India on 4 March to highlight the significance of safety measures in preventing workplace accidents.

·           4 March also marks the commencement of the National Safety Week Campaign, which is annually observed across India from 4-10 March.

·           The theme of NSD/National Safety Week Campaign 2024 is “Focus on Safety Leadership for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Excellence”.

·           March 4 marks the foundation day of the National Safety Council (NSC), which was established on 4th March 1966.

·           NSC Headquarters– Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra

 

6.         STATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY INDEX 2023: BEE

·           Fifth edition of State Energy Efficiency Index (SEEI) was launched by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

·           In SEEI 2023, states and union territories are categorized into four groups based on their total scores: 'Front runner' (>=60), 'Achiever' (50-59.75), 'Contender' (30-49.75), and 'Aspirant' (<30). 

·           Additionally, they are classified into four groups based on their total final energy consumption (TFEC): Group 1 (>15 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE)), Group 2 (5-15 MTOE), Group 3 (1-5 MTOE), and Group 4 (<1 MTOE).

·           The top-performing states in each group are Karnataka (Group 1), Andhra Pradesh (Group 2), Assam (Group 3), and Chandigarh (Group 4). 

·           In SEEI 2023, seven states—Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Telangana—are in the 'Front runner' category, compared to five states in SEEI 2021-22. 

·           Two states, Assam and Uttar Pradesh, are in the 'Achiever' category, 

·           Three states—Goa, Jharkhand, and Tamil Nadu—are in the 'Contender' category.

·           With an overall score of 86.5 out of 100, Karnataka emerges as the top-performing state in SEEI 2023. 

 

7.         10 PRODUCTS FROM 8 STATES GOT GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONTAG

·           Geographical Indication Registry(Chennai, Tamil Nadu-TN) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry(MoCI), has awarded geographical indication (GI) tags to 10 distinct products from 8 states.

·           The 10 products are Majuli Mask of Assam, Assam MajuliManuscript Painting, AmbajiWhite Marble, Kutch Rogan Craft, Cuttack Silver Filigree (ChandiTarakasi), NarasapurCrochet Lace Products,RatlamRiyawan Lahsun (Garlic), Hyderabad Lac Bangles, Tripura Risa Textile, Bengal Muslin.

·           Among 10 products, 2 originate from Gujarat, 2 from Assam, and each from West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, and Telangana received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

 

8.         ‘E-KISAN UPAJ NIDHI’ PORTAL FOR FARMERS

·           Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution(MoCAF&PD), launched ‘e-KisanUpaj Nidhi’, an online digital platform of the Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) to facilitate post-harvest financing for farmers.

·           It simplifies the process for farmers to store their produce at any WDRA-registered warehouse for six months at 7% interest per annum.

·           It was developed collaboratively by the Department of Food and Public Distribution, the Department of Financial Services, and the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).

·           The union minister also announced that the security deposits to be paid by the farmers to WDRA registered warehouses would be reduced to 1% from 3%.

·           The farmers were given electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts (e-NWRs) once they stored their produce in a WDRA-registered warehouse.

·           WDRA waived the application fee for the registration of warehouses storing agricultural commodities for farmers until October 25, 2025.

·           The WDRA is a statutory authority under the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) of MoCAF&PD.

·           Headquarters – New Delhi, Delhi

 

9.         WORLD BANK’S WOMEN, BUSINESS, AND THE LAW 2024 INDEX

·           According to the 10th edition of Women, Business, and the Law (WBL) 2024 report released by the World Bank Group, India has climbed to 113th place out of 190 countries in the Index, with a score of 74.4%.

·           Indian women have just 60% of the legal rights compared to men, slightly below the global average of 64.2%.

·           Italy lead the legal framework index followed by New Zealand and Portugal 

·           More than 37 economies provide women with less than half of the legal rights enjoyed by men

·           Togo is at the bottom of index

 

10.      24th PAKISTAN’S PM

·           Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was sworn in as the Prime Minister (PM) of Pakistan for a 2nd term .

·           He secured 201 votes in a 336-member National Assembly, surpassing the required 169 votes.

 

11.      HUNGARY’S PRESIDENT

·           TamasSulyok, is appointed as the President of Hungary by receiving 134 votes in parliament.

·           He succeeded Katalin Novak, the first female President of Hungary, who resigned in February 2024 due to a scandal.

·           HungaryPrime Minister – Viktor Orban

·           Capital – Budapest

·           Currency – Forint

 

12.      INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISARMAMENT AND NON-PROLIFERATION AWARENESS 2024 – MARCH 5

·           The United Nations (UN) International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness is annually observed across the globe on 5 March to promote awareness and understanding of disarmament issues among the public, especially among the youth.

·           United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA):Headquarters– New York

 

13.      INDIA’S 1ST GREEN HYDROGEN PLANT IN STAINLESS STEEL SECTOR 

·           Union Minister JyotiradityaScindia, Ministry of Steel, virtually inaugurated India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Plant in the Stainless Steel Sector at Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) in HisarHaryana.

·           This plant will be the world’s 1st off-grid Green Hydrogen plant for the stainless steel industry and the world’s 1st Green Hydrogen plant with rooftop and floating solar.

·           The state of the art Green Hydrogen Plant aims to reduce carbon emissions by around 2,700 Metric Tonnes per annum and 54,000 tons of Carbondioxide (CO2) emissions over 20 years.

 

14.      1ST BLUE TALKS IN NEW DELHI

·           The meeting hosted by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was co-partnered by the Embassy of France and Embassy of Costa Rica in India.

·           Discussions were held on matters related to ‘Ocean Health and Governance’.

·           More than 50 participants from Government, Academia and Research Institutes took part in the meeting.

·           Aim is Exchange successful practices on ocean governance and health &Identify actionable steps to improve ocean health.

·           This meeting precedes the High-Level Event on Ocean Action (HLEOA) called ‘Immersed in Change,’ set for June 2024, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

·           The ‘HLEOA’ serves as a preliminary gathering to collect recommendations and visions for the upcomingUnited Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC3) in Nice, France, in June 2025.

 

15.      INS JATAYU COMMISSIONED & 1st MH-60R SEAHAWK HELICOPTER

·           The Indian Navy (IN) commissioned the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Jatayu at Minicoy, the southernmost island in Lakshadweep.

·           This is the 2nd naval base in Lakshadweep after INS Dweeprakshak in Kavaratti, the capital of Lakshadweep.

·           The CNS R. Hari Kumar also commissioned Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 334 ‘Seahawks’, India’s first MH 60R multirole helicopter Squadron, at INS Garuda in Kochi, Kerala.

·           The helicopters are a part of the 24-aircraft FMS contract signed with the United States (US) government in Feb 2020.

·           The first Seahawk squadron of 48 officers and 170 men is commanded by Captain M. Abhisheik Ram. The squadron is raised with six helicopters.

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

 

16.      BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX 2024 

·           Belgian-Dutch driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull won the season-opening Formula 1 (F1) Bahrain Grand Prix 2024 held at the Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain

·           Sergio Perez of Red Bull came 2nd

 

17.      JAN AUSHADHI DIWAS – 7TH MARCH 2024

·           The Jan AushadhiDiwas (Generic Medicine Day) is annually observed across India on 7th March to create awareness about the importance of Generic Medicines and to highlight the benefits of Pradhan MantriBhartiya Jan aushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP).

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