Daily GK Update 11 February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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Daily GK Update 11th February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Samarpan Diwas: Deen Dayal Upadhyay Death Anniversary

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to former Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his 53rd death anniversary as part of ‘Samarpan Diwas’, in New Delhi on Feb. 11, 2021.
  • Deendayal Upadhyaya was an Indian politician and thinker of right-wing Hindutva ideology espoused by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and leader of the political party Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of Bharatiya Janata Party.

♦Projects amounting to ₹78,910 crores grounded under AMRUT

Projects amounting to ₹78,910 crores grounded under AMRUT

  • Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched on 25 June 2015 in 500 selected cities across the country.  The Mission focuses on the development of basic urban infrastructure in the sectors of water supply; sewerage and septage management; storm water drainage; non-motorised urban transport and development of green spaces and parks.

Following are the achievements of AMRUT scheme:

  • Projects amounting to ₹78,910 crores have been grounded.
  • Work worth ₹47,703 crores have been carried out including completed projects worth ₹16,449 crores.
  • 97 lakh water tap connection and 62 lakh sewer household connections have been provided under AMRUT and in convergence with other scheme.
  • Sewer Treatment Plants (STPs) of capacity 1,090 MLD (Million Litre per Day) have been developed against the target of 6,000 MLD.

Banking & Financial

♦Indian economy to contract by 7% in FY21 and 11% in FY22: SBI Research

Indian economy to contract by 7% in FY21 and 11% in FY22: SBI Research

  • SBI Research on 10th Feb revised its contraction forecast for the current fiscal year to 7 per cent. The agency had earlier forecast a 7.4 per cent contraction in 2020-21 GDP numbers.
  • SBI also retained its forecast for 11 per cent growth in India’s GDP in financial year 2021-22.

Note: India GDP projected F21

  • Moody-(-)8.9%
  • NCAER- (-)7.3%
  • India Ratings & Research-(-)7.8%
  • ICRA—(-)7.8%
  • World Bank: (-9.6%)
  • ADB– (-)8%
  • UNCTAD– 5.9%
  • IMF- (-)8%
  • OECD- (-)9.9%
  • RBI- (-)7.5%

Awards

♦Robert Irwin won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

Robert Irwin won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

  • Robert Irwin, an Australian wildlife photographer, has won the first prize in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award Contest.
  • Robert won the award for the image titled ‘bushfire’, which is the picture of the devastating Australian Bushfire in 2020, he captured using a drone, near the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve in Cape York, Queensland. The image shows a line of fire burning in between the bushes, dividing it into parts.

♦Bengaluru airport achieves ACI World’s ‘Voice of the Customer’ recognition

Bengaluru airport achieves ACI World's 'Voice of the Customer' recognition

  • The Bangalore International Airport Limited’s (BIAL) has bagged global recognition from the Airports Council International World’s ‘Voice of the Customer’ award.
  • The ‘Voice of the Customer’ recognises airports that continued to prioritise their customers and remained committed to ensuring that their voice was heard during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Defence

♦Indian Navy undertaking mega exercise “TROPEX” in Indian Ocean Region

Indian Navy undertaking mega exercise "TROPEX" in Indian Ocean Region

  • The Indian Navy is carrying out a mega war game involving almost all operational assets like warships, submarines and aircraft over a vast geographical expanse in the Indian Ocean Region to test the force’s combat readiness in a complex multi-dimensional scenario.
  • The biennial ‘Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise (TROPEX)’ aims to validate the Navy’s offensive as well as defence capabilities and safeguard national interests in the maritime domain besides promoting peace and stability in the Indian Ocean.

List of military domestic exercises

  • Gandiv Vijay
  • Paschim Lehar
  • Vayu Shakti
  • Vijay Prahar
  • Shatrujeet
  • Megh Prahar
  • ‘Chang Thang’
  • “Him Vijay”
  • Sudarshan Chakra Vahini exercise
  • ‘Sindhu Sudarshan’

Important Day

♦11 February: World Unani Day

  • World Unani Day has observed every year on 11th February.  The main objective of World Unani Day is to spread awareness about health care delivery through the Unani system of medicine through its preventive and curative philosophy.
  • This day is celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of great Unani scholar and social reformer Hakim Ajmal Khan. The first Unani Day was celebrated in 2017 at Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine (CRIUM), Hyderabad.

♦11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science is observed globally on 11 February. International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize the critical role of women and girls play in science and technology.
  • In December 2015, the United Nations adopted a resolution to celebrate February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
  • The Day is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women in collaboration with institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science.
  • 2021 Theme:  “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19”.

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