Daily GK Update 3 February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

Daily GK Update 3 February 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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National (Current Affairs)

♦India gets its first Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management in Chennai

  • A dedicated Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM) has been established at the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai, an institution under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
  • The dedicated CWCM Centre would address specific research needs and knowledge gaps, give a fillip to capacity development and cutting-edge research on wetlands of India, as well as aid in the application of integrated approaches for conservation, management and wise use of the wetlands.

♦Punjab CM launches ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission

♦Punjab CM launches 'Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai' mission

  • Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on 1st Feb virtually launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of the government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households by March 2022.
  • The Chief Minister also inaugurated one Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme covering 85 villages in the Moga district, 144 new water supply schemes for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic, and Iron removal plants.

Note: About Punjab

  • Capital: Chandigarh
  • Governor: V. P. Singh Badnore
  • Chief Minister: Amarinder Singh

♦Assam Chief Minister Launches Schemes For College Students, Literary Bodies

  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on 1st Feb launched two schemes to provide monetary assistance to college students and literary bodies of the state.
  • Under Pragyan Bharati scheme, 3,26,046 college students were given Rs 1,500 each for purchasing text books, while a total of Rs 161 crore was reimbursed for free admission of 4 lakh eligible students.
  • The second scheme is Bhasha Gourab, under which the state government provided 21 Sahitya Sabhas (literary bodies) with a total of Rs 43 crore as contribution towards their corpus funds.

Note: About Assam

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief Minister: Sarbananda Sonowal
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi

♦International (Current Affairs)

♦‘Aatmanirbharta’ named Oxford Hindi word of 2020

  • ‘Aatmanirbharta’ implying self-reliance has been named by Oxford Languages as its Hindi word of the year 2020 as it “validated the day-to-day achievements of the countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic”.
  • The Oxford Hindi word of the year is a word or expression that is chosen to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.

♦Ford joins hand with Google to offer cloud-based data services

♦Ford joins hand with Google to offer cloud-based data services

  • Ford Motor Co has joined hands with Alphabet Inc’s Google to cooperate in software, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, to develop new consumer services and modernize internal operations.
  • The automaker will deploy Google artificial intelligence technology to improve the efficiency of vehicle development, supply chain and manufacturing operations.

Note: About Ford Motor

  • Co-Founder: Henry Ford.
  • Founded: 16 June 1903, Detroit, Michigan, United States.

Note: Google

  • CEO: Sundar Pichai;
  • Headquarters: California, United States.

♦India falls to 53rd position in EIU’s Democracy Index, Norway topped

♦India falls to 53rd position in EIU's Democracy Index, Norway topped

  • India slipped two places to 53rd position in the 2020 Democracy Index’s global ranking, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which said the “democratic backsliding” by authorities and “crackdowns” on civil liberties has led to a further decline in the country’s ranking. However, India is ranked higher than most of its neighbouring countries.
  • Norway topped The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Democracy Index report titled “Democracy in sickness and in health?”, with Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Canada making up the top five.

Ranking Index

  • Rank 1: Norway
  • Rank 2: Iceland
  • Rank 3: Sweden
  • Rank 55: India
  • Rank 68: Srilanka
  • Rank 76: Bangladesh
  • Rank 105: Pakistan
  • Rank 139: Afghanistan

♦Dr Anshu Jamsenpa recalls her double climb of Everest

  • Earlier last week, when Dr Anshu Jamsenpa’s name was announced in the list of Padma awards, the 41-year-old mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh had just returned from a motivational session for young climbers at Bomdila.
  • As she became the fastest woman to do a double summit of Mt Everest in 118 hours and 15 minutes in 2017, while also holding the record for most summits to the tallest peak by an Indian woman – 5, she joined the illustrious list of woman mountaineers like Bachendri Pal, Santosh Yadav, Premlata Aggarwal and Arunima Sinha to have been conferred the Padma awards.


♦Former pacer Merv Hughes inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

  • Former pacer Merv Hughes has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, the country’s board (CA) said on 2nd Feb, describing him as a “larrikin who demolished batting line-ups all over the world”.
  • The 59-year-old played 53 Tests and 33 ODIs for Australia in a career spanning from 1985 to 1994, during which he captured 212 Test wickets and 38 ODI wickets.

Book & Author

♦The Little Book of Encouragement book by Dalai Lama

♦The Little Book of Encouragement book by Dalai Lama

  • The Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama have recently launched his new book “The Little Book of Encouragement”. The book comprises of 130 quotes. The book has been edited by Renuka Singh while published by Penguin Random House.
  • The Dalai Lama while launching the book highlighted that, he is one among more than seven billion human beings who are alive today amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So, he has committed to promote the human happiness.

Note: List of Some book by 14th Dalai Lama

  • Our Only Home – A Climate Appeal to the World
  • Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics: The Mind
  • Inner World
  • The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Following in the Buddha’s Footsteps – Library of Wisdom and Compassion
  • Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature – Library of Wisdom and Compassion
  • The Life of My Teacher: A Biography of Kyabjé Ling Rinpoché

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