Daily GK Update 31st December 2020, Daily Current Affairs 2020

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Harsh Vardhan inaugurates India’s highest meteorological centre at Leh

Harsh Vardhan inaugurates India’s highest meteorological centre at Leh

  • Union Minister of Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the meteorological centre (MC) of the India Meteorological Department at Leh in Ladakh via video conferencing.
  • The centre would provide localised weather forecasts in the region, which would result in strengthening the weather-related early warning system for the region.
  • The meteorological centre at Leh is the second MC located in the Himalayas. The first such facility is based in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

Appointment

♦Harsh Vardhan nominated to the Board of ‘GAVI’, The Vaccine Alliance

Harsh Vardhan nominated to the Board of ‘GAVI’, The Vaccine Alliance

  • Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has been nominated as the board member of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI).
  • The seat is currently held by Myint Htwe of Myanmar. Dr Vardhan will represent the South East Area Regional Office (SEARO)/ Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) constituency on the GAVI Board. Dr Vardhan will assume the charge with effect from January 1, 2021, and serve till December 31, 2023.

♦4 Chief Justices of High Courts transferred

4 Chief Justices of High Courts transferred

The President of India in exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 222 of the Constitution of India,and after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, transferred the following Chief Justices of High Courts:

  • Raghvendra Singh Chauhan, Chief Justice, from Telangana to Uttarakhand.
  • Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari, Chief Justice from Andhra Pradesh to Sikkim.
  • Mohammad Rafiq, Chief Justice, from Orissa to Madhya Pradesh.
  • Arup Kumar Goswami, Chief Justice, from Sikkim to Andhra Pradesh.

Awards

♦V K Yadav, Chairman , Railway Board, conferred on “Eminent Engineer Award”

V K Yadav, Chairman , Railway Board, conferred on “Eminent Engineer Award”

  • V K Yadav, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, has been conferred on the prestigious “Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020’ by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for his outstanding contribution towards modernisation and reforms over Indian Railways.
  • Every year Institution of Engineering and Technology, Delhi Local Network, celebrates Engineers’ Day on  September 15 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. On this occasion, besides technical activities, the Institution also presents Eminent Engineer’s Award to distinguished Engineering personalities for their outstanding services in the field of Engineering and technology.

Founded: March 1905

16th Zone In Indian Railways, list of some Zonal Headquarter

  • Central Railway-Mumbai
  • Eastern Railway-Kolkata
  • East Central Railway-Hajipur
  • East Coast Railway-Bhubaneshwar
  • Northern Railway-New Delhi
  • North Central Railway-Allahabad
  • North Eastern Railway-Gorakhpur
  • North Frontier Railway-Guwahati
  • North Western Railway-Jaipur
  • Southern Railway-Chennai

♦Santoor maestro Pt Satish Vyas to be conferred Tansen Samman

  • Renowned Indian Santoor player, Pandit Satish Vyas would be conferred with the National Tansen Samman for 2020 by the State Government during the inaugural ceremony of the music extravaganza.
  • The festival is held every year to pay tributes to one of the greatest musicians in Indian history of classical music, Tansen, who was also one of the nine gems in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar.

Defence

♦DRDO and Indian Navy conduct maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ – India’s first Air Dropped Container

DRDO and Indian Navy conduct maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ – India’s first Air Dropped Container

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Navy carried a successful maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft (Indian Navy) off the coast of Goa.
  • The trial was conducted by Indian Navy to enhance its operational logistics capabilities and provide critical engineering stores to ships which are deployed more than 2000 km from the coast. It reduces the requirement of ships to come close to the coast to collect spares and stores.
  • SAHAYAK-NG container was developed by two DRDO laboratories i.e. NSTL, Visakhapatnam and ADRDE, Agra along with Avantel for GPS integration.

Note: About DRDO

  • Founded: 1958
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • President: Dr G. Satheesh Reddy

Note About Indian Navy

  • Vice Chief of the Naval Staff (VCNS): Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar
  • Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS): Admiral Karambir Singh
  • Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff (DCNS): Vice Admiral M. S. Pawar
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind

Obituary

Karnataka council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda dead

  • The body of Karnataka Legislative Council deputy chairman S L Dharme Gowda was recovered from a railway track at Gunasagar village of Kadur Taluk in Chikmagalur district of the state.
  • Suspected to have died by suicide. The police are examining an alleged death note found near his body.

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