GK Snapshots on 29 December 2021
 

Harmony Foundation Felicitated the 17th Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2021

In December 2021, the Harmony Foundation hosted the 17th annual Mother Teresa Memorial Awards (MTMA) for Social Justice 2021 and felicitated the winners.

• The award was given by Dr Abraham Mathai, the founder chairman of the foundation.

 

Recipients of the MTMA for Social Justice 2021:
i.Dr Anil Prakash Joshi
ii.Vidyut Mohan iii.Ridhima Pandey iv.Tulsi Gowda v.Aadya Joshi vi.Paani Foundation vii.Subojit Mukherjee 

 

Highlights of NITI Aayog’s 4th edition of State Health Index for 2019-20


The 4th edition of NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog’s State Health Index for 2019–20 was released in the report titled ‘Healthy States, Progressive India‘.

• It was released jointly by NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Amitabh Kant, Additional Secretary Dr Rakesh Sarwal, and World Bank Senior Health Specialist Sheena Chhabra.

• This edition of the report measured and highlighted the overall performance and incremental improvement of states and UTs (Union territories) in health outcomes as well as their overall status over the period 2018–19 (base year) to 2019–20 (Reference year).

 

Key Highlights:

i.For the 4th consecutive time, Kerala emerged as the best performer in terms of Overall Performance.

ii.Mizoram and Telangana were the only two states that demonstrated strong Overall Performance and showed most improvements.

iii.Rajasthan was the weakest performer both in terms of Overall Performance and Incremental Performance.

• In case of Smaller States, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur as the worst performers, both in terms of Incremental and Overall Performance.

iv.Among overall rankings, Assam made the maximum improvement by moving up 3 ranks (from 15 to 12).

• On the other hand Andaman & Nicobar registered the maximum drop in rank (down from 4th to 7th rank).

v.The gap in the overall performance between the best and the worst performing Larger State and UTs narrowed in the current round of the Health Index, while it increased for the smaller states.

vi.14 out of the 19 Larger States, 4 out of the 8 Smaller States, and 5 out of the 7 UTs showed improvement in Health Index Scores from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

 

Japan introduces world’s 1st Dual-Mode Vehicle that can run on Roads and Tracks

Japan has introduced a minibus lookalike world’s first dual-mode vehicle (DMV) in its town of Kaiyo. The vehicle can run on normal rubber tyres on the road but its steel wheels, which are in its underbelly, descend when it hits the rail tracks.

• This feature of effectively changing into a train-like module easily on a rail track is the first of its kind.

• It runs on diesel.
 

Bangladesh Won the SAFF U19 Women’s Football Championship 2021

Bangladesh Under-19 Women’s Football team won the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-19 Women’s Football Championship 2021 defeating India (runner ups). Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russel, State Minister for Youth and Sports, Bangladesh Presented the prizes as the Chief Guest.

• SAFF U-19 Women’s Football Championship 2021 hosted by Bangladesh was held at the Bir Shreshtha Shaheed Shipahi (BSSS) Mostafa Kamal Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

• This is an international football competition for women’s under-19 national teams organized by SAFF.

 

Hardeep Singh Puri & Dr Jitendra Singh Attended 1st ever J&K Real Estate Summit- 2021-Unlocking Opportunities in Jammu

The government of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) hosted the first-ever ‘J&K Real Estate Summit- 2021-Unlocking Opportunities’ at the Convention Centre, Jammu, J&K.

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, and Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) and Lieutenant Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha attended and addressed the summit.

The summit is in line with the efforts to connect J&K to mainstream India.

• The summit was organized by the Department of Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of J&K in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Government of India.

 

News in Detail


LAST MONTHS G.K.

January 22 : 18, 18, 01

December 21 : 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 22, 21, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 08, 07, 06, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13