Daily GK Update: 16th February 2020

ISRO to launch an unprecedented 10 earth imaging satellites

  • The country will send up an unusually large number of 10 earth observation (EO) satellites during 2020-21, according to the latest annual report of the Indian Space Research Organisation for 2019-20.
  • On a quick look, such a pre-ponderence of the EO launches is unprecedented and includes new categories such as the first Geo Imaging Satellite, GISAT-1.
  • In comparison, only three communication satellites — which is another major category in space infrastructure — and two navigation satellites are planned for the coming financial year starting April.

Source: The Hindu

PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth over Rs 1,000 cr in Varanasi tomorrow

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first visit to his Parliamentary constituency in 2020, will arrive for a day’s tour to Varanasi on Sunday. He will unveil various development and infrastructure projects worth over ~1,000 crore and address a public meeting.
  • According to his itinerary, Modi will inaugurate Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial Centre, apart from unveiling a 63 foot metal statue of one of the leading ideologues of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Source: Business Standard

RBI board recommends aligning accounting year with fiscal year from 2020-21

  • The Reserve Bank board on Saturday recommended aligning the central bank’s accounting year, beginning July, with the financial year from 2020-21, an official statement said.
  • The Central Board of Directors of the RBI at its 582nd meeting reviewed the current economic situation, global and domestic challenges and various areas of operations of the Reserve Bank.

Source: Business Standard


All 406 Indians who returned from Wuhan to be discharged from Monday

  • All 406 people, who are housed at an ITBP quarantine facility here after being brought back from Wuhan, have tested negative for novel Coronavirus in the latest sample examination and will be discharged in a phased manner beginning Monday, officials said.
  • The final samples of all the people quarantined at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility here were collected by a team of doctors on Friday.
  • The final coronavirus test reports of all 406 people have been found negative, an ITBP spokesperson said on Sunday.

Source: Business Standard


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