Daily GK Update: 26th January 2020

Nation celebrates 71st Republic Day with patriotic fervour

  • Republic Day today with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath in the National Capital.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the tricolour and took the salute of the parade. President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year.
  • The Republic Day ceremony commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti. The National Flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute.

Source: News Services Division

Rly commissions govt’s first waste to energy plant; to turn e waste, plastic into light diesel oil

  • The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government’s first waste-to-energy plant which will turn ewaste and plastic into light diesel oil in 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
  • A patented technology called “Polycrack” will be used in this waste-to-energy plant, which is first of itskind in Indian Railways and only the fourth in India.
  • “It is the world’s first patented heterogenous catalytic process which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon and water.

Source: The Economic Times

Bharat Parv 2020 to be celebrated from 26th to 31st January

  • To celebrate the spirit of India, the annual event Bharat Parv is being organised in Delhi this year too. Special Secretary & Financial Adviser of Ministry of Tourism Shri Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi will inaugurate the Bharat Parv tomorrow at Red fort ground in New Delhi.
  • Bharat  Parv,  2020  is  being  celebrated  from  26th to 31st  January, 2020   in  front  of  Red  Fort  at  Gyan  Path  and  Red Fort grounds. The  objective of  Bharat Parv  is  to  encourage  Indians  to visit  different  tourism  places  of  India and to inculcate  the spirit  of  ‘Dekho  Apna  Desh’.
  • The  Central theme  of  this  year’s  Bharat  Parv  is   ‘Ek  Bharat  Shreshtha  Bharat’ and  ‘Celebrating  150 Years of  Mahatma Gandhi’.
  • Bharat Parv will be open for the General Public on 26th January, at 5.00 PM till 10.00 PM.  On the remaining days 27th to 31st January, 2020 the Bharat  Parv would   be  open  from  12.00 Hrs  till  10.00 PM.

Source: PIB Delhi

Indian missions in UAE celebrate Republic Day

  • Indian Ambassador Pavan Kapoor and the Consul General of India in Dubai Mr Vipul led the Indian expats in celebrating the Republic Day celebrations in UAE by unfurling the tricolour at the Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Indian Consulate in Dubai.
  • The Consul General addressed the gathering and read out President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech.

Source: News Services Division