CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (20TH SEPTEMBER)

PMO India on Twitter: "Nagaland Governor Shri RN Ravi called on PM @narendramodi.… "

 

CONTENTS  

 

 

1. R.N. Ravi sworn in Governor

2. Aukus: UK, US and Australia launch pact to counter China

3. BRO Remains Committed to women’s empowerment in its ranks

4. After Afghanistan pull-out, U.S. seeks NATO basing, Intel pacts

5. Ministry of Commerce & Industry to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from 20th to 26th September

 

R.N. RAVI SWORN IN GOVERNOR

 

  • Ravindra Narayan Ravi was on Saturday sworn-in as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, succeeding Banwarilal Purohit who has since been shifted to Punjab.

 

  • Ravi, shifted from Nagaland, said he saw his new role more as an opportunity than a challenge.

 

  • Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Sanjib Banerjee administered the oath of office to Ravi at an official ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan here.

 

  • Chief Minister M K Stalin, his cabinet colleagues, Leader of Opposition K Palaniswami and others participated at the swearing-in.

 

  • He is the 26th Governor of the state. 

 

  •  President Ram Nath Kovind had last week appointed Ravi, a former IPS officer, as the governor of the state.

 

  • He was appointed as the Centre’s Interlocutor for the Naga peace talks on August 29, 2014, a responsibility he continues to discharge.

 

(SOURCE: THE PRINT)

 

 

 

AUKUS: UK, US AND AUSTRALIA LAUNCH PACT TO COUNTER CHINA

 

  • The UK, US and Australia have announced a historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, in what’s seen as an effort to counter China.

 

  • It will let Australia build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time, using technology provided by the US.

 

  • The Aukus pact, which will also cover AI and other technologies, is one of the countries’ biggest defence partnerships in decades, analysts say.

 

  •  The pact also created a row with France, which has now lost a deal with Australia to build 12 submarines.

 

  • The US is sharing its submarine technology for the first time in 50 years. It had previously only shared technology with the UK.

 

  • Australia will become just the seventh nation in the world to operate nuclear-powered submarines, after the US, UK, France, China, India and Russia. 

 

  • New Zealand, although a Five Eyes member, has been more cautious in aligning with either the US or China in the Pacific.

 

(SOURCE: BBC)

 

 

 

BRO REMAINS COMMITTED TO WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN ITS RANKS 

 

  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has inducted a large number of women into its workforce, right from officers to the level of commercial pilot license holders. 

 

  • A GREF officer EE (Civ) Ms Vaishali S Hiwase took over the reins of 83 Road Construction Company on April 28, 2021. 

 

  • Employed on an important Indo-China road connecting Munisairi-Bughdiar-Milam, in an area full of adversity and challenges.

 

  • The BRO created history again on 30 Aug 2021 when Major Aaina of Project Shivalik took charged as Officer Commanding, 75 RCC at Pipalkoti in Chamoli district in Uttarakhand. 

 

  • She is the first Indian Army Engineer Officer to command a road construction company.

 

  • All three platoon commanders under her, Captain Anjana, AEE (Civ) Ms Bhawana Joshi and AEE (Civ) Ms Vishnumaya K are lady officers and they have together created a first ever women RCC. 

 

  • The Border Roads plans to make four such all women-led RCCs, two each in North Eastern and Western Sectors. 

 

 (SOURCE: PIB)

 

 

 

 

AFTER AFGHANISTAN PULL-OUT, U.S SEEKS NATO BASING, INTEL PACTS 

 

  • Against the backdrop of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top U.S. military officer is meeting in Greece with NATO counterparts.

 

  • Hoping to forge more basing, intelligence sharing and other agreements to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and threatening America and the region.

 

  • The U.S. military has said it can conduct counter terrorism surveillance and, if necessary, strikes in Afghanistan from “over the horizon” — meaning from assets based in other countries.

 

  • Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the meeting of NATO defence chiefs will focus in part on the way ahead.

 

  • Gen. Milley, U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and American intelligence officials have warned that al-Qaeda or the Islamic State group could regenerate in Afghanistan and pose a threat to the United States in one year to two years.

 

  • They have made it clear that surveillance flights from bases in the Gulf are long and provide limited time in the air over Afghanistan.

 

  • So they have talked about seeking basing agreements, overflight rights and increased intelligence-sharing with nations closer to Afghanistan, including some neighbors.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

 

 

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY TO CELEBRATE ‘AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV” FROM 20th TO 26th SEPTEMBER 

 

  • The Prime Minister inaugurated the curtain raiser activities of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in Ahmedabad on March 12, 2021, it will continue till 15 August, 2023. 

 

  • To celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and its glorious history, the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is organizing special events and programmes as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.

 

  • The Department of Commerce will observe the ‘Vanijya Saptah’ (Trade & Commerce Week) during the period of 20-26 September, 2021. 

 

  • A slew of programmes and events are being organized across the country highlighting Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Showcasing India as a Rising Economic Force and Green & Swachh SEZs. 

 

  • Besides handholding sessions focusing on ‘From Farm to Foreign Lands’ and exporter conclaves, ‘Vanijya Utsav’, covering all 739 districts of the country.

 

  • Five National Seminars/Exhibitions will be organized by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in five regions of the country. 

 

THEY ARE: 

 

  • – North, South, East, West and North-East (venues details required) on the theme “Azadi and Export Promotion/Import Substitution – आत्मनिर्भरता की ओर”. 

 

  • During these events, the on boarding of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on Government e-Marketplace (GeM) and in EPCs will also be completed.

 

 

(SOURCE: PIB)

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (19TH SEPTEMBER)

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SC ALLOWS WOMEN TO TAKE NDA EXAM
COLLEGIUM RECOMMENDS EIGHT JUDGES FOR SUPREME COURT
4th RASHTRIYA POSHAN MAAH, 2021
UNION MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE VIRTUALLY ATTENDS THE MEETING OF G-20 AGRICULTURE MINISTERS
PRIME MINISTER VIRTUALLY PARTICIPATES IN 21st MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATE OF THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANISATION

 

 

 

SC allows women to take NDA exam 

 

  • The Supreme Court issued an interim order allowing women candidates to take the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination, scheduled to be held on September 5.

 

  • “The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is directed to take out the necessary corrigendum in view of the interim orders.

 

  • The court snubbed the Union of India’s affidavit “broadly” suggesting that Sainik schools have “started the process of admitting schools and it will be further expanded”.

 

  • “As far as Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is concerned, it is stated that it is a 99-year-old institution, which will complete 100 years next year.

 

  • The question is whether it completes its 100 years with gender neutrality or not!” the Bench said in its order.

 

  • NDA and IMA are modes of direct entry through the UPSC. Whereas through OTA, women are commissioned along with men, both through UPSC and non-UPSC mode of entry.

 

  • They are granted Short Service Commission, both men and women, and subsequently are considered for grant of Permanent Commission,”

 

  • The hearing was based on a petition filed by Kush Kalra. The court listed the case for September 8. 

 

 

 

Collegium Recommends Eight Judges for Supreme Court 

 

  • The Supreme Court Collegium, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N.V. Ramana, has recommended to the government nine names for appointment as judges in the court.

 

  • Karnataka High Court judge B.V. Nagarathna, may become India’s first woman CJI a few years from now.

 

  • Eight judges and one lawyer from the Supreme Court Bar have been recommended.

 

They are: 

 

  • Karnataka High Court Chief Justice A.S. Oka, the most senior Chief Justice;
  • Gujarat Chief Justice Vikram Nath;
  • Sikkim Chief Justice J.K. Maheshwari;
  • Telangana Chief Justice Hima Kohli, the only serving woman Chief Justice;
  • Justice B.V. Nagarathna;
  • Kerala High Court judge C.T. Ravikumar;
  • Madras High Court judge M.M. Sundresh;
  • Gujarat High Court judge Bela M. Trivedi;
  • Senior advocate P.S. Narasimha.

 

  • The Supreme Court Collegium has also recommended six judicial officers and a judicial member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal for appointment as judges of the Telangana High Court.

 

  • The judicial officers recommended are P. Sree Sudha, C. Sumalatha, G. Radha Rani, M. Laxman, N. Tukaramji and A. Venkateshwara Reddy.

 

  • The ITAT judicial member is P. Madhavi Devi.

 

 

 

 

4th Rashtriya Poshan Maah, 2021 

 

  • As part of Poshan Maah, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) under the Ministry of Rural Development has initiated implementation of interventions related to Food, Nutrition, Health, and WASH (FNHW)

 

  • Ministry is also partnering with the Ministry of Women & Child Development under POSHAN Abhiyaan.

 

  • For this year’s Rashtriya POSHAN Maah, four themes, one for each week has been identified.

 

These are:

 

  • Plantation activity as ‘POSHAN Vatika’,
  • Yoga and AYUSH for nutrition,
  • Distribution of ‘Regional Nutrition Kit’ to Anganwadi beneficiaries of high burdened districts and,
  • Identification of SAM children and distribution of nutritious food.

 

  • A video conference with all the SRLMs was conducted on September 4, 2021, under the chairpersonship of Joint Secretary, MoRD, to discuss the plan and preparations for the POSHAN Maah.

 

  • Prime Minister interacted with the SHG members last month and advised them to spend 75 hours to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence, on awareness generation on social development issues including health, nutrition and WASH.

 

 

 

 

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare virtually attends the meeting of G-20 Agriculture Ministers 

 

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar participated in the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial meeting organized by Italy, the country which holds the Presidency of G20.

 

  • The agricultural research has played an important role in tackling the problem of food security, improving the income of farmers and agriculturists and sustainable use of natural resources.

 

  • Research contributes significantly to the three aspects of food security – availability, access and affordability. 

 

  • Agriculture Minister explained that by the year 2030-31, India’s population is likely to exceed 150 crores, for which the demand for food grains is then estimated to be around 350 million tonnes.

 

  • Agriculture is contributing to the three biggest challenges of the 21st century – achieving food security, adapting to climate change and mitigating climate change. 

 

  • Important resources like water, energy and land are depleting rapidly. ICAR is developing bio-fortified varieties to meet the nutritional requirement of the people.

 

  • National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture has been launched which promotes integrated farming systems approach in agriculture.

 

  • Apart from Shri Tomar, the Indian delegation included Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Joint Secretary Ms. Alaknanda Dayal, Dr B Rajender and senior Indian Embassy officials.

 

 

 

Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

 

 

  • Prime Minister participated virtually in the 21st Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). 

 

  • And through video-message in the Joint SCO-CSTO Outreach Session on Afghanistan.

 

  • The 21st meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State was held on 17 September 2021 in Dushanbe in hybrid format. 

 

  • The meeting was chaired by H.E. Emomali Rahmon, the President of Tajikistan. 

 

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Summit via video-link.  At Dushanbe, India was represented by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar. 

 

  • In his address, Prime Minister highlighted the problems caused by growing radicalisation and extremism in the broader SCO region.

 

  • He noted that recent developments in Afghanistan could further exacerbate this trend towards extremism.

 

  • He also spoke about India’s experience of using digital technologies in its development programmes, and offered to share these open-source solutions with other SCO members.

 

  • Prime Minister stressed that connectivity projects should be transparent, participatory and consultative, in order to promote mutual trust.

 

  • The SCO Summit was followed by an Outreach session on Afghanistan between SCO and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). 

 

  • Prime Minister suggested that SCO could develop a code of conduct on ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism in the region, and highlighted the risks of drugs, arms and human trafficking from Afghanistan.

 

  • Noting the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, he reiterated India’s solidarity with the Afghan people.

 

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (18TH SEPTEMBER)

18TH SEPTEMBER


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21ST SCO SUMMIT IN TAJIKISTAN’S DUSHANBE

RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA LAUNCHED

INDIA-NEPAL JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE ‘SURYA KIRAN’

SHEFALI JUNEJA: 1ST WOMAN CHAIRPERSON OF ICAO

KUSHINAGAR AIRPORT AS CUSTOM NOTIFIED AIRPORT

INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY: SEPTEMBER 18TH

WORLD BAMBOO DAY OBSERVED ON 18TH SEPTEMBER

 

21ST SCO SUMMIT IN TAJIKISTAN’S DUSHANBE


 

  • Prime Minister Modi led the Indian delegation and virtually addressed the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe.

 

  • This was the first SCO meet which took place in a hybrid format and the fourth summit in which India participated as a full-fledged member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

 

  • The 21st SCO summit also assumed significance as the organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021.

 

  • As India will be represented by EAM S. Jaishankar, the world leaders at the meeting are expected to deliberate on the Afghan crisis, its internal-external implications, and the issues pertaining to regional security.

 

  • The summit will be chaired by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. It will also see the leaders of the SCO member states, SCO Secretary-General, observer states, executive director of SCO regional anti-terrorist structure, President of Turkmenistan among others.

 

  • During the meet, Jaishankar is also expected to attend a meeting on Afghanistan with the Head of the States of SCO and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation.

 

  • Foreign Minister of Russia, Foreign Minister of Iran, Prime Minister, as well as Foreign Minister of Pakistan, are some of the leaders who will be attending the meeting.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

RAIL KAUSHAL VIKAS YOJANA LAUNCHED


 

  • Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, a programme under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

 

  • Under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, entry-level training will be provided to the youth in industry-relevant skills through Railway Training Institutes as part of 75 years of independence ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

 

  • Under Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana, training will be provided to 50,000 candidates over a period of three years.

 

  • The main aim of the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana will be to impart training skills to the youth in various trades to bring qualitative improvement.

 

  • This will provide a major boost to the Skill India Mission. It will not only improve the employability of the youth of the country but also upgrade the skills of those who are self-employed or are working with contractors.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

INDIA-NEPAL JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE ‘SURYA KIRAN’


 

  • The 15th edition of India-Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise “Surya Kiran” will commence from September 20 at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, the Army informed on Saturday.

 

  • The exercise is aimed at sharing experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations by both countries.

 

  • As part of the exercise, both the Armies would familiarise themselves with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures of operating in a counter-insurgency environment in mountainous terrain.

 

  • Also, there would be a series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects such as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, High Altitude Warfare, Jungle Warfare etc.

 

(SOURCE: ANI NEWS)

 

SHEFALI JUNEJA: 1ST WOMAN CHAIRPERSON OF ICAO


 

  • India’s Shefali Juneja has been elected as the first woman Chairperson of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Aviation Security Committee.

 

  • India has taken up the responsibility of the ICAO Aviation Security Committee after a gap of 12 years.

 

  • Shefali Juneja was previously serving as the Joint Secretary in the Civil Aviation Ministry and used to deal with International Agreements between 2012 and 2019.

 

  • She also served as the chief bilateral air services negotiator for India for six years. During her term, she helped transform bilateral air service negotiations by implementing Open Skies as per the National Civil Aviation Policy 2016.

 

  • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized United Nations agency, which is funded by 193 countries to support their diplomacy and cooperation with regards to air transport. Its headquarters is located in Quebec, Canada.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)

 

KUSHINAGAR AIRPORT AS CUSTOM NOTIFIED AIRPORT


 

  • The organization of CBIC (Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs) has declared Kushinagar Airport as a Customs notified airport.

 

  • This would also facilitate global passenger actions which include that of Buddhist pilgrims.

 

  • The Kushinagar airport is a global airport unfolding throughout a location of 600 acres. It was granted the licence to operate global flights by using DGCA remaining February.

 

  • In the month of August, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) prolonged the validity of the airport’s licence to function worldwide flights till February 21, 2023.

 

(SOURCE: PIB)

 

INTERNATIONAL RED PANDA DAY: SEPTEMBER 18TH


 

  • International Red Panda Day is observed on the third Saturday of September this year it falls on September 18 with the aim to raise public awareness and support for red panda conservation issues.

 

  • International Red Panda Day is dedicated to the red pandas—a mammal species native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China.

 

  • Red pandas are facing the threat of extinction due to poaching, habitat destruction, and fragmentation, and inbreeding depression.

 

  • History: International Red Panda Day was launched by the Red Panda Network in 2010. The first International Red Panda day was celebrated on 18th September 2010.

 

  • Discovered about 50 years before giant pandas, red pandas are the only species left in the Ailuridae family.

 

  • Red pandas are not pandas: Despite having similar names, red pandas and giant pandas are not closely related. Genetically, they are actually closely related to bears, raccoons, and skunks. They are also called the lesser panda, red cat-bear, and red bear-cat.

 

(SOURCE: INDIA TODAY)

 

WORLD BAMBOO DAY OBSERVED ON 18TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • Every year on 18 September the World Bamboo Day is observed across the globe. The day is marked to raise awareness around the world for the conservation and promotion of the bamboo industry as well as of bamboo plantation.

 

  • This special day is marked by the World Bamboo Organisation (WBO), which aims to protect natural resources and the environment at large.

 

  • The organisation also intends to ensure sustainable utilisation of bamboo, as well as promote traditional uses for economic development of local communities.

 

  • The theme for the 12th edition of WBD 2021 is ‘#PlantBamboo: It Is Time To Plant Bamboo’

 

  • History of the day: WBD was officially declared by the World Bamboo Organization on September 18 at the 8th World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok in 2009.

 

  • The aim of the WBO is to bring the potential of bamboo to more elevated exposure, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions across the world, and also to promote traditional uses locally for community economic development, etc.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (17TH SEPTEMBER)

17TH SEPTEMBER


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AUSTRALIA, UK & US TO FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP

UNION MINISTER NITIN GADKARI LAUNCHED ‘IRASTE’

NITI AAYOG LAUNCHED SHOONYA CAMPAIGN

PART OF BANGLADESH COULD BE SUBMERGED BY 2050

NMDC AWARDED WITH ‘RAJBHASHA KEERTHI PURASKAR’

UNSC HOLDS EMERGENCY MEETING ON N. KOREA

WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY: 17TH SEPTEMBER

 

AUSTRALIA, UK & US TO FORM NEW PARTNERSHIP


 

  • A week before a meeting of Quad leaders in Washington DC, the Biden administration, on September 15, announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. (AUKUS).

 

  • As part of this, Australia will acquire nuclear-powered submarines with help from the U.K. and the U.S.

 

  • The trilateral grouping was formally announced by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison who joined U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House via video-link.

 

  • About the AUKUS: The first project of AUKUS will be to help Australia acquire a nuclear-powered conventionally-armed submarine fleet.

 

  • The three heads of state reaffirmed their intention to continue to work with their allies and groupings in tandem with AUKUS, with the Quad being mentioned by Morrison and Biden.

 

  • AUKUS will also involve a new architecture of meetings and engagements between the three countries, as well as cooperation across emerging technologies (applied AI, quantum technologies and undersea capabilities).

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

UNION MINISTER NITIN GADKARI LAUNCHED ‘IRASTE’


 

  • The government will make airbags compulsory for all cars, Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday as he launched iRASTE — a two-year pilot project aimed to enhance road safety in Nagpur and reduce fatality.

 

  • A collaborative initiative developed by Intel India, IIIT Hyderabad, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Mahindra & Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), iRASTE — an acronym for Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering –leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve the desired goal.

 

  • The project has been launched on a pilot basis in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the aim of reducing accidents by 50 per cent in the city.

 

  • The main focus of the project will focus on vehicle safety, mobility analysis and road infrastructure safety to move towards a ‘Vision Zero’ accident scenario.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

NITI AAYOG LAUNCHED SHOONYA CAMPAIGN


 

  • NITI Aayog, RMI, and RMI India Launch ‘Shoonya’ Campaign. It is an initiative to promote zero-pollution shipping vehicles by working with customers and industry.

 

  • The marketing campaign aims to speed up the adoption of electric powered automobiles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment and create customer attention about the advantages of zero-pollution delivery.

 

  • Industry stakeholders such as e-commerce companies, fleet aggregators, unique gear manufacturers (OEMs) and logistics corporations have been scaling up their efforts towards final-mile shipping electrification.

 

  • As part of the campaign, a corporate branding and certification programme is being launched to realise and promote industry’s efforts toward transitioning to EVs for final-mile deliveries.

 

  • An online tracking platform will share the campaign’s impact through facts such as car kilometres electrified, carbon savings, criteria pollutant savings and other advantages from easy delivery vehicles.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

PART OF BANGLADESH COULD BE SUBMERGED BY 2050


 

  • 17 percent of Bangladesh could be submerged by the rising sea level by 2050, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet quoted a report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

 

  • Quoting the WEF report, 20 million people in Bangladesh will be deprived of their homes by 2050 due to the rising sea levels. At least 1.2 billion people could be displaced due to rising sea levels by 2050.

 

  • Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar are other countries that could face damaging disaster displacements due to high tides that could affect more than 48 million people by 2050.

 

  • As per the WEF report, Bangladesh has the 3rd largest number of more than 4 million people who got displaced from their homes during disasters in 2019.

 

  • Other countries that witnessed disaster displacement in 2019 include India, China, and Philippines.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

NMDC AWARDED WITH ‘RAJBHASHA KEERTHI PURASKAR’


 

  • The highest and the most prestigious ‘Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar’ award was given to National Mineral Development Ltd. (NMDC) under the Ministry of Steel during the Rajbhasha Diwas Samaroh in New Delhi.

 

  • NMDC got the 3rd prize in the category of Undertakings situated in the ‘C’ region during 2019-20.

 

  • NMDC has been winning the Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar award for the past three years in a row. The award is presented to recognize the efforts towards the implementation of Hindi as the official language.

 

  • Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant was also presented with the Rajbhasha Keerthi Puraskar (first prize) for the effective implementation of Hindi as the official language during 2020-21.

 

  • Home Minister Amit Shah presided over the Hindi Diwas Samaroh. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai presented the awards during the National Hindi Day celebrations in New Delhi on September 14, 2021.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

UNSC HOLDS EMERGENCY MEETING ON N. KOREA


 

  • The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold an emergency meeting regarding the recent ballistic missile launches.

 

  • North and South Korea launched ballistic missiles within hours of each other. The UN resolutions ban North Korea from conducting any tests of ballistic missiles.

 

  • North Korea launched a successful test-fire of a new type of long-range cruise missile in the East Sea on September 12.

 

  • South Korea tested its first submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) hours later after North Korea fired ballistic missiles.

 

(SOURCE: THE WEEK)

 

WORLD PATIENT SAFETY DAY: 17TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • World Patient Safety Day is observed on September 17 to create a global awareness for patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

 

  • The Day brings together patients, families, caregivers, communities, health workers, health care leaders and policy-makers to show their commitment to patient safety.

 

  • The theme for 2021 WPSD is ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’.

 

  • History of the day: World Patient Safety Day – established by the World Health Assembly in 2019 through resolution WHA72.6 on “Global action on patient safety” is observed annually on 17 September. It was adopted at the 72nd World Health Assembly on 25 May 2019.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)