CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (20TH SEPTEMBER)

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

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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)