CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (5TH & 6TH SEPTEMBER)

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

5TH & 6TH SEPTEMBER


Contents


DTTI AGREEMENT SIGNED B/W INDIA & USA

PACIFIC AIR CHIEFS SYMPOSIUM 2021 IN HAWAII

28TH EDITION OF SIMBEX BILATERAL EXERCISE

INDIA & AUSTRALIA NAVAL EXERCISE – AUSINDEX

INDIA’S FIRST DUGONG SANCTUARY IN TAMIL NADU

GOI LAUNCHED ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ CAMPAIGN

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY: 5TH SEPTEMBER

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES

FOOD PROCESSING WEEK: 6TH TO 12TH SEPTEMBER 

 

DTTI AGREEMENT SIGNED B/W INDIA & USA


 

  • The Ministry of Defence, the Government of India and US Department of Defence have signed a Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV).

 

  • This agreement is signed under the Joint Working Group Air Systems in the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).

 

  • The PA for ALUAV is part of the Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) Memorandum of Agreement, which was first signed between the Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defence, in January 2006 and renewed in January 2015.

 

  • The RDT&E aims at deepening defence technology collaboration between the two nations through the co-development of defence equipment.

 

  • About the agreement: Under the collaboration, the two countries will work towards the design, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of systems to co-develop an ALUAV Prototype.

 

  • The DTTI aims to bring sustained leadership focus to promote collaborative technology exchange and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of future technologies for Indian and US military forces.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

PACIFIC AIR CHIEFS SYMPOSIUM 2021 IN HAWAII


 

  • Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria attended a three-day-long Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

 

  • The event themed ”Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability” was attended by air chiefs from countries in the Indo-Pacific region. Bhadauria was nominated as the Dean for the symposium.

 

  • India, the US, Australia, Japan and many other like-minded countries are working towards ensuring a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

 

  • The symposium saw deliberations through panel discussions, tabletop exercises and keynote addresses on topics ranging from aspects of regional security to cooperation amongst air forces for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)

 

28TH EDITION OF SIMBEX BILATERAL EXERCISE


 

  • The 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) took place from September 02 to 04, 2021.

 

  • The SIMBEX-2021 annual bilateral maritime exercise was hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in the southern fringes of the South China Sea.

 

  • About the SIMBEX-2021: The Indian Navy was represented by Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay with a shipborne helicopter, ASW Corvette INS Kiltan and Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and one P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

 

  • The exercise aimed to strengthen the bilateral defence ties between both countries. This year’s edition of SIMBEX is also a special occasion as it takes place during the ongoing celebrations of the 75th year of India’s independence.

 

  • The success of SIMBEX-2021 is yet another demonstration of the mutual resolve on both sides to strengthen the bilateral partnership further in the years ahead.

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

INDIA & AUSTRALIA NAVAL EXERCISE – AUSINDEX


 

  • The 4th edition of AUSINDEX, a bilateral navy exercise between the Indian Navy and the Royal Australian Navy has begun from September 06, 2021, and will continue up to September 10, 2021.

 

  • Indian Navy Task Group comprises INS Shivalik and INS Kadmatt.

 

  • This edition of AUSINDEX includes complex surface, sub-surface and air operations between ships, submarines, helicopters and Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the participating Navies.

 

  • About the exercise: Commenced in 2015 as a bilateral IN-RAN maritime exercise, AUSINDEX has grown in complexity over the years and the 3rd edition of the exercise, held in 2019 in the Bay of Bengal, included anti-submarine drills for the first time.

 

  • Australia Prime minister: Scott Morrison.
  • Australia Capital: Canberra.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

INDIA’S FIRST DUGONG SANCTUARY IN TAMIL NADU


 

  • Tamil Nadu state government has announced to set up India’s first dugong conservation reserve at the northern part of the Palk Bay.

 

  • Dugong are commonly known as sea cows. According to Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimates, only 200-250 Dugongs are left in the wild, of which 150 are found in the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu.

 

  • About the reserve: The reserve will span the northern part of the Palk Bay from Adiramapattinam to Amapattinam. The reserve will cover an area of more than 500 sq km.

 

  • Marine biologists and conservationists have long demanded a reserve as the population of dugongs, as known as sea cows, in Indian waters has been dropping to dangerous levels.

 

  • According to Wildlife Institute of India (WII) estimates, only 200-250 Dugongs are left in the wild, of which 150 are found in the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu, among the last surviving natural habitats for dugongs in the world.

 

  • Tamil Nadu Capital: Chennai.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister: MK Stalin.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

GOI LAUNCHED ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ CAMPAIGN


 

  • As a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration, the Ministry of AYUSH has launched a campaign titled ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’, which aims to distribute medicinal plant saplings to 75 lakh households in one year.

 

  • The campaign was inaugurated by the Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal from Mumbai, during which he distributed medicinal plant saplings to citizens.

 

  • Subsequently, the campaign was launched from more than 45 locations across the country.

 

  • The medicinal plants being distributed include Tejpatta, Stevia, Ashoka, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass, Tulsi, Sarpagandha and Amla.

 

  • Under this campaign, it is proposed to undertake the cultivation of medicinal plants across 75,000 hectares in one year.

 

  • (SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

NATIONAL TEACHERS’ DAY: 5TH SEPTEMBER


 

  • The 5th of September is celebrated as teacher’s day all over India.

 

  • This day is celebrated as the teacher’s day to mark the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was once the former president of our country.

 

  • He was once a philosopher, a scholar, and the Bharat Ratna Awardee. He was the second President of India (1962 to 1967) and the first Vice President of India (1952–1962).

 

  • The Ministry of Education offers the National Teachers Awards on this event each year. In 2021, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind will confer National Awards on forty four teachers from throughout the country.

 

  • In 1962, Dr. Radhakrishan grew to be the 2nd President of Independent India. The predominant importance to celebrate this day is that Dr Radhakrishan’s students approached him to enable them to rejoice his birthday as a one-of-a-kind day.

 

  • He was amazed and completely happy with the aid of the admiration which is given to him via the students even after he was once not their teacher.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLEAN AIR FOR BLUE SKIES


 

  • The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is observed globally on September 07 to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality.

 

  • It is an UN-recognised day that aims to raise public awareness at all levels (individual, community, corporate and government) that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and the environment.

 

  • Theme of the day: The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • This year’s focus is on prioritizing the need for healthy air for all while keeping the conversation broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

  • The day serves as a rallying call to action to align our efforts and claim our right to clean air. #HealthyAirHealthyPlanet.

 

  • History of the day: The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Resolution to hold an International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on December 19, 2019, during its 74th session and invited the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

 

  • The inaugural edition of the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies was held in 2020.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

FOOD PROCESSING WEEK: 6TH TO 12TH AUGUST


 

  • To commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, the Government of India is celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

 

  • As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is observing ‘Food Processing Week’ from 6th to 12th September 2021, under which, the Ministry is organizing various programs.

 

  • The Ministry launched the ‘Food Processing Week’, 6th September 2021, through an official video on social media platforms.

 

  • The success story of the beneficiary of the PM Formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) scheme, Radhika Kamat was also published on the Ministry’s website in the ‘Atmanirbhar Enterprises’ series.

 

  • Union Minister of Food Processing Industries: Pashupati Kumar Paras.
  • Minister of State for Food Processing Industries: Prahlad Singh Patel.

 

(SOURCE: MONEY CONTROL)