DAILY CA: 27 OCT 2021

 DAILY CA: 27 OCT 2021

1.     PRADHAN MANTRI AYUSHMAN BHARAT HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE MISSION

·         The Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Damodardas Modi launched a pan-India scheme namely PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (UP).

·         This mission is a part of the effort to achieve holistic health care that is affordable and accessible to all.

 

2.     INDIA’S 1ST GREEN DAY AHEAD MARKET 

·         The Union Minister of Power & New and Renewable Energy, R K Singh launched India’s 1st Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) for the renewable energy (RE) to enable the electricity generation and distribution companies (Discoms) to trade (i.e. buy or sell) RE in the day-ahead market.

·         National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), is the Nodal Agency of GDAM and it has set up the latest technologies and communication infrastructure for facilitating GDAM.

·         The Day-ahead market facilitates the trading of power a day before.

 

3.     EX KONKAN SHAKTI 2021

·         The maiden India-UK Joint Tri-Service exercise Konkan Shakti,2021 commenced off the Konkan coast in the Arabian Sea that aims to derive “mutual benefits” from each other’s experiences.

·         Apart from the UK, India is also conducting a tri-services exercise with the US and Russia.

 

4.     WMO’S STATE OF THE CLIMATE IN ASIA 2020

·         According to the State of the Climate in Asia 2020, a first of its kind multi-agency report published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), India has suffered an average annual loss (AAL) of around 87 billion USD due to tropical cyclones, floods and droughts.

·         China experienced the highest ALL of around 238 Billion USD followed by India and Japan (83 billion USD).

·         The highest AAL was associated with drought.

·         WMO is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories.

·         Headquarter– Geneva, Switzerland

 

5.     INDIA’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE OSCARS 2022: TAMIL FILM “KOOZHANGAL” 

·         Tamil Film titled “Koozhangal” (Pebbles) directed by filmmaker Vinothraj PS and produced by Rowdy Pictures of Vignesh Shivan and Nayanthara, has been selected as India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards(Oscars 2022).

·         If selected the film will compete under the “Best International Feature Film” category.

 

6.     PRESIDENT OF UZBEKISTAN

·         Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the incumbent President of Uzbekistan has won a 2nd five-year term as the President of Uzbekistan

·         He is a member of the UzLiDeP(Uzbekistan Liberal Democratic Party).

·         Uzbekistan Capital– Tashkent,Currency– Uzbekistani soʻm

 

7.     WORLDS 1ST INSTANT ADVICE APP ‘CUNSULT” 

·         Union Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Ministry of Road transport and highways (MoRTH) launched the World’s 1st Instant Advice App, “CUNSULT”, a knowledge sharing platform.

·         It is a first global facility for people who need information, advice, counsel, and guidance can contact and call up experts in 65 sectors.  

 

8.     VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK 2021

·         Vigilance Awareness Week(VAW) is annually observed across India during the week which marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, which falls on 31st October. 

·         The Central Vigilance Commission has decided to observe the Vigilance Awareness Week (VAW) 2021 from 26th October 2021 to 1st November 2021 to promote integrity, transparency and accountability amongst public servants and create awareness about the existence, causes and gravity of corruption.

·         The theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2021 is “Independent India @75: Self Reliance with Integrity”. 

·         Central Vigilance Commission was established by the government of India on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption headed by K. Santhanam.

·         Central Vigilance Commissioner– Suresh N Patel.