Saturday, November 6, 2021

DAILY CA: 6 NOV 2021

 DAILY CA: 6 NOV 2021

1.         CENTRE LAUNCHED “HAR GHAR DASTAK” CAMPAIGN

·           Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, announced that the government of India has launched the “Har Ghar Dastak”, a door to door Covid-19 vaccination campaign to increase vaccination coverage across India.

·           The campaign aims to motivate people towards getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

·           The Health Ministry is set to launch a mega vaccination campaign under which the health care workers will go door to door to vaccinate people eligible for 2nd dose and who have not taken their first dose.

        

                                                                            

2. UK LAUNCHES 1ST COMMEMORATIVE COIN FEATURING MAHATMA GANDHI

·           The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) unveiled a £5 coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Diwali.

·           This is the 1st time the UK government is releasing a coin on Mahatma Gandhi. Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of UK, chose the final design for the coin.

·           Quote in Coin – ‘My Life is my message’,The coin is available both in Gold and Silver.

 

3. UNEP’S SUSTAINABLE URBAN COOLING REPORT : CITIES WILL BE TOO HOT TO LIVE

·           Beating the Heat: Sustainable Urban Cooling Handbook report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) indicates that cities will be the hotspots, if global warming continues.

·           The temperature increases due to the Urban heat island effect by an average of 4 degree celsius by 2100.

·           The report was launched during the UN Climate Conference (COP26) by the Cool Coalition, UNEP, RMI, the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM), Mission Innovation and the Clean Cooling Collaborative.

·           The global energy requirement for space cooling is predicted to jump 300 percent – from 2,020 TeraWatt-hours (TWh) in 2016 to 6,200 TWh in 2050.

 

4. BANDHAN BANK APPOINTED AS “AGENCY BANK” OF RBI TO CONDUCT GOVT. BUSINESS

·           The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed Bandhan Bank, a scheduled private bank, as an “Agency Bank” for undertaking government business.

·           Bandhan Bank will now be authorised to handle transactions related to GST (Goods & Services Tax), VAT (Value Added Tax) & other functions on behalf of Central & State governments.

 

5. DAMON GALGUT BAGS BOOKER PRIZE 2021

·           South African author Damon Galgut has won the prestigious Booker Prize 2021 for fiction for his novel ‘The Promise’.

·           Booker prize is the world’s most prestigious literary honours which is also called Oscars of world literature.

 

6. INDIAN-ORIGIN CANADIAN ANITA ANAND SWORN-IN AS CANADA’S 43RD DEFENCE MINISTER

·           Anita Anand an Indian-origin Canadian has been sworn in as the 43rd Defence Minister of Canada replacing Harjit Sajjan, who has been appointed as the Minister of International Development Agency.

·           She is the 2nd Woman to hold this position following the former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell

·           She is the first Hindu Canadian to become a federal cabinet minister

 

7. DRDO & IAF CONDUCTS 2 SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TESTS OF ‘SAAW’

·           The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Air Force (IAF) have successfully carried out two flight tests of indigenously-developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW).The weapon was launched from IAF aircraft at Chandan ranges in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan .

·           The SAAW is capable of carrying a warhead of 125 kilograms (kgs) with a precision target hitting range of 100 kms.

 

8. CHINA LAUNCHES WORLD’S FIRST EARTH SCIENCE SATELLITE, GUANGMU-1 OR SDGSAT-1

·           China sent world’s first Earth-science satellite, Guangmu-1 or SDGSAT-1 into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province.

·           Guangmu-1 was launched by a Long March-6(LM-6) carrier rocket or also known as CZ-6 (Chang Zheng-6) which is the 395th flight mission.

 

9. WORLD TSUNAMI AWARENESS DAY 2021 – NOVEMBER 5 

·           The United Nations (UN)’s World Tsunami Awareness Day is annually observed across the globe on November 5th to create awareness about the tsunami, and the share the innovative approaches to risk reduction

·           The observances of the day are facilitated by the UN Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in collaboration with the UN systems.

·           The day also promotes the Target F of Sendai Seven Campaign: “substantially enhance international cooperation to developing countries through adequate and sustainable support to complement their national actions for implementation of the present Framework by 2030”.

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