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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

DAILY GK 9-10 OCT

 DAILY GK 9-10 OCT

1.         TASK FORCE TO MONITOR CHEETAH INTRODUCTION PROJECT CONSTITUTED

·                The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has formed a nine-member Task Force to monitor the introduction of Cheetahs in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh

·                The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) would assist and facilitate the operations of the Cheetah Task Force.

 

2.         INDIA, US LAUNCH NEW ENERGY STORAGE TASK FORCE TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY

·                During a Ministerial meeting of the U.S. – India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (SCEP) , India and the United States (US) launched a new Energy Storage Task Force to support large-scale integration of Renewable Energy (RE) needed to support the clean energy transition.

·                The task force will help in strengthening  India-US partnership in the critical energy sector and will accelerate clean, secure, and just energy transition.

·                Under the US-India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy-Research (PACE-R), both the countries also jointly collaborated in research and development on smart grids and energy storage and new collaboration on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies, and the potential to explore collaboration on other novel technologies.

 

3.         WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM LAUNCHES ‘EDUCATION 4.0 INDIA REPORT’ 2022

·               The WEF launched the ‘Education 4.0 India’ initiative in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Yu Waah (Generation Unlimited India).

·                According to the report the school-to-work (S2W) transition process in India is still facing severe challenges, and a lack of coordinated efforts has resulted in an isolated skilling system that has not been able to reach its full potential.

·                The “Education 4.0 Report” identifies gaps and suggests interventions under four themes: foundational literacy and numeracy; teacher professional development; S2W transition; and connecting the unconnected.

·                It provides solutions with 5 essential building blocks: curriculum, content, capacity, community, and digital infrastructure.

·                World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder & Executive Chairman –  Professor Klaus Schwab, Headquarter Cologny, Switzerland

 

4.         UN ADOPTS NEW CARBON EMISSIONS GOAL TO ACHIEVE NET ZERO FROM PLANES BY 2050

·                The United Nations (UN)’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a long term aspirational goal of making carbon emissions from air travel net zero by 2050 in response to growing pressure for airlines to reduce their pollution in Montreal, Canada.

·                With this move, the airlines and governments are expected to greatly reduce emissions by gradually switching from kerosene-based jet fuel to fuels made from fats, grease, plants or renewables.

·                International Civil Aviation Organization Headquarters- Montreal, Canada

·                Secretary General-Juan Carlos Salazar G√≥mez

 

5.         SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI BECOMES 1ST EUROPEAN FEMALE ISS COMMANDER

·                Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti, European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut became the 1st European woman to take over command of the International Space Station (ISS).

·                According to the European Space Agency (ESA), she will be responsible for the performance and well-being of the astronauts in orbit.

 

6.         WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 2022 -OCTOBER 8

·                The United Nations (UN)’s (backed campaign) World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is annually observed across the globe on 2 occasions each year (2nd Saturday in May and in October) to raise awareness of migratory birds and issues related to their conservation.

·                The theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is “Impact of Light Pollution on Migratory Birds”.

·                The slogan of World Migratory Bird Day 2022 is “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night!

·                WMBD is initiated by a collaborative partnership among 2 UN wildlife treaties, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and the non-profit organization, Environment for the Americas (EFTA)

 

7.         INDIAN AIR FORCE DAY 2022 -OCTOBER 8

·                Indian Air Force Day is annually observed across India on October 8 to pay respect and honour to our brave Indian Air Force who protects the country and makes people feel safe and secure.

·                The theme for 2022 anniversary celebrations is IAF: Transforming for the Future .

·                Chief of the Air Staff- Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari

·                Motto- ‘Touch the sky with Glory’

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