21-22.11.21 Daily CGPSC Current Affairs

 

CHHATTISGARH

New ‘State Fisheries’ Policy’ soon: Minister

Keeping the interest of fishermen on top priority, work is in progress on a fisheries policy in Chhattisgarh and will be announced soon, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey said.

The state government after giving the status of agriculture to fisheries had given exemption in electricity and other equipment, he said.

Within a year, 2,500 fishermen have derived the benefit of Kisan Credit Card, said Choubey.

He added that recently an agreement was signed to supply 100 tonnes of tilapia fish to England. In lines of several online food supply, the fish farmers can work to supply fresh fishes to customers directly.

Farmers can look at these opportunities. He assured to fulfil the demands of fishermen and handed over equipment to beneficiaries under government schemes.

The rankings released by the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) on Saturday are based on a cleanliness survey done across the country after segregating cities and towns based on their population.

Overall, 4,320 urban local bodies, including cities, towns, municipalities, and cantonments, in various categories were assessed. Of them, two major categories were 372 cities/towns with population between 1-10 lakh, and 48 big cities with10 lakh or above population.

The Swachh Bharat Survey 2020 had four parameters — Citizen Feedback (1,500 marks), Certification (1,500 marks), Direct Observation (1,500) and Service Level Progress (1,500).

However, this year, the assessment was done on three scales — Citizen Feedback (1,800 marks), Service Level Progress (2,400 marks) and Certification (1,800 marks). Total marks up for grabs were 6,000. Meerut was the star performer, recording a big jump of 14 rungs — from 41st rank last year to 27 this time — with an aggregate score of 3,598, a substantial increase in comparison to last year.

On the other hand, the biggest drop in ranking among UP cities was recorded by Agra, which slipped from rank 16 last year to 24 this year. Agra’s net score also plunged to 3,715 from 4,391 last year. Prayagraj also lost six spots from rank 20 last year to 26th this time. Its net score in 2020 was 4,141, which came down to 3,613 this year. Varanasi, too, slipped three rungs from 27th rank last year to 30th this time, with its score dropping to 3,532 from 3,684 last year.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

New Satellite Launched By China – Gaofen-11 03

 

China launched a new satellite titled “Gaofen-11 03” from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre on 20 November.

Highlights:

♦ The Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre is in Shanxi’s northern region.

♦ A Long March-4B rocket was used to launch the satellite.

♦ It successfully entered the intended orbit.

♦ The satellite was launched on the 397th launch of the Long March series carrier rockets.

Gaofen

♦ Gaofen is a Chinese series of high-resolution Earth imaging satellites that are utilised for the government-sponsored China High-resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS).

♦ Gaofen 1, the first satellite of the Gaofen series, was launched in 2013. Gaofen-11 03 is a Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) Earth observation satellite.

♦ It was successfully separated in the Sun-synchronous orbit.

 

NATIONAL

 

IPF Survey On Citizens Perception

 

The Indian Police Foundation (IPF) performed a civilian impression study. The Delhi Police was placed eighth among Indian states and union territories in the report.

Highlights:

 N Ramachandran, President and CEO of the IPF, said that they got answers from 1,61,192 persons in India.

 The Delhi Police were given points for their public sensitivity, decent behaviour, accessibility, accountability, and stringent conduct.

 The Delhi Police Force was placed fifth in terms of technology usage and tenth in terms of smart policing.

 On the Smart Policing List, states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, and Nagaland rated the lowest.

 In terms of responsible policing, public faith in the police, and integrity and corruption-free service, Bihar came in worst.

 

Delhi has committed to cleaning up the Yamuna by 2025.

 

Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister, recently committed to entirely clean the Yamuna River by 2025.

Highlights:

 To clean the sacred river, he proposed a six-point action plan.

 He also pledged that by 2025, the Yamuna River will be safe to drink and bathe in.

 The Delhi government has also begun de-silting and repair of the sewage system.

Six Point Action Plan:

 Sewage Treatment– The government plans to build additional sewage treatment facilities.

 Existing wastewater treatment plants will have their capacity boosted.

 This initiative will raise sewage treatment capacity from 600 million gallons per day to 750-800 million gallons per day.

 The Yamuna is being treated in-situ with waste water from four main drains: Najafgarh, Badshahpur, Supplementary, and Ghazipur.

 The technology of old treatment facilities will be replaced and modernised. Industries that dump rubbish into the Yamuna will be closed down.

 

Tribal Affairs Ministry-CBSE launches online certificate course on Experiential Learning

 

Tribal Affairs Ministry and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) jointly launched online certificate course on Experiential Learning. This programme will be deployed for 350 educators across 6 states.

 

Experiential learning seeks to help teachers establish tribal students’ connect with their real-life experiences and own contexts.

Though, the tribal students studying in EMRS are first generation learners. But creativity is inherent amongst them.

Creativity, risk-taking and enterprise are some of the attributes which naturally get unleashed in their life-cycle.

The programme will be of great service for the development of tribal education, which is having exponential impact on the way EMRS schools emerge as model schools in near future.

 

Coal Ministry constitutes Sustainable Development Cell

 

Ministry of coal has constituted a “Sustainable Development Cell”, in line with the commitment of clean energy.

 

The Sustainable Development Cell was constituted in the backdrop of Prime Minister’s announcement on new climate targets at COP26 under ‘Panchamrit Strategy’.

Ministry emphasised on to put major thrust on Sustainable Development in coal mining, by taking care of the environmental and social impact of the mining.

Sustainable Development Cell (SDC)

 

Ministry of coal has established a full-fledged Sustainable Development Cell (SDC) to mentor, advice, and plan action of minimising adverse impact of mining.

 

It will also formulate future policy framework for environmental mitigation in Coal sector as well as Lignite sector in India.

 

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) and its subsidiaries along with NLC India Ltd., & Singareni Coal Company Ltd. (SCCL) has already started the extensive work.

 

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