31.12.21 Daily CGPSC Current Affairs



C’garh has immense potential to produce Eri Silk

Chhattisgarh has immense potential to produce Eri silk, Chief Executive Office of Central Silk Board Ranjit Ranjan Okhandiyar on Friday told Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Okhandiyar said this while paying a courtesy call on Baghel. He was accompanied by Director, Vanya Silk Mill Pvt Ltd, D.S. Kasare.

Baghel assured them cooperation and said production of Eri Silk in Chhattisgarh would certainly provide new means of employment to farmers, tribals, youths and women.

Okkhandiyar said that Eri silk is obtained from castor plant and it is high on demand in the national and international market.

He told Chief Minister that mulberry and tussar silk industries have already been established in the state and now cultivation and production of Eri cocoon must be promoted.

This would further boost the income of farmers, make them self-dependent and improve their living standards.

He added that earlier the Eri silk industries in the country were completely dependent on the import of Eri cocoons for silk production.

Now, with the approval of Central Silk Board to produce Eri cocoons in Chhattisgarh, the country would not have to depend on imports.

Kasare said he has submitted a proposal for cultivation of Eri cocoon in an area of 10,000 acres in Chhattisgarh under Silk Samagra-2 of Central Silk Board.




New Space Launch by Iran


On December 30, 2021, Iran launched a rocket into space with a satellite carrier carrying three devices.


It’s unclear when this launch took place or what devices the carrier launched into space.

However, a spokesman for the Defense Ministry identified the rocket as “Simorgh, or Phoenix,” which launched the three devices into space at a distance of 470 kilometers.

The status of the objects is unknown, implying that the rocket failed to place its payload into the proper orbit.

The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) is the country’s space agency. In 2009, the country achieved orbital launch capability.


Worlds Longest Metro Line in Shanghai


In China’s Shanghai Province, the world’s longest metro line was inaugurated on 31 December.


Shanghai maintains its position as the world’s largest metro network with this inauguration. Line 14 and Phase One of Line 18 are the two new metro lines that the city has opened.

The total length of Shanghai’s metro network has now reached 831 kilometers. It maintains its position as the world’s longest network.

With the addition of two new lines, Shanghai now has a total of five fully automatic metro lines with a total operating length of 167 kilometers.







India Semiconductor Mission


On December 29, 2021, Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the India Semiconductor Mission.


Interested companies will be able to apply for the scheme beginning January 1, 2022, if they want to take advantage of the Rs 76,000-crore incentives set aside by the central government for developing semiconductors and demonstrating India’s manufacturing ecosystem.

In order to receive applications for the scheme, a portal has been created.

The India Semiconductor Mission is a government-led initiative to develop semiconductors in India (ISM)

Digital India Corporation’s ISM is a specialized and self-contained business division.



Sahitya Akademi Award 2021


The Sahitya Akademi announced its prestigious “Sahitya Akademi Awards, YuvaPuraskar, and Bal Sahitya Puraskar” for 2021 in various languages on 30 December.


The award is given to authors of the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the 24 major Indian languages and 22 languages listed in the Indian Constitution’s Eighth Schedule.

In 1954, the award was established. In 20 Indian languages, the Sahitya Akademy Award 2021 was presented.

In English, it went to Namita Gokhale for her novel ‘Things to Leave Behind.’


Bina (MP)-Panki (UP) Multiproduct Pipeline Project


The Bina (MP)-Panki (UP) Multiproduct Pipeline Project was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 356-kilometer Bina Refinery (Madhya Pradesh)-POL Terminal at Panki (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh) Multiproduct pipeline project.

It has a capacity of 45 million metric tonnes per annum, which cost Rs 1524 crore Rs. 1227 crores in UP and Rs. 297 crores in MP.

The project was completed and commissioned one month ahead of schedule, in December 2021 (3 years after PNGRB approval), and on budget.

It will allow for the safe and efficient evacuation of products from the Bina Refinery, as well as increased product availability in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Central Uttar Pradesh, Northern Bihar, and Southern Uttarakhand.





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