28-29.5.23 CGPSC Daily Current Affairs

 C’garh sees reverse migration from cities to villages: Bhupesh
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Friday said that Chhattisgarh is witnessing a ‘reverse migration’ with people returning to villages from urban areas as the government has done many new innovations for rural areas and embraced pro-farmer policies.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a Public Policy Summit programme held in New Delhi where he shared his vision and thoughts along with the plans and policies of Chhattisgarh.
The Chief Minister said that innovations of Chhattisgarh have become examples in the country. He said arrangements have been made for input assistance under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana so that farmers can get the right price.
Under the Godhan Nyay Yojana, by purchasing cow dung and cow urine from farmers, fertilizers and pesticides are being made from them. Gauthans are being constructed in every village and they are being upgraded as rural industrial parks.
Belgium firm to launch biodiesel project in Ayodhya soon
The city of Ayodhya has been chosen for a two-year pilot project aimed at producing biodiesel from waste. Belgium-based company Vito is expected to launch the project in Ayodhya soon. The company, which focuses on clean technology and sustainable development, has already started working on the project, according to officials.
Belgium-based company Vito is set to launch a two-year pilot project aimed at producing biodiesel from waste in Ayodhya, India.
The project will initially use one tonne of plastic waste to generate biodiesel.
Vito officials have held meetings with Ayodhya administration officials and organised a workshop for the Ayodhya Municipal Corporation officials.
The company will use the corporation’s material recovery facility for waste segregation before setting up its own facility.
Ayodhya was selected for the pilot project due to the expected increase in waste generated by the surge in devotees’ footfall after the opening of the Ram temple in January 2022.
Quad-led IPEF agrees to build resilient supply chains, cut dependence on China
While differences prevented the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from issuing a joint statement recently, the latest economic bloc — Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) — managed to reach an agreement on supply chains, which is one of the four pillars of this grouping.
The proposed IPEF Supply Chain Agreement will have three new IPEF supply chain bodies to facilitate cooperation on supply chain issues. The IPEF Supply Chain Council will establish a mechanism to develop sector-specific action plans for critical sectors and key goods to enhance the resilience of IPEF partner’s supply chains. The IPEF Supply Chain Crisis Response Network would establish an emergency communications channel to seek support during a supply chain disruption. The IPEF Labour Rights Advisory Board will consist of government, workers and employer representatives on labour rights and sustainable trade and investment.
Tipu Sultan’s sword fetches over Rs 1.7 crore at London auction
Erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan’s ‘Bedchamber Sword’ had sold for more than 14 million pounds ($17 million) at an auction in London.
Described as “one of the world’s rare artefacts”, the sword’s sale was conducted by Bonhams — a privately owned international auction house in London — on Tuesday, achieving 14,080,900 pounds against an estimate of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds.
The auction house said the sword was found in Tipu Sultan’s private quarters of his palace after he was killed by British forces on May 4, 1799.
The auction house said that the sword’s “extremely rare calligraphic hilt is a masterpiece of late-18th century Indian manufacture, intricately inlaid in gold with fine calligraphic invocations to God”.
Army marks 75th UN Peacekeepers’ Day
The Army today commemorated the 75th International Day of UN Peacekeepers by paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial.
India is one of the largest contributors of troops. It has sent over 2,75,000 troops to peacekeeping missions
5,900 currently deployed in 12 UN missions. 159 Indian Army soldiers have died on peace missions across the globe
On this day in 1948, the first UN peacekeeping mission, UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO), began operations in Palestine.
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