21-22.08.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

Union minister Arjun Munda upset with slow implementation of central schemes

The Union minister for tribal affairs, Arjun Munda, on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction over the slow implementation of various central schemes, like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and the Jal Ka Nal scheme, in Jharkhand and directed the officials concerned to make sure those enrolled in such welfare schemes receive the benefits within a stipulated time frame.

He said the real-time monitoring of all centrally- sponsored schemes is important for an all-inclusive development. He added, “We have discussed the implementation of over three dozen welfare programs, which have been rolled out throughout the country with an aim to improve the lives of the rural population. I have directed the officials to make sure that these schemes do not just exist in black and white and are implemented properly.”

As an example, Munda was told during the meeting that slightly over 900 PMAY beneficiaries are yet to receive the benefits but the minister said, “Although it may not seem like a huge statistic, it goes up to a huge number when one takes into account the number of families who have been deprived of the benefits.”

INTERNATIONAL

India Ranks 2nd in Crypto Adoption

India has ranked 2nd in terms of crypto adoption internationally behind Vietnam, but ahead of international locations such as the US, UK, and China, according to the 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index by blockchain information platform Chainalysis. This comes even as worldwide crypto adoption grew by 880% between June 2020 and July 2021, in accordance to the report.

About the report:

A document by US-based research platform Finder released this month corroborated that the pinnacle 5 countries in terms of crypto adoption had been all from Asia.

The business enterprise surveyed 47,000 users internationally and 30% of those surveyed in India stated they owned cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin is the most popular coin in our country India, observed by using Ripple, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash, according to the report.

Crypto adoption in India has been led by smaller cities in the country. The biggest crypto change in the country through trading volume, WazirX, said last week that it had considered extra than 2,648% growth in consumer sign-ups from tier II and tier III cities in India.

 

World Senior Citizen Day – 21st August

World Senior Citizen Day is found globally on August 21 each year. The day is celebrated to raise cognizance about problems affecting older people, such as deterioration with age & the abuse of the elderly and support, honour and exhibit appreciation to seniors and to understand their achievements.

 

The Day was proclaimed with the aid of the United Nations General Assembly on December 14, 1990. The day was formally situated by the former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan in 1988 to devote a day to older adults and their issues

 

NATIONAL

Akshay Urja Diwas – 20th August

Akshay Urja Diwas (Renewable Energy Day) is held each and every year on 20 August to raise awareness about the traits and adoption of renewable power in India.

 

Highlights:

The Akshay Urja Day was started by the Ministry for New & Renewable Energy Sources in the year 2004. Energy such as Biogas, Wind energy, Solar Energy, hydroelectric electricity are a few examples of Akshay Urja.

The predominant motive of Akshya urja Diwas is to make human beings aware that they have to think about renewable electricity (Akshya Urja) apart from common energy.

Indian Akshay Urja Day used to be hooked up in 2004 to help renewable energy development programs and promote its use instead of normal sources of energy.

The very first tournament touching on Akshay Urja Diwas was once organized in New Delhi. In 2004, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a commemorative stamp, and 12,000 schoolchildren shaped a human chain to promote renewable energy.

Sadbhavana Diwas – 20th August

Each and every year India observes Sadbhavana Diwas on August 20 to commemorate the birth anniversary of late erstwhile Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi.

 

Highlights:

This year (2021) on 20th August 2021, we are going to have a good time on the 77th anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Indian National Congress instituted the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award in the year 1992, a year after his death.

 

GSI launched the GSI Mobile App

The GSI has launched this mobile app in a bid to make itself more handy to the people.

Highlights:

Through the App, the people will turn out to be extra enlightened about a number of facets of GSI activities.

It is additionally in line with the Digital India campaign initiated via the Central Government.

The App is divided into a number sections where it talks about the legacy of GSI, the in-house publications of the organisation, quite a number of case research on special missions of GSI, the photograph gallery, etc.

It additionally offers a range of maps, videos and downloads of GSI work.

The app additionally offers statistics about the profession possibilities and training amenities on hand with the GSI.

Apart from bringing GSI nearer to the public, the app is also predicted to appraise the scholar community of the problem of geology.