29.04.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

Covid patients to get ‘Birsa Jeevan Aayush Kits’ in State

Chief Minister Hemant Soren inaugurated “Birsa Jeevan Ayush Program” online. The Chief Minister said, on the occasion, that the State Government is working on many new dimensions to overcome this global epidemic. Today another programme is being inaugurated in this episode. Many lifesaving medicines by homeopath method have been prepared by homeopathic experts to fight Covid-19 infection. These medicines are useful in correcting oxygen deficiency in patients’ body from infection.

The CM said that under this program, ‘Birsa Jeevan Aayush Kit’ will be made available to the Coronavirus infected patients. The ‘Birsa Jeevan Aayush Kit’ will have immunity booster medicines to increase immunity, which will be useful in quick recovery of coronavirus infected patients. This kit will also be delivered to the homes of patients living in home isolation. Under this programme, medicines will also be given to the relatives of corona infected patients who have come in contact with them. Besides, medicines will also be given to all the frontline workers working for control of Covid-19. The CM said that this kit of medicines will be made available to the infected patients in all the districts of the State. On the occasion, the Chief Minister flagged off three vehicles plying under ‘Birsa Jeevan Ayush Programme’.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Russia to Launch its Own Space Station

The settlement between Roscosmos and its global companions is to run out in the 2024. Russia planned to pull out of the International Space Station (ISS) and launch its personal house station in 2025.

According to Russia, the structure of the International Space Station is ageing. With the station turning into older, it can lead to irreversible consequences.

The International Space Station was once launched by using the US house organizations and Russian Space corporations in 1998. The other countries that have been concerned in the launch of the International Space Station had been Canada, European Space Agency and Japan.

The ISS revolves around the earth in ninety-three minutes. It makes 15.5 orbits per day. It travels at an orbital velocity of 7.7 kilometres per second.

Russia announced that it has signed a settlement with China to set up a Lunar lookup station on the moon.

 

ADB Raises India GDP Forecast

The Asian Development Bank currently launched its Asian Development Outlook, 2021. According to the report, India is to develop by way of 11%. The Asian Development Bank released its annual outlook. The outlook says that ADB has provided economic aid of 1.5 billion USD to India to battle in opposition to COVID-19.

According to ADB, the South Asia is predicted to rebound at 9.5% in 2021. The South Asian vicinity had shriveled by 6% in 2020. The increase of the region will average to 6.6% in 2022.

The monetary boom of Asia is to rebound at 7.3% in 2021. The location faced a contraction of 0.2% in its increase in 2020. In 2022, its boom rate is to be 5.3%.

The nations such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei are expected to meet an multiplied increase charge of 7.7% in 2021 and 5.6% in 2022. The record classifies these nations as newly industrialised countries.

The GDP of East Asia is predicted to grow at 7.4% in 2021 and at 5.1% in 2022.

 

NATIONAL

Large Area Certification Scheme Andaman and Nicobar

14,491 ha region of UT of A&N Islands has come to be the 1st large contiguous territory to be conferred with certification for organic beneath ‘Large Area Certification’ scheme.

Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare underneath its flagship scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) has launched this special speedy certification programme to harness these manageable areas. Under LAC, each village in the vicinity is considered as one cluster/group.

 

All farmers with their farmland and farm animals want to adhere to the popular requirements and on being verified, get certified en-mass barring the want to go below conversion period.

Certification is renewed on an annual basis thru annual verification by a technique of peer appraisals as per the procedure of PGS-India.

 

Advanced Chaff Technology by DRDO

 

Advanced Chaff Technology been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation to guard the naval ships against enemy missile attack. It is any other step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.

 

Chaff is a digital countermeasure technological know-how used by using militaries international to defend naval ships or other sensitive objectives from radar and radio frequency (RF) guiding mechanisms of the enemy missile.

The chaff rockets deployed in the air mirror as multiple aims for the missile training structures and deflecting adversary missiles, hence protecting their own assets.

DRDO has indigenously developed three editions of the fundamental science, namely Short-Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium-Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long-Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR).

 

Gk bit : Difference between Chaff and Flares:

Both chaff & flares are defensive countermeasures deployed by using navy aircraft. The cause is to confuse radar-guided or infrared-guided anti-plane missiles fired so that they may want to be diverted.

The Chaff is composed of many small aluminium or zinc lined fibres saved on-board the plane in tubes. In case the plane feels threatened by means of any radar monitoring missiles, chaff is ejected into the turbulent wake of air at the back of the plane.

Flares on being fired grant an alternate strong IR (Infrared) source to heat-seeking anti-air missiles. Thus they are lured away from the aircraft.

INTERNATIONAL

Cosmic Rose Image by NASA

 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shared an image of “Cosmic Rose”. Cosmic Rose is an image captured via the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. The photo featured interacting galaxies Arp 273.

The Galaxy harassment is an interaction between a low-luminosity galaxy and a brighter one. It is commonly frequent in prosperous galaxy clusters such as Coma and Virgo.

Galactic Cannibalism: It is a process the place a giant galaxy interacts with a partner through tidal gravitational interactions. The galactic tide is defined as pressure skilled by objects subjected to the gravitational area of a galaxy.

Galaxy Collision: These are frequent at some point of galaxy evolution. In these interactions, two galaxies will collide and will no longer have ample momentum to proceed travelling after the collision.

Galaxy Mergers: A galaxy merger occurs when two or greater galaxies collide with every other. They are the most violent kind of galaxy interactions. Galaxy mergers are enormously essential as they are the necessary measure of Galaxy evolution.

International Dance Day is on 29th April

 

Dance Day is determined on 29 April worldwide. It is a wake-up name for the governments, politicians and establishments which has now not but regarded the importance of dance.

It is also recognised as World Dance Day. The day promotes art and culture, raises cognizance amongst the public involving the “art of dance”. It additionally spread schooling about quite a few varieties of dance and its fee in its artwork form.

Basically, this day encourages participation and training in dance via a number events and gala’s held all over the world. Dance is each an artwork shape and a approach of conversation in cultures around the world and is practised through millions of people.

 

NATIONAL

Testing of Python 5 Air to Air Missile

 

The Defense Research and Development Organization recently conducted a series of missile tests. It includes Derby missiles and Python missiles. These missiles were tested in Goa, and the hit rate reached 100%.

After DRDO announced the move, Python 5 air-to-air missiles have been successfully added to the light fighter Tejas.

Python 5 is the fifth-generation Python missile. It is an air-to-air missile manufactured by the Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

The Israeli government began to manufacture missiles under the name “Shafir”. Later, when it started exporting missiles, it chose the Western name “Python” or “Derby”.

Python-5 is the most capable air-to-air missile in Israel’s inventory. It is beyond the line-of-sight missile. Beyond line-of-sight missiles are missiles that can operate within a range of more than 37 kilometers. It has advanced star finder, including photoelectric and image infrared homing.

The Python 5 is capable to scan for the goal place for the opposed aircraft and then locks on for terminal chase. It was first used in the 2006 Lebanon war. It destroyed two Iran made UAVs. Speed of the missile is Mach 4. It weighs eleven kilograms.

 

Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Crosses Rs. 8,000 Crores Mark

 

The Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare these days introduced that the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund crossed the Rs 8,000 crore mark. The Ministry has acquired 8,665 functions so far. The worth of these purposes has amounted to Rs 8 216 crores. Out of this, Rs  4 0 crores have been sanctioned via the Ministry so far.

 

The states that received the most assistance thru the fund are Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Rajasthan.

The largest share of the sanctioned software was contributed by the following sectors: Primary Agricultural Societies: 58%. Agri-Entrepreneurs: 24%. Individual Farmers: 13%.

In 2020, the Indian government established the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund to inject credit into agriculture and its allied activities.

It was once launched as a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. The vital goal of the fund is to make the farmers self-reliant.