14.01.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

In a first, Chaibasa forest div installs intelligent system to mitigate man-animal conflict

 

The Chaibasa forest division in West Singhbhhum district has become the first in the state to install Animal Intrusion Detection and Repellent System (ANIDERS), an intelligent system, to mitigate the man-animal conflict.

The division has installed the system at four villages of Angardiha panchayat in Tantnagar block while 17 more villages will be covered in the coming days.

 

The system, which has several features like real-time communication via GSM network, is solar-powered, has no running cost involved and is not expensive.

INTERNATIONAL

Donald Trump becomes first US President to be impeached twice

Donald Trump has become the first US president to be impeached twice.

The House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on the US Congress.

Trump was impeached by 232 – 197 vote by the US House on a single charge of incitement of insurrection that left five dead and the Capitol ransacked.

It was supported by all Democrats and 10 Republicans, including Liz Cheney.

 

NATIONAL

Armed Forces Veterans Day: 14 January

In India, the Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14 January since 2017.

The day is observed to acknowledge and honour the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in the service of the nation.

The day is observed as a mark of respect and recognition of the services rendered by Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE, the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces who retired on 14 January 1953.

2021 marks the 5th Armed Forces Veterans Day.

Tesla incorporates fully owned subsidiary in Bengaluru for R&D unit and manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles

 

US-based Electric car maker Tesla has incorporated a fully owned subsidiary in Bengaluru as a first step to set up an R&D unit and a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in the country.

Tesla has registered its 100 per cent subsidiary, as – Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd, according to disclosures with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

It is a private unlisted company with an authorised capital of Rs 15,00,000 and a paid-up capital of Rs 1,00,000.

Tesla had originally planned its India entry back in 2016. It will enter India with the Model 3 Sedan, expectedly priced at around Rs 60 Lakh.

The vehicle is fully electric and is powered by a 60kw hour lithium-ion battery pack with a range of 500 km.

Cabinet clears purchase of 83 Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force

 

Government has approved procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft, LCA, Tejas worth about 48 thousand crore rupees from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force.

The LCA-Tejas is going to be the backbone of the Indian Air Forces fighter fleet in the years to come.

HAL has already set-up second line manufacturing facilities at its Nasik and Bengaluru Divisions.

About 500 Indian companies including MSMEs in the design and manufacturing sectors will be working with HAL in this procurement.

Cabinet approves MoU between India, UAE for scientific and technical cooperation

 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the Memorandum of Understanding on scientific and technical cooperation between National Centre of Meteorology of the United Arab Emirates and Ministry of Earth Sciences.

The MoU will enable sharing of knowledge, data and operational products for meteorological, seismological and oceanic services between both the countries.

This MoU will facilitate exchange of scientific and technical information, deployment of Meteorological observation networks over ocean, mutual cooperation in the development of special capacities and research of Tsunami models for faster and more reliable forecasts of Tsunamis.

NIC and CBSE jointly launched CollabCAD Software

 

National Informatics Centre and Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE jointly launched CollabCAD Software.

It will provide a total engineering solution for students and Faculty of Engineering Graphics Curriculum.

This initiative aims to provide a great platform to students across the country to create and modify 3D digital designs with a free flow of creativity and imagination.

This software will also enable students to collaborate over designs across the network and concurrently access the same design data for storage and visualization.