11.05.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs


CCL inks MoU with local admin to fight against Covid

Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) has stepped up its fight against ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, besides ensuring increased quantity of coal to power plants in various parts of the country including Delhi. Under the leadership of CMD CCL P M Prasad and guidance of Directors, CD & CSR Department of CCL has signed MoUs with local administration amounting to about Rs. 10 Crores. The company has already transferred 6.25 Crores to the local administration and the remaining amount will be transferred shortly.

CIL and its all subsidiaries including CCL supply raw coal to more than 80 % of power plants in the country. At the time of pandemic, it is the top priority of CCL to ensure interrupted supply of coal to the power plants.

CCL has signed eight separate MoUs with local administration of Ramgarh, Latehar, Chatra, Bokaro, Ranchi, Giridih, Palamu and Hazaribagh in respect to treatment of Covid patients as well as building infrastructure in hospitals. Recently, CCL management has signed a MoU with Latehar district for setting up a 12-bed ICU with oxygen supply pipeline at Sadar Hospital.

Also setting up PSA Oxygen Plant and strengthening of ICU facility at Sadar Hospital (Chatra district), digital covid centre and high- tech ambulance with oxygen in Bokaro district. One MoU for Medical College, Hazaribagh is related to procure 100 oxygen concentrators, 100 Jumbo cylinder, 100 B-type cylinder etc so that the Covid-affected person having respiratory issues met get proper treatment within the district itself.

In FY 2020-21, CCL contributed Rs.26 crore to the Central and State Govt. for tackling the Covid pandemic and CCL also contributed Rs.1.25 crores to the district administration of eight districts where our mines operated including Ranchi district. There were distributions of dry food grains, mask senitizers etc amounting to Rs. 129 lakhs in last fiscal.


UK Action Plan for Animal Welfare

The United Kingdom launched an Animal Welfare Action Plan.

The Committee of Animal Emotion Experts will report the government’s decision. The sensation is the ability to perceive feelings and feelings.

The plan will ensure that the country’s animal welfare standards are not compromised.

It would improve the well-being of farm animals. This will be accomplished by prohibiting the sale of live animals.



Mongolian Kanjur Culture Ministry


The Culture Ministry will finish reprinting about 100 sets of sacred Mongolian Kanjur next year for distribution in Mongolia’s main Buddhist centres, according to the Culture Minister.

About Mongolian Kanjur:

It is a 108-volume Buddhist canonical text that is considered Mongolia’s most significant religious text. It serves as a source of cultural identity for Mongolia.

The Mongolian word ‘Kanjur’ means ‘Concise Orders,’ referring to Lord Buddha’s words in particular.

It is written in classical Mongolian and has been translated from Tibetan.


National Technology Day is Designated on 11th May


In India, National Technology Day is celebrated on 11 May across India. This day marks the efficaciously examined Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Pokhran Test Range of the Indian Army in Rajasthan. Technology day will be focusing on rebooting the financial system via Science and Technology. It also highlights the achievements of our scientists and engineers in the area of science and technology and encourages students to include Science as a career option.


Every year, National Technology Day is celebrated across India on 11 May to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear check held on 11 May 1998. Shakti also is aware of as the Pokhran Nuclear Test was once the first nuclear check code-named ‘Smiling Buddha’ used to be carried out in May 1974.


Goa Maritime Symposium (GMS) Indian Navy


Under the aegis of the Naval War College in Goa, the Indian Navy hosted ‘GMS-21.’

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the event was held online.

The virtual event was attended by naval delegates from 13 Indian Ocean Littoral nations, including India, Bangladesh, Comoros, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

The theme of GMS-21 was “Maritime Security and Emerging Non-Traditional Threats: A Case for a Proactive Role for IOR Navies,” with a focus on building capacity among IOR Navies to deal with emerging common maritime threats.

The symposium will play a constructive role and convene stakeholders who have played a role in the evolution of strategies, policies and implementation mechanisms for issues of common concern in the maritime field.


PM-KISAN Eighth Instalment

The eighth instalment of financial benefits under PM-KISAN will be released by the PM.

The Government of India has launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana as a central sector scheme. This scheme was created to supplement the income of many small and marginal farmers.

The following are the primary goals of the PM-KISAN scheme:

To provide financial assistance to all landowners and their families who are eligible.

The PM-KISAN scheme aims to supplement farmers’ financial needs in procuring various inputs to ensure proper crop health and adequate yields, commensurate with expected farm income.

The scheme is projected to expand PM-coverage KISAN’s to about 14.5 crore people. With an estimated investment of Rs. 87,217.50 crores from the Central Government, it intends to cover an additional 2 crore farmers.


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