16.10.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs.

JHARKHAND

Shehri Samrdhi Utsav to be held from Oct 22-31

In a move to produce food processing entrepreneur in the State, under the DAY-NULM scheme, an exhibition of products made by women of Self Help Groups (SHG)s and street food festival is being organized under Shehri Samridhi Utsav, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from October 22 to 31.

 

In this event, it is mandatory for the women of SHGs belonging to all the municipal areas of Jharkhand to take their products to this Shehri Samridhi Utsav Mela to be held in New Delhi.

 

It is mandatory to have at least 25-50 pieces of all the materials for sale. Goods will be selected based on the quality of the goods. In this regard, it has been directed by the Directorate of Urban Administration (DMA) that all the interested SHGs women of the urban area of the State will submit their product on October, 16 at the office of Directorate of Urban Administration (DMA) located at Dhurwa,   Ranchi.

 

It may be mentioned here that the State Government has taken steps to brand the skills of women belonging to women SHGs of urban areas to make them self-reliant. Very soon, Gujiya and Pedukia under the brand ‘Son Chiraya’ will be available in various markets of the State Capital some days earlier.

 

INTERNATIONAL

China sets up $233 million Kunming Biodiversity fund

China pledged to inject $233 million into a new fund called “Kunming Biodiversity Fund” for the protection of biodiversity in developing countries, recently.

This decision was taken during a key UN conservation summit, even though major donors disagreed on it.

China pledged as it the world’s biggest polluter and seeks to play a prominent role internationally on biodiversity conservation.

The funding issue for the Kunming Biodiversity Fund will be taken up in January 2022 at negotiations in Geneva. China’s pledge is below the $4 billion committed by Britain for conservation projects across the world as well as France’s commitment to spend 30 percent of its climate finance on protection of biodiversity.

In News – Northern Ireland Protocol

The Northern Ireland protocol was designed to prevent checks across the border between Northern Ireland (US) and the Republic of Ireland (EU), following Brexit.

The Protocol came into force in the beginning of 2021.

It has resulted into disagreements between the UK and EU as it disrupted trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The UK government has been calling to rewrite the deal.

Under this protocol it was agreed that Northern Ireland will continue to follow EU rules on product standards in order to prevent checks across the border.

Goods entering Northern Ireland from Scotland, England or Wales would be inspected.

World Sight Day Observed On Oct 14

The second Thursday in October is designated as World Sight Day. And this year the day was observed on 14 October. It is the most important day in the eye health calendar for advocacy and communication.

This day is a global initiative to raise awareness about blindness and vision impairment.

It was founded in the year 2000 by the Lions Club International Foundation’s Sight First Campaign.

It is observed with the goal of bringing disability and blindness to the attention of the entire world.

In 1998, Lions Clubs International teamed with blindness presentation organizations to commemorate the first World Sight Day.

International Day of Rural Women is Clebrated On 15 of Oct

the International Day of Rural Women is commemorated. The theme for the 2021 International Day for Rural Women is Rural women who cultivating food for all.

This day is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of rural women.

It also acknowledges the importance of rural women, including indigenous women, in increasing agricultural and rural development, reducing rural poverty, and ensuring food security.

According to the report, if women are given equal opportunity, agricultural production can increase by 2.5 to 4%.

Which will reduce the number of persons suffering from malnutrition from 12% to 17%

 

NATIONAL

India to pilot 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Central Government has given its approval to invite the expression of interest for installation of pilot 1000 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project.

This pilot project is the joint effort of “Ministry of New & Renewable energy” and Ministry of Power.

Both the ministries have been working on this in order to provide a road map for installation of energy storage system in India.

The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be set in a bid to support the ambitious goal of achieving 450 GW renewable energy target by the Ministry of New & renewable energy by 2030.

Akasa Air Is Approved To Operate In India By Civil Aviation Minister

No Objection Certificate was provided by Civil Aviation Minister for the Akasa Airto to be operated in India.

Highlights:

 Akasa air was found by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala with ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube.

It is set to start operating in mid-2022 with 70 planes in the following 4 years.

These ULCC, Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Services airline, focuses on keeping operating costs lower than the typical budget airlines such as IndiGo and SpiceJet.

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