02.09.21 Daily JPSC Current Affairs

JHARKHAND

Jharkhand Milk Federation celebrates Medha Krishi Utsav

 

On the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami, the Medha Krishi Utsav was organised by the Jharkhand State Cooperative Milk Federation at Fisheries Training Center, Dhurwa, Ranchi on Monday. In this event, Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh launched the scheme of providing Re.1 subsidy per litre to milk producers who supply milk to Jharkhand State Cooperative Milk Federation.

 

The Minister also lauded the working system and progress of the milk federation and assured that the state government will provide all possible help to the federation. Earlier, Sudhir Kumar Singh, Managing Director of Jharkhand Milk Federation welcomed the minister and showed him the work done by the federation so far, the status of three dairy plants being built and future goals.

Jharkhand State Milk Federation which is popularly known as Medha brand is following the lessons of continuous progress in efficient management of National Dairy Development Board since last six years. Presently about 40,000 milk producing families are associated with the Milk Federation from 18 districts of the state which are supplying about 1.30 lakh litres of milk per day.

At present four dairy plants under Milk Federation (Hotwar, Koderma, Latehar and Deoghar) are running with a processing capacity of 1.40 lakh litres while additional three new plants namely Sarath-Deoghar, Sahiganj, Palamu are in the final stages of construction and production will soon begin there. Apart from this, a Cattle Feed Plant, Mineral Mixer Plant, Bypass Feed and Cold Breeding Plant is also being established and operated by the federation in Medha Dairy premises located at Hotwar with the aim of reducing the production cost of milk producers and increasing the quality of milk.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

UNSC adopts resolution on Afghanistan

 

The resolution demanded that the war-torn country, Afghanistan, not be used to threaten or attack any nation or shelter terrorists.

 

Resolution was put forward by the US, UK and France.

 

It was adopted with the votes of 13 Council members in favour.

 

Permanent members Russia and China abstained from the voting.

Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021. They captured the country two weeks before the United States was set to complete its troop withdrawal, ending the longest war in US history. This seizing also forced Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to flee to the United Arab Emirates.

 

United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

 

UNSC is one among the six principal organs of the United Nations. It is charged with ensuring international peace and security. It also recommends on the admission of new UN members to general assembly and approves any changes in the UN Charter. Some of its power include- establishment of peacekeeping operations, enactment of international sanctions, and authorization of military action. UNSC is the only UN body that can issue binding resolutions on member states.

 

 

Union Minister Participated in UNESCAP Regional Conversation Series

 

he Union Minister attended the UNESCAP Regional Conversation Series 2021.

Details:
? In commemoration of the seventy – fifth year of the United Nations, ESCAP equipped the Regional Conversation Series on Building Back Better with the goal to carry collectively member State representatives and numerous agencies of eminent personalities to share their insights & experiences, encourage actions and suggest solutions on how the Asia-Pacific region should build back higher from the COVID-19 pandemic through regional cooperation.
? The Union Minister shared India’s instructions and experiences that might also assist build a resilient future in the Asia-Pacific region.
? The minister was once attending the Ministerial Panel on Disaster, Climate and Health Resilience via video conferencing.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Ease 4.0 by Finance Ministry

 

FM unveiled the 4th version of Public Sector Bank (PSB) Reforms Agenda – EASE 4.0.

Highlights:

 

PSB reforms agenda – EASE (Enhanced Access and Service Excellence) was launched primarily based on the pointers made by PSB Whole Time Directors (WTDs) and senior executives in PSB Manthan in November 2017.

It encapsulates a synergistic method to make certain prudent and smooth lending, better purchaser service, simplified and superior credit, and robust governance and HR practices.

The Reforms Agenda is pursued thru a unique Reforms Index that enabled objective evaluation of growth on all key areas in PSBs — viz., governance, prudential lending, hazard management, technology- and data-driven banking, and outcome-centric HR — as properly as more advantageous transparency and accountability in the wider financial ecosystem.

EASE 1.0 was launched for FY 2019 and the 2d version for FY 2020.

The fourth edition EASE four objectives similar to the agenda of customer-centric digital transformation and deeply embed digital and statistics into PSBs’ approaches of working.

 

Survey on India Dimension – INDIAsize

 

The Ministry of Textile and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) launched an India dimension survey, to do away with the size confusion. It has been titled as INDIAsize. The survey used to be formally launched on August 26, 2021.

Highlights:

This initiative was once launched with the intention of introducing a new standardised dimension chart in ready-to-wear garb zones in India.

This project used to be introduced in February 2019. However, it was delayed because of covid-19 pandemic.
New sizing chart will include a measurement identification number. It will be created by mapping, categorising and defining the physique measurement and type.

 

New Initiative by Election Commission

The Commission launched a new initiative on August 26, 2021 in order to reach out to new voters through sending them a customized letter alongside a voter identification card.

Highlights:

Initiative was launched by Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra and Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar.

 

Under the new initiative, a package would be sent to new voters which will encompass voter information for new voters alongside with a congratulatory letter except a pledge for moral voting.

 

2020 Paralympics: Avani Lekhara wins Gold Medal

 

Avani Lekhara won medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event

 

She is a 19-year-old Lekhara and created a record at Paralympics by equalling the world record of Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik.

 

Iryna Shchetnik had a record score of 249.6 in 2018.

 

Avani became the first Indian woman to win first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

India has won 19 medals so far across all 11 editions of Tokyo Paralympics Games since 1960. It comprises of 5 gold, 8 silver, and 6 bronze.