1.PM Modi, Mamta and Poonawalla among 100 most influential people in the world
Time magazine ‘s list of 100 influential people of the year 2021 in Prime Minister Narendra Modi , West Bengal ‘s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Kovishild vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar PoonawallaName is also included. The prestigious Time magazine on Wednesday released its list of the most influential people of 2021. The list also includes the name of Taliban co-founder and deputy prime minister of Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. This list of time is divided into 6 categories. These include Pioneer, Artist, Leader, Icon, Titan and Innovator. Apart from Modi and Mamta in the list of leaders, the names of US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Israel President Naftali Bennett, former US President Donald Trump are included. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also chosen as the world’s most popular leader in The Morning Consult’s survey released on 2 September.
2.One Gram Panchayat – One Digital Payment – Sakhi Mission launched in Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched the Sakhi Mission , a gram panchayat- a digital payment , at Pampore . This mission has been started with the objective of making digital banking and financial services door-to-door in the remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir . Initially, digital payment facility will be provided in two thousand remote villages of the Union Territory. In the first phase, 80 women from SHGs across Jammu and Kashmir have been selected as Digital Payment Sakhis. On this occasion, the Lieutenant Governor handed over the Aadhaar enabled payment system to 80 digital payment sakhis under the J&K Rural Livelihood Mission. He also inaugurated a week long program on Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Management for Krishi Sakhis and Pashu Sakhis.
3.Parliament TV launch
Parliament TV was jointly launched by Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu , Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla . International Democracy Day is also celebrated on 15 September . In February this year, it was decided to launch Parliament TV by merging Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV. The programs of Sansad TV will be mainly in four categories. Programs will be broadcast on the working of Parliament and democratic institutions, operation and implementation of plans and policies, history and culture of India besides issues of contemporary nature, interests and subjects related to various governments.
4.An MoU between Prasar Bharati and Sansad TV for free uplinking in HD TV format
Public broadcaster Prasar Bharati and Parliament TV , a division of the Indian Parliament, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreement is about free uplinking of Parliament TV in HD TV format in exchange for the archival material of Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV . Prasar Bharati will also telecast Sansad TV- SD in its DD free-dish platform . It has been decided to merge Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV channels to form Sansad TV. It will be broadcast on both HDTV and SDTV as Sansad TV- HD and Sansad TV- SD. Presently teleport facility of Parliament TV is capable of uplinking only one channel in SD TV format. Upgradation and modernization of the teleport is likely to take six months.
5.The government has issued PLIs for drones and components related to drones. plan approved
Union Cabinet automobile and production-linked incentives (PLI) scheme for the drone industry to 26 thousand Rs 58 crore has been cleared with the budgetary outlays. This will usher in a new era in higher technology, more efficient and green automotive manufacturing. Rs 25 thousand 938 crore has been allocated for the auto sector and Rs 120 crore for the drone industry . With this scheme, new investment of more than Rs 47 thousand 500 crore will be made in five years and employment opportunities will be created for more than seven lakh 60 thousand people.
6.Iran to allow IAEA nuclear surveillance
Middle Eastern countries Iran recently UN nuclear watchdog ‘ International Atomic Energy Agency “to allow the use of Iranian surveillance cameras on nuclear siteshas given. The aim of this talks between the ‘International Atomic Energy Agency’ and Iran was to reduce the standoff between Tehran and the West. It is to be known that in the year 2015, a long-term deal was agreed by Iran for its nuclear program with the group of global powers (P5+1) (United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany). This agreement was named as the ‘Joint Comprehensive Implementation Plan’ (JCPOA) and colloquially as the ‘Iran Nuclear Agreement’. Under this agreement, Iran agreed to curb the activity of its nuclear programs to ensure its access to global trade. Under the agreement, Iran was allowed to deposit small amounts of uranium for conducting research works. In May 2018, the US withdrew from this agreement, calling it flawed and started increasing sanctions on Iran,
7.India-Africa Defense Dialogue to be held along with DefExpo
February 2020 in Lucknow organized the first ‘ India-Africa Defense Ministers Conference two years’ after India next year (2022) March in Def-Expo ” (DefExpo) on the occasion of the Africa-India Defense Dialogue‘ will be organized. The Government of India is looking to establish this event as a regular event to be held along with its biennial ‘DefExpo’ military exhibition. This dialogue will help in building the existing partnership between India and African countries and will also help to identify the important areas for mutual engagement. This dialogue will be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The theme of the India-Africa Defense Dialogue is ‘India – Africa: Adopting Strategy for Synergizing and Strengthening Defense and Security Cooperation’. The ‘Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis’ has been appointed as the knowledge partner of this dialogue, which will help in providing the necessary support to enhance defense cooperation between India and African countries.
8.FDI policy for space sector, Skyroot Aerospace signs MoU with ISRO
Indian Space Research Organization chief of. According to Sivan , India will soon come out with a new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy for the space sector . Speaking at the International Space Conference organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) , K. Sivan said India’s space fund policy is being revised and it will open huge avenues for foreign space companies to invest in the Indian space sector. Department of Space Hyderabad based Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd ( Skyroot Aerospace Pvt Ltd) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with This MoU enables the startup to gain access to multiple testing and facilities at ISRO centres. It will also enable Skyroute to leverage ISRO’s technical expertise to test-drive their space launch vehicle systems and sub-systems. Skyroute Aerospace has become the first private company to formally enter into an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
9.Aziz Akhannouch is the new PM of Morocco
Aziz Akhannouch has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Morocco by the country’s King Mohammed VI . Akhnauch’s National Rally of Independents (RNI) party won 102 out of 395 seats in the Parliament elections held on 10 September 2021. Prior to this appointment, Akhannouch, 60, was agriculture minister from 2007 to 2021. The announcement follows the victory of Akhannauch’s National Rally of Independent (RNI) party in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections. The pro-business RNI managed to win 102 of the 395 seats in parliament, beating the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which won 13 seats.
10.Justice Venugopal appointed acting chairman of NCLAT
Justice M. Venugopal (M. Venugopal) Appellate Tribunal, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal ( National Company Law Appellate Tribunal – NCLAT ) has been named as the new caretaker president. This is the third time in a row that an acting chairman is at the helm of the NCLAT after the permanent chairman Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya retired on 14 March 2020. Justice Bansi Lal Bhat was the first acting chairman with effect from March 15, 2020, followed by Justice AIS Cheema with effect from April 19, 2021 and then by Justice M. Venugopal with effect from September 11, 2021. ) is the Acting President. Justice M. Venugopal is a former judge of the Madras High Court.
11.Nuakhai festival celebrated in Odisha
Nuakhai Juhar, an agricultural festival of western Odisha , was celebrated with religious fervor and tradition. It is celebrated 1 day after the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. Nuakhai is a harvest festival celebrated by the people of western Odisha and southern Chhattisgarh to welcome the new rice of the season. Nua means new and Khai means food. The festival of Nuakhai is a festival to celebrate newly harvested food by farmers.
12.Haryana tops in installing solar pumps under PM-KUSUM
Haryana in terms of installation of off-grid solar pumps under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahaabhiyaan – PM-KUSUM , according to data from the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy .Tops all other states of the country. Haryana has installed 14,418 pumps against the sanctioned 15,000 pumps for the year 2020-21. Haryana was given a target of 15,000 pumps for the year 2020-21 at a total cost of Rs 520 crore. The centrally sponsored PM-KUSUM scheme was launched in 2019 with a target to install 20 lakh standalone solar pumps. Under this scheme, farmers have to bear 40 per cent of the cost of the pump, while the central and state governments subsidize the remaining 60 per cent for solar pumps with a capacity of up to 10 hp. However, Haryana and some other states have provided additional top-up on subsidy, reducing the farmer’s share to less than 25 per cent.
13.Chhattisgarh government started ‘Bajra Mission’
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (Bhupesh Baghel) ‘by Millet Mission (Millet Mission) has announced to launch’, whose aim is to provide fair value for the small grain crops. This initiative is also a step in the direction of the Chief Minister’s vision of making the State the Bajra Hub of India. To implement the mission, the state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR), Hyderabad and the collectors of 14 districts of the state. Other important benefits to farmers under the Millet Mission include input support for millets, procurement arrangements, assisting farmers in processing crops and ensuring that farmers benefit from the expertise of experts.
14.Land records integrated with the Centre’s e-portal
According to the central government , except three, land records are uploaded on the e-portal of the central government by most of the states.has been integrated with. The government further said that procurement in Kharif marketing season 2021-22 will be done as per the new mechanism. Three states that have not integrated their digital land records with the nodal procurement agency, the Food Corporation of India (FCI), include Assam, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Cross-checking of land records before purchase will help ensure that the MSP reaches the farmers and not the traders. The crops grown by the farmers in their land or rented property will be bought by the government. Farmers will not be required to provide physical proof of land records for registration on the portal. This mechanism was introduced with the aim of finding out how much of the crop has been cultivated in a particular area and how much the government procures from the actual farmers and not the traders.
15.NITI Aayog, RMI and RMI India launch ‘Zero’ campaign
Policy Commission of the RMI and RMI India in collaboration with consumers and with industry zero-pollution delivery vehicles to promote zero – first introduced -. The objective of this campaign is to provide electric vehicles (EVs) in terms of delivery in urban areas.To accelerate adoption and create awareness among consumers about the benefits of zero-pollution delivery. Various industry stakeholders such as e-commerce companies, fleet aggregators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and logistics companies are increasing their efforts towards electrification of last mile delivery. At the beginning of the campaign, around 30 companies including Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors, Zomato, Ashok Leyland, Sun Mobility, Lightning Logistics, Big Basket, Bluedart, Hero Electric and Swiggy, expressed their support to the NITI Aayog. Participated in the inaugural meeting held under the chairmanship of CEO Amitabh Kant. Going forward, other companies from the industry will also be invited to join the initiative.
16.New species of hybodont shark discovered from Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer Jurassic
Krishan Kumar, Pragya Pandey, Triparna Ghosh and Debashish Bhattacharya, a team of officials from Geological Survey of India’s (GSI) western zone Jaipur, have made a rare discovery. For the first time, the team captured the Hybodont shark of the Jurassic era from Jaisalmer.Information about teeth of new species has been obtained. The discovery has been published in the August, 2021 issue of the Internationally acclaimed Historical Biology, Journal of Paleontology. Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Prof. Dr. Sunil Bajpai, who co-authored this publication, was instrumental in identifying and documenting this important discovery. Significantly, the newly broken teeth discovered from Jaisalmer represent a new species named by the research team, Strophodesjaisalmerensis. The genus Strophodus has been identified for the first time from the Indian subcontinent and is only the third such case from Asia. Earlier such species were found in Japan and Thailand. The new species has recently been added to SharkReference.com, Which is an international forum. Which is operated in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Species Survival Commission (SSC) and Germany.
17.Central government allows 11 states to borrow Rs 15,721 crore from the market
The central government has allowed 11 states to borrow an additional fund of Rs 15,721 crore from the market as they have achieved the capital expenditure target set by the Finance Ministry for the June quarter of 2021-22. States that have been allowed to borrow include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Additional open market borrowing equal to 0.25% of their Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was allowed. The additional financial resources will help these states to further increase their capital expenditure. Out of the total net borrowing limit of 4% of GSDP, about 0.50% of GSDP has been earmarked for incremental capital expenditure by the states during FY22.
18.India-Singapore announces linking of UPI and PayNow
India and Singapore have announced the addition of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow , so that users can transfer funds instantly, at a low cost. The project to link the fast payment systems of the two countries was announced by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This linked payment interface is expected to be operational by July 2022. This linkage will be an important milestone for the development of infrastructure for cross-border payments between the two countries.
19.Madras High Court quashes notification fixing speed limit of 120 kmph
The Madras High Court has quashed the central government ‘s 2018 notification that fixed the speed of 120 km/h on highways and expressways . This order of the High Court was given on an appeal. This appeal was filed by an appellant K. She was demanding enhancement of compensation given to Shaila. In a central government notification, the speed limit was fixed at 120 km/h on expressways, 100 km/h on national highways, while 60 km/h for M1 class vehicles. Justice N. Kirubakaran and TV Tamilselvi said that over speeding is the main cause of death and is responsible for most of the accidents. Despite knowing this fact, the government has increased the speed limit for various reasons including commercial reasons. More deaths are happening than this. In view of this, this notification was quashed.
20.Colexion: The Largest Licensed NFT Platform
Colexion , the largest licensed NFT (non-fungible token) platform, announced its formal public launch on September 10, 2021. Colexion is an NFT platform for sports, entertainment and the arts. Collectors and investors around the world have a variety of memorabilia that have been highly appreciated over the decades. The platform will soon enable users to buy, sell and trade NFTs of their favorite superstars. It has also started a user pre-registration program. Colexion is an NFT trading and community platform. It facilitates the users to trade, buy and do interactive activities. This will include NFT collections of global stars. Through this platform, users will be able to buy different tiers of blind boxes and will be able to access Celebrity’s limited NFT collection. Each NFT collectible has a unique record on the blockchain.
21.Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greets all engineers on Engineer’s Day
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted all the engineers on Engineer’s Day . In a tweet, Shri Naidu paid tributes to the eminent engineer Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya on his birth anniversary. Every year 15 September is celebrated as ‘Engineer’s Day’ in the country. Engineer’s Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the eminent engineer of India, Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, who is known as the ‘Vishwakarma’ of modern India . His 160th birth anniversary is being celebrated this year . M. Visvesvaraya was born on September 15, 1861 at a place called ‘ Muddenahalli ‘ in Mysore (Karnataka) . Government of India in the year 1968His date of birth was declared as ‘Engineer’s Day’. Dr. Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is also known as the Master of Irrigation Design. One of his most notable projects is the Krishna Raja Sagar Lake and Dam, which is located in Karnataka. At that time it was the largest reservoir in India. He was also the Diwan of Mysore. In the year 1955, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna , the country’s highest honor, for his unprecedented and public welfare achievements . When he turned 100, the Government of India also issued a postage stamp in his honor . He was also awarded the British Knighthood Award .