India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center launched in Jaipur


1.India ranked third in Renewable Energy (RE) Country Attractiveness Index

Ernst & Young (EY) Renewable energy country attractiveness index ( Renewable Energy (RE) Country Attractiveness Index ) was recently published in the third place, India is placed. The Renewable Energy (RE) Country Attractiveness Index ranks the top 40 countries in the world in relation to their deployment opportunities and attractiveness of renewable energy. In this index, India has retained its third position while the US has retained the top position. Chinahas been placed in second place. According to this report, conditions are ripe for rapid growth in renewable energy generation. The bigger challenge will be insufficient grid investment. According to this index, corporate power purchase agreements were the key drivers of clean energy growth as environmental, social and governance measures are becoming top agendas for companies and investors. Among the top 30 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) markets, India is ranked sixth. The PPA index focuses on the attractiveness of renewable energy purchases.

2.Manipur CM launches Chief Minister’s Health for All Scheme

Manipur ‘s Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was the Chief Minister’s Health for All Planlaunched. He announced this scheme on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on 17th last month. Under this scheme, door-to-door health check-up of the residents will be done and Janaushadhi medicines will be given free of cost to the patients. Health cards of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Care Yojana and Ayushman Bharat Yojana will also be given to patients suffering from chronic and serious diseases. The Chief Minister also provided Asha Plus devices, smart phones and medicine tablets to the community officials, nurses and Asha Yojna workers for this new scheme. In the first phase of the scheme, 1,628 villages have been selected in all the 16 districts of the state. These villages will be linked to 118 primary health sub centres, 29 primary health centers and seven community health centres.

3.Minority Affairs Minister informed about setting up the first Vishwakarma Vatika inside Hunar Haat

Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had said in New Delhi Uttar Pradesh to Rampur in tact hot first within Vishwakarma garden is went to install. This initiative has been taken to promote the traditional skills of the traditional handicraftsmen of the country. It will be inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on 16th of this month.

4.Union Minister Anurag Thakur launches smart parking app ‘MyParking’

Information and Broadcasting and Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said South Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor of Corporation parking spots in real time the first smart parking Delhi for parking information attendance app Maiparking launched. This parking app has been developed by the corporation in association with Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL). With the introduction of this parking app, the process of booking parking slots will become easier.

5.Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launches work on final phase of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched the work on the final phase of Sela Tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh through video conference . With the explosion in the tunnel, the work of the final phase has started. Sela Pass situated at an altitude of 13,800 feet Situated on the 317 km long Balipara-Chardwar-Tawang (BCT) road. Sela connects West Kameng, East Kameng and Tawang districts of Arunachal Pradesh with the rest of the country. Through this tunnel, Tawang will be connected to all-weather road connectivity and this will also reduce travel time. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Singh lauded the Border Roads Organization for its commitment towards the country’s security and socio-economic development. He said that the organization is committed to its motto – Shramana Sarvam Sadhya i.e. through hard work everything can be achieved.

6.Indian Army leaves for the 17th Indo-US joint military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ starting tomorrow in Alaska, USA

Indian Army contingent has left for the US to participate in the 17th Indo-US joint military exercise ‘ Yudh Abhyas ‘ 2021. The joint military exercise of the armies of the two countries will be conducted from October 15 to October 29 at the Almendorf-Richardson base in Alaska . This team consists of three hundred and fifty soldiers of the infantry. This is the largest joint military exercise to enhance the training and defense cooperation of the armies of India and America. The two countries conduct joint military exercises alternately. Earlier in February, a joint military exercise was organized at the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Bikaner, Rajasthan. It aims to enhance understanding, cooperation and inter-operability between the two armies.

7.Department of Biotechnology launched the first consortium named ‘Ek Swasthya’ in the country

Department of Biotechnology of bacteria, viruses and parasites in the country to monitor the transition to the ‘ health ‘ ( Forest Health has launched aid Name) Association. Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Dr Renu Swaroop has said that 27 organizations have been included in this association for one of the biggest health programs of the Government of India after the Kovid epidemic. The program is envisaged to monitor significant bacterial, viral and parasitic infections of one breed to another in India including the North-East part of the country. The use of existing diagnostic tests and the development of additional methods, if needed, are essential for monitoring and understanding the prevalence of emerging diseases.

8.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks (FMCBG) meeting in Washington DC

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman , chaired the 4th G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting , chaired by Italy , on the sidelines of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington DC on 13 Octoberparticipated in. This was the last FMCBG meeting under the G20 chaired by Italy and discussed and reached agreements on various issues related to global economic recovery, pandemic support to vulnerable countries, global health, climate measures, international taxation and the financial sector. To ensure a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors should avoid premature withdrawal of cooperation measures, as well as maintain financial stability and long-term fiscal stability, and prevent downside risks and downside effects from escalating. But agreed.

9.BPCL launches automatic refueling technology “Uphill” for customers

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) , a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, has announced the launch of “ Ufill ” which will be a digital experience for the customers. This fulfills BPCL’s promise to ensure complete control over time, technology and transparency with regard to refueling of its customers. With Uphill, the motto for customers will be ‘ Fast Refueling’ by leveraging digital technology. This will avoid the need to see zero and final readings while refueling and such offline manual intervention. The Uphill facility has been rolled out in 65 cities across the country and will soon be rolled out across India.

10.Flower Scorpionfish discovered in Indian Ocean

Recently a species of fish called the Flower Scorpionfish ( Hoplosebastes armatus ) (which was found only in the Pacific Ocean ) has been discovered in the Indian Ocean . Global warmingThe rise in sea temperature may have attracted this species to migrate to different regions. It belongs to the order of ray-finned fish also known as Scorpaeniforme. It was discovered almost a century ago in the year 1929 in the Pacific Ocean off Japan. Fish of the scorpeneiform or scorpion fish family are among the most venomous animals in the ocean. The head of this species is comparatively larger and longer than the body. The length of the species is 75-127 mm. While the width of the body is 14-22 mm. it occurs. The Scorpionfish blends perfectly with the coral and rocky surroundings due to its speckled color pattern.

11.OYO appoints Paralympian Deepa Malik as independent director

Hospitality firm Oravel Stays Ltd ( OYO ) has appointed Deepa Malik , an Indian athlete and silver medalist at the 2016 Paralympic Games , as an independent director on the company’s board of directors. Malik’s experience and his passion for travel and adventure will be invaluable to OYO for years to come. Malik joined the board of OYO, which has Ritesh Agarwal as its chairman, besides three other independent directors and a nominee director.

12.Sajjan Jindal appointed President of World Steel Association

The World Steel Association ( WSA ) has appointed Sajjan Jindal , Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel Ltd.has been elected as the President for the year 2021-22. Jindal is the first representative from India to serve as the President of the WSA. JSW Steel is the flagship business of the diversified $13 billion JSW Group and is engaged in the manufacture of iron and steel products in India and around the world. Worldsteel serves as the focal point for the steel industry, providing global leadership on all major strategic issues affecting the industry, with particular focus on economic, environmental and social sustainability. Worldsteel members represent approximately 85% of the world’s steel production, which includes more than 160 steel producers, national and regional steel industry associations and steel research institutes.

13.India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center launched in Jaipur

India’s first Atal Community Innovation Center (ACIC) was inaugurated at Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur (VGU) . It will be the first center in the country to be set up by the Government of India, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog. ACIC aims to support and nurture innovative ideas that can take the shape of big ideas and help transform society for a better tomorrow. Launched under the joint aegis of Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and VGU, this center will benefit the hardworking, passionate and courageous businessmen of Rajasthan who want to take their business to greater heights.

14.Kotak Mahindra Bank launches micro ATMs across India

Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited ( Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd ) across the country, Micro ATMs (Micro ATMs)announced the launch. Customers of all banks having debit cards can use Kotak Micro ATM for major banking services like cash withdrawal and account balance check. A smaller version of ATM, micro ATMs are small handheld devices. The bank will use its extensive Business Correspondents (BC) network to launch micro ATMs. Micro ATMs are a simple, innovative and highly effective solution to provide essential banking services like cash withdrawal in a convenient manner to people living in relatively remote locations. It is a viable alternative to a regular ATM, Which allows for faster expansion and increased banking touchpoints for consumers. Kotak’s network of micro ATMs across the country will help customers of all banks (Kotak and non-Kotak customers) easily access their bank accounts and promote financial inclusion.

15.IndusInd Bank authorized by RBI to collect direct and indirect taxes

IndusInd Bank (IndusInd Bank) has announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the collection of direct and indirect taxes, the Central Board of Direct Taxes ( Central Board Of Direct Taxes – CBDT ) and Central indirect and Customs Board ( Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs – CBIC ). Now Customers ‘ IndusNet ‘ and ‘ IndusMobile ‘Pay your direct and indirect taxes through the platform. The Authority has been awarded to the Bank on the basis of a recommendation from the Controller General of Accounts as well as the Ministry of Finance (Government of India) and thus IndusInd Bank has been referred to as an ‘Agency Bank’ by RBI for the conduct of Government business. Chances of getting appointed as With this, IndusInd Bank customers will soon be able to pay their direct and indirect taxes through the bank’s state-of-the-art digital platforms such as its net banking platform ‘Indusnet’ and its mobile banking application ‘IndusMobile’ .

16.Fire-bolt appoints Virat Kohli as new brand ambassador

Indian wearable brand Fire-Bolt has named cricket captain Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador. Skippers will participate in various marketing, advertising and advertising campaigns of the domestic brand. Fire-Bolt had roped in actor Vicky Kaushal as its first brand ambassador a few months back. Fire-Bolt is a wearable, gaming and audio brand that offers a bouquet of premium quality audio, fitness and fashion products. Fire-bolt’s products include smartwatches, bluetooth earphones, bluetooth headphones, true wireless earbuds, bluetooth speakers, soundbars, lifestyle shoes and more.

17.ADB raises 2019-2030 climate funding target to $100 billion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised its climate funding targets for developing member countries (DMCs) from $20 billion to $100 billion in 2019-2030 .announced to do. Earlier in 2018, ADB announced a target of $80 billion for climate financing for developing countries in Asia during 2019-2030. An additional $20 billion in funding support will be used for climate mitigation efforts, including low-carbon energy sources, climate adaptation projects and private sector projects. The fight against climate change will be won or lost in Asia and the Pacific, and we are committed to serving as a climate bank and a long-term climate partner for our region. The Manila-based lender will plan for $34 billion in climate adaptation financing, including agricultural, urban and water adaptation projects.

18.UN Biodiversity Summit begins in China

UN Biodiversity Summit ( UN Biodiversity Summit ) October 12, 2021 to China began. The United Nations summit is tasked with protecting biodiversity. The summit began in the backdrop of a meeting between countries to tackle pollution and prevent mass extinctions ahead of the COP-26 climate summit. During this summit, countries will also debate a “30 by 30” plan to give protected status to 30% of land and oceans. The measure is supported by a broad coalition of nations. Member countries will also set targets to prevent the creation of plastic waste. However, China has not yet made a commitment to this plan.

19.Draft Regional Plan-2041 Approved

Draft Regional Plan -2041 the NCR Planning Board has approved the 2021 October 12 by. The government has finalized the ‘ Regional Plan-2041 ‘ by the end of March 2022.’ Plan to present. The Draft Regional Plan-2041 paves the way for a future ready and slum-free National Capital Region (NCR), which includes facilities like air ambulance, rail, road, heli taxi and high speed connectivity through inland waterways. The scheme gives special incentives on 30 minutes connectivity through super-fast trains within major cities of NCR. It also proposes to explore the feasibility of a 30-minute Mass Transit Rail System (MTRS) from the borders of NCR to Delhi. This plan is for bullet trains, smart roads, Helitaxi strives to make NCR a smart connected region by improving connectivity using services. It will develop the region into an economically prosperous region with citizen centric cohesive infrastructure. It also proposes to boost electric mobility infrastructure. It has laid emphasis on improving water and air quality, improving environmental protection. Under this draft scheme, the major initiatives include urban regeneration, slum-free NCR, 24-hour air ambulance, ease of living, clean and smart NCR.

20.EU issues first green bond

The European Union announced its first green bonds on October 12, 2021.Attracted huge demand from investors for The sale of 12 billion euros of 15-year debt attracted orders of around 135 billion euros. It was the largest green bond deal since the UK debut of £10 billion in the month of September. The sale comes at a time when Europe is grappling with energy shortages, which also indicate a growing need for diverse and renewable sources of electricity. The proceeds from the green bonds will be given to member countries who can spend it on areas such as transportation, energy efficiency and nature conservation. The bond will help strengthen the role of the EU and the euro in the sustainable finance market. Brussels has joined several member states such as France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Poland in issuing green loans. Environment, Green securities are in high demand due to the fund management industry’s focus on social and governance factors. A green bond is a debt instrument through which capital is raised to fund ‘green projects’. Green projects usually include projects related to renewable energy, sustainable water management and clean transportation, etc.

21.India to submit National Immunization Plan and Targets to WHO

India will submit its COVID-19 vaccination plan and targets to the World Health Organization (WHO) . India will present an updated national immunization trajectory and plans that define dosage requirements to guide investment. The manufacturing and distribution of vaccines by the government requires guiding investment. Financial program and resource details will be shared with WHO under WHO’s “Strategy to Achieve Global Covid-19 Vaccination by mid-2022”. This strategy was launched by WHO in October, 2021. The Indian government had earlier highlighted that its entire adult population would be vaccinated by December 2021. The WHO, on the other hand, has called on countries to meet their target of immunizing 40% of their population by the end of 2021 and 70% by the middle of 2022.

22.Anti-cancer drug made in India will now be sold in China too

Anti-cancer drug made in India will now be sold in China as well. India’s Dr Reddy’s Lab and Chinese local companies recently signed an agreement related to this. Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misrigave this information on Twitter. There is a high demand for anti-cancer medicine in China because of the high mortality rate due to cancer there. Thirty percent of the people who died of cancer in the world last year were from China alone. India and China had an agreement in 2018 under which China had agreed to reduce the duty on the import of anti-cancer drugs from India. This news has come at a time when trade between the two countries is increasing continuously. By the end of September, trade between the two countries reached 90 billion 37 crore dollars. China exported 68 billion 46 million dollars to India while India exported 21 billion 91 million dollars. India’s trade deficit with China continues to be a major cause of concern, which has risen to $46 billion, 550 million and is expected to increase further by the end of the year.

23.Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes youngest batsman to score ODI century

Ireland ‘s Amy Hunter scored an unbeaten 121 against Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday , making her the youngest batsman to score an ODI century in either men’s or women’s cricket . The Belfast batsman – who was only playing in her fourth ODI – broke the record held by India’s Mithali Raj , who scored a century against Ireland in 1999, when she was 16 years and 205 days old.

24.International E-Waste Day

Around the world every year on 14 October to e-waste “to create awareness about the health effects of the international E-Waste Day ” is held. The day begins with ‘ West Electrical and Electronic Forum’‘ (WEEF) in the year 2018. Computers and related equipment and household appliances such as TVs, washing machines, fridges and cameras, mobile phones and other related products when they go out of circulation / are collectively termed as ‘e-waste’. Is given. In July 2020, a report was released by the United Nations University, which suggested that the global e-waste could increase by about 38 percent in the period 2020 and 2030. According to the data, India generated 3.2 million tonnes of e-waste in the year 2019. According to the ‘Central Pollution Control Board’, there are 312 registered e-waste recyclers in India with a capacity to handle 782,080.62 tonnes of e-waste per annum.

25.14 October: World Standards Day

World Standards Day or International Standards Day is celebrated globally on 14 October every year . The day aims to raise awareness among consumers, regulators and industry about the importance of standardization in the global economy. The theme of World Standards Day 2021 is ” Standards for Sustainable Development Goals – Shared Vision for a Better World “. This date was chosen to mark the first assembly of representatives of 25 countries in London in 1956 who decided to form an international organization to facilitate standardization. ISO was formed a year later in 1947. However, the first World Standards Day was celebrated in 1970.