Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Urban and Atal Mission AMRUT to transform cities


1.India and America decide to set up a Joint Working Group on Defense Industrial Security

India and the US have decided to set up a Joint Working Group on Defense Industrial Security . These teams will meet from time to time to coordinate the policies and practices of each other’s countries for collaboration between defense industries in the field of modern defense technology. The Ministry of Defense has said that the Industrial Security Agreement Summit between India and the United States began on the 27th of last month in New Delhi, which was concluded. The meeting was convened to determine the modalities for the exchange of specific types of information between the defense industries of the two countries. The Industrial Security Agreement was signed in December 2019 .

2.Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology inaugurated in Jaipur

Recently , through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘ Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology ‘ ( CIPET) in Jaipur.) is inaugurated. The institute has been inaugurated at a time when India is facing massive petrochemicals shortage and prices in the petrochemicals sector are continuously rising. It is a self-sustaining engineering and technical institute, Which will dedicatedly cater to the needs of the petrochemical and allied industries. Petrochemicals are obtained from hydrocarbons of various chemical compounds. These hydrocarbons are derived from crude oil and natural gas. The petrochemical industry plays an important role in the economic growth and development of the manufacturing sector. The value addition in the petrochemical industry is higher as compared to other industry sectors. Significantly, India is striving to strengthen its position as a major refining hub in Asia to boost its petrochemical potential. There are currently 23 refineries operating in India and India is planning to increase its refining capacity to 400 million tonnes per annum by the year 2025. Presently the country has an installed capacity of over 249.36 million tonnes per annum.

3.NITI Aayog collaborates with IFPRI, IIPS, UNICEF and IEG to present nutrition details

NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) , Indian Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) , UNICEF and Institute for Economic Development (IEG) has presented state-wise nutrition details of 19 states and union territories . This provides information on nutritional outcomes, immediate and implicit determinants, based on the third, fourth and fifth rounds of the National Family Health Survey. The Nutrition Report is a comprehensive compilation of important data that can have a positive impact on policy decisions and will help in conducting research in the field of nutrition.

4.Air Marshal B.R. Krishna took over as the Chief of Integrated Defense Staff of CISC.

Air Marshal BR Krishna took over as the Chief of Integrated Defense Staff (CISC) on October 1, 2021, assuming the chairmanship of the Chiefs of Staff Committee . Commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1983, Air Marshal Krishna has a distinguished career spanning over 38 years. Trained Flying Instructor and Test Pilot Air Marshal Krishna has experience in flying a variety of fighter aircraft, transport aircraft and helicopters of the Indian Air Force. He has over five thousand hours of flying experience. Air Marshal Krishna is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy, the Defense Services Staff College and the National Defense College.

5.Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the second phase of Swachh Bharat Mission Urban and Atal Mission AMRUT to transform cities

October 1, 2021 the Prime Minister ‘s Rejuvenation and unwavering mission 2.0 for urban transformation ( Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation – AMRUT 2.0 ) with Clean India mission-urban 2.0 ( SBM-U 2.0 launched). These schemes were organized by Dr. Ambedkar International Center in New Delhi .Launched in Both the schemes, SBM-U 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0, are in line with the vision of PM Narendra Modi. These schemes are designed to realize the aspiration of making all cities garbage free and water safe. It will help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Goals. In the last 6-7 years, Swachh Bharat and AMRUT Mission have brought transformative changes in the lives of the people. Both these missions have improved the urban landscape in India by adopting a scientific approach. AMRUT 2.0 mission will help cities to become self-reliant, it will ensure water security in cities. The mission has been launched with an objective to provide 100% coverage of water supply to all households in 4,700 urban local bodies. This target will be achieved by providing 2.68 crore tap connections and 100% coverage of sewerage in 500 AMRUT cities. 2 for this mission. An outlay of Rs.87 lakh crore has been approved. The SBM-U 2.0 mission seeks to make all cities ‘waste free’. The mission will focus on source segregation of solid waste using the principles of 3R. An outlay of Rs 1.41 lakh crore has been approved for SBM-U 2.0.

6.UNCTAD Digital Economy Report 2021 released

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently published its “ UNCTAD Digital Economy Report 2021 ”. In its report, UNCTAD noted the Philippines as one of 6 countries that allow the free flow of data across borders. Free flow of data is needed to boost the digital economy. The other five countries that allow the free flow of cross-border data include Canada, Australia, Mexico, Singapore and the US . These countries have a “ light-touch approach ” for data flowmake use of. The light-touch approach is favored by countries with a strong regulatory environment and sufficient regulatory resources to monitor compliance with domestic laws. According to this report, the Philippines’ use of a light-touch approach is toward its “reliance” on the outsourcing industry, which is a major economic growth driver in the country. The “restrictive” or “protected” approach to cross-border data flow is followed by countries such as India, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Rwanda, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. UNCTAD recommends that the global community should enable the free flow of digital data across borders. It has suggested the creation of an international framework to allow such activities. According to UNCTAD,

7.Digi enabled program launched

Union Labor and Employment Minister Bhupendra Yadav launched the Digi Saksham program on 30 September 2021 . This digital skilling program has been launched with an aim to enhance the employability of youth by improving their digital skills. Digi Saksham is a joint initiative of Microsoft India and Ministry of Labor and Employment . This is an extension of the government’s ongoing programs to support youth in rural and semi-urban areas. The program “ Aga Khan Rural Support Program India (AKRSP-I)will be implemented in the region. Under the Digi Saksham initiative, over 3 lakh youth will be provided free training in digital skills including basic skills and advanced computing in the first year. This training program can be accessed through the National Career Service (NCS) portal. The initiative gives priority to job seekers from semi urban areas who have lost their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic along with underprivileged communities.

8.2021 Yidan Award to Dr. Rukmini Banerjee of India

India Dr. Rukmini Banerji (Dr. Rukmini Banerji) on September 28, 2021 at 2021 Yidan Award ( Yidan Prize was awarded). He has been presented this award by the Yidan Award Foundation. Apart from him, US- based Professor Eric Hanushekhas also been honored with the prestigious Yidan Award 2021. Both have been awarded the Yidan Prize for their groundbreaking work. The two will be among the nine awardees who have been awarded the Yidan Award since 2016. Both individuals will receive HK$30 million which is roughly equivalent to $3.9 million. The funding includes a HK$15 million cash award from the Foundation and a HK$15 million project fund. Dr. Rukmini Banerjee is the Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation. He has been awarded the 2021 Yidan Award for Education Development. The award recognizes their work in improving learning outcomes. He uncovered the literacy and numerical gaps among children in India and to bridge these gaps, he introduced “ Teaching at the Right Level ” ( TaRL) program, which works with schools and local communities to provide basic reading and arithmetic skills. This program ensures that no child is left behind. The Yidan Prize was established in 2016 by the Yidan Prize Foundation. The Yidan Prize Foundation is a global philanthropic education foundation that inspires progress and change in education. It is an education award, which recognizes individuals, or three-member teams, who have contributed to education research and development.

9.NABARD approves loan scheme for yak rearing

NABARD ( National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ) approved a credit scheme for yak rearing in Arunachal Pradesh on September 28, 2021 . This credit scheme for yak rearing will help the shepherds to get loans to strengthen their livelihood. The scheme was developed by “ National Research Center on Yak (NRCY) ” located at Dirang in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh . NRCY works under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The credit scheme by NABARD has been included in the potential linked credit schemes of Tawang, West Kameng and Shi Yomi districts of Arunachal Pradesh. This credit scheme will boost the livelihood of the shepherds in the state.

10.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2021 announced

On the occasion of 80th Foundation Day of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) , 11 scientists were conferred India’s highest science award named “ Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2021 ”. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award is named after Late Dr. Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar, Founder and Director of CSIR. This award has been named as ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology’ (SSB). It is given every year to scientists for their outstanding contribution to science and technology. In the year 2021, the recipients of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Award for Science and Technology are:

  1. Amit Singh in Biological Sciences category from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  2. Arun Kumar Shukla in Biological Science class from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
  3. Dr. Kanishk Biswas in Chemistry category. He is working at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore.
  4. Dr. T. Govindaraju from Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore in the category of Chemistry.
  5. Dr. Binoy Kumar in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences.
  6. Dr. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay in Engineering Science.
  7. Dr. Anish Ghosh and Dr. Saket Saurabh in Mathematics.
  8. Dr. Jeeman Panniyamkal in Medical Sciences.
  9. Dr. Rohit Srivastava.
  10. Dr. Kanak Saha in Physics.

11.Dance and music festival “Nat Sankirtan” begins in Manipur

“ Nat-Sankirtan ” from 30th September, 2021 at the pavilion of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) , ImphalThe festival was started. The festival is a three-day festival of dance and music. These are the annual highlights of the activities of the Academy. Manipur is known for its rich culture and heritage. The government is also monitoring income generation and job creation for unemployed youth and is running several schemes like ‘Start Up’. In classical ragas, nata sankirtana is a hymn of Lord Krishna synthesizing several indigenous rhythms. Sankirtana follows a strict code in its performance with rhythm patterns and costumes that are prescribed by specific rules and regulations. Sankirtana is performed to mark important occasions in a person’s life from birth to death. UNESCO recognized Manipur Nat Sankirtan in 2013.

12.Rajasthan: AU SFB and NABARD to promote rural development projects

The private sector Au Small Finance Bank (SFB) in Rajasthan ongoing state rural development initiative to promote on September 29, 2021 at the National Rural Development (NABARD) has signed an agreement with. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Chairman and Managing Director of AU Small Finance Bank. This MoU envisages a joint initiative to benefit farmers, Self Help Groups (SHGs), rural artisans, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), agri-entrepreneurs and agri-start-ups in Rajasthan. It will provide institutional credit support to the ongoing development schemes in Rajasthan, which will bring more prosperity to the rural areas. It will also boost the lending process, especially in the areas of agriculture and rural development.

13.Facebook launches ‘Creator Education Program’ in India

Facebook launched the largest “ maker education and enablement program ” in India on September 30, 2021 . The program will provide content creators with an opportunity to learn, earn, and build their communities on their platform and Instagram . ‘ Creator’s Day India’, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said that India is one of the fastest growing markets for photo sharing and short video platforms. India has become the best place for creators to grow and earn a living. Therefore, Facebook plans to do so by developing a range of creative tools to democratize expression. For example, Reels is a great example of democratic creativity. On an average, more than 6 million reels are produced daily in India. The social media platform is also offering monetization tools to help creators monetize through content. This is the next step in ‘Born on Instagram’. The program will allow creators in India to learn through an online learning course. This program provides experts, product updates,

14.NASA’s Lucy Mission to Study Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids

The US space agency NASA is going to send its first spacecraft to study the Trojan asteroids of Jupiter . This spacecraft will be launched on October 16, 2021 from “ Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida ”. This spacecraft will gain new insights about the formation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago. The name of this spacecraft is Lucy.Is placed. It was named after an ancient fossil that provided insight into the evolution of the human species. Mission Lucy will be launched with the aim of investigating a group of rocky bodies that are orbiting the Sun in two groups. Mission Lucy will go on a 12-year journey after receiving a boost from Earth’s gravity. The 12-year journey will be completed across 8 different asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. This spacecraft will fly near the target objects within a radius of 400 km of its surface. It will use onboard instruments and a large antenna to probe the geology of the target objects. The total cost of this mission is $981 million. Trojans are small celestial bodies or asteroids, which share the orbit of larger asteroids. They remain in a stable orbit about 60° ahead or behind the main body. They may share the orbits of planets or large moons. Trojan is a type of co-orbital object. Most of the known Trojans in the Solar System share the orbit of Jupiter.

15.Najla Bouden Romdhane becomes first female prime minister of Tunisia

Najla Bowden Romdhane ( Najla Bouden Romdhane ) September 29, 2021 to Tunisia ‘s first female prime minister made. He has been named as prime minister, two months after President Kais Saied took office, sacking the former prime minister and suspending parliament. Under the 2014 constitution, Romdhane is expected to have less direct power than former prime ministers. This is because President Sayeed had declared during the Emergency that the new government would be responsible to the President.

16.Motor Vehicles (Registration and Working of Vehicle Scraping Facility) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced the detailed process to set up a “ Registered Vehicle Scraping Facility (RVSF) ” under the “ Vehicle Scraping Policy ” . Vehicle scrapping policy was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month in August, 2021. This was announced by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the 2021 budget. The Motor Vehicles (Registration and Working of Vehicle Scraping Facility) Rules, 2021 were issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on March 15, 2021. Provision under these rules Registered Vehicle Scraping Facility (RVSF)Determine the installation process. This provision shall apply to all vehicles and their final registered owners, recyclers, motor vehicle dismantling, automobile collection centers and scrapping and recycling facilities. According to these rules, RVSF will be provided connectivity and access to the vehicle database of vehicle registration with a password protected User ID. RVSF will be authorized to make suitable entries for scrapping the vehicle and issue Certificate of Deposit and Scraping Certificate. The State Government or Union Territory Governments will keep the eligibility criteria in mind while granting authorization to any RVSF. The Ministry will set up a “Single Clearance Portal” for registration or renewal of such facilities. The entire process will be completed within 60 days. The registration of RVSF will be valid for 10 years and can be renewed for 10 more years at a time. The RVSF will also get access to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) to identify any stolen vehicle. A vehicle registered in any state can be scrapped at any registered facility in other states. So that any stolen vehicle can be identified. A vehicle registered in any state can be scrapped at any registered facility in other states. So that any stolen vehicle can be identified. A vehicle registered in any state can be scrapped at any registered facility in other states.

17.Right Livelihood Award 2021 announced

Right Livelihood Award ( Right Livelihood Award ) 202l Delhi-based environmental organization ” Legal Initiative For Forest And Environment (LIFE) ” was provided. The award ” Alternative Nobel Prize in Sweden ” ( Sweden’s Alternative Nobel Prize , also known as). LIFE has received the award for its “grassroots approach to vulnerable communities to protect their livelihoods and assert their right to a clean environment”.
Other award winners include:

  1. Cameroonian women’s rights activist Marthe Wandou
  2. Russian environmental activist, Vladimir Slivyak
  3. Canadian indigenous rights defender Freda Huson

The Right Livelihood Award was established by Ole von Uexkull, executive director of Right Livelihood. The award honors and supports people in solving global problems. This includes a cash prize of 1 million Swedish Crowns and a long-term support that highlights and expands on the work of the award winners.

18.Amazon Future Engineer Program Launched in India

Amazon India launched the “ Amazon Future Engineer ” program in India on September 27, 2021.) announced the launch. Amazon Future is its global computer science education program. According to the company, the Amazon Future Program will enable access to quality computer science education as well as career opportunities for students from under-represented and backward communities. During the first year of its launch, Amazon aims to provide learning opportunities to around 1 lakh students from 900 government and aided schools across 7 states in India. The Amazon Future Engineer Program has been launched to provide students with early exposure and access to computer science education through in-person, online and blended learning formats. Amazon is working in collaboration with its global knowledge partner, a global non-profit organization dedicated to computer science education.

19.France and Greece sign defense agreement

France and Greece signed a defense deal on September 27, 2021 to boost defense capabilities. The defense deal includes Green’s decision to buy three French warships as part of a strategy to enhance its defense capabilities in the eastern Mediterranean amid repeated tensions with Turkey. French President Emmanuel Macron and Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakisannounced the Defense and Security Strategic Partnership at a joint news conference in Paris. Defense partnership between the two countries will enhance cooperation between them in the field of defense and security based on mutual interests. It will also help in protecting the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity of both the countries. Greece will buy three French warships under the defense deal. The deal also includes an option to acquire a fourth warship. The announcement comes at a crucial time for France, having recently lost a $66 billion deal to sell diesel-electric submarines to Australia. Instead of French submarines, Australia opted to acquire nuclear-powered submarines from the US.

20.Ease of Logistics Portal launched

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on September 27, 2021 at ” ease of logistics portal ” ( Ease Of Logistics Portal launched). Launching this portal, the Minister said that the ‘ Rules of Business ‘ should be the same for all the stakeholders. The portal was launched during the ‘ Commerce Week Award Ceremony ‘, which was organized by Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO). Addressing the event, Shri Piyush Goyal said that the government will provide equal opportunities to everyone for their businesses, whether they are big or small businesses. The Easy of Logistics portal has been launched to bring transparency.

21.Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for the next of kin of those who died of Kovid-19

Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued orders to give an ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 for the families of those who died of Kovid-19 . National Disaster Management Authority ( National Disaster Management Authority- NDMA by) went recommended amount of this type. This amount is from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).will be distributed from Kovid-19 was notified as a disaster by the ministry last year. Ex-gratia is applicable for the deceased if the cause of death is certified as COVID-19. In which people involved in relief work or working in relief activities are included. This assistance will be applicable from the date of the first case of COVID-19 in the country and will continue till the notification of COVID-19 as a disaster or further orders, whichever is earlier. SDRF has been constituted under Section 48(1)(a) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It was formed on the basis of the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission.