07-08.02.21 Daily HPPSC Current Affairs

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

 

National Parks in Himachal Pradesh:

Greater Himalayan National Park: The Greater Himalayas National Park is located in the Banjaar district of Kullu District and was officially declared a national park in 1999. In 2014, Great Himalayan National Park was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its outstanding contribution to biodiversity conservation.

Pin National Park: Pin Valley National Park, located in Lahaul and Spiti districts, was established in 1987. Various endangered species such as snow leopards and Siberian ibex can find their natural habitats.

Inderkilla National Park: Inderkilla National Park is located in Kuru district of Himachal State and was established in 2010. Animals in the Himalayas, such as leopards, deer and birds, and even rare birds in summer, the types of insects are also different and can be seen from time to time.

Khirganga National Park: Khirganga National Park is located in Kuru and was established in 2010. The national park is located at an altitude of about 5500 meters, distributed in an area of about 710 square kilometers.

Simbalbara National Park: Simbalbara National Park is located in the Panta Valley of Sirmour District. It was established as Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary in 1958, covering an area of 19.03 square kilometers.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

Square Kilometre Array Observatory formed to set up World’s Largest Radio Telescope

The newly constituted Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO) Council held its maiden meeting and approved the establishment of the world’s largest radio telescope.

SKAO is a new intergovernmental organisation dedicated to radio astronomy.

The headquartered of SKAO is based in the United Kingdom

Currently organisations from ten countries are a part of the SKAO, which include Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK.

The Indian contingent of over 20 institutions will be lead by Pune-based National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of TIFR.

The SKAO telescope will be an array of antennas located in two continents, i.e. Africa and Australia.

Democracy Index 2020 Released by EIU

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released a report entitled “Democracy in Disease and Health?” And, released the 2020 Democracy Index.

The 2020 Democracy Index report was covering 167 countries/regions. It classifies the economy into flawed democracies, fully democratic states, mixed regimes, and authoritarian regimes.

The report emphasizes that out of 167 countries, 23 countries are full democracies, 52 are defective democracies, 35 countries are mixed regimes, and 57 countries are authoritarian regimes.

In the Democracy Index, Norway ranks first. The other places that include 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th places in the index were won by Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand, and Canada.

India’s ranking dropped two places from the previous year. This year India ranks 53rd. Sri Lanka ranks 68th. It is also classified as a defective democracy. Pakistan ranks 105th. It is classified as a “hybrid regime.”

 

India & Bahrain join hands for Renewable Energy

The 1st meeting of the Joint Working Group in the field of Renewable Energy between India and Bahrain was held in virtual format.

In the meeting, both sides presented the initiatives taken, progress made and future targets set by their respective governments as well as opportunities available in this sector.

Both sides also agreed to forge deeper engagement in capacity building and focused cooperation between concerned agencies as well as the private sector of the two countries in this sector, particularly in the field of solar, wind and clean hydrogen.

NATIONAL

Union Minister Mentions About CWF in Parliament

 

In the ongoing meeting, the Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has informed Congress about the Consumer Welfare Fund (CWF).

 

 

The Consumer Welfare Fund was established under the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act of 2017. The 1992 Consumer Welfare Fund rules have been incorporated into the 2017 CGST rules.

The fund was established by the Ministry of Finance (Ministry of Finance) and operated by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution).

The goal of CWF is to promote and protect consumer welfare.

 

Prime Ministers Five S Vision To Tackle Global Challenges

 

Raksha Mantri emphasized the Prime Minister’s “Five S” vision to tackle global challenges in his keynote speech at the IOR Defense Ministers Meeting.

PM Modi’s “Five S Vision” representative to tackle global challenges:
♦ Samman (respect)
♦ Samvaad (dialogue)
♦ Sahyog (cooperation)
♦ Shanti (peace)
♦ Samriddhi (prosperity)

KAPILA Campaign for Patent Awareness

The Government initiated a campaign, namely the ” Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) for Intellectual Property Literacy aimed at raising patent awareness.

KAPILA was launched in October 2020.
Scheme objectives:

Build awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Provide intellectual property protection for inventions originating from faculty and students from HEIs.

Develop intellectual property right Credit Courses

Provide intellectual property training programs for faculty and students in HEIs.

Sensitization and development of IP archiving system

 

 

Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (RYSK) by Youth Affairs Ministry

 

The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

 

The Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram Scheme is a Central Sector Scheme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and has been continuing since the “Twelfth Five-Year Plan”.

The scheme aims to cultivate the personalities and leadership skills of young people and enable them to participate in nation-building activities.

The beneficiaries of this scheme are young people in the 15-29 age group. In the case of the programme specifically targets young people, the age group is 10-19 years old.

 

This is an overall scheme that includes the following sub-schemes:

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (founded in 1972, one of the largest youth organizations in the world)
National Youth Corps
National Programme for Youth and Adolescent Development
International Cooperation
Youth Hostels
Assistance to Scouting and Guiding Organisations
National Youth Leadership Program

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