09-10.01.22 HPPSC Daily Current Affairs

 

HIMACHAL PRADESH

 

Call to scrap nod for border road projects

 

The Lahaul and Spiti district administration has urged the state and Union Government to do away with the process of receiving approval under the Forest Conservation Act (FCA) for construction of the border roads.

The approval under the FCA is pending with the Ministry of Environment and Forest for widening of the strategically important Sumdo-Kaza-Gramphu road in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti.

The Union Government has entrusted the task of widening the Sumdo-Kaza-Gramphu road to the Border Roads Organisation. The survey has been completed by the BRO for the purpose.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Sea Dragon 2022 Exercise

 

In the Western Pacific, India and its Quadrilateral Security Dialogue partners, Canada and South Korea are taking part in the multinational drill Sea Dragon 2022 at Guam.

 

  • The United States, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and South Korea are among the six nations taking part in the drill.
  • The exercise will include more than 270 hours of in-flight training and operations ranging from tracking simulated targets to tracking a US Navy submarine.

 

Newly Identified Tree Species: UvariopsisDicaprio

 

A new tree species, Uvariopsisdicaprio, has been discovered. In the year 2022, this is the first new tree species to be described. It was found in Cameroon’s tropical Ebo forest and is a native of the area.

 

The tree has been added to the list of plant species that are Strange and Spectacular. The tree is considered to be critically endangered.

The tree’s yellow-green blossoms grow directly on its trunk. Flowers are typically created from modified shoots or modified leaves.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

National Water Awards 2020 Announced

 

Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, has announced the winners of the third National Water Awards for the year 2020.

In the National Water Awards 2020, Uttar Pradesh has named the Best State for Water Conservation.

Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu come in second and third, respectively. The awardincludes a citation, a trophy, and a monetary prize.

The finest district prize in the northern zone went to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab.

The Jal Shakti Ministry established the National Water Award in 2018 to honor and motivate individuals and organizations who excel in the field of water resource management.

Indias first Mobile Honey Processing Van

 

India’s first “Mobile Honey Processing Van” was launched by KVIC.

 

KVIC’s Multi-disciplinary Training Centre in Panjokehra designed the Mobile Van in-house at a cost of Rs 15 lakh.

 

The Mobile Honey Processing Van is a significant step forward in KVIC’s Honey Mission, which aims to train beekeepers, provide Bee Boxes to farmers, and assist rural, educated, and jobless youth in earning additional revenue through beekeeping.

KVIC has created the unique Mobile Honey Processing Van, which will process beekeepers’ honey in their homes, saving them the time and expense of transporting the honey to processing plants in distant towns.

 

India Skills Competition 2021

 

 

The National Skill Development Corporation organizes the India Skills competition (NSDC).

It occurs every two years. The competition takes place in several locales.

The India Skills competition will take place at Pragati Maidan, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and other cities in 2021. It all started in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

The NSDC is hosting more than fifty skill contests in 2021. Welding, cyber security, painting, floristry, additive manufacturing, patisserie, and more professions are included.

The “Olympics of Skills” is the name of the World Skills competition.

Action Plan: Introduction of Cheetah In India

 

The Union government announced an action plan for adopting Cheetah in India on 5 January.

Highlights:

During the 19th meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the environment ministry issued the “Action Plan for Adoption of Cheetah in India.”

In India, 50 cheetahs would be introduced over the next five years as part of the action plan.

Cheetahs will be transported from South Africa or Namibia in groups of 12 to 14.

A satellite-GPS-very high-frequency radio collar will be put to each of the cheetahs.Cheetahs will be transported internationally by either a passenger airplane or a chartered flight.

They will be relocated to Madhya Pradesh’s KunoPalpur National Park (KNP).

According to the strategy, the Union government, the Ministry of Environment, and the Cheetah Task Force will establish a formal structure for engaging with Namibian and/or South African administrations.

 

 

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