19.10.21 Daily HPPSC Current Affairs

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

 

CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University extends tea cultivation to non-traditional regions

 

Climate change in the hills has prompted CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University to extend tea cultivation, research and tea development activities to non-traditional areas of the state where tea was not grown earlier.

 

For the first time, fresh tea plantations have been done at the research stations and Krishi Vigyan Kendras of the university at Malan, Kangra, Bara, Berthin, Sundernagar, Bajaura and Dhaulakuan in various districts of the state with the objective of creating live windows and demonstration-cum-exhibition plots. This initiative of the university will create awareness and interest for tea cultivation among farmers.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Russian Team Returns Earth After Filming First Movie In Space

 

 

A Russian film crew is back on Earth after wrapping up scenes for the first movie shot in space on 17 October.

 

The movie has been in its kind of space race.

 

Tom Cruise is also part of a Hollywood filming-in-space project that involves NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

 

The plot is tightly under the warps and is said to be about a surgeon dispatched to ISS to save a cosmonaut.

 

India US – Exercise Yudh Abhyas

 

The India US 15-day mega military exercise called Yudh Abhyas started on 15 October in Alaska.

The Exercise aims to deepen bilateral military cooperation between both countries and improve understanding, cooperation, and interoperability between India and the USA armies.

 

It will also focus on combined arms tactics in cold climatic conditions.

 

The principal aim of the exercise is to share tactical level drills and learn best practices from each other.

 

New Defense Companies Given To India

 

Seven new defence companies were dedicated to India by the Defence Ministry on 15 October. Highlights

All these companies started operating on 1 October as the government decided to convert the

200-year-old OFB government department to seven 100 per cent government-owned corporate entities.

 

It was converted to enhance efficiency, functional autonomy, unlock new growth potential & innovation, and improve India’s self-reliance in defence preparednes

 

 

G20 Innovation League Unveiled By Italy

 

The G20 Innovation League was disclosed under the Italian Presidency to create a sustainable future.

This new Initiative was designed to run innovative projects to create a sustainable future.

 

This will bring in innovative startups from the G20 countries and investments and institutions to develop and collaborate on innovative sustainable business projects.

 

NATIONAL

 

 

Working Group Set Up For PMFBY

 

Working Group is set up to launch the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from the 2022 Kharif Season.

 

The Working group has Officials from the Centre, top executives of public sector insurance companies and vital crop-producing states.

 

The Working group will suggest “sustainable, financial and operational models.”

 

It was created after several states left the scheme, which breaks the purpose of protecting farmers’ income.

 

This working group will address the demand for an alternative model to deliver sustainable capacities of insurers.

 

It will also achieve deliberated premium pricing to cut the subsidy burden on the government. The Working Group will give its report in the next six months.

 

PM Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport On 20 October

 

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport on 20 October. Highlights:

The inaugural flight will land at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying 125 dignitaries & Buddhist Monks.

 

Ambassadors of several countries will join the ceremony, and a special delegation from Sri Lanka will also be at the inauguration ceremony.

 

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath discussed the arrangements for the inauguration ceremony of the international airport in the Kushinagar district.

 

Kushinagar is where Gautam Buddha attained Mahaparinirvana.

 

It is also the centre point of the Buddhist circuit, which consists of pilgrimage sites at Lumbini, Sarnath and Gaya.

 

The airport will serve a population of more than two crores since the airport has around 10-15 Districts and will be an excellent support for the large migrant population.

 

This will also boost the opportunities to export horticultural products like bananas, Strawberries and Mushrooms.

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