07.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GUJARAT

Gujarat among first to implement one nation, one ration card scheme’

 

Addressing beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Gujarat is among those states that implemented the ‘One Nation-One Ration Card’ scheme first. “Gujarat continues to get the benefits of “double engine” governments,” he said. Nearly 3.5 crore people from Gujarat are benefiting from free ration, said Modi, while lauding the state government for giving priority to lakhs of migrant labourers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, despite most of them not having ration cards or even such cards of their native states.

Under the scheme that will continue until Diwali, government provides 5kilos of wheat and rice in addition to the already stipulated quota of wheat provided at Rs 2 per kg, and rice at Rs 3 per kg.

INTERNATIONAL

 

The Fifth Country to Sign ISA Framework – Germany

 

Germany grew to become the fifth united states to signal the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement after its amendments entered into force on 8th January 2021, opening its Membership to all Member States of the United Nations.

Ambassador of Germany to India Walter J. Lindner deposited signed copies of the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs, the depositary of the Agreement.

 

Membership to the ISA was once restrained to 121 countries, which were in part or placed inside the tropics.

 

NATIONAL

 

Javelin Throw Day be on 7th August

 

The authorities of the Athletics Federation of India has decided to observe javelin throw day on 7th August each year in honour of the Olympic gold medalist of the Tokyo Olympics Neeraj Chopra.

 

Neeraj Chopra bagged the gold medal in men’s javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on 7th August 2021.

Neeraj has scripted the history at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo when he threw the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to end India’s medal drought in athletics at the Olympics.

This is India’s first-ever gold medal in athletics in the history of the Olympics.  AFI’s bid to name August 7 as Javelin Throw Day is an attempt to attract more youth to the sport.

 

 

 

First Port to Launch e-cars – VOC Port

 

 

VOC Port becomes the first major port in India to launch e-cars.

Highlights:

VOC Port is previously regarded as Tuticorin Port. The V. O. Chidambaranar Port was declared an essential port in 1974.

It is the 2nd largest port in Tamil Nadu and the 3rd greatest container terminal in India.

It is an artificial port.

It has offerings to the USA, China, Europe, Sri Lanka and the Mediterranean countries.

 

Monitoring of Groundwater

 

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) periodically monitors groundwater levels for the duration of the Country on a regional scale by monitoring wells.

Highlights:

Central Ground Water Board, a subordinate office of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India, is the National Apex Agency entrusted with supplying scientific inputs for management, exploration, monitoring, assessment, and augmentation legislation of floor water resources of the country.

The board was set up in the year 1970 by renaming the Exploratory Tube Wells Organization below the Ministry of Agriculture. And in 1972, It was merged with the GroundWater Wing of the Geological Survey of India.
Its vision is the sustainable improvement and administration of the country’s groundwater resources.

 

 

 

Pani Maah Launched in Ladakh

 

Affairs:Pani Maah Campaign was launched in Ladakh to create awareness about clean water.

Highlights:

Pani Maah, or water month, has been launched in Ladakh to inform villagers about the significance of clean water.

The Ladakh authorities have also introduced a reward of Rs 2.5 million for the first block in every district that achieves the fame of ‘Har Ghar Jal’.

The Pani Maah campaign will run at block and panchayat tiers in two phases.

The campaign will adopt a three-pronged strategy — focussing on quality testing, planning and strategising water supply, and seamless functioning of Pani Sabha in villages.

The Pani Maah campaign is anticipated to expedite the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the union territory.

 

 

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