29-30.08.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

 

GUJARAT

Gujarat: Pankaj Kumar takes charge as chief secretary

Pankaj Kumar, a 1986 batch IAS officer who was additional chief secretary (home), took charge as the chief secretary afternoon. Outgoing CS Anil Mukim was accorded a warm farewell by his fellow secretaries.

Kumar was given the direct responsibility of the health & family welfare department after the Covid outbreak and he played a key role in quickly upgrading health infrastructure of the state to meet the pandemic challenge. Although his superannuation is due in May 2022, he is likely to get an extension as assembly elections are due in December next year.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Joint Training Exercise of India and Kazakhstan

 

The 5th version of the Indo- Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise, KAZIND-21 will be held from 30th August to 11th September 2021, at Training Node, Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan.

 

The joint coaching exercise will raise the bilateral members of the family between India and Kazakhstan Armies. The Exercise is additionally a platform for the Armed Forces of India & Kazakhstan to educate for Counter Insurgency or Counter-Terrorism operations in the mountainous, rural eventualities below UN mandate.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

National Sports Day – 29th August

 

Every year, twenty ninth August is observed as National Sports Day in India. The first National Sports Day used to be celebrated on August 29, 2012, on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand. Dhayn Chand was the celebrity of the hockey group of India. The sports day is used as a platform to launch a range of sports activities schemes as well as organise a variety of wearing occasions and seminars to unfold recognition about the importance of physical activities & sports in life.

 

National Sports Day is called with the identity Rashtriya Khel Divas in some components of India. The Postal Department of India paid tribute to Major Dhyan Chand in 1979 after his demise and renamed the Delhi National Stadium as Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi. It was announced in 2012, that a day had to be celebrated as National Sports Day with the intent of spreading attention about the spirit of sportsmanship and propagating the message of more than a few sports.

 

National Small Industry Day – 30th August

The National Small Industry Day is observed on 30 August each year in India, to support & promote small Industries for their overall growth possible and opportunities obtained for their development in the year.

Highlights:

The industry day is a medium to furnish balanced increase to present small, medium and large scale agencies and render assistance for putting up new industries to increase the state’s monetary health.

 

Small scale groups and cottage industries have worked an imperative part in the Indian economy.

The first-rate fine features have been produced in the base and cottage manufacturers of India. Although this area, like other Indian corporations, experienced a big drop in British rule, it has grown at a very quick pace after independence.

 

 

 

Liberalisation of Drones Rules

 

The central authorities have notified the Drone Rules 2021, a much more liberalised regime for unmanned plane systems than what existed previously.

Highlights:

Digital sky platform – Developed as a business-friendly single-window on-line system.

No flight permission required upto four hundred toes in inexperienced zones and upto 200 toes in the place between 8 and 12 km from the airport perimeter.

No pilot licence required for micro drones (for non-commercial use), nano drones and for R&D organisations.

No limit on drone operations by using foreign-owned agencies registered in India.

Import of drones and drone factors to be regulated by way of DGFT.

No protection clearance required before any registration or licence issuance.

No requirement of certificates of airworthiness, special identification number, prior permission and remote pilot licence for R&D entities.

 

E-Shram Portal by Labour Minister

 

The Ministry of Labour & Employment has launched e-Shram Portal to hyperlink Unorganised Workers with social security schemes being carried out by the Central & State Governments.

Highlights:

Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav has launched the portal where 38 crore Unorganised Workers can register themselves and in turn benefit from various social security schemes.

Every unorganised employee who registers on the eSHRAM Portal will get Rs two Lakh Accidental Insurance cover. (Rs two Lakh on dying or permanent incapacity and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability).

Upon registration on the eSHRAM Portal, the employee will get an eSHRAM card with a special 12 digit Universal Account Number (UAN) and will be able to get admission to the benefits of a variety of social security schemes via this Card somewhere anytime.

eSHRAM Portal will help in the introduction of a National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW).

 

SVEEP Workshop by ECI

 

The Election Commission of India (ECI) geared up the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Consultation Workshop.

 

The SVEEP program is the flagship application of the Election Commission of India for voter education & awareness.

The new voters would ship a personalised letter from the Commission when sending out their Voter ID Cards.

The package deal would include a Voter Guide for new voters, a congratulatory letter and a pledge for moral voting.

 

 

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