11.10.10.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GUJARAT
Gujarat govt to notify 1,500 new panchayats
After reaping huge benefits of a meticulous delimitation exercise in the recently concluded Gandhinagar civic body election, the Bharatiya Janata Party is looking to replicate the same formula in rural areas of the state as well. Even as more than 10,000 village panchayats go to polls in December this year, the ruling BJP is looking to increase the number of village panchayats by about 1,500.
The panchayat & rural development department has completed all formalities like passing of resolutions by large panchayats for the formation of new panchayats and approval of district authorities and the development commissioner to form new panchayats. After the approval from minister Brijesh Merja, a notification to form around 1,500 new village panchayats will be issued.”

INTERNATIONAL

Forward Action Plan On Power Signed By India And UK

The Forward Action Plan On Power was signed at the 3rd India-UK Energy for Growth Partnership – Ministerial Energy Dialogue.

Highlights:

♦ Both India and UK agreed on the Forward action plan which includes, energy storage, smart grids, charging infrastructure, green hydrogen, battery storage and the need to mobilising investments across renewable energy.

♦ India and UK also discussed the possibility of setting up a “World Bank for green energy”, which was the foreground to the forward action plan on power.

♦ Energy transition activities were the majority discussed topics between the countries under which renewables like solar, wind, EVs and other alternative fuels were discussed.

♦ There hasn’t been much hold on the Green Climate Fund that was established to provide $100 billion yearly to emerging nations by 2020 in a bid to counter climate change.

Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by electrolyser, powered by electricity from renewable energy like wind and solar.

Kyrgyzstan To Get $200mn LoC From India

India has agreed to provide USD 200mn as a line of Credit support for developing Projects in Kyrgyzstan.

Highlights:

♦ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev had agreed upon this Line of Credit.

♦ Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum.

♦ Jaishankar also has bilateral talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tileuberdi.

♦ They also discussed liberal visa regimes between both the countries and liberal visa regimes between both the countries.
♦ As India is developing its nuclear industry and Kazakhstan happens to have substantial uranium deposits, A strong relationship between the two countries is crucial.

Father Of Pakistans Nuclear Bomb Passes Away

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, also known as “Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb” has passed away.

Highlights

♦ The atomic scientist, Dr Khan was the first man to transform Pakistan into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power.

♦ He was known as” Father Of Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb” in the said country.

♦ He was also praised for his contributions to enhancing the country’s defence capabilities.

♦ Dr Khan was born in 1936 in Bhopal and migrated to Pakistan during the partition.

♦ He died on 10 October at 7 am at Khan Research Laboratories hospital due to internal bleeding in his lungs.

NATIONAL

Aryabhata Award Presented To G Satheesh Reddy

The Aryabhata Award given by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI), is presented to Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy

Highlights

♦ The award is presented for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India.

♦ Dr Reddy is a pioneer within the area of R&D of advanced avionics, navigation, and missile technologies.

♦ Dr Reddy has contributed a lot to strategic and tactical missile systems and helped the country become self-reliant in critical defence technologies.

♦ He’s has found mechanisms to determine robust defence development and production ecosystem.

Shipping Minister Launches My Port App

Shipping Minister Sonowal, Minister of Shipping and Waterways, launched the My Port app to monitor port operations digitally.

Highlights:

♦ The app was launched on 8 October in Kolkata for promoting transparency and accessible access port related information

♦ The app is targeted towards the port users to avail various port services, including all port details and monitor operations digitally.

♦ It also has various information like Vessel Berthing, rake receipt, rake and indent, tariff, bills, container status, holidays.

♦ These can be accessed anywhere and reach at any time and anywhere.

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