03-04.01.21 Daily GPSC Gujarat Current Affairs


While overall emigration falls, Gujarat’s share rises marginally


While overall emigration by jobseekers saw a steep fall across the country — from 2.59 lakh in 2019 to 84,585 till September 2020 — due to the Covid pandemic, the latest RBI report on state finances reveals that a handful of states, including Gujarat saw a marginal rise in their share of emigration. This in the face of rapidly rising Covid numbers overseas.

Of the 84.5k total emigration for jobs, Gujarat’s share rose to 1.5%. Last year when 2.59 lakh people migrated to other lands, Gujarat accounted for 1% of all emigrants. Neighbouring Maharashtra also saw an increase in its share from 2.1 % in 2019 to 2.7 till September 2020. A glance at emigration figures reveals that the bulk of emigration is from states like UP (32.6%), Bihar (15%), West Bengal (8.1%) and Rajasthan (6.9%).


The RBI report mentions that though inward remittances in Gujarat is a little above 1% its share of total exports from India is 20%. In the case of Maharashtra, the share of inward remittances is approximately 16% while it accounts for 21% of country’s exports. Karnataka has the third-highest share of inward remittances, nearly 15%, according to the RBI report. As a consequence of the Covid pandemic, private transfer receipts, which reflects remittances from Indians working overseas, dropped by 8.7 per cent. The six states — Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh — which reported around 60 per cent of the country’s Covid-19 cases till September, accounted for two-third of India’s merchandise exports.


World Braille Day Is Celebrated On 4 January


Every year, the United Nations and several other international organizations celebrate World Braille Day on January 4. The purpose of celebrating Braille day is to make people realize the importance of Braille as a means of communication to realize the human rights of the blind.

January 4th is a celebration, because this day is the birthday of Louis Braille, the creator of the writing system. He was born in France in 1809. The first World Braille Day was celebrated in 2019.

Braille is a letter and number symbol represented by six dots. Dots represent letters and numbers as well as math, music, and science symbols. Braille was invented in France in the 19th century by Louis Braille.

India adopted a unified braille code in 1951 to represent different languages. India established its first Braille factory in Dehradun, the Central Braille Factory. In 1954, a central Braille printing press was established to produce Braille electrical appliances.

Iran plans to enrich uranium to up to 20% purity

UN nuclear watchdog – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that Iran plans to enrich uranium to up to 20 percent purity at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant. 9660654677

It would take Iran’s nuclear enrichment program to pre-2015 levels, when it entered the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the P51 countries.

Iran was prohibited enrichment at the Fordo facility until 2031.

It also committed to converting the underground facility into a nuclear, physics and technology centre.



E-Committee of Supreme Court Gets Award


E-committee of the Supreme Court (SC) of India conferred with the Platinum Award for Excellence in Digital Governance by the President of India.


The E-Court project conceived and implemented by the E-committee, the Supreme Court of India, the Department of Justice and the NIC (National Information Center) is a Mission Model Project of the Indian Government.

Citizens can access the status of the case and the court order on the grounds of litigation anytime and anywhere through the e-court service website, mobile application, SMS and email services of the 3293 court building.

People can also get 24×7 details of more than 130 million cases, court orders and judgments for free.


National Metrology Conclave to Be Held

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) in New Delhi is organizing the National Metrology Conference 2020.

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) in New Delhi is organizing the National Metrology Conference 2020.

The theme of the conclave is “Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation”.

The Prime Minister will also dedicate the National Atomic Timescale on the occasion of the National Metrology Conclave.

The National Atomic Time scale generates Indian Standard Time (IST) with an accuracy of 2.8 nanoseconds.


ACROSS by the Ministry of Earth Sciences


ACROSS stands for Atmospheric and Climate Research-Modelling Observing Systems and Services. The ACROSS scheme applies to the atmospheric science program of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).


It covers different aspects of weather and climate services, including warnings for cyclones, storm surges, heatwaves, thunderstorms, etc.

The ACROSS scheme consists of 9 sub-programs, which are multidisciplinary and multi-institutional in nature and will be implemented in an integrated manner.

The goal of the ACROSS program is to provide reliable weather and climate forecasts for the development of society. Therefore, the scheme aims to improve weather and climate forecasting skills through continuous observation and intensive Research and Development activities.

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