02.03.07.22 GPSC Daily Current Affairs

Gujrat’s teledensity drops to 95% from 100.1%

As people reduced additional connections month after month since July, teledensity in Gujarat dropped from 100.17% in July 2021 to 95.01% in April 2021. According to the latest telecom subscription report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the number of subscribers fell from 7.01 crore in July 2021 to 6.7 crore in April 2022.

In July, Gujarat was among eight Indian states with teledensities above 100%. Even though the state continues to be among the ten states in terms of highest teledensity, its share of subscribers went down. Telecom operators also attribute the reduction to tariff revisions and network problems.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

World UFO Day: 02 July 

 

The World UFO Day (WUD) is held on July 2 every year globally. It is a day dedicated to the undoubted existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) by World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO).

WUD aims to raise awareness about the existence of UFOs and encouraging people to think about the possibility of us not being alone in the Universe. The World UFO Day provides an opportunity to these explorers and enthusiasts to discuss, decode, and deduce multiple theories related to UFOs.

 

 

 

UN projected India’s urban population to be 675 million in 2035 

 

According to a UN report, India‘s urban population is expected to reach 675 million in 2035, ranking second only to China‘s urban population of one billion people.

The report also noted that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the world’s urban population is once again on track to increase by another 2.2 billion people by the year 2050.

According to the report, India’s urban population is expected to reach 675,456,000 in 2035, up from 483,099,000 in 2020, 542,743,000 in 2025, and 607,342,000 in 2030. 43.2 percent of India’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of the year in 2035.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

PM Narendra Modi participates Udyami Bharat, launches schemes for MSME sector

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the ‘Udyami Bharat’ programme and launched key initiatives like ‘Raising and Accelerating MSME Performance (RAMP) scheme, Capacity Building of First-Time MSME Exporters (CBFTE) scheme and new features of the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) to ramp up the MSME sector.

 

Modi also digitally transferred assistance to beneficiaries of PMEGP for 2022-23; announced results of the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022; distributed National MSME Awards, 2022; and issued Digital Equity Certificates to 75 MSMEs in the Self Reliant India (SRI) Fund.

 

RAMP scheme with an outlay of around Rs 6000 crore, aims to scale up the implementation capacity and coverage of MSMEs in the states, with impact enhancement of existing MSME schemes.

 

DRDO: Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

 

It was maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator.

The aircraft operated in a fully autonomous mode and also performed a perfect flight, including its take-off, way point navigation as well as a smooth touchdown.

It has been termed a significant step towards our self-reliance in strategic defence technologies and critical military system.

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO.

UCAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is used for intelligence, target acquisition, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

 

Ramagundam: India’s largest floating Solar Power Project

 

India’s largest floating solar power plant was made fully operational by NTPC at Ramagundam, Telangana.

 

The capacity of solar plant is 100 MW.

It is powered with advanced technology and environment friendly features.

The project spreads over 500 acres of its reservoir.

The project is divided into 49 blocks. Each block has capacity of 2.5MW and each block comprise of one floating platform and a matrix of 11,200 solar modules.

 

The solar modules are kept on floaters which are manufactured with HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) material.

 

 

Punjab, Haryana in list of 7 top states that make life easier for business

 

Seven states, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, HaryanaKarnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, have emerged as top achievers among states and union territories in the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP) assessment, covering 15 areas and 301 reform action points.
Based on their performance, states and UTs have also been categorised as ‘achievers’, ‘aspirers’ and emerging business ecosystems, unlike the past, when they were ranked.

They are now being pushed to decriminalise provisions in their laws so that minor offences do not result in harsh penalties. The move comes as a similar exercise is under way at the Centre with several laws, such as the Companies Act, already seeing changes. “We have requested states to look very closely at decriminalisation…Make it a civil penalty or compoundable for minor violations,” said Anurag Jain, secretary in the department for promotion of industry and internal trade, which undertakes the exercise.

 

 

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