19.08.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs



Telemedicine important tool for saving lives in mountainous areas: Sandhu


The Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand Sukhbir Singh Sandhu has said telemedicine service is an important scheme to save the lives of the people residing in the mountainous areas of the state because it is very difficult for the patients to reach a hospital equipped with facilities on time.


In the meeting, the CS directed the officers of health department and district administrations of all the districts to provide better connectivity and set up required infrastructural facilities for the telemedicine service in the State.  He directed the secretary, health to set up a dedicated team for the service and said that at least three IT experts should be deployed to ensure better connectivity. He said that an effective plan should be made in the districts based on the feedback of the doctors and IT experts so that the hindrances in smooth execution of the service are removed.



Global Youth Development Index 2020


The index measures the status of young people among 181 countries across the world.


Singapore was ranked at the top for the first time.


It is followed by Slovenia, Norway, Malta and Denmark.


Bottom countries in the index include- Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Niger.


Index highlights that, condition of young people has improved worldwide by 3.1 percent in between 2010 and 2018. However, the progress remained slow.


In the index, 156 countries recorded at least slight improvements in their scores.


Report also highlights the positive trajectory of youth development pre-pandemic time, which covid-19 virus could reverse if urgent action is not taken to secure the gain.


Top five improvers include- India, Afghanistan, Russia, Ethiopia, and Burkina Faso. They advanced their score on an average by 15.74 per cent.


Countries like Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Jordan and Lebanon witnessed greatest decline in youth development in between 2010 and 2018.



Knowing About Taliban


On August 15, 2021, the fundamentalist Islamic pressure known as the Taliban entered Kabul after gaining control over an awful lot of the US following the withdrawal of US troops.

Taliban had dominated Afghanistan from 1996 till 2001 when US troops toppled. This team had sheltered Osama bin Laden as he deliberate the Sept. 11 assault of 2001.

Taliban’s manipulation over Afghanistan now poses a new danger to the US’s whole political and social order as nicely as its allies.

The Islamic pressure referred to as Taliban have been established in southern Afghanistan. Mullah Mohammad Omar was once the founder of the group. He used to be a member of the Pashtun tribe who grew to become a mujahideen commander. He helped in pushing the Soviets out of the country in 1989. Later in 1994, Mullah Omar fashioned the crew in Kandahar with 50 followers. They captured Kandahar and seized Kabul in 1996 and imposed strict Islamic rules. These policies banned tv & music, stopped women from going to college and pressured females to put on burqas.

American troops invaded Afghanistan in the year 2001 and toppled the Taliban’s management when the Taliban refused US demand to hand over bin Laden.

The Taliban are battling towards the U.S.-backed authorities in Kabul. They are seeking for to reimpose their strict model of Islam in Afghanistan.

Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada (Pashtun from Kandahar) is presently the chief of Taliban in Afghanistan. A Council of leaders has been set up by the Taliban based totally in Pakistan referred to as Quetta Shura. It publishes the group’s decisions.

The Taliban makes cash by way of Afghanistan’s unlawful drug trade. They impose taxes on poppy growers and heroin producers in the areas of Afghanistan it controls. They additionally impose taxes on agencies and function unlawful mines. Besides, it receives funding from supporters in Pakistan and the Gulf.






Facts on Indian National Flag


The Indian National Flag was adopted on 22nd July 1947, in its existing shape (horizontal rectangular tricolour) in the course of an assembly of the Constituent Assembly, 23 days earlier than India’s Independence. It grew to be the reliable countrywide Flag of the Dominion of India on 15th August 1947.

Present Flag is based totally on the Swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by using Pingali Venkayya.

After quite a few changes, the Tricolour was once adopted as our countrywide Flag at a Congress Committee assembly in Karachi in 1931.

Constitutional & Statutory Provisions concerning National Flag of India: Art 51A(a) – To abide by way of the Constitution and recognize its beliefs and institutions, the National Flag & the National Anthem.


Rules governing the show of the Tricolour: The Flag Code of 2002 is divided into three parts: 1-a well-known description of the tricolour, 2-rules for show of the Flag by means of governments and authorities bodies, 3-rules on show of the Flag by way of public and personal our bodies and instructional institutions.


Ashoka Chakra is the wheel of the regulation of dharma. Chakra intends to exhibit that there is LIFE IN MOVEMENT and demise in stagnation.

The saffron colour denotes renunciation of disinterestedness.

The white in the core is light, the course of reality to inform our conduct.


Draft Rules for Renewable Energy

Draft Electricity (promoting renewable strength via Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021 circulated.


The Power Ministry has circulated the Draft Electricity (promoting renewable electricity through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021.

These policies are proposed to buy and consume inexperienced electricity, including the power from Waste-to-Energy plants.

The inexperienced power draft policies have supplied important points such as Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO); Green electricity open access; Nodal Agencies; Procedure for furnishing of inexperienced electricity open access; banking; and go subsidy surcharge.

The draft regulations state inexperienced hydrogen is the hydrogen produced by the usage of electricity from renewable sources.


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