25.11.22 UKPSC Daily Current Affairs

Institutes ink MoU to work for Uttarakhand’s integrated development
Two prestigious institutes – Dr RS Tolia Uttarakhand Academy of Administration Nainital and Indian Institute of Management Kashipur – signed a MoU to coordinate and dedicate their resources towards integrated development of Uttarakhand.
As per the MoU, both institutes agreed to coordinate and dedicate their resources towards integrated development of Uttarakhand. The possibility of helping each other through “faculty exchange programme” and “capacity building” was discussed at length. Both institutes also agreed to share their strategic resources.
World Intellectual Property Indicators 2022
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) recently released the World Intellectual Property Indicators 2022.
The World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is an authoritative report that provides an overview of activities in areas of patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection, geographical indications and creative economy. It is released every year by WIPO. The WIPI 2022 compiled the data from around 150 national and regional intellectual property offices across the globe.
In 2021, around 3.4 million patent applications were filed across the world. This is a 3.6 per cent increase from the previous year.
The top two countries with highest number of patent filings are India and China.
Centre releases Rs. 17,000 crore of GST compensation to States/UTs
The Central Government released an amount of Rs. 17,000 crore to States/UTs on 24.11.2022 towards the balance GST compensation for the period April to June, 2022 (State-wise details as per Table below). The total amount of compensation released to the States/UTs so far, including the aforesaid amount, during the year 2022-23 is Rs.1,15,662 crore.
This is despite the fact that total Cess collection till October, 2022 is only Rs.72,147 crore and the balance of Rs. 43,515 crore is being released by the Centre from its own resources. With this release, the Centre has released, in advance, the entire amount of Cess estimated to be collected this year till March-end available for payment of compensation to States. This decision was taken to assist the States in managing their resources and ensuring that their programmes especially the expenditure on capital is carried out successfully during the financial year.
MoU signed between Ministry of Ayush and Department of Science and Technology
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Ministry of Ayush, Government of India and Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences today. The MoU will identify the potential areas of research to explore cooperation, convergence, and synergy for evidence-based scientific intervention in the Ayush sector and further application of these into the public health care system.
Through the MoU Ministry of Ayush and DST have agreed to jointly undertake R&D activities on scientific validation of Ayush concepts, procedures and products, create a platform for the exchange of information and bring about the application of modern science toward understanding the Ayush-related basic concepts and principles.
eGramSwaraj and Audit Online of Ministry of Panchayati Raj wins GOLD AWARD under the National Awards for e-Governance
e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (eGramSwaraj and AuditOnline) of Ministry of Panchayati Raj has won the GOLD AWARD under the category “Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering for Digital Transformation” of the National Awards for e-Governance.
The award is a recognition of the excellent and exemplary work done by Team eGovernance and supported by Team NIC-MoPR.
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