15-16.08.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs



Wheels of justice: ‘E-court’ vans to reach remote Uttarakhand hills


The Uttarakhand high court has set up five ‘ecourt’ vans — equipped with WiFi and computers for videoconferencing — that will travel to remote areas in the hills to connect residents in far flung areas with virtual courts.

Judges will hear the cases — both civil and criminal — online while technical teams stationed in the vans will facilitate the appearance of witnesses, complainants and experts before the virtual court and also help with documentation.


Uttarakhand has a very difficult topography and many areas lack internet and road connectivity. But now instead of people going to court, the court will approach them.



World Airport Award Ranking by Skytrax


The Skytrax World Airport Award ranking for the year 2021 was published. In the report, Indira Gandhi International Airport of Delhi has emerged among world’s top-50 best airports in the 2021.


Delhi Airport emerged as best airport in the country for the 3rd consecutive year.

Mumbai, Hyderabad, & Bengaluru have found a rank among world’s top 100 best airports.

In the world airport’s awards list 2021, Delhi has been ranked at 45th place. It has improved as compared to number 50 in 2020. Delhi airport is 1st Indian airport to achieve this mark.

Hyderabad has been positioned at 64th place. Its raking has been improved against 71st in 2020.

Mumbai is positioned at 65th number, besides getting 52nd place in 2020.


Top-5 airports of the world: Doha Hamad International Airport, Tokyo Haneda airport, Changi Airport Singapore, Seoul Incheon International Airport and Tokyo Narita.


Skytrax is a UK-based consultancy, running an airline & airport review and also ranking site.




Chandrayaan 2 Discovers Water Molecules on the Moon


Orbiter of the Chandrayaan 2 of the Indian Space Research Organisation has detected water molecules on the surface of the moon.


From the view of researchers that there was widespread lunar hydration and also unambiguous detection of H2O signatures in between 29 degrees north and 62 degrees north latitudes on the moon.

Chandrayaan 2 Mission was launched by ISRO in 2019 which suffered a tragic crash when the lander got damaged.

However, its orbiter has helped in many new discoveries in this mission.

The aim is to study not just one area of the Moon but combining the exosphere as well including the surface and subsurface of the Moon.



Fit India Freedom Run Launched by the Government

Union Minister of Youth affairs launched a nationwide programme called fit India freedom Run 2.0 on 13th august in order to celebrate Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.


The program has been launched at 75 iconic locations, will be concluded on October 2.

People from each district in which village can participate in this freedom Run movement, In the freedom, Run 1.0 people of 5 crores had joined and in this number has increased to 7.5 crores. India freedom Run 2.0 flagged off from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

The freedom Run will be organised across 744 districts and 30,000 educational institutions in India.


Internet Governance Forum of India


India will host the first Internet Governance Forum in the country.


The discussion board is an Internet Governance coverage dialogue platform to convey representatives together from a number of groups, considering all at par to talk about public policy issues related to the Internet.

This Multi-Stakeholder thought is adopted by IGF beneath United Nations and by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers).

Significance: As India is the second-largest broadband subscription country in the world and additionally has the absolute best facts consumption per person per month, with IIGF, the aspirations of the Indians would be reflected in International coverage formation and stakeholder discussion.


Release of Global Youth Tobacco Survey


The Health Minister launched the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4).


More than 29% of college students in India were uncovered to second-hand smoke.

There has been a 42% decline in tobacco use among 13-15-year-old schoolchildren in the past decade.

Use of any structure of tobacco was once greater amongst boys

States with the perfect use among schoolchildren: Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram

States with the lowest use amongst schoolchildren: Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.

38% of cigarettes, 47% of bidi people who smoke and 52% of smokeless tobacco users initiated the use before their tenth birthday.


Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Rural Districts


The government of India has made a option for opening Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in each of the rural districts across the country.

About Krishi Vigyan Kendra:

Krishi Vigyan Kendras usually regarded as KVKs are the agricultural science centres established as innovative establishments for imparting vocational coaching to the practising farmers, faculty dropouts and area stage extension functionaries.

The eleventh National Krishi Vigyan Kendra Conference used to be held in New Delhi in February 2020.

The 1st Krishi Vigyan Kendra, on a pilot basis, was hooked up in 1974 at Puducherry (Pondicherry) under the administrative management of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore.

All KVKs are under the jurisdiction of one of the 11 Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes (ATARIs) for the duration of India.



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