16.04.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND

 

Govt to regularise & beautify slums on Government land, reiterates CM

Chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat announced that the government will work for regularisation and beautification of slums established on government land. He said this while speaking at a function held to mark the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar.

Recalling Ambedkar as the chief architect of the Indian constitution and a social reformer, Rawat said that the state government is also committed to ensuring the welfare of the poor and deprived sections of society. He reiterated the government’s intention to regularise and beautify the slums set up on government land. The CM said that various schemes are being implemented for the welfare of the poor and deprived sections of society.

He also announced boundary wall construction and repair of the Ravidas Bhawan and Ambedkar marriage hall in Lower Tunwala. Rawat said, “Ambedkar remained dedicated to serving humanity. A nation without casteism and with social equality was his dream.”

The CM further said that the state government is undertaking all possible efforts in the fight against Covid-19. Both testing and vaccination have been stepped up in the state. All necessary arrangements have been made for Covid vaccination in the state. Officials have been directed to ensure vaccination from the district to block and Nyay Panchayat levels. MLA and BJP State president Madan Kaushik along with local MLA Umesh Sharma were also among those present on the occasion

INTERNATIONAL

Virtual Summit between India and Netherlands

The Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands held a virtual summit. Highlights:

This is the first high-level summit attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after the general election in March 2021.

During the summit, the leaders of the two countries exchanged views on further expanding the relationship between trade and economy, water management, agriculture, smart cities, science and technology, healthcare and space.

The two prime ministers also agreed to establish a “Water Strategic Partnership” to further deepen India-Dutch cooperation with water-related departments and upgrade the joint working group on water issues to ministerial level.

 

NATIONAL

First Renewable Project of Facebook in India

 

The Facebook has as of late marked an arrangement to purchase environmentally friendly power in India from a nearby firm called CleanMax. This is the first inexhaustible task of Facebook in Quite a while.

The venture is situated in Karnataka.  The Project limit of 32 MW.

Under the task Facebook and CleanMax will cooperate to give environmentally friendly power into the electrical network of India.

Facebook is to utilize the environmentally friendly power bought from CleanMax to control its server farm. Facebook is to begin the tasks of the server farm in 2022.

Facebook had settled on comparative concurrences with energy suppliers in Singapore like Terrenus Energy, Sunseap Group, Sembcorp businesses. These activities are equipped for delivering 160 MW of solar power.

 

Digital Repository on Nutrition Information Poshan Gyan

NITI Aayog as of launched Poshan Gyan alongside the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Center for Social and Behavior Change, Ashoka University. Poshan Gyan is a National Digital Repository on wellbeing and sustenance.

 

Poshan Gyan is essentially an online asset for any individual working in nourishment area. It is likewise available for any individual looking for data to improve wholesome results.

It holds correspondence materials that were made by government offices and other formative associations. The correspondence materials are accessible in various dialects and for various objective crowd.

The materials held by Poshan Gyan cover wide scope of themes like correlative taking care of, antenatal consideration, juvenile wellbeing, weakness avoidance, diet variety, and so on

In Global Hunger Index, 2020, India positioned 94th out of 107 nations. This says that India is experiencing genuine craving issues. Additionally, in India, just a 10th of youngsters somewhere in the range of 6 and 23 months are taken care of with least adequate eating routine.

 

Financing For HGCO19 – A mRNA Vaccine

An extra government financing has been gotten by India’s mRNA-based Covid-19 immunization applicant HGCO19 for its clinical investigations. This financing has been granted under the ‘Mission Covid Suraksha’.

 

HGCO19, the novel mRNA Vaccine up-and-comer has been created by Pune-based biotechnology organization Genova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. along with HDT Biotech Corporation, USA.

 

it’s as of now exhibited security, immunogenicity, balance neutralizer action inside the rat and non-human primate models. For Phase 1/2 clinical preliminaries for its immunization competitor HGCO19, Gennova has started the enrolment of volunteers. one among the upside of mRNA antibody is that they’re viewed as protected because of non-irresistible, non-coordinating in nature, and corrupted by standard cell systems. They’re likewise exceptionally effectual and mRNA immunizations are completely manufactured.

 

Mission Covid Suraksha is India’s focused on exertion to empower the occasion of native, moderate and open antibodies for the country. it’s driven by the Department of Biotechnology and carried out by an over the top Mission Implementation Unit at Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).

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