15.12.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs

 

UTTARAKHAND

 

State’s biggest wildlife rescue centre coming up in Corbett

 

A wildlife rescue centre being developed on 30 hectare area in Dhela zone of Corbett national park will be the biggest facility of its kind in the state. According to officials, a 30 strong staff including veterinary surgeon, physician and anaesthesia expert will work at this centre. A sum of about Rs 10 crore has been spent on this project so far. The part of the centre prepared so far is already being used for treatment of tiger, leopard and elephant while after completion, the centre will also be able to provide treatment to bear, snakes, birds and other wildlife. Currently, this centre is being used to provide treatment to five leopards and two tigers.

Corbett national park director Rahul said that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the plan for establishment of this wildlife rescue centre was announced in 2019. The total cost of the project is about Rs 19 crore out of which a sum of about Rs 10 crore has already been spent on the facility which is under construction. The five leopards brought here for treatment include two each from Rishikesh and Rudrapur and one from Nainital. Two of these leopards were found to be attacking villagers while three were rescued in an injured condition. The big cats under treatment will be released in the jungles after they are found to be fit for release, added Rahul.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

First Time in World Dubai Is 100% Paperless

 

Dubai has evolved to be the world’s first government to turn 100 percent paperless.

Highlights:

Dubai became the world’s first government to show 100% paperless.

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced.

It’ll save around 3 billion Dirham (USD 350 million) and 14-million-man hours.

The digitization will provide all the government services to customers & reduce paper consumption by quite 336 million papers.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Swarnim Vijay Parv Was Launched ByDefence Minister

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has Launched Swarnim Vijay Parv.

Highlights:

Swarnim Vijay Parv commemorated the 50 years of India’s victory within the 1971 war.

He inaugurated ‘Wall of Fame -1971 Indo-Pak War’ at the inaugural ceremony.

Swarnim Vijay Parv is an occasion commemorating the valor & professionalism of the soldiers and their contribution to the liberation of Bangladesh within the Indo-Pak 1971 war, at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi on December 12, 2021.

The event marks the completion of year-long festivities of fifty years of India’s victory in 1971.

 

National Helpline Against Atrocities On SCs, STs

  1. Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched the National Helpline against atrocities on SCs, STs.

    Highlights

The target of the Helpline, reportedly, is to create awareness about the Act’s provisions are aimed toward ending discrimination and providing protection to all or any.

The Helpline will be open 24-7 on toll-free number – 14566.

This Service will be functional in Hindi, English, and Regional languages of the States.

The target of this Helpline is to spread awareness about the supply of the Scheduled Castes and, therefore, the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

 

 

Solar Hamam

 

A  locally designed and a branded heating system called Solar Hamam gained popularity in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

Highlights:

Solar Haman aims to provide clean energy keys to households across mountainous regions.

It seeks to preserve forests, free women from collecting fuelwood and mitigate carbon emissions.

The evolution of this technology is vital because households within the mountains rely upon natural resources to urge fuel, fodder, health, nutrition, agriculture, livelihood, and employment.

Effect of clear and cost-effective solar water & space heating plant was started in 2004 for rural households.

Solar Hamam

In 2008, an artisan-fabricated prototype, the Solar Hamam, was developed.

Solar Hamam was considered for performance, safety and maintenance across rural households.

So far, quite 1,200 Solar Hamam systems have been established in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand.

 

Unnati Launched By Delhi Police

It was launched under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme, ‘YUVA’, at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium, New Delhi.

Each Year, over 1.5 lakh people are arrested by the Delhi Police for various crimes. Quite 85 percent of them are first-timers, and only 10-15 percent are repeat offenders.

Unnati is an e-learning and certificate endeavor by the Delhi Police-South West District to educate youths and impart skill training to high school dropouts from the weaker sections of society.

 

SMART Launched By India

 

India successfully launched Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System (SMART)  On 13 December from Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast

Highlights:

The mission successfully demonstrated the full range capability of the missile.

The SMART system has been developed to improve anti-submarine warfare power past traditional torpedo ranges.

This was a textbook launch, in which the entire course of the test was observed by the electro-optic telemetry system and several range radars, which includes downrange instrumentation & down range ships.

SMART carried a torpedo, escape mechanisms and parachute delivery system.

It was established from a ground mobile launcher and can cover a range of distances.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed the weapon for the Indian Navy.

 

 

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