29.12.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs

 

 

UTTARAKHAND

 

Defence minister inaugurates 3 bridges in U’khand

 

Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurated 24 bridges and three roads built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in four states and two union territories on Tuesday. These include three bridges in Uttarakhand. Singh inaugurated the Ghasku bridge linking Tawaghat and Ghatiyabagad, Gaurigad bridge linking Jauljibi and Munsyari, and Badamgad bridge linking Semli and Gwaldam.

Speaking on the occasion the Defence minister said that the roads, tunnels and bridges made by the BRO have considerably reduced the distance and time taken to travel between locations. He said that those in the border areas are also closed to Delhi, adding that the centre has focused on the developmental needs of the border areas. He said that work on infrastructure and through it on education, health, poverty alleviation and other aspects is underway in the nation with the BRO also contributing to this. In the face of challenges like sub-zero temperature and high altitude, the patience and dedication of BRO personnel has achieved historic works, he said. Roads in border regions are important not only from the strategic view but also ensure the participation of remote areas in the development of the nation, said Singh. He said that BRO cafes will be established at 75 places in border regions as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said that the bridges and roads built by BRO fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of self reliant India. The residents of the border regions of Uttarakhand will benefit from the infrastructure, he added.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Ziyuan-1 02E Launched by China

 

China launched a new Earth observation satellite named “Ziyuan-1 02E” into space.

 

The satellite was launched with the goal of discovering new natural resources.A smaller satellite was also launched, which will be used to teach geography at a Beijing school.

The Long March 4C rocket launched both satellites from the Taiyuan Launch Center in Sjanxi Province.

The Earth observation satellite Ziyuan-1 02E is part of a series of Ziyuan-1 satellites. Its most recent version, Ziyuan III 03., was released in July 2021.

 

Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award Presented In Dubai

 

the Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award were presented in Dubai.

Highlights:

Surat’s noted industrialist Viral Desai received the prestigious Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award.

Because of his passion for the environment, Viral Desai is known as Greenman.

At Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm, the SanskrutiYuvaSansthan presented Viral Desai and other winners with the ‘Bharat Gaurav Samman.’

The prestigious awards were presented to 28 prominent figures from 11 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

 

CEBRs Indian Economy Prediction

 

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India will reclaim sixth place from France in 2022 and move up to third place in 2031.

Highlights:

India was predicted to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2030.

China will overtake the United States in 2030, according to the CEBR’s annual World Economic League Table.

According to the report, India’s ranking in the World Economic League Table will improve over the next 15 years (WELT).

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid Guidelines

 

Guidelines for Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles were released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Highlights:

Automatic manufacturers in India have been instructed to begin producing Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) and Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles in accordance with guidelines (FFV-SHEVs).

This will help India replace its petroleum imports as a fuel source while also providing direct benefits to farmers.

FFV-SHEVs are equipped with powerful Hybrid Electric technology.

Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules

 

The Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, have been published by the Central Government.

Highlights:

Direct selling entities and direct sellers are prohibited from Promoting a Pyramid Scheme or enlisting anyone in these schemes under the notified rules.

Participating in a money-transfer scheme

State governments have been given the responsibility of monitoring compliance with these rules.

Direct Selling Entities are required to have at least one physical location as a registered office within India, according to the rules.

They should make a self-declaration that the Direct Selling Entity has followed the rules and is not involved in a pyramid scheme or money circulation scheme.

All products sold by a direct selling company must adhere to the declarations made under the Legal Metrology Act of 2009.

 

 

 

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