18.01.22 UKPSC Daily Current Affairs

 

UTTARAKHAND

 

Adopt Uttarkashi model to tackle low voter turnout in mountains-  Nautiyal

 

The Founder of Social Development for Communities (SDC) foundation Anoop Nautiyal has advocated for Uttarkashi model for increase in voting percentage in the mountainous areas of the state. He said that the governments, policy makers and public representatives should deeply understand the reasons for the high percentage of voting in Uttarkashi district as compared to hill districts.

The SDC foundation has released a report ‘ Migration and Uttarakhand Election 2017’ which is based on the voting patterns and percentages of the assembly elections of 2017 in the state.

The report claims that the number of voters in the assembly seats in the hilly areas is less than in the plain areas, as well as fewer people go to vote in these areas than in the plain areas. In this way, about 40 to 50 per cent of the voters of mountainous areas are not able to participate in the democratic process. According to the report, heavy migration in the state is one of the likely reasons behind the low turnout.

Nautiyal said that in the 2017 assembly elections, the average turnout in Uttarakhand was 65.6 per cent and except Uttarkashi district, the voting in all other mountainous districts was far less than the average turnout of the state. The lowest polling percentage was in the districts of Tehri, Pauri and Almora.  Nauitiyal said that in the plains district of Haridwar; the assembly constituencies of Laksar, Haridwar (Rural) and PiranKalier had the highest voting in the state. The turnout in the three constituencies was between 81 and 82 per cent.

Nautiyal said that only Uttarkashi district had recorded a good polling percentage (69.38 per cent) in the mountainous districts and for the state Uttarkashi should serve as a role model.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Mrs. America Shaylyn Ford Becomes Mrs. World 2022

 

Mrs. America Shaylyn Ford is crowned as the Mrs. World 2022 In Nevada, Las Vegas.

Highlights:

Mrs. World 2022 was won by Shaylyn Ford, who is 37 years old. Kate Schneider of Ireland, the outgoing queen, crowned her. Mrs. Jordan Jaclyn Stapp and Mrs.

UAE DebanjaliKamstra came in second and third, respectively.

Shaylyn Ford, who represented the United States in the pageant, defeated 57 other women worldwide to win the title.

Mrs. World has been awarded to an American representative for the eighth time.

 

India-China Trade 2021

 

In 2021, the trade value between India and China was estimated to be over 125 billion dollars. India imported 100 billion dollars from China.

Highlights:

The majority of the import requests were for machinery. In 2021, India’s trade deficit with China was 69.4 billion dollars.

This represents a 22 percent increase over the trade deficit in 2019. In 2021, overall imports from China outstripped total trade between the two countries.

India’s imports from China increased by 20% in 2019 compared to the previous year. On either hand, India’s exports to China surged by 56% between 2019 and 2021. In 2021, India’s exports to China totaled USD 28.1 billion. Nonetheless, India imports 100 billion dollars from China.

 

PASSEX Exercise in Arabian Sea

 

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy are participating in the PASSEX exercise in the Arabian Sea.

Highlights:

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy conducted PASSEX exercises in the Arabian Sea port of Cochin.

The Indian Navy’s INS Kochi, a guided-missile destroyer designed and built in India, took part in the test. RFS Admiral Tributs represented the Russian Federation Navy.

Two other Russian naval ships were also present: the Russian Naval Missile Cruiser Varyag and the Russian Tanker Boris Butoma.

The exercise would include tactical maneuvers, cross-deck helicopter operations, and seamanship activities to demonstrate the two navies’ cohesiveness and interoperability.

 

Justice Ayesha Malik: Pakistans First Woman Supreme Court Judge

 

Ayesha Malik will become Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge.

Highlights:

After a high-power panel authorized the promotion of Lahore High Court judge Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court.

Pakistan is one step closer to installing the country’s first female Supreme Court judge. Malik’s promotion was confirmed by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), led by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, by a majority of five votes to four.

The JCP is convening for the second time to vote on Justice Malik’s promotion.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

IAMAI: 16th India Digital Summit 2022

 

The Internet And Mobile Association of India hosted the two-day virtual event on January 11 and 12, 2022. (IAMAI).

Highlights:

Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, spoke remotely at the 16th India Digital Summit in 2022.

“Supercharging Startups” was the summit’s theme. The India Digital Summit is the country’s oldest digital industry event.

The Minister introduced ‘LEAP’ as a path forward to further enhance our Startup ecosystem during the occasion.

“LEAP” is the acronym for “Leverage, Encourage, Access, and Promote.”

On DPIIT, there are presently 58,379 start-ups, with around one-third of them being digital.

 

India Skills 2021 Done

 

The India Skills 2021 competition has come to an end on 12 January.

Highlights:

More than 200 contestants were honored by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at the conclusion of the India Skills 2021 nationwide competition.

There were 270 medallions of excellence awarded to the competition winners, including 61 gold, 77 silver, 53 bronze, and 79 medals of excellence.

More than 500 contestants from all over the country competed in the tournament, which featured talent from 54 different industries.

Car paint, patisserie and confectionary, welding, additive manufacturing, computer security, and floristry are among these industries.

With 51 medals, Odisha took top place out of 26 states and union territories in this year’s ‘IndiaSkills 2021’ competition.

 

 

 

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