11.12.07.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND

 

Cabinet resolves to ensure corruption-free governance under Dhami

 

The first meeting of the Uttarakhand Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami late on Sunday resolved to give people a corruption-free administration, transparent, sensitive and speedy services by maximising the use of information technology and ramp up health facilities to effectively control Covid-19 in the State.

The Cabinet adopted six resolutions to meet public expectations ahead of 2022 Assembly elections. Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal informed the media about the decisions taken in the meeting held hours after Dhami’s and his 11 Cabinet colleagues’ swearing-in on Sunday, though the media briefing was held on Monday as the meeting continued till late in the night.

Uniyal said the other resolutions passed by the Cabinet included those for creating jobs and self-employment opportunities for youngsters, uplifting Dalits and empowering women. Apart from the resolutions, some major decisions were taken by the Cabinet. These included raising the salary of the guest teachers from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000 per month and deploying them in their home districts, said Uniyal.

The Cabinet also decided to maintain the continuity of service of about 200 contractual employees of polytechnic institutes, paying the salaries to MNREGA workers for the strike period and the filling about 22,000 vacancies in different Government departments, the Cabinet Minister said.

The Cabinet also granted its approval to the proposal for reviving the defunct district employment offices.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

World Population Day – 11th July

 

World Population Day is discovered globally on eleventh July every year. This day is found to increase awareness amongst human beings about the affect of a developing population and troubles which include gender equality, the significance of household planning, poverty, maternal health, human rights, etc.
Theme: the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility

 

In 1989, World Population Day used to be installed by using the Governing Council of the United National Development Programme as an outgrowth of the activity generated with the aid of the Day of Five Billion, which was once found on eleven July 1987.

 

 

 

World Malala Day – 12th July

 

The United Nations has declared 12th July as World Malala Day to honour the younger activist, Malala Yousafzai. Malala Day is commemorated, the birthday of Malala Yousafzai, to honour girls and children’s rights around the world. On October 9, 2012, Malala was once shot in the head by Taliban gunmen after she publicly advocated for the education of girls. Despite the attack, Malala soon lowered back to the public eye, fiercer in her views than before and persevered in her advocacy for gender rights. She established the Malala Fund, a non-profit organization to help younger ladies go to school and also co-authored a e-book titled “I Am Malala”, a global bestseller.

 

In 2012, she was awarded the first-ever National Youth Peace Prize with the aid of the Pakistan government.

In 2014, at age 17, She grew to be the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her efforts for children’s rights which had begun even before she was shot.

The UN has declared her as “the most well-known teenager in the world” in its Decade in Review document in late 2019.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

First LNG Facility Plant of India

The Union Minister inaugurated India’s first LNG facility in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Baidyanath Ayurvedic Group (private sector) has established the country’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility plant on Kamptee Road, near the Nagpur-Jabalpur Highway.

About Liquified Natural Gas (LNG):

♦ LNG is a clear, colourless, non-toxic liquid formed by cooling natural gas to -162oC (-260oF).

♦ The cooling process reduces the volume of the gas by 600 times, making storage and shipping easier and safer.LNG will not burn when it is liquid.

♦ When LNG arrives at its destination, it is converted back into a gas at regasification plants.
♦ It is then piped to homes, businesses, and industries to be burned for heat or electricity generation.

♦ LNG is also becoming a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly transportation fuel, particularly for shipping and heavy-duty road transport.

♦ It has the potential to reduce logistics costs while also creating numerous job opportunities.

♦ LNG is the fuel of the future, and it will transform the transportation industry.

 

Upstream of Polavaram Dam

 

A breach in the Godavari bund, located upstream of the Polavaram dam in Andhra Pradesh, was caused by increased inflows and stagnant backwaters.

About the Polavaram Irrigation Project:

♦ It is a multi-purpose irrigation project located in Andhra Pradesh near Polavaram village on the Godavari River.

♦ Once completed, it will provide irrigation benefits, generate hydroelectric power, and provide drinking water.

♦ It will make an inter-basin transfer to the Krishna river basin via its Right canal.

♦ Indirect benefits include the advancement of pisciculture (fish breeding and rearing), tourism, and urbanisation.

♦ In 2014, the union government designated the project as a national project (under Section-90 of Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014).

The Godavari River flows from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra to the Bay of Bengal.
♦ Drainage Basin: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, as well as smaller portions of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Puducherry.

♦ Tributaries includes: Pravara, Purna, Wardha, Manjra, Wainganga, Penganga, Pranhita, Indravati, Maner, and the Sabri.

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