14.06.19 Uttarakhand(UKPSC) Daily Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND

 

  • CM inaugurates 1st potable wastewater treatment plant in India

 

  • CM Trivendra Singh Rawat inaugurated the first portable and potable wastewater treatment plant in India at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh.

 

  • The 50-KLD (kilo litres per day) portable and potable wastewater treatment plant is a treatment system which uses a four-part treatment technology to treat the ashram’s wastewater into potable water which would be reused for irrigation, gardening, laundry and other domestic daily usage, thereby saving gallons of water.

 

 

  • In the four part treatment approach, the wastewater first passes through the anoxic chamber for de-nitrification of the effluent and then it is passed through a biological system cum PMTR chamber. This will provide the water with beneficial bacteria. Finally the effluent is passed through a dual-media filter which removes turbidity.
  • The last part of the process is UV water purification which removes harmful pathogens and bacteria from the water.

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • India slips 5 places to 141 on Global Peace Index 2019

 

  • India has slipped by four points in an annual global index on peacefulness this year, finishing at 141 among 163 countries.

 

  • Iceland remained at the top position, according to a report by an international think tank.

 

  • The Global Peace Index (GPI) gauges ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society, and the degree of militarisation in 163 countries and territories by taking into account 23 indicators.

 

  • Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008.

 

  • June month is celebrated as the LGBTQ Pride month

 

  • June monthis celebrated as the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Pride month all over the world. The LGBTQ pride month is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of Stonewall riots at Stonewall Inn in New York, a gathering space for LGBTQ community during the 60s.
  • It provides role models, builds community, and represents a civil rights statement about the contributions of the LGBT community. The month is observed by United States, United Kingdom, Canada. LGBT History Month originated in the United States. It was first celebrated in 1994.
  • The commemoration of the month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

 

NATIONAL

 

 

  • Union Cabinet cleared NDIAC Bill, 2019 on institutionalised arbitration

 

  • The Union Cabinet has cleared the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) Bill, 2019, which provides for setting up of an independent and autonomous body for institutional arbitration.
  • It also aims to acquire and transfer the undertakings of International Centre For Alternative Dispute Resolution to New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) with effect from March 2 this year.
  • The Bill provides to replace and repeal the NDIAC Ordinance, 2019.
  • The proposed New Delhi International Arbitration Centre is headed by a chairperson, who has been a judge of the Supreme Court or a judge of a high court or an eminent person, having special knowledge and experience in the conduct or administration of arbitration.

 

 

  • India accounts for 6.3% of global fish production

 

  • India is the second largest fish producing country in the world as it accounts for 6.3 per cent of the global fish production, a release by the Fisheries Department.

 

  • The fisheries sector in the country is growing at a rate of 7 per cent, sustaining 14.5 million fishermen.

 

  • There is a huge potential in harnessing tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

 

  • India to celebrated the 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY

 

  • India is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY, which popularly known as the Kargil War.The Kargil War is a saga of strong political, military and diplomatic actions.
  • The Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations for the year 2019 will be spread over three days from 25-27 July 2019 and will be organized atDras and New Delhi.However, as part of the build up to the main event, numerous activities are planned to be organized all over the country with effect from first week of July 2019.
  • Thetheme of the day is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’. The objective of these celebrations is to evoke feeling of nationalism and patriotism through nationwide campaigns especially amongst youth and to pay homage to the valiant soldiers.

 

  • Operation Sunrise was carried out between India and Myanmar to target militant group

 

  • Operation Sunrise 2 is a coordinated military operation which was carried out between India and Myanmar to target militant groups.The Indian army and Myanmar Army carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation in their respective border areas fromMay 16. The operation targeted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam.

 

  • Himachal Pradesh made GPS mandatory for trekkers

 

  • TheHimachal Pradesh government made it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency on 18 June 2019. The decision was made in a review meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi on preparedness for the monsoon in Shimla.
  • The announcement also added that it is important that trekking and other yatras must be restricted during adverse weather. Being a disaster-prone state special attention must be taken to disseminate weather advisoriesand installing early warning systems in Himachal Pradesh.
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