20.11.22 UKPSC Daily Current Affairs

CM launches Gaura Shakti feature in U’khand Police App
In an important step towards ensuring the safety of working women, the chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the self registration facility for the women working in the government and other offices of the State in the Uttarakhand Police App.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that working women can get themselves registered using the Gaura Shakti option in the app of the Uttarakhand police. He said that in view of women safety and empowerment, the working women should be encouraged to get themselves registered in the app. Dhami emphasised the need for proper publicity of the app and suggested that seminars should be organised in every district for the purpose. He directed that prompt action on the complaints received in the Gaura Shakti should be taken and the action taken should be monitored by the senior officers The CM expressed confidence that the self registration facility would help in generating a feeling of safety in the working women which is in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of developing better ecosystem for them.
The officers informed the CM that the information given in the registration would be kept secret and one woman sub inspector in every district has been deployed under the scheme. Similarly one woman sub inspector and one woman constable have been deployed in every police station. When a registration is made under the Gaura Shakti option in the Uttarakhand Police App, the female SI from the police station concerned would make a call to the woman and give information about completion of process of registration. Feedback would also be taken from time to time.
Under the scheme women can also submit e-complaints in the app. Important phone numbers and information about their rights and laws would also be available in the Gaura Shakti option.
India Ranks 8 in Climate Change Performance Index 2023
India rose two spots to rank eighth out of 63 countries in the Climate Change Performance Index 2023 (CCPI). In the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Energy Use categories, the country was rated “high”. In the Climate Policy and Renewable Energy categories, it earned a “medium” rating.
The CCPI evaluates 59 countries and the European Union, which together generate over 90 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Using standardised criteria, the CCPI looks at four categories, with 14 indicators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Energy, Energy Use, and Climate Policy.
It tracks the implementation of the Paris Agreement by various countries.
In Greenhouse Gas Emissions, India ranked ninth. Under the category of Renewable Energy and Energy Use, it stood at the 24th and ninth stop, respectively. And on Climate Policy, India ranked eighth.
UNESCO India Africa Hackathon Inaugurated
UNESCO India Africa Hackathon was inaugurated at Gautam Buddha University with a grand opening ceremony. The program extensively focused upon promoting engagement and collaboration of the student communities in India with the communities of African nations to develop ingenious and out-of-the-box strategies to tackle the problems faced by mankind.
While welcoming the African students, UP CM beckoned them to be a part of startups and innovation culture here in India. He also invited students to study in India and be India’s innovation partners. He concluded by extending his best wishes for a successful UNESCO India Africa Hackathon.
Karmyogi Prarambh Module
The Karmayogi Prarambh module is an initiative under the Mission Karmayogi.
It is an online orientation course for the new recruits of various government departments.
It will help new government employees to understand the code of conduct required to adapt to the new role.
Ethics in the workplace, integrity, human resource policies and other benefits, allowances, etc., are some of the topics focused on by the module.
The objective of this online orientation programme is to keep the essence of civil service within the people of the country.
Union Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates first of its kind Film Technology Exhibition at IFFI 53
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur, inaugurated the Film Technology Exhibition showcasing technology and various elements pertaining to film art/cinema and aesthetics at IFFI 2022 in Goa. Following the inauguration the Minister visited the various stalls and experienced the state-of-art equipment and technologies displayed at this unique maiden exhibition at IFFI.
Film Technology Exhibition at the 53rd IFFI, is showcasing technology and various elements pertaining to film art/cinema and aesthetics. Film enthusiasts visiting the exhibition are being taken through the interlinkages of technology in the context of film art and aesthetics and also how these elements come together and enrich viewer experience.
25th National Conference on e-Governance
The 25th National Conference on e-Governance will be organized on November 26 and 27 this year
25th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) will be held in Katra – a city in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
It will be jointly organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
The theme for this year’s NCeG is “Bringing Citizens, Industry and Government Closer”.
Over a thousand delegates from 28 states and 8 union territories are expected to take part in this conference.
India’s First Suicide Prevention Policy
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently unveiled the National Suicide Prevention Strategy – India’s first suicide prevention policy.
National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) aims to reduce suicide mortality by 10 per cent by 2030 through timely actions and multi-sectoral collaborations.
The NSPS is divided into 3 parts – immediate, intermediate and long-term strategy.
Its priority areas are reducing easy access to suicide modes, strengthening healthcare systems to prevent suicide, sensitization through media and strengthening suicide surveillance.
Under this policy, the government will phase out hazardous pesticides.
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