14.10.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs

UTTARAKHAND

 

Education department to merge 1,500 schools in Uttarakhand

Education department is merging around 1,500 schools in the state.

According to officials, there are 3,200 campuses in the state, from where multiple primary, secondary and senior secondary institutions are operating.

 

The department aims to merge schools located on same campuses.

If this happens, 1,500 schools out of over 16,700 will become defunct.

 

The project is still being deliberated upon by department’s officials but is likely to take shape as instructions have come from the CMO.

Meanwhile, the department also aims to appoint English and computer teachers in every school.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

UNDP Releases 2021 Multidimensional Poverty Index Report

 

Multidimensional Poverty Index Report 2021 was released by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

 

Highlights

 

The report estimates multidimensional poverty across 109 developing countries, with data from surveys ranging from 2009 to 2020.

 

These include 26 low-income countries, 80 middle-income countries and 3 high-income countries.

 

The index measures each person’s deprivations across 10 indicators divided into three equally weighted dimensions.

 

Nearly half (644 million) are children under age 18.

 

About 8.2 per cent (105 million) are aged 60 or older.

 

Approximately 85 per cent live in Sub-Saharan Africa (556 million) or South Asia (532 million).

 

84 per cent (1.1 billion) live in rural areas, and 16 per cent (about 209 million) live in urban areas.

 

Over 67 per cent live in middle-income countries.

 

In India, five out of six multidimensionally poor people were from lower tribes or castes.

 

India Invited To Become A Full-Time Member Of IEA

 

IEA has asked India to become its full-time member as it is the world’s third-largest energy consumer.

 

Highlights

 

If this proposal is accepted, India will increase its strategic oil reserve to 90 days.

 

Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri held negotiations with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

 

The IEA executive director invited India to expand its cooperation with IEA by becoming its full member during the discussion.

 

India started as an associate member of the IEA in March 2017 and agreed to enter into a strategic partnership to reinforce its collaboration regarding energy security and clean energy transition.

 

International Energy Agency, IEA is a Paris-based body that suggests industrialised countries about energy policies.

 

IEA was founded in 1974 by industrialised nations under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) structure.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

PM To Partake In G20 Extraordinary Leaders Summit On Afghanistan

 

Prime Minister Modi is set to participate in the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit On Afghanistan on 12 October.

 

Highlights:

 

Prime Minister will attend the summit virtually on 12 October at 4 PM.

 

The Agenda of the meeting comprises of a discussion on response to humanitarian needs and access to essential services and livelihood

 

It also includes a discussion on the fight against Terrorism, Mobility, Migration and Human Rights.

 

PM Modi also participated in the SCO-CSTO outreach summit, and External Affairs minister Jai Shankar Participated in the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

 

G20

 

G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union.

 

Desh Ke Mentor Program Launched By Arvind Kejriwal

 

Desh Ke Mentor’ program was launched by Delhi Cheif Minister  Aravind Kejriwal for the Delhi Government Schools.

 

Highlights:

 

This program aims to provide guidance to school students on the career choices of successful citizens in their respective fields.

 

The ‘Desh ke mentor’ programme entails ‘adopting’ one to 10 government school students who can be mentored by experts.

 

Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador for the mentors’ programme.

 

The mentors will have 10 mins every week to guide the youths over the phone regarding their fields.

 

India Bags 43 Medals ISSF Junior World Championship

 

Indian Shooters bags 43 medals in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship.

 

Highlights

 

The  International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship happened in Lima, Peru.

 

The Indian Shooters won 43 medals and took the top of the table with  17 Gold, 16 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.

 

USA won 21 medals with six gold, eight silver and six bronze and took second place on the Medal Table.

 

Manu Bhaker won the highest number of medals, that is 5 Medals,  in a single edition of the ISSF Junior World Championships.

 

 

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