8.10.22 UKPSC Daily Current Affairs

Minister launched Himalaya Darshan helicopter service from Everest estate
Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj formally inaugurated the Himalaya Darshan helicopter service from the George Everest estate near Mussoorie last week.
Speaking on the occasion the minister said that the State government is consistently moving ahead towards developing tourism and as part of such efforts the Himalaya Darshan service has been started. He said that tourists will be able to view the high Himalayan peaks and picturesque aspects of Uttarakhand by helicopter using this service. He exhorted domestic and foreign tourists to visit Uttarakhand and enjoy the Himalaya Darshan helicopter service which takes off from Everest estate and lands back at the same site.
PM Modi, U.N. chief launch Mission LiFE for climate-friendly behaviour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres launched Mission LiFE, a global plan of action aimed at saving the planet from the disastrous consequences of climate change.
The action plan – a list of ideas on lifestyle changes that can be taken up as climate-friendly behaviour – along with the logo and tagline for Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) were jointly launched by PM Modi and Mr. Guterres.
This includes nudging individuals to practice simple yet effective environment-friendly actions in their daily lives (demand), enabling industries and markets to respond swiftly to the changing demand (supply), and to influence government and industrial policy to support both sustainable consumption and production (policy).
India has potential to lead fourth industrial revolution, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 7, 2022 said India has the potential to lead the fourth industrial revolution and the government has worked on reforms to make the country a manufacturing hub of the world.
He said that the fourth industrial revolution is as much about new technology, as it is about innovative thinking.
Due to various factors, India may have missed being a part of earlier industrial revolutions. But India has the potential to lead Industry 4.0, because, for the first time in recent history, we have many different factors like demography, demand and decisive governance coming together.
The production-linked incentive scheme for advanced chemistry cell (ACC) battery storage will help India in cutting down its imports and become an exporter in the coming years.
Centre launches programme to strengthen Kashi-Tamil Nadu bond
Amid the continued debates over the imposition of Hindi across the country, the Union Government on Thursday announced a month-long programme to “strengthen” and “rekindle” the cultural and civilisational bond between Tamil Nadu and Varanasi. Named the ‘Kashi-Tamil Sangamam’, the programme would be held from November 16 to December 16 this year.
“The period will cover the Tamil month of Karthikeya during which all Tamil households go pray to Lord Shiva. This programme, which would be a part of the Ek Bharat Sreshtha Bharat initiative, is aimed at rekindling the civilisational link between the new Kashi and Tamil Nadu — both deep centres of knowledge,” Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. He added that building a heritage bridge for the new generation was a key feature of the National Education Policy.
U.P. bags top honours at PMAY-U Awards 2021
Over half the homes sanctioned under the BJP-led Centre’s flagship Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) housing scheme have been delivered and the rest are under various stages of completion, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said.
Mr. Puri’s comments came on the sidelines of the PMAY-U Awards 2021 — scheduled annually to recognise the contribution of States, Union Territories and urban local bodies with regard to the implementation of the scheme — in Rajkot.
In the awards, Uttar Pradesh bagged the first position followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu at second and third place, respectively.
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