18.09.21 Daily UKPSC Current Affairs




Uttarakhand among safest states for senior citizens, Maha most unsafe: NCRB


Uttarakhand has emerged as one of the safest states for senior citizens in the country in terms of crime against elderly population, as per the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Four cases of crime against senior citizens were registered in Uttarakhand in 2020, compared to six in 2019, the report said.

Neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, on the other hand, recorded 394 cases of crime against elderly persons, while 650 and 353 cases were registered in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.

Hence, among the northern states, Uttarakhand has emerged as the safest state for the senior citizens, leaving behind Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. As per the 2011 census, there are about nine lakh senior citizens in Uttarakhand.


Maharashtra meanwhile has emerged as the most unsafe state in the country for senior citizens with 4,909 cases of crime in 2020, followed by Madhya Pradesh with 4,602.




World Water Monitoring Day is on 18th September


The World Water Monitoring Day is determined every year on September 18 when you consider that 2003 to extend public awareness and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water sources around the world.


This day is celebrated to increase public recognition and involvement in water monitoring and protecting water sources around the world.

The Water Monitoring Day engages people of all ages in monitoring the situation of local rivers, streams, estuaries and different water bodies. The theme 2021 is valuing water.

The day was determined in 2003 through America’s Clean Water Foundation (ACWF) as a global academic outreach program by enticing citizens to habitually monitor their neighborhood water bodies.

The tournament is now coordinated with the aid of the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association.


World Bamboo Day – 18th September


World Bamboo Day is found each and every year on 18 September to raise attention to the benefits of bamboo & to promote its use in daily products.


Bamboos are used for a number of functions more often than not in East & Southeast Asia.

Bamboo is a very tall, tree-like grass of the Poaceae family. It includes greater than a hundred and fifteen genera and 1,400 species.

The theme of 2021 is ‘#PlantBamboo: It Is Time To Plant Bamboo’

WBD was formally declared by the World Bamboo Organization (WBO) on September 18 at the eighth World Bamboo Congress held in Bangkok in 2009.

The intention of the WBO is to bring the achievable use of bamboo to greater expanded exposure, to develop new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions across the globe, and to promote ordinary uses domestically for neighborhood financial development, etc.






First Carbon Capture by Tata Steel


Tata Steel has commissioned the first carbon capture plant of India that extracts CO2 at once from the blast furnace gas, at its Works of Jamshedpur. By this achievement, Tata Steel has come to be the country’s first steel corporation to adopt such a carbon seize technology. The CCU (Carbon Capture and Utilization) plant was inaugurated by T.V. Narendran (CEO and MD of Tata Steel) in the presence of employer officers and different dignitaries.



The plant can seize 5 tonnes of CO2 per day (5-tonne per day (TPD)). The agency will reuse the captured CO2 on-site in order to promote a circular carbon economy.

The CCU facility uses amine-based technological know-how and makes the captured carbon available for onsite reuse.

The depleted CO2 gasoline is sent lower back to the fuel network with multiplied calorific value. This task has been performed with technological aid from Carbon Clean, a global leader in low cost CO2 capture technology.


AI-Powered Project by Minister for Road Transport


The Union Minister for Road Transport launched ‘iRASTE’, an Artificial Intelligence-powered project. The venture goals to help decrease avenue accidents, recognize the elements accountable for these activities and come up with solutions to mitigate them. iRASTE is acronymed as Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering.


♦ The project was launched on a pilot foundation in Nagpur, Maharashtra with the target of reducing accidents by 50 % in the city.

♦ The task is launched jointly by the Centre, Intel, INAI, IIIT-Hyderabad, CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).

♦ The important focal point of the undertaking will focus on automobile safety, mobility analysis and road infrastructure security to go closer to a ‘Vision Zero’ accident scenario.

Ek Pahal Campaign” launched for Justice delivery at doorstep


The Ministry of Law and Justice has launched a Pan-India Special Campaign called “Ek Pahal Drive” for Justice Delivery at doorstep.


The campaign was launched in a bid to encourage mass registration under Tele-Law.


The campaign was launched by Department of Justice and NALSA.


This campaign seeks to actualize the aspiration of access to justice for citizens in India.

Justice in Preamble


The Preamble to the Constitution of India has recognised Justice as the first deliverable for the Indian citizens. A successful and vibrant democracy is where every citizen not only get guaranteed justice, but where justice is equitable. This principal mandates for State to create an environment where justice-delivery is looked as a citizen-centric service rather than a sovereign function.


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