28.10.21 Daily APSC Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

 

Assam among 5 states vulnerable to extreme climate events’

 

Assam, which has witnessed rainfall deficit of over 20% for the sixth time since 2010, is among the five states that are highly vulnerable to extreme climate events such as floods, droughts and cyclones, according to a new study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW).

The study, “Mapping India’s Climate Vulnerability – A District-Level Assessment” done by Delhi-based think-tank CEEW, has faulted unsustainable landscape, lack of infrastructure planning and human-induced microclimate change as the key drivers of this high vulnerability.

 

The northeastern zone, including Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh, is only highly exposed to extreme flood events. Kamrup, Lakhimpur, Karbi Anglong, Hailakandi, Tinsukia and Dhemaji districts are also the flood hotspots in India.

 

A surge in extreme events has been observed across India after 2005. Our sensitivity analysis shows that this is primarily triggered by landscape disruptions. Various studies have confirmed the impact of landscape changes on the incidence of extreme events (UNEP 2009),” the study said.

 

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Forensic University to be set up in Tripura

The Centre has sanctioned the setting up of a full fledged National Forenic Science University (NFSU) in Tripura and forensic studies up to the post graduate level will begin in the present academic session in a temporary campus here, state Higher Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

The central government has approved a proposal of the state government for setting up a National Forensic Science University in Tripura and the process for setting up the university has already started. Pending the construction of a full-fledged campus at Srinagar area here, academic courses up to master degree level will start soon within the present academic session.

The state government has already allotted 49.2 acres at Srinagar area for setting up the permanent campus. Rs 100 crore will be invested for the NFSU, Tripura campus in the first phase.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

New Border Law Adopted In China

 

China has enacted a national law on “protection and exploitation” of the country’s land border areas.

Highlights:

♦ The new law has been enacted to maintain national security and manage border-related matters at the legal level amid regional tensions.

♦ The new border law will come into effect from January 1, 2022. It mandates the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China to counter any “invasion, encroachment, infiltration, [or] provocation” across the land borders of China.

♦ The law also provides a legal framework for hard border closures, if needed.

♦ The law requires the Chinese government to strengthen border defence, support economic & social development, and open up border areas.

 

 

International Animation Day Is Commemorated On 28 October

 

The International Animation day is celebrated on the 28th october aiming to honor the art of animation.

Highlights:

 International Animation Day is observed every year on the 28th of October to celebrate the art of animation.

 This day also recognizes the artists, scientists and technicians behind animation.

 This year marks the 20th International Animation Day as it was founded in 2002 by the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA), an International Animated Film Association and a member of UNESCO.

 President of ASIFA is Sayoko Kinoshita and ASIFA Founder is John Halas.

 ASIFA was founded in 1960, in Annecy, France.

 

ASIFA created the International Animation Day (IAD) in 2002, honouring the birth of animation.

 This is recognized as the first public performance of projected moving images, Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris, on the 28th of October 1892.

 

 

India Ranked 106th In 2021 FIFA Ranking

 

India has ranked 106th in the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Rankings 2021.

Highlights:

♦ The Indian team position was raised to one spot after the SAFF – South Asian Football Federation Championship 2021 of team India led by Sunil Chhetri.

♦ India has achieved the 106th position after beating Nepal in the summit clash.

FIFA Rankings:

♦ Under the FIFA Rankings, Belgium is at 1st position. Brazil holds 2nd position, France holds 3rd position.

♦ We find some of the most significant raisers on FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Rankings 2021 edition.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

PM Attends 16th East Asia Summit 27 October

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually attend the 16th East Asia Summit held on 27 October.

Highlights:

♦ The East Asia Summit is the premier Leaders-led conference in the Indo-Pacific.

♦ Since its beginning in 2005, it has played a vital role in East Asia’s strategic and geopolitical evolution.

♦ Apart from the 10 ASEAN Member states, East Asia Summit comprises India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Russia.

 

PM Will Attend 18th ASEAN-India Summit On 28 October

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 18th ASEAN-India Summit Virtually on 28 October in Brunei.

Highlights:

♦ Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the status of the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership and assess progress made in critical areas including Covid-19 and health, trade, education and culture with his counterparts from ASEAN nations at the 18th ASEAN-India Summit.

♦ According to an official statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Summit will be attended by Heads of State/Government of the ten ASEAN countries.
♦ Significant regional and international developments, including post-pandemic economic recovery, will also be discussed at the Summit.

 

 

Power Minister Launches Green Day Ahead Market

 

Power Minister RK Singh on 25 October launched the green day-ahead market (GDAM), In a bid to further deepen the electricity trade in India.

Highlights:

♦ The launch will also present competitive price signals, besides offering an opportunity to the market participants to trade in green energy in the most transparent, flexible, competitive, and efficient manner.

♦ The big industries can go green, and the Government would make efforts to simplify business, and GDAM is a step in that direction.

♦ The Centre is working to implement the Green Hydrogen Mission.

♦ The market-based competitive prices will provide another option to renewable generators to sell power and accelerate the renewable capacity.

♦ The distribution utilities would also be able to sell surplus renewable power generated in their area.

 

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