02.11.21 Daily APSC Current Affairs



Assam witnessed 36.8% more suicides last year than 2019


Assam last year recorded 3,243 suicides, an average of 8.88 daily, which was an increase of 36.8% over the previous year. More than 50% of those who took their lives were unemployed and daily wage earners, according to the latest data from the Centre.

A total of 974 unemployed people and 789 daily wage earners died by suicide during the pandemic-hit lockdown period accounting for over 54% of the total suicide victims in the state in 2020, the report showed. Out of 3,243 suicides, 2,337 were male and 906 female, it added.


There is also an increase in the number of suicides among students. About 390 committed suicides in 2020 compared to 357 in 2019. According to the latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), family problems accounted for 42.7% of the suicides in 2020, while love affairs also claimed 13.38% lives. Assam also saw 10 cases of mass or family suicides where 10 people lost their lives.

The suicide rate (per lakh population) also increased from 6.9 in 2019 to 9.3 last year, the NCRB, which functions under the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA). The national average of the rate is 11.3.




85% business recovery in Northeast in October with regular flights


The aviation sector in the northeast has taken a big leap forward amid the Covid crisis with passenger and aircraft movement registering 85% recovery. Freight transport has already reached pre-Covid levels, said official sources at the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) NE regional office.

Just before the outbreak of Covid-19 in India, while the number of aircraft movement in NE airports was 7,173 in February 2020, the same has gone up to 6,382 in October this year after months of no flights. During the same time, passenger footfall, which had dipped by more than half to 3.13 lakh in July 2021, has again touched over 7.04 lakh this October. In February last year, the corresponding figure was 8 lakh.

A boost in passenger air connectivity to Lilabari will ease communication with the northeastern part of Assam and even parts of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh.




IMEO launched at G20 summit


International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) was launched at the G20 Summit.


The Methane Observatory was established to encourage people to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It was started with the help of the European Union.
It was started since methane is one of the most hazardous gases for the environment.


IMEO will use satellites to track methane emissions.

The Observatory will compile a global dataset of empirically validated methane emissions for public use.

It will begin by focusing on the fossil fuel industry, which accounts for one-third of all anthropogenic emissions. This industry offers the most potential for cost savings.



Indian Navy Stealth Frigate Tushil Launched In Russia


The Indian Navy Frigate P1135.6 class was launched at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia.


It was launched at the Yantar Shipyard at Kaliningrad in Russia.

Tushil, a Sanskrit word that means guardian shield, has been given to the ship.

Tushil will be commissioned into the Indian Navy in mid-2023, with its sister ship following close behind by the end of the year.

The ship was designed as part of an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed in 2016 between India and Russia for the building of four more P1135.6 class ships for the Indian Navy.
Two Project 1135.6 ships were to be built in Russia, while two ships were to be built in India at M/s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

The Project 1135.6 class is also known as the Talwar class, and Russian frigates of this class are manufactured for the Indian Navy.




Apple Festival Inaugrated In Jammu and Kashmir


The two-day apple festival was launched Virtually by Union Minister Of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar.


♦ The Apple Festival, which was held for the first time in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, was virtually opened by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

♦ It will give apple growers and other stakeholders a greater platform.

♦ With an annual production of more than 2 million metric tonnes, apple production in Jammu and Kashmir accounts for 87 percent of national production and supports the livelihoods of roughly 30 percent of the people.


J&K Team Won 1 Place In World Deaf Judo Championship


The First Place for the World Deaf Judo Championship was won by the Jammu and Kashmir team.


♦ The deaf team from Jammu and Kashmir took first place in the World Deaf Judo Championships held in Paris Versailles, France.

♦  Rakshanda Mehak, a member of the Indian deaf team, won the bronze medal in the semifinals by defeating the South Korean team.

♦ The event was contested in the French city of Versailles.

♦ The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf is in charge of organizing the event.

♦ The International Committee of Deaf Sports is a non-profit organization that promotes deaf sports around the world.


Government Sports Awards 2020


The Trophies for 2020 Government Sports Awards were handed over to the winners on 1 November.


♦ The Sports Awards ceremony happened virtually in the middle of the Covid-19 outbreak, winners of the Awards were unable to collect their trophies and citations during the 2020 event.

♦ On August 29, 2020, the Sports Ministry presented a total of 74 National Sports Awards, including 27 Arjuna Awards and 5 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.

♦ Highlights of the occasion include the presence of  Vinesh Phogat and Ishant Sharma.

♦ National Sports Award is the collective name for ‘six sports awards’ in India. The award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.


Mission Ganga in Guinness


National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) got registered in the Guinness Book of World Records On the first day of Ganga Utsav.


♦ Because a record amount of images of handwritten notes were uploaded to Facebook in an hour, it was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

♦ The Ganga Utsav event was held to promote awareness about Ganga rejuvenation as well as to expand the festival’s scope.

♦ The 5th edition of Ganga Utsav began with a bang, with lots of fun and celebrations. The celebration will honor the glory of the Ganga, as well as other Indian rivers.

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