06.11.21 Daily APSC Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

 

Asam Sahitya Sabha launches lecture series by youngsters to encourage well-researched discussions

The Asam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) is launching a series of lectures by youngsters for encouraging the new generation to engage in debates and discourses on topics with historic as well as contemporary relevance, its president Kuladhar Saikia said on Sunday. The youngsters will be presenting their take on issues concerning the state at the local level as well as with a global perspective, while also putting forth their solutions, he said.

The basic purpose of this initiative is to encourage the new generation to get an understanding, right from their formative years, of their roots as well as what is happening around the globe and how it impacts them. This generation is a fast-paced one and our endeavour is to make them grasp societal problems and concerns through these talks.

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

First homegrown private medical college of NE coming up in Manipur

Manipur is all set to introduce the first ever homegrown private medical college in Northeast India to provide adequate medical facilities to the people of the region and neighbouring country from next month.

The new medical college will function under the name Shija Academy of Health Sciences (SAHS), he said. Citing the requirement of doctors in the Northeast considering the demands, Dr Palin said that there is demand of more than 10,000 doctors in the region considering the World Health Organisation recommendation of doctor to population ratio of 1:1000. Presently there are 35,396 registered doctors against the requirement of 45,000 in the entire NE which houses about 16 medical colleges including 8 in Assam and 2 each in Manipur and Tripura. There are about 440 medical colleges in the country.

At the same time, the approximate annual expenditure on healthcare and medical education crossed Rs 500 crores,he said.The amount will be more if we include expenditure of dental,nursing,paramedical and other health management studies outside the state.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

International Exercise Blue Flag 2021 – India

 

At Israel’s Ovda Airbase, 84 Indian Air Force (IAF) soldiers and a Mirage 2000 aircraft squadron took part in the international multilateral combat exercise Blue Flag 2021.

Highlights:

♦ Integration of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft in complicated operational circumstances is the focus of Blue Flag 2021.

♦ Air Force missions from eight countries are participating in the exercise.

♦ This aims to share information and battle experience in order to strengthen operational capabilities.

♦ The US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Israel are the other seven countries that took part in the exercise.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

MoU Signed Between Rural Development Ministry-Flipkart

 

An MoU was signed between MoRD and Flipkart for The Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM).

Highlights:

By bringing local companies and self-help groups (SHGs) into the e-commerce fold, the government and Flipkart hope to empower them.

The DAY-goal NRLM’s of increasing rural communities’ self-employment and entrepreneurship capabilities are aligned with this partnership.

As a result, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of an Atma Nirbhar Bharat gains more traction.

 

The Memorandum of Understanding is part of Flipkart’s Samarth program.

It was struck with the goal of providing national market access to skilled and underserved communities of weavers, craftspeople, and artisans through the Flipkart marketplace.

 

 

Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana – Highlights

 

Around 15,000 students have enrolled for coaching classes in the year 2021, under the “Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojana” Scheme.

Highlights:

The Delhi government initiated this scheme. It was started at a few private facilities for a variety of competitive tests.

It is for children from economically disadvantaged families and marginalized communities.

In addition to free coaching, the Delhi government would offer students a Rs 2,500 travel allowance.

It allows bright students from the SC, ST, OBC, and EWS groups to receive free competitive test preparation from private coaching institutes.

The scheme is available to families with annual earnings of less than Rs.8 lakh.

Students can benefit from free coaching classes at 46 different coaching centers.

 

 

Booker Prize Won By Damon Galgut

 

Damon Galgut, a South African playwright and writer, has won the 2021 Booker Prize.

Highlights:

 

He is honored with the award for “The Promise,” his third shortlisted novel about a family in his nation from the end of apartheid to the election of Jacob Zuma.

The book spans several decades and depicts the family’s gradual disintegration as the country transitions to democracy.

Mr. Galgut won his third medal as a finalist for a novel that the judges described as a “tour de force.”

He had previously been nominated for “The Good Doctor” in 2003 and “In a Strange Room” in 2010, but both times he was unsuccessful.

 

IAF-DRDO test smart anti-airfield weapon with 100-km range

 

The indigenously-developed smart anti-airfield weapon (SAAW), which is a precision-guided bomb designed to destroy enemy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers, radars and other reinforced structures at a maximum range of 100-km, has been tested twice by DRDO and IAF in recent days.

 

The electro-optical configuration of the system is equipped with imaging infra-red (IIR) seeker technology to enhance the precision strike capability of the weapon. In both the tests, the intended target was hit with high accuracy.

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