15.12.21 Daily APSC Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

Assam specialty tea auctioned for Rs 99,999/kg

 

A kilo of Assam’s specialty orthodox tea from Manohari Tea Estate in Dibrugarh fetched a record price of Rs 99,999 at the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre (GTAC) on Tuesday. Made from buds only and no leaves, the tea variety looks like crystals of 24 carat gold.
This tea was the most expensive variety sold in an auction in the country in 2018 when a kilo was sold for Rs 39,100.
In less than a month, a kg of Golden Needles tea variety produced by the Donyi Polo Tea Estate in Arunachal Pradesh became the most costly after a kg of it fetched Rs 40,000. In 2019, Manohari Gold Tea came back to become even more expensive after it fetched Rs 50,000/kg at the auction.

 

Assam, which produces roughly 55% of India’s tea, has more than 10 lakh tea workers in the organised sector working in about 850 big estates.

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Agriculture minister inaugurates northeast’s first bio-fertilizer factory in Shillong

 

Meghalaya agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister, BanteidorLyngdoh, inaugurated the bio-fertilizer production unit, the first of its kind in the public sector in the northeast at a function held at the State Biological Control Laboratory, Upper Shillong.

Meghalaya Farmers’ Empowerment Commission chairman KN Kumar said the bio-fertilizer production unit is the first of its kind to be set up in the entire northeastern Region by a public sector unit.
“In Meghalaya the requirement of fertilizers per year is 22,000 metric tonnes whereas the current production in the state is a mere 150 metric tonnes per year.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

First Time in World Dubai Is 100% Paperless

 

Dubai has evolved to be the world’s first government to turn 100 percent paperless.

Highlights:

Dubai became the world’s first government to show 100% paperless.

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced.

It’ll save around 3 billion Dirham (USD 350 million) and 14-million-man hours.

The digitization will provide all the government services to customers & reduce paper consumption by quite 336 million papers.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Swarnim Vijay Parv Was Launched ByDefence Minister

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has Launched Swarnim Vijay Parv.

Highlights:

Swarnim Vijay Parv commemorated the 50 years of India’s victory within the 1971 war.

He inaugurated ‘Wall of Fame -1971 Indo-Pak War’ at the inaugural ceremony.

Swarnim Vijay Parv is an occasion commemorating the valor & professionalism of the soldiers and their contribution to the liberation of Bangladesh within the Indo-Pak 1971 war, at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi on December 12, 2021.

The event marks the completion of year-long festivities of fifty years of India’s victory in 1971.

 

National Helpline Against Atrocities On SCs, STs

  1. Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched the National Helpline against atrocities on SCs, STs.

    Highlights

The target of the Helpline, reportedly, is to create awareness about the Act’s provisions are aimed toward ending discrimination and providing protection to all or any.

The Helpline will be open 24-7 on toll-free number – 14566.

This Service will be functional in Hindi, English, and Regional languages of the States.

The target of this Helpline is to spread awareness about the supply of the Scheduled Castes and, therefore, the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

 

 

Solar Hamam

 

A  locally designed and a branded heating system called Solar Hamam gained popularity in Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

Highlights:

Solar Haman aims to provide clean energy keys to households across mountainous regions.

It seeks to preserve forests, free women from collecting fuelwood and mitigate carbon emissions.

The evolution of this technology is vital because households within the mountains rely upon natural resources to urge fuel, fodder, health, nutrition, agriculture, livelihood, and employment.

Effect of clear and cost-effective solar water & space heating plant was started in 2004 for rural households.

Solar Hamam

In 2008, an artisan-fabricated prototype, the Solar Hamam, was developed.

Solar Hamam was considered for performance, safety and maintenance across rural households.

So far, quite 1,200 Solar Hamam systems have been established in Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand.

 

Unnati Launched By Delhi Police

It was launched under the Delhi Police’s flagship scheme, ‘YUVA’, at the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Auditorium, New Delhi.

Each Year, over 1.5 lakh people are arrested by the Delhi Police for various crimes. Quite 85 percent of them are first-timers, and only 10-15 percent are repeat offenders.

Unnati is an e-learning and certificate endeavor by the Delhi Police-South West District to educate youths and impart skill training to high school dropouts from the weaker sections of society.

 

SMART Launched By India

 

India successfully launched Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System (SMART)  On 13 December from Abdul Kalam Island, off the Odisha coast

Highlights:

The mission successfully demonstrated the full range capability of the missile.

The SMART system has been developed to improve anti-submarine warfare power past traditional torpedo ranges.

This was a textbook launch, in which the entire course of the test was observed by the electro-optic telemetry system and several range radars, which includes downrange instrumentation & down range ships.

SMART carried a torpedo, escape mechanisms and parachute delivery system.

It was established from a ground mobile launcher and can cover a range of distances.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has designed the weapon for the Indian Navy.

 

 

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