11.01.22 APSC Daily Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

Tea production in Assam dips by 8% in 2021: NE body

 

Assam’s total tea production witnessed a plunge of nearly 8% last year as compared to 2019 for the period of January to November. The state’s tea production in 2020 was hit by the Covid-19 lockdown, and hence not taken into account by the tea industry. For the period of January to November, the total tea production in 2021 was 641.23 million kg as against 593.58 million kg in 2020 and 693.62 million kg in 2019.

Significantly, Assam’s tea production for the entire year of 2019 was 716.49 million kg, which constituted 51.54% of the country’s total production of 1,390.08 million kg. In 2020, due to the Covid lockdown, Assam’s total tea production declined to 618.20 million kg, which was about 100 million kg less compared to 2019. The country’s total tea production was 1,257.53 million kg that year.

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Northeast rebel groups regrouping in China-Myanmar borderlands: Security experts

Security experts believe a resurgence in militant attacks, which have rocked India’s northeast in recent months, have come about as militants work to regroup in China’s borderlands with Myanmar, and expect more to follow even as elections to Manipur and peace talks in Nagaland are held. Naga splinter groups impatient with stalled talks as well as rebel Manipuri groups who have a stake in disrupting upcoming elections to the state assembly, are believed to be regrouping in the borderlands of China’s Yunnan province and Myanmar, taking advantage of the turmoil in the latter by using it as a transit corridor.

Groups such as the United Liberation Front of Assam (I), People’s Liberation Army of Manipur and splinter factions of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) who are against peace talks, are believed to be regrouping in the borderland.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

 

Nobel Prize 2021 For Physics

 

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics, and Giorgio Parisi won.

Highlights:

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi won the Nobel Prize for their contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.

Syukuro Manabe from Princeton University, USA and Klaus Hasselmann from Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany were awarded for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”.

Giorgio Parisi from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, was awarded for discovering the interaction of disorder and variations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.

 

Nobel Prize 2021 For Medicine

 

David Julius and ArdemPatapoutian, American Scientists, won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine on 4 October.

Highlights:

David Julius and ArdemPatapoutian won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries of temperature and touch receptors.

These discoveries could help create new painkillers and allows us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force initiate the nerve impulses.

This might help in the development of treatments for several diseases and conditions.

The Nobel Prize for medicine was shared into equal parts for laureates.

There were also recommendations for COVID 19 vaccines developers to be rewarded with Nobel Prizes.

 

Nobel Prize 2021 For Economic Sciences

 

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.

Highlights:

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens won the Nobel Prize for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.

These have provided us with new insights about the labour market and shown what conclusions about cause and effect can be drawn from natural experiments.

This might help with pharmaceutical research and making chemistry greener.

The Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences was shared into equal parts for laureates.

Their strategy has spread to other fields and revolutionised empirical research

In 1968, Sweden’s central Bank established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

First-Ever Startup India Innovation Week From 10 to 16 Jan

 

According to an official statement, the Centre will host the first-ever Startup India Innovation Week starting Monday to bring together the country’s top startups, entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, funding entities, banks, policymakers, and others under one platform to celebrate entrepreneurship and promote innovation, as well as to showcase the entrepreneurship across India.

 

According to a statement from the Commerce and Industry Ministry, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is hosting a virtual week-long innovation celebration from January 10 to 16, which also aims to commemorate India’s 75th year of independence and is designed to showcase the spread and depth of entrepreneurship across the country.

In the startup sector, 2021 has been dubbed the “Year of Unicorns,” with more than 40 unicorns expected to be added during the year.

 

 

 

 

Khelo India Games 2023

 

The Khelo India Games were created to bring India’s sports culture back to life. Due to the COVID situation, the 2021 Khelo India Games have been postponed. It is now scheduled to take place in Haryana in January 2022.

Madhya Pradesh will host the Khelo India Youth Games in 2022-23. The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet finally enacted Bhopal as the host city for the games.

The cabinet also approved a 50-acre plot of land for the construction of an international sports center.

For the first phase, the Madhya Pradesh government set aside Rs 176.59 crores. The International Sports Complex will cost Rs 15.56 crore to operate and maintain.

 

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