20.01.22 APSC Daily Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

 

Fall in eastern swamp deer count at Kaziranga National Park

 

Floods have reduced the number of vulnerable eastern swamp deer in Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR), which has been counted for the first time in the whole KNPTR on January 10 and 11.

Prior to this, the process was only done in Kaziranga National Park.

 

The official said this is mainly due to two high floods in the intervening period, that is, 2019 and 2020. Territory wise, 786 under eastern Assam division, 62 under Biswanath wildlife division and 20 under Nagaon wildlife division have been recorded by experienced and trained wildlife experts from outside the forest department. In the field exercise for census of the vulnerable eastern swamp deer, 29 enumerators and 112 forest personnel were directly involved.
On the other hand in the fourth wetland bird estimation 2021-2022, carried out from December 21 to 27, encompassing the whole tiger reserve, a total of 66,776 birds of 126 species were enumerated using point count method.

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Assam, Meghalaya cabinets okay formula to divide disputed land

 

Assam and Meghalaya cabinets on Wednesday approved the disputed land division formula for resolving the 50-year-old inter-state border row at six of the 12 points of differences, paving the way for the two CMs to submit the decision before Union home minister Amit Shah .
The six areas of disputes taken up for resolving in the first phase cover approximately a 36.8-sqkm area of which 18.51 sqkm is proposed to be under Assam and remaining 18.28 sqkm under Meghalaya.

A resolution to six areas of differences out of 12 along the Assam-Meghalaya boundary is expected to be arrived at by January 21 when Meghalaya would celebrate its 50th year of statehood.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Climate Hazards and Vulnerability Atlas of India Created By CRS

 

 

CRS scientists have created an atlas of climate hazards and vulnerability in India.

Highlights:

The map was created by scientists based on 14 extreme weather events.

They also took into account the risks and threats posed by these 14 weather events to the local population and economy.

The term ‘local’ refers to a district rather than a state or village. The map was unveiled as part of the IMD Foundation Day celebrations this year.

It includes information on heat waves, cold waves, extreme rainfall, thunderstorms, lightning, and snowfall, as well as cyclones, winds, fog, and hail storms. RS stands for Climate Research and Services, and it is part of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

 

Indonesia New Capital: Nusantara

 

Indonesians are relocating to Nusantara, a new capital in East Kalimantan. Earlier, Jakarta was the capital of Indonesia.

Highlights:

East Kalimantan, or Jakarta, is a city on the island of Borneo. In 2019, it was stated that the capital would be relocated here.

President Joko Widodo made the announcement. Since 1949, Jakarta has served as Indonesia’s capital.

Jakarta is confronted with environmental and financial challenges. Jakarta is becoming increasingly polluted.

It has constantly been recognized as one of the world’s most polluted cities. Jakarta is located on the Indonesian island of Java.

 

WEF: Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022

 

 

The Global Cyber Security Outlook 2022 was recently released by the World Economic Forum.

Highlights:

Ransomware attacks climbed by 151 percent in 2021. On average, each firm was subjected to 270 cyber-attacks.

An organization that successfully thwarted cyber-attacks paid 3.6 million dollars.

Cyber executives feel there is no distinction between cyber defense and cyber security, according to 59% of them.

That is not the case. Computers, data storage, and the internet are all protected by cyber security.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Operation SardHawa Launched By BSF

 

Operation SardHawa is launched by the Border Security Force (BSF), increasing border surveillance along the Pakistani border as part of the operation.

Highlights:

It is typically launched near the Rajasthan border, particularly in the Jaisalmer region. It is a yearly rite of passage, which will be available in January.

Operation SardHawa is carried out in the winter, while Operation Garam Hawa is carried out in the summer. These operations are managed to hold to control border infiltration. During the winter, thick fog obscures vision in the border area.

 

SEBI: Saarthi Mobile App

 

SEBI launched the Saarthi mobile application, which provides information about security markets, which is useful for investors.

The application explains mutual funds, how they work, trading and settlement, KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures, market developments, and so on.

The application also includes a mechanism for resolving grievances. Both Hindi and English are used in the application.

It is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. The app will eventually be available in local languages as well.

The number of independent investors entering the market has recently increased. The app was created to assist these individual investors.

 

Azadi Ke Amrit To Golden India Program

Azadi Ke Amrit To Golden India known as Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore was launched on January 20, 2022, by PM Modi.

Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav means Festival of Independence and Swarnim Bharat ke Ore means towards Golden India.

It marks the beginning of the Brahma kumaris’ year-long celebration of Azadi ke Amrit. 15000 events and 30 campaigns will be held as part of the initiative.

Swachh Bharat consists of a public awareness campaign, a cleanliness drive, and community cleaning programs.

In the Indian context, immortality is not limited to physical existence. It is the embodied experience of being one with the cosmos. All initiatives will eventually center on this principle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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