23-24.01.22 APSC Daily Current Affairs

 

ASSAM

 

Assam Baibhav Award Awarded To Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata received Assam’s highest civilian award, the ‘Assam Baibhav,’ on 24 January.

Highlights:

  • Ratan Tata can’t attend the function personally owing to the Covid-19 crisis. His representative accepted the award during a ceremony in Guwahati.
  • HimantaBiswaSarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, said on January 23 that the Assam Baibhav, Assam Saurav, and Assam Gaurav Awards would be conferred for the year 2021.
  • Professor Dipak Chand Jain, LovlinaBorgohain, Professor Kamalendu Deb Krori, Dr. Lakshmanan S, and Neel Pawan Baruah received the Assam Saurav prize.
  • Manoj Kumar Basumatary, Munindra Nath Ngatey, DharanidharBoro, HemoprabhaChutia, Dr. Basanta Hazarika, Kaushik Baruah, KhorsingTerang, Akash Jyoti Gogoi, Namita Kalita, Dr. Asif Iqbal, Kalpana Boro, Boby Hazarika, and Bormita Momin received the Assam Gaurav award.
  • On the occasion of “Asomdiwas,” it was declared (Assam Day). The prize money for the award is Rs 5 lakh.
  • Furthermore, the recipient will be eligible for government-funded medical treatment for the rest of his life.

 

 

NORTH-EASTERN STATES

Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim excluded from WB project for bettering power system

 

The Union Budget has once again excluded the two northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim bordering China from the World Bank-funded project for power system improvement in the northeast.

According to the Budget document’s explanatory note, “the project is for power system improvement in six NER states viz. Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland. It is funded by the World Bank. Intra-State Transmission & Distribution projects for Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh have been segregated for implementation through budgetary support from Government of India in view of these states having sensitive borders.”

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her Budget for 2022-23, has proposed allocation of Rs 371 crore as programme component, Rs 273 crore as EAP component in rest of the northeast and Rs 1,700 crore as budgetary support for strengthening of transmission system in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Segregation of externally aided projects in these two frontier states has its roots since 2009 when China objected to an irrigation project in Arunachal that was planned by Asian Development Bank for $60-million. The project was subsequently scrapped.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Golden Globe Awards

The Power Of The Dog” was named Best Film (Drama), while its director, “Jane Campion,” was named Best Director.

Will Smith earned his first Golden Globe for King Richard, for Best Film Actor (Drama).

Being TheRicardos earned Nicole Kidman her seventh Golden Globe for Best Film Actress (Drama).

Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story won awards-

Best Film Actress (Comedy/Musical) for Rachel Zegler

Best Film (Comedy/Musical), and

Best Supporting Actress (Film) for Ariana DeBose.

 

Earths Fifth-Hottest Year Is 2021

 

A report from the Copernicus Climate Change Service, a European Union program, was just made public. According to the research, 2021 was the seventh hottest year on the planet.

Highlights:

The last seven years, according to reports, have been the warmest on record. Because to the continuous rise in greenhouse gas emissions, 2021 was placed fifth among those 12-month periods.

Scientists warn that increasing greenhouse gas emissions could cause irreversible damage to the Earth.

According to the report, the average global temperature in 2021 was 1.1 to 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than pre-industrial levels. The temperature was between 2 and 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to scientists, an increase in the average temperature of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius might cause lasting damage to the Earth as well as significant negative environmental consequences.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

PSP-V 2.0: Passport Seva Program

 

Version 2 of the Passport Seva Program is an expansion of Version 1 of the Passport Seva Program.

Highlights:

It’s a web-based service, established as part of the National E-Government Plan.

The Indian government plans to deploy e-Passports in the near future for citizens renewing or applying for new passports.

The primary goal of e-passports is to increase their security. It will facilitate immigration. It’s a step up from a standard passport.

A chip is included in the E-Passports. The chip contains the holder’s personal information, including biographical information.

Unauthorized data access is prevented as a result of this. National Informatics Centre and IIT Kanpur developed the software for the E-Passport.

The E-Passports were created in conformity with ICAO guidelines. The International Civil Aviation Organization is known as ICAO.

 

India’s Largest EV Station

 

Gurgaon now has India’s largest electric vehicle charging station.

Highlights:

On the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram, India’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station, with a capacity of 100 charge outlets for four-wheelers, was inaugurated.

Previously, India’s largest EV charging station, with 16 AC and 4 DC charging connections for EVs, was located in Navi Mumbai.

Alektrify Private Limited, a tech-piloting company, created the latest EV charging station.

This EV charging station will not only help the region’s electric vehicle sector, but it will also serve as a model for future major EV charging stations across the country.

This size and scope of the electric vehicle charging stations are uncommon.

It will be critical for the sector to experience true Ease of Doing Business in terms of smooth ‘Certification Compliance’ and ‘Safety Standards.’

 

First-Ever Heli Hub In India

 

Gurugram will host India’s first Heli Hub. The heli-hub is expected to be built in Gurugram, near a metro station and convenient access to industrial locations such as Noida and Bhiwadi.

Highlights:

Gurugram will acquire India’s first heli-hub with comprehensive aviation amenities, according to Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala.

The heli-hub will be the first in India, with all helicopter facilities at one location.

The heli-hub is expected to be built in Gurugram, next to a metro station and convenient access to industrial regions (Noida &Bhiwadi).

The Haryana government has proposed to build the country’s first heli-hub in Gurugram, which will include a heliport, hangars, maintenance, and other aviation-related services.

This heli-main hub’s function serves as a landing and take-off location for numerous helicopter services in the nation’s capital.

 

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