Top Current Affairs of the day: 08 January 2021

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  • Sulfur Dioxide Emission Norms Delayed

    7 days ago
    The Ministry of Power has proposed to postpone the deadline for coal-fired power plants to adopt the new emission standards, stating that an " an unworkable time schedule" will burden utilities and cause a rise in power tariffs. Background: India initially set a 2017 deadline for thermal power plants to comply with emission standards for installing Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) devices to reduce toxic sulfur dioxide emissions. This was later changed to varying deadlines for... Read More


    Advisory For Managing Human-Wildlife Conflict

    7 days ago
    Government of India along with SC-NBWL (Standing Committee of the National Board of Wildlife) approves advisory for management of Human-Wildlife Conflict across the country. Highlights: ♦ The advisory has laid down important regulations for States/Union Territories to deal with conflicts between humans and wildlife, and seeks to speed up coordination and effective action between departments. ♦ In accordance with Article 11(1)(b) of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Foundation Stone Laid For New Anubhava Mantapa

    7 days ago
    The Chief Minister of Karnataka laid the foundation stone for the "New Anubhava Mantapa" of Basavakalyan, where the 12th century poet and philosopher Basavanna lived for most of his life. Highlights: ♦ The project will show the 12th-century Anubhava Mantapa ("first parliament within the world") established by him in Basavakalyan, where debates of philosophers and social reformers held. ♦ The building will adopt the Kalyana Chalukya architectural... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Longitudinal Ageing Study of India First Wave - India Report

    7 days ago
    The Union Health Minister releases the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1, India Report. LASI: ♦ LASI (Longitudinal Ageing Study of India) may be a full–scale national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, & social determinants & consequences of population ageing in India. ♦ LASI is developed by the National Programme for Health Care of Elderly (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) through the International Institute of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Science Technology and Innovation Policy Finalized

    7 days ago
    The 5th National STIP (Science Technology and Innovation Policy) has been finalized and is out there for public consultation. Highlights: ♦ The STIP (Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy), 2020 formulation process are getting to be facilitated by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI (Government of India) and thus the Department of Science and Technology (DST) ♦ The policy was formulated, employing a decentralized, bottom-up, and inclusive design process, aimed... Read More


    Status Of Avian Influenza within the Country

    7 days ago
    Avian Influenza (bird flu) may be an outbreak in several states of India. The Avian Influenza virus has been circulating globally for several years, with four known major outbreaks recorded within a century. Highlights: ♦ After confirming positive samples from ICAR-NIHSAD, Avian Influenza has been reported from the subsequent States: Rajasthan (crow), Madhya Pradesh (crow), Himachal Pradesh (migratory birds), Kerala (poultry-duck). ♦ Suggested measures: - Strengthen the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Inviting Applications For Auction of Spectrum

    7 days ago
    The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) inviting Applications for auction of Spectrum. Highlights: ♦ The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has issued a Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for auction of spectrum in the 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz and 2500 MHz frequency bands. ♦ The auction spectrum is valid for 20 years. ♦ There is an option of payment in instalments for successful bidders. ♦ The auction format is a Simultaneous... Read More


    World Of Coriander Webinar For High-Quality Production

    7 days ago
    Webinar on World of Coriander was happened to improve the high-quality products and also to enhance the export of Coriander Highlights: ♦ The Spices Board of India and therefore the DBT-SABC Biotech Kisan Hub together with ICAR-NRCSS, Rajasthan State Agricultural Marketing Board (RSAMB) and Kota Agricultural University. ♦ The South-East Rajasthan’s Hadoti region and the Guna district, Madhya Pradesh is known for the production of coriander i.e., Coriandrum sativum L.,... Read More


    MoC Between India And Japan

    7 days ago
    The Cabinet approves the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan on Partnership in “Specified Skilled Worker”. Highlights: ♦ The memorandum of cooperation will provide an institutional mechanism for the partnership and cooperation between the two countries to dispatch and accept skilled Indian workers with specific skills and Japanese tests to work in 14 specific sectors in Japan. ♦ These Indian workers would be given a new status of residence... Read More
    Category: International


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    A Study Group Constituted To See Ammoniacal Nitrogen In Yamuna

    7 days ago
    A meeting was convened between the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) and the officials of DPCC (Delhi Pollution Control Committee), HSPCB (Haryana State Pollution Control Board), DJB (Delhi Jal Board), Haryana and Irrigation, Irrigation & Water Resources Department, and Flood Control Department, Delhi. Highlights: ♦ The main purpose is to discuss the recurring problem of Ammoniacal Nitrogen increase in the Yamuna River and the short-term and long-term remedial measures... Read More


    Last Year Was Eighth Warmest Year Since 1901

    7 days ago
    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently issued a statement on India's climate in 2020. According to its data, 2020 is the eighth warmest year since 1901, but it is much lower than the highest warming in 2016. Highlights: ♦ The past two decades (2001-2010 and 2011-2020) are also the warmest decade on record, with anomalies of 0.23 degrees Celsius & 0.34 degrees Celsius, respectively, indicating that the overall temperature has risen. ♦ 12 on 15 warmest years... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Conflict Over Nile - Great Renaissance Dam

    7 days ago
    Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt recently agreed to resume negotiations to resolve a decade-long complex dispute over the hydropower project of the Great Renaissance Dam in the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is the easternmost point of the African land, including Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, and other countries whose cultures are linked together in their long history. Ethiopia is building a Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. Highlights: ♦ The River Nile is the longest... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Solidarity and Stability Deal - Gulf Countries

    7 days ago
    The Gulf countries signed the "Solidarity and Stability" deal at the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit held in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia. Background: In June 2017, Saudi Arabia and allies, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain & Egypt severed ties with Qatar and imposed naval, air and land blockades on the country. Qatar is accused of being very close to Iran and supporting Islamic radical groups. The country was imagined to support and fund terror through its support of... Read More
    Category: International


    Delhi School Bag Policy by NCERT

    7 days ago
    The Directorate of Education has issued a notice requiring schools to follow the new "School Bag Policy 2020" released by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Highlights: ♦ According to the notice, school teachers must notify students in advance of the books and notebooks to be brought to the school on a specific date. ♦ They should check their bags frequently to ensure that they are not carrying unnecessary material. ♦ According... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Bharat Griha Raksha Policy Was Introduced

    7 days ago
    The policy introduced is to replace the Standard Fire and Special Perils Policies. It has 3 key components which include Bharat Laghu Udyam Suraksha, Bharat Griha Raksha, and Bharat Sookshma Udyam Suraksha. Bharat Griha Raksha Policy ♦ According to the Bharat Griha Raksha policy, IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India) will introduce a standard housing insurance policy that will cover fire risks and other related hazards. ♦ The policy will cover various... Read More


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