18.01.22 BPSC Daily Current Affairs

 

BIHAR

Brick kilns want exemption from green norms

The red brick industry, which is accused of polluting the environment, has appealed to policy-makers to weigh the pros and cons before making norms that “are tough to follow”. The brick manufacturers, who are ready to opt for cleaner technology, are sceptical that stringent laws may push the small and medium business owners out of the trade.

The manufacturers are also sceptical about their future in the wake of the carbon phase down policy of the Centre.

There are around 2,000 plus brick kilns in the state that provide direct and indirect employment to over three lakh people. According to estimates, the industry gives employment for 120-150 days in a year at an average wage of Rs 500 per head.

Despite opting for ‘environment-friendly technology’, the brick kilns are still considered as a polluting industry and they are often under the lens of environmental activists.

The zig-zag kilns are fitted with boosters to burn the coal efficiently, thereby reducing its consumption to 60% than what was required in the FCBT model.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Mrs. America Shaylyn Ford Becomes Mrs. World 2022

 

Mrs. America Shaylyn Ford is crowned as the Mrs. World 2022 In Nevada, Las Vegas.

Highlights:

Mrs. World 2022 was won by Shaylyn Ford, who is 37 years old. Kate Schneider of Ireland, the outgoing queen, crowned her. Mrs. Jordan Jaclyn Stapp and Mrs.

UAE DebanjaliKamstra came in second and third, respectively.

Shaylyn Ford, who represented the United States in the pageant, defeated 57 other women worldwide to win the title.

Mrs. World has been awarded to an American representative for the eighth time.

 

India-China Trade 2021

 

In 2021, the trade value between India and China was estimated to be over 125 billion dollars. India imported 100 billion dollars from China.

Highlights:

The majority of the import requests were for machinery. In 2021, India’s trade deficit with China was 69.4 billion dollars.

This represents a 22 percent increase over the trade deficit in 2019. In 2021, overall imports from China outstripped total trade between the two countries.

India’s imports from China increased by 20% in 2019 compared to the previous year. On either hand, India’s exports to China surged by 56% between 2019 and 2021. In 2021, India’s exports to China totaled USD 28.1 billion. Nonetheless, India imports 100 billion dollars from China.

 

PASSEX Exercise in Arabian Sea

 

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy are participating in the PASSEX exercise in the Arabian Sea.

Highlights:

The Indian Navy and the Russian Navy conducted PASSEX exercises in the Arabian Sea port of Cochin.

The Indian Navy’s INS Kochi, a guided-missile destroyer designed and built in India, took part in the test. RFS Admiral Tributs represented the Russian Federation Navy.

Two other Russian naval ships were also present: the Russian Naval Missile Cruiser Varyag and the Russian Tanker Boris Butoma.

The exercise would include tactical maneuvers, cross-deck helicopter operations, and seamanship activities to demonstrate the two navies’ cohesiveness and interoperability.

 

Justice Ayesha Malik: Pakistans First Woman Supreme Court Judge

 

Ayesha Malik will become Pakistan’s first female Supreme Court judge.

Highlights:

After a high-power panel authorized the promotion of Lahore High Court judge Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court.

Pakistan is one step closer to installing the country’s first female Supreme Court judge. Malik’s promotion was confirmed by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP), led by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, by a majority of five votes to four.

The JCP is convening for the second time to vote on Justice Malik’s promotion.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

IAMAI: 16th India Digital Summit 2022

 

The Internet And Mobile Association of India hosted the two-day virtual event on January 11 and 12, 2022. (IAMAI).

Highlights:

Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, spoke remotely at the 16th India Digital Summit in 2022.

“Supercharging Startups” was the summit’s theme. The India Digital Summit is the country’s oldest digital industry event.

The Minister introduced ‘LEAP’ as a path forward to further enhance our Startup ecosystem during the occasion.

“LEAP” is the acronym for “Leverage, Encourage, Access, and Promote.”

On DPIIT, there are presently 58,379 start-ups, with around one-third of them being digital.

 

India Skills 2021 Done

 

The India Skills 2021 competition has come to an end on 12 January.

Highlights:

More than 200 contestants were honored by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at the conclusion of the India Skills 2021 nationwide competition.

There were 270 medallions of excellence awarded to the competition winners, including 61 gold, 77 silver, 53 bronze, and 79 medals of excellence.

More than 500 contestants from all over the country competed in the tournament, which featured talent from 54 different industries.

Car paint, patisserie and confectionary, welding, additive manufacturing, computer security, and floristry are among these industries.

With 51 medals, Odisha took top place out of 26 states and union territories in this year’s ‘IndiaSkills 2021’ competition.

 

 

 

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