05.10.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

BIHAR

Is it proper to compare richest state with poorest: Nitish on NITI Aayog’s hospital report

Raising questions on the NITI Aayog’s assessment system, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that Bihar could not be compared with the country’s richest state Maharashtra.

“Is it proper to compare the country’s richest state with the poorest,” he asked, adding his government would soon send a point-wise reply to the Aayog on their recent assessment report on “district hospitals in India”, in which Bihar has been shown among the worst performing states in some categories,.

 

Reacting over the NITI Aayog’s performance assessment report on “district hospitals in India”, Nitish said he was not aware as to how and through whom the NITI Aayog carries out its assessment works.

“Bihar has done a lot of improvement in the health sector ever since people gave us a mandate to work in the state. We brought phenomenal improvement in the way of providing medical facilities in the state. But the NITI Aayog makes similar assessments about many states across the country.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

World Teachers Day Is Observed On 5 October

 

World Teachers day is commemorated on 5 October by UNESCO,  to celebrate all the teachers worldwide.

Highlights:

♦ The World Teachers Day has been held every year to celebrate all the teachers worldwide since 1994.

♦ The Theme for World Teachers Day 2021 is ‘Teachers at the heart of education recovery’.

♦ The world teachers day focuses on appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world.

♦ It also celebrates the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

♦ World Teachers’ Day is held together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Education International (EI).

 

Najla As The First Woman PM Of Tunisia

 

Affairs:Najla Bouden Romdhane has been appointed because the first-ever female Prime Minister of Tunisia.

 Highlights:

♦ The 63-year-old Ms Bouden has also become the first female prime minister within the whole Arab world.

♦ Ms Bouden will be Tunisia’s tenth Prime Minister.

♦ Before this appointment, Najla served within the education bureau in 2011.

 

♦ She is a former director at PromESsE, a higher education reform project, and has held senior positions at Tunisia’s higher education ministry.

♦ Originally from Kairouan, she is a French-educated geologist with a doctorate in geological engineering and a lecturer at Tunisia’s National Engineering School.

♦ The President of Tunisia is Kais Saied, and also the Capital of Tunisia is Tunis.

♦ The currency of Tunisia is that the Tunisian dinar.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

October 5 Is Observed As Ganga River Dolphin Day In India

 

In India, the ‘Ganga dolphin Day’ is observed each year on October 5 to raise knowledge and support the protection of Ganga River Dolphins.

Highlights:

♦ It had been on today in 2010 that Ganga Dolphins were declared national aquatic animals.
WWF, The World Wide Fund for Nature, in 2012 and the Uttar Pradesh government jointly began the dolphin conservation campaign.

♦ The Gangetic Dolphins are included under the primary Schedule of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. they have been declared “Endangered” under IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).

♦ They’re listed under Appendix I as most endangered under the Convention on International trade in endangered species (CITES).

♦ They’re listed under Appendix II of Conservation on Migratory Species.
♦ The Vikramshila Ganges Dolphin Sanctuary was established in Bihar under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

 

Dare to Dream 2.0 & Young Scientists awards were presented by Rajnath Singh

 

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh complimented the winners of the defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), ‘Dare to Dream 2.0’ Contest in New Delhi.

 

The Raksha Mantri presented the awards to 40 winners – 22 within the Individual category and 18 within the Startup level.

He also started ‘Dare to Dream 3.0’ to market innovators & startups and supply a platform for the young ignited minds within the country.

Dare to Dream is DRDO’s pan-India competition to market Indian academicians, individuals and startups to develop emerging defence and aerospace technologies/systems.

Sixteen DRDO experts under the age of 35 were awarded for their outstanding contributions in areas of their expertise.

Three indigenously-developed technologies were handed over to the soldiers.
DRDO managed Research Policy & Records Management Policy was launched.

 

Himachal Pradesh: First State To Organise Cultivation Of Cinnamon

 

The Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT) has launched cinnamon cultivation in Himachal Pradesh for the first time.

Highlights

♦ Originally, cinnamon was grown in Sri Lanka, while minor producing countries include Seychelles, Madagascar, and India.

♦ India sends 45,318 tonnes of cinnamon periodically from China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal.

♦ With the cultivation of Cinnamon, Himachal Pradesh has become the first state of India to possess organized cultivation of cinnamon.

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