11.10.10.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

 

BIHAR

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar directs to open residential plus two schools in all districts for OBC girls

There will be a residential 10+2 school for OBC (other backward classes) girls in all the districts of Bihar.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ordered the government officials to open residential 10+2 schools for the OBC girls in all 38 districts of the state.

These residential schools will be available only for the OBC girls.

While chairing a meeting to review functioning of the Backward Classes (BC) and Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) Welfare department, the CM further asked the officials to expedite construction work of the Jannayak Karpoori Thakur hostels in all those districts where they were in the stage of under-construction. The JKT hostels are allotted to the boys of the EBC category.

 

The CM also ordered for immediate payment of the remaining amount of the scholarship / stipend to the beneficiaries of the OBC Post-admission scholarship scheme, the Chief Minister EBC Merit-cum-Means scholarship and the Chief Minister Backward Classes Merit-cum-Means Scholarship.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Forward Action Plan On Power Signed By India And UK

 

The Forward Action Plan On Power was signed at the 3rd India-UK Energy for Growth Partnership – Ministerial Energy Dialogue.

Highlights:

♦ Both India and UK agreed on the Forward action plan which includes, energy storage, smart grids, charging infrastructure, green hydrogen, battery storage and the need to mobilising investments across renewable energy.

♦ India and UK also discussed the possibility of setting up a “World Bank for green energy”, which was the foreground to the forward action plan on power.

♦ Energy transition activities were the majority discussed topics between the countries under which renewables like solar, wind, EVs and other alternative fuels were discussed.

♦ There hasn’t been much hold on the Green Climate Fund that was established to provide $100 billion yearly to emerging nations by 2020 in a bid to counter climate change.

 

Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen by electrolyser, powered by electricity from renewable energy like wind and solar.

 

Kyrgyzstan To Get $200mn LoC From India

 

India has agreed to provide USD 200mn as a line of Credit support for developing Projects in Kyrgyzstan.

Highlights:

♦ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev had agreed upon this Line of Credit.

♦ Kazakhstan is the current Chair and initiator of the CICA Forum.

♦ Jaishankar also has bilateral talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan, Mukhtar Tileuberdi.

♦  They also discussed liberal visa regimes between both the countries and liberal visa regimes between both the countries.
♦ As India is developing its nuclear industry and Kazakhstan happens to have substantial uranium deposits, A strong relationship between the two countries is crucial.

 

Father Of Pakistans Nuclear Bomb Passes Away

 

Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, also known as “Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb” has passed away.

Highlights

♦ The atomic scientist, Dr Khan was the first man to transform Pakistan into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power.

♦  He was known as” Father Of Pakistan’s Nuclear Bomb” in the said country.

♦ He was also praised for his contributions to enhancing the country’s defence capabilities.

♦ Dr Khan was born in 1936 in Bhopal and migrated to Pakistan during the partition.

♦ He died on 10 October at 7 am at Khan Research Laboratories hospital due to internal bleeding in his lungs.

 

NATIONAL

 

Aryabhata Award Presented To G Satheesh Reddy

 

 

The Aryabhata Award given by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI), is presented to Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy

Highlights

♦ The award is presented for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the promotion of astronautics in India.

♦ Dr Reddy is a pioneer within the area of R&D of advanced avionics, navigation, and missile technologies.

♦ Dr Reddy has contributed a lot to strategic and tactical missile systems and helped the country become self-reliant in critical defence technologies.

♦ He’s has found mechanisms to determine robust defence development and production ecosystem.

 

Shipping Minister Launches My Port App

 

Shipping Minister Sonowal, Minister of Shipping and Waterways, launched the My Port app to monitor port operations digitally.

Highlights:

♦ The app was launched on 8 October in Kolkata for promoting transparency and accessible access port related information

♦ The app is targeted towards the port users to avail various port services, including all port details and monitor operations digitally.

♦ It also has various information like Vessel Berthing, rake receipt, rake and indent, tariff, bills, container status, holidays.

♦ These can be accessed anywhere and reach at any time and anywhere.

 

 

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