27.10.21 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

BIHAR

Four sewage treatment plants in Patna to be made functional by March ’22

 

The four sewage treatment plants (STPs) at Beur, Karmalichak, Saidpur, and Pahadi in Patna will be made functional by the end of the 2021-2022 financial year. Sewer networks are being laid to connect all the households to the STPs so that untreated water does not get discharged into the Ganga directly.

The foundation for the plants, which have a capacity to treat 200 million litres of wastewater per day, was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mokama in Patna district in October 2017.

According to sources, the wastewater will be treated through sequencing batch reactor system and used for irrigation after chlorination.

 

Two other STPs at Digha and Kankerbagh are in the initial stage of construction. While the one at Digha will have a 228km-long sewer network, the Kankerbagh STP will have a 150km-long sewer network.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

UN Disarmament Week Is Observed From 24 To 30 October.

 

The UN Disarmament Week is observed from 24 to 30 October to create awareness about the issues of Disarmament worldwide.

Highlights:

♦ The aim is to reduce the use of weapons particularly, nuclear weapons and bring peace to society.

♦ In 1995, the UNGA invited the government and non-governmental organizations to be part of the disarmament week.

♦ The Disarmament plays a significant role in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 16.

♦ The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs was established in January 1998 in New York, USA.

♦ In 2018, UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres declared ‘Securing our common future: An Agenda for disarmament’.

 

 

Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue Begins

 

The Indo – Pacific Dialogue is organized for 3 days from 27 to 29 October as an online event.

Highlights:

♦ Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2021 is organized as a three-day online event on 27, 28 and 29 October 2021.

♦ IPRD 2021 will focus on the theme ‘Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21st Century: Imperatives, Challenges and Way Ahead’.

♦ It will focus on eight sub-themes.

♦ The National Maritime Foundation is the Indian Navy’s knowledge partner for IPRD 2021.
It is also the Indian Navy’s chief organizer for IPRD 2021.

♦ Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) is the apex international annual conference of the Indian Navy.

♦ It was first conducted in 2018.

♦ IPRD aims to review both opportunities and challenges that arise within the Indo-Pacific.

 

NATIONAL

 

National Employment Policy Panel Set By Govt.

 

The central government has planned to set up a National Employment Policy (NEP) committee, which aims to improve job opportunities in India.

Highlights

♦ The committee will comprise representatives from the Ministry of labour and other ministries.

♦ It will also include prominent people from the industry with the high-powered committee, of which views and recommendations will be taken.

National Employment Policy (NEP)

♦ The NEP seeks to create a sector-wise approach to improve job creation potential by pulling investments towards employment-intensive sectors, attracting new industries by generating an enabling environment and policy interventions.

♦ It will be created based on data from five all-India labour studies and the E-Shram portal for promoting evidence-based policymaking to create employment. The consequent consultations, it will be sent for cabinet approval.

AQEES survey

♦ The first All-India Quarterly Establishment-based Employment Survey (AQEES) was launched in September 2021 for the April-June 2021 quarter.

♦ This survey is administered by the Labour Bureau, an office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment.

 

AI Pe Charcha – AI Dialogue Organized By MeitY

 

AI Pe Charcha – AI Dialogue was organized by the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT.

Highlights

♦ AI pe charcha was organized under the theme “AI for Data driven government” on 28 October.

♦ It was arranged to cover the importance of data-driven and AI-enabled governance along with best practices from across the globe.

♦ AI Pe Charcha is a range of panel discussions, which involves several global and domestic leaders from the government and industry.

♦ In the discussions, researchers & academicians share their views & experiences on Artificial Intelligence, breakthrough innovations, related case studies, best practices from around the world and challenges faced in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

♦ In the ‘AI for Data Driven Governance’ session, experts will discuss leveraging AI for Public Sector, Postal Services, Defence & Security and Future Cities.

♦ They will also showcase a “presentation on important AI-driven solutions”, which have played an essential role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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