25.12.20 Daily BPSC Current Affairs

BIHAR

Bihar cabinet OKs creation of 6 more nagar panchayats

 

The state cabinet approved the creation of six more nagar panchayats in Nalanda, Samastipur, Banka, Gopalganj and Madhubani districts. Earlier, the cabinet had given its nod for creation of 103 new nagar panchayats in different districts of the state.

 

Meanwhile, sand will be more expensive in the state. The cabinet cleared the proposal to extend the existing lease of sand mining ghats till March 31, 2021 in view of the National Green Tribunal’s order on issuing environment clearance certificate. The lease of sand mining ghats was to lapse on December 31. However, the lease amount has been increased by 50%, which will lead to hike in the prices of sand and finally the construction materials.
The cabinet also approved the e-stamp Duty Rule 2020 of the state excise, prohibition and registration department.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

International Science Literature Festival VIGYANIKA

 

International Science Literature Festival – VIGYANIKA organized to mark the birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.

The purpose of this event is to bring science and literature to the public, and to demonstrate the use of various aspects of science communication to promote self-reliance and global welfare strategies.

It takes “Science Communication and Science Literature-Network Science and Society” as its theme.

It will explore the challenges of scientific communication through keynote speeches, panel discussions, scientific conferences and Vigyan Kavi Sammelan, and critically evaluate scientific literature and many other issues.

VIGYANIKA is an International Science and Literature Festival organized under the Indian International Science Festival.

 

NATIONAL

Good Governance Day: 25 December

 

In India, Good Governance Day (Sushasan Divas) is observed annually on December 25.

The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Good Governance Day was established in 2014 by the newly elected administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to foster awareness among the Indian people of accountability in government.

Nation pays homage to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary

 

The Nation pays homage to former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 96th birth anniversary.

The day is also celebrated as Good Governance Day.

Vajpayee was elected ten times to the Lok Sabha and twice to the Rajya Sabha.

He served three terms as the Prime Minister of India, first for a term of 13 days in 1996, then for a period of 13 months from 1998 to 1999, followed by a full term from 1999 to 2004.

He was the first Indian prime minister not of the Indian National Congress to serve a full term in office.

India adds Tso Kar wetland complex to Ramsar Site

 

India has added Tso Kar wetland complex to the Ramsar Site.

Tso Kar, the 42nd Wetland of International Importance, is at more than 4,500 metres above sea level in the Changthang region of Ladakh.

The complex includes two connected lakes, the freshwater Startsapuk Tso and the larger hypersaline Tso Kar.

The site is habitat of numerous threatened species including the endangered saker falcon (Falco cherrug) and Asiatic wild dog or dhole (Cuon alpinus laniger), and the vulnerable snow leopard (Panthera uncia).

The Site also acts as an important stopover ground for migratory birds along the Central Asian Flyway.

Ramsar convention is an inter-governmental environmental treaty established by UNESCO and came into force in 1975.

Niti Ayog launches made-in India cloud storage service, DigiBoxx

 

Niti Ayog has launched a cloud storage service called DiggiBoxx as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

This is a made-in India service that will store and encrypt data within the country.

It is available on the web and Android as of now with iOS support arriving soon.

Like Google Drive and Apple’s iCloud service, DiggiBoxx will enable both individuals and enterprises to store, manage, collaborate, organise and share all their data online.

DigiBoxx is said to be hosted on an Indian server, which means the data will be saved and encrypted in India itself.

 

AnSI reported Exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals

The Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) policy document warns that commercial activities may pose a threat to endangered groups. According to ANSI, any exploitation of the Andaman’s North Outpost Island for commercial and strategic benefits is dangerous to its occupier Sentinese.

 

Anthropological Survey of India (ANSI)  reported that any exploitation of the Andaman’s North Outpost Island for commercial and strategic benefits is dangerous to its occupier Sentinese.

It also stated that the rights of the people on the island are non-negotiable, inviolable and inviolable.

The primary duty of the state is to protect these rights for eternity and sacredness.

There should be no commercial or strategic interests on their island.

The document also called for the establishment of a knowledge base in Sentinese.

Since tribal communities cannot conduct “field research”, anthropologists recommend “distant cultural research”.

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