09 .07.21 Daily BPSC [bihar] Current Affairs

BIHAR

Eight power substations in rural Gaya soon

 

Eight new power substations are being set up in Bodh Gaya, Manpur, Khizarsarai, Banke Bazar and Wazirganj blocks of the district, South Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited (SBPDCL) executive engineer (project) Balvir Prasad Bagish said.

While power supply will start from two substations at Mahkar (Khizarsarai) and Bakraur (Bodh Gaya) from July 20, the other six would be functional by the end of this year. The power substations are being set up at an estimate cost of Rs4 crore each under the Union government’s Deen Dayal Gram Jyoti Yojana and the state plan.

 

Each substation would have two power transformers of five MVA each. One transformer can supply power to 50 transformers of 200 kVA each. The new substations are being set up to meet the increasing power requirements as every household has got a power connection in the villages. Every year, the load on transformers is increasing and infrastructure to meet the requirement has to be kept ready. Within the last three years, 24 new power substations have been set up across the district under Deen Dayal Jyoti Yojana and the state plan.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

BHIMUPI Launched in Bhutan

 

In Bhutan, BHIM–UPI was launched. On the occasion, India’s Finance Minister stated that the services have begun in Bhutan as part of India’s “neighbourhood first” policy.

Highlights:

♦ BHIM UPI is one of the highlights of digital transactions in India during the COVID-19 pandemic and is also an achievement, having created more than 100 million UPI QRs in the past 5 years.

♦ BHIM UPI processed 22 billion transactions worth Rs 41 lakh crore in 2020-21.

♦ Bhutan is the first country to adopt UPI standards for QR deployment with this launch.

♦ RuPay cards are also accepted in Bhutan, where they will be officially launched during Prime Minister Modi’s visit in 2019.

♦ Therefore, Bhutan is also the only country that simultaneously issues and accepts RuPay cards and accepts BHIM-UPI.

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Matsya Setu App – Ministry of Fishery, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Ministry

 

The Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Ministry have launched the Matsya Setu Mobile App.

About the Matsya Setu App:

This is an online course mobile application developed by ICAR-Central Freshwater Aquaculture Research Institute (ICAR-CIFA) in Bhubaneswar with funding from the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) in Hyderabad.

 

The app’s goal is to disseminate the most recent freshwater aquaculture technologies to the country’s aqua farmers.

The Matsya Setu application has a species/subject wise self-study online course module, in which famous aquaculture experts explain the fundamental concepts of breeding, seed production, and grow-out culture of commercially important fishes such as carp, catfish, scampi, murrel, ornamental fish, pearl farming, and so on. important commercial fish (such as carp, catfish, marine fish, mole, ornamental fish, pearl farming, etc.

The course platform also includes Better Management Practices for maintaining soil and water quality, feeding, and health management in aquaculture operations.

For the convenience of the learners, the modules are divided into small video chapters, along with additional learning materials.

 

 

Establishment of Ministry of Co-operation

 

The government established a separate “Co-operation Ministry” to realize the vision of “Sahkar se Samriddhi.”

 

This ministry will establish a separate administrative, legal, and policy framework to strengthen the country’s cooperative movement.

 

The Ministry will work to streamline processes for co-operatives to make it easier to do business and to facilitate the development of Multi-State Co-operatives (MSCS).

 

 

Beneficiary of Tele-Law programme

 

Tele-Law programme reached the 9 lakh beneficiaries.

About Tele-Law Programme:

To address cases at the pre-litigation stage, the Ministry of Law and Justice launched the Tele-Law programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2017.

It is a service that connects lawyers with litigants in need of legal advice via video conferencing and telephone services. This service seeks to assist those in need, particularly the marginalised and disadvantaged.

Under this program, the video conferencing smart technology and telephone/instant call facilities provided in the vast network of Panchayat-level common service centers are used to connect poor, oppressed, disadvantaged, and untouched groups and communities with group lawyers to seek timely and Valuable legal advice

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