09th November, 2021 – Daily News

Topics covered – ‘Tele-Law on Wheels’ campaign , Star College Mentorship Programme , Swarnajayanti Fellows, State Level Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Programme in Kerala , Tribal Pride Day Mahasammelan , ‘Punjab Tissue Culture Based Seed Potato Rules-2021’ , UNESCO Creative Cities Networ, Global Drug Policy Index 2021 , Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) report 2021, Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net-Zero India, International Gymnastics Federation , Birth anniversary of CV Raman , Infant Protection Day , World Radiology Day , World Urbanism Day , National Cancer Awareness Day , U23 World Wrestling Championships 2021 , Dwayne Bravo , Sankalp Gupta , Mexican Grand Prix, 2021 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships, “Finding A Straight Line Between Twist And Turns” , ,

Bulletins

  1. Department of Justice has launched ‘Tele-Law on Wheels’ campaign to provide pre-litigation advice to people and address their problems.
  2. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, has launched Star College Mentorship Programme for strengthening UG Science Courses.
  3. 17 scientists from scientific institutions across the country have been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship for their innovative research ideas and the potential of creating impact on R&D in different disciplines.
  4. ESAF Small Finance Bank has launched State Level Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Programme in Kerala in collaboration with NABARD.
  5. Tribal Pride Day Mahasammelan will be held on November 15 in Madhya Pradesh.
  6. Uttarakhand celebrated its statehood day on November 9. It became the 27th state of India.
  7. Punjab has become the first state to approve the ‘Punjab Tissue Culture Based Seed Potato Rules-2021’ to develop Punjab as a standard potato seed centre.
  8. Srinagar (summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir) has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in folk art and craft category.
  9. Global Drug Policy Index 2021 has been released by Harm Reduction Consortium (which is a consortium of anti-drug organizations).
  10. Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) report 2021. The first edition was launched in 2018.
  11. World Economic Forum (WEP) has released “Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net-Zero India” report to suggest a roadmap for India’s energy transition.
  12. Liberty General Insurance Ltd has partnered with PhonePe to offer motor insurance digitally.
  13. Morinari Watanabe (Japanese) has been re-elected to a new three-year term as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (HQ – Lausanne, Switzerland).
  14. Birth anniversary of CV Raman is celebrated on November 7.
  15. Infant Protection Day is observed on November 7 every year.
  16. World Radiology Day is observed on November 8 every year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays in 1895.
  17. World Urbanism Day or World Town Planning Day is observed on November 8 by International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
  18. National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on November 7 in India.
  19. U23 World Wrestling Championships 2021 was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
  20. Dwayne Bravo (from Trinidad) has announced retirement from international cricket.
  21. Sankalp Gupta has become India’s 71st Grandmaster.
  22. Max Verstappen (Belgian-Dutch racing driver) has won Mexican Grand Prix.
  23. 2021 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
  24. “Finding A Straight Line Between Twist And Turns” book has been authored by Aseem Chawla.
  25. For celebrating the 104th birthday of cell biologist Dr Kamal Ranadive, Google has dedicated its new doodle to him.

Table of Content

National News

  1. Department of Justice has launched ‘Tele-Law on Wheels’ campaign to provide pre-litigation advice to people and address their problems.
      • Pre-litigation is a process for resolving the cases before the lawsuit being officially filed and court proceeding begin.
      • The campaign was started on 8th November and it will continue till 14th November.
      • It is being conducted with aid of CSC e-Governance.
      • Tele-Law mobile app has been launched. This app would connect the beneficiaries directly with Panel Lawyers offering legal advice and consultation.
  2. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, has launched Star College Mentorship Programme for strengthening UG Science Courses.
      • Under the program, the new colleges will receive mentorship from the Star Colleges under the aegis of Star College Scheme.
      • Star College Scheme was launched in 2008 to support colleges and universities offering undergraduate education to improve science teaching across the country.
      • The Scheme also aims to improve critical thinking and encouraging experimental science at undergraduate level in basic science subjects.
      • The scheme is being implemented by Dept of Biotechnology.
      • Under the scheme, support is being provided to a Star college for a maximum duration of 3 years.
  3. 17 scientists from scientific institutions across the country have been awarded the Swarnajayanti Fellowship for their innovative research ideas and the potential of creating impact on R&D in different disciplines.
      • Ministry – Ministry of science and technology
      • Launch year – 1997
      • Duration – 5 years
      • Support 
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        • Rs.25000 per month for 5 years
        • Research grant of 5 lakh Rupees for 5 years
        • This support is provided in addition to the salary they draw from their parent institution.

State News

  1. ESAF Small Finance Bank has launched State Level Local Sustainable Economic Development Training Programme in Kerala in collaboration with NABARD.
      • The programme aims to provide knowledge about the financial literacy at the panchayat level.
  2. Tribal Pride Day Mahasammelan will be held on November 15 in Madhya Pradesh.
      • Mahasammelan is being organised on the birth anniversary of Lord Birsa Munda.
      • PM will attend the Mahasammelan and inaugurate India’s first PPP-mode built Habibganj railway station.
  3. Uttarakhand celebrated its statehood day on November 9. It became the 27th state of India.

Agriculture & Rural Development

  1. Punjab has become the first state to approve the ‘Punjab Tissue Culture Based Seed Potato Rules-2021’ to develop Punjab as a standard potato seed centre.
      • The rules will help in developing the Jalandhar-Kapurthala belt as the export hub of potato.
      • Cabinet also approved to introduce the ‘Punjab Horticulture Nursery Bill-2021’ by amending ‘Punjab Fruit Nursery Act-1961’.

International News

    1. Srinagar (summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir) has joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in folk art and craft category.
        • Srinagar is among the 49 cities selected for inclusion.
        • Srinagar and Gwalior were recommended for inclusion but only Srinagar was accepted.
        • Other Indian cities in the UCCN – Chennai and Varanasi – UNESCO Cities of music; Jaipur – UNESCO city of crafts and folk arts; Mumbai – UNESCO city of film and Hyderabad – UNESCO City of gastronomy.

About UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN):

      • UCCN was launched in 2004. It now has 295 cities from 90 countries. The list categorises the cities into crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts, and music categories.
      • The UCCN includes only those cities which have creativity and sustainability at their heart. Being included in this list means that cities will now share best practices with other members to spread culture and creativity.
      • The UCCN aims to encourage creativity in urban development.

Reports & Indices

  1. Global Drug Policy Index 2021 has been released by Harm Reduction Consortium (which is a consortium of anti-drug organizations).
      • Total – 30
      • Top – Norway
# Country Overall Index Absense of Extreme Responses Proportanility & Criminal Justice Harm Reduction Access to Medicines Development
#1 Norway 74 91 49 74 81 N/A
#2 New Zealand 71 88 58 58 78 N/A
#3 Portugal 70 86 64 61 68 N/A
#4 UK 69 92 50 64 69 N/A
#5 Australia 65 85 54 60 60 N/A
#6 Canada 56 78 34 54 56 N/A
#7 Georgia 55 89 25 51 55 N/A
#8 North Macedonia 55 74 38 46 61 N/A
#9 Costa Rica 54 82 51 24 59 N/A
#10 Senegal 53 91 31 45 43 N/A
    • India’s rank – 18th
#11 Morocco 51 91 31 43 36 N/A
#12 Kyrgyzstan 50 82 37 42 39 N/A
#13 Hungary 50 79 41 29 48 N/A
#14 Afghanistan 49 62 32 50 55 47
#15 Jamaica 48 76 65 19 35 39
#16 Lebanon 48 58 37 50 45 N/A
#17 South Africa 47 80 39 37 29 N/A
#18 India 46 63 38 49 33 N/A
#19 Argentina 44 76 24 26 48 N/A
#20 Russia 41 67 34 33 28 N/A
    • Bottom – Brazil
    • Parameters – 75 indicators divided into 5 domains:
      • Absence of Extreme Responses
      • Proportionality & Criminal Justice
      • Harm Reduction
      • Access to Medicines
      • Development
  1. Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) report 2021. The first edition was launched in 2018.
      • This report ranks states and UTs on the basis of efficiency of their logistics system.
      • Number of dimensions – Infrastructure, Services, Operating and regulatory environment
      • Number of indicators – 21
      • Category of states – States, North Eastern States and Himalayan UTs, and Other UTs
      • Top performers
        • States – Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab
        • North Eastern States and Himalayan UTs – Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim and Meghalaya
        • Other UTs – Delhi
      • Top improvers – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand
  2. World Economic Forum (WEP) has released “Mission 2070: A Green New Deal for a Net-Zero India” report to suggest a roadmap for India’s energy transition.
      • The report has been released in collaboration with Kearney and Observer Research Foundation.
      • The transition to green energy will impact the following sectors the most –
        • Energy
        • Mobility
        • Industry
        • Green Buildings, Infrastructure and Cities
        • Agriculture
      • The new green deal would create 50 million jobs.
      • It will add $1 trillion to GDP by 2030 and a massive $15 trillion to GDP by 2070.

Banking & Economy

  1. Liberty General Insurance Ltd has partnered with PhonePe to offer motor insurance digitally.

Appointments

  1. Morinari Watanabe (Japanese) has been re-elected to a new three-year term as president of the International Gymnastics Federation (HQ – Lausanne, Switzerland).

Important Days

  1. Birth anniversary of CV Raman is celebrated on November 7.
      • CV Raman won the Nobel Prize for working on the scattering of light and the Raman effect was named after him.
  2. Infant Protection Day is observed on November 7 every year.
      • Theme – “Protecting, promoting, and developing infants”.
  3. World Radiology Day is observed on November 8 every year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays in 1895.
      • Theme – ‘Interventional Radiology – Active care for the patient’
      • X-rays were discovered by the German Scientist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1895. He also received Nobel Prize for this discovery.
  4. World Urbanism Day or World Town Planning Day is observed on November 8 by International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP).
      • ISOCARP’s 57th World Planning Congress 2021 is being hosted by Doha, Qatar.
      • The theme of the Congress is ‘Planning Unlocked: New Times, Better Places, Stronger Communities’.
  5. National Cancer Awareness Day is observed on November 7 in India.
National Cancer Awareness Day

Sports

  1. U23 World Wrestling Championships 2021 was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
      • India’s total medals – 5
      • Indian winners – Shivani Pawar (only silver), Anju, Divya Kakran, Radhika, and Nisha Dahiya (all bronze)
      • Russia topped the medal tally.
  2. Dwayne Bravo (from Trinidad) has announced retirement from international cricket.
  3. Sankalp Gupta has become India’s 71st Grandmaster.
  4. Max Verstappen (Belgian-Dutch racing driver) has won Mexican Grand Prix.
  5. 2021 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
      • Amit Panghal has won the only silver medal for India.

Miscellaneous

  1. “Finding A Straight Line Between Twist And Turns” book has been authored by Aseem Chawla.
  2. For celebrating the 104th birthday of cell biologist Dr Kamal Ranadive, Google has dedicated its new doodle to him.
      • Ranadive in her lifetime contributed immensely in cancer research and also devoted herself to create a more equitable society through science and education.
cell biologist Dr Kamal Ranadive

Start Quiz of 09th November 2021

Q.1) Where will the Tribal Pride Day Mahasammelan be organized?
Q.2) Which has become the first state to approve the Tissue Culture Based Seed Potato Rules?
Q.3) Recently, Srinagar has been added into the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in folk art and craft category. With this, India now has a total of six cities in this network. Which city from the following UCCN cities is accompanying Srinagar in the folk art and craft category?
Q.4) What is India’s rank in the Global Drug Policy Index 2021?
Q.5) When is the Infant Protection Day celebrated?
Q.6) World Radiology Day is observed on November 8 every year to mark the anniversary of the discovery of X-rays in 1895. Who discovered X-rays?
Q.7) Which city is hosting ISOCARP’s 57th World Planning Congress 2021?
Q.8) How many gold medals has India won in the U23 World Wrestling Championships 2021?
Q.9) West Indies’ cricketer Dwayne Bravo has announced retirement from international cricket. Which country does he belong to?
Q.10) Where is the headquarter of International Gymnastics Federation located?
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