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11th October, 2022

India’s Chandrayaan-2, ‘Women Empowerment Through Technology’, India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village, High Commission Chancery in Wellington, Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas, post-matric scholarship mobile application, Palanhar Yojana, first-ever Bird Festival, Scheme for extending financial assistance to sugar mills for enhancement and augmentation of ethanol production capacity”, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, International Space Station, Kerch Bridge/Crimean Bridge, Indestructible Brotherhood-2022, ‘Education 4.0 Report’, “Global Forest Sector Outlook 2050”, World Cerebral Palsy Day, World Migratory Bird Day, World Post Day, World Mental Health Day, International Day of the Girl Child, India Expo Centre and Mart, 2022 IBSF World Billiards Championship, Delhi’s Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

  1. India’s Chandrayaan-2 has mapped the abundance of sodium on Moon for the very first time using its large area X-ray spectrometer, CLASS.
  2. NASSCOM Foundation and American Express have partnered to train and upskill 700 women graduates through an employment-linked training project named ‘Women Empowerment Through Technology’.
  3. Modhera village in Gujarat has been declared as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village.
  4. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has inaugurated the new Indian High Commission Chancery in Wellington (capital in New Zealand).
  5. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is organizing Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas (PMNAM) on October 10, 2022, across 280 locations in 28 states and UTs under the Skill India Mission.
  6. The Haryana government has signed an MOU with Dubai for cooperation in various economic activities such as investments in the state.
  7. Rajasthan govt has launched a new post-matric scholarship mobile application and revamped other online portals of Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching Scheme, Palanhar Yojana, and Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana.
  8. Maharashtra government has announced to rename the Osmanabad city in central Maharashtra as `Dharashiv’.
  9. Jammu and Kashmir has celebrated its first-ever Bird Festival at Pahalgam in Anantnag district, south Kashmir.
  10. Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Minister: Piyush Goyal) has extended the timeline for disbursement of loans under the “Scheme for extending financial assistance to sugar mills for enhancement and augmentation of ethanol production capacity” till March 31, 2023.
  11. Indian Army’s northern command has inducted Kalyani M4, an indigenous all-terrain high mobility combat troop carrier with armour and mine protection, in Jammu and Kashmir.
  12. All India Institute of Ayurveda, Delhi has signed an MOU with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan for capacity development, technological cooperation, and research in the field of Ayurveda.
  13. Samantha Cristoforetti (Italy) has taken over as the head of the International Space Station.
  14. Kerch Bridge/Crimean Bridge has collapsed due to a fuel tank explosion.
  15. Historians in Egypt are currently demanding the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum.
  16. Kyrgyzstan has called off military exercise named Indestructible Brotherhood-2022.
  17. World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the ‘Education 4.0 Report’, in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India).
  18. UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released the “Global Forest Sector Outlook 2050” report at the 26th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on Forestry in Rome (its headquarters).
  19. Omara Dates (a healthy snacks brand) has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for the ‘pyaar bhi, khayaal bhi’ campaign.
  20. October 6 – World Cerebral Palsy Day; Theme – to embrace diversity and to help create a more accessible future for everyone
  21. October 8 – World Migratory Bird Day (2nd Saturday of May and October); Theme – to Focus on Light Pollution; Slogan – Dim the Lights for Birds at Night
  22. World Post Day (Universal Postal Union set up on October 9 1874 in Bern, Switzerland); Theme – “Post for Planet”
  23. October 10 – World Mental Health Day; Theme – ‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’
  24. October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child; Theme – “Our time is now—our rights, our future”
  25. India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida was adjudged the best convention centre by the Union Ministry of Tourism during the National Tourism Awards 2022.
  26. Pankaj Advani has won the 2022 IBSF World Billiards Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  27. Leopards have been sighted in Delhi’s Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary for the first time since 1940.

Table of Content 

National News

  1. India’s Chandrayaan-2 has mapped the abundance of sodium on Moon for the very first time using its large area X-ray spectrometer, CLASS.
      • The research was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
      • CLASS was built at ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru.
  2. NASSCOM Foundation and American Express have partnered to train and upskill 700 women graduates through an employment-linked training project named ‘Women Empowerment Through Technology’.
      • Under this project, both entities are working with two training partners – FUEL (Friends Union for Energizing Lives) and RCED (Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship) to impart women with technology-based skill development and entrepreneurship training.
      • The training will be provided on various technical courses including cloud and data analytics, blockchain, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  3. Modhera village in Gujarat has been declared as India’s first 24×7 solar-powered village.
      • Modhera is famous for a centuries-old Sun temple built during the Chalukya.
      • PM Modi will inaugurate various development projects worth more than ₹14,600 crores in Gujarat.
  4. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has inaugurated the new Indian High Commission Chancery in Wellington (capital in New Zealand).
  5. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is organizing Pradhan Mantri National Apprenticeship Melas (PMNAM) on October 10, 2022, across 280 locations in 28 states and UTs under the Skill India Mission.

State News

  1. The Haryana government has signed an MOU with Dubai for cooperation in various economic activities such as investments in the state.
  2. Rajasthan govt has launched a new post-matric scholarship mobile application and revamped other online portals of Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching Scheme, Palanhar Yojana, and Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana.
      • Apart from this, the e-portal for the Hostel scheme, Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana, Silicosis Grant Scheme, Residential School, and Vidya Sambal Yojana have been launched.
      • The state has also organized a workshop, in collaboration with UNICEF, for showcasing the ways for effective implementation of social security schemes through e-governance portals.
SchemePurpose
Mukhyamantri Anuprati Coaching SchemeTo provide free coaching for competitive exams to SC/ST/OBC/Minority students
Palanhar YojanaTo ensure the upbringing of orphan children under their relatives’ care
Mukhyamantri Kanyadan YojanaTo provide financial assistance to the poor families for the marriage of their daughters
Silicosis Grant Scheme To provide financial assistance to the patients of Silicosis
Vidya Sambal YojanaTo appoint guest faculty in schools, colleges etc. for ensuring the completion of syllabus
  • The 13th edition of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival will be organized at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur for 5 days.
  1. Maharashtra government has announced to rename the Osmanabad city in central Maharashtra as `Dharashiv’.
      • The state govt will also rename its Aurangabad city as Sambhajinagar.
  2. Jammu and Kashmir has celebrated its first-ever Bird Festival at Pahalgam in Anantnag district, south Kashmir.
      • Other festival of J&K – Bahu Mela (Hindu festival in Bahu Fort in Jammu), Tulip Festival at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar, Shikara Festival at Dal Lake
      • J&K Accession Day – 27 October 1947
      • J&K Reorganization Act – 9 August 2019

Agriculture and Rural Development

  1. Department of Food and Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Minister: Piyush Goyal) has extended the timeline for disbursement of loans under the “Scheme for extending financial assistance to sugar mills for enhancement and augmentation of ethanol production capacity” till March 31, 2023.
      • The scheme was first notified in 2018 to facilitate entrepreneurs to complete their projects.
      • The ministry has asked the beneficiaries of the scheme to complete the projects within two and a half years from the date of disbursement of the first instalment of loan from the bank.
      • Currently, interest subvention at 6% per annum or 50% of the rate of interest charged by banks, whichever is lower, is available to sugar mills for five years, including a one-year moratorium.
      • Ethanol production capacities are required to be enhanced to about 1,016 crore litres per annum to achieve a 20% blending target by 2025.

Defence News

  1. Indian Army’s northern command has inducted Kalyani M4, an indigenous all-terrain high mobility combat troop carrier with armour and mine protection, in Jammu and Kashmir.
      • Kalyani M4 has been produced by Kalyani Group’s Bharat Forge.
Kalyani M4

Memorandum of Understanding

  1. All India Institute of Ayurveda, Delhi has signed an MOU with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan for capacity development, technological cooperation, and research in the field of Ayurveda.

International News

  1. Samantha Cristoforetti (Italy) has taken over as the head of the International Space Station.
      • She is a European Space Agency astronaut.
  1. Kerch Bridge/Crimean Bridge has collapsed due to a fuel tank explosion.
  1. Historians in Egypt are currently demanding the return of the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum.
      • The Rosetta Stone is a large stone slab that dates back to 196 BC.
  2. Kyrgyzstan has called off military exercise named Indestructible Brotherhood-2022.
      • The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) was conducting this exercise in the Central Asian country from October 10 to 14.
      • CSTO is a 6-member security alliance among Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan.

      CSTO –

      • Entered into force in 1994
      • Founding Members – Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
      • Current Members – Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Belarus
      • The Organization received an Observer status in the UN General Assembly in 2004.
      • Collective Security Council is the apex body, consisting heads of the govt of member states.
      • Article 4 of the treaty – “If one of the States Parties is subjected to aggression by any state or group of states, then this will be considered as aggression against all States Parties to this Treaty.”
      • CSTO is a security alliance. It also works against drug smuggling, illegal migration, border infiltration etc. It also works for increasing military cooperation and assisting disaster relief work.

Reports and Indices

  1. World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the ‘Education 4.0 Report’, in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) and YuWaah (Generation Unlimited India).
      • According to this report, the school-to-work (S2W) transition process is facing many hurdles in India.
        • School-to-work (S2W) transition refers to the process of making students job-ready in a rapidly evolving employment landscape.
      • India has more than 60 million secondary and higher secondary students, but 85% of schools are yet to implement vocational courses as part of their curriculum.
      • The Education 4.0 India initiative was launched in May 2020 and has convened over 40 partners from the education technology, government, academic and start-up communities.
        • The initiative focuses on how the fourth industrial revolution technologies can enhance learning and reduce inequalities in access to education among children in India.
  2. UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released the “Global Forest Sector Outlook 2050” report at the 26th Session of the Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on Forestry in Rome (its headquarters).
      • Consumption of primary processed wood products is expected to increase to 1 billion cubic metres (BCM) by 2050 from 2.2 BCM in 2020.
      • There are 45 million ha agroforestry and 7 million ha rubber plantations across the globe, which can be further increased during agricultural expansion for food production.

Appointments

  1. Omara Dates (a healthy snacks brand) has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for the ‘pyaar bhi, khayaal bhi’ campaign.

Important Days

  1. October 6 – World Cerebral Palsy Day; Theme – to embrace diversity and to help create a more accessible future for everyone
  2. October 8 – World Migratory Bird Day (2nd Saturday of May and October); Theme – to Focus on Light Pollution; Slogan – Dim the Lights for Birds at Night
  3. October 9 –
      • Indian Foreign Services Day (IFS established on 9 October 1946)
      • World Post Day (Universal Postal Union set up on October 9 1874 in Bern, Switzerland); Theme – “Post for Planet”
  4. October 10 – World Mental Health Day; Theme – ‘Make mental health & well-being for all a global priority’
  5. October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child; Theme – “Our time is now—our rights, our future”
      • National Conference on Skilling in Non-Traditional Livelihood (NTL) for Girls titled ‘Betiyan Bane Kushal’ was organized under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Awards

  1. India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida was adjudged the best convention centre by the Union Ministry of Tourism during the National Tourism Awards 2022.

Sports

  1. Pankaj Advani has won the 2022 IBSF World Billiards Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
      • It is Advani’s 25th world gold medal.

Miscellaneous

  1. Leopards have been sighted in Delhi’s Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary for the first time since 1940.
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Anuj Jindal, the founder, is an ex-manager from SBI, with an M.Com from Delhi School of Economics. He also has a JRF in Commerce & Management and NET in HRM, along with more than 5 years of experience in the field of Education.

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