DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 11th September 2021
13th BRICS Summit: Key Takeaways
- Prime Minister chaired the annual summit of the BRICS which was held virtually.
- The theme for the Summit was ‘BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS cooperation for continuity, consolidation and consensus’.
- PM Highlighted the achievement of several new initiatives during India’s Chair ship this year (2021), i.e., an Agreement on cooperation in the field of remote-sensing satellites; a virtual BRICS vaccine Research & Development Centre; BRICS Alliance on Green Tourism, etc.
- Adopted BRICS Counter Terrorism Action Plan that defines the approach and actions of the BRICS countries towards areas of Counter Terrorism cooperation which includes Countering Radicalization and Online Terrorist Threats, Border Management, Information/ Intelligence Sharing, etc.
- Adopted Delhi Declaration: The declaration called for reforms of the principal organs of the United Nations including that of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
- It also called for an “inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue” for stability in Afghanistan.
- Apart from Afghanistan, the BRICS leaders also took up the conflicts in Myanmar, Syria, the tension in the Korean peninsula, Israel-Palestine violence, and other territorial disputes.
Space challenge Launched
- Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) successfully launched the ATL Space Challenge 2021 for all school students across the country.
- The challenge has been designed for all the school students, mentors and teachers across the country who not only are associated with schools having ATL labs but for all the non ATL schools as well.
- This is to ensure that students of classes 6 to 12 are given an open platform where they can innovate and enable themselves to solve digital age space technology problems.
- The ATL Space Challenge 2021 aligns with the World Space Week 2021 which is being observed from 4 to 10 October each year at the global level to celebrate the contributions of space science and technology.
National Commission for Minorities
- Former Punjab Cadre IPS officer Sardar Iqbal Singh Lalpura took charge as the Chairman, National Commission for Minorities.
- NCM is a Statutory Body under National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
- Six religious’ communities, viz; Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains have been notified in Gazette of India as minority communities by the Union Government all over India.
185th meeting of ESIC
- Employees’ State Insurance is a public social security and health insurance fund for Indian workers.
- The fund is managed by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) according to rules and regulations stipulated in the ESI Act 1948.
- ESIC is a Statutory and an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
- Two new 100 bedded ESIC hospitals to come up in Karnataka.
- Seven new dispensaries for Kerala.
- ‘Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana’ extended upto June 2022.
- One 30 bedded hospital at Shahjahanpur in UP approved.
- Targeted delivery of services by ensuring last mile deliveries promptly, focus of Government: Shri Bhupinder Yadav.
Atmanirbhar Corner in Indian Missions
- Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs will set up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in 100 Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world.
- The first Atmanirbhar Bharat corner was inaugurated at the Indian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, on Independence Day.
- TRIFED is a national-level apex organization functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It is involved in schemes such as Van Dhan Program, MSP for MFP and TRIFOOD.
World Suicide Prevention Day
- World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10th every year to highlight various ways by which suicide can be prevented.
- This day was marked on September 10, 2003, for the first time as an initiative by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) who teamed up to create a day dedicated to a very important message: suicides are preventable.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the world take their life, with 75% cases from the low and middle-income countries. Approximately 1.3% of deaths in 2019 were due to suicide.
Super Typhoon Chanthu
- A super typhoon that rapidly formed in just 48 hours is threatening both the Philippines and Taiwan with destructive winds and torrential rains over the coming days.
- The typhoon named “Chanthu” was about 580 kilometers southeast of Taiwan’s southernmost tip on Friday morning, packing gusts of up to 234 kilometers an hour, according to Taiwan’s central weather bureau.
- Justice Rajinder Sachar Committee is associated with
- Judicial Reforms
- Constitutional Reforms
- Minority Community
- Environmental Changes
- Provision for facilities of instruction in mother tongue
- Article 28
- Article 350A
- Article 350B
- Article 29
- Provisioning a special officer for linguistic minorities and defining his duties
- Article 28
- Article 350A
- Article 350B
- Article 29
- Rights for any section of population for language spoken by them
- Article 30
- Article 355
- Article 347
- Article 21
- Employees’ State Insurance was launched in
- Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana was launched in
- HQ of New Development Bank
- Rio De Janerio
- The term was originally coined in 2001 as “BRIC” by
- Jim O’Neill
- John Keynes
- Adam Smith
- David Ricardo
- Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) was established in
- It is not a part of institutions that release Global Innovation Index (GII)
- Cornell University
- World Intellectual Property Organization
- World Economic Forum