29 September 2021 Daily Current Affairs With Video Lecture [DOWNLOAD PDF]

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS 29 September 2021

World Maritime Day

  • World Maritime Day was first celebrated on 17th March 1978 to mark the occasion of enforcing first convention of IMO in 1958 and since then every year, during last week of September, the World Maritime Day is observed globally.
  • The significance of this day is to emphasize the importance of International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the maritime sector and to highlight its contribution towards Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Marine Environment. In simple manner, it can be explained that World Maritime Day is celebrated for carrying out commercial sea transport in a safe, secured and environmentally friendly manner for the economic growth of the world.
  • With the theme, “Seafarers: at the core of shipping’s future” Paradip Port observed the 44th World Maritime Day, today.

India’s First: Elder Line (Toll Free No- 14567)

  • India is expected to have nearly 20% elderly population i.e., over 300 million senior citizens by 2050. It is significant as many countries have a population less than this number. This age group faces various mental, emotional, financial, legal and physical challenges, and the pandemic has further exacerbated it. What is more important to understand is that this age group is a basket of wisdom and untapped resource for the overall economic and social growth of the country.
  • Taking cognizance of the growing need to support the elderlies in the country, the Government of India has taken a monumental step towards addressing the challenges and problems they face, through country’s first Pan-India toll-free helpline – 14567 — called ‘Elder Line’, which provides free information and guidance on pension issues, legal issues, extends emotional support, and even intervenes on field in cases of abuse, and rescues homeless elderly.
  • The intent of ‘Elder Line’ is to provide all senior citizens, or their well-wishers, with ONE platform across the country to connect and share their concerns, get information and guidance on problems that they face on a day-to-day basis, without having to struggle for it.

National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030

  • On World Rabies Day (28th Sept) , Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Shri Parshottam Rupala unveiled the National Action Plan for dog Mediated Rabies Elimination by 2030 (NAPRE).
  • The Ministers urged all the States and UTs to make Rabies a notifiable Disease.
  • Congratulating the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for drafting the action plan in consultation with the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in a very short time-span, Dr. Pawar stated, “Rabies is 100% fatal but 100% vaccine preventable. 33% of global rabies deaths are recorded in India.” She expressed hope that NCDC with its rich experience in tackling zoonotic diseases like Nipah, Zika, Avian flu and surveillance of diseases like influenza, hepatitis would play a great role in Government’s effort to boost One Health approach.

Udyam Registration crosses 50 lakh mark

  • New online system of MSME/Udyam Registration launched by Union MSME Ministry, w.e.f. 1st July 2020, has stood the test of Time and Technology as more than 50 lakh MSMEs have successfully registered themselves by now. These include over 47 lakh Micro organisations and 2.7 lakh Small Units.
  • It may be stated that Ministry of MSME had revised the definition of MSMEs and process of registration w.e.f. 1st July 2020. It also launched a new portal for MSME/Udyam registration (https://udyamregistration.gov.in). Since then, the portal is working smoothly. In a major first, this portal is seamlessly integrated with CBDT and GST networks as also with the GeM. It may be noted that through this integration, now MSME registration is a totally paperless exercise.

4th Indo-US Health Dialogue 2021

  • Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare addresses the concluding session of 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue
  • MoU signed India and USA for cooperation in Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • MoU also signed between Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & NIAID (NIH) for cooperation on International Centre for Excellence in Research (ICER)
  • “Constructive and positive cooperation amongst both countries can lead to Peace, Harmony and Growth, not only for both sides but world at large”: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Remembered on his Jayanti

  • Bhagat Singh (27th September 1907 – 23rd March 1931) was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur), now in Pakistan’s Punjab province, in 1907.
  • The revolutionary freedom fighter was a charismatic Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at the age of 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement.
  • Singh, who was hanged in the Lahore jail along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar on March 23, 1931, left a strong impact during his lifetime.

PM dedicates to the Nation 35 crop varieties with Special Traits

  • PM dedicates the newly constructed campus of the National Institute of Biotic Stress Management, Raipur to the Nation.
  • PM also distributes the Green Campus Award to the Agricultural Universities
  • “Whenever farmers and agriculture get a safety net, their growth becomes rapid”
  • “When science, government and society work together, results are better. Such an alliance of farmers and scientists will strengthen the country in dealing with new challenges”
  • “Efforts are being made to take the farmers out of the crop-based income system and encourage them for value-addition and other farming options”
  • “Along with our ancient farming traditions, marching towards the future is equally important”
  • ‘’We have made it easier for farmers to seek help from banks by connecting them with technology,’’ said the Prime Minister. Today farmers are getting weather information in a better way. Recently, more than 2 crore farmers have been given Kisan Credit Cards.
  • PM Modi further informed that more than 430 lakh metric tons of wheat has been procured in the Rabi season and more than 85 thousand crore rupees have been paid to farmers. Even the wheat procurement centres were increased more than three times during the pandemic.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

  • International Maritime Organization was established in
  • 1945
  • 1948
  • 1950
  • 1952

ANSWER: B

  • HQ of International Maritime Organization
  • London
  • Vienna
  • Paris
  • New York

ANSWER: A

  • Parent organization of IMO
  • UNGA
  • UNECOSOC
  • UNICEF
  • UNSC

ANSWER: B

  • Global Alliance for Rabies Control was founded in
  • 1956
  • 2007
  • 1965
  • 2010

ANSWER: B

  • HQ of Global Alliance for Rabies Control
  • Kansas
  • Texas
  • Chicago
  • Washington DC

ANSWER: A

  • Current Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh
  • Dr. Prakash Javadekar
  • Narayan Rane
  • Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

ANSWER: C

  • Naujawan Bharat Sabha was established by Bhagat Singh in
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1926
  • 1930

ANSWER: C

  • Bhagat Singh established the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA) along with Sukhdev, Chandrashekhar Azad and others in
  • 1923
  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1930

ANSWER: C

  • On ____ Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw a bomb in the Central Assembly at Delhi, from the Visitors’ Gallery.
  • 8th April 1929
  • 8th April 1928
  • 18th March 1929
  • 18th March 1928

ANSWER: A

  • _______ is observed as ‘Martyrs’ Day’ or ‘Shaheed Diwas’ or ‘Sarvodaya Day’ in honour of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
  • 22nd March
  • 23rd March
  • 24th March
  • 25th March

ANSWER: B

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