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  • 23 Nov 2022
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Uttar Pradesh Switch to Hindi

'Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023'

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, with a resolve to make Uttar Pradesh a growth engine of the country at Sushma Swaraj Pravasi Bharatiya Bhawan in New Delhi, the state's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath formally announced the organization of 'Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023'.

Key Points

  • The Chief Minister also unveiled the logo of "Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023" and informed that under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh is today on the cusp of a progressive transformative journey.
  • The vision of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' set by the Prime Minister is the main pillar of this rejuvenation. Following the Prime Minister's vision of making India a +5 trillion dollar economy, Uttar Pradesh has set a target of +1 trillion for itself. In this sequence, the Uttar Pradesh government is organizing a Global Investors Summit in Lucknow from February 10 to 12, 2023, so that the country and the world can benefit from the limitless business opportunities available in the state.
  • The Chief Minister said that this Investors Summit will prove to be useful in providing an integrated platform to the global industrial world to cooperate in economic development. The three-day global conference will be attended by world-class policy makers, top corporate leaders, business delegations, academia, think tanks and intellectuals and collectively brainstorm business prospects and partnership opportunities.
  • He said that so far about 21 countries have expressed enthusiasm to participate in the grand event of the summit. The Netherlands, Denmark, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Mauritius will participate as partner countries at the Global Investors Summit. Apart from this, the state government is also organizing road-shows in 18 countries and 7 major cities of India to invite industrial investors from all over the world to the summit.
  • In the program, he informed that Uttar Pradesh has improved its business environment in a big way in the last few years by providing competent policy support and world-class infrastructure. A new online system called 'Nivesh Sarathi' has been developed to monitor the signing and implementation of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU's) for proactive investor connect and handholding. Apart from this, an online incentive management system has also been developed.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Minister also released a booklet based on various sectoral policies of the state and investment prospects in the state.

Rajasthan Switch to Hindi

Comprehensive Exploration Program for Mineral Exploration

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, Additional Chief Secretary, Mines, Petroleum and Water Supply, Rajasthan, Dr. Subodh Agarwal said that a comprehensive exploration program of mineral exploration will be carried out in Banswara-Nathdwara belt, Rajsamand belt, Barmer and Udaipur belt of the state with the financial support of Rajasthan State Mineral Exploration Trust (RSMET).

Key Points

  • Dr. Subodh Agarwal said that according to preliminary surveys, mineral gold (gold) reserves are possible in Banswara-Nathdwara belt of the state, mineral emerald in Rajsamand belt, mineral rare earth elements in Barmer belt and mineral phosphate reserves have been identified in Udaipur.
  • He informed that it has been decided to conduct an extensive exploration program in these areas in collaboration with RSMET to assess the availability, quality etc. of mineral reserves in these areas so that blocks can be constructed and e-auctioned based on available reserves.
  • He said that mineral exploration work will be speeded up in the state in a phased manner and according to the reports received, mineral blocks will be prepared and auctioned so that the exploration and mining work of mineral wealth available in the state can be speeded up. This will create a global identity with more investment in the mineral sector, more employment opportunities and more revenue in the state.
  • Director Mines Sandesh Nayak informed that the auction work of mineral blocks has picked up pace in the state. Recently, e-auction of two limestone blocks in Nagaur and Jaisalmer has been done in the area of Major Minerals.
  • RSMET Chief Executive Officer N.P Singh said that the trust is helping in the availability of basic facilities in the state. Apart from this, along with expediting the drilling work, efforts are being made to get the samples tested on time.

Rajasthan Switch to Hindi

'Incentive Scheme for Girl Students Studying in Agriculture'

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, according to the information given by the Rajasthan Information and Public Relations Department, 'Incentive Scheme to Students studying in Agriculture' is being run in the state to ensure the empowerment of women and their effective participation in the agriculture sector.

Key Points

  • Under this scheme, with the aim of encouraging girls who choose agriculture as a subject for study, an amount ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 15,000 is being given annually to girl students pursuing PhD in the Faculty of Agriculture from class 11th.
  • The aim of the state government is that the girl child should study the latest techniques of the field of agriculture and get formal teaching-training, which will not only increase the income of their family, but they will also contribute to the prosperity of the state and the country.
  • It is noteworthy that women play a leading role in the field of agriculture in the field of agriculture in the state from sowing to planting, drainage, irrigation, fertilizer, plant protection, harvesting, weed removal and storage.

Madhya Pradesh Switch to Hindi

3rd T20 World Cup Blind Cricket Match

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, The Madhya Pradesh Blind Cricket Association in association with the district administration is organizing the third T20 World Cup blind cricket match between India and Australia at Khalsa Stadium in Indore on December 10, 2022. For this, on November 22, 2022, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan unveiled the first poster at brilliant convention center.

Key Points

  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that this is a big effort of the association. All possible support will be provided to the association by the state government.
  • Cricket organizer Dr. Anil Bhandari told that former player of Indian cricket team Yuvraj Singh is the brand ambassador of this World Cup. Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) affiliated to World Blind Cricket Limited (WBC) and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled are organizing the third edition of T20 World Cup cricket tournament for the blind, which will be held in December-2022. Will be held in different cities of India.
  • Ten countries - Australia, Bangladesh, England, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and host India will participate in this mega event.
  • India is the only country to have won all formats of international championships, including the T20 World Cup in December 2012, the ODI World Cup in December 2014 and the T20 Asia Cup in January 2016.

Madhya Pradesh Switch to Hindi

65th National Pistol Shooting Championship

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, players from Madhya Pradesh won the first medal in the team event in the 65th National Pistol Shooting Championship, which started at the Madhya Pradesh State Shooting Academy, Bishan Khedi, Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh's Yashraj Yadav, Akshat Tambe and Hariom won the bronze medal in the 25m Junior Civilian Championship. Tamil Nadu won the gold medal and Punjab the silver medal in this event.

Key Points

  • Similarly, in the 25m junior men's team event, Tamil Nadu won the gold medal, Haryana won the silver and Punjab won the bronze medal.
  • In the individual event of the National Pistol Championship, Mukesh Nela Valli of Andhra Pradesh won gold, Abhinav Chaudhary of Rajasthan won silver and Akshay Kumar of Rajasthan won bronze medal.
  • In the 25m Civilian Championship, again Mukesh Nela Valli of Andhra Pradesh added another gold medal to his tally. In the same event, Akshay Kumar of Rajasthan won silver and Meesak Punnudurai of Tamil Nadu won bronze.
  • Abhinav Deshpal of Uttarakhand won gold, Chetan Hanumant Sapkal of Maharashtra won silver and Shubham Vashisht of Haryana won bronze in the 25m Deaf Men’s event in the 65th National Pistol Shooting Championship.
  • Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia felicitated the winners with medals at the 65th National Pistol Shooting Championship.
  • On this occasion, Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that apart from the National Shooting Championship, National Horse Riding and National Women's Boxing Championship are to be organized in the month of December in Madhya Pradesh. Khelo India Youth Games are being organized in 8 cities of Madhya Pradesh in January.
  • More than 5 thousand players are participating in this national championship.
  • The 65thNational Pistol Shooting Championship is being held from November 20 to December 10, 2022 .

Haryana Switch to Hindi

'Chirayu Haryana' Scheme

Why In News?

On November 21, 2022, Haryana's Development and Panchayat and Archeology Minister Devendra Singh Babli told in the expansion program of Antyodaya families of Ayushman Bharat Yojana organized at the community center located in Sector-7 of Gohana tehsil of the state that the state under the able leadership of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Chirayu Haryana Scheme has been started, under which the needy and the underprivileged will be able to get the best treatment facilities free of cost.

Key Points

  • Mr. Devender Singh Babli said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ayushman Bharat Yojana with the aim of providing free treatment facility to the needy, which chief minister Manohar Lal has extended and taken exemplary steps towards benefiting the needy of the state and this scheme has now been named 'Chirayu Haryana'.
  • The expenditure of these families up to Rs 5 lakh will be borne by the state government.
  • He said that now more than 28 lakh families in the state will get the benefit of this scheme. With the expansion of the scheme, more than 12 lakh new BPL families have been added to it.
  • It is known that earlier there were 3 lakh 84 thousand eligible families in Sonipat district of the state and now the number of eligible families has increased to 5 lakh 48 thousand 01. It is 40 percent of the total population.
  • He said that initially golden cards of this scheme have been distributed to some identified families. The remaining eligible families will be distributed cards by organizing camps at district and block level and going door-to-door.

Haryana Switch to Hindi

Jal Jeevan Survey 2022-23

Why In News?

On November 21, 2022, Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal, while presiding over a meeting of the Committee of Administrative Secretaries in Chandigarh, informed that under the Jal Jeevan Survey 2022-23 released by the Government of India, three districts of Haryana Ambala, Rohtak and Faridabad have been declared leaders in 100 percent tap connection coverage.

Key Points

  • The Chief Secretary informed in the meeting that under the Water Life Survey 2022-23, among the three districts of the state, Ambala has secured the first position, Rohtak and Faridabad have secured the third position.
  • In the meeting, 10 departments including Technical Education, Electricity, Public Health Engineering, Civil Aviation, Public Works (Building and Roads), Architecture, Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research, Irrigation and Water Resources, Cooperative and Home Department received Rs. 100 crores. As many as 54 projects were discussed. The total cost of these 54 projects is about 16 thousand crore rupees.
  • Giving information about the completed major projects worth more than Rs 100 crore in the meeting, it was informed that under the Smart City Project, the existing 11 KV substations under Sector-14, 17, 30, 31, 32, 40, Jharsa and DLF Division in Gurugram The renovation work of feeder line has been completed at a cost of Rs 255.8 crore. Similarly, widening of Karnal-Meerut road, NH 709A to 6 lanes at a cost of Rs 151.57 crore, construction of 4-lane road from Rai Milakpur to Khadak corridor and Bhiwani bypass at a cost of Rs 247.25 crore, Gurugram at a cost of Rs 105.92 crore The construction work of 576 multistoried houses has been completed.
  • It was informed in the meeting that work is being done at a cost of Rs 210.9 crore to increase water supply to ensure drinking water supply in 80 villages of Jhirka and Nagina blocks of Mewat district. Apart from this, the work of water supply scheme being implemented at a cost of Rs 114.7 crore in Bhalkhi, Mahendragarh is on the verge of completion.
  • He also directed the officers to prepare a plan and send a report within the stipulated time frame, strengthen inter-departmental coordination to ensure timely completion of important projects.

Jharkhand Switch to Hindi

Anant Rana of Jamshedpur became 'Iron Man'

Why In News?

According to information received from the media on November 22, 2022, Anant Rana of Sonari in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, created history at the Ironman India 70.3 Competition held in Goa and got the tag of 'Ironman' in the world's difficult triathlon competition (cycling, swimming and running).

Key Points

  • It is known that Anant Rana is working in Tata Steel.
  • Anant Rana covered 1.9 km in this competition. Swimming in 36 minutes, 90 kms. Cycling in 2:52 hours and 21 kms. Completing the running in 1:47 hours, he won the title by getting the third position. He completed all three events in a total time of 5:27 hours.
  • Hyderabad's Nehal Baig finished first in 4:29 hours, completing all three events.
  • A total of 1600 super athletes from all over the world participated in this competition held in Goa.
  • It is noteworthy that Ironman Federation organizes this competition all over the world. All the three events involved in this have to be completed in 8:30 hours. The athlete who completes the race in the stipulated time gets the title of 'Ironman'. The total distance of all three events is 70.3 miles. That's why it is called 'Ironman 70.3'.

Chhattisgarh Switch to Hindi

Chief Minister inaugurates Dialysis Unit at Rajnandgaon District Hospital

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated a dialysis unit constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh at Rajnandgaon District Hospital (Basantpur).

Key Points

  • With the launch of dialysis unit in Rajnandgaon district, free health facilities will be available to the patients. The establishment of 5 dialysis units in this hospital will also benefit patients from remote forest areas and other districts.
  • It is noteworthy that when diabetes and high blood pressure increase, this disease becomes serious and the kidneys stop working properly. It costs a lot to treat this disease. This dialysis unit will prove to be effective in relieving this problem.

Uttarakhand Switch to Hindi

Bulk Waste Generators App

Why In News?

On November 22, 2022, Sunil Uniyal Gama, Mayor of Dehradun Municipal Corporation of Uttarakhand, has launched 'Bulk Waste Generation App' to segregate waste from all bulk waste generation- RWAs, apartments, hotels and restaurant premises in Dehradun Municipal Corporation.

Key Points

  • It is known that there are a large number of flats, apartments, hotels, restaurants in Dehradun, from where a lot of garbage is generated in bulk, but all the garbage is dumped directly in the corporation vehicles without separating, while according to the rules, such institutions, hotels, restaurants have to give garbage separately.
  • Under the 'Bulk Waste Generator App', all the bulk generated in the Dehradun Municipal Corporation will have to register on this app. After registration, if someone does not give the garbage separately, then the corporation will not pick up his garbage and will take action on that apartment, hotel, restaurant.
  • After registration in this app, the corporation will not only have data of all such institutions, hotels, restaurants, but will also know where the garbage will be picked up. The app will have the number of apartments, hotels, restaurants. For this, they will be given a QR code. When the garbage is collected, the concerned institutions will call and after that the vehicle will reach the spot and pick up the garbage. Garbage will not be picked up without scanning the QR code.

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