GK Snapshots on 1 November

MoES launches India’s 1st Manned Ocean Mission ‘Samudrayan’ at Chennai

Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) – Ministry of Earth Science, launched India’s 1st Manned Ocean Mission ‘Samudrayan’ from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

• With this launch, India joins the Unique set of countries in the World (like USA, Russia, Japan, France & China) to have an underwater vehicle to carry out subsea missions.
MATSYA 6000, the manned submersible developed under India’s Deep Sea Mission, is currently developed with support from DRDO, ISRO & IIT Madras
Note – In 2020, China touched the ocean depth of 11,000m using its manned submersible named ‘Fendouzhe’.

13th Meeting of Heads of NSOs of BRICS Countries held virtually; Chaired by India’s Dr. G. P. Samanta

The 13th Meeting of Heads of National Statistical Offices (NSO) of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Countries was held virtually under the Chairship of India.
• The meeting was chaired by G. P. Samanta, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Government of India.
• The meeting was attended by representatives from the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of BRICS Countries.

Theme of the meeting: NSOs efforts in monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Release of (JSP) 2021 and JSP Snapshot 2021: During the meeting, the Joint Statistical Publication (JSP) 2021 and JSP Snapshot 2021 for BRICS Countries were released.

Rajnath Singh Addresses “2021 Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue”

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the “Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue” (IPRD) 2021, where he highlighted the importance of protecting the maritime interest of countries & maintaining a rule-based maritime system as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of Seas (UNCLOS), 1982.

i.2021’s IPRD was held under the theme “Evolution in Maritime Strategy during the 21st Century: Imperatives, Challenges and Way Ahead”, in a virtual format between 27th -29th October 2021.

ii.Minister discussed on the potential of maritime trade & the challenges faced (Terrorism, piracy, drug trafficing) amonst the countries.
iii. Under IPRD 2021, Panel discussions were conducted on 8

MoRD launches initiative to enable rural SHG women to earn at least Rs 1 lakh per annum

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) has launched an initiative to enable rural SHG (Self Help Group) women to Lakhpati and take women to the higher economic order by earning at least Rs.1 lakh per annum.

• In the next two years, the ministry will provide livelihood support to 25 million rural women associated with SHGs.
• Initial capitalisation support of Rs 80,000 crore is being credited to SHGs annually.

Govt Appointed Justice Ashok Bhushan as Chairperson of NCLAT & Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar as President of NCLT

 

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet(ACC) has approved the proposal to appoint Justice Ashok Bhushan, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, as the Chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) for a period of 4 years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or till he attains the age of 70 years or until further order.

About Justice Ashok Bhushan:
i.
Justice Ashok Bhushan hails from the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
ii.He has served as the Judge in Allahabad High court and also served as Judge, Acting Chief Justice, and Chief Justice of the High Court of Kerala.
iii.He was later elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India in May 2016 and served till July 2021.


Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar appointed as President of NCLT:
The government has also approved the appointment of Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, former chief justice(CJ) of Manipur High Court(HC) as the President of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

About Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar:
i.
Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar hails from Tamil Nadu.
ii.He has served as the Acting Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Madras High Court.
iii.He was Elevated as Chief Justice of Manipur High Court in May 2018 and retired in February 2021.

 

Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath listed in MCC awards Honorary Life Membership

 

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) released the list of 18 Cricketers who were selected for the MCC awards Honorary Life Membership of the Club. The list witnessed the names of 2 former Indian cricketers –

Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath.
i.MCC gives the privilege of Honorary Lifetime membership to some of the finest cricketers across the world.
ii.This year’s list saw the names of 18 players, including 16 Male & 2 Female players (arah Taylor & Sara McGlashan) The 18 players present in this year’s list where from 8 of the 12 Test playing countries:

England – Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Marcus Trescothick, Sarah Taylor

South Africa – Hashim Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis & Morne Morkel

West Indies – Ian Bishop, Shivnarine Chanderpaul & Ramnaresh Sarwan

Australia – Alex Blackwell & Damien Martyn

India – Harbhajan Singh & Javagal Srinath

Sri Lanka – Rangana Herath

New Zealand – Sara McGlashan

Zimbabwe – Grant Flower

 

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