29.12.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs

 

ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh spends Rs 8,000 crore on Covid-19 management

 

The Covid-19 pandemic posted complex and grim challenges to the state besides placing an unprecedented financial burden. But it also presented a unique opportunity for AP to scale up its health infra and medical care, which will come in handy during future emergencies.

As per the statement made by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during the recent state-level bankers committee meeting, the state has so far spent about Rs 8,000 crore on multiple interventions for prevention, mitigation and management of the Covid-19.

This expenditure was incurred on establishment of labs, testing, procurement of medicines, ventilators, oxygen supply, vaccines, third wave preparation, and other measures.

Andhra Pradesh is the first state to include Covid-19 treatment in the list of illnesses covered under its healthcare scheme (Dr YSR Aarogyasri). In the first wave itself, about one lakh patients availed free treatment under Aarogyasri scheme, which cost the exchequer of the state to the tune of Rs 310 crore.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Ziyuan-1 02E Launched by China

 

China launched a new Earth observation satellite named “Ziyuan-1 02E” into space.

 

The satellite was launched with the goal of discovering new natural resources.A smaller satellite was also launched, which will be used to teach geography at a Beijing school.

The Long March 4C rocket launched both satellites from the Taiyuan Launch Center in Sjanxi Province.

The Earth observation satellite Ziyuan-1 02E is part of a series of Ziyuan-1 satellites. Its most recent version, Ziyuan III 03., was released in July 2021.

 

Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award Presented In Dubai

 

the Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award were presented in Dubai.

Highlights:

Surat’s noted industrialist Viral Desai received the prestigious Global Environment and Climate Action Citizen Award.

Because of his passion for the environment, Viral Desai is known as Greenman.

At Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm, the SanskrutiYuvaSansthan presented Viral Desai and other winners with the ‘Bharat Gaurav Samman.’

The prestigious awards were presented to 28 prominent figures from 11 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

 

CEBRs Indian Economy Prediction

 

According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), India will reclaim sixth place from France in 2022 and move up to third place in 2031.

Highlights:

India was predicted to become the third-largest economy in the world by 2030.

China will overtake the United States in 2030, according to the CEBR’s annual World Economic League Table.

According to the report, India’s ranking in the World Economic League Table will improve over the next 15 years (WELT).

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid Guidelines

 

Guidelines for Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Flex-Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles were released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Highlights:

Automatic manufacturers in India have been instructed to begin producing Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) and Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles in accordance with guidelines (FFV-SHEVs).

This will help India replace its petroleum imports as a fuel source while also providing direct benefits to farmers.

FFV-SHEVs are equipped with powerful Hybrid Electric technology.

Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules

 

The Consumer Protection (Direct Selling) Rules, 2021, have been published by the Central Government.

Highlights:

Direct selling entities and direct sellers are prohibited from Promoting a Pyramid Scheme or enlisting anyone in these schemes under the notified rules.

Participating in a money-transfer scheme

State governments have been given the responsibility of monitoring compliance with these rules.

Direct Selling Entities are required to have at least one physical location as a registered office within India, according to the rules.

They should make a self-declaration that the Direct Selling Entity has followed the rules and is not involved in a pyramid scheme or money circulation scheme.

All products sold by a direct selling company must adhere to the declarations made under the Legal Metrology Act of 2009.

 

 

 

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