06-07.02.22 APPSC Daily Current Affairs

 

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

Development in agriculture sector should be felt at grassroots: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

 

Chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy told officials to focus on agricultural infrastructure development projects for which the government is investing 16,320.83 crore.
The chief minister reviewed the progress of infrastructure projects in agriculture and allied sectors.

The chief minister said infrastructure development projects should be made available to farmers in every village. He also told the officials to encourage allied sectors in agriculture that provide additional income to farmers. He said changes must be felt at the grassroots level and added that construction of all structures, including warehouses, should be expedited.

 

The chief minister said a custom hiring centre for organic farming should be set up at every RBK by next year and directed officials to create awareness among famers. He also directed officials to arrange machinery and equipment for organic and natural farming at every RBK. He instructed officials to ensure a better price for organic and natural farming products.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

International Day Of Zero Tolerance To Female Genital Mutilation

 

On February 6th, the world commemorates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Women.

Highlights:

  • On February 6th, the world commemorates the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Women.
  • The United Nations sponsors this day in recognition of their efforts to end female genital mutilation.  It was initially released in the year 2003.
  • The subject of this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance for Women is Increasing Investment to End Female Genital Mutilation.
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to any treatment that involves modifying or hurting the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, and it is widely recognized as a violation of girls and women’s human rights, health, and integrity.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Sea Trails Of 5th Scorpene Submarine ‘Vagir.’

 

The Indian Navy’s brand-new submarine, the fifth of six French-designed Scorpene-class submarines, has completed its first sea sortie and will now undergo extensive testing.

Highlights:

  • The Indian Navy’s Kalvari class’s fifth submarine, Project 75, Yard 11879, began sea trials on 22 February.
  • The submarine was launched in November 2020 from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited’s KanhojiAngre Wet Basin (MDL).
  •  After commissioning, the submarine would be given the name Vagir.
  • The Indian Navy’s brand-new submarine, “Vagir,” the fifth of six Scorpene-class submarines designed by the French.
  • It completed its first sea sortie and will undergo extensive testing before being deployed to the Navy later this year.

 

ATLAS Funded By NASA

 

The NASA-funded Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) becomes the first survey to monitor the entire dark sky every 24 hours for near-Earth objects (NEOs).

Highlights:

  • ATLAS is an asteroid detecting system that is cutting-edge. The University of Hawai’i (UH) Institute for Astronomy (IFA) manages it for NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO).
  • With the installation of two more observatories in Chile and South Africa, ATLAS has expanded its coverage to the southern hemisphere. There are now four telescopes on the site.
  • On Haleakala and Maunaloa in Hawai’i, it already possesses two northern-hemisphere telescopes.
  • Double Asteroid Redirection Test is the world’s first full-scale mission to test a device that could protect Earth from asteroid collisions.

 

 

Sputnik Light COVID-19 Vaccine Permitted For Emergency Use

 

The Indian Drugs Controller General recently granted Sputnik light COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Permission.

Highlights:

  • This had been recommended by the central drug authority’s expert panel. With this, the sputnik light becomes the country’s eighth COVID – 19 vaccination.
  • Sputnik light is the same as Sputnik – V vaccination light. A proposal has been presented by Dr. Reddy’s laboratory to import and distribute Sputnik light in the country.
  • The Sputnik lamp is now utilized in 29 different nations. Argentina and Russia are among them. According to Russian reports, the sputnik light’s efficiency is 65.4 percent.

 

ISRO Demonstrated Quantum Communication

 

Scientists from the Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre and Physical lab recently demonstrated Quantum Entanglement during a breakthrough towards satellite-based quantum communication.

 

Scientists conducted hack-proof communication between two places using real-time Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).

These places were separated by 300 meters.

Quantum Communication is one of the securest ways to attach two places with high quantum and code cryptography levels, which an external entity can’t decrypt or break.

 

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