02.11.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs

GOA

 

Goan film Kaajro receives national award

 

The Goan film ‘Kaajro’ (Bitter Tree) won a National Award at the 67th National Film Awards. M Venkaiah Naidu, Honourable Vice President of India handed over the national award to Shri Rajesh Pednekar, Creative Producer of the Konkani film Kaajro at the award ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Kaajro, the film which is directed by Nitin Bhaskar speaks about the class and caste discrimination practiced in society globally cutting across international boundaries. It is produced by de Goan Studio which is co-founded by Gayatri and Rajesh R. Pednekar. This is their second feature film which has won a national award. The first film ‘K Sera Sera’ (2016) also won a National award.

The film premiered in the Indian Panorama Section at the 47th IFFI (International Film Festival of India) at Goa and at several film festivals in India and internationally.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

IMEO launched at G20 summit

 

International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) was launched at the G20 Summit.

Highlights

The Methane Observatory was established to encourage people to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

It was started with the help of the European Union.
It was started since methane is one of the most hazardous gases for the environment.

IMEO

IMEO will use satellites to track methane emissions.

The Observatory will compile a global dataset of empirically validated methane emissions for public use.

It will begin by focusing on the fossil fuel industry, which accounts for one-third of all anthropogenic emissions. This industry offers the most potential for cost savings.

 

 

Indian Navy Stealth Frigate Tushil Launched In Russia

 

The Indian Navy Frigate P1135.6 class was launched at the Yantar Shipyard in Russia.

Highlights:

It was launched at the Yantar Shipyard at Kaliningrad in Russia.

Tushil, a Sanskrit word that means guardian shield, has been given to the ship.

Tushil will be commissioned into the Indian Navy in mid-2023, with its sister ship following close behind by the end of the year.

The ship was designed as part of an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) signed in 2016 between India and Russia for the building of four more P1135.6 class ships for the Indian Navy.
Two Project 1135.6 ships were to be built in Russia, while two ships were to be built in India at M/s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

The Project 1135.6 class is also known as the Talwar class, and Russian frigates of this class are manufactured for the Indian Navy.

 

NATIONAL

 

Apple Festival Inaugrated In Jammu and Kashmir

 

The two-day apple festival was launched Virtually by Union Minister Of Agriculture, Narendra Singh Tomar.

Highlights

♦ The Apple Festival, which was held for the first time in Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir, was virtually opened by Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

♦ It will give apple growers and other stakeholders a greater platform.

♦ With an annual production of more than 2 million metric tonnes, apple production in Jammu and Kashmir accounts for 87 percent of national production and supports the livelihoods of roughly 30 percent of the people.

 

J&K Team Won 1 Place In World Deaf Judo Championship

 

The First Place for the World Deaf Judo Championship was won by the Jammu and Kashmir team.

Highlights:

♦ The deaf team from Jammu and Kashmir took first place in the World Deaf Judo Championships held in Paris Versailles, France.

♦  Rakshanda Mehak, a member of the Indian deaf team, won the bronze medal in the semifinals by defeating the South Korean team.

♦ The event was contested in the French city of Versailles.

♦ The International Committee of Sports for the Deaf is in charge of organizing the event.

♦ The International Committee of Deaf Sports is a non-profit organization that promotes deaf sports around the world.

 

Government Sports Awards 2020

 

The Trophies for 2020 Government Sports Awards were handed over to the winners on 1 November.

Highlights:

♦ The Sports Awards ceremony happened virtually in the middle of the Covid-19 outbreak, winners of the Awards were unable to collect their trophies and citations during the 2020 event.

♦ On August 29, 2020, the Sports Ministry presented a total of 74 National Sports Awards, including 27 Arjuna Awards and 5 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.

♦ Highlights of the occasion include the presence of  Vinesh Phogat and Ishant Sharma.

♦ National Sports Award is the collective name for ‘six sports awards’ in India. The award is presented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.

 

Mission Ganga in Guinness

 

National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) got registered in the Guinness Book of World Records On the first day of Ganga Utsav.

Highlights:

♦ Because a record amount of images of handwritten notes were uploaded to Facebook in an hour, it was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

♦ The Ganga Utsav event was held to promote awareness about Ganga rejuvenation as well as to expand the festival’s scope.

♦ The 5th edition of Ganga Utsav began with a bang, with lots of fun and celebrations. The celebration will honor the glory of the Ganga, as well as other Indian rivers.

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