07-08.11.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs



From 3rd to 9th spot, Andhra Pradesh no longer ‘Leads’ logistics charts


Andhra Pradesh is ranked ninth in the Leads 2021 (Logistics Ease Across Different States) index of the Union ministry of commerce and industry. This is a drop of six positions from the third rank in Leads 2019. Minister of commerce and industry, consumer affairs, food and public distribution and textiles, Piyush Goyal, released the report in New Delhi.

As per the report, Andhra Pradesh registered its biggest fall in ranking on account of issues across infrastructure, services and the regulatory environment. The state has scored low in indicators of quality of infrastructure.

Interactions with stakeholders have also brought to the fore infrastructure-related challenges in the state. For instance, condition of the road stretch from Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam via Rajahmundry and the stretch from Visakhapatnam port to warehouses along the national highway need attention.

The shortage of warehousing facilities, specifically in Vijayawada, Kakinada and in parts of Nellore and the general lack of regulation for setting up a warehousing facility in the state are some other negative factors highlighted in industry interactions. A similar sentiment is also reflected in the below average scores of the state in the extent of facilitation and ease of obtaining approvals.

As per the report, stakeholders have pointed out that high toll costs and additional levy on diesel are two elements that have resulted in high cost of logistics in the state. The stakeholder perception score has hence been low on related indicators of reasonableness of road freight rates and prices of terminal services.




World Urbanism Day Is Celebrated On 8 November


The 8th of November is World Urbanism Day, often known as “World Town Planning Day.”


Its goal is to acknowledge and promote the importance of planning in the development of livable communities.

World Urbanism Day is an occasion to examine planning from a global perspective in order to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of urban and territorial development.

The International Society of City and Regional Planners hosts WUD (ISOCARP).

Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera of the University of Buenos Aires inaugurated the day in 1949 to promote public and professional interest in planning.


ISOCARP was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands.


Global Methane Pledge



On November 2, 2021, the ongoing UN COP26 climate conference in Glasgow Global Methane Pledge was launched.


This promise has been signed by over 90 countries so far.

The United States and the European Union are jointly leading the Global Methane Pledge.

Because methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, this vow is significant.

Global Methane Pledge


The US and EU originally launched the Global Methane Pledge in September 2021. It’s a deal to cut down on worldwide methane emissions.
This commitment was made with the goal of reducing methane emissions by 30% by 2030 when compared to 2020 levels.

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, methane is responsible for around half of the 1.0 degree Celsius increase in global average temperature since pre-industrial times.

According to the United Nations, methane is responsible for 25% of global warming.


Three New Remote Sensing Satellites Launched By China


China successfully launched three new remote sensing satellites from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.


♦ The satellites are from the Yaogan-35 constellation.

♦ They were launched successfully into the desired orbit by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.

♦ This was China’s 396th mission using its Long March series carrier rockets.

♦ In March 2019, China’s Long March-3B rocket successfully completed its 300th launch.

♦ It successfully launched a new communication satellite into orbit.

♦ Since 1970, this rocket has been the backbone of China’s space program.

♦ The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation produced the Long March carrier rocket series.




Rs 1544 Cr Approved Under State ECRP 2021-22 By Delhi


The Delhi Cabinet has authorized a budget of Rs 1544 crores to improve health services in the union territory as part of its fight against COVID-19.


♦ The ‘Emergency COVID Response Package’ was adopted by the Delhi government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (ECRP).

♦ The ECRP 2021 was established because there was widespread agreement that the epidemic was not yet over and that a third wave was likely.

♦ Thus, in order to avoid any doubts about virus management and prevention, the cabinet granted Rs 1544.24 crore for the State ECRP 2021-22.

♦ The ECRP will aid in improving resource management in Delhi. It will be critical in the event of a future Covid-19 wave.

♦ This fund will be used to fund all long-term and short-term pandemic management initiatives.


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