30.09.21 Daily APPSC Current Affairs

 

ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh ranks 2nd in sexual harassment at work

Andhra Pradesh ranks second in India after Himachal Pradesh when it comes to sexual harassment instances at workplace, according to Crime in India 2020 report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The Crime in India 2019 document had ranked Andhra Pradesh eighth in the country for workplace sexual harassment with 22 cases.

Overall, there has been a 13% increase in sexual harassment cases (section 354 of IPC) in 2020 compared to 2019.

According to cops, the increase in workplace harassment cases is in a way, a healthy sign for the state as it indicates more women are coming forward in exposing their ordeals.

Not surprisingly, the major chunk (around 38%) of crimes against women include 498A of IPC (cruelty by husband or his relatives). Contrary to the popular belief that COVID-induced lockdown might have increased domestic violence, AP saw a 16% dip in 498A cases in 2020

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Fumio Kishida To Become Next Japan PM

 

Fumio Kishida is set to become the new Prime Minister of Japan after being elected as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader.

Highlights

Kishida will succeed party leader PM Yoshihide Suga, who announced his decision to step down from the position.

Fumio Kishida is Japan’s former foreign minister, and he will be elected on October 4 as Japan’s next Prime Minister in the Parliament.

He beat Taro Kono, the popular vaccinations minister, n a runoff vote as the ruling party’s leader in a runoff vote.

Kishida has vowed to proclaim a new pandemic incentive and resolved to tackle income inequality and mark a departure from the neo-liberal economics that have ruled Japanese politics.

 

Sri Lanka bans import of organic fertilizers From China

 

Sri Lanka banned the import of organic fertilisers produced in China after state agriculture executives identified harmful bacteria for the second time.

Highlights

♦ Sri Lanka imports 99,000 metric tonnes of organic fertiliser for  63 million dollars from China’s Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co Ltd.

♦ On September 17, agriculture experts in Sri Lanka found that China manufactured organic fertilisers that contained a microorganism identified as ‘Erwinia’.

♦ The Agriculture Ministry also confirmed this later, but the Minister alleged that the samples that came to Sri Lanka could have been tampered with.

 

International Translation Day Is Celebrated On 30 September

 

International Translation Day is Commemorated on 30 September to celebrate the work of language translation professionals.

Highlights:

♦ The International Federation of Translators (FIT) has organised the day in 1953. The International Translation Day 2021 theme is “United in translation”.

♦  Language translation professionals facilitate dialogue, understanding, and cooperation, contributing to world peace and security development and strengthening.

♦ The first official celebration of International Translation Day was held in 1991, which also marks the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

♦ International Federation of Translators President is Kevin Quirk.

♦ International Federation of Translators Secretary-General is Real Paquette.

 

World Maritime Day Is Celebrated on 30 September

 

 

World Maritime Day is commemorated on 30 September to appreciate the importance of the maritime industry and note the importance of maritime security, maritime safety, maritime environment, and shipping.

Highlights:

♦ World Maritime Day is celebrated on the Last Thursday of September to appreciate the importance of maritime industry and note the importance of maritime security, maritime safety, maritime environment, and shipping.

♦ World Maritime day also marks the day of adaptation of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) convention.

♦ In India, International Maritime Day is observed by organising an awards ceremony every year. It is organised to recognise the contribution made by the Indian Maritime industry members in the past 12 months.

 

NATIONAL

 

PM Inaugurates CIEPT In Jaipur And Lay The Foundation Stone For Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

 

PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur, and lay the foundation stone of four new medical colleges in Rajasthan on 30 September via video-conferencing.

Highlights:

♦ Mr Modi will lay the foundation stone of four new medical colleges in Rajasthan, Banswara, Sirohi, Hanumangarh & Dausa districts.

♦ These Medical Colleges have been authorised under the “Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/referral hospitals” scheme.

♦ Under three phases of the Scheme, 157 new medical colleges have been approved across the nation.

♦ Rajasthan and the Government of India have established CIPET: Institute of Petrochemicals Technology, Jaipur.

♦ It is self-sustainable and dedicatedly serves the needs of the petrochemical and allied industries.

 

 

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