Daily Current Affairs 22 November 2022

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National

NCPCR launches training module for Child Welfare Committees

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights ( NCPCR) launches the “Training Modules for the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs)Protocols for Restoration and Repatriation of Children” and GHAR – GO Home and Re-Unite (Portal for Restoration and Repatriation of Child) on the occasion of World Children’s Day on 20th November 2022.

  • GHAR – GO Home and Re-Unite (online Portal for Restoration and Repatriation of Child) was also introduced to provide training to members and officials of the child welfare committees and District’s Child Protection Units for the proper implementation of Juvenile Justice Rules.

About NCPCR 

  • NCPCR is a statutory body that has been formed under Section 3 of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 to protect child rights and other related matters in the country.
  • The Commission aims to monitor the proper and effective implementation of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, and its Rules; the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 and the Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

Keel laid for construction of two Coast Guard Pollution Control Vessels (PCV) at Goa Shipyard

On 21st November 2022, Indian Cost Guard laid the keel for two Coast Guard Pollution Control Vessels, GSL Yard 1267 & 1268 at the Goa Shipyard. Goa Shipyard has indigenously designed and developed two Pollution Control Vessels to be delivered by February 2025 and August 2025 respectively.

  • The Pollution Control Vessels will be a new generation Special Role Vessel, equipped with the most advanced and sophisticated equipment, capable of performing multifarious roles of Indian Coast Guard, with prominent being combating marine pollution at extended ranges from the coastline.
  • The PCVs will be equipped with state-of-art technology, advanced & highly sensitive pollution control equipment, navigation, and communication equipment, sensor, and machinery.
  • The Ships will carry out dedicated oil spill response operations for containment, recovery, separation, and dispersal of pollutants.
  • The Ships will have the latest pollution control equipment including two flush-type side sweeping arms.
  • Dynamic Positioning System will be placed in the ships which will enable the vessel to be maneuvered in restricted areas with precision and will also be equipped with fire-fighting and salvage systems.

International

India To Head Global Partnership On AI (Artificial Intelligence) For 2022-23

India will chair of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence for 2022-23 at a meeting of the body in Tokyo on November 21st, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and IT said. India got more than a two-thirds majority of first-preference votes in the election to the Council Chair. While, Canada and the United States of America ranked in the next two best places in the tally.

  • Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar will represent the country at the handover ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

  • Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) is an international initiative, aimed at supporting responsible and human-centric development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • GPAI is a congregation of 25 member countries, such as the US, the UK, the EU, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore.

AI for India’s Economy

  • AI is expected to add $967 billion to the Indian economy by the year 2035 and $450–500 billion to India’s GDP by 2025.

Network Readiness Index 2022 report

US-based Portulans Institute, an independent non-profit research and educational institute released Network Readiness Index 2022 report. as per the Network Readiness Index 2022, India has moved up by 6 places to improve its position and rank 61st to 51.19 in 2022 from 49.74 in 2021. The NRI 2022 report classifies a total of 131 economies that together account for almost 95% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

  • India was ranked 3rd out of 36 in the group of lower-middle-income countries after Ukraine (50) and Indonesia (59).

Network Readiness Index 2022: 

  • The United States ranks first with an overall score of 80.3. Followed by Singapore is at second with a score of 79.35, and Sweden is in third place with a score of 78.91. 
  • Singapore leads Asia Pacific, followed by South Korea and Japan.
  • India also secured 1st rank in “AI talent concentration”, 2nd rank in “Mobile broadband internet traffic within the country” and “International Internet bandwidth”, 3rd rank in “Annual investment in telecommunication services” and “Domestic market size”, 4th rank in “ICT Services exports”, 5th rank in “FTTH/Building Internet subscriptions” and “AI scientific publications”.

Appointment

Arun Goel appointed Election Commissioner

Former bureaucrat Arun Goel has been appointed as the Election Commissioner. Arun Goel’s appointment was approved by the President with effect from the date he assumes the office.

  • Arun Goel is a retired IAS officer of the 1985 batch.
  • He has joined Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey in the poll panel.

Venkat Ramana Ganapathy was appointed as the Trustee of Kasi Vishwanath Temple

Uttar Pradesh govt has appointed K. Venkat Ramana Ganapathy, a native of Chennai, is appointed as the trustee of Kashi Vishwanath Temple. K. Venkat Ramana Ganapathy becomes the first person from Tamil Nadu who has been elected as a member of the board of trustees of Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

  • The Khasi-Tamil Sangam program will be conducted for a month till December 17th, 2022, aimed at reviving the ancient relationship between Khasi and Tamil Nadu and its cultural glory.

Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta Elected as a Member of International Committee for Weight and Measures (CIPM)

Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL), New Delhi is appointed as a member of the prestigious International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) at 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) meeting during Nov. 15-18, 2022 at Paris, France.

International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM)

  • CIPM is a supreme international committee, which is responsible for the Development and Implementation of Weight and Measures globally.
  • Prof. Venu Gopal Achanta is among 18 members worldwide.
  • He becomes the 7th Indian to be on the prestigious international committee.
  • CGPM adopted 7 important resolutions including new SI prefixes Ronna (10²⁷), Quetta (10³⁰), Ronto (10-²⁷), and Quecto (10-³⁰). With this nomenclature, the mass of the electron (1 Quectogram) and the weight of the earth (1 Ronnagram).

Space

ISRO to launch PSLV-C54 and 8 nano satellites on 26 November

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the PSLV-C54/ EOS-06 mission with Oceansat-3 and 8 nano satellites on board from Sriharikota spaceport on November 26th, 2022. The ISRO’s mission includes EOS-06 (Oceansat-3) plus eight nano satellites (BhutanSat, ‘Anand’ from Pixxel, Thybolt two numbers from Dhruva Space, and Astrocast – four numbers from Spaceflight USA).

Gaganyaan deceleration system

  • The Gaganyaan deceleration system contains 3 main parachutes, besides the smaller ACS, pilot, and drogue parachutes, to reduce the speed of the crew module to safe levels during its landing.

Awards

Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for 2021-22

The Ministry of Education announced 39 schools (including 17 elementary and 22 secondary/ higher secondary schools) from across the country are awarded the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar for the 2021-22 academic session. The schools selected from among the total 8.23 lakh entries are 28 government and aided while 11 are private schools.

  • The awarded schools include two Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas, one Navodaya Vidyalaya, and three Kendriya Vidyalayas.
  •  Cash prizes of ₹60,000 to 34 schools (in the overall category) and ₹20,000 (in sub-categories) were distributed to the awardee schools
  • The Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar is presented on the basis of the six broad parameters of – water, toilets, handwashing with soap, operation, and maintenance, behavioral change and capacity building, and COVID-19 (Preparedness and Response).

53rd International Film Festival of India

The 53rd International Film Festival of India is being held in Goa from November 20 to 28, 2022, and aimed at promoting the art of film by providing a unique platform showcasing the best of cinema.

  • The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.
  • Directorate of Film Festivals in Asia, an organization of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India conducts the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).
  • IFFI was first held in 1952 to offer a common platform for the best cinema at an International level to project excellence in the art of filmmaking.
  • Telugu actor Chiranjeevi Received the Indian Film Personality of the Year award.

Sports

Sports Ministry approves Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in UK under Target Olympic Podium Scheme

Sports Ministry approved Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in the United Kingdom under Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, wrestler Deepak Punia and Javelin thrower and Commonwealth Games medallist Annu Rani were also included in foreign training.

  • Under the TOPS, the player and their support staff’s flight, accommodation, local travel, and food costs will be covered.
  • An out-of-pocket allowance of 50 dollars per day will be provided to each athlete for any other expense under TOPS.

Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS)

  • The Target Olympic Podium Scheme or TOPS has been launched in 2014 under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Govt of India.
  • Under this scheme, athletes and sportspersons will be given a customized training from top coaches at modern and well-equipped sports facilities and institutions.
  • The sportspersons will be provided assistance for buying sport-specific equipment.

Important Days

World Hello Day 2022

Every year, World Hello Day is celebrated on November 21 across the world to get connected with each other and have peace around them. on this day, people meet friends, family, and relatives and say hello to at least 10 people they meet during the entire day.

  • In 1973, Yom Kippur War, Brian McCormack, an Arizona State University Ph.D. graduate, and Michael McCormack, a Harvard University graduate founded World Hello Day.
  • McCormack brothers shared 1,360 letters to leaders of governments across the globe in seven different languages in order to encourage participation in the first World Hello Day.

World Fisheries Day 2022

Every year, World Fisheries Day is celebrated on November 21st across the world to highlight the critical importance of healthy ocean ecosystems and to ensure sustainable stocks of fisheries in the world. The day also aims to draw attention to overfishing, habitat destruction, and other serious threats to the sustainability of marine and inland resources.

  • The first World Fisheries Day was celebrated on November 21, 2015.
  • International Fisherman’s organization’s grand opening was held in New Delhi on this day.

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