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Daily Current Affairs 30 November 2022

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National

Agnikul inaugurates India’s first private space vehicle launchpad in Sriharikota

Chennai-based space tech startup Agnikul Cosmos launched India’s first private launchpad and mission control centre at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota. ISRO chairman S Somanath inaugurated this facility on November 28th, 2022.

  • India’s first private launch pad of Agnikul Cosmos has two parts—the Agnikul launchpad and the Agnikul mission control centre—which are four kilometers apart.
  • The launchpad accommodates and supports liquid stage-controlled launches.

Agnibaan

  • Agnibaan is a two-stage launch vehicle and can take payloads of up to 100 kilograms to a low-earth orbit around 700 kilometers from the surface of the Earth.
  • The Agnibaan rocket will be equipped with the company’s 3D-printed Agnilet engines.
  • The Agnilet rocket is a “semi-cryogenic” engine and it uses a mixture of liquid kerosene and supercold liquid oxygen to propel itself.

7th Edition of Global Technology Summit to be held in New Delhi

The 7th edition of the Global Technology Summit will be held till the 1st of December in New Delhi in a hybrid format. The Global Technology Summit is India’s annual flagship event on Geotechnology and will be co-hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs and Carnegie India.

  • The theme for the 2022 Global Technology Summit is ‘Geopolitics of Technology.
  • GTS 2022 will witness over 100 speakers across over 50-panel discussions, keynote addresses, and book launches.

World’s first Intranasal vaccine ‘iNCOVACC’ gets approval from DCGI

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved World’s first Intranasal Vaccine iNCOVACC for Covid booster doses. Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) announced that iNCOVACC (BBV154), an intranasal vaccine against coronavirus disease, has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Restricted Use in Emergency Situation for all adults in India, for heterologous booster doses.

iNCOVACC 

  • iNCOVACC is the world’s first intranasal Covid vaccine that has received approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and the heterologous booster dose.
  • iNCOVACC is stable at 2-8°C for easy storage and distribution.
  • iNCOVACC is a recombinant replication-deficient adenovirus vectored vaccine and it contains a pre-fusion stabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike protein.
  • iNCOVACC was developed with the help of Washington University, St Louis.

India’s 100 Richest 2022 – Forbes India Rich List 2022

Forbes magazine released a list of the top 100 billionaires in India. According to the list, Gautham Adhani has been ranked in 1st place in the list. followed by, Mukesh Ambani is in the 2nd position. Also, 9 women are included in this list.

India’s Top 15 Billionaires Name List – by Net worth

  1. Gautam Adani & family. $150 B.
  2. Mukesh Ambani. $88 B. .
  3. Radhakishan Damani & family. $27.6 B.
  4. Cyrus Poonawalla. $21.5 B. .
  5. Shiv Nadar. $21.4 B. .
  6. Savitri Jindal & family. $16.4 B.
  7. Dilip Shanghvi & family. $15.5
  8. Hinduja brothers. $15.2 B.
  9. Kumar Birla – $15 B
  10. Bajaj Family – $14.6 B
  11. Sunil Mittal & family – $14.5 B
  12. Uday Kotak – $14.3 B
  13. Shapoor Mistry & family – $14.2 B
  14. Godrej family – $13.9 B
  15. Lakshmi Mittal – $13.8 B

International

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupts for first time in nearly 40 years

The world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts for the first time in almost 40 years. Mauna Loa last erupted in March and April of 1984 and sent lava flows within 8 kilometres of the city of Hilo. The latest eruption began at the volcano’s summit caldera.

State

KVIC Chairman inaugurates the ambitious Re-Hab Project in Nainital

KVIC Chairman Shri Manoj Kumar inaugurated the ambitious Re-Hab Project (Reducing Human Attacks using Honey Bees) by Khadi and Village Industries Commission at village Chausla, in Forest Range Fatehpur, Haldwani, District Nainital. KVIC Chairman Manoj Kumar also distributed 330 Bee-boxes, bee-colonies, toolkits and honey extractors to the rural beneficiaries in Chausla village, free of cost.

  • The re-Hab project is running in 7 states namely Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam, and Orissa.
  • Under the Re-Hab project, the fencing of bee boxes is installed in such areas where elephants move toward human settlements and farmers’ agriculture.
  • Fencing of Bee-boxes on the routes of movement of elephants blocks the path of wild elephants.

R.K Singh inaugurates 10 Mobile Health Clinics ‘Doctor Apke Dwar’ under REC’s CSR project in Bihar

Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh inaugurated REC’s CSR initiative for procurement, operation and maintenance of 10 Mobile Health Clinics (MHC) at Sadar Hospital, Aarah, Bhojpur District Bihar. the project aims to facilitate operational expenditure for three years for smooth functioning. The total cost of the project is Rs. 12.68 crore.

  • 10 Mobile Health Clinics (MHC) aims to provide door-step primary health care service to the underprivileged population across all 14 blocks of the Bhojpur district in Bihar.
  • MHCs have been equipped with additional basic equipment and will have a four-person team including a doctor, a nurse, a pharmacist, and a driver cum support staff.
  • Free generic medicines will also be dispensed to the patients.
  • Each MHC will conduct more than 20 camps per month and will see 50-70 patients every day.

CM inaugurates SIPCOT industrial park in Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin inaugurated the SIPCOT Industrial Park at Eraiyur in Perambalur district, and CM also laid the foundation stone for the Phoenix Kothari Footwear Park. SIPCOT stands for State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited and is the industrial park in the industrially backward district of Perambalur.

  • The park was established on 243.49 acres in Eraiyur on the Chennai-Tiruchy national highway to promote industrial development in the districts of Coimbatore, Perambalur, Madurai, Vellore, and Tiruvallur.
  • Tamil Nadu – State nodal agency for investment promotion and single window facilitation and Phoenix Kothari Footwear and its 10 affiliated companies signed 10 MoUs for an investment of Rs 740 crore.

President launches Haryana e-ticketing projects, lays foundation stone for medical college

President of India Droupadi Murmu launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Swasthya Sarvekshan Yojana’, Haryana e-ticketing projects for all public road transport facilities and She also laid the foundation stone for a medical college and hospital in Sirsa.

  • Mukhyamandri Swasthya Survey Yojana has been launched by Haryana Government.
  • Under this scheme, health check-ups and various types of tests will be conducted by the government free of cost to every citizen of the state.

Shrimad Bhagavadgita

  • Shrimad Bhagavadgita is a book, aimed at promoting fervor in adverse circumstances and communicates hope in depression.
  • This is a life-building book.

Economy

Digital Rupee Launched in 4 Cities from December 1

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the launch of the first pilot for retail digital Rupee or e-rupee on December 1. RBI partnered with four banks including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, and IDFC First Bank in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Bhubaneswar. The first pilot for retail digital Rupee or e-rupee will cober only the closed user group (CUG) comprising participating customers and merchants.

What is digital Rupee or e-Rupee?

  • The digital Rupee or e-Rupee is a form of digital token that represents legal tender. the digital Rupee has been issued in the same denominations as paper currency and coins.

How will digital Rupee work?

  • The digital Rupee or e-Rupee will be allocated via intermediaries such as banks to customers and merchants.
  • Users can transact with e-Rupee through a digital wallet which is offered by eligible banks and stored on mobile phones or devices.
  • the transaction in digital Rupee can be done between Person to Person (P2P) and Person to Merchant (P2M). 
  • Users can make payments through e-Rupee using QR codes displayed at merchant locations.
  • The e-Rupee will have various features like trust, safety, and settlement finality.

List of eligible banks and cities for digital Rupee or e-rupee

  • The first phase of the pilot will be started with four banks — State Bank of India, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, and IDFC First Bank across only four cities including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, and Bhubaneswar.

Appointments

Sundararaman Ramamurthy appointed as Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) new MD and CEO

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) approved the appointment of Sundararaman Ramamurthy as the managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of BSE on November 28, 2022 and will take place of Ashishkumar Chauhan, former MD and CEO of BSE.

  • Chauhan was appointed as the MD and CEO of the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
  • Ramamurthy is serving as managing director and chief operating officer in India at the Bank of America N.A. since 2014.
  • He began his career with the State Bank of India as a probationary officer in 1987.

Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan appointed as a UPSC member

Former Health Secretary Preeti Sudan is appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Preeti Sudan a 1983 batch (retired) IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, and will be administered the oath of office of the UPSC member.

  • In July 2020, She superannuated as the health secretary.
  • She also served in Women and Child Development and Defence Ministries.
  • She also made her notable contribution to major flagship programs of the country — Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and Ayushman Bharat — apart from legislation on National Medical Commission, Allied Health Professional Commission, and ban on e-cigarettes.

UPSC 

  • Every year, UPSC conducts civil services examinations in three stages — preliminary, main, and interview.
  • Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others are selected.

Science

WHO recommends new name for monkeypox disease

The World Health Organization has intorduced a new name for monkey measles as ‘M-Measles’ (M-POX). Monkey measles are a viral infection that is transmitted from animals to humans.

  • In 1970, It was first discovered in Congo.
  • This viral infection is very rare to be considered.

Important Days

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2022

Every year, United Nations observes the day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare on 30th November. this day aims to eliminate the threat of chemical weapons and promote peace, security, and multilateralism in the world.

  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is an annual event and has been celebrated since 2005.
  • The Chemical Weapons Convention was adopted in 1993.
  • In 2005, the United Nations proclaimed the day of 30th November as the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.

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