Today Top Current Affairs 16 September 2021
Daily Current Affairs 16 September 2021 for Banking/Insurance/SSC and other related govt exams, covering the top news, Major Issues, Current News, Important events in National Current News and International Current News.
iRASTE project: Nitin Gadkari launches AI-powered road safety project to reduce accidents by 50%
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has launched an Artificial Intelligence-powered project named “iRASTE” in Nagpur, Maharashtra. the aim of iRASTE is to reduce accidents by 50 percent in Vidarbha’s biggest city. the project will be implemented on a pilot basis in Nagpur in Maharashtra.
- The Full form of iRASTE is Intelligent Solutions for Road Safety through Technology and Engineering.
- The Govt will focus on vehicle safety in the collaboration of intel, INAI, IIIT-Hyderabad, CSIR-CRRI (Central Road Research Institute), Mahindra & Mahindra and Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and aims to move towards a “Vision Zero” accident scenario
Shoonya Program: Niti Aayog launches for promoting zero-pollution delivery vehicles
Niti Aayog has launched a new initiative named “Shoonya” in collaboration with US-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India.
- The main purpose of the Shoonya initiative is to promote zero-pollution delivery vehicles by working with consumers and the industry.
- The Launched Shoonya initiative will help in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the urban deliveries segment.
- it will also help in creating consumer awareness about the benefits of zero-pollution delivery.
Tata Steel commissions India’s first plant to capture CO2 from blast furnace gas
Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant at its Jamshedpur Works, has become the first steel company in Indian that has adopted such a carbon capture technology. the plant will help in extracting CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas.
- The Plant has the capability to capture 5 tonnes of CO2 per day (5-tonne per day (TPD)).
- The plant will play an important role in resuing the captured CO2 on-site to promote a circular carbon economy.
- In the last year 2020, Tata Steel partnered with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). it also aims to build a strong ecosystem in the country for meeting the decarbonisation commitments under the Paris Agreement.
South Korea Test Fires First Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
On 15th September 2021, South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), has become only the 7th country in the world with advanced technology.
- Other countries including United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, North Korea, and India have tested or developed SLBMs.
- South Korea has become the 1st country in the world to develop SLBM without nuclear weapons.
Peace Mission-2021: India joins in an SCO joint military exercise in Russia
On 15th September 2021, India has joined in the 6th edition of a multinational military exercise named “Peace Mission-2021”, has been organized by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia’s Oregon.
- The main purpose of this exercise is to boost close relations between SCO member states.
- It will also increase the abilities of the military leaders to command multi-national military contingents.
- Russia is hosting the 6th military exercise ‘Peaceful Mission-2021’ in the Orenburg region. and the Peaceful Mission-2021 exercise will be conducted between 13th September 2021 and 25th September 2021.
- From the Indian side, all arms combined force of 200 personnel including 38 personnel from the Indian Air Force has participated in the Exercise Peaceful mission -2021.
National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020
On 15th September 2021, President Shri Ram Nath Kovind has conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards 2020 at a virtual ceremony. President has conferred the awards to 51 health care workers and nurses for their selfless dedication and compassion, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NIOS won UNESCO Literacy Prize 2021 for Innovation in Education
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) of India has won the prestigious UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021 at UNESCO’s New Delhi office.
- NIOS has enabled the education of persons with disabilities through technology-enabled inclusive learning materials, with a specific focus on Indian Sign language-based content.
- The award-winning program focuses on the use of digital tools and local language to help persons with disabilities the option to access Indian Sign Language (ISL)-based content.
- five other outstanding literacy programmes have been also awarded UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2021 on the occasion of International Literacy Day.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2021
The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone layer is observed on September 16 every year. this day is also known as World Ozone Day. the main purpose of this day is to raise awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.
- The United Nations General Assembly designated the day of World Ozone Day to mark the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. the day was designated on December 19th, 2000.
- The Theme 2021 for World Ozone Day: ‘Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.’