World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), celebrated annually on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of WSPD 2022, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue. The overall goal of this day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention worldwide. Objectives include promoting stakeholder collaboration and self-empowerment to address self-harm and suicide through preventative action.
DRDO & Indian Army Successfully Conduct Six Flight-Tests of QRSAM Off Odisha Coast
Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and the Indian Army completed six flight tests of the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) system from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, on the Odisha Coast, as part of evaluation trials.
Himalaya Diwas 2022
The National Mission for Clean Ganga organized Himalayan Diwas with Naula Foundation. Himalaya Day 2022 was observed under the theme ‘Himalayas will be safe only when the interests of its residents are protected. The day is celebrated with an aim to preserve the Himalayan ecosystem and region. This day is celebrated to mark the importance of the Himalayas. The Himalayan hill cities face many challenges due to poor building planning and design, poor infrastructures like toads, water supply, sewage etc. and unprecedented felling of trees.
Places Of Worship Act,1991
The Places of Worship Act 1991 was passed by parliament during the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. The Act was introduced to promote peace, harmony and brotherhood. The main objective of the Act is to maintain the religious character of any such place as it existed on the 15th day of August 1947 (at the time of Independence). The act prohibits conversion of any place of worship or changing the religious character of any place from its status at the time of Independence. The main purpose behind the Act was to check and control communal hatred and promote peace and harmony in the country. The 1991 Act covered all disputed sites to which religious groups had raised a claim. The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri case was excluded from the provision of the Act. Section 4(2) of the Act says that any legal proceeding with respect to the conversion of the religious character of any place of worship existing on August 15, 1947, pending before any court, shall be dropped and no fresh suit or legal proceeding shall be initiated.
Chhattisgarh CM Inaugurates 2 New Districts in the State
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated the 32nd and 33rd districts of the State. Manendragarh-Chirmiri-Bharatpur and Sakti were announced as the 32nd and 33rd districts of Chhattisgarh. Sakti is carved out from Janjgir-Champa, and Manendragarh-Chirmiri-Bharatpur is carved out from the Koriya district.
Districts of Chattisgarh
- Baloda Bazar
India’s first National Electric Freight Platform Launched by NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), launched India’s first National Electric Freight Platform- E-FAST India (Electric Freight Accelerator for Sustainable Transport-India). The National Electric Freight Platform brings different stakeholders together with the support of the World Economic Forum, CALSTART, and RMI India.
India’s longest rubber dam on the Falgu River
Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar has inaugurated India’s longest rubber dam ‘Gayaji Dam’ on the Falgu River in Gaya. The dam has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 324 crore. Experts from IIT (Roorkee) were involved with the project. There will be enough water in the dam round the year for the convenience of pilgrims. With its construction, now at least two feet of water will be available in the Falgu River near Vishnupad Ghat throughout the year for the devotees who come here to do Pind Daan.
Odisha govt launched a rainwater harvesting scheme named ‘CHHATA’
Odisha government has launched a rainwater harvesting scheme called ‘Community Harnessing and Harvesting Rainwater Artificially from Terrace to Aquifer (CHHATA). The new scheme was approved by the Cabinet last month. It will be implemented for a period of five years.
About the scheme:
- The State sector scheme will work towards conserving rainwater and improving water quality in urban local bodies (ULBs) and scarce water blocks.
- As per the feasibility based on a groundwater resource assessment conducted in 2020, rainwater harvesting structures will be constructed on the roofs of 29,500 private buildings and 1,925 government buildings covering 52 water-stressed blocks and 27 urban local bodies.
- An estimated 373.52 crore litre of water will be harvested during the scheme period between 2022-23 and 2026-27. It will be implemented through the existing manpower of the department of Water Resources (DoWR) with an outlay of Rs 270 crore.
- While the average cost of each water harvesting structure on the roofs of government buildings has been estimated at Rs 4.32 lakh, the expenditure would be around Rs 3.06 lakh per building in rural areas.
Admiral Sunil Lanba has been conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award
Former India Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba has been conferred Singapore’s prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) (MSM(M)), by President Halimah Yacob. Admiral Lanba has been conferred the award for his outstanding contributions to enhancing the strong and long-standing bilateral defence relationship between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy.
Lord’s Mark Insurance receives a direct insurance broker’s licence by IRDAI
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has given Lord’s Mark Insurance Brokerage Private Limited, the insurance division of Lord’s Mark Industries, a direct insurance broking licence to market life and general insurance products. With this direct broking licence, Lord’s Mark Insurance Industries lays the groundwork for its entry into the insurance sector.
RBI imposes fine on three entities for failing to comply
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposes fine on three entities: Three organisations, including the Industrial Bank of Korea, have received fines from the Reserve Bank for breaking regulations. The Reserve bank of India announced that the Industrial Bank of Korea has been fined Rs 36 lakh for failing to follow several Know Your Customer (KYC) guidelines.
Indian students receive the most student visas from the US in 2022
Indians get most student visas from the US in 2022: According to the United States (US) Embassy in India, the US issued a record 82,000 student visas to Indians in 2022, more than any other nation. The United States (US) Embassy in India’s charge d’affaires, Patricia Lacina, stated. This demonstrates that the United States (US) continues to be the top choice for higher education for the majority of Indian families.