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Current Affairs – 21 October 2022

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National Police Commemoration Day

  • October 21, has been observed as National Police Commemoration Day in honour of the martyrs.
  • The commemorates the sacrifices of ten CRPF personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty.
  • On October 21, 1959, ten Indian policemen were killed during an attack by Chinese troops in the Hot Springs region close to Ladakh after an argument between the troops.

India Ranks 41st In Global Pension Index

  • India ranked 41 out of 44 countries in the Mercer CFS Global Pension Index.
  • The MCGPI is a comprehensive study of 44 global pension systems, accounting for 65 percent of the world’s population.
  • The survey pointed out that the country needs to strengthen its regulatory framework and boost the coverage under private pension arrangements.

Mission DefSpace launched by PM Modi in Gujarat

  • Mission DefSpace was inaugurated at DefExpo2022 by PM Modi.
  • The project’s goal is to create cutting-edge defence forces in the space industry.
  • 75 space industry challenges have been highlighted for private companies to work on under Mission DefSpace.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, as the government has always placed a high premium on national defence, the Indian military is developing deep-sea and space initiatives.
  • PM Modi emphasised the growing significance of space technology, saying it is defining new concepts in India’s space diplomacy and that the country is currently exchanging space research with more than 60 underdeveloped countries.
Mission DefSpace: About
  • Through industry and startups, the space programme seeks to create cutting-edge solutions for the Defense Forces.
  • Mission DefSpace, effort will strengthen India’s preparation and position the nation for potential future space opportunities.
  • ‘South Asia satellite is a good illustration of this. Ten ASEAN nations will also have real-time access to Indian satellite data by the end of the following year.
  • With Mission DefSpace even wealthy nations like Europe and America use the information from our satellites.
Mission DefSpace and ISRO
  • Mission DefSpace, a future example of what security will imply for a powerful nation, is the endeavour to use space technology.
  • The three defence services have analysed and identified a number of difficulties in this area that will be the focus of the programme.
  • The Indian Space Agency has repeatedly proven its mettle on the international scene to stay competitive in the race to space.
  • The workhorse of ISRO, PSLV, has completed more than 53 successful missions over the years, and the rocket has acquired operational status.
  • Since 1990, ISRO has used PSLVs to provide satellite launch services, launching 345 customer spacecraft from 34 different nations across the world (as of July 2022).
  • This has reaped rewards for ISRO, who made approximately through its commercial arms.
  • Launching satellites for international clients generated $279 million in foreign currency.

Wildlife Board Approves Durgavati Tiger Reserve as New Tiger Reserve

  • The Durgavati Tiger Reserve is a 2,339 square kilometers new tiger reserve that will spread across Narsinghpur, Damoh, and Sagar districts.
  • Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Board has approved the making of a new tiger reserve of Panna Tiger Reserve (PTP), one-fourth of which will get submerged due to the Linkin of the Ken-Betwa rivers.
  • The new tiger reserve will be known as Durgavati Tiger Reserve and it will spread across Narsinghpur, Damoh, and Sagar districts.
  • A green corridor linking PTR with Durgavati will be developed for the natural movement of the tiger to the new reserve.
  • The Madhya Pradesh Wildlife Board was chaired by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
  • He approved a notify 1,414 sq km area as the core area and 925 sq km as a buffer in the new tiger reserve.
  • The new tiger reserves are a part of a wildlife management plan for Panna for the Ken-Betwa rivers linking project.

HDFC Securities Opens Women-Only Digital Centre in Bengaluru

  • Leading stock brokerage firm, HDFC Securities, announced the opening of the first-ever Women-Only Digital Centre (DC) in India.
  • This pioneering centre, staffed with a team of women, will serve both male and female investors.
  • This closely follows the company’s announcement regarding the opening of multiple DCs across India to ease access to services and promote digital adoption.

Magnus Carlsen wins Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022

Magnus Carlsen claimed the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022 title with a tournament defeating Arjun Erigaisi in the quarter-finals of the 8th and penultimate event of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour with a convincing 2.5-1.5 result, Carlsen secured the title of the tour champion and a $50.000 prize on top of his overall winnings (so far) of $192.000.

ISRO has designated Dr. Sankarasubramanian K as the Principal Scientist

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation has designated Dr. Sankarasubramanian K as the Principal Scientist of the Aditya-L1 mission.
  • Aditya-L1 is the first observatory-class space-based solar mission from India.
  • Sankarasubramanian has contributed to AstroSat, Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2 missions of ISRO in several capacities.
  • ditya-L1 is the first observatory-class space-based solar mission from India. The spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around the first Lagrange point, L1, of the Sun-Earth system.
  • A satellite around the L1 point has the major advantage of continuously viewing the Sun without occultation/eclipses. This position provides a greater advantage of observing solar activities continuously.
  • Aditya-L1 carries seven payloads to observe the photosphere, chromosphere, and the outermost layers of the Sun (the corona) using electromagnetic and particle detectors.

Guinness World Records Officially Declares Monday ‘Worst Day Of The Week’

  • Guinness World Records has officially declared “Monday” the worst day of the week. After Guinness World Records’ move, all of that will no longer be smoothed over into a wishy-washy ‘Monday blues’ packet.
  • It’s real now. Going into Monday means you’re going into the officially declared and universally accepted worst day of the week.

Tripura CM Inaugurated State’s First Government English Medium College

  • Chief Minister of Tripura Dr. Manik Saha along with Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath inaugurated the first English medium general degree college of the state in the city having 100 intake capacity.
  • The first five basic subjects of the arts stream include compulsory Bengali and English.

Fintech platform PhonePe launches its first green data centre in India

  • PhonePe, a homegrown fintech platform, announced the launch of its first green data centre in India, leveraging technologies and solutions from Dell Technologies and NTT.
  • The facility opens up new opportunities in data management for PhonePe, with efficient data security, power efficiency, ease of operations, and cloud solutions.
  • The center will also help the company to build sustainable and efficient infrastructure to further seamlessly scale its operations across the country.
  • This 4.8-megawatt facility, which occupies 13740 sqft at Mahape, Navi Mumbai, is built and designed with advanced alternative cooling technologies like Direct Contact Liquid Cooling (DCLC) and Liquid Immersion Cooling (LIC).
  • The data centre’s Dell PowerEdge servers will provide exceptional performance, simplified management, and intelligent automation while using less energy.
  • Green data centres are the future of sustainable digital transformation.
  • This deployment is an exciting showcase for the possibilities of new alternative cooling technologies that can help optimise power consumption in a data centre.

HDFC Securities Opens Women-Only Digital Centre in Bengaluru

  • Leading stock brokerage firm, HDFC Securities, announced the opening of the first-ever Women-Only Digital Centre (DC) in India.
  • This pioneering centre, staffed with a team of women, will serve both male and female investors.
  • This closely follows the company’s announcement regarding the opening of multiple DCs across India to ease access to services and promote digital adoption.

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