Daily Current Affairs 01/09/2021
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- Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav launched e-Shram portal.
- Portal will help build a comprehensive National Database of Unorganized Workers (NDUW) in India.
- For the first time in India, a system is being made to register 38 crore Unorganised Workers.
About e-Shram Portal:
- The registration under the e-Shram portal is totally free and workers do not have to pay anything for his or her registration at Common Service Centres (CSCs) or anywhere.
- It will not only register them but would also be helpful in delivering various social security schemes being implemented by the Central and State Governments.
- After registration, the workers shall be issued an e-Shram card with a unique Universal Account Number (UAN) and will be able to access the benefits of the various social security schemes through this Card anywhere anytime.
- If a worker is registered on the e-Shram portal and meets with an accident, he will be eligible for Rs 2.0 Lakh on death or permanent disability and Rs 1.0 lakh on partial disability.
Other Initiatives to Support Unorganised Sector:
- Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana
- Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan
- Labour Code
- PM SVANidhi
- Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission
- PM Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana
- One Nation One Ration Card
- Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana
- Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi
e-GOPALA & IMAP web portal
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- Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying launched the National Dairy Development Board’s web version of e-GOPALA application and IMAP web portal.
- It is a digital platform for dairy farmers to provide real-time information on animal health, nutrition and breed development.
- The web version of e-GOPALA application has been developed by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).
- The e-GOPALA platform helps farmers manage their livestock including buying and selling of disease-free germplasm in all forms; informs about availability of quality breeding services and guides farmers for animal nutrition, treatment of animals using appropriate Ayurvedic ethno veterinary medicine.
- Note: The e-GOPALA app was launched in September 2020 as a breed improvement marketplace for the direct use of farmers.
- IMAP web portal will facilitate real time checking of coverage and progress of various projects and government schemes.
Source: The Hindu
8th Meeting of Agricultural Experts of BIMSTEC Countries
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- India hosted the 8th Meeting of Agriculture Experts of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
Objective: To enhance the engagement and deepen the cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors amongst the BIMSTEC Member States by encouraging the exchange of knowledge, germplasm, students and experts.
About Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC):
- The BIMSTEC provides a unique link between South and South-East Asia with 5 countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka from South Asia and 2 countries - Myanmar and Thailand from South-East Asia.
- The BIMSTEC was founded in 1997 with an ambition to pursue mutual trade, connectivity and cultural, technical and economic development in the region.
- Initially, six sectors- trade, technology, energy, transport, tourism and fisheries were included for sectoral cooperation which was later expanded to 14 areas of cooperation.
- Agriculture is one of the 14 sectors. As about 1.7 billion+ people i.e., 22 percent of the global population live in BIMSTEC countries, agriculture & allied activities are central to the economic and social development of the region.
Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Vigraha'
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- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated to the Nation, indigenously built Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’ in Chennai.
- ICGS Vigraha is the last vessel in the series of 7 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) built by L&T under a Ministry of Defence contract signed in 2015.
- Other OPVs are Vikram, Vijaya, Veera, Varaha, Varad and Vajra.
- ICGS Vigraha will be based at Visakhapatnam and operate on India's Eastern Seaboard under the Operational and Administrative Control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).
- The 98 meters OPV has been designed and built indigenously by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Ltd., and is fitted with advanced technology Radars, Navigation and Communication Equipment, Sensor and Machinery capable of operating in tropical sea conditions.
- The ship, on joining the Coast Guard Eastern fleet, will be deployed extensively for EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) surveillance and other duties as enshrined in the Coast Guard Charter, to safeguard the maritime interests of India.
Note: The Indian Coast Guard with this ship joining the fleet, will have 157 Ships and 66 Aircraft in its inventory.
The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index, UNICEF Report
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- UNICEF in collaboration with Fridays for Future (FFF) has launched the report named ‘The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index’ 2021.
- The report is the first comprehensive analysis of climate risk from a child’s perspective.
About Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI):
- It ranks countries based on children’s exposure to climate and environmental shocks, such as cyclones and heat waves, as well as their vulnerability to those shocks, based on their access to essential services.
- The report finds approximately 1 billion children – nearly half the world's 2.2 billion children – live in one of the 33 countries classified as “extremely high-risk”.
- These children face a deadly combination of exposure to multiple climate and environmental shocks with a high vulnerability due to inadequate essential services, such as water and sanitation, healthcare and education.
- Rank 1: Central African Republic
- Rank 2: Chad, Nigeria
- Rank 26: India
- Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Increase investment in climate adaptation and resilience
- Provide Climate Education
- Ensure Pandemic Recovery is Inclusive
- Include Young People in Decisions
Army Sports Institute Stadium, Pune renamed after Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra
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- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh renamed the Army Sports Institute Stadium of Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune after Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
About Neeraj Chopra:
- Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw.
- As of August 2021, he is ranked second internationally by World Athletics.
- Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
About Army Sports Institute (ASI), Pune:
- Established in 2001 under the Indian Army’s Mission Olympic programme, ASI is a multi-disciplinary sports training institute.
- The institute imparts training in seven fields: Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Diving, Wrestling, Fencing and Weightlifting.
Source: Indian Express
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