Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 6.11.2019

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Most Important Current Affairs of the Day- 6.11.2019

1. Finance Minister launches IT initiatives ICEDASH, ATITHI

  • Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled two new IT initiatives – ICEDASH and ATITHI – for improved monitoring and pace of Customs clearance of imported goods and facilitating arriving international passengers by electronic filing of Customs baggage and currency declarations.
  • About ICEDASH & ATITHI:

    • ICEDASH is an Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) monitoring dashboard of the Indian Customs helping public see the daily Customs clearance times of import cargo at various ports and airports. With ICEDASH, Indian Customs has taken a lead globally to provide an effective tool that helps the businesses compare clearance times across ports and plan their logistics accordingly. This dashboard has been developed by CBIC in collaboration with NIC. ICEDASH can be accessed through the CBIC website.
    • With ATITHI, CBIC has introduced an easy to use mobile app for international travelers to file the Customs declaration in advance. Passengers can use this app to file declaration of dutiable items and currency with the Indian Customs even before boarding the flight to India. ATITHI is available on both, iOS and Android.

Important Possible questions based on above News:

  1. Recently Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has unveiled which two new IT Initiatives for improved customs clearance? ICEDASH and ATITHI
  2. Which union minister has unveiled two new IT initiatives, ICEDASH and ATITHI for improved customs clearance? Nirmala Sitharaman

2. N.V. Balasubramanian Retired Judge of Madras High Court Passes Away

  • Justice N.V. Balasubramanian, retired Judge of Madras High Court passed away.
  • He served as the Madras High Court judge from 1996 – 2007 & as the Chairman of committees on fixation of fee for self- financing professional colleges and polytechnics after retiring from service.
  • He worked as senior counsel & arbitrator in Supreme Court (SC) of India for 11 years

Important Possible questions based on above News:

  1. N.V. Balasubramanian, who passed away recently, was the retired Judge of___. Madras High Court

3. PM inaugurates 5th India International Science Festival at Kolkata

  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, inaugurated via video conference, the 5th India International Science Festival at Kolkata.
  • Addressing on the occasion, Prime Minister said the theme of the festival “RISEN: Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation” reflects the aspirations of 21st century India.
  • He said science and technology has a major impact on society, and therefore government is providing the Institutional Support for both Invention and Innovation. Advocating for a strong ecosystem supporting Science and Technology, he said every effort is being taken to support innovation in the country. In this context, he mentioned that over 5 thousand Atal Tinkering Labs, more than 200 Atal Incubation centres have been established.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. The 5th India International Science Festival has recently started in which city? Kolkata
  2. What is the theme of 5th India International Science Festival? “RISEN: Research, Innovation and Science Empowering the Nation”
  3. Who has inaugurated the 5th India International Science Festival at Kolkata via video conferencing? Narendra Modi

4. Indian Railways has celebrated Vigilance Awareness Week 2019

  • Indian Railways has observed Vigilance Awareness Week- 2019 with the theme “Integrity- A way of life (ईमानदारी-एक जीवन शैली)”.
  • Integrity pledge was taken by the officials of Ministry of Railways, Zonal Railways, Divisions, PUs & PSUs to commence the Vigilance Awareness Week.
  • Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Shri Sharad Kumar administered Integrity Pledge to Railway Officials and released a vigilance magazine called “Chetna Aahwan” incorporating articles, stories, poems and messages on relevant issues concerning Vigilance at Northern Railway Head Quarter, New Delhi
  • Similar booklets were released by other units of Indian Railways and widely circulated. Integrity Flame named “Agni Shikha” was flagged off by Shri Sharad Kumar, CVC and Chairman Railway Board, Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav to inculcate the spirit of integrity and transparency in the employees.
  • Approximately five lakh Railway personnel and more than 03 lakh passengers took the Integrity pledge while about 2.64 crore users received messages of Integrity Pledge through railway app.
  • About Indian Railways:

    • Piyush Goyal (Minister of Railways)
    • Suresh Angadi (Minister of State for Railways)
    • Vinod Kumar Yadav (Chairman, Railway Board)
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. What is the theme of Vigilance Awareness Week 2019? Integrity- A way of life
    2. On the ocassion of Vigilance Awareness Week 2019, Central Vigilance Commissioner has released a vigilance magazine called: Chetna Aahwan

5. Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar releases ‘Wastelands Atlas’ – 2019

  • Realizing the importance of availability of reliable database on the wastelands of the country, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare & Panchayati Raj, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar released the Wastelands Atlas – 2019.
  • The Department of Land Resources in collaboration with National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Department of Space has published Wastelands Atlases of India – 2000, 2005, 2010 & 2011 editions.
  • The new wastelands mapping exercise, carried out by NRSC using the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data is brought out as the fifth edition of Wastelands Atlas – 2019.
  • India with 2.4% of total land area of the World is supporting 18% of the World’s population.
  • The per capita availability of agriculture land in India is 0.12 ha whereas World per capita agriculture land is 0.29 ha.
  • Unprecedented pressure on the land beyond its carrying capacity is resulting into degradation of lands in the Country.
  • Therefore, robust geospatial information on wastelands assumes significance and effectively helpful in rolling back the wastelands for productive use through various land development programmes / schemes.
  • This Wastelands Atlas-2019 provides district and state wise distribution of different categories of wastelands area including mapping of about 12.08 Mha hitherto unmapped area of Jammu & Kashmir. The changes in wastelands between 2008-09 and 2015-16 have been presented in the Atlas.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has released the Wastelands Atlas – 2019 with robust geospatial information? Narendra Singh Tomar

6. Prakash Javadekar to attend 15th meeting of Governing Council of SACEP in Dhaka

  • Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar will attend the 15th meeting of the Governing Council of South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme, SACEP in Dhaka.
  • The 14th meeting of the SACEP Governing Council was held in March last year in Colombo.
  • About SACEP:

    • The SACEP is an inter-governmental organization which was established in 1982.
    • Its member countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka aim to promote and support protection, management and enhancement of the environment in the region.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who will represent India at the 15th meeting of Governing Council of SACEP in Dhaka? Prakash Javadekar
    2. Which city is the venue of this year’s meeting of Governing Council of SACEP? Dhaka

7. Mansukh Mandaviya to inaugurate the first ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’ in Vishakhapatnam

  • The Minister of State (I/C) for Shipping,Shri Mansukh Mandaviya will inaugurate the first ever‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to be held on 7-8 November 2019.
  • About BIMSTEC:

    • The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an International Organization involving a group of countries in the South Asia and South East Asia namely, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. Delegates from the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Republic of India, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Kingdom of Thailand. These BIMSTEC Countries will be a part of this conclave and will present their country’s perspective on BIMSTEC and regional ports.
    Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who will inaugurate the first ever ‘BIMSTEC Ports’ Conclave’at Visakhapatnam? Mansukh Mandaviya
    2. A first-of-its-kind two-day ports conclave, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) to be held on 7-8 November 2019 in which city? Vishakhapatnam

8. Melanie Jones appointed Cricket Australia’s new director

  • Cricket Australia announced the appointment of former player Melanie Jones as their director.
  • A former international cricketer, Jones made her debut for Australia in 1997. She also scored her first Test century on debut (131), in her first of two successful Ashes campaigns (2004).
  • Jones was recognised in 2019 with one of Australia’s highest honours, the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services towards cricket and the community among a long list of accolades and acknowledgements.
  • Important Possible questions based on above News:
    1. Who has been appointed as the new director of Cricket Australia? Melanie Jones

9. Raksha Rajya Mantri inaugurates DRDO’s Igniter Complex at HEMRL, Pune

  • Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik inaugurated the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Igniter Complex at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune. HEMRL is a premier laboratory of DRDO and primarily engages in developing Rocket and Gun Propellants, Pyrotechnic Devices, High Explosive Systems and synthesis of high energy molecules.
  • HEMRL has created a state of the art facility for design, processing and evaluation of ignition systems. The facility consists of process, assembly & storage buildings and a design centre. Remotely controlled sophisticated equipments such as Sieve Shaker, Planetary Mixer, Granulating Machine, Pelleting Machine etc are installed in the process buildings. Design, modelling and simulation laboratory; assembly and testing centre are also part of Igniter Complex. The noteworthy
    developments of the group in recent past are development of cap based ignition system and multipoint simultaneous ignition system.
  • Ignition is a crucial and highly critical phenomenon in the ignition chain of Rocket motor. HEMRL has developed various fuel /oxidizer based igniter compositions using organic binders. The laboratory has developed several ignition systems to ensure reliable initiation of rocket motors of various tactical as well as strategic missiles.
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Who has recently inaugurated the DRDO Igniter Complex at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune? Shripad Naik
  2. HEMRL is a premier laboratory of DRDO, located in: Pune
  3. Consider the following statements:
    I- HEMRL is a premier laboratory of DRDO
    II- High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) is located in Pune
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Both

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