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Current Affairs 12 November 2022

Current Affairs 12 November 2022

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Current Affairs 12 November 2022 includes all newspapers such as The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all Government official websites.

 News Headlines 

  1. Centre formulates action plan to promote exports of millets and value-added products of millets
  2. Indian Army launches single window facility ‘Veerangana Sewa Kendra’ for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris
  3. Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra becomes ‘Friendship Ambassador’ of Switzerland
  4. India hosted the 2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministers meeting
  5. NIIFL, JBIC sign pact to encourage Japanese investment in India
  6. BSNL gets Centre’s nod to sign Rs 26,821 crore 4G deal with TCS: Report
  7. MoHUA launches Transport4All through digital innovation challenge stage-2 and Citizen Perception Survey-2022
  8. NPCI announces BHIM app open-source license model to help banks launch their UPI apps
  9. Meta India head Ajit Mohan steps down to join rival Snap
  10. NCPCR holds workshop on ‘Child Rights: Contemporary Challenges in Telangana’
  11. Report of Expert Committee on SVAMITVA Scheme released
  12. Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman approves India’s First Sovereign Green Bonds Framework
  13. Portugal is one of 30 organizations / countries so far to join drought resilience alliance at COP27
  14. QS Asia University Rankings 2023: IIT Bombay Is Best Educational Institute In South Asia
  15. India to host Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2023
  16. At Ramsar COP14, China pledges to expand and protect Wetlands
  17. Mother Tongue Survey Of 576 Languages in India, Completed

 News Details 

1. Centre formulates action plan to promote exports of millets and value-added products of millets

  • To promote shipment of nutri-cereals, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry through its agricultural export promotion organization, APEDA has developed a comprehensive strategy to promote Indian millet exports globally from December 2022.
  • The proposal of India that was supported by 72 countries led to UNGA declaring 2023 as the International Year of Millets in 2021.
  • More information:
    • India exports millet products worth USD 34.32 million during 2021-22.
  • About APEDA:
    • Full form = Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority.
    • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority is an Indian Apex-Export Trade Promotion Active government body.
    • Founded: 13 February 1986.
    • Headquarters: New Delhi.

2. Indian Army launches single window facility ‘Veerangana Sewa Kendra’ for welfare and grievances redressal of Veer Naris

  • The Indian Army has taken another step forward in leveraging technology and launched the facility with the motto “Taking Care of Our Own, No Matter What”.
  • The VSK will be available as a service to the Indian Army Veterans Portal (indianarmyveterans.gov.in).
  • The system caters to registering grievances with tracking, monitoring, and regular feedback to the applicant.

3. Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra becomes ‘Friendship Ambassador’ of Switzerland

  • Swiss Tourism has named Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra as its Friendship Ambassador.
  • In this development, the athlete will promote the sporty, stunning and adventurous outdoors of Switzerland to Indian travellers.

4. India hosted the 2nd BIMSTEC Agriculture Ministers meeting

  • India hosted the 2nd Agriculture Ministerial-level meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Chaired by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • Agriculture ministers of Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the meeting.
  • More information:
    • BIMSTEC headquarters is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

5. NIIFL, JBIC sign pact to encourage Japanese investment in India

  • NIIFL signs an agreement with JBIC to encourage Japanese investment in India.
  • JBIC and the GoI will invest in the India-Japan Fund, which will make equity investments in environmental preservation and low carbon emission strategies.
  • The MOU outlines a partnership framework between NIIF and JBIC, which is considering the establishment of a bilateral India-Japan Fund (IJF).
  • The Rs 40,000-crore NIIF, a quasi-sovereign wealth fund, was set up in December 2015.

6. BSNL gets Centre’s nod to sign Rs 26,821 crore 4G deal with TCS: Report

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has received a pledge from the central government to sign a Rs 26,281 crore agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to pave the way for the rollout of 4G services in India.
  • As reported by Economic Times (ET), TCS will set up the 4G lines and maintain the network for nine years.
  • BSNL will give Rs 10,000 crore worth of purchase orders to TCS soon.
  • BSNL is a fully owned (10%) Government company.

7. MoHUA launches Transport4All through digital innovation challenge stage-2 and Citizen Perception Survey-2022

  • The Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri launched the Transport4All Phase 2 Challenge and Citizen Perception Survey 2022 at an event in New Delhi.
  • The Transport4All challenge is an initiative of the MoHUA that aims at enhancing the mobility experience of citizens.

8. NPCI announces BHIM app open-source license model to help banks launch their UPI apps

  • NPCI has announced the launch of an open source licence model for its BHIM App.
  • Under this initiative towards attaining the goal of ‘Digital Payments for All’, the NPCI will licence the source code of BHIM app to regulated entities which do not yet have a Unified Payments Interface (UPI) app of their own, to empower them to launch their own UPI app.

9. Meta India head Ajit Mohan steps down to join rival Snap

  • Ajit Mohan, the Indian head of Facebook parent Meta, ended his four-year stint at the social media giant abruptly to become the Asia-Pacific head of rival Snap.
  • Mohan, who joined Meta in January 2019, was the founding CEO of Disney’s streaming platform Hotstar for four years before joining the social media giant.
  • About Meta:
    • CEO: Mark Zuckerberg.
    • CTO: Andrew Bosworth.

10. NCPCR holds workshop on ‘Child Rights: Contemporary Challenges in Telangana’

  • The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) which is mandated to spread child rights literacy held a one day Orientation cum Sensitization programme on ‘Child Rights: Contemporary Challenges in Telangana’ in Hyderabad which was inaugurated by the Governor of Telangana and Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan.
  • Priyank Kanoongo is the chairperson of the NCPCR.
  • Issues Discussed during the workshop:
    • Timely identification of children related issues.
    • Lack of monitoring of Children Homes.
    • Convergence and information sharing with all important stakeholders.
    • Effective use of MASI portal.
    • Emerging issues related to cyber safety of children.
    • Child trafficking cases, knowledge sharing and their tracking for effecting action.
  • About Telangana:
    • Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan.
    • Founded: 2 June 2014.
    • Capital: Hyderabad.
    • Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao.

11. Report of Expert Committee on SVAMITVA Scheme released

  • A Report of the Expert Committee on the SVAMITVA Scheme was released during a National Conference on SVAMITVA Scheme and Rural Planning that took place on November 3 2022 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The SVAMITVA Scheme’s stated objectives are outlined in a report released by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj’s Sunil Kumar.
  • This report provides states with guidelines they can use to achieve these goals.
  • More information:
    • The Ministry of Panchayati Raj plans the SVAMITVA Scheme.
  • About Madhya Pradesh:
    • Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel.
    • Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

12. Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman approves India’s First Sovereign Green Bonds Framework

  • Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman approves the final Sovereign Green Bonds framework of India.
  • The approval is fulfillment of the announcement in the Union Budget FY 2022-23 by the Union Finance Minister that Sovereign Green Bonds will be issued for mobilising resources for green projects.

13. Portugal is one of 30 organizations / countries so far to join drought resilience alliance at COP27

  • Spain and Senegal launched the International Drought Relief Alliance (IDRA), which is joined by 29 countries including China, the United States and Portugal, the European Union and 30 organizations.
  • The IDRA was launched by Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, and Senegalese president, Macky Sall, in Egypt, during the 27th UNCCC (COP 27).
  • More information:
    • As of now, India is not a part of IDRA.

14. QS Asia University Rankings 2023: IIT Bombay Is Best Educational Institute In South Asia

  • According to the recently released QS Asia University Rankings 2023, IIT Mumbai is the best educational institution in South Asia.
  • IIT Bombay bagged 40th position in the QS ranking followed by IIT Delhi which secured rank 46.
  • The 2023 Asian University Rankings are published by Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • More information:
    • Quacquarelli Symonds is an international ranking agency.

15. India to host Women’s World Boxing Championships in 2023

  • India will host the 2023 Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi, where a new artificial intelligence-based scoring system will be used for the first time, the World Gaming Association (IBA) said.
  • India will host the women’s premier event, two years after the country was stripped of the hosting rights of the men’s event for not paying the requisite fee.
  • More information:
    • IBA President: Umar Nazarovich Kremlev.

16. At Ramsar COP14, China pledges to expand and protect Wetlands

  • China plans to incorporate 11 million hectares of wetlands into the national park system and implement about 30 wetland restoration projects.
  • The commitments were made during the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, or the fourteenth meeting of the Ramsar Conference of the Parties, held jointly in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Ramsar Convention, named after the city of Ramsar (Iran), which signed the convention in 1971.

17. Mother Tongue Survey Of 576 Languages in India, Completed

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs has successfully completed a mother tongue survey that included live video recordings of 576 languages ​​and dialects across the country.
  • The home ministry said the Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) is a regular research activity in the country since the 6th Five Year Plan.

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