31.08.21 Daily KPSC Current Affairs

 

KARNATAKA

Processing unit in Karnataka planned for coffee and pepper growing Soliga tribals

 

The Chamarajanagar district administration has taken steps to set up coffee- and pepper-processing units. It has granted 1acre land at BR Hills in Yelandur taluk for the same.

 

In 2020-21, the tribals recorded a turnover of Rs 1.56 crore by selling over 75 tonnes of coffee and pepper. Moved by their success, Chamarajanagar DC M R Ravi has announced land to set up these units to encourage the products.

There is a huge demand for organically coffee and black pepper grown in this region at national and international markets, and the produce is sold through the Coffee Board and Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED). TRIFED is a national-level cooperative body under the administrative control of ministry of tribal affairs (GoI). They also sell honey, bamboo products and other minor forest products through these organisations.

Over 650 Soliga tribals from region, who own land measuring a few cents to 2-3acre, have been cultivating coffee and black pepper since 2015. They had been selling their products after forming their own body — Bilirangana Hills Soliga Farmers Producers Association.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

August 31st – International Day for People of African Descent

 

The UN International Day for People of African Descent is celebrated for the first time on 31 August 2021.

Highlights:

The United Nations goals to promote the fantastic contributions of the African diaspora round the world and to remove all types of discrimination against people of African descent.

The 2020 year marked the midterm of the International Decade for People of African Descent. While some proceedings has been made at legislative, coverage and institutional levels, human beings of African descent proceed to go through intersectional and compounded varieties of racial discrimination, marginalization, and exclusion.

 

 

NATIONAL

 

 

MoU Between ICAI and IPAR

 

Cabinet approved the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia (IPAR).

Details:

The MoU would assist in establishing mutual cooperation in the areas of Professional Accountancy Training, Professional Ethics, Technical Research, Advancement of Accounting Knowledge, Professional and Intellectual Development.

 

The MoU is also expected to supply an extra impetus to potential ICAI Members to get professional opportunities in Russia in a brief to lengthy time period in the future.

The Institute of Professional Accountants of Russia (IPAR) is the greatest non-profit association of accountants in Russia.

 

 

 

First Green Hydrogen of India

 

Indian Oil will construct India’s first Green Hydrogen Plant at Mathura refinery. This plant will be an addition in order to amplify the existing crude oil refining capability by using 25 million tonnes per annum.

 

Indian Oil has been pursuing its ambitious plans of hydrogen manufacturing throughout a range of sorts such as in renewable electricity to generate green hydrogen.

Recently, Indian oil carried out a current hydrogen fuel mobile experiment in Delhi, in which 50 CNG BS-IV buses were transformed to run on HCNG fuel. This scan has revealed good sized advantages in decreasing exhaust emissions and enhancing fuel economy.

Indian Oil is also in a system to set up one-tonne per day ability to pilot plant life on the basis of four progressive hydrogen manufacturing technologies.

 

Foundation Day for AREAS

 

Association of Renewable Energy of States (AREAS) celebrates 7th Foundation Day.

The Association of Renewable Energy Agencies (AREAS) came into existence in 2014 on the initiative of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

All national nodal agencies for renewable power are participants of AREAS.

On this platform, they can research from each other’s experience in the merchandising of renewable energy in the country.

The Union Minister in charge of New and Renewable Energy is the Ex-Officio Patron of the Association and Secretary, MNRE is the ex-officio President of the Association.

 

New Registration for New Cars – BH Series

 

Road Transport and Highways Ministry has introduced a new registration mark for new cars i.e. “Bharat series (BH-series)”.

 

The automobiles bearing the BH-series mark will now not have to require the task of a new registration mark when the vehicle’s owner moves from one State to the other state.

Earlier, under part forty seven of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, if a character strikes from one country to another, a character is allowed to maintain the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any kingdom different than the nation where the car is registered, but a new registration has to be made with the new state- registering authoritywithin the stipulated time of 12 months.

This facility is on hand on a voluntary foundation to Defense personnel, personnel of Central Government/ State Government/ Central/ State Public Sector Undertakings & private area companies/organizations, which have their places of work in 4 or extra States/Union territories.

 

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