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27th August, 2022 Current Affairs

27th August, 2022 Current Affairs
27th August, 2022 Current Affairs

Justice Uday Umesh Lalit takes oath as 49th Chief Justice of India

  • Justice Uday Umesh Lalit took oath as the 49th Chief Justice of India. Newly elected President of India Smt Droupadi Murmu administered the oath of office at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers were present at the ceremony. Justice Lalit’s predecessor, Justice NV  Ramana, was also present at the oath-taking ceremony.
  • Uday Umesh Lalit (born 9 November 1957) is the 49th and current Chief Justice of India. Previously, he has served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Prior to his elevation as a judge, he practised as a senior counsel at the Supreme Court. Justice Lalit is one of the six senior counsels who have been directly elevated to the Supreme Court. He will retire on 8 November 2022 after assuming the office of Chief Justice of India for a period of seventy-four days as the 49th chief justice.

Centre Picks 75 Tribal Districts For TB Intervention Projects

  • After having run an active case-finding campaign to detect instances of Tuberculosis (TB) among tribal populations over the past six months, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have now zeroed in on 75 tribal districts, where focused interventions will be run over the next few months with the aim to make them TB-free. 
  • The campaign to detect TB cases across 174 tribal districts started this January under the Aashwasan Campaign under which door-to-door screening was done in over 68,000 villages. Official data showed that 3,82,811 people were identified for presumptive TB after a verbal screening of over 1.03 crore people in these villages.

Bharat Brand: One Nation One Fertiliser

  • One Nation One Fertilizer Scheme is going to be implemented in the country from 2nd October 2022. Under this scheme all types of fertilizers will be sold in India under the same brand name ‘Bharat’. Also, the government renamed the fertilizer subsidy scheme as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janurvarak Pariyojna (PMBJP).
  • After the implementation of this scheme, Bharat Urea, Bharat DAP, Bharat MOP and Bharat NPK will be available in the market under single brand names like Urea, DAP, MOP and NPK etc.
  • The plan states that private and public sector companies will have to name their products as Bharat and the bags will also have the logo of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Januvarak Pariyojana (PMBJP).
  • This new brand name and logo, along with the subsidy title, will occupy two-thirds of the printable area on the bag, while one-third will be used for fertilizer companies’ details and its emblem as well as other information as per regulations.
  • The objective of this scheme is to control black advertising by fertilizer companies and bring transparency in the system. Fertilizer manufacturing companies are not allowed to buy bags of old design from 15th September 2022 and they have to eliminate all bags of old design by 12th December 2022.

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South Korea breaks its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate

  • South Korea has once again shattered its own record for the world’s lowest fertility rate. South Korean women were estimated, based on 2021 data, to have an average of just 0.81 children over their lifetimes, down from 0.84 a year earlier. The number of newborns declined in 2021 to 260,600, which equates to about 0.5% of the population.
  • According to the United Nations’ global population projections and World Bank’s data, the report further stated that Korea is the world’s fastest-ageing nation among economies with a per capita GDP of at least $30,000. By 2100, its population will fall by 53% to 24 million, up from a 43% decline forecast in 2019. Bank of Korea Governor Rhee Chang-Yong, who took office earlier this year, warned in April that the nation’s economy is on the verge of secular stagnation as the population ages and productivity slows.

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Achieving 2070 Net-Zero Target Could Boost India’s GDP

  • Achieving net zero emissions by 2070 could boost India’s economy by as much as 4.7 per cent above the projected baseline growth in GDP terms by 2036 worth a total of $371 billion, illustrates modelling and research commissioned by the High-level Policy Commission on Getting Asia to Net Zero.  it could boost GDP by 7.3 per cent ($470 billion) and create almost 20 million additional jobs by 2032.
  • The commission has four members — former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd, former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, former vice chairman of NitiAayogArvindPanagariya, and global head and director of Climate Business, International Finance Corporation, VivekPathak. The commission launched the “Getting India to Net Zero” report on Friday, which said India achieving net zero by 2070 would boost annual GDP by up to 4.7 per cent by 2036.

Dadabhai Naoroji’s London home gets Blue Plaque honour

  • London home of Dadabhai Naoroji will get a ‘Blue Plaque’, an honour that is reserved for notable personalities who have lived and worked in London. Naoroji was the first Asian who was elected as a Member of Parliament in Britain. The Blue Plaque scheme, run by the English Heritage charity, honours the historic significance of particular buildings across London. Naoroji’s plaque was unveiled to coincide with the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Indian Independence.
  • Naoroji often referred to as the “grand old man of India”, is reported to have moved to Washington House, 72 Anerley Park, Penge, Bromley, at a time when his thoughts were turning increasingly towards full independence for India in 1897. That red-brick home now has a plaque which reads: “DadabhaiNaoroji 1825-1917 Indian Nationalist and MP lived here”.

Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League with 89.08m throw

  • Olympic champion and javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a Lausanne Diamond League. In his first attempt, he hurled the spear 89.08m to seal his victory in his own style. His 89.08m throw was his third career-best effort, followed by a second throw measuring 85.18m.
  • Meanwhile, Tokyo Olympics silver medalistJakubVadlejch finished second with a best throw of 85.88m, followed by USA’s Curtis Thompson was third with a best effort of 83.72m.
Published date : 27 Aug 2022 06:10PM

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