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7th May, 2022 Current Affairs

7th May, 2022 Current Affairs
7th May, 2022 Current Affairs

NCRTC to receive India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System train set at Salvi

  • At Alstom’s Savli project in Gujarat, the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) will receive India’s first semi-high-speed train set for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS). Manoj Joshi, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, will be present at the occasion.
  • The RRTS train sets are produced under the Make in India initiative and can reach a top speed of 180 kilometres per hour. The train will be transported to Duhai Depot in Uttar Pradesh, where it will be repaired and operated.
  • Cushioned seating, laptop-mobile charging, luggage racks, and a dynamic route-map are among the modern commuter-centric features of the completely air-conditioned train.
  • The NCRTC is in charge of putting India’s first RRTS corridor between Delhi and Meerut into action. The 82-kilometer-long route is now under construction.
  • The 17-kilometer priority segment between Sahibabad and Duhai is expected to be operational by 2023, with the entire corridor completed by 2025.

India embarks on the ‘World’s Largest’ Film Restoration Project

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister, Anurag Thakur said that an amount of Rs. 363 crore has been allotted for the world’s largest film restoration project under the National Film Heritage Mission.
  • The mission was launched in 2016 with an outlay of 597 crore rupees. It aims at preserving, restoring and digitizing the cinematic heritage.
  • The Minister informed that the process of restoring over 5900 short films, documentaries and features is underway. He said this exercise carried out by the National Film Archive of India proves to be one of the world’s biggest restoration, conservation, preservation and digitization process undertaken. The Minister also held a meeting to review the functioning of the Film and Television Institute of India, FTII and deliberated on the vision of taking FTII to international standards of excellence. Mr. Thakur said FTII should nurture entrepreneurial skills and equip students to launch start ups in film and television productions.
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Launch of the UN Energy Action Plan for 2025

  • With the launch of a UN-Energy Plan of Action Towards 2025, the UN took a major step towards catalyzing the large-scale action and support needed for the transition to clean, affordable energy for all and net-zero emissions against the backdrop of a global energy crisis and worsening climate emergency.
  • Around 30 important organisations, including UN-Energy, launched the ‘Plan of Action.’
  • According to the UN, an Energy Compact Action Network has been established to connect nations seeking support for their clean energy ambitions with governments and corporations that have pledged more than $600 billion to support these commitments.
  • Coalitions supporting energy access and transition in Nigeria, Santiago, and Chile were announced, demonstrating the Network’s potential, as well as coalitions supporting green hydrogen and a better role for women in leading and benefiting from the energy transition.
  • Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Energy said that the Global Roadmap that emerged from the High-level Dialogue calls for strengthened efforts by the UN system, supported by UN-Energy, including the creation of a global multi-stakeholder Energy Compact Action Network.
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and co-chair of UN-Energy, said that the UN-Energy Plan of Action is our collective response to today’s global energy and climate challenges, noting that the commitments made at the 2021 High-Level Dialogue on Energy and COP26 must be translated into actions on the ground.

Deaflympics 2022- History and Highlights of 2022

  • Deaflympics is also known as world games for deaf and international games for the deaf. It was started in the year 1924 by ICSD, The international committee of sports for the deaf.
  • Deaflympics is also known as the world games for deaf and international games for the deaf. It multi-sport sports event which is sanctioned by the International Olympics Committee. It is held every 4 years and it is one of the longest-running multisport events in history.
  • The first-ever Deaflympics was held in Paris in 1924 which was the first-ever international sporting event for athletes with disabilities. The game started with 148 athletes from 9 European countries competing in the international silent games in Paris. From 1924 to 1965 this game was called the international games for the deaf but from 1966 to 1999 these games were known as world games for the deaf, it was also referred to as the world silent games. Deaflympics is the current name of the World game for the deaf since 2001.
  • This year 24th Deaflympics is held in Brazil, in which India has also participated. From India Dhanush Srikanth won gold medal, and Shourya Shaini won a bronze medal in the men’s 10’m Air Rifle event.

2022 Asian Games in China postponed to 2023

  • The Asian Games 2022, due to be held in Hangzhou, China in September, has been postponed to 2023 due to rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced.
  •  The Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body for the Asian Games, said it will announce the new dates for the 19th edition of the Games. The Asian Games 2022 were originally scheduled from September 10 to 25.
  • The host city of Hangzhou is less than 200km away from Shanghai, which is currently fighting another major COVID-19 outbreak and has strict restrictions in place, including a weeks-long lockdown. The OCA also announced that the third edition of the Asian Youth Games, scheduled to be held in Shantou in December, have been cancelled. The World University Games 2021, to be held from June 26 to July 27 in Chengdu this year, have also been pushed to 2023.
Published date : 07 May 2022 05:56PM

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