26-27.09.21 Daily HPSC Current Affairs

HARYANA

Haryana to conduct mushroom survey in Kalesar sanctuary

To explore the biodiversity, Haryana’s first mushroom survey will be conducted on September 30, in Kalesar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Yamunanagar district.

“The outcome of the survey will help in formulating an effective management strategy for the conservation of flora, fauna and funga of Kalesar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. This will also form the basis for observing the impact of habitat disturbance and climate change on the ecology of the region.

He elaborated that a number of fungi species (mushrooms) are edible and moreover mushrooms are the only vegetarian source of vitamin D. Also, Wild and the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission became first global organization  to call for the recognition of fungi as one of three kingdoms of life critical to protecting and restoring Earth “ fauna, flora and funga” — which are critical to all life on Earth and to be integrated into conservation strategies. Thus, the need to conduct such a survey was identified.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

World Tourism Day Observed On 27 September

World Tourism Day is observed internationally on 27 September to promote knowledge on the role of tourism within the international community and demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values everywhere.

Highlights:

The theme for World Tourism Day 2021 is “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. UNWTO has termed it as an opportunity to look beyond tourism statistics and recognise that, behind every number, there is a person.

On 27 September 1980, World Tourism Day was celebrated annually across the world 27 September as the United Nations World Tourism Organization Laws were adopted, which is considered a breakthrough in global tourism.

 

Clean Energy Commitment by India – UNGA

 

During the first leader-level assembly on energy, under the UN General Assembly, India has made commitments to increase the renewable electricity established potential to 450 GW by 2030.

Highlights:

India has additionally dedicated to improve and put into effect a National Hydrogen Energy Mission in order to increase the annual green hydrogen production to 1 MT by 2030.

It additionally announced to start a Production Linked Incentive Scheme which will assist in including 10 GW photo voltaic PV manufacturing potential by 2025.

 

Oldest Human Footprints Found In North America

 

In New Mexico, North America, the oldest human footprints have been found in new scientific research conducted by archaeologists in New Mexico.

Highlights

 

The research administered at the White Sands national park in New Mexico determined that the footprints were between 21,000 and 23,000 years old.

The finding helps understand the time and location of early humans who appeared in the Americas after scattering from Africa and Asia.

Scientists at the US Geological Survey examined the seeds stuck in the footprints to define how old are the footprints.

They found several pieces of evidence, such as fossil bones, stone tools, and genetic analysis. Based on the size, scientists concluded that the footprints were related to primarily children and teenagers.

Earlier, scientists believed that the early humans in the Americas appeared around 11,000 to 13,000 years ago because of the stone spears found everywhere in North America. Scientists connected this occurrence with the Clovis culture.

 

 

 

NATIONAL

 

Solar DC Cooking Technology – CMERI

 

The solar DC cooking technology was developed by the CMERI (Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute). The CMERI is an institute under the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research).

Highlights:

It is a Solar Energy based totally Cooking System which consists of a solar PV panel, charge controller, battery bank and cooking oven.

 

It presents a Clean Cooking Environment, Inverter-Less Direct Operation, Fast and Uniform Heating and a workable to shop 1 ton Carbon Dioxide emissions per year/household.

It has 20-25% higher effectiveness and is extra Economical in assessment with Conventional Solar based Cooking Systems.

 

Air Show Conducted By Indian Air Force Over Dal Lake

 

Indian Air Force (IAF) on 26 September mesmerised locals in Srinagar with the jets performing aerial acrobatics and manoeuvring in the skies.

Highlights:

Many students from different schools in the Valley enjoyed the IAF jets skilfully navigating and synchronising while hovering over the famous Dal Lake.

The show was named ‘Give Wings to Your Dream’ and inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha

 

It was organised as a part of the ongoing celebrations commemorating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

 

Worlds Highest EV Charging Station Opened In Himachal

 

Affairs:The world’s highest EV charging station was opened at Kaza town, in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

Highlights:

The EV charging station was opened on 23 September 2021 to promote a sustainable environment.

It is the world’s highest electric vehicle charging station, located at 500 ft.

A couple of women drove electric vehicles from Manali to Kaza to promote a clean and green environment along with the EV charging station.

All the products, including chargers of this station, are made in India.

India is achieving good momentum in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. These technologies are all set to overhaul fossil-run automotive by 2050 in India.

Kaza Town is the sub-divisional headquarters of Spiti Valley. It is located in the western Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

 

Union Sports Minister Laid Foundation Stone For ZPEO

 

Affairs:Union Sports Minister, Shri Anurag Thakur, visited Kichpora Kangan in the Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on 26 September and laid the foundation stone of the Zonal Physical Education Office (ZPEO) and Zonal playfield.

Highlights:

The Union Minister visited Kichpora Kangan and laid the foundation stone of Zonal Physical Education Office (ZPEO) and Zonal Level Playfield

He also approved the Development of Zonal Level Playfield at the cost of Rs 1.14 crore.

The Union Minister distributed certificates, mementoes and sports kits among the students during the function.

The Union Government is obliged to further reinforce the existing sports infrastructure and facilities for the UT by setting aside an amount of Rs 200 crore under PM Development Plan for the improvement of playfields and indoor stadiums.

 

 

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