Current Affairs One liners : 18th October

• Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has stated that Maharashtra’s ‘Buldhana Pattern’ of water conservation’ has gained nationwide recognition and the NITI Aayog is within the strategy of formulating National Policy on water dialog primarily based on it. Synchronisation of nationwide freeway building and water conservation was achieved for the primary time in Buldhana district, through the use of soil from the water our bodies, nallas and rivers. This consequently result in the rise in capability of water storage throughout the water-bodies in Buldana district and it got here to be often known as ‘Buldhana Pattern’.

• C Rangarajan (former Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council) has argued that there’s an pressing want to succeed in younger folks each for reproductive well being schooling and companies in addition to to domesticate gender fairness norms. This is as a result of Fertility has been declining in India for a while now. The Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report (2018) estimated the Total Fertility Rate (TFR), the variety of kids a mom would have on the present sample of fertility throughout her lifetime, as 2.2 within the 12 months 2018.

• The World Health Organization (WHO) made out there interim outcomes from the Solidarity Therapeutics Trial. The findings put a dampener on expectations from these therapies — together with remdesivir, as soon as seen as promising. Solidarity Trial is the world’s “largest” multinational human trials on Covid-19 therapeutics. It was initiated by WHO and its companions in March to assist discover an efficient remedy for Covid-19. It covers 4 repurposed medication or drug combos — remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon (together with rotinavir and lopinavir).

• Bogibeel, India’s longest rail-and-road bridge all through the Brahmaputra, had in December 2018 launched the two banks of Assam nearer by better than seven hours. A ‘zero Rajdhani’ prepare through this 4.94 km bridge has now introduced the folks of the two banks nearer to New Delhi by greater than 100 km.

• The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has condemned the beheading of a trainer within the north-western suburbs of Paris in France. The French trainer was killed after he taught freedom of speech and confirmed caricatures depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his college students. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005, because the political initiative of Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey.

• Uttar Pradesh authorities has launched a 6-month lengthy girls empowerment marketing campaign ‘Mission Shakti’ to lift consciousness and sort out crime in opposition to girls within the state. The marketing campaign was initiated by numerous ministers, public representatives and senior officers in all 75 districts throughout the state. Under Mission Shakti, completely different consciousness and coaching packages might be performed concerning numerous schemes for the safety, respect and self-reliance of ladies and women.

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