Important Current Affairs for CLAT-12th November 2022

Reliance Jio True-5G services launched in Bengaluru and Hyderabad

Reliance Jio to extend its Jio True 5G services to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Reliance has already successfully Beta-launched Jio True-5G in major cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Varanasi, and Nathdwara. Jio True-5G services will help realize the true potential of some of the latest technologies that will serve humanity and improve the quality of life of Indians.

Reliance Jio True-5G services launched in Bengaluru and Hyderabad- Key Points

  • Reliance Jio has rolled out the advanced True-5G services in a phase-wise manner to ensure better customer reach.

  • Jio True-5G is already being experienced by lakhs of users across six cities, the response to which is extremely positive and reassuring.

  • Jio users are experiencing speeds anywhere between 500 Mbps to 1 Gbps on their smartphones.

  • Jio True-5G enables the user to use high quantities of data.

  • Jio users in Bengaluru and Hyderabad will be invited to Jio welcome offer to experience unlimited data at up to 1 Gbps+ speeds.

Indian Railways Accomplishes Electrification of 82% of the Total BG network

The Indian Railways said it completed the electrification of 82 per cent of its broad gauge network. The national transporter said it achieved 1,223 route km of electrification in the 2022-23 financial year till October 2022, as compared to 895 route km (RKMs) during the corresponding period of FY 2021-22.

Railway’s Target:

The railway is working steadily towards achieving net zero Carbon Emissions by 2030 to become the world’s largest Green Railway. “The Indian Railways has embarked upon an ambitious plan of electrification of its complete Broad Gauge network which would not only result in a better fuel energy usage resulting in increased throughput, reduced fuel expenditure but also savings in precious foreign exchange,” the ministry said in a statement.

Current Situation:

As on October 31, out of 65,141 RKM of broad gauge (BG) network of Indian Railways, 53,470 BG RKM have been electrified, which is 82.08 per cent of the total BG network.

It is worth mentioning that record electrification of 6,366 RKMs was achieved in Indian Railways’ history during 2021-22. Earlier, highest electrification was 6,015 RKM during 2020-21.

National Fisheries Development Board awarded “India Agribusiness Awards 2022”

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad, a vibrant organization under the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India was one of the organisation to be awarded with “India Agribusiness Awards 2022” for the best Agribusiness Award under Fisheries Sector. During the event for commemorating the services & support extended to the fisheries sector by playing a crucial and exemplary role dedicated to the stakeholders for supporting various need-based projects for technology upgradation, species diversification in aquaculture, dissemination of new and improved fish varieties, promoting seaweed cultivation, ornamental fisheries, training & capacity building etc.

Notably: While Haryana has received the ‘India Agribusiness Awards 2022’ in the best state category for their contribution in the areas of agriculture.

To bring a significant increase in fish production and productivity, improve the livelihoods of fishers, promote entrepreneurship opportunities in fisheries, employment generation, promote hygienic handling and marketing of fish and increase fish consumption.

About the India International Agro Trade and Technology Fair 2022:

The India International Agro Trade and Technology Fair 2022 was organized to commemorate the services and support extended to the fisheries sector by playing a crucial and exemplary role dedicated to the stakeholders. “AgroWorld 2022” – India International Agro Trade and Technology Fair 2022 is being held from November 9–11, 2022 at Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Pusa Campus, New Delhi. It is being organised by the Indian Chamber of Food and Agriculture (ICFA), an Indian Government body on technical collaborations with numerous national or international industrial associations and related organisations.

The fair showcased the development and modernisations achieved by key stakeholders in major sectors like food, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, and fisheries and its extended support in various need-based projects related to:

  • Technology upgradation

  • Species diversification in aquaculture

  • Dissemination of new and improved fish varieties

  • Promoting seaweed cultivation, ornamental fisheries, training & capacity building, etc.

  • Bringing significant increase in fish production and productivity

  • Improving the livelihoods of fishers

  • Promoting entrepreneurship opportunities in fisheries

Public Service Broadcasting Day observed on 12 November

Public Service Broadcasting Day 2022:

Public Service Broadcasting Day is being celebrated on 12th November every year to commemorate the only visit of Mahatma Gandhi to All India Radio in Delhi in 1947. On 12 November 1947, Mahatma Gandhi addressed the displaced people (a refugee from Pakistan), who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition. Gandhiji had reportedly said that he saw the medium of radio as Shakti, the miraculous power of God. Gandhiji began his speech saying, “My brothers and sisters who are suffering, I do not know if only you or some other people are also listening to it.

History of Public Service Broadcasting Day:

The day was declared as Public Service Broadcasting Day or (Jan Prasaran Diwas) in 2001, after it was conceptualised by Suhas Borker, Convenor, Jan Prasar. Prasar Bharati has been given the responsibility of public service broadcasting, deepen democratic traditions and provide opportunities to all diverse communities and cultures. Mahatma Gandhi had decided to visit the studio of All India Radio, to convey his message through radio, as he couldn’t visit refugees of Partition stationed at Kurukshetra in Haryana.

Odisha government observed 10th November as ‘Millet Day’ in the state

Odisha Millet Day:

The state government of Odisha is observing 10th November 2022 as ‘Millet Day’ in the state. The day is chosen according to the Hindu calendar, the 1st thursday of margasira month. The primary aim of celebrating the day is to promote millets as a highly nutritive and eco-friendly food product. The initiative started in 7 districts, till now the mission has reached 19 districts of Odisha so far. Besides, the government aims to promote the millet mission across 30 districts of Odisha.

Millet Day: About Millet

Millets are a rich source of protein, fibre, minerals, iron and calcium. To revive millet cultivation, the government of India announced an allocation of Rs. 300 crores in 2011-12 under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana for promotion of millets as nutri-cereals. In view of the nutritional value of the millets, millets were notified as nutri-cereals in April, 2018 and the year was celebrated as the National Year of Millets. To create domestic and global demand and to provide nutritional food to the people, government of India proposed to the United Nations and the year 2023 is declared as the International Year of Millets.

Odisha Millet Mission:

  • Traditionally, millets formed a substantial part of the diets and cropping system in the tribal areas of Odisha. Millets require less water and are more resilient to climate vulnerability. To revive the inclusion of millets in the diet, the Odisha government launched the Odisha Millet Mission (OMM) in 2017.

  • In 2017, the mission was launched in 30 blocks spread over 7 districts. By 2021, it has been successfully implemented in 84 blocks of 15 districts. For 2022-23, it is set to extend to 142 blocks of 19 districts. The programme started with 8,030 farmers with millet cultivation over an area of 7,444 acres.

  • Further, the agriculture department plans to cover 81,700 hectares in 2022-23. The OMM also improved the involvement of women-led Self-Help Groups (SHGs). SHGs increasingly participated in the millet value chain from processing, value addition and marketing.

Indian Army Organises Mela to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Battle of Walong

Indian Army organizes fair/mela in continuation of Diamond jubilee celebrations of Battle of Walong in Arunachal Pradesh. It is part of the Diamond jubilee celebrations of the Battle of Walong to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army while defending the Indian territory against the Chinese aggression of 1962.

Indian Army Organises Mela to celebrate Diamond Jubilee of Battle of Walong- Key Points

  • The Mela aims to familiarize the public with the Indian Army and to encourage a sense of belongingness and togetherness.

  • The Mela conducted at Walong encompassed a variety of scintillating sports and games events.

  • The profuse response of the residents during the Mela is a tribute to the sacrifices made by Bravehearts to ensure peace in the region and also ensure its territorial integrity during the war with China.

  • The Mela also highlighted the commendable contribution of the public to the security forces in maintaining peace and harmony in the region.

PM Modi flagged off first ‘Vande Bharat’ train in South India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first Vande Bharat Express Train on the Mysuru-Chennai route at Krantiveera Sangolli Railway station in Bengaluru. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also flagged off the ‘Bharat Gaurav Kashi Darshan’ train which is operated by Karnataka’s Muzrai Department under the ‘Bharat Gaurav’ train policy of Railways.

Key Points

  • In the South, India’s 5th Vande Bharat Express Train is the first semi-high-speed train.

  • The Vande Bharat Express Train is unique in terms of speed and other modern technological facilities, which will help reduce travel time giving a new experience to passengers.

  • Vande Bharat Express Train is touted to be an advanced version of trains developed indigenously by the Indian Railways.

  • PM Modi will also unveil the 108-feer bronze statue of the city’s founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda called the ‘Statue of Prosperity’.

  • He will also inaugurate the Terminal 2 of the International Airport on the outskirts of Bengaluru which is built for ₹5000 crores.