- 1. NITI Aayog and BMZ launch NITI-BMZ Dialogue on Development Cooperation.
- 2. Liz Truss will take oath as 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 3. Government to rename Rajpath as Kartavya Path.
- 4. "Mahadevikkadu Kattil Thekkethil" of the Pallathuruthy Boat Club won the Nehru Trophy for the third time.
- 5. India's UAV ecosystem will get up to $40 million from the largest drone fund in the world.
- 6. 'Jail Ka Khana' in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad got a 5-star FSSAI rating.
- 7. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated three new districts within two days.
- 8. New research fellowship and research grant schemes were launched by the University Grants Commission.
- 9. Bharataul located in the Bareilly district became the first village in UP where every house gets RO water.
- 10. Government will develop and upgrade 14,500 schools under PM-SHRI Yojana.
- 11. Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant lost link from main power line: IAEA
- 12. First edition of “World Health Summit for Pride of Homoeopathy” held in Dubai.
- 13. German cyclists stood first in the men’s and women’s categories of the Leh Cycling World Cup.
- 14. Meghalaya government launched the 'Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme' for the welfare of farmers.
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Topic: Summits/ Conferences/ Meetings
1. NITI Aayog and BMZ launch NITI-BMZ Dialogue on Development Cooperation.
- NITI Aayog and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) dialogue will enhance cooperation between India and Germany.
- The NITI-BMZ Dialogue was focused on five key areas of cooperation: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate action, energy transition, emerging technologies and agro-ecology.
- The NITI-BMZ Dialogue will help India and Germany to realise their potential in embedding climate action in the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Both sides highlighted the need to deepen engagement in the Cooperation on Agroecology and Natural Resources, strengthening research in different agro-climatic regions for natural farming practices, standardization and certification of natural farming products, etc.
- NITI and BMZ reaffirmed their commitment to collaborating towards strengthening SDG localization at the city level and scaling-up SDG implementation in the context of climate change at the state level.
- German Minister Schulze announced additional funding of EUR 3.5 million for implementing SDGs and climate action at the state level in India.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: International Appointment
2. Liz Truss will take oath as 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- Liz Truss will succeed Boris Johnson, who will tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.
- Liz Truss with 57 per cent of the vote defeated Rishi Sunak.
- Liz Truss will be the third female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The other female prime ministers were Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
- Liz Truss has been elected as leader of the Conservative Party by her fellow party members.
- Reshaping the economy, inflation and energy crisis will be the main challenges for Liz Truss.
- During her campaign, she had promised a "bold" programme of tax cuts for the growth of the economy.
- United Kingdom:
- It is a group of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland nations.
- It is located in northwestern Europe.
- Its capital is London, and the currency is the pound sterling.
- It has a parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy.
- The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of government.
- The British political system is a two-party system.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: National News
3. Government to rename Rajpath as Kartavya Path.
- The iconic Rajpath from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate will be renamed as Kartavya Path (Path of Duty).
- This proposal has been prepared by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- A NDMC special meeting has been called to discuss the renaming of Rajpath.
- Rajpath was known as Kingsway during British rule. It is the place where the Republic Day parade takes place every year on 26 January.
- On 8th September, the Prime Minister is likely to inaugurate the revamped Central Vista Avenue. It will be open to the public after a 20-month gap.
- This is the first project that has been completed under the Central Vista redevelopment plan.
- Central Vista Project: This is an ambitious redevelopment project of the government. Under this, a new Parliament and a common secretariat will be constructed.
4. "Mahadevikkadu Kattil Thekkethil" of the Pallathuruthy Boat Club won the Nehru Trophy for the third time.
- The 68th edition of the Nehru Trophy won by Pallathuruthy Boat Club. It was a boat race held on Punnamada lake in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.
- 'Nadubhagam' of Kumarakam of the NCDC Boat Club won the title of runner-up while the ‘Veeyapuram Chundan’ by Punnamada boat club won the third prize.
- Under nine categories, 77 boats, including 20 snake boats, participated in the race.
- The boat from Pallathuruthy Boat Club won the race after covering 1.15 km in 4.30.77 minutes.
- This is Pallathuruthi's hat-trick title win in the Nehru Trophy with Santhosh Chacko as the captain of this boat.
(Source: News on Air)
5. India's UAV ecosystem will get up to $40 million from the largest drone fund in the world.
- One of the world's largest VCs dedicated to fostering the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ecosystem, the $170 million Drone Fund (DF) based in Japan planned to invest up to $40 million in Indian startups working in the sector.
- It has partnered with the Aerodyne India group, a major drone manufacturer, to invest in the latter's manufacturing facilities and select other local firms.
- Soki Ohmae, DF co-founder and managing partner, made a joint venture partnership with Arjun Aggarwal, MD of Aerodyne India, to promote make-in India.
- Currently, Aerodyne has a manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu and is planning to open at least two more shortly.
Topic: State news/ Uttar Pradesh
6. 'Jail Ka Khana' in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad got a 5-star FSSAI rating.
- The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has given the Fatehgarh Central jail in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district a five-star certification for the quality of food it serves inmates.
- A third-party audit, selected by the FSSAI, awarded the jail a five-star 'Eat Right Certificate'.
- ‘Eat Right Certificate' is a recognition of the quality and hygiene of the food, which means that quality food items are being prepared for the prisoners in the prison.
- According to the FSSAI's 'Eat Right' certificate, 1,100 prisoners were provided nutritious and hygienic meals.
- It is the first jail in Uttar Pradesh to get this certificate.
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Topic: State News/ Chhattisgarh
7. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated three new districts within two days.
- On 2 September, Bhupesh Baghel inaugurated Mohla-Manpur-Ambagarh Chowki as the state's 29th district.
- It has been formed out of the Rajnandgaon district, which had a large area, and people used to take about a day to reach the headquarters (170 km).
- On September 3, the districts of Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai were also inaugurated as the 30th and 31st districts of the state.
- With this, the state now has a total of 31 districts.
- In addition, he announced 46 different development programs totalling 540 crore rupees for the newly established district of Sarangarh-Bilaigarh.
- Bhupesh Baghel also inaugurated a 50-seat hostel for tribal girls built by the Tribal Development Department in Sarangarh at a cost of Rs 1 crore 52 thousand 97 hundred.
- The state is ranked 9th in terms of area in the country. It has 31 districts.
- Capital of Chhattisgarh: Raipur
- Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey
- Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel
- Folk dances of Chhattisgarh: Saila Dance, Karma, Sua Nacha, Panthi Dance, Raut Nacha, etc.
Topic: Government Schemes and Initiatives
8. New research fellowship and research grant schemes were launched by the University Grants Commission.
- The commission has announced Five schemes, including 3 grants and 2 fellowship schemes.
- These schemes include:
- Savitribai Jyotirao Phule fellowship for single girl child
- Dr. Radhakrishnan UGC post-doctoral fellowship
- Superannuated Faculty Members Fellowship
- Research Grant for In-Service Faculty Members
- Dr D S Kothari Research Grant for Newly Recruited Faculty Members
- 'Fellowship for Superannuation Faculty Members' scheme has been launched to provide research opportunities for retired teachers.
- This fellowship has a total of 100 available slots, and candidates will get Rs 50,000 per month and Rs 50,000 per year as a contingency.
- The objective of 'Research Grants for in-service Faculty Members' is to provide research opportunities to regularly appointed faculty members.
- 10 lakhs will be given to 200 selected candidates for a period of two years.
- Dr. DS Kothari Research Grant has been announced for newly recruited faculty members and for regularly appointed faculty members.
- 10 lakhs will be provided to 132 selected candidates for a period of two years.
- The objective of the 'Dr. Radhakrishnan UGC Post-Doctoral Fellowship' is to provide the opportunity to pursue advanced study and research in Engineering, Sciences, Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, and languages given by Indian universities and organizations.
- There are reportedly 900 seats in this fellowship and 30 percent of them are reserved for women candidates.
Topic: State News/ Uttar Pradesh
9. Bharataul located in the Bareilly district became the first village in UP where every house gets RO water.
- Five ROs have been installed so far in the village and each is connected to a water tank.
- It is a model gram panchayat and is focusing on becoming a women’s self-reliant village.
- Bhartaul village has won many awards, including the Central Government’s Pandit Deen Dayal Uapdhyaya Panchayat Sashaktikaran award and Chief Minister Panchayat Encouragement Award.
- There are a total of 850 houses in the village out of which 350 are owned by Armymen. The total population of the village is around 7,000.
- The village has a door-to-door garbage collection and separation system, and CCTVs are installed across the village with a control room.
- In this village, each house has its own toilet, and 275 streets have pucca roads.
Topic: Government Schemes and Initiatives
10. Government will develop and upgrade 14,500 schools under PM-SHRI Yojana.
- On the occasion of Teacher's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 14,500 schools will be developed and upgraded as PM-SHRI schools under the Pradhan Mantri Schools For Rising India (PM-SHRI) Yojana.
- PM-SHRI schools will impart education through a modern, transformational and holistic method.
- These schools will become model schools and will incorporate the spirit of the National Policy on Education (NEP) 2020.
- In the PM-SHRI schools, emphasis will be given to the discovery- oriented and learning-centric way of teaching.
- These schools will be equipped with modern infrastructure including the latest technology, smart classrooms, and sports.
- PM-SHRI schools will further benefit lakhs of students across India. These schools aim to create individuals equipped with 21st-century skills.
- These schools will set the standard for high-quality education in an equitable, inclusive, and joyful school environment in their respective regions.
Topic: International News
11. Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant lost link from main power line: IAEA
- As per the IAEA, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has lost its link from the main power line.
- The fourth 750 kV power line that was in use at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant was shut down. Earlier, three other power lines were shut down due to the conflict.
- A 330/750 kV reserve line is now providing energy to the grid, and it could also provide power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
- As per Ukraine's state nuclear company, only one of six reactors is now in operation.
- Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear plant in Europe. It is located in Enerhodar, Ukraine. It was built by the Soviet Union.
- At present, the plant is under Russian control, but it is operated by Ukrainian staff.
- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
- IAEA is the world's centre for cooperation in the nuclear field.
- It is known as the world’s “Atoms for Peace and Development” organization within the UN.
- It was created on 29 July 1957 as an autonomous organisation.
- Its headquarters is located in Vienna, Austria.
- Member states: 175 (As of August 2022)
- Director General: Rafael Mariano Grossi
- North Korea which joined the IAEA in 1974, withdrew its membership of the IAEA in 1994.
Topic: Summits/ Conferences/ Meetings
12. First edition of “World Health Summit for Pride of Homoeopathy” held in Dubai.
- The first “World Health Summit for Pride of Homoeopathy” was held on 29 August.
- It was held under the theme of “Diseases caused by climate change and global warming”.
- The main aim of the summit is to promote a homoeopathic system of medicine, drugs, and practices around the world.
- The summit has been organized by Burnett Homoeopathy Pvt Limited.
- The summit featured participation from many of the best and most prominent doctors in the world and from India.
- One of the biggest threats to health in the world is climate change, and homoeopathy can be extremely effective in treating diseases brought on by global warming and climate change.
- The side effects of homoeopathy are negligible as compared to other systems of medicine.
- Samuel Hahnemann is known as the “Father of Homeopathy”. This year, World Homeopathy Awareness Week was celebrated from the 10th -16th of April.
13. German cyclists stood first in the men’s and women’s categories of the Leh Cycling World Cup.
- Twenty international, 55 national, and local cyclists participated in the Leh Edition of the UCI MTB Eliminator World Cup.
- The first-ever MTB Eliminator World Cup in Leh was organized by Ladakh Police in collaboration with the Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh and the Cycling Association of India.
- The track was five hundred meters long and had artificial obstacles and sharp turns in the knockout laps.
- In the world cup qualifier, the top five cyclists in the men's and women's categories made it to the podium.
- Cycling is part of the Olympic Games since 1896.
- Julian Alaphilippe, Wout van Aert, Ronaldo Singh Laitonjam, Thibaut Pinot, Vincenzo Nibali, and Geraint Thomas are some renowned cyclists in the world.
- Attack, Berm, Black Line, Blocking, Gear Ratio, Bonk, Chain Suck, and Pathlete are some common terminology related to Cycling.
- UCI Mountain Bike World Cup is a mountain bike racing series by the Union Cycliste Internationale.
- Tour de France, UCI Road World Championships, World Road Championships, and Commonwealth Games Cycling are important Cycling tournaments.
- Noida Cycling Club is one of the oldest cycling communities in India.
(Source: News on AIR)
Topic: State News/ Meghalaya
14. Meghalaya government launched the 'Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme' for the welfare of farmers.
- Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma launched the 'Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme' under the National Livestock Mission in Ri-Bhoi district.
- Under Phase 1 of the scheme, four high-yielding improved varieties of pigs will be given to 6000 families.
- The 'Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme' will be funded by the Central Government and state government.
- Four piglets (3 female and 1 male) will be distributed to farmers to promote pig breeding. The scheme will also help in providing a regular source of income to farmers.
- The state government is implementing the 'Meghalaya Piggery Mission'. The government is providing loans with 0% interest as part of this mission to set up pig breeding centres.
- National Livestock Mission:
- It was launched in 2014-15 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
- It was launched for the sustainable development of the livestock sector.