Current Affairs 9th November 2019
Pankaj Vishwakarma, Published On:09-Nov-2019
1. Men's Hockey World Cup - 2023 will be hosted by India :
- This is the second consecutive time, India will be hosting Men's Hockey World Cup .
- It was picked to host the game’s event by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) .
- Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in India from January 13 to 29 , 2023.
- India will, thus, become the first country to stage four men’s Hockey World Cups after having hosted the showpiece in 1982 (Mumbai), 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar).
- India will be completing 75 years of independence in 2023 & that's why Hockey India wanted to host the World Cup in 2023.
2. Electric buses with ramp for physically challenged in Tamil Nadu :
- MTC -Metropolitan Transport Corporation-Chennai buses used in the trial had an electric lift with a ramp fitted for persons with disabilities using wheelchairs.
- MTC was earlier known as Pallavan Transport Corporation.
- This was done with consultation where the participants recommended design changes & also advised their safety concerns.
- Director for Welfare of the Differently-abled Johny Tom Verghese told that electric lifts in the older buses took nearly ten minutes to operate, the new buses would not upto three three minutes only.
- There is a planning to introduce 100 such accessible buses.
- Conclave “NCR-2041” with the theme “Planning for Tomorrow’s Greatest Capital Region” will be held today in Delhi on 11th November 2019.
- NCR2041 Conclave will be chaired by Shri D.S. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India.
- All NCR participating States.to make it “Future-Ready”.
- Earlier , the Regional Plan with the horizon year 2021 was notified on 17th of September 2005 and is presently in force.
- A new Regional Plan taking considerations for upto year 2041 is required to be prepared now.
- This Regional Plan addresses various sectors namely Transport, Water, Sewerage, Solid Waste, Power, Regional Land use, etc.
- NCR consists of National Capital Territory of Delhi &
- Haryana sub-region comprises of the districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonepat, Rewari, Jhajjar, Mewat, Palwal, Panipat, Mahendregarh, Jind, Karnal, Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri.
- Rajasthan sub-region comprises districts of Alwar and Bharatpur.
- Uttar Pradesh Sub-region comprises of the districts of Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Bulandsahr, Baghpat, Hapur, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.
- For the development of the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) was constituted by the Act of Parliament in 1985, as a statutory body under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt. of India.
4. 27th ‘Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO)’ to be held on 11th-12thNovember 2019 at Kolkata :
- Theme of the COCSSO conference is “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”
- Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is organizing 27th Conference of Central and State Statistical Organizations (COCSSO) during 11-12thNovember 2019 at Kolkata.
- MoSPI, is responsible for monitoring the progress of SDGs, has developed the National Indicator Framework (NIF) for monitoring the country's progress on SDGs, in consultations with Central Ministries and State/UT Governments.
5. ‘Steel Scrap Recycling Policy’ :
- Ministry of Steel has issued the Steel Scrap Recycling Policy which will promote circular economy in the steel sector.
- This policy will also promote a formal and scientific collection, dismantling and processing activities for recyclable (ferrous, non- ferrous and other non-metallic) scraps.
- This will lead to efficient resource conservation and energy savings and setting up of an environmentally friendly system.
- This policy will also help in creating a mechanism for treating waste streams and residues produced from dismantling and shredding facilities in compliance with Hazardous & Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 issued by MoEF & CC.
- This policy will promote 6Rs principles of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, Redesign and Remanufacture through scientific handling, processing and disposal of all types of recyclable scraps including non-ferrous scraps, through authorized centers / facility.
- Scrap availability is a major issue in India and in 2017 the deficit was upto 7 million Tons. Scrap was imported at a cost of approx. Rs. 24,500 crores (approx.) in 2017-18.
6. PM-UDAY (Unauthorised colonies in Delhi Awas Adhikar Yojna) :
- PM-UDAY (Unauthorised colonies in Delhi Awas Adhikar Yojana) is a scheme to regularise the unauthorised colonies in NCT of Delhi region.
- This scheme is expected to benefit over 40 lakh residents of unauthorized colonies of Delhi.
- PM felicitated by RWA Members for regularization of unauthorized colonies in Delhi.
7. Prakash Parv :
- The Delhi Governbment’s odd even scheme will be suspended for two days next week — November 11 and 12 .
- This will be done so that the Sikh community are not inconvenienced during the Prakash Parv celebrations
- Praksh Parv - This year it will be celebrated to 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
8. Mauritius elects incumbent Prime Minister ‘Pravind Kumar Jaugnath’ for 5-year term :
- Mauritius’ ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) has won more than 50% of the seats in Parliament, giving incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth a five year term.
- Mr. Jugnauth, 57, became Prime Minister in 2017 when his father stepped down from the post, and has already introduced a minimum wage to try and improve wealth distribution.
9. Raas Mahotsav 2019 - Assam
- To celebrate the divinity of Lord Krishna at Majuli Island.
- It is celebrated every year in the third week of November.
- Majuli is a river island & core of Assamese neo-Vaishnavism.
- This island is located in the middle of Brahmaputra river.
10. ‘Shilpotsav -2019’ :
- “Shilpotsav- 2019” is celebrated to encourage the artisans at Dilli Haat, INA, in New Delhi .
- It is an annual fair of artisans from across the country, belonging to the weaker sections of the society, which began on 1st November and will continue till 15th November 2019.
- The range of products in this fair include - silk sarees, durries, readymade garments, Terracotta products, Jute Products, dress materials, Kashmiri shawls/stoles, leather, cane & bamboo products, hand embroidery, bead products, pearls, imitation jewellery, lakh products, decorative candles, wood carving, block printing, wooden toys, tie & dye, wood, marble artefacts and handloom etc.
Sources : The Hindu, The Indian Express, The Economic Times, Press Information Bureau website