PIB (31/10/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

Government’s buffer stock position reviewed by the Department of Consumer Affairs

  • Shri Avinash K Srivastava, The Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs decided to review Government’s buffer stock position. Also, the standards committee will check the availability for onion and pulses along with the price across the country. 
  • Significantly, representatives made important decisions, who were present on the meetings organized by the Department of consumer affairs.
  • Especially, NAFED advised taking immediate steps for upgrading/modernizing its processing & milling facilities for pulses across.

National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) meeting to review the preparations for cyclone ‘MAHA’

  • National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) held a meeting yesterday to review the preparations for the cyclone over Lakshadweep Islands.
  • Further, the Depression that had developed in the Comorin Sea, has now intensified into a Cyclonic storm ‘MAHA’ informed by IMD.
  • Point to note that, MAHA will cross Lakshadweep Islands by noon of 31st October. Further, emerge into the East Central Arabian Sea.

Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY), National Workshop Commenced.

  • Pradhan Mantri Van Dhan Yojana (PMVDY) National Workshop for 2 days commenced. Specifically, it is a mission to create a tribal entrepreneur.
  • In particular, PMVDY is 100 days plan of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
  • Shri Pravin Krishna, MD, TRIFED addressed the workshop. MD conveyed that TRIFED is in the process of developing an IT-platform and mobile application for PMVDY

Vice President calls for developing a new and long-lasting vaccine to combat TB

  • VP urges the private sector to step up efforts to achieve the goal of eliminating TB by 2025
  • Shri Naidu called for measures to arrest this pressing problem by adopting a multipronged approach to reduce emissions of harmful gases, especially which come under PM 2.5 levels.
  • In specific,4.2 lakh people died from TB, which is more than HIV, AIDS, and malaria combined last year.          

  India’s Strategic and Economic Interests Protection in Multilateral Engagements:Piyush Goyal

  • Commerce and Industry Minister said that the report shows the way forward for India to become an attractive investment destination.
  • Dr. Surjit S. Bhalla with the Advisory Group prepares the HLAG report to assess the global environment and global merchandise. 
  • Furthermore, in a globalized world India cannot remain isolated as it will not be in the interests of the industry and the consumers.

India hosts a promotional event in Qingdao. India’s marine exports heading for USD 1 billion mark.  

  • Chinese trade delegation visited India and signed a contract for the import of marine products worth USD 500 million.
  • Embassy of India organized a promotional event and buyer-seller meet on marine products in collaboration with MPEDA.
  • Particularly,Chairman MPEDA briefed about India’s strength in this sector with India emerging as the 4th largest exporter of seafood in the world.