JSW Steel Joins United Nations Global Compact Initiative.
JSW Steel has joined the United Nations Global Impact (UNGC) initiative. The UNGC encourages companies to conduct business responsibly by aligning their operations and strategies with the UN’s 10 principles. JSW Foundation, the social arm of the JSW Group, is a member of UNGC and part of the India local network of UNGC.
- A majority of JSW’s strategic focus areas and organizational goals have been formulated to align with the UN SDGs.
- The formal membership with JSW and UNGC will continue executing operations and practices sustainably.
- The initiative also commits companies to take actions to advance broader Social benefits through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- The UNGC holds members from over 160 countries of more than 20,000 companies and over 69 local networks.
Which of the following company has signed an agreement with 75F Smart Innovations India to jointly promote automation and energy-efficiency solutions in the commercial building space?
PM Modi inaugurated 4th Vande Bharat Express in Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express Train of India. He also launched a slew of development projects in Himachal Pradesh. PM Modi flagged off the inaugural run of the new Vande Bharat Express Train from AmbAndaura to New Delhi. He also laid the foundation stone of Bulk Drug Park.
- In Chamba district, he laid the foundation stone of two hydropower projects and launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana-III in Himachal Pradesh.
- Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur highlighted the ninth visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Himachal Pradesh in five years.
- The Vande Bharat Express Train launched in Himachal Pradesh is much lighter and capable of reaching higher speeds in a shorter duration.
- The Vande Bharat Express Train will run six days a week except on Wednesday.
- The stops will include Ambala, Chandigarh, Anandpur Sahib, and Una.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also dedicated IIIT Una to the Nation where he will lay the foundation stone.
- IIIT Una will be built at a cost of over Rs 1900 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the fourth Vande Bharat Express train in which of the following state?
World Standards Day celebrates on 14th October.
World Standards Day is marked every year on October 14 to raise awareness about the importance of using standardised measurements, technologies, and industries. This day, also known as International Standards Day, strives to educate consumers, policymakers, and businesses about the value of standardisation. The day is also used to commemorate the achievements of scientists for developing voluntary universal standards that can be used for various measurements.
Every year, the World Standards Event has a theme around which events and knowledge materials are created. The theme for World Standards Day 2022 is ‘Shared Vision for a Better World.
World Standards Day is marked every year on _________ to raise awareness about the importance of using standardised measurements, technologies, and industries.
International E-Waste Day 2022 observed on 14 October.
Each year, International E-Waste Day is held on 14 October, an opportunity to reflect on the impacts of e-waste and the necessary actions to enhance circularity for e-products. International E-Waste Day was developed in 2018 by the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment recycling (WEEE) Forum to raise the public profile of waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling and encourage consumers to recycle. 2022 is the fifth edition of International E-Waste Day.
This year, the main focus of International E-Waste Day will be those small electrical devices that we no longer use but keep in drawers and cupboards or often toss in the general waste bin. This is why International E-Waste Day (#ewasteday) 2022 will be focusing on small items of e-waste, under the slogan “Recycle it all, no matter how small!”. #ewasteday will take place on 14 October 2022.
Each year, International E-Waste Day is held on which date?
World Sight Day 2022 observed on 13 October.
World Sight Day is observed every year on the second Thursday of October to raise awareness about vision impairment, vision care and other issues related to eyes. This year, the day is being observed today i.e. on 13 October. This day is observed to increase awareness about the importance of eye health and to honour ophthalmologists – medical professional who diagnoses and treats human eye and vision problems – who work tirelessly around the globe to combat the issue.
Continuing the theme of last year, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) confirmed that this year’s theme will also be “Love Your Eyes”. This comes following the success of last year’s campaign. 3.5 million pledged to prioritize their eye health.
World Sight Day is observed every year on which day?
Cabinet Extends Rs 22,000 Cr as one time grant to Oil PSUs to Cover Losses in Domestic LPG.
The government will extend a one-time grant of Rs 22,000 crore to three state-owned fuel retailers to cover for the losses they incurred on selling domestic cooking gas LPG below cost in the last two years, I&B Minister Anurag Thakur said.The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting, approved the one-time grant to three oil marketing companies – Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL). The grant will be for covering the losses they incurred on selling LPG below cost to consumers from June 2020 to June 2022. The three firms sell domestic LPG at government-regulated prices to consumers.
The Cabinet has approved ___________ as one time grant to Public Sector Undertakings, Oil Marketing Companies for losses in Domestic LPG.
Paytm tie-up with Jana Small Finance Bank for deployment of card devices.
Paytm brand has partnered with Jana Small Finance Bank to deploy card machines to further drive digitisation among merchants across the country. This partnership will enable Jana Small Finance Bank to extend Paytm’s All-in-one EDC machines to its existing and potential customers, providing a one-stop solution for all their digital payment needs. With over 4.5 million devices deployed, Paytm remains the market leader in offline payments. Paytm’s EDC devices and All-in-One POS devices have revolutionised digital payments in India with their flexibility of accepting multiple payment methods.
Which of the following has partnered with Jana Small Finance Bank to deploy card machines to further drive digitisation among merchants across the country in October 2022?
Indian Navy Conducts Offshore Security Exercise, ‘Prasthan’.
‘Prasthan’ an Offshore Security Exercise was conducted by the Eastern Naval Command in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Kakinada. ‘Prasthan’ is a half-yearly exercise that was conducted in the KG basin to validate SOPs, address various contingencies and strengthen the command and control organization toward Maritime security.
- Prasthan was a two-day offshore security exercise.
- It aims to integrate the efforts of all maritime stakeholders involved in offshore defense.
- The exercise aims to refine the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and response actions to several contingencies in the Offshore Defence Area.
The Indian Navy Conducted an Offshore Security Exercise named ______________ in the Offshore Development Area (ODA) off Kakinada.
Rajnath Singh is set to launch ‘Maa Bharati KeSapoot’ website.
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh will be launching the ‘Maa Bharati KeSapoot’ (MBKS) website for the Armed Forces Battle Casualties Welfare Fund (AFBCWF) during a function at the National War Memorial Complex in New Delhi. The AFBCWF is a Tri-service fund utilised to grant immediate financial assistance of ex-gratia to the next of kin and dependents of Battle Casualties. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan to be the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’.
_________________ is set to launch ‘Maa Bharati KeSapoot’ website.
Nation’s first slender loris habitat in Karur, Dindigul districts of Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu government has notified the country’s first Kadavur slender loris sanctuary covering 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts of the State, Chief Minister M K Stalin. The species, listed as endangered as per the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), acts as a biological predator to pests of agricultural crops and benefits farmers.
In October 2022, the Tamil Nadu government has notified the country’s first sanctuary for which of the following animal covering 11,806 hectares in Karur and Dindigul districts of the State?
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