28-29.11.21 Daily TSPSC Current Affairs

TELANGANA

 

 

Telangana sees 24% increase in GST collection over November last year

 

There was 24% year-over-year (YOY) increase in GST collection in November for Telangana, rising from Rs 3,175 crore in 2020 to Rs 3,931 crore for the same month this year.

 

The state is third after Kerala (36%) and Karnataka (30%) among southern states in terms of percentage rise in November GST collection.
Overall, the state is ranked sixth along with Maharashtra (24%) for GST growth this year over November 2020.

For Telangana, the YOY increase in October was 13% and for September it was 25%. The November GST results are also solid in the sense that they are close to crossing the Rs 4,000 crore barrier, a milestone that the state earlier touched in April for the first time since GST was implemented in the country in 2017.
Across the country, the revenues in November 2021 are 25% higher and 27% higher than in 2019-20. The trend in Telangana is also similar with a 24% increase.
Top YOY gainers in the country for November this year are Odisha (64 %), Kerala (36 %), Punjab (32 %), Karnataka (30%), Delhi (29 %) and Gujarat (26 %). In south, neighbouring Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu saw a 10% gain.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

India-Russia Annual Summit

 

On December 6 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin will officially visit New Delhi, India.

Highlights:

♦ President Putin is to attend the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

♦ This summit will be the leaders’ first meeting, following the BRICS Summit in November 2019 in Brasilia.

♦ India-Russia Annual Summit was last held in September 2019, and PM Modi visited Vladivostok (Russia). The Annual Summit of 2020 was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

♦ The 2+2 Ministerial dialogue will happen between both countries on December 6, 2021.

♦ It will be operated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov & Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu with their Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

 

BRICS Science and Technology Meet

 

Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of Science and Technology, presided at the 9th BRICS Science and Technology Meet on November 26, 2021.

Highlights:

During the discussion, the minister urged the BRICS countries to collaborate to develop cost-effective, sustainable, inexpensive, accessible, and scalable scientific solutions because they confront comparable and distinct difficulties.

He also advocated for the BRICS countries to be given their appropriate place in the Global Innovation Index.

This, he believes, may be accomplished through further enhancing collaboration in the sectors of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The Global Innovation Index (GII) is an annual rating of countries based on their potential and achievement in innovation.

The World Intellectual Property Organization publishes the index in collaboration with INSEAD, Cornell University, and other organisations and institutions.

It is based on both subjective and objective data gathered from sources such as the International Telecommunication Union, the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum.

NATIONAL

 

Kartarpur Sahib, Velankanni Added To Pilgrimage Scheme By Delhi

 

The Delhi government decided to join Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan and Velankanni Church in Tamil Nadu in “Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana”, the pilgrimage scheme, on 26 November.

Highlights:

As per the statement, the Delhi government will transfer the first batch of senior citizens of the city on free pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib on January 5, 2021.

 

The first batch of pilgrims to Velankanni Church will start on January 7. Delhi government also determined to add two more routes, apart from the current 13 yatra routes.

The two routes are Delhi-Velankanni-Delhi and Delhi-Kartarpur Sahib-Delhi. The devotees will travel on the Delhi-Velankanni-Delhi route in AC-III tier trains, while for Kartarpur Sahib, they will go in air-conditioned buses.

 

Report On Indias MPI By NITI Aayog

 

“Multidimensional Poverty Index” (MPI) Report On India was published by NITI Aayog.

Highlights:

The MPI report was made based on the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for 2015-16.

As per NITI Aayog’s report, in 2015-16, one in every four people in India was multidimensionally poor. It estimated that 25.01 per cent of the population was multidimensionally poor.

MPI for 2021, Started by UNDP and OPHI, revealed that 27.9 per cent of India’s population were multidimensionally poor.

India was listed at 62nd position out of 109 nations on the index.

The index was developed based on 10 indicators like adequate nutrition, lack of improved drinking water, or at least six years of schooling.

 

WISER Program

 

The women’s Involvement in Science & Engineering Research (WISER) program was Inaugurated on November 26, 2021.

Highlights:

WISER Program, first-of-its-kind, was launched to encourage women in research and development by lateral entry.

It was started by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) to support women researchers in R&D projects.

WISER programme will allow gender equality and the assistance of women in Science & Technology through IGSTC’s program.

In accession to the open-ended flagship, the WISER program was launched as a 2+2 program of the IGSTC.

IGSTC’s program is a joint action of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), India, and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF).

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